Scenes From Scottsdale

A little bonus coverage, courtesy of Lee Magenheim, who’s been supplying us with this year’s photos.

And then I told the bartender: Shaken, not stirred…

First pitch from Ryan Perry.

Finishing up the fifth, Matt Skole makes the second out on the second pitch Aaron Barrett threw.

Cole Kimball, winner of the
2012 Dernell Stenson Award.
Before the fateful appeal play in the 7th.

Out at the plate in the 8th.
Presumably, awaiting the protest decision.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

5 thoughts on “Scenes From Scottsdale”

  1. Luke, your photo seems to show Goodwin looking at home on the Sac Fly “that wasn’t”. Was Goodwin watching the Rightfielder and left too early or was his 3rd base Coach yelling to him to run and mis-timed it?

    1. That’s a cropped pic and it appears to have been taken by Lee after the swing but well before the tag play. As you saw in yesterday’s pic — a screenshot of a replay — it was a very close play. Naturally, there’s no video on the MLB.com site of the fateful play.

        1. Despite Verducci running his mouth, every replay of the “sac fly that should have been” that I saw was inconclusive or showed Goodwin had his foot on the bag when the ball was caught. It’s clear that what happened was that the umpire called Goodwin’s movement (which came before the catch) and not the foot on the bag. It was a bad call, though not a terrible one – it’s hard enough to watch two places (runner and catch) rather than three. I was really surprised that the umpire went hunting an out there.

          The game was also protested, probably because the appeal was not conducted correctly.

          1. About the only thing that was inarguable is how awful Verducci is as an announcer — he makes Tim McCarver sound like Vin Scully.

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