A buddy of mine tried to argue with me about how to throw a three finger change up properly. Apparently, he saw some you tube vid of a guy who said that the pitch doesn’t need pronation or special finger pressure or anything. He said that you should take off 5% of your arm speed and that coupled with the friction from the extra finger should be enough to make it an effective pitch.
I felt that this is completely wrong. My response to this arguement was that the 3 finger change should be thrown like a Cir change. with pronation and carefully timed index finger pressure. In fact, it was my understanding that the only difference between a 3 finger and a circle change was the grip itself which is a comfort thing.
Am I right or is my friend right? …The other reason I feel that I am correct on this is that I actually pitch where as my friend does not. Sure he knows a great deal about the game but the fact of the matter is I improved my change up a great deal by switching from the circle grip to the 3 finger grip and yet keeping the same principles on how to throw it. I don’t reduce arm speed by 5% or even .1%
I am quite proud of my change up and I don’t throw it anything like what he considered the “correct way”. That’s why this little argument started. So now it’s up to the LTP experts to settle it.
Thanks for takin the time,
C. Sam C.
PS: Yes I’m still pitching Coach Baker. I just couldn’t stop. I love it too much and it makes me happy.