This weekâ€™s web pick is a video clip from the New York Times that explains how the New York Yankeesâ€™ Mariano Rivera has been able to dominate hitters throughout his career.Â
Itâ€™s insightful and contains excellent graphics that give you a sense of what it must be like to face the greatest closer of all time (i.e. it makes you wonder how anyone ever gets a hit off him).
Highlights for me are the concise explanation of the different ways he uses his cutter against left and right-handed hitters and the graphics that show the spin on the ball that hitters see when Rivera throws his fastball and cutter, compared to the spin of a slider.
Hat tip goes to Billy-Ball.com, another excellent site that will be a â€˜web pickâ€™ in its own right one week soon.