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Title: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 02, 2009, 07:28:28 PM
Wow after seeing Phillie fall apart the last three games i am starting to get pumped again,middle of the 7th 6 to 2.  Go Philies!

What do you think of this World Series and who are you rooting for?
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 02, 2009, 07:35:18 PM
HOME RUN! ;D  GO PHILLIES!

7 TO 2!
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 02, 2009, 07:42:30 PM
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT ANOTHER HOME RUN!  AM i THE ONLY ONE SEEING THIS!

This is a great game.  Just keep striking them out Lee.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Bob on November 02, 2009, 07:59:12 PM
Well, since the Cards are not there, rooting for Philly, mostly because I like Ryan Howard and I HATE how ESPN falls over themselves telling us how "gutty" the Yankees are.

For 200 million, they better be.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 02, 2009, 08:19:46 PM
Oh crud it looks like the Phillies are giving away their lead.  I think New York is going to win this one :speechless:
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 02, 2009, 08:30:52 PM
YES!  WAY TO GO!

I can't wait for Wednesday.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: carlobee on November 02, 2009, 11:21:29 PM
yeah. Go Phillies!!  :clap:

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Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 03, 2009, 12:34:01 AM
 
The way this season has been going for the Phillies it figures it would turn out this way.  It's been a roller-coaster all year.

My prediction:  Howard will get several more strikeouts to give him the record for a long time, but will also do something(s) that wins it all for us...

Hasn't been the same this year without Harry calling the games, can't stand any of the TV guys, Scott and Larry on the radio are pretty good.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: TeamRAD on November 03, 2009, 06:26:15 AM

The Phillies lost the series when Manuel named Blanton the Game 4 starter. Stupid.

Cole, your comments after Game 3 were far from innocuous...

http://www.faniq.com/article/Brett-Myers-and-Cole-Hamels-nearly-fight-after-Game-5--1860526?ref=fromTS

"I can't wait for it to end," Hamels said, referring to his wildly inconsistent 2009 season. "It's been mentally draining ... It's one of those things, a year in, you just can't wait for a fresh start."

Terrible, Cole.

Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Bob on November 03, 2009, 06:39:41 AM
I think the reason that Lee did not pitch on three days rest is that he has never done that before in his career.    Now, that does not mean that it had to be Blanton (Haupt maybe), but it least explains what they were thinking with Lee.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Thrifty on November 03, 2009, 09:27:48 AM
Oh wow.  My Facebook news feed leaked onto the Rifftrax Roundtable.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 03, 2009, 12:06:16 PM

The Phillies lost the series when Manuel named Blanton the Game 4 starter. Stupid.

Cole, your comments after Game 3 were far from innocuous...

http://www.faniq.com/article/Brett-Myers-and-Cole-Hamels-nearly-fight-after-Game-5--1860526?ref=fromTS

"I can't wait for it to end," Hamels said, referring to his wildly inconsistent 2009 season. "It's been mentally draining ... It's one of those things, a year in, you just can't wait for a fresh start."

Terrible, Cole.

He tried to take that back last night in the locker room interviews, didn't sound all that convincing...  His head has not been in the game all year.    Now there's a big question mark for game 7 (if Pedro has anything left in his arm for tomorrow that is...).

As for pitching Lee on 3 days rest, OK, so say we did that, and win game 4, who goes game 5?  Would still have to be Blanton or Happ, with probably the same results...  Seeing how Lee pitched last night it was the right call to give him the extra day.

Only thing I question with Charlie is putting the shift on when Lidge was pitching, everyone knows with Lidge on the mound getting to 2nd is automatic, been that way for 2 years, he got very lucky last year to get all those saves, this year his luck ran out and those guys on 2nd started scoring.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Bob on November 03, 2009, 01:44:59 PM
Just dear god, Phillies HAVE to win.   I would root for the Hitler youth over the Yankees.

I could not stand a whole year of ESPN creaming themselves over the greatness of AROD and Yankees...... those scrappy 200 million dollar players.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 03, 2009, 01:59:59 PM
I can't wait for Wednesday's game.

I don't know all the ins and out of Baseball like all the stats and stuff like that but I know when i am watching exciting games,and last night's game was an exciting game.

I haven't been this glued to a baseball game since the I listened to the 2004 world series on the radio.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Bob on November 03, 2009, 03:00:45 PM

I don't know all the ins and out of Baseball like all the stats and stuff like that but I know when i am watching exciting games,and last night's game was an exciting game.



