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(Major League Baseball)   Remember the brilliant Manny Machado play last year against the Yankees? Well, he topped it last night   (m.mlb.com) divider line 40
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2014-07-31 06:05:28 AM  
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Seriously impressed.
 
2014-07-31 07:55:24 AM  
He threw out the first pitch?
 
2014-07-31 08:14:51 AM  
"Give that man a quarterback job!"

Manny Machado might be a more polarizing personality than Manziel if he were a starting QB.
 
2014-07-31 08:18:06 AM  
That throw was suck but did Albert have his legs replaced with bats at some point? shiat.
 
2014-07-31 08:20:10 AM  
As a former high school first baseman, I've seen that sort of throw attempted more than a few times...they inevitably end up way over your head. That was a truly awesome throw.
 
2014-07-31 08:40:38 AM  
UNC Samurai,

I think your statement is a bit of a ........

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2014-07-31 08:50:55 AM  
Why did Pujols slide feet first into the base?

I mean, you can have the arguments about the headfirst slide (personally I do condone it, but legit arguments can be made against it), but feet first? Under no circumstances will that get you to the bag quicker.
 
2014-07-31 09:07:58 AM  

thompsonius: Why did Pujols slide feet first into the base?

I mean, you can have the arguments about the headfirst slide (personally I do condone it, but legit arguments can be made against it), but feet first? Under no circumstances will that get you to the bag quicker.


I could be way off here but I think the feet first slide was because at that point he was trying to slow down. Looks to me like he knew he was out and wanted to kill his momentum as he approached the bag, possibly to avoid a collision.
 
2014-07-31 09:14:37 AM  
Came for Brooks, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-07-31 09:33:18 AM  

RobDownSouth: As a former high school first baseman, I've seen that sort of throw attempted more than a few times...they inevitably end up way over your head. That was a truly awesome throw.


It looks like Machado almost forgot who was running, but then remembered it was Pujols and he had a lot more time than he thought he did on a play like that.
 
2014-07-31 09:34:10 AM  

UNC_Samurai: "Give that man a quarterback job!"

Manny Machado might be a more polarizing personality than Manziel if he were a starting QB.


I'm not sure about that.  How much of Machado's "outside of baseball" activities do we ever hear about?
 
2014-07-31 09:48:45 AM  
Did he take the catcher's head clean off this time or actually hit someone with the bat throw?

/off to watch video....
 
2014-07-31 10:01:21 AM  
Machado also had a nice play on a slow-roller to end the game.
 
2014-07-31 10:12:53 AM  
Not taking anything away from Machado.  That was a great play and an incredibly throw from deep off the left side of the infield.  But, what the hell was Pujols doing on that play.  It should have been a close play, instead Pujols is barely three quarters of the way down the line.  A catcher runs better than that.
 
2014-07-31 10:19:12 AM  

v2micca: Not taking anything away from Machado.  That was a great play and an incredibly throw from deep off the left side of the infield.  But, what the hell was Pujols doing on that play.  It should have been a close play, instead Pujols is barely three quarters of the way down the line.  A catcher runs better than that.


At this point, Pujols is getting close to being Ernie Lombardi slow.
 
2014-07-31 11:14:32 AM  

thompsonius: Why did Pujols slide feet first into the base?

I mean, you can have the arguments about the headfirst slide (personally I do condone it, but legit arguments can be made against it), but feet first? Under no circumstances will that get you to the bag quicker.


He saw the 1B getting pulled off the bag (towards home) and might have been trying to avoid a tag play.  If that was his thought process, it's one of the few sensible reasons to slide into first, feet first or otherwise.  Most of the time it's stupid.
 
2014-07-31 11:21:17 AM  

chimp_ninja: thompsonius: Why did Pujols slide feet first into the base?

I mean, you can have the arguments about the headfirst slide (personally I do condone it, but legit arguments can be made against it), but feet first? Under no circumstances will that get you to the bag quicker.

