Discussion in 'Tigers and Baseball' started by LA Dre, Jan 17, 2012.
I thought that was Verlander's job
Well he can probably match the auto machine pitcher by throwing 150 pitches a night, but can he pitch every game?
I've thought about that as a softball alternative. Mens amateur pitching machine league. Hardball wouldn't be so brutal without the pitchers. Games would go fast without balls too.
when was the last time some one took JV yard ?
Watch it Dre, this is a serious Baseball issue.
Ok here we go.
Its Little League and I'm the 5th pitcher on this team so they make another team and they take the worst from every team. This one kid, a good friend, puts his glove up to catch a fly and the ball lands 2ft to his left, every time. The coach is a piece of S. We never get batting practice as he just hits balls to us.
----So I'm pitching the first game and the ump won't call any of my pitches strikes. I walk in about 8 guys and I'm looking at the coach and 4 more walks later he finally comes to the mound and says don't worry they aren't hitting you!!
----I'm throwing the ball from every delivery and still no strikes. By now I realize the strike zone is about one foot up, dead center of the plate and about 5in. square.
Finally the pitcher from the other team comes up , that coaches son, and I throw a ball that has a convex hump,
drops 3in. then goes straight into the catchers mitt from 4ft. out. It startles the ump and he chokes out, STRIKE.
Two more of those pitches and I strike the kid out. He goes into the dugout and says to his dad, "he struck me out"! Just as befuddled. I think we lost that game 29-0
Your coach was AWESOME!
That coach had a little leyland in him it sounds like.
no he wasn't and no he doesn't
15 walks in a row and he stuck with his go-to guy.
I remember wondering when I was in little league why the umps didn't just expand the strike zone to make the game go by faster.
they wanted you to groove the pitch those little leaguers can make contact
Ticker: Tigers-Giants, through the umps' eyes | Detroit Tigers | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Looks interesting. Maybe it will be replayed.
Interesting tidbit on Leyland giving the ump some props later in the game after Fielder was called out at home plate.
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