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2014-07-08 12:59:37 PM  
One throw hardly Chuck Knoblauch makes. I want him and Rendon to switch places, the throw from second to first is much easier.
 
2014-07-08 02:10:29 PM  
Zimmerman hit Keith Olbermann's mother too?
 
2014-07-08 02:17:57 PM  

nmrsnr: One throw hardly Chuck Knoblauch makes. I want him and Rendon to switch places, the throw from second to first is much easier.


you need a gun to turn a double play, though.  Especially a ball hit towards third or short and the second baseman is going in one direction, has to catch the ball and get the out at second, then change momentum and rifle the ball back across his body to first while avoiding the runner sliding into second.
 
2014-07-08 02:18:46 PM  
WTF kind of site is that?  Was that just copy pasta of a twitter feed?
 
2014-07-08 02:23:59 PM  
the situation in the gif:  runners on first and second, 1 out.  This is a low level of difficulty double play.  Routine as it gets.  He fields the grounder which leads him towards the base, touches third for the 2nd out while stepping into his throw to first.  He has eons of time to get it there before the runner.  The throw he makes to first was a blooper.  I mean, Mariah Carey could have made that throw.  It might have hit a blimp.  And it takes LaRoche down the line and off the bag and almost to the dugout.  It was nausea-inducing.  Zim cannot be relied on to get that out in a critical situation in a game with throws like that.  I'm holding my breath every time there is a bouncer to third now.
 
2014-07-08 02:24:23 PM  
Knoblauch suckering Lonnie Smith in game 7 of the '91 WS still makes me smile.
 
2014-07-08 02:24:55 PM  

SlothB77: you need a gun to turn a double play, though.


I'll take a few less double plays over Espinosa's .228 batting average.
 
2014-07-08 02:26:04 PM  

SlothB77: the situation in the gif:  runners on first and second, 1 out.  This is a low level of difficulty double play.  Routine as it gets.  He fields the grounder which leads him towards the base, touches third for the 2nd out while stepping into his throw to first.  He has eons of time to get it there before the runner.  The throw he makes to first was a blooper.  I mean, Mariah Carey could have made that throw.  It might have hit a blimp.  And it takes LaRoche down the line and off the bag and almost to the dugout.  It was nausea-inducing.  Zim cannot be relied on to get that out in a critical situation in a game with throws like that.  I'm holding my breath every time there is a bouncer to third now.


I think the problem is he had too much time. I've played every position and I hated playing third for that particular reason: you tend to have a lot of time to get the runner out. I would invariably wind up making a piss poor throw if I had a lot of time. Granted, I didn't pull the first baseman 15 feet off the bag, but I did over throw quite a bit.
 
2014-07-08 02:27:10 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: WTF kind of site is that?  Was that just copy pasta of a twitter feed?


They steal stuff. Or, as they put it:

In-A-Gist algorithmically curates tweets based on popularity in real-time. We collate tweets on the same topic and this page is built from such curated tweets. We keep refreshing this page as and when we find popular tweets on topics mentioned in the tweet. They are presented in the "Related Tweets" section.
 
2014-07-08 02:27:42 PM  
Remember when Nats fans didn't want to pitch Strasburg in the playoffs 2 years ago because they were guaranteed to be in the playoffs for the foreseeable future.  So why risk it?
 
2014-07-08 02:28:46 PM  

Wellon Dowd: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: WTF kind of site is that?  Was that just copy pasta of a twitter feed?

They steal stuff. Or, as they put it:

In-A-Gist algorithmically curates tweets based on popularity in real-time. We collate tweets on the same topic and this page is built from such curated tweets. We keep refreshing this page as and when we find popular tweets on topics mentioned in the tweet. They are presented in the "Related Tweets" section.


They steal stuff
 
2014-07-08 02:29:22 PM  

MugzyBrown: Remember when Nats fans didn't want to pitch Strasburg in the playoffs 2 years ago because they were guaranteed to be in the playoffs for the foreseeable future.  So why risk it?


We're still laughing at that down here.
 
