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2013-07-25 05:49:14 PM  
www.positscience.com

Optical i\\usion. Non-story.
 
2013-07-25 07:11:02 PM  
Great googly moogly!
 
2013-07-25 07:21:29 PM  

LordOfThePings: [www.positscience.com image 480x340]

Optical i\\usion. Non-story.


Nope. they really were crooked...

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2013-07-25 07:46:55 PM  
Of course they're drunk.  We all are in SF this season. *tear*
 
2013-07-25 07:47:13 PM  
The umpires' crew chief should have ordered it fixed before the game started.
 
2013-07-25 07:59:05 PM  

Hoopy Frood: The umpires' crew chief should have ordered it fixed before the game started.


Here's an old umpires trick regarding batter's boxes.  When you are cleaning the plate off, just "accidentally" happen to drag your feet across the lines making sure that you scuff them up real good so that it isn't clear where they begin/end.  Then when some a-hole coach tries to argue about a batter stepping out of the box you can point to the ground and shrug your shoulders.
 
2013-07-25 08:25:05 PM  

LordOfThePings: Optical i\\usion. Non-story.


If they were parallel, they would be converging towards the distance, not the foreground.
 
2013-07-25 09:10:25 PM  
How much you want to bet that Selig somehow instigated the whole to test ways to increase hits in a game?
 
2013-07-25 09:15:46 PM  

INeedAName: How much you want to bet that Selig somehow instigated the whole to test ways to increase hits in a game?


I will bet you my life savings. Mainly because whatever you said makes no sense. Easy money.
 
2013-07-25 09:21:39 PM  

INeedAName: How much you want to bet that Selig somehow instigated the whole to test ways to increase hits in a game?


I think Selig is focused on something else right now.

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2013-07-25 09:37:48 PM  
 
2013-07-25 09:40:09 PM  
Maybe the ate some of Timmy's cookies...
 
2013-07-25 09:51:40 PM  
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2013-07-25 10:20:25 PM  
Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.
 
2013-07-25 10:28:45 PM  

oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.


You appear to have never actually watched a baseball game. A batter can only make a legal offer at the ball if he's inside a batter's box. If the boxes are wildly misaligned, that changes the batter's status.
 
2013-07-25 11:15:04 PM  
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2013-07-25 11:19:59 PM  

LordOfThePings: Optical i\\usion. Non-story.


You have low intelligence.
 
2013-07-25 11:23:11 PM  
Ballpark must still have smoke hanging around from Timmy celebrating his no-no
 
2013-07-25 11:35:44 PM  

oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.


This post is what's wrong with America.
 
2013-07-26 01:49:56 AM  

oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.


Hank Aaron once lost a home run because his foot was behind the back line. Al Downing probably wishes nobody cared about the batter's box lines, because nobody cares who gave up #716. He lost another one by passing a baserunner, but that's another story.
 
2013-07-26 02:59:17 AM  
It's San Francisco. Why would anyone expect something to be straight?
 
2013-07-26 03:01:43 AM  

Hoopy Frood: The umpires' crew chief should have ordered it fixed before the game started.


Fun fact... it doesnt matter how the batter's box is marked... the box is standard if marked correctly, incorrectly, or not at all.
 
2013-07-26 03:15:11 AM  
Carl Everett unavailable for comment.
 
2013-07-26 09:47:53 AM  

oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.


www.foxsportsdetroit.com

A picture of someone who apparently has never played baseball because he does, indeed, appear to be concerned about the painting of the batter's box.
 
2013-07-26 10:00:17 AM  

meanmutton: oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.



A picture of someone who apparently has never played baseball because he does, indeed, appear to be concerned about the painting of the batter's box.


Care to put some context to the picture of a baseball player pointing at the point of the plate?
 
2013-07-26 10:18:01 AM  

JSam21: meanmutton: oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.

A picture of someone who apparently has never played baseball because he does, indeed, appear to be concerned about the painting of the batter's box.

Care to put some context to the picture of a baseball player pointing at the point of the plate?


That's Miguel Cabrera pointing out that the batter's box was painted wrong and asking that it be repainted.  Here's the details:  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120413&content_id=28564022& c _id=mlb

The article above linked mentioned the situation and linked to a story about it (which is why I neglected the context).
 
2013-07-26 10:19:28 AM  

meanmutton: JSam21: meanmutton: oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.

A picture of someone who apparently has never played baseball because he does, indeed, appear to be concerned about the painting of the batter's box.

Care to put some context to the picture of a baseball player pointing at the point of the plate?

That's Miguel Cabrera pointing out that the batter's box was painted wrong and asking that it be repainted.  Here's the details:  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120413&content_id=28564022& c _id=mlb

The article above linked mentioned the situation and linked to a story about it (which is why I neglected the context).


Care to put some context to this "article above with links"?
 
2013-07-26 10:51:22 AM  

mediablitz: meanmutton: JSam21: meanmutton: oukewldave: Hey, a baseball article by someone who apparently has never played baseball!  No one give a fark about the batter box lines. Their stance is in relation to the plate, not the lines.  They probably don't even notice them. I never have.

A picture of someone who apparently has never played baseball because he does, indeed, appear to be concerned about the painting of the batter's box.

Care to put some context to the picture of a baseball player pointing at the point of the plate?

That's Miguel Cabrera pointing out that the batter's box was painted wrong and asking that it be repainted.  Here's the details:  http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120413&content_id=28564022& c _id=mlb

The article above linked mentioned the situation and linked to a story about it (which is why I neglected the context).

Care to put some context to this "article above with links"?


I forgot, yeah, this is Fark.  No one RTFA.
 
2013-07-26 11:02:27 AM  

meanmutton: [www.foxsportsdetroit.com image 660x380]


"This is the boneyard, this is the hangar, this is our plane."
 
2013-07-26 11:03:23 AM  
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2013-07-26 11:24:29 AM  
Something crooked in SF?

Shocking.
 
2013-07-26 10:13:14 PM  

haemaker: Nope. they really were crooked...


Cubicle Jockey: If they were parallel, they would be converging towards the distance, not the foreground.


Oakenshield: You have low intelligence.


Hands up, those who understand Poe's Law.
 
2013-07-26 11:05:36 PM  
One job!  You had one job!
 
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