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Im good with anyone winning that arent named the Yankees or Cardinals.

That's about where I sit. Should a NYY/STL World Series take place, I might just withdraw from society for a bit.

 

Should that happen, I will decide society must withdraw. <--- (Bain voice)

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I know this has been said a lot and perhaps its the homer in me,but switching between the Yankees/O's game and the Reds/Giants game right now,I realized how lucky we have it with BA as our PBP guy. The guy doing the Yankees game is almost unlistenable
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I know this has been said a lot and perhaps its the homer in me,but switching between the Yankees/O's game and the Reds/Giants game right now,I realized how lucky we have it with BA as our PBP guy. The guy doing the Yankees game is almost unlistenable

That would be Ernie Johnson, who I agree is just awful. Awful.

 

During one of the biggest at-bats in the game (bot. 8th w/1 out, Hardy on second base, while it was still tied 2-2), very tense moment, he was joking about the name Matt Wieters (the batter) had chosen for his son. Asking Ripken & Smoltz if they'd name one of their kids the same. As Sabathia was delivering a pitch. I wanted to reach into the TV-webs & punch him.

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Im good with anyone winning that arent named the Yankees or Cardinals.

That's about where I sit. Should a NYY/STL World Series take place, I might just withdraw from society for a bit.

This might be the only way I could ever "root" for the Yankees. Any team that eliminates either and saves the world from having to endure watching will be my new favorite.

 

Plenty of cool ex-Brewers to root for: Prince, JJ, CC (perhaps the only Yankee I've ever rooted for), Gun Show George...

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Are they really pinch hitting for Garcia in the 2nd inning? His start was a little rough; but that is putting an awful amount of pressure on the bullpen.

 

Come on! They won their 11th title in '11....they gotta go for 12 in '12....ANYTHING GOES!! It's the classiest way to play the game!

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Ichiro wasn't out of the baseline? Are you kidding me? He ran 6 feet out of the way to get to the plate there. You can't do that.

"I wasted so much time in my life hating Juventus or A.C. Milan that I should have spent hating the Cardinals." ~kalle8

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Listening to these idiots defend Jeter on his error and then constantly show him for the rest of inning while talking about it and completely ignoring the game play annoyed the hell out of me.
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Ichiro wasn't out of the baseline? Are you kidding me? He ran 6 feet out of the way to get to the plate there. You can't do that.

[sarcasm]Duh, you can do that if you're a Yankee.[/sarcasm]

 

I'm reeling now at the thought of NYY/STL in the World Series. Hubris vs. sanctimony. Unless it opened up a black hole that swallowed both stadiums, no good can come of that.*

 

 

*with apologies to Principessa21. If NYY goes all the way, I will be happy for you, though pretty much no one else.

Remember: the Brewers never panic like you do.
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I thought the same thing about the baseline at home plate, then remembered something about the rule being different at home...

 

It was a great play on Ichiro's part though, totally athletic move to be able to be safe in that situation. Like the announcers said, the catcher should have just waited at the plate for him instead of trying to play cat and mouse.

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The rule isn't different at home. The umpire blew the call. You cannot do that sort of thing. What's to stop a guy from running all the way to the dugout to avoid a tag?

 

He didn't even attempt to reach the plate with a slide until he was about 10 feet past home plate.

"I wasted so much time in my life hating Juventus or A.C. Milan that I should have spent hating the Cardinals." ~kalle8

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The rule isn't different at home. The umpire blew the call. You cannot do that sort of thing. What's to stop a guy from running all the way to the dugout to avoid a tag?

 

He didn't even attempt to reach the plate with a slide until he was about 10 feet past home plate.

It's not just about where the plate/base is, though. The rule is:

 

7.08

Any runner is out when --

(a) (1) He runs more than three feet away from his baseline to avoid being tagged unless his action is to avoid interference with a fielder fielding a batted ball. A runners baseline is established when the tag attempt occurs and is a straight line from the runner to the base he is attempting to reach safely

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/runner_7.jsp

 

So I think Ichiro was more than three feet off his baseline & should have been called out, but it wasn't as blatant as it appeared, given the definition of a runner's baseline.

 

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He wasn't more than three feet outside the baseline. If he was, it was really close. It's not like he ran several steps away from the catcher. His first dodge was like one long step/half step and then he simply overran home plate because his momentum wouldn't let him stop.
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Where does the line for the baseline sit if a player over runs the base?

 

He over ran home plate by a LOT more than 3 feet, then came back.

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Where does the line for the baseline sit if a player over runs the base?

 

He over ran home plate by a LOT more than 3 feet, then came back.

I'm not sure, you could sift through the base runner rules link I posted if you want. Good question.

 

However, three feet from home plate isn't necessarily what needs to be examined. That's just the number used in the definition of a runner's baseline.

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He wasn't more than three feet outside the baseline. If he was, it was really close. It's not like he ran several steps away from the catcher. His first dodge was like one long step/half step and then he simply overran home plate because his momentum wouldn't let him stop.

 

The distance from the back of the batters box, to the back of the umpires box is 8 feet. So he is at least 10 feet away from home plate, which is where the baseline is by the definition of the rule.

 

A straight line from him to the bag when the tag is attempted.

 

Yes, it was a great play, but he absolutely should have been called out.

 

The equivalent at 2nd base would be a guy running onto the outfield grass to avoid a tag then stopping by running in a circle and going back to the bag.

"I wasted so much time in my life hating Juventus or A.C. Milan that I should have spent hating the Cardinals." ~kalle8

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