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Old 04-06-2018, 09:40 AM   #1
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Yep, the season has started. Can't beat fun at the old ballpark.

https://www.mlb.com/cubs/video/baezs...3?tid=47149716

The ball got misplayed 3 times in the play. Off the pitcher, then second baseman, then centerfielder.
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Yep, the season has started. Can't beat fun at the old ballpark.

https://www.mlb.com/cubs/video/baezs...3?tid=47149716

The ball got misplayed 3 times in the play. Off the pitcher, then second baseman, then centerfielder.
I would not call a misplay on the pitcher, the way I look at it there is rarely an error called on a pitch on a reaction play like that.
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I would not call a misplay on the pitcher, the way I look at it there is rarely an error called on a pitch on a reaction play like that.
True, not sure what the ruling was. But I would have called it a hit, error on second baseman, no error on outfielder.
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I have already enjoyed two in-person games this season. The Braves moved to a new stadium last season and there are lots of options for food/drink around the stadium now..they have done a good with it. It's also a smaller stadium, so it's more intimate and even the cheapest seats are pretty good.

Plus, the new stadium is much closer to home, so an Uber ride can be had for about $10.
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That's an error on the pitcher. It was a softly hit line drive directly to the pitcher, eminently catchable, even ticked off his glove. This allowed the hitter to reach base. Since there were two out, Baez was running on contact and would have made it to third. There should be an error on the CF since he bobbled the ball allowing Baez to score (he ran through the third base coach's stop sign.) Didn't see if the batter-runner advanced to second base on the throw home, but he should have. If he didn't it was a mistake. So two fielding errors on the defense and likely two mental errors on the offense--one for the batter-runner for failing to advance to second base, and one on Baez for disobeying the third base coach's instruction.

My son has a saying for plays like these--"This is the Major Leagues?"

The defensive plays have really gone downhill in MLB over the past 10 years or so, and accelerated in the past 3 to 5 years.
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That's an error on the pitcher. It was a softly hit line drive directly to the pitcher, eminently catchable, even ticked off his glove. This allowed the hitter to reach base. Since there were two out, Baez was running on contact and would have made it to third. There should be an error on the CF since he bobbled the ball allowing Baez to score (he ran through the third base coach's stop sign.) Didn't see if the batter-runner advanced to second base on the throw home, but he should have. If he didn't it was a mistake. So two fielding errors on the defense and likely two mental errors on the offense--one for the batter-runner for failing to advance to second base, and one on Baez for disobeying the third base coach's instruction.

My son has a saying for plays like these--"This is the Major Leagues?"

The defensive plays have really gone downhill in MLB over the past 10 years or so, and accelerated in the past 3 to 5 years.
Just checked. Box score had 2 errors on 2nd baseman (not sure on same play or separate) and one on CF.
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That's an error on the pitcher. It was a softly hit line drive directly to the pitcher, eminently catchable, even ticked off his glove. This allowed the hitter to reach base. Since there were two out, Baez was running on contact and would have made it to third. There should be an error on the CF since he bobbled the ball allowing Baez to score (he ran through the third base coach's stop sign.) Didn't see if the batter-runner advanced to second base on the throw home, but he should have. If he didn't it was a mistake. So two fielding errors on the defense and likely two mental errors on the offense--one for the batter-runner for failing to advance to second base, and one on Baez for disobeying the third base coach's instruction.

My son has a saying for plays like these--"This is the Major Leagues?"

The defensive plays have really gone downhill in MLB over the past 10 years or so, and accelerated in the past 3 to 5 years.


Just read the pitcher did not get an error.... and I would not have expected one for him.... he had almost no time to catch.... I doubt there are many pitchers who would have caught that ball.....

I also give an error on the outfielder since his mistake allowed the run....

Kudos to the runner for NOT stopping.... the 3rd base coach was signaling that the center fielder was about to pick up the ball and to not run... but the runner was looking and saw he did miss, so ran.... there is no time to take a look at the coach and wait to be told to run.... just do it...

It was a close play at home and I would say the same thing even if he were thrown out....



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Yes, was an error on the 2B. Hmm...
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True, not sure what the ruling was. But I would have called it a hit, error on second baseman, no error on outfielder.
I would have called it a hit, error on 2nd baseman to allow runner to third, error on CF to allow runner home..
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Normally every season, I start off with a new sense of optimism. Unfortunately, as a Rangers fan, I am not feeling that way this year, but hey, this is baseball so you never know.
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I would have called it a hit, error on 2nd baseman to allow runner to third, error on CF to allow runner home..
My decision to not rule error on CF is because even after bobble, I think a good throw would have still got Baez out. Baez did make a terrific slide just in time. Folks don't give errors to throws off the mark.

I do see how though the official scorer could say, if not bobble then there wouldn't even be a play at the plate. So, I'm fine with error on CF.
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Normally every season, I start off with a new sense of optimism. Unfortunately, as a Rangers fan, I am not feeling that way this year, but hey, this is baseball so you never know.

Optimism? I question if youíre actually a Ranger fan...
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Also a Cowboys fan, so I have experience at it.
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Two words: Shohei Ohtani

Season only a week in, but he looks Good.

Three home runs, and carried a perfect game to the 7th .
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