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    Re: Taking third strikes


    If I make a token response, on your thread, you will leave, right?

     
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    Re: Taking third strikes

    Anyone who has played baseball, has taken a called third strike at times. Sometimes the pitcher makes a great pitch. It happens, especially in MLB. If it happens too often, you will not be around for long. But you cannot say that you can never take a called strike three. It may not look good, but it is part of the game. 

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Re: Taking third strikes

    from litttle league on, with 2 strikes, we were told to swing to anything that looks like a strike

     
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    Re: Taking third strikes

    In response to one-for-the-road's comment:

    from litttle league on, with 2 strikes, we were told to swing to anything that looks like a strike




    that's true

    but that was back when Win's meant something

    B4 the super stats took over

    ''a walk is as good as a hit''

     

     

     

    time to step up nyy fans

    someone needs to congratulate these guys

     
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    Re: Taking third strikes

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    Anyone who has played baseball, has taken a called third strike at times. Sometimes the pitcher makes a great pitch. It happens, especially in MLB. If it happens too often, you will not be around for long. But you cannot say that you can never take a called strike three. It may not look good, but it is part of the game. 

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    If you ask any coach in life what does protect the plate mean, they will tell you it means you have two strikes on you and you have to protect yourself from a blown 3rd strike call by an umpire.  What possible reason would any batter have, with 2 strikes, to not swing if the pitch is close?

     



    Xander Bogaerts walked twice in Game 4 with two strikes on him.  In his first AB, the count was 1-2, so he took three pitches with two strikes.  He scored both times, which accounted for the two run differential, and thus, the victory and the series.

     

     
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    Re: Taking third strikes

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    Anyone who has played baseball, has taken a called third strike at times. Sometimes the pitcher makes a great pitch. It happens, especially in MLB. If it happens too often, you will not be around for long. But you cannot say that you can never take a called strike three. It may not look good, but it is part of the game. 

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    If you ask any coach in life what does protect the plate mean, they will tell you it means you have two strikes on you and you have to protect yourself from a blown 3rd strike call by an umpire.  What possible reasonwould any batter have, with 2 strikes, to not swing if the pitch is close?

     

     

     



    Xander Bogaerts walked twice in Game 4 with two strikes on him.  In his first AB, the count was 1-2, so he took three pitches with two strikes.  He scored both times, which accounted for the two run differential, and thus, the victory and the series.

     

     



    Game. Set. Match. Speaking of Xander, he needs a nickname, how's about "Aruba Duba"?

     
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    Re: Taking third strikes

    In response to one-for-the-road's comment:

    from litttle league on, with 2 strikes, we were told to swing to anything that looks like a strike



    And how many of you who were taught that way went on to play in the Majors?

     
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