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  1. Aaron Silverman

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    Yeah, people used to say that about mixed-race marriages, too. :P
     
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    I notice that in the M8iami game where they won, there are pictures of the Miami picture loading a spit-ball.
     
  3. TonyD

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    Yeh during that game that the Phillies lost the Marlins pitcher hocked a big one right on the ball and rubbed it in.I was watching the game and they had a close up on the pitcher. Phils announcers never mentioned it.He was off the mound and did rub it into the ball so I guess that's allowed.
     
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    Here is the clip.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3l7hgfXKlo&sns=em
     
  5. Mike Frezon

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    As an aside: since 1880, the numbers of balls required for a walk have dropped from 9 to 8 to 7 to 6 to 5 to 4.

    And there was a brief time in 1887 when four strikes were required for an out.
     
  6. Aaron Silverman

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    I think he was just trying to shine it. :blink:
     
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    And I thought that was some rule that gym teachers made up whenever playing the sport for class. :D
     
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    Oh man, did I really hate going to games at that stadium. At the time, I thought that was one of the reasons why attendance is so low at the games, because it is so freaking unbearable. Even the breeze provides no relief at all.
     
  9. Aaron Silverman

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    You thought correctly. On really hot afternoons, people used to leave in droves after a few innings.
     
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    Stupid Mets stopped our winning streak.

    grrrrr!
     
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    Phils find another new way to lose a game, second base ump helped.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QpnWed8Mmo&sns=emInstant replay would overturn this one.
     
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    I'd rather have the game end the way it did.

    But, that's me.
     
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    {Biting tongue. . .}

    :lol:
     
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    Arguments about umpires' calls have been going on since the beginning of the Game. I think instant replay would ruin it.
     
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    I knew there was a reason I liked Kevin so much... :D
     
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    After tonight's game, Mike, talk to the hand. :eek:

    It's great that our most effective pitcher was David Murphy. :laugh: And the Brewers helped a brother out. It's all good!
     
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    I always LOVE it when a position player is brought into the game to pitch. LOVE it.

    I realize there's a chance they could get hurt one way or another...but it's another human/strategic element to the game that makes it great.
     
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    Strange fact: one year ago TO THE DAY, outfielder Craig Gentry was brought in to pitch in a similar crushing loss to the A's.

    Also, it sounds like the crowd gave David a nice round of applause when he came up to bat in the ninth, which is nice. He's a really good guy (and originally drafted by the Sox).
     
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    I love it as well, but I would strongly advocate that when position players are brought into a game to pitch, that instant replay is used for all balls and strikes -- but only for when a position player is brought into the game to pitch. And the replay ought not to be used for home run calls during this time.

    ;)
     
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    ...unless someone named Jeffrey Maier touches the ball while in play. :D
     
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