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The Curious Case of Jamie Moyer

In Baseball, Long form on April 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

He left it up. Damn. He thought he could sneak another changeup past Martinez, but he had left it up, and Martinez had knocked it out into left field. The scoreboard flickered: 3-0 Astros. You’re welcome, cheap seats. Enjoy your souvenir.

He’d gotten careless. He’d fooled the rookie Martinez into biting on the 1-0 change. Rookies ate that kind of stuff up. You’re just up from the minors. You need to impress someone — this might be your only chance. So, you wait for that fat 1-0 pitch, and you’re going to knock the hell out of it. But instead of cowhide, all you hit is air — not a crack, just a whoosh. Rookies were a lot of things, but smart wasn’t one of them. Rookies didn’t know 1-0 was the perfect count for a changeup. Read the rest of this entry »

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