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Offline bluestreak

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« Reply #100: May 06, 2021, 12:20:17 PM »

It's a close cousin of an error.  You have to complete a play to get an out (other than the IF fly rule).

and foul Bunt with 2 strikes, batted ball hitting a runner, batter steps out of batters box, runner leaves baseline, runner obstructs catchers throw, fan interference, and i am sure there are others...

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« Reply #101: May 06, 2021, 01:33:11 PM »
and foul Bunt with 2 strikes, batted ball hitting a runner, batter steps out of batters box, runner leaves baseline, runner obstructs catchers throw, fan interference, and i am sure there are others...
like I said, it's closest to an error.  Substitute the word "throw" for pitch and it's easy to see. It's a dropped pitch or wild pitch (throw). both of those are errors everywhere else on the diamond.

Ball hitting a runner seems sui generis.  Foul bunt is a speed of play thing.  It's too easy to continually foul a pitch from a bunt stance.  Contact with a pitch outside the batters box and the others you list are essentially cheating. 

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« Reply #102: May 06, 2021, 02:04:43 PM »
Giancarlo Stanton hits another home run to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The streak includes 6 homers and 4 doubles.

Also, reportedly, Albert Pujols will be released by the Angels today.

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« Reply #103: May 06, 2021, 02:10:58 PM »
It’s official. Pujols DFA’d.

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« Reply #104: May 06, 2021, 02:13:21 PM »
It’s official. Pujols DFA’d.

end of an era.

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« Reply #105: May 06, 2021, 04:06:03 PM »
It’s official. Pujols DFA’d.
IF he is retiring, I'd imagine the Cards bring him back for a day if there's roster room. 

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« Reply #106: May 06, 2021, 04:10:06 PM »
IF he is retiring, I'd imagine the Cards bring him back for a day if there's roster room.

If Freeman is ever DFA'd, the Nats need to sign him for a day.  He's owned us and it'd be the only way we'd ever own him.

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« Reply #107: May 07, 2021, 02:40:02 PM »
Average OPS this year so far is down to .705. 

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« Reply #108: May 07, 2021, 02:48:38 PM »
Average OPS this year so far is down to .705.
New dead-ball era?

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« Reply #109: May 07, 2021, 03:02:28 PM »
New dead-ball era?
Launch angle legacy.

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« Reply #110: May 07, 2021, 04:00:03 PM »
like I said, it's closest to an error.  Substitute the word "throw" for pitch and it's easy to see. It's a dropped pitch or wild pitch (throw). both of those are errors everywhere else on the diamond.

Ball hitting a runner seems sui generis.  Foul bunt is a speed of play thing.  It's too easy to continually foul a pitch from a bunt stance.  Contact with a pitch outside the batters box and the others you list are essentially cheating. 
It's not even a consistent rule.   The catcher doesn't have to finish the play if there is a guy on first.  But he does if there are 2 outs.   He doesn't have to finish the play for strike 1 or 2 to count.

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« Reply #111: May 07, 2021, 10:49:38 PM »
Miley with a no hitter through 8

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« Reply #112: May 07, 2021, 10:58:27 PM »
Miley with a no hitter through 8

And Sean Manaea perfect through 6

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« Reply #113: May 08, 2021, 12:24:25 AM »
Indians have been no-hit twice this season already, yet started the day in first place.

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« Reply #114: May 08, 2021, 12:43:30 AM »
Someone on MLB Network - maybe Dan Plesac? - had as his bold prediction that there would be a record number of no-hitters this season. Starting to look like it could be more modest than bold.

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« Reply #115: May 09, 2021, 12:04:03 AM »
The Phils/Braves game tonight has been quite the circus.

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« Reply #116: May 09, 2021, 12:09:51 AM »
The Phils/Braves game tonight has been quite the circus.

Insane ending.

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« Reply #117: May 09, 2021, 12:21:51 AM »
Blowing three extra inning leads is impressive

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« Reply #118: May 12, 2021, 03:07:54 PM »
Shohei Ohtani pitches 7 innings of 1-ER ball, strikes out 10, then goes to play right field. The Angels still lose because their bullpen blows the game after he goes to the OF.

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« Reply #119: May 12, 2021, 03:47:54 PM »
Shohei Ohtani pitches 7 innings of 1-ER ball, strikes out 10, then goes to play right field. The Angels still lose because their bullpen blows the game after he goes to the OF.

Just incredible.

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« Reply #120: May 13, 2021, 08:02:25 PM »
Definition of taking one for the team: Sean Manaea has given up 2 2run homers and is down 6-0 after 2 innings, but is out there for the 3rd with 2 on and one of the guys who took him deep up with no outs.

Edit- bases loaded now. They finally pulled him

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« Reply #121: May 14, 2021, 02:27:38 PM »
8 vaccinated Yankees tested positive, all had J&J. All but one are asymptomatic, one Phil Nevin, had mild symptoms.

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« Reply #122: May 14, 2021, 04:30:01 PM »
8 vaccinated Yankees tested positive, all had J&J. All but one are asymptomatic, one Phil Nevin, had mild symptoms.
Shows the good and bad of the J&J vaccine.


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« Reply #124: May 17, 2021, 03:54:50 PM »
i'm not seeing anything wrong with the Machado slide, he was running in a straight line toward 2nd and the 2nd basemen pretty much ran into his path

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