but here's the gif courtesy of blessyouboys.com
but here's the gif courtesy of blessyouboys.com
His change up is 90-91 mph.
Is it a live ball again if you let it roll back into play like that or something?
Between home plate and the bases, the ball is whatever it is when the fielder touches it. Pena touched it in fair territory, so it's fair.
you got a cheap out which anybody will take it regardless of the play.
Yep. That cheap out is the result of one guy hustling and staying aware of the game situation, while the other guy assumes something and "Big Times" the play. He was too big of a player to hustle.
Good for Pena. Go Tigers!
Yea if you are Swish and you see the catcher running for a ball like that all it takes is a jog down to first. It would have been a pretty "cheap" hit for him had he ran it out.
Paraphrasing Brad Pitt in Moneyball (which I've heard other people say): If your opponent is making mistakes, don't stop him. Just say thank you.
Yes it is. If the ball is not touched in foul ground and rolls back into fair territory before either 1st or 3rd base it is a fair ball.
I think so ... it's one of the few details I remember from Little League. It appears to be covered here (A):
EDIT: While I was typing this, three other responses appeared. Impressive.
The ball was never "not live". It only becomes a dead ball if the fielder touches the ball, the ball hits an object (fence, batter, offensive player in foul territory, defensive player in foul territory, passes first or third base and deemed a foul ball, and/or goes over the fence and out of play) therefore it is free to roll back into fair territory. You often see a defensive player do the opposite of what Pena did and let the ball roll from fair territory into foul but bc swisher just stood there Pena made a very intelligent play.
Eli Zaret basically does a "What's the Right Call" segment that plays every other inning and this exact scenario played out. First time anything of value has been heard on the airwaves of 97.1 Detroit in a long time.
Pena is a douchebag
rounding third which would have made the game 4-3. Still down a run, but relevant.
Did you see his face after the out....Like he was just so annoyed at that silly little baseball rule, and how dare he get called out. Fabulous gif, by the way.
This is the Baseball Gods giving him a friendly (albeit embarrassing) reminder to play the game the right way. Karma, fool.
Man, didn't see this.
Rough day for old, Swish. Good to see. He is a total D-bag.
People always thought he was some beloved player here in NY, but from my recollection people around here thought he was kind of an idiot with the Yankees. I know he's been hitting okay for the Indians, but there's a reason people weren't dying to get Nick Swisher on their team when he became a FA.
Someone still would have to hit in Brantley to tie the game which Swisher would have scored on.
How is my Swisher comment not relevant? Also how is another run not relevant to winning the game. It changed the whole outlook if the game.
It was extra innings, the only thing that changes the outlook of the game is Brantley (the tying run) scoring, who was standing on 1st base. If there was a game winning HR, or a double in the gap in which Brantley was able to score from first, I'd have to think that Swisher would find some way to score from 3rd base in front him unless he had an aneurysm half way to home plate.
Common man...what do you expect for a measly 14MM per year? If they're going to pay the man slave wages then they cant really expect him to go all out every play now can they? Think about it...he's got to rest up every now and then (baseball is VERY hard you know) so this play is apparently when Nick needed to take his break.
I take that as sarcasm, but baseball is very hard on the body
while I maxed out at 48 game seasons I cannot imagine playing a 162 game season plus playoffs with all of the injuries you actually DO get.
Agreed baseball is very rough on the body.
Imagine having a seat and cooling off every 5-10 minutes then sprinting. IN essense that's what they do. I am surprised guys don't hit a spinning bike or something in the dugout to stay warm. You would probably see a lot less pulled hammies if they did.
...you can hustle it 90 feet at all times, especially late in clutch situations. Plus outside of injuries, which can happen on any job with physical labor, baseball is more of a mental strain. This isn't even the dog days of August.
Please take pictures of your wife with a higher quality camera. Not that I'm being creepy or anything, but i'm just saying what all the fellaz be thinkin'.
I think there's a reason he keeps them fuzzy and out of focus...
That's hilarious. The best part was Pena laughing like an annoying little brother the whole way running back towards Swisher.
Wait...who you callin' Little Brother?
Living in Columbus proper, this raging tool calls in sometimes to 97.1 the fan. He is the definition of how not to raise your children. He's an embarrassment to the English language, math and sweat bands.
Take it easy on the guy. He was born in Columbus and raised by his grandparents in West Virginia, where they kind of have their own language. I'd say he's very high functioning for that combo!
