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  • noun Plural form of curveball.


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  • He mixed in curveballs, sliders and an occasional changeup.

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  • "Chris can handle curveballs, which is important in morning television," McManus said. Chronicle

  • Mike Weiner, the new Executive Director of the MLB Players Association, should certainly take credit for Strasburg's devastating curve since it was the Union that refined the art of throwing "curveballs" to baseball management over the years.

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  • Now facing Kendry Morales, Burnett tried two curveballs, missed with them, then attempted to sneak a heater past him.

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  • In total command of his curveballs, cutters and changeups, his fastball was equally confounding as it painted all parts of the strike zone with his excellence.

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  • Then in the sixth with Adrian Beltre at bat, Carpenter tossed one of his classic curveballs, which drop like a stone in water as they approach the plate.

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  • Life's curveballs are inevitable, therefore position yourself so that the "getting up" part is not so crippling.

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  • Niese has one of the best curveballs in baseball when he throws it for strikes.

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  • He throws mostly fastballs, changeups and curveballs.

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  • Throwing junk curveballs and changeups so that his mid-to-high 80s fastball looked faster, he, like Cliff Lee did the night before, had a stretch where he struck out three batters on three different pitches.

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