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Postby jeffc_76 » Thu May 13, 2004 12:20 pm

rolenfan wrote:If it were hockey, the benches would have cleared and they'd still be fighting. That was a very bad throw. Yes, you are taught to make the runner get down, but Posada was on his way down, no need for a sidearm throw like that.


As I said, not dirty, but incompetant. You can see on the replay that the throw was SO LOW that it was completely impossible for Posada to get down beneath it. He was already going down and it hit him in the chest. Had he gone down even quicker, it might have hit him in the face directly.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu May 13, 2004 12:34 pm

I watched the replay several times this morning and the throw looked fine to me. There didn't appear to be any malice and Posada was too far outside the basepath trying to break up the double play. He paid the price. :*)

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Postby rolenfan » Thu May 13, 2004 12:46 pm

I never said, or thought, it was intentional, malicious or anything like that. I'm sure it wasn't. It was just stupid. Posada wasn't outside the basepath, and he was a good 10-12 feet from the bag. He wasn't rying to break up the DP, he was trying to get down. Bad play.
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Postby jbones733 » Thu May 13, 2004 12:50 pm

classic case of pampered yankees, If Jeter did it it would of been fine. The kid was trying to turn a tough double play, christ. If posada's nose wasnt so big it might of missed it.
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Postby EK711 » Thu May 13, 2004 12:52 pm

jbones733 wrote:classic case of pampered yankees, If Jeter did it it would of been fine. The kid was trying to turn a tough double play, christ. If posada's nose wasnt so big it might of missed it.


I have a feeling this thread could get longer now.... Like a lot.. :-/
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Postby Amazinz » Thu May 13, 2004 1:00 pm

rolenfan wrote:I never said, or thought, it was intentional, malicious or anything like that. I'm sure it wasn't. It was just stupid. Posada wasn't outside the basepath, and he was a good 10-12 feet from the bag. He wasn't rying to break up the DP, he was trying to get down. Bad play.

He's not far enough outside the basepath to have interference called but go over to ESPN.com and watch the replay on Motion a few more times. When the 2B moves outside to make the throw Posada follows him out there. If he needs to move laterally to go down the boy has bigger problems than his nose. :-b
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Thu May 13, 2004 2:51 pm

jbones733 wrote:classic case of pampered yankees, If Jeter did it it would of been fine. The kid was trying to turn a tough double play, christ. If posada's nose wasnt so big it might of missed it.


8-o did you even watch it? this is an extremely idiotic post.
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Postby Nomar4prez » Thu May 13, 2004 2:55 pm

Who cares? Injuries happen in sports, and sometimes, they are nobody's fault. Posada will be back in 4-5 days so what's the problem. Both the runner and the thrower learned their lesson, and will probably try not to repeat it.
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Postby KPucks » Thu May 13, 2004 4:43 pm

I've seen the replays and it looked like Posada was a little far out from the base when he slid, especially since he was already out. Why wuld he move to the side that the player was thowing from and then slide when he was already out? It looked like he was trying to break up the double play, and when you do that you do it knowing the risks.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Thu May 13, 2004 5:16 pm

KPucks wrote:I've seen the replays and it looked like Posada was a little far out from the base when he slid, especially since he was already out. Why wuld he move to the side that the player was thowing from and then slide when he was already out? It looked like he was trying to break up the double play, and when you do that you do it knowing the risks.


You're supposed to slide regardless to get out of the way of the ball which is looked like he was trying to do since he was a ways off off the bag.
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