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    Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    In yesterday's Cubs/Sox games, Derrick Lee was on 1st and Jeremy Burnitz doubled down the first base line. Juan Uribe, the 2nd baseman for the Sox, ran to the bag and told Lee it was a foul ball. He slowed down, looked back, then ran to 3rd, but it cost the Cubs a run.

    Is that a cheap play or a smart play?

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    Smart play. The player that listened to him was not very smart
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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by deranged2005
    In yesterday's Cubs/Sox games, Derrick Lee was on 1st and Jeremy Burnitz doubled down the first base line. Juan Uribe, the 2nd baseman for the Sox, ran to the bag and told Lee it was a foul ball. He slowed down, looked back, then ran to 3rd, but it cost the Cubs a run.

    Is that a cheap play or a smart play?
    You're kidding, right?
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    Smart. Should have saved it for September, though.
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    I woulda said smart play - kind of like dekeing a runner by making a fake on a relay etc... However when players from his own team say it was the wrong thing to do (Konerko) it may not be as clear cut.

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    I think it's kind of funny to be honest. What kind of boob falls for that? Is this summer camp?

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by deranged2005
    In yesterday's Cubs/Sox games, Derrick Lee was on 1st and Jeremy Burnitz doubled down the first base line. Juan Uribe, the 2nd baseman for the Sox, ran to the bag and told Lee it was a foul ball. He slowed down, looked back, then ran to 3rd, but it cost the Cubs a run.

    Is that a cheap play or a smart play?
    That's ................ing brilliant.

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    Outfielders act like they're going to catch balls all the time that end up over their head. Larry Walker comes to mind....
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    Hey, your shoe's untied.

    Nyuck, nyuck.

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by deranged2005
    In yesterday's Cubs/Sox games, Derrick Lee was on 1st and Jeremy Burnitz doubled down the first base line. Juan Uribe, the 2nd baseman for the Sox, ran to the bag and told Lee it was a foul ball. He slowed down, looked back, then ran to 3rd, but it cost the Cubs a run.

    Is that a cheap play or a smart play?
    What was the harm in continuing to third if it really was a foul ball? You run until a coach or ump tells you it's foul. If you want to trust a player on another team, go for it, but expect something like this every once in a while.

    I think it was a smart play, considering it cost the Cubs a run.

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Good play. Lee should not have been paying attention to Uribe on that play. He should've been either following where the ball was hit or look over to the 3rd base coach...
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    Smart play. These Cubbies will never learn
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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Harold Reynolds and John Kruk just got into a huge argument about this on BBTN. I seriously thought they were going to come to blows or at least say some insulting words. It was hilarious

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Archer1979
    Hey, your shoe's untied.
    And while you're tying your shoe, your socks are on the wrong feet.

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    its a brilliant play

    who remembers the 91 world series? Im sure Circle Change does

    Game 7, gapper, guy form first could easily score, but Knoblauch and his SS combined for the decoy to pretend the ball was caught, and the runner didnt score Twins won in extra innings 1-0
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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodeyYankee2638
    its a brilliant play

    who remembers the 91 world series? Im sure Circle Change does

    Game 7, gapper, guy form first could easily score, but Knoblauch and his SS combined for the decoy to pretend the ball was caught, and the runner didnt score Twins won in extra innings 1-0
    I remember that World Series - I was rooting for the Braves to win, just because of my annoying next door neighbor who was a Twins fan. Darn Lonnie Smith. If he had ran like he should, the Braves would have been the 1991 World Series Champs.

    Of course, I don't like the Braves anymore.

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by 26 and counting
    I remember that World Series - I was rooting for the Braves to win, just because of my annoying next door neighbor who was a Twins fan. Darn Lonnie Smith. If he had ran like he should, the Braves would have been the 1991 World Series Champs.

    Of course, I don't like the Braves anymore.
    Thats it!! Lonnie Smith. Knoblauch fooled him so badly
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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kulish29
    Harold Reynolds and John Kruk just got into a huge argument about this on BBTN. I seriously thought they were going to come to blows or at least say some insulting words. It was hilarious
    Reynolds thought it was smart and Kruk thought it was cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mxylsplk
    Reynolds thought it was smart and Kruk thought it was cheap?
    Like Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage, it's Vice Versa.

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    I'd say it's both. (otoh, it was simply dumb of Lee)

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Its not like you are paid to be friends. If I recall correctly did someone ask Brett to step off of a base so they could wipe it off and then tag him out once?

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent
    Its not like you are paid to be friends. If I recall correctly did someone ask Brett to step off of a base so they could wipe it off and then tag him out once?
    oh man, I gotta try that one at my game next week.

    How is what Uribe did different from Matsui playing a ball that he knew was a homerun and throwing it back in? (BTW, this isn't an attack on Matsui or the yankees, it was the only example I could think of right now). You continue the play until someone on your team or the umpires stop you. That is Lee's fault. I wouldn't have done what Uribe did myself, but you gotta laugh at someone who fell for it.

    If you hit a ball, you keep running until someone tells you to stop. Just like if you think you hit a homerun, you keep running until the guys in the dugout tell you that the outfielder caught it.

    okay, I'll stop now.

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey at the Bat
    ...How is what Uribe did different from Matsui playing a ball that he knew was a homerun and throwing it back in? ...
    I agree with everything else you said, but there is a difference here. I view playing a ball you know to be a HR as cheating -- same with pretending that you caught a ball that you trapped. I understand players doing it, but personally, I think it's wrong -- that's where you've gone beyond being competitive, particularly if the way you play it influences the umpires, helping lead to the wrong call. It's the one area that I admire most golfers and many tennis players -- being honest about what occurred. (Though they're wusses for not being able to tolerate even the slightest noise while they play. )

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubswin
    I'd say it's both. (otoh, it was simply dumb of Lee)
    Most definatelly agreed. It can be both cheap and smart. Of course the Cubs or Lee have no place to complain since it was a just plain bad play on Lee's part (although certainly not an unforgivable one, as every player doesn't run out a ball or screws up baserunning from time to time).

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    Re: Was Juan Uribe's play cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubswin
    I'd say it's both. (otoh, it was simply dumb of Lee)
    I agree that it's both. Derrek Lee was dumb enough to bought this hook, line, and sinker.

    But Derrek Lee's blunder was bad. Baserunning by Ruben Rivera against the D-Backs and Jack Cust's stumble against the Yankees were worse than Lee's.
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