Proud fans of a 128-year old tradition

It is currently Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:18 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Pirates' novelty farmhands
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:48 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:09 pm
Posts: 2083
Location: Hingham, MA
I promise not to bore y'all with daily recitations on the two Indian pitchers and the South African second baseman. But it interests me that so far none of them has fallen on his face.

Dinesh Patel pitched 1-1/3 innings today in Game One of a doubleheader vs. the GCL Phillies and wasn't scored on. He K'd one batter and gave up a harmless single to CF. His ERA remains 0.00 after three appearances.

Gift Ngoepe went 3-for-6 over the two games, stole a base, and upped his BA to .333.

I have no illusions that any of them will ever go far in professional baseball. The Indians, particuarly, are only getting into games that already are in garbage time. And Ngoepe today was picked off first base and committed the sin of being thrown out at third to end an inning, so he still has much to learn about running the bases.

For a team that's in last place with by far the worst record in the GCL, though, the three of them actually are among the leading players on the roster, statistically speaking.

Meanwhile, Neil Walker and Lastings Milledge both hit doubles today in their rehab assignments.

_________________
If you think nobody notices you and you're all alone, try not paying your bills.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Pirates' novelty farmhands
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:59 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:40 pm
Posts: 703
Location: Boston
I personally have no problem w/ this type of signing by a small market team. They need to be untraditional. I also think that the Indian signings are especially smart because they have a billion people in India and making in roads there can be nothing but good.

_________________
Yinzers uber alles


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Pirates' novelty farmhands
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:05 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:41 pm
Posts: 843
BostonBuc wrote:
I personally have no problem w/ this type of signing by a small market team. They need to be untraditional. I also think that the Indian signings are especially smart because they have a billion people in India and making in roads there can be nothing but good.


I totally agree. Cricket is huge over there, and I'm probably betraying my total ignorance of the sport by saying this, but it seems that some of the same physical skills may apply to both cricket and baseball. The Pirates do need to be looking at potential sources of talent that other teams are leaving alone right now...India may be one of them.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Pirates' novelty farmhands
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:19 am
Posts: 1511
Are those Gulf Coast League games broadcast on radio? I went to Pirate City in the mid eighties and I don't remember seeing stands anywhere. They had six ball diamonds when I was there though. I remember when the rookie team was called the Baby Bucs!


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Pirates' novelty farmhands
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:47 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 11:28 pm
Posts: 2170
The indians were our biggest offseason acquisitions.

_________________
0 straight losing seasons


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Pirates' novelty farmhands
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:01 pm
Posts: 7286
I think bucfan saw Gift play in the World Baseball Classic...I believe he wasnt too bad looking from what he said

_________________
I say keep the $50 and ban him anyway...

For those jumping ship, we'll keep the bandwagon warm for you...


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Pirates' novelty farmhands
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:44 pm
Posts: 10742
nad69dan wrote:
I think bucfan saw Gift play in the World Baseball Classic...I believe he wasnt too bad looking from what he said

He was one of the better players on his team. He hit decently - not much power, but hit a solid single, and then a line drive triple. He was fast. Also worked a walk in the same game.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits