This Week in Milford

May 29, 2015

Wade Who?

Filed under: actual action, Bad Jokes, baseball, Coach Kaz, google nonsense — robmize2013 @ 2:30 pm

Back to the field after having way too much coffee and its .. Wade Mason? Was he in the rotation at the beginning of spring? I dont remember him at all, we’ve been to busy with the True/Boo friendship to notice stuff like baseball or games or anything of that sort. Anyway he’s an ace in the mold of Marty DeJong (2001-2) and also throws portside, so leftys have a devil of a time with him, as we see in P2 even though its nothing but shadows. P3 has another wierd conversation, as a Milf player thought a pitch sounded outside. Well, if you can hear an outside pitch, more power to you, cuz I sure cant.

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6 Comments »

  1. Wade plays for the other team, which is why Gil is hoping they disappoint the scouts (and why you don’t remember him). The last line is one of them joke things, where he’s saying that the pitch was too fast to see.

    Comment by ithoughtaboutyoutoday — May 29, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

  2. I love it– a thirties reference.

    Three of the greatest fastball pitchers of all time– before radar– were Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, and Bob Feller. Only Feller was timed mechanically, and only after service in WW II. In that event, ten of his pitches in warmups averaged over 99 mph. Batters complained they could barely SEE them.

    The first time the Yankee pitcher Lefty Gomez faced Feller, he struck out looking on three fastballs. Turning to the umpire, he remarked “That last one sounded low…”

    Comment by vaganova — May 29, 2015 @ 2:54 pm

  3. “Too fast to see” is not a joke. If you are used to 85-90 mph fastballs in school or college, facing someone who can throw in the high nineties is a frightening experience. You can barely make out the ball, let along read the stitches the way Williams claimed to. You have to commit to swinging or not almost before you see the actual ball, and you are constantly ready to step in the bucket, because a 100 mph fastball can knock your %$#ing head off, helmet or no.

    Comment by vaganova — May 29, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

  4. Sounded a little outside? Never heard that one. If that’s a joke, ok I guess. But that sounds like something that weird basketball manager would say. And be dead serious.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 29, 2015 @ 3:18 pm

  5. Vaganova wins TWIM today with the Bob Feller/Lefty Gomez anecdote. I was just gonna come here and post another lame “scouts dressed as ham” reference. See y’all tomorrow.

    Comment by teenchy — May 29, 2015 @ 6:03 pm

  6. As a student of batting, I am always interested in the sometimes comic things that pass between batter and umpire. Ted Williams never argued with umpires. It was said this came from respect for the game, but many suspected Williams believed his courtesy might lead to his getting a call an umpire would not give to a pepperpot who argued everything.

    Once, Ted took a called third strike in a critical situation. He turned and looked at the umpire, who explained “Honest to god, Ted, it was right on the corner…”

    Comment by vaganova — May 29, 2015 @ 8:16 pm


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