Monthly Archives: April 2012

Apr 15

A Perfect Game For Ryan Basden

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

One of my students, Freshman lefthander Ryan Basden, threw a perfect game last week. His mother was kind enough to send me over the clipping, as I wasn’t able to make the game. I had seen him K eight batters over 5 innings in a previous start this season, so I can’t say I’m surprised […]

Apr 09

Happy “Poster,” Everyone!

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Poster, for you less-than-hip kids, is my fictional holiday celebrating the day after Easter, a glorious Monday in which all Easter candy goes on sale for at least 50% off. Post-Easter. Poster. When thinking of names 4 years ago my final two were Poster and Pfeaster, and I went with the former. I think the Pfeaster […]

Apr 05

The Antihydral Experiment

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

In 2010 I lost 2 weeks of season and 2 starts due to a dime-sized blister. It was a very humid day, and I had been using a lot of rosin. If you’re not a rosin user, it tends to make your hands very tacky after a handful of innings. The moisture plus increased grip […]