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Discussion in 'Around the Horn - Baseball & Men's Gator Sports!' started by Gatorgal04, Apr 11, 2013.
learning how to win!
The only way this Gator roster was going to win was to become one of those annoying west coast type teams that doesn't have overwhelming talent, but hangs around and waits for the other team to make mistakes, then is able to capitalize. Slowly but surely it's starting to happen. Gotta love a series win over South Carolina.
I posted something similar over on the "Diamond Gators" board, but this win was an ALL CAPS SCREAMING WIN and deserves a little more drama than heretofore seen on this board.
The ending of this game doesn't get any more dramatic (in real life, not in "The Natural")
Fade in: Runners on second and third after a wild pitch. Celek, their cleanup batter with a hit already in the game, comes on and crushes one foul but as Mick said "as foul as it was long", and then it happens..................The theme from "A Fistful of Dollars" plays in the background. Gary Cooper, I mean Johhny Mags, (The theme music switches to "High Noon"), strolls up to the rubber, hitches his pants up, squints into the sun (I know; I know), turns his head, becomes Clint Eastwood in "The Outlaw, Josie Wales", spits......and fires.......SWING AND A MISS. BALLBAME OVER! Crowd noise fills the air. The Gators rush the field. Fade out: The Gators, with Mags on their shoulders walk off into the sunset (I know; I know)
Congratulations Gators. Way to fight to the very, very end.
^^got the concept for the screenplay for the spaghetti baseball themed westerns.
have another tequila on me for that one!
Tequila Cazadores Reposada. But tonight, I think I'll go with a Stoli Desarmador (screwdriver), or two, or............
To the Gators: "Here's looking at you, kids." (with apologies to Rick)
And I'll be back tomorrow for the softball game first (I love that team) and then the baseball game (I'm being seduced by this team).
I love it when every win is celebrated. Last year we expected so much and wins were taken for granted. This year, every time it's like the deciding game to get to the CWS. The guys deserve the love and the crowd at the park is dishing it out. Smiles and cheers and applause everywhere. It's been a great scene the last few nights.
Would have been there, but I was busy getting shafted in our own game. (High school) Umpires in high school are just flat terrible. TERRIBLE. The umpire test must be ridiculously easy to pass. Goodness... I've never seen such terrible calls. NEVER! And this was to decide the game.
You think high school is bad...my son pitches for our middle school team. Ever heard of strike zones changing every inning? In 8the games this year that's what we have had with the exception of one game. When you have both teams getting on the ump....it gets comical.
I almost forgot....congrats Gators!!
Great series win for the Gators.
Just a great win last night.
This young team of baby Gators looks to finally be putting it together.
Feels weird that Florida upsets Kentucky in tennis. Don't seem right
Maybe you need to put on the mask and get behind the plate and show me how it's done. Probably nothing to it. Middle school pitching is an adventure.
I can live with floating zones, as long as its for both sides. Ok, I'm not completely ok with it, but I can deal. However, my gripe wasn't with the zone. It was with an umpire CALLING A PLAYER OUT, AND SOMEHOW THAT SAME PLAYER ROUNDED THIRD AND SCORED THE WINNING RUN. Not going to go into details, but these blues have no clue what they're doing. (Sometimes) just sucks that it decided a game. If you know you messed up, swallow your freaking pride and own up to it. He knew what he did, and that's why he left the field immediately. Coward...
I have done it..It's about being consistant for both teams and keeping the strike zone in the same place so pitchers can figure it out and try to pitch in that zone. When you have kids kids getting frustrated over pitches being called strikes one inning then balls the next inning it males for a long and frustrating game. By the end of the first inning pitchers should know what will be called a strike and what won't be.