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Bonehead play of the day

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by pressboxer, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Saw a classic case of cranial-rectal inversion this afternoon in a high school baseball game. With two outs and runners at second and third, the batter hits a two-hopper right at the third baseman. Third baseman gloves it cleanly, takes two steps to the bag only to realize there was no force play.

    The gaffe allowed the final run of a 3-1 game to score.

    There was a new third baseman the next inning.
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Did you blog about it?
  3. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    No, but he did write a column calling the third baseman a "f***ing moran".

  4. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I hope you tore that 16-year-old a new one in the paper. It's the only way he'll learn.
  5. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    You only cover us when we forget there's a force out!
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Is the Bonehead Play of the Day brought to you by Coosa Slacks?
  7. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Why did I think this thread was about Ryan Theriot? Or Lou Piniella?
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Or Matt Diaz. Or the Braves pen. Fuck.
  9. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Bonehead play of two weeks ago:4-4 Division I softball game in the top of the 13th inning. Runner on third with two outs.

    First pitch is turned into a squeeze bunt up the first base line. First baseman comes in to field the bunt and for some reason throws the ball home to the catcher. The runner from third is one of the other team's slap hitters, and she slides in safe well ahead of the throw. The batter advances to second as the catcher holds the ball and looks incredulously at the umpire and first baseman.

    The next girl doubles, scoring the original batter, before the home team can get out of the inning. First girl in the bottom of the inning hits a solo home run, and the home team loses 6-5.

    It may have been the first time I actually facepalmed at a softball game. To the first baseman's credit, she was extra sheepish after the game and called it a "stupid, dumb, wrong decision," but I expect more out of DI softball. At least, I hope I should.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You know what I did once? When I was covering a game? I was also taking pics, standing along the 1B line just outside the out-of-play line. Guy hits a little pop up right at me. First baseman comes running over. I stick my hand out to catch it, not thinking he has a play. Distracted him, ball falls to the ground. First baseman, being well-coached, bites his tongue and walks away. I was actually standing right beside his team's dugout and close to the coach, who I knew fairly well. I gave him a sheepish look and said sorry. He let it go.

    No one blogged about it cuz the Internet didn't exist.
  11. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I once covered a state tournament game, and Podunk was down 1-0 in the third. Bumblefuck had the bases loaded and one out. Next guy up hits a soft grounder to the pitcher. He picked it up and ... softly tossed it to first base without looking at home.

    Podunk loses 4-3.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Covered a baseball playoff game last year. Home team is down a couple runs in the bottom of the seventh, but gets a rally going. Bases loaded, one out, and the batter hits a pop up just past the home plate dirt. Ump calls the infield fly rule, so the batter is out. But the catcher drops the ball. The guy on third instinctively breaks for home, catcher calmly picks up the ball and tags him for the final out of the series.
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