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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 12:31pm
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I knew sooner or later...

...and at 10:27 AM PDT, on June 7, 2009, the broadcaster in the NC-EC Super Regional said, "tie goes to the runner." And so it goes.
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 01:23pm
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I saw/heard it too. I nearly threw my sandwich at the television.
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 06:12pm
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I have to grow up, and become an adult...I am after all 60....I actually yelled at the TV screen....for several minutes.....felt better, though
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 06:52pm
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Did you see the balk in the Clemson/ASU (I think) game? The explanation was that the rules are different in NCAA and MLB. In NCAA there must be a discernible stop; in MLB they have to change direction.

SO close...
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 07:27pm
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Did you see the balk in the Clemson/ASU (I think) game? The explanation was that the rules are different in NCAA and MLB. In NCAA there must be a discernible stop; in MLB they have to change direction.

SO close...
They said the same thing in one of the Rice/LSU games.
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 07:56pm
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Pardon me for not knowing her name, but the gal doing the play-by-play for the FSU-Arkansas series on ESPN was the absolute worst baseball play-by-play announcer I have ever heard. I'm all for any knowledgeable, competent gal being allowed to be a baseball broadcaster ahead of however many thousand guys who are more qualified, but this case was the most glaring ever. ESPN is infested with poor broadcasters, but this one was over-the-top.
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 08:37pm
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Origin of this Myth?

"Tie goes to the runner" originated somewhere, right? Anyone know?
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 08:41pm
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"Tie goes to the runner" originated somewhere, right? Anyone know?

Wilson R. Dobbs, on July 23rd, 1891 in New York.
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 08:50pm
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Coincidence?

Okay so I google Wilson R. Dobbs...very first listing begins "Two idiots from Hardball..." Hmm
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 09:49pm
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They said the same thing in one of the Rice/LSU games.

That was the game I was talking about. I couldn't remember which one it was, so I guessed and missed.
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Old Mon Jun 08, 2009, 12:42am
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That was the game I was talking about. I couldn't remember which one it was, so I guessed and missed.
Ah got it. Yeah they were really harping on those balk calls. I don't even think one of the balk calls was for failing to stop but for starting and then stopping.

How'd you like his description of what an MLB pitcher can do, "He can bounce all over the place..."
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Old Mon Jun 08, 2009, 09:51am
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Drop a note to ESPN and let them know how bad their commentators are. It probably won't help solve the problem, but you just never know....

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Old Mon Jun 08, 2009, 06:44pm
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Drop a note to ESPN and let them know how bad their commentators are. It probably won't help solve the problem, but you just never know....

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Tried emailing Baseball Tonight once about a month ago. Couldn't find a link. The "contact us" link took you to the webmaster "issues with the page" stuff.
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