(image via SI)
Sports Illustrated devotes some serious space to a well-researched story on the science behind the wacky wobbler, the
mythical apparently real gyroball. The story is a bit non-committal on whether Daisuke Matsuzaka can actually throw the pitch, as is the player himself. We personally can’t wait for someone to Youtube the video referred to within the excellent story, entitled "18-Year-Old Daisuke Matsuzaka: The Super Rookie’s Spirit and Technique".
Click through for additional renderings and a history/explanation of the mysterious pitch.
(UPDATE: It appears the SI story is an abridged version of this more expansive piece. Great stuff.)