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(Major League Baseball)   Most unusual double play by a catcher you'll see this year. "a play you can try and repeatedly fail to do for the rest of your career"   (wapc.mlb.com ) divider line
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2013-07-20 10:48:17 PM  
That's showin' some hustle.
 
2013-07-20 11:04:32 PM  
Bad base running decision, kid.
 
2013-07-20 11:15:18 PM  
Wow.  Incredible play.
 
2013-07-20 11:34:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow.  Incredible play.


Too bad it had to be a Yankee
 
2013-07-21 12:31:16 AM  

Nabb1: Bad base running decision, kid.


Not really. It was a good idea, it took an incredible recovery and perfect execution from the catcher to get him out.
 
2013-07-21 12:32:16 AM  
Nicely done.
 
2013-07-21 12:39:30 AM  
I would run. Run so far away.
 
2013-07-21 12:40:34 AM  
If I showed this to my wife, much destruction would probably occur.

/why yes she's a Red Sox fan
//why yes she despises the Yankees.
 
2013-07-21 12:47:07 AM  
Tim McCarver said it was the greatest double play he has ever seen..Then again he prolly thought he was seating next to Joe Buck today..

 /actually said he's never seen that before.
//actually he prolly hides his own Easter eggs.
 
2013-07-21 12:47:41 AM  
Hell of a play. Jumped out of my chair when I saw it.
 
2013-07-21 12:52:49 AM  
Yankees catcher...who? Who is this guy?
 
2013-07-21 12:54:11 AM  

W.C.fields forever: Tim McCarver said it was the greatest double play he has ever seen..Then again he prolly thought he was seating next to Joe Buck today..


if the play was made by any other team, it would have been the most routine play ever, and anyone in the majors should be able to do it.
 
2013-07-21 01:01:10 AM  
Awesome play.

The lol part was Dustin Pedroia's expression when he saw the runner thrown out at second.
 
2013-07-21 01:15:20 AM  

W.C.fields forever: Tim McCarver said it was the greatest double play he has ever seen..Then again he prolly thought he was seating next to Joe Buck today..

 /actually said he's never seen that before.
//actually he prolly hides his own Easter eggs.


To be fair, that was probably a 1-in-100,000 type situation. As senile as he is, I can believe that he hasn't seen that before. Damn good play by the catcher.

/Watch the video all the way through, the Yankees radio dope points out that Ortiz was up next
//So in that sense, it wasn't the smartest baserunning move either
 
2013-07-21 01:54:01 AM  
No dog in this fight, don't like the Yankees or the Red Sox

The ball got there before the runner, but didn't look like the tag was made before he touched the base. Kudos to the catcher for the head's up play, but still ...
 
2013-07-21 01:55:30 AM  

desertgeek: W.C.fields forever: Tim McCarver said it was the greatest double play he has ever seen..Then again he prolly thought he was seating next to Joe Buck today..

 /actually said he's never seen that before.
//actually he prolly hides his own Easter eggs.

To be fair, that was probably a 1-in-100,000 type situation. As senile as he is, I can believe that he hasn't seen that before. Damn good play by the catcher.

/Watch the video all the way through, the Yankees radio dope points out that Ortiz was up next
//So in that sense, it wasn't the smartest baserunning move either


I was watching on T.V. hell of a play..I actually like McCarver from back in the day.He did the Met games.He was insightful..He is just gettin old..

/And you know as well as I do , If he makes it.It was great baserunning.
 
2013-07-21 02:01:21 AM  

W.C.fields forever: /And you know as well as I do , If he makes it.It was great baserunning.


Completely agree.
 
2013-07-21 02:06:41 AM  

desertgeek: W.C.fields forever: /And you know as well as I do , If he makes it.It was great baserunning.

Completely agree.


Like I said before it took an incredible recovery by the catcher and perfect execution by him to get him out. 9 times out of 10 if a catcher makes the catch after going for a ball like that he won't be able to recover in time to make a throw. In fact on a ball like that with men on base, fielders usually let the ball go because they know they won't be able to make a play if the base runner tries to advance.
 
2013-07-21 02:10:52 AM  
Yeah it was a really great play and it made me actually check the link of a fark thread I was already commenting in.

Can you catch a baseball and make it through an entire season? Call 1-800-NY-YANKS

But.. he's pretty good today, what's the big deal? *click* OH.
 
2013-07-21 02:16:02 AM  
ongbok:

Like I said before it took an incredible recovery by the catcher and perfect execution by him to get him out. 9 times out of 10 if a catcher makes the catch after going for a ball like that he won't be able to recover in time to make a throw. In fact on a ball like that with men on base, fielders usually let the ball go because they know they won't be able to make a play if the base runner tries to advance.


And the ball was rolling out of his glove.Outstanding.
 
2013-07-21 02:20:09 AM  
Oh yeah..Lotsa people were gettin thrown out today.It was a strange baserunning day in Boston.
 
2013-07-21 03:18:32 AM  
Runner probably saw his feet come up and assumed he was going into the stands... I would have tagged too.
 
2013-07-21 03:51:54 AM  

ongbok: Nabb1: Bad base running decision, kid.

Not really. It was a good idea, it took an incredible recovery and perfect execution from the catcher to get him out.


