Author Topic: Cubs History  (Read 40890 times)

Bennett

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4909
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1155 on: July 04, 2020, 09:48:38 am »

CurtOne

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22473
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1156 on: July 04, 2020, 09:54:59 am »
Angel would still have called him out and then denied the replay.

Bennett

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4909
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1157 on: July 04, 2020, 09:57:47 am »
Angel would still have called him out and then denied the replay.

The Tigers chose to not ask for a review.

JD was right when he said it was not a good play with nobody out.

CurtOne

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22473
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1158 on: July 04, 2020, 10:16:57 am »
That wouldn't stop Angel Hernandez!

davep

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14227
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1159 on: July 04, 2020, 12:34:06 pm »
Over the years, I have seen a great number of players make spectacular plays.  Fielding a bunt and throwing between the legs to first.  Fielding a ground ball and throwing behind the back to second.  Wood and Prior reaching behind their back to catch a line drive.  Fielders throwing while sitting to turn a hit into an out.  They are always fun to watch, whichever team makes the plays.

But I have never seen a single player make so many unbelievable plays that it becomes a pattern of play, until Baez came around.  I have never even heard of the suggestion that "tagging" could be a talent or skill.  Not since Maury Wills have I seen "tag evasion" used on a routine basis.

When you combine these actions with outstanding fielding and better than average offensive abilities, it makes Baez a unique talent that is not likely to be duplicated in my lifetime, nor that of those much younger than myself.  The Cubs would be foolish to let him become a free agent at this stage of his career.  He makes baseball fun to watch again.
Agree Agree x 2 View List

Playtwo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7387
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1160 on: July 04, 2020, 02:34:21 pm »
I couldn't agree more.

CurtOne

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 22473
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1161 on: July 04, 2020, 02:38:16 pm »
Last week some writer on MLB had an article on the most spectacular player at each position.  The kind worth the price of admission.   At shortstop he picked Tatis.  WTF?

Ron

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7480
Re: Cubs History
« Reply #1162 on: July 04, 2020, 03:49:16 pm »
Last week some writer on MLB had an article on the most spectacular player at each position.  The kind worth the price of admission.   At shortstop he picked Tatis.  WTF?

This is the sort of thing that has led me to avoid that type of article.