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(Yahoo)   Gerardo Parra hits a home run on the very first pitch. That is all   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 22
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2013-05-19 04:04:25 PM
Not impressive it was against the Marlins.


/Go Nats!
 
2013-05-19 04:05:22 PM
Welp, time to bench him for 3 weeks.
 
2013-05-19 04:11:27 PM
I bet the 57 people in attendance had no idea that they were watching MLB history.
 
2013-05-19 04:16:50 PM
Nice to see McCarthy get a win. One of the more entertaining baseball players on Twitter (Jose Canseco notwithstanding).
 
2013-05-19 04:26:06 PM

cheezitmojo: Nice to see McCarthy get a win.


This is a threadjack, and pretty highly off topic, but you just reminded me.

I already hated pitcher wins, but last night my Red Sox almost lost the game because of them. Ryan Dempster was walking the house, and had 120 pitches already in the 5th. But Ferrell decides to leave him in solely so he could try and get the "win" (since you have to finish 5 innings). Instead, the Twins make a big comeback, and nearly tie the game, before Dempster finally got pulled.

Absolutely ridiculous managing, and all because of that stupid, worthless stat.
 
2013-05-19 04:33:30 PM

CipollinaFan: Not impressive it was against the Marlins.


/Go Nats!


Also not impressive in that batters seem to always take the first pitch and pitchers always throw a fastball right down the middle.
 
2013-05-19 04:43:42 PM

DemoKnite: CipollinaFan: Not impressive it was against the Marlins.


/Go Nats!

Also not impressive in that batters seem to always take the first pitch and pitchers always throw a fastball right down the middle.


Gotta wonder why no one has decided to just swing at the first pitch and set the HR record.
 
2013-05-19 04:46:39 PM
So now we've had a perfect game after the first batter and a first-pitch, only-run game this year.
 
2013-05-19 05:28:22 PM
I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.
 
2013-05-19 05:37:59 PM

DeWayne Mann: cheezitmojo: Nice to see McCarthy get a win.

This is a threadjack, and pretty highly off topic, but you just reminded me.

I already hated pitcher wins, but last night my Red Sox almost lost the game because of them. Ryan Dempster was walking the house, and had 120 pitches already in the 5th. But Ferrell decides to leave him in solely so he could try and get the "win" (since you have to finish 5 innings). Instead, the Twins make a big comeback, and nearly tie the game, before Dempster finally got pulled.

Absolutely ridiculous managing, and all because of that stupid, worthless stat.


Oh, I wasn't trying to say that pitcher W-L is a meaningful stat. I was just saying that it's nice for McCarthy to have something good like that happen since coming back from his injury last year.
 
2013-05-19 05:42:38 PM

ekdikeo4: I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.


That's called pitching to the score, and it means he's a Hall of Famer.

cheezitmojo: Oh, I wasn't trying to say that pitcher W-L is a meaningful stat.


Yeah, I know. Just, like I said, it reminded me.
 
2013-05-19 05:51:55 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I bet the 57 people in attendance had no idea that they were watching MLB history.


Damn, that place was indeed empty.  I'd say 57 if you count the beer vendors... and security guards.... and players... and coaches.
 
2013-05-19 05:55:55 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I bet the 57 people in attendance had no idea that they were watching MLB history.


You shouldn't include the ushers in your count.
 
2013-05-19 06:58:18 PM

ekdikeo4: I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.


The history is that said run was the only run scored in the game
 
2013-05-19 08:15:07 PM
Pretty sure that wasn't all. 
27 outs to go still.
 
2013-05-19 08:22:06 PM

ekdikeo4: I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.

Nah, that was just once. It was also the first pitch of any game that season due to a delay in Cincy,

I was six at the time and it made me think first-pitch-of-the-season home runs were fairly common.

 
2013-05-19 08:46:08 PM
rico and suave combined in one swing

/kids! gerardo. was a brief thing.
 
2013-05-19 08:53:21 PM

bionicjoe: Pretty sure that wasn't all.
27 outs to go still.


If a run doesn't score, nothing matters.

That's why RsBI are so important.
 
2013-05-19 10:15:42 PM

ekdikeo4: I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.


'86, Dwight Evans. I was at that game. It was the first pitch of the MLB season.
 
2013-05-19 10:53:10 PM
Hah, I had him starting today. I'm petitioning for bonus points.
 
2013-05-19 11:49:17 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I bet the 57 people in attendance had no idea that they were watching MLB history.


I bet most fell asleep or left early, as that would have to be the most boring game ever.

I had the misfortune to go to the Tigers worse game of the season last year.  We at least had angry drunk guys harassing the opposing team's outfield to entertain us.
 
2013-05-20 03:36:58 AM

jackiepaper: ekdikeo4: I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.

The history is that said run was the only run scored in the game


omegaminus: ekdikeo4: I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.Nah, that was just once. It was also the first pitch of any game that season due to a delay in Cincy,I was six at the time and it made me think first-pitch-of-the-season home runs were fairly common.


ChrisDe: ekdikeo4: I remember being a young tigers fan in the 80s and I swear that Jack Morris opened up every season throwing a home run ball the first pitch of the season.

'86, Dwight Evans. I was at that game. It was the first pitch of the MLB season.


Yes, I'm aware that the history is in that it was only one run.  Still brought it up. :D

Was it really only once?  I remember being super excited for it, tuned in, ready to watch, and then BAM! I hated baseball for at least 5 minutes.
 
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