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http://mlb.mlb.com/images/0/3/8/268668038/031418_min_astudillo_pickoff_med.gif

gif doesn't really do it justice, but this was a no-look pickoff (full video)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:52 (one year ago) link

catcher successfully picking off someone is arguably the most exciting play of baseball imo
especially when it happens at 2B

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:54 (one year ago) link

yeah that was slick

na (NA), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:33 (one year ago) link

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/analysis-of-a-no-look-pickoff

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link

VLADIMIRROR IMAGES pic.twitter.com/zLSd0eEI7d

— Michael Lananna (@mlananna) March 28, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 15:39 (one year ago) link

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/0/3/8/268668038/031418_min_astudillo_pickoff_med.gif

gif doesn't really do it justice, but this was a no-look pickoff (full video)

― mookieproof, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:52 AM (two weeks ago

wow!

k3vin k., Wednesday, 28 March 2018 17:36 (one year ago) link

Loved reading that fangraphs piece Mookie linked to. Baseball writing is so, so good a lot of the time.

I fear I might prefer the idea of Baseball, links like that, the gifs, to actually watching matches every week.. :-/ Be kind to my mistakes.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

That Vlad Jr gif! Walks off the spring in MontrΓ©al with his dad's same swing? How much more auspicious can ya get?

francisF, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

Not a gif but man, Kemp was fat

Man, that is a lot of weight. pic.twitter.com/cQkM41edj4

— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) March 28, 2018

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 23:02 (one year ago) link

Arenado executing a three-part fix of his hair during a benches clearing brawl is an all-time SUAVE move πŸ’β€β™‚οΈπŸ’β€β™‚οΈ pic.twitter.com/MuuzGSCfW2

— Tipping Pitches (@tipping_pitches) April 11, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 20:50 (one year ago) link

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. pic.twitter.com/MUyr9dQrLC

— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 11, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

Odubel Herrera robbing Scooter Gennett of a two-run home run in the top of the 10th. pic.twitter.com/332XhfEGBs

— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) April 12, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 April 2018 02:09 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/kRzoTJ9.gifv

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 13 April 2018 22:57 (one year ago) link

wow

k3vin k., Friday, 13 April 2018 22:58 (one year ago) link

For those scoring at home, credit Hernan Perez with the assist. Full highlight of Christian Yelich's circus catch here: https://t.co/Khva2iicG2 pic.twitter.com/BJAPP7n2y2

— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 18, 2018

frogbs, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:55 (one year ago) link

Smooth criminal. pic.twitter.com/TnnxuJNQHp

— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 27, 2018

na (NA), Friday, 27 April 2018 19:56 (one year ago) link

Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk stumbles but still makes the catch https://t.co/AB8ZeZBvRp pic.twitter.com/aIJzDEmWFz

— Sheila Hampton (@SheSheHampton) April 29, 2018

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 April 2018 14:51 (one year ago) link

wtf I've been playing softball for years and those always hit you right on the head

frogbs, Monday, 30 April 2018 15:11 (one year ago) link

that's why he's a pro

Karl Malone, Monday, 30 April 2018 15:12 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/sn8ozsx.gif

uh

mookieproof, Monday, 28 May 2018 13:24 (one year ago) link

damn thats baller

k3vin k., Monday, 28 May 2018 16:07 (one year ago) link

Machado belongs to a comic book.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 23:24 (one year ago) link

I've watched this 600 times and my mouth still drops every time. pic.twitter.com/RIarkzECgo

— Jerek Wolcott (@Jerekwolcott) June 22, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:58 (one year ago) link

https://www.mlb.com/cut4/jose-ramirez-loses-helmet-on-double-gets-it-back/c-177216704

I think irl it landed on his back. The guy that tweeted that said he found the gif in Reddit.

These photoshoppers, I tell you what.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 24 June 2018 16:34 (one year ago) link

can't trust em

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link

print the legend

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link

Edwin Diaz, 99mph Fastball and 90mph Slider, Overlay.

πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/JvC98baUkF

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 26, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 June 2018 20:02 (one year ago) link

Zack Wheeler's Curveball and Fastball overlaid by Pitcher List's very own @AugustineMLB.

I love this one as both pitches start heading to the same location before movement did its thing. pic.twitter.com/AEemV10Rpo

— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) June 28, 2018

tunnel me daddy

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 June 2018 14:22 (one year ago) link

Eddie Rosario hit himself with his own bat fliphttps://t.co/4RGPApXfWT pic.twitter.com/016DcdJnJZ

— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) July 16, 2018

na (NA), Monday, 16 July 2018 02:57 (one year ago) link

lol

k3vin k., Monday, 16 July 2018 03:29 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

not a GIF but whatever

Throw of the year?! 😳 pic.twitter.com/fgFmTMXOKO

— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2018

Karl Malone, Sunday, 12 August 2018 03:33 (one year ago) link

jesus Christ that's the best throw I've ever seen

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 12 August 2018 03:53 (one year ago) link

yeah it was pretty amazing! 😳

i don't know of too many legendary throws (at least not on video), but one that is widely revered in Cardinal Nation barf is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cSgDflCF98

particularly that second throw

Karl Malone, Sunday, 12 August 2018 04:08 (one year ago) link

holy shit

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 August 2018 14:52 (one year ago) link

Rizzo stare lol pic.twitter.com/JF4LpJqkDJ

— Brett (@Cubbieblue97) August 17, 2018

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

that's great. the point!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

i like how the catcher framed it

mookieproof, Sunday, 19 August 2018 21:02 (one year ago) link

totally.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 20 August 2018 07:04 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Park Sul-Min may have changed the bat flip game forever pic.twitter.com/nrGeT51tWx

— Routine Baseball (@RoutineBaseball) September 9, 2018

na (NA), Monday, 10 September 2018 02:21 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

(safe, barely)

Karl Malone, Saturday, 6 October 2018 03:44 (one year ago) link

mookie <3

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 October 2018 05:42 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Mike Mussina Refusing to Leave. πŸ—£οΈπŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/aQ6ADDccT4

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) November 15, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:46 (one year ago) link

three months pass...
four weeks pass...

