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(Major League Baseball)   Cincinnati bullpen uses the old "two balls on the field" trick, to nab a runner a 3B   (m.mlb.com) divider line 48
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2014-08-06 11:44:43 AM  
That's an odd configuration for a bullpen. If anything, the pitchers should be throwing it the other way.
 
2014-08-06 11:58:15 AM  

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: That's an odd configuration for a bullpen. If anything, the pitchers should be throwing it the other way.


As long as Mackey Sasser isn't the bullpen catcher.
 
2014-08-06 11:59:50 AM  
As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.
 
2014-08-06 03:26:35 PM  

SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.


That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.
 
2014-08-06 03:28:02 PM  
That is absolutely hysterical.

I'm guessing they'll have a net up in that spot by tonight's game.
 
2014-08-06 03:36:56 PM  
Got to say, i've never seen that before. Anybody?
 
2014-08-06 03:41:56 PM  

Schmerd1948: Got to say, i've never seen that before. Anybody?


No, but it has to have happened in Oakland at some point in the last 40 years
 
2014-08-06 03:42:31 PM  

Publikwerks: SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.

That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.


Yeah, it seems a bit strange that a team can throw balls on the field and then take advantage of any confusion created. Maybe it's different because it wasn't deliberate?
 
2014-08-06 03:42:50 PM  
how is this legal?
 
2014-08-06 03:44:52 PM  

qorkfiend: Publikwerks: SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.

That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.

Yeah, it seems a bit strange that a team can throw balls on the field and then take advantage of any confusion created. Maybe it's different because it wasn't deliberate?


God hates Cleveland.
 
2014-08-06 03:45:14 PM  
 
2014-08-06 03:45:42 PM  

qorkfiend: Publikwerks: SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.

That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.

Yeah, it seems a bit strange that a team can throw balls on the field and then take advantage of any confusion created. Maybe it's different because it wasn't deliberate?


I have to agree with that... it would have been one thing if it was the Indians BP that threw the ball by accident, that is their own team then they confused.   But, I agree, a team can now "accidentally" throw extra balls on to the field?

Here is another thing though..... why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange or something like that... then even if something like that does happen, the players can immediately realize "Oh, that's just a bullpen ball".
 
2014-08-06 03:49:07 PM  

dletter: why doesn't the bullpen use balls


Would you stop making sense already?!
 
2014-08-06 03:49:56 PM  

apt311: dletter: why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange

Would you stop making sense already?!


...is what I meant to quote.
 
2014-08-06 03:51:45 PM  

Schmerd1948: Got to say, i've never seen that before. Anybody?


Nope, and I watched hundreds of games from Tiger Stadium, where the bullpen was on the field. A ball got loose occasionally, but never affected play.
 
2014-08-06 03:53:47 PM  

dletter: qorkfiend: Publikwerks: SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.

That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.

Yeah, it seems a bit strange that a team can throw balls on the field and then take advantage of any confusion created. Maybe it's different because it wasn't deliberate?

I have to agree with that... it would have been one thing if it was the Indians BP that threw the ball by accident, that is their own team then they confused.   But, I agree, a team can now "accidentally" throw extra balls on to the field?

Here is another thing though..... why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange or something like that... then even if something like that does happen, the players can immediately realize "Oh, that's just a bullpen ball".


Orange balls? That reminds me of an old Cheetos joke...
 
2014-08-06 03:55:00 PM  

dletter: Here is another thing though..... why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange or something like that...


Because it happens so rarely as to be a non-issue, and very few stadiums even have this as a possibility. You still couldn't stop a fan or player from doing it maliciously. The "ball boy/girl fields live ball" scenario happens way more often and nobody really cares to try and stop it, so I don't think this one episode really requires adopting a practice ball for the pen.
 
2014-08-06 04:02:32 PM  

dukeblue219: dletter: Here is another thing though..... why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange or something like that...

Because it happens so rarely as to be a non-issue, and very few stadiums even have this as a possibility. You still couldn't stop a fan or player from doing it maliciously. The "ball boy/girl fields live ball" scenario happens way more often and nobody really cares to try and stop it, so I don't think this one episode really requires adopting a practice ball for the pen.


