The Twitch Club

The Twitch Club

The Twitch Club

The Twitch Club
By The Captain

Back in the 80’s a few friends of mine and I affectionately started calling a portion of the Phillies pitching staff the twitch club. Wipe, that, “what in the world are you talking about,” look off your face I’ll explain it to you. The Twitch is that quick head snap when the pitch you just threw goes past you for a base hit or sailing into the seats for a HR. A member of the twitch club is one of those special pitchers that spend more time looking over his shoulder watching one after of his pitches being crushed. These are the guys that come into a close or tied game to put out a fire but instead throw napalm on it.  Or they start a game and just blow up leaving your club in a hole they’d never be able to climb out.

No matter what team you are a fan of I’m sure you can name some current twitch club members on the roster. Also, I bet you can recall some all-time members in your team’s history. For me growing up in the 70’s and 80’s in the Philadelphia area the names,Randy LerchSid MongeDave RuckerEd FarmerDon CarmanTom GormanFreddie ToliverJoe CowleyTodd FrohwirthDoug BairBob Sebra, Starvin Marvin Freeman, and so many more.

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Thursday, 24 May 2012


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