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Repoz Posted: September 15, 2012 at 10:27 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. akrasian Posted: September 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4236936)
Something to remember the Marlins' season by.
   2. Bhaakon Posted: September 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4236950)
Any other team and any other ballpark, and the butterflies would have been gaudy instead of understated.
   3. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 15, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4236980)
Bhaakon wins it! Trying to explain why I'm laughing to my wife is tedious for her.
   4. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: September 16, 2012 at 04:28 AM (#4237080)
What if an error was made in calculating the 500,000th error???
   5. phredbird Posted: September 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM (#4237244)
naw, it was at the dodger game last night when descalso airmailed a throw over first on a routine grounder. i was there!
   6. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4237250)
Did he do his chicken-dance to celebrate?
   7. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 16, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4237372)

Jeff Passan has more details at Yahoo. I can't submit the link as it appears the submission form is broken right now (it tells me I'm missing a Primary Tag even though I put one in).

In the meantime, the handful of people who cared about such milestones scrambled to make sure Reyes was indeed the culprit. Sean Forman, the proprietor of Baseball-Reference.com – which has tracked the march to half-a-million dutifully – had written a program to inform him when an error showed up on a scoreboard page. At 9:19 p.m. ET, two errors pinged: one from the Marlins and another from the San Francisco Giants, committed by shortstop Joaquin Arias. According to the program, Arias was the owner of No. 500,000.

Turns out computers make errors, too.

Data from MLB's PITCHf/x system showed the pitch on Arias' error was thrown at 9:17:33, while Reyes' came at 9:18:17. Marlins starter Mark Buehrle, who works faster than anyone in the game, was 44 seconds too slow.
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: September 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4237406)

In the meantime, the handful of people who cared about such milestones scrambled to make sure Reyes was indeed the culprit. Sean Forman, the proprietor of Baseball-Reference.com – which has tracked the march to half-a-million dutifully – had written a program to inform him when an error showed up on a scoreboard page. At 9:19 p.m. ET, two errors pinged: one from the Marlins and another from the San Francisco Giants, committed by shortstop Joaquin Arias. According to the program, Arias was the owner of No. 500,000.

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It really was Watson vs. Concepcion, the Sequel.

   9. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: September 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4237407)
Trying to explain why I'm laughing to my wife is tedious for her.

Ain't that the truth. It often confuses me why she still bothers to ask.
   10. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: September 16, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4237510)
The way the Tigers play defense, the 1,000,000th error should be any day now...

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