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(Sports Illustrated)   Joey Bats thinks he has another home run, but he didn't count on JB Shuck being a crowdsurfer   (mlb.si.com) divider line 34
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2013-08-03 08:54:59 AM
Oh wow! Talk about determination.
 
2013-08-03 09:07:31 AM
Joey Bats sounds like the name for a low-level mob enforcer.
 
2013-08-03 02:32:07 PM
Mothershucker!
 
2013-08-03 02:38:00 PM
That's a stupid wall height.
 
2013-08-03 02:41:53 PM
jb shuck sounds like a retarded porn star name
 
2013-08-03 02:45:45 PM

PainInTheASP: Joey Bats sounds like the name for a low-level mob enforcer.


It's funny, because he looks like it a little bit.
 
2013-08-03 02:55:25 PM
*former tOSU baseball player*j.b. shuck
 
2013-08-03 03:08:02 PM
Maybe that wouldn't have been such a problem if the wall wasn't shoulder high.
 
2013-08-03 03:24:14 PM

PainInTheASP: Joey Bats sounds like the name for a low-level mob enforcer.


He is
 
2013-08-03 03:28:31 PM
Glad there's a thread on this.  Can someone explain this to me.  I've been a baseball fan and geek forever, and maybe I'm embarrassed to not know this... but I always thought if you caught a ball, but fell over the fence, its still a home run?  (or foul ball in the case of jumping the fence in foul territory.)

I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.
 
2013-08-03 03:32:42 PM

downstairs: Glad there's a thread on this.  Can someone explain this to me.  I've been a baseball fan and geek forever, and maybe I'm embarrassed to not know this... but I always thought if you caught a ball, but fell over the fence, its still a home run?  (or foul ball in the case of jumping the fence in foul territory.)

I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.


For some reason I thought that you could catch it and fall over the wall in foul territory but if it was between the poles you had to land in the field.
That's obviously not true so I have no idea.
 
2013-08-03 03:36:56 PM

Random Name Generator: *former tOSU baseball player*j.b. shuck


Proof that major league talent can come from even the least of college baseball programs.
 
2013-08-03 03:40:04 PM
I've never seen anybody go all the way over an outfield wall before and I've been watching baseball for 40+ years.  I've seen them go through the wall but never over before.
 
2013-08-03 03:42:34 PM

Anderson's Pooper: I've never seen anybody go all the way over an outfield wall before and I've been watching baseball for 40+ years.  I've seen them go through the wall but never over before.


Or sometimes, the wall just wins.
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2013-08-03 03:55:20 PM

downstairs: Glad there's a thread on this.  Can someone explain this to me.  I've been a baseball fan and geek forever, and maybe I'm embarrassed to not know this... but I always thought if you caught a ball, but fell over the fence, its still a home run?  (or foul ball in the case of jumping the fence in foul territory.)

I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.


The way I look at it is this: does the ball go over the wall and touch something that isn't a fielder, i.e.: a seat or a fan?

If it does touch something other than a fielder, it's a home run in this case.

If a fielder catches it without the ball touching something else, it's a legal catch.

All that matters is does the fielder catch it cleanly and hold on to it. Where he catches it doesn't matter.
 
2013-08-03 04:04:36 PM

desertgeek: The way I look at it is this: does the ball go over the wall and touch something that isn't a fielder, i.e.: a seat or a fan?

If it does touch something other than a fielder, it's a home run in this case.

If a fielder catches it without the ball touching something else, it's a legal catch.

All that matters is does the fielder catch it cleanly and hold on to it. Where he catches it doesn't matter.


the Bugs Bunny Rule
 
2013-08-03 04:07:50 PM

desertgeek: downstairs: Glad there's a thread on this.  Can someone explain this to me.  I've been a baseball fan and geek forever, and maybe I'm embarrassed to not know this... but I always thought if you caught a ball, but fell over the fence, its still a home run?  (or foul ball in the case of jumping the fence in foul territory.)

I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.

The way I look at it is this: does the ball go over the wall and touch something that isn't a fielder, i.e.: a seat or a fan?

If it does touch something other than a fielder, it's a home run in this case.

If a fielder catches it without the ball touching something else, it's a legal catch.

All that matters is does the fielder catch it cleanly and hold on to it. Where he catches it doesn't matter.



Yeah, that's what I see too.  I just thought the rule was if you fully entered the stands, its a home run or foul ball.  As a White Sox fan I remember Juan Uribe's awesome catch in the 2005 World Series.  It was going foul, but he caught it in the stands.  I'm pretty sure I remember Joe Crede holding on to his legs, trying hard to pull him back onto the field.

Maybe that was just a meaningless natural reaction, but I took it as the catch wouldn't have counted if they couldn't yank him back into play.
 
2013-08-03 04:09:12 PM

desertgeek: The way I look at it is this: does the ball go over the wall and touch something that isn't a fielder, i.e.: a seat or a fan?


Why would the way you look at it have anything to do with anything?

Obviously, there is a rule in place (even though I'm too lazy to look it up).  Your opinion really doesn't enter into it.
 
2013-08-03 04:16:09 PM

NeoCortex42: Anderson's Pooper: I've never seen anybody go all the way over an outfield wall before and I've been watching baseball for 40+ years.  I've seen them go through the wall but never over before.

Or sometimes, the wall just wins.
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Rowand held onto the ball, ergo the wall did not win.  Rowand's head was bleeding and that catch was the talk of Philadelphia with talk of him being remembered forever for that catch.  In truth, Philadelphia's memory and gratitude for the catch lasted as long as he was on the Phillies roster and the only reason it's come back is because everyone in Philly is appalled at the horrid state of the outfield's fielding ability.
 
