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Josh Beckett: A Punk as Usual
12 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2009 - 8:44PM #81
bigpupp
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Joe West IMO is one of the worst umpires in the game, wouldn't take any thing he say's as creditable.


Can't argue there.
12 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2009 - 10:34PM #82
MyYESNetwork
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I just told you my theory, that he got angry and over-reacted. However, even if there's a better rationale, he still did it. And he did it on purpose. Your reason makes no sense.

If the time out caught Beckett by surprise, he would have thrown it over Varitek's head down the middle or released it to his right (his natural side). He would not have aimed it to his left, across his body. That's not a natural reaction. And any pitcher trying to throw the ball away would not throw across their body because you're more likely to be injured that way.

You're wrong and you haven't done anything to prove it was an accident. All the evidence offered shows it was on purpose. Your only answer to all the evidence is " it's possible that a person could throw across their body." But while possible, it's not logical. Just admit that he did it on purpose or bring some evidence to the table. What I am saying makes much more sense than what you're saying.
12 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2009 - 10:38PM #83
bigpupp
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And he did it on purpose. Your reason makes no sense.

No offense but Throwing at someone for no reason and throwing across your body for no reason make the same amount of sense.

What doesn't make sense is how Beckett is able to instantly get pissed off, mid delivery, and decide to throw at someones head...mind you...mid freakin delivery...

Just because you don't think its natural to do something doesn't make it impossible, or even unlikely
12 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2009 - 10:42PM #84
MyYESNetwork
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It's not for no reason. it's because he's mad that Abreu called time out and it was granted. It's an angry reaction. It makes perfect sense. Throwing across ones body makes no sense unless it was on purpose.

Yes, yes it does because it doesn't make sense. There is no logical reason to do that unless you were trying to throw at someone. Or else, you throw the ball to your right side or over the catcher's head.
12 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2009 - 10:46PM #85
bigpupp
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We'll have to agree to disagree I suppose. I find it HIGHLY unlikely that Beckett is so hot tempered that he would get upset in a fraction of a second...and by getting so upset change the location of his pitch to hit Abreu in the head...makes zero sense to me, but apparently its a perfectly good excuse for you.

I played baseball up into college. When someone is stopped mid delivery balls go flying EVERYWHERE....don't know what else to tel you.
12 years ago  ::  Apr 15, 2009 - 1:50AM #86
MyYESNetwork
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Balls don't go flying by people's heads when the batter is on the opposing side from where you throw, if you're throwing mid delivery. Instead, you finish your motion and the ball goes down the middle or you throw it away to yuor natural side.

You can't say he didn't have time to think or else he would have finished the pitch where the target was. By not doing that, it shows he had time to think. In that moment of anger, he threw near Abreu.
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