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Congrats to Mike Zunino

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by incoldblood, Jul 5, 2021.

  1. incoldblood

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  2. ocalaman

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    I love Z and am happy for him making the All Star team. No doubt he's a great defensive catcher and respected by his peers to have gotten their votes. But baseball has changed so much of late that when a guy hitting .200 and has played in only 57 of his team's 84 games is an All Star, even with the 18 HR's. P.S. His picture looks a lot like a younger Kid Rock!
     
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  3. GatorLurker

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    MLB as a whole is batting 0.232.

    0.200 with a lot of dingers is not bad in the current game and he is stellar behind the plate.
     
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    Kid Rock? That's pretty random. Funny, dont see that at all. Z is much better looking. ;)
     
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  5. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Dave Kingman was born in the wrong era. Would be a superstar in today’s game.
     
  6. incoldblood

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    Z homered in his first at bat, 433 ft to right center. Awesome! Hoping to see him play was about the only reason I tuned in.

    Edit: I have seen two different distances reported, 433 and 392 ft.
     
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  7. buckeyegator

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    anybody say dave kingman?
     
  8. GatorLurker

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    I heard Greg Luzinski once described as the designated gorilla.
     
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  9. GatorLurker

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    Over the wall is all that matters.

    Nobody talks about the length of Buck Dent's playoff game homer. I heard it on the radio and laughed out loud because who would of thought of Bucky Dent hitting that.

    I knew a guy that played high school ball with Bucky. He ran the student machine shop in my department when we still had one in my building.
     
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    Unrelated but my wife and I (plus the kids) had dinner (Publix) in The Swamp on the way back to Texas on Saturday night and we drove up North-South. As we passed the SAE Machine shop I told my kids about the shop and my undergrad days. Pretty sure they ignored me!!!
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    It is now Gale Lemerand Drive.

    And my building was the old Engineering Sciences building later called MAE-A so not the "SAE" shop that is now in a building called MAE-C. I don't remember what it was called way back when. Maybe something like Alumni Hall?
     
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    It is North-South. Call it what you want but it is North-South…

    I also told them about the different buildings where I had classes but they DEFINITELY ignored me for all of that! I thought the machine shop stories would be interesting. I was wrong.
     
  13. GatorLurker

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    I learned how to machine on the job and not at school mostly making tensile specimens and parts.
     
  14. GatorLurker

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    No severed finger stories?

    Somehow a student had keys to the machine shop in the Engineering Sciences/MAE-A building and they found blood and bone fragments on the wall Monday morning.

    Thank goodness I wasn't in charge of that machine shop then.
     
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  15. Matherly87

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    I'm confused. Are you saying Mike Zunino used to make his own bats in the MAE machine shop while at Florida and once severed a finger only to have Shands reattach it so one day he could go on to be an All Star and hit a home run in his first game?
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  16. GatorLurker

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    <joke>Sssh.

    He is bionic.

    Think about it.

    The machine shop is really close to the Mac.

    </joke>

    And not a joke. The old Aero department had a lot of wind tunnels where the Exactech/O'Dome is now and they were supposed to get them replaced.

    Never happened.
     
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