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>> BATTLE FOR THE HOUSTON

>> BATTLE FOR THE HOUSTON ASTROS, A NICE DAY, AND SHANE

ASTROS, A NICE DAY, AND SHANE

ASTROS, A NICE DAY, AND SHANE REYNOLDS WILL TRY TO GET HIS

REYNOLDS WILL TRY TO GET HIS

REYNOLDS WILL TRY TO GET HIS FIRST WIN EVER AT WRIGLEY TODAY

FIRST WIN EVER AT WRIGLEY TODAY

FIRST WIN EVER AT WRIGLEY TODAY AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS. IT'S

AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS. IT'S

AGAINST THE CHICAGO CUBS. IT'S THE FINALE OF A TWO-GAME SERIES,

THE FINALE OF A TWO-GAME SERIES,

THE FINALE OF A TWO-GAME SERIES, STAY TUNED, THE ASTROS AND CUBS

STAY TUNED, THE ASTROS AND CUBS

STAY TUNED, THE ASTROS AND CUBS ARE NEXT.

ARE NEXT.

ARE NEXT. LAST NIGHT IN SHY TOWN, JOSÉ

LAST NIGHT IN SHY TOWN, JOSÉ

LAST NIGHT IN SHY TOWN, JOSÉ LIMA TIED MIKE HAMPTON FOR THE

LIMA TIED MIKE HAMPTON FOR THE

LIMA TIED MIKE HAMPTON FOR THE LEAGUE LEAD WITH HIS FIFTH

LEAGUE LEAD WITH HIS FIFTH

LEAGUE LEAD WITH HIS FIFTH VICTORY. ASTROS OFFENSE CHIMED

VICTORY. ASTROS OFFENSE CHIMED

VICTORY. ASTROS OFFENSE CHIMED IN WITH A COUPLE OF LATE INNING

IN WITH A COUPLE OF LATE INNING

IN WITH A COUPLE OF LATE INNING LONG BALLS TO BOOST HOUSTON TO

LONG BALLS TO BOOST HOUSTON TO

LONG BALLS TO BOOST HOUSTON TO THE 10-5 WIN. TODAY THE ASTROS

THE 10-5 WIN. TODAY THE ASTROS

THE 10-5 WIN. TODAY THE ASTROS HOPE TO STRETCH ANOTHER ONE OUT

HOPE TO STRETCH ANOTHER ONE OUT

HOPE TO STRETCH ANOTHER ONE OUT AT WRIGLEY. ASTROS-CUBS ON 51.

AT WRIGLEY. ASTROS-CUBS ON 51.

LIVE FROM WRIGLEY FIELD IN

LIVE FROM WRIGLEY FIELD IN CHICAGO, KNWS AND THE HOUSTON

CHICAGO, KNWS AND THE HOUSTON

CHICAGO, KNWS AND THE HOUSTON ASTROS BRING YOU MAJOR LEAGUE

ASTROS BRING YOU MAJOR LEAGUE

ASTROS BRING YOU MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. TODAY, THE CENTRAL

BASEBALL. TODAY, THE CENTRAL

BASEBALL. TODAY, THE CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS TAKE ON THE

DIVISION CHAMPIONS TAKE ON THE

DIVISION CHAMPIONS TAKE ON THE CHICAGO CUBS IN THE FINALE OF A

CHICAGO CUBS IN THE FINALE OF A

CHICAGO CUBS IN THE FINALE OF A TWO-GAME SERIES.

TWO-GAME SERIES.

TWO-GAME SERIES. HI EVERYBODY, I'M BILL BROWN

HI EVERYBODY, I'M BILL BROWN

HI EVERYBODY, I'M BILL BROWN ALONG WITH JIM DESHAIES. THE

ALONG WITH JIM DESHAIES. THE

ALONG WITH JIM DESHAIES. THE ASTROS CONTINUE TO ROLL, PLAY

ASTROS CONTINUE TO ROLL, PLAY

ASTROS CONTINUE TO ROLL, PLAY GOOD BASEBALL ON THE ROAD, AND

GOOD BASEBALL ON THE ROAD, AND

GOOD BASEBALL ON THE ROAD, AND COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN LAST

COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN LAST

COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN LAST NIGHT JD.

NIGHT JD.

NIGHT JD. >> THAT'S THE FIRST TIME ALL

>> THAT'S THE FIRST TIME ALL

>> THAT'S THE FIRST TIME ALL YEAR THE CUBS HAVE BEEN BEATEN

YEAR THE CUBS HAVE BEEN BEATEN

YEAR THE CUBS HAVE BEEN BEATEN AFTER THEY'VE HAD A LEAD AFTER

AFTER THEY'VE HAD A LEAD AFTER

AFTER THEY'VE HAD A LEAD AFTER SIX INNINGS.

SIX INNINGS.

SIX INNINGS. >> JOSE LIMA WAS ALL SMILES ON

>> JOSE LIMA WAS ALL SMILES ON

>> JOSE LIMA WAS ALL SMILES ON THE BUS TODAY, AND HE SHOULD BE

THE BUS TODAY, AND HE SHOULD BE

THE BUS TODAY, AND HE SHOULD BE REALLY, EVEN THOUGH HE GAVE UP A

REALLY, EVEN THOUGH HE GAVE UP A

REALLY, EVEN THOUGH HE GAVE UP A COUPLE OF LONG BALLS. HE WENT

COUPLE OF LONG BALLS. HE WENT

COUPLE OF LONG BALLS. HE WENT SIX INNINGS, AND SOMETIMES FOR A

SIX INNINGS, AND SOMETIMES FOR A

SIX INNINGS, AND SOMETIMES FOR A STARTING PITCHER WITH A GOOD

STARTING PITCHER WITH A GOOD

STARTING PITCHER WITH A GOOD ATTACK BEHIND HIM, THAT'S ENOUGH

ATTACK BEHIND HIM, THAT'S ENOUGH

ATTACK BEHIND HIM, THAT'S ENOUGH JIM.

JIM.

JIM. >> YEAH THAT'S THE KEY. YOU

>> YEAH THAT'S THE KEY. YOU

>> YEAH THAT'S THE KEY. YOU PITCH DEEP ENOUGH INTO THE GAME,

PITCH DEEP ENOUGH INTO THE GAME,

PITCH DEEP ENOUGH INTO THE GAME, HOLD THE OTHER CLUB AT BAY

HOLD THE OTHER CLUB AT BAY

HOLD THE OTHER CLUB AT BAY SOMEWHAT. LIMA DID THAT LAST

SOMEWHAT. LIMA DID THAT LAST

SOMEWHAT. LIMA DID THAT LAST NIGHT, AND WITH OUR OFFENSE, THE

NIGHT, AND WITH OUR OFFENSE, THE

NIGHT, AND WITH OUR OFFENSE, THE PITCHERS GOING TO WIN A LOT OF

PITCHERS GOING TO WIN A LOT OF

PITCHERS GOING TO WIN A LOT OF GAMES IF HE DOES THAT.

GAMES IF HE DOES THAT.

GAMES IF HE DOES THAT. >> AND WE WILL SHOW YOU SOME OF

>> AND WE WILL SHOW YOU SOME OF

>> AND WE WILL SHOW YOU SOME OF THAT OFFENSE ON THE HIGHLIGHTS

THAT OFFENSE ON THE HIGHLIGHTS

THAT OFFENSE ON THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BALLGAME, WHICH PROVED TO

OF THE BALLGAME, WHICH PROVED TO

OF THE BALLGAME, WHICH PROVED TO BE A 10-5 WIN FOR HOUSTON. BUT

BE A 10-5 WIN FOR HOUSTON. BUT

BE A 10-5 WIN FOR HOUSTON. BUT IT WAS A HARD EARNED WIN LAST

IT WAS A HARD EARNED WIN LAST

IT WAS A HARD EARNED WIN LAST NIGHT AS THE ASTROS FELL BEHIND.

NIGHT AS THE ASTROS FELL BEHIND.

NIGHT AS THE ASTROS FELL BEHIND. LIMA HAD THE STRIKEOUTS GOING,

LIMA HAD THE STRIKEOUTS GOING,

LIMA HAD THE STRIKEOUTS GOING, HE HAD SEVEN IN THE BALLGAME,

HE HAD SEVEN IN THE BALLGAME,

HE HAD SEVEN IN THE BALLGAME, SAMMY SOSA LATER GOT A HIT TO

SAMMY SOSA LATER GOT A HIT TO

SAMMY SOSA LATER GOT A HIT TO HAVE A 12 GAME HITTING STREAK,

HAVE A 12 GAME HITTING STREAK,

HAVE A 12 GAME HITTING STREAK, BUT LIMA GOT HIM THERE. CARL

BUT LIMA GOT HIM THERE. CARL

BUT LIMA GOT HIM THERE. CARL EVERETT SUPPORTED DEFENSIVELY IN

EVERETT SUPPORTED DEFENSIVELY IN

EVERETT SUPPORTED DEFENSIVELY IN CENTERFIELD, GOOD CATCH IN THE

CENTERFIELD, GOOD CATCH IN THE

CENTERFIELD, GOOD CATCH IN THE THIRD INNING ON BLAUSER, THE

THIRD INNING ON BLAUSER, THE

THIRD INNING ON BLAUSER, THE ASTROS TRAILED 3-1 AT THE TIME.

ASTROS TRAILED 3-1 AT THE TIME.

ASTROS TRAILED 3-1 AT THE TIME. NOW HERE WAS A KEY PLAY, EVERETT

NOW HERE WAS A KEY PLAY, EVERETT

NOW HERE WAS A KEY PLAY, EVERETT DRIVES IN A COUPLE, AND MOISES

DRIVES IN A COUPLE, AND MOISES

DRIVES IN A COUPLE, AND MOISES ALOU IS SAFE IN THE SEVENTH

ALOU IS SAFE IN THE SEVENTH

ALOU IS SAFE IN THE SEVENTH INNING. THIS IS A CLOSE PLATE TO

INNING. THIS IS A CLOSE PLATE TO

INNING. THIS IS A CLOSE PLATE TO PLATE, AND SCOTT SERVAIS THOUGHT

PLATE, AND SCOTT SERVAIS THOUGHT

PLATE, AND SCOTT SERVAIS THOUGHT HE HAD HIM OUT JIM.

HE HAD HIM OUT JIM.

HE HAD HIM OUT JIM. >> WELL WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING GOOD

>> WELL WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING GOOD

>> WELL WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING GOOD BASEBALL BROWN, IT SEEMS LIKE

BASEBALL BROWN, IT SEEMS LIKE

BASEBALL BROWN, IT SEEMS LIKE YOU GET ALL THE BREAKS, A BANG

YOU GET ALL THE BREAKS, A BANG

YOU GET ALL THE BREAKS, A BANG BANG AT THE PLATE, SCOTTY

BANG AT THE PLATE, SCOTTY

BANG AT THE PLATE, SCOTTY SERVAIS THOUGHT HE HAD THE PLATE

SERVAIS THOUGHT HE HAD THE PLATE

SERVAIS THOUGHT HE HAD THE PLATE BLOCKED, BUT HE DIDN'T GET THE

BLOCKED, BUT HE DIDN'T GET THE

BLOCKED, BUT HE DIDN'T GET THE CALL.

CALL.

CALL. >> END OF THE SEVENTH INNING, CJ

>> END OF THE SEVENTH INNING, CJ

>> END OF THE SEVENTH INNING, CJ NITKOWSKI CAME IN, HE GOT HIS

NITKOWSKI CAME IN, HE GOT HIS

NITKOWSKI CAME IN, HE GOT HIS SECOND SAVE OF THE YEAR WITH

SECOND SAVE OF THE YEAR WITH

SECOND SAVE OF THE YEAR WITH THREE INNINGS, BRANT BROWN

THREE INNINGS, BRANT BROWN

THREE INNINGS, BRANT BROWN CAUGHT LOOKING. IN THE EIGHTH,

CAUGHT LOOKING. IN THE EIGHTH,

CAUGHT LOOKING. IN THE EIGHTH, THE ASTROS GOT OUT THE HOME RUN

THE ASTROS GOT OUT THE HOME RUN

THE ASTROS GOT OUT THE HOME RUN BATS, WITH AUSMUS AND BIGGIO

BATS, WITH AUSMUS AND BIGGIO

BATS, WITH AUSMUS AND BIGGIO GOING DEEP, AND THIS IS ANOTHER

GOING DEEP, AND THIS IS ANOTHER

GOING DEEP, AND THIS IS ANOTHER NICE FEATURE FOR NOT ONLY LIMA,

NICE FEATURE FOR NOT ONLY LIMA,

NICE FEATURE FOR NOT ONLY LIMA, BUT NITKOWSKI. MORE WORKING ROOM

BUT NITKOWSKI. MORE WORKING ROOM

BUT NITKOWSKI. MORE WORKING ROOM IN THE LATE INNINGS JIM.

IN THE LATE INNINGS JIM.

IN THE LATE INNINGS JIM. >> YEAH, MORE WORKING ROOM FOR

>> YEAH, MORE WORKING ROOM FOR

>> YEAH, MORE WORKING ROOM FOR CJ. GOOD TO SEE BRAD AUSMUS GET

CJ. GOOD TO SEE BRAD AUSMUS GET

CJ. GOOD TO SEE BRAD AUSMUS GET HIGH WITH THE PLAY, BIGGIO WAS

HIGH WITH THE PLAY, BIGGIO WAS

HIGH WITH THE PLAY, BIGGIO WAS LAUGHING WITH THIS ONE AFTER THE

LAUGHING WITH THIS ONE AFTER THE

LAUGHING WITH THIS ONE AFTER THE GAME, THIS IS KIND OF A WRIGLEY

GAME, THIS IS KIND OF A WRIGLEY

GAME, THIS IS KIND OF A WRIGLEY FIELD HOME RUN, HE DIDN'T GET

FIELD HOME RUN, HE DIDN'T GET

FIELD HOME RUN, HE DIDN'T GET ALL OF IT, BUT HE GOT JUST

ALL OF IT, BUT HE GOT JUST

ALL OF IT, BUT HE GOT JUST ENOUGH OF IT WITH THE WIND

ENOUGH OF IT WITH THE WIND

ENOUGH OF IT WITH THE WIND BLOWING OUT.

BLOWING OUT.

BLOWING OUT. >> WE HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU

>> WE HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU

>> WE HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU TODAY, YOUNGSTER FROM TEXAS WILL

TODAY, YOUNGSTER FROM TEXAS WILL

TODAY, YOUNGSTER FROM TEXAS WILL TAKE THE MOUND FOR CHICAGO. HE

TAKE THE MOUND FOR CHICAGO. HE

TAKE THE MOUND FOR CHICAGO. HE IS KERRY WOOD. HE'S 20 YEARS

IS KERRY WOOD. HE'S 20 YEARS

IS KERRY WOOD. HE'S 20 YEARS OLD, HE'S ALREADY WON A COUPLE

OLD, HE'S ALREADY WON A COUPLE

OLD, HE'S ALREADY WON A COUPLE OF GAMES HERE AT WRIGLEY FIELD

OF GAMES HERE AT WRIGLEY FIELD

OF GAMES HERE AT WRIGLEY FIELD THIS YEAR. HE IS 2 AND 2

THIS YEAR. HE IS 2 AND 2

THIS YEAR. HE IS 2 AND 2 OVERALL. WITH A RATHER HIGH ERA,

OVERALL. WITH A RATHER HIGH ERA,

OVERALL. WITH A RATHER HIGH ERA, SHANE REYNOLDS IS 2 AND 2, HIS

SHANE REYNOLDS IS 2 AND 2, HIS

SHANE REYNOLDS IS 2 AND 2, HIS ERA 4.33. BUT WOOD HAS A VERY

ERA 4.33. BUT WOOD HAS A VERY

ERA 4.33. BUT WOOD HAS A VERY CRISP FASTBALL AND SPECIAL STUFF

CRISP FASTBALL AND SPECIAL STUFF

CRISP FASTBALL AND SPECIAL STUFF JIM.

JIM.

JIM. >> YEAH THIS IS GOING TO BE A

>> YEAH THIS IS GOING TO BE A

>> YEAH THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN MATCHUP BETWEEN THE VETERAN

FUN MATCHUP BETWEEN THE VETERAN

FUN MATCHUP BETWEEN THE VETERAN GUY, THE SAVVY GUY, SHANE

GUY, THE SAVVY GUY, SHANE

GUY, THE SAVVY GUY, SHANE REYNOLDS, WHO REALLY KNOWS HOW

REYNOLDS, WHO REALLY KNOWS HOW

REYNOLDS, WHO REALLY KNOWS HOW TO LOCATE THE BALL, AND KERRY

TO LOCATE THE BALL, AND KERRY

TO LOCATE THE BALL, AND KERRY WOOD WHO CAN JUST BLOW YOU AWAY

WOOD WHO CAN JUST BLOW YOU AWAY

WOOD WHO CAN JUST BLOW YOU AWAY WITH THAT HEATER. 340 PUNCH OUTS

WITH THAT HEATER. 340 PUNCH OUTS

WITH THAT HEATER. 340 PUNCH OUTS IN 278 MINOR-LEAGUE INNINGS.

