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When did the umps start NOT to require the 2nd baseman to touch the bag on a double play?
Pharmboy ^ | 4-30-12 | Me

Posted on 04/30/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT by Pharmboy

I have noticed this for a LONG time, but I have never asked about it, nor have I ever seen it discussed.

I am watching my Mets against Houston, and the Astros have a man on first. Sharp grounder to third, and Wright backhands it and throws to Murphy at second, and Murphy is AT LEAST 1.5 feet off the bag when he catches it, wheels and throws to first; BUT the ump calls the Astro OUT at second.

When did this start??


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To: dewawi
Get a life.

You don't like baseball, fine, nobody asked you to drop in. Now get lost newbie, go find another thread to piss on...

151 posted on 05/01/2012 2:40:10 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: dewawi
AGAIN, I am paying 40% of my income in taxes

Nobody cares about your taxes, take it to another thread.

We're talking baseball and baseball rules so stop trying to hijack this thread NEWB!

152 posted on 05/01/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Talisker

“You need to go to a hockey game and sit down close to the ice. That way a hard check and smash to the face will cover you with blood and teeth as the players slug it out right in front of you.

Then go hunting, and not only shoot an animal, but field dress it and make sure you leave a nice gut pile for the forest critters to eat, while you pack out the bloody meat.

After that, you can work extra hard to pay more taxes than ever before, while bringing home ever less money, and watching people who do far less than you get ahead in life effortlessly, while you cry in the dark.

Punk.”

You couldn’t pay me to go to a hockey game.

I cleaned my first deer when I was 13.

Pay for your OWN stadium for your voyeurism of your professional sports “warriors”...


153 posted on 05/01/2012 3:55:40 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: Talisker

“You need to go to a hockey game and sit down close to the ice. That way a hard check and smash to the face will cover you with blood and teeth as the players slug it out right in front of you.

Then go hunting, and not only shoot an animal, but field dress it and make sure you leave a nice gut pile for the forest critters to eat, while you pack out the bloody meat.

After that, you can work extra hard to pay more taxes than ever before, while bringing home ever less money, and watching people who do far less than you get ahead in life effortlessly, while you cry in the dark.

Punk.”

You couldn’t pay me to go to a hockey game.

I cleaned my first deer when I was 13.

Pay for your OWN stadium for your voyeurism of your professional sports “warriors”...


154 posted on 05/01/2012 3:55:48 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: Pharmboy

When did this start??


I remember Dizzy Dean whining about this in the 60s. That was back when they televised ONE game per week.


155 posted on 05/01/2012 3:59:21 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: SoothingDave

Hey, I’m trying! :)

I played softball, basketball and yes Soccer just to keep in shape that season.

Husband played Hockey and Lacrosse.

We met after the illustrious sports careers! I’m still learning rules. But thanks, really, I’ll use a line next time, like, “Uh, that is blatant off sides, WTH?” or something like that!

What does “gain the blue line” mean? Please I’m not trying to sound stupid!


156 posted on 05/01/2012 5:15:41 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

If you’re playing defense and the other team is really having a good time in your end, passing the puck around and taking shots, etc. your goal is to simply get the puck out of your zone. To get the puck across the blue line.

This forces all of the offensive players to leave the zone (cross over the blue line). They can only re-enter your zone again AFTER the puck comes back in.

That’s why you see the offensive players, when they can, set up with one guy near each side just inside the blue line. Their job is to keep the puck in whenever the defense tries to get the puck out.

Remember the basic two ideas about the lines on the ice:

1. Icing (when the puck crosses the red center line and the goal line) is an infraction to force the team to move the puck up the ice, not just throw it to the other end. This is waived when you are penalty killing (playing shorthanded) because you are already at a disadvantage.

