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2024 Season | Series #15 | Twins @ Guardians | May 17-19, 2024

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Plitvička jezera park is the most incredible place I've ever been. There is just nothing like it. For any nature lovers this needs to be a must do within your life time.
For me, it was the cevapi and the Ožujsko beer. So beautiful. Also the calamari, beaches, and Split old city/Palace of Domitian.
 
For me, it was the cevapi and the Ožujsko beer. So beautiful. Also the calamari, beaches, and Split old city/Palace of Domitian.
The beer was fantastic, I was really surprised how much I like it. Unfortunately we didn't get into the southern end.

The beaches and the cough scenery cough were mostly very nice. The nudists needed clothing though. But lots of great ass hanging out.
 
The beer was fantastic, I was really surprised how much I like it. Unfortunately we didn't get into the southern end.

The beaches and the cough scenery cough were mostly very nice. The nudists needed clothing though. But lots of great ass hanging out.

@Lee I think you have the next place to go right there!
 
And sorry but I always play devil‘s advocate, but we are all going on TV announcer immediate comment but here is where he fielded it …. Was the throw there with knowing what Judge and Reggie Jackson type runners do especially if Buxton did a bit of bannana route (where base stealers walk off base a bit deep to avoid 1st baseman playing inside bag) and he is throwing righty side arm closer to base path. It would have cleared up in a sec as Buxton got closer to bag. And, for those that didn’t notice hit by pitch, Jeffers dropped his elbows ever so slightly into pitch vs pulling them inside to avoid the pitch. Little things do matter.

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The fact that the ball was hit hard and got into Rocchio's glove very quickly makes it logical that he would think the right move would be to just step on second base. As the photo shows, Buxton wasn't even halfway to second when Rocchio had the ball in his glove. So I don't blame Rocchio at all for his decision to get the force.

His error, IMO, was that as he approached the base he had Buxton right in front of him and obviously realized it wasn't going to be the routine play he thought. At that point he should have simply dove for the bag and touched it with his glove rather than sliding in feet first.

If you are a runner leading off first base and the pitcher tries a pickoff, do you slide in feet first? No, you dive forward and reach with your hand. That's what Rocchio should have done. I was shocked to see him slide into second.

By the way, kudos to Clase for getting five outs that inning. But he needs to look the ball into his glove before looking for the bag. I'm sure he will next time. And I'll bet Josh Naylor never throws to third base again when he has a runner trapped between third and home. Buxton did a great job of deking him by faking a break for third to draw the throw and then reversing direction just as Josh was releasing the ball.
 
The fact that the ball was hit hard and got into Rocchio's glove very quickly makes it logical that he would think the right move would be to just step on second base. As the photo shows, Buxton wasn't even halfway to second when Rocchio had the ball in his glove. So I don't blame Rocchio at all for his decision to get the force.

His error, IMO, was that as he approached the base he had Buxton right in front of him and obviously realized it wasn't going to be the routine play he thought. At that point he should have simply dove for the bag and touched it with his glove rather than sliding in feet first.

If you are a runner leading off first base and the pitcher tries a pickoff, do you slide in feet first? No, you dive forward and reach with your hand. That's what Rocchio should have done. I was shocked to see him slide into second.

By the way, kudos to Clase for getting five outs that inning. But he needs to look the ball into his glove before looking for the bag. I'm sure he will next time. And I'll bet Josh Naylor never throws to third base again when he has a runner trapped between third and home. Buxton did a great job of deking him by faking a break for third to draw the throw and then reversing direction just as Josh was releasing the ball.

Good analysis - but the only problem I see with Rocchio diving head first at the bag is it leaves himself open for greater risk of injury. Even when he slid in feet first he ended up clipping Buxton, another injury prone player.
 
Good analysis - but the only problem I see with Rocchio diving head first at the bag is it leaves himself open for greater risk of injury. Even when he slid in feet first he ended up clipping Buxton, another injury prone player.
He had no problem going head first into Freeman; he should be willing to go head first into an opponent :chuckle:
 
I still can't believe Naylor threw to 3rd. Little leaguers know to run at the runner in a pickle and to never throw behind the runner. It seemed like he made a solid improvement in the field last year, but he's had some really bad decisions in the field this year (multiple pop ups that he didn't take and instead relied on the pitcher and catcher, standing 3 feet off the bag when Freeman doubled off Soto, etc).

I don't care if the inning should already have been over. It's a mistake you just don't ever see major leaguers make.
 
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I still can't believe Naylor threw to 3rd. Little leaguers know to run at the runner in a pickle and to never throw behind the runner. It seemed like he made a solid improvement in the field last year, but he's had some really bad decisions in the field this year (multiple pop ups that he didn't take and instead relied on the pitcher and catcher, standing 3 feet off the bag when Freeman doubled off Soto, etc).

I don't care if they inning should already have been over. It's a mistake you just don't ever see major leaguers make.

Yea....it's times like these I wish I was more physically capable of playing at a high level so I could be a millionaire baseball player lol.
 
The beer was fantastic, I was really surprised how much I like it. Unfortunately we didn't get into the southern end.

The beaches and the cough scenery cough were mostly very nice. The nudists needed clothing though. But lots of great ass hanging out.
Yeah, it’s always the wrong people going topless, on European beaches. Like 60yo Slovakian grandmas.
 
I still can't believe Naylor threw to 3rd. Little leaguers know to run at the runner in a pickle and to never throw behind the runner. It seemed like he made a solid improvement in the field last year, but he's had some really bad decisions in the field this year (multiple pop ups that he didn't take and instead relied on the pitcher and catcher, standing 3 feet off the bag when Freeman doubled off Soto, etc).

I don't care if they inning should already have been over. It's a mistake you just don't ever see major leaguers make.
It completely boggled the mind.
 
Yeah, it’s always the wrong people going topless, on European beaches. Like 60yo Slovakian grandmas.
Jennifer Aniston is 55 and can still get it. I'm just sayin.... :angel:
 
Mistakes don't hurt as much when the team is winning.

I'm glad they are winning.

I'd like to see the crowd greet Lindor warmly. There's nothing to be gained by dredging up a five year old decision.
 
I remember a play earlier this year where Clase had a defensive miscue as well, cannot remember if that play was an error or not but he has two on the year already in 23.1 innings. He only made one error last season in 72.2 innings.

Maybe the infield and pitchers need to run through some "fundamental" drills.
 

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