No this is a ball that was hit directly into the batter's box ahead of home plate and goes down the line, now if Pena or any Tiger's player fields the in foul territory than it's ruled a foul ball.
What Pena did was look back to see if Swisher was running the play out because if he was than Pena fields the ball in foul territory but he saw that Swisher wasn't moving so he waited it out hoping to get an easy out, and he was rewarded for his patience.
No. The ball started foul. But it rolled back into fair territory before it got down the line past third (which would officially make it a foul ball). Swisher going "brohio" as the OP put it just makes it odd because it should have either been a foul ball or an infield hit
He went "Brohio" by not running the play out, if he does then it's just a foul ball because Pena would have picked it up in foul territory, you can clearly see him look back at Swisher who hasn't moved from the batter's box, instead of just an 0-2 count it's the 1st out of the inning.
Right. That's what I was implying. If swisher was paying attention to the play at all (read: cared) he would have at least been aware of the circumstance and maybe partially down the line trying to bait Pena as well. Instead, he just stood there
Infield hit less plausible. And could have resulted in a throw to first. But regardless, that play happens quite often in baseball (reading the ball down a line). What isn't frequent is the catcher running back towards the box tagging the guy out while laughing hysterically
The Cleveland sports fans are getting major love tonight on the board
It will be awesome for the Tigers to have two flamethrowers in the bullpen when Zumaya gets healthy.
Word has it Zumaya is almost ready to go, but went back to Arizona to help to pack up homes in way of the forest fires.
Who among us can't hear a coach yelling "run it out"?
I was hoping there was a thread about this. On top of that there's GIFs of both plays. Awesome. Couldn't happen to a better guy.
I know he played at OSU and is from Columbus (and that I am going to get negged to bolivian for this), but there is something about that guy that seems kind of likable to me. He just seems like a funny, down to earth guy who would be an absolute hoot when sitting down and having a beer.
Now I want to state that I don't know much about him (just what I see on interviews and during games), but I always get a kick out of him. And hey...if you keep your cooler locked there's probably no harm in chilling out with the guy and having a few beers.
Anyway, that is just my thoughts on Swisher. He seems like a funny guy to me.
ask thou shall receive
so who is your "Mother", in "How I met Your Mother"? And how did they meet??? I must know!!
Swisher seems to me like the epitome of a dumb jock. Maybe this is my shortcoming, but I cannot stand associating with people who are just plain dumb or lack all self-awareness.
I agree, he was a joy to watch with the yankees. he's a total broseff, but at least he looks like he's having fun doing whatever he's doing
if you watch him as he sets up at the plate he always looks up out of the corner of his eyes toward right field and has a hilarious smirk on his face. Every time I have ever watched him he does it and it cracks me up.
Also, as a Jays fan I got to watch him a fair amount while with the Yanks and as you say, he just looks like he is always having a good time. I even saw him get brushed off the plate with some pretty hard and close chin music, only to get up, dust himself off and smirk at the pitcher. Not in a threatening way, just in a "you almost got me there" sort of way. He just seems pretty funny to me.
As to the comment above about him being a dumb jock...I get a little tired of people thinking those two things have to go hand in hand. I would bet that most people would have characterized me and many of my friends as jocks in HS and lots were pretty damn smart. Admittedly I dropped out of school the first time around, but many of them went on to university and did very well. I think it is pretty clear these days that people can play sports and be smart too. Now whether that applies to Swisher I have no idea. I just think he seems like a fun guy.
Edit: Also, if that gif of him falling down rounding third went a little further I would bet (based on what I have seen of him in my time watching the guy play) he would have been laughing at himself pretty hard. I like people that can laugh at themselves, I think it's a good trait.
He does seem like a bit of a douche, but I think he's the type of guy you would like if he were on your team and hate when he plays for the rival. I loved Laimbeer as a Piston but he was a world class jackass.
The other night, when he went yard, he did that stupid Ohio arm motion thing down 9-2. That irked me. He's a dipshit.
Swisher had a habit of hitting walk-off homers against my team in college. At one point one of our upperclassmen pitchers decided to throw a little chin music to try and back Swisher off. All of the Bros on the Ohio bench were moving to charge the field and fight it out. Swisher kept calm and actually came off pretty mature by calming down his dugout and defusing the situation. There was not even retaliation from their pitcher. I'm sure Swisher has no problem being an idiot and getting silly. He did play his whole junior season with a Joe Dirt mullet. But I have never seen him act like a brat the 6-8 games I have played against him.