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Watch: Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton blasts home run into stratosphere
SI ^ | 4-4-14 | Gabriel Baumgaertner

Posted on 04/05/2014 6:36:38 AM PDT by FlJoePa

Eric Stults likely regrets leaving a lifeless 89 mph fastball right below Giancarlo Stanton’s belt and over the middle of the plate. Stanton’s mammoth blasts aren’t too surprising anymore, but this shot still doesn’t have a clear landing point, or not one we can find. Perhaps the ball was reduced to smithereens. Perhaps it extended beyond the atmosphere into orbit.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: fla; mlb
Short video at link. This baseball was CRUSHED. It would have left the ballpark had it not hit that vertical support.
1 posted on 04/05/2014 6:36:38 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

Miguel Cabrera hit a home run for his 2000th hit yesterday.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 6:40:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I saw that. Best hitter in baseball since George Brett, IMO.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 6:43:01 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

If a ball literally went straight up into the Stratosphere, it wouldn’t be a Home Run. It would be considered(correctly) a Ground Rule Double. Regardless of its altitude, a ball has to clear the wall, in ‘Fair’ territory(between the lines) to be a Home Run.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 6:45:53 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: cripplecreek

Having witnessed some of Mantle’s blasts, I’d say that one was close to some of his, but not better.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 6:46:18 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: FlJoePa

He had a 4 hit day.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 6:46:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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7 posted on 04/05/2014 6:49:42 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: FlJoePa

Just saw that video. That ball was CRUSHED. The pitch looked like a Hanging Slider, and that’s what usually happens when a breaking ball doesn’t ‘break’. The pitch ends up being a batting practice speed fast ball, and they tend to go a LONG way in the other direction. lol


8 posted on 04/05/2014 6:54:35 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: cripplecreek

I was about 13 when the Marlins were founded. They were my favorite team. However, they are cheapskates. Miguel Cabrera, was theirs, but as soon as he started what looks to be a HOF caliber career, they let him go.

They draft a lot of great players, awesome scouts, but as soon as their young prospects want more money, they let them go.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 7:12:57 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

And thus the near empty ballpark.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 7:20:04 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

That angers me even more. They built the stadium about 45 to 70 miles south of where their fan base is. They received hundreds of millions of dollar, and now they put a AA minor league team on the field.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 7:23:12 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: FlJoePa
Best hitter in baseball since George Brett, IMO

Excluding the postseason, naturally....

12 posted on 04/05/2014 7:25:31 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: castlegreyskull

Agree. The ballpark should have been built much further north - even in Palm Beach County. Don King tried to give them the old Jai Alai property on 45th St. in West Palm and they wanted nothing to do with it.

That said, Marlins Park is a very cool place. Totally unique for sure.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: castlegreyskull

We got Jim Leyland from the Marlins as well. He retired from managing last year but he’s still with the Tigers organization as an advisor of some sort.

The new manager Brad Ausmus looks like he belongs on the field.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FlJoePa

Would like to see it, but I’m not going to sit through a 30 second commercial to watch a 10 second baseball clip.

Hey web content providers - get a clue! Unless your commercial bits are ten seconds or less I’m going to close your webpage.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 7:29:48 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: FlJoePa

That is where I am originally from, and I thought that was fantastic idea. Change the name to the Palm Beach Sailfish or keep it the same and kind of build a more retroactive stadium, that would be a larger version of the stadium next to the auditorium.

I haven’t been to the new stadium. I live in CT.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: FlJoePa
Eric Stults likely regrets leaving a lifeless 89 mph fastball right below Giancarlo Stanton’s belt and over the middle of the plate. Stanton’s mammoth blasts aren’t too surprising anymore, but this shot still doesn’t have a clear landing point, or not one we can find. Perhaps the ball was reduced to smithereens. Perhaps it extended beyond the atmosphere into orbit.

That brilliant piece of writing alone is a hit out of the park.

17 posted on 04/05/2014 7:52:57 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: FlJoePa

Last time I saw a ball hit that hard was Pujol’s blast off Brad Lidge in the 2005 playoffs.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: FlJoePa

“That’s the way you do it!”


19 posted on 04/05/2014 8:08:22 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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Here's a link to MLB site with only a 15 second ad:

Link here

20 posted on 04/05/2014 8:31:45 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Thanks for the no-commercial link!


21 posted on 04/05/2014 9:06:59 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: catfish1957

Prince Fielder at Tropicana field last season. If it weren’t inside, that ball was going bye bye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86vXZcQELzA#t=13


22 posted on 04/05/2014 12:32:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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