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  1. I want sources. Journalistic integrity and all.

    Comment by TartanElk — November 14, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

  2. They’re all valid.

    Comment by Craig Counsell — November 14, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

  3. This is fantastic.

    Freudian Slip, Gravity Fucker and O-Swinger’s Club President get my vote.

    Can this be a series?

    Comment by Adrastus Perkins — November 14, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

  4. I tend to call them Shakiras, by the way they break hips.

    Comment by G. Oak — November 14, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

  5. slovak cup-check hits particularly close to home (ancestrally speaking)

    Comment by danny woytek — November 14, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

  6. Don Sutton’s “Double-Overhand Yellowhammer” is my favorite.

    Comment by kenshin kawakami — November 14, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  7. “Hans Urs von Balthasar”

    Hawk Harrelson must start using this term immediately. He can go to winter ball to practice it but I want him in midsaeson form by the time pitchers and cathers report and start breaking off Hans Urs von Balthasars

    Comment by MikeS — November 14, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

  8. Isn’t that Karl Barth?

    They are both Swiss. And wear glasses.

    Comment by Josh — November 14, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

  9. Oh Lord, you’re right.

    I’d be ashamed in myself, if I weren’t more impressed by yourself.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — November 14, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

  10. I like to call curveballs the ol’ Jermajesty Jackson

    Comment by Jason Parks — November 14, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

  11. In fact, it goes without saying that “The ol’” can be added to the beginning of any of these names with excellent results.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — November 14, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  12. Please do not suggest this to the Hawk. Someone might tell him about the internet, which he’d then use to look up the term, which might then lead him to this post, which would almost certainly result in his calling the curveball a “turtle girdle” for the rest of time.

    “Y’know Stone Pony, this Ver-lander is just nasty. He likes to work you over with the gas, and just when you think you’re about to get a cookie, he’ll pull the string on ya or cinch up the turtle girdle.”

    Comment by steex — November 14, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

  13. I thought ‘cinching up the turtle girdle’ was actually a metaphor for the sort of romantic escapades favored by co-sanguinial couples or convicts? In either case Hawk would likely speak to these matters with unquestioned expertise…

    Comment by Gritsy McGamerson — November 14, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

  14. Even though you can’t see them, you can tell that Stone hates “Stone Pony.” The hatred is palpable. It comes right through the TV like a sweat soaked pillow smothering you. Someday, Hawk will say “Stone Pony” and the chatter will instantly be replaced by the sounds of a struggle, then a scream as one of them is hurled from the broadcast booth to land in the Scout Seats below, broken, amongst all the rich people who payed too much for their tickets and are wondering why the kid hasn’t brought their food to them yet.

    Comment by MikeS — November 15, 2011 @ 9:58 am

  15. Since it is agreed here that this picture is misidentified, maybe it should be changed, because it pops up prominently when an image search is done for von Balthasar.

    Comment by Jim Lawrence — August 9, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

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