The Mockingbird

The 11th Man

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Another week and this blog is going to be called the Whiningbird, but come ON. Five and a half inches off the inside of the plate is worth all the F-bombs that Frank Thomas dropped on Bill Miller. As a batter, what are you supposed to do in this series, start swinging at those pitches after making a hall of fame career out of letting them go by?


Augh, as I write this McGowan is getting hosed on pitches half a foot closer against Derek Jeter in the 6th…



Written by halejon

April 4, 2008 at 1:00 am

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  1. I was just going to ask you for the pitch f/x on Thomas. What a terrible call. Then, he tosses the player for calling him on it. I think the Jays did get some help on Jeter’s groundout to first in the eighth inning.


    April 4, 2008 at 2:14 am

  2. Ha, yes I was thinking the exact same thing. He was clearly safe there. Foot flat on bag and ball still visible behind him in a blur.

    I like the moment when you can go in slow mo and see the exact moment when Frank says fuck it, I’m hitting the showers on this one.


    April 4, 2008 at 2:30 am

  3. Are you going to increment the “nth man” counter every time a new umpire makes flagrantly bad calls? What’s the over-under for the season?


    April 4, 2008 at 5:38 pm

  4. At this rate, the same as DJF’s F-bomb counter…


    April 4, 2008 at 6:08 pm

  5. Also, what’s the over-under for Frank Thomas’s F-bomb counter after getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes?


    April 4, 2008 at 8:54 pm

  6. […] than they are (even if we eventually mentally adjust somewhat to the parallax). That’s why Frank Thomas will go bezerk and get ejected on a pitch that really doesn’t look that bad from the […]

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