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Postby thetongueofire » Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:00 pm

i heard on ESPN sometime last year that Andrew Jones has lost a step or two in the past few years but he still wins the GG on his reputation :-? ... again its not me, i heard it :-)
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:11 pm

thetongueofire wrote:i heard on ESPN sometime last year that Andrew Jones has lost a step or two in the past few years but he still wins the GG on his reputation :-? ... again its not me, i heard it :-)


Whether he lost a step or not...he's nasty.
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Postby Ficerarmer » Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:41 pm

Andruw makes a good # of diving catches, but most people talk about his first step and ability to read the ball initially off the bat, turning balls that everyone else dives for into routine catches. I haven't seen him rob someone of a home run in awhile, but I think him and Hunter are both incredible center fielders, and it's really hard to put one over the other
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Postby WhiteHot » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:21 pm

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WhiteHot wrote:I saw the game. He robbed a double. There is no way in hell that would've got over the wall. It probably would've hit the middle of the fence. I'm not taking anything away from Torii, but it was DEFINITELY not going to be a home run.

Baseball Tonight/SC will confirm this.


I agree it was close, however double, homer, or whatever it was a great grab that only a few guys would of even been to the track or let alone get a glove on, Thome blasted it...


He slowed down considerably for the ball. It was a decent catch, but there was NO reason to jump like that. If he didn't slow down, it would've been a warning track fly ball. The ball would've hit the middle of the fence had he fallen down or something, but I'm sure most fielders wouldn't showboat like this.

I'm sorry, but I've seen some amazing catches. This one was done purely so that he could get on sportscenter. There was NO reason to jump. He slowed down, shuffled his feet a few times, then inexplicably leaped towards the wall.
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Postby StlSluggers » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:23 pm

Super GM wrote:Cameron and Hunter are both great defensive center fielders, but they're both beaten by one man:
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Umm... maybe a little hometown bias here, but you forgot someone:

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Postby matmat » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:29 pm

Ficerarmer wrote:Andruw makes a good # of diving catches, but most people talk about his first step and ability to read the ball initially off the bat, turning balls that everyone else dives for into routine catches. I haven't seen him rob someone of a home run in awhile, but I think him and Hunter are both incredible center fielders, and it's really hard to put one over the other


i agree with this. think of people like jim edmonds or erstad who keep diving all over the field and getting hurt... andruw reads the ball well enough that he doesn't need to make all those dives. same goes for torii... I think torii is probably a little better than adruw backing up on the ball, wheras andruw might be a tad better going forward an side to side on catches.
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Postby Tavish » Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:30 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Super GM wrote:Cameron and Hunter are both great defensive center fielders, but they're both beaten by one man:
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Andruw Jones

Umm... maybe a little hometown bias here, but you forgot someone:

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Edmonds has had a great career and maybe it is just freak viewing luck but I have seen him make more bad plays this year than the rest of his career combined.
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