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The 'Break' in a curve ball.....

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Billster, May 17, 2009.

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  1. Billster

    Billster TS Member

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    This entire game hinges on the eyes (I'm FINALLY beginning to realize) - 'eye hold' 'eye hold' 'eye hold', etc. Ran across this illustration that sort of 'defines' the breaking curveball. Probably has nothing to do with how we see the targets but found it interesting anyhow. Thought I'd share it. Things aren't always what they seem.

    Sitting here on the fookin' computer when I shoulda been at Elysburg. Ouch.

    Smoke 'em all!
    Bill Stengel
     
  2. Billster

    Billster TS Member

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    This entire game hinges on the eyes (I'm FINALLY beginning to realize) - 'eye hold' 'eye hold' 'eye hold', etc. Ran across this illustration that sort of 'defines' the breaking curveball. Probably has nothing to do with how we see the targets but found it interesting anyhow. Thought I'd share it. Things aren't always what they seem.

    Sitting here on the fookin' computer when I shoulda been at Elysburg. Ouch.

    Smoke 'em all!
    Bill Stengel
     
  3. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Except "real" curveballs really do curve. Its not an optical illusion.
     
  4. shot410ga

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    I was a catcher. I've caught guys that could make that ball dance. The hard part is getting it over the plate. They are real. Try catching a good one.....
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Me too (catcher that is.)

    Played adult amateur baseball until a few years ago. Batted against a few former major leaguers (Mark Huisman, Marty Pattin, Jeff Montgomery, Danny Jackson - from the 1985 Royals World Series Team)

    Curveballs are real.

    Sliders are just plain nasty.
     
  6. Jim Porter

    Jim Porter Well-Known Member

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    Dizzie Dean said that if you don't think I can make a ball curve just go stand about five yards behind that tree and see if I can hit you!
     
  7. jhoward

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    Curveballs are easy to see the curve and understand. Knuckleballs on the other hand, there's no predicting where they will go. That's why teams trade a knuckleball pitcher are often forced to trade their catcher with him.
     
  8. WesleyB

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    I think the catcher has to be more talented than the pitcher. He has to catch those balls!!!!!!!!
     
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