IN 278 MINOR-LEAGUE INNINGS.

IN 278 MINOR-LEAGUE INNINGS. VERY IMPRESSIVE STUFF.

VERY IMPRESSIVE STUFF.

VERY IMPRESSIVE STUFF. >> WELL HE WAS A FIRST-ROUND

>> WELL HE WAS A FIRST-ROUND

>> WELL HE WAS A FIRST-ROUND CHOICE, THE CUBS DO NOT FEEL

CHOICE, THE CUBS DO NOT FEEL

CHOICE, THE CUBS DO NOT FEEL THEY HAVE RUSHED HIM, THEY FEEL

THEY HAVE RUSHED HIM, THEY FEEL

THEY HAVE RUSHED HIM, THEY FEEL THAT HIS TIME HAS ARRIVED, AND

THAT HIS TIME HAS ARRIVED, AND

THAT HIS TIME HAS ARRIVED, AND NATIONAL LEAGUE HITTERS ARE

NATIONAL LEAGUE HITTERS ARE

NATIONAL LEAGUE HITTERS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH HIM.

GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH HIM.

GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH HIM. HE GREW UP, HIS DAD SCHOOLED HIM

HE GREW UP, HIS DAD SCHOOLED HIM

HE GREW UP, HIS DAD SCHOOLED HIM TO BE LIKE NOLAN RYAN IN THE LEG

TO BE LIKE NOLAN RYAN IN THE LEG

TO BE LIKE NOLAN RYAN IN THE LEG KICK AND THAT WHOLE THING. AND

KICK AND THAT WHOLE THING. AND

KICK AND THAT WHOLE THING. AND HE'S FOLLOWED ROGER CLEMENS AS

HE'S FOLLOWED ROGER CLEMENS AS

HE'S FOLLOWED ROGER CLEMENS AS WELL. SO HE COULD BE ANOTHER ONE

WELL. SO HE COULD BE ANOTHER ONE

WELL. SO HE COULD BE ANOTHER ONE OF THE TEXAS BORN HARD THROWING

OF THE TEXAS BORN HARD THROWING

OF THE TEXAS BORN HARD THROWING RIGHT-HANDERS.

RIGHT-HANDERS.

RIGHT-HANDERS. >> THAT'S ALL THE TALK BROWN,

>> THAT'S ALL THE TALK BROWN,

>> THAT'S ALL THE TALK BROWN, THE BATON HAS BEEN PASSED FROM

THE BATON HAS BEEN PASSED FROM

THE BATON HAS BEEN PASSED FROM NOLAN TO ROGER CLEMENS AND NOW

NOLAN TO ROGER CLEMENS AND NOW

NOLAN TO ROGER CLEMENS AND NOW KERRY WOOD, SIMILAR TYPE GUY,

KERRY WOOD, SIMILAR TYPE GUY,

KERRY WOOD, SIMILAR TYPE GUY, THE OVERPOWERING RIDING FASTBALL

THE OVERPOWERING RIDING FASTBALL

THE OVERPOWERING RIDING FASTBALL AND THE BIG OVERHAND CURVEBALL

AND THE BIG OVERHAND CURVEBALL

AND THE BIG OVERHAND CURVEBALL LIKE NOLAN RYAN.

LIKE NOLAN RYAN.

LIKE NOLAN RYAN. >> SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

>> SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

>> SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PITCHING, IT'S A PERFECT DAY TO

PITCHING, IT'S A PERFECT DAY TO

PITCHING, IT'S A PERFECT DAY TO TALK MORE PITCHING IN DEPTH ON

TALK MORE PITCHING IN DEPTH ON

TALK MORE PITCHING IN DEPTH ON THE FIELD. AND WE WILL BE BACK

THE FIELD. AND WE WILL BE BACK

THE FIELD. AND WE WILL BE BACK TO DO THAT WITH A LITTLE MINI

TO DO THAT WITH A LITTLE MINI

TO DO THAT WITH A LITTLE MINI CLINIC FOR YOU IN JUST A MOMENT.

CLINIC FOR YOU IN JUST A MOMENT.

HERE AT WRIGLEY FIELD, IT IS

HERE AT WRIGLEY FIELD, IT IS GAME TWO OF A TWO-GAME SERIES

GAME TWO OF A TWO-GAME SERIES

GAME TWO OF A TWO-GAME SERIES BETWEEN THE ASTROS AND THE

BETWEEN THE ASTROS AND THE

BETWEEN THE ASTROS AND THE CHICAGO CUBS ON A NICE DAY. IT'S

CHICAGO CUBS ON A NICE DAY. IT'S

CHICAGO CUBS ON A NICE DAY. IT'S ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL DAY IT SEEMS

ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL DAY IT SEEMS

ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL DAY IT SEEMS FOR HITTING IN WRIGLEY FIELD,

FOR HITTING IN WRIGLEY FIELD,

FOR HITTING IN WRIGLEY FIELD, BUT JIM DESHAIES, PITCHING IS

BUT JIM DESHAIES, PITCHING IS

BUT JIM DESHAIES, PITCHING IS STILL THE NAME OF THE GAME IN

STILL THE NAME OF THE GAME IN

STILL THE NAME OF THE GAME IN BASEBALL. IT'S WHAT EVERYBODY

BASEBALL. IT'S WHAT EVERYBODY

BASEBALL. IT'S WHAT EVERYBODY CRAVES FOR A GOOD TEAM. AND

CRAVES FOR A GOOD TEAM. AND

CRAVES FOR A GOOD TEAM. AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE CHANCE

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE CHANCE

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE CHANCE HERE IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES TO

HERE IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES TO

HERE IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT PITCHING AND THE

TALK ABOUT PITCHING AND THE

TALK ABOUT PITCHING AND THE BASIC PHILOSOPHY OF PITCHING.

BASIC PHILOSOPHY OF PITCHING.

BASIC PHILOSOPHY OF PITCHING. YOU'RE TRYING TO MESS UP THE

YOU'RE TRYING TO MESS UP THE

YOU'RE TRYING TO MESS UP THE HITTERS TIMING.

HITTERS TIMING.

HITTERS TIMING. >> EXACTLY BROWNIE, WE TALKED SO

>> EXACTLY BROWNIE, WE TALKED SO

>> EXACTLY BROWNIE, WE TALKED SO MUCH OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR

MUCH OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR

MUCH OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR ABOUT DIFFERENT PITCHES TO THE

ABOUT DIFFERENT PITCHES TO THE

ABOUT DIFFERENT PITCHES TO THE VIEWERS. TWO SEAM FASTBALL, FOUR

VIEWERS. TWO SEAM FASTBALL, FOUR

VIEWERS. TWO SEAM FASTBALL, FOUR SEAM FASTBALL, FORK BALLS,

SEAM FASTBALL, FORK BALLS,

SEAM FASTBALL, FORK BALLS, CHANGEUPS, WE THOUGHT IT'D BE

CHANGEUPS, WE THOUGHT IT'D BE

CHANGEUPS, WE THOUGHT IT'D BE FUN TO SHOW THEM WHAT THE

FUN TO SHOW THEM WHAT THE

FUN TO SHOW THEM WHAT THE PITCHES LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF

PITCHES LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF

PITCHES LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF THE GRIP, AND THEN WE HAVE SOME

THE GRIP, AND THEN WE HAVE SOME

THE GRIP, AND THEN WE HAVE SOME SHOTS OF SOME OF OUR PITCHERS

SHOTS OF SOME OF OUR PITCHERS

SHOTS OF SOME OF OUR PITCHERS THROWING THESE PITCHES. AND WE

THROWING THESE PITCHES. AND WE

THROWING THESE PITCHES. AND WE SEE HOW THE HITTERS REACT, HOW

SEE HOW THE HITTERS REACT, HOW

SEE HOW THE HITTERS REACT, HOW THEY ARE ACTUALLY UPSETTING

THEY ARE ACTUALLY UPSETTING

THEY ARE ACTUALLY UPSETTING THEIR TIMING.

THEIR TIMING.

THEIR TIMING. >> VERY GOOD. LET'S TALK ABOUT

>> VERY GOOD. LET'S TALK ABOUT

>> VERY GOOD. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FASTBALL. FIRST OF ALL,

THE FASTBALL. FIRST OF ALL,

THE FASTBALL. FIRST OF ALL, THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SORTS OF

THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SORTS OF

THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SORTS OF FASTBALLS. THE TWO SEAM FASTBALL

FASTBALLS. THE TWO SEAM FASTBALL

FASTBALLS. THE TWO SEAM FASTBALL SINKS, THE FOUR SEAM DOESN'T

SINKS, THE FOUR SEAM DOESN'T

SINKS, THE FOUR SEAM DOESN'T SINK AS MUCH. IT RIDES, SO IT

SINK AS MUCH. IT RIDES, SO IT

SINK AS MUCH. IT RIDES, SO IT WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE MOVING

WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE MOVING

WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE MOVING UPWARD, THAT WOULD TAKE A PITCH

UPWARD, THAT WOULD TAKE A PITCH

UPWARD, THAT WOULD TAKE A PITCH OF ABOUT PROBABLY 220 MPH. BUT

OF ABOUT PROBABLY 220 MPH. BUT

OF ABOUT PROBABLY 220 MPH. BUT STILL, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING

STILL, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING

STILL, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING UP ON THE MONITOR.

UP ON THE MONITOR.

UP ON THE MONITOR. >> YEAH IT DEFIES GRAVITY A

>> YEAH IT DEFIES GRAVITY A

>> YEAH IT DEFIES GRAVITY A LITTLE BIT. IT DOESN'T GO DOWN

LITTLE BIT. IT DOESN'T GO DOWN

LITTLE BIT. IT DOESN'T GO DOWN AS QUICK AS A SINKER. THE FOUR

AS QUICK AS A SINKER. THE FOUR

AS QUICK AS A SINKER. THE FOUR SEAM FASTBALL OBVIOUSLY IS

SEAM FASTBALL OBVIOUSLY IS

SEAM FASTBALL OBVIOUSLY IS THROWN WITH ALL FOUR SEEMS. YOU

THROWN WITH ALL FOUR SEEMS. YOU

THROWN WITH ALL FOUR SEEMS. YOU THROW IT ACROSS, THE WIDE PART

THROW IT ACROSS, THE WIDE PART

THROW IT ACROSS, THE WIDE PART OF THE BALL, SO THAT WHEN IT'S

OF THE BALL, SO THAT WHEN IT'S

OF THE BALL, SO THAT WHEN IT'S RELEASED, YOU IMPART BACKSPIN ON

RELEASED, YOU IMPART BACKSPIN ON

RELEASED, YOU IMPART BACKSPIN ON THE BALL, AND THAT TENDS TO

THE BALL, AND THAT TENDS TO

THE BALL, AND THAT TENDS TO FIGHT GRAVITY AND FRICTION A

FIGHT GRAVITY AND FRICTION A

FIGHT GRAVITY AND FRICTION A LITTLE BIT, AND THE BALL WILL

LITTLE BIT, AND THE BALL WILL

LITTLE BIT, AND THE BALL WILL STAY ON PLANE LONGER. THE POWER

STAY ON PLANE LONGER. THE POWER

STAY ON PLANE LONGER. THE POWER PITCHERS USE IT, NOLAN RYAN HAD

PITCHERS USE IT, NOLAN RYAN HAD

PITCHERS USE IT, NOLAN RYAN HAD A GREAT FOUR SEAM FASTBALL.

A GREAT FOUR SEAM FASTBALL.

A GREAT FOUR SEAM FASTBALL. BILLY WAGNER HAS A GREAT FOUR

BILLY WAGNER HAS A GREAT FOUR

BILLY WAGNER HAS A GREAT FOUR SEAM FASTBALL. YOU LIKE TO THROW

SEAM FASTBALL. YOU LIKE TO THROW

SEAM FASTBALL. YOU LIKE TO THROW IT UP IN THE ZONE, YOU GET

IT UP IN THE ZONE, YOU GET

IT UP IN THE ZONE, YOU GET SWINGS AND MISSES WITH IT, AND

SWINGS AND MISSES WITH IT, AND

SWINGS AND MISSES WITH IT, AND YOU ALSO GET A LOT OF POP-UPS.

YOU ALSO GET A LOT OF POP-UPS.

YOU ALSO GET A LOT OF POP-UPS. >> THE HITTER OBVIOUSLY HAS TO

>> THE HITTER OBVIOUSLY HAS TO

>> THE HITTER OBVIOUSLY HAS TO START HIS BAT VERY QUICKLY TO

START HIS BAT VERY QUICKLY TO

START HIS BAT VERY QUICKLY TO HIT THIS PITCH. WE WILL SEE THE

HIT THIS PITCH. WE WILL SEE THE

HIT THIS PITCH. WE WILL SEE THE FOUR SEAMER FROM BILLY WAGNER

FOUR SEAMER FROM BILLY WAGNER

FOUR SEAMER FROM BILLY WAGNER NOW.

NOW.

NOW. >> HERE IT IS IN SLOW-MOTION,

>> HERE IT IS IN SLOW-MOTION,

>> HERE IT IS IN SLOW-MOTION, THAT GOOD RIDING FASTBALL. YOU

THAT GOOD RIDING FASTBALL. YOU

THAT GOOD RIDING FASTBALL. YOU NOTICE IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY

NOTICE IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY

NOTICE IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY TAILING ACTION OR ANY MOVEMENT

TAILING ACTION OR ANY MOVEMENT

TAILING ACTION OR ANY MOVEMENT REALLY. IT'S JUST POWER PITCH,

REALLY. IT'S JUST POWER PITCH,

REALLY. IT'S JUST POWER PITCH, UP IN THE ZONE, MAYBE HAS A

UP IN THE ZONE, MAYBE HAS A

UP IN THE ZONE, MAYBE HAS A LITTLE HOP ON IT, BUT GETS BY

LITTLE HOP ON IT, BUT GETS BY

LITTLE HOP ON IT, BUT GETS BY THE HITTER UPSTAIRS. A GREAT

THE HITTER UPSTAIRS. A GREAT

THE HITTER UPSTAIRS. A GREAT PITCH FOR A POWER PITCHER.

PITCH FOR A POWER PITCHER.

PITCH FOR A POWER PITCHER. >> AND MOST PITCHERS WORK OFF OF

>> AND MOST PITCHERS WORK OFF OF

>> AND MOST PITCHERS WORK OFF OF THE FASTBALL. THEY SET UP THAT

THE FASTBALL. THEY SET UP THAT

THE FASTBALL. THEY SET UP THAT PITCH AND THEN THEY DEVIATE FROM

PITCH AND THEN THEY DEVIATE FROM

PITCH AND THEN THEY DEVIATE FROM IT TO MESS UP THE HITTERS

IT TO MESS UP THE HITTERS

IT TO MESS UP THE HITTERS TIMING. ONE DERIVATIVE OF THE

TIMING. ONE DERIVATIVE OF THE

TIMING. ONE DERIVATIVE OF THE FASTBALL IS A CUT FASTBALL, AND

FASTBALL IS A CUT FASTBALL, AND

FASTBALL IS A CUT FASTBALL, AND THIS HAS PUT MIKE HAMPTON ON THE

THIS HAS PUT MIKE HAMPTON ON THE

THIS HAS PUT MIKE HAMPTON ON THE MAP, ALTHOUGH HE HAS ADDED MUCH

MAP, ALTHOUGH HE HAS ADDED MUCH

MAP, ALTHOUGH HE HAS ADDED MUCH MORE PITCHES ALONG THE WAY. BUT

MORE PITCHES ALONG THE WAY. BUT

MORE PITCHES ALONG THE WAY. BUT STILL, THE CUT FASTBALL HAS THAT

STILL, THE CUT FASTBALL HAS THAT

STILL, THE CUT FASTBALL HAS THAT MOVEMENT COMING INSIDE TO A

MOVEMENT COMING INSIDE TO A

MOVEMENT COMING INSIDE TO A RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, AND DOWN

RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, AND DOWN

RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, AND DOWN AND IN FROM A LEFTY PITCHER.

AND IN FROM A LEFTY PITCHER.

