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Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #870 on: July 15, 2017, 09:00:42 PM »
Tuned into FS1 for another game but got to watching the Yankee/Redsox game. It is still going on. Top 16th and the Rangers/KC game is almost over and this still going. Though NY has taken a lead. Boston playing "under protest" from some crazy long umpire/homeoffice replay reviews.

There was a Cubs game at Pittsburgh that had a weird umpire/replay situation to start the game.

Anthony Rizzo hit a monstrous leadoff home run that went into the river. It was a towering drive down the right field line that was hooking foul. The first base umpire ruled it fair.

The umpires held a conference and overturned the call ruling it foul based on the home plate umpire.

Then they called for an umpire discretion review.

The review was inconclusive and just said the ruling stands.

If they had called for the review before overturning the originall call it would have remained a home run.

The Cubs didn't protest, but if it had remained a home run, Rizzo would have had a record for the most consecutive games for a home run by the leadoff hitter to start his career as a leadoff hitter.

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #871 on: July 15, 2017, 09:07:25 PM »
There was a Cubs game at Pittsburgh that had a weird umpire/replay situation to start the game.

Anthony Rizzo hit a monstrous leadoff home run that went into the river. It was a towering drive down the right field line that was hooking foul. The first base umpire ruled it fair.

The umpires held a conference and overturned the call ruling it foul based on the home plate umpire.

Then they called for an umpire discretion review.

The review was inconclusive and just said the ruling stands.

If they had called for the review before overturning the originall call it would have remained a home run.

The Cubs didn't protest, but if it had remained a home run, Rizzo would have had a record for the most consecutive games for a home run by the leadoff hitter to start his career as a leadoff hitter.
This was the ruling that caused for the rest of the game to be played "under protest." Though even at the time announcers/fans were wondering why so long and even what was being discussed/reviewed. There was another long "discussion" earlier, I think. But this was the cause for the "under protest" by the Sox. No interference on the play umps say.
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/242309064/red-sox-protest-after-holliday-baserunning/?topicId=27118122

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #872 on: July 30, 2017, 03:41:58 PM »
3000 for Adrian Beltre!!!
And nice to see Bagwell and Pudge into the Hall of Fame!


Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #873 on: August 04, 2017, 10:38:51 PM »
Even though a loss for Rangers. I love Bartolo Canon. Friggin guy still able to pitch a whole game? His debut in the big leagues was against Eddie Murray and is still playing with effectiveness?! Crazy stuff. And I love being able to see a throw-back: big, fat "barrel-chested" old dude pitcher.

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #874 on: August 14, 2017, 11:58:32 PM »
Can't stand the players that are arrogant jerks.  Best photo of the season:



Fuck you, Bryce

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #875 on: August 15, 2017, 12:21:22 AM »
Even though a loss for Rangers. I love Bartolo Canon. Friggin guy still able to pitch a whole game? His debut in the big leagues was against Eddie Murray and is still playing with effectiveness?! Crazy stuff. And I love being able to see a throw-back: big, fat "barrel-chested" old dude pitcher.

"Big Sexy" he's the best.

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #876 on: October 12, 2017, 06:53:30 PM »
Catcher Butera gets a lesson in Physics here:


Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #877 on: October 12, 2017, 07:10:22 PM »
Catcher Butera gets a lesson in Physics here:



Can you imagine catching Aroldis Chapman?

I played against a kid named David Clyde in HS. He was throwing 100+ as a senior. 18 days after graduating he started his first game for the Texas Rangers.


Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #878 on: October 12, 2017, 07:19:58 PM »
Can you imagine catching Aroldis Chapman?

I played against a kid named David Clyde in HS. He was throwing 100+ as a senior. 18 days after graduating he started his first game for the Texas Rangers.



Yeah I remember David Clyde.   He was rushed and then as I recall the dreaded torn rotator cuff got him.   

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #879 on: October 12, 2017, 07:30:08 PM »
Can you imagine catching Aroldis Chapman?

I played against a kid named David Clyde in HS. He was throwing 100+ as a senior. 18 days after graduating he started his first game for the Texas Rangers.


That is one heck of impressive HS record! Sad used up too much, too soon.
Btw, in the initial youtube freeze-frame he looks like Jerry Reed.

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #880 on: October 12, 2017, 07:59:16 PM »
Catcher Butera gets a lesson in Physics here:



Fast pitch softball is a superior game to baseball

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #881 on: October 12, 2017, 08:06:58 PM »
Fast pitch softball is a superior game to baseball

You might be correct


Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #882 on: October 12, 2017, 09:43:36 PM »
You might be correct

The ball also has a larger circumference, and moves more when pitched. It's a more natural motion, so pitchers don't hurt their arms and can pitch a lot more games.

Every one of the pitches in that video was illegal.  Technically the rear foot has to be in contact with the rubber when the ball is released, and those were far from it.  It's actually not really possible to be on the rubber, so they allow a bit of ''foot drag'', but those ''crow hops'' were blatant.  The longer the stride, the faster the pitch.

Where I grew up, most people played fast pitch, and the old guys played slo-pitch.  Of course lots of kids played little league too.  When I moved down here I was shocked to find out only the girls played fast pitch.  Not sure why.

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #883 on: October 12, 2017, 09:59:51 PM »
The ball also has a larger circumference, and moves more when pitched. It's a more natural motion, so pitchers don't hurt their arms and can pitch a lot more games.

Every one of the pitches in that video was illegal.  Technically the rear foot has to be in contact with the rubber when the ball is released, and those were far from it.  It's actually not really possible to be on the rubber, so they allow a bit of ''foot drag'', but those ''crow hops'' were blatant.  The longer the stride, the faster the pitch.

Where I grew up, most people played fast pitch, and the old guys played slo-pitch.  Of course lots of kids played little league too.  When I moved down here I was shocked to find out only the girls played fast pitch.  Not sure why.


Most softballs are 12”. In Chicago, we played both 12” slow and fast pitch and 16” slow pitch. 16” was the ball of choice for picnics and such because the only players that needed a glove were the pitcher, catcher and first base.

I never saw a 16” used anywhere else.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/16-inch_softball

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #884 on: October 12, 2017, 11:34:29 PM »
c’mon Cubs. 3 more outs.

2 more outs.
 
1 more out.

Yes!!!!!!

Re: What a crazy year for baseball...
« Reply #885 on: October 12, 2017, 11:50:56 PM »
Thank goodness.  I hate Bryce Harper so much.