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Cubbiesuck13
07-20-2004, 04:47 AM
After spending a much deserved day off at the beach, i decided to head out to harbor park, home of the norfolk tides. They were playing the durham bulls (mets AAA v. devil rays AAA) and was greeted to a nice little pitching gem by matt ginter perviously of sox fame. He had a bad 2nd inning but hunkered down, bowed his neck and pitched 5 shoutout innings after that. It was a good night and a couple of plays to the plate in the latter half of the ballgame really kept everyone in to it. I have a couple of questions that could not be answered at the game however. 1. How does the DH work in the minors? I thought that either they all use it or if the home team is a AL affiliate they would. The tides used one so the latter isn't it. 2. How do you score a throw to home from center that the catcher lets past him in a bang-bang play at the plate? I thought it would be an error on the catcher if anything but possibly no error at all. The score keeper ruled it an E-8. The throw was a gun, right on the money. the catcher let it go because the runner was bearing down on him. The hitter advanced to second on the play. Any rullings from the WSIers?

Cubbiesuck13
07-22-2004, 11:35 AM
I enjoyed seeing the sox AAA team. I am really impressed with the way Borchard plays. He plays hard, smart and is really into the game. He stood on the steps of the dugout most of the game (july 21); not something i would expect a 'stud' who just was shipped down to do. He was heads-up on the bases, taking the extra base and such. After the game he was waving to someone or someones in the crowd and had a big smile on his face. There were many players standing and waiting to sign autographs after the game. The quality of the game may not be as good as the majors but there seems to be something pure about it.

patbooyah
07-22-2004, 12:04 PM
i went to a tides game about four years ago. i like their hats.

Cubbiesuck13
07-22-2004, 01:41 PM
i went to a tides game about four years ago. i like their hats.
all i have seen them play in are light blue and white but the fans all have on dark blue and red so i doubt i will be getting a hat or anything. i will still with my sox visor, the sox are 2-0 when i wear it to a Tide's game.