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2012-05-08 11:14:51 PM
What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.
 
2012-05-08 11:17:57 PM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


To be fair, without his 8 RBI the Rangers lose 3-2.
 
2012-05-08 11:24:50 PM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


Well, you don't see 4 home runs in one game by one player that often, and 18 bases by one player has never been done in American League history.

My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?
 
2012-05-08 11:25:55 PM
This is an alcoholism joke, right?
 
2012-05-08 11:27:45 PM

Grote-Man: My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?


Because he was due to make an out. Do you watch baseball at all?
 
2012-05-08 11:30:27 PM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


It is more important. The Rangers play 162 games every single year. This is the 16th occurrence of this since 1876.

Anyway, while this is an American League record, isn't it also a tie for the major league record with Joe Adcock (from when he did it in 1954)?
 
2012-05-08 11:37:30 PM

Grote-Man: mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.

Well, you don't see 4 home runs in one game by one player that often, and 18 bases by one player has never been done in American League history.

My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?


The manager's pitching choice was rather suspect... Asking a submarining right hamder to get out a lefty on a hot streak like Hamilton is like asking a steak to lock up a dog.
 
2012-05-08 11:41:37 PM
My fantasy team is pleased with the effort Josh! Sale and Hanrahan both blowing saves in the same night OTOH...

//that'll quiet those uppity O's fans
 
2012-05-08 11:44:43 PM

Grote-Man: My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?


Because the Orioles were already losing 8-1 in the 8th inning, and with the bullpen still pretty gassed from the past weekend Showalter wasn't looking to throw any more pitches than necessary?

Seriously, though, Buck has been around the game long enough that he's not going to deny a competitor a shot at something historic when it isn't likely to affect the outcome of the game. Walking Hamilton there would've been like trying for a bunt single in the bottom of the 8th when you're down 7-0 and the opposing pitcher has a no-hitter going.
 
2012-05-08 11:56:45 PM

SilentStrider: Grote-Man: mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.

Well, you don't see 4 home runs in one game by one player that often, and 18 bases by one player has never been done in American League history.

My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?

The manager's pitching choice was rather suspect... Asking a submarining right hamder to get out a lefty on a hot streak like Hamilton is like asking a steak to lock up a dog.


They may have given up and said 'fark it, let's see if he can do it again.'
 
2012-05-09 12:31:11 AM
Chicks dig the long ball.


jaylectricity: Grote-Man: My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?

Because he was due to make an out. Do you watch baseball at all?


Thats hilarious; if you're joking.
 
2012-05-09 12:41:06 AM

Grote-Man: My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?


Because it is unsportsmanlike. If the game is a blowout, you stop extraordinary measures and play the game normally, No IBB, no steals (by team in the lead), etc. etc. Had the game been close (less than 4 run margin), yes they might have issued the walk.
 
2012-05-09 01:13:25 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.



In all fairness, if the Rangers had just won an average/boring game tonight, it would not be worthy of a Fark thread.

Besides, the last time it happened was in 2003:

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2012-05-09 02:52:53 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


Hitting 4 home runs in one game has happened fewer times than pitchers throwing perfect games.
 
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2012-05-09 04:09:13 AM
You guys got the bases covered.
Nice playin' Hamilton. That's how you do it without killing anyone.
 
2012-05-09 05:53:50 AM
Tigers fan here, who hates the Rangers.

Have to tip my hat to Josh Hamilton----well done.
 
2012-05-09 06:54:10 AM

germ78: My fantasy team is pleased with the effort Josh! Sale and Hanrahan both blowing saves in the same night OTOH...

//that'll quiet those uppity O's fans


Are you me?
 
2012-05-09 07:08:28 AM
I realize it was a Tuesday night, but the 2-time defending AL champs are in town against the surprisingly good hometown Orioles and only 11,000 are there? That kind of sucks.
 
2012-05-09 07:19:10 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


It's the most important thing ever. Hamilton is the only person ever to overcome alcohol and drug problems. I still remember his homerun derby a few years ago when the announcers thought he was Christ risen.
 
2012-05-09 07:32:24 AM

Karma Chameleon: mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.

It's the most important thing ever. Hamilton is the only person ever to overcome alcohol and drug problems. I still remember his homerun derby a few years ago when the announcers thought he was Christ risen.


Should someone with a user name taken from a Boy George song even be allowed to comment on baseball?
 
2012-05-09 07:44:07 AM

Karma Chameleon: mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.