The "stat" people can ruin the game for you.    Just know what you like and go with that.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 03, 2009, 03:02:38 PM
Just dear god, Phillies HAVE to win.   I would root for the Hitler youth over the Yankees.

I could not stand a whole year of ESPN creaming themselves over the greatness of AROD and Yankees...... those scrappy 200 million dollar players.

Yea...  Haven't seen the Yankees that much during the season but it seems Jeter is the only one that's likable on that team.

Gotta love Chase (The Man) Utley, quietly does his job, now is tied with Mr. October, he's got to get at least one more....   I remember watching Reggie get those home runs back in 77?, was the last time I rooted for the Yankees....
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 03, 2009, 03:04:26 PM
I know i like the Phillies.  I think they need to work on striking people out and not throwing so manny balls but I think they are playing some pretty good ball right now.  I am excited about the rest of the series. I hope it goes to game seven.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: TeamRAD on November 03, 2009, 03:05:14 PM

The Phillies lost the series when Manuel named Blanton the Game 4 starter. Stupid.

Cole, your comments after Game 3 were far from innocuous...

http://www.faniq.com/article/Brett-Myers-and-Cole-Hamels-nearly-fight-after-Game-5--1860526?ref=fromTS

"I can't wait for it to end," Hamels said, referring to his wildly inconsistent 2009 season. "It's been mentally draining ... It's one of those things, a year in, you just can't wait for a fresh start."

Terrible, Cole.


As for pitching Lee on 3 days rest, OK, so say we did that, and win game 4, who goes game 5?  Would still have to be Blanton or Happ, with probably the same results...  Seeing how Lee pitched last night it was the right call to give him the extra day.

Only thing I question with Charlie is putting the shift on when Lidge was pitching, everyone knows with Lidge on the mound getting to 2nd is automatic, been that way for 2 years, he got very lucky last year to get all those saves, this year his luck ran out and those guys on 2nd started scoring.


For the former, by having Lee start Game 4, you've him for the start of Game 7 (if that did so happen) Not only has Lee been the most dominant pitcher in the Playoffs, but he was obviously in the Yank's heads, too. By having him start Game 5 negated the Phillies' staff of their one true weapon in the rotation for the return to the Bronx. I cannot be alone here, but does anyone believe anyone outside of Lee fares well in that bandbox against that lineup? Most importantly, it's the World Series. This is where three days rest happens. If by chance Lee would've lost Game 4, oh well...no one would've questioned the call. Cholo got too fancy, and unless they win this thing (for which I hope), it will be a specter in his managerial career.

For the latter, the shift killed Lidge, and you've to credit Damon for his head's up play. It ended up taking away Lidge's best pitch (he wasn't going to chance his slider on going awry, and cost them the game. 


I don't know all the ins and out of Baseball like all the stats and stuff like that but I know when i am watching exciting games,and last night's game was an exciting game.

I haven't been this glued to a baseball game since the I listened to the 2004 world series on the radio.

DocWho, Game 5 was pedestrian in contrast to how epic Game 4 was. The pendulum swing from the bottom-of-the-eighth to the top-of-the-ninth was really something, and A-Rod managed to do some revisionist history.


I don't know all the ins and out of Baseball like all the stats and stuff like that but I know when i am watching exciting games,and last night's game was an exciting game.



The "stat" people can ruin the game for you.    Just know what you like and go with that.

...hahahaha. :)

It can also add an interesting morsel to the overall narrative of baseball.

Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Bob on November 03, 2009, 03:07:44 PM
I actually like Jeter, he seems like a stand up guy who busts it on every play despite his wealth and fame.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 03, 2009, 03:18:54 PM

The Phillies lost the series when Manuel named Blanton the Game 4 starter. Stupid.

Cole, your comments after Game 3 were far from innocuous...

http://www.faniq.com/article/Brett-Myers-and-Cole-Hamels-nearly-fight-after-Game-5--1860526?ref=fromTS

"I can't wait for it to end," Hamels said, referring to his wildly inconsistent 2009 season. "It's been mentally draining ... It's one of those things, a year in, you just can't wait for a fresh start."

Terrible, Cole.


As for pitching Lee on 3 days rest, OK, so say we did that, and win game 4, who goes game 5?  Would still have to be Blanton or Happ, with probably the same results...  Seeing how Lee pitched last night it was the right call to give him the extra day.

