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(Bleacher Report)   Milwaukee Brewers' Martin Maldonado takes a page out of Roy Hobbs' playbook and HITS THE COVER OFF THE FREAKING BASEBALL   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 35
    More: Spiffy, Martin Maldonado, Roy Hobbs, Brewers, pirates, catch up to a fastball, infielder, at bat  
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2014-04-19 07:19:26 AM  
Rather than a hard hit, I'm going for the pitcher getting a little carried away with his ball tampering efforts...

That, or the ball was made in China.
 
2014-04-19 07:29:47 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Rather than a hard hit, I'm going for the pitcher getting a little carried away with his ball tampering efforts...

That, or the ball was made in China.


Costa Rica.

/Someone's got some 'splainin to do
 
2014-04-19 07:30:22 AM  
To be fair, it doesn't take much to confuse Pedro Alvarez.
 
2014-04-19 08:06:53 AM  

Great_Milenko: To be fair, it doesn't take much to confuse Pedro Alvarez.


I think any professional player would be having a WTF moment when fielding a ball with the cover torn off. I've watched a lot of baseball games and never seen that happen before.
 
2014-04-19 08:08:22 AM  

Great_Milenko: To be fair, it doesn't take much to confuse Pedro Alvarez.


I'm just glad he didn't make an error on the play.
 
2014-04-19 08:10:56 AM  
I just hope someone saved the ball for Maldonado instead of just tossing it into the "used baseballs" pile.
 
2014-04-19 08:58:10 AM  

cendojr: I just hope someone saved the ball for Maldonado instead of just tossing it into the "used baseballs" pile.


They showed it being authenticated during the game last night.
 
2014-04-19 09:05:09 AM  
I think it was partly because of the curve of the ball on that pitch and partly because of the angle the ball was hit at since it wasn't a particularly hard hit ball.

I'm sure their are a bunch of scientists on the internet who can explain it better.
 
2014-04-19 09:16:16 AM  

steamingpile: I think it was partly because of the curve of the ball on that pitch and partly because of the angle the ball was hit at since it wasn't a particularly hard hit ball.

I'm sure their are a bunch of scientists on the internet who can explain it better.


Wizards.
 
2014-04-19 09:17:28 AM  
I lost it at the commentator when he compared the look if it to a chimpmunk being hit down the 3rd base line.

Totally wrong for him to say that, but I laughed anyway.
 
2014-04-19 09:40:55 AM  

steamingpile: I think it was partly because of the curve of the ball on that pitch and partly because of the angle the ball was hit at since it wasn't a particularly hard hit ball.

I'm sure their are a bunch of scientists on the internet who can explain it better.


It's kind of hard to tell how hard it was hit because it was flying apart. It could be hit REALLY hard into the ground. I'm going with manufacturing defect...although the stitches seemed to be intact, so maybe the proper term would be materials defect...as in a thin skinned cow.
 
2014-04-19 09:50:47 AM  
Paging Farker RoyHobbs to the thread.
 
2014-04-19 09:52:44 AM  

John Buck 41: Paging Farker RoyHobbs22 to the thread.


FTFM
 
2014-04-19 10:27:44 AM  

Slives: I lost it at the commentator when he compared the look if it to a chimpmunk being hit down the 3rd base line.

Totally wrong for him to say that, but I laughed anyway.


 rlv.zcache.com
 
2014-04-19 10:54:18 AM  

steamingpile: I think it was partly because of the curve of the ball on that pitch and partly because of the angle the ball was hit at since it wasn't a particularly hard hit ball.

I'm sure their are a bunch of scientists on the internet who can explain it better.


Obama ruining America's game.
 
2014-04-19 11:08:37 AM  

DubyaHater: steamingpile: I think it was partly because of the curve of the ball on that pitch and partly because of the angle the ball was hit at since it wasn't a particularly hard hit ball.

I'm sure their are a bunch of scientists on the internet who can explain it better.

Obama ruining America's game.


The ball was secretly muslin? I guess that would tear easier than leather...
 
2014-04-19 11:15:33 AM  

neon_god: DubyaHater: steamingpile: I think it was partly because of the curve of the ball on that pitch and partly because of the angle the ball was hit at since it wasn't a particularly hard hit ball.

I'm sure their are a bunch of scientists on the internet who can explain it better.

Obama ruining America's game.

The ball was secretly muslin? I guess that would tear easier than leather...


