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'Skunk in the outfield': How the most epic trick play in history broke baseball

Discussion in 'Coaches Corner' started by SoxJox, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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  2. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Member SoSH Member

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    I saw this a few days ago. I would have figured the runner would be called out for leaving the base path, I guess not though. Funny enough that the easiest way to remove the "skunk in the outfield" is with the hidden ball trick!
     
  3. Merkle's Boner

    Merkle's Boner Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'd love to know if anyone here knows this Portsmouth coach. Because it seems like a really douchey thing to do.
     
  4. Tangled Up In Red

    Tangled Up In Red Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah. I love it, notionally.
    But it puts so much pressure on HS umps and HS players that it's really pretty much bullshit.
     
  5. SoxJox

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    He's no longer the coach. He was an assistant coach at the time the center is centered on. He moved up to serve as HC for one year in 2007 and then moved on.
     
  6. Merkle's Boner

    Merkle's Boner Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I guess I'll have to reread it. I thought he was inducted into the RI Hall of Fame as a coach.
     
  7. PC Drunken Friar

    PC Drunken Friar Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Huh?

    "EVERYBODY IN RHODE Island baseball called him Umpy, a nickname he'd inherited from his dad when the younger Ulmschneider started coaching in 1993. He was a volunteer assistant coach at first, earning his first paying job in 1998 and his first head-coaching job in 2000. In 2002, a bunch of incoming Portsmouth freshmen came to him and told him they were going to win Ulmschneider a state championship. Those freshmen were seniors in 2006."

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  8. SoxJox

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    Well now...I may live in Portsmouth now, but am not a long-term resident (I had just returned to Aquidneck Island in 2006 on a military re-location). So apologies and all that. I just know that he was not there after the 2007 season, and Portsmouth has had a succession of coaches since - including [I believe] a 4 or 5 period by Ryan Westmoreland's dad, Ron. And now that you mention it, I do remember Ulmschneider being inducted into the RIHoF a couple of years ago, I knew he was at Durfee at the time and mistakingly associated the honor more with his stint there.

    In any case, I still love the article.
     

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