Tigers Tigers 2012

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    I thought that was Verlander's job
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    Well he can probably match the auto machine pitcher by throwing 150 pitches a night, but can he pitch every game?:confused:
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    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.
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    when was the last time some one took JV yard ?
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    Watch it Dre, this is a serious Baseball issue.
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    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
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    Your coach was AWESOME!
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    That coach had a little leyland in him it sounds like.
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    no he wasn't and no he doesn't
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    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.
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    they wanted you to groove the pitch those little leaguers can make contact
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    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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