August 29, 2008

Just a little fun that might nake you cry. (TheOnion): Any NES fans out there in Spofi land?

"Jerry had all his pitches working today: the fastball, the slowball, the ball that starts fast and then slows down right before it reaches the plate, and the breaking pitch that starts down the middle and then slowly curves 15 feet outside as the batter begins his swing,"

Would this have been Front page worthy? I wasn't sure.

posted by BoKnows to gametime at 12:21 AM - 5 comments

Hilarious. I think it is FPP worthy.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:41 AM on August 29, 2008

Thanks, YYM. My favorite part is this:

Third baseman Chico (Skill 1) had a particularly rough day in the field, committing six errors and several mental miscues. In the fourth inning, Chico slid head-first eight times in an attempt to catch a foul pop-up before letting it fall to the ground, and later ran directly past a ground ball in the hole while on his way to inexplicably cover second base.

I remember Chico all too well.

posted by BoKnows at 04:45 PM on August 31, 2008

Mine is this:

Mexico's only runs came on a lucky break in the fourth inning when, with two on and an 0-2 count, Juan hit a ball into the gap that became lodged in a portion of the fence that prevented Hawaii's right fielder from retrieving it. As a result, the outfielder ran in place into the fence for over 20 seconds while Juan rounded the bases.

I cannot count the amount of times I have seen something similar to this happen in games that are much more modern than NES baseball.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:13 PM on August 31, 2008

Didn't NES Ice Hockey use the same short/fat or tall/thin players?

posted by BoKnows at 04:25 PM on September 01, 2008

Yeah, I think that was the extent of variation. Fat = good hit, no skate.

posted by yerfatma at 03:49 PM on September 06, 2008

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