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Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:50 pm

I've never seen or heard of this happening before in a game. Anyone else?

http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/gamecente ... LA@BAL/rss

BALTIMORE -- The ball floated in the air, much closer to the plate than Miguel Cabrera anticipated. It was supposed to be the first pitch of an intentional walk, yet Cabrera wasn't about to let this one get to the catcher.

And so he took a swing at it.

The result was a 10th-inning RBI single that put the Florida Marlins ahead for good in an 8-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night.

The Marlins trailed 5-1 in the ninth before coming back against Baltimore closer Chris Ray, who was 18-for-18 in save situations this season.

Then, with the score tied at 5-5 in the 10th, Hanley Ramirez led off with an infield hit against Todd Williams (1-3). Ramirez took second on a groundout, bringing Cabrera to the plate.

With catcher Ramon Hernandez standing upright and calling for an intentional walk, Cabrera stepped into the soft, outside pitch and drove it to center, scoring Ramirez with the go-ahead run on a swing more likely to be seen in the movies than the major leagues.
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Postby DeadWinterDay » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:52 pm

Oh my god I LAUGHED SO HARD.

Brought me back to the days years ago where I was a little kid and thought of cheap gimmicks to be able to do this......crate a bat that extends if you press a button....oh my god the memories...

Seriously the funniest thing I've seen in a while -- you have no idea how hard I was laughing when I saw this.


PS: Big props to him for doing it
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Postby teddy ballgame » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:53 pm

Never heard of this either. Pretty bizarre. It's not an unintentional hit though...he tried to hit it.

Pretty pathetic a major league pitcher can't throw the ball far enough away so the guy can't hit it when he's supposed to intentionally walk him.
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Postby zevon » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:54 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:Never heard of this either. Pretty bizarre. It's not an unintentional hit though...he tried to hit it.

Pretty pathetic a major league pitcher can't throw the ball far enough away so the guy can't hit it when he's supposed to intentionally walk him.


Good thing he doesn't pitch for Ozzie... :-b
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Postby DeadWinterDay » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:59 pm

zevon wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:Never heard of this either. Pretty bizarre. It's not an unintentional hit though...he tried to hit it.

Pretty pathetic a major league pitcher can't throw the ball far enough away so the guy can't hit it when he's supposed to intentionally walk him.


Good thing he doesn't pitch for Ozzie... :-b


Haha I can see Ozzie coming out onto the field, calmy walking over to him, then violently begin to choke the life out of him.
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Postby tomdoyle3 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:02 pm

That takes a lot of guts. ;-D

Oh by the way, the Marlins have won 10 of 11. Everything is going right for them right now. :-)
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Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:04 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:Never heard of this either. Pretty bizarre. It's not an unintentional hit though...he tried to hit it.


yah, well, you try to create some sort of parallel structure in these things. unintentional pitch then. meh.
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Postby Yin_Xu88 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:26 pm

sadly, I was at the game and didnt even realized what happened.
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Postby houstonoilers » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:29 pm

can you walk across the plate and hit one or do you have to stay the batters box? People like Pujols should do this kinda thing more often.....lmao.

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