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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 09:07 AM
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Seagull helps Cleveland beat Kansas City Royals
AP, Thurs., June 11, 2009

CLEVELAND - Coco Crisp thought he had a chance to get to Shin-Soo Choos line drive. Instead, a bird beat him to it.

The ball flattened a low-flying gull in the 10th inning and rolled past Kansas Citys center fielder and Mark DeRosa scored from second base to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night.

Crazy things happen in this game, Crisp said after Shin-Soo Choos line single over the second-base bag clipped the wing of one of hundreds of birds that buzz the ballpark. It was hit so sharply, I felt like I had a chance, Crisp said. You never know what the heck is going to happen.

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The collision changed the balls path just enough to redirect it past Crisp all the way to the wall as DeRosa scored easily and the Indians mobbed Choo to celebrate the win.

LINK: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/31280498 /

Midges... Seagulls... what's next in Cleveland?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 10:55 AM
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1. What was it in 2007 when the Spankees LOST in the first round...
...mosquitos?
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 11:00 AM
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2. Yes, 2007.
Funny game. I still laugh about it.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 11:10 AM
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3. I think it was the midges (gnats) that the OP refers to.
I remember that game well...hilarious...
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 11:38 AM
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4. They were midges...
which apparently hatch just twice a year. It was incredible timing. I think the Yankees would have won that game and played Boston for the ALCS if not for those bugs.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 11:40 AM
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5. Shoulda, woulda, coulda...
... :evilgrin:
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 01:49 PM
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7. I'm not complaining
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 01:56 PM
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8. I know...I'm just...
gloating! :evilgrin:
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 03:20 PM
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12. Funny thing, when Joba the Douche was pitching here this year, they came back and "bugged" him again
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 11:53 AM
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6. Remember the Dave Winfield bird incident in the early 80's?
And how about Randy Johnson in 2001 against the Giants?

VIDEO------> http://www.thescreamonline.com/strange/strange08-01/#




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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 02:24 PM
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9. I don't want to laugh at the Johnson incident, but...
it is amusing in an ironic way. Of all the pitchers to be on the wrong end of...
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 02:28 PM
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10. ?
Hmmm. I don't get it.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 02:42 PM
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11. Johnson, at his prime...
throwing, what, close to 100 mph? A lot different than getting beaned by a Tim Wakefield knuckleball.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 04:29 PM
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13. I absolutely don't know what one has to do with the other.
So I'll take your word there's irony involved. lol
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 04:46 PM
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14. What are you talking about?
:wtf:
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