Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/03/10 at 12:15 AM ET
from Bill Roose of DetroitRedWings.com,
A fastball is like a slap shot. A curveball is like a deflection from the point.
That was the observation made by Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard following his guest stint as the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen catcher Wednesday afternoon prior to the club’s baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.
Howard, who will find out later this month if he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year, donned borrowed catcher’s gear to catch a bullpen session with Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.
“You watch him on TV some nights and he’s bringing it at 98 miles per hour,” Howard said of the Tigers’ All-Star hurler. “I was back there at first a little shaky, but he has such great control that he just put it right in the glove.”
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