FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS

Monday, October 12, 2015

With regard to Utley's wipe-out barrel roll at 2B: Let's be straight with ourselves here...

If Brett Gardner had wiped out another team's SS, we'd be loving it today.

And if Humanis Centepedis had wiped out the Dodgers SS, Met fans would be defending it, too.

I do believe the Mets got screwed by MLB's obsession with instant replay: There is supposed to be a "neighborhood" component to close calls at second base, yet that got turned around by ten minutes of forensic video analysis.

But when it comes to old-fashioned, hard-nosed play, fans see what they want.

8 comments:

I'm Bill White said...

Bring the softball "double base" to MLB. Sponsors win, players win.

KD said...

Institute a "no sliding" rule. just like my beer-league softball days in college!

KD said...

did you guys see that play? I've seen similar ones 100's of times over the years. It was fair and is simply part of the game. The fielder just did not take care to protect himself. Let's not continue down the road of turning all sport into games for pussies.

ceeja said...

He acted within the rules, but the rules should be changed.

Mustang said...

Duque, this is like your ingenious "Combat Baseball" idea, which deserves a revival here. The rest of you: Duque once proposed some common-sense rules changes for the game of baseball.

Tom said...

Hal MacRae still sucks a big one.

Joe Torre should have banished Utley for as long as the Met guy couldn't play.

Anonymous said...

THE GAME WAS IN THE BALANCE!...TEJADA HAD TO BE TAKEN OUT!..WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? HIGH, HARD, LATE SLIDE, WITHIN THE BASELINE...SORRY HE GOT HURT, BUT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE PART OF THE GAME...MET FANS ARE GOING INSANE ABOUT THIS PLAY!.....TO THEM I HAVE 2 EXAMPLES OF PLAYOFF BASEBALL: 1) PETE ROSE TAKING OUT BUD HARRELSON AND 2)HAL MCCRAE TAKING OUT WILLIE RANDOLPH.....IT'S PART OF THE DAMN GAME!...GET OVER IT MET FANS!

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

I hate chase utley. Hate him. Die! I hate the Mets too, so I'm feeling terribly conflicted.

Baseball ended for me a few days ago... And this ALMOST got me interested again... But now I'm super interested. I want to see how fat/gay Will from Queens is. I'm guessing he's either 350, a virgin, or a queer. I'm not saying that because he cries, I'm saying that because he's a Mets fan. $5 on jewfro. 350 and a jewfro.