ESPN Sport Science on the Brewers Triple Play against the Dodgers Last Week.
Did you know that once FIELDfx is installed in every Major League park, this is how baseball is going to look all the time?
Worst Baseball Slide Ever?
This video comes to the Interwebs thanks to the Florida Marlins AA squad, the Jacksonville Suns. The YouTube clip opens with Graham Taylor, who weighs a husky 225 lbs., rounding third base like a freight train intent on scoring, according to Deadspin.com.
The trouble begins with Taylor’s approach — instead of getting low for his headfirst slide he instead vaults his hefty frame into the air. With a wide-open path to the plate, Taylor scores easily, and very painfully.
Brewers turn triple play vs Dodgers
I would’ve had an in-the-park home run if it wasn’t for that meddling catcher.
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“The strongest thing I put in my body is steak & eggs. I just eat. I’m not a supplement guy. Steroids are not even a thought.”
- Jim Thome
(quote via @ MNTwinkie)
599 and 600 basically to the same spot in the Twins bullpen. That’s pretty awesome.
When Jim Thome was a lad he ate four dozen eggs to help him get large. Now that he’s a man he eats five dozen eggs and he’s roughly the size of a barge. He also hits taters.
Jim Thome is so down home and modest that, rather than endure the media frenzy that would surround him between numbers 599 and 600, he decided to hit them in the same game. That’s damn decent of him.
Jim Thome has been a great hitter. Not a good hitter. Not a very good hitter. He has been a slam-dunk, first-ballot, no-doubt Hall of Famer hitter. People have missed this because, well, people have missed a lot about Jim Thome. The man has a .403 lifetime on-base percentage, 25th all-time for players with 7,500 plate appearances, higher than DiMaggio, higher than Wagner, higher than Mays or Yaz or Rose or Ichiro. Many people will never respect on-base percentage the way they should, because many people just don’t like walks. But walking is an art. And Thome is Picasso.
Anyway, his on-base percentage is not all the 1,700-plus walks he’s earned. He’s a .277 lifetime hitter, which doesn’t sound great, but it’s better than many of the other big home run hitters — Ernie Banks, Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Matthews, Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson and Harmon Killebrew among them. Heck, Thome hit .300 three times.
- Joe Posnanski
Read the rest: “Thome” (SI.com)
(Photo of Thome’s 600th trot by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
Jose Bautista, sensitive to White Tee-Shirtgate, decided it would be best if he didn’t homer for a few days while waiting for the smoke to clear. But after 27 at-bats, Bautista knew it was time to send a message. Nam
After Eric Thames homered off of a Dan Haren cutter one batter earlier, Jose Bautista did the same, blasting Haren’s 86 mph offering out to centerfield. It was Bautista’s 34th on the season and put him back in front of Curtis Granderson for the Major League lead.
Bautista finished the day with three hits as the Blue Jays defeated the Angels 5-4 in ten innings.