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Thursday, October 27, 2011

2011 World Series Game 6 CHATTER (TAKE TWO!)

Let’s try this again:

Rangers (Lewis) at Cardinals (Garcia). 8:05. FOX.

Rangers lead series 3-2.

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   101. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3977430)
Sac bunt works - moved runner to second, which led to a run.

Film at 11.
   102. boteman Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3977431)
Kinsler with the automatic double, or two base award. It's not in the ground rules.
   103. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3977432)
Yes, when I look to nip a rally in the bud I look to Mitchell Boggs?

What?
   104. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3977433)
It isn't that AL pitchers can't bunt. It's that David Freese was standing within an arms reach of Colby Lewis, basically saying "Hey, bunt it right here!"

I'm reminded of The Simpsons episode with Babe Ruth IV.
   105. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3977434)
Yes, when I look to nip a rally in the bud I look to Mitchell Boggs?


I don't get it. Salas has been the guy in early in close games this postseason.
   106. boteman Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3977435)
With all these Texas base runners I'm never going to debug this ridiculously simple bash script. My
for x in a b c 

keeps running after it finishes processing c, which puzzles me.
   107. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3977436)
What about the knuckler Tim?
   108. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3977437)
Let me know if I've missed anything.
Chekclist:
[ ] Conradian Play
[ ] Posadaesque baserunning
[ ] Dramatic 7th inning HR or later (if walk-off [ ])
[ ] SQUIRREL
[ ] Closeup on a phone
[X] Camera focuses on Nolan Ryan
[ ] Pujols = Awesome
[X] Hamilton = Awesome
[ ] Mention that this might be Pujols last game with Cards
[ ] TLR is TLR
[ ] Wash goes nuts
[ ] Craig vs. Ogando
[ ] It rains
[ ] Ump blows call (if costs game [ ]) (if decides series [ ])
[ ] Mention of Bob Gibson
[ ] Mention of Jack Buck (Joe says "We'll see you tomorrow night" or "We'll see you tonight" [ ])
[ ] Postseason starter in the bullpen
[ ] FOX celeb
[ ] Infra-red
[ ] Prince Fielder's ASG HR
[ ] IBB
[ ] Napoli works on WS MVP credentials
[ ] CS
[ ] Pitcher gets a hit
[ ] Reference to possible Game 7 starters
[ ] Wonder if Holland would start Game 7
[ ] Tim is confused
[ ] STL fans are called best in baseball or a similar superlative
[ ] Sherlock Holmes commercial
[ ] Reference to the shows that will be pre-empted on Friday if there is a game 7
[ ] NFL reference (beyond the usual "NFL on FOX" stuff)
[ ] Mark McGwire
[ ] Mention of other Molina brothers
[ ] "There hasn't been a WS Game 7 since 2002"
[ ] Reference to fact tonight's first pitch thrower, David Eckstein, was in the 2002 WS
[ ] Cardinals second only to Yankees
[ ] "X Outs Away/left"
[ ] Play at the plate
[ ] Adam Wainwright mentioned
[ ] Reminder that Rangers have never won World Series
[ ] Reminder that Rangers were originally in Washington
[X] The unexpected happens (I'll get this one out of the way)
[ ] Arthur Rhodes gets a ring no matter what
   109. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3977438)
TLR is planning on bringing Salas in.
   110. salvomania Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3977439)
It seems lie the Rangers have already hit about two dozen fouls, and we're still in the 2nd..
   111. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3977440)
Oooh, Lance nearly gave his runs back.
   112. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3977441)
If he had missed that Elvis would have run all day
   113. ?Donde esta Dagoberto Campaneris? Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3977442)
Berkman is silky smooth out there!!
   114. shoewizard Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3977443)
With two full days of rest for the bullpens, I think it was a foregone conclusion that we'd see the Cards relievers start to make their way in around 4th inning anyway.
   115. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM (#3977444)
Is there anyone who does NOT think it is an idiotic move for Washington to bat Napoli 7th?
   116. JE (Jason) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3977446)
Is there anyone who does NOT think it is an idiotic move for Washington to bat Napoli 7th?

Wash could have batted him eighth.
   117. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3977447)
Is there anyone who does NOT think it is an idiotic move for Washington to bat Napoli 7th?


Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and Adrian Beltre.
   118. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3977448)
Ray

If you are against it then it must be the right move
   119. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#3977449)
Edwin Jackson is not down in the bullpen. I wonder if Lohse is.
   120. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#3977450)
That would be fitting if Punto took out Carpenter
   121. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3977451)
If the Cards are smart Kyle is tied up in a trunk
   122. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3977452)
Ray

If you are against it then it must be the right move
Ooh...burn.
   123. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3977453)
Is there anyone who does NOT think it is an idiotic move for Washington to bat Napoli 7th?

He has certainly been their best hitter this year, but if you look at it from a true talent level I'm not sure there is really a strong case to be made for Napoli being a CLEARLY better hitter than Young, Beltre or Cruz.

And hell, we know that lineup positioning makes only the tiniest of differences... so why not let Wash go with what he feels is working

Also, what Harvey said in #118
   124. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM (#3977454)
not sure Garcia needs to be battign here
   125. TomH Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3977456)
a 5-6-4 double play.

I am pretty sure I have NOT seen that before.

off the cuff (who's our retrosheet guru?), I would say that occurs maybe once in ... let's say 3000 games.
   126. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM (#3977458)
E-5
   127. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3977459)
Wow, Freese nearly took quite the spill there. Bravo to Andrus (I think it was Andrus) in helping him get back up.
   128. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3977460)
was that windows 7 commerical a new one, this is tentative:

[x ] a brand new ANY commercial
   129. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3977461)
Oh SSUUUURRRREE, NOW Freese misses one
   130. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3977462)
Where was that last inning Michael?
   131. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3977463)
I think I would actually rather attempt to sit through Bucky Larson than Tower Heist

"Tower Heist" looks like the greatest waste of comedic talent I've ever heard of. That's a WHOLE lot of very funny people being not-funny, there.

Since everybody's here... anyone read "The Art of Fielding"? I know it's mostly been well-received among the lit crowd, but I want to know what the baseball crowd thinks of it.
   132. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3977464)
[x ] reference to Wash Senators
   133. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM (#3977465)
Punto is such a putz
   134. boteman Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM (#3977466)
[x ] reference to Wash Senators

Which pleases me to no end.
   135. cardsfanboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3977467)
Kinsler with the automatic double, or two base award. It's not in the ground rules.


A person after my own great white whale.
   136. cardsfanboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3977469)
"Tower Heist" looks like the greatest waste of comedic talent I've ever heard of. That's a WHOLE lot of very funny people being not-funny, there.


agree, a lot of funny people and Ben Stiller, who can ruin all funny movies(except maybe Zoolander and Mystery Men)
   137. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3977470)
God, Rafael Furcal is so damn good at playing baseball. One of the most fun players I have ever gotten to watch on a regular basis.
   138. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3977471)
Well, I know there's at least one....
   139. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3977472)
Jack Buck [X]
   140. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3977473)
Game 6s to end with a HR: Carter, Puckett, Fisk... who else?
   141. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3977474)
Puckett, Fisk, Carter. Any others?
   142. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3977475)
Also, why is Jon Jay not starting against a RHP?
   143. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3977476)
[x] ref: to we'll see you tomorrow night
   144. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3977477)
JUST missed it.
   145. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3977478)
Shoulda walked him.
   146. boteman Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3977479)
Albert with the warning track power. Must be the cold weather.
   147. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3977480)
Berkman must have hammered his pitch
   148. salvomania Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3977482)
Also, why is Jon Jay not starting against a RHP?


0 for 14 in the series.....

EDIT: and Skip is hitting .500 (7 for 14) in the postseason
   149. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:07 AM (#3977483)
And hell, we know that lineup positioning makes only the tiniest of differences... so why not let Wash go with what he feels is working


That's for reasonable lineups, not retarded, coke-addled ones.
   150. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:07 AM (#3977484)
Harvey, I was just thinking about how odd it was that Berkman's went out and Pujols' didn't. If you just show me each swing by itself I'd tell you Pujols' was a HR and Berkman's a flyout every time.

Baseball is funny.
   151. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:07 AM (#3977485)
agree, a lot of funny people and Ben Stiller, who can ruin all funny movies(except maybe Zoolander and Mystery Men)

and "Zero Effect" and "Flirting with Disaster," which I loved.

I'm going with five game-six-ending homers: the three I remember, and I'm guessing two I don't.
   152. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:08 AM (#3977486)
0 for 14 in the series.....

