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  Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Pitcher Plants—Beguiling New Sarracenia Hybrids
The result is a compact plant, 8-10 inches tall, with maroon-red pitchers etched in a mosaic of intricate dark red veins on a mottled background of creamy yellow.
Pitcher plants are not difficult to grow, although they do require specific conditions.
Pitcher plants require at least six hours daily of direct sunlight during the growing season to form the tubular leaves and distinctive coloration that are their trademark—less light will produce floppy, flat leaves.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/wildflower/1998wi_pitcher.html   (1152 words)

  
  pitcher plant - HighBeam Encyclopedia
An insect that enters, lured by nectar and sometimes by brilliant coloration, is prevented from retreating by deflexed bristles and ultimately is drowned in the fluid.
The downfall of former pitcher Denny McLain: ex-big leaguer's career tumbled into trouble and tragedy after he won 31 games for Tigers in 1968 and captured A.L. Cy Young and MVP honors.
Mass capture of insects by the pitcher plant Sarracenia alata (Sarraceniaceae) in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-pitcherp.html   (731 words)

  
  Pitcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a walk.
Keeping a foot on the pitcher's rubber at the center of the pitcher's mound, which is 60 feet 6 inches from home plate, the pitcher throws the baseball to the catcher, who is positioned behind home plate and catches the ball.
The starting pitcher begins the game and he may be followed various relief pitchers, such as the long reliever, the left-handed specialist, the setup man, and/or the closer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pitcher   (1125 words)

  
 Pitcher plant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pitcher plants (or pitfall traps) are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid.
However, some pitcher plant genera (such as Nepenthes) are placed within clades consisting mostly of flypaper traps: this indicates that this view may be too simplistic, and some pitchers may have evolved from flypaper traps by loss of mucilage.
In these Old World pitcher plants, the pitchers are borne at the end of tendrils that extend from the midrib of an otherwise unexceptional leaf.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pitcher_plant   (737 words)

  
 Nathaniel Pitcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nathaniel Pitcher (1777–1836) was governor of the U.S. state of New York from 1828 to 1829, having succeeded as Lt. Governor, Governor Dewitt Clinton upon the latter's death.
Pitcher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut and died in Sandy Hill, New York (Now Hudson Falls, New York).
The Town of Pitcher in Chenango County is named after him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nathaniel_Pitcher   (163 words)

  
 The Official Site of Major League Baseball: Official info: Official Rules
Set Position shall be indicated by the pitcher when he stands facing the batter with his pivot foot in contact with, and his other foot in front of, the pitcher’s plate, holding the ball in both hands in front of his body and coming to a complete stop.
Pitchers are constantly attempting to “beat the rule” in their efforts to hold runners on bases and in cases where the pitcher fails to make a complete “stop” called for in the rules, the umpire should immediately call a “Balk.”
Neither the pitcher nor any other player shall dust the ball with the rosin bag; neither shall the pitcher nor any other player be permitted to apply rosin from the bag to his glove or dust any part of his uniform with the rosin bag.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/official_rules/pitcher_8.jsp   (3208 words)

  
 Pitcher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a walk.
Keeping a foot on the pitcher's rubber at the center of the pitcher's mound, which is 60 feet 6 inches from home plate, the pitcher throws the baseball to the catcher, who is positioned behind home plate and catches the ball.
The starting pitcher begins the game and he may be followed various relief pitchers, such as the long reliever, the left-handed specialist, the middle reliever, the setup man, and/or the closer.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2Fen%2Fpitcher   (1197 words)

  
 The Official Site of Major League Baseball: Official info: Official Rules
Set Position shall be indicated by the pitcher when he stands facing the batter with his pivot foot in contact with, and his other foot in front of, the pitcher’s plate, holding the ball in both hands in front of his body and coming to a complete stop.
Pitchers are constantly attempting to “beat the rule” in their efforts to hold runners on bases and in cases where the pitcher fails to make a complete “stop” called for in the rules, the umpire should immediately call a “Balk.”
Neither the pitcher nor any other player shall dust the ball with the rosin bag; neither shall the pitcher nor any other player be permitted to apply rosin from the bag to his glove or dust any part of his uniform with the rosin bag.
mlb.mlb.com /mlb/official_info/official_rules/pitcher_8.jsp   (3208 words)

  
 CIGNA - pitcher plant
Pitcher plant has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity.
Pitcher plant has been used for stomach and digestive problems, for urinary tract disorders, and formerly as a cure for smallpox.
Stop taking pitcher plant and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/d05332a1.html   (1111 words)

