IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 pm

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A Met pitcher just retired a leadoff hitter!!!!
Alert the media ... and Mr. Ripley.

First six innings tonight: Double - Single - Walk - Walk - Walk - Double
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby MFS62 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:42 pm

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OK, so they don't all have 26 homers. It just seems that way.
That guy only has 22.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 pm

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That nice leaping grab by Rosario almost makes this game worth watching.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 pm

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Did Ron Darling just crack up as they went to the break?
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:50 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:Did Ron Darling just crack up as they went to the break?


Because of the expression on the HR catching fans face out in left, if that's what you are referring to.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:04 pm

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Frayed Knot wrote:A Met pitcher just retired a leadoff hitter!!!!
Alert the media ... and Mr. Ripley.

First six innings tonight: Double - Single - Walk - Walk - Walk - Double


I guess one inning in a row was as much success as we could handle as Flexen throws another leadoff walk onto the bonfire.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:04 pm

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Zvon wrote:
Edgy MD wrote:Did Ron Darling just crack up as they went to the break?


Because of the expression on the HR catching fans face out in left, if that's what you are referring to.


Every man in America is an authority on baseball.If you don’t believe that, just ask one.Regrettably, most of the knowledge they have was accumulated by about age 12.Much of it is correct;a lot of it is not.~Bill Shannon

Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:07 pm

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Looks more demented than funny to me. But then again I never caught a HR ball. I have no idea what my face would look like if I did.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:13 pm

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It's a minor miracle we're not losing by 11 or 12 right now.
Let me tell you something: I have a big set of balls.

Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 pm

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Minus a couple of good defensive grabs and benevolent umpire calls and yeah, 11 or 12 sounds about right.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby MFS62 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:19 pm

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Zvon wrote:Looks more demented than funny to me. But then again I never caught a HR ball. I have no idea what my face would look like if I did.

The last home run ball I caught was hit by Jim Hickman at the Polo Grounds. I wasn't looking at myself, so I don't know what my face looked like, either.

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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 pm

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Keep throwing it crazy, Strop. Don't want to make Wilson look bad.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:22 pm

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WHY SWING, AOKI!!
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 pm

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d'Arnaud on double deck is the tying run.

Nimmo, Plawecki, Cecchini, and Nido remain on the bench.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:24 pm

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MFS62 wrote:
Zvon wrote:Looks more demented than funny to me. But then again I never caught a HR ball. I have no idea what my face would look like if I did.

The last home run ball I caught was hit by Jim Hickman at the Polo Grounds. I wasn't looking at myself, so I don't know what my face looked like, either.

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Wow!

So this is our little Mets losing game nightly tease here?
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:24 pm

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Now Laggy is the tying run on double deck with two away. Would you pinch-hit Nimmo if that situation comes around?
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Zvon » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:33 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:Now Laggy is the tying run on double deck with two away. Would you pinch-hit Nimmo if that situation comes around?


You're thinking like a manager. Good for you. I'm thinking like a disappointed fan. So I wasn't thinking beyond: "just keep it goin Cabby!"

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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby MFS62 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:27 am

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Zvon wrote:
MFS62 wrote:
Zvon wrote:Looks more demented than funny to me. But then again I never caught a HR ball. I have no idea what my face would look like if I did.

The last home run ball I caught was hit by Jim Hickman at the Polo Grounds. I wasn't looking at myself, so I don't know what my face looked like, either.

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Wow!

So this is our little Mets losing game nightly tease here?

I think I've given the details here before. Mets were losing, the fans were filing out. Hickman hit one off the corner of the auxiliary scoreboard that hung on the facade of the second deck near the left field foul pole and it caromed into the lower deck right at me. I was so surprised that I dropped it, then just had to bend down a pick it up. There was nobody else around other than the friend who had gone to the game with me. OK, so it wasn't a clean catch. I still don't know how my face looked, but it was probably a look of surprise.
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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:34 pm

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Re: IGT 09/12 - Mets @ Cubs - Hearing Footsteps

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