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    no one is talking about the slide at HOME, holy...

    no one is talking about the slide at HOME, holy cow, LOL
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    apparently "stepping towards second" sounds more...

    apparently "stepping towards second" sounds more interesting than the more accurate "simply stood up"
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    no its not unfair to punish his team, lol. ...

    no its not unfair to punish his team, lol.

    and no its not bad base running by craig, you're not suppose to be obstructed from running along the base path. its actually GREAt baserunning because...
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    i still think he could veer to his left around...

    i still think he could veer to his left around middlebrooks' face.
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    "craig actively chose to run 3 feet inside the...

    "craig actively chose to run 3 feet inside the line"....he slid into the base, stood up, and made a v line for the plate. textbook.
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    yep, middlebrooks' foot is over the bag as craig...

    yep, middlebrooks' foot is over the bag as craig stands up after sliding into the bag. there's no room to go anywhere but way outside the bag, which is unreasonable considering craig slid into the...
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    the base runner has the right to the base path,...

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    the base runner has the right to the base path, simple as that. the rule will always favor the runner in these situations under that principle.
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    the rule justly punished the red sox for a poor...

    the rule justly punished the red sox for a poor defensive play. this isn't about unjustly punishing WMB. he just happened to be the one that was forced to dive into the runner's path. if it makes it...
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    and that's exactly as it should be. what...

    and that's exactly as it should be. what alternative is there? just don't see how the rule can be any different without unjustly punishing the base runner.
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    he was in a lose-lose situation, but that's...

    he was in a lose-lose situation, but that's because the team's defense put him in that situation.
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    i don't have a problem with the way the rule is...

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/a-series-of-thoughts-on-the-call/[/QUOTE]

    i don't have a problem with the way the rule is written, there's no other way around it. you can't punish the base runner...
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    huh?

    huh?
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    is that really up for debate?

    is that really up for debate?
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    It seems like some people think the defender...

    It seems like some people think the defender deserves a "free pass" for laying on the ground in the runner's way just because he made a failed attempt to catch the ball. you don't get a free pass for...
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    lol

    lol
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    one easy way he could have gotten out of the way...

    one easy way he could have gotten out of the way was put his legs down on the ground. instead, intentionally or not, he raised them straight into the runners path.
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    its never called because it rarely happens, not...

    its never called because it rarely happens, not because umps usually choose to ignore it. right call was made.
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    Another high profile supporter, Grantland...

    Another high profile supporter, Grantland believes Mike Trout should be MVP, here's their argument:

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9751881/jonah-keri-hands-major-mlb-awards
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    its really not that confusing. mike trout is...

    its really not that confusing. mike trout is simply acknowledging that team performance is a big part of what voters consider and thus it'll be hard for him to take the award away from cabrera,...
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    people seem to gloss over the fact that the...

    people seem to gloss over the fact that the angels had a superior regular season than the tigers last yr.
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    mike trout has an ability to keep it classy at...

    mike trout has an ability to keep it classy at all times, just a stand up kid.
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    Ken Rosenthal is going to vote for Mike Trout for...

    Ken Rosenthal is going to vote for Mike Trout for MVP once again

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/ken-rosenthal-annual-awards-mvp-cy-young-rookie-of-year-manager-of-year-092613
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    a better way would be to ask if you would take a...

    a better way would be to ask if you would take a player A or player B:

    player A

    hitting: 10 out of 10
    fielding: 2 out of 10
    running: 1 out of 10

    player B
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    looks like an acl, which puts next season in...

    looks like an acl, which puts next season in jeopardy, that really sucks.
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    I think his play since this thread was created...

    I think his play since this thread was created has earned him an outside shot.
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