From this morning's Herald: "In Matsuzaka’s Red Sox debut against major leaguers, two Marlins - Jason Stokes and Jeremy Hermida - said they saw a pitch that had movement and action unlike any other pitch they had ever seen before."
"Hermida saw it three times, Stokes once and the UFO broke down and away to the left-handed hitting Hermida and in on the hands of Stokes."
Spring day game
Gyroball goes by
The sound of whiff.
Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell said Matsuzaka’s changeup was really the pitch they actually saw but the Marlin's insist it was the gyroball.
A ball spun clockwise by:
"Look!" the batter said,
But he was alone.
This is a double-header day, so be sure to scroll down to the second strip that follows …
The first haiku is inspired by one of Basho's frog Haiku:
The old pond
A frog jumps in
The sound of water.
And the second is inspired by a haiku from Taigi, the Japanese haiku master who lived from 1709 to 1771:
A firefly flitted by:
"Look!" I almost said,
But I was alone
Like the firefly, the gyroball seems to be there but not there when you look for it.