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    • the dodgers get a walk walk walk walk walk off win. :)

      HERE"S the real definition of a "walk off" win...

      bottom of the 9th
      arizona 4 - los angeles 3
      nobody on base
      2 outs
      0-2 count
      and then...

      walk
      walk
      walk
      walk
      walk

      final score, dodgers win 5-4. dodger have now won 4 consecutive home games (separated by a road trip) via the walk off.
      2,000 miler

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    • max.patch wrote:

      rip jim bouten.

      i still have my paperback "ball four" which i bought sometime in the mid 70's and have read several times over the years.

      youtube.com/watch?v=InEZZ1FQFbM
      Last full year in majors with Pilots and Astros, although last games years later in comeback with Braves. Also I believe played some with Kurt Russell for Bing Russell in Portland.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
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      you know the old saying "you can't steal first base"?

      hold my beer... :)

      cut-n-paste:





      Major League Baseball may have just invented a new way for players to get on base.

      The big leagues currently have a three-year deal with the Atlantic League – of which the Somerset Patriots are a member – to try out new rules on a small scale. Basically, the independent minor league is being used as a guinea pig.

      Come Friday, that will mean allowing players to steal first base.

      Yes, you read that right. Steal first base.

      Once the Atlantic League’s second half begins, players will be permitted to dash for first base on any pitch – in any count – that isn’t caught cleanly by the catcher, according to the Washington Post.
      So, a wild pitch to the backstop could – and probably will – soon be punished by allowing a runner on base.

      Of course, testing this rule out in the Atlantic League does not mean that MLB will adopt it. And even if the big leagues decide to bring it on board, it probably won’t happen all that soon.

      Stealing first base is only one of the rules that the Atlantic League will implement later this week. The league is also installing “robot umpires” to call balls and strikes starting with its all-star game on Wednesday.

      The robot ump has been a hotly debated topic in baseball circles for years now. The Atlantic League’s system, which was workshopped by MLB, will involve “human umpires wearing a Bluetooth-connected earpiece, connected to an iPhone, connected to a software program in the press box,” per the Washington Post. The human umpire also has the ability to overrule the software’s decision.

      The Atlantic League has also been experimenting with banning defensive shifts, prohibiting mound visits and a three-batter minimum for new pitchers.
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      I guess Astro is too busy hiking to post this one, so I will do it for him. The Marinick / Lucroy collision....



      Hate to see anyone get hurt but Lucroy was blocking the plate in my view. The league gave Marinick a two-day suspension for this. Seems harsh to me.
      “Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
      the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”


      John Greenleaf Whittier
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      max.patch wrote:

      IMScotty wrote:

      Hate to see anyone get hurt but Lucroy was blocking the plate in my view. The league gave Marinick a two-day suspension for this. Seems harsh to me.
      my initial reaction was that the 2 day suspension was too lenient.
      you thot it was too harsh.

      so a couple days is probably right. :)
      I am with IMScotty, Lucroy moved into him leaving him no place to go. While I wouldn't suspend Lucroy either he has enough trouble now as it is, Marisnick was trying to avoid him and no choice at that point. This is not Pete Rose-Ray Fosse. Should appeal and it should be reversed.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
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      Astro wrote:

      I am with IMScotty, Lucroy moved into him leaving him no place to go. While I wouldn't suspend Lucroy either he has enough trouble now as it is, Marisnick was trying to avoid him and no choice at that point. This is not Pete Rose-Ray Fosse. Should appeal and it should be reversed.
      it's been appealed and i think there is a greater chance that manfred will announce that pete rose has immediately been enshrined in the HOF than having the suspension reversed. :)
      2,000 miler

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