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2012-07-25 11:43:28 AM
 
2012-07-25 11:50:16 AM
Angel Pagan. Who did the Mets get for him?
 
2012-07-25 11:57:58 AM
That's a nice catch, but the play itself is pretty standard. Base runners get tagged all the time when they assume these hits won't be caught.
 
2012-07-25 12:01:01 PM

Gunny Highway: Angel Pagan. Who did the Mets get for him?


Andres Torres, and Ramon Ramirez.
 
2012-07-25 12:02:12 PM

enik: That's a nice catch, but the play itself is pretty standard. Base runners get tagged all the time when they assume these hits won't be caught.


Yeah, but those throws from both of them and the range he showed by making that catch were extremely impressive.
 
2012-07-25 12:12:24 PM

Gilliam317: Gunny Highway: Angel Pagan. Who did the Mets get for him?

Andres Torres, and Ramon Ramirez.


And a bridge in Brooklyn.

/know how I know you know I'm a Mets fan?
 
2012-07-25 12:12:56 PM

CruiserTwelve: No better than this one. And this one was in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game.


Not quite. The runner doesn't even attempt to return to base after the ball is caught which makes that one a much easier double play.
 
2012-07-25 12:14:17 PM

enik: That's a nice catch, but the play itself is pretty standard. Base runners get tagged all the time when they assume these hits won't be caught.


Not generally from deep left-center when the outfielder was that hurriedly off-balance making the throw.
 
2012-07-25 12:19:55 PM
Why did the Mets let him go again? That's right, they are a bunch of dumbasses!
 
2012-07-25 12:21:03 PM
Rockies, meh. Long shot to right field and the runner was out at second base, which is practically the outfield anyway. The base runner had his back turned and had no chance to make it back safe.

SF Giant's double play was way better. The hit went to deep left center. The throw had to be relayed BY the shortstop with the runner actively trying to return to first base, completely across the field.

At least we can both agree that the Padres suck. ;)
 
2012-07-25 12:26:52 PM
it that scored an 8-6-3 double play? (didn't have the sound on, so I didn't hear the call if they said it)
 
2012-07-25 12:27:12 PM
I was at the game (Padres fan, insert joke here) and it was pretty amazing in person. Especially because Headley likely would have scored to give the Padres the lead, which in turn means Huston Street would have pitched the ninth instead of Joe Thatcher, and the Padres likely would have won.

Coulda should woulda, but still a very impressive play. The catch alone was great, but the two perfect throws really put the icing on the cake.
 
2012-07-25 12:29:43 PM
that was awesome
 
2012-07-25 12:36:27 PM

degenerate-afro: Not quite. The runner doesn't even attempt to return to base after the ball is caught which makes that one a much easier double play.


I get your point. In my link, I have no idea why the guy took off from second. Had the ball not been caught he would have scored easily anyhow. Okay, I'll give the Giants their due.
 
2012-07-25 12:39:29 PM

ManateeGag: it that scored an 8-6-3 double play? (didn't have the sound on, so I didn't hear the call if they said it)


Don't see any reason it would be anything else.
 
2012-07-25 12:46:13 PM
Not a baseball fan, but this doesn't seem like a legitimate double play. The 1B's foot is clearly off the bag when he catches the relay from Crawford. Am I missing something?
 
2012-07-25 12:47:56 PM
It is prett close, but I do believe his foot was on the base when he caught it (but not a split second later)
 
2012-07-25 12:52:09 PM
My favorite double play

//Not from this year. Saw it live, still amazed.
 
2012-07-25 12:52:57 PM
The best double play this year was when Robinson tracked down a ground ball deep in the hole at second and flipped the ball straight out of the glove to Jones who caught it bare handed and stepped on second for the force, but pretended that Robinson never got the ball out of his glove, causing the runner (Benitez?) to round 3rd and try for home. He then got caught in a run down where both Robinson and Jones touched the ball again, with Jones making his 2nd out on the play

...scoring the double play 4-5-2-6-1-4-2-5.
 
2012-07-25 12:58:26 PM

roc6783: My favorite double play

//Not from this year. Saw it live, still amazed.


There is also the asdrubal behind the back flip. Can't find a good vid of it, but the call made it into this year's version of MLB the show.
 
