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2021-06-08 8:37:07 PM  
Give credit to the Dodgers for catching this.
 
2021-06-08 8:44:45 PM  
Cool: hitting a home run. Fark: being called out for missing a base. Tag is for the Pirates fans


He was careless, it happens, and still not as gobsmackingly stupid as the Pirates' Javy Baez Gaffe.
 
2021-06-08 8:56:46 PM  

Badmoodman: Cool: hitting a home run. Fark: being called out for missing a base. Tag is for the Pirates fans


He was careless, it happens, and still not as gobsmackingly stupid as the Pirates' Javy Baez Gaffe.


Will Craig's boner outshines Fred Merkle's boner by an order of magnitude.

I just found out there were 2 outs when Javy led Will astray. JFC. That makes it worse.
 
2021-06-08 9:29:13 PM  
Are we really surprised?  It was the Pirates with that insanely bad fielding a couple weeks ago.

https://twitter.com/rtjr/status/13979​6​6016790081541
 
2021-06-08 9:41:29 PM  
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2021-06-08 11:20:31 PM  

NotCodger: Give credit to the Dodgers for catching this.


In the post-game interview, Dave Roberts says it was Austin Barnes who saw it in the dugout.  Figures.
 
2021-06-08 11:26:27 PM  
Reminds me of the story of Marv Throneberry  hitting a homer for the Mets. Appeal at first for the missed base and is called out. Casey Stengel comes out to argue it and the umpire says don't bother arguing, Casey, he missed 2nd too.
 
2021-06-08 11:30:47 PM  

Badmoodman: Cool: hitting a home run. Fark: being called out for missing a base. Tag is for the Pirates fans


He was careless, it happens, and still not as gobsmackingly stupid as the Pirates' Javy Baez Gaffe.


Absolutely agree.
 
2021-06-08 11:32:34 PM  

The5thElement: Reminds me of the story of Marv Throneberry  hitting a homer for the Mets. Appeal at first for the missed base and is called out. Casey Stengel comes out to argue it and the umpire says don't bother arguing, Casey, he missed 2nd too.


Came here to post this.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-06-08 11:45:05 PM  
Oh no he didn't!
 
2021-06-09 12:54:20 AM  

Badmoodman: Cool: hitting a home run. Fark: being called out for missing a base. Tag is for the Pirates fans


He was careless, it happens, and still not as gobsmackingly stupid as the Pirates' Javy Baez Gaffe.


This?

WHAT??? Javy Báez starts pickle running to 1st, gets a run scored, somehow gets to 2nd!
Youtube DO4h-fH_vu8


Oh lord that is hilarious. It is definitely the most boneheaded play I have seen in quite some time.
 
2021-06-09 12:59:05 AM  
welcome back from the 60-day IL, kid. :/

I remember there being some question on whether McGwire missed a base on his #62 trot. that would have been freaking hilarious.
 
2021-06-09 1:01:26 AM  

Badmoodman: Cool: hitting a home run. Fark: being called out for missing a base. Tag is for the Pirates fans


He was careless, it happens, and still not as gobsmackingly stupid as the Pirates' Javy Baez Gaffe.


every player in MLB can take comfort in knowing that anything they do to screw up this year won't be as bad as that.
 
2021-06-09 2:28:41 AM  
This just seems incredibly petty to me. A home run is when the ball is knocked out the park right? Running the bases is purely symbolic, there is no time limit and the player can't be tagged out? Touching each base, or running past it are the same, we're not talking milliseconds between a player being safe or out, or making it to home base before the ball is returned.

In cricket, if you knock the ball out the park you get six runs. You don't have to actually run six times up and down the wicket with everyone watching, ensuring to ground the bat at each end, you just get six points added to your score.
 
2021-06-09 2:41:23 AM  
The best player on the team, ladies and gentlemen.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-06-09 4:41:19 AM  

Swiss Colony: A home run is when the ball is knocked out the park right?


Not quite.  A home run is a trip around all the bases within one play.  It can happen within the park, or when the ball is knocked out of play within bounds.  Thing is, it's not symbolic, it's touching each base that makes it.

One could argue that touching each bag is unnecessary, but, that's just not how it's done.
 
2021-06-09 4:42:51 AM  

Swiss Colony: This just seems incredibly petty to me. A home run is when the ball is knocked out the park right? Running the bases is purely symbolic, there is no time limit and the player can't be tagged out? Touching each base, or running past it are the same, we're not talking milliseconds between a player being safe or out, or making it to home base before the ball is returned.

