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When an overhand curve approaches the plate at the batter's letters and then begins going down, the batter essentially is looking down at the ball. He can't judge how far down it will drop from his eye level. But if it also moves right to left, a batter can see that break and adjust his swing.
I said, "I saw Herb Score throw it for a strike one day in 1956, when he struck out a ton of Yankees. He had the best curve I ever saw in person."
The drinker said, "No, Koufax's was better."
"The best ever?" I said.
The drinker thought for a bit and then said, "One of the best ever. Camilo Pascual had the best curveball ever."
He looked to have a nasty BOC, or was that another downward breaking pitch that the batters were whiffing at?
I can't get past the condescending attitude of the article. The author acts like he was killing people with his curve in the minors, while, in reality, he was walking more than he struck out. Also, all other pitches are nothing.
Have you ever read A False Spring? Jordan knows his failings as a minor league pitcher all too well
I hope for SOE's sake that he'll keep appearing there in the wake of their cuts.
He does have one. He got away from it for a couple of years from about mid-2011 to mid-2013 and really fell in love with the cutter. He still doesn't use the BOC a lot but he's been doing a much better job of integrating it and being less predictable.
They looked forward to going to Winnipeg because of the women.
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