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(Major League Baseball)   Jeter shows his critics why sometimes good defense doesn't show up in your box scores, WARs, UZRs and FQXs   (wapc.mlb.com) divider line 36
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2014-07-08 10:29:34 PM
..and follows it up with an 0-fer tonight, en route to Tanaka's 4th loss
 
2014-07-08 11:29:58 PM

The Bestest: ..and follows it up with an 0-fer tonight, en route to Tanaka's 4th loss


I guess he'll just have to cry himself to sleep on some starlet's tits tonight. Poor guy.
 
2014-07-08 11:39:46 PM
Again? Chickenshiat baseball is chickenshiat. That's theater, not sports. No part of that was competitive or athletic, it was just pantomime. It's farking stupid and he should be embarrassed.
 
2014-07-08 11:43:40 PM
HAHA nice job, stupid-ass runner. Because you always have to worry about the double play on pop-ups.
 
2014-07-08 11:44:01 PM

Scrotastic Method: Again? Chickenshiat baseball is chickenshiat. That's theater, not sports. No part of that was competitive or athletic, it was just pantomime. It's farking stupid and he should be embarrassed.


Why?  Because the runner was too dumb to follow the ball?
 
2014-07-09 12:02:30 AM

Scrotastic Method: Again? Chickenshiat baseball is chickenshiat. That's theater, not sports. No part of that was competitive or athletic, it was just pantomime. It's farking stupid and he should be embarrassed.


Awwwww did Derek Jeter break your headboard skullfarking your mom?
 
2014-07-09 12:02:40 AM
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/top 5 world series of all time
//OF ALL TIME
 
2014-07-09 12:17:26 AM

aintnuttintofarkwith: Scrotastic Method: Again? Chickenshiat baseball is chickenshiat. That's theater, not sports. No part of that was competitive or athletic, it was just pantomime. It's farking stupid and he should be embarrassed.

Awwwww did Derek Jeter break your headboard skullfarking your mom?


No. Playing baseball like a pussy is enough.
 
2014-07-09 12:24:36 AM

Scrotastic Method: aintnuttintofarkwith: Scrotastic Method: Again? Chickenshiat baseball is chickenshiat. That's theater, not sports. No part of that was competitive or athletic, it was just pantomime. It's farking stupid and he should be embarrassed.

Awwwww did Derek Jeter break your headboard skullfarking your mom?

No. Playing baseball like a pussy is enough.


To skullfark your mom?
 
2014-07-09 12:34:30 AM

Scrotastic Method: Again? Chickenshiat baseball is chickenshiat. That's theater, not sports. No part of that was competitive or athletic, it was just pantomime. It's farking stupid and he should be embarrassed.


9/10 well done sir
 
2014-07-09 01:01:41 AM
Good instincts, great IQ. But at the moment, he has the range of Christ the Redeemer. And unfortunately, opportunities to stop ground balls in the hole happen more often than opportunities to psych out inattentive base runners.
 
2014-07-09 06:31:16 AM

Scrotastic Method: No. Playing baseball like a pussy is enough.


Please follow up with your opinions on pump fakes and reverses.
 
2014-07-09 07:37:12 AM
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That's why you're A-rod, but he's Jeter. You go for the glory, he goes for the win.
 
2014-07-09 07:55:10 AM
Looks like he was going to steal second, but got caught by the pop-fly.
 
2014-07-09 07:57:44 AM
1% defensive "wizardry", 99% TOOTBLAN.
 
2014-07-09 08:50:44 AM
Uhh, that wasn't good defense, that was piss poor baserunning.

/Tribe fan
 
2014-07-09 09:44:54 AM
I got tossed from a softball game for doing that once. Apparently it's not allowed in rec leagues.
 
2014-07-09 09:58:38 AM

The Crepes of Wrath: Uhh, that wasn't good defense, that was piss poor baserunning.

/Tribe fan


Pretty much. Also, it's not particularly uncommon for a middle infielder to do what Jeter did, it's just uncommon for a player to get caught.
 
2014-07-09 11:22:31 AM

sulco: Looks like he was going to steal second, but got caught by the pop-fly.


If so, either the batter or the runner missed a sign, because on a hit-and-run the runner's job is to turn his head and look at the batter right as the pitch is arriving.  Hit-and-runs are generally bad calls, but if you're going to try one, the game situation was decent for it: 1-0 count, 1 out, down 2 in the 8th.

