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all-time web gems

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Yeah we have a baseball thread but this merits its own.

    Amazing that of the top 10 defensive plays of all-time, nine of them happened in the past 20 years or so. I know they said there had to be tape, but still ...

    ESPN credibility takes another hit.

    Anyone here old enough to remember Al Luplow vaulting the bullpen fence in Boston and making a catch?

    Or Brooks Robinson in the 1970 series, or Nettles in 1978?
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    The online vote is even more ridiculous -- Otis Nixon's catch is number one. ::)
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    There has to be an extenuating factor. When they showed the Cardinals' web gems, Ozzie Smith's best play was nowhere to be seen.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    That's because his best play was made as a Padre. ;D
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The other best play.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Missed the countdown, but caught some of the post-announcement chatter.

    Did Mays' World Series catch actually finish 10th?
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Yes it did. Buster Olney called BS on that one, said it was the best of all time because of the situation.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Otis Nixon shouldn't have even been in the top 10, let alone what, fourth? In any given season there's 10 homer-robbing catches as good or better than that one.

    And Jose Canseco got robbed. ROBBED! You think it's easy to time it so the ball hits off your head? That's talent, my friends. :D
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The whole premise is bullshit. Just like nearly every one of these dopey Best Of things ESPN does.
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    All you need to know about said top 10: Two plays -- while tremendous -- occurred earlier this season. Way to scour the archives, Bristol. ::)
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Remember, anything that happened before September, 1979 (NOTE: ESPN launched 27 years ago today) doesn't count in the world of the Mouse.
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Where was Devon White's catch against the Braves?
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