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Postby mdHARRIS » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:52 am

Let us not forget when some Bostonian took a shot at Sheff....
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Postby theclefe » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:00 pm

That is a better punch than I even saw watching that UFC show on Spike.
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Postby Irish » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:00 pm

Rirruto wrote:
Irish wrote:Call me a pessimist, but I really think that fan was trying to get a cheap shot in, with the effort to make it look like it could have been accidental. His hand goes right for posednik, not the ball, and then he eyes down Posednik from the catch onwards awaiting a reaction.

And why did he form a fist???

Atleast thats my take. Posednik didn't even flinch though, gotta respect that. ;-D

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LOL, no, he's got a few years on me.

But I don't understand why

1) His arm would be aimed directly at Posedniks face. Was he trying to steal his hat, cause he wasn't going for the ball.

2) Once he did get closer, why would he form a fist instead of just retracting his arm?

EDIT: After watching again this ^^^ is wrong. No malice IMO
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Postby theclefe » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:03 pm

I saw the highlight and it isn't as bad as that picture makes it look.
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Postby Chicago RedSox » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:11 pm

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The guy isn't even looking for the ball... and his hand is about 2 feet from where Pods glove caught the ball. I think the look on the guys face behind/inbetween Pods and the puncher says it all.
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Postby Rirruto » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:18 pm

I watched the play on MLB.TV, the reason why he has his hand closed is because he was trying to catch the ball, kinda like how a catcher's glove closes even if the batter hits the ball. The guy was watching the ball the whole time, he just flat out missed. I dont think there was any intention in hitting Scott, the still picture just makes it looks worse than it really was. It was more of a graze of Scott's face anyway.
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Postby Irish » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:27 pm

Rirruto wrote:I watched the play on MLB.TV, the reason why he has his hand closed is because he was trying to catch the ball, kinda like how a catcher's glove closes even if the batter hits the ball. The guy was watching the ball the whole time, he just flat out missed. I dont think there was any intention in hitting Scott, the still picture just makes it looks worse than it really was. It was more of a graze of Scott's face anyway.


After looking at it a few times I think you're right. The guys hand goes up for the ball and then comes down on Posdednik, but doesn't go straight forward like the picture makes it look. And he actually does pull back once contact is made.

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Postby AT » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:58 pm

I saw it live on TV when it happened and my initial reaction was "Did that guy just hit Podsednik with a forearm shiver?" That looked awfully intentional for me when I saw it live and now that I see pictures and have seen replays it doesn't change my initial reaction. Looked intentional to me.
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Postby KaiserSoze » Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:37 pm

Atrophying Testicles wrote:I saw it live on TV when it happened and my initial reaction was "Did that guy just hit Podsednik with a forearm shiver?" That looked awfully intentional for me when I saw it live and now that I see pictures and have seen replays it doesn't change my initial reaction. Looked intentional to me.



Agreed. This guy should never be allowed back into the ballpark.
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Postby Madison » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:49 am

I can't help it, but that's a funny pic. :-D

Haven't actually seen the play yet, so I can't comment about that.
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