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#1 pitbull

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

...trailing by 7 runs in the 9th. And propmptly swings at first pitch, shallow fly ball to left-centerfield.

When will this ever change? Does the Front Office care? Sure doesn't seem like it.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:35 PM

Well if Schoop doesn't wake up soon you might be seeing more of him

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:45 PM

Well if Schoop doesn't wake up soon you might be seeing more of him

We all know that aint happening lol
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#4 mdrunning

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:52 PM

Yeah, what was the front office thinking, telling Flaherty to swing at the first pitch like that? The very idea. :rolleyes:



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:57 PM

Yeah, what was the front office thinking, telling Flaherty to swing at the first pitch like that? The very idea. :rolleyes:


So, you disagree that this has been a problem
for the last several years???

#6 mdrunning

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 11:03 PM

So, you disagree that this has been a problem
for the last several years???

What has been a problem for the past several years? The fact that the Orioles tend to swing at the first pitch? If you're going to try and illustrate an ongoing problem, a seven-run blowout might not be the best baseline at your disposal. 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:43 PM

What has been a problem for the past several years? The fact that the Orioles tend to swing at the first pitch? If you're going to try and illustrate an ongoing problem, a seven-run blowout might not be the best baseline at your disposal.


So, you're fine with Flaherty's approach? Gotcha.

We just disagree.

#8 mdrunning

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:11 PM

So, you're fine with Flaherty's approach? Gotcha.

We just disagree.

It seems like making a mountain out of a molehill when you consider that it was an 8-1 game by that point. Factor in that Boston pitchers only surrendered two walks the entire game and were throwing a high percentage of strikes, swinging at the first pitch might not have been a bad idea. If the pitch was a foot outside and Flaherty still flailed away, that's not a very sound approach, but if it was in the strike zone, you might as well swing if you think you can hit it.






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