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pedro
03-13-2008, 07:18 PM
he really didn't look to bad.

had the count at 3-1 at one point.

http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?video=200803132424346

Chip R
03-13-2008, 07:20 PM
He's scrappy.

RFS62
03-13-2008, 07:20 PM
Hey, he fouled one off.

Danny Serafini
03-13-2008, 07:22 PM
That was better than I expected. Would've been pretty funny if he actually drew the walk.

RedsManRick
03-13-2008, 07:29 PM
I was impressed. How embarrassing for Maholm if he walked him. After that strike 2 cutter to bring it full that Crystal couldn't hit, you knew he was coming back with it. I'm pretty sure that's a lot better than I would. Of course, I strike out in slow pitch softball.

pedro
03-13-2008, 07:31 PM
Hey, he fouled one off.

I was even more impressed that he actually took 3 balls.

I'd have K'd on 3 pitches, no doubt about it.

Danny Serafini
03-13-2008, 07:43 PM
It would've been hard to resist the urge to swing at anything.

RFS62
03-13-2008, 07:49 PM
It would've been hard to resist the urge to swing at anything.


He's getting one at bat in his lifetime for his beloved Yankees.

I don't think he went up there to work a walk.

Swing away, Billy.

fearofpopvol1
03-13-2008, 08:00 PM
He played baseball in college, so it's not like he's clueless. I know college for him was a good 4 decades ago, but still, I think you still have an idea of how it works.

The question is, can he play SS? The Reds can use one.

blumj
03-13-2008, 10:39 PM
I just saw it on tv. He really didn't look bad at all, especially for a 60 year old.

ramp101
03-13-2008, 10:54 PM
He played baseball in college, so it's not like he's clueless. I know college for him was a good 4 decades ago, but still, I think you still have an idea of how it works.

The question is, can he play SS? The Reds can use one.

He actually never played in college. He was on a baseball scholarship at Marshall but his freshman year the program was suspended and he didn't return to Marshall after that (NYU)

but he did hit .384 as a senior in HS

Ravenlord
03-13-2008, 11:27 PM
oh man...what would have happened if he drew the walk? or if he'd gotten a hit? or better, yet, what if he doubled?

i think it just might have screwed with Maholm's head enough (if Crystal had doubled or homered or even tripled) to screw him up for much of the early season.

KronoRed
03-14-2008, 01:35 AM
Sign him

Reds/Flyers Fan
03-14-2008, 01:40 AM
What a mockery of the game.

I wonder if ESPiN and the rest of the national media would have been equally as giddy over this had he been batting for a small market club against the Yankees/Red Sox?

RedFanAlways1966
03-14-2008, 06:53 AM
OBP...

Crystal: .000
Gaedel: 1.000

Billy, you are no Eddie Gaedel. Your OBP comes up short. You will always have to look up to Eddie. ;)

TRF
03-14-2008, 10:12 AM
What a mockery of the game.

I wonder if ESPiN and the rest of the national media would have been equally as giddy over this had he been batting for a small market club against the Yankees/Red Sox?

It

was

spring

training.

Canseco and Bonds were a mockery of the game. This was extended fantasy baseball camp. Seriously, lighten up.

Chip R
03-14-2008, 10:13 AM
What a mockery of the game.

I wonder if ESPiN and the rest of the national media would have been equally as giddy over this had he been batting for a small market club against the Yankees/Red Sox?

Garth Brooks got a lot of publicity when he did the same thing for S.D. and K.C. Tom Sellick also did the ST gig several years ago. It's spring training. Lighten up, Francis.

RFS62
03-14-2008, 10:48 AM
If Maholm had any balls, he would have drilled him.

Team Clark
03-14-2008, 12:00 PM
It

was

spring

training.

Canseco and Bonds were a mockery of the game. This was extended fantasy baseball camp. Seriously, lighten up.

Exactly. I seriously doubt that Billy's AB is keeping Johnny Damon from being prepared for the season. It was Jeter's idea and a good PR move for the Yankees AND Baseball. Kudos to the Evil Empire. I just want to know when my AB is going to be!!??

RichRed
03-14-2008, 12:50 PM
I just want to know when my AB is going to be!!??

Right after you star in City Slickers III.

Team Clark
03-14-2008, 12:54 PM
Right after you star in City Slickers III.

:laugh: I'll be happy to play the son of Curly!!

chicoruiz
03-14-2008, 02:30 PM
Personally, I kind of enjoy mockeries of the game...It's supposed to be fun, especially in spring training.

Chip R
03-14-2008, 02:57 PM
Boy, the Yankees are harsh. One AB and they cut the guy. I guess they figure if he can't get a hit off of Maholm, he's no good.

http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20080314/120552498000.html

sonny
03-14-2008, 10:44 PM
I'd like to see John Goodman take a few hacks.

WebScorpion
03-17-2008, 11:22 AM
:laugh: I'll be happy to play the son of Curly!!
"I crap bigger than you." - Curly http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/laughing004.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)