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 Post subject: Harrison's hit on Molina
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:58 am 
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Hey guys, I'm new to these boards but I wanted to get everyones opinion on Harrison's hit on Molina in tonights game. I missed the game tonight, because I had a night class.

Some of my friends were saying it was a dirty hit, however I think he was just trying to cause a collision. Probably wouldn't have done it if he knew they would score 9 runs. I mean every game is like a playoff game now especially against the Cards.

Also how did the benches reacted after the contact?


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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:28 am 
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Dirty? Clean as they come. Lowered the shoulder and went at the plate. Tell your friends they watch too much "new age" hockey and football :)

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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
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I've yet to hear one "expert" say it was dirty. The only play was to go through the catcher. It was a great baseball play.

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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:50 am 
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And it was Molina. That guy annoys me to no end. It gave the Bucs a spark, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:30 am 
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The more interesting question, "What was Harrison supposed to do given Molina decided to completely block the plate?". The answers to your concerns lie in how you answer that question.

Personally, I think Harrison was completely in his right to break through the barrier that Molina dared him to cross. Baseball can be every bit as violent a sport as any........it happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:47 am 
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I think if Molina pops right up and rolls the ball to the mound and jogs off...the question of "dirty hit" is never mentioned. They were both doing what they had to do. Good hard baseball play.


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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Yeah when I saw the hit, I never thought it was dirty. One of my friends was arguing that is was a legal hit, but he thought they need to change the rules for hits to the head like football and hockey. I hate when sports do that, I mean these athletes are getting paid millions. Thats the risk/reward and it makes the sport more exciting when you can just play and not worry about breaking some crazy rules.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:24 pm 
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I've looked at this over and over and over and a couple things come to mind. Harrison did exactly what he HAD to do and SHOULD have done...as did Molina. Molina left him no option. If you look at Harrison's face, you can see a couple things...first off, he was pretty dazed. Second, I think he wanted to stay right there and check on Molina. I really respect Molina as a great player who has worked hard over the years to improve his skills and INTO a great player. I suspect once he takes a look at this, he will agree that Harrison did the right thing...oh, and give Molina credit for hanging onto the ball.

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Animal wrote:
I've looked at this over and over and over and a couple things come to mind. Harrison did exactly what he HAD to do and SHOULD have done...as did Molina. Molina left him no option. If you look at Harrison's face, you can see a couple things...first off, he was pretty dazed. Second, I think he wanted to stay right there and check on Molina. I really respect Molina as a great player who has worked hard over the years to improve his skills and INTO a great player. I suspect once he takes a look at this, he will agree that Harrison did the right thing...oh, and give Molina credit for hanging onto the ball.


Molina came out today and said it was a clean play. Credit to him for getting it right. I don't care for him but he is one HELL of a catcher.


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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:38 am 
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Harrison comments on the collision:



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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
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As much as I don't like Molina, you do have to give him props. He's a great catcher especially defensively. Also Animal, I just joined this forum, but I love the stars thing you do. I should've join this forum a long time ago, but I never thought there would be a Pirates forum. This place is awesome!

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nasty n8 wrote:
As much as I don't like Molina, you do have to give him props. He's a great catcher especially defensively. Also Animal, I just joined this forum, but I love the stars thing you do. I should've join this forum a long time ago, but I never thought there would be a Pirates forum. This place is awesome!


YEP...Monila is one of those guys you have to hate, but if he were on your team, he would probably be one of your favorites! He is and always has been a great defensive catcher, who made himself into a good hitting one too.

Thanks for your comments about the stars. I enjoy doing them. I actually watch the games, making mental notes about how important a particular at bat, or pitch, might be.It has actually helped me appreciate the game more. Throw your two cents into the discussion about them.

Regarding the board...it's a pretty good mix of society. We have people from all walks of life (but WAY too many attornies :roll: :lol: )...and all ages. We have a lot of old farts like me that remember the good old days when the Bucs were king of baseball in the 70's and gave us 2 world championships (to go with the 4 Steeler world championships we saw)...some even OLDER who even remember the '60 series. Then there are those who only remember the success of the early 90's without getting to the series. Then there are some young 'uns who have never even SEEN a winning team that they can remember.

GO BUCS!@

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 Post subject: Re: Harrison's hit on Molina
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I thought it was james harrison, not josh harrison.lol. Molina blocked the plate, Harrison was trying to score. Completely legal. Pete Rose used to run guys over too to score. I call it aggressive base running. The kind of spark the Pirates need to turn this thing around.


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I've seen that most forums that I partake in are chock-full of attorneys. Yinz guys love message boards.

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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
I've seen that most forums that I partake in are chock-full of attorneys. Yinz guys love message boards.

I've noticed that golf courses are like that too. They must not work very much ;) .


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point?


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Clevelandsux wrote:
point?


Huh?

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JollyRoger wrote:
SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
I've seen that most forums that I partake in are chock-full of attorneys. Yinz guys love message boards.

I've noticed that golf courses are like that too. They must not work very much ;) .



I was gonna say the same thing! Guess there is a lot of down time between chasing ambulances! lol :D

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Boy I would hate to hear what you guys think of teachers...... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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