Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 4/5/2013 11:01 AM EDT
In response to jidgef's comment:
In response to ampoule's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
...You know, the one you formulated by throwing at a dart board years ago....
It wasn't by chance (dart throw); it was all because Jacoby went to a liberal left coast university, was all hyped up by top brass, took away his beloved Coco's job, and then had the audacity to play great when softy was complaining about him having the job over Coco. The fact that he proved softy wrong early in his career cemented the hatred and vitriol for good.
Actually, OSU(Oregon State University), where Ellsbury went, is considered the conservative university out here as compared to UO(University of Oregon).
Aren't you up early on left coast time!
Did anyone else have this same thought? Last night I was watching on NESN where they have added the Amica pitch zone box full time. Why is is that Pettite and Rivera only need to be near that box to get a strike called while Dempster needed to be several inches inside the box? It seemed the very definition of home-town umpiring to me, assuming that there is any accuracy to that box in the first place.
Yeah, I was up around.. 6:30 or so...kind of normal.
I agree with your observation. The strike zone for Dempster seemed a LOT tighter. I didn't think he pitched that badly really. Overbay's blooper had seeing eyes and Hafner's blast in the first row in right field would have been an out anywhere else. And, Ross's out would probably have been a homer anywhere else. Oh well....life goes on.
I think nothing is worse than playing center field and have a ball hit directly at you. Man, it would paralyze me. If by chance it was a knuckler, it was even worse. The first critical decision is to determine if the ball is coming out to you or was it fouled off the back screen ..LOL
Good to have you back, Jid. I hope the father-in-law is doing well.