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Red Sox Defensive Gifs

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by Sprowl, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Sprowl

    Sprowl gentleman, scholar, slumpbuster and glutton Dope

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    This is a great idea. I'd love to see some Iggy Gifs.
     
    Apologies to those whose names I can't remember who had the foresight to make these at the time:
     
    A Ryan Kalish catch, although he didn't nail the dismount:
     
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    The original F*ck Yeah, following the diving backhand stop that preserved Buchholz' 2007 no-hitter:
     
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  2. P'tucket rhymes with...

    P'tucket rhymes with... Member SoSH Member

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    Goes a ways toward explaining why he's spent most of his career in traction.
     
    Fun to look at, tho.
     
  3. ItOnceWasMyLife

    ItOnceWasMyLife Member SoSH Member

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    Not complete without that ultimate Coco catch.  You know the one.
     
  4. Snodgrass'Muff

    Snodgrass'Muff oppresses WARmongers Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    [​IMG]
     
    Edit: Couldn't find one so I made one.  I'm gonna try to put one that is a little longer together.
     
    Edit2: Here's the longer version.
     
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  5. Savin Hillbilly

    Savin Hillbilly loves the secret sauce SoSH Member

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    Aaah that one. I thought he was talking about the one to end the 2007 ALCS, which was pretty ultimate too in its own way, even if there wasn't any suspense at all about who was going to win.
     
  6. EastCoasterOutWest

    EastCoasterOutWest Viva zapatos! SoSH Member

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    There's a Coco Crisp catch where the camera was showing the left center gap and he just came flying in to the shot to make a diving catch. Unfortunately, I can't remember the game or year. I realize he made a bunch of those, but can anyone shed some light?
     
  7. reggiecleveland

    reggiecleveland sublime Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  8. Snodgrass'Muff

    Snodgrass'Muff oppresses WARmongers Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    The catch from the gif above was from June 29th, 2006.  I think they one you're talking about is a different game, though.  He did have a bunch of incredible catches.
     
  9. EastCoasterOutWest

    EastCoasterOutWest Viva zapatos! SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I remember it specifically because the camera wasn't tracking him at all before he flew in like Superman.
     
  10. Andrew

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    "Did you SEE that catch Coco made?"
     
    The one from that is the one with the Timlin reaction tacked onto the end.
     
  11. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    I believe you're talking about a catch he made in Texas during the opening series of 2006, no? That was the "catch Coco made", which was funny because it was in all the NESN promos, and Coco was DL'ed for a good portion of it.
     
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    It's here, and it was from opening day:
     
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/multimedia/tp_archive.jsp?c_id=bos&ym=200604
     
    but I'm guessing the link doesn't work, and MLB doesn't allow anything on Youtube so I'm not sure if it exists anywhere anymore (I can't get it to load).
     
  12. tims4wins

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  13. EddieYost

    EddieYost has a special friend in GHoff SoSH Member

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    Any idea why I can't see these?  Using FF 19.
     
  14. Snodgrass'Muff

    Snodgrass'Muff oppresses WARmongers Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    No idea.  I can see them with both Chrome and Safari.
     
    Edit: Maybe it's the hosting?  I threw them up on photobucket.
     
  15. TheGoldenGreek33

    TheGoldenGreek33 Member SoSH Member

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  16. EastCoasterOutWest

    EastCoasterOutWest Viva zapatos! SoSH Member

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  17. Montana Fan

    Montana Fan Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    That's what I'm talking about. The current lineup looks so strong defensively.
     
  18. EddieYost

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    Thanks, Safari on my iPhone worked.
     
  19. Cumberland Blues

    Cumberland Blues Dope Dope

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    I love how Cora raises his fist before Coco even goes into his dive...had it all the way!
     
  20. Savin Hillbilly

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    That's an awesome cache of video, that 2007 season is. There's another Crisp catch that same month, a Willie Mays-esque over-the-shoulder basket grab, that's almost as good in its way.
     
    And I just took another look at the F Yeah! play. It's good to see the whole thing occasionally and remind oneself of just how insane it was. Pedroia's come close many times over the ensuing years, but never quite matched that one. Best part of the clip, though, is Tejada's "getthefukkouttahere" gesture at Pedroia after he gets up from the headfirst slide.
     
  21. SoxScout

    SoxScout Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The defensive ones I have are already posted, but how about two of the nastiest pitches ever.
     
  22. Snodgrass'Muff

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    [​IMG]
     
    And from the other angle...
     
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  23. TheGoldenGreek33

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    Iggy-Petey:
     
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    Forget Andrus-Profar...
     
  24. C4CRVT

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    TGG, that last one is sick.
     
    In the immortal word of Beavis... boioioioing.
     
  25. mwonow

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    Wow - Iggy...
     
