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(Major League Baseball)   Wil Myers just hit one of the easiest inside-the-park home runs you'll ever see in Yankee Stadium   (m.rays.mlb.com) divider line 37
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2014-05-05 08:31:59 AM  
1) Busting it all the way, my ass.

2) Even accounting for the weird bounce, what took Beltran so long?
 
2014-05-05 08:36:31 AM  

Gulper Eel: 2) Even accounting for the weird bounce, what took Beltran so long?


He was in the recliner with a drink, some chips and his Samsung tablet; you just don't throw all that shiat down at once because you don't wanna spill anything or get it on the tablet.
 
2014-05-05 09:09:49 AM  
Looks like he was admiring what he thought was an over-the-fence home run.

Lucky he's not a "fiery" "enigmatic" Latino, or he'd be castigated for not "playing the right way" and being "disrespectful to the game."
 
2014-05-05 09:24:49 AM  
And the Royals disappeared offensively against the Tigers.  Coincidence?
 
2014-05-05 09:40:13 AM  
That's about as incompetent as a defense can be without getting charged an error.

Gulper Eel: 1) Busting it all the way, my ass.

Eh, 16 seconds is still bookin' it.

2) Even accounting for the weird bounce, what took Beltran so long?
The radio call (second here) says that "Beltran was watching the play, then decided he had to go run over to get the baseball" so apparently Myers wasn't the only one admiring the ball.
 
2014-05-05 09:41:57 AM  
What the hell, Beltran, were you asleep? I counted a full seven seconds from the time it hit the wall to the time Beltran picked it up.

At least the relay guy (Jeter, I think) hustled on the play. He had to, to get out into the middle of the outfield where Beltran's throw wound up. Not that there was any hope of making a play.
 
2014-05-05 09:45:27 AM  

RminusQ: That's about as incompetent as a defense can be without getting charged an error.

Gulper Eel: 1) Busting it all the way, my ass.
Eh, 16 seconds is still bookin' it.

2) Even accounting for the weird bounce, what took Beltran so long?
The radio call (second here) says that "Beltran was watching the play, then decided he had to go run over to get the baseball" so apparently Myers wasn't the only one admiring the ball.


Sounds like maybe the wind changed, or the ball had some kind of weird knuckle effect.
 
2014-05-05 09:56:23 AM  
Several years ago, I saw Juan Gonzalez hit one like that in Comerica Park. The ball hit the wall padding on a corner and rolled down the warning track toward right field. He had no intention of running beyond third base, he actually looked pissed when he got waved in. Not surprisingly, it was the only one he ever hit.
 
2014-05-05 09:57:53 AM  

Gulper Eel: 1) Busting it all the way, my ass.

2) Even accounting for the weird bounce, what took Beltran so long?


Can't see it, but he must have been in center field, waiting to play the bounce off the wall while the CF tried to make the play. At least that's where he should have been.
 
2014-05-05 10:00:25 AM  

Gulper Eel: 2) Even accounting for the weird bounce, what took Beltran so long?


He literally never moved from where he was standing in RF until the ball bounced off the wall.
 
2014-05-05 10:04:15 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Looks like he was admiring what he thought was an over-the-fence home run.

Lucky he's not a "fiery" "enigmatic" Latino, or he'd be castigated for not "playing the right way" and being "disrespectful to the game."


Between Beltran and Myers, Brian McCann (self-appointed Unwritten Rules Douchebag of MLB) must have crapped his uniform watching that play.

Ellsbury made the smart, if risky, play for a tie game with men on first and second-- you go for the out, because playing it safe means a double and at least one run in.

Beltran is probably thanking the cameramen who took that video for keeping him out of the shot as long as possible.

Myers was lucky.  And you're correct that had Yasiel Puig or Carlos Gomez (or another player that certain Farkers would find less "gritty" and more "hothead" for some reason) done the same thing as Myers, we'd have a full parade of self-righteous "Back in the good old days of baseball.... warrior code..." posts.
 
2014-05-05 10:07:28 AM  
Raul Ibanez looks at Carlos Beltran's outfield defense and says "wow, that's bad."
 
2014-05-05 10:08:28 AM  

chimp_ninja: sigdiamond2000: Looks like he was admiring what he thought was an over-the-fence home run.

Lucky he's not a "fiery" "enigmatic" Latino, or he'd be castigated for not "playing the right way" and being "disrespectful to the game."

Between Beltran and Myers, Brian McCann (self-appointed Unwritten Rules Douchebag of MLB) must have crapped his uniform watching that play.

Ellsbury made the smart, if risky, play for a tie game with men on first and second-- you go for the out, because playing it safe means a double and at least one run in.

Beltran is probably thanking the cameramen who took that video for keeping him out of the shot as long as possible.

