Posted by: Guru
-  Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 11:53 Quote of the day "Dick Pole once told me ‘You know you’re finished as a pitching coach when you throw your (pitch count) clicker against the wall and it doesn’t break’ " -- Fox baseball analyst Tim McCarver, killing time during the Yankees-Red Sox telecast
Daily blurb Saturday afternoon had some interesting baseball action. First, Philip Humber threw a perfect game in Seattle. I was watching the final inning live, and at the time I thought that the final called third strike was bogus, that Brendan Ryan had successfully checked his swing. It was particularly curious that none of the announcers seemed interested in questioning that call – preferring instead to get caught up in the euphoria of the moment. Later that evening, I did see some slow motion replays of the swing that made me less certain as to whether it was or wasn’t a complete swing. Apparently, there was no camera positioned to get a good look from the side (which is surprising). Whatever.
Then, on the other coast, the Yankees began a Fenway-esque comeback, turning a 9-0 deficit into a 15-9 rout. Great entertainment for anyone who’s not a Red Sox fan. For Bobby Valentine… not so much.
In GuruGolf, congrats to louky4 (-44) who posted the top best ball score. Bulls1 took the worst ball honors with a +57.
ID: 10732616 Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 12:38
If we learned anything from the Andres Gallaraga debacle it's "do not screw up someone's perfect game." That pitch was ball four and I don't think Brandon Ryan went around, however... he has been a whiny little female dog on more than one occasion this season on check swings, so Phil Humber, congratulations, you shall reap the benefits from B. Ryan's karma!
ID: 542292223 Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 21:11
Andres Galarraga was a firstbaseman and to my knowledge never pitched an inning. Armando Galarraga lost the perfecto by the bad call at first.