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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Mexico State University Baseball ‘Hitter’ Mannequin Reported Stolen

Probably by the ACC.

The New Mexico State University baseball team says its “hitter” mannequin has been stolen.

NMSU announced Tuesday that the team reported the mannequin stolen after a player noticed that it was missing.

The six-foot tall black mannequin wearing a gray New York Yankee uniform is modeled after a baseball player holding a bat and standing at home plate. The equipment, paired with a “catcher” mannequin that was not taken, is used for pitching practice.

The hitter mannequin is valued at approximately $4,000. However, because the pitching practice mannequins are only sold in pairs, the NMSU baseball team will be forced to replace both pieces of equipment at a cost of $16,000.

Repoz Posted: September 20, 2011 at 07:52 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:02 PM (#3931095)
My first thought was "Why does New Mexico State have a Hitler mannequin?"
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:10 PM (#3931100)
For baseball kampf?
   3. Swedish Chef Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:13 PM (#3931104)
The equipment, paired with a “catcher” mannequin that was not taken, is used for pitching practice.

I assume it is for teaching the pitchers how to drill batters in the ass.
   4. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:18 PM (#3931108)
The hitter mannequin is valued at approximately $4,000. However, because the pitching practice mannequins are only sold in pairs, the NMSU baseball team will be forced to replace both pieces of equipment at a cost of $16,000.


Holy crap, people will buy anything. I understand you need some kind of "stand in" there but you can't get something cheaper?
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:22 PM (#3931111)
My first thought was "Why does New Mexico State have a Hitler mannequin?"


Well, they can't use the real thing, can they? He got burned to a crisp.
   6. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:22 PM (#3931112)
I understand you need some kind of "stand in" there but you can't get something cheaper?


Canseco would probably do it for $500 and a case of PBR.
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:42 PM (#3931130)
That's just Mannequin being Mannequin.
   8. Guapo Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:43 PM (#3931131)
Andrew McCarthy has been named as a person of interest.
   9. just plain joe Posted: September 20, 2011 at 08:46 PM (#3931133)
Holy crap, people will buy anything. I understand you need some kind of "stand in" there but you can't get something cheaper?


Don't they have freshmen on the NMSU team?
   10. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: September 20, 2011 at 09:11 PM (#3931156)
This is just more Scott Boras gamesmanship. The Brewers have offered the "hitter" mannequin a $150,000 signing bonus and a major league contract. He is expected to fly out to Chicago and join the team this evening, and may take Casey McGehee's spot in the lineup as soon as Wednesday afternoon.
   11. Bote Man Posted: September 20, 2011 at 09:12 PM (#3931161)
It's gotta be the same guy who stole Ernie Harwell's glasses. Where will it end???
   12. Biscuit_pants Posted: September 20, 2011 at 09:56 PM (#3931208)
It's gotta be the same guy who stole Ernie Harwell's glasses. Where will it end???
He had to steal the glasses though, otherwise someone would recognize the mannequin.
   13. SteveM. Posted: September 20, 2011 at 11:16 PM (#3931265)
Yea! My alma mater gets mention on BTF. I feel validated for some reason. Chope's for everyone!
   14. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 20, 2011 at 11:25 PM (#3931278)
The stolen mannequin was last seen being carried onto a ship. That's right... dummy ahoy.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 20, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3931304)
Holy crap, people will buy anything. I understand you need some kind of "stand in" there but you can't get something cheaper?

Seriously.
   16. BDC Posted: September 21, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3931349)
The hitter mannequin is valued at approximately $4,000. However, because the pitching practice mannequins are only sold in pairs, the NMSU baseball team will be forced to replace both pieces of equipment at a cost of $16,000.


I'm trying to imagine this phone conversation.

NMSU Athletic Director: Hello, Acme Mannequins? I need a Pitching Practice Batter, Model 407A, price $4,000.

Acme Mannequin Guy (looking over shoulder at enormous warehouse full of assorted batting and catching mannequins in various poses and states of disrepair): Um, you gotta buy the pitcher and catcher together.

NMSU Athletic Director: Seriously? I have to pay 8,000 ####ing dollars for two mannequins when I only need one?

Acme Mannequin Guy: Um, did I say pitcher and catcher? I meant you have to buy two pairs together.

NMSU Athletic Director: Two sets? I have to pay 16,000 ####ing dollars for four mannequins when I only need one ####ing mannequin?

Acme Mannequin Guy: Yeah, they're um ... shrinkwrapped.
   17. Boxkutter Posted: September 21, 2011 at 06:53 AM (#3931696)
Andrew McCarthy has been named as a person of interest.


WINNER!!!

Yea! My alma mater gets mention on BTF. I feel validated for some reason. Chope's for everyone!


I figured I was the only NMSU Aggie Alum on this site. There aren't many of us that can hold a conversation. And by the way, I always preferred Go Burger to Chope's.
   18. God Posted: September 21, 2011 at 08:49 AM (#3931703)
Screw Chope's. Little Diner all the way. La Posta ain't bad either, for a tourist trap.
   19. MM1f Posted: September 21, 2011 at 09:28 AM (#3931705)
Do major universities, or at least their athletic departments, have insurance policies against random losses like this? If NMSU does, maybe they figure why not state the loss at the highest price they can justify.

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