Myers was lucky.  And you're correct that had Yasiel Puig or Carlos Gomez (or another player that certain Farkers would find less "gritty" and more "hothead" for some reason) done the same thing as Myers, we'd have a full parade of self-righteous "Back in the good old days of baseball.... warrior code..." posts.


David Eckstein and Aaron Rowand never admired their home runs!

Grit and sandpaper, those two! Throwbacks! Glue guys! Every team needs 'em!
 
2014-05-05 10:10:09 AM  

ChrisDe: Several years ago, I saw Juan Gonzalez hit one like that in Comerica Park. The ball hit the wall padding on a corner and rolled down the warning track toward right field. He had no intention of running beyond third base, he actually looked pissed when he got waved in. Not surprisingly, it was the only one he ever hit.


Which means Juan Gonzalez has as many career inside-the-park home runs as Rickey Henderson.

That's my weirdest Rickey fact.  If you had asked me who the career leader in inside-the-park home runs was, he'd be my first guess.  Good power to all fields, fast as all hell, loved to take (smart) chances.  But as far as we know, he only hit one.
 
2014-05-05 10:12:41 AM  

Super Chronic: Raul Ibanez looks at Carlos Beltran's outfield defense and says "wow, that's bad."


So does Bobby Abreu.
 
2014-05-05 10:16:21 AM  

sigdiamond2000: David Eckstein and Aaron Rowand never admired their home runs!

Grit and sandpaper, those two! Throwbacks! Glue guys! Every team needs 'em!


And Lenny Dykstra!  Nails!  Such a noble character!  His Wikipedia page says "hard-nosed", "wild", "energy", and "scrappy"!

Throwbacks to a time maybe 70 years ago or so!  When baseball was somehow different in how honorable and gentlemenly it was for a reason that certain Farkers cannot seem to express explicitly!  Back when only noble "competitive" "gamer" "will to win" players like Ty Cobb roamed the bases!

Not like that Yasiel Puig.  We sure need more Fark headlines to discuss his indiscretions.
 
2014-05-05 10:18:32 AM  

chimp_ninja: That's my weirdest Rickey fact.  If you had asked me who the career leader in inside-the-park home runs was, he'd be my first guess.  Good power to all fields, fast as all hell, loved to take (smart) chances.  But as far as we know, he only hit one.


You won't find anybody from the modern era anywhere near the top 20 in inside-the-park home runs. It's a bunch of people you barely heard of, plus Ty Cobb.

Willie Wilson had 13. That's tops for post-1950 players. The old-timers on top of the list are well past 30-40.
 
2014-05-05 10:33:37 AM  

Mentat: And the Royals disappeared offensively against the Tigers.  Coincidence?


2019. We could have had that kid locked up until 2019.
 
2014-05-05 10:36:25 AM  

chimp_ninja: ChrisDe: Several years ago, I saw Juan Gonzalez hit one like that in Comerica Park. The ball hit the wall padding on a corner and rolled down the warning track toward right field. He had no intention of running beyond third base, he actually looked pissed when he got waved in. Not surprisingly, it was the only one he ever hit.

Which means Juan Gonzalez has as many career inside-the-park home runs as Rickey Henderson.

That's my weirdest Rickey fact.  If you had asked me who the career leader in inside-the-park home runs was, he'd be my first guess.  Good power to all fields, fast as all hell, loved to take (smart) chances.  But as far as we know, he only hit one.


That is pretty crazy. Looking at his stats, he also had far fewer triples than I would have thought - 66. Maybe he just pulled up at second so he could steal third.
 
2014-05-05 11:02:34 AM  

ChrisDe: chimp_ninja: ChrisDe: Several years ago, I saw Juan Gonzalez hit one like that in Comerica Park. The ball hit the wall padding on a corner and rolled down the warning track toward right field. He had no intention of running beyond third base, he actually looked pissed when he got waved in. Not surprisingly, it was the only one he ever hit.

Which means Juan Gonzalez has as many career inside-the-park home runs as Rickey Henderson.

That's my weirdest Rickey fact.  If you had asked me who the career leader in inside-the-park home runs was, he'd be my first guess.  Good power to all fields, fast as all hell, loved to take (smart) chances.  But as far as we know, he only hit one.

That is pretty crazy. Looking at his stats, he also had far fewer triples than I would have thought - 66. Maybe he just pulled up at second so he could steal third.


If Rickey hits triples, then Rickey can only steal home. Hit a double, and Rickey might steal two bases.
 
2014-05-05 11:02:59 AM  

ChrisDe: That is pretty crazy. Looking at his stats, he also had far fewer triples than I would have thought - 66. Maybe he just pulled up at second so he could steal third.


