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Thursday, August 11, 2005


Baseball: the Unlucky, the Unfortunate, the Unswept 

It's been a weird day and a half in MLB. Yesterday, Brian Schneider, a young player for the Expos the D'Backs Terrero, who was on 3B against the Marlins, was tagged out by Mike Lowell in a successful application of the hidden ball trick. Apparently, that actually does happen in the majors. Unlucky, for Schneider Terrero; hilarious for the rest of us. Hats off to a guy who pulls that trick twice and gets it to work!

A line drive hit between Mets outfielders Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron today resulted in them colliding head on. Announcers warned viewers it would be disturbing to see before showing the reply during the Braves game. Beltran is out with a bruised should, but Cameron had to be carted off the field. When the report came in he suffered a broken nose and multiple fractures in both cheek bones. Highly unfortunate for both those players, as well as the Mets and we wish them a speedy recovery.

San Francisco did not get swept tonight by the Braves due to a 7th inning two run blast by Giants outfielder, Randy Winn. This ruined a great night of pitching for Tim Hudson, who had a season high 10 strike outs before giving up the homerun.

And, an odd place to get this piece of news, but TBS announced they would be showing several college football games this upcoming season, the second of which will be Wake Forest v. Nebraska. That brings the total of WFU football games I'll get to see on TV up to a whopping three. Is it basketball season yet? Oh, wait, we're going to have a "rebuilding year" this year.

-R

3 Comments:

Looks like it was Terrero that got tagged with the hidden-ball trick; Schneider was last year. I found a good article, with player commentary.

By Blogger G. Brooke, at 10:01 AM  


Boy, talk about a late night brain fart. Of course Schneider was had by the trick last year - the Expos don't exist this year!! I had forgotten who it was and did a quick search, and, obviously, wasn't paying attention. Corrections made.

-R

By Blogger Ryan, at 1:50 PM  


These are some of my favorite moments in baseball, though: when they act like absolute kids. I mean, they're the boys of summer! Terrero should totally have asked for a do-over.

By Blogger G. Brooke, at 11:11 PM  


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