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2021-04-13 1:57:13 PM  
Too bad he gave up 3 HRs on other pitches.
 
2021-04-13 1:58:26 PM  
Still got his ass beat by that cheatin' manager.
 
2021-04-13 2:13:47 PM  
Sometimes you just need to square up and bunt for the fences.
 
2021-04-13 2:21:46 PM  
Strange: Zack Greinke throws a 51MPH Eephus pitch. Cool: for a strike

That may have been a slow 51mph pitch but it was not an eephus pitch, which requires a high arc to labeled as such.
 
2021-04-13 3:28:33 PM  
That looked like my fastball.
 
2021-04-13 3:47:21 PM  
I thought an Eephus had a much higher arc.
 
2021-04-13 3:51:07 PM  
I remember in eighth grade we went to King's Island for a class field trip. One of my buddies who I had played youth baseball with threw 7x(8?) MPH. No idea what I could have thrown then or what I could do now but it would have been nowhere near what he could do, it was impressive.

I know kids that age can throw that fast but now that I think about it, I wonder if the calibration was intentionally off by a bit just to get us dope guys to spend more money in attempts to impress our gals.
 
2021-04-13 4:22:46 PM  
Here's a bunch of them but to me, the one at 0:42 is what I always think of as an Eephus. Last one (like 3:00 or so) is by far the best of all time:

MLB Best Eephus Pitches
Youtube VfWXADedncM
 
2021-04-13 4:33:10 PM  

meanmutton: Here's a bunch of them but to me, the one at 0:42 is what I always think of as an Eephus. Last one (like 3:00 or so) is by far the best of all time:

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None of these are true eephus pitches in the vein of Rip Sewell - they are just really slow roundhouse curves.
 
2021-04-13 4:42:47 PM  
Several years ago, I was in the stands at a very minor league game.  Carlton Fisk's son  was on the team, and Fisk was there, too, sitting a couple rows away.  I debated long and hard with myself.  On the one hand I really really wanted to ask him who called the pitch that Lee fed Perez in '75, but finally my politeness won out and I didn't pester him.  Sometimes I still wonder, though.

I saw a lot of games at Fenway that summer.  Every time Lee sent one, I spent the next couple of seconds thinking this was one too many and he was going to get burned.  It never ever happened, until Perez.
 
2021-04-13 4:47:15 PM  
Yeah, that's not nearly high enough to be an eephus.
 
2021-04-13 6:34:20 PM  
Crushing the Eephis...
1975 WS Gm7: Perez crushes a two-run blast to left
Youtube sJRXlCeAXPY

Doggie Style.
 
2021-04-13 6:34:26 PM  

WoodyHayes: I remember in eighth grade we went to King's Island for a class field trip. One of my buddies who I had played youth baseball with threw 7x(8?) MPH. No idea what I could have thrown then or what I could do now but it would have been nowhere near what he could do, it was impressive.

I know kids that age can throw that fast but now that I think about it, I wonder if the calibration was intentionally off by a bit just to get us dope guys to spend more money in attempts to impress our gals.


My son plays high school baseball.  When he was in middle school he could throw in the 60s, but some kids were in the upper 70s and one 12 year old thre 84.

That 12 year old is 15 now and still throws 84.
 
2021-04-13 7:29:18 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: WoodyHayes: I remember in eighth grade we went to King's Island for a class field trip. One of my buddies who I had played youth baseball with threw 7x(8?) MPH. No idea what I could have thrown then or what I could do now but it would have been nowhere near what he could do, it was impressive.

I know kids that age can throw that fast but now that I think about it, I wonder if the calibration was intentionally off by a bit just to get us dope guys to spend more money in attempts to impress our gals.

My son plays high school baseball.  When he was in middle school he could throw in the 60s, but some kids were in the upper 70s and one 12 year old thre 84.

That 12 year old is 15 now and still throws 84.


The carnie games are typically wrong, but it's not impossible for a kid to throw in the 70's at that age. When I was in little league our pitcher was like that at age 12. High 60's, low 70's fastball, it was terrifying to catch at that age, let alone try and hit.

I can get up into the 70's still in my 30's, but my body hates me if I do. It's more of a mechanic thing than just a strength thing. I'm tall at 6'1" but I have arms of a guy who is 6'5", so I get a pretty good whip on my arm still.
 
2021-04-13 7:41:41 PM  
Well, I came in here to say that wasn't an ephus pitch, it was off speed, but that was covered. Then I wanted to say that would be a crow hopped fastball for me, but that was also covered.

My cat's breath smells like cat food.
 
2021-04-13 9:23:13 PM  
Anyone remember this?
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2021-04-13 9:42:23 PM  

WoodyHayes: I remember in eighth grade we went to King's Island for a class field trip. One of my buddies who I had played youth baseball with threw 7x(8?) MPH. No idea what I could have thrown then or what I could do now but it would have been nowhere near what he could do, it was impressive.

I know kids that age can throw that fast but now that I think about it, I wonder if the calibration was intentionally off by a bit just to get us dope guys to spend more money in attempts to impress our gals.


IIRC, that game at King's Island wanted you to match your speed on 2 out of 3 pitches. So if you threw your arm out, you'd get 78 on the display once, but throwing 55-55 got you the stuffed whatever.

And in case you want to question my KI cred, I prefer the backwards Racer, the Vortex, and the King Cobra. But The Beast is still the baddest coaster ever.
 
2021-04-13 9:59:14 PM  
Since they're playing game 2 right now, just wanna add:

"What you call hell, Ramos calls home." - Tom Servo

/Eat 'em up...
 
2021-04-13 10:24:31 PM  

brap: That looked like my fastball.


Mine too, except that it was in the strike zone.
 
2021-04-14 2:17:18 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: My son plays high school baseball.  When he was in middle school he could throw in the 60s, but some kids were in the upper 70s and one 12 year old thre 84.

That 12 year old is 15 now and still throws 84.


For kids who can throw that hard I'm always fearful of some high school manager doing wrong by them.

Gonz: IIRC, that game at King's Island wanted you to match your speed on 2 out of 3 pitches. So if you threw your arm out, you'd get 78 on the display once, but throwing 55-55 got you the stuffed whatever.


Yeah, I think you're right that it was a "match your speed" game rather than just a "show off your guns" game.

Gonz: And in case you want to question my KI cred, I prefer the backwards Racer, the Vortex, and the King Cobra. But The Beast is still the baddest coaster ever.


I've only been to King's Island twice, we're more of a Cedar Point family since a lot of us were or still are in NW Ohio. I'm sure I've been on the coasters but I couldn't tell you which one, though as a wee lad I remember being terrified going up in the miniature Eiffel Tower out in the parking lot or wherever it is. 99% sure I did The Beast.

I should give King's Island another visit one of these years.
 
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