Can't argue against that... I guess the next question is why wasn't the play called dead at the point the ball entered the field (all runners are at the base they were closest to when the "bad" ball came into play).  If the fan threw it on the field, that would have been the case right?
 
2014-08-06 04:06:55 PM  
Sounds like WWE

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2014-08-06 04:15:32 PM  
Two words: Fark the Reds.

How anyone can't see through the bullpen catcher's cartoon 'effort' to catch the ball is beyond me.

Nothing is beyond this team. Cheating, betting on games, throwing a World Series. You name it.
 
2014-08-06 04:17:45 PM  
dletter:
Can't argue against that... I guess the next question is why wasn't the play called dead at the point the ball entered the field (all runners are at the base they were closest to when the "bad" ball came into play).  If the fan threw it on the field, that would have been the case right?

Shrug. My understanding was that they should indeed have called it dead but I have yet to check the rulebook to be sure.
 
2014-08-06 04:19:23 PM  
You're up 6-1 and pull that kind of crap?
 
2014-08-06 04:21:38 PM  

Schmerd1948: Got to say, i've never seen that before. Anybody?


No. It's usually Kinsler acting the fool on the bases, not Murphy.

/Rangers fan
 
2014-08-06 04:22:40 PM  

Decillion: Two words: Fark the Reds.


You need to learn to count.

How anyone can't see through the bullpen catcher's cartoon 'effort' to catch the ball is beyond me.

Nothing is beyond this team. Cheating, betting on games, throwing a World Series. You name it.


You sound paranoid. And butthurt.
 
2014-08-06 04:25:27 PM  

Decillion: Two words: Fark the Reds.


Um, that's three words, Dood.

*checks profile*

Oh, you're Canadian. Never mind. As you were.
 
2014-08-06 04:25:49 PM  
Looks to me like the ball came through the top of the bullpen and not from it.  The catcher was just trying to intercept it on its way to the outfield.
 
2014-08-06 04:27:39 PM  

4NTLRZ: Decillion: Two words: Fark the Reds.

Um, that's three words, Dood.

*checks profile*

Oh, you're Canadian. Never mind. As you were.


Conversion rates dude. Three Canadian words are 2 US words
 
2014-08-06 04:43:32 PM  
Amazing how a game so full of stupid unwritten rules designed to protect the very delicate egos of these babies is totally okay with a guy getting called out like this.
 
2014-08-06 05:05:47 PM  
Most of the time 3rd base coaches are completely useless.
This has been one of those times.
 
2014-08-06 05:08:55 PM  

Troy McClure: Amazing how a game so full of stupid unwritten rules designed to protect the very delicate egos of these babies is totally okay with a guy getting called out like this.


Stick to the homo-erotic spectacle of OMGFOOBAW.
 
2014-08-06 05:54:12 PM  
Testicles.
 
2014-08-06 07:33:54 PM  

Decillion: Two words: Fark the Reds.

How anyone can't see through the bullpen catcher's cartoon 'effort' to catch the ball is beyond me.

Nothing is beyond this team. Cheating, betting on games, throwing a World Series. You name it.


I think you need to watch Eight Men Out again. Pay attention this time.
 
2014-08-06 07:42:20 PM  

MFAWG: Stick to the homo-erotic spectacle of OMGFOOBAW.


Finding football homo-erotic speaks more about the person claiming it than it does about the game.
 
2014-08-06 08:10:24 PM  

dletter: qorkfiend: Publikwerks: SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.

That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.

Yeah, it seems a bit strange that a team can throw balls on the field and then take advantage of any confusion created. Maybe it's different because it wasn't deliberate?

I have to agree with that... it would have been one thing if it was the Indians BP that threw the ball by accident, that is their own team then they confused.   But, I agree, a team can now "accidentally" throw extra balls on to the field?

Here is another thing though..... why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange or something like that... then even if something like that does happen, the players can immediately realize "Oh, that's just a bullpen ball".