It's the most important thing ever. Hamilton is the only person ever to overcome alcohol and drug problems. I still remember his homerun derby a few years ago when the announcers thought he was Christ risen.


I don't think it is something to scoff at just because ESPN beat the point into the ground
 
2012-05-09 07:50:11 AM

Gunny Highway: Karma Chameleon: mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.

It's the most important thing ever. Hamilton is the only person ever to overcome alcohol and drug problems. I still remember his homerun derby a few years ago when the announcers thought he was Christ risen.

I don't think it is something to scoff at just because ESPN beat the point into the ground


It's nothing to scoff at, for sure. It's nothing to go on and on about, either. In all honesty I'm more turned off by his years of Tebow-esque god talk than anything else.
 
2012-05-09 08:15:31 AM

DrBenway: I realize it was a Tuesday night, but the 2-time defending AL champs are in town against the surprisingly good hometown Orioles and only 11,000 are there? That kind of sucks.


When your team has lost for 14 straight years it will take more then a 19-10 start to get fans to the field. Couple that with the fact that it was raining in Baltimore (yay counting crows?) and you have a recipe for no people attending.

And finally, Baltimore is notorious for having a low fan base while schools are still in session. Once schools get out, if the team is still semi-decent, you will see much larger crowds. Ide assume 20-30k a game.

/I'll be there Wed/Thurs
 
2012-05-09 08:25:11 AM

Karma Chameleon: Gunny Highway: Karma Chameleon: mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.

It's the most important thing ever. Hamilton is the only person ever to overcome alcohol and drug problems. I still remember his homerun derby a few years ago when the announcers thought he was Christ risen.

I don't think it is something to scoff at just because ESPN beat the point into the ground

It's nothing to scoff at, for sure. It's nothing to go on and on about, either. In all honesty I'm more turned off by his years of Tebow-esque god talk than anything else.


Except of course he hasn't actually acted remotely Tebowesque.
 
2012-05-09 08:33:51 AM

GAT_00: SilentStrider: Grote-Man: mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.

Well, you don't see 4 home runs in one game by one player that often, and 18 bases by one player has never been done in American League history.

My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?

The manager's pitching choice was rather suspect... Asking a submarining right hamder to get out a lefty on a hot streak like Hamilton is like asking a steak to lock up a dog.

They may have given up and said 'fark it, let's see if he can do it again.'


Look at the pitch. The catcher is set up 6" outside and the pitcher grooved it down the middle.
 
2012-05-09 08:34:05 AM

jaylectricity: Because he was due to make an out. Do you watch baseball at all?


nobody is due to make anything. The chances he makes an out are the same as any other at-bat, about 6 in 10. For Hamilton, he has about a 4 in 10 chance of getting on base.

That said, the guy was locked in yesterday. He was red hot. Baseball is all about streakiness. some guys have hot streaks, like Kemp or Hamilton and some guys have cold streaks, like Pujols. if the guy is on a heater, plunk him, walk him, whatever, just don't keep giving him pitches to hit. He was hardly due to make an out, though.
 
2012-05-09 08:35:56 AM
What kind of mixer goes with HGH?
 
2012-05-09 08:46:30 AM
14 homers through 30 team games is a pace of 75.6 homers through 162 team games.
 
2012-05-09 08:49:12 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


Well let's see, they'll probably win 90-95 games this year. The franchise has won over 3800 games. This is their first 4 HR game and very possibly something they'll never see again given the rarity of the feat.

I can't imagine why they'd make such a big deal out of it.
 
2012-05-09 08:52:45 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


a. That makes it one of the more rare occurrences in the game (not sure how that doesn't register with you) and b. I was watching the game, and the broadcasters handled it just fine.

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Anyway, while this is an American League record, isn't it also a tie for the major league record with Joe Adcock (from when he did it in 1954)?


No. The record is 19, set by Shawn Green in 2002 for the dodgers.
 
2012-05-09 08:56:34 AM

DrBenway: I realize it was a Tuesday night, but the 2-time defending AL champs are in town against the surprisingly good hometown Orioles and only 11,000 are there? That kind of sucks.


And it seemed like most of the people in the stadium were Rangers fans

/was there
//Hamilton is ridiculous, sign the man already Daniels.
 
2012-05-09 09:09:08 AM
Bartender, give him 4 Jacks.
 
2012-05-09 09:21:40 AM
Josh Hamilton is doing his best to make sure that the Orioles stay in Fark's headline queue.
 
