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In the real world news today Thurs, November 29 2018

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greybeard, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Dec 5, 2018
    RollingAcres

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    Did you at least make some more chocolate chip cookies or some other type of cookies?
    I didn't make any but I did receive a free box of cookies from a vendor. :)
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Good, now he can have a new job....
     
  3. Dec 5, 2018
    greybeard

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    No. Made brownies.
    (you didn't get a free box of cookies. You got a box of cookies that didn't cost 'you' anything....just like the 'free' bottles of Crown Royal and Jack I used to get from vendors. They all cost someone somewhere...something. There are no free rides.)
     
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    RollingAcres

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    That's very true.
     
  5. May 21, 2019
    greybeard

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    In the Real World News this last weekend...an amazing bit of girl's softball scheming, practicing and teamwork payed off to win a championship. The "Hidden Ball Trick" is pretty old, but usually happens with the 1st baseman holding/hiding the ball in his/her glove and tagging the runner at 1st out as soon as they take a leadoff step off the base.

    This, took it to a whole different level. 5 different players had to act on this play, to convince the runner at 2nd that the pitcher had overthrown the 2nd baseman and that the ball went out into centerfield, while in reality, the pitcher never even threw the ball to the 2nd baseperson. She hid it in her glove, and the runner, seeing the fielders all scrambling to retrieve the "wild throw" ran for 3rd. The pitcher had the ball concealed in her glove the whole time, ran over and tagged the runner out between 2nd and 3rd base to win the game and the championship. Imagine the amount of practice involved in getting this down pat and the coaching to decide when to use it. Watch carefully at 0:04, as the catcher throws the ball back to the pitcher...The fielders made this work with their superb acting, chasing a non-existent wild throw. Your eyes will want to watch the action in the field, but keep your focus on the pitcher and the runner. The team on the field had to fool both the runner at 2nd and, the base running coach at 3rd. Flawless.
    Good job girls!

     
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  6. May 21, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Mike CHS

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    That did take some serious planning to pull that off!
     
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    Bruce

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    How the heck do you call that play??? It isn't like a quarterback in a huddle telling everyone "OK, we've got to make a hail mary move or we lose. We practiced this, now do it"
     
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  9. May 21, 2019
    mystang89

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    That's pretty amazing getting them all to coordinate affectively like that. I showed it to my wife without telling her what is was about and she couldn't see the trick.
     
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    greybeard

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    Sign from the pitching coach to the pitcher I would imagine, tho it could also have come from the catcher, relayed to the pitcher and she did some secret something to alert the rest of the team..

    It doesn't hurt, that Trine U is an Engineering school..
     
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