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I think that Leyland could loosen the team up if he moonwalked everywhere.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I think that Leyland could loosen the team up if he moonwalked everywhere.

Yes indeed, he should!
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If there is anything I have learned from the military it is that people in high positions are influenced by the same nonsense as everyone else. I think that the decision to play Hanley Ramirez is a really bad one and I don't think he would be playing if Kirk Gibson had never happened.

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Miggy Cabrera "stealing" a base. Now, I really have seen everything.
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Benoit doing his best Jose Valverde impression. I'll take it. Best of 3 with Sanchez, Max, and Verlander slated.
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Maybe this would be better in the "Don't Get" thread, but I really don't understand the interviews they do with players on the field after the game. I was driving home from work and listening to the post-game interviews on espn radio. Buster Olney asks "How did it feel to have that offensive explosion?" How the hell do you answer that? "Uh, that felt good to score lots of runs, which is the goal in baseball." And then later he asked "How big was this win?" What are they supposed to say? "In the end, we will all die so really big picture this game isn't too important."

Those guys interview people for a living; can't they come up with better questions?
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Benoit doing his best Jose Valverde impression. I'll take it. Best of 3 with Sanchez, Max, and Verlander slated.

Scherlander.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Those guys interview people for a living; can't they come up with better questions?

Dude. I'm a journalist. Need I say more?
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Maybe this would be better in the "Don't Get" thread, but I really don't understand the interviews they do with players on the field after the game. I was driving home from work and listening to the post-game interviews on espn radio. Buster Olney asks "How did it feel to have that offensive explosion?" How the hell do you answer that? "Uh, that felt good to score lots of runs, which is the goal in baseball." And then later he asked "How big was this win?" What are they supposed to say? "In the end, we will all die so really big picture this game isn't too important."

Those guys interview people for a living; can't they come up with better questions?

 

I like when they ask complex questions about strategy to players whose first language isn't English. The answer is always "well, I mean, you just go up and look for a pitch hit and uhhh you know I got one."

 

Curtis Granderson is the best I've ever seen at giving post-game interviews though. He is well spoken and you can tell he's a total baseball nerd.

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I wasn't a fan of the hunter signing. Thought $13mil was too much for over the hump veteran, but now I really want them to go to WS for him.
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Too few runs leads to too much bourbon.
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I thought that Jim Leyland's post game interview, after the 4-3 loss to Boston, was dignified, honest, and gracious--even when he was asked bonehead questions. He kept his cool. So, now we have to do it the hard way--winning two games at the Fenway. As for the "Monstah", I am thinking of President Reagan's famous speech: "Tear down this wall!"
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You know, I really hate that play. Especially by a catcher who spent most of the season on the DL with concussion symptoms. It is just really stupid and I wish I had the data to prove that the catcher rarely drops the ball. They should make some kind of rule preventing it like mandating a slide into home or maybe some kind of infield fly type rule where you are automatically out if the ball gets in before you get to the batters' box.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

You know, I really hate that play. Especially by a catcher who spent most of the season on the DL with concussion symptoms. It is just really stupid and I wish I had the data to prove that the catcher rarely drops the ball. They should make some kind of rule preventing it like mandating a slide into home or maybe some kind of infield fly type rule where you are automatically out if the ball gets in before you get to the batters' box.

I strongly disagree. I've played some catcher, and I love the drama of that play. The ball sometimes does get jarred loose, and the very fact of the possible collision (and also the possibility that the runner could make a different choice and try to slide around the tag) really shapes the dynamics of how the catcher sets up to receive the throw and try to apply the tag.
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