One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A deceptively slow pitch intended to throw off the batter's timing.
- ‘He throws four pitches - fastball, curveball, slider and change-up - and he throws them around the plate.’
- ‘Both pitchers throw a fastball, curveball, and a change-up.’
- ‘But I learned that I needed a change-up and that's been a big pitch for me.’
- ‘His curveball doesn't drop much, his change-up stays pretty flat, and he has next to no movement on his ‘fastball.’’
- ‘He still must improve his change-up but has an above-average fastball and a good curve.’
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