September 25, 2013

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 8 comments

The fastest ball of all time may have already been bowled. The mechanics of bowling (in cricket), with some comparisons to baseball pitching.

posted by owlhouse at 11:28 AM on September 25

And here's a wonderful piece from Wisden on an angry Jeff Thomson and the fastest spell ever bowled. Contains blood, injuries and memories of the Sydney suburbia that I grew up in.

I once shared an elevantor with Jeff Thomson in a Colombo hotel. He is shorter than me and not much heavier. He was also wearing Ugg boots. Not exactly physically intimidating, but then at the time he wasn't bowling directly at my head.

posted by owlhouse at 11:49 AM on September 25

In praise of the slowest players in baseball.

posted by yerfatma at 03:08 PM on September 25

Mariano Rivera bobblehead giveaway didn't go smoothly.

Those who have read Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy might understand that MLB seems to be trying to provide the question to the answer given in the novel.

The fastest ball of all time

Interesting idea in the link that while muscle mass and strength can be increased, there is a limit to what connective can do. With what seems to be a never-ending increase in ligament injuries in sports, perhaps athletes might be better advised to limit their size and increase their flexibility?

posted by Howard_T at 04:38 PM on September 25

And the America's Cup. The NZ media think it's all about the rivalry with the Aussies.

Larry who? The United States of Where?

posted by owlhouse at 08:20 PM on September 25

I predicted earlier that the Josh Freeman experiment may be ending.

I should start playing CFL Pick 'em.

posted by Bonkers at 09:14 PM on September 25

And the America's Cup. The NZ media think it's all about the rivalry with the Aussies.

Some of the British online post-race news blurbs referred to Oracle as Ainslie's boat.

posted by beaverboard at 12:30 AM on September 26

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