April 11, 2011
This, however, is the coolest breakdown of his mechanics yet:
Red Bull says it used one of 50 cameras in the world that are capable of filming a bullet in flight. And the payoff is clearly visible. Seeing Lincecum's delivery in super slow-motion gives you an even deeper appreciation for how he's able to throw a baseball. It really makes you realize that he's more of a finely tuned machine than his Freak nickname lets on.
At any rate, this was obviously done as part of Lincecum's endorsement deal with Red Bull, but it'd be cool to see other pitchers filmed with the same technology. Which pitcher would you like to see in front of its lens?