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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:45 PM

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Started when relief pitcher Matt Bush "accidentally" hit Jose Bautista with a fastball in the ribs.Both sides were hot.Two batters later, Smoak grounds into a sure double play but Bautista goes in Utley-like (interference is called) and the second baseman - Roughed Odor - did not like it.A little shoving and then a real punch and Bautista was nearly TKO'd!For baseball, it was amazing.Sadly, it's the last time these two teams play each other this year, unless they meet in the playoffs.

 

The next inning, the Blue Jays immediately hit Prince Fielder and the benches emptied again but nothing happened.Fielder went to first base.He probably knew he was going to get hit.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 06:49 PM

Odor also tried to throw a ball right at Bautista's face/head. 


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 07:06 PM

I want to say "immature" but will refrain from doing so as such a comparison could only serve to vilify young people like myself.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 07:39 PM

 

I want to say "immature" but will refrain from doing so as such a comparison could only serve to vilify young people like myself.

My thoughts exactly.  I wanted to say immature but since that usually is a reference to young people, i thought it would be an insult to compare young people to these goof balls.  These are grown men and they are doing cute little pushing and shoving and yelling.  If I did that every time someone made me mad at my job, I'd be fired in an instant!  And they are being paid a fortune!  Unbelievable.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 07:44 PM

Jeepers-  Joey Bats is lucky Odor kept his glove on, and just gave him a followup swat, or it might have been lights out.  That was good form on the overhand right cross-  from the years toiling in the Gold Gloves back when, that was not some lucky roundhouse, that was a cat who's had some background. Good target, good balance, hip turn, contact-  ouch.

 

Too bad that all went off, it's not like it's any good for the game, but still, I gotta appreciate Odor's homage to the Sweet Science in that moment.  

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 07:50 PM

 

My thoughts exactly.  I wanted to say immature but since that usually is a reference to young people, i thought it would be an insult to compare young people to these goof balls.  These are grown men and they are doing cute little pushing and shoving and yelling.  If I did that every time someone made me mad at my job, I'd be fired in an instant!  And they are being paid a fortune!  Unbelievable.

Heh... reminded me of a favorite New Yorker cartoon of long ago--

 

Guy in office, getting yelled at by boss.  Thought balloon:  "I could take this guy."

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 07:55 PM

Kind of a cheap shot by Odor.Who's expecting to get punched out of the blue in a baseball game?

 

Most brawls are about two-hand shoves and a few round-house swings that miss.

 

But, that was a punch.Should be at least a week suspension, I would guess.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:02 PM

Bautista would have easily got a shot in if it weren't for Adrian Beltre grabbing him almost immediately after Odor hit him and restraining him the entire scene thereafter.

 

The worst part of all this was the freaking Texas crowd. Cheering as loud as the stadium had been all day when Bautista was hit initially. Then even louder and a STANDING OVATION when Bush was taken out of the game. Chanting Odor's name after he's removed from the game. What the hell?

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:14 PM

 

Jeepers-  Joey Bats is lucky Odor kept his glove on, and just gave him a followup swat, or it might have been lights out.  That was good form on the overhand right cross-  from the years toiling in the Gold Gloves back when, that was not some lucky roundhouse, that was a cat who's had some background. Good target, good balance, hip turn, contact-  ouch.

 

Too bad that all went off, it's not like it's any good for the game, but still, I gotta appreciate Odor's homage to the Sweet Science in that moment.  

I have a lot of appreciation for how difficult boxing is. You have to be strong, you have to have endurance, you have to have quickness and you have to use strategy. Top flight boxers are incredible athletes.

But boxing is the only sport in which the goal is to purposely inflict a severe brain injury on your opponent. The world would be better off if it was illegal. Sweet science my @$$.

Edited by spinowner, 15 May 2016 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

 


The worst part of all this was the freaking Texas crowd. Cheering as loud as the stadium had been all day when Bautista was hit initially. Then even louder and a STANDING OVATION when Bush was taken out of the game. Chanting Odor's name after he's removed from the game. What the hell?

I remember when the Metrodome sounded similar when Gant was muscled off of first base (I mean, fell.Because he lost his balance).

 

I have no problem with the crowd.They supported their team - we'd have done it too.I actually wish these two teams played each other more.Maybe in the playoffs again.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:50 PM

I imagine Beltre was reminding Bautista that a broken fist (or worse, broken eye socket) could cost him tens of millions of dollars.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 10:07 PM

 

I have no problem with the crowd.They supported their team - we'd have done it too.I actually wish these two teams played each other more.Maybe in the playoffs again.

 

Yeah, that makes one of us. The shots of young children yelling at Bautista and gesturing toward the field in ways that caused the camera to have to pan away immediately certainly helped me to debate humanity's future.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 10:26 PM

Reminds me of the night I went to a boxing match, and suddenly a hockey game broke out!

 

I always love that one...

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 11:43 PM

 

Bautista would have easily got a shot in if it weren't for Adrian Beltre grabbing him almost immediately after Odor hit him and restraining him the entire scene thereafter.

 

The worst part of all this was the freaking Texas crowd. Cheering as loud as the stadium had been all day when Bautista was hit initially. Then even louder and a STANDING OVATION when Bush was taken out of the game. Chanting Odor's name after he's removed from the game. What the hell?

Bautista wasn't going to do anything but get his ass kicked. Flailing your hands around isn't to effective in a fight. 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 12:23 AM

I'm still trying to get past the title of this thread ... how is any brawl in any sport 'awesome?'
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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:37 AM

 

Jeepers-  Joey Bats is lucky Odor kept his glove on, and just gave him a followup swat, or it might have been lights out.  That was good form on the overhand right cross-  from the years toiling in the Gold Gloves back when, that was not some lucky roundhouse, that was a cat who's had some background. Good target, good balance, hip turn, contact-  ouch.

 

Too bad that all went off, it's not like it's any good for the game, but still, I gotta appreciate Odor's homage to the Sweet Science in that moment.  

Good analysis of boxing (though I know nothing about it). However, in this instance, a slug in the face was the last thing Bautista expected. So ... I could do the same thing to someone I meet walking down the sidewalk.

 

Hope Odor gets a 30-game suspension.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:38 AM

 

 

Yeah, that makes one of us. The shots of young children yelling at Bautista and gesturing toward the field in ways that caused the camera to have to pan away immediately certainly helped me to debate humanity's future.

Probably similar to humanity's past ... only there are 7 billion of us now.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:33 AM

Baseball players were out fighting in the middle of the stadium because one guy got really excited about a huge hit 6 months ago.

 

Ridiculously childish.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:31 AM

 

 

Hope Odor gets a 30-game suspension.

 

Over-reacting a bit?

 

Remember this?  Not even sure that Ryan missed a start.

 

What I don't get is how Jesse Chavez who hit Fielder after all this still remained in the game.  That second brawl was on the umps.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:32 AM

 

Baseball players were out fighting in the middle of the stadium because one guy got really excited about a huge hit 6 months ago.

 

Ridiculously childish.

 

No I think that when one guy tried to break the other's leg with a dirty slide, he got punched on the face by his intended victim.

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