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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby thedude » Tue May 12, 2009 7:45 am

Don't forget Adam Rosales sprinting around the bases in celebration.
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby nsulham » Tue May 12, 2009 8:04 am

thedude wrote:Don't forget Adam Rosales sprinting around the bases in celebration.


I haven't seen the video, only read the recap, but to me that's not showing anyone up. If he had done a slooow trot, I can see that as showing the pitcher up but not sprinting around the bases. That seems like the direct opposite of showboating but I can see how some people may consider it that.
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby Ender » Tue May 12, 2009 8:15 am

nsulham wrote:
thedude wrote:Don't forget Adam Rosales sprinting around the bases in celebration.


I haven't seen the video, only read the recap, but to me that's not showing anyone up. If he had done a slooow trot, I can see that as showing the pitcher up but not sprinting around the bases. That seems like the direct opposite of showboating but I can see how some people may consider it that.



Cubs fans were mad at Braun earlier in the season for keeping his head down while running the bases after a HR. If the fans don't like a player they'll always find something wrong with what they are doing~.

This kind of thing is probably good for the game even if I don't think it is very classy in general. I know fans like watching people act like idiots in the NBA and NFL so doing the same in MLB probably will make more fans entertained.
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby markj11 » Tue May 12, 2009 9:48 am

Ender wrote:
nsulham wrote:
thedude wrote:Don't forget Adam Rosales sprinting around the bases in celebration.


I haven't seen the video, only read the recap, but to me that's not showing anyone up. If he had done a slooow trot, I can see that as showing the pitcher up but not sprinting around the bases. That seems like the direct opposite of showboating but I can see how some people may consider it that.



Cubs fans were mad at Braun earlier in the season for keeping his head down while running the bases after a HR. If the fans don't like a player they'll always find something wrong with what they are doing~.

This kind of thing is probably good for the game even if I don't think it is very classy in general. I know fans like watching people act like idiots in the NBA and NFL so doing the same in MLB probably will make more fans entertained.


I hope it doesn't get out of control like NBA, that's main reason I quit watching basketball 10-12 years ago.
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby Art Vandelay » Tue May 12, 2009 10:34 am

Meh. The hangups that so many baseball players--and to some extent, fans--have over stuff like this is more ridiculous than the "showboating" itself. I was happy to see Joba's reaction to Huff "showing him up."
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby acsguitar » Tue May 12, 2009 10:36 am

Dude sprinting around the bases was awesome. I don't think that was showboating some players just have that always run mentality.

Huff looked dumb but it was pretty funny.
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby RenPastana » Tue May 12, 2009 10:43 am

mtxdevil wrote:I loved Huff showing up Joba like that. Thought it was hilarios. ;-D


Even though I am a Joba owner, I couldn't care less if he gave up bombs like that while the hr hitters made fun of him for his over-the-top strike out celebration! keep'em coming!
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby AussieDodger » Tue May 12, 2009 10:49 am

RenPastana wrote:
mtxdevil wrote:I loved Huff showing up Joba like that. Thought it was hilarios. ;-D


Even though I am a Joba owner, I couldn't care less if he gave up bombs like that while the hr hitters made fun of him for his over-the-top strike out celebration! keep'em coming!



I like that he took it out on Baltimore via the scoreboard. ;-D
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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby RenPastana » Tue May 12, 2009 11:04 am

AussieDodger wrote:
RenPastana wrote:
mtxdevil wrote:I loved Huff showing up Joba like that. Thought it was hilarios. ;-D


Even though I am a Joba owner, I couldn't care less if he gave up bombs like that while the hr hitters made fun of him for his over-the-top strike out celebration! keep'em coming!



I like that he took it out on Baltimore via the scoreboard. ;-D
Good move


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Re: Showboating/Gesturing

Postby Bloody Sox » Tue May 12, 2009 11:31 am

I love it when someone uses a show-boater's own stupid act against them... so in this case, nice job by Huff, Blake, and Braun!
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