Marcell Ozuna demonstrates the dangers of trying too hard: https://t.co/uQeh4br24a pic.twitter.com/4BNM8bwd7w

— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 10, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:37 (seven months ago) link

it's missing the part where he laid down with his head in his arms afterward for about 30 seconds before standing up, uninjured

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:40 (seven months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/pl71xWmKmd

— Spring Nick 🌱🌺 (@NickKramarev) April 10, 2019

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 03:41 (seven months ago) link

https://streamable.com/7x9a7

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 04:06 (seven months ago) link

Another save. Another backflip. pic.twitter.com/QqZP4Ywhj3

— Pensacola Blue Wahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) April 16, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:06 (seven months ago) link

When watching The Matrix pays off. pic.twitter.com/ds4xuv9CFd

— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) April 17, 2019

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:05 (seven months ago) link

wow

k3vin k., Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:23 (seven months ago) link

that reminds me of when you're driving down a country road and a squirrel or rabbit crosses 80% of the road in front of you before doubling back right before you're about to pass.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:25 (seven months ago) link

2 inches from an out, 2 centimeters from death

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:26 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

wut

John Gant, Mechanics (97mph Fastball). pic.twitter.com/ayBJsmDNug

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 27, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 27 May 2019 01:46 (six months ago) link

Mini hyper extension on every pitch huh

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Monday, 27 May 2019 01:48 (six months ago) link

ow

k3vin k., Monday, 27 May 2019 02:08 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Chaz Roe, Ridiculous 80mph Slider. 😲 pic.twitter.com/2hXG3lwJgz

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 12, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 14 June 2019 01:39 (five months ago) link

Get yourself a catcher like this one. pic.twitter.com/q14Z1KkIi2

— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) June 19, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:15 (five months ago) link

completely nuts

Charlie Morton, Nutmeg K. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³ pic.twitter.com/CC7sO7dAbV

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 3, 2019

mott the hoopleheads (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 01:41 (five months ago) link

whoa

k3vin k., Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:41 (five months ago) link

https://streamable.com/o/x0zvm

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 6 July 2019 04:06 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

We don't even know. Just, yeah.

We meanβ€”

How. pic.twitter.com/ht54LnZZyg

— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 27, 2019

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 July 2019 16:19 (four months ago) link

one of the greatest plays I’ve ever seen

k3vin k., Saturday, 27 July 2019 16:25 (four months ago) link

yeah, that's pretty amazing. candelario is an average runner, too, not some epic slowpoke

Karl Malone, Saturday, 27 July 2019 16:31 (four months ago) link

Hey @statcast. Need exit velo and launch angle plz. pic.twitter.com/tuneoa9dTG

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2019

Karl Malone, Sunday, 28 July 2019 20:36 (four months ago) link

Just needs a change of scenery (in the Bronx).

Andy K, Sunday, 28 July 2019 20:51 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Baltimore Orioles, 2019: pic.twitter.com/ardpuZbmKR

— Connor Newcomb (@ConnorNewcomb_) August 11, 2019

na (NA), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:30 (three months ago) link

https://www.mlb.com/news/fernando-tatis-jr-makes-impressive-leaping-catch

come on man

k3vin k., Tuesday, 13 August 2019 04:40 (three months ago) link

weird interaction between the umpire and player here:

https://imgur.com/gallery/7brahqK

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 04:02 (three months ago) link

not sure about NPB rules but i think the player is saying that he didn't make an honest effort to get out of the way of the pitch.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 04:48 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Charlie Morton, 94mph Fastball and 80mph Curveball Spin, Overlay pic.twitter.com/ooI111DvAf

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 7, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 7 October 2019 18:25 (one month ago) link

that is so beautiful

WmC, Monday, 7 October 2019 19:11 (one month ago) link

whoa

k3vin k., Monday, 7 October 2019 22:00 (one month ago) link

the dark arts

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 October 2019 22:04 (one month ago) link

i want to believe

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 7 October 2019 22:45 (one month ago) link

yelich retweeted it with the comment: For the β€œHow Could You Ever Swing At That Pitch” crowd.

mookieproof, Monday, 7 October 2019 22:53 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Might be the prettiest knuckleball ever thrown 😍 pic.twitter.com/X2l5AuSr20

— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) October 28, 2019

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Monday, 28 October 2019 16:29 (one month ago) link

pirates vs braves/blauser...must be early 1990s? is that tim wakefield?

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Monday, 28 October 2019 16:30 (one month ago) link

yup

mookieproof, Monday, 28 October 2019 16:42 (one month ago) link


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