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Old 11-05-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Isn't that baseball?

Oh well.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Isn't that baseball?

Oh well.
See infield shift to double play depth with a runner on first and one out.

See ball come at you low and inside at 96 mph and keep the nerve to stay in there. Swing at ball, miss ball, strike one.

See ball come at you looking like it is right over the plate and then dive away from you at 84 mph. Strike two.

See same pitch as before, swing at pitch, get on top of sinking ball and chop ball right to the short stop. Double play.

Since the pitcher knew that you consistantly swing at breaking balls, and he needed a ground ball to complete the double play, the pitcher kept the ball low in the zone so that you would likely hit ball into ground.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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I had to ask.. and if you watched the game of the century you will know
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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I had to ask.. and if you watched the game of the century you will know
You are referring to Game Six, are you not?
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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i think so
For, from this point on, Game Six should always be capitalized. A copy of the broadcast should be put in a time capsule to be opened a thousand years from now, so that people know what baseball was.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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You are referring to Game Six, are you not?
Now where is Harry to explain this.. I had to ask and it was something said at the AL vs LSU game
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Let's keep 'em on tinter hooks until later today. I find such reactions and non-reactions instructive.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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In the LA-LSU pre-game interview, the Alabama coach made a rather memorable statement. When he was relating his strategy, he was saying how he was keeping it simple, and then used the imperative form of what he told his players - - - "See ball. Hit ball." He then almost immediately winced slightly.

If football, it is not generally "see ball, hit ball", but "see ball, CATCH ball", "see ball, THROW ball", or "see ball KICK ball". In baseball, it is much more likely that you would see the ball and hit the ball (with a bat). The example was also a little bit of a put-down of the comprehension level of his team. I KNOW he didn't mean it that way. I think he is a fine coach and the team is a fine team. It just was a strange bit in the testosterone filled pre-game that I was wondering if anyone else caught.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Which reminds me:


Bull Durham's "Into the Shower" scene - YouTube
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Oooohyes. I had forgotten that. Excellent. Clearly a case of the mashed potatoes and roast beef being less than the complete dinner.
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