Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 4/4/2013 11:47 PM EDT
In response to TV-Guy's comment:
Can Moon retract his post when he said that Ells wasn't leaning in towards the plate when Ichiro hit that blooper to RF that fell in. Yet every camera view had Ells coming into the picture from left to right running at a high speed. Perhaps Ells was scratching his rear, leaning backwards, and blowing his nose. Give me a break, even Softlaw wouldn't be so ridiculous. Ampoule must be gullible also.
What is your problem?
"Leaning in towards home"? On a ball hit to the OF? Who cares what way he's leaning? You are a lost child.
First, you confuse the baserunning comment I made with the OF play, and now you are lying about what I said. Here is what I wrote a few pages back. No where did I say Ellsbury got a bad break on the ball, in fact, I said the camera did not show it. My issue was wether or not he should have dove for the ball.
I underlined the part to make it easier for you to keep up.
Get real TVGUY, and FYI, I won't accept your apology or "retraction", even if you were man enough to offer it...
If you do feel the need to apologize, hoiw about repaying me by staying away from this thread forever? Deal?
I noticed the same thing about Bradley on the replay--he saw the ball, turned his back, ran hard, then turned back to the ball to make the catch. Very impressive. He seems to exude confidence.
It was a very nice catch.
Anyone think Ellsbury could have caught that one he almost dived for?
The announcer said he did the right thing rather than risk a flub, but Shane was right there. Had he missed it, it wouldn't have gone far.
i don't think he could've gotten to it even if he dove. the ball landed to his left so he would have had to dive pretty far and reach across his body to try and catch it.
It looked like he got a good break on the ball, but the TV angle switched to the other camera at the wrong instant, and they never showed the replay with Ellsbury in the frame as the ball was hit, as they normally do on bang-bang plays.
It would have been a very difficult diving catch had he made it. I'm not criticizing him, but I do think that with the trajectory of the ball (not a lined shot), and Shane being right there to keep the ball from rolling for a triple, Ellsbury could have tried.