September 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday 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 - 4 comments

As part of a three home run night, Trevor Story hit the longest home run in Statcast "history":

posted by yerfatma at 12:29 PM on September 06

I saw that, and it made me think back to the time when the Rockies and Marlins were first rostering up back in the early 90's.

Some wise soul said that Miami wanted to attract some big time long ball hitters like Canseco to the franchise. They pictured these studs bashing the ball out of the park and into the ocean.

What idiots. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in south Florida in the summer knows that a well hit ball only has a chance of making it out of the infield if the player is carrying a rosary. It's a freaking wall of wet air down there. Like trying to hit a wiffle ball through a car wash.

Colorado, on the other hand, is blessed with the thin stuff. Coors Field hitters can reasonably try to bang caroms off the International Space Station. Elam and Prater kicked Bronco field goals from the service tunnel that showed up on radar at Cheyenne Mountain. If Craig Counsell had been a Rockie he could have laid waste to the National League four bases at a time.

posted by beaverboard at 06:11 PM on September 06

Like trying to hit a wiffle ball through a car wash.

/amends "Life Goals" list

posted by yerfatma at 12:18 PM on September 07

Thanks for sharing

posted by elmaasheley147 at 02:01 AM on September 29

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