A typical, run-of-the-mill European.
Living in Europe, the author has become acquainted with a population of this world for whom baseball, strangely, isn’t a daily concern. Because they’re otherwise occupied with punishing the most ambitious and ingenious of their race, is perhaps one reason why. Because they haven’t been properly introduced to the sport, is another possible reason, however.
With a view towards addressing the latter contingency, the author has produced below the top-10 leaders in baseball this season by velocity — as rendered in kilometers per hour, however, so that the European mind might more readily comprehend it. What else the author has done is to capture video of Dodger relief prospect Jose Dominguez throwing a fastball in June at 163 km/h to then-Phillies outfielder Delmon Young.
First, here’s the aforementioned velocity leaderboard:
|7||Henry Rodriguez||– – –||22.0||156.3|
Next, here’s the aforementioned footage of Jose Dominguez — first, in real time:
And also in slow motion:
Credit to Jeff Zimmerman, for bringing this pressing issue to the author’s attention.
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