Lulz
 
2014-04-19 11:18:40 AM  

John Buck 41: John Buck 41: Paging Farker RoyHobbs22 to the thread.

FTFM


Sorry I'm late, was busy slump busting Kim Basinger.  Someone wake me up when a game winning HR takes out a main transformer.
 
2014-04-19 11:56:48 AM  
The throw from 3rd to 1st shows exactly why pitchers aren't allowed to tamper with the ball.
 
2014-04-19 11:58:32 AM  

RoyHobbs22: John Buck 41: John Buck 41: Paging Farker RoyHobbs22 to the thread.

FTFM

Sorry I'm late, was busy slump busting Kim Basinger.  Someone wake me up when a game winning HR takes out a main transformer.


Wake Up! (in 1971 at least)

i291.photobucket.com VID LINK
 
2014-04-19 12:12:48 PM  

RoyHobbs22: John Buck 41: John Buck 41: Paging Farker RoyHobbs22 to the thread.

FTFM

Sorry I'm late, was busy slump busting Kim Basinger.


Priorities, man. Priorities.
 
2014-04-19 12:47:17 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: RoyHobbs22: John Buck 41: John Buck 41: Paging Farker RoyHobbs22 to the thread.

FTFM

Sorry I'm late, was busy slump busting Kim Basinger.  Someone wake me up when a game winning HR takes out a main transformer.

Wake Up! (in 1971 at least)

[i291.photobucket.com image 300x230] VID LINK


anything from the Negro Leagues does not count
 
2014-04-19 01:34:55 PM  
Rawlings be having some quality control issues.
 
2014-04-19 01:44:46 PM  
Let us not overlook the Brewers having the best record in baseball.
 
2014-04-19 02:23:35 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Let us not overlook the Brewers having the best record in baseball.


On the day before Easter.  Easy to overlook.

/they are better than the Cubs and probably the Mets
 
2014-04-19 02:32:24 PM  
It's an omen! Brewers are gonna win the Pennant this year! O.O
 
2014-04-19 02:38:54 PM  
I lean towards it being a defective ball because it wasn't even hit that hard. I remember that homer by Reggie, now that ball was nailed.
 
2014-04-19 03:26:13 PM  

Captain Steroid: It's an omen! Brewers are gonna win the Pennant this year! O.O


The last thing anyone wants, other than the Dodgers winning the pennant, is the Brewers to win it.
 
2014-04-19 04:43:26 PM  
A guy named Maldonado wrecked something?
 
2014-04-19 05:10:06 PM  

reprobate1125: steamingpile: I think it was partly because of the curve of the ball on that pitch and partly because of the angle the ball was hit at since it wasn't a particularly hard hit ball.

I'm sure their are a bunch of scientists on the internet who can explain it better.

It's kind of hard to tell how hard it was hit because it was flying apart. It could be hit REALLY hard into the ground. I'm going with manufacturing defect...although the stitches seemed to be intact, so maybe the proper term would be materials defect...as in a thin skinned cow.


On the slo-mo it looked like a hard swing that just grazed the ball, so there was a strong shear (rather than compressive) force at the point of impact. The stitches were intact but right at the edge of the flap, as if the holes in the cover acted as perforations when it was sheared apart.
 
2014-04-19 08:12:32 PM  
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Any kid who has ever played with a ball with the cover off will recognize the singing a grounder makes.  We also played with one field closed and the pitcher/mound used as a force out while the runner ran to first as normal when we only had a few kids come out.

I sound old
and poor
 
2014-04-19 08:21:31 PM  

neuroflare: Captain Steroid: It's an omen! Brewers are gonna win the Pennant this year! O.O

The last thing anyone wants, other than the Dodgers winning the pennant, is the Brewers to win it.


Even if Braun is nowhere even close to being the Brewers best player this season?
 
2014-04-19 08:36:06 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Let us not overlook the Brewers having the best record in baseball.


They had to... if they played as bad as the Bucks Milwaukee might have fell into Lake Michigan.
 
2014-04-19 11:03:55 PM  
Goodbye, Mr. Spaulding!
 
2014-04-20 07:10:08 PM  

Slives: I lost it at the commentator when he compared the look if it to a chimpmunk being hit down the 3rd base line.

Totally wrong for him to say that, but I laughed anyway.


Oh god, comedy win. Was it Bob Eucker?
 
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