June 15, 2007

Link Dump:: here is one for the beer drinkers in all of us.

posted by jojomfd1 to navel gazing at 09:31 PM - 21 comments

Play the home run game. For those of us that can not speak german, click on the sign in front of the door after starting the game. It will then show an example of how to play!

posted by jojomfd1 at 09:33 PM on June 15, 2007

21 meters. I'd do better if it were more DDR or Nintendo Wii, where I could put my physical experience into play.

posted by yerfatma at 07:15 AM on June 16, 2007

46 metres, but the music makes me want to vomit as much as our inebriated friend does.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:25 AM on June 16, 2007

Okay, now up to 67.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:35 AM on June 16, 2007

I can only get 56.

posted by jojomfd1 at 07:23 AM on June 18, 2007

84 for me! must be that experience showing.

posted by hawkguy at 08:53 AM on June 18, 2007

Link to the text of Vin Scully calling the last inning of Sandy Koufax's fourth no-hitter, and only perfect game. It's a pretty good example of why he's the best sports announcer of all time.

posted by grum@work at 12:33 PM on June 18, 2007

grum - I don't even know what most of that means and I got caught up in it. Thanks for that.

posted by JJ at 11:20 AM on June 20, 2007

Can someone explain to me the distinction between pitching a no hitter and picthing a perfect game?

posted by JJ at 05:45 AM on June 22, 2007

In a no hitter a pitcher prevents the opposing team from reaching base by a base hit. If the players on the opposing team reach base by means of an error or by being walked it doesn't count as a hit and thusly doesn't end the no hitter. In order for a pitcher to pitch a perfect game no one from the opposing team can reach base in any manner. This includes by walks and errors. This means that the pitcher pitching the perfect game only faces the minimum of 27 batters through nine innings.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:44 AM on June 22, 2007

Thanks, YYM. I think I get that now. I'm making my baseball debut on Sunday so didn't want to look a fool, you know?

posted by JJ at 08:48 AM on June 22, 2007

Good luck, JJ. And here's one for the dump: Rocket Signs with Yankees (circa 2057).

posted by 86 at 09:40 AM on June 22, 2007

Good luck avoiding getting hit in the face, JJ. Go Kings!

posted by bperk at 09:51 AM on June 22, 2007

Of course, interpretations of a "perfect game" vary. Well, not really, but Bill Lee said his idea of a perfect game was 27 base runners, no runs.

posted by yerfatma at 09:57 AM on June 22, 2007

Well, sure, but he was on mescaline at the time, so, go easy, man.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:57 PM on June 22, 2007

And here's one for the dump: Rocket Signs with Yankees (circa 2057). I guess it did slide off the front page...

posted by grum@work at 12:24 PM on June 23, 2007

Made in New York. MLB approved. An exhibit on baseball in New York from 1947-1957 has opened at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs through the end of the year. The standout display of the exhibit is easily the eight-minute video of highlights of the era narrated by Vin Scully. I'm going Saturday night, when admission is free, if anyone wants to join along.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 08:44 PM on June 27, 2007

The standout display of the exhibit is easily the eight-minute video of highlights of the era narrated by Vin Scully. gee, it wouldn't be because a certain someone was involved in the making of said video, would it? i've been looking forward to this opening for awhile now and i am very tempted to go this weekend as well. paul lukas has some photos up of last night's opening. the jackie robinson letter to mel allen is rather jarring.

posted by goddam at 11:27 PM on June 27, 2007

Crazy Japanese Pitch

posted by dusted at 11:40 AM on June 28, 2007

That's awesome, dusted. Reminds me of a pitch Sparky Lyle used to throw at all the Yankees Old Timers Games. Lyle (a lefty) used to go through the regular motion but hold the ball through the normal release point all the way until his arm crossed his body on the follow through. Then he would release the ball from under his right arm so that the ball would sail over his head to the catcher. He was able to throw that pitch with amazing accuracy. It was right up there in entertainment value with Ryne Duren's warm-up pitch straight into the backstop, which was also an Old Timers staple.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 04:48 PM on June 28, 2007

I am not to sure about this as a sport, but it is definately impressive. There is no way I am getting on a horse at all, much less while it is doing that!

posted by jojomfd1 at 11:46 PM on June 30, 2007

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