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light-headed 12/5/2012 | 4:04:48 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out four-play?

i agree with you and have never liked quad play but four play is great and sounds sexy/dirty.

;)

EVERYONE like a little four-play!
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:04:47 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out Yes, I got notes from Om Malik (http://daily.gigaom.com) and Andy Abramson about four play.

I'll probably allow it. Especially because all this stuff is nothing but a big tease anyway, right?

ph
googol_byte 12/5/2012 | 4:04:45 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out >> This is as stupid as a CEO saying they'll give "110 percent." They can't. It's mathematically impossible.


It's a relative term. Giving 110% only means that they are going to try 10% more than they've tried in the past. For a lot of CEOs, this is not impossible, rather, it is still under-achieving.

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:04:45 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out Some folks were saying "grand slam" for a while. Of course, that's not an extension of "triple play," but rather the total opposite (nobody gets out, everybody scores).

Plus, in the U.S., "grand slam" is the brand name for a breakfast combo at a really lousy chain of diners.
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:04:44 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out re: "only means that they are going to try 10% more than they've tried in the past. For a lot of CEOs, this is not impossible, rather, it is still under-achieving."

That's funny. Thanks.

I should add that athletes say the 110 percent thing a lot, too. And I usually don't take it to mean they weren't trying as hard as they could.
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 4:04:44 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out re: "Plus, in the U.S., 'grand slam' is the brand name for a breakfast combo at a really lousy chain of diners."

Maybe we should call a combo of voice, video, and data a "rooty tooty" instead.

ph
optobozo 12/5/2012 | 4:04:40 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out I liken it to turning an amplifier to "11". You know, for when you need that little extra umph.
yankmykee 12/5/2012 | 3:37:13 AM
re: Quadruple Play Is Out now i came across this article recently, a little late, but i just want to make one thing clear. to say there is no such thing as a quadruple play in baseball would not be accurate

now i kno half the people out there cant even correctly explain the infield fly rule, drop third strike, and all these weird rules... and prob more half of them can't identify what a quadruple play is in baseball

so here we go... takes a deep breath

basses loaded none out (obviously)
lined shot into the outfield, and the guy makes a miraculous catch. now the runners need to run back to their bases. The guy on third tags up and scores easily, but the other two runners do not get back to their bases before the ball does, so to second then to first to complete the triple play. however, that run scored, and it is recorded in the official scoring, but, it was seen by the manager that the guy on third left his base too early and he instructs the first baseman to throw it to the third baseman to step on third and appeal the run. the umpire punches the guy out and the run has to be taken away. now in the official scoring, you have a triple play and record exactly who got out, but you must account and explain why that run didnt score, the guy who scored has to be called out, though three outs have alrdy been recorded and in the same inning's column, u must record a fourth out thus completing the quadruple play...

now normally when theres three outs, theres no reason to complete the quadruple play, because it wont do anything, it doesnt count.. but in this case it was the difference of a run, and that is why the fourth out matters in this case and must be recorded

now i kno basically only umpires know of this, and i kno they are not your target audience with your articles, so i agree to get rid of it because if everyone knew about the quadruple play, then they would start saying quintuple play

so i am for you with agreeing to get rid of it, but i just wanted to inform you that when you said it wasn't possible that it actually is
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