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Old 09-26-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Josh Reddick is 0 for his last 29 and is growing desperate for a hit.

When he was going good in the first half Reddick came to the plate flipping his mouth guard in and out of his mouth, he wore sunglasses while batting and had a beard.

As the second half slump has continued, Reddick has taken a scientific approach to figuring out what was wrong. It was obviously the mouth guard causing the slump, so he got rid of that.

But things got worse.

So clearly it was the sunglasses and they have now been jettisoned.

And things remained bad.

So last night or this morning he figured out that it has been the beard all along and tonight he is playing clean shaven for the first time.

Sans beard he is so far 0 for 1 with a walk.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The Baltimore Orioles just hit their 5th homerun of the game
Two more for the Orioles
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Big hit by Jayson Werth amidst a cascading of boos from the Philly Phans.

With the Nats holding a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth and 2 runners on the Phillies had about a 16% chance of coming back to win the game. After Werth's seeing-eye grounder up the middle extended the Nats' lead to 7-4 the Phillies' chance of winning was about 4%. Werth's single increased the Nats' Win Expectancy by 12%
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Big hit by Jayson Werth amidst a cascading of boos from the Philly Phans.

With the Nats holding a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth and 2 runners on the Phillies had about a 16% chance of coming back to win the game. After Werth's seeing-eye grounder up the middle extended the Nats' lead to 7-4 the Phillies' chance of winning was about 4%. Werth's single increased the Nats' Win Expectancy by 12%
Kicking dirt in the wound, Werth scores on Bryce Harper's double. Further lowering the Phillies' chances to about 2% as the score is now 8 - 4
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Pinch-hitting, Adam Greenberg of the Chicago Cubs

Greenberg has a somewhat interesting story. In 2005 he made his major league debut. He was hit in the head with a fastball, diagnosed with a concussion, and has yet to play another game in the majors.
Greenberg has been signed by the Miami Marlins and they plan on adding him to their roster and playing him on October 2nd.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Meanwhile, Alex Gordon takes a home run away from Miguel Cabrera on one of the highest hit balls I've ever seen.
Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | Must C Catch: Gordon robs Cabrera of a homer - Video | MLB.com: Multimedia

I get about 6.75 seconds from the time it hit the bat to the time it hit Gordon's glove.

According to this, the longest hang time for a home run was 7.13 seconds. Cabrera also hit that one. Here it is.

According to hittracker, that homerun by Cabrera reached 161 feet into the air.

This homerun by Todd Helton reached 162 feet into the air.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Holy crap. As I'm posting this Travis Snyder of the Pirates makes an outstanding rob of Mike Baxter's near home run.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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Holy crap. As I'm posting this Travis Snyder of the Pirates makes an outstanding rob of Mike Baxter's near home run.
Video's up at MLB.com


Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | PIT@NYM: Snider scales the wall to pull back a homer - Video | MLB.com: Multimedia
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Today in baseball...

...Tigers pitcher Doug Fister MOD CUT set an AL record by striking out 9 consecutive hitters.

Last edited by NewToCA; 09-27-2012 at 03:19 PM.. Reason: inappropriate
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Indians fire Manny Acta.

Sandy Alomar Jr is the new manager, for 9 games at least, of the Cleveland Indians.
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