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    Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Tonight on Sportcenter, Ryan Freel's catch was number 2. The number 1 play was Richie Sexson's walk off grandslam.

    I think that Freel's play should have been number 1, not Sexson's walk off.

    My question is does anybody remember if Dunn's walk off grandslam was the number one play when he hit his? His grandlam was an actual walk grandslam, we were down three runs. Sexon's wasn't quite as important because they were down only 1. Just curious.

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    I was wondering the same thing about Dunn's blast, because I couldn't remember either. Freel's catch being #2 is ridiculous. If those guys compiling that top 10 list would have been in the ballpark tonight, I can assure you Freel would have been #1.

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Dunn's was #1.
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    Cant complain about missing out on a meaningless top spot of a worthless top ten list to a walk off grand slam. Here is the bigger question, which catch was better Mattews robbing of the home run earlier in the year, or Freel extended on the warning track???

    I think Matthews by a hair... but wow, what a catch tonight by Freel, lets see if the Reds can build some momo off of this game, if so, that may be the catch that saves the season.

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    I'd say Freel by a hair because of the physical peril he put himself in---to lay yourself out on the warning track gravel is pretty scrappy.
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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse
    I'd say Freel by a hair because of the physical peril he put himself in---to lay yourself out on the warning track gravel is pretty scrappy.
    I haven't seen the Freel clip yet, but I have not seen a better catch than the Matthews catch in my 30 years of watching baseball. If it is talked about in the same breath, wow.

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut
    I haven't seen the Freel clip yet, but I have not seen a better catch than the Matthews catch in my 30 years of watching baseball. If it is talked about in the same breath, wow.
    See "The Catch" thread at

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showp...15&postcount=8

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut
    I haven't seen the Freel clip yet, but I have not seen a better catch than the Matthews catch in my 30 years of watching baseball. If it is talked about in the same breath, wow.
    I saw Otis Nixon make a catch in center one time for the Braves that I still have trouble believing. It looked like he jumped 6 feet in the air and caught it right before it went over the wall. But Freel's was pretty damn good.

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath
    I saw Otis Nixon make a catch in center one time for the Braves that I still have trouble believing. It looked like he jumped 6 feet in the air and caught it right before it went over the wall. But Freel's was pretty damn good.
    An Otis Nixon play was one of the top three Braves plays in ESPN's 'every team's top plays' segment. It looked like the play you are describing. Was an incredible play! I'd love to see some old Eric Davis plays when they do the Reds' top plays. The Freel play should probably be up there too. Along with one he made at third base last year!

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by killuminati35
    Tonight on Sportcenter, Ryan Freel's catch was number 2. The number 1 play was Richie Sexson's walk off grandslam.

    I think that Freel's play should have been number 1, not Sexson's walk off.
    If the catch had been made by Jim Edmonds rather than Freel, would ESPN had it as number 1?
    (Of course, if Edmonds had caught a ball hit by Pujols, I guess that would have made it more noteworthy, since they are teammates)
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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    If the catch had been made by Jim Edmonds rather than Freel, would ESPN had it as number 1?
    (Of course, if Edmonds had caught a ball hit by Pujols, I guess that would have made it more noteworthy, since they are teammates)
    George would have eaten the microphone in excitement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit
    George would have eaten the microphone in excitement.
    You wouldn't have heard from Chris for a while because he would have to get some paper towels to clean up after GG peed himself.
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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Quote Originally Posted by Newman4
    You wouldn't have heard from Chris for a while because he would have to get some paper towels to clean up after GG peed himself.
    Yeah, George was going nuts after the play, but Chris was in a close second. They both were eating that play up. Can't blame them, it was pretty awesome to say the least.

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    I saw Matthews catch on ESPN. Yes, great catch..........but I've seen many like it over the years to snag a home run from a batter.

    Freel's catch is far superior because he completely laid out for it and it was like a backhanded catch, which is very difficult.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    i just watched that thread(seeing the catch for the first time) and I'm absolutely amazed. That was incredible. And against Pujols. I like the cut of his jib.


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