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Old 10-26-2012, 06:31 PM   #166
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It's good to be a part of a group that understands the important nuances of baseball.

Although one of my best friends used to coach his son's little league team and the guy was/is a wreck when it comes to the fundamentals.

As an example he'd have his kid's at second base (The only base runner) try to take third if the ball went to the shortstop.
They got thrown out every time and he wouldn't, or couldn't, understand why that's a terrible idea and how it goes against the rules of fundamental baseball. (Don't run if the ball is hit in front of you unless it's a force out)

He's teams went like 6-30 in the 3 years he coached and the kids no doubt went away clueless about the fundamentals. BUT I do give him credit for being out there.

Sorry for the distraction but it's a travel day so the thread is slow anyway.

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Baseball represents the pure beauty of what sport can be if it's done properly. I've always tried to impart to my kids (both girls) the nuances that surround the flow of the game. I love to have them watch how outfielders shift for each hitter, or how a good baserunner can make life hell for a pitcher.
I've also managed somehow to imbue them with my deep love of the game every time we go to the ball park. There's nothing in the world like walking up the ramp and getting that first view of the green grass, hearing the crack of batting practice, smelling hot dogs and sauerkraut, and knowing that for the next three hours you can forget the outside world and lose yourself in a baseball contest. Puts a lump in my throat every single time we go.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #167
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Baseball represents the pure beauty of what sport can be if it's done properly. I've always tried to impart to my kids (both girls) the nuances that surround the flow of the game. I love to have them watch how outfielders shift for each hitter, or how a good baserunner can make life hell for a pitcher.
I've also managed somehow to imbue them with my deep love of the game every time we go to the ball park. There's nothing in the world like walking up the ramp and getting that first view of the green grass, hearing the crack of batting practice, smelling hot dogs and sauerkraut, and knowing that for the next three hours you can forget the outside world and lose yourself in a baseball contest. Puts a lump in my throat every single time we go.




It's got fast action moments that require great precision by everyone on the field, but it's also got it's slow tense ones where tactics very important.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #168
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Cripes what is with the Tigers

this series may be over tomorrow night if the 'Mastodons of Michigan' don't get on the scoreboard.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #169
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this series may be over tomorrow night if the 'Mastodons of Michigan' don't get on the scoreboard.

Yikes. I really thought that the Tigers would be better than this. I'll stick to the theory that the 6-day layoff really hurt them.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #170
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I'll stick to the theory that just because you beat the Yankees, it doesn't mean you're good.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #171
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How sweet it is!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #172
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How sweet it is!!
PLUS ONE!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:31 AM   #173
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Yikes. I really thought that the Tigers would be better than this. I'll stick to the theory that the 6-day layoff really hurt them.
I might give credence to that theory for the first game in a series, but then all bets are off.

Is this the way Yankees fans feel when their team sucks zombie donkey balls instead of earning their paychecks?
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:06 AM   #174
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The GIANTS ROCKED!!!!

That was IMO a must win game because we couldn't afford to give the Tiger's hope because that just might wake up their bats.
Good for us!

Oh and BTW we were in Tahoe for the Super Bowl in Feb. and my Son and I put down a little wager on the Giants.





We obviously knew it all along.

PS- The season and the Series MVP's





And the pitching staff deserves a HUGE amount of credit.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #175
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I might give credence to that theory for the first game in a series, but then all bets are off.

Is this the way Yankees fans feel when their team sucks zombie donkey balls instead of earning their paychecks?

My guess is that they had enough free time on their hands to start paying attention to all of the sports pundits who said that the Giants were a nice little team, but had no real shot against the Detroit offense. The high that they were on after kicking the Yankees' asses just pushed that up a bit more, and they were ripe for a fall. Fall they did, and hard.

Yankee fans don't have as much passion as Detroit fans, IMHO, so this likely hurts you guys more than them.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:39 AM   #176
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The GIANTS ROCKED!!!!

That was IMO a must win game because we couldn't afford to give the Tiger's hope because that just might wake up their bats.
Good for us!

Oh and BTW we were in Tahoe for the Super Bowl in Feb. and my Son and I put down a little wager on the Giants.





We obviously knew it all along.

PS- The season and the Series MVP's





And the pitching staff deserves a HUGE amount of credit.
Whoo-hoo, drinks are on Stinez!!

The smile on Pablo's face says it all.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #177
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I might give credence to that theory for the first game in a series, but then all bets are off.

Is this the way Yankees fans feel when their team sucks zombie donkey balls instead of earning their paychecks?
Hey Tigers
fuck you in the eye sockets.

yeah, both of them.



Congrats to the Giants for a job well done. Thank you.

Yankee fan.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #178
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Hey Tigers
fuck you in the eye sockets.

yeah, both of them.



Congrats to the Giants for a job well done. Thank you.

Yankee fan.

Hey, maybe we can do it again for you next year!
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:19 AM   #179
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Hey Tigers
fuck you in the eye sockets.

yeah, both of them.



Congrats to the Giants for a job well done. Thank you.

Yankee fan.

I originally wanted the Giants to face the Yankee's because of the desire that the Giants be seen on the biggest baseball stage there is.
And with that to show the biggest audience in the World not just how good these guys are but also to show how much fun these guys are.

Unfortunately the Yankees couldn't do there part to make it happen because the Tigers are the better team.
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Hey, maybe we can do it again for you next year!
I can't dislike an organization that has a statue of Orlando Cepeda in front of their stadium.

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