2014-07-08 02:33:34 PM  

KingKauff: SlothB77: the situation in the gif:  runners on first and second, 1 out.  This is a low level of difficulty double play.  Routine as it gets.  He fields the grounder which leads him towards the base, touches third for the 2nd out while stepping into his throw to first.  He has eons of time to get it there before the runner.  The throw he makes to first was a blooper.  I mean, Mariah Carey could have made that throw.  It might have hit a blimp.  And it takes LaRoche down the line and off the bag and almost to the dugout.  It was nausea-inducing.  Zim cannot be relied on to get that out in a critical situation in a game with throws like that.  I'm holding my breath every time there is a bouncer to third now.

I think the problem is he had too much time. I've played every position and I hated playing third for that particular reason: you tend to have a lot of time to get the runner out. I would invariably wind up making a piss poor throw if I had a lot of time. Granted, I didn't pull the first baseman 15 feet off the bag, but I did over throw quite a bit.


That seems to be the case with infielders in general. When they have to make a tough pick and come up firing to get the runner they seem to be able to do that without thinking, but when they have plenty of time they tend to over think things and end up screwing up their throwing motion and airmailing the ball.

But because he did this is no reason to go all drama queen and proclaim you will be holding your breath every time he fields a ball. A few bad throws does not make him Steve Sax.
 
2014-07-08 02:37:00 PM  

ongbok: KingKauff: SlothB77: the situation in the gif:  runners on first and second, 1 out.  This is a low level of difficulty double play.  Routine as it gets.  He fields the grounder which leads him towards the base, touches third for the 2nd out while stepping into his throw to first.  He has eons of time to get it there before the runner.  The throw he makes to first was a blooper.  I mean, Mariah Carey could have made that throw.  It might have hit a blimp.  And it takes LaRoche down the line and off the bag and almost to the dugout.  It was nausea-inducing.  Zim cannot be relied on to get that out in a critical situation in a game with throws like that.  I'm holding my breath every time there is a bouncer to third now.

I think the problem is he had too much time. I've played every position and I hated playing third for that particular reason: you tend to have a lot of time to get the runner out. I would invariably wind up making a piss poor throw if I had a lot of time. Granted, I didn't pull the first baseman 15 feet off the bag, but I did over throw quite a bit.

That seems to be the case with infielders in general. When they have to make a tough pick and come up firing to get the runner they seem to be able to do that without thinking, but when they have plenty of time they tend to over think things and end up screwing up their throwing motion and airmailing the ball.

But because he did this is no reason to go all drama queen and proclaim you will be holding your breath every time he fields a ball. A few bad throws does not make him Steve Sax.


It's more than a few bad throws. As a Braves fan, whenever we play the Gnats, I hope we hit the ball to Zim. I have Yakkety Sax cued up for when they do.
 
2014-07-08 02:43:36 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: WTF kind of site is that?  Was that just copy pasta of a twitter feed?


and none of the links were clickable?
 
2014-07-08 02:57:53 PM  

KingKauff: They steal stuff


It makes them go.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-08 03:03:36 PM  
"HONEY, where are the batteries?"
 
2014-07-08 03:30:15 PM  

ongbok: That seems to be the case with infielders in general. When they have to make a tough pick and come up firing to get the runner they seem to be able to do that without thinking, but when they have plenty of time they tend to over think things and end up screwing up their throwing motion and airmailing the ball.

But because he did this is no reason to go all drama queen and proclaim you will be holding your breath every time he fields a ball. A few bad throws does not make him Steve Sax.


its been two years of that.  it hasn't been one time.  he's been doing this since the end of the 2012 season.
 
2014-07-08 03:36:02 PM  

KingKauff: MugzyBrown: Remember when Nats fans didn't want to pitch Strasburg in the playoffs 2 years ago because they were guaranteed to be in the playoffs for the foreseeable future.  So why risk it?

We're still laughing at that down here.


says the guy whose team has their entire pitching staff on the DL.
 
2014-07-08 03:43:41 PM  

SlothB77: KingKauff: MugzyBrown: Remember when Nats fans didn't want to pitch Strasburg in the playoffs 2 years ago because they were guaranteed to be in the playoffs for the foreseeable future.  So why risk it?

We're still laughing at that down here.

says the guy whose team has their entire pitching staff on the DL.


Two guys is the entire staff? News to me.
 
2014-07-08 04:16:33 PM  
Knoblauch's problem was mental, Zimmerman's is physical.  His days as a 3B are about done sad to say.
 
2014-07-09 02:37:27 AM  
And Knoblauch had been a Gold Glove second baseman.
 
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