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June 02, 2014

SportsFilter: The Monday 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 - 8 comments

It takes a strong man to do this. Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox once did this, and I have heard that Willie Horton of Detroit also did the same.

posted by Howard_T at 04:39 PM on June 02

Craig Counsell broke a bat once. It fell out of the cargo hold of the team charter over South Dakota.

posted by beaverboard at 06:00 PM on June 02

Anyone remember a cement head named Glenn Braggs? He did it in the World Series.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:23 PM on June 02

Richard Schaefer resigns from Golden Boy Promotions.

This will probably lead to a major shake-up of the boxing landscape.

posted by Bonkers at 10:52 PM on June 02

Anyone remember a cement head named Glenn Braggs? He did it in the World Series.

Wow, yes. And I miss Jack Buck (assuming that's who the voice is-- well, I miss him either way). Don't miss McCarver very much (PS Tim, it's Fort Bragg, no S).

posted by yerfatma at 09:55 AM on June 03

Braggs had a knack for making the everyday look extraordinary out in left. Any ball that wasn't hit directly at him was an adventure; Manny Ramirez looked like a gold glove fielder in comparison. But his terrible judgment paired with extraordinary athletic ability led to some highlight-reel catches. If you didn't know that he had run three steps in before turning to sprint to the warning track to make a leaping catch (when a good fielder would have casually taken three steps backward) you might have thought him a spectacular left fielder.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:15 AM on June 03

Any ball that wasn't hit directly at him was an adventure

That is an Incavigila Truth.

posted by beaverboard at 11:27 AM on June 03

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