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2018 MLB Spring Training Running Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Altuve, Correa, Springer, Bregman ... seriously, man.
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Looking at those numbers, the D'backs are going to have a great defensive line.
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  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Justin Turner just broke his wrist. Hit by a pitch.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Cool stuff. The catcher and the ump are so far behind the batter's box compared to today.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    (Insert comment about my fantasy team that nobody cares to read here.)
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Ruth was swinging at what he heard.

    Damn, and I thought only today's players didn't run out balls.
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    So the battery was included?
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  10. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Here's another fascinating one about Ruth. What looks to be a third base coach is staying far away from the third base box. Afraid of getting hit by a Ruth line drive?
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    And the catcher is damned near standing up. Also, I find it difficult to believe that Johnson threw in the high 90s when Ruth could take a Happy Gilmour swing and still hit the ball.

    I'm always fascinated by how guys could start in the 1910s, for example, and thrive into the '30s. (or the '20s into the '40s, etc.) The game evolves in subtle but important ways. I guess athletes adjust.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Purely a guess, but I figure maybe he threw 90 or so, which would have been a big deal in that time when players were much smaller, and offseason workouts consisted of throwing hay bales and rocks at squirrels.

    Ruth was considered a big guy, and he was just 6-2, and 200-250 pounds. Nowadays, he'd be just average sized.
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