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  1. #1
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    Those Cheating Red Sox

    Yet another example of John Farrell's in-game ineptitude. Apparently, the Red Sox cheating did not end with stealing signs via an Apple Watch...

    On August 25, a bit of baseball history happened; only, hardly anyone noticed. The Red Sox were losing a blowout against the Orioles. To save an arm, first baseman Mitch Moreland pitched the top of the ninth inning. Hanley Ramirez took Morelandís place at first base, replacing designated hitter Chris Young in the lineup. No more Chris Young, no more designated hitter. Normal blowout stuff so far. But in the bottom of the ninth, Young came to the plate and singled.

    On Baseball-Reference it was noted like this, but thatís only because you have to put something to balance the books.



    According to RetroSheet, it is the only instance of illegal lineup re-entry in MLB history. And hardly anyone there noticed! Italics. Exclamation point! Neither broadcast booth said anything; Buck Showalter didnít fuss; the umpires let Young take his swings. Perhaps even more surprising, given our delight in both weird baseball and historical novelty, the incident went largely unremarked upon in the broader baseball world[1]. How are we to account for such a wholesale neglect of baseball history?
    BaseballProspectus.

    The rest of the story (here) is a pretty entertaining read.

  2. #2
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    Great story. I love the part about the two kids (A & B).

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