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    Blly Crystal's AB

    he really didn't look to bad.

    had the count at 3-1 at one point.

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    Hey, he fouled one off.
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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    That was better than I expected. Would've been pretty funny if he actually drew the walk.

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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    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.
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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    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.
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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    It would've been hard to resist the urge to swing at anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    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.
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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    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.

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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    I just saw it on tv. He really didn't look bad at all, especially for a 60 year old.
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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    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
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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    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.
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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    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?

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    Re: Blly Crystal's AB

    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.
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