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Peter Gammons: Chase Utley, Mattingly’s roster decisions, the Mets, and more - GammonsDaily.com

Gammon’s latest.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 16, 2017 at 09:07 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 16, 2017 at 04:29 PM (#5403259)
Coaches tell the story of a game in which the Dodgers had a big lead in the top of the eighth inning when one younger, enthusiastic teammate stole second base, which ticked off the opposition. When Utley got to the plate in the ninth, he told the opposing catcher to have the pitcher drill him. Then his teammate would understand there are consequences for showing up the opposition.


I call total BS on that one.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 16, 2017 at 04:51 PM (#5403287)
Coaches tell the story of a game in which the Dodgers had a big lead in the top of the eighth inning when one younger, enthusiastic teammate stole second base, which ticked off the opposition.

"I won't say his name - let's just call him Pasiel Yuig."
   3. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: February 16, 2017 at 05:16 PM (#5403313)

I call total BS on that one.

It is possible Utley said it, but it doesn't look like the opposing team obliged, unless this was in an exhibition game. Here are all of Utley's HBPs in 2015-2016, none of them came in a blowout or in the top of the ninth inning.
   4. Fadeaway: The Baseball History Podcast Posted: February 16, 2017 at 05:55 PM (#5403358)
You know, the "him" in that excerpt is a little vague. I assumed it meant that the young player got hit. Dave obviously assumed it meant Utley got hit. Dave's interpretation is probably correct; the story makes more sense that way. The way I originally interpreted it, it just makes Utley look like a dick.
   5. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: February 16, 2017 at 06:06 PM (#5403365)

You know, the "him" in that excerpt is a little vague. I assumed it meant that the young player got hit. Dave obviously assumed it meant Utley got hit. Dave's interpretation is probably correct; the story makes more sense that way. The way I originally interpreted it, it just makes Utley look like a dick.

Well, in retrospect, it makes more sense your way, but as you said in that case it's not that great a story. (Also not necessarily certain that the guy who stole would get another at-bat in the 9th.)
   6. Stormy JE wants to milk the soft power dividend Posted: February 16, 2017 at 06:09 PM (#5403366)
You know, the "him" in that excerpt is a little vague. I assumed it meant that the young player got hit. Dave obviously assumed it meant Utley got hit. Dave's interpretation is probably correct; the story makes more sense that way. The way I originally interpreted it, it just makes Utley look like a dick.
Look, when Gammons writes sans editor, anything and everything's possible.
   7. Bote Man Posted: February 16, 2017 at 06:47 PM (#5403383)
Utley being a dick is entirely within the realm of possibility.

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