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Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:41 pm

I feel like there should be a thread for just baseball .gifs. This is great:

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Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:45 pm

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:I feel like there should be a thread for just baseball .gifs. This is great:

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Haha...I love the look at the end...where he's realizing how dumb he just looked.

EDIT: I liked your idea of the gif thread. So, done.

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed May 01, 2013 6:35 am

Just a bit of english.

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Wed May 01, 2013 6:58 am

One of the stranger rules in baseball. Rarely see that.
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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed May 01, 2013 7:46 am

OleMissCub wrote:One of the stranger rules in baseball. Rarely see that.


what's so strange about it?
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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed May 01, 2013 8:02 am

There was a fun article in one of the SABR journals a few years back about the reverse of that. For some period in the 19th century, the rule was that a ball was fair if it landed fair, without having to pass either base.

So some hitters mastered "fair-foul hitting," where they'd try to chop down on the ball and have it hit the ground in front of the plate with backspin, going straight back behind the catcher.

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Banedon » Wed May 01, 2013 8:20 am

KyleJRM wrote:There was a fun article in one of the SABR journals a few years back about the reverse of that. For some period in the 19th century, the rule was that a ball was fair if it landed fair, without having to pass either base.

So some hitters mastered "fair-foul hitting," where they'd try to chop down on the ball and have it hit the ground in front of the plate with backspin, going straight back behind the catcher.


Ha! Did it say how successful they were at it?

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Wed May 01, 2013 9:13 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:
OleMissCub wrote:One of the stranger rules in baseball. Rarely see that.


what's so strange about it?


Perhaps the rule itself is not strange, but it looks odd when it happens like that. Doesn't occur very often.
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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby witty alias » Wed May 01, 2013 6:12 pm

KyleJRM wrote:There was a fun article in one of the SABR journals a few years back about the reverse of that. For some period in the 19th century, the rule was that a ball was fair if it landed fair, without having to pass either base.

So some hitters mastered "fair-foul hitting," where they'd try to chop down on the ball and have it hit the ground in front of the plate with backspin, going straight back behind the catcher.


Now that's gritty. They had TWTW

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed May 01, 2013 9:19 pm

Found it:

http://research.sabr.org/journals/files ... ime-20.pdf

The article is the first one, on page 3. It's pretty interesting.

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Wed May 01, 2013 11:52 pm

that was an amazing article. i wish i could see it done.

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Thu May 02, 2013 1:22 am

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And a bonus .jpg:

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Banedon » Thu May 02, 2013 5:38 am

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu May 02, 2013 7:31 am

Tangled Up in Plaid wrote:Image


Probably no one remembers, but that sliding to a stop reminds me of Phil Nevin's shoulder injury a decade ago.
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Postby OleMissCub » Thu May 02, 2013 8:35 am

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Banedon » Thu May 02, 2013 8:40 am

Gonna get a bunch of those now?

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu May 02, 2013 4:16 pm

Well, Borbon just shot up in my list of favorite Cubs right now.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu May 02, 2013 4:18 pm

That was impressively Jeter-esque.
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Postby Pushfrog98 » Fri May 03, 2013 6:36 am

#twtw?

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Fri May 03, 2013 8:42 am

Rizzo's awesome catch:

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Banedon » Mon May 06, 2013 5:39 am

Torii Hunter vs Astros:

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Mon May 06, 2013 6:45 am

ha, it's like high school
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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Banedon » Mon May 06, 2013 9:32 am

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Re: Baseball Gif Thread

Postby Tangled Up in Plaid » Mon May 06, 2013 9:04 pm

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