As in baseball, life can throw different pitches at you. When life is good, it is a fastball, knee high, and right over the plate. Then there are times when life throws a barrage of pitches. You might get thrown a curve ball, a pitch thrown with a downward spin causing the ball to drop suddenly and veer to the side as it approaches home plate. Maybe it is a slider, a breaking ball pitch that tails laterally and down through the batters strike zone. It is thrown with less speed than a fastball but greater than the pitcher’s curve ball. You also have the sinker, a fastball which has significant downward and horizontal movement, and is known for inducing ground balls as it rides low over home plate. We can’t forget about the knuckle ball, a slow pitch that has virtually no spin and moves erratically, a pitch typically shaky from the start, but it has a way of finding the plate. And “ONE OF THE MOST EXERCISED PITCHES OF ALL TIME,” especially concerning the Black male and female of America, “THE PITCH OUT,” a pitch that was thrown intentionally high and outside of the batters hitting zone, for it was never intended to reach home plate!