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(Twitter)   I see your 51 mph eephus pitch and *lower* you to 46 mph sloooooooow pitch   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-04-17 8:11:37 AM  
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2021-04-17 8:31:47 AM  
Eephus isn't even a WORD... it only means this type of pitch and now we have 2 in a week?

starting to believe DJT is still the Pres...
 
2021-04-17 8:47:37 AM  
That's not an eephus pitch. It's just a slow pitch.

Let's put this to rest: eephus pitch
 
2021-04-17 8:53:28 AM  
Fitting, seeing as La Tortuga was pitching.
 
2021-04-17 9:21:53 AM  

Badmoodman: That's not an eephus pitch. It's just a slow pitch.

Let's put this to rest: eephus pitch


Subby never said it was an eephus pitch.  He was just comparing this 46 mph off-speed pitch to yesterday's 51 mph eephus pitch story.

Jesus, people. FFS, go outside or something.

/I'm truly convinced one's propensity to engage in uninformed "calling out" bullshiat like this is inversely proportional to dick size.  Today's "evangelicals are insecure about their penis size" story bears that out.
 
2021-04-17 10:05:40 AM  

Monty_Zoncolan: Eephus isn't even a WORD... it only means this type of pitch and now we have 2 in a week?

starting to believe DJT is still the Pres...


If DJT was still pres, it would have 45MPH.

Clearly the pitcher is a Biden fan.
 
2021-04-17 10:27:21 AM  

Badmoodman: That's not an eephus pitch. It's just a slow pitch.

Let's put this to rest: eephus pitch


Thank you.
 
2021-04-17 11:04:05 AM  

Badmoodman: That's not an eephus pitch. It's just a slow pitch.

Let's put this to rest: eephus pitch


I'm very much inclined to agree with you that this is what an eephus pitch really is supposed to be:

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But then again, when you've got MLB's own media accounts, and probably some announcers too, referring to stuff like this as an eephus then, welp, that's when the word will come to mean.

Whatever you call it, when it works, I love it.  As Warren Spahn once said - "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting time."
 
2021-04-17 11:09:14 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Badmoodman: That's not an eephus pitch. It's just a slow pitch.

Let's put this to rest: eephus pitch

Subby never said it was an eephus pitch.  He was just comparing this 46 mph off-speed pitch to yesterday's 51 mph eephus pitch story.

Jesus, people. FFS, go outside or something.

/I'm truly convinced one's propensity to engage in uninformed "calling out" bullshiat like this is inversely proportional to dick size.  Today's "evangelicals are insecure about their penis size" story bears that out.


Now that I know it's vitally important, I'm going to start calling virtually everything an eephus pitch.
 
2021-04-17 11:10:01 AM  

Forty-Three: this is what an eephus pitch really is supposed to be


That's going to be a real problem!
 
2021-04-17 11:40:26 AM  

Forty-Three: Whatever you call it, when it works, I love it.  As Warren Spahn once said - "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting time."


Yeah, and seeing a ball at essentially half speed would really confuse the hell out of your muscle memory.

That being said, it is also risky, a good hitter will just murder the ball.
 
2021-04-17 11:40:36 AM  
So you're saying I can throw as fast as an MLB pitcher?

/immediately destroys rotator cuff attempting it
 
2021-04-17 11:47:34 AM  
Eephus pitch sounds like a vocal range.

"I can sing Barry White in an eephus pitch"
 
2021-04-17 12:04:43 PM  
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2021-04-17 12:40:39 PM  
i threw it. i was a second basement with a rag arm and it was my nickname.
 
2021-04-17 1:20:12 PM  
Astudillo is amazing. Does nothing great, but does everything OK. Only in baseball...
 
2021-04-17 1:23:21 PM  
Did he have to change his number to pitch? I love that he put on 42
 
2021-04-17 1:26:58 PM  
1946 ASG: Ted Williams homers off Sewell's eephus pitch
Youtube PH2P7tC1JRw
 
2021-04-17 1:41:09 PM  
It is way beyond time for some softball pitchers to show these clowns what they can do ... fast pitch especially.   Let them work a year or two with baseballs and we  will have a whole crop of starting pitchers.
 
2021-04-17 8:29:53 PM  
What is the slowest possible pitch that could be called for a strike (assuming the batter doesn't swing)?  Should be easy to calculate, I just don't know the numbers involved.

-Height drop from the highest possible delivery to the lowest edge of the strike zone.
-Distance from the furthest stretched arm to the closest the catcher's mitt could be.
-Does "pitch speed" measure the actual velocity of the ball, or only the horizontal component?
 
2021-04-17 9:07:24 PM  
Aka the ol' Jamie Moyer fastball
 
2021-04-17 10:42:50 PM  

IgG4: Did he have to change his number to pitch? I love that he put on 42


It was Jackie Robinson Day. Everybody was wearing 42.
 
2021-04-18 7:21:49 AM  
Phil Neikro had the Eephus in his bag of tricks. At that point, batters were better off closing their eyes and swinging at random.
 
2021-04-18 9:09:58 AM  

ChrisDe: [YouTube video: 1946 ASG: Ted Williams homers off Sewell's eephus pitch]


I had to play the end of that twice because it kinda sounded like the announcer said Clevelands and Steamer. He said Kramer and Stephens but it doesn't sound like that.
 
2021-04-18 11:33:07 AM  

SteveGrogansGoat: Phil Neikro had the Eephus in his bag of tricks. At that point, batters were better off closing their eyes and swinging at random.


Phil Neikro had a lot of stuff in his tool box.
 
2021-04-18 1:40:32 PM  
...why am I a Twins fan...
 
2021-04-18 6:25:27 PM  

Jedekai: ...why am I a Twins fan...


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/season ticket holder since '02
 
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