AND IN FROM A LEFTY PITCHER. >> THAT'S RIGHT AND SOMETIMES

>> THAT'S RIGHT AND SOMETIMES

>> THAT'S RIGHT AND SOMETIMES IT'S A MATTER OF SEMANTICS

IT'S A MATTER OF SEMANTICS

IT'S A MATTER OF SEMANTICS BROWNIE, WHAT ONE GUY CALLS A

BROWNIE, WHAT ONE GUY CALLS A

BROWNIE, WHAT ONE GUY CALLS A SLIDER, ANOTHER PERSON CALLS A

SLIDER, ANOTHER PERSON CALLS A

SLIDER, ANOTHER PERSON CALLS A CUT FASTBALL, SOMEBODY ELSE MAY

CUT FASTBALL, SOMEBODY ELSE MAY

CUT FASTBALL, SOMEBODY ELSE MAY CALL IT A SLUR. BUT THEY'RE

CALL IT A SLUR. BUT THEY'RE

CALL IT A SLUR. BUT THEY'RE BASICALLY THE SAME. YOU GOING TO

BASICALLY THE SAME. YOU GOING TO

BASICALLY THE SAME. YOU GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT MIKE HAMPTON'S

TAKE A LOOK AT MIKE HAMPTON'S

TAKE A LOOK AT MIKE HAMPTON'S CUT FASTBALL IN A LITTLE BIT,

CUT FASTBALL IN A LITTLE BIT,

CUT FASTBALL IN A LITTLE BIT, BUT ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU DO, AND

BUT ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU DO, AND

BUT ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU DO, AND THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS

THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS

THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO GRIP THIS BALL, BUT IT'S MORE

TO GRIP THIS BALL, BUT IT'S MORE

TO GRIP THIS BALL, BUT IT'S MORE A FUNCTION OF THE ANGLE THAN THE

A FUNCTION OF THE ANGLE THAN THE

A FUNCTION OF THE ANGLE THAN THE GRIP. HERE I'VE GOT MY FOUR SEAM

GRIP. HERE I'VE GOT MY FOUR SEAM

GRIP. HERE I'VE GOT MY FOUR SEAM FASTBALL GRIP. BUT TO THROW THE

FASTBALL GRIP. BUT TO THROW THE

FASTBALL GRIP. BUT TO THROW THE CUTTER OR SLIDER, I'M JUST GOING

CUTTER OR SLIDER, I'M JUST GOING

CUTTER OR SLIDER, I'M JUST GOING TO ROTATE IT ABOUT A THIRD. SO I

TO ROTATE IT ABOUT A THIRD. SO I

TO ROTATE IT ABOUT A THIRD. SO I AM CUTTING THROUGH ABOUT TWO

AM CUTTING THROUGH ABOUT TWO

AM CUTTING THROUGH ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF THE BALL, AND THAT

THIRDS OF THE BALL, AND THAT

THIRDS OF THE BALL, AND THAT IMPARTS KIND OF A SIDE SPIN,

IMPARTS KIND OF A SIDE SPIN,

IMPARTS KIND OF A SIDE SPIN, THAT GIVES IT THAT GOOD DOWN AND

THAT GIVES IT THAT GOOD DOWN AND

THAT GIVES IT THAT GOOD DOWN AND IN BREAK.

IN BREAK.

IN BREAK. >> WHICH BRINGS UP A QUESTION.

>> WHICH BRINGS UP A QUESTION.

>> WHICH BRINGS UP A QUESTION. SOMETIMES YOU GRIP THE BALL OFF

SOMETIMES YOU GRIP THE BALL OFF

SOMETIMES YOU GRIP THE BALL OFF CENTER TO CREATE SOME MOVEMENT.

CENTER TO CREATE SOME MOVEMENT.

CENTER TO CREATE SOME MOVEMENT. >> SURE. LIKE A CUT FASTBALL,

>> SURE. LIKE A CUT FASTBALL,

>> SURE. LIKE A CUT FASTBALL, YOU MIGHT MOVE YOUR HANDS OVER

YOU MIGHT MOVE YOUR HANDS OVER

YOU MIGHT MOVE YOUR HANDS OVER OFF THE MIDDLE OF THE BALL, AND

OFF THE MIDDLE OF THE BALL, AND

OFF THE MIDDLE OF THE BALL, AND INSTEAD OF TURNING IT, YOU'LL

INSTEAD OF TURNING IT, YOU'LL

INSTEAD OF TURNING IT, YOU'LL JUST THROW STRAIGHT THROUGH IT,

JUST THROW STRAIGHT THROUGH IT,

JUST THROW STRAIGHT THROUGH IT, BUT BECAUSE YOUR OFF-CENTER,

BUT BECAUSE YOUR OFF-CENTER,

BUT BECAUSE YOUR OFF-CENTER, YOU'RE GOING TO GET THAT SAME

YOU'RE GOING TO GET THAT SAME

YOU'RE GOING TO GET THAT SAME SPIN THAT I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER

SPIN THAT I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER

SPIN THAT I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER BY TILTING THE WRIST.

BY TILTING THE WRIST.

BY TILTING THE WRIST. >> AND IF MIKE HAMPTON STARTS

>> AND IF MIKE HAMPTON STARTS

>> AND IF MIKE HAMPTON STARTS THAT PITCH INSIDE ON A

THAT PITCH INSIDE ON A

THAT PITCH INSIDE ON A RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, AND IT

RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, AND IT

RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, AND IT COMES DOWN AND IN, HE GETS A LOT

COMES DOWN AND IN, HE GETS A LOT

COMES DOWN AND IN, HE GETS A LOT OF GROUND BALLS TO THIRD-BASE

OF GROUND BALLS TO THIRD-BASE

OF GROUND BALLS TO THIRD-BASE DOESN'T HE.

DOESN'T HE.

DOESN'T HE. >> SURE HE DOES. IF HE GETS A

>> SURE HE DOES. IF HE GETS A

>> SURE HE DOES. IF HE GETS A LOT OF SWINGS OVER THE TOP OF

LOT OF SWINGS OVER THE TOP OF

LOT OF SWINGS OVER THE TOP OF IT, HERE IT IS, BECAUSE IT LOOKS

IT, HERE IT IS, BECAUSE IT LOOKS

IT, HERE IT IS, BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A FASTBALL LEAVING HIS

LIKE A FASTBALL LEAVING HIS

LIKE A FASTBALL LEAVING HIS HAND, AND IT JUST CONTINUES TO

HAND, AND IT JUST CONTINUES TO

HAND, AND IT JUST CONTINUES TO BITE DOWN AND IN HARD UNDER THE

BITE DOWN AND IN HARD UNDER THE

BITE DOWN AND IN HARD UNDER THE RIGHT-HANDERS. AND IT'S AN

RIGHT-HANDERS. AND IT'S AN

RIGHT-HANDERS. AND IT'S AN EFFECTIVE PITCH TO THE

EFFECTIVE PITCH TO THE

EFFECTIVE PITCH TO THE LEFT-HANDED HITTERS AS WELL,

LEFT-HANDED HITTERS AS WELL,

LEFT-HANDED HITTERS AS WELL, BREAKING DOWN AND AWAY FROM

BREAKING DOWN AND AWAY FROM

BREAKING DOWN AND AWAY FROM THEM.

THEM.

THEM. >> SHANE REYNOLDS WILL BE

>> SHANE REYNOLDS WILL BE

>> SHANE REYNOLDS WILL BE PITCHING TODAY, WE WILL SEE THE

PITCHING TODAY, WE WILL SEE THE

PITCHING TODAY, WE WILL SEE THE SPLIT FINGER FASTBALL FROM HIM.

SPLIT FINGER FASTBALL FROM HIM.

SPLIT FINGER FASTBALL FROM HIM. AND THIS PITCH WAS REALLY

AND THIS PITCH WAS REALLY

AND THIS PITCH WAS REALLY POPULARIZED GOING BACK TO THE

POPULARIZED GOING BACK TO THE

POPULARIZED GOING BACK TO THE 80S, MIKE SCOTT AND A LOT OF

80S, MIKE SCOTT AND A LOT OF

80S, MIKE SCOTT AND A LOT OF OTHER PITCHERS BECAME VERY

OTHER PITCHERS BECAME VERY

OTHER PITCHERS BECAME VERY SUCCESSFUL THROWING IT IN

SUCCESSFUL THROWING IT IN

SUCCESSFUL THROWING IT IN COMBINATION WITH THE FASTBALL.

COMBINATION WITH THE FASTBALL.

COMBINATION WITH THE FASTBALL. BECAUSE THE FASTBALL WOULD NOT

BECAUSE THE FASTBALL WOULD NOT

BECAUSE THE FASTBALL WOULD NOT DIVE AND DIP THE WAY THIS PITCH

DIVE AND DIP THE WAY THIS PITCH

DIVE AND DIP THE WAY THIS PITCH DOES.

DOES.

DOES. >> THAT'S RIGHT. AND AGAIN, A

>> THAT'S RIGHT. AND AGAIN, A

>> THAT'S RIGHT. AND AGAIN, A SPLIT FINGER IS A POWER PITCH

SPLIT FINGER IS A POWER PITCH

SPLIT FINGER IS A POWER PITCH BECAUSE IT'S HELD NARROW TO THE

BECAUSE IT'S HELD NARROW TO THE

BECAUSE IT'S HELD NARROW TO THE SEAMS. SHANE OFTEN THROWS, HE

SEAMS. SHANE OFTEN THROWS, HE

SEAMS. SHANE OFTEN THROWS, HE CALLS IT A SPLIT FINGER, BUT I

CALLS IT A SPLIT FINGER, BUT I

CALLS IT A SPLIT FINGER, BUT I THINK IT'S MORE LIKE A FORK

THINK IT'S MORE LIKE A FORK

THINK IT'S MORE LIKE A FORK BALL, BECAUSE HE GETS WIDE WITH

BALL, BECAUSE HE GETS WIDE WITH

BALL, BECAUSE HE GETS WIDE WITH IT. AND ESSENTIALLY IT BECOMES A

IT. AND ESSENTIALLY IT BECOMES A

IT. AND ESSENTIALLY IT BECOMES A CHANGEUP, AND WHEN SHANE THROWS

CHANGEUP, AND WHEN SHANE THROWS

CHANGEUP, AND WHEN SHANE THROWS HIS FORK BALL, HE GETS HITTERS

HIS FORK BALL, HE GETS HITTERS

HIS FORK BALL, HE GETS HITTERS OUT IN FRONT OF IT. SO THE WIDER

OUT IN FRONT OF IT. SO THE WIDER

OUT IN FRONT OF IT. SO THE WIDER YOU GET WITH THAT GRIP, THE

YOU GET WITH THAT GRIP, THE

YOU GET WITH THAT GRIP, THE SLOWER THE PITCH IS GOING TO BE.

SLOWER THE PITCH IS GOING TO BE.

SLOWER THE PITCH IS GOING TO BE. THE TIGHTER YOU GET, IT'S GOING

THE TIGHTER YOU GET, IT'S GOING

THE TIGHTER YOU GET, IT'S GOING TO HAVE SINKING ACTION, BUT IT

TO HAVE SINKING ACTION, BUT IT

TO HAVE SINKING ACTION, BUT IT GOES HARDER. SO SHANE THROWS

GOES HARDER. SO SHANE THROWS

GOES HARDER. SO SHANE THROWS THAT FORK BALL AND HE GETS THE

THAT FORK BALL AND HE GETS THE

THAT FORK BALL AND HE GETS THE HITTERS OUT IN FRONT OF IT.

HITTERS OUT IN FRONT OF IT.

HITTERS OUT IN FRONT OF IT. >> DON'T YOU HAVE TO HAVE LONG

>> DON'T YOU HAVE TO HAVE LONG

>> DON'T YOU HAVE TO HAVE LONG FINGERS TO THROW THAT PITCH?

FINGERS TO THROW THAT PITCH?

FINGERS TO THROW THAT PITCH? >> WELL IT'S BEST THROWN, YEAH,

>> WELL IT'S BEST THROWN, YEAH,

>> WELL IT'S BEST THROWN, YEAH, YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT OUT ON YOUR

YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT OUT ON YOUR

YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT OUT ON YOUR FINGERTIPS, AND THERE IS A MYTH

FINGERTIPS, AND THERE IS A MYTH

FINGERTIPS, AND THERE IS A MYTH ABOUT THE FORK BALL. A LOT OF

ABOUT THE FORK BALL. A LOT OF

ABOUT THE FORK BALL. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK IT SQUIRTS THROUGH

PEOPLE THINK IT SQUIRTS THROUGH

PEOPLE THINK IT SQUIRTS THROUGH THE TOP OF THE FINGERS, BUT

THE TOP OF THE FINGERS, BUT

THE TOP OF THE FINGERS, BUT ACTUALLY, YOU THROW IT WITH THAT

ACTUALLY, YOU THROW IT WITH THAT

ACTUALLY, YOU THROW IT WITH THAT KIND OF ACTION, PUMPED DOWN ON

KIND OF ACTION, PUMPED DOWN ON

KIND OF ACTION, PUMPED DOWN ON IT, AND IT COMES OUT, AND IT HAS

IT, AND IT COMES OUT, AND IT HAS

IT, AND IT COMES OUT, AND IT HAS OVERSPIN AS IT APPROACHES HOME

OVERSPIN AS IT APPROACHES HOME

OVERSPIN AS IT APPROACHES HOME PLATE.

PLATE.

PLATE. >> AND SOME PEOPLE WILL TELL

>> AND SOME PEOPLE WILL TELL

>> AND SOME PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU, WELL THAT ACTION WHEN YOU

YOU, WELL THAT ACTION WHEN YOU

YOU, WELL THAT ACTION WHEN YOU PULL DOWN ON THE BALL MIGHT LEAD

PULL DOWN ON THE BALL MIGHT LEAD

PULL DOWN ON THE BALL MIGHT LEAD TO ARM PROBLEMS.

TO ARM PROBLEMS.

TO ARM PROBLEMS. >> WELL, SOME PEOPLE, BECAUSE

>> WELL, SOME PEOPLE, BECAUSE

>> WELL, SOME PEOPLE, BECAUSE THE GIANTS, WHEN ROGER CRAIG WAS

THE GIANTS, WHEN ROGER CRAIG WAS

THE GIANTS, WHEN ROGER CRAIG WAS OUT THERE, EVERYBODY THREW FORK

OUT THERE, EVERYBODY THREW FORK

OUT THERE, EVERYBODY THREW FORK BALLS, AND THAT STAFF HAD A LOT

BALLS, AND THAT STAFF HAD A LOT

BALLS, AND THAT STAFF HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS, BUT I THINK IT

OF PROBLEMS, BUT I THINK IT

OF PROBLEMS, BUT I THINK IT BECOMES AN INDIVIDUAL THING. IF

BECOMES AN INDIVIDUAL THING. IF

BECOMES AN INDIVIDUAL THING. IF YOU THROUGH TOO MANY OF THEM, IF

YOU THROUGH TOO MANY OF THEM, IF

YOU THROUGH TOO MANY OF THEM, IF YOU THROW THEM WITH BAD

YOU THROW THEM WITH BAD

YOU THROW THEM WITH BAD MECHANICS, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF

MECHANICS, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF

MECHANICS, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE THROWING A FORK BALL, A

YOU'RE THROWING A FORK BALL, A

YOU'RE THROWING A FORK BALL, A FASTBALL, OR CHANGEUP, IF YOU'RE

FASTBALL, OR CHANGEUP, IF YOU'RE

FASTBALL, OR CHANGEUP, IF YOU'RE THROWING WITH IMPROPER

THROWING WITH IMPROPER

THROWING WITH IMPROPER MECHANICS, YOU'RE GOING TO GET

MECHANICS, YOU'RE GOING TO GET

MECHANICS, YOU'RE GOING TO GET HURT.

HURT.

HURT. >> WHEN SHANE THROWS HIS PITCH,

>> WHEN SHANE THROWS HIS PITCH,

>> WHEN SHANE THROWS HIS PITCH, IT MIGHT RESEMBLE A FASTBALL

IT MIGHT RESEMBLE A FASTBALL

IT MIGHT RESEMBLE A FASTBALL COMING UP THERE TO THE HITTER,

COMING UP THERE TO THE HITTER,

COMING UP THERE TO THE HITTER, AND THEN, IT IS NOWHERE NEAR A

AND THEN, IT IS NOWHERE NEAR A

AND THEN, IT IS NOWHERE NEAR A FASTBALL.

FASTBALL.

FASTBALL. >> YEAH, HE'S GOT A DIVE BOMBER.

>> YEAH, HE'S GOT A DIVE BOMBER.

>> YEAH, HE'S GOT A DIVE BOMBER. HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE

HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE

HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE. AND THERE'S A GREAT LOOK

LEAGUE. AND THERE'S A GREAT LOOK

LEAGUE. AND THERE'S A GREAT LOOK AT IT THERE. AGAIN, LIKE A

AT IT THERE. AGAIN, LIKE A

AT IT THERE. AGAIN, LIKE A CHANGEUP, THE HITTER SEES THE

CHANGEUP, THE HITTER SEES THE

CHANGEUP, THE HITTER SEES THE FASTBALL COMING OUT OF SHANE'S

FASTBALL COMING OUT OF SHANE'S

FASTBALL COMING OUT OF SHANE'S HAND, AND THEN THE BALL JUST

HAND, AND THEN THE BALL JUST

HAND, AND THEN THE BALL JUST DISAPPEARS AT THE PLATE.

DISAPPEARS AT THE PLATE.

