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Eldritch Baseball

Possibly meaning oblong
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Actually meaning wierd or unusual.

Eldritch baseballs have unusual shapes, unlike a normal baseball. Sphericons, cubes tetrahedrons, discs, toroids, spirals, pyramids. Different geometrical shapes would affect the hit in different ways. I imagine if you hit a spring-shaped baseball on end, it would do pretty well, especially because of the rubber core.

DesertFox, Mar 18 2005

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       They also hint at dark blasphemous, timeless things that lurk beneath the safe-plates, mocking us from their dreamless sleep, biding their time before their return from lost aeons and gibbering tracks of endless time.   

       That is not dead which can eternal lie,
and with strange aeons even death may die.
  

       Fhtagn!
zen_tom, Mar 18 2005
  

       Are you speaking of bogeymen hiding underneath the bases?   

       "dark", "blasphemous", and "safe-plates"...
DesertFox, Mar 18 2005
  

       Yes. For me, Eldritch = H.P. Lovecraft. Gives me an idea though. I really like the association (even if it's just mine) between Baseball and un-namable evil.
zen_tom, Mar 18 2005
  

       Sounds creepy. Ahhh... Lovecraft....
DesertFox, Mar 18 2005
  

       You have deep thoughts, El Dorado Jr.
DesertFox, Mar 18 2005
  

       "And the shambling, mishapen heap of flesh steps up to bat."
zen_tom, Mar 18 2005
  

       Those would be Non-Euclidean trajectories, thank you. And I am certain that the dwarf umpire never shouts, but exclusively gibbers and titters.
bungston, Mar 18 2005
  

       heehee...titters.
shapu, Mar 18 2005
  

       Why would anyone want a shrill baseball that nags the government for entitlements while blaming men for everything? Oh wait. That's an Estrich baseball. Sorry.
natewill, Mar 19 2005
  

       Really one of the best things about this is the definition of eldritch as oblong. Not only is oblong a great word, but it puts a lot of horror fiction in a whole new light.
bungston, Mar 20 2005
  

       Man, getting hit with a round baseball is painful enough. Imagine one of those tetrahedrons slamming you in the eye at 90 mph! By the way, what's a toroid?
spacecadet, Mar 20 2005
  

       Donut.
waugsqueke, Mar 20 2005
  

       I thought it was like a dog toroid, the sort I often find on my front lawn in the morning. In fact, those dog toroids are eldritch in the possibly oblong sense. They are also donuts, in that the neighbor's dog donut.
bungston, Mar 20 2005
  

       What is the difference between a toroid and a torus?
finrod, Mar 20 2005
  

       I don't know
DesertFox, Mar 20 2005
  

       Toroid==having properties like a torus. Just like spheroid==having properties like a sphere.
5th Earth, Mar 20 2005
  

       Oh. I'm always learning things here, if not very useful things.
finrod, Mar 21 2005
  
      
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