  
 Traffic Bulletin: Pitcher plant trade
Pitchers of Sarracenia are typically adorned with vertical red veins that encircle the leaf and are connected by smaller, web-like veins that guide insects to sources of nectar and the "pit-fall" trap.
Although specimens, including pitchers, collected for export are subject to regulation under CITES and federal exporting requirements, the harvesting of White-topped Pitcher-plants for US domestic trade is generally not controlled or monitored at the State or federal level.
Based on the number of pitchers used per wreath and the total number of wreaths produced, it is estimated that at least 45 000 dried Sarracenia pitchers were purchased for wreaths sold in 1995.
www.traffic.org /bulletin/archive/june98/pitcher-plant-trade.html   (4124 words)

  
 Pitcher Plant Project - Literature Review Part I
However, modern research on the morphogenesis of the pitcher leaf has shown that the cavity arises simply as a consequence of the gradual lengthening of the margins of a hollow blade, the petiole being very short.
The rigidity of the pitcher is assisted by the wing (Lloyd, 1942).
purpurea pitchers "with the flaps up and a fair amount of fluid" and a range of 7.0 to 7.3 for younger leaves "with the flaps down and little fluid within." Accumulation of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the byproducts of insect degredation were cited as probable reasons for the acidity.
www.splammo.net /ppproj/litrev1.html   (3901 words)

  
 Relief pitcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Relievers are further divided informally into closers, middle relief pitchers, left-handed specialists, set-up pitchers and long relievers.
In decades past, the relief pitcher was merely that of an ex-starter who came into a game only upon injury, ineffectiveness, or fatigue to the starting pitcher.
In late innings, such as the 7th, 8th, and 9th, many managers are known for changing pitchers at the rate of a dime a dozen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Relief_pitcher   (634 words)

  
 How to Grow North American Pitcher Plants, Sarracenia
Pitcher plants attract their prey with an intoxicating nectar which is secreted from the hood of the funnel.
Once the insects enter the pitcher, escape is nearly impossible because of the downward pointing hairs on the inside of the hood and the slippery wax coating on the inside of the Pitcher's tube (not to mention the fact that they may be a bit drunk).
Most Pitcher Plant species are hardy in USDA zones 6-8, and may survive in even colder areas provided they are given a thick cover of winter mulch.
www.thegardenhelper.com /pitcher.html   (403 words)

  
 Molly Pitcher
An Artillery wife, Mary Hays McCauly (better known as Molly Pitcher) shared the rigors of Valley Forge with her husband, William Hays.
Her actions during the battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778 became legendary.
Mary Hays McCauly was earning her nickname "Molly Pitcher" by bringing pitcher after pitcher of cool spring water to the exhausted and thirsty men.
sill-www.army.mil /pao/pamolly.htm   (293 words)

  
 NFHS Forum: Pitcher move
Other than that, a pitcher may be removed (defensively) and return to the mound once an inning....every inning.
In NCAA and MLB, the pitcher can come back to the mound once per inning IF he was not pulled due to excesive conferences AND he did not leave the game (i.e., he moved to another position).
In high school, FED rules require a pitcher to be replaced at the 3rd defensive conference.
www.nfhs.org /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=print_topic;f=10;t=000770   (620 words)

  
 Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia purpurea
Pitchers curved and decumbent, to 17" and widening prominently toward the mouth.
The leaves, or pitchers, are produced each year from stems arising from the rhizomes and remain evergreen unless unduly exposed.
Insects are attracted to the colorful leaf rosettes that resemble flowers; the red lip of the "pitcher" is particularly attractive as a landing zone.
www.rook.org /earl/bwca/nature/aquatics/sarracenia.html   (1001 words)

  
 Fans - Viewing thread #157883 - Rockies converting J.J. Davis to pitcher
Pitchers 'run out of gas', meaning that they only were hittable because they were tired.
For a pitcher with the right mentality, it doesn't matter who he is pitching for as long as they make the routine plays behind him.
To a pitcher, for that time period that he is on the mound...
www.baseballfans.net /piratestalk/forum.php?az=show_thread&forum=100&thread_id=157883   (1938 words)