DISAPPEARS AT THE PLATE. >> SO THAT'S HIS CHANGEUP PITCH,

>> SO THAT'S HIS CHANGEUP PITCH,

>> SO THAT'S HIS CHANGEUP PITCH, HIS OFFSPEED PITCH AS JIM

HIS OFFSPEED PITCH AS JIM

HIS OFFSPEED PITCH AS JIM MENTIONED NOW. JOSÉ LIMA HAS A

MENTIONED NOW. JOSÉ LIMA HAS A

MENTIONED NOW. JOSÉ LIMA HAS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHANGEUP. HE

DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHANGEUP. HE

DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHANGEUP. HE GRIPS IT A DIFFERENT WAY. IT'S A

GRIPS IT A DIFFERENT WAY. IT'S A

GRIPS IT A DIFFERENT WAY. IT'S A MUCH SLOWER PITCH THAN HIS

MUCH SLOWER PITCH THAN HIS

MUCH SLOWER PITCH THAN HIS FASTBALL, THAT IS A SAME EFFECT,

FASTBALL, THAT IS A SAME EFFECT,

FASTBALL, THAT IS A SAME EFFECT, BUT IT HAS A DIFFERENT TYPE

BUT IT HAS A DIFFERENT TYPE

BUT IT HAS A DIFFERENT TYPE ACTION DOESN'T IT.

ACTION DOESN'T IT.

ACTION DOESN'T IT. >> RIGHT. MOST CHANGEUPS ARE

>> RIGHT. MOST CHANGEUPS ARE

>> RIGHT. MOST CHANGEUPS ARE CHOKED BACK IN THE HAND, WHETHER

CHOKED BACK IN THE HAND, WHETHER

CHOKED BACK IN THE HAND, WHETHER IT'S A PALM BALL OR A CIRCLE

IT'S A PALM BALL OR A CIRCLE

IT'S A PALM BALL OR A CIRCLE CHANGE, WHICH A LOT OF GUYS

CHANGE, WHICH A LOT OF GUYS

CHANGE, WHICH A LOT OF GUYS THROW, I THREW MINE LIKE THAT

THROW, I THREW MINE LIKE THAT

THROW, I THREW MINE LIKE THAT BROWNIE, ACROSS THE FOUR SEAMS.

BROWNIE, ACROSS THE FOUR SEAMS.

BROWNIE, ACROSS THE FOUR SEAMS. CIRCLE CHANGE BECAUSE YOU MAKE

CIRCLE CHANGE BECAUSE YOU MAKE

CIRCLE CHANGE BECAUSE YOU MAKE THE OKAY SIGN THERE WITH YOUR

THE OKAY SIGN THERE WITH YOUR

THE OKAY SIGN THERE WITH YOUR HAND LIKE THAT, AND GRIP THE

HAND LIKE THAT, AND GRIP THE

HAND LIKE THAT, AND GRIP THE BALL BACK UNDERNEATH THE

BALL BACK UNDERNEATH THE

BALL BACK UNDERNEATH THE KNUCKLES. AND THE KEY AGAIN IS

KNUCKLES. AND THE KEY AGAIN IS

KNUCKLES. AND THE KEY AGAIN IS YOU THROW IT JUST LIKE YOUR

YOU THROW IT JUST LIKE YOUR

YOU THROW IT JUST LIKE YOUR FASTBALL, BUT BECAUSE OF THE

FASTBALL, BUT BECAUSE OF THE

FASTBALL, BUT BECAUSE OF THE GRIP, YOU CAN'T THROW IT AS

GRIP, YOU CAN'T THROW IT AS

GRIP, YOU CAN'T THROW IT AS HARD, PLUS IT HAS TAILING

HARD, PLUS IT HAS TAILING

HARD, PLUS IT HAS TAILING ACTION. TOMMY GLAVINE, HE TURNS

ACTION. TOMMY GLAVINE, HE TURNS

ACTION. TOMMY GLAVINE, HE TURNS HIS CHANGEUP, HE THROWS THE

HIS CHANGEUP, HE THROWS THE

HIS CHANGEUP, HE THROWS THE CIRCLE BUT HE THROWS IT ACROSS

CIRCLE BUT HE THROWS IT ACROSS

CIRCLE BUT HE THROWS IT ACROSS THE NARROW PART OF THE SEAMS. HE

THE NARROW PART OF THE SEAMS. HE

THE NARROW PART OF THE SEAMS. HE GETS A LITTLE MORE SIDE SPIN ON

GETS A LITTLE MORE SIDE SPIN ON

GETS A LITTLE MORE SIDE SPIN ON THAT BALL AND IT GOES DOWN AND

THAT BALL AND IT GOES DOWN AND

THAT BALL AND IT GOES DOWN AND AWAY. LIMA HAS A GREAT CHANGEUP.

AWAY. LIMA HAS A GREAT CHANGEUP.

AWAY. LIMA HAS A GREAT CHANGEUP. >> NOW THAT PITCH WOULD ALMOST

>> NOW THAT PITCH WOULD ALMOST

>> NOW THAT PITCH WOULD ALMOST SQUIRT OUT THE SIDE OF YOUR

SQUIRT OUT THE SIDE OF YOUR

SQUIRT OUT THE SIDE OF YOUR HANDS SO TO SPEAK WOULDN'T IT.

HANDS SO TO SPEAK WOULDN'T IT.

HANDS SO TO SPEAK WOULDN'T IT. IT COULD, IT COULD. YOU REALLY

IT COULD, IT COULD. YOU REALLY

IT COULD, IT COULD. YOU REALLY HAVE TO STAY ON TOP OF IT.

HAVE TO STAY ON TOP OF IT.

HAVE TO STAY ON TOP OF IT. BECAUSE EVERY PITCHER, EVERY

BECAUSE EVERY PITCHER, EVERY

BECAUSE EVERY PITCHER, EVERY TIME YOU THROW A PITCH,

TIME YOU THROW A PITCH,

TIME YOU THROW A PITCH, REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS, YOUR

REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS, YOUR

REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS, YOUR HAND TURNS, IT PRONATES. AND

HAND TURNS, IT PRONATES. AND

HAND TURNS, IT PRONATES. AND HERE'S LIMA HERE WITH THAT GOOD

HERE'S LIMA HERE WITH THAT GOOD

HERE'S LIMA HERE WITH THAT GOOD CHANGEUP. HE WANTS TO START AT

CHANGEUP. HE WANTS TO START AT

CHANGEUP. HE WANTS TO START AT MID THIGH, KNEE-HIGH AND THEN

MID THIGH, KNEE-HIGH AND THEN

MID THIGH, KNEE-HIGH AND THEN LET IT DIVE OUT OF THE ZONE.

LET IT DIVE OUT OF THE ZONE.

LET IT DIVE OUT OF THE ZONE. MORE TIMES THAN NOT WITH THE

MORE TIMES THAN NOT WITH THE

MORE TIMES THAN NOT WITH THE CHANGEUP, YOU DON'T WANT TO

CHANGEUP, YOU DON'T WANT TO

CHANGEUP, YOU DON'T WANT TO THROW IT IN THE STRIKE ZONE,

THROW IT IN THE STRIKE ZONE,

THROW IT IN THE STRIKE ZONE, THAT'S ONE OF THE MYTHS IN

THAT'S ONE OF THE MYTHS IN

THAT'S ONE OF THE MYTHS IN PITCHING. EVERYBODY SAYS HE'S

PITCHING. EVERYBODY SAYS HE'S

PITCHING. EVERYBODY SAYS HE'S THROWING HIS CHANGEUP, OR HIS

THROWING HIS CHANGEUP, OR HIS

THROWING HIS CHANGEUP, OR HIS BREAKING BALL, FOR STRIKES. 0

BREAKING BALL, FOR STRIKES. 0

BREAKING BALL, FOR STRIKES. 0 AND 0 IN THE COUNT, SURE, YOU

AND 0 IN THE COUNT, SURE, YOU

AND 0 IN THE COUNT, SURE, YOU WANT TO THROW YOUR OFFSPEED

WANT TO THROW YOUR OFFSPEED

WANT TO THROW YOUR OFFSPEED PITCHES TO GET AHEAD. BUT ONCE

PITCHES TO GET AHEAD. BUT ONCE

PITCHES TO GET AHEAD. BUT ONCE YOU ARE AHEAD IN THE COUNT, YOU

YOU ARE AHEAD IN THE COUNT, YOU

YOU ARE AHEAD IN THE COUNT, YOU WANT THESE PITCHES TO FINISH OUT

WANT THESE PITCHES TO FINISH OUT

WANT THESE PITCHES TO FINISH OUT OF THE STRIKE ZONE MORE TIMES

OF THE STRIKE ZONE MORE TIMES

OF THE STRIKE ZONE MORE TIMES THAN NOT. YOU WANT THEM TO SHOW

THAN NOT. YOU WANT THEM TO SHOW

THAN NOT. YOU WANT THEM TO SHOW STRIKE AND THEN FADE OUT OF THE

STRIKE AND THEN FADE OUT OF THE

STRIKE AND THEN FADE OUT OF THE ZONE.

ZONE.

ZONE. >> ANOTHER PITCH THAT MOST

>> ANOTHER PITCH THAT MOST

>> ANOTHER PITCH THAT MOST BIG-LEAGUE PITCHERS HAVE

BIG-LEAGUE PITCHERS HAVE

BIG-LEAGUE PITCHERS HAVE MASTERED, IT'S A STAPLE FOR

MASTERED, IT'S A STAPLE FOR

MASTERED, IT'S A STAPLE FOR THEM, IS THE TWO SEAM FASTBALL.

THEM, IS THE TWO SEAM FASTBALL.

THEM, IS THE TWO SEAM FASTBALL. IT SINKS, IT HAS MOVEMENT, THIS

IT SINKS, IT HAS MOVEMENT, THIS

IT SINKS, IT HAS MOVEMENT, THIS IS VERY GOOD FOR GETTING GROUND

IS VERY GOOD FOR GETTING GROUND

IS VERY GOOD FOR GETTING GROUND BALLS.

BALLS.

BALLS. >> RIGHT. UNLIKE THE FOUR

>> RIGHT. UNLIKE THE FOUR

>> RIGHT. UNLIKE THE FOUR SEAMER, IT IS THROWN, SHOW YOU

SEAMER, IT IS THROWN, SHOW YOU

SEAMER, IT IS THROWN, SHOW YOU THE NARROW SEEMS THERE, AND WHAT

THE NARROW SEEMS THERE, AND WHAT

THE NARROW SEEMS THERE, AND WHAT MOST PITCHERS DO, AND AGAIN

MOST PITCHERS DO, AND AGAIN

MOST PITCHERS DO, AND AGAIN THERE ARE A TON OF DIFFERENT

THERE ARE A TON OF DIFFERENT

THERE ARE A TON OF DIFFERENT GRIPS FOR THIS. BUT YOU WANT TO

GRIPS FOR THIS. BUT YOU WANT TO

GRIPS FOR THIS. BUT YOU WANT TO HOOK ONE SEAM WITH ONE FINGER.

HOOK ONE SEAM WITH ONE FINGER.

HOOK ONE SEAM WITH ONE FINGER. NOW THIS FINGER I'M GOING TO

NOW THIS FINGER I'M GOING TO

NOW THIS FINGER I'M GOING TO KEEP OFF THE SEAM, SO THAT WHEN

KEEP OFF THE SEAM, SO THAT WHEN

KEEP OFF THE SEAM, SO THAT WHEN I THROW IT, THIS FINGER HERE IS

I THROW IT, THIS FINGER HERE IS

I THROW IT, THIS FINGER HERE IS PULLING HARD ON THAT SEEM, AND

PULLING HARD ON THAT SEEM, AND

PULLING HARD ON THAT SEEM, AND THAT'S GOING TO IMPART THIS KIND

THAT'S GOING TO IMPART THIS KIND

THAT'S GOING TO IMPART THIS KIND OF SPIN THAT'S GOING TO GET THE

OF SPIN THAT'S GOING TO GET THE

OF SPIN THAT'S GOING TO GET THE BALL MOVING DOWN AND AWAY,

BALL MOVING DOWN AND AWAY,

BALL MOVING DOWN AND AWAY, SINKING, AT LEAST TAILING, IF

SINKING, AT LEAST TAILING, IF

SINKING, AT LEAST TAILING, IF NOT SINKING.

NOT SINKING.

NOT SINKING. >> CJ NITKOWSKI WAS ABLE TO

>> CJ NITKOWSKI WAS ABLE TO

>> CJ NITKOWSKI WAS ABLE TO THROW AN EFFECTIVE CURVEBALL.

THROW AN EFFECTIVE CURVEBALL.

THROW AN EFFECTIVE CURVEBALL. AND THIS IS A VERY GOOD WEAPON

AND THIS IS A VERY GOOD WEAPON

AND THIS IS A VERY GOOD WEAPON FOR A RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER LIKE

FOR A RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER LIKE

FOR A RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER LIKE KERRY WOOD TODAY AGAINST A

KERRY WOOD TODAY AGAINST A

KERRY WOOD TODAY AGAINST A RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, BECAUSE HE

RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, BECAUSE HE

RIGHT-HANDED BATTER, BECAUSE HE IS CONSCIOUS OF STAYING IN FOR

IS CONSCIOUS OF STAYING IN FOR

IS CONSCIOUS OF STAYING IN FOR THE FASTBALL, AND THEN WHEN HE

THE FASTBALL, AND THEN WHEN HE

THE FASTBALL, AND THEN WHEN HE SEES THAT ROTATION, HE MIGHT

SEES THAT ROTATION, HE MIGHT

SEES THAT ROTATION, HE MIGHT PULL OFF.

PULL OFF.

PULL OFF. >> YEAH, THE CURVEBALL HAS A

>> YEAH, THE CURVEBALL HAS A

>> YEAH, THE CURVEBALL HAS A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS GOING

COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS GOING

COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS GOING FOR IT. ONE, IT'S AN OFFSPEED

FOR IT. ONE, IT'S AN OFFSPEED

FOR IT. ONE, IT'S AN OFFSPEED PITCH, IT UPSETS A HITTERS

PITCH, IT UPSETS A HITTERS

PITCH, IT UPSETS A HITTERS TIMING. AND TWO, YOU KNOW IF

TIMING. AND TWO, YOU KNOW IF

TIMING. AND TWO, YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE A LEFTY THROWING TO A

YOU'RE A LEFTY THROWING TO A

YOU'RE A LEFTY THROWING TO A LEFTY, YOU START IT AT HIM AND

LEFTY, YOU START IT AT HIM AND

LEFTY, YOU START IT AT HIM AND BREAK IT AWAY FROM HIM, IT'S

BREAK IT AWAY FROM HIM, IT'S

BREAK IT AWAY FROM HIM, IT'S TOUGH FOR THE HITTER TO STAY IN.

TOUGH FOR THE HITTER TO STAY IN.

TOUGH FOR THE HITTER TO STAY IN. AND A LEFTY SAY THROWN TO A

AND A LEFTY SAY THROWN TO A

AND A LEFTY SAY THROWN TO A RIGHTY, OR VICE VERSA, YOU LIKE

RIGHTY, OR VICE VERSA, YOU LIKE

RIGHTY, OR VICE VERSA, YOU LIKE TO BACK DOOR THE CURVEBALL. WHAT

TO BACK DOOR THE CURVEBALL. WHAT

TO BACK DOOR THE CURVEBALL. WHAT WE MEAN BY THAT, YOU SHOW IT

WE MEAN BY THAT, YOU SHOW IT

WE MEAN BY THAT, YOU SHOW IT OUTSIDE, YOU HOPE THE HITTER

OUTSIDE, YOU HOPE THE HITTER

OUTSIDE, YOU HOPE THE HITTER GIVES UP ON IT, AND THEN IT

GIVES UP ON IT, AND THEN IT

GIVES UP ON IT, AND THEN IT BREAKS OVER THE OUTSIDE PART OF

BREAKS OVER THE OUTSIDE PART OF

BREAKS OVER THE OUTSIDE PART OF THE PLATE FOR A CALLED STRIKE.

THE PLATE FOR A CALLED STRIKE.

THE PLATE FOR A CALLED STRIKE. >> IS YOUR RELEASE POINT

>> IS YOUR RELEASE POINT

>> IS YOUR RELEASE POINT DIFFERENT FOR A CURVEBALL THAN

DIFFERENT FOR A CURVEBALL THAN

DIFFERENT FOR A CURVEBALL THAN IT WOULD BE FOR A FASTBALL?

IT WOULD BE FOR A FASTBALL?

IT WOULD BE FOR A FASTBALL? >> WELL, YOU KNOW MOST PITCHING

>> WELL, YOU KNOW MOST PITCHING

>> WELL, YOU KNOW MOST PITCHING COACHES TEACH TO TRY TO THROW

COACHES TEACH TO TRY TO THROW

COACHES TEACH TO TRY TO THROW EVERY PITCH FROM THE SAME ANGLE,

EVERY PITCH FROM THE SAME ANGLE,

EVERY PITCH FROM THE SAME ANGLE, FROM THE SAME SLOT. NOW THE KEY

FROM THE SAME SLOT. NOW THE KEY

FROM THE SAME SLOT. NOW THE KEY TO A GOOD CURVEBALL IS YOU

TO A GOOD CURVEBALL IS YOU

TO A GOOD CURVEBALL IS YOU REALLY WANT TO BE OUT IN FRONT

REALLY WANT TO BE OUT IN FRONT

REALLY WANT TO BE OUT IN FRONT WITH THE PITCH. IF YOU THROW THE

WITH THE PITCH. IF YOU THROW THE

WITH THE PITCH. IF YOU THROW THE PITCH WITH YOUR HAND BACK BY

PITCH WITH YOUR HAND BACK BY

PITCH WITH YOUR HAND BACK BY YOUR EAR, IT'S GOING TO HANG.

YOUR EAR, IT'S GOING TO HANG.

YOUR EAR, IT'S GOING TO HANG. YOU WANT TO HAVE IT OUT IN FRONT

YOU WANT TO HAVE IT OUT IN FRONT

YOU WANT TO HAVE IT OUT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE WHEN YOU DELIVER

OF YOUR FACE WHEN YOU DELIVER

OF YOUR FACE WHEN YOU DELIVER IT, AND REALLY PULL DOWN HARD TO

IT, AND REALLY PULL DOWN HARD TO

IT, AND REALLY PULL DOWN HARD TO GET THAT GOOD BITING ACTION.

GET THAT GOOD BITING ACTION.

GET THAT GOOD BITING ACTION. >> WE SAW THAT LAST NIGHT FROM

>> WE SAW THAT LAST NIGHT FROM

>> WE SAW THAT LAST NIGHT FROM CJ NITKOWSKI. HE BOUNCED IT UP

CJ NITKOWSKI. HE BOUNCED IT UP

CJ NITKOWSKI. HE BOUNCED IT UP THERE, AND SOMETIMES THAT'S WHAT

THERE, AND SOMETIMES THAT'S WHAT

THERE, AND SOMETIMES THAT'S WHAT A PITCHER WANTS TO DO.

A PITCHER WANTS TO DO.

A PITCHER WANTS TO DO. >> YEAH, IF YOU'RE AHEAD IN THE

>> YEAH, IF YOU'RE AHEAD IN THE

>> YEAH, IF YOU'RE AHEAD IN THE COUNT, THE HITTERS EXPANDING HIS

COUNT, THE HITTERS EXPANDING HIS

COUNT, THE HITTERS EXPANDING HIS STRIKE ZONE, YOU KNOW, IN SLOW

STRIKE ZONE, YOU KNOW, IN SLOW

STRIKE ZONE, YOU KNOW, IN SLOW MOTION WE HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO

MOTION WE HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO

MOTION WE HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO LOOK AT IT, BUT IN REAL SPEED HE

LOOK AT IT, BUT IN REAL SPEED HE

LOOK AT IT, BUT IN REAL SPEED HE DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO MAKE

DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO MAKE

DOESN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT. HERE, HE KIND OF

AN ADJUSTMENT. HERE, HE KIND OF

AN ADJUSTMENT. HERE, HE KIND OF THROWS THAT BACKDOOR CURVEBALL.

THROWS THAT BACKDOOR CURVEBALL.

THROWS THAT BACKDOOR CURVEBALL. HE STARTS IT AWAY AND HE BREAKS

HE STARTS IT AWAY AND HE BREAKS

HE STARTS IT AWAY AND HE BREAKS IT OVER THE OUTSIDE PART OF THE

IT OVER THE OUTSIDE PART OF THE

IT OVER THE OUTSIDE PART OF THE PLATE.

PLATE.

PLATE. >> SO NOW, WHEN YOU'VE LOOKED AT

>> SO NOW, WHEN YOU'VE LOOKED AT

>> SO NOW, WHEN YOU'VE LOOKED AT ALL THESE PITCHES AND YOU ARE A

ALL THESE PITCHES AND YOU ARE A

ALL THESE PITCHES AND YOU ARE A MAJOR LEAGUE HITTER, YOU CAN BE

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTER, YOU CAN BE

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTER, YOU CAN BE THOROUGHLY CONFUSED CAN'T YOU.

THOROUGHLY CONFUSED CAN'T YOU.

THOROUGHLY CONFUSED CAN'T YOU. >> OH YEAH, PITCHERS HAVE A LOT

>> OH YEAH, PITCHERS HAVE A LOT

>> OH YEAH, PITCHERS HAVE A LOT OF WEAPONS BROWNIE, AND THE GUYS

OF WEAPONS BROWNIE, AND THE GUYS

OF WEAPONS BROWNIE, AND THE GUYS THAT CAN COMMAND TWO, THREE,

THAT CAN COMMAND TWO, THREE,

THAT CAN COMMAND TWO, THREE, SOMETIMES EVEN FOUR PITCHES, ARE

SOMETIMES EVEN FOUR PITCHES, ARE

SOMETIMES EVEN FOUR PITCHES, ARE THE GREAT ONES. YOU TALK ABOUT A

THE GREAT ONES. YOU TALK ABOUT A

THE GREAT ONES. YOU TALK ABOUT A GUY LIKE MADDOX, HE KEEPS IT

GUY LIKE MADDOX, HE KEEPS IT

GUY LIKE MADDOX, HE KEEPS IT REAL SIMPLE, BUT HE HAS THE

REAL SIMPLE, BUT HE HAS THE

REAL SIMPLE, BUT HE HAS THE ABILITY TO THROW SINKER, RIDER,

ABILITY TO THROW SINKER, RIDER,

ABILITY TO THROW SINKER, RIDER, CUTTER, STRAIGHT CHANGE, HE'S

CUTTER, STRAIGHT CHANGE, HE'S

CUTTER, STRAIGHT CHANGE, HE'S GOT ALL THE WEAPONS.

GOT ALL THE WEAPONS.

GOT ALL THE WEAPONS. >> NOW SOMETIMES YOU GET TO A

>> NOW SOMETIMES YOU GET TO A

>> NOW SOMETIMES YOU GET TO A PITCH IN A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME,

PITCH IN A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME,

PITCH IN A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME, AND IT HAS SUCH DRASTIC LATE

AND IT HAS SUCH DRASTIC LATE

AND IT HAS SUCH DRASTIC LATE MOVEMENT ON IT, YOU LOOK AT IT

MOVEMENT ON IT, YOU LOOK AT IT

MOVEMENT ON IT, YOU LOOK AT IT AND YOU SAY, I'M NOT SURE WHAT

AND YOU SAY, I'M NOT SURE WHAT

AND YOU SAY, I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT WAS. AND THAT HAPPENED WITH

THAT WAS. AND THAT HAPPENED WITH

THAT WAS. AND THAT HAPPENED WITH US WITH CURT SCHILLING THE OTHER

US WITH CURT SCHILLING THE OTHER

US WITH CURT SCHILLING THE OTHER NIGHT.

NIGHT.

NIGHT. >> YEAH, THIS IS FUN BROWNIE. I

>> YEAH, THIS IS FUN BROWNIE. I

>> YEAH, THIS IS FUN BROWNIE. I DON'T KNOW, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT

DON'T KNOW, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT

DON'T KNOW, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS PITCH, YOU KNOW SOMETIMES

THIS PITCH, YOU KNOW SOMETIMES

THIS PITCH, YOU KNOW SOMETIMES IN THE COURSE OF THE BALLGAME,

IN THE COURSE OF THE BALLGAME,

IN THE COURSE OF THE BALLGAME, THE BALL WILL GET A LITTLE SCUFF

THE BALL WILL GET A LITTLE SCUFF

THE BALL WILL GET A LITTLE SCUFF ON IT, OR SOMETHING, A LITTLE

ON IT, OR SOMETHING, A LITTLE

ON IT, OR SOMETHING, A LITTLE SCRATCH, AND IT WILL HAVE

SCRATCH, AND IT WILL HAVE

SCRATCH, AND IT WILL HAVE UNBELIEVABLE MOVEMENT. YOU CAN'T

UNBELIEVABLE MOVEMENT. YOU CAN'T

UNBELIEVABLE MOVEMENT. YOU CAN'T DO THAT WITH A NORMAL BASEBALL.

DO THAT WITH A NORMAL BASEBALL.

DO THAT WITH A NORMAL BASEBALL. NOW CURT SAID IT WAS A SPLIT

NOW CURT SAID IT WAS A SPLIT

NOW CURT SAID IT WAS A SPLIT FINGER PITCH, MOST SPLIT FINGER

FINGER PITCH, MOST SPLIT FINGER

FINGER PITCH, MOST SPLIT FINGER PITCHES GO DOWN, AND HE SAID IT

PITCHES GO DOWN, AND HE SAID IT

PITCHES GO DOWN, AND HE SAID IT WAS A NEW BALL THAT HADN'T BEEN

WAS A NEW BALL THAT HADN'T BEEN

WAS A NEW BALL THAT HADN'T BEEN RUBBED UP VERY MUCH, AND HE

RUBBED UP VERY MUCH, AND HE

RUBBED UP VERY MUCH, AND HE THREW IT REAL HARD AND IT JUST

THREW IT REAL HARD AND IT JUST

THREW IT REAL HARD AND IT JUST TOOK OFF, BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN

TOOK OFF, BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN

TOOK OFF, BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN THAT SINCE THE DAYS OF MIKE

THAT SINCE THE DAYS OF MIKE

THAT SINCE THE DAYS OF MIKE SCOTT. I MEAN, THAT BALL REALLY

SCOTT. I MEAN, THAT BALL REALLY

SCOTT. I MEAN, THAT BALL REALLY TOOK OFF, THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO

TOOK OFF, THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO

TOOK OFF, THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO HIT.

HIT.

HIT. >> YOU KNOW THIS IS REALLY FUN.

>> YOU KNOW THIS IS REALLY FUN.

>> YOU KNOW THIS IS REALLY FUN. IT HAD TO BE FUN FOR YOU TO SEE

IT HAD TO BE FUN FOR YOU TO SEE

IT HAD TO BE FUN FOR YOU TO SEE ALL THESE UGLY SWINGS FROM THE

ALL THESE UGLY SWINGS FROM THE

ALL THESE UGLY SWINGS FROM THE HITTERS ON THIS SEGMENT.

HITTERS ON THIS SEGMENT.

HITTERS ON THIS SEGMENT. >> IT WAS FUN TO TALK ABOUT

>> IT WAS FUN TO TALK ABOUT

>> IT WAS FUN TO TALK ABOUT PITCHING, AND I GIVE UP ANY RUNS

PITCHING, AND I GIVE UP ANY RUNS

PITCHING, AND I GIVE UP ANY RUNS BROWNIE.

BROWNIE.

BROWNIE. >> WITHIN THE RA OF ZERO, JIM

>> WITHIN THE RA OF ZERO, JIM

>> WITHIN THE RA OF ZERO, JIM DESHAIES WILL BE BACK AS WE GET

DESHAIES WILL BE BACK AS WE GET

DESHAIES WILL BE BACK AS WE GET READY FOR BASEBALL IN JUST A

READY FOR BASEBALL IN JUST A

READY FOR BASEBALL IN JUST A MOMENT.

MOMENT.

MOMENT. COMING UP, THE ASTROS AND CUBS

COMING UP, THE ASTROS AND CUBS

COMING UP, THE ASTROS AND CUBS MEET FOR THE FINAL TIME UNTIL

MEET FOR THE FINAL TIME UNTIL

MEET FOR THE FINAL TIME UNTIL AUGUST. SAMMY SOSA IS ALWAYS A

AUGUST. SAMMY SOSA IS ALWAYS A

AUGUST. SAMMY SOSA IS ALWAYS A THREAT, SHANE REYNOLDS IS TRYING

THREAT, SHANE REYNOLDS IS TRYING

THREAT, SHANE REYNOLDS IS TRYING TO GET HIS SECOND WIN OF THE

TO GET HIS SECOND WIN OF THE

TO GET HIS SECOND WIN OF THE ROAD TRIP, AND HOUSTON TRYING TO

ROAD TRIP, AND HOUSTON TRYING TO

ROAD TRIP, AND HOUSTON TRYING TO KEEP IT GOING WITH NINE WINS IN

KEEP IT GOING WITH NINE WINS IN

KEEP IT GOING WITH NINE WINS IN THE LAST TEN BALLGAMES. BASEBALL

THE LAST TEN BALLGAMES. BASEBALL

THE LAST TEN BALLGAMES. BASEBALL IS NEXT FROM WRIGLEY.

IS NEXT FROM WRIGLEY.

HERE AT WRIGLEY, IT IS A NICE

HERE AT WRIGLEY, IT IS A NICE WARM DAY. THE CUBS HAVE PLAYED

WARM DAY. THE CUBS HAVE PLAYED

WARM DAY. THE CUBS HAVE PLAYED WELL HERE AT HOME. THEY ARE 11

WELL HERE AT HOME. THEY ARE 11

WELL HERE AT HOME. THEY ARE 11 AND 6 SO FAR THIS YEAR. NICE

AND 6 SO FAR THIS YEAR. NICE

AND 6 SO FAR THIS YEAR. NICE CROWD ASSEMBLED HERE FOR THE

CROWD ASSEMBLED HERE FOR THE

CROWD ASSEMBLED HERE FOR THE ASTROS AND THE CUBS. AND WE WILL

ASTROS AND THE CUBS. AND WE WILL

ASTROS AND THE CUBS. AND WE WILL CHECK THE ASTROS STARTING LINEUP

CHECK THE ASTROS STARTING LINEUP

CHECK THE ASTROS STARTING LINEUP FOR YOU. IT IS A QUITE DIFFERENT

FOR YOU. IT IS A QUITE DIFFERENT

FOR YOU. IT IS A QUITE DIFFERENT LINEUP FOR LARRY DIERKER TODAY.

LINEUP FOR LARRY DIERKER TODAY.

LINEUP FOR LARRY DIERKER TODAY. AND YOU'LL SEE A DIFFERENT

AND YOU'LL SEE A DIFFERENT

AND YOU'LL SEE A DIFFERENT CLEANUP MAN AND THIRD BASEMAN ON

CLEANUP MAN AND THIRD BASEMAN ON

CLEANUP MAN AND THIRD BASEMAN ON OUR LINEUP BROUGHT TO YOU BY

OUR LINEUP BROUGHT TO YOU BY

OUR LINEUP BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. CRAIG BIGGIO

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. CRAIG BIGGIO

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. CRAIG BIGGIO IS LEADING OFF AT SECOND BASE,

IS LEADING OFF AT SECOND BASE,

IS LEADING OFF AT SECOND BASE, DEREK BELL IN RIGHT FIELD, JEFF

DEREK BELL IN RIGHT FIELD, JEFF

DEREK BELL IN RIGHT FIELD, JEFF BAGWELL AT FIRST BASE, JACK

BAGWELL AT FIRST BASE, JACK

BAGWELL AT FIRST BASE, JACK HOWELL IS GETTING THE START AT

HOWELL IS GETTING THE START AT

HOWELL IS GETTING THE START AT THIRD-BASE, HE IS THE CLEANUP

THIRD-BASE, HE IS THE CLEANUP

THIRD-BASE, HE IS THE CLEANUP MAN, FOLLOWED BY MOISES ALOU,

MAN, FOLLOWED BY MOISES ALOU,

MAN, FOLLOWED BY MOISES ALOU, AND ALOU IS NOT IN LEFT FIELD

AND ALOU IS NOT IN LEFT FIELD

AND ALOU IS NOT IN LEFT FIELD BUT IN CENTERFIELD, DAVE CLARK

BUT IN CENTERFIELD, DAVE CLARK

BUT IN CENTERFIELD, DAVE CLARK THE FORMER CUB GETS THE START IN

THE FORMER CUB GETS THE START IN

THE FORMER CUB GETS THE START IN LEFT, RICKY GUTIERREZ IS THE

LEFT, RICKY GUTIERREZ IS THE

LEFT, RICKY GUTIERREZ IS THE SHORTSTOP, BIG NIGHT LAST NIGHT

SHORTSTOP, BIG NIGHT LAST NIGHT

SHORTSTOP, BIG NIGHT LAST NIGHT FOR HIM, BRAD AUSMUS ALSO HAD

FOR HIM, BRAD AUSMUS ALSO HAD

FOR HIM, BRAD AUSMUS ALSO HAD QUITE AN EVENING LAST NIGHT, AND

QUITE AN EVENING LAST NIGHT, AND

QUITE AN EVENING LAST NIGHT, AND SHANE REYNOLDS IS ON THE MOUND.

SHANE REYNOLDS IS ON THE MOUND.

SHANE REYNOLDS IS ON THE MOUND. KERRY WOOD WAS A NON ROSTER

KERRY WOOD WAS A NON ROSTER

KERRY WOOD WAS A NON ROSTER PITCHER THIS SPRING BECAUSE HE

PITCHER THIS SPRING BECAUSE HE

PITCHER THIS SPRING BECAUSE HE WAS ONLY DRAFTED IN '95 IN THE

WAS ONLY DRAFTED IN '95 IN THE

WAS ONLY DRAFTED IN '95 IN THE FIRST ROUND. HE IS 2 AND 2 WITH

FIRST ROUND. HE IS 2 AND 2 WITH

FIRST ROUND. HE IS 2 AND 2 WITH A 5.89 ERA.

A 5.89 ERA.

A 5.89 ERA. >> 20 YEARS OLD IN THE BIG

>> 20 YEARS OLD IN THE BIG

>> 20 YEARS OLD IN THE BIG LEAGUES, WHAT A BRIGHT FUTURE

LEAGUES, WHAT A BRIGHT FUTURE

LEAGUES, WHAT A BRIGHT FUTURE THIS GUY HAS BROWNIE.

THIS GUY HAS BROWNIE.

THIS GUY HAS BROWNIE. >> HE CERTAINLY DOES. HE'LL

>> HE CERTAINLY DOES. HE'LL

>> HE CERTAINLY DOES. HE'LL STRIKEOUT A LOT OF HITTERS, 25

STRIKEOUT A LOT OF HITTERS, 25

STRIKEOUT A LOT OF HITTERS, 25 IN 18 INNINGS SO FAR. HE MIGHT

IN 18 INNINGS SO FAR. HE MIGHT

IN 18 INNINGS SO FAR. HE MIGHT NEED A FEW PLAYS BEHIND HIM. AND

NEED A FEW PLAYS BEHIND HIM. AND

NEED A FEW PLAYS BEHIND HIM. AND THE CUBS HAVE A DEFENSE OF

THE CUBS HAVE A DEFENSE OF

THE CUBS HAVE A DEFENSE OF RODRIGUEZ BROWN AND SOSA IN THE

RODRIGUEZ BROWN AND SOSA IN THE

RODRIGUEZ BROWN AND SOSA IN THE OUTFIELD. ORIEL, BLAUSER,

OUTFIELD. ORIEL, BLAUSER,

OUTFIELD. ORIEL, BLAUSER, MORNING, AND GRACE ON THE

MORNING, AND GRACE ON THE

MORNING, AND GRACE ON THE INFIELD. MORANDINI MADE A COUPLE

INFIELD. MORANDINI MADE A COUPLE

INFIELD. MORANDINI MADE A COUPLE OF ERRORS LAST NIGHT. WOOD AND

OF ERRORS LAST NIGHT. WOOD AND

OF ERRORS LAST NIGHT. WOOD AND MARTINEZ ARE THE BATTERY MATES,

MARTINEZ ARE THE BATTERY MATES,

MARTINEZ ARE THE BATTERY MATES, WITH CRAIG BIGGIO GETTING THIS

WITH CRAIG BIGGIO GETTING THIS

WITH CRAIG BIGGIO GETTING THIS GAME UNDERWAY NOW.

GAME UNDERWAY NOW.

GAME UNDERWAY NOW. THE UMPIRES ARE JERRY MEALS,

THE UMPIRES ARE JERRY MEALS,

THE UMPIRES ARE JERRY MEALS, TERRY TATA, GERRY DAVIS, AND

TERRY TATA, GERRY DAVIS, AND

TERRY TATA, GERRY DAVIS, AND WALLY BELL.

WALLY BELL.

WALLY BELL. BIGGIO WAS HITLESS UNTIL THE

BIGGIO WAS HITLESS UNTIL THE

BIGGIO WAS HITLESS UNTIL THE EIGHTH INNING WHEN HE HIT THAT

EIGHTH INNING WHEN HE HIT THAT

EIGHTH INNING WHEN HE HIT THAT HOME RUN LAST NIGHT. HE WENT ONE

HOME RUN LAST NIGHT. HE WENT ONE

HOME RUN LAST NIGHT. HE WENT ONE FOR FIVE IN THE GAME. IT WAS HIS

FOR FIVE IN THE GAME. IT WAS HIS

FOR FIVE IN THE GAME. IT WAS HIS THIRD LONG BALL TO THE YEAR,

THIRD LONG BALL TO THE YEAR,

THIRD LONG BALL TO THE YEAR, HE'S DRIVEN IN THIRTEEN. HIS

HE'S DRIVEN IN THIRTEEN. HIS

HE'S DRIVEN IN THIRTEEN. HIS BATTING AVERAGE IS 315, HE'S ON

BATTING AVERAGE IS 315, HE'S ON

BATTING AVERAGE IS 315, HE'S ON A FIVE-GAME HITTING STREAK.

A FIVE-GAME HITTING STREAK.

A FIVE-GAME HITTING STREAK. AND WHOA, THAT ONE HIT THE

AND WHOA, THAT ONE HIT THE

AND WHOA, THAT ONE HIT THE UMPIRE RIGHT IN THE MASK. WHAT A

UMPIRE RIGHT IN THE MASK. WHAT A

UMPIRE RIGHT IN THE MASK. WHAT A WAY TO START A GAME AS JERRY

WAY TO START A GAME AS JERRY

WAY TO START A GAME AS JERRY MEALS GETS A FASTBALL FROM WOOD

MEALS GETS A FASTBALL FROM WOOD

MEALS GETS A FASTBALL FROM WOOD RIGHT IN THE MASK.

RIGHT IN THE MASK.

>> THAT IS NOT GOING TO ENDEAR

>> THAT IS NOT GOING TO ENDEAR SANDY MARTINEZ TO JERRY MEALS.

SANDY MARTINEZ TO JERRY MEALS.

SANDY MARTINEZ TO JERRY MEALS. >> WHAT A START.

>> WHAT A START.

>> WHAT A START. 1-0 THE COUNT. BIGGIO OF COURSE

1-0 THE COUNT. BIGGIO OF COURSE

1-0 THE COUNT. BIGGIO OF COURSE HAD THE BARREL OF THE BAT RIGHT

HAD THE BARREL OF THE BAT RIGHT

HAD THE BARREL OF THE BAT RIGHT IN FRONT OF MARTINEZ, AND

IN FRONT OF MARTINEZ, AND

IN FRONT OF MARTINEZ, AND EVIDENTLY HE JUST LOST VISION OF

EVIDENTLY HE JUST LOST VISION OF

EVIDENTLY HE JUST LOST VISION OF THE PITCH.

THE PITCH.

THE PITCH. IT'S 2 AND 0 NOW.

IT'S 2 AND 0 NOW.

IT'S 2 AND 0 NOW. >> THAT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THE

>> THAT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THE

>> THAT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THE LIFELONG KERRY WOOD'S FASTBALL.

LIFELONG KERRY WOOD'S FASTBALL.

LIFELONG KERRY WOOD'S FASTBALL. WHOA BY THE HITTER, THE CATCHER,

WHOA BY THE HITTER, THE CATCHER,

WHOA BY THE HITTER, THE CATCHER, HIT THE UMPIRE IN THE MASK.

HIT THE UMPIRE IN THE MASK.

HIT THE UMPIRE IN THE MASK. >> YOU TALK ABOUT A WAKE-UP CALL

>> YOU TALK ABOUT A WAKE-UP CALL

>> YOU TALK ABOUT A WAKE-UP CALL AT 1:20 IN THE AFTERNOON.

AT 1:20 IN THE AFTERNOON.

AT 1:20 IN THE AFTERNOON. BIGGIO TAKES A STRIKE. IT IS 2

BIGGIO TAKES A STRIKE. IT IS 2

BIGGIO TAKES A STRIKE. IT IS 2 AND 1.

AND 1.

AND 1. >> BIGGIO TRYING TO WORK THE

>> BIGGIO TRYING TO WORK THE

>> BIGGIO TRYING TO WORK THE COUNT HERE, THE WRAP ON KERRY

COUNT HERE, THE WRAP ON KERRY

COUNT HERE, THE WRAP ON KERRY WOOD, IF HE DOES STRUGGLE, IT'S

WOOD, IF HE DOES STRUGGLE, IT'S

WOOD, IF HE DOES STRUGGLE, IT'S WITH HIS COMMAND, WORK HIM FOR A

WITH HIS COMMAND, WORK HIM FOR A

WITH HIS COMMAND, WORK HIM FOR A FEW WALKS.

FEW WALKS.

FEW WALKS. >> HE WAS BORN IN IRVING, TEXAS.

>> HE WAS BORN IN IRVING, TEXAS.

>> HE WAS BORN IN IRVING, TEXAS. BIGGIO FOULS IT BACK, TWO BALLS

BIGGIO FOULS IT BACK, TWO BALLS

BIGGIO FOULS IT BACK, TWO BALLS AND TWO STRIKES. WOOD BEAT THE

AND TWO STRIKES. WOOD BEAT THE

AND TWO STRIKES. WOOD BEAT THE CARDINALS IN HIS LAST OUTING,

CARDINALS IN HIS LAST OUTING,

CARDINALS IN HIS LAST OUTING, 8-3 ON THE 30TH OF APRIL, WITH A

8-3 ON THE 30TH OF APRIL, WITH A

8-3 ON THE 30TH OF APRIL, WITH A FINE GAME, SEVEN INNINGS, FIVE

FINE GAME, SEVEN INNINGS, FIVE

FINE GAME, SEVEN INNINGS, FIVE HITS AND ONE RUN, HE WALKED TWO,

HITS AND ONE RUN, HE WALKED TWO,

HITS AND ONE RUN, HE WALKED TWO, AND FANNED NINE, SQUARING HIS

AND FANNED NINE, SQUARING HIS

AND FANNED NINE, SQUARING HIS RECORD AT 2 AND 2 WITH THAT

RECORD AT 2 AND 2 WITH THAT

RECORD AT 2 AND 2 WITH THAT VICTORY.

VICTORY.

VICTORY. BIGGIO DIDN'T COME CLOSE TO

BIGGIO DIDN'T COME CLOSE TO

BIGGIO DIDN'T COME CLOSE TO GETTING AROUND ON THAT HIGH

GETTING AROUND ON THAT HIGH

GETTING AROUND ON THAT HIGH HEATER. THERE'S A STRIKEOUT FOR

HEATER. THERE'S A STRIKEOUT FOR

HEATER. THERE'S A STRIKEOUT FOR WOOD TO OPEN THE GAME.

WOOD TO OPEN THE GAME.

WOOD TO OPEN THE GAME. >> PRETTY IMPRESSIVE BECAUSE

>> PRETTY IMPRESSIVE BECAUSE

>> PRETTY IMPRESSIVE BECAUSE BIGGIO IS A GOOD FASTBALL

BIGGIO IS A GOOD FASTBALL

BIGGIO IS A GOOD FASTBALL HITTER.

HITTER.

HITTER. THAT BALL JUST EXPLODES AT HOME

THAT BALL JUST EXPLODES AT HOME

THAT BALL JUST EXPLODES AT HOME PLATE.

PLATE.

PLATE. >> BIGGIO IS THE FIRST OUT. WOOD

>> BIGGIO IS THE FIRST OUT. WOOD

>> BIGGIO IS THE FIRST OUT. WOOD NOW MOVES ON TO DEREK BELL. BELL

NOW MOVES ON TO DEREK BELL. BELL

NOW MOVES ON TO DEREK BELL. BELL IS LEADING THE LEAGUE IN HITTING

IS LEADING THE LEAGUE IN HITTING

IS LEADING THE LEAGUE IN HITTING AT 403. HE'S ON A FIVE-GAME

AT 403. HE'S ON A FIVE-GAME

AT 403. HE'S ON A FIVE-GAME HITTING STREAK, AND HE IS 12 FOR

HITTING STREAK, AND HE IS 12 FOR

HITTING STREAK, AND HE IS 12 FOR HIS LAST 24 DURING THAT STRETCH.

HIS LAST 24 DURING THAT STRETCH.

HIS LAST 24 DURING THAT STRETCH. THAT'S A GOOD LOW FASTBALL FOR

THAT'S A GOOD LOW FASTBALL FOR

THAT'S A GOOD LOW FASTBALL FOR STRIKE ONE TO BELL. DEREK HAS

STRIKE ONE TO BELL. DEREK HAS

STRIKE ONE TO BELL. DEREK HAS GONE DEEP SIX TIMES, HE'S DRIVEN

GONE DEEP SIX TIMES, HE'S DRIVEN

GONE DEEP SIX TIMES, HE'S DRIVEN IN 28 RUNS, LAST NIGHT HE HAD

IN 28 RUNS, LAST NIGHT HE HAD

IN 28 RUNS, LAST NIGHT HE HAD ONE HIT, A KEY HIT IN THE

ONE HIT, A KEY HIT IN THE

ONE HIT, A KEY HIT IN THE SEVENTH INNING TO TIE THE GAME.

SEVENTH INNING TO TIE THE GAME.

SEVENTH INNING TO TIE THE GAME. BREAKING BALL AND IT'S 0 AND 2.

BREAKING BALL AND IT'S 0 AND 2.

BREAKING BALL AND IT'S 0 AND 2. THAT CLASSIC FASTBALL, BREAKING

THAT CLASSIC FASTBALL, BREAKING

THAT CLASSIC FASTBALL, BREAKING BALL COMBINATION, HE HAS ALREADY

BALL COMBINATION, HE HAS ALREADY

BALL COMBINATION, HE HAS ALREADY SHOWN YOU WHAT HE HAS.

SHOWN YOU WHAT HE HAS.

SHOWN YOU WHAT HE HAS. >> HE DOES HAVE THE CHANGEUP,

>> HE DOES HAVE THE CHANGEUP,

>> HE DOES HAVE THE CHANGEUP, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH HE

BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH HE

BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH HE WILL USE IT.

WILL USE IT.

WILL USE IT. >> BELL FOULS THE FASTBALL. NO

>> BELL FOULS THE FASTBALL. NO

>> BELL FOULS THE FASTBALL. NO BALLS AND TWO STRIKES.

BALLS AND TWO STRIKES.

BALLS AND TWO STRIKES. FIRST WRIGLEY FIELD START WAS

FIRST WRIGLEY FIELD START WAS

FIRST WRIGLEY FIELD START WAS APRIL 18 AGAINST THE DODGERS FOR

APRIL 18 AGAINST THE DODGERS FOR

APRIL 18 AGAINST THE DODGERS FOR KERRY WOOD. HE BEAT THEM 8-1,

KERRY WOOD. HE BEAT THEM 8-1,

KERRY WOOD. HE BEAT THEM 8-1, FOR HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE WIN.

FOR HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE WIN.

FOR HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE WIN. SO HE HAS PITCHED A COUPLE OF

SO HE HAS PITCHED A COUPLE OF

SO HE HAS PITCHED A COUPLE OF REALLY OUTSTANDING GAMES HERE IN

REALLY OUTSTANDING GAMES HERE IN

REALLY OUTSTANDING GAMES HERE IN HIS HOME BALLPARK.

HIS HOME BALLPARK.

HIS HOME BALLPARK. CURVEBALL STRIKES OUT BELL. OH,

CURVEBALL STRIKES OUT BELL. OH,

CURVEBALL STRIKES OUT BELL. OH, HE LOOKS GOOD.

HE LOOKS GOOD.

>> RIDING FASTBALL, NOW THE

>> RIDING FASTBALL, NOW THE CURVEBALL.

CURVEBALL.

>> AT HOME, 2 AND 0, A 0.75 ERA

>> AT HOME, 2 AND 0, A 0.75 ERA ON THE ROAD. 0 AND 2, A 15.63

ON THE ROAD. 0 AND 2, A 15.63

ON THE ROAD. 0 AND 2, A 15.63 EARNED RUN AVERAGE. STARTED THE

EARNED RUN AVERAGE. STARTED THE

EARNED RUN AVERAGE. STARTED THE YEAR AT IOWA, HE WAS PURCHASED

YEAR AT IOWA, HE WAS PURCHASED

YEAR AT IOWA, HE WAS PURCHASED APRIL 12 BY THE CUBS, HE DOESN'T

APRIL 12 BY THE CUBS, HE DOESN'T

APRIL 12 BY THE CUBS, HE DOESN'T TURN 21 UNTIL JUNE 16.

TURN 21 UNTIL JUNE 16.

TURN 21 UNTIL JUNE 16. JEFF BAGWELL TAKES A STRIKE.

JEFF BAGWELL TAKES A STRIKE.

JEFF BAGWELL TAKES A STRIKE. SANDY MARTINEZ DOWN IN THE

SANDY MARTINEZ DOWN IN THE

SANDY MARTINEZ DOWN IN THE SPLITS TO GIVE THAT LOW TARGET

SPLITS TO GIVE THAT LOW TARGET

SPLITS TO GIVE THAT LOW TARGET FOR KERRY WOOD. THIS IS ONLY THE

FOR KERRY WOOD. THIS IS ONLY THE

FOR KERRY WOOD. THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND START BEHIND THE PLATE

SECOND START BEHIND THE PLATE

SECOND START BEHIND THE PLATE FOR MARTINEZ.

FOR MARTINEZ.

FOR MARTINEZ. BAGWELL TAKES A HIGH BREAKING

BAGWELL TAKES A HIGH BREAKING

BAGWELL TAKES A HIGH BREAKING BALL. JEFF HAD A SINGLE AND A

BALL. JEFF HAD A SINGLE AND A

BALL. JEFF HAD A SINGLE AND A WALK LAST NIGHT, HIS BATTING

WALK LAST NIGHT, HIS BATTING

WALK LAST NIGHT, HIS BATTING AVERAGE IS 248 WITH 4 HOMERS AND

AVERAGE IS 248 WITH 4 HOMERS AND

AVERAGE IS 248 WITH 4 HOMERS AND 15 RUNS BATTED IN.

15 RUNS BATTED IN.

15 RUNS BATTED IN. HE STARTED TO MOVE THE BAT, ON

HE STARTED TO MOVE THE BAT, ON

HE STARTED TO MOVE THE BAT, ON THE BREAKING PITCH, THE APPEAL

THE BREAKING PITCH, THE APPEAL

THE BREAKING PITCH, THE APPEAL WENT TO FIRST. TERRY TATA SAID

WENT TO FIRST. TERRY TATA SAID

WENT TO FIRST. TERRY TATA SAID NO SWING, 2 AND 1.

NO SWING, 2 AND 1.

NO SWING, 2 AND 1. BAGWELL NOW HAS GONE 19 GAMES

BAGWELL NOW HAS GONE 19 GAMES

BAGWELL NOW HAS GONE 19 GAMES WITHOUT A HOMER, 66 AT-BATS.

WITHOUT A HOMER, 66 AT-BATS.

WITHOUT A HOMER, 66 AT-BATS. PRETTY GOOD STORY ABOUT HIM

PRETTY GOOD STORY ABOUT HIM

PRETTY GOOD STORY ABOUT HIM YESTERDAY IN THE HOUSTON

YESTERDAY IN THE HOUSTON

YESTERDAY IN THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE. HE THINKS HE'S GOING

CHRONICLE. HE THINKS HE'S GOING

CHRONICLE. HE THINKS HE'S GOING TO COME AROUND. OH MY GOODNESS,

TO COME AROUND. OH MY GOODNESS,

TO COME AROUND. OH MY GOODNESS, IT IS 2 AND 2. LOOK AT THE

IT IS 2 AND 2. LOOK AT THE

IT IS 2 AND 2. LOOK AT THE EXPLOSIVENESS OF THAT FASTBALL

EXPLOSIVENESS OF THAT FASTBALL

EXPLOSIVENESS OF THAT FASTBALL JIM.

JIM.

JIM. >> YEAH, BALL GETS TO HOME PLATE

>> YEAH, BALL GETS TO HOME PLATE

>> YEAH, BALL GETS TO HOME PLATE AND JUST JUMPS. THE WAY PEOPLE

AND JUST JUMPS. THE WAY PEOPLE

AND JUST JUMPS. THE WAY PEOPLE USED TO TALK ABOUT NOLAN RYAN'S

USED TO TALK ABOUT NOLAN RYAN'S

USED TO TALK ABOUT NOLAN RYAN'S HEATER. NOT FAIR TO COMPARE THIS

HEATER. NOT FAIR TO COMPARE THIS

HEATER. NOT FAIR TO COMPARE THIS KID TO NOLAN, BUT JUST IN TERMS

KID TO NOLAN, BUT JUST IN TERMS

KID TO NOLAN, BUT JUST IN TERMS OF HIS STUFF.

OF HIS STUFF.

OF HIS STUFF. >> HE HAS STRUCK OUT THE SIDE,

>> HE HAS STRUCK OUT THE SIDE,

>> HE HAS STRUCK OUT THE SIDE, THE HOUSTON ASTROS MUST BE VERY

THE HOUSTON ASTROS MUST BE VERY

THE HOUSTON ASTROS MUST BE VERY IMPRESSED WITH TEXAN KERRY WOOD.

IMPRESSED WITH TEXAN KERRY WOOD.

IMPRESSED WITH TEXAN KERRY WOOD. CUBS COME UP, 0-0.

CUBS COME UP, 0-0.

THE ASTROS WENT OUT QUICKLY. AND

THE ASTROS WENT OUT QUICKLY. AND THERE IS A LOT OF BREEZE

THERE IS A LOT OF BREEZE

THERE IS A LOT OF BREEZE REMAINING FROM KERRY WOOD

REMAINING FROM KERRY WOOD

REMAINING FROM KERRY WOOD STRIKING OUT THE SIDE.

STRIKING OUT THE SIDE.

STRIKING OUT THE SIDE. NOW THE CHICAGO CUBS STARTING

NOW THE CHICAGO CUBS STARTING

NOW THE CHICAGO CUBS STARTING LINEUP, AND IT'S BROUGHT TO YOU

LINEUP, AND IT'S BROUGHT TO YOU

LINEUP, AND IT'S BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. IT IS

BY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. IT IS

BY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. IT IS BRANT BROWN AT CENTERFIELD,

BRANT BROWN AT CENTERFIELD,

BRANT BROWN AT CENTERFIELD, MICKEY MORANDINI THE SECOND

MICKEY MORANDINI THE SECOND

MICKEY MORANDINI THE SECOND BASEMAN, SAMMY SOSA IS THE RIGHT

BASEMAN, SAMMY SOSA IS THE RIGHT

BASEMAN, SAMMY SOSA IS THE RIGHT FIELDER, WITH MARK GRACE THE

FIELDER, WITH MARK GRACE THE

FIELDER, WITH MARK GRACE THE CLEANUP MAN AT FIRST BASE, HENRY

CLEANUP MAN AT FIRST BASE, HENRY

CLEANUP MAN AT FIRST BASE, HENRY RODRIGUEZ IS THE LEFTFIELDER,

RODRIGUEZ IS THE LEFTFIELDER,

RODRIGUEZ IS THE LEFTFIELDER, JEFF BLAUSER THE SHORTSTOP,

JEFF BLAUSER THE SHORTSTOP,

JEFF BLAUSER THE SHORTSTOP, SANDY MARTINEZ THE CATCHER,

SANDY MARTINEZ THE CATCHER,

SANDY MARTINEZ THE CATCHER, KEVIN ORIEL AT THIRD-BASE, KERRY

KEVIN ORIEL AT THIRD-BASE, KERRY

KEVIN ORIEL AT THIRD-BASE, KERRY WOOD HAS REALLY SET THE WORLD ON

WOOD HAS REALLY SET THE WORLD ON

WOOD HAS REALLY SET THE WORLD ON ITS EAR WITH HIS FIRST INNING IN

ITS EAR WITH HIS FIRST INNING IN

ITS EAR WITH HIS FIRST INNING IN THIS GAME. BRANT BROWN HAD A

THIS GAME. BRANT BROWN HAD A

THIS GAME. BRANT BROWN HAD A THREE RUN HOMER LAST NIGHT. HE

THREE RUN HOMER LAST NIGHT. HE

THREE RUN HOMER LAST NIGHT. HE FACES SHANE REYNOLDS WHO IS 2

FACES SHANE REYNOLDS WHO IS 2

FACES SHANE REYNOLDS WHO IS 2 AND 2 WITH A 4.33 ERA COMING OFF

AND 2 WITH A 4.33 ERA COMING OFF

AND 2 WITH A 4.33 ERA COMING OFF OF A GOOD WIN IN PHILADELPHIA

OF A GOOD WIN IN PHILADELPHIA

OF A GOOD WIN IN PHILADELPHIA JIM.

JIM.

JIM. >> YEAH, HE PITCHED GOOD IN THE

>> YEAH, HE PITCHED GOOD IN THE

>> YEAH, HE PITCHED GOOD IN THE RAIN IN PHILADELPHIA. HE'S

RAIN IN PHILADELPHIA. HE'S

RAIN IN PHILADELPHIA. HE'S REALLY STRUGGLED HERE AT WRIGLEY

REALLY STRUGGLED HERE AT WRIGLEY

REALLY STRUGGLED HERE AT WRIGLEY FIELD.

FIELD.

FIELD. >> 0 AND 1 WITH AN 8.27 CAREER

>> 0 AND 1 WITH AN 8.27 CAREER

>> 0 AND 1 WITH AN 8.27 CAREER ERA. HE HAS 14 WALKS AND 32

ERA. HE HAS 14 WALKS AND 32

ERA. HE HAS 14 WALKS AND 32 STRIKEOUTS IN FORTY THREE AND

STRIKEOUTS IN FORTY THREE AND

STRIKEOUTS IN FORTY THREE AND TWO THIRDS INNINGS. THE 56 HITS

TWO THIRDS INNINGS. THE 56 HITS

TWO THIRDS INNINGS. THE 56 HITS ALLOWED, RANKING HIM SECOND IN

ALLOWED, RANKING HIM SECOND IN

ALLOWED, RANKING HIM SECOND IN THE LEAGUE TO HIS TEAMMATE MIKE

THE LEAGUE TO HIS TEAMMATE MIKE

THE LEAGUE TO HIS TEAMMATE MIKE HAMPTON, WHO'S ALLOWED 58. THE

HAMPTON, WHO'S ALLOWED 58. THE

HAMPTON, WHO'S ALLOWED 58. THE ASTROS HAVE CLARK, ALOU, BELL IN

ASTROS HAVE CLARK, ALOU, BELL IN

ASTROS HAVE CLARK, ALOU, BELL IN THE OUTFIELD. HOWELL, GUTIERREZ,

THE OUTFIELD. HOWELL, GUTIERREZ,

THE OUTFIELD. HOWELL, GUTIERREZ, BIGGIO, BAGWELL, REYNOLDS AND

BIGGIO, BAGWELL, REYNOLDS AND

BIGGIO, BAGWELL, REYNOLDS AND AUSMUS ON THE INFIELD.

AUSMUS ON THE INFIELD.

AUSMUS ON THE INFIELD. BRANT BROWN GETS IT GOING FOR

BRANT BROWN GETS IT GOING FOR

BRANT BROWN GETS IT GOING FOR CHICAGO.

CHICAGO.

CHICAGO. THERE IS BALL ONE TO BROWN. HE

THERE IS BALL ONE TO BROWN. HE

THERE IS BALL ONE TO BROWN. HE TOO IS MAKING QUITE AN IMPACT IN

TOO IS MAKING QUITE AN IMPACT IN

TOO IS MAKING QUITE AN IMPACT IN THE EARLY DAYS OF '98, HITTING

THE EARLY DAYS OF '98, HITTING

THE EARLY DAYS OF '98, HITTING 338 WITH THREE HOMERS AND 13

338 WITH THREE HOMERS AND 13

338 WITH THREE HOMERS AND 13 RUNS BATTED IN. HIS THREE RUN

RUNS BATTED IN. HIS THREE RUN

RUNS BATTED IN. HIS THREE RUN HOMER LAST NIGHT WINDBLOWN OFF

HOMER LAST NIGHT WINDBLOWN OFF

HOMER LAST NIGHT WINDBLOWN OFF OF JOSÉ LIMA.

OF JOSÉ LIMA.

OF JOSÉ LIMA. ONE BALL, ONE STRIKE.

ONE BALL, ONE STRIKE.

ONE BALL, ONE STRIKE. HE WAS JOKINGLY REFERRING TO

HE WAS JOKINGLY REFERRING TO

HE WAS JOKINGLY REFERRING TO THAT IN THE PAPER TODAY. HE SAID

THAT IN THE PAPER TODAY. HE SAID

THAT IN THE PAPER TODAY. HE SAID WELL IT WAS SMART HITTING, HIT

WELL IT WAS SMART HITTING, HIT

WELL IT WAS SMART HITTING, HIT THE BALL UP INTO THE BREEZE AND

THE BALL UP INTO THE BREEZE AND

THE BALL UP INTO THE BREEZE AND LET THE BREEZE TAKE IT OUT.

LET THE BREEZE TAKE IT OUT.

LET THE BREEZE TAKE IT OUT. HE FOULS THAT BACK AND IT IS ONE

HE FOULS THAT BACK AND IT IS ONE

HE FOULS THAT BACK AND IT IS ONE BALL AND TWO STRIKES. SHANE

BALL AND TWO STRIKES. SHANE

BALL AND TWO STRIKES. SHANE SHOWED US SOME DIFFERENT

SHOWED US SOME DIFFERENT

SHOWED US SOME DIFFERENT WRINKLES LAST TIME OUT, WHEN HE

WRINKLES LAST TIME OUT, WHEN HE

WRINKLES LAST TIME OUT, WHEN HE BEAT MATT BEACH IN THE PHILLIES

BEAT MATT BEACH IN THE PHILLIES

BEAT MATT BEACH IN THE PHILLIES ON FRIDAY NIGHT, GIVING UP SEVEN

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, GIVING UP SEVEN

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, GIVING UP SEVEN HITS AND THREE RUNS IN SIX

HITS AND THREE RUNS IN SIX

HITS AND THREE RUNS IN SIX INNINGS AGAINST THE CUBS. IN HIS

INNINGS AGAINST THE CUBS. IN HIS

INNINGS AGAINST THE CUBS. IN HIS CAREER, HE IS FIVE AND THREE

CAREER, HE IS FIVE AND THREE

CAREER, HE IS FIVE AND THREE WITH A 4.30 ERA. HE WAS THROWING

WITH A 4.30 ERA. HE WAS THROWING

WITH A 4.30 ERA. HE WAS THROWING SOME CUT FASTBALLS IN THAT GAME.

SOME CUT FASTBALLS IN THAT GAME.

SOME CUT FASTBALLS IN THAT GAME. THAT ONE'S IN THE DIRT, TWO

THAT ONE'S IN THE DIRT, TWO

THAT ONE'S IN THE DIRT, TWO BALLS AND TWO STRIKES. IT SEEMS

BALLS AND TWO STRIKES. IT SEEMS

BALLS AND TWO STRIKES. IT SEEMS HE'S PICKING UP ALL KINDS OF

HE'S PICKING UP ALL KINDS OF

HE'S PICKING UP ALL KINDS OF TRICKS AS HE MOVES ALONG IN HIS

TRICKS AS HE MOVES ALONG IN HIS

TRICKS AS HE MOVES ALONG IN HIS CAREER JIM.

CAREER JIM.

CAREER JIM. >> WELL SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE

>> WELL SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE

>> WELL SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE CREATIVE OUT THERE AND

CREATIVE OUT THERE AND

CREATIVE OUT THERE AND APPARENTLY HE WAS HAVING A HARD

APPARENTLY HE WAS HAVING A HARD

APPARENTLY HE WAS HAVING A HARD TIME WITH THE GRIP ON THE FORK

TIME WITH THE GRIP ON THE FORK

TIME WITH THE GRIP ON THE FORK BALL IN THE RAIN. SO HE THREW

BALL IN THE RAIN. SO HE THREW

BALL IN THE RAIN. SO HE THREW MORE CURVEBALLS AND MORE

MORE CURVEBALLS AND MORE

MORE CURVEBALLS AND MORE CUTTERS.

CUTTERS.

CUTTERS. >> TODAY IT SHOULD NOT BE A

>> TODAY IT SHOULD NOT BE A

>> TODAY IT SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A

PROBLEM. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A

PROBLEM. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A REPORT OF A FAST-MOVING FRONT

REPORT OF A FAST-MOVING FRONT

REPORT OF A FAST-MOVING FRONT APPROACHING THIS AFTERNOON.

APPROACHING THIS AFTERNOON.

APPROACHING THIS AFTERNOON. SWING AND A MISS, BRENT BROWN IS

SWING AND A MISS, BRENT BROWN IS

SWING AND A MISS, BRENT BROWN IS DOWN ON STRIKES. IT'S

DOWN ON STRIKES. IT'S

DOWN ON STRIKES. IT'S INTERESTING TO CONTRAST THE TWO

INTERESTING TO CONTRAST THE TWO

INTERESTING TO CONTRAST THE TWO PITCHERS AND THE WAY THEY ARE

PITCHERS AND THE WAY THEY ARE

PITCHERS AND THE WAY THEY ARE WORKING IN THIS FIRST-INNING.

WORKING IN THIS FIRST-INNING.

WORKING IN THIS FIRST-INNING. >> KERRY WOOD, IT'S POWER, HARD

>> KERRY WOOD, IT'S POWER, HARD

>> KERRY WOOD, IT'S POWER, HARD FASTBALL, BITING CURVEBALL. WITH

FASTBALL, BITING CURVEBALL. WITH

FASTBALL, BITING CURVEBALL. WITH SHANE, IT'S GUILE, GOOD

SHANE, IT'S GUILE, GOOD

SHANE, IT'S GUILE, GOOD LOCATION, GETS HIM IN A COUNT

LOCATION, GETS HIM IN A COUNT

LOCATION, GETS HIM IN A COUNT WHERE HE THINKS HE'S GOING TO

WHERE HE THINKS HE'S GOING TO

WHERE HE THINKS HE'S GOING TO GET A FASTBALL, AND HE THROWS

GET A FASTBALL, AND HE THROWS

GET A FASTBALL, AND HE THROWS HIM THE FORK BALL, FOOLS HIM

HIM THE FORK BALL, FOOLS HIM

HIM THE FORK BALL, FOOLS HIM COMPLETELY.

COMPLETELY.

COMPLETELY. >> MICKEY MORANDINI IS NEXT.

>> MICKEY MORANDINI IS NEXT.

>> MICKEY MORANDINI IS NEXT. MORANDINI HAS HIT 350 OVER HIS

MORANDINI HAS HIT 350 OVER HIS

MORANDINI HAS HIT 350 OVER HIS LAST 17 GAMES.

LAST 17 GAMES.

LAST 17 GAMES. AND TOPS THAT BREAKING BALL FOR

AND TOPS THAT BREAKING BALL FOR

AND TOPS THAT BREAKING BALL FOR STRIKE ONE.

