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jallainINS
09-07-2006, 03:57 PM
Was gonna put this in the sports section but itll get more views here, plus its not really about a sports stat or something more of a funny story involving sports.

http://www.deadspin.com/sports/minor-league-baseball/the-old-potato-into-left-field-trick-198338.php

think this might be the coolest thing that's happened in baseball history. I'm snickering even as I type this. Dave Bresnahan was a backup catcher for the AA Williamsport Bills, and had a hunch that he was about to be cut. He also had an idea that he could get a baserunner out with the use of a peeled potato (http://thebaseballreport.com/news.asp?ItemID=413&rcid=112&pcid=78&cid=112).
A condensed version: Bresnahan went to the grocery store and found a potato from which he could carve a fake baseball. He peeled it to the perfect size, and stuck it in a mitt in the dugout. With a man on third, he told the ump he had an equipment problem, and went and got the potato. During the pitch, he moved the potato to his bare hand, he caught the ball, and launched the potato over the third baseman's head into left field. The runner headed for home, and Bresnahan tagged him with the actual ball, which remained in his glove.
Sounds brilliant, but the umpire didn't see it that way. He didn't know what to do, and actually ended up calling the runner safe. And worse than that, Bresnahan was fined $50 by his manager, and released him the next day, ending his career.
I think it was worth it.

Gawd
09-07-2006, 04:01 PM
Was gonna put this in the sports section but itll get more views here, plus its not really about a sports stat or something more of a funny story involving sports.

http://www.deadspin.com/sports/minor-league-baseball/the-old-potato-into-left-field-trick-198338.php

yeah cuz thats called cheating...anyway I guess he went oout on a funny note.....lawls.

BRASSKNUCKLED PAI MEI
09-07-2006, 04:05 PM
http://m.2mdn.net/1289772/us_89_200607_12_elliot_shepherd_300b.jpg

jallainINS
09-07-2006, 04:07 PM
^???

Inspectah_Dirk
09-07-2006, 04:27 PM
Lol, kinda funny to do shit like that tho.

mashqauck
09-07-2006, 07:13 PM
http://m.2mdn.net/1289772/us_89_200607_12_elliot_shepherd_300b.jpg


lol, ben i thought you returned that outfit ;$

Jet Set
09-08-2006, 09:22 AM
“Lou Gehrig had to play in 2,130 consecutive games and hit .340 for his number to be retired, and all I had to do was bat .140 and throw a potato.”
This man is GOAT. Thanx for the story man, I got to tell my friends this, cause they all play baseball too. This shit is just genius and calls for a sequel.

http://thebaseballreport.com/applications/assets/images/bresnahan.jpg
Goodbye BananaMan
Go Potato Man
Dave 'Spud' Bresnahan

Jet Set
09-08-2006, 09:23 AM
You could always pull this of on one of your tournaments.

TiKaL
09-08-2006, 03:22 PM
The funniest thing I ever saw in a Baseball game (of any level)
was a fly ball bouncing off Jose Canseco's head over the wall for a Homerun

Jet Set
09-08-2006, 03:50 PM
The funniest thing I ever saw in a Baseball game (of any level)
was a fly ball bouncing off Jose Canseco's head over the wall for a Homerun
pure ownage. this had me laughing hard.