2012-07-25 12:59:58 PM

roc6783: My favorite double play

//Not from this year. Saw it live, still amazed.


That's just another day at the office for Brandon Phillips
 
2012-07-25 01:08:33 PM

CruiserTwelve: No better than this one. And this one was in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game.


No, much better than that one. The first one involved a fantastic catch in the outfield, followed by a fantastic off balance on-target throw to the cutoff man by the outfielder to throw out a runner who was trying very hard to get back to base.

Yours involved a fantastic catch in the outfield, followed by a leisurely throw back in to get a runner who hadn't even bothered to try to get back to base.

There's no comparing them.
 
2012-07-25 01:08:49 PM

thecpt: roc6783: My favorite double play

//Not from this year. Saw it live, still amazed.

There is also the asdrubal behind the back flip. Can't find a good vid of it, but the call made it into this year's version of MLB the show.


This one? Definitely awesome, still like the other one better.


Crewmannumber6: roc6783: My favorite double play

//Not from this year. Saw it live, still amazed.

That's just another day at the office for Brandon Phillips


Ya, he's really good, but I never called the play "the best" for a reason.
 
2012-07-25 01:16:50 PM
I don't care if Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez both suck. I had one goal as a Mets fan this season, and that was to not have to watch Angel Pagan throw to the wrong base constantly.

We've met that goal.
 
2012-07-25 03:13:02 PM

LordStormes: Not a baseball fan, but this doesn't seem like a legitimate double play. The 1B's foot is clearly off the bag when he catches the relay from Crawford. Am I missing something?


Those are known as "professional courtesy" calls. The idea is if the first baseman "could've" made the play, but drifted off the bag to protect both himself and the runner, then they call it out. When things get weird is when they suddenly call one tight, all because the ump thought it was too far off for the player to have gotten to the bag in time (or was drawn off by the throw).

All in all, it's a judgement call, and since it's about safety, I'm fine with it.
 
2012-07-25 03:29:04 PM

FTGodWin: LordStormes: Not a baseball fan, but this doesn't seem like a legitimate double play. The 1B's foot is clearly off the bag when he catches the relay from Crawford. Am I missing something?

Those are known as "professional courtesy" calls. The idea is if the first baseman "could've" made the play, but drifted off the bag to protect both himself and the runner, then they call it out. When things get weird is when they suddenly call one tight, all because the ump thought it was too far off for the player to have gotten to the bag in time (or was drawn off by the throw).

All in all, it's a judgement call, and since it's about safety, I'm fine with it.


And a reason why some of us don't want replay instituted. Baseball has a lot of imperfections, and how an umpire calls the play is part of the whole mess.
 
2012-07-25 03:37:04 PM

Willie_One_Eye: FTGodWin: LordStormes: Not a baseball fan, but this doesn't seem like a legitimate double play. The 1B's foot is clearly off the bag when he catches the relay from Crawford. Am I missing something?

Those are known as "professional courtesy" calls. The idea is if the first baseman "could've" made the play, but drifted off the bag to protect both himself and the runner, then they call it out. When things get weird is when they suddenly call one tight, all because the ump thought it was too far off for the player to have gotten to the bag in time (or was drawn off by the throw).

All in all, it's a judgement call, and since it's about safety, I'm fine with it.

And a reason why some of us don't want replay instituted. Baseball has a lot of imperfections, and how an umpire calls the play is part of the whole mess.


I dunno. There was a bullshiat call in this series, where Brandon Crawford should have had a double, but the first base ump said he didn't touch first base, even though the replay clearly showed he did.
 
2012-07-25 05:19:41 PM

SevenizGud: The best double play this year was when Robinson tracked down a ground ball deep in the hole at second and flipped the ball straight out of the glove to Jones who caught it bare handed and stepped on second for the force, but pretended that Robinson never got the ball out of his glove, causing the runner (Benitez?) to round 3rd and try for home. He then got caught in a run down where both Robinson and Jones touched the ball again, with Jones making his 2nd out on the play

...scoring the double play 4-5-2-6-1-4-2-5.


Clip?
 
2012-07-25 08:31:53 PM
Yeah... Padre thread!

/We may suck... but we keep making the news!!!!
 
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