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The Year in Homeruns


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#1 tims4wins


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

This is pretty fun

http://mlb.sbnation....treme-home-runs

#2 BrazilianSoxFan

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

This is pretty fun

http://mlb.sbnation....treme-home-runs


I laughed when I saw that they have the Slowest Pitch and the Slowest Pitch, Non-Wakefield divisions.

All in all a good read and it was nice that they embeded the mlb video, put a picture of contact AND a gif of the home-run, for us at work.

#3 Trlicek's Whip

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

Corey Patterson's HR was awesome. The catcher is literally patting his mitt on the ground to remind Colby Lewis to keep it *way* down, and instead Lewis throws a Tek standing-room-only special.


The best part isn't even just the home run. It's the whole sequence:
• dirt
• dirt
• dirt
• dirt
• dirt
• dirt
• highest pitch hit for a home run all year


Edited by Trlicek's Whip, 10 February 2012 - 01:21 PM.


#4 jimc

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

All great, but my favorite is the Trumbo low ball. I want my 7-iron to look like that.

#5 BrazilianSoxFan

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

Corey Patterson's HR was awesome. The catcher is literally patting his mitt on the ground to remind Colby Lewis to keep it *way* down, and instead Lewis throws a Tek standing-room-only special.


The pitcher doesn't even look to the catcher. He keeps looking at 3rd (2nd?) and just turns and throw.

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#6 tims4wins


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

I think the catcher was tapping the ground to create the illusion of a low pitch - the way he is crouching makes me think the pitch call is for the high fastball. You don't throw a fastball in the dirt, you throw a splitter or a changeup in the dirt.

#7 joyofsox


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

he's banging the dirt, but then his glove is all the way up at the batter's chest even before the ball is released.

#8 Average Reds


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

he's banging the dirt, but then his glove is all the way up at the batter's chest even before the ball is released.


Yeah, that's like when Ivan Rodriguez pounds his catcher's mitt inside/outside so that the batter "hears" the location and then jumps to the other side right before the pitcher releases the ball.

#9 Trlicek's Whip

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

Ah, that makes sense. Especially given the sequence I quoted: six straight dirtballs, then the intentional high pitch with the catcher overselling it to fool the batter.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:59 PM

This one I also thought was pretty funny.

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#11 santadevil

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:44 AM

I like this new article about the top 10 worst swings of the year as well.

http://mlb.sbnation....the-2011-season

#12 tims4wins


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:49 AM

Good stuff. Vlad is my favorite because it's basically the only swing on the list that was a full swing.

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#13 timlinin8th

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

Good stuff. Vlad is my favorite because it's basically the only swing on the list that was a full swing.


i love the opening line - "You know that Vladimir Guerrero is in here. Vladimir Guerrero pretty much has to be in here."

#14 ypioca

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

The Herrera swing is unbelievable. I though it was only possible when you're playing MLB 2k12 and not paying attention.

#15 steveluck7

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

The Herrera swing is unbelievable. I though it was only possible when you're playing MLB 2k12 and not paying attention.

it was a hit and run and he needed to swing no matter what.

Edited by steveluck7, 15 February 2012 - 05:57 PM.


#16 BrazilianSoxFan

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

it was a hit and run and he needed to swing no matter what.


If they had 2 outs, maybe. But with 0 outs, why gift the defense with a strike you have no chance whatsoever of fouling, nevermind hit?

#17 BrazilianSoxFan

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:41 AM

From the comments of that article:

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