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Offline RebelNAT

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #50: August 22, 2011, 05:50:18 PM »
haha

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #51: August 22, 2011, 06:20:02 PM »
people must be pumped, 3 pages and it is an hour before gametime.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #52: August 22, 2011, 06:21:16 PM »
people must be pumped, 3 pages and it is an hour before gametime.

I know i am. Its hard not to be after taking the series from philly

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #53: August 22, 2011, 06:21:43 PM »
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I mean that just sounds gay....just sayin'

and what do you mean by that is sounds "gay"? does is have anything to do with homosexuality?

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #54: August 22, 2011, 06:24:23 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #55: August 22, 2011, 06:56:08 PM »
Joe Saunders is a local



Joseph Francis Saunders (born June 16, 1981 in Falls Church, Virginia) attended West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia.  (A relative of mine, his classmate, hit a homer off of him in Little League.)

Saunders played college baseball at Virginia Tech, where he compiled a 27-7 career record. His 27 wins tied him for third place in most career wins in school history.

As the only active major league player at the time from Virginia Tech, Saunders received special dispensation to wear a Virginia Tech cap during the April 20, 2007, game against the Seattle Mariners to honor the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre. Saunders also wore the initials "VT" on his cleats and drew the Virginia Tech logo on the back of the pitcher's mound before the start of the game. He picked up the win after pitching six shutout innings.[2]

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #56: August 22, 2011, 06:57:06 PM »
let's give joe saunders an unhappy homecoming

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #57: August 22, 2011, 06:58:52 PM »
Bixler has been playing great OF defense and deserves a CF look

+1

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #58: August 22, 2011, 07:00:34 PM »
and what do you mean by that is sounds "gay"? does is have anything to do with homosexuality?

nope...just a bad attempt at humor...I have gay friends..

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #59: August 22, 2011, 07:04:41 PM »
and by gay I mean they are Phillies and Eagles fans.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #60: August 22, 2011, 07:07:49 PM »
haha. Totally didnt expect that scrolling down.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #61: August 22, 2011, 07:11:20 PM »
some hard hit balls against Detwiler thus far. Get that ball lower in the k zone.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #62: August 22, 2011, 07:12:22 PM »
i watched the last 3 innings of the awesome game yesterday but wasn't on here.  scanned it afterwards and it was pretty sweet.

Det is getting frequent deep fly ball's here, not what we want to see

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #63: August 22, 2011, 07:13:26 PM »
That should be an aerror on Morse. Bad throw

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #64: August 22, 2011, 07:13:28 PM »
Very nice curve to get the K.

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #65: August 22, 2011, 07:13:38 PM »
Nice breaking pitch

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #66: August 22, 2011, 07:14:03 PM »
sick.  he's gaining more confidence in himself.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #67: August 22, 2011, 07:17:08 PM »
Jesus, Desomnd you couldnt beat that out??

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #68: August 22, 2011, 07:17:29 PM »
Why the freak is Bixler hitting 2nd?

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #69: August 22, 2011, 07:18:02 PM »
Jesus, Desomnd you couldnt beat that out??

Roberts had a slick throw

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #70: August 22, 2011, 07:18:11 PM »
Break the foreseeable no-no, Zimm.

Its looking like one of thse nights

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #71: August 22, 2011, 07:18:27 PM »
Way to give Saunders a quick inning :?

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #72: August 22, 2011, 07:19:05 PM »
Roberts had a slick throw

That chopper almost touched the sun. He should've beaten it.

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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #73: August 22, 2011, 07:19:31 PM »
There's going to be a "donnybrook" in this series. Book it. Game 3.

As a bit of a reminder of the last series with the D-Backs, here's a blog post by Larry Granillo, who catalogs home run trot times in a blog on Baseball Prospectus:

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The Ramos home run came late in the game Sunday and put the Nationals ahead 4-0. It also came one batter after Danny Espinosa was hit in the back (and, apparently, a few days after a Nationals player was nearly hit in the head by a D-backs pitcher). Ramos began his trot as normal, not sure if the ball would sail out. By the time he reached first, it was clearly gone. At that moment, you can see Ramos slow down some. My first thought, as I watched the home run the first time, was that it looked like Ramos had slowed down into his final walk - you know how trotters tend to slow down those last 10 or 15 feet before home plate - about 250 feet too early.

But it only got worse. At both second and third base, you can see Ramos go into an even slower trot before essentially strolling the last 45 feet. The Nationals feed (shown in the highlight above) shows Ramos get to the area of the plate, but it's hard to see when he touches home. Switching over to the Arizona feed, the steps are clearer but, as he gets to the plate, the camera moves over to a very angry Matt Williams in the Diamondbacks dugout. The Arizona broadcasters noticed the slow trot right away, commenting on it from the time he rounded second base until well after the play was done. They even went back and showed replays of the trot (which is where I was able to determine with certainty when Ramos stepped on the plate).

When I interviewed Duane Kuiper, he told me that the one trotter he admired more than anyone else was Matt Williams, for his no-nonsense way of rounding the bases. It makes sense, then, that Williams was so ticked off in the dugout. And it wasn't an accident on Ramos' part (nor could it be blamed on his injured leg from earlier in the game). Ramos told Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore that he did the slow trot on purpose, in order to "see those guys angry". Clearly it worked.

(And, in case anyone was wondering, this is the most spite-filled home run trot I've seen since Jose Bautista showed up the Yankees last year.)


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Re: Nationals vs Diamondbacks, Game 1
« Reply #74: August 22, 2011, 07:21:05 PM »
Damn we just won a freaking series against the phillies (on the road at that) and you're back to whining.    :smh:

He and PC had several of their worst games over the weekend - gotta keep the momentum going I guess.

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