Tim Lincecum, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, is as unique and unorthodox as hurlers come. Though he’s considered short for a dominant pitcher, Lincecum can somehow drum up the power to smoke his fastball past batters. Against all odds, he’s very probably, super likely the best pitcher in baseball. How does this short stuff do it? Red Bull captured Lincecum’s throwing motion with a Phantom Flex camera to see every little detail at 1000fps.
The first thing that stuck out to me: it’s incredibly violent. His legs, hips, torso and arms all seem to be hitting their limits each time he throws the ball. But yet, everything is so controlled! His body is in harmony, one motion begets another and it all leads to a perfect release.
I don’t think you have to love baseball to enjoy watching this video. Chalk it up as another instance where life is just more interesting in slow motion. [Red Bull]