Monday, April 14, 2008

Gimmick Infringement

I know I'm totally stealing FJM's bit here, but last night Joe Morgan repeatedly said something incredibly stupid. In attempting to explain the 2 MPH difference between Dice-K's 90-91 MPH fastball and Phil Hughes's 92-93 MPH fastball, Morgan claimed that Hughes's has more "late movement". He seems to think the phrase "late movement" means that the ball picks up speed the closer it gets to the plate, which is a scientific impossibility. In fact the term means that the ball changes plains right before it hits the glove. I don't have to explain this to you if you are more than a casual baseball fan, but apparently Joe Morgan doesn't get it. Amazing.

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