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What's freakin me out right now

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:13 pm
by frunk
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?

Re: What's freakin me out right now

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:50 pm
by broberds
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!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:28 am
by frunk
Good thing I'm fifty feet to the left of where you think I am.

Re: What's freakin me out right now

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:53 am
by BoxJam
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.

Re: What's freakin me out right now

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 1:34 pm
by broberds
BoxJam wrote:That just means Bob plays it cool as the other side of the pillow.


Or a McDLT.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:25 pm
by frunk
Or a jamocha shake.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:59 pm
by frunk
My new thing freakin me out right now: What the hell is the infield fly rule?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:18 pm
by BoxJam
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.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:23 pm
by broberds
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.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:40 pm
by Major Tom
isn't that why they make the uniforms without zippers?


or is that just to keep the crotchscratch fans coming back?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:34 pm
by frunk
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).

PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2003 1:57 pm
by Major Tom
or that only the pitcher is allowed to be fat and homely