The Perfect Pitch . . .
Are we talking about musical ability? If so, having perfect pitch causes extreme anguish when the gifted one encounters a slightly off-pitch note.
How about Pitchers in the game of baseball?
I'm laughing to myself, because anyone who understands me, knows I am NOT into sports. I don't play them. I don't watch them. In school, I was the proverbial 'last one to be picked on a team' because I had two left feet. And I was extremely timid. Competition is NOT in my nature, and I hate to let people down
Could we possibly be talking about a Writer's Pitch?
Sounds about write right. Here's my "Vickipedia" version (I used my middle name as a child):
"to toss out quickly, in one or two tight sentences with a "hook"; the simple summary of a book or article which piques the editor's interest, causing the work to be considered for publication."
I have found that there are similarities between a writer's and baseball PITCH.
I asked my husband, a White Sox Fan(his Mom is a Cub's Fanabout the pitcher's position and responsibility. Here is what I gleaned:
Then, let's compare the types of pitches:
So why the reference to baseball?
'Tis the season!
Not only for baseball, but for writer's conferences. Is your pitch ready for the big time?
You be the judge. Well, the umpire, in this case.
Try these pitching tips from the experts:
Secrets of a Great Pitch
How to talk with Publishers and Agents
Thanks for being a good sport . . .
Now, PLAY BALL!
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