Cup of Coffee November 29, 2018: Greens November 29, 2018 hungry joe 37 Comments Apparently romaine is back on the menu, but now radish sprouts are causing facial tics and uncontrollable speaking in couplets.
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Imagine that we should live in a time
When people cannot control their rhyme.
Smart Bigmouth: zenith or dénouement of human achievement?
Those things always remind me of this scene:
It's always amusing (or annoying, depending on POV) to see which Twins players Topps features each year. In 2018, throughout the various sets, the lion's share of inserts and featured cards have gone to Buxton, Sano, and Berrios, with the "breakout" players included in sets are Granite, Jorge, and Romero. Mauer of course gets a little love and Dozier to a lesser extent, and Kepler (who got in big last year) appears to sign anything and has a lot of certified auto cards already in his young career. The update set which came out later in the year had: Berrios (All-Star card), Odorizzi, Morrison, Littell, and Romero. Lots of Twins were overlooked, but Pineda got a card! Also getting a card in the flagship set: Slegers, Vargas (!), Hughes
So, anyway, everyone loves the CSI: Topps posts, and I'm always looking at the photos on the new cards as they come out, but there has been a dearth of good in-game action photos to work with. Closest thing I've seen is this play:
I'm guessing a triple to right field, given the positioning of the fielder, and lack of other fielders behind him. Almost looks more like a mirror-image pick-off at 1st. Edit: Nope, definitely not a mirror because the numbers are correct.
I thought he was stealing second.
That's what I thought, too, although that's a pretty high facade behind him, and it'd have to be a pretty crappy jump if the fielder is already waiting at the base for the catcher's throw. Third base is a possibility. He's still wearing a helmet; do players keep their helmet on on the basepaths? Looks like he has some batting body armor on his arm yet, too.
Anyone got a lead on the opposing uniform? This was in series one, so good chance it's spring training, or late 2017.
I agree it's third base, also based on the positioning of the distance marker on the outfield fence. That looks to me like the left-field line distance marker.
or left-center marker. The angle is confusing me
the location of the distance footage is comparable to Target Field's outfield wall. And it looks like the Indians' uni
That striping on the side of the pants looks too wide for the Clevelands.
And the Brewers have no stripes on the sides of their pants.
'Stros don't have a dark blue alt.
Nor do Padres.
Padres? Sure they do and the stripe
Yea, I was thinking Padres.
Huh... Creamer only shows that as a home-uni option.
I've never really thought about it, but I don't like the pairing of white numbers and letters with the gray pants. Should be gray like on their BP uniform. For that reason, I think that wearing the blue tops on the road is an off-standard pairing.
I looked at all 2017 games where the Indians played in Target Field, and didn't find any where Dozier tripled, stole third, or where Indians had an OF assist at third.
Could be Brewers.
I'm thinking right center.
But -- if that's a San Diego Padres uniform...! Dang, looks like Twins wore the red tops in that one :/
'Twas also a night game in September... wouldn't be that much sun. But the Padres did wear navy.
Same as the next day, and then they wore pinstripes (and the Padres wore gray).
Is an error was involved so it wasn't credited as a triple.
My best guess is this photo was taken during a Twins home Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers.
That won't pass for Hammond Stadium.
Unis match this game (6/15/17) against the M's. Dozier led off the first with a double, then got to 3rd on a wild pitch
He led of the 2nd with a HBP, and proceeded to 2nd and 3rd on singles.
Walked in the 6th, forced out at 2nd on FC.
Well, if it is that game, it's too ambiguous, and I don't know if he runs the bases with the helmet and arm protector on.
Could be one of those thumb protectors for sliding. I don't remember what batting protection Dozier wears.
There's some video of him here.
After the HBP, he removes a shin-guard (which isn't in the pic), and in the second while on third, he's got a longer glove on his left hand (like in the pic) (Video entitled: Seager's quick jumping catch).
Sleeve length matches the game, too.
I don't have time for screen grabs right now.
Seager, the 3B for the Ms, wore the same-style Under Armor shoes.
Cano, the 2B did not. Can't tell about the SS Motter.
Looks like he has a tricep guard on his left arm.
I went back and added the link for video highlights.
Advancing on the wild pitch, I think.
You posted it while I was preparing it (while also eating a sandwich).
Looking at the compressed game video for 6/15/17. Pretty sure it's the WP allowing him to attain third in the first inning. Here's a screen grab at 1:07:
And at 1:08 showing the fielder (Seager's) pose
No throws to base on him in the second inning.
When he was forced out in the 6th, Cano got the forceout. But Dozier didn't slide and Cano has the wrong skin color, glove color, and shoe style.
well done guys. Of course if McGoo was around, he'd have had it nailed in less than ½ hour. Still, good job!
Do we think that OF wall is Target Field?
I was going off that assumption as those are home jerseys (and not Spring Training jerseys).
I believe tomorrow is the deadline for offering arbitration so expect some more signings in the next couple days.
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