2012-05-09 09:46:37 AM
Hamilblin is pretty awesome.
 
2012-05-09 09:54:47 AM
Well done, Hamilton.

I saw Bob Horner do it for the Braves in the middle 80s and the Braves sucked so bad they still lost the game.
 
2012-05-09 09:57:58 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


Seriously? It's more rare than a perfect game, less rare but also a lot less fluky than an unassisted triple play. It'll be remembered far longer than almost any regular season Rangers win.
 
2012-05-09 09:58:41 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


4 home runs have, but not total bases and RBIs.

Either way, this is rarer than a perfect game, and that's a pretty big deal.
 
2012-05-09 10:58:07 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


Considering that 4 HRs in a game happens less frequently than a perfect game then I would say yes, it is more important than the fact that they won. And I don't say that about too many things.
 
2012-05-09 11:06:06 AM
"Hamilton had a good game, but not a great one." - Charlie Manuel
 
2012-05-09 11:08:20 AM
He's just gonna keep on hitting those home runs until he forgets how that little boy's father is never coming back.

Late, I know. Sorry.
 
2012-05-09 11:35:27 AM

Grote-Man: mikemoto:My question is, if a player has gone yard three times already, why isn't the manager holding up 4 fingers (intentional walk) on his last at bat?


Because, Buck Showalter!

Showalter=Mule-headed.

What, you're gonna pitch around Hamilton to get to Beltre? That doesn't work. Beltre went yard last night after Hamilton's 2nd dinger.

Pick your poison pitching to that line-up, I suppose. Especially on a night like last night. I mean, Napoli is the weak link in the order right now, which speaks volumes.
 
2012-05-09 11:37:41 AM

Nana's Vibrator: He's just gonna keep on hitting those home runs until he forgets how that little boy's father is never coming back.

Late, I know. Sorry.


Yes, you are sorry.

/That is all.
 
2012-05-09 11:43:32 AM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


How often do you see a guy IBB'd by a team that is trailing 8-1?

/I'm glad that the O's didn't take the pansy way out
 
2012-05-09 12:09:11 PM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


This is roughly 20x rarer than a no-hitter, something that locks down a broadcast and Sports Center the next day.
 
2012-05-09 12:32:07 PM
And that his last at bat Monday's game was a home run, too. If his double was an HR, a perfect game for a batter?
 
2012-05-09 12:38:31 PM

mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


Is a perfect game considered more important than the win? In general, yes. Since there are only 2 opportunities per game for a perfect game, and it still occurs more often than a 4 home run game, where there are, on average, 16 opportunities per game to accomplish. Yeah, it's pretty big. Add to that the 8 RBIs, and it's titanic.
 
2012-05-09 12:39:04 PM
This has been done 15 other times in MLB history

2 of them were pre-1900, when the game was very loose with fence distance. Theres a reason the next person to do it was 36 years later.

Strangely, in the steroid era it was only done 3 times. (02 twice and 03).
 
2012-05-09 12:41:40 PM

Demetrius: What kind of mixer goes with HGH?


Josh Hamilton is drug tested more than any other player in MLB. Do not even breathe that allegation.


mikemoto: What Hamilton achieved is fantastic, but a. This has been done 15 other times in MLB history and b. the Texas Rangers broadcasters (especially Tom Grieve) acted as if this was more important than the fact that the Rangers won the game.


LOL... "It's been done 15 other times." REALLY? MLB has been around for 143 years. Really? You're not impressed? OK. I thought it was fantastic.


Karma Chameleon: It's the most important thing ever. Hamilton is the only person ever to overcome alcohol and drug problems. I still remember his homerun derby a few years ago when the announcers thought he was Christ risen.


Do you wanna watch it again?
 
2012-05-09 12:49:03 PM

near_starlet: DrBenway:
/was there
//Hamilton is ridiculous, sign the man already Daniels.


Well, his price just went waaaaay up. You think JD is kicking himself about now for not getting the deal done over the off-season?

With those 10 year deals that the Halos & Tigers made that aren't looking so good right now and the fact that he'll be 32 in a couple of weeks, odds are they don't offer a 10 year deal. I'd definitely be in for say, 6 years at $150 million if I were JD, though.
 
2012-05-09 01:00:16 PM

Di Atribe: Josh Hamilton is drug tested more than any other player in MLB. Do not even breathe that allegation.


I'm not accusing him of anything, but MLB's HGH testing does not take place during the regular season.
 
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