Matt Harvey Action Footage: 99 MPH Fastball

At the end of the first Back to the Future, Doc Brown returns to 1985 for the purpose of bringing Marty and Jennifer — for reasons too obvious to acknowledge — bringing them back to the year 2015. Moments later, Marty notes that there isn’t enough road in the Lyon Estates subdivision to accelerate to 88 mph (i.e. the speed at which the time-traveling DeLorean needs to reach to initiate time travel). To which comment Doc Brown replies, “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

Doc Brown’s sentiments ring true for the present post, as well — except, instead of “roads,” what Doc Brown would say is “any actual reason” and, instead of “where we’re going,” he’d say “apropos Action Footage of young Mets right-hander Matt Harvey striking out Laynce Nix on a 99 mph fastball.”

Here’s the aforementioned fastball:

And that same fastball, more slowly:




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5 Responses to “Matt Harvey Action Footage: 99 MPH Fastball”

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  1. Max says:

    Whoa. It looks like the ball is accelerating in the air.

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  2. Dave (UK) says:

    Wow! 99MPH and so much armside movement! An exceptional pitch!

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  3. Jack says:

    Overall: B/B+

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  4. Big Jgke says:

    At what part of that swing, approximately, do you think Nix realized he had absolutely no chance of hitting that ball?

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    • Choo says:

      Nix looked like a kid who was going to lose his allowance if he struck out looking one more time. “Whoa, oh shit! Swing dammit! Swing!”

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