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(Deadspin)   Painted outfield wall makes for a great optical illusion photo op at the Indians' spring training facility   (deadspin.com) divider line 17
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2014-02-28 12:10:23 AM
This one always plays itself out nicely when watching SportsCenter.  Gets me to double take often for whatever reason:
 
2014-02-28 12:12:21 AM
Trying something "fetchable":

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-28 04:52:19 AM
Yay Carlos Moncrief! That guy put up some beastly numbers in AA Akron last year. I hope he ends up with the major league club at some point this year, maybe as a platoon partner with Murphy. Could use a guy with a bit of power. Between him, Lindor and Aguilar they've got some interesting possible mid-season callups.

/And if Bauer can get his head straight, he'll be a nice reinforcement as well
 
2014-02-28 05:34:06 AM

Solid State Vittles: Trying something "fetchable":

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That's pretty common over here in soccer and rugby.
 
2014-02-28 06:49:05 AM
wytchscauldron.files.wordpress.com
make it happen with the foul line
 
2014-02-28 07:55:49 AM

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Solid State Vittles: Trying something "fetchable":

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x296]

That's pretty common over here in soccer and rugby.


Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but that looks like it's painted onto the floor. The ref seems like he's standing on it. The things in soccer/rugby just line the edge of the pitch
 
2014-02-28 07:58:54 AM

manwithplanx: Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but that looks like it's painted onto the floor. The ref seems like he's standing on it. The things in soccer/rugby just line the edge of the pitch


They have it in soccer & rugby too where it's painted on the field but "angled" towards the camera.

They may even have some on the playing surface in some leagues... it's kinda annoying to look at.
 
2014-02-28 08:20:13 AM
Wouldn't that fark with the hitters or infielders trying to catch a ball thrown in from the outfield?

Can't find a wider shot
 
2014-02-28 08:31:38 AM

manwithplanx: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Solid State Vittles: Trying something "fetchable":

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 425x296]

That's pretty common over here in soccer and rugby.

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but that looks like it's painted onto the floor. The ref seems like he's standing on it. The things in soccer/rugby just line the edge of the pitch


No, these, often a lot bigger.

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2014-02-28 09:16:01 AM

Solid State Vittles: Trying something "fetchable":

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I noticed that on SportsCenter last night.  Very cool
 
2014-02-28 09:21:01 AM

akuma976: [wytchscauldron.files.wordpress.com image 285x186]
make it happen with the foul line


That's what I was expecting.
 
2014-02-28 09:52:32 AM

MugzyBrown: manwithplanx: Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but that looks like it's painted onto the floor. The ref seems like he's standing on it. The things in soccer/rugby just line the edge of the pitch

They have it in soccer & rugby too where it's painted on the field but "angled" towards the camera.

They may even have some on the playing surface in some leagues... it's kinda annoying to look at.


More prevalent in F1
 
2014-02-28 10:12:23 AM
I'm not sure when DeadSpin commenters started being funny, but "Indian in the Cupboard" was a good catch.

lacydog: Yay Carlos Moncrief! That guy put up some beastly numbers in AA Akron last year. I hope he ends up with the major league club at some point this year, maybe as a platoon partner with Murphy. Could use a guy with a bit of power. Between him, Lindor and Aguilar they've got some interesting possible mid-season callups.


BP named Francisco Lindor as the best infield defender anywhere in the minors for any team.  The bat isn't too exciting (good contact hitter who can take a pitch, but no power and not quite MLB-quality speed), but they think he'll be in the majors this year (at age 20) to stay, with an All-Star type of ceiling.

They didn't think too much of Aguilar (platoon bat, 1B-only profile, solid power but otherwise not much of a hitter), but they think he'll be a role-player in the majors this year.  And they didn't mention Moncrief at all (they profiled 16 guys in the Cleveland system), which might be because he was on the older side for AA last year (age 24) and he's not obviously dominating.  One of their scouts made note of him in the comments, but basically to say that he's a corner outfielder with a bat that probably wouldn't be average at the MLB level.  If he makes it to the majors, they think he'll be a 4th-OF or injury replacement kind of guy.

/And if Bauer can get his head straight, he'll be a nice reinforcement as well

The thing about Bauer is that he's never been able to hit the plate, even when he was tearing up AA and the PCL.  That's a hard fix for a young guy who has never had it.
 
2014-02-28 10:31:19 AM
 
2014-02-28 12:58:09 PM
So did they paint a World Series trophy on it?

/ducks
 
2014-02-28 01:18:45 PM
That's not "painted" on anything. What is this, 1997?

That's digitally printed on adhesive backed vinyl that's been applied to the wall..
 
2014-03-01 04:10:30 AM

chimp_ninja: I'm not sure when DeadSpin commenters started being funny, but "Indian in the Cupboard" was a good catch.

lacydog: Yay Carlos Moncrief! That guy put up some beastly numbers in AA Akron last year. I hope he ends up with the major league club at some point this year, maybe as a platoon partner with Murphy. Could use a guy with a bit of power. Between him, Lindor and Aguilar they've got some interesting possible mid-season callups.

BP named Francisco Lindor as the best infield defender anywhere in the minors for any team.  The bat isn't too exciting (good contact hitter who can take a pitch, but no power and not quite MLB-quality speed), but they think he'll be in the majors this year (at age 20) to stay, with an All-Star type of ceiling.

They didn't think too much of Aguilar (platoon bat, 1B-only profile, solid power but otherwise not much of a hitter), but they think he'll be a role-player in the majors this year.  And they didn't mention Moncrief at all (they profiled 16 guys in the Cleveland system), which might be because he was on the older side for AA last year (age 24) and he's not obviously dominating.  One of their scouts made note of him in the comments, but basically to say that he's a corner outfielder with a bat that probably wouldn't be average at the MLB level.  If he makes it to the majors, they think he'll be a 4th-OF or injury replacement kind of guy.

/And if Bauer can get his head straight, he'll be a nice reinforcement as well

The thing about Bauer is that he's never been able to hit the plate, even when he was tearing up AA and the PCL.  That's a hard fix for a young guy who has never had it.


Moncrief had an OPS in the mid 800s in Akron last year. He did very well. He's on the older side because he's only been a hitter for 3 years now as a converted pitcher. There's reason for caution, but he's a top 15 prospect for the team.

As for Bauer, you can be a high-walk pitcher when you K a bunch of people. His numbers were always palateable in the minors because he had the Ks, and given his stuff there's no reason to suggest that he can't get a good amount of Ks in the majors. He just fell apart with some mechanical adjustments last year, and it wasn't just a major league issue, he was awful in AAA as well. There's at least some reason to think that he can get things turned around now that the pitching staff is thinking he has a better handle on his mechanics in spring.

/Still not sure where they're putting Ronny Rodriguez this year, since Lindor will likely be in Akron with JRam at Columbus. Unless they're going to make him play 2B in Columbus.
 
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