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Old 07-13-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I suppose now it is just a matter of where Clippard's heroics will rank in the panoply of greatest All Star moments. Musial's game winning homer, the Rose-Fosse collision, Reggies blast in Detroit...and Clippard's inducing Bautista into his ill considered attempt to score. We will probably get sick of seeing replayed again and again over the years.
For me, there can be no doubt. It's no secret that I am a huge proponent of statistics based analysis. Musial and Reggie may have scored and drove in runs with their home runs, Rose scored a run as well, but Clippard did much more than score a run. He got a win.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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For me, there can be no doubt. It's no secret that I am a huge proponent of statistics based analysis. Musial and Reggie may have scored and drove in runs with their home runs, Rose scored a run as well, but Clippard did much more than score a run. He got a win.
So, a Win on three pitches projects to what kind of WAR?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Really fun time at the stadium last night .... I was glad to be able to bask in Clippards Aura ..... however, that throw by pence was superb ..... looked like it was going to be a close play when it came off the bat - not at all

Also, that grab by bautista was sick ..... most of the stadium didn't see him grab it .... if you watch it you'll see him run, slide and the stadium will be pretty quiet .... the ump took a second to clench his fist, then the stadium cheered .... got really loud when they showed a good angle of it on the big board
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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For me, there can be no doubt. It's no secret that I am a huge proponent of statistics based analysis. Musial and Reggie may have scored and drove in runs with their home runs, Rose scored a run as well, but Clippard did much more than score a run. He got a win.
I was angered when I saw Hunter Pence trying to take all the credit for the play.
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Pence was thrilled by the play, stating, “It was way more exciting than hitting a home run. I had a weird intuition that Adrian Beltre was going to hit a line drive to me. … It happened the way I anticipated it.”
The lone Astro: Pence delivers - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

"weird intuition" indeed. Obviously Clippard flashed a sign to Pence that he was setting Beltre up to hit a deceptive single which would appear sufficient for Bautista to score...and Pence should be ready to capitalize on Bautista taking the bait.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Pence threw an absolute bullet though .... when it came off the bat it looked like it would be a run, when pence cleanly played the ball you thought it would be close, when you say it rocket on target you knew the guy was beat ... he ended up being beat really bad

also, that quote doesn't lound like taking all the credit either .... he was pumped he made a great play, so were his teamates ..... the crowd was also jazzed about it .... the game featured two HRs and two stand out defensive plays ..... it would be tough to judge what got the most reaction .... i think many felt the bautista catch was the most exciting thing all night
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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Joe Buck passionately hates baseball, and is doing everything humanly possible to make the same seem dull, boring and insipid, and sabotaging the game in one of its most visibly glorious moments.

They cut away from the poolside interview with Justin Timberlake, to show the pitches. That was a nice touch.
joe buck is a moron.

the whole broadcast was a promo for Fox related movies and other properties.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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joe buck is a moron.

the whole broadcast was a promo for Fox related movies and other properties.
That's why Fox schedules the game to air in their prime time.
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