“When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance it becomes literature. That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things. It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball.” Raymond Chandler
Brandon Webb has a wicked sinker ball that helped him win the 2006 Cy Young award. He was selected to the 2007 MLB Baseball All-Star Game in San Francisco but did not play in the game.