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  1. 1. The Team Sport of the Individual The Cruelest Sport
  2. 2. “Everything that every player does is accounted for and everything is either good or bad, right or wrong. Toward the supreme goal of winning baseball games every act counts as either a debit or a credit. Nothing is overlooked and there is no middle ground.” Page 57
  3. 3. “The Snodgrass Muff”-New York Giants outfielder Fred Snodgrass, dropped an easy fly ball hit by Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Clyde Engle in the tenth inning of the final game (Oct. 12) of the 1912 World Series.“He’s going for the cycle”-Means when a single individual is going to hit a single, double, triple, and homerun in the same game.-‘No Hitter”, or “Saved the Game”-Just for the pitcherFence Buster-A heavy hitterEarly Shower-When a pitcher is pulled from the game early for ineffectiveness, he is said to be removed “for an early shower” or to “hit the showers.” from-dh-a21778SIGNS TO PLAYERS ON BASE clip.
  4. 4. • Stats are for individual player use… -Batting average -Stolen bases -The pitcher’s record/ saves• Outs/strikes/ balls, in an inning are made by an individual person• Team’s record (separate)
  5. 5. • Advertising… Individual Players appear in commercials, magazine s etc. -Usually players who perform well clip • Promotion… for world series, single out players&h=555&w=363&sz=41&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=CnbdFyANXrCo3M:&tbnh=151&tbnw=99&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbaseball%2Badvertising%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D840%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=127&vpy=306&dur=1160&hovh=278&hovw=181&tx=113&ty=164&ei=QF2OTIajI8Sclgf985TKAg&oei=QF2OTIajI8Sclgf985TKAg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=45&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:0 clip
  6. 6. • Balking – Pitcher clip• Errors, specific to individual players• Different positions, can use different types of equipment “The first baseman may wear a leather glove or mitt not more than twelve inches long from top to bottom and not more than eight inches wide across the palm, measured from the base of the thumb crotch to the outer edge of the mitt”• Stealing bases, and tagging up is focused on one player
  7. 7. • Specific player’s jersey• Trading cards• Buying individual players apparel (clothing lines etc.)
  8. 8. • T.V. is advanced, however; - Baseball is one sequence at a time - Only the players involved are shown clipFOOTBALL IS SHOWING MOST EVERYONE at the same time. clip
  9. 9. • Bill Buckner/ Wilson 1Pl8b0 clip• Luis Castillo (#1 on not top 10) Y&feature=related clip “ The courage to perform knowing that the frequent and inevitable failures will be personal ones, responsibility for whichcannot be shirked, will be universally known, and will be recorded forever.” Page 60
  10. 10. • Jim Joyce – Made a call – It was wrong Z0&feature=related clip V4fio&feature=related clip
  11. 11. • Billy Goat Curse (1945)"Them Cubs, they arent gonna win no more"• Curse of the Great Bambino(1918-2004)
  12. 12. After the Cubs fan lost the game by grabbing a fly ball…“As they filed away from what was supposed to be a majorvictory party, some spoke of the legendary Cubs curse. As thestory goes, the owner of a Chicago tavern put a curse on the Cubswhen he and a goat were denied entry to a 1945 World Seriesgame against Detroit. The Cubs went on to lose that series 4-3;since then, its been one heartbreak after another.In 1969, the Cubs collapsed late in the season, passed in thestandings by New Yorks "Miracle" Mets. In 1973, the Mets onceagain overtook the Cubs.In 1984, the Cubs led the Padres 2-0 in the NL championshipseries -- only to lose three straight games in San Diego. The Cubsreturned to the playoffs in 1989 and 1998, but failed to win aseries either time."Hopefully we pull it off tomorrow, but nothings for granted,"said a dejected Jason Forsyth, 30, of Elwood, who clutched a beeroutside a sports bar near the ballpark.’” Fox News October 15th, 2003
  13. 13. Cubs Fans Blame Heartbreaking Loss on Fans Blunder Wednesday, October 15, 2003CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs supporters showed up for a night-long party at Wrigley Field onTuesday, only to have their raucous celebration snuffed by a stunning late-inning rally that left themcursing one fellow fan.In a stunning eighth-inning turnaround, the Florida Marlins took advantage of left fielder MoisesAlous run-in with a fan on a foul fly and an error by shortstop Alex Gonzalez to score eight runs in an8-3 victory Tuesday night, forcing the NL championship series to a Game 7.People who minutes earlier had been dancing and singing the praises of their home team suddenlyturned their wrath on the fan who grabbed for the fly ball. Obscene chants echoed from inside thestadium and from the surrounding streets, where thousands had gathered to celebrate what theyhoped would be the Cubs first trip to the World Series since 1945.Ballpark guards escorted the man, who was wearing a Cubs hat, from his seat along the low outfieldwall and into a security office as the game ended. He covered his face with a sweater as he walkedpast fans who pelted him with cups of beer and shouted obscenities. Some chanted "kill him."Jim Cuthbert, 33, of Lombard, said he was sitting about 15 to 20 rows behind the fan and was kickedout after approaching to berate him."My wife was hanging on to my arm. I was going nuts. That idiot. We were five outs away," Cuthbertsaid.Fans outside the ballpark at first couldnt believe what they were hearing on radios or watching onportable televisions."I hope he gets an escort out," said Mary Krueger of suburban Niles, who watched the mishap on aportable TV while standing on Waveland Avenue behind Wrigleys outfield wall. "One morenight, thats all."But for other fans, the sudden turnaround brought back fans worst fears of the Cubs many previouslate-season collapses. Fox News October 15th, 2003
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