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2014-07-07 11:24:47 AM
Johnson had a little more oomph

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2014-07-07 11:50:13 AM

ArkAngel: Johnson had a little more oomph

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Everything is just much more impressive in the bigs.
 
2014-07-07 01:46:40 PM
Yeah, but Randy Johnson did it on purpose because, well, fark birds, that's why.
 
2014-07-07 03:01:50 PM
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2014-07-07 04:24:45 PM
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2014-07-07 05:55:12 PM
The one Johnson hit turned inside out.

and exploded.
 
2014-07-07 06:29:54 PM
I watched the reply about 10x, its like bird came out of the ball or something, you can barely see anything until it connects.
 
2014-07-07 06:33:17 PM
That should be a fowl ball.
 
2014-07-07 06:33:38 PM
No, announcer, the bird is not OK despite your wishes otherwise.
 
2014-07-07 06:35:21 PM
Farkin' bird broke the unwritten rule against flying over the field. Farkin' bird got what was comin' to him.
 
2014-07-07 07:00:48 PM
So, what IS the ruling when something like that happens? Officially?

Is that a free do-over? Does it count against the pitch count?
 
2014-07-07 07:08:37 PM

xaks: So, what IS the ruling when something like that happens? Officially?

Is that a free do-over? Does it count against the pitch count?


Apparently it's not covered in the rules, so it's up to the umpire to decide what to do.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/feature.jsp?feature=qa1 (3rd question)
 
2014-07-07 07:19:17 PM

wxboy: xaks: So, what IS the ruling when something like that happens? Officially?

Is that a free do-over? Does it count against the pitch count?

Apparently it's not covered in the rules, so it's up to the umpire to decide what to do.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/feature.jsp?feature=qa1 (3rd question)


I think in the Randy Johnson situation, it went down as a no-pitch. Of course, it was in spring training. Who knows what would happen in a real game.
 
2014-07-07 08:44:50 PM
The Dion James Hit-A-Bird-With-A-Batted-Ball club is still more exclusive.
 
2014-07-07 09:43:51 PM
Actually, it may be more exclusive, Gulper, but as the link supplied by Wxboy above, at least that is covered by the rules. A pitch thrown that hit an animal is NOT covered by the rules, but a hit ball IS.
 
2014-07-07 09:44:43 PM
Although, even more interestingly, the MLB rules differentiate between a PITCHED ball and a thrown ball (by a defensive player).
 
2014-07-07 10:49:37 PM
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2014-07-07 11:24:34 PM

Shame Us: wxboy: xaks: So, what IS the ruling when something like that happens? Officially?

Is that a free do-over? Does it count against the pitch count?

Apparently it's not covered in the rules, so it's up to the umpire to decide what to do.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/feature.jsp?feature=qa1 (3rd question)

I think in the Randy Johnson situation, it went down as a no-pitch. Of course, it was in spring training. Who knows what would happen in a real game.


I'm pretty sure the ump here also said no-pitch.

There are other pitch irregularities that have gone down as balls or balks, mostly having to do with a pitcher who's arm snapped mid-pitch (Dravecky, Saunders, etc.)
 
2014-07-07 11:31:05 PM
Is there anything you statheads can't ruin?

/See also PETA
 
2014-07-08 01:03:58 AM
Johnson is still at the top of the list. That pitch won't ever be topped.

//Unless someone hits a bald eagle or something.
 
2014-07-08 02:55:03 AM
Randy Johnson is a photographer now, and his logo features a dead bird.
http://rj51photos.com/
 
2014-07-08 06:26:05 AM

zamboni: Yeah, but Randy Johnson did it on purpose because, well, fark birds, that's why.


If I remember correctly, he wasn't pleased about it. Reporters were laughing and guffawing about it after the game, and he was like "I don't know what you guys find so funny. I killed a defenseless animal. It's nothing to laugh at."


/who cares, it's a rat with wings.
 
2014-07-08 09:47:13 AM

uncleacid: That should be a fowl ball.


...  Booo!

Contrabulous Flabtraption: No, announcer, the bird is not OK despite your wishes otherwise.


His repeating that cracked me up. He's fine; he's just pining for the fjords.
 
2014-07-08 09:50:15 AM
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2014-07-08 10:46:09 AM

skrame: Contrabulous Flabtraption: No, announcer, the bird is not OK despite your wishes otherwise.

His repeating that cracked me up. He's fine; he's just pining for the fjords.


Yep. That bird is farking dead.
 
2014-07-08 01:45:04 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: No, announcer, the bird is not OK despite your wishes otherwise.


"Our thoughts and prayers are with the bird and its family. "

(cut to montage, song: "Wind beneath my Wings" aaaaand fade to commercial)

"Hey Dan, I wonder what the last thing to go through that bird's head was." "Well Phil, it looked like a two seam fastball." And a good time was had by all.
 
2014-07-08 02:00:22 PM

ch3no2: Randy Johnson is a photographer now, and his logo features a dead bird.
http://rj51photos.com/


It's the first I've ever heard of him having a sense of humor.
 
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