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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:36 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
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bukie wrote:Double with bases loaded


like a legit well hit one or a grounder that bounced over a corner IF and made it down the line

Legit we'll hit line drive to LF, against a LHP too


yayyyyyyyyyyyy :bow: :bow:
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:50 pm

Happy to hear that about Heyward. I don't dwell on bad Spring Training performance but given that he made significant changes to his swing it's obviously a good thing to start to see positive results.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Derwood » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:08 am



That home run swing was still....weird. He looked like he rolled by ankles on the swing.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:12 am

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That home run swing was still....weird. He looked like he rolled by ankles on the swing.


Maybe not as pronounced, but 2012 Heyward doesn't look that much different to me

http://m.mlb.com/video/v24710295/atlmil ... 2+home+run

Again, tho, it's still my stance that none of us is qualified to comment on these things
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Derwood » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:14 am

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That home run swing was still....weird. He looked like he rolled by ankles on the swing.


Maybe not as pronounced, but 2012 Heyward doesn't look that much different to me

http://m.mlb.com/video/v24710295/atlmil ... 2+home+run

Again, tho, it's still my stance that none of us is qualified to comment on these things


If the results are good, who cares (of course), but yeah, that 2012 clip was just a footwork mess.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:18 am

basically, what i'm saying is, heyward has always looked ugly. last year def more out of whack and obviously results were awful, but scouts have been talking crap about his swing and overall mechanics forever. so hopefully he can go back to being good at the plate again despite looking goofy, instead of looking a little more goofy and being very bad like last year.

edit - here he is with the goofy footwork again, taking james russell deep

http://m.mlb.com/video/v32792295/chcatl ... s+home+run
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:29 pm

you can tell he's really trying to keep from tucking in his front shoulder. Sometimes he even does it and realizes it and sticks it back in during his load.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:30 pm

It's almost like he's using spring training to work on a new swing.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:23 pm

Banedon wrote:It's almost like he's using spring training to work on a new swing.

first I've heard of it
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:17 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Sometimes he even does it and realizes it and sticks it back in during his load.


I had no idea they had hired Sting as a coach.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:36 pm

heyward lined one hard in his first ab

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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby treebird » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:44 pm

i know i said last year that everyone talking themselves into heyward's fluke 3 for his last 9s or whatever was like in little big league when billy falls in love with his favorite player's seeing-eye singles, but this new "ALERT ALERT HEYWARD HAS HIT THE BALL AT LEAST KIND OF HARD IN CONSECUTIVE SPRING TRAINING GAMES" really takes the cake.

we all want him to be good soooooo much. it is adorable.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:52 pm

treebird wrote:i know i said last year that everyone talking themselves into heyward's fluke 3 for his last 9s or whatever was like in little big league when billy falls in love with his favorite player's seeing-eye singles, but this new "ALERT ALERT HEYWARD HAS HIT THE BALL AT LEAST KIND OF HARD IN CONSECUTIVE SPRING TRAINING GAMES" really takes the cake.

we all want him to be good soooooo much. it is adorable.


nah actual hard contact >> those seeing eye singles even if it is ST

i can barely even picture heyward with anything resembling hard contact last year outside of his 7 dongs, of which i remember only 2 of them and i can only assume the other 5 were heavily wind blown popups
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:56 pm

funny but #truefact

heyward actually hit 11% fewer grounders last year than he did the year before with STL, and his LD% (lol LD%) was a little over a percent higher. 1.39 gb/fb ratio compared to 2.44 the year before. imagine seeing that many more ground balls from him than he already had despite him having basically put up an .800 ops that year.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Banedon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:57 pm

treebird wrote:i know i said last year that everyone talking themselves into heyward's fluke 3 for his last 9s or whatever was like in little big league when billy falls in love with his favorite player's seeing-eye singles, but this new "ALERT ALERT HEYWARD HAS HIT THE BALL AT LEAST KIND OF HARD IN CONSECUTIVE SPRING TRAINING GAMES" really takes the cake.

we all want him to be good soooooo much. it is adorable.


It goes the other way too. With every bad AB suddenly everyone becomes a swing doctor and tries to pick apart his failures.
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Postby bukie » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:20 pm

Banedon wrote:
treebird wrote:i know i said last year that everyone talking themselves into heyward's fluke 3 for his last 9s or whatever was like in little big league when billy falls in love with his favorite player's seeing-eye singles, but this new "ALERT ALERT HEYWARD HAS HIT THE BALL AT LEAST KIND OF HARD IN CONSECUTIVE SPRING TRAINING GAMES" really takes the cake.

we all want him to be good soooooo much. it is adorable.


It goes the other way too. With every bad AB suddenly everyone becomes a swing doctor and tries to pick apart his failures.


The only thing that bothers me are the people actively rooting for him to fail because they want to be proven right in their opposition to his acquisition.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:34 pm

bukie wrote:
Banedon wrote:
treebird wrote:i know i said last year that everyone talking themselves into heyward's fluke 3 for his last 9s or whatever was like in little big league when billy falls in love with his favorite player's seeing-eye singles, but this new "ALERT ALERT HEYWARD HAS HIT THE BALL AT LEAST KIND OF HARD IN CONSECUTIVE SPRING TRAINING GAMES" really takes the cake.

we all want him to be good soooooo much. it is adorable.


It goes the other way too. With every bad AB suddenly everyone becomes a swing doctor and tries to pick apart his failures.


The only thing that bothers me are the people actively rooting for him to fail because they want to be proven right in their opposition to his acquisition.

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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby David » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:36 pm

bukie wrote:
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treebird wrote:i know i said last year that everyone talking themselves into heyward's fluke 3 for his last 9s or whatever was like in little big league when billy falls in love with his favorite player's seeing-eye singles, but this new "ALERT ALERT HEYWARD HAS HIT THE BALL AT LEAST KIND OF HARD IN CONSECUTIVE SPRING TRAINING GAMES" really takes the cake.

we all want him to be good soooooo much. it is adorable.


It goes the other way too. With every bad AB suddenly everyone becomes a swing doctor and tries to pick apart his failures.


The only thing that bothers me are the people actively rooting for him to fail because they want to be proven right in their opposition to his acquisition.


i'm more annoyed at the people who were either against his acquisition (or the cards fans who were like good riddens) acting vindicated like last year was anything like heyward has been the rest of his career. he was a 26 year old coming off a very good year who cratered out of nowhere.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Derwood » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:31 pm

David wrote:


I feel like there is a bucket full of context missing here
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:43 pm

Derwood wrote:
David wrote:


I feel like there is a bucket full of context missing here


Not if you know how to read a twitter thread.
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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Derwood » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:59 pm

Banedon wrote:
Derwood wrote:
David wrote:


I feel like there is a bucket full of context missing here


Not if you know how to read a twitter thread.


I think we've established that I don't.
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Postby Banedon » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:04 pm

Derwood wrote:I think we've established that I don't.








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Re: 2017 Spring Training Game Thread

Postby Derwood » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:22 pm

There's the bucket
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