Rickey likes stealing third.
 
2014-05-05 11:09:32 AM  

jayhawk88: Mentat: And the Royals disappeared offensively against the Tigers.  Coincidence?

2019. We could have had that kid locked up until 2019.


I still think the trade made sense, but it was all predicated on the rest of the offense stepping up.  That's clearly unlikely to happen at this point.
 
2014-05-05 11:32:30 AM  

Mentat: jayhawk88: Mentat: And the Royals disappeared offensively against the Tigers.  Coincidence?

2019. We could have had that kid locked up until 2019.

I still think the trade made sense, but it was all predicated on the rest of the offense stepping up.  That's clearly unlikely to happen at this point.


I thought Wil Myers was going to be better than James Shields last season.  Shields won, most likely (that's a tough comparison but I'm willing to go with WAR).  But not by a ton, and I'm pretty certain that trade's going to look awful for a long time.

Even if the offense did step up, then the Royals make the postseason once or twice.  A ring absolves everything, but given that the Royals would have had to fight through a wild card game and all, why mortgage the future?

/I hate the Royals owner (or GM?  I think owner) saying that the trade was about "showing fans we want to win."
 
2014-05-05 11:33:59 AM  

Gulper Eel: chimp_ninja: That's my weirdest Rickey fact.  If you had asked me who the career leader in inside-the-park home runs was, he'd be my first guess.  Good power to all fields, fast as all hell, loved to take (smart) chances.  But as far as we know, he only hit one.

You won't find anybody from the modern era anywhere near the top 20 in inside-the-park home runs. It's a bunch of people you barely heard of, plus Ty Cobb.

Willie Wilson had 13. That's tops for post-1950 players. The old-timers on top of the list are well past 30-40.


Well, yeah, because many ballparks looked like this 100+ years ago:

www.andrewclem.com
Along with fields with things like flagpoles in fair ground play, etc.
 
2014-05-05 11:37:14 AM  

dletter: Well, yeah, because many ballparks looked like this 100+ years ago:


Along with fields with things like flagpoles in fair ground play, etc.


You should have seen some of the stadiums I designed in Earl Weaver Baseball (2?)

Ahhh things of beauty.

Wish you could do half the shiat in modern games that you could do back then.
 
2014-05-05 11:45:08 AM  

MugzyBrown: dletter: Well, yeah, because many ballparks looked like this 100+ years ago:


Along with fields with things like flagpoles in fair ground play, etc.

You should have seen some of the stadiums I designed in Earl Weaver Baseball (2?)

Ahhh things of beauty.

Wish you could do half the shiat in modern games that you could do back then.


Well, the beauty of games being designed to be a computer video game, instead of all video games being designed for video game systems (even if there is a PC version, which is getting more rare, it basically is made to mimic the features of the VG system versions).
 
2014-05-05 12:07:15 PM  

Dafatone: I thought Wil Myers was going to be better than James Shields last season. Shields won, most likely (that's a tough comparison but I'm willing to go with WAR). But not by a ton, and I'm pretty certain that trade's going to look awful for a long time.


I suspect that the Royals would've called Myers up earlier than the Rays did. Then again, they did love Frenchy & his .500 OPS.

It's also worth keeping in mind that Jake Odorizzi was likely better than Wade Davis at the time the trade was made as well...and then there are the other prospects too.

(Also, Shields' WAR might be overstating his value to the Royals, but that's a different conversation that I'm not sure I want to get into right now).
 
2014-05-05 12:07:49 PM  

Dr Dreidel: ChrisDe: That is pretty crazy. Looking at his stats, he also had far fewer triples than I would have thought - 66. Maybe he just pulled up at second so he could steal third.

Rickey likes stealing third.


Rickey's 1982 season was like a video game with shiatty AI.

"C'mon, computer. Nobody averages a stolen base per game."
 
2014-05-05 01:09:32 PM  

Super Chronic: Raul Ibanez looks at Carlos Beltran's outfield defense and says "wow, that's bad."


Benefit of the doubt; Myers was jogging to 1st like he blasted it, and he nearly did. Jacoby Ellsbury is patrolling center for that ball, it's either caught at the fence, or gone.
A little dependent on having a stacked, speedy outfield, sure, but Beltran just wasn't prepared to have to field it after it smacked Ellsbury in the stomach. Every pro ball player is apt to missing a play here and there in a 162-game season.
It's only May, and still pretty damn cold in most cities with a park. The Midwest is just having a HELL of a time with it.
 
2014-05-05 01:18:59 PM  

Gonz: Dr Dreidel: ChrisDe: That is pretty crazy. Looking at his stats, he also had far fewer triples than I would have thought - 66. Maybe he just pulled up at second so he could steal third.

