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03-09-2013, 09:52 PM
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Suddenly the US offense is 'wright' in Phoenix.

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This just might be the nerdiest thing I've ever posted on here (and believe me, that's saying a lot ), but I assure you it's baseball related. And awesome.

It answers one of life's great questions: What if a pitcher threw a baseball at 90% the speed of light?

http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/
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A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base.

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03-09-2013, 10:28 PM
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A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base.
Depends on the inning. If it's in the 5th or earlier This would be a delay that would cause the suspension of the game, and it would be restarted from the beginning and thus this pitch would never have officially happened

Mauer has been getting a very favoriable strike zone this game as a hitter. Should have struck out the AB he got an RBI, and in the one he walked(right before the grand slam) he walked on 5 pitches but imo 4 of the pitches were strikes. Had he struck out(or out some other way assuming he would have swung at the last if it was 2 strikes) then Wright doesn`t hit that slam. Oh well

It`s still in Canada's hands. Beat the USA tomorrow and advance in 2nd, and the US would be last and have to qualify(in a tournament without MLBers) next time around

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03-09-2013, 11:25 PM
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Wtf is the color guy on about? There's no rule against Venditte changing around and pitching with one hand to one batter and the opposite hand to the next. It's never been an issue for him. The closest thing to it being a problem was when he once faced a switch-hitter in the minors and they played musical-handedness until the ump told them to stop being morons and pick a side.

The only reason he's not pitching righty to Wright is because he hurt his right arm and can't pitch with it during the tournament.

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Got some Canada WBC avatars for tomorrow's game. They're kinda rough, but it's all I could do with limited resources and time and absolutely no starting point in terms of where the design was going to come from.





These were all the players with good pics I could find.

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Wtf is the color guy on about? There's no rule against Venditte changing around and pitching with one hand to one batter and the opposite hand to the next. It's never been an issue for him. The closest thing to it being a problem was when he once faced a switch-hitter in the minors and they played musical-handedness until the ump told them to stop being morons and pick a side.

The only reason he's not pitching righty to Wright is because he hurt his right arm and can't pitch with it during the tournament.

Idiot.
Officially, he has to elect which side he is pitching from before each batter. Then the batter has to elect which side he is hitting from. Once the first pitch is thrown, neither is allowed to switch.

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03-10-2013, 07:24 AM
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Kind of happy Italy won actually. Limping into the second round isn't really accomplishing much. Let's go out there, leave it all on the field, and beat the US! GO CANADA GO!

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I thought the brawl had provided my daily dose of awesome, then I read the XKCD link.

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I thought this was noteworthy (I didn't see it posted, my apologies if it has been):


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Thoughts on Gose? Biggest thing holding him back seems to be strikeout rate...can he overcome?

Mike Newman: I'd be willing to bet Gose would post a higher WAR than Rasmus this season if they played him. K's are an issue, but Gost is still learning on the job. He has always been a favorite of mine and I believe he's a 3-4 win player, or more as soon as he's getting 600 PA's a year.

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Got some Canada WBC avatars for tomorrow's game. They're kinda rough, but it's all I could do with limited resources and time and absolutely no starting point in terms of where the design was going to come from.





These were all the players with good pics I could find.
No Jay Johnson?




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03-10-2013, 11:12 AM
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Kind of happy Italy won actually. Limping into the second round isn't really accomplishing much. Let's go out there, leave it all on the field, and beat the US! GO CANADA GO!
Well, I kind of feel like we deserve to limp in after 2006 when we went 2-1 beating the US in the process but losing in a 3 way tie with USA and Mexico. The USA anbd Mexico advanced due to run differential.

Would have been fitting for us to be tied 1-2 with the same 2 teams and this time we'd be the only ones to advance.

Not to be though, we'll just have to beat the US again.

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03-10-2013, 11:19 AM
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Well, I kind of feel like we deserve to limp in after 2006 when we went 2-1 beating the US in the process but losing in a 3 way tie with USA and Mexico. The USA anbd Mexico advanced due to run differential.

Would have been fitting for us to be tied 1-2 with the same 2 teams and this time we'd be the only ones to advance.

Not to be though, we'll just have to beat the US again.
It would be fan-****ing-tastic if Taillon could get us through 5-6 innings.

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03-10-2013, 11:29 AM
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It would be fan-****ing-tastic if Taillon could get us through 5-6 innings.
I would think Taillon going through 4 would be the most we can ask for (65 pitch cap) then just roll with Henderson, Aumont then hopefully Axford, that is likely our best available pitching today.

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03-10-2013, 11:29 AM
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I never thought I would have a Pete Orr avatar but here we are

Also a reminder our draft is tonight @ 9 PM

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Ok ive seen enough...Happ in the 5th spot, romero long relief or mop up duties.

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Officially, he has to elect which side he is pitching from before each batter. Then the batter has to elect which side he is hitting from. Once the first pitch is thrown, neither is allowed to switch.
No, I get that. But he was going on like if Venditte comes into the game and pitches lefty to the first batter, he can't turn around and pitch righty to the next one, using the example of the fact that it was known he would only pitch lefty yesterday vs the US and he wouldn't be switching to throw righty to the right handed David Wright. He made it sound like this was a rule or by choice, and not because Venditte's right arm isn't in pitching shape right now.

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03-10-2013, 12:51 PM
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Happ has looked good.

He's really going to make it a tough decision.

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No Suspensions to anyone from the brawl yesterday per TSN.

KInd of laughable that nobody from Mexico got suspended. Their 3rd baseman and pitcher were most deserving because the instigated the entire incident.

However any suspension that they got would be totally worthless as they are already out and have no more games to play, so I guess this is good for us, since if they had players suspended then they probably would have had to suspended someone from our team as well.

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03-10-2013, 12:58 PM
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Ok ive seen enough...Happ in the 5th spot, romero long relief or mop up duties.
Ricky been that bad???

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Also a reminder our draft is tonight @ 9 PM
Any room left?

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Happ has looked good.

He's really going to make it a tough decision.
So did Jo Jo Reyes a couple of springs back, what's your point?

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Ricky been that bad???
Well, he hasn't been good, but neither has Morrow or Dickey.

But Happ has been the second best starter this spring behind Johnson.

Seeing him or Loup go down will hurt. Both deserve to be in the majors.

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So did Jo Jo Reyes a couple of springs back, what's your point?
The difference is that Happ is a MLB pitcher. Reyes is a bum.

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