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Charley O approves

/lawn
//off
 
2014-08-06 08:16:47 PM  
Hey, I can do two words: fark you, redneck.
 
2014-08-06 08:49:55 PM  

Decillion: Two words: Fark the Reds.

How anyone can't see through the bullpen catcher's cartoon 'effort' to catch the ball is beyond me.

Nothing is beyond this team. Cheating, betting on games, throwing a World Series. You name it.


hey.

fark you.

//it was the white sox that threw the 19 world series asshat.
 
2014-08-06 09:01:02 PM  

Decillion: Two words: Fark the Reds.

How anyone can't see through the bullpen catcher's cartoon 'effort' to catch the ball is beyond me.

Nothing is beyond this team. Cheating, betting on games, throwing a World Series. You name it.


Pete Rose did a lot of crappy things, but I don't think the dude threw a World Series.
 
2014-08-06 10:06:54 PM  

dletter: qorkfiend: Publikwerks: SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.

That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.

Yeah, it seems a bit strange that a team can throw balls on the field and then take advantage of any confusion created. Maybe it's different because it wasn't deliberate?

I have to agree with that... it would have been one thing if it was the Indians BP that threw the ball by accident, that is their own team then they confused.   But, I agree, a team can now "accidentally" throw extra balls on to the field?

Here is another thing though..... why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange or something like that... then even if something like that does happen, the players can immediately realize "Oh, that's just a bullpen ball".


I wonder if it's just to keep confusion down. I don't know if "confusion" is the right word... Just keep the practice ball and the game ball identical. It's not much to go on, but at least it would make a tiny bit of sense...
 
2014-08-06 11:20:55 PM  

Decillion: Two words: Fark the Reds.

How anyone can't see through the bullpen catcher's cartoon 'effort' to catch the ball is beyond me.

Nothing is beyond this team. Cheating, betting on games, throwing a World Series. You name it.


Trolling or stupid?
 
2014-08-06 11:27:11 PM  
(Back in the Day) The Astros and I think the Expos used to have the bullpens outside the foul lines, but otherwise inside the fences, and the Astros did NOT use orange balls for bullpen practice. The pitcher's mound would be toward the foul pole.  Balls rarely would leave the control of the two, but they occasionally would - usually a ball might spin away from a catcher. Dead ball time. Never saw a pitch get away from anyone during a hit to the outfield.
 
2014-08-07 06:44:59 AM  
Stupid. Should have been a dead play once that other ball came out.
 
2014-08-07 07:33:18 AM  

Schmerd1948: Got to say, i've never seen that before. Anybody?


Several times, 1999, 2000 and 2001 seasons were particularly rife with similar "errant ball on field incidents."
Little League coach.
 
2014-08-07 08:19:17 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-07 08:19:57 AM  
Woops, wrong thread
 
2014-08-07 10:35:09 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: dletter: qorkfiend: Publikwerks: SurfaceTension: As a long time Reds fan, I watched that play with delight. It took the air out of the Indians' rally (1st & 3rd, nobody out). But I'm surprised there wasn't a rule that covered this and would have gone against them.

That should have gone against them. Should have been a dead ball, especially since it was due to the Reds, not a fan.

Yeah, it seems a bit strange that a team can throw balls on the field and then take advantage of any confusion created. Maybe it's different because it wasn't deliberate?

I have to agree with that... it would have been one thing if it was the Indians BP that threw the ball by accident, that is their own team then they confused.   But, I agree, a team can now "accidentally" throw extra balls on to the field?

Here is another thing though..... why doesn't the bullpen use balls that are bright orange or something like that... then even if something like that does happen, the players can immediately realize "Oh, that's just a bullpen ball".

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Charley O approves

/lawn
//off


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2014-08-07 01:20:24 PM  
I like that everyone pretends only one World Series was thrown. It's as cute as believing only one person bet on baseball or only one person did steroids.
 
2014-08-07 01:40:56 PM  
Two balls on the field...and none in the Reds' collective pants.
 
2014-08-07 09:05:07 PM  
I don't know why they wouldn't have the fence the same height the entire width of the bullpen area....
 
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