Add some delightful weirdness to your day with 13 of MLB's most exquisite pitch faces from 2015
The pitch face. Completely uninhibited, wholly pure. Every pitcher has one. It takes a lot of effort to throw a pitch 90-plus mph, after all, and pitchers can't exactly worry about what arrangement their features make while trying to hit their spots. And so, the pitch face is one of baseball's most totally human elements.
Below, some of the best we saw this year. And to explain their greatness, we captioned them with quotes from the only movies as epic as these faces: The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Revel in their glory, and be thankful cameras were there to capture such bold displays of emotion.
"A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day."
"It's the deep breath before the plunge."
"Fly! You fools!"
"The Horn of Helm Hammerhand will sound in the deep, one last time!"
"Keep it secret! Keep it safe!"
"A Balrog. A demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you. Run!"
"Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn."
"Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the east."
"You carry the fate of us all, little one."
"Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!"
"They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard!"
"I am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide."