Dice-K To Return To Japan, Take His Mythical Gyroball With Him

After six seasons with the Red Sox and two with the Mets, Daisuke Matsuzaka is apparently returning to Japan, considering a contract with the defending champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. He'll always be remembered for the hype, and for his unhittable pitch that in reality is all but unthrowable. » 11/25/14 2:41pm 11/25/14 2:41pm

Aei! It's The Gyroball! Run For Your Lives!

What is the gyroball? New pitch from outer space? Nothing but the Japanese version of a slider? A type of hamster wheel that runs our servers? A pitch that's contractually obligated to be the subject of an in-depth piece on every major sports Web site? The answers are shrouded in mystery. But Texas Rangers hurler… » 2/26/07 1:30pm 2/26/07 1:30pm