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6.09.2015

Headline Of The Week


You would not expect the East Oregonian to make such a mistake.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now THAT'S funny!! Maybe he's the Creature From The Black Lagoon! :-)

Triple Fake... said...

Did they mean to say ambidextrous (which they did in the article), or ambitious? Amphibious makes no sense at all, not even if he was playing for SEAttle!
If he was a starting pitcher, does that mean he could conceivably throw over 200 pitches per game, providing the pitches were fairly evenly divided between left and right arms?

Anonymous said...

Amphibious pitchers are a slimy, cold blooded bunch.

Anonymous said...

2:07

You don't follow MLB much, do you?

Generally, he will pitch right handed to right handed batters and left handed to left handed batters. The number of batters won't change, so the 200 pitches per game comment is ridonkulus.

Anonymous said...

The Incredible Mr. Limpet!

jon spencer said...

As I have posted on other sites, this is the sports writer doing their job well. This writer is using one of Yogi Berra's "quotes".

Triple Fake... said...

I'm aware of the righty/righty & lefty/lefty matchups. It's a rule of thumb, not a rule.
The number of batters won't change?! Ever hear of substitutions? It's been a couple of weeks since I watched a game, but they still do that in MLB, right? They could send every player on the team up to the plate if they wanted to.
But let's say there are no subs. Doesn't matter. The number of pitches he throws depends on how many he has to use to get each batter out, not the number of batters he faces. It also could depend on how many innings are played. 25 pitches per inning x 8 innings = 200
It was a somewhat facetious assertion that any one person would throw 200 pitches. But I also said "conceivably". It is totally conceivable.
Tim Wakefield once threw 172 pitches in a game, but that was with a knuckleball.
Nolan Ryan threw 164 pitches at age 42, and you can bet he was firing it in there even at that age. Using one arm only.
Ridonkulus? Of course.
Pete Rose wouldn't put money on it, but it's possible!
(You can look that guy up to find out how he was once relevant to MLB)

Anonymous said...

I think that when Nolan threw the 172 pitch game he threw 64 of them at the batters head !