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Old 09-19-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Orioles about to do it again
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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With runners at 1st and 3rd, down two, bottom of the 11th and the Mariners' best hitter at the plate the game ends on a caught stealing.

What?
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Orioles about to do it again
The Orioles have the magic. They could do it all.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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With runners at 1st and 3rd, down two, bottom of the 11th and the Mariners' best hitter at the plate the game ends on a caught stealing.

What?
It was homage to Babe Ruth who made the final out of Game Seven of the 1926 World Series by getting caught stealing.

Of course in the case of Ruth, he was probably feeling restless and ticked off, he had homered in his first plate appearance and then been walked in his next four.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It was homage to Babe Ruth who made the final out of Game Seven of the 1926 World Series by getting caught stealing.

Of course in the case of Ruth, he was probably feeling restless and ticked off, he had homered in his first plate appearance and then been walked in his next four.
Ruth was an excellent base runner, had very high stolen base stats for a power hitter (especially a fat one), and even stole home ten times. Several times he finished in the top 15 in MLB in SB, but was caught stealing as often as he was successful, because he was a flamboyant showoff. In 1926 he stole 11 bases, and 132 for his career. and had successfully stolen a base earlier in the same series..

In other words, it was not necessarily bad strategy for a base runner as good as Ruth to try to steal his way into scoring position with two out in a one-run game. O'Farrell had an average CS%, and Meusel was at the plate, not Gehrig. Meusel had only 37 extra-bae hits that year.

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Old 09-20-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Ruth was an excellent base runner, had very high stolen base stats for a power hitter, and even stole home quite a few times.
Babe stole 123 bases and was caught 117 times* (*some caught stealing data from Babe's time was not recorded).

Baseball-Reference has him worth -12 runs as a baserunner in his career.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Today in baseball...

...the Reds aren't trotting out their A-lineup

Xavier Paul
Miguel Cairo
Henry Rodriguez
Todd Frazier
Chris Heisey
Denis Phipps
Chris Hanigan
Didi Gregorius
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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How about a Triple Crown for M-Cab?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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How about a Triple Crown for M-Cab?
Sure, that'd be cool.

Cabrera's OBP has fallen off from what it has been the last 2 years.
2012: .396
2011: .448
2010: .420

His slugging is about the same:
2012: .616
2011: .586
2010: .626

His overall offense is about what we've come to expect
2012: 70% better than average
2011: 77% better than average
2010: 69% better than average
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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With runners at 1st and 3rd, down two, bottom of the 11th and the Mariners' best hitter at the plate the game ends on a caught stealing.

What?
And today, Astro Jordan Schaefer successfully steals second off Molina, with two out in the ninth (but dies there).
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