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    Re: You really had to see him play

    I'll give a shoutout to this guy. Straight from the sugar fields in Louisiana - Toe Nash.

    After his tryout, he was sent to the Fall Instructional League. The Devils Rays outfield in that league was Toe Nash, Josh Hamilton and Carl Crawford.
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    Re: You really had to see him play

    I remember watching a Barry Bonds interview in which he smiled.

    The reason?

    He was asked about not having much of an arm but he loved it when guys tested him in LF. "Sabo! He's my favorite!" Huge smile.


    And coming from Barry Bonds you knew Chris Sabo was a special kind of cat.

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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Eric Davis, mid - 80's. There was nothing he couldn't do.
    Where we gonna go?

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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Sidd Finch. He was a little weird, but nobody could touch that heat. Dude threw aspirins.

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2014/10/15/cu...ase-sidd-finch
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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Sidd Finch. He was a little weird, but nobody could touch that heat. Dude threw aspirins.

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2014/10/15/cu...ase-sidd-finch
    I never saw him play. i heard the Reds could have had him, but they wouldn't give up Pokey.
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    Re: You really had to see him play

    I’m going to go with Tom Seaver. When I was a kid, my dad took me to Riverfront to see the Reds. Seaver happened to be starting that night. Before the game my old man said, “just wait, Seaver is going to pitch a no-hitter tonight”. As they say, the rest is history. I know he’s in the HoF and is regarded as one of the best ever. But being a kid, trying to pitch in little league and seeing that man pitch in that game….. you just had to see it!
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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Quote Originally Posted by Powder River View Post
    I’m going to go with Tom Seaver. When I was a kid, my dad took me to Riverfront to see the Reds. Seaver happened to be starting that night. Before the game my old man said, “just wait, Seaver is going to pitch a no-hitter tonight”. As they say, the rest is history. I know he’s in the HoF and is regarded as one of the best ever. But being a kid, trying to pitch in little league and seeing that man pitch in that game….. you just had to see it!
    Good one.
    I watched him from the railing in the blue seats as he warmed up before a game. He was grunting like a lumberjack chopping trees with every throw. And the hiss, POP!
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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Wily Mo Pena.

    You’d glance right over him (if you didn’t know any better) looking at past rosters.

    But his AB were must watch.

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    Re: You really had to see him play

    A generation from now, they will be saying the same thing about EDLC.

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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Bip Roberts in 1992 in Cincy.

    Prototypical lead-off guy. Really enjoyed watching him play.

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    Re: You really had to see him play

    The 1990 version of Rob Dibble. Nearly 100 innings of filth. Only 3 homers allowed, 1.74 ERA, and 1.50 FIP, despite every batter knowing what he was going to throw. I suppose that perhaps I’d rather have Aroldis Chapman’s 2014 or 2012 (it’s close), but more people on the board remember him than Dibble.
    Stick to your guns.

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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    The 1990 version of Rob Dibble. Nearly 100 innings of filth. Only 3 homers allowed, 1.74 ERA, and 1.50 FIP, despite every batter knowing what he was going to throw. I suppose that perhaps I’d rather have Aroldis Chapman’s 2014 or 2012 (it’s close), but more people on the board remember him than Dibble.
    When he could throw his slider for strikes, it was almost unfair. Sawdust would be coming off the bat when batters gripped so hard to gear up for his fastball and then he’d throw a slider and batters were helpless.
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    Re: You really had to see him play

    reading with a smile remembering players based on performance not just WAR stats.

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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    Eric Davis, mid - 80's. There was nothing he couldn't do.
    Except stay healthy. Which was not his fault in the slightest.

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    The 1990 version of Rob Dibble. Nearly 100 innings of filth. Only 3 homers allowed, 1.74 ERA, and 1.50 FIP, despite every batter knowing what he was going to throw. I suppose that perhaps I’d rather have Aroldis Chapman’s 2014 or 2012 (it’s close), but more people on the board remember him than Dibble.
    I always thought that when he was warming up with one pitch he should hit the mascot - metaphorically speaking. Could you imagine waiting to hit against him and one of his warmups goes to the screen?
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    Re: You really had to see him play

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Except stay healthy. Which was not his fault in the slightest.

    I always thought that when he was warming up with one pitch he should hit the mascot - metaphorically speaking. Could you imagine waiting to hit against him and one of his warmups goes to the screen?
    Not metaphorically hit the mascot. Actually hit the mascot. It’s not like he metaphorically threw at the legs of batters who dared to employ the squeeze play.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKc_...MgYmFjaw%3D%3D
    Stick to your guns.

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