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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 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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