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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Miguel Montero and the Diamondbacks Create “The Snake”

Move over “Beast Mode.” “The Snake” has arrived.

The Arizona Diamondbacks came home and created a new way to celebrate big hits and now that it has started rolling, there may be no stopping it.

Changing the complexion of the NL division series with a powerful display, the Diamondbacks hit another grand slam among their team-record four homers to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6 Wednesday night and force Game 5.

Outgunned by Milwaukee’s “Beast Mode” in the series’ first two games, the Diamondbacks came up with “The Snake” after returning to the desert in an 0-2 hole.

The brainchild of catcher Miguel Montero, the hand gesture — a cupped right hand that makes a striking motion — has taken over the series as Arizona has bashed its way toward what may be its greatest comeback in a season filled with them.

 

 

Repoz Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:33 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Champions Table Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:46 PM (#3953295)
Santino Marella approves.
   2. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: October 06, 2011 at 01:50 PM (#3953300)
a cupped right hand that makes a striking motion


I didn't see the game last night but this sounds an awful lot like that "claw" thing that the Rangers were doing last year.
   3. Mr Dashwood Posted: October 06, 2011 at 02:16 PM (#3953329)
Beasts and Snakes are dumb animals.
   4. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: October 06, 2011 at 02:28 PM (#3953336)
When you all die horrific, violent deaths, you will deserve every moment of agony.
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 06, 2011 at 02:30 PM (#3953338)
their team-record four homers

That's got to be a misprint.
   6. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: October 06, 2011 at 02:33 PM (#3953342)
postseason record?
   7. 1k5v3L Posted: October 06, 2011 at 02:37 PM (#3953346)
I believe Der K2 is right. Should be a record for a postseason game. And Chris Young became the first Dback in team history to hit two home runs in one game. After all, their postseason history is pretty short.

I do think it's great though that they became only the second team ever to hit two grand slams in the same postseason series. Hopefully they can hit a third one tomorrow. Grand slams are the new playoff inefficiency.
   8. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 06, 2011 at 02:44 PM (#3953353)
I do think it's great though that they became only the second team ever to hit two grand slams in the same postseason series.

Even though I was kind of rooting for the Cardinals yesterday, I was definitely rooting for Ryan Howard to hit one out in the first inning. If there's ever been any game in MLB history where the first four batters have combined to hit for the cycle, I'd sure love to know when it was.
   9. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:14 PM (#3953395)
According to David Pinto, it's happened at least twice, the Royals did it on September 30, 2006. The Indians also did it on May 17, 2005.

Given that it happened twice in two years, it's probably happened many more times.
   10. Karl from NY Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:19 PM (#3953402)
When you all die horrific, violent deaths, you will deserve every moment of agony.

Says the guy whose team's fans invented silly celebratory hand motions? (Or at least brought it to MLB from Florida State.)
   11. Ben Broussard Ramjet Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:30 PM (#3953414)
Britta for the win!
   12. SG Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:34 PM (#3953418)
That's got to be a misprint.


They(the Diamondbacks) hit 5 HRs in this game and have hit 4 HRs in 67 other games. So it's either a postseason record or they missed the one game where they hit 5.
   13. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:54 PM (#3953436)
Says the guy whose team's fans invented silly celebratory hand motions? (Or at least brought it to MLB from Florida State.)


I am already on record in opposition to that damned thing.
   14. Lassus Posted: October 06, 2011 at 03:59 PM (#3953445)
Says the guy whose team's fans invented silly celebratory hand motions?
I am already on record in opposition to that damned thing.


One day, Heyward's going to do the tomahawk chop after a double, and that will be the last thing anyone ever saw or heard out of the city of Atlanta.
   15. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 06, 2011 at 04:50 PM (#3953492)
Even though I was kind of rooting for the Cardinals yesterday, I was definitely rooting for Ryan Howard to hit one out in the first inning. If there's ever been any game in MLB history where the first four batters have combined to hit for the cycle, I'd sure love to know when it was.

According to David Pinto, it's happened at least twice, the Royals did it on September 30, 2006. The Indians also did it on May 17, 2005.

Given that it happened twice in two years, it's probably happened many more times.


Thanks, Crip, that's one more sucker bet I'll now be able to avoid.
   16. bads85 Posted: October 06, 2011 at 05:09 PM (#3953510)
I am already on record in opposition to that damned thing.


Unless you are willing to kill people for it (or at least hideously maim), your opposition consists of nothing more than sitting on the sidelines.
   17. Greg Schuler Posted: October 06, 2011 at 05:45 PM (#3953574)
Beasts and Snakes are dumb animals.


Until they are controlled by the Beast Master...or Marc Singer, works either way.
   18. bigglou115 is not an Illuminati agent Posted: October 06, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#3953601)
One day, Heyward's going to do the tomahawk chop after a double, and that will be the last thing anyone ever saw or heard out of the city of Atlanta.


OK, Atlanta fans suck in a lot of ways. Let us have this one thing that we can do every now and then to make us feel like good fans.
   19. smileyy Posted: October 06, 2011 at 06:11 PM (#3953622)
I was hoping this would be some sort of conga-line instead of just a home-plate mosh for walk-off wins.
   20. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: October 06, 2011 at 06:12 PM (#3953625)
Better than "The Centipede".
   21. Walt Davis Posted: October 06, 2011 at 06:25 PM (#3953644)
If there's ever been any game in MLB history where the first four batters have combined to hit for the cycle, I'd sure love to know when it was.

In Feng Shui it's called "Money Bags" and it happens only once every 836 years!
   22. Ebessan Posted: October 06, 2011 at 10:04 PM (#3953913)
   23. Shock is Great Posted: October 09, 2011 at 10:55 PM (#3957990)
Thanks, Crip, that's one more sucker bet I'll now be able to avoid.


There haven't been any on record that have gone single-double-triple-homer in that order, though.

Closest is this game, where the pirates went single-double-triple-triple off Sutcliffe.

That's one of four games that have started single-double-triple.

The reverse cycle almost happened in this game, but Reggie Jackson struck out. Damn.

The more you know....happy Canadian thanksgiving, y'all.

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