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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #25: February 26, 2018, 06:25:26 PM »
which ump blew the check swing?

Apparently it was Bill Hohn, who since retired.  Ironically, he threw Oswalt out of a game that same year for dubious reasons.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #26: February 26, 2018, 07:09:59 PM »
Khalil Greene

If you were a fan in 2005, Khalil Greene is the answer.  After midnight, in my kitchen listening to us close out the Padres, when all of a sudden.............

(I'm sorry.  I can't go back to that dark place and re-live the moment)


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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #27: February 26, 2018, 07:24:36 PM »
Khalil is definitely a villain, but I never placed a lot of importance on that moment besides symbolism.  Maybe it's because I'm a through-and-through LOD'er, but I can't wrap my mind around the fact that people were actually thinking the Nats might still make the playoffs at that point of '05.  The writing was on the wall in early September.  If it wasn't Khalil f'ing Greene, then something else would've ended the season.

In fact, I remember attending this game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WAS/WAS200507210.shtml and just being smacked in the face with the realization that the wheels were totally coming off.


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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #28: February 26, 2018, 07:31:02 PM »
I'm pretty sure Pete Kozma will forever be my most hated ex player. Its one thing to get killed by the likes of Giancarlo Stanton or Chase Utley, but Pete freaking Kozma? Really?

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« Reply #29: February 26, 2018, 09:21:51 PM »
Khalil is definitely a villain, but I never placed a lot of importance on that moment besides symbolism.  Maybe it's because I'm a through-and-through LOD'er, but I can't wrap my mind around the fact that people were actually thinking the Nats might still make the playoffs at that point of '05.  The writing was on the wall in early September.  If it wasn't Khalil f'ing Greene, then something else would've ended the season.

In fact, I remember attending this game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WAS/WAS200507210.shtml and just being smacked in the face with the realization that the wheels were totally coming off.

Funny, for me it was a different game in the same series: Eric Bruntlett.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #30: February 27, 2018, 08:19:56 AM »
Is this where we say freak Pete Kozma and Jose Tabata?

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #31: February 27, 2018, 09:55:34 AM »
Is this where we say freak Pete Kozma and Jose Tabata?

slate has the entire thread on ignore. :)

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #32: February 27, 2018, 10:03:04 AM »
Anyone involved with the MASN setup.

Stan Kasten

Whichever ump was behind plate for the Berkman check swing in 2010.

Dan Uggla and his schmedium jersey seemed destined to crank homers at the worst moments when he was a Marlin.

The WNFF thread on Mark Teixeira.

Kozma.

Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder.

Ibanez with the Phillies.

Josa Tabata.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #33: February 27, 2018, 11:59:43 AM »
Whichever ump was behind plate for the Berkman check swing in 2010.
2012?

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #34: February 27, 2018, 12:07:13 PM »
JCA, could we combine the two threads (villain and nats) into a Let's remember some guys and moments" thread? i like that we're now posting crazy crap from our history.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #35: February 27, 2018, 12:11:10 PM »
Dusty Baker for last postseason.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #36: February 27, 2018, 02:31:40 PM »
JCA, could we combine the two threads (villain and nats) into a Let's remember some guys and moments" thread? i like that we're now posting crazy crap from our history.

2 threads too complicated to keep straight?

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #37: February 27, 2018, 03:00:09 PM »
2 threads too complicated to keep straight?

yes. as a maryland-educated man, having to follow two similar threads is too much for my brain

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #38: February 27, 2018, 04:11:17 PM »
Leave that up to the Duke men.

yes. as a maryland-educated man, having to follow two similar threads is too much for my brain

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #39: February 27, 2018, 04:57:45 PM »
Leave that up to the Duke men.

...or Maryland women...

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #40: February 27, 2018, 04:59:53 PM »
Cole "Fake Tough" Hamels for drilling Harper in his rookie year for, well, just because. What an a-hole.

Of course, when Harper stole home on him later in the game, well, that to me was one of the best moments ever at the park.

My brain doesn't work very well when it comes to remembering baseball moments, but that one I won't forget.

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« Reply #41: February 27, 2018, 05:16:58 PM »
Cole "Fake Tough" Hamels for drilling Harper in his rookie year for, well, just because. What an a-hole.

Of course, when Harper stole home on him later in the game, well, that to me was one of the best moments ever at the park.

My brain doesn't work very well when it comes to remembering baseball moments, but that one I won't forget.

Harper’s steal of home is definitely one of my Top 5 Nats moments.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #42: February 27, 2018, 05:21:33 PM »
But they were using the experiences with the Braves for building a team from within for the long term.  One could argue Rizzo's progress is based on the actions of Bowden/Kasten. 

I think Bowden and Kasten are easily the two biggest internal villains the Nats have ever had.

Just look at how the organization has turned around since their departure?  And I don't just mean in terms of winning (although that's helped a lot).  The team no longer feels like some AAAA ball club.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #44: February 27, 2018, 06:51:08 PM »
But they were using the experiences with the Braves for building a team from within for the long term.  One could argue Rizzo's progress is based on the actions of Bowden/Kasten. 


Bowden was with the Reds, not the Braves.

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #45: February 27, 2018, 09:40:21 PM »
Cole "Fake Tough" Hamels for drilling Harper in his rookie year for, well, just because. What an a-hole.

Of course, when Harper stole home on him later in the game, well, that to me was one of the best moments ever at the park.

My brain doesn't work very well when it comes to remembering baseball moments, but that one I won't forget.

May we also need a "greatest moments" thread, and a companion "worst moments" one.  Then again, poor UMDNats head would explode, so never mind.    :lol:

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #46: February 27, 2018, 09:42:14 PM »
May we also need a "greatest moments" thread...

Let's see:

1.  Werthquake.













































2.  Everything else...

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Re: Let's remember some guys: Villain edition
« Reply #47: February 27, 2018, 10:06:42 PM »
Storen. 'Nuff said.