- n. baseball A forespin pitch thrown by rotating the index and middle fingers down and resulting in motion down "curve"
- n. An unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.
- curve + ball (Wiktionary)
“Not every story has a fairytale ending, of course, but simply being able to move on and move forward after life throws you a curveball is a powerful ability.”
“He can still light up a radar gun with a 95-mph fastball, and his curveball is a "plus" pitch, too.”
“According to Lu, who helped to design a popular Web animation that illustrates the science behind what he calls the curveball illusion, the ball travels relatively straight toward the batter, curving somewhat but not nearly as much as claimed.”
“Not even the sentient monkey named Madison could throw me out of the story, though it was a curveball from the author, and the little critter makes a sizeable contribution to how the story unfolds.”
“While Barry Zito's curveball is considered his out pitch, he throws a first-pitch fastball 57% of the time.”
“Anytime you've got a guy throwing 94 (miles per hour) with sink using both sides of the plate and his curveball is one of the best in the league also, it certainly makes it tough.”
“His (Floyd's) curveball is going to be pretty damn good and he was able to locate his fastball," Burrell said.”
“His curveball is nowhere near where it was before his injuries and his mechanics are out of whack.”
“He might not throw quite as hard, but that curveball is not going to be hit, Pratt said.”
“He throws in the low 90s and a 12-to-6 curveball is his out pitch.”
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