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On Barry Zito's New(ish) Delivery

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I don't know how I missed this article on Barry Zito's new mechanics, which were intelligently designed by guru Tom House.

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Oh, yeah. That Tom House. And it's evident that Zito's doing something differently when he gets in the stretch. He gets in a crouch before he delivers. I figure that the players on the Giants with regrettable contracts have had such good success using a bizarre crouch, that it can't fail.

All snarkiness aside, I'm open to anything. And I'm glad Zito is too. His start on Friday night was good -- love it when Zito gets strikeouts -- though there was still moments where he fought his control. It's spring. Best shape of his life, learned a new pitch, tinkering with his delivery, canyon tossing, putting the past behind him, moving ahead one step at a time, newly focused and ready to go. It's spring.

But I'm not expecting Zito to get Cy Young votes; I'm hoping he can be Chris Narveson. That'd be awesome. If Zito's work with Tom House gets him closer to that, I can believe for another couple of weeks. Spring!