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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by gatorjjh, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. txgatorfan

    txgatorfan Sophomore

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    You can count on that!
     
  2. gatorfan5220

    gatorfan5220 Premium Member

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    Tx, here's hoping Devin does great and knocks it out of the ballpark...er, never has a pitch knocked out of the ballpark. :)
     
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  3. txgatorfan

    txgatorfan Sophomore

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    I forgot to mention that nasty LHP movement on all of the above!
     
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  4. gatorfan5220

    gatorfan5220 Premium Member

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    He's a lefty? Even better!
     
  5. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    LOL—

    I didn’t think a lefty could throw it and make go straight—;)
     
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  6. txgatorfan

    txgatorfan Sophomore

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    I counted 3.5 on the roster. Can’t wait to see if that kid Armstrong hits the bump and switches while on the mound. Any rules against that? I would assume you can’t switch on a batter but could switch back and forth in between them.
     
  7. txgatorfan

    txgatorfan Sophomore

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    Maybe better if I said he keeps the catcher happy and hits his spots
     
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  8. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

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    Ugh the knocking it out of the part by the opposition was a bad contribution I made in Gator lore. I’m sure the wind was blowing out that day ...errr those days.
     
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  9. wingtee

    wingtee GC Hall of Fame

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    Unfortunate that I’m the only lefty where the ball had no run. On a side note I did pick up run when I threw BP to my HS teams. Nice huh?
     
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  10. Gatorgal04

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    Just to fill you in so you know what’s going on . . . all opposing pitchers are named Earl. There’s a story behind it, but takes too long to type out. Let’s just say, it’s a Gator baseball thing.
     
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  11. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

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    The very short version is that a 'few' seasons back there were two consecutive relief pitchers named Earl from the visitors. This then gave the E Section hecklers a new heckle of "Look's like we need another Earl." As Gal says, there is more to the story and, hopefully, others can provide more and accurate details.
     
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  12. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    LMAO—

    Now @LakeGator, you’ve gone and done it—It would take it’s own thread to ‘splain to @txgatorfan “The Section E Hecklers”—or maybe better yet, we just need to require him to come sit with and experience baseball Gator style—:ninja3:
     
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  13. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

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    Sorry. 74. I know the full story used to in a thread here but I couldn't find it. There are three pages of posts that contain 'Earl' split between Earl Weaver and game threads indicating a pitching change. My guess is that the story was lost in the recent trimming that Growl did to the forums.
     
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  14. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    ^^^

    I gotcha LG—I was really referencing the Section E hecklers folk lore as much as the history behind “Earl”—

    Both are well worth @txgatorfan’s time to become familiar with—;)
     
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  15. gtj31

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    I don't know about college. In the minors, there is a limit to the switching. I think the pitcher can change arms once but the batter can change as much as they want. This happened with the Yankees in the minors a number of years back. I think Pat McMahon (former UF coach) was the Yankees minor league manager at the time.

    At least this is my recollection anyway.
     
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  16. txgatorfan

    txgatorfan Sophomore

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    I noticed that but was going to lay low, kick back a while, and try to figure it out.
    Thanks for the heads up though LMAO!
     
  17. nattygator

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    Here's the rule:
    NCAA Baseball Rules
    2019 and 2020
    “Pitching Violations
    SECTION 2
    The pitcher shall not:
    k: Pitch both right-handed and left-handed to the same batter during a plate appearance (ambidextrous-pitcher rule)
    PENALTY—If a pitcher changes pitching hands during a batter’s time at bat, the umpire shall: 1) Call a balk if a runner(s) is on base; 2) Call a ball for an illegal pitch if no runner(s) is on base; 3) Warn the pitcher; or 4) Eject the pitcher if the offense is repeated. Note 1: When facing a switch hitter, an ambidextrous pitcher shall declare the hand with which to pitch to the hitter. Note 2: If a pinch hitter replaces a batter during a turn at bat, the pitcher may change pitching hands.”
     
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  18. txgatorfan

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    I have got to get there to watch some games. I definitely already have plans to go to the the 3 lsu games since they are closest to me.
     
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  19. kgator27

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    Hearing Armstrong is dealing with left arm issues and won't be throwing southpaw.
     
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  20. gatorfan5220

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    You brought up a curious player in Frosh Kris Armstrong, ambidextrous Kris Armstrong.

    Said by one observer to have a power bat and can also pitch. It will be fascinating to see how he develops and is used.

    Lots of curious potential with this incoming recruit class. I cannot wait to see how it all pans out.
     
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