Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by oragator1, Jul 19, 2021.
Don’t see this every day.
Kinda reminds me of the time, in the CWS, FSU got three errors on the same play.
Or, when a runner scored from first base on a passed ball while the FSU catcher stood there with the ball in his hands doing nothing..
That’s impressive. Flick a ball off the foul line, then stand there while the bases clear.
How much are these players paid?
I'm thinking that they were waiting on the results of the spin rates and launch angles so that they would know the proper steps to take....
Back in the old days (1970 when Ball Four was written) there would be a "kangaroo court" in the clubhouse and a fine that would hurt would be assessed.
Those days are long gone.
If you were getting paid a guaranteed say $7,500,000/yr for say 10 years do you really care if your team goes 80-82 or 100-62? For the few it is then a joy to play with all you got, for the pure fun of the game. For others, it's just to honor the contract and show up.
Reminds me of the stories of Hollywood actors, some showed up when they wanted to, cost the producer/studio millions more to make a movie, were so demanding that folks behind the scenes hated them. The attitude was :it's about me.
Rojas gets a two game vacation for his outburst.
Probably for the contact with the ump more than anything else.
If it was me I would care.
You are already making enough money, so why not play the game to win? With that kind of contract you don't need to pad your stats to the team's detriment trying to get a better contract.
One of the best scenes in Moneyball is where Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) gets David Justice to buy into what he is doing.
I have no idea if that is an accurate history, but I really hope it is.
I know the rules about fair and foul balls.
That is really easy.
That was an easy call.
I know the rules about the infield fly rule.
That gets a little more complicated about what the infield is.
I even know the rules about dropped third strikes which is pretty much the same as the infield fly rule.
Why don't guys making a huge amount of money not know the rules?
They are playing the game.