June 23, 2007


Justin Morneau and Miguel Olivo collide...

Posted by That 1 Guy at June 23, 2007 11:25 AM | TrackBack

Miguel Olivo is a friggin' hulk. When Morneau slammed into Olivo, he was barely impacted but for a few paces backwards, whereas Morneau (with a very Surrender Monkey-sounding last name) just slid down as if he had rammed headfirst into a brick wall. I think something like that happened with...I wanna say Dave Henderson was the guy who charged home, but I could be wrong. I forgot who the catcher was. Carlton Fisk, maybe? You'd know better than me.

Posted by: Erica at June 23, 2007 12:14 PM

Holy crap - looked to me like dude got his bell rung. Contact makes the sport more interesting, though...

Posted by: Richmond at June 23, 2007 12:23 PM

I did some research and came up with zilch (Miss Baseball Dumb Brains strikes again). The collision between Charlie Hustle and Ray Fosse is probably what I was thinking of.

Posted by: Erica at June 23, 2007 01:08 PM

Looks to me like he got a shoulder to the sternum. Probably had the wind knocked out of him along with having a very sore chest for a couple of days. I don't see any way he could've avoided the collusion unless he tried to run around him altogether (would've taken him out of the baseline).

Plus he's taller than Olivo which put him at a disadvantage. Olivo had time to set and hold while Morneau was in motion. Short of diving and taking out his legs - Morneau can't win that contest.

Posted by: Teresa at June 23, 2007 02:12 PM

why didn't he slide, instead of acting like a douche?

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at June 23, 2007 02:15 PM

Yeah, slide! Always, especially up against a bigger man, duh!

Posted by: Mushy at June 23, 2007 06:58 PM

If baseball was like that all the time... I might actually start watching it.

Posted by: Contagion at June 25, 2007 05:30 PM

Slide? You can't slide in that situation. Well, you can - but you shouldn't. The catcher was standing a good six feet in front of the plate (as he should). If the runner had tried to slide, he would've been easy pickings for the catcher. By initiating the contact, the runner was able to knock the ball loose and score the run. It's part of the game.

Posted by: Dash at June 25, 2007 06:52 PM