Cleats by Bill Hinds for April 27, 2008
Jerome's grandpa: Give him your slider, Jerome! Now your curve ball, grandson! The hard curve ball! Fastball inside! Show him you own the plate, Jerome. Now the changeup! Batter'll never see it coming! Time to unleash the knuckleball, Jerome! Man: Sounds like your grandson has quite a variety of pitches. But aren't you worried about the batter knowing what's coming? Jerome's grandpa: Naw. Jerome really doesn't have any pitches yet. He's just throwin' the ball. I'm trying to freak out the batters. Dee: Your grampa is freaking me out. Jerome: Me too.