David Eckstein Is One Of The Greatest Players To Ever Play The Game Of Baseball

Friday, May 22, 2009

Or so says Padres' announcer, Mark Grant. During last night's Giants-Padres game, David Eckstein lost a flyball in the lights at second base. Instead of pleading for help, the crafty guy pretended he was going to catch the ball, thus letting it drop and fooling the runner at first. A smart play indeed, but Grant decided to take hyperbole to another level, calling him one of the "best players to ever play the game of Baseball!"....

Wow...that's just a tad over-the-top. I thought the whole "David Eckstein has done so much with his small frame" talk, but I guess not. Every time he goes to a new team, we're going to have to hear it all over again.


Where's the infield fly rule call? That's a prime example of why umps are supposed to call it.

JFreak said...
May 22, 2009, 12:56:00 PM  
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Chris Mottram said...
May 22, 2009, 1:13:00 PM  

Infield fly only applies to when runners are on 1st and 2nd or the bases are loaded. So, actually, the umps did exactly what they're supposed to do.

Chris Mottram said...
May 22, 2009, 1:13:00 PM  

Somebody get JFreak a rule book.

Eckstein, if I recall, is hitting under .200 this year. You're a good announcer, Mark Grant.

GMoney said...
May 22, 2009, 1:30:00 PM  

"Grant decided to take hyperbole to another level"

Also known as the "Rod Allen Level."

May 22, 2009, 1:48:00 PM  

What, you guys mean Eckstein isn't one of the greatest ever?

What about all that GRIT???????

May 22, 2009, 2:34:00 PM  

Grit. And guts. Gritty guts.

I miss FJM.

SM28 said...
May 22, 2009, 4:36:00 PM  

Thought it was anyone on base.

Apologies all around.

JFreak said...
May 22, 2009, 7:39:00 PM  

Love it!

Deaner said...
May 22, 2009, 7:40:00 PM  

This guy went to the Bill Walton School of Sports Commentary.

Unknown said...
May 22, 2009, 7:44:00 PM  

While Sutton was doing broadcasts for FSN and the Brewers, we used to play a drinking games when Eckstein came to town because Sutton LOVED Eckstein and said his name over 250 times a broadcast.

A.Guss said...
May 24, 2009, 10:25:00 PM  

Mudcat likes to goof around so I wouldn't take it too seriously.....but how about that Eckstein? Unadulterated Magic!!

AvengingJM said...
May 25, 2009, 3:26:00 PM  

One of the best players in baseball history? Phil Plantier and Archi Cianfrocco would disagree!

Olentangy said...
May 25, 2009, 10:41:00 PM  

I miss Fire Joe Morgan; they would have enjoyed that.

Isn't Eckstein also "scrappy"?

Dave S. said...
May 26, 2009, 9:52:00 AM  
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