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Baseball scenerio - which would you rather do?

my son and i were watching the NYY - TB game and the question came up.

Would you, as a player, rather hit back to back grand slams or hit for the cycle?

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Is the back to back grand slam in the same game? If so that's my choice cause you never here that happening.

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Is the back to back grand slam in the same game? If so that's my choice cause you never here that happening.
yeah, back to back GS's in a game. i think it has been done this year and i am wanting to say it occured in the same inning (by the same guy) but i am not 100% sure of that. i'll need to research it tomorrow.

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yeah, back to back GS's in a game. i think it has been done this year and i am wanting to say it occured in the same inning (by the same guy) but i am not 100% sure of that. i'll need to research it tomorrow.
Really? I have never heard of a guy to hit two grand slams in one game. I have heard and seen a guy hit two grand slams back to back games. But not in the same game.

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The natural cycle for me, please.

Grand slams are largely a matter of circumstance. Sure, there's a lot of pressure, but there are a lot more people involved in making that happen than just you. The cycle is all you, baby.

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The natural cycle for me, please.

Grand slams are largely a matter of circumstance. Sure, there's a lot of pressure, but there are a lot more people involved in making that happen than just you. The cycle is all you, baby.
The cycle is cool but you hear about it more often then two grand slams in one game. I rather do something that is not done that much then something that is done at least 3-4 time a year maybe more.

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The cycle is cool but you hear about it more often then two grand slams in one game. I rather do something that is not done that much then something that is done at least 3-4 time a year maybe more.
There is certainly merit to that statement.

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There is certainly merit to that statement.
I'm just saying you hear more people hit the cycle then two grand slams in a game. I much be remember for hitting two grand slams.

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Cycles are overrated.
I'm inclined to agree. Why would the cycle be better than a 3 or 4-homer game? You could theoretically only have one RBI, and still hit for the cycle. You could also manipulate a cycle by stopping at second instead of going to third for your second triple...

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I'm inclined to agree. Why would the cycle be better than a 3 or 4-homer game? You could theoretically only have one RBI, and still hit for the cycle. You could also manipulate a cycle by stopping at second instead of going to third for your second triple...
Or like that BS "cycle" that the guy hit for some NL team (Rockies?) not too long ago. Soriano bobbled the ball in left field, then the throw to third from the cutoff man was HORRIBLY off (a good throw and he was dead meat), but they scored it a triple instead of double + error so he could have a cycle. There's no cheapening a grand slam.


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Really? I have never heard of a guy to hit two grand slams in one game. I have heard and seen a guy hit two grand slams back to back games. But not in the same game.
Fernando Tatis hit 2 grand slams in the same INNING with the Cards a few years back.
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http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats11.shtml

I was at the game a few years back when Mueller hit 2 in the same game against Texas. From the box score, looks like they were back-to-back at-bats.


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I'd rather hit for the cycle as a player, but two grand slams would be awesome. The cycle is one player getting hits rather than relying on your team to load the bases and the off chance that your up to bat when it happens at least twice.

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The point of playing baseball is to help your team win a game which ='s scoring runs. 8 runs scored is greater then the chance of only 1 run scoring.
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That wasn't the question though. The question was if you are a player which would you rather happen. Technically you could hit two grand slams and still lose the game.

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That wasn't the question though. The question was if you are a player which would you rather happen. Technically you could hit two grand slams and still lose the game.
Not likely though. Hell you can hit the cycle and your team will only score that one run. 1 run to 8 run. Yeah tough decision for the player to make.

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That wasn't the question though. The question was if you are a player which would you rather happen. Technically you could hit two grand slams and still lose the game.
If I'm a baseball player, I want my team to score as many runs as possible.
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If I'm a baseball player, I want my team to score as many runs as possible.
I would too. I'd rather my teammate hit two grand slams with me on the base both times.

My point is that the question was what would you rather do, and not if your trying to win a game what would you rather do.

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The point of playing baseball is to help your team win a game which ='s scoring runs. 8 runs scored is greater then the chance of only 1 run scoring.
No shit. As a player, I'll take the 8 RBI's. You'd probably get more press for that, not to mention padding those stats for arbitration!

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No shit. As a player, I'll take the 8 RBI's. You'd probably get more press for that, not to mention padding those stats for arbitration!
I'm a team player, not trying to pad my stats. I want to win games.

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I'm a team player, not trying to pad my stats. I want to win games.
exactly. why would you only want one RBI instead of 8 if you want to win?

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exactly. why would you only want one RBI instead of 8 if you want to win?
Like I said I'd rather my teammate do it. I won't go into the fact that the chances are much greater of me scoring one run hitting for the cycle than you hitting two grand slams in one game.

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I'm a team player, not trying to pad my stats. I want to win games.
If you're down by three runs, would the "cycle" make you feel better? Will 8 runs win more games than 1? Come on now...it's a joke about arbitration...lighten up.

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Really? I have never heard of a guy to hit two grand slams in one game. I have heard and seen a guy hit two grand slams back to back games. But not in the same game.
man, how about this? it looks like i was actaully right this time. i had thought i had heard about it a few months ago, but i was wasn't sure if i just made it up in my head too.

Josh Willingham did it in July.

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Washington Nationals' Josh Willingham (16) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a grand slam during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 27, 2009, in Milwaukee. The grand slam was his second of the game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


According to the Stats_MLB Twitter Feed, Josh Willingham became the third player in National League history, and according to an article at CBS Sports.com, the 13th player in Major League history to hit two grand slams in one game when he hit grand slams in two straight at bats tonight in Milwaukee. Willingham also tied the franchise record, held by the Expos' Tim Wallach, for RBI's in a game with the 8 he collected tonight in the Nationals' 14-6 win over the Brewers.

Josh Willingham hit his first Grand Slam on a first pitch fastball from Milwaukee right-hander Jeff Suppan with two outs in the fifth inning to put the Nationals up 6-2, but the Brewers responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to pull within one at 6-5 DC. Adam Dunn hit a ground rule double with runners on first and second in the sixth, to make it 7-5 Washington, so it was runners on second and third when Nick Johnson took a one-out walk from Brewers' reliever Mitch Stetter. Stetter was replaced on the mound by right-hander Mark DiFelice and once again, Josh Willingham stepped to the plate. DiFelice threw an 83 mph "fast"ball by Willingham outside for strike one, but the second "heater" was up and out over the plate for the Hammer, and Willingham put it out to left center in a hurry for his second Grand Slam in his second consecutive at bat. 13-5 Nationals, and Ryan Zimmerma--THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! Ryan Zimmerman hits his 18th HR in the eighth to end the scoring for the evening. 14-6.
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2 Grand Slams in 1 Game by Fernando Tatis
Fernando Tatis, who had not hit a grand slam during his Major League career, homered twice with the bases loaded — both times off Chan Ho Park — in the third inning. Tatis, not only became the first Major League ballplayer to hit two grand slams in one inning, but he also set a new record with eight runs batted in during a single inning.
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Right on, Tatis did it in 1999 and Josh Willingham did it this year but not in the same inning. doing it in the same inning is really badass.

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I'm a team player, not trying to pad my stats. I want to win games.
Two grand slams will almost always give your team a better chance to win than hitting for the cycle.


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