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Discussion: Oddest Play Ever?

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July 11, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1964 posts
Oddest Play Ever?
Playing Arizona Rogue Vs Desperados-championship game. We have bases loaded, one out. Fly ball to right-caught. Our runner at third stars home and goes back. Our runner at first puts his head down and heads to second after tagging. He's trapped, the runner on second heads toward third, and the runner on third goes almost to the commit line. All 3 runners are now trapped half way between bags, one between home and third, one between third and second and one between second and first. The Rogue first baseman has the ball near the mound. Everybody stops-FOR AT LEAST 30 seconds. Everyone in the park is cracking up. Nobody knew what to do. Finally our runner raced back to first, the ball got dropped and we actually scored a run. I have never seen a game just freeze for that long-ever. 42 yrs and still seeing new stuff.That's what's special about our game!
July 12, 2010
Omar Khayyam
988 posts
Webbie, are you sure you didn't fall asleep in the warm sun and dream the whole thing? Sounds like a movie scene with all the stop action! Who dropped the ball? A throw to first? Home?

You're right about seeing new stuff. There are senior moments that bring a smile almost every week in my daily league. Sometimes, I end up smiling at myself!
July 12, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1964 posts
Omar-with apologies to the Rogue first baseman who was a class guy-he took a couple steps toward third and our runner from second took off back to first-the first baseman took a couple steps toward him, then tried to throw to second to get that runner going back. The ball got away and the runner from third scored. My wife swears that everybody froze for a full minute.
July 12, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1964 posts
By the way-that same first baseman-in the open inning-(and he is about 9 feet 4 inches tall), snagged my line drive across body and over his head to keep us from getting anything going in that inning. Great play! :-)
July 12, 2010
hitnrun5
30 posts
Webbie, that play was the Bad News Bears meet the Keystone Kops! It went on for at least 30 seconds. For a moment it seemed as if time had stopped, wondering if our first baseman was ever going to make a move. By the way, how is your player that was hurt Friday? I was misinformed that he was hurt prior and unable to make the tournament. Kenny
July 13, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1964 posts
Hey-Kenny-thanks for the shout. He was hit in the chest by a one hop rocket during our game with the Drillers and broke his sternum. He is ok, but hurting. We knew it was bad when he was upchucking in the dugout. He drove home Saturday and spent the day getting a CAT scan. Kenny-in retrospect, I should not have used the runner, even though we were short. I won't make that mistake again.My email is weber5069@msn.com if you want to keep up on his condition or say hi.
July 13, 2010
hitnrun5
30 posts
Webbie, I would not have questioned using the runner had I known he was hurt during the tournament, leaving you shorthanded. Misinformation created an unnecessary issue. Hope to see you in Prescott.
July 13, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1964 posts
Kenny-no prob-I still think I shouldn't have, but it is done and gone. See you in Prescott.
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