This uber-popular clip of Charlie Morton's two-seam fastball and curveball is pure fantasy. And no, that doesn't make it any less fun to watch so long as you don't care about its accuracy. https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1181268716056657925 However, I don't think its physically possible for a pitch to turn on a dime like that, but of course, I'm … Continue reading Thoughts on the Charlie Morton fastball/curveball video.
I make pitching gifs on a regular basis. In fact, there are dozens of other accounts on Twitter that do it as well. We participate in trying to help other fans understand what happens during plate appearances that go beyond what meets the eye. They can be great to see pitch shapes and how they … Continue reading A Better Understanding of Pitch Overlays
Josh Hader is incredibly hard to hit for several reasons. The biggest has to be because of his mechanics as Hader hides the ball really well (especially to left-handed hitters). He does so by angling his body towards the first baseline as you can see by his front foot position. The hitter is kept in … Continue reading Josh Hader Wrecks Timing