Monday, August 06, 2007

Is Barry Bonds' record "tainted" by his elbow protector?

Here's an article that argues that part of the reason for Barry Bonds' late-career power surge is the elbow guard he wears. According to Michael Witte, the "armor" has special features which limit the motion of Bonds' arm, thus keeping his swing in the correct plane. Among other things.

I have no idea what to make of this; just thought I'd throw it out there.

Hat Tip: John Pastier of SABR



At Tuesday, August 07, 2007 2:33:00 PM, Blogger Don Coffin said...

See Willl Carroll's article at Bseball Prospectus:

Bottom line--the guy making the brace says he's seen no change in the size of Bands' are since he started makine the breace in1992. How responsive that is to the question of the brace itself enhancing Bonds' hitting is unclear.

At Tuesday, August 07, 2007 2:34:00 PM, Blogger Don Coffin said...

Th'a's "Bonds'arm," not "Bands' are." I can't type.


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