7/17 - Eovaldi vs. Cole 7:05 @ toilet

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Back to the positive development of the night, Jarren Duran had 3 professional ABs against Cole and flashed his speed on the bases. I didn’t see too much in the field but I didn’t see the whole game.

Looked like he had a better plan than a lot of our hitters.
 

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Multiple fans in the left-field bleachers told The Post the ball was tossed into the stands after warmups between the top and bottom of the sixth. Chants immediately began for the fan with the ball to throw it back. He did, and it hit Verdugo. The fan was ejected from the game.
https://nypost.com/2021/07/17/security-catches-yankees-fan-who-hit-alex-verdugo-with-a-ball/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

View: https://mobile.twitter.com/DALLASBRADEN209/status/1416616503793766400
 

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They say never go to bed angry. Brothers and sisters, I'm still fucking pissed. White fucking hot.

Rip out Taillon's spleen tonight and end the Yankees season next weekend.

Ps. Duran looked very solid. In the box, on the pitches he took, he looks very much like a guy who belongs. I mean, he also rifled a base hit, but what I'm driving at is he looks the part, even when it's not something excepional
 
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As bad as the Kyrie bottle and the Verdugo ball throws were, spitting on a nine year old girl is much more severe on the depravity scale.
 

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Wow, he doesn't look like the pro-typical Yankee fan mouth-breather. Just a baby-faced kid. I thought that they all more or less looked the same.

Expecting to see an extra from the Sopranos.
 

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So the way I understand it, Verdugo threw the ball towards a RS fan, it got grabbed by a MFY fan, the crowd chanted at him to throw it back and he did and it hit Verdugo in the back.

By accident.

Or does he have a laser sharp arm and he intentionally drilled him?

If I am not mistaken, didn't Stanton hit a home run at Fenway and a fan threw it back and it hit him as he rounded second a few years ago?

By accident.

What the fan did was dumb, moronic, idiotic and stupid, luckily it did not hit him in the head or he turned around and it hit him in the face/the eye.

Regardless; from that distance, getting drilled in the back is dangerous.

If you throw something onto the field, you're ejected/arrested/banned for life, should be up to each venue as to how these things are taken care of.

I'm just glad it did not turn out worse than it did.
 

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So the way I understand it, Verdugo threw the ball towards a RS fan, it got grabbed by a MFY fan, the crowd chanted at him to throw it back and he did and it hit Verdugo in the back.

By accident.

Or does he have a laser sharp arm and he intentionally drilled him?
Not exactly sure what happened, but there is a middle ground between "accident" and "intentional" and it's called "reckless".
 

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Not exactly sure what happened, but there is a middle ground between "accident" and "intentional" and it's called "reckless".
Reckless is a great description; as I said, imagine if it hit him in the head or had he turned around and it hit him in the eye/face.

Not to get dramatic, but it could have ended his career.
 

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Reckless is a great description; as I said, imagine if it hit him in the head or had he turned around and it hit him in the eye/face.

Not to get dramatic, but it could have ended his career.
Yes. Both last night's fan and the fan on the Monster were at the very least reckless.
 

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If I am not mistaken, didn't Stanton hit a home run at Fenway and a fan threw it back and it hit him as he rounded second a few years ago?
There's a Stanton video on that play in the Yankees game thread
 

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We are comparing a home run ball thrown back (ridiculously common) from 250 feet away that was a dude chucking it as far as he could aiming at nothing that had a 90% chance of hitting a Boston player if it hit anyone and ended up hitting Stanton on a bounce to a guy 50 feet away hitting a stationary target dead center in the back with a ball the guy casually tried to toss a Sox fan as a souvenir?

Seriously?
 

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So the way I understand it, Verdugo threw the ball towards a RS fan, it got grabbed by a MFY fan, the crowd chanted at him to throw it back and he did and it hit Verdugo in the back.

By accident.

Or does he have a laser sharp arm and he intentionally drilled him?
Not just a fan, a kid. So he stole the ball from a child and threw it back in Verdugo's general direction from ~15 rows up in the bleachers.

Compared to a Red Sox fan throwing a home run ball back into the field from a million miles away in the Monster seats, which happens all the time after home runs in every stadium. They're both reckless...sure...but comparing the two as exactly the same is a major reach.
 

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We are comparing a home run ball thrown back (ridiculously common) from 250 feet away that was a dude chucking it as far as he could aiming at nothing that had a 90% chance of hitting a Boston player if it hit anyone and ended up hitting Stanton on a bounce to a guy 50 feet away hitting a stationary target dead center in the back with a ball the guy casually tried to toss a Sox fan as a souvenir?

Seriously?
Yess, throwing a baseball in the general direction of people who aren't looking, from any distance, is at least reckless.
 

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Agreed. It's not a difficult concept to understand.
I get both are reckless. But they are still very different incidents is all I am saying. 50 feet away. Throwing a ball dead center at a turned around player that he threw to a fan as a souvenir treads dangerously close to criminal reckless endangerment.
 

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So what % of media hype will this get compared to Kyrie incident? .5%? 1%?
Between that and what happened to Varitek's kid, it should be the lead on most major outlets, but as expected it's getting buried. The odds that ESPN mentions it tonight are slim and if they do, it will probably be "boys will be boys" type hand waving.
 

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I get both are reckless. But they are still very different incidents is all I am saying. 50 feet away. Throwing a ball dead center at a turned around player that he threw to a fan as a souvenir treads dangerously close to criminal reckless endangerment.
Yes, in general, I'd rather get hit with a baseball thrown from 200 feet away than from 50. But maybe I'd think differently if Dwight Evans was the 200 foot thrower and Olive Oil was the 50 foot thrower.
 

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Do we know if it hit Verdugo or if it landed near him and he reacted? Reading his lips - it sounded like he said “the baseball hit me in the back”
 

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Between that and what happened to Varitek's kid, it should be the lead on most major outlets, but as expected it's getting buried.
On a night where there was a NBA Finals game and mass confusion in DC because of the shooting outside Nationals Park, you think this should be the lead on most major (sports) networks?
 

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On a night where there was a NBA Finals game and mass confusion in DC because of the shooting outside Nationals Park, you think this should be the lead on most major (sports) networks?
Fair point, a major story would be a better way to phrase it. The fan behavior in recent NBA incidents across the country were major stories in the aftermath of those events.
 

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Between that and what happened to Varitek's kid, it should be the lead on most major outlets, but as expected it's getting buried. The odds that ESPN mentions it tonight are slim and if they do, it will probably be "boys will be boys" type hand waving.
ESPN headline is "Verdugo Gets into it with Yankee Fans" What a joke
 

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Between that and what happened to Varitek's kid, it should be the lead on most major outlets, but as expected it's getting buried. The odds that ESPN mentions it tonight are slim and if they do, it will probably be "boys will be boys" type hand waving.
We have any more info about what happened with the Varitek family? She deleted her account, so those tweets are gone.

EDIT: Never mind, looks like she re-activated her account. So vile.
 

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There’s a difference between throwing the ball back and throwing the ball at someone.
Huge difference. But a few years ago, a Red Sox fan sitting in the Monster seats threw back a home run and it hit (or nearly hit, I can’t remember) a fielder by accident.

Not saying this was like that, but from the video of the guy being fingered and ejected, he seems pretty far away. I’d be surprised if he was trying to actually hit Verdugo.

Yankees fans still suck, though.