This video ought to get the series off to a great start. A Boston sports blog created a video that they believe proves Sidney Crosby is a flopper and a wimp.
I am thankful that this fitness craze never caught on!
When considering a name for the pitch he rescued from extinction, Los Angeles Angels reliever Robert Coello at first settled on its historic label: a forkball, jammed deep between his index and middle fingers and released, amazingly, with next to no spin, like a knuckleball. Such an incredible pitch, of course, deserves a far greater name, so Coello has settled on the three-letter acronym that ballplayers blurt when he unleashes it.
"The WTF," Coello said. "Catchers call it that. Hitters say it."
Any other reaction would not do justice to this freakish marriage of grip-fiddling, arm speed and inexplicable physics. Baseballs are capable of miraculous feats: sizzling on a line at 100 mph, dive-bombing when held along the seams, jutting a foot in 10 feet. Now, as the 28-year-old Coello is showing, one need not grip a ball using finely manicured fingernails to make it dance like Beyonce, a thing of beauty going in whichever direction nature desires.