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    sandykoufax.jpg Quote:  Sandy backs off, mops his forehead, runs his left index finger along his forehead, dries it off on his left pants leg.  All the while Kuenn just waiting.  Now Sandy looks in.  Into his windup and the two-one pitch to Kuenn: swung on and missed, strike two .. Sandy into his windup, here's the pitch:  Swung on and missed, a perfect game. Vin Scully announcing the end of Sandy Koufax's greatest perfect game, September 9, 1965

    Figure of Speech:  diazeugma (die ah ZOOG ma), the play-by-play figure

    The diazeugma has one subject and many verbs. It's the figure of choice among sports announcers, but it also works in long jokes, along with any story in which you want the action to seem immediate.

    Snappy Answer:  "Go ahead, Vin. Cheer."

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