Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Eephus is a funny word

Randy Johnson broke out the rarely seen "Eephus" pitch last week against the Giants, a floater that was so slow that it failed to register on the radar gun. (Video)

According to the NY Times baseball blog, though this pitch was unintentional, Johnson actually threw an Eephus pitch intentionally in 2005 once.

Johnson has mostly hidden his sense of humor since spring training. Yesterday’s game, however, was such a laugher that Johnson even smiled after lobbing an Eephus pitch to Sal Fasano in the third inning. Johnson let it go when he noticed catcher John Flaherty was confused about where to set his target.

I'm sure that hilarity ensued.