Eight Similes Regarding Danny Salazar’s Changeup

Salazar Split

In the absence of video evidence like that above, the reader might find some difficulty in articulating to another party the experience of young Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar‘s excellent changeup.

What follows are eight similes that might at least begin to approximate the experience of same.

1. It’s like a Bowflex that works your sense of majesty.

2. It’s like getting a shark bite on your nice pants.

3. It’s like freaking up against a sasquatch on purpose.

4. It’s like tongue-kissing a switchblade of your own volition.

5. It’s like fiddling with your Cowper’s gland absentmindedly.

6. It’s like driving a stock car into the real sun.

7. It’s like finding your next wife at a Sotheby’s.

8. It’s like making children with the assistance of Pat Benatar.



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fdfe
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fdfe

its a splitter.

Brendan
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It’s actually classified as a changeup: http://goo.gl/3AoK3

…and it’s like purposely touching your eyeball with a Cheetos (Tapatio flavor).

Matt
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Matt

They showed in the broadcast that he very clearly grips it like a splitter.

Brendan
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Interesting! I missed the game, so I didn’t catch that. Just going on what PITCHf/x says.

Matt
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Matt

Yeah, I think the announcers referred to it as a “split-change” or something. Velocity/movement like a change, grip like a splitter, I guess?

JMo37
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JMo37

I know this is almost apples and oranges, but…. Is it a Dave Stewart ForkBall or a Roger Clemens SpiltFinger?

rjackson
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rjackson

Fine, call it a split-change then, have you never heard of such a thing?

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