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July 17, 2010

Catcher Bengie 'I Am the Slowest' Molina Hits for the Cycle: Bengie Molina, the Texas Rangers catcher mocked earlier this year for his lack of speed while he played for the San Francisco Giants, hit for the cycle tonight against the Boston Red Sox. "Pigs have flown in Boston, Massachusetts!" screamed Rangers play-by-play man Josh Lewin as Molina legged out a triple in the eighth inning.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:12 AM - 16 comments

I thought I was watching a slow-mo replay, then I realized it was live.

posted by jjzucal at 03:06 AM on July 17

Wow! As a Bay Area resident and Giants fan, I'm happy for Bengie. Always did whatever the Giants needed him to do...right up to the end.

Hope he continues to do well!

posted by slackerman at 03:09 AM on July 17

It may have come at a price.

posted by grum@work at 08:37 AM on July 17

It may have come at a price.

Seems to be true. He was replaced for a pinch runner. As of this writing, no word on his status.

Cool story though. He gave his all and his team won.

posted by NerfballPro at 10:08 AM on July 17

It was hilarious and awesome and reminded me of why I love baseball. The Boston announcers were just stunned. I instant-messaged my BF about it and he wrote back, "What happened? Did an outfielder die?"

Heal fast, Bengie.

(Why are backslashes inserting themselves into my text? Only on preview?)

posted by swerve at 11:14 AM on July 17

Fantastic.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:27 AM on July 17

"Pigs have flown in Boston, Massachusetts!"

Purely a personal opinion, but I think the Rangers may have some of the best and most quick-witted TV announcers in the league.

During an interview after the game, Bengie indicated his injury was minor and he planned to catch today. However, it was pointed out that his leg was heavily iced, so I would anticipate the team holding him out. Hopefully, nothing more than that, though before the last two games I was definitely questioning the trade.

posted by graymatters at 12:11 PM on July 17

Jesus, that outfield defense was horrible- I know half the team is all AA/AAA scrubs at this point, but Boston is playing like the Orioles: there was no urgency in their play, and the double and triple could both have been ruled errors for the way they bounced haplessly off the RF and CF gloves.

This Boston season could be a huge disappointment; they were hanging with the AL East leaders until just before the All-Star break on a bunch of injury callups, but if they don't get their starting players back soon it's a lost cause. On paper, and with how they've played when they've not been completely depleted, this might be the best team in the majors, a 100-win squad.

posted by hincandenza at 03:50 PM on July 17

No season can ever be a disappointment when you have Kevin Cash on your roster.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:18 PM on July 17

Purely a personal opinion, but I think the Rangers may have some of the best and most quick-witted TV announcers in the league.

The Rangers have been blessed with great announcers, which helped in all the not-so-great years. Eric Nadel's radio call: "The impossible has happened at Fenway Park!"

(Why are backslashes inserting themselves into my text? Only on preview?)

A persistent bug I need to fix.

posted by rcade at 04:26 PM on July 17

A persistent bug I need to fix

If only you knew a programmer that was so good he writes books to teach others to program...

posted by MeatSaber at 05:22 PM on July 17

That's odd. I don't recall ordering a kick in the nuts. :-).

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on July 17

Coulda been worse...I coulda said that it must be true that those who can, do... =D

On a completely different tangent, just got home from seeing Iron Maiden...great show...here was an exchange between me and a friend...

Friend "I hope I can still jump around like Bruce Dickenson when I'm that age"

Me "I wish I could jump around like that now..."

posted by MeatSaber at 01:03 AM on July 18

Or fly a 747, fence, rescue stranded vacationers, etc. The world doesn't appreciate a Renaissance man until they're dead. Or go off to make solo albums, which was like he was dead.

posted by yerfatma at 09:15 AM on July 18

Purely a personal opinion, but I think the Rangers may have some of the best and most quick-witted TV announcers in the league.

Josh Lewin gushing about the "unhittable C.J. Wilson" right before the Blue Jays jacked 3 in one inning off him is the highlight of this season. Some like him, and some don't. I feel sorry for Tom Grieve about half the time for having to follow Josh's lead on all things corny.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:56 PM on July 18

On a completely different tangent, just got home from seeing Iron Maiden...great show...here was an exchange between me and a friend...

They pissed off all of Pittsburgh last week when they didnt play "Run to the Hills." Whats up with that???

posted by Debo270 at 10:03 PM on July 18

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