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BrudLee 08-01-2006 09:33 PM

Chase Utley is BadAss
 
33 Games as of tonight. He's all business.

SmootSmack 08-01-2006 09:39 PM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
Closing in on DiMaggio....Dom DiMaggio

jdlea 08-01-2006 09:43 PM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
I thought Luis Castillo had a good shot when he was on his hit streak a few years ago simply for the fact that if he just beat 4 balls into the dirt he was probably going to beat one out.

Chase Utley, on the other hand, I don't know. Joey D threw up 56 straight. I'm not trying to take away from his hit streak. 33 games is certainly impressive. But think about it. He's gotta go for 23 more to tie. 23 games is a very nice hit streak on its own. I just can't see it happening. I do hope he gets close, but I just can't see him catching or passing Joe D.

BrudLee 08-01-2006 09:46 PM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
[QUOTE=jdlea]I thought Luis Castillo had a good shot when he was on his hit streak a few years ago simply for the fact that if he just beat 4 balls into the dirt he was probably going to beat one out.

Chase Utley, on the other hand, I don't know. Joey D threw up 56 straight. I'm not trying to take away from his hit streak. 33 games is certainly impressive. But think about it. He's gotta go for 23 more to tie. 23 games is a very nice hit streak on its own. I just can't see it happening. I do hope he gets close, but I just can't see him catching or passing Joe D.[/QUOTE]
Eleven games gets him the NL record. I love his attitude during the whole thing. He'll talk about the game to reporters, but completely ignores "streak" questions.

jdlea 08-01-2006 11:19 PM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
NL Record would be really impressive and then I would consider him a legit threat to 56. That would be cool to see. I'm pulling for him. If he's thinking about it he should think 11 and then 12 more. If he gets it done, that'll be something to see.

BDBohnzie 08-02-2006 08:49 AM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
it's always fun to see someone try to reach Joey D's streak...i just hate the hype around it. it should be treated like a no hitter...no one talks about it, but everyone knows about it.

TheInspector 08-02-2006 09:00 AM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
[quote=BDBohnzie]it's always fun to see someone try to reach Joey D's streak...i just hate the hype around it. it should be treated like a no hitter...no one talks about it, but everyone knows about it.[/quote]

I agree. I also like how it is a player who isn't a "big star". He's just a good all-around player who's not in the news much. Maybe that's because he's on the Phillies. I'd rather see Utley break the record than Ichiro or some steriod junkie.

724Skinsfan 08-02-2006 09:24 AM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
I disagree. The hitting streak is one of the most coveted achievements in baseball as well as sports in general. To have just a good all-around player break it only diminishes the perception of the achievement. The streak helps show just how great a hitter Joe D was. If Utley breaks it but winds up with a career .263 BA then what does that record reflect. If Utley breaks the record then I'll think that's cool, but that achievment will do more by bringing down the significance of the record than it will raising his hitting legacy.

Monkeydad 08-02-2006 11:34 AM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
Sorry if I jinx him...but he won't do it.

This is going to continue to be a record that looks attainable but will end up standing for a long time.

33 is very impressive though.

Remember, Joe DiMaggio broke a hitting streak record of 52 games that had been held since 1887!!!! It's just not easy to do.

[url=http://www.thebaseballpage.com/stats/lists_feats/30game_hit_streaks.htm]Baseball's Longest Hitting Streaks[/url]



This is the record I've been keeping an eye on. :)

[url=http://plunkbiggio.blogspot.com/]Plunk Biggio[/url]

ArtMonkDrillz 08-02-2006 11:46 AM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
I know a guy who saw DiMaggio sitting at the counter of Dinkie's Doughnuts, and he was dunking!

SmootSmack 08-02-2006 11:54 AM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
[QUOTE=724Skinsfan]I disagree. The hitting streak is one of the most coveted achievements in baseball as well as sports in general. To have just a good all-around player break it only diminishes the perception of the achievement. The streak helps show just how great a hitter Joe D was. If Utley breaks it but winds up with a career .263 BA then what does that record reflect. If Utley breaks the record then I'll think that's cool, but that achievment will do more by bringing down the significance of the record than it will raising his hitting legacy.[/QUOTE]

Utley has progressively gotten better each year he's been in the majors. It looks like he's going to be a good, if not great, player for a long time.

gibbsisgod 08-02-2006 11:58 AM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
[quote=ArtMonkDrillz]I know a guy who saw DiMaggio sitting at the counter of Dinkie's Doughnuts, and he was dunking![/quote]joe dimagio could not be a dunker.

GTripp0012 08-02-2006 12:01 PM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
Somebody, sometime will break 56. Probably pretty soon.

Utley has a long, long way to go. I doubt he does it here. But I don't see this streak ending in the next few days, so let see where he goes with it.

EEich 08-02-2006 12:35 PM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
Phillies will trade him away ala Ryne Sandburg.

724Skinsfan 08-02-2006 01:09 PM

Re: Chase Utley is BadAss
 
[quote=TAFKAS]Utley has progressively gotten better each year he's been in the majors. It looks like he's going to be a good, if not great, player for a long time.[/quote]

Don't get me wrong about my perception of Utley, I think he is playing very well so far in his career. I hope he continues to improve but right now he is still a "who? oh yeah, he's pretty good" to a lot of people. I was trying to say in more words than necessary that I would rather a "career hitter" (Larry Walker, Paul Molitor type) break the record than some guy with three years experience who is starting to become good.


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