Back on January 25, 2007, I wrote:
One thing that I did notice seeing some clips of Igawa the other day – he’s got a funky way of finishing off his delivery. It’s almost as if he’s just about ready to finish his delivery, the way you would expect a pitcher would, and then he stops and sort of freezes like he just saw Medusa – leaving his left foot hanging in the air for a second or two – before landing to field his position. If that’s his normal delivery, I have no idea if it will help him or hurt him in the United States.
Now, I’ve noticed this, from the Yankees site:
After battling command issues over his first three Spring Training appearances, Igawa followed pitching coach Ron Guidry’s advice to better finish his delivery, allowing him to pin his pitches down in the zone.
Hey, sometimes it’s the little changes that can turn an inconsistent pitcher into a very good one. Here’s hoping that this change pays off for Igawa and the Yankees.