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Old 07-28-2019, 11:33 PM
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Indians pitcher throws ball over the center field fence


Wild Thing! So what is the longest thrown ball during a game? Dennis

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Old 07-28-2019, 11:49 PM
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Jackie Bradley Jr has done that from home plate
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:01 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the center fielder whips back around towards home plate because he sees a baseball fall beyond the wall, one that he didn't even know anyone had thrown.
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Love the Francona exchange following that. "What the f#$% is wrong with you?"
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:33 AM
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I'm trying to figure out why people are so upset about it. I saw Dave Righetti do that at some point in the 80's and don't recall as much backlash. While I was impressed, I'm pretty sure every pitcher in baseball could throw the ball over the fence from the pitcher's mound (considering the exits velo measurements from home plate for home runs).
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Because while it was impressive to watch, it was functionally equivalent to a tantrumming toddler chucking his toys out of the pram. And Trevor Bauer already has a reputation as a tool, so nobody's giving him any rope for yet another example of socially dysfunctional behavior.

Loved Francona. Minimal lipreading skills required for THAT reaction!
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:57 AM
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I'm trying to figure out why people are so upset about it. I saw Dave Righetti do that at some point in the 80's and don't recall as much backlash. While I was impressed, I'm pretty sure every pitcher in baseball could throw the ball over the fence from the pitcher's mound (considering the exits velo measurements from home plate for home runs).
Because, fans are getting dumber? No that really isn't it. The dumb fans find it a lot easier to be heard. Yep, I'm going with that one.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:15 AM
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I'm trying to figure out why people are so upset about it.
Because that's Little League shit. If I want to see a Little League game, I can go down to the corner, park for free and get the best seat in the house. But if I pay Big League $$, I want to see Big Leaguers play.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:27 AM
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Jackie Bradley Jr has done that from home plate
Was that in a game, and if so, why?
The OP specified "during a game," which I take to mean as part of the action, not as a curiosity.

I'd be looking for a throw in the Polo Grounds or possibly Griffith Stadium in DC, or more recently Minute Maid in Houston.

But honestly I have no idea what the longest throw might be.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:51 AM
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Here is the Bradley throw.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AnpKBxr9AM
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Old 07-29-2019, 12:07 PM
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Love the Francona exchange following that. "What the f#$% is wrong with you?"
That's an old school manager who lets his players play with emotion but doesn't put up with bullshit from anyone - not even his more talented players.
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It looked like Bauer was a beaten man after he failed to scoop up that little dribbler out the box. It also looked like it was pretty damn hot in KC, which is probably a factor when you're used to pitching at night in a fairly temperate part of the country.

ETA: Check that, it's actually warmer in Cleveland than in KC right now. <Mind blown>

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Old 07-29-2019, 03:03 PM
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ETA: Check that, it's actually warmer in Cleveland than in KC right now. <Mind blown>
I have relatives in Ohio. It can get really freaking hot in the summer.
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Was that in a game, and if so, why?
The OP specified "during a game," which I take to mean as part of the action, not as a curiosity.
It was during the game but not during the action. Time was out because Francona was coming out to take him out of the game.
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It was during the game but not during the action. Time was out because Francona was coming out to take him out of the game.
Right, I knew that about the Bauer throw. My post was a response to a post about Bradley, there being no conceivable reason why an outfielder would stand at home plate and throw the ball over the centerfield fence during an actual game situation…
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I have relatives in Ohio. It can get really freaking hot in the summer.
Cincinnati and Columbus, I get. Cincy's basically tiptoeing on Dixie and Columbus is the Midwest, both of which are hot. I know Cleveland *can* get hot, but I'm just surprised it's hotter than KC, which can get fucking hot.
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It looked like Bauer was a beaten man after he failed to scoop up that little dribbler out the box. It also looked like it was pretty damn hot in KC, which is probably a factor when you're used to pitching at night in a fairly temperate part of the country.

ETA: Check that, it's actually warmer in Cleveland than in KC right now. <Mind blown>
The dribbler was just part of a string of bad breaks for Bauer. After a leadoff walk, Hunter Dozier hit a fly ball to the track that the center fielder lost in the sun for a double. Then Bauer walked Jorge Soler on a borderline 3-2 pitch, and then Ryan O'Hearn hit that dribbler that Bauer should have made a play on, but didn't. Cheslor Cuthbert followed with a looper to right on an 0-2 pitch, and, two batters later, Jorge Lopez hit a ground ball up the middle. Bauer should have been out of the inning with 0 or 1 runs; instead, KC scored 5.
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Right, I knew that about the Bauer throw. My post was a response to a post about Bradley, there being no conceivable reason why an outfielder would stand at home plate and throw the ball over the centerfield fence during an actual game situation…
Right. It wasn't...just him showing his arm off.
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