Only thing I question with Charlie is putting the shift on when Lidge was pitching, everyone knows with Lidge on the mound getting to 2nd is automatic, been that way for 2 years, he got very lucky last year to get all those saves, this year his luck ran out and those guys on 2nd started scoring.


For the former, by having Lee start Game 4, you've him for the start of Game 7 (if that did so happen) Not only has Lee been the most dominant pitcher in the Playoffs, but he was obviously in the Yank's heads, too. By having him start Game 5 negated the Phillies' staff of their one true weapon in the rotation for the return to the Bronx. I cannot be alone here, but does anyone believe anyone outside of Lee fares well in that bandbox against that lineup? Most importantly, it's the World Series. This is where three days rest happens. If by chance Lee would've lost Game 4, oh well...no one would've questioned the call. Cholo got too fancy, and unless they win this thing (for which I hope), it will be a specter in his managerial career.

For the latter, the shift killed Lidge, and you've to credit Damon for his head's up play. It ended up taking away Lidge's best pitch (he wasn't going to chance his slider on going awry, and cost them the game. 


I don't know all the ins and out of Baseball like all the stats and stuff like that but I know when i am watching exciting games,and last night's game was an exciting game.

I haven't been this glued to a baseball game since the I listened to the 2004 world series on the radio.

DocWho, Game 5 was pedestrian in contrast to how epic Game 4 was. The pendulum swing from the bottom-of-the-eighth to the top-of-the-ninth was really something, and A-Rod managed to do some revisionist history.


I don't know all the ins and out of Baseball like all the stats and stuff like that but I know when i am watching exciting games,and last night's game was an exciting game.



The "stat" people can ruin the game for you.    Just know what you like and go with that.

...hahahaha. :)

It can also add an interesting morsel to the overall narrative of baseball.



Sadly I missed game four due to a power outage on my street.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 03, 2009, 06:19:01 PM

The Phillies lost the series when Manuel named Blanton the Game 4 starter. Stupid.

Cole, your comments after Game 3 were far from innocuous...

http://www.faniq.com/article/Brett-Myers-and-Cole-Hamels-nearly-fight-after-Game-5--1860526?ref=fromTS

"I can't wait for it to end," Hamels said, referring to his wildly inconsistent 2009 season. "It's been mentally draining ... It's one of those things, a year in, you just can't wait for a fresh start."

Terrible, Cole.


As for pitching Lee on 3 days rest, OK, so say we did that, and win game 4, who goes game 5?  Would still have to be Blanton or Happ, with probably the same results...  Seeing how Lee pitched last night it was the right call to give him the extra day.


For the former, by having Lee start Game 4, you've him for the start of Game 7 (if that did so happen) Not only has Lee been the most dominant pitcher in the Playoffs, but he was obviously in the Yank's heads, too. By having him start Game 5 negated the Phillies' staff of their one true weapon in the rotation for the return to the Bronx. I cannot be alone here, but does anyone believe anyone outside of Lee fares well in that bandbox against that lineup? Most importantly, it's the World Series. This is where three days rest happens. If by chance Lee would've lost Game 4, oh well...no one would've questioned the call. Cholo got too fancy, and unless they win this thing (for which I hope), it will be a specter in his managerial career.

Yea, I know we are now somewhat screwed for game 7 without Lee as a possible starter, but do you really think he would have pitched as well in game 4 as he did in game 5?  I've watched most of his games since coming to the Phillies and he was a little bit off last night, a day earlier maybe he would have been the same, maybe worse.  If worse then we would still have been screwed for game 7.   So it was a crap shoot either way.  Cole losing the first home game was the killer.

Funny how winning the series last year has changed this one for me, if they lose in 6 I won't feel that bad, 2 years in a row getting to watch them play all the way to the end has been great.

Just hope they take all the money from selling out the stadium almost every home game this year and keep the team at this level, if they can keep going this far for a few more years it will be a fun ride.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: TeamRAD on November 04, 2009, 05:52:04 AM

Do I believe Lee would've pitched as well in Game 4 as he did in 5? I can't say, but it's a risk I'd be willing to take. It completely changed the dynamic of the Series, and I'm sure the Yanks celebrated upon receiving the news. Furthermore, despite the success Burnett had in Game 2 and whatever the end result would've been in Game 4 w/ Lee pitching, I'd have liked the chances of the Phils teeing off on A.J. from looking at his road numbers from this past season (even in light of his dominance against left-handed hitting this season). Oh well, I'll still be cheering them on tonight.  :)

2 years of seeing your team in the World Series...I was psyched for our 1 year in the Playoffs, period! (I waited my entire life to see that happen.)

