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What's freakin me out right now

Postby frunk on Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:13 pm

That Boxjam and I both registered for Keenspot on the same day, and that Bob was after both of us. Does this mean I'm old school, or just old?
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Re: What's freakin me out right now

Postby broberds on Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:50 pm

frunk wrote:That Boxjam and I both registered for Keenspot on the same day, and that Bob was after both of us.


That's right; I am after you. And I'm gonna get you. So watch out!
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Postby frunk on Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:28 am

Good thing I'm fifty feet to the left of where you think I am.
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Re: What's freakin me out right now

Postby BoxJam on Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:53 am

frunk wrote:That Boxjam and I both registered for Keenspot on the same day
I get that a lot.

frunk wrote:that Bob was after both of us. Does this mean I'm old school, or just old?
That just means Bob plays it cool as the other side of the pillow.
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Re: What's freakin me out right now

Postby broberds on Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:34 pm

BoxJam wrote:That just means Bob plays it cool as the other side of the pillow.


Or a McDLT.
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Postby frunk on Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:25 pm

Or a jamocha shake.
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Postby frunk on Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:59 pm

My new thing freakin me out right now: What the hell is the infield fly rule?
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Postby BoxJam on Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:18 pm

If the batting team has zero or one outs, and runners on first and second, or the bases loaded, then a batted ball that is popped up to an infielder (the infielder's bailiwick is the umpire's discretion), then the batter is automatically out, and the runners return to the bases they previously occupied without possibility of being put out.

While it seems harsh to the batter, it's actually to protect the batter's team - it prevents the runners from facing the Hobson's choice of trying to run forward, in which case the infielder catches the ball and gets more runners out before they tag up, or staying on their starting base, in which case the infielder drops it and gets one or more forces on runners.

It is similar in spirit, but a distinct rule from, the intentional drop rule, where, with zero or one outs, and a single runner, if the umpire judges that an infielder drops a ball intentionally (totally the umpire's discretion), then the batter is out, and the ball is dead, allowing the runner to return to base without fear of put-out.
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Postby broberds on Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:23 pm

Oh yeah, THAT infield fly rule. But I was thinking of the one that says any infielder who takes to the field (before the seventh inning) with his pants unzipped is automatically attributed with an error.
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Postby Major Tom on Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:40 pm

isn't that why they make the uniforms without zippers?


or is that just to keep the crotchscratch fans coming back?
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Postby frunk on Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:34 pm

I figured the Infield Fly rule had something to do with if an infielder accidently took flight during a play there would be no references to Angels in the Outfield (since the offending player was an infielder).
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Postby Major Tom on Sun Oct 26, 2003 1:57 pm

or that only the pitcher is allowed to be fat and homely
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