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Further proof Springsteen can't throw

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    As if the Glory Days video wasn't enough evidence that Springsteen has a poor throwing motion, there's this:

    (I needed something different for my 500th post of the year)
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    And here I thought he was a five-tool player. ;)
  3. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Can't be, Shot. If you have to dance in the dark instead of steal the base outright, probably lack speed, too. :D
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Nettles got him, bottom of the ninth.

    Then Nettles deflowered Julianne Phillips.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    His lyrics tell us he can sure as hell hit and hit for power. Probably a decent fielder as well.

    But lack of speed and lousy throwing motion could hurt Springsteen ... almost said "The Boss," but no references to the Yankee overlord should taint this. :D
  6. To me, Glory Days was more proof that occasionally even Springsteen writes really terrible songs.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    But Bruce invented a new pitch ... the "speedball."
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    We've actually -- and I truly can't believe I'm typing this -- had the "speedball" argument before.

    Suffice to say, it's not wrong, but it sounds weird enough to throw people, and he could have easily changed it to "fastball" without fucking up the scansion.

    So mock the line if you will, just with the knowledge that "speedball" was once common usage for a hard, straight pitch.
  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    He's better than Tom Cruise in "War of the Worlds."

    Which isn't a high standard, I know.
  10. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    his throwing motion when he flips is guitar back to a roadie on stage is just fine, which is all i care about... 8) 8) 8)

  11. 500th post of the year?

    Good god. Go on a date. Read a book. Step away from the computer.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    While we're on topic of guys who can't throw :


    John Kerry gets ready to unleash "Mr Splitty" at Fenway Park
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