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South Side Irish
05-07-2008, 09:53 AM
http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200805072655396

2 OF assists - one from the warning track, one from 40 feet in front of the CF wall. BOTH at third base, on the fly. Unbelievable talent the guy is.

PolishPower83
05-07-2008, 10:12 AM
That throw from deep center last nite was amazing! I like how Glaus acted like no throw was coming to trick the runner. Nice play all around.

VeeckAsInWreck
05-07-2008, 10:24 AM
Maybe the Cardinals should have him pitch from center field because those were strikes! :redneck

Taliesinrk
05-07-2008, 10:33 AM
No doubt about it. Those plays should be on the final web gem show of the year when they highlight the best. That was unreal.

kevingrt
05-07-2008, 11:03 AM
I just watched those throws. Damn they were awesome.

twsoxfan5
05-07-2008, 11:40 AM
The second one from the track looked like a hail mary pass.

soxfanatlanta
05-07-2008, 12:06 PM
Everybody knows the ball carries further in that thin, Colorado air.

A.T. Money
05-07-2008, 12:22 PM
Well, most of the time, growing up, some of the very good pitchers were also one of the best hitters in the lineup. On days they didn't pitch, they played shortstop, 3rd, centerfield, etc.

Ankiel, with a little bit of of adjustment and practice, was able to adjust and play center. It's no surprise he can play...he is a professional afterall! He should be a good athlete.

LoveYourSuit
05-07-2008, 01:51 PM
Omg !!!

LoveYourSuit
05-07-2008, 01:53 PM
Well, most of the time, growing up, some of the very good pitchers were also one of the best hitters in the lineup. On days they didn't pitch, they played shortstop, 3rd, centerfield, etc.

Ankiel, with a little bit of of adjustment and practice, was able to adjust and play center. It's no surprise he can play...he is a professional afterall! He should be a good athlete.


Zambrano is another on of those guys who if he played every day I think he would be at least .260 hitter and club 20 HRs per season.

FedEx227
05-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Zambrano is another on of those guys who if he played every day I think he would be at least .260 hitter and club 20 HRs per season.

Eeeh... that's debatable. If you watch his swing its LONG and loopy, like he's pretty much trying to homer or strikeout. I think over the long term it would catch up to him.

cbrownson13
05-07-2008, 03:09 PM
And to make the throws even more impressive, I believe one was to get Willie Taveras at third. And Willie can fly.

kobo
05-07-2008, 03:12 PM
That 2nd one was incredible. I don't understand why the runner would be testing him after seeing him throw someone out from CF in the 1st inning.

jcw218
05-07-2008, 03:37 PM
And to make the throws even more impressive, I believe one was to get Willie Taveras at third. And Willie can fly.

Yes, the first one got Willie Taveras at third. The ball was there well before Willie arrived. Willie slid into the tag.

Sockinchisox
05-07-2008, 03:40 PM
Well, most of the time, growing up, some of the very good pitchers were also one of the best hitters in the lineup. On days they didn't pitch, they played shortstop, 3rd, centerfield, etc.

Ankiel, with a little bit of of adjustment and practice, was able to adjust and play center. It's no surprise he can play...he is a professional afterall! He should be a good athlete.

Micah Owings could be a regular 1st baseman for someone, I'm almost positive of that.

turners56
05-07-2008, 04:17 PM
I wouldn't expect anything less from a former pitcher and ex-roider. Regardless, great throws. The Willy Taveras one was most impressive, he looked like Edgar Renteria after Quentin threw him out at first earlier this year, dazed and confused as to how the hell he got out.