Most sports, and most baseball is graceful. Yet whenever I watch a softball game I am struck by how convoluted the wind up and delivery of most pitchers are. Here are examples of a high-schooler shot not too long ago. Graceful these deliveries are not. NIKON D50    ---    120mm    f/4.5    1/1250s    ISO 200 Only the last delivery has any grace whatsoever. Anybody know what led to this evolution of the "pitching art"? Is it just the laws of physics? It doesn't seem to matter whether it is Chicopee High or the College World Series...the deliveries are just downright weird.