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Discussion: Border Battle

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June 30, 2012
Men's 65
885 posts
Border Battle
Not a good start for Team USA...I enjoyed the question from the commentator when Team Canada had the bases loaded "does he want to go for the base hit or hit a Grand Slam?" Another softball novice, I guess...
June 30, 2012
Men's 50
328 posts
It is not always the best thing to hit a home run with the bases loaded. Lot of things to consider. Depends on how many outs, what is the score, what inning, who is home team, who is up next and what kind of bat control he has.

If the guy does hit a home run clears the bases, then takes 2 or 3 hits to score. If the guy gets a hit, he is in scoring position with the next hitter if a home run.

But I didn't see the situation you are talking about, so maybe this doesn't apply.

June 30, 2012
72 posts
Cal50, That announcer demonstrated he didn't have the knowledge to make that statement. To show his limitations, he called a 123 half inning for USA yet the 1st batter got a hit and was left on 1st base so it wasn't a 123 half inning. Also when USA was rallying the batter hit a routine fly to center and this announcer called it a home run right when it left the bat.
In my opinion, announcers are unnecessary most of the time and this one was unneccessary all of the time.

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