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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #3780 on: October 18, 2020, 10:20:17 PM »

its pretty cool how many great plays Mookie makes
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« Reply #3781 on: October 18, 2020, 11:08:03 PM »

its pretty cool how many great plays Mookie makes

Fun to watch, regardless of the uniform.

And this is a good game at the tail end of a good series.
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« Reply #3782 on: October 18, 2020, 11:55:28 PM »

its pretty cool how many great plays Mookie makes

Fun to watch, regardless of the uniform.

And this is a good game at the tail end of a good series.

Congratulations, Dodgers! On to play Tampa Bay.

Great (short) season, Atlanta. Go home, change your name, and regroup for next year.
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« Reply #3783 on: October 19, 2020, 12:09:14 AM »

congrats to the LA Dodgers

Next up

The Andrew Friedman World Series

That shit-show of a baserunning DP may have cost the Braves the NLCS
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« Reply #3784 on: October 19, 2020, 10:16:53 AM »

What happened?
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« Reply #3785 on: October 19, 2020, 11:09:08 AM »

Braves killed a potential rally with bad base-running.

Google "Braves run into DP" and you can read and probably get the video of it.
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« Reply #3786 on: October 19, 2020, 11:41:47 AM »



Figured you'd be kind enough to describe it

Maybe I will catch it somewhere.

Sucks to be a Braves fan - but I am fine with that.    heh.
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« Reply #3787 on: October 19, 2020, 11:44:03 AM »

I did see the last Freeman at bat vs Urias

The epitome of big league baseball.  Young hurler at peak of his game vs MVP candidate determined to get on as tying run.

Freddie did everything right - and in the end lined out to center.  And then limped off.

Pic of Freeman as the game ended was not quite Boggs '86 but sad nevertheless.
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« Reply #3788 on: October 19, 2020, 12:17:52 PM »



Figured you'd be kind enough to describe it

Maybe I will catch it somewhere.

Sucks to be a Braves fan - but I am fine with that.    heh.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/10/19/baserunning-gets-braves-again-nlcs-slips-away-in-game-7/114437814/


" The Braves ruined a promising fourth inning by running into a wild double play before the bats went cold in a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 on Sunday night.

The Braves went ahead 3-2 in the fourth inning on Austin Riley's single and had runners on second and third with no outs before the double play that turned the game.

Dansby Swanson broke for home on Nick Markakis' sharp grounder hit right at third baseman Justin Turner, who was playing well off the line. Turner threw to catcher Will Smith to trap Swanson in a rundown as Riley waited halfway between second and third.

Smith returned the ball to Turner, who dived to tag Swanson midway down the line. Turner quickly got up and threw the ball to shortstop Corey Seager, waiting at third to tag out Riley, who decided too late to try taking third.

Even worse, the bizarre 5-2-5-6 double play ended with Markakis still on first. Cristian Pache grounded out to end the inning."

There you go.







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« Reply #3789 on: October 19, 2020, 12:39:31 PM »

heh

Yeah - big mistake by Riley.

I have to assume, without hearing analysis, that the CONTACT play was on.
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« Reply #3790 on: October 19, 2020, 12:46:05 PM »

heh

Yeah - big mistake by Riley.

I have to assume, without hearing analysis, that the CONTACT play was on.

Well, THAT would be STUPID.

Bottom line Lonnie Smith feels better now..He blew the WS, but he was only ONE player who didn't know how to run the bases. Last night, we saw THREE players who fucked up in one play!

Braves blew the game, right there.

Go, Rays!
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« Reply #3791 on: October 19, 2020, 01:51:37 PM »

heh

Yeah - big mistake by Riley.

I have to assume, without hearing analysis, that the CONTACT play was on.

Well, THAT would be STUPID.

Bottom line Lonnie Smith feels better now..He blew the WS, but he was only ONE player who didn't know how to run the bases. Last night, we saw THREE players who fucked up in one play!

Braves blew the game, right there.

Go, Rays!
No, the contact call would be a manager decision. I assume Bobby Cox wanted to be aggressive.  (I also perhaps erroneously assume Bobby Cox is still the Atlanta manager.) The base runner on second would not have gone on contact and should never have been between the bases: either go to 3rd or back to 2nd.
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« Reply #3792 on: October 19, 2020, 02:49:15 PM »

Even if Cox called the contact play from his retriement villa in Costa Rica, or wherever, it was on Swanson-he made a terrible decision as there was almost no way he would score on that hard-hit grounder to Turner at 3rd. He was out by about 80 feet.

There was time for the 3rd base coach to say "stop" and salvage a 2nd and 3rd 1 out from the play.

but once Swanson committed to his suicide-Riley should not have waited-hesitated and gone to 3rd.

but he lolly-gagged and danced bewteen 2nd and 3rd and then committed his suicide.

worst case 1st and 3rd one out (Swanson in the run-down)

and the inning's still alive.

total shit-show of bad decisions
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« Reply #3793 on: October 19, 2020, 03:23:25 PM »

No, the contact call would be a manager decision. I assume Bobby Cox wanted to be aggressive.  (I also perhaps erroneously assume Bobby Cox is still the Atlanta manager.) The base runner on second would not have gone on contact and should never have been between the bases: either go to 3rd or back to 2nd.



yeah - kinda sorta right

On contact play all runners go.  You are risking that the lead runner might get thrown out, knowing that even if he does the trail runner gets to third.

Again - I didnt see the play - nor did I hear it analyzed - but its quite possible Riley's inexperience, lack of baserunning savvy was ENHANCED by Swanson - the more seasoned player/baserunner - getting in the rundown.  Thus Swanson the key culprit - Riley the sidekick.

(Bottom line re:  Riley movement - Once there is a rundown trail runner has to immediately advance, then just hope lead runner can somehow score)
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« Reply #3794 on: October 19, 2020, 03:26:42 PM »

There was time for the 3rd base coach to say "stop" and salvage a 2nd and 3rd 1 out from the play.


Contact play - there is no yelling stop.  It's engrained - ON CONTACT, you go.  And full speed.

Ball hit right at someone - yes - getting in a rundown can at times occur - rather than just walk into a tag - .  Getting back to the bag - never.
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