Collin McHugh and the Immutable Laws of Mound Physics
Published on 18-Apr-2019 by Raoul Duke
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Pitchers are in a highly vulnerable position immediately after releasing a baseball from the mound.
They throw pitch after pitch burdened by the knowledge that the very next one may be propelled back towards their head at top speed.
A dude by the name of Collin McHugh found himself in such a position recently against the Oakland Athletics.
Fortunately for the Houston Astros' starter-turned-reliever-turned-starter-again, he's apparently able to bend both time and space on the mound.
No way that just happened.
Yes, it did bear a striking resemblance to a certain film entitled The Matrix.
In fact, the 'Stros' pop culture savvy social media team really leaned into it.
No, Neo. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready, you won't have to.#TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/JFOAcFYuCP— Houston Astros (@astros) April 17, 2019
The unruly Twitter mob also joined the fray.
Morpheus was right, Collin McHugh is the one. https://t.co/bzCZG8mwq2— Juan Lozano (@juanlozano70) April 17, 2019
Collin McHugh has successfully hacked the Matrixpic.twitter.com/kscpvGDeam— Fake Teams (@faketeams) April 17, 2019
Human beings simply shouldn't be able to do such things, but we must believe what we see with our own eyes.
And because the alternative would've involved a baseball being lodged in McHugh's ear, we'll count this as a win.
We're fairly certain that the Wachowski Brothers and Keanu Reeves didn't have baseball in mind when they shot the following scene, but you never know.
Or the director of Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
Maybe next time he can catch the ball in his teeth.
Now that would be impressive.