Hit a homerun with Goldy. Okay. First pitch slider down the middle. Power swing. Perfect/perfect flyball to dead CF. Not a no doubter. Defender runs to the wall. Jumps and makes the play. Mission failed.
And then no more than 2 minutes later, i'm sure you completed it. What was the point of this post?
Yes I did, not even 2 minutes later actually. The point is that moments are so weird that it's actually quite funny. Have you ever hit a slider in real life? I'm gonna go ahead and say no you didn't. Even Tony Gwynn will no doubt homer a slider down the middle on a powerful swing, because of you know.. physics. Goldy against a LHP with that pitch in that location and that swing, and still being able to get robbed.. that's hilarious. I thought most people would understand this and I didn't really have to explain, but I'm glad I could help you a hand here.
Would love to see the real life stats of Goldy down the middle with a slider. Doubtful he has hit 1.000 with a HR everytime
Dear God. Do I have to point it out again? I got a perfect/perfect flyball. Which means that in real life, Goldy would make a perfect swing as well with a perfect launch angle. The stats that show here don't confirm either of those 2 things but they are the key factors for the result.
In other words, half of these sliders that show in the middle location of the plate could have been hit for weak grounders or too much underneath it for a flyout or whatever.