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Craziest thing you've seen in baseball

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Shaggy, May 28, 2007.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Since baseball is the sport for insane things to happen, let's share some of the best we've seen.

    Here's mine: Many years ago, i'm covering a local American Legion team in our area. Said team was 0-31. They were bad, yes, but some losses were bad luck of massive proportions.

    And then this happened.

    The team had 9 players show up for a home game one night. Bad team is losing, 5-4, heading into the bottom of the last inning. First batter walks. Winning run comes to the plate, torches what many believe was a walk-off home run over a short chain-linked fence in left-center field. First win of the season, it's thought.

    However, the umpires rule that the ball bounced over the fence, thus awarding a double and runners on second and third.

    Bad Team goes apeshit, screaming at the ump, going crazy. The on-deck batter throws his helmet as hard as he could against the backstop while he argues. He gets tossed.

    Because Bad Team had no subs, no one could bat for the batter who just got tossed. They had to forfeit.

    They finished 0-40.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Larry Rothschild's continued employment.
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Seven-year guaranteed contract for pitchers.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Covered the Pine Tar Game..... George Brett "attacking" Tim McClelland....the greatest thing I've ever seen.
  5. nafselon

    nafselon Active Member

    Thursday's Mariners-Devil Rays game I attended was pretty crazy. 13-12 final and twice the Mariners third base coach gave Jose Lopez the go sign when he clearly wasn't going to have a chance with the play at the plate. The second time he was going for an inside-the-park homer which is WAY more exciting to watch than I could ever imagine.

    Also seeing if the Rays bullpen could blow a 12-4 lead was rather crazy and entertaining.

    And why is Richie Sexton still in their lineup? 25 runs, over 30 hits and he didn't have any of them.
  6. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Does the Expos mascot count? ;D
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    George Brett was my all-time fave non-Blue Jay. I had my picture taken in front of the exhibit that had the pine tar bat during my trip to the baseball HOF.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Youppi kicked some ass.
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    He always starts slow. By the end of the year he'll have 30 homers, 110 RBIs, 125 strikeouts and a .260 average.
  10. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Okay, and the name "youppi" says it all ::)
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member


  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Did Youppi go to Washington with the 'spos?

    And the craziest thing I've seen? It wasn't in person, but George Bell karate kicking Bruce Kison, then wheeling around to pop Rich Gedman, who had chased him out to the mound. I know it was 1985 and it was on television, and something tells me it was a Game of the Week on NBC. I could be wrong about that.

    Naturally, if you try to look up the incident on the net today, you'll see all kinds of Red Sox fanboy looser revisionists who insist that Kison dodged the kick and punched Bell out. Uh, yeah, as if! :D
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