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post #346 of 5143
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Originally Posted by tj100 View Post
That's not really true. He hit a home run in the bottom of the 8th in the last home game of his career. There were three completely meaningless games left (the Red Sox were way out of the pennant race), all at New York, and he decided - in advance - that he wasn't going to make the last road trip. So, yes, he didn't play the last three games of his 'career' - but when he stood in the batters' box in the bottom of the 8th, he knew that was his last AB.
its iffy and there's numerous conflicting reports... but it fits into ted williams demeanor that he'd sit his ass down for good after that game/HR. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...s&sportCat=mlb
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According to Montville's biography and published accounts from the time, however, there was some confusion about it all. Ed Linn described it in Sport magazine like this: "Somehow or other, the news was let out [after the game] that Ted would not be going to New York, although there seems to be some doubt whether it was Williams or Higgins who made the announcement. The official Boston line is that it had been understood all along that Ted would not be going to New York unless the pennant race was still on. The fact of the matter is that Williams made the decision himself, and he did not make it until after he hit the home run. It would have been foolish to have gone to New York or anywhere else, of course. Anything he did after the Boston finale would have been an anticlimax."
I expect jeter to be doing the same thing. He'll try to play out these last 2/3 games at home and see if he has a chance to eek it out before going to chicago/Cincinnati for the next 6 games. there is reason to do it in wrigley and or Cincinnati (one game being nationally televised at wrigley, and Ohio being his home state). considering his long respected career - jeter has every right to get that hit in the way he wants it.
post #347 of 5143
i'm more interested in the implications for jorge posada with jeter's injury. i heard rumors that the yanks were basically just keeping posada around out of courtesy so he could be there with his best buddy when jeter got to 3K hits. Now Jeter's out and Posada is essentially totally useless. Will they cut him?
post #348 of 5143
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post
its iffy and there's numerous conflicting reports... but it fits into ted williams demeanor that he'd sit his ass down for good after that game/HR.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...s&sportCat=mlb

I understand that it's debatable, but I'm not willing to take Ed Linn's word for it - especially with Williams saying otherwise. Sportswriters of the day were not particularly charitable to Williams.
post #349 of 5143
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Originally Posted by tj100 View Post
I understand that it's debatable, but I'm not willing to take Ed Linn's word for it - especially with Williams saying otherwise. Sportswriters of the day were not particularly charitable to Williams.

+1...Williams had a really rough relationship with the press.

I thought in William's autobiography, he states that he made the decision before the NY series, not to play in NY - which supports your earlier note tj100. Can't reacall how much depth Williams went into regarding the last at bat.
post #350 of 5143
I was at the Tigers/Indians game yesterday evening with Justin Verlander carrying a no-hitter into the 8th inning. I've watched exciting games like that on the TV before but never been to one in person. My stomach was officially in knots and the anticipation was getting to me when the 7th inning rolled around and it was all getting too real. I think the collective sigh you could hear at the game when he finally gave up a hit in the 8th was more a sigh of relief from the pressure that we fans were experiencing watching him than a sigh of disappointment. 12 strikeouts, a couple awesome defensive plays (including Jackson absolutely robbing Shin-Soo Choo of a HR in the second) and the Tigers ending the day all alone atop the division made it one of the best games I can ever remember attending.
post #351 of 5143
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post
I was at the Tigers/Indians game yesterday evening with Justin Verlander carrying a no-hitter into the 8th inning. I've watched exciting games like that on the TV before but never been to one in person. My stomach was officially in knots and the anticipation was getting to me when the 7th inning rolled around and it was all getting too real.

I think the collective sigh you could hear at the game when he finally gave up a hit in the 8th was more a sigh of relief from the pressure that we fans were experiencing watching him than a sigh of disappointment. 12 strikeouts, a couple awesome defensive plays (including Jackson absolutely robbing Shin-Soo Choo of a HR in the second) and the Tigers ending the day all alone atop the division made it one of the best games I can ever remember attending.

Verlander has been dominant for so many of his starts this year. Keep this pace up and he may get himself a Cy Young. Although Beckett and Weaver may have something to say about that.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
i'm more interested in the implications for jorge posada with jeter's injury. i heard rumors that the yanks were basically just keeping posada around out of courtesy so he could be there with his best buddy when jeter got to 3K hits. Now Jeter's out and Posada is essentially totally useless. Will they cut him?

actually posada is hitting recently, he crossed the mendoza line, and on his way to hitting .250 shortly.
post #353 of 5143
Hmmm, I wonder who we're getting rid of first. Guts?? I like Guts, he's 2 - 8 but he's good and he's only thrown 1 teammate under the bus this season. Can't get jack for Vald or DLee. Reynolds?? I'd rather have the fat kid in AAA come up and strike out a bunch instead of this guy. 2012 O's Playoffs!!!
post #354 of 5143
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post
its iffy and there's numerous conflicting reports... but it fits into ted williams demeanor that he'd sit his ass down for good after that game/HR.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...s&sportCat=mlb



I expect jeter to be doing the same thing. He'll try to play out these last 2/3 games at home and see if he has a chance to eek it out before going to chicago/Cincinnati for the next 6 games.

there is reason to do it in wrigley and or Cincinnati (one game being nationally televised at wrigley, and Ohio being his home state).

considering his long respected career - jeter has every right to get that hit in the way he wants it.

Michigan.

Kazoo.
post #355 of 5143
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
Michigan.

Kazoo.

^thanks for the correction. looks like the injury's legit though which might actually be a great time to try out some young legs at SS.

Becket had a one hitter today. Was a little busy watching the bruins game so I only saw the 1st and last inn.
post #356 of 5143
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Originally Posted by guster View Post
Verlander has been dominant for so many of his starts this year. Keep this pace up and he may get himself a Cy Young. Although Beckett and Weaver may have something to say about that.

Weaver probably won't win it, but he deserves to if he keeps this up. Seriously if he was on a better hitting team he'd had way more wins. The Tigers are 9th in runs scored while the Angels are 23rd. A couple weeks ago Weaver pitched a 9 inning shutout but got a no decision because it went into extra innings as the Angels failed to score
post #357 of 5143
And on cue, Beckett 1-hits the Rays with only 97 pitches. lol
post #358 of 5143
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Originally Posted by sexandcandy View Post
Weaver probably won't win it, but he deserves to if he keeps this up. Seriously if he was on a better hitting team he'd had way more wins. The Tigers are 9th in runs scored while the Angels are 23rd. A couple weeks ago Weaver pitched a 9 inning shutout but got a no decision because it went into extra innings as the Angels failed to score

Detroit is better hitting club, but look at what Verlander has done this season - great numbers and just some dominating performances. Beckett has been super and even with the performance tonight, he still feels a notch below Verlander and maybe Weaver.

Still a long way to go.
post #359 of 5143
Cliff Lee had the same number of hits as the Marlins today (and 1 more RBI).

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Went to my first game of the season. What a ridiculous ending. Game didn't get good until the relievers came in really. Then a two run homer from Brooks Conrad pinch hitting for Chipper (who already had five RBIs) sends it to extras. Great catch at first in the 10th for Braves keeps Mets from scoring. Two outs in 10th, error at second allows runners at the corner, then Carrasco balks in the winning run. Sweet. Oh and this happened:
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