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    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    While I agree that pitchers didn't always show remorse for hitting someone, I don't think it means pitchers are getting soft. If you hit someone in the head with a baseball, I would hope you'd show some concern at that moment. It's a natural reaction - at least I'd like to think so. After Sandy Alomar's line drive hit Mike in the head, he was so devastated he never faced him in the batter's box again - he'd say his knees were bothering him or something else on that day. In both cases, it was an accident, but the player still felt responsible. A-Rod sat on the dirt and laughed after escaping a blow, so I assume he thought Dickey didn't intend to come that close. It used to also be that you very rarely saw players from opposing teams socializing before a game or God forbid, talking to the opposing first baseman between pitches. Now you see it all the time, but it doesn't appear to have taken anything away from the level of competition, IMO.
    Oh I'm not saying they should be assholes about it, I am just a little shocked. Like I said usually they turn around and just go about their business and don;t take their concentration from the game. I have rarely ever seen this before and it happened twice in two days. Strasburg is a kid and I can see him acting like he did hitting a veteran in the head. In fact he appeared shaken up for a while after hitting Scutaro. But that shot of Dickey apologizing to A-Rod was something I don't recall ever seeing. I just found it odd, but nothing wrong with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    Oh I'm not saying they should be assholes about it, I am just a little shocked. Like I said usually they turn around and just go about their business and don;t take their concentration from the game. I have rarely ever seen this before and it happened twice in two days. Strasburg is a kid and I can see him acting like he did hitting a veteran in the head. In fact he appeared shaken up for a while after hitting Scutaro. But that shot of Dickey apologizing to A-Rod was something I don't recall ever seeing. I just found it odd, but nothing wrong with it.
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    I miss roid raging.

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    Thank you, 2013-2014 New York Rangers for a great season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    Oh I'm not saying they should be assholes about it, I am just a little shocked. Like I said usually they turn around and just go about their business and don;t take their concentration from the game. I have rarely ever seen this before and it happened twice in two days. Strasburg is a kid and I can see him acting like he did hitting a veteran in the head. In fact he appeared shaken up for a while after hitting Scutaro. But that shot of Dickey apologizing to A-Rod was something I don't recall ever seeing. I just found it odd, but nothing wrong with it.
    Yeah, the actual "sorry" was something I don't remember seeing before either, especially on a pitch that didn't hit the guy. But pitchers/catchers at times are quick to say they didn't mean it (though sometimes they are lying) to diffuse a situation if a hitter is angry by a HBP...so maybe the sorry isn't much different from that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut View Post
    But pitchers/catchers at times are quick to say they didn't mean it (though sometimes they are lying) to diffuse a situation if a hitter is angry by a HBP...so maybe the sorry isn't much different from that
    This almost never happens.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Yeah Votto and Bruce are pissed since they are going to have to take one in side at the plate due to his blatant violation of unwritten rules.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    When I first caught the end of this on Sport Center this morning, I thought it was a blooper - like he lost his footing and just decided to roll off the mound. After the second roll, I realized he planned it. The Wizard he ain't.

    Something tells me we're seeing a new trend in exits by closers - like the choreographed TD celebrations in the end zone. I can do without both.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    When I first caught the end of this on Sport Center this morning, I thought it was a blooper - like he lost his footing and just decided to roll off the mound. After the second roll, I realized he planned it. The Wizard he ain't.

    Something tells me we're seeing a new trend in exits by closers - like the choreographed TD celebrations in the end zone. I can do without both.
    I actually didn't mind the somersault as much as I dislike people like Valverde's celebrations.

    It's a game. Let Chapman have some fun.
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    Yeah what Chapman did was silly. Stupid but silly. And someone may get drilled for it soon. However Valverde pounds on his chest like some gorilla and screams and is just over the top. I hate to be hypocritical but there is a line. Silliness and over the top are different. Like Swisher, he is silly too I can only laugh.
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    I'll never criticize someone for not taking himself seriously.

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    Agree about Valverde. ^^
    Just guessing -- Chapman had just broken out of a string of carpy games. Maybe that had something to do with his somersaults? Or maybe he's superstitious and proclaimed before the game that he'd do it. With ballplayers, ya never know...
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    holy crap!

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    By the Reds taking care of it internally there won't be any repercussions from the other team regarding Chapman's antics.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    holy crap!

    The catch was so great that the O's announcer got excited - and this guy never praises the opposition.
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    This is crazy!

    But of even greater historical significance, it was the first time in the entire history of the Dodgers--whether in Brooklyn dating back to the 19th century or in LA since 1957--that the team failed to score in a series of three or more games.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    The catch was so great that the O's announcer got excited - and this guy never praises the opposition.
    That was one of the best regular season plays I have ever seen. He must have reached four feet over the wall.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    I didn't hear about Scherzer's brother:

    Tonight's start in Tampa Bay could be tough for Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer. It has been one week since the death of his 24-year-old brother, Alex. It can't be any tougher than his start Saturday, which came two days after Alex's death.
    Scherzer declined to discuss the circumstances of his brother's death other than to say it came with "no signs at all."
    yikes. I wonder what happened. suicide?

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    just saw another article that it was suicide. I can't imagine pitching while grieving this...his statement about his brother in this article gave me the chills.

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    Typically speaking, when young people die and they say it was "sudden," it's suicide. Accidents get explained, and 24-year-olds don't usually die suddenly of natural causes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-ball-lunachick View Post
    I didn't hear about Scherzer's brother:


    yikes. I wonder what happened. suicide?

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    just saw another article that it was suicide. I can't imagine pitching while grieving this...his statement about his brother in this article gave me the chills.

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    Crap. I have him in my starting lineup. it's weekly so I'm stuck.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    Crap. I have him in my starting lineup. it's weekly so I'm stuck.
    That's a bit poor taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d32123 View Post
    That's a bit poor taste.
    Not when there is money on the line. I doubt Max cares about my family.

    Seriously I sympathize with him. But that only goes so far.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    holy crap!

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    How could he have possibly made such an awesome catch? Could it be Aliens helped him? Yes it can.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    How could he have possibly made such an awesome catch?
    Because Hardy is on my fantasy team. That's how.
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