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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #225 on: October 12, 2012, 10:12:38 PM »
Okay, the Cardinal game made my heart the size of a basketball.

Wow....


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #226 on: October 12, 2012, 10:25:56 PM »
I'm glad the nats are gone.

Cards fans need to make sure they have strong hearts, how many times can they keep going to their last season ending strike and survive?


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #227 on: October 13, 2012, 12:24:42 AM »
Well it was a great season for the O's.  Looking forward to next year!

Yeah, this season did the impossible and got me interested in baseball.  Thinking about going up to Baltimore next season to see a few games.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #228 on: October 14, 2012, 04:38:22 AM »
Made the mistake of watching espn this morning to see if Yankees or Detroit won game in extra innings.    I see that Detroit won on my phone, but espn is showing several minutes of Yankees tying game in 9th and blubbering how this comeback will be remembered forever.   Oh, then they show a second of one of detroits runs in the 12th (only show a bit of one run) and nothing of Detroit getting the save.

And of course, they then have SEVERAL bits about Jeter getting hurt.  Then some baseball guy said that "this injury will super impact and override all baseball teams".   REALLY?

Jesus espn, get over your Yankees and dodgers all time love and crap reporting.   


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #229 on: October 14, 2012, 05:28:12 AM »
I fell asleep in the 8th. All those extra innings O's games took a toll on me.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #230 on: October 17, 2012, 09:17:25 PM »
Well, I was at what was supposed to be a game today, but ended up not happening.  First time I've ever seen a game called on the chance that there would be rain as opposed to rain actually stopping play.  They could've played in it.  I certainly could have sat in it...especially with the rain not starting until two hours after scheduled game time.  Then, there was the drunken loser who threatened to smash our car if we didn't let him get into the line in front of us in the parking garage... (SPOILERED FOR LANGUAGE)
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Made the mistake of watching espn this morning to see if Yankees or Detroit won game in extra innings.    I see that Detroit won on my phone, but espn is showing several minutes of Yankees tying game in 9th and blubbering how this comeback will be remembered forever.   Oh, then they show a second of one of detroits runs in the 12th (only show a bit of one run) and nothing of Detroit getting the save.

And of course, they then have SEVERAL bits about Jeter getting hurt.  Then some baseball guy said that "this injury will super impact and override all baseball teams".   REALLY?

Jesus espn, get over your Yankees and dodgers all time love and crap reporting.   

We've gotten used to this sort of coverage.  We just assume no matter what team we're playing, Joe Buck is automatically going to start rooting for the other side without coming out and saying it.  But if Joe Girardi's going to get all upset about a blown call and begin wanting Instant Replay instituted immediately in a game where no Yankee scored a run, Detroit's got eight words for him:

Armando Galarraga.  Perfect Game.  We got over it.
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #231 on: October 18, 2012, 04:02:09 AM »
I'm rooting for the Tigers and sooooooo tired of ESPN "Yankee Love" reporting.  If at all possible, go to the game!

My sister and brother in law are going to Cardinal game today.   Since they went to WS game 6 last year, I approve them going.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #232 on: October 18, 2012, 08:23:39 PM »
And...huzzah!  Much more pleasant evening this time around, for a multitude of reasons.  I did miss the ninth inning, because I had to go across the street to catch Evil Dead: The Musical (I was concerned I was going to have to miss one or the other though I bought tickets a week ago for Evil Dead), but I caught all the good stuff.  Seeing at least one playoff game in my life was worth it, I think.
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #233 on: October 18, 2012, 08:28:10 PM »
Good job for the Tigers chomping on the Yankees.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #234 on: October 21, 2012, 05:39:55 AM »
Sox traded Mike Aviles to Toronto for John Farrell. 

It's a step in the right direction, but pretty much any of the candidates this time around were a step in the right direction.  I'm thinking Ausmus goes for the job with the Jays now that he didn't get the one in Boston.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #235 on: October 24, 2012, 01:32:41 PM »
Bobby V is the gift that keeps on giving..

http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/rob-bradford/2012/10/24/bobby-valentine-might-want-check-his-facts

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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #236 on: October 24, 2012, 06:42:40 PM »
Goddamn it, Tigers, you're doing it wrong!
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #237 on: October 24, 2012, 06:44:18 PM »
Seriously un-Verlanderish.


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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #238 on: October 27, 2012, 07:17:38 PM »
Well, hey, Verlander does have his bad days...Sabathia had a VERY bad day when he went against us.

Nice thing is, Verlander usually doesn't have the same screw-ups in a pitching cycle, if we can get back to him in the rotation (EDIT: Wow, I really fumbled writing this sentence the other night.  Me speak English good).  But even in Game 2, our pitching was great, but our hitting looked like mid-season stuff when we were struggling.

About halfway through game 3 now, and they've at least gotten on base a number of times.  Sanchez allowed two, but that's still excellent pitching on his end all things considered.  Just need to close the deal...

EDIT: Annnnd no deal closing tonight.  Now it's just up to the statistically unlikely (but potentially hilarious) 4 game comeback.
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Re: Baseball 2012, The Thread
« Reply #239 on: October 28, 2012, 06:57:02 AM »
Never say never. I seem to remember about 8 years ago something happened that humiliated a certain Yankees franchise.