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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.

Gamingboy Posted: October 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM | 1811 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   501. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:14 AM (#3977845)
[ xxx] Berkman continues to build MVP case
   502. Christopher Linden Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:14 AM (#3977846)
My intro to World Series ball was 1979. My eyesight has still not adjusted. Back to the game, seems like we've had a ton of atom balls tonight and there's the 60-foot infield hit by Berkman.
   503. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3977847)
You know, I've lived in the St. Louis area for 45 years, worked in St. Louis for fifteen, and I've never seen anyone I've known in crowd shots from Busch Stadium.
   504. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3977848)
Is Bobby Cox the last Game 6 or 7 ejection?
   505. cardsfanboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3977849)
489, the Cards starter got a pitch over 6" outside called for strike three, if Fox' robot is to be believed.


probably closer to 3 inches, but still doesn't change that I didn't think either pitch to Pujols should have been called a strike.
   506. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3977850)
The first World Series I remember watching was 1991. I know I saw earlier ones as a little child, but no memory at all.
   507. shoewizard Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:16 AM (#3977851)
43rd for me. A lot of the games I saw in the 80's were tape delayed though.
   508. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:16 AM (#3977852)
It would be nice if I got power back before the game ends...
   509. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:16 AM (#3977853)
I remember crying in 1976 when I came downstairs and learned that New York - my state - had lost the world series. I was six.
   510. PreservedFish Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:16 AM (#3977854)
The earthquake series is the first one I have a clear memory of. Although I'd be shocked if I didn't watch the 1986 series, my dad was definitely the "wake him up something exciting on tv is happening" type.
   511. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3977855)
Has a high-profile (think: multiple all-star games) player ever been tossed from a World Series game 6 or 7?

Would the Joe Medwick Incident count?

EDIT: I cried after the 1980 NLCS, and then threw a ####### tantrum after the 1986 NLCS, and then I didn't follow any team in particular for 15 years or so.
Because God hated me, obviously.
   512. Effervesoteric Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3977856)
Hey y'all...just turned on the game (radio), and from the looks of this thread it's apparently been a defensive shitshow? Can anyone specify what exactly happened?
   513. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3977857)
Checklist:
[X] Conradian Play (ENSEMBLE AWARD)
[X] Posadaesque baserunning
[ ] Dramatic 7th inning HR or later (if walk-off [ ])
[ ] SQUIRREL (There have been a Faux squirrel, though)
[ ] Closeup on a phone
[X] Camera focuses on Nolan Ryan
[ ] Pujols = Awesome
[X] Hamilton = Awesome
[X] Mention that this might be Pujols last game with Cards
[X] TLR is TLR
[ ] Wash goes nuts
[ ] Craig vs. Ogando
[ ] It rains
[ ] Ump blows call (if costs game [ ]) (if decides series [ ])
[ ] Mention of Bob Gibson
[X] Mention of Jack Buck (Joe says "We'll see you tomorrow night" or "We'll see you tonight" [ ])
[X] Postseason starter in the bullpen
[ ] FOX celeb
[X] Infra-red
[ ] Prince Fielder's ASG HR
[X] IBB
[X] Napoli works on WS MVP credentials
[ ] CS
[ ] Pitcher gets a hit
[X] Reference to possible Game 7 starters
[ ] Wonder if Holland would start Game 7
[X] Tim is confused
[ ] STL fans are called best in baseball or a similar superlative
[ ] Sherlock Holmes commercial
[X] Reference to the shows that will be pre-empted on Friday if there is a game 7 (FRINGE bug on bottom)
[ ] 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
[X] 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
   514. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3977858)
1980 was the first one I stayed up for but I remember watching quite a bit in the previous two years.
   515. Bitter Mouse Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3977859)
Hey, I didn't ask for them to like it Bitter Mouse. Get 'em up and make 'em watch.


Let sleeping boys lie.
   516. salvomania Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3977860)
That's four fouls to the right side for Holliday so far this AB..

EDIT: now five
   517. Christopher Linden Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977861)
In those 33 years I've missed maybe six or seven games ... and one was Game 1 in 1988.
   518. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977862)
Can anyone specify what exactly happened?


Holliday dropped a popup, Freese dropped a foul ball, Michael Young bobbled a ball at first, Freese dropped a fair ball.
   519. Dale H. Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977863)
World Series ejections here
   520. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977864)
My youngest daughter's first MLB game had a triple play and ended with Prince Fielder's bowling strike celebration at home plate vs the Giants. I think she was looking at her shoe during the play. So far she's loved the ballpark in her 2s.
   521. Effervesoteric Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977865)
Holy #### it happened AGAIN! AGAIN!
   522. Cabbage Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977866)
Good Evening gentlemen.

Stayed late at the office so I could have a bunch of beer and show up late tomorrow. I started off with a 16 oz can of Pilsner Urquel (my liquor store had a 4-pack on sale for $3, which I couldn't pass up) while eating dinner in front of the TV. I'm in the middle of a bottle of Bell's Best Brown. Up next is some IPA from New Holland.


Is this the worst managed WS since Brenly/Baker? Is it worse?
   523. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977867)
Has a high-profile (think: multiple all-star games) player ever been tossed from a World Series game 6 or 7?