He was out by a mile.  Terrible base running.  Really any decent catcher could have made that play... IF he kept his footing enough while falling into the stands and IF the runner made a stupid running mistake like that.
 
2013-07-21 04:54:13 AM  
Impressive
 
2013-07-21 07:22:38 AM  
1) Great play
2) Chris Stewart? Who?
3) Runner was safe
 
2013-07-21 09:34:21 AM  

Nabb1: Bad base running decision, kid.


Take this with a grain of salt as I know virtually nothing about baseball....

The decision to run, great idea.  Probably waited too long to make the decision.
 
2013-07-21 09:59:00 AM  

2BuckChuck: No dog in this fight, don't like the Yankees or the Red Sox

The ball got there before the runner, but didn't look like the tag was made before he touched the base. Kudos to the catcher for the head's up play, but still ...


^^^
 
2013-07-21 10:27:47 AM  
Buster Posey does things like that all the time.  Giants fans wouldn't hardly clap at something as mundane as that....I'm kidding, that was a great heads up play.
 
2013-07-21 10:36:24 AM  

Nabb1: Bad base running decision, kid.


He took it too easy but still looked like the tag missed
 
2013-07-21 11:54:17 AM  

PacificaFitz: Buster Posey does things like that all the time.  Giants fans wouldn't hardly clap at something as mundane as that....I'm kidding, that was a great heads up play.


Hard to clap when you've already interfered with the play and been thrown out.
 
2013-07-21 12:40:25 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: ongbok: Nabb1: Bad base running decision, kid.

Not really. It was a good idea, it took an incredible recovery and perfect execution from the catcher to get him out.

He was out by a mile.  Terrible base running.  Really any decent catcher could have made that play... IF he kept his footing enough while falling into the stands and IF the runner made a stupid running mistake like that.


So any decent catcher would have been able to keep from going into the stands on a play like that?
 
2013-07-21 12:47:40 PM  

desertgeek: W.C.fields forever: Tim McCarver said it was the greatest double play he has ever seen..Then again he prolly thought he was seating next to Joe Buck today..

 /actually said he's never seen that before.
//actually he prolly hides his own Easter eggs.

To be fair, that was probably a 1-in-100,000 type situation. As senile as he is, I can believe that he hasn't seen that before. Damn good play by the catcher.

/Watch the video all the way through, the Yankees radio dope points out that Ortiz was up next
//So in that sense, it wasn't the smartest baserunning move either


This makes trying for second inexcusable. Yes, Stewart made a great play, and under normal circumstances the base was there to be had. But you're not the tying run, and the guy who would have been at the plate representing that run is still a significant power threat. Know the situation, and play the percentages. Channeling Rickey Henderson there doesn't really gain you anything, even if you're successful.
 
2013-07-21 04:14:35 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: ongbok: Nabb1: Bad base running decision, kid.

Not really. It was a good idea, it took an incredible recovery and perfect execution from the catcher to get him out.

He was out by a mile.  Terrible base running.  Really any decent catcher could have made that play... IF he kept his footing enough while falling into the stands and IF the runner made a stupid running mistake like that.


I think Tim McCarver's analysis of the difficulty of a defensive play made by a catcher is probably more valuable than yours.
 
2013-07-21 05:42:06 PM  
Impressive.
 
2013-07-21 06:21:06 PM  
Nice gun, good reaction time, managed to not fall into the stands when he knew a man was on first -- just what you'd expect from a quality MLB catcher.

Nava (the runner) in his ~2 years of MLB experience = 877 PA, .361 OBP, so he's no cripple who's never stood at 1st. He is 4 for 7 lifetime on the ol' SB meter -- a guy that barely ever runs.  Not exactly a good choice to send him.

Let the next vid load up (it's of the same play); the commenter rightfully calls it a poor baserunning decision.

That decision is most likely on the 1B coach, to be fair.
 
2013-07-21 06:21:41 PM  
*whose
 
2013-07-21 06:24:37 PM  
Daniels:

I think Tim McCarver's analysis of the difficulty of a defensive play made by a catcher is probably more valuable than yours.

Ah come on. McCarver has been a notorious bombast since before Deion drenched his ass.
 
2013-07-22 01:55:13 AM  

2BuckChuck: No dog in this fight, don't like the Yankees or the Red Sox

The ball got there before the runner, but didn't look like the tag was made before he touched the base. Kudos to the catcher for the head's up play, but still ...


so much this. the runner was safe.

/no dog in the fight
//except that baseball officiating is worse than most major sports
 
2013-07-22 06:25:04 AM  

Daniels: The All-Powerful Atheismo: ongbok: Nabb1: Bad base running decision, kid.

Not really. It was a good idea, it took an incredible recovery and perfect execution from the catcher to get him out.

He was out by a mile.  Terrible base running.  Really any decent catcher could have made that play... IF he kept his footing enough while falling into the stands and IF the runner made a stupid running mistake like that.

I think Tim McCarver's analysis of the difficulty of a defensive play made by a catcher is probably more valuable than yours.


Lol yeah Tim McCarver is all of a sudden not a raving senile.  Make up your minds.

It's pretty simple.  The runner was retarded.  It wasn't even close.  It was "unusual" because a runner would rarely try that, and as show by this play, for good reason.
 
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