2. Offsides is also to force the team to move the puck into the attacking zone, and not to simply make a long pass to someone camping out next to the goal. The rule is pretty simple: When entering the zone, the puck must cross the blue line before any member of the attacking team. A player can be offside on himself if he is carrying the puck and his two feet cross the line before the puck does. The corollary, as I stated above, is that when the puck leaves the zone, all attacking players must leave the zone.


157 posted on 05/01/2012 6:20:02 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: MacMattico

BTW, you can fake your way through most hockey situations with these three handy phrases:

1. “Get it out of there!” - when your team is on defense and needs to clear the puck over the blue line

2. “Shoot!” — when your team is attacking

3. “Hit somebody!” — Any time


158 posted on 05/01/2012 6:46:19 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

That actually makes sense to me! I now have some comments ready for tomorrow’s Ranger’s game! The husband will be in shock!


159 posted on 05/01/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: SoothingDave

Ha! That’s pretty much the three things I knew!


160 posted on 05/01/2012 6:55:32 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

Glad to be of service.


161 posted on 05/01/2012 7:25:16 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Mears

I throw it sidearm to lower the throw to first. The runner has to get down or take the throw in the chest or the head.


162 posted on 05/01/2012 8:39:00 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: OrioleFan

Thanks,that was a puzzler for me.

Baltimore is doing great this year-——a heck of a lot better than our Red Sox.God,what a mess.

Even though I have never been to Camden Yards I think it is one of the nicest ballparks in baseball.Just the look of it makes me feel good.My sons and son-in-law who have been there say it is terrific.


163 posted on 05/01/2012 8:48:45 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears

I have been to Camden Yards once - in the inaugural year. It is a really great park and, although I like the fact that it is downtown, I miss Memorial Stadium.

When I lived in Lynchburg, Virginia in the 70’s, I used to rent out rooms in my house so I could to afford to drive up to Baltimore for weekend games. Games with Boston were the best - they have great fans in the Baltimore area. Most of the time I sat up in the upperdeck with Wild Bill’s group (lots of fun times and great stories). When Boston was in town, I sat in the middle of their section with my Palmer shirt on. Never had to buy my own beer sitting with the Boston fans.

One thing about Memorial Stadium - it was the only place where National Bo beer was any good, because it was served up really cold.


164 posted on 05/02/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: OrioleFan

What nice things you said about Red Sox fans.Thanks.

Now Yankees fans are something else.:-)

Have a great baseball season and just beat the damn Yankees(and Rays)for us-——The Sox certainly won’t be doing it.

(And now I even know what a submarine throw is.)

Ciao!


165 posted on 05/02/2012 4:43:14 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: dewawi; Pharmboy
What is wrong with you?

Millions of people enjoy baseball.

If you don't like it why log on to a baseball thread?

166 posted on 05/02/2012 4:49:00 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Because people with no lives that live vicariously the lives of those professional sports “warriors” they cherish expect ME, my WIFE, and my kids, my friends, NONE of whom have a minute for professional sports trash, to pay for their STADIUMS with my taxes so they can watch their “warrior” heroes...

That’s why.

You want to watch drugged up adults that learned to play children’s games for millions? Then pay for your own toy box for them to entertain you in.


167 posted on 05/02/2012 5:52:04 PM PDT by dewawi
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To: Mears

Rog on the Yankees. I remember when Reggie Jackson left Baltimore for the Yankees. They outlawed bottled beer in the upper deck because they thought someone would throw one at him when he came to town. Free agency killed baseball. It allowed teams like the Yanks to go out and buy the Yankee killers. I was PO’d when Mussina left Baltimore. I liked the days when a player stayed with one team his entire career. I don’t care for the designated hitter either.


168 posted on 05/02/2012 8:34:42 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: dewawi
So, by your logic President George W Bush is a person who has no life.

LOL!

169 posted on 05/03/2012 9:50:34 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: OrioleFan

“I don’t care for the designated hitter either.”

— I grew up with the mantra “Pitchers can’t hit” and The Boston Braves. Those were the days,my FRiend.

.


170 posted on 05/03/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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