Did Dice-K Serve the Gyro?
(Gyro: Jim Stanfield Photo / Dice-K: AP Photo)
And Did Florida Get Fries With That Fish Story?
Eric Wilbur: Did He or Didn't He?
"I don't know if the gyro was what I was seeing, but I was seeing something that's kind of like a split-finger changeup. It's tough to describe. I just know I didn't pick up the spin." -- 3.6.07, Jeremy Hermida, Florida Marlins
Herald: Gyroball Makes ‘Debut’
“ 'It’s a pitch that’s somewhere between a changeup and a splitter but it’s got a sideways spin,” said Jason Stokes of the Marlins. 'It’s like a split, but it’s slower, more movement.'
Stokes had one at-bat against Matsuzaka, a seven-pitch plate appearance with the next to last pitch being the supposed gyroball.
'He threw four different pitches to me - a fastball, slider, gyro and curve,' said Stokes. On the gyro, 'He threw it up and in. I could see it was obviously a ball right away. I’m thinking ‘Get out of the way.’ It kind of backs up on you.' ” -- 3.7.07, Boston Herald