“Sliders or outside fastballs”

March 7, 2013

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXXI Counsel
  • 10XXXI(F) Arguments and Statements by Counsel
  • 110k2157 k. Comments to Jurors as to Duties and Obligations.

110 Criminal LawProsecutor’s argument using a baseball analogy and asking the jurors to think of themselves as baseball players and to keep their eyes on the ball (i.e., the facts and evidence in the case) and not be swayed by “sliders” or outside fastballs was permissible in guilt/innocence phase of capital murder prosecution.
Rimmer v. State, 825 So. 2d 304 (Fla. 2002)