Henry James on Eliot on "a curved ball"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 12 00:06:44 UTC 2012

On Sep 11, 2012, at 5:33 PM, Alice Faber wrote:

> On 9/11/12 1:47 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
>> [Begin extracted text]
>> They boasted of his making a feint to throw a ball in one direction
>> and then throwing it in another,
>> [End extracted text]
>> I know that this sentence better describes the action of a pitcher
>> keeping a runner on base and preventing a stolen base.
> Sounds like the "fake to third, throw to first" move that, for some
> reason, isn't actually a balk.

I think as long as the pitcher takes his foot off the rubber he's OK.  But that doesn't stop the fans from booing and screaming "balk".


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