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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #740 on: September 04, 2019, 11:42:05 am »
Springer’s fault for not knowing this. Not the field’s fault or the Brewers’.

Not knowing or forgetting.   Either way,  it's on the OFer.

Reddick said he was yelling to Springer that he had room but doubted George could hear him.

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« Reply #741 on: September 04, 2019, 11:42:09 am »
Springer’s fault for not knowing this. Not the field’s fault or the Brewers’.

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« Reply #742 on: September 04, 2019, 12:06:42 pm »
Not knowing or forgetting.   Either way,  it's on the OFer.

Reddick said he was yelling to Springer that he had room but doubted George could hear him.

Yep, standand call for other OFers, but damn that noise.

Funny (and true): I was pitching a semi-pro game for a Seguin team one weekend. We were on the road, but I do not remember where. The OF had an old-fashioned wood fence 8-10 feet tall, and a guy hit one about a mile off me to LCF. I knew it was gone immediately, and I imagine the fans did too. Not our CFer, though; he took off on a dead run looking up following the ball’s trajectory and intending to catch the ball. Our LFer, who was my teammate at Texas, seemed to be unaware also. He was calling “lotta room, lotta room” until the instant the CF ran into the fence face-first straight on. Thank goodness, he was stunned (and surprised!) but not hurt. Then it was hilarious! Looked like a Roadrunner cartoon. He hit the fence straight on, stuck to it a moment, then slid down to the ground.
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« Reply #743 on: September 04, 2019, 12:25:56 pm »
Yep, standand call for other OFers, but damn that noise.

Funny (and true): I was pitching a semi-pro game for a Seguin team one weekend. We were on the road, but I do not remember where. The OF had an old-fashioned wood fence 8-10 feet tall, and a guy hit one about a mile off me to LCF. I knew it was gone immediately, and I imagine the fans did too. Not our CFer, though; he took off on a dead run looking up following the ball’s trajectory and intending to catch the ball. Our LFer, who was my teammate at Texas, seemed to be unaware also. He was calling “lotta room, lotta room” until the instant the CF ran into the fence straight on. Thank goodness, he was stunned (and surprised!) but not hurt. Then it was hilarious! Looked like a Roadrunner cartoon. He hit the fence straight on, stuck to it a moment, then slid down to the ground.

I remember a game where the batter hit a towering popup right behind 1B.  The first baseman was trying to get under it, and you could tell was having trouble with the sun.  Our second baseman kept yelling "back...back...back...back" and the first baseman kept moving back towards the outfield.  He was still back peddling when the ball landed about five feet in front of him, at which point our second baseman yelled "too much".
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« Reply #744 on: September 04, 2019, 12:52:57 pm »
Tal's Hill concurs.
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #745 on: September 04, 2019, 12:59:14 pm »
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Surprised there weren't injuries there....

Why? No fence to run into, gradual slope, embarrassment from falling down might injure pride. Twisted ankle? I suppose that is possible. I liked The Hill but really like what the Astros did with CF.

Fences are the issue for hurting OFers.
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« Reply #746 on: September 04, 2019, 01:06:59 pm »
I remember a game where the batter hit a towering popup right behind 1B.  The first baseman was trying to get under it, and you could tell was having trouble with the sun.  Our second baseman kept yelling "back...back...back...back" and the first baseman kept moving back towards the outfield.  He was still back peddling when the ball landed about five feet in front of him, at which point our second baseman yelled "too much".

That's funny.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #747 on: September 04, 2019, 02:06:39 pm »
Springer’s fault for not knowing this. Not the field’s fault or the Brewers’.
Springer's fault?  Not like he's played a whole bunch of games in that park.  That's harsh.

eta:  that was his 5th game there.  No idea how many were RF vs CF
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« Reply #748 on: September 04, 2019, 02:12:02 pm »
Springer's fault?  Not like he's played a whole bunch of games in that park.  That's harsh.

eta:  that was his 5th game there.  No idea how many were RF vs CF

Not at all harsh. Lots of time before the game and all of BP to learn the wall. Easy to do with a guy and a fungo. All on him.
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« Reply #749 on: September 04, 2019, 02:23:03 pm »
Why? No fence to run into, gradual slope, embarrassment from falling down might injure pride. Twisted ankle? I suppose that is possible. I liked The Hill but really like what the Astros did with CF.

Fences are the issue for hurting OFers.
I remember Berkman falling down trying to make a catch going up the hill. They should have put a flagpole or something on the Hill to make it more challenging.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #750 on: September 04, 2019, 02:24:54 pm »
I remember Berkman falling down trying to make a catch going up the hill. They should have put a flagpole or something on the Hill to make it more challenging.

There was a flagpole on it, and the pole was in play. Richie Sexton hit it with a monster blast and had to settle for a double.
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« Reply #751 on: September 04, 2019, 02:30:02 pm »
There was a flagpole on it, and the pole was in play. Richie Sexton hit it with a monster blast and had to settle for a double.
Yea, I remember White Sox fans coming on here whining about the foul pole during the World Series in 05.

I didn't watch Sexton's blast live but saw highlights after the fact. 1 in a billion shot.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #752 on: September 04, 2019, 02:31:13 pm »
Is there a reason warning track width shouldn’t be standardized?

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #753 on: September 04, 2019, 02:35:55 pm »
Is there a reason warning track width shouldn’t be standardized?

Not that I can think of.

You saw Reddick get sketchy on the track on a RF catch against the wall in the first game, like he didn't know where things were.

Obviously they just didn't take enough fungos.  Glad Springer should be back soon.
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« Reply #754 on: September 04, 2019, 03:38:40 pm »
I remember Berkman falling down trying to make a catch going up the hill. They should have put a flagpole or something on the Hill to make it more challenging.
Berkman didn't just try to make the catch; he made the catch.  And considering Berkman's agility, it was a spectacular play.
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« Reply #755 on: September 04, 2019, 03:45:19 pm »
They should have tied a rottweiler to the pole.   Length of the chain varies.

If the dog gets the ball,  it's still in play.

They could have named it Tal.

I'm gonna email Reid Ryan right now.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #756 on: September 04, 2019, 03:46:48 pm »
They should have tied a rottweiler to the pole.   Length of the chain varies.

If the dog gets the ball,  it's still in play.

They could have named it Tal.

I'm gonna email Reid Ryan right now.

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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #757 on: September 04, 2019, 03:47:11 pm »
Is there a reason warning track width shouldn’t be standardized?

It used to be standard to 10 feet, but not anymore.  It's up to each team.  It's kind of like the fence height and distance...it's up to each team.
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Re: Aches and Pains (2019)
« Reply #758 on: September 04, 2019, 04:51:13 pm »
Normally I hate off-days.  But with Springer's injury and the state of the bullpen, a day off seems like just what the Astros need. 
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« Reply #759 on: September 04, 2019, 08:34:21 pm »
They should have tied a rottweiler to the pole.   Length of the chain varies.

If the dog gets the ball,  it's still in play.

They could have named it Tal.

I'm gonna email Reid Ryan right now.

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