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|Apr-15-14|| ||WannaBe: Alright, unlimited pasta!! ( See previous post about NCAA athletes paying for eating extra pasta)|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Jim Bartle: Who's the clown calling this home run? Embarrassing.|
|Apr-16-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I think a reason replay is not going well is that over the years there's been an unwritten rule that if the ball reaches the base before the runner, the runner is out no matter if the tag was in time. |
For years I've seen guys seem to reach the base just before the tag (especially when the tag is on the chest, not the leg). but runners and managers didn't complain. Now the replays are showing the play accurately, and are going to change a lot of calls, and what is called out.
|Apr-17-14|| ||perfidious: <Jim> Not to mention what will become of the phantom double play.|
|Apr-17-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I believe the phantom double play is specifically not reviewable. But whether a player dropped a ball or not is reviewable, when whether the relay guy was on the base will certainly have to be considered.|
|Apr-17-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Finally got the h0me computer back, but I've got a lot of catching up to do in the Pun Voting Booth. See you later!|
|Apr-17-14|| ||offramp: What is the signal if a wide is also a no-ball?|
|Apr-17-14|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony what's the pontification in the Motor City of who The Lions are taking with their 1st Draft Pick??|
|Apr-17-14|| ||OhioChessFan: The reason that the phantom tag has always been accepted is the injury issue. If you stick your hand in front of a sliding runner often enough, you're going to get hurt. I have no problem with it.|
But I have always had a problem with the catcher blocking the plate without the ball, and finally this year MLB is addressing that. However, yesterday, a catcher against the Reds did it, the home plate ump somehow missed it, and some blind man in New York reviewing the play decided the ump was right. If you Youtube it, you'll see that apparently the enforcement of that rule change isn't going to happen any time soon.
|Apr-17-14|| ||Jim Bartle: By chance I was just watching a game from the 1975 World Series. There was a "neighborhood" play and Joe Garagiola said Doyle was off second base, and should the runner be safe?|
Tony Kubek chimed in, "As soon as runners are required to slide directly into the base instead of at the fielder, I'll support ruling that the fielder must be on the base."
Garagiola: "The preceding was a paid political announcement by the Association of Shortstops."
|Apr-17-14|| ||Phony Benoni: I had to look up the play at the plate rule (my sister wanted to know), and it appears to boil down to this:|
1) Catcher has the ball. He can block the plate, and it is the runner's responsibility to avoid the collision. If he does not, he's out.
2) Catcher does not have the ball. He cannot block the plate; it is his responsibility to avoid the collision. If he does not, the runner is safe.
The one exception allowed is if the catcher can only catch the ball by blocking home plate; then, he is allowed to do so. That's a judgment call by the umpire. I haven't seen the video, so I don't know if that was the situation referred to.
I also read that the rule is provisional, and will be reviewed at the end of the year.
And I agree with Kubek.
|Apr-17-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Travis, no one knows what the Lions will do, not even the Lions. One idea is that they should trade up and go for Clowney (whom I keep wanting to call "Rosemary's Baby"). |
The more sober school of thought is that they'll stay put and go for a shut-down cornerback. There is a guy from Alabama, "Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix", who would seem a perfect fit for this team's general philosophy.
That's what I think they'll do, if only because they might not want to pick up another Suh. THe bloom is definitely off the rose there.
In later rounds, probably wide receiver, safety, and interior offensive line. Their center is a 14-year-veteran, so that needs to be addressed.
|Apr-17-14|| ||Jim Bartle: I have never seen such great divergence of opinion about two of the top potential draft picks. I've heard Clowney is the greatest line prospect ever and that he's lazy and unfocused. I've heard Manziel is a brilliant new breed of quarterback and that he'll get killed in the NFL.|
|Apr-17-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I can see both sides for both players. If I was a GM, I'd look elsewhere on both of them.|
|Apr-17-14|| ||Phony Benoni: I look an Manziel and see Ryan Leaf.|
|Apr-18-14|| ||WannaBe: 3 straight wild pitches!!
|Apr-18-14|| ||Phony Benoni: No doubt about it. Big money is ruining baseball.
|Apr-19-14|| ||perfidious: The 'lazy' and 'unfocussed' quotes on Manziel are anonymous, of course--standard disinformation leading up to the draft as one team or another attempts to throw others off the scent.|
|Apr-19-14|| ||hangingenprise: wings-1 bruins-0
|Apr-19-14|| ||perfidious: Wings haven't won anything yet, even if they take four straight in this series.|
|Apr-19-14|| ||hangingenprise: the magician of the wings pavel
you got that right bruin announcer
|Apr-19-14|| ||WannaBe: 3 road teams won today in NBA, but I just don't see Griz doing it to the Clips, but hey, the game just started...|
|Apr-19-14|| ||WannaBe: That should have said "Thunders", not "Clips", LA lost already this afternoon to Golden State.|
|Apr-20-14|| ||WannaBe: Beat the streak* and win money!
*I do not work for MLB or in any way associated with this contest/promotion. Prohibited where by law.
|Apr-20-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Cue "Yakety Sax"
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