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(Major League Baseball)   Yasiel Puig catches a fly ball for the third out, promptly guns the ball to 3rd base to try and get the fourth out. Wait, what?   (wapc.mlb.com) divider line 31
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2014-05-21 08:28:33 AM  
Better that than to pull an Agbayani.
 
2014-05-21 08:37:51 AM  

Gulper Eel: Better that than to pull an Agbayani.


I wasn't going to remember his name, but came here to say this.
 
2014-05-21 12:02:31 PM  
So he got another practice throw in.
 
2014-05-21 12:05:03 PM  
He seems to be pretty........um, what's the word I'm looking for?..............Oh, yeah! dumb.
 
2014-05-21 12:06:01 PM  

Crewmannumber6: He seems to be pretty........um, what's the word I'm looking for?..............Oh, yeah! dumb.


But oh so entertaining to watch on most nights

/both for the good AND the bad
 
2014-05-21 12:09:06 PM  
baseball operates a traditional carry-forward rule.  the out counts towards the next inning.
 
2014-05-21 12:09:39 PM  
shouldn't this become a common practice?  wasn't there a coach who said something akin to this at the beginning of a season in regards to instant replay challenges or reviews?

If one of the outs is overturned due to a review, then you still have another "third out".
 
2014-05-21 12:21:07 PM  
PUIG GONNA PUIG.
 
2014-05-21 12:24:53 PM  
It's as if Dr. Frankenstein put Moises Sierra's brain in Willie Mays's body.
 
2014-05-21 12:30:34 PM  

Hyjamon: shouldn't this become a common practice?  wasn't there a coach who said something akin to this at the beginning of a season in regards to instant replay challenges or reviews?

If one of the outs is overturned due to a review, then you still have another "third out".


If it's a diving catch where there could be a question on whether the ball hit the ground first, I'd say you'd have an argument. This catch was not questionable in any way. Puig was standing and caught it by his ear. It was more of a brain fart than anything else.
 
2014-05-21 12:32:41 PM  

Hyjamon: shouldn't this become a common practice?  wasn't there a coach who said something akin to this at the beginning of a season in regards to instant replay challenges or reviews?

If one of the outs is overturned due to a review, then you still have another "third out".


That's actually already happened this year:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Out#Example:_A_successful_fourth_ou t_ squelches_a_threat
 
2014-05-21 12:54:27 PM  
Maybe it was practice.
 
2014-05-21 01:08:54 PM  
I fail to see how this is something to chastise a player for. A hell of a lot better than flipping it into the crowd after making the second out. Also, haven't umps used replay this year to determine the count? That is egregious, throwing the ball to third after catching the third out fly is a momentary lapse.
 
2014-05-21 01:09:55 PM  
I can't stand Puig, but stuff like that happens all the time.  If I were a Puig or Dodgers fan, I'd rather him do that, than thinking there was already two outs and him throwing the ball in to the stands to a kid, allowing a run to score.
 
2014-05-21 01:20:11 PM  

Gulper Eel: Better that than to pull an Agbayani.


I googled that name because I couldn't remember what he did, and found that there's a Filipina model named Tetchie Agbayani. Thanks. :)

Back to the topic, wasn't there a Cubs player that did the same thing? Milton Bradley?
 
2014-05-21 01:23:23 PM  

roc6783: I fail to see how this is something to chastise a player for. A hell of a lot better than flipping it into the crowd after making the second out. Also, haven't umps used replay this year to determine the count? That is egregious, throwing the ball to third after catching the third out fly is a momentary lapse.


Larry Walker frowns on your disparaging comments....
 
2014-05-21 01:27:52 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: So he got another practice throw in.


That's not really the worst habit to have, either.
 
2014-05-21 02:01:13 PM  
Better safe than sorry, subby.  Puig did nothing wrong.
 
2014-05-21 02:23:50 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: Better safe than sorry, subby.  Puig did nothing wrong.


He just refuses to play the game the right way, damnit! You should hate him!
 
2014-05-21 02:27:26 PM  

YotesFan: I can't stand Puig, but stuff like that happens all the time.


As a Dodgers fan, I just have to ask, why don't you like him?
 
