“You gotta get the tongue out! You know, that’s the secret. Then you start raking!” - Marco Scutaro, on imitating Albert Pujols

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Brian Wilson playing heads

inspiredbyyou:

safetyscissorssuck:

this is why i hate u

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flipflopflyball:

TBS: always there with the right shots at the right time.

flipflopflyball:

TBS: always there with the right shots at the right time.

oldtimefamilybaseball:

While some may think TBS is being flip, I think the analysts are bringing up a much larger discussion: Who is anyone in today’s society? How do we define identity and bridge the gap between how we view ourselves and how others look at us? How do things like class and race impact us in silent ways we don’t even realize? 
Geez, how can anyone think of baseball with questions like this rattling through our skulls. 
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oldtimefamilybaseball:

While some may think TBS is being flip, I think the analysts are bringing up a much larger discussion: Who is anyone in today’s society? How do we define identity and bridge the gap between how we view ourselves and how others look at us? How do things like class and race impact us in silent ways we don’t even realize? 

Geez, how can anyone think of baseball with questions like this rattling through our skulls. 

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Round and round the plate we go…

Where we stop, only the umpire knows.

 

Invisible home run!!

bonusbaseball:

Valverde doesn’t let go of ball

9/23/12: Jose Valverde spins around on the mound after holding onto the baseball during a pitch attempt in the 10th

Here’s what actually happened:

bonusbaseball:

Valverde doesn’t let go of ball

9/23/12: Jose Valverde spins around on the mound after holding onto the baseball during a pitch attempt in the 10th

Here’s what actually happened:

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This man knows how to get the job done.

(Taken at Rogers Center on 9/27/12 by a friend)

This man knows how to get the job done.

(Taken at Rogers Center on 9/27/12 by a friend)

And Not a Single Fuck Was Given. Ever.

Brian Wilson, relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, arrives at work.

Rusty Kuntz.
Yes, he’s real.

Rusty Kuntz.

Yes, he’s real.

Beckett thrown out at first…from right field!

oldtimefamilybaseball:

What happens when baseball’s two worst teams square off? Do sparks fly? Do fools fall in love? Do they decide to choose captains and re-select teams? 
Why, naturally, one team commits as many errors as they have hits (four) and still lead the game. 

oldtimefamilybaseball:

What happens when baseball’s two worst teams square off? Do sparks fly? Do fools fall in love? Do they decide to choose captains and re-select teams? 

Why, naturally, one team commits as many errors as they have hits (four) and still lead the game. 

mn70s:

Dan Ford Trading Card, Topps, 1978
In what may be the most dunderheaded play in Minnesota Twins history (and that’s saying something), Twins center fielder “Disco” Dan Ford killed a potential game-winning rally when he forgot to touch home plate. It happened during the seventh inning of a Twins-White Sox match-up at Met Stadium on September 5, 1978. The Twinkies were down 4-0, when they loaded the bases with one out. Ford was on third. Designated hitter Jose Morales was on second. Larry Wolfe was on first. The immortal Bombo Rivera was at the plate. Bombo singled to center field. The home crowd of 3,630 erupted in anticipation. As Disco Dan jogged home, he turned around and started waving encouragement to the lumbering Morales, who was huffing his way around third. Morales scored, but only after overtaking the effusive Ford, who was too busy directing traffic to remember he was the lead runner. Disco Dan tried to sneak a toe across the plate, hoping no one would notice, but it was too late. Home plate umpire Joe Brinkman called out Morales for passing Ford. The rally was snuffed. The Twins went on to lose the game 4-3. After the game, Twins manager Gene Mauch was almost at a loss for words. “I’ve never had this feeling before,” he said. “All I’ve got to say is that the man will not be paid for today’s game.”
For a more detailed account, see Pat Reusse’s delightful recollection at 1500 ESPN.
Image via Baseball Card Database

mn70s:

Dan Ford Trading Card, Topps, 1978

In what may be the most dunderheaded play in Minnesota Twins history (and that’s saying something), Twins center fielder “Disco” Dan Ford killed a potential game-winning rally when he forgot to touch home plate. It happened during the seventh inning of a Twins-White Sox match-up at Met Stadium on September 5, 1978. The Twinkies were down 4-0, when they loaded the bases with one out. Ford was on third. Designated hitter Jose Morales was on second. Larry Wolfe was on first. The immortal Bombo Rivera was at the plate. Bombo singled to center field. The home crowd of 3,630 erupted in anticipation. As Disco Dan jogged home, he turned around and started waving encouragement to the lumbering Morales, who was huffing his way around third. Morales scored, but only after overtaking the effusive Ford, who was too busy directing traffic to remember he was the lead runner. Disco Dan tried to sneak a toe across the plate, hoping no one would notice, but it was too late. Home plate umpire Joe Brinkman called out Morales for passing Ford. The rally was snuffed. The Twins went on to lose the game 4-3. After the game, Twins manager Gene Mauch was almost at a loss for words. “I’ve never had this feeling before,” he said. “All I’ve got to say is that the man will not be paid for today’s game.”

For a more detailed account, see Pat Reusse’s delightful recollection at 1500 ESPN.

Image via Baseball Card Database

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What if the Red Sox Didn’t Trade Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox, But Actually Sent His Evil Twin?

oldtimefamilybaseball:

Consider: 

Red Sox Youkilis: 

White Sox Youkilis: 

Not only did Youkilis change from a hero’s primary colors to a villain’s nefarious black and whites, but he gave up the goatee for a truly terrifying mustache. 

I’m not saying that the Red Sox subverted Major League rules by trading an evil twin to the White Sox, but I’m not not saying that either, if you catch my drift. 

(images via Chicago Now, MLB.com

findtheswagger:

Buster really let himself go between innings today.
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findtheswagger:

Buster really let himself go between innings today.

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