May 27, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 8 comments

The calliopes can be heard from here to Sewickley.

posted by rcade at 02:08 PM on May 27, 2021

The Duval version would be hound dogs howling from the Naval Air Base to Yulee.

posted by beaverboard at 05:42 PM on May 27, 2021

Ha! Now I'm pondering the DFW version.

posted by rcade at 06:50 PM on May 27, 2021

The best part of that play is Javy playing the role of ump, calling the runner at home safe. LOL. I just love watching him play baseball; he's so damn fun.

posted by NoMich at 07:06 PM on May 27, 2021

Oh god, the Cubs already had *two* outs when that played happened! LOL. All the first baseman had to do was turn around and step on the bag

posted by NoMich at 07:14 PM on May 27, 2021

What's the opposite of TOOTBLAN?

posted by bender at 10:16 PM on May 27, 2021

A family of Canadian geese deciding NOT to have dinner at Taco Bell.

posted by beaverboard at 12:45 AM on May 28, 2021

I guess the calliope reference is to the play looking like a bunch of clowns at a circus. This video is appropriately viewed with the music from the old Bennie Hill Show. I think it was called "Yakkity Sax" or something like that.

To add to this, the plate umpire correctly called the runner safe; he had legally touched the plate without being put out. Whether or not the run would count is dependent upon the batter runner reaching 1st base.

posted by Howard_T at 11:37 AM on May 28, 2021

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