• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 6/28/09

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    1. ken
      June 28th, 2009 | 6:35 pm

      Looking to soak in the glory of last night’s win, I flipped around channels last night (YES, SNY, ESPN) and read various papers online today. It struck me that some called AJ’s secondary pitch a slider and others a curveball. And some even chided others for for ‘getting it wrong’.

      Even more than what to call the pitch, what does that diversity of opinion say about how the professional commentators tell us about what we are seeing. Do the TV/radio/print guys really know what pitch they are looking at or do they just want us to think they know? And do the same pitches get called differently by different observers?

      I remember TV announcers in the 70’s describe a “rising fast ball”. I’m sure that the same pitch is now being thrown but I never hear that phrase.

    2. OnceIWasAYankeeFan
      June 28th, 2009 | 9:02 pm

      and just like that the Yankees are hot again. I’ll guess that MJ is back to following them every day, if he ever actually followed through on his plan to ignore them til the Fourth of July.

      That grimace on A-Rod’s face had to be a little disconcerting though.

      Will be interesting how it goes til the All Star break. Yankees get the Mariners, who are playing pretty well – but miss King Felix and the injured Bedard. Then Toronto, with Halladay set to return, followed by Minnesota and the Angels on the road. The Sox had a run of four series each against a team leading the division at the start of the series, and went 9-3. Now the Yanks have something close – four straight against currently decent playoff contenders. If they keep it going that will be fairly impressive. We’ll see how the Sox do with three in Baltimore then ten at Fenway against Seattle, Oakland and KC. I think they should win ten of 13, but if they don’t and the Yankees play well, we’ll have a tight race when play resumes on July 16.

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