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Zimmerman is on fire, let's hope he can keep it going.   :)

Is it just me, or is Zimmerman playing far more than normal so far this spring?

He took the first week off so he is just catching up with the other starters in total ABs

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So advantage Tebow?

Ted Williams would not approve but very sound strategy.

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Zimmerman is on fire, let's hope he can keep it going.   :)

Is it just me, or is Zimmerman playing far more than normal so far this spring?

Looks like it. He's had 20 ABs in 10 games so far. Last year he had 42 ABs in 14 games.

There are 18 more spring training games. Gotta think he's going to get at least 10 more and at least 30 more ABs.


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Ted Williams would not approve but very sound strategy.

That's a myth about Ted Williams.   He has stated that he would have sat out that last game in 1941 IF he had been 400 or above, which he wasn't, his average ROUNDED UP to .400 (something like .39999) and he believed that if he ended the season with that average it would not have been considered a legitimate .400 season.

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That's a myth about Ted Williams.   He has stated that he would have sat out that last game in 1941 IF he had been 400 or above, which he wasn't, his average ROUNDED UP to .400 (something like .39999) and he believed that if he ended the season with that average it would not have been considered a legitimate .400 season.


Wow, that's good info. But of course people prefer to believe the myth. :?

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That's a myth about Ted Williams.   He has stated that he would have sat out that last game in 1941 IF he had been 400 or above, which he wasn't, his average ROUNDED UP to .400 (something like .39999) and he believed that if he ended the season with that average it would not have been considered a legitimate .400 season.

If we're going to be factually accurate, he was below .400 (.39955) heading into the last day, but they had a double-header that day and he still played both games despite being over .400 after getting 4 hits in the first one, when an 0-5 (but not an 0-4) in the second one would have dropped him under.  See a summary here: http://sabr.org/research/day-ted-williams-became-last-400-hitter-baseball

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Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeriste, this is a Zim/Tebow thread.     Keep serious baseball stuff outahere.     :)

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Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeriste, this is a Zim/Tebow thread.     Keep serious baseball stuff outahere.     :)

With Zim's shoulder now held together with duct tape and a few paper clips, do you think he still has a better arm than Tebow?

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With Zim's shoulder now held together with duct tape and a few paper clips, do you think he still has a better arm than Tebow?

Hope you know I was just :poke: ing you and Ray.    I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Tebow does have the better arm  ...   with or without Zim's duct tape and paper clips.    :couch:

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Hope you know I was just :poke: ing you and Ray.    I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Tebow does have the better arm  ...   with or without Zim's duct tape and paper clips.    :couch:

Oh, no worries, it was good to get back on the topic of live baseball players that can't hit, as opposed to dead ones that could.

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Oh, no worries, it was good to get back on the topic of live baseball players that can't hit, as opposed to dead ones that could.

True dat.   :lol:

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If we're going to be factually accurate, he was below .400 (.39955) heading into the last day, but they had a double-header that day and he still played both games despite being over .400 after getting 4 hits in the first one, when an 0-5 (but not an 0-4) in the second one would have dropped him under.  See a summary here: http://sabr.org/research/day-ted-williams-became-last-400-hitter-baseball

Ok. But I think he was confident after that first game that there was nearly no chance he could blow it in the second game.

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I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Tebow does have the better arm  ...

He has a better arm than Ted Williams.

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He has a better arm than Ted Williams.

Frozen or unfrozen?

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MLB At Bat with the unkind description of a "soft" line out to RF.

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Frozen or unfrozen?

Only his head was frozen.

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Only his head was frozen.

Man, wasn't that a trip?

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1-2 with an RBI today so far.  Average up to .136

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Zim knocks a single, his third hit in two days, if he can keep up this hot streak he can pull into a virtual tie with his next at bat.

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1-2 with an RBI today so far.  Average up to .136

Hopefully, he'll bat his weight at some point.

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Hopefully, he'll bat his weight at some point.

Turner is just about hitting his (.188), do we add him to this thread?

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Turner is just about hitting his (.188), do we add him to this thread?

Only if we also get MAT voted into the Hall of Fame based on his performance last ST and so far this ST.

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Turner is just about hitting his (.188), do we add him to this thread?

You think Turner weights 188?     Appears lighter than that to me.

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Only if we also get MAT voted into the Hall of Fame based on his performance last ST and so far this ST.

good point, he is definitely our spring training MVP (though Severino is hitting north of .400 too)