The Baseball Desert

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Horse's mouth

I never imagined that, one day after mentioning Rob Bradford's 'insider' Red Sox blog, I would be talking about another blog that is about as inside as it gets, but here it is.

You can accuse Schilling of being many things, but media-shy is not one of them. It will be interesting to see how this develops. I'm not expecting major revelations, but I am wondering to what extent - if at all - cutting out the middle-man will change what we here from Schilling on some of the more touchy topics out there (contracts, steroids, the press etc.).

Even if what we get is limited to this kind of thing:
I’m noticing some things after only five innings. I’m getting a lot of early-count contact. I’m getting less solid contact and getting inside on RHH more because of the two-seamer I’m starting to throw. My split has yet to even show itself from a movement standpoint. My curveball feels very good. My slider, which has basically been absent since last September, showed up on the very first pitch I threw. I’ve never had a great feel for my slider to RHH — it feels flat and short and always has — but I feel like I could throw the back-door slider to LHH with my eyes closed. I screwed up by wasting what could be the best one I’ve ever thrown by throwing it in spring training. I’m not serious, of course, but these are the kinds of things that cross your mind down here.
the curious baseball fan inside of me will be more than satisfied.