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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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    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 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)
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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

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    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.
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    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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    Wow. I just watched the clip for the first time. That was one hell of a catch and I would put it just above Matthews Jr's catch.

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    my mom came downstairs raving about the catch, saying she had already seen it 4 times. My mother, who knows absolutely nothing about baseball, and even she was psyched.
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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    Freels catch was hands down the play of the game. You see Home Run every night. When was the last time you saw a catch like Freel's?
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    Re: Sporstcenter's Top Plays

    ESPN put him at #2 because he is a Red. If he was not in a Reds uniform, you can bet your sweet buns he would be at #1 with that catch.

    The ESPN cronies have something against Reds players. I don't know what it is, but they have never been very high on the Reds. And partially it's because they have ex-players doing the broadcasts.


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