GIF: Tillman Curve Reaffirms Life Choices

Every so often, I hit a moment where I wonder if it was such a great idea to turn something I love so much into my work. There are minutae associated with work that can drag the topic down into the doldrums. Living bare to the world on a daily basis can be exhausting. Turning on a game because you have to is a strange feeling.

Similarly (maybe), Chris Tillman may have had times where he wondered if it was going to work, and if it was all a good idea to begin with. But then he might have had one of those reaffirming moments on his second pitch to Dustin Pedroia in the fifth inning yesterday. Not a big deal, just a yakker for a strike, but it was a beauty.

And watching it spin by, over and over again in my Photoshop, I felt like yeah, yeah, this is fun. Phew.

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With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.

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Danny Knobgobbler
9 years ago

Carson Cistulli, notgraphs ghostwriter. Who knew?

Dave G.
9 years ago
Reply to  Eno Sarris

Why do you keep calling it “base ball” on your site? You do know it’s “baseball”, right?

Dave G.
9 years ago
Reply to  Eno Sarris

That’s like saying we should start calling football “pointy brown spheroid” again.

Grant
7 years ago
Reply to  Eno Sarris

More of an elipsoid than a sphere.