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#1 ashburyjohn

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:30 PM

Been meaning to post this:

 

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:57 PM

The 4th out youngster executed a fairly impressive juke for his age. Yeah... He got tagged because the catcher was clearly talented with a bright future in major league baseball.

 

However... the 4th out Youngster will be a running back for the Lions in about 16 years or so.  

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 11:59 PM

PRICELESS!

I want to know who the catcher is. Clearly, he's heady and a gamer! Can he hit? We could be talking the next Mauer around 2028-2029.
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Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:22 AM

This is exactly why baseball fundamentals have deteriorated over the years. That should have been the pitchers ball to handle, and the catcher with the bases loaded should have stayed at the plate. Then once he retrieved tha ball it's obvious he blocked the runners access to the plate. Why wasn't there a replay? As for the hitter, it's obvious there is no future in baseball for him. Very poor hip rotation, and obviously has no desire to implement launch angle and exit velocity into his training regimen. Sadly in about 13 years he will still be the Twins 2nd round draft choice. :(
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Posted 27 September 2018 - 07:39 AM

What kind of idiot manager puts a lefty at catcher!!??!?11!

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 09:15 AM

 

What kind of idiot manager puts a lefty at catcher!!??!?11!

 

Noticed that too! But did you also notice that he switches which hand he holds the ball in? Manager is plainly forward thinking, using an ambidextrous catcher. You don't build T-ball dynasties without staying ahead of the curve.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 09:33 AM

 

However... the 4th out Youngster will be a running back for the Lions in about 16 years or so.  

 

Geez, he's just a kid, no need to kick him when he's down.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 12:12 PM

 

This is exactly why baseball fundamentals have deteriorated over the years. That should have been the pitchers ball to handle, and the catcher with the bases loaded should have stayed at the plate. Then once he retrieved tha ball it's obvious he blocked the runners access to the plate. Why wasn't there a replay? As for the hitter, it's obvious there is no future in baseball for him. Very poor hip rotation, and obviously has no desire to implement launch angle and exit velocity into his training regimen. Sadly in about 13 years he will still be the Twins 2nd round draft choice. :(

You forgot to savage the third base coach, who after watching the first three runners tagged out at the plate, inexplicably sent the fourth. 

 

This sort of thing happens WAY too often in today's T-ball.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 01:00 PM

You forgot to savage the third base coach, who after watching the first three runners tagged out at the plate, inexplicably sent the fourth.

I dunno. Unassisted triple plays are rarer than perfect games. That being the case, the coach pretty much had to send that fourth runner - the odds of an unassisted quadruple play have to be close to zero. You always want to put pressure on the defense, and this required the catcher to make two long-odds plays in a row. But somehow our latter-day Bill Wambsganss found a way and achieved baseball immortality anyway.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 04:09 PM

I dunno. Unassisted triple plays are rarer than perfect games. That being the case, the coach pretty much had to send that fourth runner - the odds of an unassisted quadruple play have to be close to zero. You always want to put pressure on the defense, and this required the catcher to make two long-odds plays in a row. But somehow our latter-day Bill Wambsganss found a way and achieved baseball immortality anyway.

I didn't see it personally, but apparently the third base coach threw the last runner under the bus in the post game presser, "I never sent the last guy, he went on his own. When I put up the stop sign he was waving to his mom in the stands" :)
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:06 PM

The ol’ hidden plate trick. Well executed.
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:24 PM

The ol’ hidden plate trick. Well executed.

I was thinking it was the Infield Flaw Rule, but your analysis seems right.

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