Back mechanics


#1

if you go there http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/baseballs_best/mlb_bb_gamepage.jsp?story_page=bb_75as_071575 and look at the 5 inning or just look at this picture

you can see don sutton arch is back a lot. I throw like that and i wouldlike to know if it puts extra pressure somewhere in your body that might or might not be good and i wouldlike to know if it’s good or bad for a pitcher.

chris o-leary, you did a pitching analysis of don sutton where you talk briefly about is back but you didn’t tell if it was actually a good or a bad thing.


#2


#3

I don’t think it’s a problem.

Many guys (e.g. Juan Marichal) have done that over the years but few have had back problems.

Super-submarining ala Chad Bradford is the only thing that I’m worried about in terms of back problems.


#4

It is bad for the back and good for pitching. Most pitchers don’t end up with career threatening back problems so it is an acceptable risk for most.


#5

I agree that I wouldn’t do this if you have a history of back problems in your family.