I have a pitching question for you guys. It may sound kind of confusing but hopefully somebody out there also follows baseball and understands what I'm asking.
For most of my life I have always thought that when a right handed pitcher throws a curveball, it curves down and to the inside
of a right handed hitter. But it breaks away over the plate vs. a left handed hitter, making it easier to hit which is why the righty-lefty matchup works to the advantage of the hitter. Of course
it would be the opposite for a lefty pitcher...his curveball goes down and to the inside of a left handed hitter and breaks to the outside for a righty, making it easier to hit.
But I was reading an article the other day saying it's the exact opposite. So my question is, which side of the plate does the pitcher want his curveball to go, and is it easier or harder for a hitter to get something that breaks inside or away from the plate?
Pretty screwy question I know, but I was curious because I've been watching baseball for a while and it got me confused.