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3/11/2014 1:28 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:22:00 PM (view original):
Anyway, I've been playing stick/ball games for 45+ years.  I've seen 4 non-pitchers get hit in the face.

8-9 y/o kid who was only out there because mommy wanted him to play.
Girl who was likely out there because he boyfriend asked her to play co-ed.
Drunk guy who was out there because he was too drunk to know better.
Miggy.

Again, the natural reaction is to get out of harm's way.  When a ball is coming at your face, most people catch it or move out of the way.   Maybe Miggy never saw it, he might have been drawing in the dirt, or maybe he's just not smart enough to move his face.   But getting hit in the face is not a common occurrence.
So you're saying no other non-pitcher ML players have been hit in the face?
3/11/2014 1:32 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:22:00 PM (view original):
Anyway, I've been playing stick/ball games for 45+ years.  I've seen 4 non-pitchers get hit in the face.

8-9 y/o kid who was only out there because mommy wanted him to play.
Girl who was likely out there because he boyfriend asked her to play co-ed.
Drunk guy who was out there because he was too drunk to know better.
Miggy.

Again, the natural reaction is to get out of harm's way.  When a ball is coming at your face, most people catch it or move out of the way.   Maybe Miggy never saw it, he might have been drawing in the dirt, or maybe he's just not smart enough to move his face.   But getting hit in the face is not a common occurrence.
So you're saying no other non-pitcher ML players have been hit in the face?
I asked you.   You said "I guess." 

If you know the answer, please provide it.   If you don't, I'm not answering the questions I asked. 
3/11/2014 1:35 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:32:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:22:00 PM (view original):
Anyway, I've been playing stick/ball games for 45+ years.  I've seen 4 non-pitchers get hit in the face.

8-9 y/o kid who was only out there because mommy wanted him to play.
Girl who was likely out there because he boyfriend asked her to play co-ed.
Drunk guy who was out there because he was too drunk to know better.
Miggy.

Again, the natural reaction is to get out of harm's way.  When a ball is coming at your face, most people catch it or move out of the way.   Maybe Miggy never saw it, he might have been drawing in the dirt, or maybe he's just not smart enough to move his face.   But getting hit in the face is not a common occurrence.
So you're saying no other non-pitcher ML players have been hit in the face?
I asked you.   You said "I guess." 

If you know the answer, please provide it.   If you don't, I'm not answering the questions I asked. 
Why are you asking a question that you could google?

Yes, other major league infielders have been hit in the face by grounders.
3/11/2014 1:35 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:14:00 PM (view original):
For his sake, I would hope it's slower but I'm not playing against MLB-quality players either.   Nonetheless, the time it takes a well-struck softball to travel 65 ft is very similar to the time it takes a well-struck baseball to travel 95 feet.   Math sez so.

Anyway, to further my point, you only have to look as far as 3B coaches.   Baseball decided that they didn't have the skillset to protect themselves when professional players hit balls in their direction.   So they wear mandated headgear.   Maybe MLB will incorporate a "Miggy Rule" to cover unskilled players on the hot corner.
What difference does the level of competition make?

You're saying that, given similar amounts of time to react, you were able to avoid getting hit in the face and Cabrera wasn't. Correct?
I'm saying almost everyone avoids getting hit in the face with a batted ball.     What part of this do you not understand?

Maybe you can tell us about the exit speeds of ground balls and home runs being drastically different.     Or how players in my league can hit a softball over 300 ft with an exit speed below 60 MPH.   Should I go on?
3/11/2014 1:37 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:32:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:22:00 PM (view original):
Anyway, I've been playing stick/ball games for 45+ years.  I've seen 4 non-pitchers get hit in the face.

8-9 y/o kid who was only out there because mommy wanted him to play.
Girl who was likely out there because he boyfriend asked her to play co-ed.
Drunk guy who was out there because he was too drunk to know better.
Miggy.

Again, the natural reaction is to get out of harm's way.  When a ball is coming at your face, most people catch it or move out of the way.   Maybe Miggy never saw it, he might have been drawing in the dirt, or maybe he's just not smart enough to move his face.   But getting hit in the face is not a common occurrence.
So you're saying no other non-pitcher ML players have been hit in the face?
I asked you.   You said "I guess." 

If you know the answer, please provide it.   If you don't, I'm not answering the questions I asked. 
Why are you asking a question that you could google?

Yes, other major league infielders have been hit in the face by grounders.
A substantial amount?     Meaning 1-3 per year like with pitchers getting hit. 
3/11/2014 1:38 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:37:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:32:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:22:00 PM (view original):
Anyway, I've been playing stick/ball games for 45+ years.  I've seen 4 non-pitchers get hit in the face.

8-9 y/o kid who was only out there because mommy wanted him to play.
Girl who was likely out there because he boyfriend asked her to play co-ed.
Drunk guy who was out there because he was too drunk to know better.
Miggy.

Again, the natural reaction is to get out of harm's way.  When a ball is coming at your face, most people catch it or move out of the way.   Maybe Miggy never saw it, he might have been drawing in the dirt, or maybe he's just not smart enough to move his face.   But getting hit in the face is not a common occurrence.
So you're saying no other non-pitcher ML players have been hit in the face?
I asked you.   You said "I guess." 

If you know the answer, please provide it.   If you don't, I'm not answering the questions I asked. 
Why are you asking a question that you could google?

Yes, other major league infielders have been hit in the face by grounders.
A substantial amount?     Meaning 1-3 per year like with pitchers getting hit. 
That's not what you asked.

