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(Major League Baseball)   It's the bottom of the 9th. Two outs. Bases loaded. 3-2 count. The game is tied 4-4. The batter hits a routine pop fly and Larry, Curly and Moe converge on the ball to make the final out   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 67
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2013-05-18 07:42:13 AM  
I'm not sure what's more depressing, the way they tried to make the catch, or the fact that the other team celebrated like they had done something of skill or merit.
 
2013-05-18 07:45:44 AM  
I suppose that idiot umpire from the ATL-STL playoffs would have called this one an infield fly, had there have been less than two outs.

Not a Braves fan, but that was just the worst.
 
2013-05-18 07:46:45 AM  
It only took 20 years of futility before the Bucco's figured out a way to tag another team to be it.

/go bucs
 
2013-05-18 07:51:14 AM  
I feel bad for the pitcher. It looked like he really thought he had an out.
 
2013-05-18 08:04:52 AM  
Who pies a field reporter?
 
2013-05-18 08:05:46 AM  

BigMax: I feel bad for the pitcher. It looked like he really thought he had an out.


Hell, everyone thought it was an out. The runner barely bothered to run to first.

/play it out
//go bucs!
 
2013-05-18 08:08:19 AM  
I feel better about my mariners now. Thanks.
 
2013-05-18 08:09:39 AM  
The Pirates wore camouflage uniforms, but it was the Astros who couldn't see their teammates.
 
2013-05-18 08:14:56 AM  
I'm having flashbacks to my beloved 1990s-era Tigers.
 
2013-05-18 08:19:44 AM  

INeedAName: I'm not sure what's more depressing, the way they tried to make the catch, or the fact that the other team celebrated like they had done something of skill or merit.


The Pirates were down by 2 going into the 8th. They're celebrating coming from behind to win.
 
2013-05-18 08:20:02 AM  
I have a feeling the Asstros are going to be just historically bad this year.  That was reminiscent of the '62 Mets.
 
2013-05-18 08:20:41 AM  

The Gentleman Caller: I feel better about my mariners now. Thanks.


As a Tribe fan I gotta say "Whoooooohoooooo" but as a Cleveland sports fan I know exactly how you feel.    If the situation was reversed my thoughts:

*Stubbs walks with 2 outs* Well, that's probably going to bite us in the ass...
*Stubbs is picked off first but makes it to second anyway* Oh boy... here we go.
*Bourn hits a weak ass roller to the ONLY spot he wouldnt be out*  Yep, we're boned... where'd I put my jacket?  Time to go home"
*Hears crack of the bat with Kipnis up* Glad I got a head start out of there...
 
2013-05-18 08:21:47 AM  
Well, at least it wasn't the Brewers losing like that.

We only gave up a grand slam in the 1st inning yesterday.

*sigh*
 
2013-05-18 08:22:52 AM  
Angel Hernandez thinks it was clearly an out.
 
2013-05-18 08:31:13 AM  

upndn: It only took 20 years of futility before the Bucco's figured out a way to tag another team to be it.

/go bucs


i.imgur.com

/sorry, I had a moment of inspiration
 
2013-05-18 08:33:45 AM  

UNC_Samurai: upndn: It only took 20 years of futility before the Bucco's figured out a way to tag another team to be it.

/go bucs



/sorry, I had a moment of inspiration


Thank you not
 
2013-05-18 08:49:11 AM  

INeedAName: they tried to make the catch...the other team celebrated...


You sound like you watch a lot of baseball, there, Peter Gammons.
 
2013-05-18 09:05:08 AM  
had a feeling houston was involved before i clicked...

/its like the first five minutes of angels in the outfield
//except christopher lloyd wont do shiat to help them since theyre in his division
 
2013-05-18 09:09:09 AM  
I can't possibly imagine how the Astros have only a .262 winning percentage. Aside from the manager's not knowing the pitching-change rules (but nonetheless getting away with it briefly), of course.

Your 2013 Houston Astros, everyone!
 
2013-05-18 09:17:43 AM  
I normally feel empathy for the downtrodden, but this was hilarious.
 
2013-05-18 09:19:12 AM  
Reminds me of the Yankees/Mets game a couple of years ago:  http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=5025569&c_id=mlb
 
2013-05-18 09:42:07 AM  
I thought "call for the ball" was something that was ingrained in little league. How the hell do you make it to the majors without doing this on every single catch?
 
2013-05-18 09:53:52 AM  

Snapper Carr: I thought "call for the ball" was something that was ingrained in little league. How the hell do you make it to the majors without doing this on every single catch?


I'm sure all three of them were thinking "What the hell, man, I called for that one!"
 
2013-05-18 10:00:57 AM  
First of all, subby, there's no way that would have been the final out, as making that out extends the game.

Second of all, as has already been pointed out, this is why sports fans hate baseball players.  There's 162 games in your season, and you come back and win ONE, not because you earned anything, but because the other team choked in the most embarrassing way possible, and you're all going to celebrate in the middle of the field like you just took a 3-1 lead in the World Series?  What a bunch of tards.
 
2013-05-18 10:13:05 AM  

Robo Beat: Snapper Carr: I thought "call for the ball" was something that was ingrained in little league. How the hell do you make it to the majors without doing this on every single catch?

I'm sure all three of them were thinking "What the hell, man, I called for that one!"


It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward.  The rest is traditional based on where your best fielders generally end up: If more than one outfielder calls it, the center fielder gets priority.  If more than one infielder calls it, it's never the pitcher's ball, middle infielders have precedence over corner outfielders, and the shortstop has precedence over the second baseman.

You're welcome, Houston Astros.  You may wish to consider practicing.

Robo Beat: I have a feeling the Asstros are going to be just historically bad this year.  That was reminiscent of the '62 Mets.


I don't think they're the worst team in MLB.  With Mike Jean-Ralphio Stanton injured, the Marlins' best hitter is Justin Ruggiano, who has a .292 OBP, but at least has reasonable pop.  As a team, they're hitting .223/.286/.322 (.608 OPS).

For their interleague series, they should consider re-signing Carlos Zambrano to DH.  His .636 career OPS would make him about the 4th-best hitter on the 2013 Marlins.
 
2013-05-18 10:15:18 AM  
Before even watching the link, I knew it was the Astros.
 
2013-05-18 10:18:01 AM  

westpointer: I suppose that idiot umpire from the ATL-STL playoffs would have called this one an infield fly, had there have been less than two outs.


Are you Tim McCarver?
 
2013-05-18 10:18:43 AM  
In this case you give the catch to the guy with his hands up watching the ball who can't see you behind him. He had the ball. The guy coming in behind him made the mistake.
 
2013-05-18 10:25:38 AM  

chimp_ninja: Robo Beat: Snapper Carr: I thought "call for the ball" was something that was ingrained in little league. How the hell do you make it to the majors without doing this on every single catch?

I'm sure all three of them were thinking "What the hell, man, I called for that one!"

It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward.  The rest is traditional based on where your best fielders generally end up: If more than one outfielder calls it, the center fielder gets priority.  If more than one infielder calls it, it's never the pitcher's ball, middle infielders have precedence over corner outfielders, and the shortstop has precedence over the second baseman.

You're welcome, Houston Astros.  You may wish to consider practicing.


Then again if the outfielder wasn't being loud enough on the field, there's no way for the SB to know he's behind him. Hard to say who is at fault without knowing that.
 
2013-05-18 10:30:41 AM  
Like the Pirates here, this was funny to watch. Lucky yes but we'll take it.
 
2013-05-18 10:31:39 AM  

chimp_ninja: ...
It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward.   ...

bdub77: In this case you give the catch to the guy with his hands up watching the ball who can't see you behind him. He had the ball. The guy coming in behind him made the mistake.


The Astros, ladies and gentlemen!
 
2013-05-18 10:43:17 AM  

Robo Beat: I'm sure all three of them were thinking "What the hell, man, I called for that one!"


And when they are getting reamed out in the locker room after the game, at least two of them will cry that they have been "disrespected".
 
2013-05-18 10:43:55 AM  
Paeredes needs to learn yo la tengo, he has taken out the buttstros only good player and now cost them a game.  Not that they would have won anyway.  It is amazing that they have 11 wins already honestly.
 
2013-05-18 10:49:42 AM  

Even With A Chainsaw: First of all, subby, there's no way that would have been the final out, as making that out extends the game.

Second of all, as has already been pointed out, this is why sports fans hate baseball players.  There's 162 games in your season, and you come back and win ONE, not because you earned anything, but because the other team choked in the most embarrassing way possible, and you're all going to celebrate in the middle of the field like you just took a 3-1 lead in the World Series?  What a bunch of tards.


any walk off win is celebrated to some extent, plus as mentioned it was a late comeback.  this is where the drama of baseball takes place but I guess it isn't for everybody.  maybe you should stick with HGTV.
 
2013-05-18 10:56:36 AM  
Am I hearing things or didn't the one of sports announcers yell "Raise the Jolly Rancher any way you can"?
 
2013-05-18 10:59:12 AM  

UNC_Samurai: upndn: It only took 20 years of futility before the Bucco's figured out a way to tag another team to be it.

/go bucs

[i.imgur.com image 641x387]

/sorry, I had a moment of inspiration


I cannot describe the level of contempt I have for you at this moment.
 
2013-05-18 11:01:09 AM  
As a Rangers fan, I'm a little nervous that Nolan's kid took the president/CEO job of the Astros.

Basically, I'm afraid Reid's gonna try to dump any crappy Houston players on us.
 
2013-05-18 11:01:38 AM  

bonobo73: Am I hearing things or didn't the one of sports announcers yell "Raise the Jolly Rancher any way you can"?


Jolly Roger
 
2013-05-18 11:03:35 AM  

chimp_ninja: It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward.


This is the second time Jimmy Paredes (the Astros RF) has collided with his second baseman and caused a dropped pop fly on a play like that:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130513&content_id=47434172 &v key=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

That first play was earlier this week, and involved Paredes running into Jose Altuve, who is pretty experienced, and knows what he's doing at second base. I'm going to guess that Paredes is probably at fault, since these plays involving him keep happening. He's probably not calling for the ball very loudly, if at all.
 
2013-05-18 11:19:41 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: UNC_Samurai: upndn: It only took 20 years of futility before the Bucco's figured out a way to tag another team to be it.

/go bucs

[i.imgur.com image 641x387]

/sorry, I had a moment of inspiration

I cannot describe the level of contempt I have for you at this moment.


Because Mrs. Samurai will brook no ill will towards Steelers fans, I'm obligated to still love you guys.
 
2013-05-18 11:24:33 AM  
Of course it's the Astros.
 
2013-05-18 11:28:11 AM  

chimp_ninja: Mike Jean-Ralphio Stanton


..things like this is why you're favorited

they should consider re-signing Carlos Zambrano to DH

the Phillies aren't gonna give up their new star that soon
 
2013-05-18 11:35:28 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: bonobo73: Am I hearing things or didn't the one of sports announcers yell "Raise the Jolly Rancher any way you can"?

Jolly Roger


I gave it a good listen and it's definitely Roger.  Don't see how one would hear Rancher.
 
2013-05-18 11:42:49 AM  

Super Chronic: Hillbilly Jim: bonobo73: Am I hearing things or didn't the one of sports announcers yell "Raise the Jolly Rancher any way you can"?

Jolly Roger

I gave it a good listen and it's definitely Roger.  Don't see how one would hear Rancher.


Although perhaps there is a slight hint of the Western Pennsylvania vowel shift (a close cousin of the North Midland variety), making it come out as "Rah-ger."  But I'm not hearing the "nch" sound at all.
 
2013-05-18 11:44:44 AM  
Did you lot even watch the video? The Pirates are laughing like crazy in the pileup. They are perfectly aware of what a ridiculous way to win a game that was.
 
2013-05-18 11:57:00 AM  

Slog: chimp_ninja: It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward.

This is the second time Jimmy Paredes (the Astros RF) has collided with his second baseman and caused a dropped pop fly on a play like that:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130513&content_id=47434172 &v key=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

That first play was earlier this week, and involved Paredes running into Jose Altuve, who is pretty experienced, and knows what he's doing at second base. I'm going to guess that Paredes is probably at fault, since these plays involving him keep happening. He's probably not calling for the ball very loudly, if at all.


Might have something to do with the fact that Paredes isn't actually an outfielder.
 
2013-05-18 12:17:08 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Slog: chimp_ninja: It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward.

This is the second time Jimmy Paredes (the Astros RF) has collided with his second baseman and caused a dropped pop fly on a play like that:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130513&content_id=47434172 &v key=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

That first play was earlier this week, and involved Paredes running into Jose Altuve, who is pretty experienced, and knows what he's doing at second base. I'm going to guess that Paredes is probably at fault, since these plays involving him keep happening. He's probably not calling for the ball very loudly, if at all.

Might have something to do with the fact that Paredes isn't actually an outfielder.


Or that Houstan isn't actually a baseball team...
 
2013-05-18 12:18:25 PM  

bacongood: DeWayne Mann: Slog: chimp_ninja: It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward.

This is the second time Jimmy Paredes (the Astros RF) has collided with his second baseman and caused a dropped pop fly on a play like that:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130513&content_id=47434172 &v key=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

That first play was earlier this week, and involved Paredes running into Jose Altuve, who is pretty experienced, and knows what he's doing at second base. I'm going to guess that Paredes is probably at fault, since these plays involving him keep happening. He's probably not calling for the ball very loudly, if at all.

Might have something to do with the fact that Paredes isn't actually an outfielder.

Or that Houstan isn't actually a baseball team...


Sure it is, they've got uniforms and everything. It's really great.
 
2013-05-18 12:19:59 PM  

Robo Beat: I have a feeling the Asstros are going to be just historically bad this year.  That was reminiscent of the '62 Mets.


Those were my exact words.
 
2013-05-18 12:32:22 PM  
Is this a deleted scene for a re-release of Major League?  Since when did the Astros get in that movie?
 
2013-05-18 12:48:00 PM  
I love AAA ball
 
2013-05-18 01:47:28 PM  

bdub77: In this case you give the catch to the guy with his hands up watching the ball who can't see you behind him. He had the ball. The guy coming in behind him made the mistake.


Depending, as you seem to imply later, on whether the RF called for it loudly enough.  Pretty much in any situation, if the OF calls for it, the IF should cede.  You can't expect the OF to watch what the IF is doing while chasing after the ball, you just have to assume that the OF will know whether he can get to the play easily enough or not.
 
2013-05-18 01:55:03 PM  

chimp_ninja: It's the outfielder's ball if both an infielder and outfielder call for it, because the outfielder is moving forward. The rest is traditional based on where your best fielders generally end up: If more than one outfielder calls it, the center fielder gets priority. If more than one infielder calls it, it's never the pitcher's ball, middle infielders have precedence over corner outfielders, and the shortstop has precedence over the second baseman.


All of that is most likely true (seems you know this stuff better than I do)... but even if its technically the outfielder's ball, he should have been able to see that the infielder wasn't going to stop... and then stopped dead in his tracks.  After the catch, then give the infielder an earfull on how he farked up the priority.
 
2013-05-18 02:09:46 PM  
When asked by Bo Porter later, the Astros 2nd baseman replied, "I'm just a victim of soicumstances!"

/Woob woob woob woob woob
 
2013-05-18 02:12:19 PM  

Even With A Chainsaw: Second of all, as has already been pointed out, this is why sports fans hate baseball players.  There's 162 games in your season, and you come back and win ONE, not because you earned anything, but because the other team choked in the most embarrassing way possible, and you're all going to celebrate in the middle of the field like you just took a 3-1 lead in the World Series?  What a bunch of tards.


You're one of those people who hates college kids storming the field after a victory aren't you?
 
2013-05-18 02:37:34 PM  
Man.. it seems so long ago that the Astros were a playoff team..

mpomy.com
 
2013-05-18 03:13:58 PM  

westpointer: I suppose that idiot umpire from the ATL-STL playoffs would have called this one an infield fly, had there have been less than two outs.

