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 Post subject: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:55 pm 
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but for the bunt he dropped down last night to get on base, no one in the league would ever do that with that shift on like howard or dunn. Jones is the man that lead to a Milledge 2 Run Homer later in the inning. With a mindset like that its hard to not like G. Jones.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:01 pm 
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They must now respect that. Takes away the shift.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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but for the bunt he dropped down last night to get on base, no one in the league would ever do that with that shift on like howard or dunn. Jones is the man that lead to a Milledge 2 Run Homer later in the inning. With a mindset like that its hard to not like G. Jones.


Jones touched first base before the 3rd baseman got to the ball. Good, heads-up, unselfish baseball. Loved it.

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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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I think what we are seeing a lot with him now is taking what the defense is giving him. Teams are learning where to pitch him to keep him in the ballpark, and that's why the homers have tapered off, but he's a complete enough hitter to put the ball in play hard anywhere he's pitched. That's why it's hard for me to believe he's a "flash in the pan." Late bloomer? Yes, but I think he's going to be good for a while. Simple, uncomplicated swing, and doesn't chase the breaking ball in the dirt with two strikes.


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Agree with Az that if he does this enough, he is going to force teams to stop putting on the shift in certain circumstances - tie game, one-run games, when he is leading off, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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I don't understand why guys like Ortiz and Howard don't do this at least once in a while. I remember Jim Edmonds doing it against the Red Sox in the 2004 World Series. It's almost a guaranteed hit.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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I hope he's a flash in the pan like Mike Easler. That was a pretty big flash.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Liked it, loved it, and want more of it.

Absolutely nothing wrong with a big man settling for a single in that situation. More guys should do this.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Ralphie wrote:
Liked it, loved it, and want more of it.

Absolutely nothing wrong with a big man settling for a single in that situation.

Particularly true for Jones, since his foot speed is way above the level of Ortiz, and even Howard. When Jones is on first, he is a threat to run, and to score from first on a double.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Love me some Roger Dorn baseball.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Sorry, you're all wrong. Reference #21 on this list:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/liunwrit.shtml


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Argentum wrote:
Sorry, you're all wrong. Reference #21 on this list:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/liunwrit.shtml


Um, once you write down the, uh, unwritten rules...what do you call them?


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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This list of unwritten rules is pretty terrible. There are a few I disagree with on here. Screw you baseball digest, we will bunt him if we choose to!


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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BBF wrote:
Argentum wrote:
Sorry, you're all wrong. Reference #21 on this list:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/liunwrit.shtml


Um, once you write down the, uh, unwritten rules...what do you call them?


Tim? [Argentum sits back and wonders if anyone will get this vague reference or if he'll just look stupid as usual]


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Some of them downright contradict each other. Don't change the way you manage because of the score, but don't steal bases if you are way up or way down.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Argentum wrote:
BBF wrote:
Argentum wrote:
Sorry, you're all wrong. Reference #21 on this list:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/liunwrit.shtml


Um, once you write down the, uh, unwritten rules...what do you call them?


Tim? [Argentum sits back and wonders if anyone will get this vague reference or if he'll just look stupid as usual]

Which Tim?

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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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Well played burg!


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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JR to Garrett Jones, "What manner of man are you that can summon up hits without power or punch?"


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 Post subject: Re: Garrett Jones the man! NOT FOR HR
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That written list of unwritten rules was from 1986.


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Burgh is giving Bucfan a run for his money.


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