be careful what you learn from that manArticle from The Clarion Ledger here.
But improved strength and fitness is only part of Papelbon's success story. That split-finger fastball, developed during the 2005 season and perfected in the off-season, has been huge.
"Schill (Curt Schilling) showed me the grip in spring training last year, and I kind of took it from there," Papelbon said. "Turns out, it is a natural pitch for me."
Really, thank god Papelbon didn't pitch last night so we can all just not talk about that debacle. ugh.