...and I don't think you'll be seeing the dismantling of your team for a few years. You're gonna have a fun run for a while. Lee's contract status however, w/ his performance in the Playoffs, you're looking in excess of 100 million now, and it'll we be something to follow for you guys in the offseason as far as an extension goes. But I'm sure Amaro will give it his all on getting it done...the revenue from back-to-back World Series' runs has to be sweet!

Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 04, 2009, 06:22:34 PM
Well there is no way the Phillies are winning this game.  The Phillies just don't seem to have their heads in the game the way the Yankees do tonight.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Bob on November 04, 2009, 06:59:29 PM
Did idiot McCarver just say that it would "not be right" for Matsui to play for any other American team besides the Yankees unless he can play with Itchiro as they are both Japanese?     ::)

Crap, Yankees will win and ESPN will spend all winter marveling at how scrappy this 200 million dollar team is.   :angry:
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 04, 2009, 07:10:12 PM
I can't bare to watch this any more.  If I have to hear about how great the Yankees are all winter it will kill my love of Baseball.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Moleman on November 04, 2009, 08:21:27 PM
Phuck the Yankees
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 04, 2009, 08:55:29 PM
I'm no Yankee fan but I actually find it pretty surprising that it's been 9 years since their last ring. Given the amount of money they spend and the fact they've won 27 times, it seems like a fairly big drought. But yeah, screw the Yankees.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 04, 2009, 09:03:24 PM
Well, the team that made the fewer mistakes won.  Phillies picked a bad time to start making mistakes, had only one or 2 times during the season where they played like this, too bad it happened again now.

Hope Raul gets surgery and comes back healthy (and stays healthy) next season.  

Hope Cole can get his head straight for next year.

I think it's 100 days to spring training, bring it on...........
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: TeamRAD on November 05, 2009, 09:36:36 AM
Crap, Yankees will win and ESPN will spend all winter marveling at how scrappy this 200 million dollar team is.   :angry:

...or you can resort to Ken Rosenthal and have him tell you that "The emotion was real."

:D

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/10324640/Yankees-cash-in-with-World-Series-title


...bring on the hot stove!

Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Minnesota on November 05, 2009, 10:45:10 AM
booooooooooo
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Moleman on November 05, 2009, 11:04:40 AM
He's right.  The emotion is real, I'm pissed off about the Yankees winning.  That's real emotion right there.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Bob on November 05, 2009, 11:06:59 AM
I did like Texeria saying that "god told him to sign with the Yankees".   

Yeah, god and 180 million.

Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Moleman on November 05, 2009, 11:22:19 AM
I saw that interview too and was thinking that as well.  I also couldn't believe he admitted to praying for a World Series win.

So let me get this straight, you believe God so if its all real, He has blessed you with the talent to play baseball and do what you love for a living.  Not only that but He has made you wealthier then most people in the world already and now you pray DEMANDING you also win the World Series?!?  What a selfish prick.  Shouldn't you feel humbled and blessed like you don't really deserve it since this has all been given to you?

This is why people hate the Yankees so much.  Its not the winning, its the unbelievable arrogance.  The Yankees are above everyone else and DESERVE to win every year because they are the Yankees and if they don't its because they got cheated out of it for some reason.  Because it sure wouldn't be the case of another team being better one year, oh hell no.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 05, 2009, 11:27:15 AM
I think I died a little inside watching last night's game :speechless:
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: Thrifty on November 05, 2009, 11:28:36 AM
I did like Texeria saying that "god told him to sign with the Yankees".   

Yeah, god and 180 million.

Texeria worships a pallet jack full of $180,000,000.
Title: Re: The World Series thread.
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 07, 2009, 06:38:28 PM
Post mortom for the Phillies:

3 Phillies going into surgery, Lidge, Ibanez, and Eyre.  I figured Eyre, and possibly Ibanez, but no one knew Lidge had a physical problem with his elbow.  So maybe if everything is fixed he will be back to "lights out" next season.

They also let Brett Myers go.

Big surprise they picked up the option to keep Lee.