Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(WFAA Fort Worth)   After Aaron Judge hits home run number 62, Texas Rangers foundation receives surge of donations from grateful Yankees fans for "actually pitching to Judge ... unlike other teams"   (wfaa.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Major League Baseball, Yankees' final series, Texas Rangers, Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, regular season, American League, World Series, No-hitter  
•       •       •

284 clicks; posted to Sports » on 05 Oct 2022 at 4:03 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



16 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2022-10-05 3:04:34 PM  
meh.   I still prefer Aaron Neville
 
2022-10-05 4:12:01 PM  
"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." - Earl Weaver
 
2022-10-05 4:15:47 PM  
Man, a Texas team giving a fair chance to a Yankee, and Yankees fans showing appreciation for a Texas team?!

I don't think it's raining cats and dogs...

All-around good story.
 
2022-10-05 4:44:06 PM  
1) Teams in playoff races weren't going to risk their seasons to help him break the record. They are going to pitch to him like any prolific home run hitter regardless of records.

2) He was given plenty of opportunities to hit, he just wasn't turning as many of the opportunities into home runs these last couple weeks as he did throughout the rest of the season.
 
2022-10-05 5:09:33 PM  

dywed88: 1) Teams in playoff races weren't going to risk their seasons to help him break the record. They are going to pitch to him like any prolific home run hitter regardless of records.

2) He was given plenty of opportunities to hit, he just wasn't turning as many of the opportunities into home runs these last couple weeks as he did throughout the rest of the season.


I'd have to check the numbers but I'm pretty sure after the Jays series his walks per game dropped rather sharply, he just wasn't hitting.  Like 0-3 with a sac stuff.
 
2022-10-05 5:15:03 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-10-05 5:18:17 PM  

Flappyhead: dywed88: 1) Teams in playoff races weren't going to risk their seasons to help him break the record. They are going to pitch to him like any prolific home run hitter regardless of records.

2) He was given plenty of opportunities to hit, he just wasn't turning as many of the opportunities into home runs these last couple weeks as he did throughout the rest of the season.

I'd have to check the numbers but I'm pretty sure after the Jays series his walks per game dropped rather sharply, he just wasn't hitting.  Like 0-3 with a sac stuff.


There were a lot of full counts in his walks.
 
2022-10-05 5:22:29 PM  
Cool!
 
2022-10-05 5:25:27 PM  

Flappyhead: dywed88: 1) Teams in playoff races weren't going to risk their seasons to help him break the record. They are going to pitch to him like any prolific home run hitter regardless of records.

2) He was given plenty of opportunities to hit, he just wasn't turning as many of the opportunities into home runs these last couple weeks as he did throughout the rest of the season.

I'd have to check the numbers but I'm pretty sure after the Jays series his walks per game dropped rather sharply, he just wasn't hitting.  Like 0-3 with a sac stuff.


I think he was pressing a bit since getting to #60. I'm watching MLB Network and earlier, they were noting that he was getting under the ball a bit too much to hit it out on a lot of his outs.
 
2022-10-05 5:28:49 PM  

Spego: [Fark user image image 360x202]


That was only a gimmie because he knew he was going down, QB's do it all the time
 
2022-10-05 5:50:09 PM  

Flappyhead: dywed88: 1) Teams in playoff races weren't going to risk their seasons to help him break the record. They are going to pitch to him like any prolific home run hitter regardless of records.

2) He was given plenty of opportunities to hit, he just wasn't turning as many of the opportunities into home runs these last couple weeks as he did throughout the rest of the season.

I'd have to check the numbers but I'm pretty sure after the Jays series his walks per game dropped rather sharply, he just wasn't hitting.  Like 0-3 with a sac stuff.


A walk doesn't mean he wasn't given an opportunity to hit.

In the Jays series:

Game 1: 2 K, 1 ground out, 1 BB on a full count, one intentional walk (in the tenth inning with two out and a runner on second, pretty much the prime situation for an IBB)
Game 2: 1 line out, 4 BB on a full count
Game 3: 1 fly out, 1BB on a full count, 1 ground out, 1 home run, 1 fielder's choice

Yes, they were being more careful with him than a typical hitter (and were almost certainly erring on throwing a ball vs a pitch down the pipe), but there was one plate appearance out of 15 where he didn't either put the ball in play or have two strikes on him so he was presumably given pitches to hit. It wouldn't matter if he went into that series with 50 or 60 home runs, the Jays were in a playoff race and they were going to be careful with the best hitter in the League.

You will also see that his batting average and slugging parentage (which exclude walks) were well down from his season number for the past two weeks. Maybe he wasn't getting as many pitches where he wanted them and was chasing more to get the record, but it is clear that he was getting opportunities.
 
2022-10-05 6:12:01 PM  

baka-san: Spego: [Fark user image image 360x202]

That was only a gimmie because he knew he was going down, QB's do it all the time


Yup, why take a bigger hit than needed?  I remember some talking heads thinking he did it intentionally but that's not how I saw it.

YMMV and all...
 
2022-10-05 9:02:57 PM  

TheFoz: baka-san: Spego: [Fark user image image 360x202]

That was only a gimmie because he knew he was going down, QB's do it all the time

Yup, why take a bigger hit than needed?  I remember some talking heads thinking he did it intentionally but that's not how I saw it.

YMMV and all...


If it was Troy Aikman, maybe. Bart made a career of squirming away from sacks and not playing dead. He took a check and dive.
 
2022-10-05 10:09:10 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: TheFoz: baka-san: Spego: [Fark user image image 360x202]

That was only a gimmie because he knew he was going down, QB's do it all the time

Yup, why take a bigger hit than needed?  I remember some talking heads thinking he did it intentionally but that's not how I saw it.

YMMV and all...

If it was Troy Aikman, maybe. Bart made a career of squirming away from sacks and not playing dead. He took a check and dive.


Took a check to intentionally take a sack? Seems a bit far stretched...
 
2022-10-05 10:52:39 PM  

TheFoz: Peter von Nostrand: TheFoz: baka-san: Spego: [Fark user image image 360x202]

That was only a gimmie because he knew he was going down, QB's do it all the time

Yup, why take a bigger hit than needed?  I remember some talking heads thinking he did it intentionally but that's not how I saw it.

YMMV and all...

If it was Troy Aikman, maybe. Bart made a career of squirming away from sacks and not playing dead. He took a check and dive.

Took a check to intentionally take a sack? Seems a bit far stretched...


Ask the state of Mississippi...
 
2022-10-05 11:20:22 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: TheFoz: Peter von Nostrand: TheFoz: baka-san: Spego: [Fark user image image 360x202]

That was only a gimmie because he knew he was going down, QB's do it all the time

Yup, why take a bigger hit than needed?  I remember some talking heads thinking he did it intentionally but that's not how I saw it.

YMMV and all...

If it was Troy Aikman, maybe. Bart made a career of squirming away from sacks and not playing dead. He took a check and dive.

Took a check to intentionally take a sack? Seems a bit far stretched...

Ask the state of Mississippi...


Ha, touché.

I knew Brent was always a bit... odd?  But he's entering the Tyson Zone.

Well, I guess he's been there for a bit now.
 
Displayed 16 of 16 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.