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ChiSoxFan7
07-23-2008, 11:30 PM
While listening to hawks near heart attack i have come up with a question.

I wish i could post both of the pictures but i'm afraid of copy right laws so...




This goes out to common fans, but moreover those who have played...


which is the more impressive play?

TCM scoop followed by PK barehand...

or


Iguchi's anti gravity throw with PK clearing a phone book and still tagging the base.

or if you have a more incredible play on the mind feel free to discuss


file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ADMINI%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg

gogosox16
07-23-2008, 11:33 PM
its very hard to say. They were both great plays but for some reason I have to say TCM's becuase it was an all-around great play by Alexei and Paulie and becuase I was there:smile:

koz
07-23-2008, 11:40 PM
I favor TCM's play because I think it showcased his athleticism more so than Tad's. TCM has made the shovel toss his signature move so far this year and that play's degree of difficulty was off the charts. Tad's play was more about losing balance, but nevertheless brilliant.

LoveYourSuit
07-23-2008, 11:55 PM
I am usually not the "bitch about the coverage" guy, but if Ramirez would be playing for Boston or NY right now he would already have his own corner reserved in Cooperstown.

That play today was sick! BTN did give him his props, but they will forget about him for a few weeks now.

JB98
07-24-2008, 12:26 AM
I saw both plays in person, and the play Iguchi made is still the best I've ever seen a second baseman make.

Still, the play by Ramirez today was sick in its own right.

thomas35forever
07-24-2008, 01:01 AM
I have to say Iguchi's throw. In the words of a song from Wicked, he was "Defying Gravity."

Marqhead
07-24-2008, 02:56 AM
I was at the Iguchi defying the laws of nature game. Still the greatest play I have seen in my life.

itsnotrequired
07-24-2008, 05:40 AM
iguchi

spawn
07-24-2008, 07:32 AM
I'd have to go with Iguchi. The Alexei scoop was sick, but Iguchi was horizontal to the ground when he made his throw. I will say that they are both plays I'd never seen in my entire baseball watching life.

soxfanatlanta
07-24-2008, 07:37 AM
Iguchi-san

aryzner
07-24-2008, 07:44 AM
I didn't see baseball tonight last night. Was Alexei's play #1 on web gems? If not, it deserved to be.

itsnotrequired
07-24-2008, 07:50 AM
I didn't see baseball tonight last night. Was Alexei's play #1 on web gems? If not, it deserved to be.

It was. Still doesn't trump this:

http://pheeling.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/goochtheplay_1.jpg

Gammons Peter
07-24-2008, 08:06 AM
Whats the deal with Konerko bare handing plays now? That twice this week when it wasn't necessary

Pinar_del_Rio_WS
07-24-2008, 08:07 AM
Does someona has a pic of the Alexei´s play. I didn´t see it. So I can´t say my opinion

Thanks

asindc
07-24-2008, 08:15 AM
Whats the deal with Konerko bare handing plays now? That twice this week when it wasn't necessary

I thought he did it so he would not have to reach across his body to catch it. Didn't seem that risky to me.

Loved TCM's play, but Gooch's tops it, IMO.

BigPapaPump
07-24-2008, 08:16 AM
Does someona has a pic of the Alexei´s play. I didn´t see it. So I can´t say my opinion

Thanks

You can see the whole play on the White Soxs' homepage.

doublem23
07-24-2008, 08:39 AM
Whats the deal with Konerko bare handing plays now? That twice this week when it wasn't necessary

That was pure reaction by Konerko. I don't think anyone except for Alexei expected him to do that.

My vote?

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/AAGV187~2005-World-Series-Juan-Uribe-Catch-Posters.jpg

aryzner
07-24-2008, 08:44 AM
Whats the deal with Konerko bare handing plays now? That twice this week when it wasn't necessary
He's botched a few with the glove recently so he figured he'd try the bare hand.

spawn
07-24-2008, 09:05 AM
Does someona has a pic of the Alexei´s play. I didn´t see it. So I can´t say my opinion

Thanks
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200807233182512&c_id=cws

MCHSoxFan
07-24-2008, 09:09 AM
I liked both. They were own special in their own ways.

stl_sox_fan
07-24-2008, 09:09 AM
It was. Still doesn't trump this:

http://pheeling.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/goochtheplay_1.jpg

Had to vote for this. Even though it's clearly photo-shopped!

areilly
07-24-2008, 11:52 AM
...and Alexei gets the nod as Wizard Cat Defensive Player of the Day:

http://deadspin.com/5028626/alexei-ramirez-has-a-magical-glove

btrain929
07-24-2008, 12:28 PM
I'm going with Alexei. Since I played ball through college, I know what is possible with a glove when it comes to shuffling a baseball with your glove, and what Alexei did yesterday is just plain and simple not possible. With all of your momentum going towards home plate and to be able to not only do a backhand shuffle, but to accurately do it, is amazing. Most people that will attempt that will throw the ball straight in the air or whiz it past the 1b.

