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Subject:  Re: Allot Communications (ALLT) Date:  4/13/2012  9:48 AM
Author:  TriangleAnomaly Number:  7899 of 7921

What does fat pitch mean? I googled it and have deduced it’s to do with baseball – a sport I regrettably have zero exposure to.

Ah, Emmet, I am sorry to see that you too have bought into that pernicious canard that Americans only care about sports and diet cola. In fact, we care about many other things –fast food, fast cars, and fast wom. . . fast response to telephonic service inquiries.

In order to understand the meaning of “fat pitch,” you must of course understand the meaning of its two components (being, “fat” and “pitch”). A couple of simple Google searches here help immensely:

“fat” means:

File Allocation Table – File Allocation Table (FAT) is the name of a computer file system architecture and a family of industry standard file systems utilizing it. The FAT file system is technically relatively simple yet robust.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Allocation_Table

“pitch” means:

To attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner: "showed up on local TV to pitch their views" (Business Week)

see definition #7 at: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/pitch )

So, integrating the knowledge thus obtained into one harmonious whole, we see that a “fat pitch” is an effort to convince us to purchase a File Allocation Table.

I hope this helps, and trust that you will come to appreciate the diverse and nuanced nature of the American spirit!

Rich
Triangle Anomaly
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