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I wonder how underhand softball-style pitchers would do in baseball if that pitch delivery was legal...
What part of the softball-style delivery is not legal? Obviously you wouldn't be able to make the same move from the stretch (well, you just couldn't hold any runners on), but I don't know what part of the softball motion is actually against the rules.
In baseball, the pitcher's foot is supposed to be in contact with the rubber when the ball is released. A lot of major league pitchers don't do this, but they're close enough that the umpires would need video evidence to call it definitively. Fastpitch softball pitchers essential leap at the batter, and aren't even close to touching the rubber when they release the ball. They'd get called on it every time.
A lot of major league pitchers don't do this, but they're close enough that the umpires would need video evidence to call it definitively.
A "speedball" is a mixture of cocaine and heroin (sometimes, amphetamines and heroin). It's godawful. And very addictive.
I thought this was going to be about Pedro Ramos.
I miss Jerry
What I'm wondering is whether that "curve" essentially functioned as Johnson's change-up. It apparently didn't break much, but it would have to be slower than the real heat, because the grip used for the curve isn't maximized for velocity. It would make some sense that Johnson would continue to use this lousy curve for 20 years, if it was a working change-up.
it's what killed Belushi
Officially Garcia died of a heart attack; of course, he was overweight, had diabetes, smoked cigarettes, and had abused various drugs for many years.
OT: Who appeared in front of more paying customers, lifetime, the Grateful Dead or Pete Rose?
Rose, and it isn't even close. A quick and dirty estimate gets Rose in front of 90 million paying customers, based on 25,000/game X 160 games/year X 22 years.
Yeah, but this was original members of the group, Weir and Lesh I think, playing with a Jerry Garcia impressionist. So bizarre.
Current Journey singer Arnel Pineda was recruited by the band after Neal Schon saw him covering Journey songs on YouTube.
The bill? Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin after their first album, and The Who doing their Magic Bus tour. Really.
Someone seems to know a lot about Journey, so I have a question. Was Journey originally formed by the original keyboard player for Santana, who left that band when it became clear that Santana was Carlos' band, and not the keyboard player's? That's the urban legend I heard. - Brock
You get a lot of repeat audience at ballgames, and you play in many fewer venues. On the other hand, The Dead had a dedicated corps of Deadheads who would literally follow them around on tour, seeing every show. I don't know how many of those fans there were, but they were, essentially, season ticket holders.
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