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(Deadspin)   For the second time in his career, outfielder Ryan Raburn finds a unique way to let an opposing batter completely circle the bases   (deadspin.com) divider line 19
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1702 clicks; posted to Sports » on 25 Jul 2014 at 2:31 PM (31 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-25 02:33:08 PM  
Man, that throw just screamed "Nervous local politician attempts to throw out first pitch". I'm thinking he was going to throw to second, saw the runner kicking on the afterburners, and then tried to stop the throw midway through so he could shift his feet and throw to third. With...poor results.
 
2014-07-25 02:40:12 PM  
A double and a two-base error? Big deal.
 
2014-07-25 02:48:32 PM  
The first time (link in TFA) looked more like a bad bounce off the heel of his glove. Woulda been a GREAT play if he'd stuck the catch, I can't really fault him for that one.

This one just looks ...well, like a Little-League (or Beer League) play.
 
2014-07-25 02:58:41 PM  
He just tried to throw it too quickly before he had a decent grip, and it ended up looking like "Buttfumble".
 
2014-07-25 02:59:04 PM  

Dr Dreidel: The first time (link in TFA) looked more like a bad bounce off the heel of his glove. Woulda been a GREAT play if he'd stuck the catch, I can't really fault him for that one.

This one just looks ...well, like a Little-League (or Beer League) play.


I remember Adam Dunn making a similar play when he was still galumphing through the outfield in Cinci. Threw the ball from the left field wall to the center field wall.
 
2014-07-25 03:07:56 PM  
It's hard to tell, but that ball might have been foul if he hadn't gone for it. He was on the line when he tried to catch it.
 
2014-07-25 03:25:04 PM  
And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).
 
2014-07-25 03:47:55 PM  

Super Chronic: And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).


Actually, right field is where they put those kids, but we know what you mean.
 
2014-07-25 04:10:07 PM  

oh_please: Super Chronic: And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).

Actually, right field is where they put those kids, but we know what you mean.


As a former little league right fielder, I can attest to this.
 
2014-07-25 04:20:22 PM  

CavalierEternal: oh_please: Super Chronic: And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).

Actually, right field is where they put those kids, but we know what you mean.

As a former little league right fielder, I can attest to this.


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2014-07-25 04:50:19 PM  

Neeek: It's hard to tell, but that ball might have been foul if he hadn't gone for it. He was on the line when he tried to catch it.


Fair/foul in baseball is determined by the location of the ball and not any fielder who makes a play on it.

One announcer got it wrong during countless replays and the former player didn't correct him. Since Rick Manning spent his career in center field, he gets a pass for not knowing.
 
2014-07-25 04:56:43 PM  

oh_please: Super Chronic: And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).

Actually, right field is where they put those kids, but we know what you mean.


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2014-07-25 05:14:57 PM  
The Indians acquired Rayburn a couple of years ago to be a utility player. It turns out he thought they said futility player. Unfortunate mistake right there.
 
2014-07-25 05:24:54 PM  
Well, it looks like his intent was to throw the ball to second base, but the combination of the runner already almost being there, plus the fact that you can't see a middle infielder anywhere near the bag, he probably tried to hold on to the throw, but couldn't.

I dunno, I've never heard of this OF before, but I'm not sure it was really as bad as it looked.  He was rushed, and attempted to make a throw with no one covering second, and tried to stop the throw but couldn't..  Not saying it was a genius move, but not sure it was a little league move either.
 
2014-07-25 06:08:41 PM  

CavalierEternal: oh_please: Super Chronic: And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).

Actually, right field is where they put those kids, but we know what you mean.

As a former little league right fielder, I can attest to this.


I was there, too.
 
2014-07-25 06:36:04 PM  

oh_please: CavalierEternal: oh_please: Super Chronic: And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).

Actually, right field is where they put those kids, but we know what you mean.

As a former little league right fielder, I can attest to this.

I was there, too.


Out where the dandelions grow.

/so say we all
 
2014-07-25 06:37:53 PM  

oh_please: CavalierEternal: oh_please: Super Chronic: And like many little league plays, it ended with the pitcher giving the death glare out to the left fielder (which let's face it is where they stashed the kid who can't play and hoped the ball would never be hit there).

Actually, right field is where they put those kids, but we know what you mean.

As a former little league right fielder, I can attest to this.

I was there, too.


All of you would have got in the game before me.

As for the play in question, whether or not it was a panic or a heady attempt to hold the throw, it made me laugh out loud to watch.

...but it is no 'Canseco headers the ball over the wall'.
 
2014-07-25 07:08:28 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: A double and a two-base error? Big deal.


an out turns into a 4 base error.
 
2014-07-25 07:54:17 PM  
Here was Corey Kluber's line last night:

9.0 IP, 10 K, 0 BB, 2 hits, 0 ER, 1 unearned (from this stupid play)

Corey Kluber is a goddamned ace. 3rd in the majors in pitching WAR, Top 6 in both FIP and xFIP. And it's an absolute shame he didn't get the win... hell, he was in line for the loss until Yan Gomes got the team's only run in the top of the 9th.
 
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