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Continued: Souhan: Twins' Perkins gets lessons from one of the best in Maddux

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 19, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Maddux never has worked as a full-time pitching coach. With Team USA, he wound up throwing in the outfield, sometimes licking his middle finger and making the ball swerve like a small bird.

“Maddux said he never did that in a game, but he could make the ball cut any way he wanted,” Perkins said. “I’ve been back from the WBC for two days, and there have already been times when I thought about things he said.

“So yesterday, when we were practicing fielding, I licked my middle finger, and threw a cutter to the catcher.’

 

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