Carlos Ruiz: Boss Mode (.gif)

Lost in the craziness of last night’s 15-13 game was Carlos Ruiz’s bat toss after he hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning. I’ve captured it in a .gif for posterity.

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  1. nik

    May 03, 2012 01:50 PM

    Chooch is awesome. That is all.

  2. nick

    May 03, 2012 01:58 PM

    i like the guy in the stands pointing at the girl that stood in his way

  3. Dan K.

    May 03, 2012 02:02 PM

    Braves fans are such an excitable bunch.

    The only person I can tell is even reacting to the HR is the guy in the very upper left hand corner.

  4. JRFarmer

    May 03, 2012 03:12 PM

    I noticed the same, Dan K.

    Almost nobody in the crowd reacts to the hit. What’s up with that? Do these people even watch the game?

  5. Jeff

    May 03, 2012 05:00 PM

    That swing: pretty much a RH mirror image of Matt Stairs’ famed Moon Shot off Broxton. Such a shame that it was wasted.

  6. Monk

    May 03, 2012 06:44 PM

    He is normally so calm, cool and collected….but when he turned on that pitch, and then profiled on it….beautiful man….simply beautiful! Chooch is the Shizzle!!! Chooch fans need to spread the word and the love this season…a big push to get him on the All-Star team for 2012. He deserves it. Lets Go!

  7. pedro3131

    May 03, 2012 07:12 PM

    Blanton’s first shutout since June 2nd 2007…. His line that night… 9IP 3H 0BB 6K… He was a lot more efficient (88 pitches to his 100+ today) but pretty interesting coincidence

  8. hk

    May 03, 2012 08:20 PM

    pedro, you have it backwards. He threw 108 pitches in the 2007 shut out and only 88 today.

  9. pedro3131

    May 03, 2012 10:17 PM

    My mistake, I had looked this up for a fb post and didn’t have the numbers sitting in front of me when I posted here. Good to see Blanton working so efficiently. For the year he’s averaging 12 pitches per inning during his 3 wins, as opposed to 16.5 during his loses (would be higher but he was still pretty good against San Diego)

  10. Dan K.

    May 04, 2012 07:29 AM


    If he keeps this up, no one will have to do anything. It’s just impossible to look past the numbers he’s putting up as a catcher (a very good defensive, and incredible game-calling one, at that).

    McCann is the only other NL catcher even worth a mention with Ruiz right now.

  11. Gaël

    May 04, 2012 08:30 AM

    Dan, Yadier Molina and his awful neck tattoo disagree.

    (fun fact: Molina and Ruiz have the exact same OPS right now, with 4 HRs each)

  12. mikebartjr

    May 05, 2012 07:30 AM

    This takes me back to Sarge’s bat flip in the playoffs against the Dodgers in 83.

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