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Just wondering if anyone saw the two throws Ankiel made in tonight's game versus the Rockies?

HOLY COW!!!

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Is it any wonder why he would have those meltdowns on the mound and start throwing the ball 10 feet over the catchers head and into the backstop netting?   ;D

Seriously, the kid always had a rocket launcher for an arm.  It's a shame he couldn't make it as a pitcher, he'd be a 20 game winner easy.  I guess he wasn't scouted right.  Glad to see his arm and bat taking care of business these days.  Good, likeable kid and a great story of a ball player re-inventing himself.  

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Now if only we had another Ankiel to play left field ::)

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I'd be happy if they tried out some left field Khoury leaguers.    ;D

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I'd be happy if they tried out some left field Khoury leaguers. ;D

LMAO... Dunc sure has his struggles... If he's hitting you can (sort of) overlook his deficiencies in the field, but no hit AND no glove makes for a very bad combo. If it continues I have to believe we will see others (i.e. Barton, Ludwick) get more turns in left.

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I'd be happy if they tried out some left field Khoury leaguers. ;D

LMAO... Dunc sure has his struggles... If he's hitting you can (sort of) overlook his deficiencies in the field, but no hit AND no glove makes for a very bad combo. If it continues I have to believe we will see others (i.e. Barton, Ludwick) get more turns in left.

Hopefully. The guy couldnt catch a cold.

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RE: Rick Ankiel can anyone say Steroids???

On the serious side with all he has been through with the pitching thing it is good to see him make a nice comeback. This is coming from a Cubs fan no less so it is painful for me! LOL

 I still say growing up and umpire for 20 years often your best athletes were your best hitters and pitchers as well.

I've often wondered if a Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle wasn't hidden away in the form of a pitcher???

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Babe Ruth was a pitcher! at least for a while.

I saw the plays on Sportscenter's top 10 of the day. As a former outfielder, I really love quality throws and diving catches especially.

I hope the steroid allegations aren't true, he is an inspiring story.

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Ankiel did use HGH before it was banned. I expect a Cubs fan to mention that. I'm sure all of their guys are clean.

Ankiel is a rare talent. Maybe the best arm in baseball. Taveras was in shock when he got gunned down last night.

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I had the game on my DVR, and I've watched the play a few times (even in slow-mo). To me, Taveras was safe; but I don't think anyone will disagree when I say that it was a heck of a throw.

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