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(Deadspin)   Pirates rookie Starling Marte makes baseball history with his first MLB swing (w/video)   (deadspin.com) divider line 25
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2012-07-27 08:36:04 AM  
www.msu.edu

Approves.
 
2012-07-27 10:23:38 AM  
That is pretty cool....you just hope it's not the peak of the guys career already....
 
2012-07-27 10:40:44 AM  
blogs.eagletribune.com

pfft. rookie
 
2012-07-27 10:41:26 AM  
The real story is that the Pirates are somehow still not sucking.
 
2012-07-27 10:42:00 AM  
Did we mention "make the tagline funny"?
 
2012-07-27 10:44:14 AM  

chevydeuce: That is pretty cool....you just hope it's not the peak of the guys career already....


Odds are it is, although it sounds like his scouting report is pretty good. The only people on the list (pops, look for the players with a "#" next to their names) whom I've heard of before, and who aren't pitchers, are:

Bert Campaneris
Jay Bell (one really good slugging season, but wasn't a run producer until 10 years into his MLB career)
Marcus Thames (I actually remember that game a little, hit that off Randy Johnson)
Kaz Matsui (more infamous as a bust)
Kevin Kouzmanoff (career's already fading)

Hopefully things will work out for this guy and JP Arencibia, but this mostly appears to be a fluke.
 
2012-07-27 10:55:22 AM  

babysealclubber: The real story is that the Pirates are somehow still not sucking.


So much this.
 
2012-07-27 10:55:24 AM  
It was against the Astblows (Lastros?), so is it a minor league accomplishment?
 
2012-07-27 10:57:47 AM  

bulldg4life: [blogs.eagletribune.com image 512x348]

pfft. rookie


Came here to mention this.
One of only two players to hit a first-pitch grand slam.
 
2012-07-27 11:00:49 AM  

Krowdaddy Chixdiggit: It was against the Astblows (Lastros?), so is it a minor league accomplishment?


lol, nah dont take it from him. either way he crushed it. give him props

NeoCortex42: bulldg4life: [blogs.eagletribune.com image 512x348]

pfft. rookie

Came here to mention this.
One of only two players to hit a first-pitch grand slam.


now thats immpresive!!
 
2012-07-27 11:04:36 AM  
Hopefully Nascar doesn't adjust his spoiler until he's out of contention.
images25.fotki.com
 
2012-07-27 11:13:06 AM  
Plenty of good seats available.
 
2012-07-27 11:37:24 AM  

NeoCortex42: bulldg4life: [blogs.eagletribune.com image 512x348]

pfft. rookie

Came here to mention this.
One of only two players to hit a first-pitch grand slam.


Thank you.... my work was already done.
 
2012-07-27 12:08:40 PM  

Arkanaut: chevydeuce: That is pretty cool....you just hope it's not the peak of the guys career already....

Odds are it is, although it sounds like his scouting report is pretty good. The only people on the list (pops, look for the players with a "#" next to their names) whom I've heard of before, and who aren't pitchers, are:

Bert Campaneris
Jay Bell (one really good slugging season, but wasn't a run producer until 10 years into his MLB career)
Marcus Thames (I actually remember that game a little, hit that off Randy Johnson)
Kaz Matsui (more infamous as a bust)
Kevin Kouzmanoff (career's already fading)

Hopefully things will work out for this guy and JP Arencibia, but this mostly appears to be a fluke.


Esteban Yan is on two very short batters' lists: players who hit home runs on their first major league pitch, and players who retired without ever having made an out. Clearly, he is the most successful batter in MLB history, evidenced by his 3.500 career OPS. The only question is which hat they put on his plaque in Cooperstown.
 
2012-07-27 12:24:24 PM  

babysealclubber: The real story is that the Pirates are somehow still not sucking.


Shhh! You'll jynx it.
 
2012-07-27 12:54:28 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: babysealclubber: The real story is that the Pirates are somehow still not sucking.

Shhh! You'll jynx it.


Apparently the Pirates, A's, O's, and Indians have not yet read the memo. You all have permission to start sucking now.

The Mets are an example of a team knowing it's place.
 
2012-07-27 01:04:21 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: babysealclubber: The real story is that the Pirates are somehow still not sucking.

Shhh! You'll jynx it.


Sorry to say, but if I could ruin Pittsburgh's season, I would.

Go Redlegs.
 
2012-07-27 01:06:59 PM  
Should there be an asterisk next to this, since he hit it at Minute Maid Park?
 
2012-07-27 04:15:32 PM  
I don't really care for the term "making history." Is that all we do, at all times? By typing this sentence, I am making history. Every dump you take (or leave) is a moment in history.
 
2012-07-27 04:54:07 PM  

babysealclubber: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: babysealclubber: The real story is that the Pirates are somehow still not sucking.

Shhh! You'll jynx it.

Sorry to say, but if I could ruin Pittsburgh's season, I would.

Go Redlegs.


In other news, Cinci fans are hoping for Pittsburgh's team to collapse -- in baseball.

As a Pirates fan, I'm only hoping for .500 -- if we start thinking about anything else, I'll go put my Jim Mora face on for you.
 
2012-07-27 05:40:13 PM  

babysealclubber: The real story is that the Pirates are somehow still not sucking.


Hold your breath waiting for this to happen at your own peril.

The Bucco's are too legit to quit.
 
2012-07-27 08:11:05 PM  
impressive debut? yes. history-making? no.

12 other players have done the same thing since 2000.
 
2012-07-27 09:14:23 PM  
I'll take it.
 
2012-07-27 09:32:09 PM  
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Not impressed
 
2012-07-28 07:37:32 AM  

Devo37: impressive debut? yes. history-making? no.

12 other players have done the same thing since 2000.


...and only 14 in the history of baseball before that.

That's either a very odd statistical blip, or something has changed.

My guess is that scouting and planning has improved to make it more likely to bring up the right kid at the right time.

/Also... Historical for the Pirates
//Also also... Quinten Berry's bunt double was more fun, if not more rare
 
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