Not only was it a pop fly, but the box score has it as a foul popfly.

Given where the ball was hit, you might say the runner got... OVERZEALOUS.

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(Really?  I'm the first on that one?)
 
2014-07-09 11:57:27 AM

Scrotastic Method: aintnuttintofarkwith: Scrotastic Method: Again? Chickenshiat baseball is chickenshiat. That's theater, not sports. No part of that was competitive or athletic, it was just pantomime. It's farking stupid and he should be embarrassed.

Awwwww did Derek Jeter break your headboard skullfarking your mom?

No. Playing baseball like a pussy is enough.


Either you're really playing into the troll angle hard... Or you seriously misunderstand a lot about baseball, and sports in general.
 
2014-07-09 12:25:57 PM

The Crepes of Wrath: Uhh, that wasn't good defense, that was piss poor baserunning.

/Tribe fan


Ding ding
 
2014-07-09 12:32:02 PM
"Jeter shows his critics why sometimes good defense doesn't show up in your box scores, WARs, UZRs and FQXs"

And WARs, UZR's and FXQs shows Jeter's fans why his defense is not good no matter how many highlight reels he might appear in.
 
2014-07-09 12:35:16 PM

JohnBigBootay: "Jeter shows his critics why sometimes good defense doesn't show up in your box scores, WARs, UZRs and FQXs"

And WARs, UZR's and FXQs shows Jeter's fans why his defense is not good no matter how many highlight reels he might appear in.


Which one gets your face on the Wheaties box?
 
2014-07-09 12:56:35 PM

The Bestest: Which one gets your face on the Wheaties box?


Derek Jeter's 3 Tips for Getting on Wheaties Boxes:
1) Be on a famous team.  No one is calling the Marlins.  Winning is optional, so being on the Mets is still OK.
2) Be more handsome.   I recently received an email from reader "Randy J." who made this mistake a lot during his career.
3) Never say anything.  You can move your lips and thank "Mr. Girardi", but remember that actually saying things makes people mad.
 
2014-07-09 01:06:16 PM

chimp_ninja: 2) Be more handsome.


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disagrees

/they couldn't even fit his whole forehead on the box
 
2014-07-09 01:15:38 PM

you have pee hands: Scrotastic Method: No. Playing baseball like a pussy is enough.

Please follow up with your opinions on pump fakes and reverses.


You mean the pump fake that's physical movement of a real ball in direct person-to-person competition? You mean the reverse where people are sprinting with the ball in their hands trying to avoid tackles? Yeah, I call those plays "sports." I call this play, Alex Rodriguez running the basepath and calling "got it" near a pop fly, faking timeout or a toss back to the pitcher to go run and tag someone, any QB playing the "wrong ball" trick...all of that is garbage.

Doing what Jeter did is like buying a wheelchair on your way to the World Cup and then bragging about the awesome seats you got. It's Mitt Romney complaining about hard times because when at the Ivy League school someone else paid for he had to sell some shares of stock he'd gotten for free to get the cash to buy his house.

Here's the test: imagine you win a game with any kind of play. Imagine later recounting that story in a bar. If you'd be embarrassed to tell the story, the play sucks.  "Dude, there we were, bottom of the ninth, two outs, I'm on second...our guy hits a pop fly and everyone's thinking, game over, right? But nah bro, I snuck behind the 3rd baseman and screamed 'I got it!' and he thought I was the shortstop so he backed off. It fell to the ground and in their confusion I made it home! We won!" Die."Dude, there we were, fourth quarter, 20 seconds left, down by 4. I was at QB. I started screaming to the coach that there was a problem with the ball, so the center handed it to me and I walked to the sideline, and then before going out of bounds I sprinted down for a TD! We won!" Die.

/once in a state playoff baseball game I was playing third. A guy hits a liner into right and just beats my tag; he'd hit a triple. Like a good fielder, I held the glove on him longer than I thought necessary. He lifted his foot off the base for a split second. I looked at the ump all excited, he'd seen it, but he just shook his head. We all knew he was safe. If you want to win a game, play the game.
 
2014-07-09 01:18:29 PM

The Bestest: Which one gets your face on the Wheaties box?


Playing in New York.

