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Postby jcde7ago » Sat May 05, 2007 11:56 pm

I ran into this today, and had to post it...it's M-Cab's game-winning RBI single off a supposed-to-be intentional walk pitch...

It's one of the most bizzare things that i've really ever seen in baseball, but it's quite funny at the same time :-b

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/gameday_recap.j ... p&c_id=fla

Click the "Cabrera's Unusual Single" video link on the right. ;-D
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Postby sportsaddict » Sun May 06, 2007 12:17 am

I remember this. It was a great play, very heads up by Cabrera. Just such a weird play, that's something we won't see for years.
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Postby RynMan » Sun May 06, 2007 2:15 am

Funny how it is smart because he got a base hit. I'm sure he would have been "stupid" to swing at it if he had got out.

IMO I don' think he should have, so I think it's a little stupid.
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Postby Nemyar » Sun May 06, 2007 2:30 am

I think I punched a hole in the wall when that happened. It's tough being an O's fan sometimes! !+)
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Sun May 06, 2007 3:37 am

Unforgettable play. It's one of those plays I always wondered about the possibility of. Imagine my shock when it actually happened. How bad would it have looked if he missed? :-D
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Postby akula » Sun May 06, 2007 3:47 am

I am getting old. Somehow I remember that one time Vladimir Guerrero hit an intentional walk pitch out of the ball park..home run..is it true or I am just making stuff up.
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Postby smoovethug » Sun May 06, 2007 7:37 am

RynMan wrote:Funny how it is smart because he got a base hit. I'm sure he would have been "stupid" to swing at it if he had got out.


Yeah I was going to say this as well. I remember a couple years back Griffey swung at a pitch when they were trying to intentionally walk him because he was in a slump, I don't think he got a basehit out of it though.
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Postby San D » Sun May 06, 2007 8:09 am

smoovethug wrote:
RynMan wrote:Funny how it is smart because he got a base hit. I'm sure he would have been "stupid" to swing at it if he had got out.


Yeah I was going to say this as well. I remember a couple years back Griffey swung at a pitch when they were trying to intentionally walk him because he was in a slump, I don't think he got a basehit out of it though.


Maybe the announcers and the media may have gotten on him for being "stupid", but they would have been wrong. Anytime a player the caliber of Cabrera has a pitch to hit, he should swing.

Now if it was someone on that team like Borchard or Olivo, it would have then been stupid if he popped up.
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Postby bellybrother » Sun May 06, 2007 8:10 am

akula wrote:I am getting old. Somehow I remember that one time Vladimir Guerrero hit an intentional walk pitch out of the ball park..home run..is it true or I am just making stuff up.


Wow. I AM old.......Johnny Bench...late '70's-early '80's, HR on attempted intentional walk.
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Postby JTWood » Sun May 06, 2007 8:19 am

bellybrother wrote:
akula wrote:I am getting old. Somehow I remember that one time Vladimir Guerrero hit an intentional walk pitch out of the ball park..home run..is it true or I am just making stuff up.


Wow. I AM old.......Johnny Bench...late '70's-early '80's, HR on attempted intentional walk.

I read a story a couple of weeks ago about Pete Rose doing it, too (single, no HR).

Notice the trend here: Great ball players. :-? :-)
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