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"They'll be expecting adagio. Go with the allegro."
Tags:catcher, catchers, catch, coach, coaching, coaches, music, musicians, musical, classical, classical music, conductor, conducting, conduct, conducts, baseball, base ball, ball game, the game, sport, sports, team sports, batter, batting, play ball, inning, innings, orchestra, orchestral, adagio, adagios, allegro, allegro, fast ball, fastball, pitch, pitcher, pun, puns, punny
'See the guy in the fifth row, red shirt? Do me a favor and nail him with a fastball...'
"Magritte Takes One High and Inside"
Tags:rene magritte, magritte, bowler hat, bowler hats, derby hat, derby hats, pitch, pitches, pitching, high and inside, fastball, fastballs, batter, batters, batting, batting practice, batting practise, baseball player, baseball players, artist, artists, fine art, art history, modern art, modern artist, modern artists, surreal, surrealist, surrealists, surrealism
"Kellanay seems to be making real progress with his split-fingered fastball."
Tags:fastball, fastballs, fast ball, fast balls, baseball, baseballs, baseball player, baseball players, fast-ball, fast-balls, executive, executives, exec, execs, anger therapy, gentlemen's club, gentleman's club, businessmen, businessman, corporate culture, anger issues, problem solver, problem solving, attitude problem, attitude problems
"Let's go slider, fastball, curve, beanball, fight, ejection, shower, beer."
Tags:slider, sliders, fastball, fastballs, ejection, ejections, fight, fights, fighting, brawl, brawls, brawling, umpire, umpires, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, curveball, curveballs, eject, ejects, ejecting, pitcher, pitchers, catcher, catchers, knock off, knock off for the day, plan, plans, planning, meeting on the mound, mound, pitcher's mound, pitcher's mounds
"Your inability to turn off your critical voice, combined with your fear of disappointing your overbearing, demanding father, is causing you to lose faith in your fastball."
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, player, players, pitcher, pitchers, athlete, athletes, pitching, fastball, fastballs, kid, kids, child, children, adult child, childhood, childhood issues, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, criticism, critic, critics, critique, critical, voice, voices, fear, fears, disappointment, disappointing, overbearing, demanding, faith, lose faith, losing faith, self-esteem, low self-esteem, self-confidence, low self-confidence, psychology, mental health, therapy, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, modern life
"Ok, one finger means fastball, two fingers means curve, three fingers means changeup...and quite often I'll flash you the middle finger, because I've always hated your guts!"
'If I rub my chin, it's a fastball. If I rub my cheek, it's a curve ball. If I rub my eyes, it's hay fever.'
"I sense a certain ambivalent bounce in your pitches...and it makes me feel vulnerable."
'I'd like you to throw it just a teensy-weensy little more inside.'
'It slipped... Next!!'
Tags:baseball, base ball, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, slip, slips, slipping, slipped, fastball, fastballs, fast ball, fast balls, high, inside, throw, throws, throwing, thrower, throwers, threw, fast, quick, quickly, pace, paces, paced, knock out, knocks out, knockout, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'...Fastball in the noggin? Never affected us...'
Tags:baseball, base ball, pensioner, pensioners, forget, forgets, forgetting, forgetful, forgotten, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, pitched, helmet, helmets, bat, bats, batting, batter, batters, batsman, batsmen, affect, affects, effect, effects, fastball, fastballs, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
Look, Rusty, your fastball's working and your sinker's dropping perfectly. But if you can't stop chasing the ball after you throw it, I'm gonna have to put you down -- In the minors, Rusty. Oh! You should see your face!
Tags:dog, dogs, baseball, pitch, pitcher, pitches, pitching, ball, fastball, fastballs, sinker, sinkers, chase, chases, chasing, throw, throws, throwing, thrower, bat, batting, batter, glove, gloves, run, running, sprint, sprinting, sprinter, sprinters, canine, canines, catch, catches, the argyle sweater, argyle sweater
'One's a fast ball, two's a fast ball, and three's the fastest ball.'
"How 'bout one high and upside to the heckler behind our dugout?"
Tags:baseball, mlb, major leagues, baseball player, baseball players, baseball game, baseball games, baseball match, baseball matches, pitchers, pitcher, manager, head hunter, heckler, hecklers, heckling, irritation, irritations, annoying, fan, fans, fastball, dugout, mound, high and outside, high and inside, home plate, over the plate, baseball game, fast ball
"I need to buy a faster fastball."
"Your fastball is just hanging and your curve isn't breaking at all. What you should do is take an analgesic with some pain-relieving anti-inflammatory ingredients for a few days."
"You know, you're giving away my heater when you put on the oven mitt."