Over in Des Moines, Cubs Triple A hitting coach Von Joshua has something called a "Fuzz Machine", which he used to help Ryan Theriot find his power stroke.
Quote from Carrie's story: Joshua, in his
fourth year at Iowa, has been a hitting coach since 1984, and some of his
pupils include Mike Piazza and Magglio Ordonez. What's the secret? It's
something Joshua calls a "fuzz machine," which is basically a
pitching machine that hitters use in the cage. The gauge is set at 86-87 mph,
but for some reason, the ball appears to be coming at hitters at 105 mph.
Okay...so have you heard about a "Fuzz Machine" before?
I googled it, and nothing about baseball comes up.
This could be the BIGGEST THING IN BASEBALL EVER!
And yet it's buried in a Carrie column somewhere on Cubs.com.
D. Lee or Milton Bradley - why haven't you had an appointment with the Fuzz Machine?
How come Aaron Miles isn't "going yard"?
And why isn't Von Joshua as familiar a name as Walt Herniak?
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