Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' 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.
tiger Nation can be very sadistic. Look at our comments from page 45 on AFTER we made the World Series......Is being good 'good enough' for this town anymore?...Or are we just looking for a reason to brag and party???
Nobody expected us to just roll over and play dead, but that's what exactly happened.
The Red Wings have lost many series over the years that they should have won.
They at least seem to be in each battle though. These Tigers just mystified us.
I don't follow baseball closely but I love this thread, you guys are very emotional (except TaS of course).
What I learned from the Pistons long run in the ECFs, is to not take good play for granted. Which seems to be what winning does to us psychologically, our expectations eventually and inevitably outpace the results, and we end up complaining about a team that 90% of fans in the league would love to have.
Sounds like a vote for Flip Saunders ball............
Don't read too much into that. Saunders has been terrible since leaving the Pistons.
so have most of us...lol
TIED! Awesome pickoff by Nathan.
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