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    Top defensive plays you've seen

    Two of the best defensive plays of 2013. Both made my jaw drop:

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id...ic_id=51231442

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id...ic_id=51231442

    Reply with some of you favs from this year or all time.
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    if I would have been the 1st or 2nd base ump, I would have ignored the play calling and would have clapped my hands for this play...

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    That Prado play was really good. BP's turn here is the best play I've seen this year. One of the best I've ever seen. Edit: Asdrubal was extremely good too.

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id...%2Bplay%2Bknee
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSJ55 View Post
    That Prado play was really good. BP's turn here is the best play I've seen this year. One of the best I've ever seen. Edit: Asdrubal was extremely good too.

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id...%2Bplay%2Bknee
    I screamed so loud on this one my wife thought something terrible had happened. My uncle in Costa Rica texted me within seconds with an OMG message about it.
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    Re: Top defensive plays you've seen

    Favorite fielder of all time Rey Ordonez. Here is a relay throw to nail a runner at home.....from his knees.

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=25546877

    This one is not bad either.


    http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=20187611

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    Re: Top defensive plays you've seen

    Ken Caminiti, the strength and accuracy of the throw from the seat of his pants always makes me remember this one.

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZqooXkzisI

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    Re: Top defensive plays you've seen

    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    Favorite fielder of all time Rey Ordonez. Here is a relay throw to nail a runner at home.....from his knees.

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=25546877

    This one is not bad either.


    http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=20187611
    Ordonez is the best defender I have ever seen. Ozzie was past his prime by the time I was old enough to really start paying attention and Ozzie, while not playing in the dark ages, didn't exactly play in the day of video for the early part of his career either.

    How good was Ordonez at defense? The guy was a no average, no power Major Leaguer who had a starting lineup figure. Career .600 OPS. Had a freaking action figure.

    I will admit freely that I own said action figure.

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    Re: Top defensive plays you've seen

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Ordonez is the best defender I have ever seen. Ozzie was past his prime by the time I was old enough to really start paying attention and Ozzie, while not playing in the dark ages, didn't exactly play in the day of video for the early part of his career either.

    How good was Ordonez at defense? The guy was a no average, no power Major Leaguer who had a starting lineup figure. Career .600 OPS. Had a freaking action figure.

    I will admit freely that I own said action figure.
    There was an Ordonez play on a high hopper with seemingly no chance at the fast runner and Rey gave the quickest release on a hard throw I've ever seen....but can't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkhead View Post
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    Re: Top defensive plays you've seen

    I can't find video of Freel's catch of a Pujols flyball from 2006, but this one is pretty great too:

    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id...y=ryan%2Bfreel
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    Re: Top defensive plays you've seen

    All time favorite defensive play: Bo Jackson throws out Harold Reynolds

    All time favorite defensive play by a Red (seconded by Larkin): Eric Davis throws out Bobby Bonilla in the 1990 playoffs

    All time best defensive play I've seen in person: Dave Parker making a throw out at home in the mid-1980s, then leading off the next inning with a home run. Sorry no video or details. I was a teenager at the time.
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    Re: Top defensive plays you've seen

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    All time favorite defensive play: Bo Jackson throws out Harold Reynolds

    All time favorite defensive play by a Red (seconded by Larkin): Eric Davis throws out Bobby Bonilla in the 1990 playoffs

    All time best defensive play I've seen in person: Dave Parker making a throw out at home in the mid-1980s, then leading off the next inning with a home run. Sorry no video or details. I was a teenager at the time.
    Wow on that Bo Throw! I wasn't familiar with that one.
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