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(ESPN)   ♫ When you're sliding into a base, and your phone slips out of place...it's Gen Z-ah ♫   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-08-10 6:07:38 AM  
Back in MY day, guys slid head-first because they had cocaine vials in their back pockets.
 
2022-08-10 7:24:50 AM  
Huh? How was the runner not called out? Are players allowed to have phones in the dugout? Has MLB just decided to forget the rules and go full Calvinball?
 
2022-08-10 7:28:53 AM  
Was he drilled in the kidneys next at bat per baseballs unwritten rules?
 
2022-08-10 8:13:42 AM  
Which reminds me of my plan to start metal detecting the base lines between games.
Some of all that gold jewelry the players wear these days must be accumulating there.
 
2022-08-10 8:15:58 AM  

mcmnky: Huh? How was the runner not called out? Are players allowed to have phones in the dugout? Has MLB just decided to forget the rules and go full Calvinball?


phones are definitely not allowed. maybe it was a mistake like the guy said, though that doesn't change anything. he should get some sort of fine or brief suspension (doesn't mean he will). it'll be interesting to see if the team/manager gets slapped with something too.
 
2022-08-10 8:23:13 AM  
I would never keep my phone on me when working out. I am.afraid in would accidentally break it.
 
2022-08-10 9:09:15 AM  
So instead of banging on trash cans now they have coaches/"video managers" send a text to buzz the phone when an off-speed pitch is coming?
 
2022-08-10 9:12:27 AM  
Castro said he put his oven mitt-like sliding glove in his pocket and forgot about the phone.

"Sliding glove"? Seriously?

/In my day, we slid feet-first to spike the shortstop/3rd baseman/whoever
 
2022-08-10 9:29:21 AM  

mcmnky: Huh? How was the runner not called out? Are players allowed to have phones in the dugout? Has MLB just decided to forget the rules and go full Calvinball?


Just because something isn't allowed doesn't mean it's an automatic out. Look at the Pine Tar Game.
 
2022-08-10 10:06:54 AM  

kdawg7736: I would never keep my phone on me when working out. I am.afraid in would accidentally break it.


It took me stumbling and falling over a bump in the sidewalk and smashing my phone to realize that acquiring an armband for it would perhaps be a good move. Learning from easily preventable mistakes means I've done a lot of learning over the years. I dumb, very dumb.

*sigh*
 
2022-08-10 11:28:17 AM  

tommyl66: So instead of banging on trash cans now they have coaches/"video managers" send a text to buzz the phone when an off-speed pitch is coming?


If the Pirates are cheating they're doing it wrong
 
2022-08-10 11:31:18 AM  

virulent_loser: mcmnky: Huh? How was the runner not called out? Are players allowed to have phones in the dugout? Has MLB just decided to forget the rules and go full Calvinball?

phones are definitely not allowed. maybe it was a mistake like the guy said, though that doesn't change anything. he should get some sort of fine or brief suspension (doesn't mean he will). it'll be interesting to see if the team/manager gets slapped with something too.


Agreed, although if it was some sort of cheating thing it would have been caught earlier because this would have happened a lot earlier. I can't imagine phones are easy to keep in baseball pants while at a full sprint/slide

But yeah, something needs to be done just because even the implication there could be cheating is bad
 
2022-08-10 11:40:18 AM  

tommyl66: So instead of banging on trash cans now they have coaches/"video managers" send a text to buzz the phone when an off-speed pitch is coming?


In other news, batters will be getting their hats checked while on deck to find the little radios like the pitchers use.
 
2022-08-10 11:57:16 AM  

TDWCom29: tommyl66: So instead of banging on trash cans now they have coaches/"video managers" send a text to buzz the phone when an off-speed pitch is coming?

If the Pirates are cheating they're doing it wrong


I mean, I would fully expect the Pirates to fail at cheating if they were to ever try it. Instead of providing the players with an Apple Watch (which would be way too expensive for that franchise) they'd choose to buzz the player's personal cell phone (with data and messaging rates absolutely being paid by the players).
 
2022-08-10 12:15:54 PM  
sheesh kids these days.  that never happened when babe ruth or hank aaron was playing!
 
2022-08-10 1:30:20 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: sheesh kids these days.  that never happened when babe ruth or hank aaron was playing!


My high school third base coach got busted cheating with a radio transmitter back in the day. Here's a photo of him in action.
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2022-08-10 4:12:32 PM  
A friend of mine used to say if you could play the game with you keys and cel phones in your pockets, it wasn't a sport.
 
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