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(Deadspin)   Yasiel Puig shows that it's definitely possible to score from 2B on a fielder's choice   (deadspin.com) divider line 18
    More: Spiffy, Yasiel Puig, Luis Valbuena, double play, home -plate, Wellington Castillo  
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2014-08-03 12:03:16 PM  
Meh; Kenny Lofton did it on a PB.
 
2014-08-03 01:11:36 PM  
I made the mistake of reading the Gawker comments. Between the near complete lack of understanding of the rules of baseball to the trash talk and frothing at the mouth over conspiracy theories...I...I...am emotionally scarred.

Lots of people think we're snarky here on Fark. True, but at least the majority of us have more than a couple dozen functioning brain cells.

Great play, aggressive baserunning, and a amazing battle to avoid the tag at the plate. I'm not even a Puig fan, but that was fun to watch.
 
2014-08-03 01:19:51 PM  
Dumb question, could the catcher just cover the plate with his glove while holding the ball? Haven't played baseball since the sixth grade.
 
2014-08-03 01:27:07 PM  

Intelligent_Donkey: Dumb question, could the catcher just cover the plate with his glove while holding the ball? Haven't played baseball since the sixth grade.


Here is an answer from someone else who hasn't played baseball since the sixth grade.  No, because he can't force an out unless the bases are loaded behind the runner.

/I imagine the real answer is also no, but more complex than I put it
 
2014-08-03 01:54:43 PM  

Intelligent_Donkey: Dumb question, could the catcher just cover the plate with his glove while holding the ball? Haven't played baseball since the sixth grade.


The plate is bigger than his glove, so no.
 
2014-08-03 02:06:09 PM  
I was watching this game live, and there's so much to love about this play.

• Puig, not taking anything for granted, running all out from second and taking the turn to home, even though a double play would have ended the inning. He's assuming that if the batter is safe at first, therewon't' be time for a throw home to get him.
• Rizzo comes off the bag to get the throw from second, whips around and nails the throw to home
• Castillo's catch and lunge at Puig, and then the immediate re-lunge.
• Puig's left hand moving toward the plate, then pulling back to avoid the tag, then reaching out to touch the plate when the glove hits the ground.
• And all of this happening in a seven run game. Great effort and execution by everyone involved.
 
2014-08-03 02:06:46 PM  
What is fark's fascination with this dude?  There's a thread about him at least once a week.

Also, he was clearly out.  In his attempt to avoid the tag, he never touched the plate and he knew it.  Here is a screen-shot clearly showing he didn't make it in time.img.fark.net
 
2014-08-03 02:22:23 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: What is fark's fascination with this dude?  There's a thread about him at least once a week.

Also, he was clearly out.  In his attempt to avoid the tag, he never touched the plate and he knew it.  Here is a screen-shot clearly showing he didn't make it in time.[img.fark.net image 850x680]


I'll agree that upon further review, it looks like the tag was made. As for your first question, simple answer is the guy is spectacular and fun to watch. He's often out of control too, but when he makes a big play, it's a doozy. He's an interesting character and we like to talk about him. So what's the problem?
 
2014-08-03 02:26:46 PM  

sonnyboy11: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: What is fark's fascination with this dude?  There's a thread about him at least once a week.

Also, he was clearly out.  In his attempt to avoid the tag, he never touched the plate and he knew it.  Here is a screen-shot clearly showing he didn't make it in time.[img.fark.net image 850x680]

I'll agree that upon further review, it looks like the tag was made. As for your first question, simple answer is the guy is spectacular and fun to watch. He's often out of control too, but when he makes a big play, it's a doozy. He's an interesting character and we like to talk about him. So what's the problem?


I like Puig; not a dodgers fan either; rather I enjoy watching him play, besides if you look at the score I don't think it would of mattered if he was out/safe.
 
2014-08-03 02:27:33 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: What is fark's fascination with this dude?  There's a thread about him at least once a week.

Also, he was clearly out.  In his attempt to avoid the tag, he never touched the plate and he knew it.  Here is a screen-shot clearly showing he didn't make it in time.[img.fark.net image 850x680]


I don't think that clearly shows anything, other than how close this play was. From that angle, it's impossible to tell how far apart Puig's hand and Castillos' glove are. Watching the video, it's pretty clear that the glove went over his hand as he pulled it back. And Castillo's reaction afterwards (0:16 in the video) is not the reaction of a guy who thought he tagged him.

/agree with the call
//Cubs fan
///Castillo actually came closer to tagging his right hand than his left.
 
2014-08-03 02:31:26 PM  

Trainspotr: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: What is fark's fascination with this dude?  There's a thread about him at least once a week.

Also, he was clearly out.  In his attempt to avoid the tag, he never touched the plate and he knew it.  Here is a screen-shot clearly showing he didn't make it in time.[img.fark.net image 850x680]

I don't think that clearly shows anything, other than how close this play was. From that angle, it's impossible to tell how far apart Puig's hand and Castillos' glove are. Watching the video, it's pretty clear that the glove went over his hand as he pulled it back. And Castillo's reaction afterwards (0:16 in the video) is not the reaction of a guy who thought he tagged him.

/agree with the call
//Cubs fan
///Castillo actually came closer to tagging his right hand than his left.


Was gonna say the same thing.  The screenshot looks like a tag may have been applied, but the video pretty clearly shows the catcher's glove missing Puig's left hand.
 
2014-08-03 03:06:11 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: What is fark's fascination with this dude?  There's a thread about him at least once a week.

Also, he was clearly out.  In his attempt to avoid the tag, he never touched the plate and he knew it.  Here is a screen-shot clearly showing he didn't make it in time.[img.fark.net image 850x680]


The catcher's gloved hand hits his own catchers helmet, which raised his own glove above Puig's left hand. look at the helmet, it actually rolls onto the lid while the catcher is trying to tag. And the catchers glove doesn't recoil on contact with Puig. In your pic there's still a shadow of the glove on top of his hand, he never touched him.
 
2014-08-03 03:16:27 PM  
And this thread shows why photos are a horrible way to show what happens in motion. Looked like he couldn't possibly have scored in the photo, then you see the video and it's obvious he wasn't tagged.

Just like I can show you a dozen "catch" photos of football passes that were incomplete.
 
2014-08-03 03:35:24 PM  
He should have been out, but... Cubs.
 
2014-08-03 04:57:19 PM  
the dodgers came to sf and took us to school. they played better than us. the schadenfreude of seeing the cubs beat the hell out of them cannot be overstated.
 
2014-08-03 05:46:12 PM  
Chase Utley you are the man
 
2014-08-04 12:05:21 AM  
First thing I thought of:

http://youtu.be/ys8zoImFYX8?t=1m57s
 
2014-08-04 07:28:52 AM  

Speaker2Animals: Meh; Kenny Lofton did it on a PB.


"Meh" is pretty harsh; that was a big gamble and good hustle for a team down six runs.

The Lofton play was most excellent as well:  http://m.mlb.com/video/v25508191/95-alcs-gm6-lofton-scores-from-secon d -on-passed-ball
 
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