  26. TheGoldenGreek33

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    I'm trying to find more. I wish he could be up long enough to turn this into a Jose Iglesias gif thread. That video of him and Starlin Castro taking grounders had a few gif-worthy moments if anyone knows how to make it into one (I don't).
     
  27. Snodgrass'Muff

    Snodgrass'Muff oppresses WARmongers Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Post a link and I can do it.
     
  28. EastCoasterOutWest

    EastCoasterOutWest Viva zapatos! SoSH Member

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    I did and i'm still waiting  :smith:
     
  29. TheGoldenGreek33

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    I was a little overzealous in "a few". Not even sure if it's gif-worthy or not, but god damn, he's slick. First ground ball.
     
  30. Savin Hillbilly

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    That clip of Iggy starting the DP is....jazz. It's like watching Art Blakey or Max Roach play the drums.
     
    It occurs to me to wonder: is Iglesias/Pedroia the best defensive keystone combination the Sox have ever had? Might be the best in my years watching them at any rate.
     
  31. Snodgrass'Muff

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    Sorry, didn't realize you wanted a gif made out of that.  Here are two different angles.  Sorry about the media player tool bar being in the gif early on.  It won't fade quickly enough to avoid being captured by the screen capture software.
     
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    And the second angle.
     
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    TGG, while that twirl is neat, it's not in game action so I'm not sure it quite fits with the rest of the gifs.  He is ridiculously smooth, though.
     
  32. Snodgrass'Muff

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    Anyone have a better hosting solution than photobucket?  They seem to limit you to 4mb or less which forces me to make really small gifs like the last one.

    Edit: I tried imageshack and flickr, but neither seemed any better.
     
  33. EastCoasterOutWest

    EastCoasterOutWest Viva zapatos! SoSH Member

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    Other than a photobank on the SoSH servers... nope.
     
  34. joyofsox

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    Speaking of nasty pitches, I wouldn't mind seeing Derek Lowe's strike three to end the 2003 ALDS, if possible. That got me whooping out of my chair like it had an ejector seat on it!
     
  35. Otis Foster

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    I could barely follow the glove-hand transfer. It was literally a blur.

    I hope he can generate enough OBP to stay up. He's a delight to watch. Skills like that add a dimension of pleasure to watching baseball that goes beyond standard fandom.
     
  36. Sprowl

    Sprowl gentleman, scholar, slumpbuster and glutton Dope

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    Pedroia-Gonzalez was the best Red Sox pivot combination I ever saw, and Iglesias has greater quickness, range and flair than Seabass.
     
  37. fenwaypaul

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    Me too. I was in the air before the ball even reached the plate because you knew it was going to tail into the strike zone.
     
  38. soxfan121

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    Can someone post the most ridiculous defensive play EVER? You know the one...the one where Manny cuts off Damon's throw? 
     
    Fitting that it is the greatest defensive play in Manny's Red Sox career. Yes, there's the catch and high five, but that's more style than substance. 
     
  39. koufax32

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    Iglesias again. That force out at second tonight with a presumably numb elbow? I'm going to run out of things to say if this keeps up.
     
  40. SoxScout

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  41. TheGoldenGreek33

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    That should be your starting shortstop all season long. Anything he gives you with the bat is a bonus. The glove is just that good.
     
  42. Soxfan in Fla

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    I'm not anti-Drew but I think they need to play Drew for 2-3 weeks to prove his worth and then trade him and get Iggy out there everyday. His glove is amazing.
     
  43. JimBoSox9

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    That was a tough catch going straight back AND you left out doubling off the runner AND it was Millar that he robbed. Plenty of substance there.
     
  44. phrenile

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  45. mabrowndog

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    Krista Lackey just PMd me to ask if someone can post a slow-motion GIF of her ex-husband wincing in agony.
     
  46. Mike Greenwall

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    It's like Damon has no ligaments in his arm.
     
  47. ItOnceWasMyLife

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    Ballerina!
     
    With a cannon!
     
  48. I particularly like that he's doing the Jeter "jumping spin-and-throw" move, except actually getting some velocity on it and putting it right in the chest of the 1B.
     
    My GIF requests would be some longshots and old memories...
     
    - Manny robbing Miguel Cairo in the toilet, when the latter just assumed it was a home run and completed his whole trot before being told he was out
    - The Pokey play from June 1st 2004
    - Didn't Trot Nixon make some spectacular save in the late innings of the Pedro-Clemens showdown in 2000?
     
    I remember some ridiculous Youk hustle plays from the past few seasons (wasn't there a big collision in foul territory in RF?) but can't pinpoint enough details of them to be specific.
     
  49. Montana Fan

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    How about WMB's "Brosius" play from yesterday?  Either Speier or Britton mentioned it in their column.
     
  50. dirtynine

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    Slightly larger version of Manny cutting off Johnny Damon. As a youtube comment put it, "this play had me wondering why dogs chase cars."
     
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