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PostPosted: Fri 9/4/15 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although most of the wackiness in this thread relates to visually entertaining plays, sometimes the oddities in a major league game aren't so obvious and are only noticeable in a box score. What happened with Bryce last night is one of them.

From MLB.com:

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Bryce Harper's bat is one of baseball's most feared weapons, but on Thursday night at Nationals Park, the slugger's lumber was just one more observer.

Harper put together a performance unlike any other in Major League history in the Nationals' 15-1 win over the Braves, reaching base four times and scoring four runs, all without an official at-bat.

His final batting line -- zero at-bats, zero hits, four runs, one RBI and four walks -- was truly unique. It's the first time in modern history that a hitter has drawn at least four walks and scored four runs and driven in a run without a hit or an at-bat.


Weird, indeed.
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PostPosted: Sun 9/13/15 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From earlier this month, during an Angels-"A"s game in Oakland--a broken fence delay, and I'm tempted to say "only in Oakland." Rolling Eyes

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Evan Scribner and his bullpen mates set an over/under. Danny Valencia considered it another shenanigan in his short stint with the "A"s. Manager Bob Melvin joked that the grounds crew used double-sided tape to fix it.

They were all referring to the left-field wall at the Coliseum, a sizable chunk of which fell down and caused a 10-minute delay in the fifth inning of the "A"s' 11-5 win over the Angels on Monday night.

"You take it in stride," Melvin said. "We know there's going to be some issues here. It's actually sometimes a little bit of fun."

The fence fell forward after Angels outfielder Shane Victorino slammed into it in an attempt to catch Valencia's deep drive that ultimately ricocheted off the wall and scored Brett Lawrie from first.

...During the delay, members of both teams returned to their respective dugouts. After 10 minutes, the game resumed and Trevor Gott replaced Fernando Salas on the mound for the Angels.

The Coliseum was used the night before for a Raiders preseason game, so the crew had a rapid turnaround from football to baseball venue.

Scribner said no one was surprised when the fence fell. The over/under was seven minutes, and Sean Doolittle was the official timer.

"I took the under," Scribner said, laughing. "Didn't work out."

Scribner joked that he thought members of the grounds crew were going to run out there with tape...

Valencia hadn't heard too many stories about the craziness at the Coliseum--which included a 38-minute delay for a lighting malfunction last season-- before he arrived in Oakland, but said he's seen his fair share of incidents already.


What, oh what, are the Athletics ever going to do if they get a real ballpark to play in?
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PostPosted: Mon 9/14/15 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They probably will not have to worry about that for a long, long time! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 5/21/16 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a few things to post from this season, coming up.
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PostPosted: Fri 4/21/17 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And this thread gets its first bump of the season for this zig-zag play in an "A"s-Mariners game.

Then, there's the seemingly unique double play in a Reds-Orioles game which was ruled a lineout.

Last, what happened? Going back to a Cubs-Cardinals game in the first week of the season, the mystery of the disappearing ball.
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PostPosted: Wed 7/26/17 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dodger ladies - did you see this one about your prospect Alex Verdugo and the wacky play in last night's Oklahoma City-Reno game? Linked here - but the Cut 4 headline is not exactly accurate.
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PostPosted: Tue 8/1/17 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Blue Jays vs. White Sox - watch this - I have only seen this kind of putout at youth league levels but never at major league.
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PostPosted: Sat 8/5/17 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Cath--I did see that it was a misleading headline.

Did you all see the strikeout that went unnoticed--by both the pitcher and the hitter? A bit of confusion ensued as Tigers pitcher struck out Orioles infielder Jonathan Schoop for the third out in the bottom of the third inning of Friday night's win for Detroit.

Threes are wild!
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PostPosted: Mon 10/2/17 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also due for some updates...place holder.
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PostPosted: Mon 4/16/18 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's back for another season!

From last Friday's Marlins-Pirates game, a bases-clearing sac fly off the bat of Miami second baseman Starlin Castro.
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PostPosted: Mon 4/23/18 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost posted this in the OGR thread, but then thought, what the heck, it qualifies as pretty freaky. Smile

Big Sexy beats a speedy Dee Gordon to the bag in the top of the fifth inning of Saturday night's Mariners-Rangers game at Safeco Field.

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu 4/26/18 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny bounce for an infield putout in Wednesday's Rangers-"A"s game at Globe Life Park.
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PostPosted: Thu 5/24/18 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MLB calls this arguably the weirdest play of 2018.
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PostPosted: Fri 5/25/18 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this thread. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 7/11/18 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch this! It is from the Athletics at Astros game from Tuesday and is being called the weirdest walk off ever.

That is some crazy stuff!
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PostPosted: Wed 7/25/18 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I would add this one from the Padres-Mets game yesterday - link from padres.com
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PostPosted: Wed 7/25/18 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for updating! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 8/11/18 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this is fun to watch Wink --though it could have been much worse.
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PostPosted: Mon 4/22/19 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread seems ready for some postings from the new season!

Back in awhile.
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PostPosted: Sat 5/18/19 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Botched defense from Thursday's Orioles-Indians game at Progressive Field.
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