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  1. Subscriberlemondrop
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    08 Nov '19 18:231 edit
    baseball has several named pitches
    I think I would be a slow curve or a knuckle ball
    not sharp enough for a fast ball
  2. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    08 Nov '19 20:21
    @lemondrop said
    baseball has several named pitches
    I think I would be a slow curve or a knuckle ball
    not sharp enough for a fast ball
    I would agree with this part.
    not sharp enough for a fast ball, or any other ball for that matter!!!

    -VR
  3. Subscriberlemondrop
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    08 Nov '19 20:27
    @very-rusty said
    I would agree with this part.
    not sharp enough for a fast ball, or any other ball for that matter!!!

    -VR
    take it to the general forum eephus
  4. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    08 Nov '19 23:181 edit
    @lemondrop said
    take it to the general forum eephus
    LOL@ Gerty......I think we were there! 😛 😉

    Remember I taught you how to spell the word 'eephus'?

    -VR
  5. Subscribermchill
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    09 Nov '19 11:19
    @lemondrop said
    baseball has several named pitches
    I think I would be a slow curve or a knuckle ball
    not sharp enough for a fast ball
    I'd be a slider

    (I'm not a baseball fan, but I like the name)
  6. Subscriberketchuplover
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    09 Nov '19 22:00
    screwball
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @mchill said
    I'd be a slider

    (I'm not a baseball fan, but I like the name)
    In baseball, a slider is a breaking ball pitch that tails laterally and down through the batter's hitting zone; it is thrown with less speed than a fastball but greater than the pitcher's curveball.

    -VR
  8. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @ketchuplover said
    screwball
    Eric Dykstra, <3 baseball
    Answered Oct 31, 2012 · Author has 246 answers and 859.6k answer views
    It's a very stressful pitch on the arm, and in recent years pitchers have been turning to the circle-change as the offspeed pitch of choice that dives away from opposite-handed hitters. The screwball has better movement, but the circle-change takes the same arm slot a a fastball and is much more deceptive because of that.

    The good news, some pitchers still do throw it! The active major league players that throw one are Yoshinori Tateyama, Hector Santiago, and Danny Herrera.

    Yoshinori Tateyama throws one, here's a link to an article on Fangraphs with a couple of gifs (apparently the gifs w...(more)

    -VR
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