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Bader, other Cardinals rookies learning ‘an outfielder’s nightmare’ at Coors

“It felt like I’m watching the game instead of playing it,” Bader said. “Center feels so far away. It’s just a large, large field. There is a large distance between me and home plate.

“It’s like it’s 800 feet away.”

Kid did alright, though, with several fine catches in the series. Also scored from second today on a high chopper to the 2B. Don’t know how much he’ll hit, but he’s electrifying to watch.

Perry Posted: August 27, 2018 at 06:29 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. puck Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:13 AM (#5734121)
Tyler O'Neill seems alright too.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2018 at 10:25 AM (#5734124)
if the subject of the article didn't have MASTER as his nickname on Players Weekend, then what's the point?
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 27, 2018 at 12:54 PM (#5734216)
if the subject of the article didn't have MASTER as his nickname on Players Weekend, then what's the point?


He should have had TIN LEGS.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 01:09 PM (#5734224)
if the subject of the article didn't have MASTER as his nickname on Players Weekend,

I would accept "Darth".
   5. Batman Posted: August 27, 2018 at 01:27 PM (#5734237)
He was "TOTS," because his last name rhymes with tater.

Sad.
   6. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 01:38 PM (#5734247)
If #3 is a reference to Douglas, well done!
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 27, 2018 at 02:07 PM (#5734271)
He was "TOTS," because his last name rhymes with tater.

Sad.
That's all the argument you need for eliminating Players' Weekend.
   8. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 27, 2018 at 02:23 PM (#5734275)
How many players have a nickname that is at least semi-vulgar, forcing them to come up with a made-up one for players weekend?

For all we know, Bader's nickname is "whack job".
   9. Zonk is a Doorknob Whisperer Posted: August 27, 2018 at 02:31 PM (#5734279)
How many players have a nickname that is at least semi-vulgar, forcing them to come up with a made-up one for players weekend?


Why do you think Tyler Chatwood went on the DL with a "hip inflammation"?

"####### #### ####" wouldn't look good on the back of a jersey.
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 02:46 PM (#5734286)
How many players have a nickname that is at least semi-vulgar

Randy Johnson
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 27, 2018 at 03:04 PM (#5734295)
"####### #### ####" wouldn't look good on the back of a jersey.
Eh, if they nannied the jersey it would actually be kind of funny.
   12. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 03:14 PM (#5734302)
A couple of Bill James Retro-Bermanisms that it's too bad never took off...

Jose "Jack" Offerman
Scott "Would Your Sister" Leius
   13. Batman Posted: August 27, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5734306)
Baseball waited until Jack Glasscock was dead before any name was allowed on the back of a uniform.
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 27, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5734307)
How many players have a nickname that is at least semi-vulgar

All the guys named Richard who were 6'3" or taller.
   15. BDC Posted: August 27, 2018 at 03:27 PM (#5734311)
How did I guess that this thread was not devoted to the nuances of outfield defense in Denver.
   16. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 27, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5734315)
If #3 is a reference to Douglas, well done!


It is indeed.
   17. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5734338)
How many players have a nickname that is at least semi-vulgar

Big Unit
   18. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 27, 2018 at 04:36 PM (#5734372)
Did Rusty Kuntz have a nickname? Or Dick Pole?
   19. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: August 27, 2018 at 04:37 PM (#5734373)
How many players have a nickname that is at least semi-vulgar


Bucky ####### Dent & John ####### Mabry.
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: August 27, 2018 at 04:45 PM (#5734384)
per 13:
Pebbly Jack Glasscock is in the HOM and Cannonball Dick Redding got very, very close
   21. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: August 27, 2018 at 06:34 PM (#5734471)
It is indeed.


Then Primey to you!

+1!

I've been trying to find a moment to work in that reference ...

From Wiki:


Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, DL, FRAeS (/ˈbɑːdər/; 21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War. He was credited with 22 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one shared probable and 11 enemy aircraft damaged.[1][2]

Bader joined the RAF in 1928, and was commissioned in 1930. In December 1931, while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs. Having been on the brink of death, he recovered, retook flight training, passed his check flights and then requested reactivation as a pilot. Although there were no regulations applicable to his situation, he was retired against his will on medical grounds.[3] After the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, however, Douglas Bader returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. He scored his first victories over Dunkirk during the Battle of France in 1940. He then took part in the Battle of Britain and became a friend and supporter of Air Vice Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory and his "Big Wing" experiments.

In August 1941, Bader baled out over German-occupied France and was captured. Soon afterward, he met and was befriended by Adolf Galland, a prominent German fighter ace.[4] Despite his disability, Bader made a number of escape attempts and was eventually sent to the prisoner of war camp at Colditz Castle. He remained there until April 1945 when the camp was liberated by the First United States Army.

...

The Germans treated Bader with great respect. When he baled out, Bader's right prosthetic leg became trapped in the aircraft, and he escaped only when the leg's retaining straps snapped after he pulled the ripcord on his parachute.[125] General Adolf Galland notified the British of his damaged leg and offered them safe passage to drop off a replacement. Hermann Göring himself gave the green light for the operation. The British responded on 19 August 1941 with the "Leg Operation" — an RAF bomber was allowed to drop a new prosthetic leg by parachute to St Omer, a Luftwaffe base in occupied France, as part of Circus 81 involving six Bristol Blenheims and a sizeable fighter escort. The Germans were less impressed when, task done, the bombers proceeded on to their bombing mission to Gosnay Power Station near Bethune, although bad weather prevented the target being attacked. Galland stated in an interview that the aircraft dropped the leg after bombing Galland's airfield.[126] Galland did not meet Bader again until mid-1945, when he, Günther Rall and Hans-Ulrich Rudel arrived at RAF Tangmere as prisoners of war. Bader, according to Rall, personally arranged for Rudel, a fellow amputee, to be fitted with an artificial leg.[127]
   22. Spahn Insane Posted: August 27, 2018 at 06:47 PM (#5734476)
Does Stubby Clapp make the cut?

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