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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #540 on: June 12, 2018, 11:20:50 PM »
FWD: @Cut4: Heads up baserunning by the @Brewers or a brain fart by the @Cubs?

You be the judge. https://t.co/bH2OcvlJ3U


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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #541 on: June 12, 2018, 11:25:52 PM »
Sure wasn't the baserunning so that leaves...
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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #542 on: June 13, 2018, 12:18:14 PM »
Sure wasn't the baserunning so that leaves...
How was Cain's play not heads up base running? The opportunity was given by several Cubs' mistakes, but you're not gonna find many baserunners smart enough to capitalize on that situation.

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #543 on: June 13, 2018, 12:51:10 PM »
How was Cain's play not heads up base running? The opportunity was given by several Cubs' mistakes, but you're not gonna find many baserunners smart enough to capitalize on that situation.
Which one is Cain? The guy going from 2nd to 3rd made a bonehead running mistake and was only safe because of the Cubs worse mistake. The other runner you assume knew no one was covering first. I assumed he went to second because he thought the other runner was going to be out and got lucky no one covered first. Am I missing something?
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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #544 on: June 13, 2018, 02:23:57 PM »
Which one is Cain? The guy going from 2nd to 3rd made a bonehead running mistake and was only safe because of the Cubs worse mistake. The other runner you assume knew no one was covering first. I assumed he went to second because he thought the other runner was going to be out and got lucky no one covered first. Am I missing something?
Cain is obviously the batter. He made the right move going to 2nd, as that's SOP when another runner is in a run down (better to end up with a man on 2nd than on 1st obviously). But then he has the situational awareness to recognize that no one is covering 1st (right around the 50 second mark in the clip he clearly looks back at 1st, then starts motioning to Yelich to come all the way back to 2nd while retreating to 1st himself), allowing him to turn a man on 2nd for his team to a man on 1st and 2nd. Like I said, the opportunity was given by the Cub's poor defense, but not to recognize the excellent heads up play by Cain is plain silly. I can guarantee you this is not the first time a team neglected to cover 1st in this situation, but I challenge you to find one of those where a baserunner capitalized like this.

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #545 on: June 13, 2018, 02:24:54 PM »
Love that steal of second/third.
THIS was heads up base running.

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #547 on: August 12, 2018, 11:13:14 PM »
Hey hey hey! That was a hell of a game!

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #548 on: August 12, 2018, 11:16:20 PM »
Hey hey hey! That was a hell of a game!
...but what is going on with Lester?
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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #549 on: August 12, 2018, 11:17:09 PM »
...but what is going on with Lester?
Ask me tomorrow, I'm to busy enjoying this.

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #550 on: August 12, 2018, 11:19:33 PM »
Ask me tomorrow, I'm to busy enjoying this.
You act like the count was 3-2.  :P
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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #551 on: August 12, 2018, 11:24:44 PM »
You act like the count was 3-2. 
Nah, I'm acting like it was Bote. I had already chalked it up to a strike out.

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #552 on: August 13, 2018, 10:13:37 AM »
Not sure why I was watching, but I guess the answer is because of what happened.
Apparently, 8th time in my lifetime (33 yrs) someone hit a 2-out walkoff GS down 3. First time it was a PH.
Pretty wild.

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #553 on: August 13, 2018, 05:54:00 PM »


Not sure why I was watching, but I guess the answer is because of what happened.
Apparently, 8th time in my lifetime (33 yrs) someone hit a 2-out walkoff GS down 3. First time it was a PH.
Pretty wild.

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Prior to the 442-foot blast to center field, only six pinch-hitters on record dating back to 1925 had hit an "ultimate grand slam," a walk-off shot with the bases loaded and his club down by three runs. And Bote's pinch-hit ultimate slam was only the third on record to come when his team was down to its final out.

https://www.mlb.com/news/pinch-hit-ultimate-grand-slams/c-290126376

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Re: Yes, I'm a Cubs Fan
« Reply #554 on: August 13, 2018, 11:40:28 PM »
I'm sure one of these days the Nats won't lose on a walkoff HR...  ;D