Hideo Nomo – 2004 Topps Opening Day
November 15, 2010
It’s On The Way, Next Week
The perfect picture of the a great windup, and a card the right and true and just Night Owl needs.
Not part of the Nebulous 9 – but still…
Pitchers have had funky windups since the dawning of baseball as a sport. I love to watch players that have interesting, unique, non-standard deliveries instead of the “normal” ones. They add color and spice to the game.
Nomo’s delivery reminded me a bit of Luis Tiant’s, from the wind-up:
Now, if only MLB woudl allow me to post stuff from classic Tiant-era Red Sox games, then you could see.
Same thing, though – the motion added deception combined with the already filthy stuff meant – pain for the batters. Well, until they figured it out. Nomo started to give up a lot of dingers, and then fell behind in counts.
Still, though he was neat to watch!