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Postby Surfs up » Mon May 15, 2006 7:31 am

Its for Nixon to use to disgrace his uniform . What a jerk. Hes not the great player they thought he was going to be coming up so he has to figure a way to stand out. Pine tar on the cap and cork under the eyes that drags down and he looks like ALICE COOPER. Exactly when he shaves his head he looks like the guy from the GOONIES.
Sorry for going off but I have a thing about the right and wrong way to wear the uniform.
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Postby FoolOnTheHill » Mon May 15, 2006 12:33 pm

But aside from the grip, why do batters like to put it so far up the handle? Why is there a rule about that? Remember the George Brett pine tar incident?
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Postby Mugrila » Mon May 15, 2006 2:40 pm

FoolOnTheHill wrote:But aside from the grip, why do batters like to put it so far up the handle? Why is there a rule about that? Remember the George Brett pine tar incident?


They put it there so they can use it during their AB. They just have to reach up and grab that area to get more on their gloves.
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Postby bceagles04 » Mon May 15, 2006 3:32 pm

Ya they rub it all over that bat so that their is an excess of tar.

Then they can gob it all over their hands when they get to the plate.

I've tried it before. ITs prettyyyy nasty
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Mon May 15, 2006 4:10 pm

FoolOnTheHill wrote:But aside from the grip, why do batters like to put it so far up the handle? Why is there a rule about that? Remember the George Brett pine tar incident?


the rule was created because batted balls could pick up pine tar and thus be unusable. some owners didnt like paying for extra balls so they created a rule whereby pine tar could only be xx inches from the knob of the bat. everybody remembers that originally the brett homer was disqualified. however, on appeal it was later allowed and the remainder of the game was played weeks later.
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Postby Surfs up » Mon May 15, 2006 9:59 pm

the rule was created because batted balls could pick up pine tar and thus be unusable. some owners didnt like paying for extra balls so they created a rule whereby pine tar could only be xx inches from the knob of the bat. everybody remembers that originally the brett homer was disqualified. however, on appeal it was later allowed and the remainder of the game was played weeks later


Nice call ;-D
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon May 15, 2006 10:02 pm

Surfs up wrote:the rule was created because batted balls could pick up pine tar and thus be unusable. some owners didnt like paying for extra balls so they created a rule whereby pine tar could only be xx inches from the knob of the bat. everybody remembers that originally the brett homer was disqualified. however, on appeal it was later allowed and the remainder of the game was played weeks later


Nice call ;-D



That is a matter of opinion not widely held in NY except m,aybe among fans from Queens.

A rule is a rule, If you do not like the rule change it. But doing so retro-actively is nonsense. It is like saying the speed limit is 55, but it should be 65. You got a ticket for going 60, so let's forget about it.
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Mon May 15, 2006 10:09 pm

Thanks. ;-D
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Re: What's the purpose of pine tar?

Postby dipset » Mon May 15, 2006 11:56 pm

HiddenIdentity wrote:I've never known why players put it on their bats.


haha grip man. I guess you just watch baseball and dont play it. It smells good too ;-D
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Postby silverZ » Tue May 16, 2006 1:47 am

mmmm pine tar. one of my favourite smells ;-7
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