Mad props to Alexei.

turners56
07-24-2008, 12:45 PM
ESPN just said that Alexei's play might be the web-gem of the year.


:hawk

"It's about dagum time Alexei got some recognition. I'll tell ya what Fiesty, them folks at ESPN ALWAYS under appreciate our White Sox. It took them this dagum long to give our BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM some recognition? Now that is BS!"

cws05champ
07-24-2008, 07:15 PM
ESPN just said that Alexei's play might be the web-gem of the year.

Alexei has not received national pub all year, but at least for a night he got his due. We'll just have to wait until the post-season games when Berman says " Where did this guy come from? "

MisterB
07-24-2008, 08:28 PM
My vote?

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/AAGV187%7E2005-World-Series-Juan-Uribe-Catch-Posters.jpg

Whenever I see that picture, I hear John Rooney inside my head yelling "Did he catch it? Did he catch it? HE CAUGHT IT! HE CAUGHT IT!"

roadrunner
07-24-2008, 08:39 PM
I found it amusing that Linda Cohn on sportscenter last night seemed to find Konerko's bare hand catch the most amazing part of that play. (it was a nice catch but the flip was ridiculous)

Jim Shorts
07-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Both plays are filthy...but the acrobatics by Gooch make it.

There was a chit ton of luck with Rameriez's play.

That said, I love watching Rameriez play. This won't be his only one to debate.

Marqhead
07-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Whenever I see that picture, I hear John Rooney inside my head yelling "Did he catch it? Did he catch it? HE CAUGHT IT! HE CAUGHT IT!"
I was just about to type this when I saw your quote. Probably one of my most memorable sound bytes from that year even though I heard it after the fact.

GlassSox
07-24-2008, 09:13 PM
I was at the Iguchi defying the laws of nature game. Still the greatest play I have seen in my life.

I was there too and I agree, the best I've ever seen.

IlliniSox4Life
07-24-2008, 09:15 PM
I would have to vote for Iguchi. It's one hell of a close call.


My buddy got up to use the bathroom or something and missed it. When he came back and sat down I told him he just missed one of the top 5 or 10 defensive plays in the majors this year. He asked if it was really that good, and I said yes.

pearso66
07-24-2008, 09:45 PM
I was at the Iguchi game, on the 3rd base side of the field so I saw it from behind. I still couldn't believe when the ball came out and right to Konerko. That said, I voted for Alexei because that play was just sick. I've never seen anything like either, but I've seen more closer to Iguchi's than Alexei's.

ChiSoxFan7
07-25-2008, 12:19 AM
I was at the Iguchi game, on the 3rd base side of the field so I saw it from behind. I still couldn't believe when the ball came out and right to Konerko. That said, I voted for Alexei because that play was just sick. I've never seen anything like either, but I've seen more closer to Iguchi's than Alexei's.


the wierd things about each of the plays is where the happened.


If a second baseman flips to the SS it's normal.

if a third baseman throws while charging in and falling after a bunt it's somewhat normal.

The fact is tho these guys did them both at such wierd positions that typically it's dag gun near impossible to do.

NSFWSoxFan
07-25-2008, 01:35 AM
I voted for Iguchi's acrobatic maneuver. But since they said that Alexei regularly practices his scoop moves, we'll probably get to see more of his great plays - not just the scoops to the SS covering 2B, but maybe some more like that one to Konerko.

Robbie was nice for a bit, but I think we're going to see many, many gasp-producing plays from Alexei in the years to come.

drewcifer
07-25-2008, 02:07 AM
I've seen lots of glove flips, and that one was particularly amazing to be sure.

Plus, I'm sure it's not easy at MLB speed, no matter how much practice.

But what Gooch did... you won't ever see that again. Dive to your head, glove, palm, throw upside down...

Yeah...practice that.

Frankfan4life
07-25-2008, 12:36 PM
I was at the Iguchi defying the laws of nature game. Still the greatest play I have seen in my life.I totally agree. It's a shame it's not getting the recognition it deserves. I've seen about a million over the shoulder catches, home run robbing catches, lay-out belly flop catches and ball flips. But I've never seen anyone do what Iguchi did. Alexei's play comes in a close second.

TSXNaVi
07-25-2008, 04:12 PM
It was. Still doesn't trump this:

http://pheeling.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/goochtheplay_1.jpg

I Love the Cuban Missle!

But this throw just amazing!

And Iguchi was a huge huge party in the 05 World Series

lukeman89
08-05-2008, 01:29 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=513583&w=2006/open/tp/archive08/082406_chadet_casey_mistake_tp_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2006/08/24/chamlb-detmlb-1&vid=7758&mid=200608241627225&cid=mlb&fid=mlb_tp350&v=2