Hmm, hadn't noticed that. Still, he should be playing. Throws like a girl, but he is a real natural hitter.
   153. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977488)
and "Zero Effect" and "Flirting with Disaster,"

...and Meet the Parents.
   154. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977489)
Awesome
   155. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977490)
There's your Conrad play.
   156. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977491)
Clownshoes.
   157. boteman Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977492)
[x] Matt Holliday specializes in botching fly balls in the post-season

He was yelling "TAKE IT! TAKE IT!"
   158. Bitter Mouse Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977493)
Oops
   159. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977494)
I have to say that that isn't just Conradian, it's... Hollidayesque.
   160. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977495)
Heh.
   161. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3977496)
Holliday trying to recreate his history of OF goofs.
   162. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977497)
[X] Conradian Play
   163. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977498)
Conradian!
   164. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977499)
[x ] Outfield miscommunication; runners advance
   165. Shredder Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977500)
At least it didn't hit him in the nuts this time.
   166. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977501)
Holliday: I got it!
Furcal: Boggs?
Holliday: No, I got it!
Furcal: Motte?
Holliday: Okay, yours.
Furcal: What?
   167. shoewizard Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977502)
ANOTHER post season fielding blunder for Holiday
   168. JE (Jason) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977503)
Gotta love TLR doing his damnest not to show emotion.
   169. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3977504)
About time the Cards got bit by having DHs in the outfield
   170. zachtoma Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3977505)
ball in the groin redux!
   171. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3977506)
Can we give Cruz some credit for running out a seemingly routine flyball and subsequently being able to get to second on the drop? A lot of players would have given up on running on that ball.
   172. salvomania Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3977507)
Holliday is a one-tool player
   173. cardsfanboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3977508)
the Cardinals had a chance to record a leadoff out and just couldn't accept that miracle.
   174. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977509)
Oooh, fisted?
   175. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977510)
MVP MVP MVP
   176. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977511)
More awesome
   177. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977512)
Napoli!
   178. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977513)
Napoli = cardinal killer
   179. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977514)
Brilliant lineup construction.
   180. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977515)
did that catch chalk?......easily.
   181. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977516)
Yet another major f***-up by the Cardinals.
   182. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977517)
And... Napoli's in the spot to do damage again.
   183. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#3977518)
That's a fair ball.
   184. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3977519)
When did Holliday become an adventure in the OF? I remember him being solid-average when he was a Rockie, but I wasn't exactly playing super close attention to his defense or anything. Is this an age thing, or has he always been rough like this?
   185. salvomania Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3977520)
Can we give Cruz some credit for running out a seemingly routine flyball and subsequently being able to get to second on the drop?


When there's 10 seconds of hang time he'd better be standing on 2nd..
   186. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3977521)
Oh, and Napoli MVP [X]
   187. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3977522)
Which is Ahab and which is Fedallah in 135?

And Mike Napoli still sucks, says Scioscia.
   188. JE (Jason) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3977523)
Can we give Cruz some credit for running out a seemingly routine flyball and subsequently being able to get to second on the drop? A lot of players would have given up on running on that ball.

Michael Kay just called to say that Teixeira would have been on third standing up.
   189. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3977524)
Yeah, this lineup stinks

If Ray warned me about the dangers of benzene I would drink it for breakfast and live to 150
   190. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3977525)
Astounding to think that Napoli has the most RBI against the Cardinals in WS history and it's taken him all but five and a half games.
   191. Dan Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3977526)
Why is Gentry facing a RHP?
   192. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3977527)
Holliday is a one-tool player


Two tool at the very least.

Holy crap, he went 28-30 on steals in 08!
   193. boteman Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3977528)
When did Holliday become an adventure in the OF?

When he became a Cardinal. It must the the red in the uniform conflicts with the blue in Hamilton's eyes or sumpin.
   194. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3977529)
Holliday: I got it!
Furcal: Boggs?
Holliday: No, I got it!
Furcal: Motte?
Holliday: Okay, yours.
Furcal: What?


Ah, a lifetime of Motte jokes.
   195. Christopher Linden Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3977530)
#171 is right. Most players would have given up on the play and been stuck at first. Cruz hustled his way into the go-ahead run.
   196. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3977531)
Lewis should just swing, one out is better than two.
   197. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:16 AM (#3977532)
Oh ####.
   198. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:16 AM (#3977533)
####.
   199. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:16 AM (#3977534)
Uh oh.
   200. boteman Posted: October 28, 2011 at 01:16 AM (#3977535)
This team will now self-destruct in 2 outs.


CRAP! Not Napoli!?
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