Apr

17

 I just saw the Royals (getting swept by the Indians) put in their outfielder to pitch the ninth to save what is left of a depleted pen.

The pitching was akin to batting practice, the tribe went quickly, and the pitcher got a Royals' standing ovation, the only pitcher all weekend to get one.

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It seems like the batters may have been a bit taken out of their element by the novelty, maybe the overconfident factor at work.

Maybe the Royals' skipper scored a tiny tiny mental victory here to lift the team for the next series.


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  1. steve on April 18, 2012 10:04 am

    There was a pitcher who would throw a sky ball and the batters were befuddled by it. It came across the plate at 65 miles and hour. He would use it sparingly. Then He tried it at the wrong time and the batter sat on it and mailed it out of the stadium

  2. steve on April 22, 2012 7:13 pm

    for you who like nostalgia check out Bill Spaceman Lee he threw the eephus pitch

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eephus_pitch

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