Rickey likes stealing third.

Rickey's 1982 season was like a video game with shiatty AI.

"C'mon, computer. Nobody averages a stolen base per game."


There was seriously a point where pretty much everybody agreed, if Rickey gets on first, just let him go to second.  The pointless throws to first were slowing the game down too much.
 
2014-05-05 01:26:54 PM  

SkylineRecords: Benefit of the doubt; Myers was jogging to 1st like he blasted it, and he nearly did. Jacoby Ellsbury is patrolling center for that ball, it's either caught at the fence, or gone.
A little dependent on having a stacked, speedy outfield, sure, but Beltran just wasn't prepared to have to field it after it smacked Ellsbury in the stomach. Every pro ball player is apt to missing a play here and there in a 162-game season.


Doesn't matter.  You have a job on every batted ball, and Beltran's job on that play is to run towards the play in case of a carom or an injury to Ellsbury (crash into the wall, etc.).  The 3B and catcher get ready to defend their base.  The other infielders and the pitcher position themselves for relays or backups.

Beltran's maybe 50 yards away.  There's maybe 10 fly balls or liners hit to the outfield per game.  You run for that.  You don't book it full speed and risk an injury, and maybe you jog it if the score is 12-2, but you sure as hell never stand there with your thumb in your butt.

A player like Beltran gets his value by adding maybe 30 runs per year with his bat over some random schlub.  Backing up on every play might only save 1 or 2 runs per year, but even that's significant to the team, especially in a tie game.
 
2014-05-05 02:16:50 PM  

SkylineRecords: Benefit of the doubt; Myers was jogging to 1st like he blasted it, and he nearly did. Jacoby Ellsbury is patrolling center for that ball, it's either caught at the fence, or gone.
A little dependent on having a stacked, speedy outfield, sure, but Beltran just wasn't prepared to have to field it after it smacked Ellsbury in the stomach.


His specific job on that flyball is to be there as a backup in case that very thing happens.  Cut and dry.
 
2014-05-05 02:29:05 PM  

chimp_ninja: ChrisDe: Several years ago, I saw Juan Gonzalez hit one like that in Comerica Park. The ball hit the wall padding on a corner and rolled down the warning track toward right field. He had no intention of running beyond third base, he actually looked pissed when he got waved in. Not surprisingly, it was the only one he ever hit.

Which means Juan Gonzalez has as many career inside-the-park home runs as Rickey Henderson.

That's my weirdest Rickey fact.  If you had asked me who the career leader in inside-the-park home runs was, he'd be my first guess.  Good power to all fields, fast as all hell, loved to take (smart) chances.  But as far as we know, he only hit one.


Rickey was too busy hitting the ball over the fence to bother with inside-the-park jobs.  81 home runs leading off a game.  I can't even imagine how annoying it must've been for a pitcher to see Rickey standing there at the start of a game.
 
2014-05-05 03:52:45 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Dafatone: I thought Wil Myers was going to be better than James Shields last season. Shields won, most likely (that's a tough comparison but I'm willing to go with WAR). But not by a ton, and I'm pretty certain that trade's going to look awful for a long time.

I suspect that the Royals would've called Myers up earlier than the Rays did. Then again, they did love Frenchy & his .500 OPS.

It's also worth keeping in mind that Jake Odorizzi was likely better than Wade Davis at the time the trade was made as well...and then there are the other prospects too.

(Also, Shields' WAR might be overstating his value to the Royals, but that's a different conversation that I'm not sure I want to get into right now).


Lifelong 40 year royals fan. That trade right there ended it for me.
I'll just play more golf now, oh well.
 
2014-05-05 06:18:32 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: SkylineRecords: Benefit of the doubt; Myers was jogging to 1st like he blasted it, and he nearly did. Jacoby Ellsbury is patrolling center for that ball, it's either caught at the fence, or gone.
A little dependent on having a stacked, speedy outfield, sure, but Beltran just wasn't prepared to have to field it after it smacked Ellsbury in the stomach.

His specific job on that flyball is to be there as a backup in case that very thing happens.  Cut and dry.


Exactly.  That carom was a bit odd- but very often when someone goes up the wall to try to snag a fly ball, bad things happen.  Injury, losing it in the lights, etc. etc. etc.

You always run toward the play if you're an outfielder... its not like you have anything better to do.
 
2014-05-05 06:20:45 PM  
I wish the Rays would go back to these uniforms:

nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com

\Hot like '79
 
2014-05-06 06:52:37 PM  

640wqbr: I wish the Rays would go back to these uniforms:

[nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com image 528x423]

\Hot like '79


I don't mind throwbacks in general, but throwbacks to a time when your franchise didn't even exist is just dumb.
 
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