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Weekend Wrap: Chen/Blackley Morph, Braun, Pagan
Posted By Robert J. Baumann On July 30, 2012 @ 2:30 pm In Daily Dotes | 3 Comments
Here I go again, doting on some things from the weekend:
Yesterday, the Orioles’ Wei-Yin Chen and the Athletics’ Travis Blackley — both southpaws — squared off in Baltimore. PitchFx suggests (see links above) that they are very different pitchers in terms of repertoire, pitch movement, and even release point. The GIF below, however, provides an at least anecdotal kinship.
Ryan Braun scored a run yesterday, then he gave up. “I’m done,” said Braun. “I have finished scoring this run, and now I will walk back to the dugout, ok? Is that ok with you?”
It was ok with Brewers fans, but not ok enough, as they went on to lose to the Nationals, 11-10, in eleven innings.
What are the possible narratives to explain this image? I did not watch this game, nor did I see any corresponding “highlight” video, so I don’t know what actually happened, and I’m not so sure that I’m interested in what actually happened, as it’s surely not as exciting as any number of explanations we could come up with using our well-exercised baseball imaginations. Feel free to brainstorm in the comments.
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