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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

Sorry, that would have been only a tying run, not a winning or go ahead run. The same way you can't assume a double play, you can't assume the Yankees would win.

 

Right, point still stands.

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A random guy on Yahoo says its Irony...so there you have it. He's from Yahoo

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/baseball-irony-yankees-complaining-calls-fan-perspective-181600243--mlb.html
post #1773 of 4045
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I can't think of any technology that would have been able to make a definitive call on that play.

Really? How about the exact same technology they use on the tennis net to tell whether it was a let?
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I'm pretty sure some sort of camera positioned correctly can detect that.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Really? How about the exact same technology they use on the tennis net to tell whether it was a let?

 

Somebody could easily throw something at the pole and trip that system. It also may not work on something as solid as a pole. The old school way of telling lets was to have a finger on the net cord, maybe someone can always have a hand on the pole?

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Anyone think verlander throws a complete game shut out tomorrow?
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

maybe someone can always have a hand on the pole?

sounds like Rambo has the necessary qualifications
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I can see the future, the Yankees will be facing elimination in game 4 and will be down 8 to 0 entering the 8 inning, at that point ARod hits a HR.
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Originally Posted by Slopho View Post

I can see the future, the Yankees will be facing elimination in game 4 and will be down 8 to 0 entering the 8 inning, at that point ARod hits a HR.

A-Rod does tend to do well in situations that don't really require it (blowouts to either side).
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Game 4 tickets. Behind home plate about 20 rows up!!!
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I would love to sit behind the plate for a Verlander night. That guy is unreal. Sitting back there and seeing the movement on pitches gives you a whole new appreciation for the game too.

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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

A-Rod does tend to do well in situations that don't really require it (blowouts to either side).

^there's precedence to that. its always been rumored that Arod was "friends" aka maybe even paying on the side of latino shortstops/2nd basemen from opposing teams tipping pitches from way before (arod would of course do the same for the other player when he was at bat). Hence his weird trend of hitting HRs in non-factor situations (since its not too bad to mess with the sanctity of the game in those situations).

from a NY Times article no less: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/opinion/06glanville-tipping.html?_r=0
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So, according to the latest story, Alex is connected to some pitch-tipping scheme in which he relayed signs to the opposing hitter (if he was a friend) or for someone who would return the favor when he was hitting. This was supposedly done in one-sided games where, in theory, one team had no chance of catching up. Alex was said to be in cahoots with a lot of middle infielders. Allegedly, there was some sign he would relay to the hitter — a movement with his glove or his feet — to let the hitter know what type of pitch was coming and where.
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I would love to sit behind the plate for a Verlander night. That guy is unreal. Sitting back there and seeing the movement on pitches gives you a whole new appreciation for the game too.

its really trip-y to sit behind home with a knuckler.... I watched wakefield pitch in Oakland Coliseum when it was windy in 2007. I think he had 10Ks in 8inn with 3 hits and still lost (all HRs).... but everyone was laughing at the wiffleball movement of the pitches.

I saw dickey this year at Citi field (bring your pets to the park day no less).... less movement... but better command (this year at least).

I've seen pedro in 1999 during a 14k game in Minnesota. I think he had the batters so on edge that one jumped out of the batters box thinking he was going to be beaned (two pitches earlier was a 94mph heater up and in).... only it was a 80mph change-up looped up towards the batter then floated in an landed in for a strike... even the home plate umpire was laughing.
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I would love to sit behind the plate for a Verlander night. That guy is unreal. Sitting back there and seeing the movement on pitches gives you a whole new appreciation for the game too.

unfortunately it will be Scherzer and CC. still a heavyweight bout. too bad it isn't Verlander.

i was lucky enough to ALMOST see his no hitter against the pirates this year.
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