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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby Field » Thu May 08, 2008 10:43 pm

mweir145 wrote:Watching a no hitter reach the 6th/7th inning. It starts to get pretty tense then.


I'll call that and raise you.....

A great defensive play (usually an infielder) preserving no-no/perfect game in the late innings. Pedroia's play last year saving Buchholz's no-hitter still gives me chills.
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby Yanks_Baby » Thu May 08, 2008 10:53 pm

Unassisted triple play anyone? :-b

I wish I was at Turner Field then. That would be amazing.
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby AussieDodger » Thu May 08, 2008 10:57 pm

90% of the games I watch seem to go to extra innings, and are decided by bench/really crappy players, so my favourite would be a close game decided by a top-tier player doing something awesome in late innings. Just feels right if a great player makes the telling contribution. I hated the 2005 World Series where an important at-bat was Blum vs Astacio, that sucked.

Or any game my g/f watches with me. Every single time she watches one (which is pretty much never) something wild happens. For example, her first ever game was the OAK/TEX in 2004 game where Francisco threw a chair into the crowd.
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby Don Veto » Thu May 08, 2008 11:35 pm

Seeing the field for the first time of the season.

Watching batting practice... mostly individual players, like pujols, manny, willy mo, j.d. drew, barry, trot nixon was good.

The atmosphere of playoff games at the Colliseum.

seeing a robbed home run live.

The most exciting team live, The Oakland Athletics.
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby laxguy8947 » Thu May 08, 2008 11:43 pm

When a 6'8" giant charges the mound and beans the pitcher with his batting helmet :-D

On a more serious note, I really get a kick out of odd/freaky lineup things, like earlier this year when Chris Resop went from the mound to LF, then back to the mound ;-D Stuff like that is fun.
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby silverZ » Fri May 09, 2008 12:00 am

When a foul ball whizzes just barely over your glove. One day I'll catch one...one day
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby johntudor » Fri May 09, 2008 12:57 am

Walking up the ramp and seeing the field in any stadium for the first time is great, like seeing the ocean for the first time when you're a kid.
Also, when the national anthem is performed in a baseball stadium feels special for me every time.

As far as plays on the field... a rundown always cracks me up since it's such a common play in little league but less typical in the bigs.
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby mweir145 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:28 am

Field wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Watching a no hitter reach the 6th/7th inning. It starts to get pretty tense then.


I'll call that and raise you.....

A great defensive play (usually an infielder) preserving no-no/perfect game in the late innings. Pedroia's play last year saving Buchholz's no-hitter still gives me chills.

If only I really didn't like Pedroia, Buchholz, and Boston, I'm sure that would have been great to watch. :-D
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby YerInUrine » Fri May 09, 2008 1:44 pm

Watching at home: I love when the everyone in the dugout snubs a player after a HR, or when a rookie gets his first hit. Then they jump on him. The BoSox did it to Ortiz when he finally hit a HR to break out of his slump.

At the game: Watching a pitcher deal... much better than a slug fest.
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Re: Favorite Moment in a baseball game (General)

Postby Giambis » Fri May 09, 2008 3:17 pm

I love outfield assists. To me, watching Ichiro's throw against the A's is the height of baseball enjoyment.

http://www.skillvideos.com/Ichiro-makes-a-laser-throw-This-is-great-play.htm

Successful relays (Manny's diving cut-off obviously excluded) are also awesome.
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