Spotted: Karim Garcia Getting Walked Intentionally


It’s not immediately clear to the author what set of circumstances might have led to the six intentional walks recorded by Karim Garcia during his 10-year major-league career. Whatever circumstances they were, however, they’ve been resolved since 2004 at the very latest — i.e. the last time Garcia appeared in a major-league game.

Yet, what this grainy daguerreotype reveals is, in fact, Karim Garcia receiving a base on balls in the most intentional of fashions — specifically, from Zack Segovia of Puerto Rican club Caguas in what, this very second, has become a bit of a runaway victory for Mexico’s Yaquis de Obregón (box).

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Carson Cistulli occasionally publishes spirited ejaculations at The New Enthusiast.

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  1. Brian Cartwright says:

    at age 37, Garcia’s 2013 MLB projection is down to 222/282/359. That’s his estimated talent level on July 1, so he’s slightly better today, being almost 5 months younger.

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  2. Sociology Degreer says:

    It’s called playing the percentages! It’s what good managers do to win ballgames!

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  3. He had a 140 wRC+ in Mexico in 2012. I’d walk him too.

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  4. FamousAmazingGuy says:

    The Top 5 Astronomical Events to Witness Before You Die

    5. Total Lunar Eclipse
    4. Aurora
    3. Halley’s Comet
    2. Total Solar Eclipse
    1.Six intentional walks recorded by Karim Garcia during his 10-year major-league career

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  5. Joebrady says:

    This is not even a story compared to what happened in the regular season.

    Valentine intentionally walked Matsui to load the bases. Matsui hit .147 this year. You can probably argue around the margins, but he was probably about the worst hitter in BB this year. He was so bad that his career lasted only another 15 ABs before TB cut him and he retired.

    And the reason for walking the worst hitter in BB was that he had seen him get big hits before. Like maybe 10 years ago when BV was last managing.

    If a guy like George Steinbrenner had owned the team, he’d have fired him before the inning was over. I’ve watched BB for almost 50 years, and that was by far the worst move I have ever seen.

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