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Old May 25 2013, 03:46 AM   #241
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^ Yes on both counts.
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Old May 25 2013, 01:54 PM   #242
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So what did you do during the World Series of 2000. Just sit back and hope for 7. That must have been pretty awesome. No stress. You're a winner wither way.
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Old May 25 2013, 03:21 PM   #243
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^ I wasn't into baseball back then. I only started getting heavily into it, about 2007.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:12 PM   #244
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So what did you do during the World Series of 2000. Just sit back and hope for 7. That must have been pretty awesome. No stress. You're a winner wither way.
I was a Mets fan in college in the Bronx during all of that. Those were dark days.
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Old May 25 2013, 05:18 PM   #245
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Oh shit...Granderson better not be hurt AGAIN...
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Old May 26 2013, 02:14 AM   #246
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Dude, look what I found for you.

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Old May 26 2013, 02:32 AM   #247
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My Angels seem to have finally joined us....

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Inside-the-park walk off homer yesterday for Pagan for a 6-5 Giants win vs. the Rockies. Most exciting play I've seen since the WS last year. And I'm going to the game today.
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Old May 26 2013, 07:13 PM   #249
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I'm just going to go ahead and declare that inside-the-park walk-off dingers are The Best Dingers.

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Old May 26 2013, 07:22 PM   #250
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I'm just going to go ahead and declare that inside-the-park walk-off dingers are The Best Dingers.

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The last time that happened was 2004, against the Rockies of all teams. Because the whole No-Hitter thing has become slightly overrated, the Inside the Park home run is now the best thing in Baseball. To have it be a walk off puts it almost on Perfect Game levels.
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Old May 26 2013, 11:44 PM   #251
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I'm just going to go ahead and declare that inside-the-park walk-off dingers are The Best Dingers.

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The last time that happened was 2004, against the Rockies of all teams. Because the whole No-Hitter thing has become slightly overrated, the Inside the Park home run is now the best thing in Baseball. To have it be a walk off puts it almost on Perfect Game levels.
Well, let's not go nuts.

It's certainly a rare and exciting play. But it's still just one play.

I would argue it's not even in the same league as getting 27 outs in a row.

Still, congrats on a very cool way to win.
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Old May 27 2013, 12:53 AM   #252
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I'm just going to go ahead and declare that inside-the-park walk-off dingers are The Best Dingers.

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So what would happen if an inside-the-park walk-off dinger was witnessed by the Dinger Machine?
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Old May 27 2013, 02:16 AM   #253
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I'm just going to go ahead and declare that inside-the-park walk-off dingers are The Best Dingers.

All who challenge this will be banned.
The last time that happened was 2004, against the Rockies of all teams. Because the whole No-Hitter thing has become slightly overrated, the Inside the Park home run is now the best thing in Baseball. To have it be a walk off puts it almost on Perfect Game levels.
Well, let's not go nuts.

It's certainly a rare and exciting play. But it's still just one play.

I would argue it's not even in the same league as getting 27 outs in a row.

Still, congrats on a very cool way to win.
The thing is though that the Perfect game isn't as rare as it used to be. We've seen in the last couple of years a Perfect game (Some unofficial Perfect games too, like the one in Detroit), yet the last time we saw an inside the park walk off home run was 9 years ago. I would say considering the direction the game has taken (towards more of the pitcher), getting a perfect game isn't as hard as it used to be. Granted, it's still quite an achievement, but when you say the inside the park home run is just one play, well it's one play that doesn't happen nearly as much. That's why I put them "almost" on the same level. Both are hard, but for different reasons, but the Inside the Park is a lot more rare.
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Old May 27 2013, 04:55 AM   #254
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Lots of things are rare in baseball. A third strike passed ball that ends up with a runner on first, for example. A triple play. A hit batter with the bases loaded. Stealing home.

An inside the park home run is usually due to a lucky bounce (as was the one by Pagan).

That's not nearly the same as getting every batter out in a 9 inning game.

I'm not saying it isn't exceptional, but one play vs. 9 innings is really no contest. A completely different level.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:36 PM   #255
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Yeah, an inside the park homerun is impressive, but it falls under things like Unassisted Triple Plays that are still just one-time things, not a sustained achievement.

The only comparable offensive stat to a perfect game I can think of is hitting for the cycle and, to be honest, that's an odd stat that rewards achieving less. Four homeruns is more important than hitting for the cycle. In fact, hitting any homerun that bats in more than yourself is technically more important. It's only the precision of doing things that is praised there.
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