Not a Braves fan, but that was just the worst.


Um, if there were fewer than two outs and that wasn't called an infield fly, whatever umpire decided to not call it one should have been suspended.

An infield fly doesn't need to be in the infield.
 
2013-05-18 03:19:27 PM  

Larry Mahnken: westpointer: I suppose that idiot umpire from the ATL-STL playoffs would have called this one an infield fly, had there have been less than two outs.

Not a Braves fan, but that was just the worst.

Um, if there were fewer than two outs and that wasn't called an infield fly, whatever umpire decided to not call it one should have been suspended.

An infield fly doesn't need to be in the infield.


Only if you go by the rulebook. As we learned at the time, people on fark don't believe what the rulebook says should matter.
 
2013-05-18 03:25:41 PM  

DeWayne Mann: As we learned at the time, people on fark don't believe what the rulebook says should matter.


In fairness, neither did the crowd in the stands.
 
2013-05-18 03:28:10 PM  

The Bestest: DeWayne Mann: As we learned at the time, people on fark don't believe what the rulebook says should matter.

In fairness, neither did the crowd in the stands.


Well, I doubt most of them bothered to look at the actual rule.
 
2013-05-18 03:28:50 PM  
i672.photobucket.com

Instant classic. XD
 
2013-05-18 03:32:29 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Might have something to do with the fact that Paredes isn't actually an outfielder.


Nice catch.  I looked up his minor league page to check, and aside from noticing that he's a 2B/3B...

Only in Houston do they look at an infielder with a career .327 OBP and 39 HR in 545 G and think "Let's convert him to a corner outfielder.  Not in the minors, mind you.  Just stick him out there in MLB.  See what happens.  How bad could it be?"
 
2013-05-18 03:58:47 PM  

chimp_ninja: DeWayne Mann: Might have something to do with the fact that Paredes isn't actually an outfielder.

Nice catch.  I looked up his minor league page to check, and aside from noticing that he's a 2B/3B...

Only in Houston do they look at an infielder with a career .327 OBP and 39 HR in 545 G and think "Let's convert him to a corner outfielder.  Not in the minors, mind you.  Just stick him out there in MLB.  See what happens.  How bad could it be?"


Yeah, I didn't even know they moved him off of 2B until I heard about his collision w/ Altuve earlier.

I mean, it makes sense to move him, since he's blocked by Altuve at 2B and Dominguez at 3B. Back in the day, the plan was to go to SS, but apparently they decided not to do that (even before drafting Correia). RF....makes a bit less sense.

As for doing it in the majors, it's not like they're going to win this year anyway, so might as well do it in the majors where it's easier to watch him.
 
2013-05-18 04:25:46 PM  

Larry Mahnken: westpointer: I suppose that idiot umpire from the ATL-STL playoffs would have called this one an infield fly, had there have been less than two outs.

Not a Braves fan, but that was just the worst.

Um, if there were fewer than two outs and that wasn't called an infield fly, whatever umpire decided to not call it one should have been suspended.

An infield fly doesn't need to be in the infield.


lakers.topbuzz.com
 
2013-05-18 04:43:02 PM  
leave it to the Lastros.
 
2013-05-18 06:34:53 PM  
Using the flimsy excuse that Joe Morgan was a 2B for the Astros...

Look at this terrible graphic:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-18 06:48:01 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Using the flimsy excuse that Joe Morgan was a 2B for the Astros...

Look at this terrible graphic:

[i.imgur.com image 807x434]


Actually, I take it back. That graphic is awesome, and has inspired me to make a few more comparisons:

Harmon Killebrew vs Rafael Palmeiro
573 HR 569
1584 RBI 1835
290 Doubles 585
0 Gold Gloves 3

Roberto Clemente vs Luis Gonzalez
240 HR 354
1305 RBI 1439
440 Doubles 596

Ted Williams vs Sammy Sosa
521 HR 609
197 GIDP 202
24 SB 234
 
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