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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 20 Aug, 2014 03:20 pm
@Rockhead,
Man, they're treat to watch.
Right now I'm pulling for my Marlins and Giancarlo to get the MVP
But I'm also rooting for the Royals.
I love scrappy underdogs.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2014 04:34 am

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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 28 Aug, 2014 09:35 pm
Salvador Perez is the new Johnny Bench...
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2014 03:48 am
@Rockhead,

he looks like a good'un, but i doubt we'll ever see another catcher put up these type of numbers again...
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 29 Aug, 2014 11:31 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
...but i doubt we'll ever see another catcher put up these type of numbers again...

Hmmm ... Piazza?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2014 07:07 am
@Ticomaya,

absolutely... but i meant present/future catchers...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2014 06:22 am
Quote:
Nathan Orf plays all 9 positions

For a minor league player, versatility is often seen as the path to the majors, but Milwaukee Brewers
prospect Nathan Orf took that to a completely different level Sunday as he played all nine positions
for the Class A Brevard County Manatees.

An infielder by trade, Orf began the game at catcher and ended it after recording an out in his first
ever professional appearance as a pitcher.

"[Manager Joe Ayrault] just said he was gonna try to get me all nine, he had to make a phone call to
see if I could get on the mound, and I think he had to plead with somebody just to get me one batter
and nothing more," Orf told MiLB.com. "I appreciate him. He's been great for me all year and a boost
in confidence when things aren't going great. He's been a great manager to play for."

In order, Orf played catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, center field,
right field and finally pitcher. He even had a brief stint as the first base coach.

Ayrault took Orf out of the game after he induced a groundout to third.

"Throw strikes, don't let him hit a home run," Orf said of his approach in his short pitching appearance.
"Once I got two strikes, the competitive juices kinda started flowing. I think I humped up to 86 (mph),
you know, a little cheddar for him."

Orf went 0-for-2 with a walk and made four defensive plays at three different positions, according to
MiLB.com, he even left to a standing ovation from the crowd gathered at Space Coast Stadium in Viera,
Florida.

Playing in their season finale, the Manatees lost 7-3 to the Dunedin Blue Jays.

While it's unusual for a player to play all nine positions in a single baseball game, it's not unprecedented.
San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey completed the feat while playing in college at Florida State.
(espn)


and, of course, let's don't forget Bert ("Campy") Campaneris...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2014 07:30 pm

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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2014 01:04 pm
@Region Philbis,
I'm going to miss Jetter...
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2014 08:12 pm

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firefly
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2014 02:55 pm
@Miller,
Quote:
I'm going to miss Jetter...

I will too. Sad
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/files/2014/02/tumblr_n0x03jdi7F1qf5yp8o1_5001.jpg

Even Mother Nature seems to be shedding some tears with all the rain that's been falling on Yankee Stadium today. Let's hope the weather clears up for the game tonight--it's up to MLB to decide if it's played, but even if it has to start late, I think they'll want it to go on. It's going to be emotional seeing Jeter in pinstripes for the last time, but what a fantastic career he has had with the Yankees, and what a class act he has been. Now that the team is out of payoff contention, tonight's game will be all about Jeter.
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsoPyMkCAAAVdV8.jpg

I may have some Kleenex handy when I watch the game tonight, but I'll save a little for Sunday when he plays the final game of his career at Fenway.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2014 04:45 pm
Never a fan of the Yankees but boy! What a class act.
Hope he continues into coaching.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2014 04:59 pm
Not a Yankee fan here, either.
But Jeter is classy. I bow to him.
We'll miss him.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2014 05:29 pm
@fbaezer,
On a night that saw a 3 run lead slip away and the chances of a post season run draw to a close, Jeter went oh for four and looked tired and ready for retirement.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 25 Sep, 2014 05:34 pm
@panzade,

class act.


but i sure won't miss him...


Mr. Green
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 26 Sep, 2014 11:22 am
Incredible! What a way to cap off his last game in Yankee Stadium! "Perfect" is the only way to describe it. Smile

http://images.scribblelive.com/2014/9/26/83577963-f05a-472b-beec-76af3282ae24_500.jpg

I'm still savoring the end of last night's game, it was one of those baseball moments you'll never forget, and just the way it should have ended for Jeter.

Anything that happens at Fenway, where he'll only play as a DH, is going to be anti-climatic, but Jeter wants to play, out of respect for the fans and the long-standing team rivalry. I'd think he'd be emotionally exhausted by now, but he is the consummate pro, and, as always, a class act.

As for his retirement plans, he's already ventured into book publishing with his Jeter Publishing imprint affiliated with Simon & Schuster, and he's interesting in expanding that interest to other media as well. He's said that eventually he'd like to own a baseball team, which would be a first for a former MLB player.

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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 26 Sep, 2014 11:36 am
And I was stuck with KC and Cleveland.
Bah
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 07:49 pm


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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 08:07 pm
@Region Philbis,
Don't tease us RP! Mad
~
Last game this season at Citifield:
http://i59.tinypic.com/mwdse9.jpg
Mets win with an impressive offensive output: 8 -3.
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 28 Sep, 2014 08:30 pm
And Nat's Zimmy no-hits Marlins. What a saving catch!
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