Scooter Gennett Will Ollie Around Your Tag

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Scooter Gennett, a young man of 23, found himself in a bad situation. When one finds himself between a proverbial rock and hard place, one tends to rely in his instincts. In the above case, Gennett’s instincts told him to throw down a sick skateboarding move. Had he an actual deck under his feet, there is no doubt in the current author’s mind that Gennett would have kick-flipped the shit out of Carlos Corporan’s face.

Alas, Gennett was boardless, causing him to not only get tagged out, but to cost his team a possible run in a the tightest of games.



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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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Birdlander
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Birdlander

How else was he supposed to get over the bat which was conveniently left in his way?

GoldenFrank
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GoldenFrank

Tough to blame Gennett here. This is the contact play. One of RRR’s favorite tools.

matt w
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matt w

The contact play seems like not a bad idea, especially in the ninth: http://www.bucsdugout.com/2013/6/18/4443376/an-analysis-of-the-contact-play

If Gennett doesn’t run, he winds up stranded on Schafer’s groundout anyway.

(I feel that the “That guy is on the Brewers?” factor is very high in this game.)

Bryz
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I swear I heard the sound of a skateboard ollie while watching this GIF.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

Nah, that was a Scooter. They sound slightly different. I know. My son has a scooter.

Oh, Beepy
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Oh, Beepy

Why does the umpire hit himself in the chest twice before calling Scooter out?

Darryl
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He is saying that Gennett got tagged in the chest.

josh
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josh

no. he’s clearly calling dominance in the ballpark and declaring himself as the one who has the right answer for this predicament. “Me. It’s me. I am the one who is ordained for this. The runner shall be called out.”

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