By Scott Tinley
July 24, 2013
Olympic champion softball pitcher Jennie Finch's fastball takes the same amount of time to reach the plate as a 95-MPH pitch from an MLB mound. But MLB hitters aren't used to the motion and rotation and can't pick it up.
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Pujols stepped out of the batter's box, composed himself and stepped back in. He twisted his feet into the dirt and stared back at Finch.

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A hitter must decide where to swing before the ball has traveled half of its 400-millisecond journey home. Mariano Rivera's cutter is so vexing because it sometimes changes course after that point.
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