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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 335213 times)

Offline Dave Cooper please

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1110 on: April 07, 2011, 12:22:58 PM »
Ta, what's 'BB' though?


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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1111 on: April 07, 2011, 12:23:40 PM »
A gun?

Offline Comrade Blitz

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1112 on: April 07, 2011, 12:26:20 PM »
Ta, what's 'BB' though?

It is another way of expressing a "walk". BB = "Base on Balls" or in the full "Batter reached base on balls"

In baseball pitching, a "ball" is like a "no-ball" in cricket. 

Offline Dave Cooper please

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1113 on: April 07, 2011, 12:30:14 PM »
Got you.
I understand the rules, it's a pretty simple game really, I just never got all those numbers and letter on the scoreboards!
Hitting the batter gives a walk as well doesn't it? Does that come under 'BB'?

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1114 on: April 07, 2011, 02:53:47 PM »
Hitting the batter gives a walk as well doesn't it? Does that come under 'BB'?

Kind of - hitting the batter is called a "hit by pitch" (HBP) or "hit batsmen" (HB) - and you get to go to first base like a walk.

Offline ADVILLAFAN

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1115 on: April 07, 2011, 07:13:05 PM »
Hitting the batter gives a walk as well doesn't it? Does that come under 'BB'?

Kind of - hitting the batter is called a "hit by pitch" (HBP) or "hit batsmen" (HB) - and you get to go to first base like a walk.
Sounds like a leg bye. The BB comes after 4 balls doesn't it? (so long as they're not in the box thing).

Offline The Left Side

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1116 on: April 07, 2011, 09:20:20 PM »
Boston 0 - 6, that is not good... come on Red Sox don't give the Yankees the pennant that easily.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1117 on: April 08, 2011, 08:08:23 AM »
The BB comes after 4 balls doesn't it? (so long as they're not in the box thing).

That's right - the box thing is "the strike zone"

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1118 on: April 08, 2011, 08:09:33 AM »
Boston 0 - 6, that is not good... come on Red Sox don't give the Yankees the pennant that easily.

This is getting bloody stupid now.

I was looking for the Red Sox to give me some much needed relief from the Villa debacle. However, things in Boston are looking just as bad (without the threat of relegation, of course).

If they don't sort things out soon, they'll have one pissed of Brit yelling at them from the Fenway stands at the end of  the month

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1119 on: April 08, 2011, 08:12:22 AM »
Phillies 11 - 0 Mets

Made me day.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1120 on: April 08, 2011, 12:56:06 PM »
Phillies 11 - 0 Mets

Made me day.

With Doc pitching, that was 10 runs more than they required

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1121 on: April 08, 2011, 12:58:06 PM »
With Doc pitching, that was 10 runs more than they required

Yep - the should've saved some for the next time Hamels starts.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1122 on: April 08, 2011, 08:00:26 PM »
Red Sox v Yankees is on in Canada and it's a great game so far, hopefully the sox get the sweep this weekend.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1123 on: April 09, 2011, 10:39:17 AM »
OK, who had April 8 in the "Manny-being-Manny" sweepstakes ?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=6311407

Manny gets busted for PEDs for a second time and decides to retire.


In other news, the Sox resurgence has begun !! a 156 and 6 season is now on the cards

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