Best Walk-Off Home Run Celebration - Prince Fielder

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  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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  2. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Meh. That celebration was the equivalent of a player celebrating hitting a solo HR when his team is down 10 runs and thinking he did something amazing. Completely unneeded and it shows up the opponent.
     
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    And you had to rub it in by using the Giants site. :D
     
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    No, it's the equivalent of a player hitting a game winning HR in the bottom of the 12th inning and getting to show camaraderie with his teammates by doing a fun celebration. Lighten up.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. And it really helped the Rockies!:D
     
  6. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow! I hope your not involved in sports or you wouldn't be able to handle any of it!

    For some reason the highlight was on the Giants site. I don't know why. I didn't put the link there, MLB.com did!
     
  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    that was one of the most boring walk offs ive seen. and why was that place so quiet?
     
  8. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Umm, maybe because Milwaukee is out of the race and has been for some time now. Im not a Brewers fan. I just happened to catch this highlight. The home run wasn't real exciting. And the call wasn't that great either. But the celebration was great and exciting. How could that be boring?!
     
  9. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Not to start a big argument, but I couldn't disagree more. This doesn't build camaraderie - this is poor sportsmanship, and basically pretty insulting to the opponent. Sports, especially baseball, is about more than showboating, pre rehearsed celebrations, and personal gloating. Do you think you would have seen Mickey Mantle, Shoeless Joe, etc ever pull this cr@p? I mean, even for Prince... the best way to "showboat" would be to act like you have done this before, not act like its once in lifetime.

    College football is better than NFL for this among other reasons. I would hate to see baseball go this way too. Reminds me of that movie "Basketball." There was a lot of truth to that opening 10 minutes or so.

    I hope this is the last we see of this garbage. Baseball has had a rough enough few years as it is...
     
  10. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    There are times for big celebrations and this wasn't one of them. He helped his team get to 14 games back...they are really going places now.

    Just go about your business and respect the game and players; current, past, and future.
     
  11. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    He was having fun. Some people tell me sports are supposed to be fun and entertaining. He wasn't insulting anyone, he wasn't running his mouth, and he wasn't cheating.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    except it won the game....
     
  13. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    If this was just a home run during the game I would agree with the poor sportsmanship comments, but it was the game winner. All teams have some sort of celebration when they win, and this one most definitely wasn't taunting the other team. Let them have their fun.
     
  14. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agreed!

    In little league they celebrate EVERY HOME RUN regardless of the inning!

    Why can't you celebrate in MLB? They are just having fun. Any Anaheim Angels fans here? When Francisco Rodriguez was on that team, he celebrated each save like it was Game 7. 40 to 60 celebrations a year, just for a regular season save!
     
  15. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    He didn't even know the team was going to do that. They cooked it up while he was on deck and/or batting. He had very little to say about it to reporters afterwards. In fact, no one did. The team (as a whole) would not come out of the clubhouse for post-game interviews. They wanted to see the celebration replayed over and over. Fox Sports Wisconsin was happy to oblige.

    I agree with those saying they were just enjoying the moment. Yeah, it's of no consequence in any kind of race, but it was a long, extra inning game, and they won with a walk-off. That's exciting in and of itself. But, the game announcer raised the possibility that the guys in the other dugout might not take too kindly to the display. I guess we'll find out next year, when the two teams play again.
     
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    That celebration was a pretty egregious showing-up of the Giants. There are some pretty arcane codes of conduct on the field that, while probably not as strict as they were 20-30 years ago, do linger on. That crap may fly in the NFL, but I think most players don't want to see it in MLB.

    I expect the Giants will not forget this incident. Some Brewers shouldn't be surprised to take some pitches in the ribs next season.
     
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    Jeez, I thought it was great! They were just having fun...
     
  18. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I know, right?! Strange how some don't want to allow it.
     
  19. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

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    That was awesome! It reminded me of the fun times I had playing baseball.
     

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