STRIKE ONE.

STRIKE ONE. MICKEY CAME OVER WITH A GOOD

MICKEY CAME OVER WITH A GOOD

MICKEY CAME OVER WITH A GOOD GLOVE FROM PHILADELPHIA, IS

GLOVE FROM PHILADELPHIA, IS

GLOVE FROM PHILADELPHIA, IS HITTING 296, TWO HOMERS, 19 RUNS

HITTING 296, TWO HOMERS, 19 RUNS

HITTING 296, TWO HOMERS, 19 RUNS BATTED IN, GIVING QUITE A BIT OF

BATTED IN, GIVING QUITE A BIT OF

BATTED IN, GIVING QUITE A BIT OF OFFENSE. HE HAD A 41 GAME

OFFENSE. HE HAD A 41 GAME

OFFENSE. HE HAD A 41 GAME ERRORLESS STREAK THAT WAS

ERRORLESS STREAK THAT WAS

ERRORLESS STREAK THAT WAS SNAPPED IN THE SERIES AGAINST

SNAPPED IN THE SERIES AGAINST

SNAPPED IN THE SERIES AGAINST THE CARDINALS. AND THAT WAS HIS

THE CARDINALS. AND THAT WAS HIS

THE CARDINALS. AND THAT WAS HIS EIGHTH ERRORLESS STRETCH OF AT

EIGHTH ERRORLESS STRETCH OF AT

EIGHTH ERRORLESS STRETCH OF AT LEAST 30 GAMES. LAST NIGHT'S

LEAST 30 GAMES. LAST NIGHT'S

LEAST 30 GAMES. LAST NIGHT'S GAME UNCHARACTERISTIC FOR HIM

GAME UNCHARACTERISTIC FOR HIM

GAME UNCHARACTERISTIC FOR HIM WITH THE ERRORS.

WITH THE ERRORS.

WITH THE ERRORS. ONE BALL AND ONE STRIKE TO

ONE BALL AND ONE STRIKE TO

ONE BALL AND ONE STRIKE TO MORANDINI.

MORANDINI.

MORANDINI. LAST YEAR, HE HAD ONLY 15 RUNS

LAST YEAR, HE HAD ONLY 15 RUNS

LAST YEAR, HE HAD ONLY 15 RUNS BATTED IN AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK.

BATTED IN AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK.

BATTED IN AT THE ALL-STAR BREAK. AND HE ALREADY HAS 19.

AND HE ALREADY HAS 19.

AND HE ALREADY HAS 19. STRIKE, MAKES IT 1 AND 2.

STRIKE, MAKES IT 1 AND 2.

STRIKE, MAKES IT 1 AND 2. >> NOBODY FOR THE PHILLIES DID

>> NOBODY FOR THE PHILLIES DID

>> NOBODY FOR THE PHILLIES DID ANYTHING BEFORE THE ALL-STAR

ANYTHING BEFORE THE ALL-STAR

ANYTHING BEFORE THE ALL-STAR BREAK LAST YEAR.

BREAK LAST YEAR.

BREAK LAST YEAR. >> AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH.

>> AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH.

>> AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH. >> A BIG CLOUD HANGING OVER

>> A BIG CLOUD HANGING OVER

>> A BIG CLOUD HANGING OVER PHILADELPHIA.

PHILADELPHIA.

PHILADELPHIA. >> YES THERE WAS. AND OVER

>> YES THERE WAS. AND OVER

>> YES THERE WAS. AND OVER CHICAGO FOR A WHILE.

CHICAGO FOR A WHILE.

CHICAGO FOR A WHILE. HE WENT AROUND AND STRUCK OUT,

HE WENT AROUND AND STRUCK OUT,

HE WENT AROUND AND STRUCK OUT, AND MORANDINI IS GLARING AT THE

AND MORANDINI IS GLARING AT THE

AND MORANDINI IS GLARING AT THE HOME PLATE UMPIRE JERRY MEALS

HOME PLATE UMPIRE JERRY MEALS

HOME PLATE UMPIRE JERRY MEALS FOR THAT CALL, AND BOY IS HE

FOR THAT CALL, AND BOY IS HE

FOR THAT CALL, AND BOY IS HE GOING AFTER JERRY MEALS. MEALS

GOING AFTER JERRY MEALS. MEALS

GOING AFTER JERRY MEALS. MEALS IS NOT GOING TO TOLERATE TOO

IS NOT GOING TO TOLERATE TOO

IS NOT GOING TO TOLERATE TOO MUCH MORE AFTER GETTING THAT 94

MUCH MORE AFTER GETTING THAT 94

MUCH MORE AFTER GETTING THAT 94 MILE-PER-HOUR FASTBALL IN THE

MILE-PER-HOUR FASTBALL IN THE

MILE-PER-HOUR FASTBALL IN THE MASK ON THE FIRST PITCH OF THIS

MASK ON THE FIRST PITCH OF THIS

MASK ON THE FIRST PITCH OF THIS GAME.

GAME.

GAME. >> AND RIGGLEMAN STARTED TO COME

>> AND RIGGLEMAN STARTED TO COME

>> AND RIGGLEMAN STARTED TO COME OUT, AND JERRY MEALS, YOU COULD

OUT, AND JERRY MEALS, YOU COULD

OUT, AND JERRY MEALS, YOU COULD READ HIS LIPS, HE SAID DON'T

READ HIS LIPS, HE SAID DON'T

READ HIS LIPS, HE SAID DON'T COME OUT HERE.

COME OUT HERE.

COME OUT HERE. >> WELL APPARENTLY RIGGLEMAN IS

>> WELL APPARENTLY RIGGLEMAN IS

>> WELL APPARENTLY RIGGLEMAN IS SMOOTHING OVER WHATEVER HE SAID.

SMOOTHING OVER WHATEVER HE SAID.

SMOOTHING OVER WHATEVER HE SAID. >> OBVIOUSLY JUST ASKED FOR

>> OBVIOUSLY JUST ASKED FOR

>> OBVIOUSLY JUST ASKED FOR HELP, INSTEAD OF WRINGING HIM UP

HELP, INSTEAD OF WRINGING HIM UP

HELP, INSTEAD OF WRINGING HIM UP RIGHT AWAY.

RIGHT AWAY.

RIGHT AWAY. >> SO IT'S A LITTLE TENSE HERE,

>> SO IT'S A LITTLE TENSE HERE,

>> SO IT'S A LITTLE TENSE HERE, WE'VE HAD NOTHING BUT STRIKEOUTS

WE'VE HAD NOTHING BUT STRIKEOUTS

WE'VE HAD NOTHING BUT STRIKEOUTS IN THIS GAME, FIVE OF THEM SO

IN THIS GAME, FIVE OF THEM SO

IN THIS GAME, FIVE OF THEM SO FAR. THE HITTERS ARE ON EDGE.

FAR. THE HITTERS ARE ON EDGE.

FAR. THE HITTERS ARE ON EDGE. SAMMY SOSA, ON A 12 GAME HITTING

SAMMY SOSA, ON A 12 GAME HITTING

SAMMY SOSA, ON A 12 GAME HITTING STREAK, CHECKS IN AT 352 WITH

STREAK, CHECKS IN AT 352 WITH

STREAK, CHECKS IN AT 352 WITH SEVEN HOMERS AND 20 RUNS BATTED

SEVEN HOMERS AND 20 RUNS BATTED

SEVEN HOMERS AND 20 RUNS BATTED IN.

IN.

IN. FASTBALL MOVES IN FOR STRIKE

FASTBALL MOVES IN FOR STRIKE

FASTBALL MOVES IN FOR STRIKE ONE.

ONE.

ONE. >> LET'S HAVE A POOL BROWNIE.

>> LET'S HAVE A POOL BROWNIE.

>> LET'S HAVE A POOL BROWNIE. THE FIRST PLAYER TO PUT THE BALL

THE FIRST PLAYER TO PUT THE BALL

THE FIRST PLAYER TO PUT THE BALL IN PLAY.

IN PLAY.

IN PLAY. >> ALL RIGHT. LET'S SEE. WELL,

>> ALL RIGHT. LET'S SEE. WELL,

>> ALL RIGHT. LET'S SEE. WELL, SOSA STRIKES OUT A LOT OF

SOSA STRIKES OUT A LOT OF

SOSA STRIKES OUT A LOT OF COURSE, BUT WITH THAT 352

COURSE, BUT WITH THAT 352

COURSE, BUT WITH THAT 352 AVERAGE, HE COULD PUT THE BALL

AVERAGE, HE COULD PUT THE BALL

AVERAGE, HE COULD PUT THE BALL IN PLAY.

IN PLAY.

IN PLAY. MIGHT BE THE SECOND INNING

MIGHT BE THE SECOND INNING

MIGHT BE THE SECOND INNING THOUGH. NO BALLS AND TWO

THOUGH. NO BALLS AND TWO

THOUGH. NO BALLS AND TWO STRIKES. WOW, DID YOU SEE THE

STRIKES. WOW, DID YOU SEE THE

STRIKES. WOW, DID YOU SEE THE MOVEMENT ON THAT PITCH FROM

MOVEMENT ON THAT PITCH FROM

MOVEMENT ON THAT PITCH FROM SHANE.

SHANE.

SHANE. >> I LIKE JACK HOWELL RIGHT

>> I LIKE JACK HOWELL RIGHT

>> I LIKE JACK HOWELL RIGHT ABOUT NOW. YEAH THIS IS FUN TO

ABOUT NOW. YEAH THIS IS FUN TO

ABOUT NOW. YEAH THIS IS FUN TO WATCH.

WATCH.

WATCH. >> THIS IS GREAT ACTION.

>> THIS IS GREAT ACTION.

>> THIS IS GREAT ACTION. >> THAT'S A FORK BALL, GOOD DOWN

>> THAT'S A FORK BALL, GOOD DOWN

>> THAT'S A FORK BALL, GOOD DOWN ACTION, LOT OFF IT.

ACTION, LOT OFF IT.

ACTION, LOT OFF IT. >> SOSA HAS HIT 435 DURING HIS

>> SOSA HAS HIT 435 DURING HIS

>> SOSA HAS HIT 435 DURING HIS 12 GAME HITTING STREAK. AND HE

12 GAME HITTING STREAK. AND HE

12 GAME HITTING STREAK. AND HE BACKS AWAY, SAMMY MAKING MUCH

BACKS AWAY, SAMMY MAKING MUCH

BACKS AWAY, SAMMY MAKING MUCH BETTER CONTACT THIS YEAR, HE'S

BETTER CONTACT THIS YEAR, HE'S

BETTER CONTACT THIS YEAR, HE'S FIFTH IN THE LEAGUE IN HITS.

FIFTH IN THE LEAGUE IN HITS.

FIFTH IN THE LEAGUE IN HITS. BATTING IN FRONT OF MARK GRACE

BATTING IN FRONT OF MARK GRACE

BATTING IN FRONT OF MARK GRACE SEEMS TO AGREE WITH HIM.

SEEMS TO AGREE WITH HIM.

SEEMS TO AGREE WITH HIM. >> SAMMY IS ONE OF THOSE GUYS

>> SAMMY IS ONE OF THOSE GUYS

>> SAMMY IS ONE OF THOSE GUYS THAT ONCE YOUR AHEAD OF HIM LIKE

THAT ONCE YOUR AHEAD OF HIM LIKE

THAT ONCE YOUR AHEAD OF HIM LIKE THIS, YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU

THIS, YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU

THIS, YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU SHOULD STRIKE HIM OUT.

SHOULD STRIKE HIM OUT.

SHOULD STRIKE HIM OUT. >> THAT WAS GOOD MOVEMENT THERE,

>> THAT WAS GOOD MOVEMENT THERE,

>> THAT WAS GOOD MOVEMENT THERE, BUT THE PITCH JUST OFF THE

BUT THE PITCH JUST OFF THE

BUT THE PITCH JUST OFF THE PLATE, ONE BALL AND TWO STRIKES.

PLATE, ONE BALL AND TWO STRIKES.

PLATE, ONE BALL AND TWO STRIKES. >> I THINK IT COULD BE WORTH A

>> I THINK IT COULD BE WORTH A

>> I THINK IT COULD BE WORTH A SHOT WAY UPSTAIRS, ABOUT LETTER

SHOT WAY UPSTAIRS, ABOUT LETTER

SHOT WAY UPSTAIRS, ABOUT LETTER HIGH OR ABOVE IT, OR BOUNCE THE

HIGH OR ABOVE IT, OR BOUNCE THE

HIGH OR ABOVE IT, OR BOUNCE THE FORK BALL IN THE DIRT.

FORK BALL IN THE DIRT.

FORK BALL IN THE DIRT. >> IN THE PAST, HE HAS BEEN

>> IN THE PAST, HE HAS BEEN

>> IN THE PAST, HE HAS BEEN PRONE TO CHASING THOSE HIGH

PRONE TO CHASING THOSE HIGH

PRONE TO CHASING THOSE HIGH HEATERS, WITH TWO STRIKES IN THE

HEATERS, WITH TWO STRIKES IN THE

HEATERS, WITH TWO STRIKES IN THE COUNT.

COUNT.

COUNT. WHOA, HE LOOKED BAD. AND SHANE

WHOA, HE LOOKED BAD. AND SHANE

WHOA, HE LOOKED BAD. AND SHANE FOLLOWS SUIT. SO HE, LIKE KERRY

FOLLOWS SUIT. SO HE, LIKE KERRY

FOLLOWS SUIT. SO HE, LIKE KERRY WOOD STRIKES OUT THE SIDE AND IT

WOOD STRIKES OUT THE SIDE AND IT

WOOD STRIKES OUT THE SIDE AND IT IS 0-0 AFTER ONE.

IS 0-0 AFTER ONE.

>> BACK AT WRIGLEY, PITCHER'S

>> BACK AT WRIGLEY, PITCHER'S SIX, BATTERS NOTHING.

SIX, BATTERS NOTHING.

SIX, BATTERS NOTHING. SALES REPRESENTATIVES ARE READY

SALES REPRESENTATIVES ARE READY

SALES REPRESENTATIVES ARE READY TO TAKE YOUR ORDER FOR FULL OR

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>> JACK HOWELL IS GOING TO TRY

>> JACK HOWELL IS GOING TO TRY TO BECOME THE FIRST MAN TO MAKE

TO BECOME THE FIRST MAN TO MAKE

TO BECOME THE FIRST MAN TO MAKE CONTACT IN THIS GAME. HIS

CONTACT IN THIS GAME. HIS

CONTACT IN THIS GAME. HIS BATTING AVERAGE 250, NO HOMERS,

BATTING AVERAGE 250, NO HOMERS,

BATTING AVERAGE 250, NO HOMERS, AND THREE RUNS BATTED IN FOR

AND THREE RUNS BATTED IN FOR

AND THREE RUNS BATTED IN FOR JACK.

JACK.

JACK. THERE'S THE HIGH HEATER FROM

THERE'S THE HIGH HEATER FROM

THERE'S THE HIGH HEATER FROM KERRY WOOD, HE CHECKED HIS SWING

KERRY WOOD, HE CHECKED HIS SWING

KERRY WOOD, HE CHECKED HIS SWING ON APPEAL TO WALLY BELL AT

ON APPEAL TO WALLY BELL AT

ON APPEAL TO WALLY BELL AT THIRD. AND THERE IS BALL ONE TO

THIRD. AND THERE IS BALL ONE TO

THIRD. AND THERE IS BALL ONE TO JACK HOWELL.

JACK HOWELL.

JACK HOWELL. JACK GETTING THE SECOND START OF

JACK GETTING THE SECOND START OF

JACK GETTING THE SECOND START OF THE YEAR FOR HIM AT THIRD-BASE.

THE YEAR FOR HIM AT THIRD-BASE.

THE YEAR FOR HIM AT THIRD-BASE. THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS FOR HIM.

THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS FOR HIM.

THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS FOR HIM. THERE ARE NOT VERY MANY AT-BATS

THERE ARE NOT VERY MANY AT-BATS

THERE ARE NOT VERY MANY AT-BATS THIS YEAR.

THIS YEAR.

THIS YEAR. HE FOULS IT BACK, ONE BALL AND

HE FOULS IT BACK, ONE BALL AND

HE FOULS IT BACK, ONE BALL AND ONE STRIKE. JACK HAS HAD 16

ONE STRIKE. JACK HAS HAD 16

ONE STRIKE. JACK HAS HAD 16 AT-BATS WITH FOUR HITS. HE'S

AT-BATS WITH FOUR HITS. HE'S

AT-BATS WITH FOUR HITS. HE'S DONE WELL PINCHHITTING, THREE

DONE WELL PINCHHITTING, THREE

DONE WELL PINCHHITTING, THREE FOR TEN, THREE RUNS BATTED IN.

FOR TEN, THREE RUNS BATTED IN.

FOR TEN, THREE RUNS BATTED IN. WHEN HE WAS WITH THE PADRES, HE

WHEN HE WAS WITH THE PADRES, HE

WHEN HE WAS WITH THE PADRES, HE WAS A 235 HITTER AGAINST THE

WAS