Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Note to Self:

Baseball announcers no longer use the word "speed" and instead opt for the term "velocity."  The impetus could be a confusion with drugs.  However, it is doubtful that a baseball player would choose speed when the most dominant drug would be Human Growth Hormones.  Perhaps the issue is one of scientific precision.  However, baseball announcers still use the term "sunset" rather than "earth rotation hour." I suppose it has to do with direction.  But last time I checked, the pitching mound is pretty static. All of this to say, you're not a baseball announcer John.  Use the word "speed" to describe a fastball.


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