Critique Welcomed Changeup!

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Brian Moore, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    At the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim versus Toronto Blue Jays game on June 30, 2018.

    In baseball parlance a "changeup" is a pitch intended to fool the batter into thinking a fastball is on the way, when in fact the pitch thrown is much slower. The ruse is based on the pitcher's motion which is intended to emulate his fastball motion. If successful the batter will think a fastball's coming and will swing far too soon.

    The fact that the ball is even visible in this photo suggests to that it was an off-speed pitch; i.e., something slower than a fastball, such as a curveball, a slider or, as I think was the case here, a changeup.

    Olympus OM2n with Kodak Tri-X 400 film processed in Cinestill DF76 Monobath and scanned on an Epson V500.

  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Lesson learned. Thanks for that, Brian. Fantastic shot. Real "live" action!
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  3. John Holland

    John Holland Well-Known Member

    Judging from the position of the batter and the bat, I am guessing the batter let the pitch go.
  4. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Rob. Appreciated.

    My guess too.
  5. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is indeed a fine action shot. I do like the "big picture", the way the huge soreboard, advertizing hoardings, seats etc. are all there just because of one guy throwing a small ball and another trying to hit it.
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  6. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Dave!
  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Nicely timed, Brian. Your do take your rounders seriously over there, don't you?! ;)
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  8. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks Pete. Yes Rounders is serious business in the USA. They take their Netball seriously too. (But I’m not a fan.)
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