Listen, I don't wanna sound like a hater just because Aroldis Chapman is on the Yankees, because obviously Chapman is nasty. As Eck would say he's a "gas masterson" type, but idgaf that this pitch was 105 mph last night.
It was 2 feet outside, low and nearly hit JJ Hardy. I get it people swing at pitches outside of the strike zone all the time and baseball hardos will call me an idiot for this take, but it's NOT EVEN CLOSE to the strike-zone. Plus it didn't have the break of an off speed pitch to make someone chase. Sure it's cool he threw that fast but let's relax, I get it's summer and sports calendar is slow until the Olympics and NFL start, but slow your roll.
Should we celebrate field goal attempts from 70 yards that have the distance but miss the uprights by 20 feet? Are we gonna start going crazy about long foul balls too? I just don't get it. Like it's not even a cool highlight. For this to matter it needs to be a strike, ( or hit the batter, that is totally cool in my book as well) I'm sticking to my guns on this one, if it was a swing and miss that'd be even better. But it wasn't. Freaking out over a very fast pitch in the dirt is stupid AF to me.
Just doesn't make sense to me to get that excited about a shitty pitch.