He saw the 1B getting pulled off the bag (towards home) and might have been trying to avoid a tag play.  If that was his thought process, it's one of the few sensible reasons to slide into first, feet first or otherwise.  Most of the time it's stupid.


Agreed that it's normally stupid to slide at first, but if you watch when he slid he didn't even touch the bag. He knew he was out dead to rights and was just trying to avoid any sort of collision or stomping the first base-mans foot or whatever. IMO it was his way of conceding a play that was essentially over already.
 
2014-07-31 11:33:03 AM  

RobDownSouth: As a former high school first baseman, I've seen that sort of throw attempted more than a few times...they inevitably end up way over your head. That was a truly awesome throw.


As a former beer-league catcher and right-fielder (because I sucked to much to play anywhere else), I think the first baseman made this play as much as Machado did.
 
2014-07-31 11:35:18 AM  
Impressive throw, that is all
 
2014-07-31 11:39:31 AM  
F*ck, he could've stopped and collected himself, then thrown before Pujols got to the bag.

Possibly could've gone up to the concession stands, grabbed a burger, eaten the burger, thrown his trash away, then put his glove back on and thrown it before Pujols got to the bag.

I look forward to seeing a left fielder throw him out sometime soon.
 
2014-07-31 11:40:34 AM  
Holy crap, I thought Cabrara was slow. Nice throw though.
 
2014-07-31 11:43:36 AM  

IAmRight: I look forward to seeing a left fielder throw him out sometime soon.


The mere idea of that makes me laugh, but if that had gone over Machado's head, a left fielder could definitely have made the play.
 
2014-07-31 11:43:45 AM  
Opinions voiced will be given no more respect in leu of the fact you played ball at the YMCA as a youth.
 
2014-07-31 11:59:07 AM  
Incorrect usage of words will be given no more respect in lieu of replacing incorrect words with French.
 
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2014-07-31 12:03:21 PM  
Gotta admit, heckuva play.
 
2014-07-31 12:18:24 PM  

IAmRight: F*ck, he could've stopped and collected himself, then thrown before Pujols got to the bag.

Possibly could've gone up to the concession stands, grabbed a burger, eaten the burger, thrown his trash away, then put his glove back on and thrown it before Pujols got to the bag.

I look forward to seeing a left fielder throw him out sometime soon.


I agree. Unnecessary embellishment just so he can be compared to Brooks Robinson. 3/10. Would not bang.
 
2014-07-31 12:40:56 PM  
Since this thread is Orioles-flavored, does anyone here want to argue about MASN rights fees?  Yeah, it's probably an abusive deal for the Nationals.  That was the point; it was the Orioles' compensation for another team moving into their market.  And, anyhow, I'm not sure how MLB can rule against MASN for using its own (MLB's) formula for determining fair market value for t.v. rights.  Moreover, I don't understand why this issue needed to be resolved with alacrity (or at all), while the Giants-A's dispute has been on the back burner for years.  A contract is a contract; this is why Bobby Bonilla got a check at the beginning of the month.
 
2014-07-31 01:10:38 PM  

Gulper Eel: v2micca: Not taking anything away from Machado.  That was a great play and an incredibly throw from deep off the left side of the infield.  But, what the hell was Pujols doing on that play.  It should have been a close play, instead Pujols is barely three quarters of the way down the line.  A catcher runs better than that.

At this point, Pujols is getting close to being Ernie Lombardi slow.


Hell of a throw, but those were some Sid Bream-level jets on Pujols.
 
2014-07-31 01:27:38 PM  

robertus: Gulper Eel: v2micca: Not taking anything away from Machado.  That was a great play and an incredibly throw from deep off the left side of the infield.  But, what the hell was Pujols doing on that play.  It should have been a close play, instead Pujols is barely three quarters of the way down the line.  A catcher runs better than that.

At this point, Pujols is getting close to being Ernie Lombardi slow.

Hell of a throw, but those were some Sid Bream-level jets on Pujols.


