- Jul 15, 2005
Ah....the Tiant hesitation pitch, I remember it well.
I am conflict.E5 Yaz said:
True, but Houston has better starting pitching
SemperFidelisSox said:Dyson needs to understand that kids aren't playing Wiffle ball anymore because they see the sport as boring. They're inside playing Call of Duty or watching football. The league needs more exciting players like Bautista and Harper showing emotion and flipping bats, not less. That kind of stuff should be encouraged.
drleather2001 said:I mean, the problem with showmanship is that it threatens to emphasize the player over the team; the individual moment over the game being played. But in some cases, the moment is just huge for the team and the fans. In those rare occasions, I don't see what's wrong with some oomph.
Cespedes comes across to me as a guy who lives in his own I'm all for myself world. I could be far, far wrong.Gdiguy said:
My ONLY issue with Bautista is that it wasn't jumping around excited (which I have no issue with at all), but it did come off a bit more 'suck it!' than 'oh my god I just hit a crazy home run I'm so excited!!!'... I completely agree that the latter we need more of, but the former I don't really love. Especially when there isn't really any bad blood (whereas Cespedes' flip on Monday definitely had some response to Utley's slide in it).
Having said that, though, I think there are much bigger things to worry about in baseball than that bat flip
I heard one of the talking heads speculate that he'll be the Yankees main off season target. Grain of salt, obviously.jon abbey said:Not sure I'd want to sign Zobrist to a 3-4 year deal, but he always seems to deliver when needed.
Papi is not a huge bat flipper, but I'm guessing he might still be at home admiring his shot in the same situation. It's only annoying when someone does it down or up 4 or 5 runs in a meaningless game. Post season? Huge situation. Let it rip.rembrat said:
I'ma let you finish but Manny had one of the greatest photographed walk offs of all time!
patinorange said:Papi is not a huge bat flipper, but I'm guessing he might still be at home admiring his shot in the same situation. It's only annoying when someone does it down or up 4 or 5 runs in a meaningless game. Post season? Huge situation. Let it rip.