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(CBS Sports)   Francisco Liriano, unenthusiastic hitter and runner   (cbssports.com) divider line 15
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2013-05-12 01:50:49 AM  
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BLARP
 
2013-05-12 02:06:52 AM  
That was pretty funny. Money well spent!
 
2013-05-12 02:52:33 AM  
It took me a little while to figure out what the hell went on there.

This guy is normally a pitcher in the AL.  He had to bat.  He hit it, but not being familiar with what is going on on that side, he thought the first baseman had either caught it or tagged first, before the throw home.  The throw home was late, but the catcher also took some time to realize that the first baseman had neither caught it or tagged the base.  So, Liriano suddenly realizes the ball is live, the catcher throws to first, the first baseman errors directly into either the pitcher or the second baseman covering, and Liriano is safe as well.  Both the plate and first were safe, because of an absolute catastrophic comedy of errors.

Once I figured it out, I was like.. holy shiat, how did that many people fark up in one play?
 
2013-05-12 03:37:07 AM  
Not just a blarp, an RBI blarp.
 
2013-05-12 04:27:54 AM  
How would you score that play? Does Liriano get an RBI, even though he was safe on an error? Was that some kind of fielder's choice or sacrifice?
 
2013-05-12 06:44:00 AM  
Catcher should have stuck it in the middle of Liriano's back as a "teachable moment". I'm undecided whether the lesson was "RUN!" or "Don't Make A Mockery Of The Game".
 
2013-05-12 07:22:15 AM  

CruiserTwelve: How would you score that play? Does Liriano get an RBI, even though he was safe on an error? Was that some kind of fielder's choice or sacrifice?


http://www.milb.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2013_04_30_gwiaaa_indaaa_1 &m ode=gameday

Looks like they gave him an RBI on it.
 
2013-05-12 10:33:48 AM  
WHAT IN THE fark DID I JUST WATCH?

They get paid to do that?!
 
2013-05-12 10:38:43 AM  

CruiserTwelve: How would you score that play? Does Liriano get an RBI, even though he was safe on an error? Was that some kind of fielder's choice or sacrifice?


it should have been an infield sacrifice bunt for an RBI. Instead it was a fielders choice RBI. No error because the catcher doesn't get charged errors on poor throws against base stealers. The fielder could have been charged an error but it was a bad throw. It's actually a loophole.. have your catcher run out and make the throw to catch base stealers and you get no error if he messes up.

That's what you get with almost 150 years rule evolution. I'd love to design a genetic algorithm to represent baseball players and managers and see what kinds of rules get defined after hundreds of seasons of play. I have a feeling that by the end all the players will stay in the dugouts and decide the winner based on quality of cup scratching and tobacco spit distances. My genetic algorithms are always lazy.
 
2013-05-12 10:48:25 AM  
Worst baseball play ever?

Or most baseballish best baseball play EVER?

Liriano farking turned around to walk towards his dugout after dogging it a couple steps... somehow realized he wasn't out yet, turned around to trot towards first... and he was still safe at first? Dude should be made king of World of Warcraft for that display of awesome.

Sure, fail on Liriano for not running except maybe the very end of the play, but between the catcher double clutching that, flipping it to first & one-hopping it, and the first baseman totally boggled on the one-hopper... such a freak show.

Maybe Liriano is a Jedi.

/best baseball link on Fark evar
 
2013-05-12 10:57:01 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: CruiserTwelve: How would you score that play? Does Liriano get an RBI, even though he was safe on an error? Was that some kind of fielder's choice or sacrifice?

it should have been an infield sacrifice bunt for an RBI. Instead it was a fielders choice RBI. No error because the catcher doesn't get charged errors on poor throws against base stealers. The fielder could have been charged an error but it was a bad throw. It's actually a loophole.. have your catcher run out and make the throw to catch base stealers and you get no error if he messes up.

That's what you get with almost 150 years rule evolution. I'd love to design a genetic algorithm to represent baseball players and managers and see what kinds of rules get defined after hundreds of seasons of play. I have a feeling that by the end all the players will stay in the dugouts and decide the winner based on quality of cup scratching and tobacco spit distances. My genetic algorithms are always lazy.


I agree with fc but the error should be charged to the first baseman on the "catch" methinks. It's definitely a play should have still been made by an average player. RBI does look legit in that case too.
 
2013-05-12 11:49:30 AM  
Runner safe at home on fielder's choice. Batter safe at first on E3 (catch). RBI.  Funny sequence.
 
2013-05-12 02:20:17 PM  
An excellent argument for the universal adoption of the DH rule.
 
2013-05-12 10:47:34 PM  
The best part is how the catcher is all ready to make a quick throw to first but then realizes he has time to just lob it there.
 
2013-05-12 11:23:12 PM  
He throws a baseball, so there is no reason for him to exert any effort at any other facet of the game.
 
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