In cricket, if you knock the ball out the park you get six runs. You don't have to actually run six times up and down the wicket with everyone watching, ensuring to ground the bat at each end, you just get six points added to your score.


it is kind of petty, but it's consistent - in any play that advances a runner, the bases must be touched in order. the home run trot will never go the way of the intentional walk, and an exception could be made for it, but it'd be difficult to codify. how far away from the base is acceptable? what happens when a batter thought he homered but it's knocked down by the wind or a great defensive play at the wall? a runner may get sloppy rounding first because he thinks he's in a HR trot, but if he's wrong, can it be argued that it's okay in this context?

those would be relatively rare situations, but so is missing a base during the trot. touching them in order is ingrained into every player for every play, and screwing it up in the case of a HR is a T-ball level mistake. it's even more basic than, say, remembering that only the base and not the runner needs to be tagged in the case of a forceout. *cough*
 
2021-06-09 4:44:45 AM  

433: Swiss Colony: A home run is when the ball is knocked out the park right?

Not quite.  A home run is a trip around all the bases within one play.  It can happen within the park, or when the ball is knocked out of play within bounds.  Thing is, it's not symbolic, it's touching each base that makes it.

One could argue that touching each bag is unnecessary, but, that's just not how it's done.


beaten by one minute, and much more concisely to boot. *cap tip*
 
433 [TotalFark]
2021-06-09 4:52:32 AM  

virulent_loser: beaten by one minute, and much more concisely to boot. *cap tip*


Well, I did mean to say "knocked into the stands within fair play," excluding ground rule double and whatever the word is for wedging a ball somewhere and getting it stuck.  I could have done better :)
 
2021-06-09 5:23:06 AM  

433: virulent_loser: beaten by one minute, and much more concisely to boot. *cap tip*

Well, I did mean to say "knocked into the stands within fair play," excluding ground rule double and whatever the word is for wedging a ball somewhere and getting it stuck.  I could have done better :)


it'd be one of those things where everyone would understand the spirit of the rule, but being precise enough with the letter would be exceedingly difficult. for instance, not all balls that go out of the park actually make it to the stands, e.g. the basket at Wrigley Field, or when there's a line on the wall where above is a homer and below isn't (though I don't know if any current parks have that).
 
2021-06-09 6:14:18 AM  
As a Rockies fan... thank God for the Pirates.
 
2021-06-09 7:05:15 AM  
Fair enough, thanks for the replies!
 
2021-06-09 7:56:39 AM  
I am a long suffering Pirates fan (though I was 9 when they won in 1979 so I at least have a little good memory of them).

Figured I'd play on the Pirates in MLB The Show 21 so I could get a better experience with them.

Still haven't made the playoffs and in a game where I threw 12 perfect innings with 29 strikeouts and was finally pulled to start the 13th at 130 pitches, I got saddled with the loss because the guy who relived me gave up a base hit on his first pitch and the guy charged to me who starts on 2nd at the start of each extra inning scored.

At least the game is somewhat realistic in the heartbreak department...
 
2021-06-09 8:34:43 AM  

virulent_loser: Swiss Colony: This just seems incredibly petty to me. A home run is when the ball is knocked out the park right? Running the bases is purely symbolic, there is no time limit and the player can't be tagged out? Touching each base, or running past it are the same, we're not talking milliseconds between a player being safe or out, or making it to home base before the ball is returned.

In cricket, if you knock the ball out the park you get six runs. You don't have to actually run six times up and down the wicket with everyone watching, ensuring to ground the bat at each end, you just get six points added to your score.

it is kind of petty, but it's consistent - in any play that advances a runner, the bases must be touched in order. the home run trot will never go the way of the intentional walk, and an exception could be made for it, but it'd be difficult to codify. how far away from the base is acceptable? what happens when a batter thought he homered but it's knocked down by the wind or a great defensive play at the wall? a runner may get sloppy rounding first because he thinks he's in a HR trot, but if he's wrong, can it be argued that it's okay in this context?

those would be relatively rare situations, but so is missing a base during the trot. touching them in order is ingrained into every player for every play, and screwing it up in the case of a HR is a T-ball level mistake. it's even more basic than, say, remembering that only the base and not the runner needs to be tagged in the case of a forceout. *cough*


And don't even get me started on passing a runner during a home run trot.
 
2021-06-09 10:26:52 AM  
Now imagine if Robin Ventura had missed first on the grand slam single.
 