2013-08-03 04:20:15 PM
It's fine if your momentum carries you into the stands as part of the process of making the catch, but unfortunately you're not allowed to just go into the stands and set up and catch the ball.
 
2013-08-03 05:19:52 PM

desertgeek: downstairs: Glad there's a thread on this.  Can someone explain this to me.  I've been a baseball fan and geek forever, and maybe I'm embarrassed to not know this... but I always thought if you caught a ball, but fell over the fence, its still a home run?  (or foul ball in the case of jumping the fence in foul territory.)

I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.

The way I look at it is this: does the ball go over the wall and touch something that isn't a fielder, i.e.: a seat or a fan?

If it does touch something other than a fielder, it's a home run in this case.

If a fielder catches it without the ball touching something else, it's a legal catch.

All that matters is does the fielder catch it cleanly and hold on to it. Where he catches it doesn't matter.


Where he catches it is the only thing that matters. If you catch it before or while you are leaving the field of play it is a catch, but if you catch it after leaving the field of play it is foul/home run. If the player jumps over the wall, lands and then makes the catch it doesn't count. If he catches it and  then lands outside the field of play  (this case)it is a catch.
 
2013-08-03 05:50:26 PM
They actually explain the rule at the end of the video, at least in part.
 
2013-08-03 06:05:53 PM

inclemency: That's a stupid wall height.


The Madd Mann: Maybe that wouldn't have been such a problem if the wall wasn't shoulder high.


Fenway and the original Yankee Stadium both say "meh." Besides, those corners are one of the few features of the outfield there that's never, ever changed.
 
2013-08-03 06:29:21 PM
Something exciting almost happened in baseball, I take it?
 
2013-08-03 07:45:34 PM

neuroflare: PainInTheASP: Joey Bats sounds like the name for a low-level mob enforcer.

He is


RIP Joey Batts

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2013-08-03 08:54:24 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: neuroflare: PainInTheASP: Joey Bats sounds like the name for a low-level mob enforcer.

He is

RIP Joey Batts

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 650x694]


He died of Lou Gehrigs disease.
 
2013-08-03 09:41:15 PM

downstairs: Glad there's a thread on this.  Can someone explain this to me.  I've been a baseball fan and geek forever, and maybe I'm embarrassed to not know this... but I always thought if you caught a ball, but fell over the fence, its still a home run?  (or foul ball in the case of jumping the fence in foul territory.)

I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.


As long as you're not established in dead ball territory, ie standing in the dugout or stands, you can jump into the area and make the catch for an out. Now once both feet or your butt hit the ground in dead ball territory the ball becomes dead and all runners advance 2 bases.
 
2013-08-03 10:03:00 PM

downstairs: I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.


One or both of your feet need to be on or over the field with no foot touching the ground out of play. So technically he could have caught the ball while performing a grand jeté and it would have been a legal catch.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-03 11:04:26 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: neuroflare: PainInTheASP: Joey Bats sounds like the name for a low-level mob enforcer.

He is

RIP Joey Batts

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 650x694]


So Shuck keeps his shinebox in the stands?
 
2013-08-03 11:16:25 PM

rcf1105: downstairs: I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.

One or both of your feet need to be on or over the field with no foot touching the ground out of play. So technically he could have caught the ball while performing a grand jeté and it would have been a legal catch.

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That sort of thing would get you a stay in the lock up in most places in the US of A.
 
2013-08-04 12:15:40 AM

downstairs: Glad there's a thread on this.  Can someone explain this to me.  I've been a baseball fan and geek forever, and maybe I'm embarrassed to not know this... but I always thought if you caught a ball, but fell over the fence, its still a home run?  (or foul ball in the case of jumping the fence in foul territory.)

I thought some part of your body needed to still be on the field.


The rule is, if you catch it over the wall or catch it and go over the wall (or into the dugout), the batter is out, but any runners are awarded the next base.
 
2013-08-04 12:18:43 AM

FriarReb98: inclemency: That's a stupid wall height.

The Madd Mann: Maybe that wouldn't have been such a problem if the wall wasn't shoulder high.

Fenway and the original Yankee Stadium both say "meh." Besides, those corners are one of the few features of the outfield there that's never, ever changed.


it's literally 8ft of fence off the foul pole in both corners, while they have a deep outfield and a very tall wall in right and an average height wall through the rest of the field
 
2013-08-04 12:38:07 AM
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All I know is that catch by Tanaka in Major League II...the one where he's standing on top of the wall?...that ain't legal either.
 
2013-08-04 02:01:24 AM
Bautista's look after that catch is the look of a man who's going to get traded in a massive teamwide firesale before the end of this season. Tonights loss was especially painful with all the errors. Serious changes needed to this miserable ballclub. Even Reyes is getting frustrated.

"Last year I went to Miami, we had an unbelievable ball club and we were never able to do anything, we finished last. Disappointing there. Then I came here, better opportunity to at least go to the playoffs. There's no doubt in my mind (the 2013 Blue Jays are) much better, way better (than the 2012 Marlins), we came with high expectations here, we haven't been able to do anything, it's disappointing because it's unbelievable talent that we have here. But here we are into August, we're in last place, and we expected to be on top of our division coming into spring training.

"We had a lot of opportunities to win a lot of ballgames and we just let it get away. That's not going to get it done."
 
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