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Thread: Article: Q&A with Lewis Thorpe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Penz View Post
    The inverted W name is funny. Why not just call it an M? I think you are right. I think the high elbow in the throwing arm can cause a violent snap when coming through and can lead to issues because of the elbow stress.
    totally off topic; but why is it called a "double U", when it should be called a "double V"

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    Probably my favorite part is how adement he is about reducing his walks. He walked six in 44 innings! Granted he was pitching against young hitters who swing away, but a kid with naturally good stuff and a focus on control is certainly nice to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevening View Post
    totally off topic; but why is it called a "double U", when it should be called a "double V"
    S'il était français, il serait en effet le dire de cette façon.

    / disclaimer - Google Translate is entirely responsible if this means I actually just ordered a bowl of stewed umbrellas

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    Lewis Thorpe: At about 15 is when all the scouts started chatting to me. The Twins have a lot of Australians, and I wanted to feel comfortable, and I did.
    Looks like we're FINALLY getting some benefits from those Australians.

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    Any guy who both golfs and plays putt-putt is all right by me. Good on ya!

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    ... putt putt isn't the new word for 'night putting' is it Spalding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    I agree about them being down to early. However a gently reminder:

    In order for an average college graduate to match what Buxton made in one year, he/she has to work 100-120 years. For an average high school graduate (Buxton's education level), it will take 200-250 years of work

    So no wonder he is not worried about money...

    Perspective.
    I give you, perspective:

    Promise of MLB stardom won't keep Byron Buxton off lawnmower for hours of yard work

    It is pointed out to Buxton, a centerfielder whom the Minnesota Twins paid $6 million to sign last year, that he is, uh, rich and probably could pay someone to cut the acres of grass at his new house, his old house and his aunt's house – almost eight hours of total mowing. To which he replies, without missing a beat, "I'd rather do it myself."
    Last edited by twinsfan34; 11-01-2013 at 11:27 AM.

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    He uses a riding mower, though. Just another member of the "privileged class"

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    Mark Ellis? What was the South Dakotan doing in Australia?

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