The logline on Netflix states:
"Scientists and baseball great analyze what a batter faces when a pitcher hurls a fastball, which takes less than half a second to reach home plate."
Hearing some of the greatest hitters talk about their experiences facing the game's most intimidating pitchers who throw over 100 mph is worth a watch regardless if you are a baseball fan or not. My favorite part of the film is learning how mentally tough being a pitcher is. Fastball has great insight from pitchers from today and yesteryear explaining how they use their greatest weapon in different ways.
I was baffled by this.
Fastball makes me think and asks that very question. What if Babe Ruth faced Justin Verlander? What if David Price faced Wade Boggs or Carl Yastrzemski? Sandy Koufax versus Ichiro? Ted Williams versus Walter Johnson or even Aroldis Chapman? What if we all tried world peace for a chance preventing all of these mass murders, shootings, genocide, war and all of that negativity in the world that is happening now? What if Kevin Costner ran for President? What if we all just put our guns down and did something positive, like playing baseball?
Sounds crazy but, what if?
Like I said, this film goes beyond baseball and I am only saying that because it is a cosmic game and we live in a cosmic universe. This is the beautiful lesson that you are going to learn while you watch this film and it is fantastic!
If you don't understand my theory of baseball and the cosmos, then watch this film and create your theory and let me know because nothing is more romantic than that; and how can you not be romantic about baseball?
The Cat of Cinema