  
  PITCHER
The pitcher must turn her head, either to the left or right, to look at the coach when he/she is trying to say something to her.
This action alone causes the pitcher to look away from the catcher and the strike zone, where she should be devoting ALL of her attention/focus.
When a pitcher starts to get distracted and starts losing their focus, the catcher must do whatever is necessary to bring the pitcher's attention and focus back to her.
www.cal-tornadoes.com /Pitchers.htm   (796 words)

  
 al.com: Auburn Football
Relief pitcher John Bale (3/17, strained left biceps) is doubtful for the start of the season.
Relief pitcher Arthur Rhodes (3/20, tightness in left elbow) is questionable for the start of the season.
Relief pitcher Mark Lowe (3/6, right elbow surgery) is expected to miss the start of the season.
www.al.com /auburnfootball/spnet.ssf?/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=advance&page=mlb/injury/new-al-injury.htm   (991 words)

  
 Molly Pitcher
If they are, they are not always titled a "heroine." However, Molly Pitcher broke the trend by not only being a war hero, but a loyal wife and hard worker.
During the cruel Battle of Monmouth, Mary would bring pitchers of water from a nearby creek to the thirsty soldiers.
It would seem all was lost for Molly Pitcher, but in 1822 the legislator of Pennsylvania awarded Mary with annuity for life to repay her for her acts of kindness.
russell.gresham.k12.or.us /Colonial_America/Molly_Pitcher.html   (284 words)

  
 Definition of Starting pitcher
Most regular starting pitchers pitch for at least five innings on a regular basis, as if they are unable to do so, there is a high probability they will be moved to the bullpen.
In modern baseball, starting pitchers are rarely expected to pitch for more than 7 or 8 innings, when games are passed to setup men and closers.
Starting pitchers usually have at least three good pitches—a fastball, a breaking pitch such as a curveball, and a changeup.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Starting_pitcher   (364 words)

  
 Sarracenia (pitcher plant)
S. leucophylla (drummondii) (white top pitcher plant) Leaves are 10 inches to 3 feet or more not uncommon; green to reddish-brown at bottom with hood and opening area white and sometimes with red veins.
S. minor (hooded pitcher plant) Leaves generally 10 to 20 inches; green to yellow sometimes with maroon and top is covered by hood with transparent spots.
The unwary victim is attracted to the pitcher mouth by nectar which has been secreted by glands in that area.
carnivorousplant.info /id6.htm   (458 words)

  
 Boston Red Sox - Rookie pitcher has lymphoma - Boston.com
Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Jon Lester has a form of lymphoma and will start treatment in the coming week, the team said Friday.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers a pitch to Texas Rangers' Michael Young during the first inning of Lester's major league baseball debut, at Fenway Park in Boston in this June 10, 2006 file photo.
Pitcher Curt Schilling referred to the melanoma his wife dealt with several years ago.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/09/01/rookie_pitcher_has_lymphoma   (550 words)

  
 Silver Pitcher
Because pitchers andcatchers must coordinate each pitch, a system of hand signals are used by the catcher to communicate choices to the pitcher, towhich the pitcher either vetoes or accepts.
Keeping a foot on the pitcher's rubber at the center of the pitcher's mound, which is 60 feet 6 inches from homeplate, the pitcher throws the baseball to the catcher, who is positioned behindhome plate and catches the ball.
The starting pitcher begins the game andhe may be followed various relief pitchers, such as the long reliever, the left-handed specialist, the setup man,and/or the closer.
www.altvetmed.com /face/232-silver-pitcher.html   (500 words)

  
 Debt Relief Pitcher - A financial strike every time!
Debt Relief Pitcher will help you strike out debt.
Feel confident when you signal for a closer in the form of the Debt Relief Pitcher because our affiliated financial advisors have been in the business for years, having dealt with every conceivable situation and discovered the keys for debt reduction and credit counseling.
They'll stop trying to add on new fees and charges and agree to negotiate with someone who obviously knows what he or she is talking about.
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 pitcher :
This is a "Plainsman" pattern pitcher in the prairie-green glaze.
This pitcher was made to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States of America in 1976.
The dainty pitcher is 4" tall and 3" in diameter across the center.
search.rubylane.com /collectibles/,page=19,ss=pitcher.html   (1524 words)

  
 Is the velocity of a baseball pitcher's arm 100 MPH if his pitch is clocked going that fast?
When a pitcher is preparing to throw the ball there is typically a 'wind-up' period.
Once the pitcher gets the ball in motion she is effectively transferring momentum from her body to the ball.
Hence it is not necessarily the case that her arm should move at the velocity the ball initially has.
www.physlink.com /education/AskExperts/ae106.cfm   (319 words)

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