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thanks for this, I've read enough baseball books in my time to catch the love, I always liked Roger Angell and it was he who talked me through the wonder of hitting a baseball.

And those scientists know nothing. He told me of the mystery of the knuckleball and, by the by, demonstrated why the Jubilani footballs can't fly straight (they're too round). A fastball will rotate 4 to five times on its way to the plate but a curve ball will do 8 or 9, with a baseball that's about 2 inches displacement and when you're swinging a 2 inch bat, that's a strike.

and even tho' the song isn't really about baseball, this always makes me think of it



keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 07:56:48 AM EST
try W. P. Kinsella, "the Thrill of the Grass."

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 11:24:31 AM EST
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Indeed it is

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Oct 29th, 2010 at 11:40:14 AM EST
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