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Kenny Rogers extra giddy-up

Here’s a fascinating post looking at Kenny Rogers stellar playoff performances.

The author uses video to break down Kenny’s mechanics and demonstrate the extra effort and the quicker tempo Rogers was throwing with against the Yankees. Particularly interesting was the video comparison showing a regular season start and the Yankees playoff start. Rogers rushed his delivery considerably in the playoffs and the result was a significantly faster fastball.

Now I’m pretty sure that Kenny Rogers couldn’t throw like this and make it through a whole season. So don’t be looking for crazy-angry-emotional Kenny in a midseason tilt against the Royals. But in the process he probably learned something about himself that he can draw on in tough situations.

Posted by on February 25, 2007.

Categories: 2006 Season, Pitching, Players, Playoffs

One Response

  1. I wonder, will his “power-boost” be effective now that everyone knows about it? Is his stuff really unhittable at that speed or did he just catch everyone off-guard?

    by Jeff M on Feb 26, 2007 at 9:29 am

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