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Old October 6 2012, 06:37 PM   #871
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Re: MLB Discussion - 2012 Season

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However, you know that there would be universal criticism if these were Philly fans.
I disagree. There are certain teams whose fans are almost expected to act like this. Phillies, Yankees, Raiders, that type of thing. If those teams' fans decided to start some shit, I doubt anyone would be surprised. More like, "Oh there they go again."

But who ever thought that Braves fans would do this? They're not supposed to act that way. Neither were Cardinals fans. You'd no more expect them to throw trash on the field than you'd expect to see a mosh pit at a Celine Dion concert...

That being said: Sam Holbrook really has a short fuse. Didn't he once eject Zach Greinke after like 4 pitches, just because Greinke spiked a ball nowhere near anyone else?
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Old October 6 2012, 06:52 PM   #872
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Bases loaded and 1 out with the fans in a frenzy isn't the worst spot you could be in. I don't think the play necessarily changed the outcome of the game, but definitely changed the course of the game. That's the sucky part.

Worst call since...oh wait, Monday of last week.
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Old October 6 2012, 06:59 PM   #873
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There's a rumor that the Cardinals were chanting "Infield Fly!" in their dugout after the game, but it wasn't that, it was "Happy Flight" which is a common expression.
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Old October 6 2012, 07:25 PM   #874
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Adam Rubin points out, accurately, that the Mets are going to be dumping payroll if Alderson intends to keep to his $100 million baseline.

Fuck it, Theo. Trade Castro for Wright and Garza for Upton, and I'll call this offseason a win.
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Old October 6 2012, 07:44 PM   #875
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$50M combined between Santana and Bay?!?!? No way they are unloading that...OK, I've already written off next year.
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Old October 6 2012, 08:06 PM   #876
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$50M combined between Santana and Bay?!?!? No way they are unloading that...OK, I've already written off next year.
After the way Alderson treated Reyes last fall (I don't think it can be repeated enough that Reyes told the Mets that he was willing to take a below-market-value deal but they never offered him a formal contract), God only knows what will happen in this case.
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Old October 6 2012, 08:12 PM   #877
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I watched the play several times, I can't fathom how that was an Infield Fly when it was halfway out into the outfield. It was a fly ball to the outfield, the outfielder should have caught it. I could understand a few steps into the outfield being an Infield Fly Rule, but not that.
I was an umpire (softball, but the rule's the same) for seven years and there's no way I'd call an infield fly on that play.

That's a problem with the one game playoff- one bad call can have such huge ramifications.
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Old October 6 2012, 08:14 PM   #878
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It's a team with financial uncertainty that is years away from competing, and coming off a really good year that will improve his marketability, I wouldn't blame him if he left for greener pastures.
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Old October 6 2012, 10:49 PM   #879
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Old October 6 2012, 10:50 PM   #880
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These wild card games were huge in the ratings. They're not going anywhere
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Old October 6 2012, 11:09 PM   #881
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MLB Network - Harold Reynolds on the call
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Old October 6 2012, 11:19 PM   #882
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Hmm... interesting to see that rule applied elsewhere. The rule is stupidly applied, though. It benefits the defense and not the offense when it's that far into the outfield.

This is real, by the way.



It's been changed.
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Old October 6 2012, 11:30 PM   #883
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Alidar Warlock wrote: View Post
However, you know that there would be universal criticism if these were Philly fans.
I disagree. There are certain teams whose fans are almost expected to act like this. Phillies, Yankees, Raiders, that type of thing. If those teams' fans decided to start some shit, I doubt anyone would be surprised. More like, "Oh there they go again."
Well, no. That's the point. The reaction would be "of course they would do this, they're phillies fans." However, with the Braves, it's mixed with sympathy of their frustration from the call. That sympathy wouldn't be there.

But who ever thought that Braves fans would do this? They're not supposed to act that way. Neither were Cardinals fans. You'd no more expect them to throw trash on the field than you'd expect to see a mosh pit at a Celine Dion concert...
Sports fans are sports fans. I expect Braves fans to do this because they care about their team. I wouldn't expect Marlins fans to do this, on the other hand, because they don't care. It's not about the city.

Caretaker, good video
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Old October 7 2012, 03:13 AM   #884
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It's official: Terry Francona is now Indians manager. Linky
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Old October 7 2012, 04:19 AM   #885
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go orioles
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