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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dodger’s praise warms Brandon Crawford’s heart

Damn. Now I have to take a break from a Whorish Boorish fest to find all these Minor League levels that Brandon Crawford says he hit at.

Of all the compliments Brandon Crawford heard last year, this one struck the sweetest chord.

“I’m prepared to say with confidence that Brandon Crawford is the best defensive shortstop in baseball. His combination of instincts, hands and arm strength separates him from the rest.”

Any Giant could have said it, but none did.

It was a Dodger, catcher A.J. Ellis, in one of the daily World Series analyses he wrote for the Los Angeles Times.

...Crawford hit .285 with 10 extra-base hits in 130 at-bats over the final two months of the season after many months of trial-and-error adjustments to find the right stance and approach.

He believes he has not reached his ceiling, saying, “I’ve hit at pretty much every level. Hopefully I’ll get enough hits this year that it won’t matter that I miss one base - that I supposedly miss one base.”

Repoz Posted: February 17, 2013 at 09:11 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: February 18, 2013 at 05:40 PM (#4371530)
With the Giants leading 2-0 in Game 3 and Tim Lincecum pitching in relief, Crawford dived to rob Miguel Cabrera of a potential single up the middle with no outs in the eighth inning



Shouldn't it have been "dove" instead of "dived"?
   2. Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: February 18, 2013 at 05:53 PM (#4371538)
Both dived and dove are standard as the past tense of dive. Dived, historically the older form, is somewhat more common in edited writing, but dove occurs there so frequently that it also must be considered standard: The rescuer dove into 20 feet of icy water. Dove is an Americanism that probably developed by analogy with alternations like drive, drove and ride, rode.
   3. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: February 18, 2013 at 06:25 PM (#4371551)
Dove sounds better for some reason.

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