You asked if it had happened in the last ten years. It has. You're welcome.
3/11/2014 1:40 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:14:00 PM (view original):
For his sake, I would hope it's slower but I'm not playing against MLB-quality players either.   Nonetheless, the time it takes a well-struck softball to travel 65 ft is very similar to the time it takes a well-struck baseball to travel 95 feet.   Math sez so.

Anyway, to further my point, you only have to look as far as 3B coaches.   Baseball decided that they didn't have the skillset to protect themselves when professional players hit balls in their direction.   So they wear mandated headgear.   Maybe MLB will incorporate a "Miggy Rule" to cover unskilled players on the hot corner.
What difference does the level of competition make?

You're saying that, given similar amounts of time to react, you were able to avoid getting hit in the face and Cabrera wasn't. Correct?
I'm saying almost everyone avoids getting hit in the face with a batted ball.     What part of this do you not understand?

Maybe you can tell us about the exit speeds of ground balls and home runs being drastically different.     Or how players in my league can hit a softball over 300 ft with an exit speed below 60 MPH.   Should I go on?
What I don't understand is the relevance of your illustrious softball career.

You didn't get hit in the face. What's your point?

Is it that your reactions are faster than Cabrera's? If not, what is the point?
3/11/2014 1:47 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 10:51:00 AM (view original):
Posted by 05nomar05 on 3/11/2014 10:45:00 AM (view original):
Wow...comparing your softball games to Miggy and the MLB.  Congrats on the losing the argument.

Can't believe this is still going on....what a joke.
Another ignorant *******.

It really wasn't the point.    I was simply pointing out that people, even those of considerably less athletic ability, can avoid getting hit the face with a batted ball.
This.
3/11/2014 1:48 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 8:39:00 AM (view original):
Posted by dahsdebater on 3/10/2014 9:45:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/10/2014 8:46:00 PM (view original):

Uh, I'm not a professional athlete, dipshit.   How ******* stupid are you?

Not stupid enough to try to prove my point by arguing against it, that's for damn sure...
You don't even know the point, you stupid *******. 

The point was to make fun of Cabrera.  Nothing more, nothing less.   I'm the only person who knows if I even played ball last weekend.  (I did but, again, that's not the point).
And this.

Do you read the threads or just comment?
3/11/2014 1:49 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 10:51:00 AM (view original):
Posted by 05nomar05 on 3/11/2014 10:45:00 AM (view original):
Wow...comparing your softball games to Miggy and the MLB.  Congrats on the losing the argument.

Can't believe this is still going on....what a joke.
Another ignorant *******.

It really wasn't the point.    I was simply pointing out that people, even those of considerably less athletic ability, can avoid getting hit the face with a batted ball.
Actually, you proved nothing.  Just that you a complete fool.  

Keep it up.
3/11/2014 1:49 PM

Now explain how I can hit a softball 300 ft with an exit speed below 60 MPH. 

3/11/2014 1:50 PM
Or, if you prefer, how the exit speed is different on ground balls/fly balls.
3/11/2014 1:52 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:38:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:37:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:32:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/11/2014 1:28:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:22:00 PM (view original):
Anyway, I've been playing stick/ball games for 45+ years.  I've seen 4 non-pitchers get hit in the face.

8-9 y/o kid who was only out there because mommy wanted him to play.
Girl who was likely out there because he boyfriend asked her to play co-ed.
Drunk guy who was out there because he was too drunk to know better.
Miggy.

Again, the natural reaction is to get out of harm's way.  When a ball is coming at your face, most people catch it or move out of the way.   Maybe Miggy never saw it, he might have been drawing in the dirt, or maybe he's just not smart enough to move his face.   But getting hit in the face is not a common occurrence.
So you're saying no other non-pitcher ML players have been hit in the face?
I asked you.   You said "I guess." 

If you know the answer, please provide it.   If you don't, I'm not answering the questions I asked. 
Why are you asking a question that you could google?

Yes, other major league infielders have been hit in the face by grounders.
A substantial amount?     Meaning 1-3 per year like with pitchers getting hit. 
That's not what you asked.

You asked if it had happened in the last ten years. It has. You're welcome.
It's just another mikey tactic.  Blurt something out without knowing the answer and wishing that no one looks it up or that if someone does, they can't find it. 

He then argues the "I asked you the question first" tactic...round and round and round and round.


3/11/2014 1:54 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:47:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 10:51:00 AM (view original):
Posted by 05nomar05 on 3/11/2014 10:45:00 AM (view original):
Wow...comparing your softball games to Miggy and the MLB.  Congrats on the losing the argument.

Can't believe this is still going on....what a joke.
Another ignorant *******.

It really wasn't the point.    I was simply pointing out that people, even those of considerably less athletic ability, can avoid getting hit the face with a batted ball.
This.
Miggy playings MLB = apples

Moron playing old man softball league = oranges

Argument = whack
3/11/2014 2:00 PM
Posted by 05nomar05 on 3/11/2014 1:54:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 1:47:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/11/2014 10:51:00 AM (view original):
Posted by 05nomar05 on 3/11/2014 10:45:00 AM (view original):
Wow...comparing your softball games to Miggy and the MLB.  Congrats on the losing the argument.

Can't believe this is still going on....what a joke.
Another ignorant *******.

It really wasn't the point.    I was simply pointing out that people, even those of considerably less athletic ability, can avoid getting hit the face with a batted ball.
This.
Miggy playings MLB = apples

Moron playing old man softball league = oranges

Argument = whack
Have you ever posted anything remotely relevant or somewhat intelligent?  

Even if it was an accident.

If so, quote it because I won't believe it unless I see it. 
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