Robert Coello's Mystery Pitch Leaves Hitters Muttering Under Their Breath

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Robert Coello's Mystery Pitch Leaves Hitters Muttering Under Their Breath
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

When considering a name for the pitch he rescued from extinction, Los Angeles Angels reliever Robert Coello at first settled on its historic label: a forkball, jammed deep between his index and middle fingers and released, amazingly, with next to no spin, like a knuckleball. Such an incredible pitch, of course, deserves a far greater name, so Coello has settled on the three-letter acronym that ballplayers blurt when he unleashes it.

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