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Friday, September 14, 2018

Granderson triple bounces twice on HR marker

Curtis Granderson missed a home run by… a millimeter? It bounced on top of the stretchy nylon rope that separates the field from the basket where home runs can land. Then it bounced on top of the rope AGAIN and landed in play. Truly amazing.

Also, the Brewers look like the team to watch in the playoffs. We don’t get excited about these teams that suddenly add multiple short-term veterans who are hungry for a championship, because it might fall apart in the off-season, but the team and its fans sure get excited.

Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: September 14, 2018 at 07:47 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greg Pope Posted: September 14, 2018 at 09:28 AM (#5744211)
So… not a wall scraper then.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: September 14, 2018 at 09:31 AM (#5744215)
How does this connect to his HOF chances?
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 14, 2018 at 09:47 AM (#5744228)
He should have just smelled one steroid.
   4. Greg K Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:16 AM (#5744258)
I hadn't even noticed that Granderson was traded from the Jays.

I see they got a Nigerian outfielder for him. World baseball!
   5. Batman Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:24 AM (#5744266)
Headline makes it sound like it bounced six times.
   6. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:29 AM (#5744274)
Granderson triple bounces twice on HR marker


Headline makes it sound like it bounced six times.

Eh?
   7. Greg K Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:31 AM (#5744275)
It triple-bounced twice.
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:32 AM (#5744276)
Eh?
Granderson triple bounces twice
   9. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM (#5744279)
Where did Almora throw the ball once he picked it up in center? That has to be the slowest 2nd to 3rd trot on a triple ever.



triple bounces


Ah, that never occurred to me. Now I see it, I guess.
   10. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:42 AM (#5744288)
The headline sounds like Granderson himself bounced six times, not the ball.
   11. Greg Pope Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:47 AM (#5744295)
Just a completely terrible headline. Who uses "marker" to talk about the home run boundary? I honestly thought that there was a plate somewhere in the ground commemorating some famous HR and the ball hit it and then hit it again.
   12. Lassus Posted: September 14, 2018 at 10:53 AM (#5744303)
I did click on the thread solely because I didn't remotely understand WTF the headline meant.

Even after reading the first sentence above, I was waiting for the "And then, it happened AGAIN..."
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM (#5744318)
Why does that basket exist?
   14. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:11 AM (#5744330)
I believe because of past bleacher rowdiness.

Later in the game, Bryant hit a line drive that also hit the yellow rope/marker thing. His bounced back into the field directly; that's rare too, but I've seen this before - I've never seen anything like Granderson's.
   15. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:15 AM (#5744335)
I believe because of past bleacher rowdiness.


So, it's there to catch thrown items from the fans?
   16. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:19 AM (#5744339)
Pitchers both home and away have been issuing similar gripes ever since 1970, when the basket was installed at the top of Wrigley’s red brick and ivy-covered wall. The addition was made in response to the wild 1969 season, when the park’s famed “Bleacher Bums” would jump onto the field after wins and an even wilder 1970 home opener when fans poured out onto the field and tussled with both players and Andy Frain ushers.

The first game with the basket was played on May 7, 1970.

As the Chicago Tribune noted in 2007, the basket “also prevented them from draping coats and jackets over the wall — a practice that used to inspire Cubs public address announcer Pat Pieper to playfully declare: ‘Will the bleacher fans please remove their clothes?'”


Yes, and the fans themselves it appears.
   17. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 11:32 AM (#5744354)
Just a completely terrible headline.


I must be in the minority, but it read just fine to me. The ball bounced twice on the HR line.
   18. Rusty Priske Posted: September 14, 2018 at 12:45 PM (#5744405)
You are in the minority. That definitely says that something triple bounced. Twice.
   19. Khrushin it bro Posted: September 14, 2018 at 12:46 PM (#5744406)
Looks like a mini 3rd bounce if you look closely.
   20. Shock is Great Posted: September 14, 2018 at 12:58 PM (#5744410)
I actually read it as if Granderson himself were bouncing around like Tigger after hitting a homerun.
   21. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 14, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5744415)

You are in the minority. That definitely says that something triple bounced. Twice.

I also thought the headline read fine. If something "triple-bounced" there should be a hyphen.
   22. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: September 14, 2018 at 01:15 PM (#5744424)
Dave is correct.
   23. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: September 14, 2018 at 01:19 PM (#5744425)
What Crispix said, though I will note that any number of writers, editors, etc. are far more averse to using hyphens than I am. For instance, to me 30 minutes equals a half-hour. Many, maybe even a majority, of people wouldn't hyphenate that.
   24. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 14, 2018 at 01:20 PM (#5744428)
Why does that basket exist?

Although bleacher rowdiness seems to be the motivation, I always thought the main benefit was eliminating most crash-into-the-wall outfield plays, since the brick is considerably harder than modern padded outfield walls.
   25. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: September 14, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5744467)
Granderson flyball bounces twice off HR line; ruled triple
   26. Batman Posted: September 14, 2018 at 02:16 PM (#5744469)
The headline has been changed to "Grandy's triple bounces twice on HR marker."
   27. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 14, 2018 at 02:20 PM (#5744472)
Granderson triple-bounces twice on HR-marker
   28. DanG Posted: September 14, 2018 at 04:50 PM (#5744598)
Most triples since 2000

Rk           Player  3B    PA
1        Jose Reyes 131  8224
2     Carl Crawford 123  7178
3     Jimmy Rollins 115 10240
4     Ichiro Suzuki  96 10728
5 Curtis Granderson  94  7906
6       Juan Pierre  94  8280
7   Cristian Guzman  86  5329
8     Dexter Fowler  81  5206
9       Denard Span  72  5920
10     Johnny Damon  72  8251 
   29. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 14, 2018 at 05:15 PM (#5744606)
I'm with Dave and jacksone, it made sense to me the moment I read it such that I clicked on it to see WTF happened.
   30. Bote Man Posted: September 14, 2018 at 08:47 PM (#5744668)
If something "triple-bounced" there should be a hyphen.

Given the current state of journalism and the ever-present desire to minimize effort, hyphenation is a lost art. In fact, using hyphens and even periods in acronyms makes the writer look ancient.

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