2014-05-21 02:32:47 PM  

WinoRhino: State_College_Arsonist: Better safe than sorry, subby.  Puig did nothing wrong.

He just refuses to play the game the right way, damnit! You should hate him!


Truthfully he seems to be playing smarter than last year, and I don't just mean errant throws to get the unnecessary out.

Last year he would stand at the plate and watch hits that were clearly staying in the park or he would be overrunning first base and getting easily thrown out.

I think his biggest thing is that he probably realizes he isn't light years better than everyone else on the field anymore like he was in Cuba.
 
2014-05-21 02:46:01 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Hyjamon: shouldn't this become a common practice?  wasn't there a coach who said something akin to this at the beginning of a season in regards to instant replay challenges or reviews?

If one of the outs is overturned due to a review, then you still have another "third out".

That's actually already happened this year:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_Out#Example:_A_successful_fourth_ou t_ squelches_a_threat


Yup.  Joe Maddon certainly implied that the Rays practice this sort of thing and have it in their bag of tricks for the right situation.  I could easily see them having a signal that says to either the offense or defense "That was close.  Keep playing like the runner was safe.", and rounding third hard to score from second on a grounder.
 
2014-05-21 03:16:01 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: Better safe than sorry, subby.  Puig did nothing wrong.


Um, he is required to count to 3. Three shall be the number, and the number shall be three. Counteth thee not to four, nor thou to two, unless thy proceedeth to three. Five is right out!

And if counting to three is too difficult, there are about 15 scoreboards all over the stadium showing how many outs there are, let alone the second baseman constantly reminding him. I'm sticking with dumb.
 
2014-05-21 03:56:47 PM  
He's just warming up his arm for the next bat flip.
 
2014-05-21 04:20:41 PM  

Crewmannumber6: And if counting to three is too difficult, there are about 15 scoreboards all over the stadium showing how many outs there are, let alone the second baseman constantly reminding him. I'm sticking with dumb.


Focus on the game, not on the scoreboard.

// I did the same thing Monday night at a softball game - tried to look a runner back to third after finishing up a 6-3 PO, then wondered why the runner didn't even care (or stay in the base path)
// then I heard my teammates laughing at me
 
2014-05-21 04:42:10 PM  
Puig's an ass, but this is no BFD.  But if he wasn't such an ass, people wouldn't be pretending it is,
 
2014-05-21 06:11:00 PM  

State_College_Arsonist: Better safe than sorry, subby.  Puig did nothing wrong.


Yep.  Baseball is a long, slow game.  I'm sure outfielders forget the number of outs quite often.  You're playing 9 innings for over a hundred games a season.  You're bound to space out at some point.  Just human nature.
 
2014-05-21 11:01:02 PM  

skrame: Gulper Eel: Better that than to pull an Agbayani.

I googled that name because I couldn't remember what he did, and found that there's a Filipina model named Tetchie Agbayani. Thanks. :)

Back to the topic, wasn't there a Cubs player that did the same thing? Milton Bradley?


i remember Bradley did that once in his short stay with the team and Castro did a few walking off the fields with two outs last year.
 
2014-05-22 04:07:55 AM  
It's unforgivable. The Dodgers should be disbanded and Chavez Ravine should be filled with burning tires.
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2014-05-22 08:45:25 AM  

red5ish: It's unforgivable. The Dodgers should be disbanded and Chavez Ravine should be filled with burning tires.
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I thought it already was.

The more concerning thing should be when they told him, instead of shrugging it off and laughing about it, he got in his teammate's face and started being a dick about it.
 
2014-05-22 10:31:13 AM  

Crewmannumber6: red5ish: It's unforgivable. The Dodgers should be disbanded and Chavez Ravine should be filled with burning tires.
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I thought it already was.

The more concerning thing should be when they told him, instead of shrugging it off and laughing about it, he got in his teammate's face and started being a dick about it.


Did you watch the whole clip?  They were acting like 5 year olds in the dugout.

I'm not going to lie.  I freaking love Yasiel Puig.  It's been fun to watch him evolve as a hitter.

He does some boneheaded crap, but I think some folks are starting to suffer from Puig Derangement Syndrome.
 
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