Albert is as slow as Jim Abbott running on his hands at this point.....
 
2014-07-31 01:28:36 PM  
Still hard to top his "baseball smart" play from 2012. With a great call from (underrated)  announcer Gary Thorne.

An instant classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c

/O's fan
 
2014-07-31 01:33:12 PM  

Principal Clarinet: Still hard to top his "baseball smart" play from 2012. With a great call from (underrated)  announcer Gary Thorne.

An instant classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c

/O's fan


Jeez dunno how I haven't seen this, that's flipping awesome - thanks for sharing!

/Yanks fan, Machado can still go F himself
 
2014-07-31 01:47:29 PM  

Misconduc: Principal Clarinet: Still hard to top his "baseball smart" play from 2012. With a great call from (underrated)  announcer Gary Thorne.

An instant classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c

/O's fan

Jeez dunno how I haven't seen this, that's flipping awesome - thanks for sharing!

/Yanks fan, Machado can still go F himself


The A-hole wearing a Yankee's Teixeira jersey at the game in front of me last night can do the same.
 
2014-07-31 06:04:42 PM  

v2micca: Not taking anything away from Machado.  That was a great play and an incredibly throw from deep off the left side of the infield.  But, what the hell was Pujols doing on that play.  It should have been a close play, instead Pujols is barely three quarters of the way down the line.  A catcher runs better than that.


Not taking anything away from Machado, but this is why it wasn't all that great?  Disclaimer rejected!
 
2014-07-31 06:32:30 PM  

Misconduc: Principal Clarinet: Still hard to top his "baseball smart" play from 2012. With a great call from (underrated)  announcer Gary Thorne.

An instant classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c

/O's fan

Jeez dunno how I haven't seen this, that's flipping awesome - thanks for sharing!

/Yanks fan, Machado can still go F himself


For your consideration:  Machado had been playing third base for about 10 games when he made that play.

Not just 10 MLB games, but 10 games for his pee-wee-MLB career
 
2014-07-31 10:30:55 PM  
And he just made nearly the same play again tonight in extra innings.  On Pujols.
 
2014-07-31 10:36:52 PM  
Can't get the video to load. How far did he throw the bat this time?
 
2014-07-31 11:40:13 PM  

Principal Clarinet: Still hard to top his "baseball smart" play from 2012. With a great call from (underrated)  announcer Gary Thorne.

An instant classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c

/O's fan


I remember that play, it was amazing. Machado made the O's exciting again
 
2014-08-01 12:43:21 AM  

Broktun: Misconduc: Principal Clarinet: Still hard to top his "baseball smart" play from 2012. With a great call from (underrated)  announcer Gary Thorne.

An instant classic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c

/O's fan

Jeez dunno how I haven't seen this, that's flipping awesome - thanks for sharing!

/Yanks fan, Machado can still go F himself

For your consideration:  Machado had been playing third base for about 10 games when he made that play.

Not just 10 MLB games, but 10 games for his pee-wee-MLB career


I am just waiting for his "MLB meltdown"; whether its throwing a ball or bat.....oh wait. Kid has amazing talent, just nobody to shove that bat up his ass and teach him.
 
2014-08-01 06:34:34 AM  
The Orioles owner is a dick.
 
2014-08-01 12:36:18 PM  

chimp_ninja: thompsonius: Why did Pujols slide feet first into the base?

I mean, you can have the arguments about the headfirst slide (personally I do condone it, but legit arguments can be made against it), but feet first? Under no circumstances will that get you to the bag quicker.

He saw the 1B getting pulled off the bag (towards home) and might have been trying to avoid a tag play.  If that was his thought process, it's one of the few sensible reasons to slide into first, feet first or otherwise.  Most of the time it's stupid.


We were always taught to slide into the bag when the first baseman is pulled down the line towards you. Mostly to make the tag harder to apply, but also to avoid a collision with either the first baseman or the thrown ball. The last part never made sense to me... I'd gladly take a baseball to the back if it meant I was safe.
 
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