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Calvin Pickering turns a Grand Slam into a Single

Postby LBJackal » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:22 am

http://www.newstribune.com/articles/200 ... 050029.txt

With none out in the sixth and the bases loaded, Calvin Pickering hit the ball an estimated 385 feet over the left-center field fence. Pickering, however, passed Justin Huber, who was tagging up at first base.


How in the world do you get passed by a guy who weighs like 400 pounds!?!?!?!
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Postby eftda » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:25 am

oh geez... !+)

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Postby The Natural » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:27 am

:-D ;-D

It must have barely cleared the fence. The article made me wonder why Calvin didn't see Huber. He must have been admiring his 385 ft BLAST.
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Postby mikegp » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:52 am

The Natural wrote::-D ;-D

It must have barely cleared the fence. The article made me wonder why Calvin didn't see Huber. He must have been admiring his 385 ft BLAST.


Still...If I were Huber and saw a 400 pound man "running" my way I'd get out of his way!! :-D
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Postby Madison » Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:14 am

eftda wrote:oh geez... !+)

"Base running drills today"


Lmao! :-b That's too funny! ;-D
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:27 am

If you read Pena's explanation, the other part of this story is why in the hell he's teaching the Royal baserunners to retreat ot first on a long drive. We teach kids in little league to go halfway, as does every other high school, college, minor, and major league team. But, old Tony knows better than any of us.
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Postby RynMan » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:46 am

Huber is australian, cut him some slack. He's used to cricket. !+)
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Postby prodpaul » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:06 am

I was wondering when this would hit the cafe. I was to ashamed to mention it. :~(
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Postby crapshooter » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:18 am

The postive not out of it is that Pickering wasn't in a home run trot..at least he was running hard. The baserunner and coach have to be watching too...I blame them as much as Calvin.
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Re: Calvin Pickering turns a Grand Slam into a Single

Postby Lofunzo » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:35 am

LBJackal wrote:http://www.newstribune.com/articles/200 ... 050029.txt

With none out in the sixth and the bases loaded, Calvin Pickering hit the ball an estimated 385 feet over the left-center field fence. Pickering, however, passed Justin Huber, who was tagging up at first base.


How in the world do you get passed by a guy who weighs like 400 pounds!?!?!?!


I agree. 385 feet isn't exactly a tape measure shot that requires watching it.
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