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Re: Vlad and the hr derby curse....

Postby byfrcp » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:24 pm

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Yoda wrote:I know that most people think the derby curse is a myth but I see it happen to so many great players. Bay a few years back even came out and said that it altered his swing for the rest of the season.


I think it effects a few players but look how many people it didn't happen to.


I just can't believe it. Vladimir, a professional baseball player in the Major Leagues for the past 10 years, takes part in an exhibition in which he KNOWINGLY is changing his swing to hit more home runs, can't change it back to his regular swing after? He's been using the same mechanics for his whole life, and one night of big swings is supposed to screw that up? I just don't but it.

I think it might have to do with his wrist which was HBP earlier in the season and he missed a weeks times healing it. He knows that his team can't be without him for an extended period of time and still win ball games, so he had to someone play through it. One of his 2 HR that he has hit in the past 47 games was a complete meatball also. So he has hit 1 good pitch out for a HR in his past 47 games. To me that's not a healthy Vlad.
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Re: Vlad and the hr derby curse....

Postby Bwanna » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:30 pm

I came in late and saw 8-0 in favor of the Angels last night. Thought to myself, "finally, some production from Vlad", so I check out the box score and see a big 0-fer-5! I see no Ks in the box, so that's a good sign. Then I check each AB:

1st: - V. Guerrero grounded out to shortstop
2nd: - V. Guerrero grounded out to third
4th: - V. Guerrero popped out to second
6th: - V. Guerrero grounded out to third
8th: - V. Guerrero grounded out to pitcher

One game isn't a good sampling, but that's a lot of ground balls. :,-(

Does anyone have his GB vs FB stats since the break?
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Re: Vlad and the hr derby curse....

Postby Yoda » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:34 pm

Bwanna wrote:I came in late and saw 8-0 in favor of the Angels last night. Thought to myself, "finally, some production from Vlad", so I check out the box score and see a big 0-fer-5! I see no Ks in the box, so that's a good sign. Then I check each AB:

1st: - V. Guerrero grounded out to shortstop
2nd: - V. Guerrero grounded out to third
4th: - V. Guerrero popped out to second
6th: - V. Guerrero grounded out to third
8th: - V. Guerrero grounded out to pitcher

One game isn't a good sampling, but that's a lot of ground balls. :,-(

Does anyone have his GB vs FB stats since the break?


GB is way, way up...

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Re: Vlad and the hr derby curse....

Postby rib217 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:41 pm

Vlad was struggling before the All-Star break in power, i think the Derby is just a convenient excuse/desperate attempt on our part to pinpoint a problem. for every guy it supposedly affects how many keep just doing what they do?
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