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Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #275: June 22, 2011, 08:32:13 PM »
Pete Orr being number 1 obviously.

Or Nyjer Morgan.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #276: June 22, 2011, 08:32:15 PM »
According to Mrs. de Sade, Chone Figgins looks like Willie Randolph in his scoreboard photo.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #277: June 22, 2011, 08:32:57 PM »
F.P. Santangelo giving young Nats fans terrible baserunning advice.  "Don't be afraid of making an out the basepaths."  Yes, one should be afraid of making outs on the basepaths, because it's frequently a very stupid thing to be doing.  /rant/

MC, may I direct you to the "rant" smilie?

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Of course you're free to do it whatever way you prefer, but just in case you hadn't explored the smiley selections yet, there it is.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #278: June 22, 2011, 08:33:10 PM »
Werth's best bet for getting on base is walking.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #279: June 22, 2011, 08:33:26 PM »
Wow, I didn't realize uniforms were completely devoid of identifying markers for that long :shock:

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #280: June 22, 2011, 08:34:12 PM »
Werth a walk...


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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #281: June 22, 2011, 08:34:18 PM »
Wait, Alberto Albuquerque is a real person!?? :shock:

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #282: June 22, 2011, 08:34:49 PM »
Wow, I didn't realize uniforms were completely devoid of identifying markers for that long :shock:

Weren't the Negro Leagues the first to identify uniforms?

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #283: June 22, 2011, 08:35:21 PM »
That's not as bad a habit as people put it out to be.  In some respects, it can be a more accurate throwing motion.

I agree - if it works, I'm fine with it.

He's going back and forth though so it seems like he's caught in between - trying to throw one way but lacking confidence in throwing it that way.  Trying to unlearn the sidearm but still trusting that more.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #284: June 22, 2011, 08:35:33 PM »
That's over 175 ABs now for Desmond without a HR.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #285: June 22, 2011, 08:36:40 PM »
Anyone feel like looking something up for me?

How many different pitchers had started games for us by this point last season?

9

Livo, Lannan, Stammen, Olsen, Marquis, Mock, Atilano, Martin, and of course...Strasjesus

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #286: June 22, 2011, 08:36:44 PM »
I agree - if it works, I'm fine with it.

He's going back and forth though so it seems like he's caught in between - trying to throw one way but lacking confidence in throwing it that way.  Trying to unlearn the sidearm but still trusting that more.

I think that's exactly it.  The difficult plays don't allow for time to think about it so he just goes with what feels natural - so he makes all of those plays.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #287: June 22, 2011, 08:37:09 PM »
It looks more like a confidence issue than an arm strength issue.

It's not confidence and it's not arm strength, he's trying to find a way to throw that doesn't hurt his abdominal repair.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #288: June 22, 2011, 08:38:08 PM »
I think that's exactly it.  The difficult plays don't allow for time to think about it so he just goes with what feels natural - so he makes all of those plays.

I had wondered about this too.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #289: June 22, 2011, 08:38:37 PM »
It's not confidence and it's not arm strength, he's trying to find a way to throw that doesn't hurt his abdominal repair.

Perhaps.  The way he throws looks like he's trying to "steer" the ball to 1B which is usually a sign of confidence.  Perhaps it's also the injury - if it is hurting him, he probably should throw sidearm.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #290: June 22, 2011, 08:38:59 PM »
9

Livo, Lannan, Stammen, Olsen, Marquis, Mock, Atilano, Martin, and of course...Strasjesus

Wow.  Thanks for looking that up. 

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #291: June 22, 2011, 08:39:20 PM »
Bedard > Nationals

Come on Lannan, keep it going, you are our only chance

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #292: June 22, 2011, 08:39:44 PM »
What was the logo on your hats?  :lmao:

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #293: June 22, 2011, 08:40:09 PM »
Damn, I missed the President's speech on Afghanistan.    :mg:

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #294: June 22, 2011, 08:40:44 PM »
I had wondered about this too.

It's why I don't buy the injury theory.  If throwing was hurting him, I doubt he;d go all out on the throws where he ranges toward the 3B bag.  Plus, it would negatively affect his swing to the point where he'd be a liability in the lineup.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #295: June 22, 2011, 08:41:41 PM »
T Plush is from Cali, yo
Or Nyjer Morgan.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #296: June 22, 2011, 08:42:06 PM »
That ole Lannan is quick as a cat.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #297: June 22, 2011, 08:42:13 PM »
Skate save and a beauty

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #298: June 22, 2011, 08:42:15 PM »
ugh, gotta make that play.

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Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 2
« Reply #299: June 22, 2011, 08:42:19 PM »
He was wearing a White Sox hat
Damn, I missed the President's speech on Afghanistan.    :mg: