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August 10, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 11 comments

Josh Reddick hit 3 HR yesterday, and hit 2 more HR today.

So can Reddick become only the 5th player in baseball history to hit 2+ HR in 3 straight games, and only the second player to do so in over 40 years?

Jeff DaVanon (June 1, 3, 4) 2003
(He hit 12 homeruns that year, and half of them were in a 3 game span.)

Lee May (May 24, 25, 28) 1969
Frank Thomas (August 1, 2, 3) 1962
Gus Zernial (May 13, 15, 16) 1951

posted by grum@work at 09:29 PM on August 10

Hidden ball trick was used today! (Extra enjoyment as the FOX announcers have no clue what happened for a few minutes, and act accordingly.)

posted by grum@work at 12:41 AM on August 11

Shouldn't some of the blame be on the Dodgers' third base coach. How did he not see what was up?

posted by NoMich at 08:41 AM on August 11

Awesome link, Grum. Surely most of the blame goes to the third base coach.

posted by rcade at 12:59 PM on August 11

Blame should go to the 3rd base coach, Uribe, and pretty much everyone else in the Dodger dugout (which is on the 3rd base side) for missing not just one throw, but TWO throws to get the ball to Longoria. That's an afternoon nap by everyone in Dodger blue.

posted by grum@work at 02:17 PM on August 11

LOL. Yeah, how sad is that when the *only* person who noticed what was going on was an umpire? I thought they were fucking blind.

posted by NoMich at 03:02 PM on August 11

Yeah, how sad is that when the *only* person who noticed what was going on was an umpire?

And that umpire happened to be Angel Hernandez, which makes the whole thing even more remarkable.

posted by justgary at 03:09 PM on August 11

how sad is that when the *only* person who noticed what was going on was an umpire?

Ball awareness is the first thing that is stressed in any umpiring class. Nothing much will happen without the ball being there, so know where the ball is, and you won't (in theory) miss any calls.

posted by Howard_T at 04:47 PM on August 11

I was kind of mocking popular perception of umpires. I know I could not do what they do any better.

posted by NoMich at 06:38 PM on August 11

If the media made a bigger deal about plays like this, officials might not have such a bad rap. As it is, the only time anyone notices is when they're screwing up...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:10 PM on August 11

As it is, the only time anyone notices is when they're screwing up...

Sure, but what profession is any different? Pilots fly and land planes every day, but you only know their names when one crashes.

Besides, one play doesn't prove anything. Angel Hernandez is a terrible umpire, regardless of this play.

posted by justgary at 09:18 PM on August 11

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