Jeter's doing fine for himself. And he's generating revenue for the Yankees. But he ain't in the top 2/3 of basically anything. Discriminating yankee fans will privately be happy when the derek jeter personal enrichment tour is over.
 
2014-07-09 01:57:25 PM

Scrotastic Method: If you want to win a game, play the game.


For all your ranting and biatching, you fail to realize that IS the game.  Not lifting your foot from the bag is part of the discipline of sports.  Being aware of your surroundings and not falling for fakes, hidden ball tricks, and other deceptions is part of the game.

If you get caught making a rookie mistake, you should be punished for it.  I don't care if that guy was grease farking lightning and beat out your tag with the greatest display of baserunning since Mantle.  He was a dumbshiat and pulled his foot off the bag and should have been out.

Without it, you have crap like in basketball where guys take 5 steps before dunking.
 
2014-07-09 02:17:10 PM

Khellendros: Scrotastic Method: If you want to win a game, play the game.

For all your ranting and biatching, you fail to realize that IS the game.  Not lifting your foot from the bag is part of the discipline of sports.  Being aware of your surroundings and not falling for fakes, hidden ball tricks, and other deceptions is part of the game.

If you get caught making a rookie mistake, you should be punished for it.  I don't care if that guy was grease farking lightning and beat out your tag with the greatest display of baserunning since Mantle.  He was a dumbshiat and pulled his foot off the bag and should have been out.

Without it, you have crap like in basketball where guys take 5 steps before dunking.


No, because 5 steps is a clear violation of a simple rule. Lifting your foot for a nanosecond two seconds after a play is over is ticky-tack BS. Like the way an NFL defensive lineman could reasonably argue a hold or hands to the face on probably 75% of snaps, or why in big or close hockey, football, and basketball games the refs let things get a bit more physical, to "let the players play"  -- we all know why every letter-of-the-law thing isn't called. Loopholes should not dedccide sporting events. Because it's not competition, it's what, bureaucracy? Fun!

I hope this fake-ground-ball play is on Jeter's highlight reel when he gets into Cooperstown. I hope he feels shiatty about it.
 
2014-07-09 02:37:34 PM

Scrotastic Method: No, because 5 steps is a clear violation of a simple rule. Lifting your foot for a nanosecond two seconds after a play is over is ticky-tack BS.


You do realize these statements are 100% contradictory, and the difference is entirely invented based on your personal preferences, right?
 
2014-07-09 03:35:39 PM

Khellendros: Scrotastic Method: No, because 5 steps is a clear violation of a simple rule. Lifting your foot for a nanosecond two seconds after a play is over is ticky-tack BS.

You do realize these statements are 100% contradictory, and the difference is entirely invented based on your personal preferences, right?


As they say in football, SNAP.
 
2014-07-09 03:56:33 PM

The Bestest: ..and follows it up with an 0-fer tonight, en route to Tanaka's 4th loss


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I had to.
 
2014-07-09 04:26:13 PM

The Bestest: ..and follows it up with an 0-fer tonight, en route to Tanaka's 4th loss


And I just heard that Tanaka's getting an MRI.  Fantastic.
 
2014-07-09 04:35:14 PM

idesofmarch: And I just heard that Tanaka's getting an MRI.  Fantastic.


ugh.. "Yankees starting pitcher" is starting to approach occupational hazard levels akin to "East Coast Rapper" and "Al Qaeda #2"
 
2014-07-09 08:00:48 PM

Khellendros: Scrotastic Method: No, because 5 steps is a clear violation of a simple rule. Lifting your foot for a nanosecond two seconds after a play is over is ticky-tack BS.

You do realize these statements are 100% contradictory, and the difference is entirely invented based on your personal preferences, right?


No. Because there's an order of magnitude's difference between "travelling 5 steps" and "momentary accidental foot off the bag."

Do you frantically wave and scream and cry every time a shortstop doesn't actually tag the bag on a double play? It's like what, 33% of plays where the SS is at 2nd? But everyone allows the "ghost tag." But let's not get off-topic: what Jeter did was stupid, and if I were a coach and one of my players did that, he'd be sitting a game. If you were a coach, you'd probably encourage him to stick the ball in his back pocket and fake the throw back to the pitcher. Sports!
 
2014-07-09 08:06:44 PM
...aaaaand, there goes Tanaka on the 15 day DL and awaiting the MRI result

making ancient Kuroda the only Yankee starter to survive thusfar
 
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