Japanese pitcher fools batter (and ump!) with this epic eephus pitch
Japanese right-hander Kazuhito Tadano is no stranger to eephus pitches. But this might be his most epic attempt yet.
On Monday, with his Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters facing the Hanshin Tigers, Tadano tossed a most extreme arcing pitch toward batter Mauro Gomez. It landed safely in the catcher's hands, having gone right across the plate ... but the umpire had no idea what to do with it.
Tadano, who pitched 15 games for the Cleveland Indians in 2004 and 2005, was less than pleased with the no-strike call.