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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GIF: Victor Martinez concedes getting thrown out at home

I haven’t seen a Victor mail it in this bad since Victor Mature in “Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood”.

With two outs in the bottom of the third in Detroit, Tigers infielder Jhonny Peralta sent a line drive single to right field, scoring Prince Fielder from third. Victor Martinez—who had previously doubled—attempted to score from second on the play.

The problem here was three-fold:

1. Martinez was already slow.
2. He’s a season removed from having his ACL (knee) repaired.
3. Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur sports one of baseball’s most lethal throwing arms.

The result was predictable, but it’s worthy of GIFdom due to the hilarious manner in which Martinez conceded that he’d been hosed—he never even tried to touch to home plate, instead electing to head straight to the Tigers’ dugout and be called out due to leaving the baseline.

Repoz Posted: April 24, 2013 at 09:26 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 24, 2013 at 11:40 PM (#4425322)
Smart move.
   2. Morty Causa Posted: April 24, 2013 at 11:46 PM (#4425325)
I haven’t seen a Victor mail it in this bad since Victor Mature in “Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood”.

How about the person who's always standing and walking?
   3. Kurt Posted: April 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM (#4425326)
Smart. He doesn't need to be getting into any collisions.

Edit: Coke to RTG
   4. Dan Posted: April 25, 2013 at 12:29 AM (#4425344)
If he leaves the baseline instead of getting tagged out, does Francoeur still get credited with an OF Assist?
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 25, 2013 at 12:35 AM (#4425345)
If he leaves the baseline instead of getting tagged out, does Francoeur still get credited with an OF Assist?


No, he doesn't. Rule 10.09:

(c) The official scorer shall credit automatic putouts as follows (and shall credit no assists on these plays except as specified):
(1) When the batter is called out on an Infield Fly that is not caught, the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder who the scorer believes could have made the catch;
(2) When a runner is called out for being touched by a fair ball (including an Infield Fly), the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder nearest the ball;
(3) When a runner is called out for running out of line to avoid being tagged, the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder whom the runner avoided;
(4) When a runner is called out for passing another runner, the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder nearest the point of passing;
(5) When a runner is called out for running the bases in reverse order, the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder covering the base the runner left in starting his reverse run;
(6) When a runner is called out for having interfered with a fielder, the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder with whom the runner interfered, unless the fielder was in the act of throwing the ball when the interference occurred, in which case the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder for whom the throw was intended and shall credit an assist to the fielder whose throw was interfered with; or
(7) When the batter-runner is called out because of interference by a preceding runner, as provided in Rule 6.05(m), the official scorer shall credit the putout to the first baseman. If the fielder interfered with was in the act of throwing the ball, the official scorer shall credit such fielder with an assist but shall credit only one assist on any one play under the provisions of Rule 10.09(c)(6) and 10.09(c)(7).
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: April 25, 2013 at 12:59 AM (#4425348)
No, he doesn't. Rule 10.09:


He's got one in the boxscore. I wonder if that will be changed (I tend to doubt it).

   7. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 25, 2013 at 01:03 AM (#4425349)
Professional courtesy among catchers.
   8. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 25, 2013 at 01:08 AM (#4425350)
Nothing I read in 10.09(c)(3) makes me believe Frenchy can't get credited for the assist.

Also, I'm looking askance at 10.09(c)(5) because WHAT IN TARNATION WAS GOING ON IN THE GAME FORCING RULEMAKERS TO SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THAT? Was running around the bases 3b-2b-1b-hp once an actual thing?
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: April 25, 2013 at 01:18 AM (#4425354)
Nothing I read in 10.09(c)(3) makes me believe Frenchy can't get credited for the assist.


Seems pretty clear to me. As it's not specified as an excpetion in 3, no assist should be given.

Also, I'm looking askance at 10.09(c)(5) because WHAT IN TARNATION WAS GOING ON IN THE GAME FORCING RULEMAKERS TO SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THAT? Was running around the bases 3b-2b-1b-hp once an actual thing?


There was no Frenchy involved in that one. Just a Germany.
   10. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: April 25, 2013 at 02:30 AM (#4425362)
It's hard to tell from that gif, since it was apparently recorded in ffd mode on someone's 1997 DVR, but it kind of looked like he stepped out of the baseline to avoid stepping on or near the bat, then just kept going away from home plate at about the same moderate rate of change, towards the dugout. I LOL'd.

If this was a cardinal player, I'd be miffed at Jose Oquendo.

And I think my favorite part of the video was the Royals pitcher walking nonchalantly the other way (coupled with the umpire simultaneously walking towards him, as if choreographed). On the gif, they basically enter from stage left and stage right, simultaneously. Dup de dup de dup de doop.
   11. Ulysses S. Fairsmith Posted: April 25, 2013 at 06:27 AM (#4425376)
Tom Brookens is new to coaching third this year. I was watching the game, but I didn't see Brookens on this play.
   12. Hack Wilson Posted: April 25, 2013 at 07:40 AM (#4425381)

Victor Mature in “Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood”.


Victor Mature's best movie is the apparently forgotten, After the Fox, in which he satirizes his earlier acting career.
   13. bobm Posted: April 26, 2013 at 12:48 AM (#4426051)
Also, I'm looking askance at 10.09(c)(5) because WHAT IN TARNATION WAS GOING ON IN THE GAME FORCING RULEMAKERS TO SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THAT? Was running around the bases 3b-2b-1b-hp once an actual thing?

Yes.

METS 5TH: Piersall homered; Piersall's 100th HR. He ran
backwards to 1B, etc all the way around;
Harkness grounded
out (first to pitcher); Hunt grounded out (pitcher to first);
Snider was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Phillies 0, Mets 2.


Photo

Photos

Photo
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: April 26, 2013 at 01:01 AM (#4426056)
That's not the same thing bob. Piersall ran the bases in the correct order, but facing the wrong direction. Rule 10.09(c)(5) addresses running any of the bases in the wrong order (as performed by Germany Scahefer). Running from second back to first is actually within the rules, as we saw last Friday, provided the batter isn't doing it to deceive the defense or is deemed to be trying to make a mockery of the sport.
   15. bobm Posted: April 26, 2013 at 01:19 AM (#4426059)
I stand corrected.
   16. Greg K Posted: April 26, 2013 at 04:28 AM (#4426080)
In the first photo, the next batter looks a lot more annoyed than the catcher.

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