I wanted to be good pitcher and that meant mastering the curveball
- a technique that puts a forward spin on the ball and throws the batter off balance as he makes a last second adjustment to hit it.
Australia rang me out of the blue and that threw a little curveball
Eight years on, Curveball
revealed to the Guardian that he had fabricated the story of Saddam's WMD back in 2000, shortly after his arrival in Germany seeking asylum.
Singer counsels that it comes down to personal responsibility: "What separates the great curveball
hitters--whether in business or life--from the rest of us is what they think, feel, and do after that shock and surprise.
I'm hoping that readers of this column yearn similarly for the answers to trivia, because I have a curveball
or two of my own.
A GREAT CURVEBALL
NOT ONLY can fool the best of hitters, it can also deceive legions of experts and insiders.
He's got a great fastball and he mixes in a great curveball
Now Los Angeles Times reporter Bob Drogin describes some of the challenges he found as he transformed his investigative reporting into a book about a CIA source code named Curveball
But the tale Drogin recounts is redeemed by at least one CIA analyst, called Margaret, who had the sense to see that Curveball
was a phony.
Scientists at NASA assumed a good curveball
spins at 30 RPS, but Marinelli's invention proved them wrong.
Different types of pitches have different names, such as a fastball, curveball
, knuckleball, split-fingered fastball.
The unleaded fuel threw us a curveball
," said Earnhardt Jr.