For Everyone’s Reference: Yoshi Tateyama’s Screwball

For everyone’s reference — and also for their moral improvement — here are two animated GIFs from tonight of Texas reliever Yoshinori Tateyama throwing his screwball (a pitch that Mike Fast, formerly of Baseball Prospectus and currently of the Houston Astros, documented with some precision last June) against a pair of Oaklanders.

Here, for a called strike, against the largely menacing Yoenis Cespedes:

And here, as well, to induce a swinging third strike against Josh Donaldson Brandon Moss:

Full credit to resident of the information superhighway, @Vermilioned, for bringing this important event to the author’s attention.

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I need to see it from the straight-on angle.