2021-06-09 10:31:47 AM  

wxboy: virulent_loser: Swiss Colony: This just seems incredibly petty to me. A home run is when the ball is knocked out the park right? Running the bases is purely symbolic, there is no time limit and the player can't be tagged out? Touching each base, or running past it are the same, we're not talking milliseconds between a player being safe or out, or making it to home base before the ball is returned.

In cricket, if you knock the ball out the park you get six runs. You don't have to actually run six times up and down the wicket with everyone watching, ensuring to ground the bat at each end, you just get six points added to your score.

it is kind of petty, but it's consistent - in any play that advances a runner, the bases must be touched in order. the home run trot will never go the way of the intentional walk, and an exception could be made for it, but it'd be difficult to codify. how far away from the base is acceptable? what happens when a batter thought he homered but it's knocked down by the wind or a great defensive play at the wall? a runner may get sloppy rounding first because he thinks he's in a HR trot, but if he's wrong, can it be argued that it's okay in this context?

those would be relatively rare situations, but so is missing a base during the trot. touching them in order is ingrained into every player for every play, and screwing it up in the case of a HR is a T-ball level mistake. it's even more basic than, say, remembering that only the base and not the runner needs to be tagged in the case of a forceout. *cough*

And don't even get me started on passing a runner during a home run trot.


JT Realmuto and Marcell Ozuna did that in Florida a couple-five years back.  Ozuna tagged up on a ball that barely made it over the fence and Realmuto passed him on his home run trot.
 
2021-06-09 11:01:09 AM  
Pirates are at best an AAA team. They're good for a decent pitcher or two every few years and are good at producing quality utility guys, but that's about it. And it's not their fault. They have an owner who cares more about his other businesses than owning a sports team. They're just playing the hand they've been dealt.
 
2021-06-09 11:35:35 AM  

wxboy: virulent_loser: Swiss Colony: This just seems incredibly petty to me. A home run is when the ball is knocked out the park right? Running the bases is purely symbolic, there is no time limit and the player can't be tagged out? Touching each base, or running past it are the same, we're not talking milliseconds between a player being safe or out, or making it to home base before the ball is returned.

In cricket, if you knock the ball out the park you get six runs. You don't have to actually run six times up and down the wicket with everyone watching, ensuring to ground the bat at each end, you just get six points added to your score.

it is kind of petty, but it's consistent - in any play that advances a runner, the bases must be touched in order. the home run trot will never go the way of the intentional walk, and an exception could be made for it, but it'd be difficult to codify. how far away from the base is acceptable? what happens when a batter thought he homered but it's knocked down by the wind or a great defensive play at the wall? a runner may get sloppy rounding first because he thinks he's in a HR trot, but if he's wrong, can it be argued that it's okay in this context?

those would be relatively rare situations, but so is missing a base during the trot. touching them in order is ingrained into every player for every play, and screwing it up in the case of a HR is a T-ball level mistake. it's even more basic than, say, remembering that only the base and not the runner needs to be tagged in the case of a forceout. *cough*

And don't even get me started on passing a runner during a home run trot.


...which actually happened to the Dodgers earlier this year, although there was an explanation for it.  A ball hit by Cody Bellinger looked like it was caught, so Justin Turner turned around when he was about on second and headed back to first, but then (with Turner's back then turned) it fell out and went into the stands, so he passed Bellinger between first and second.
 
2021-06-09 12:09:44 PM  
the Pirates are to baseball as the Lions are to football.
 
2021-06-09 12:14:51 PM  

tom baker's scarf: the Pirates are to baseball as the Lions are to football.


Hey now, the Pirates have won multiple titles in the Super Bowl Era
 
2021-06-09 12:31:37 PM  

dywed88: tom baker's scarf: the Pirates are to baseball as the Lions are to football.

Hey now, the Pirates have won multiple titles in the Super Bowl Era


oh the lions are the worst team in sports, no debate. but when it comes to idiotic, unforced errors and moronic management the pirates and lions are nearly clones.
 
2021-06-10 10:12:53 AM  

WhackingDay: Pirates are at best an AAA team. They're good for a decent pitcher or two every few years and are good at producing quality utility guys, but that's about it. And it's not their fault. They have an owner who cares more about his other businesses than owning a sports team. They're just playing the hand they've been dealt.


It's not the owner its the league, no TV cable market, no revenue, no team.
The Dodgers are collecting cable money from half the west coast.  Without revenue sharing  MLB is never on my radar.
What owner is going to that kind of money on a Pittsburgh team, or Clev, Milw, .....
 
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