Andujar.
   524. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977869)
WTF is going on tonight?
   525. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3977870)
Can anyone specify what exactly happened?

See that checklist in 513? The list of defensive miscues is even LONGER!
   526. The Kentucky Gentleman, Mark Edward Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977871)
oh my goodness
   527. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977872)
Oh. My. God.
   528. Dan Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977873)
De-fense.
   529. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977874)
This is an incredibly ugly, but also exciting, game.
   530. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977875)
Can't anybody here play this game?
   531. Bitter Mouse Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977876)
I laugh.
   532. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977877)
The Collective Conradian Catastrophes Continue
   533. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977878)
Apparently grit and determination don't help with defense.
   534. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977879)
Holy Toledo.
   535. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977880)
And again.
   536. Effervesoteric Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977881)
So is this the worst defensive WS game in living memory?
   537. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977882)
Mark McGwire likes sunflower seeds.

Must be a side effect of steroids use.
   538. PreservedFish Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977883)
Young ... extraordinary.

Also, he should have gone for the bag, not the runner.
   539. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977884)
Hey y'all...just turned on the game (radio), and from the looks of this thread it's apparently been a defensive shitshow? Can anyone specify what exactly happened?

It's been what you just heard, times 10.
   540. fra paolo Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977885)
Everybody makes mistakes.
   541. Christopher Linden Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977886)
OMG
   542. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977887)
Sweet zombie Jesus...
   543. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3977888)
Hey y'all...just turned on the game (radio), and from the looks of this thread it's apparently been a defensive shitshow? Can anyone specify what exactly happened?


Holliday and Furcal had an "I've got it, no you've got it" moment in the outfield.

Freese dropped an easy popout.

Michael Young flipped a groundout to Colby Lewis, who missed stepping on the base.

A Cardinals pitcher threw the ball into CF instead of to second on a bunt play.

There's one or two I can't remember, because I need to add:

And then that happened.
   544. Tripon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977889)
MICHAEL YOUNG IS THE GOAT
   545. Textbook Editor Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977890)
Well, well, well... Does no one want to win this game?
   546. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977891)
Young WTF! WHy didnt he slide with his feet for th base rather than lunge??
   547. cardsfanboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977892)
Hey y'all...just turned on the game (radio), and from the looks of this thread it's apparently been a defensive shitshow? Can anyone specify what exactly happened?


Can't tell you them all, but Matt Holliday had a routine fly ball hit to him between him and the shortstop and for some inexplicable reason at the last second he backed off from the ball then realized that Furcal didn't call him off, ball hit his wrist/glove and bounced out. Eventually led to a run. (in fact the first three errors all led to runs, I think)
   548. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977893)
If this inning somehow comes down to Nick ####### Punto again ...
   549. Christopher Linden Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977894)
Between the managing, bullpen phones, and awful defense, this might be the worst exciting WS ever.
   550. Effervesoteric Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977895)
And Lewis stays in the game...this will not end well.
   551. salvomania Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977896)
On both of Holliday;s crazy bang-bang first base plays this series, on neither did he seem to be running particularly hard.. although maybe that's just the way he moves...
   552. Cabbage Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977897)
I have it on good authority that Ron Washington sings "Ugando" into the bullpen phone to the tune of Lady Gaga's "Alejandro"
   553. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977898)
Also, he should have gone for the bag, not the runner.
Well, he had a ton of time at first. He had time to look at second, just to see if it might be routine.
   554. shoewizard Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3977899)
Hey y'all...just turned on the game (radio), and from the looks of this thread it's apparently been a defensive shitshow? Can anyone specify what exactly happened?


So it looks like Michael Young just gave you a quick refresher.

I am playing hooky from work this morning for this crap. Just AWFUL
   555. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:21 AM (#3977900)
Michael Young, SUPERSTAR! SO MUCH BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE ON THE RANGERS! SO GRITTY!
   556. salvomania Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:21 AM (#3977901)
Holliday dropped a popup, Freese dropped a foul ball, Michael Young bobbled a ball at first, Freese dropped a fair ball.


And Salas threw a bunt into center field.
   557. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:21 AM (#3977902)
Stayed late at the office so I could have a bunch of beer and show up late tomorrow. I started off with a 16 oz can of Pilsner Urquel (my liquor store had a 4-pack on sale for $3, which I couldn't pass up) while eating dinner in front of the TV. I'm in the middle of a bottle of Bell's Best Brown. Up next is some IPA from New Holland.


In that case, are you interested in being a late-inning defensive specialist for a real, live World Series team?
   558. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:21 AM (#3977903)
MICHAEL YOUNG IS THE GOAT


Greatest Of All Teammates?
   559. Textbook Editor Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:21 AM (#3977904)
[X] Grady Little moment
   560. Karl from NY Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:21 AM (#3977905)
25th World Series in my sports awareness lifetime (starting with 1986), though I'm not sure if I watched all of them. Pretty sure I didn't watch a single minute of 2009, and probably missed a few others when I was younger. I don't think I have a clear memory of any WS television moment between 1986 and the Marlins walkoff hit in 1997. I do remember following 1989 and 1992 in the newspaper, at least.
   561. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977906)
Was that David's wife we just saw? Cute.
   562. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977907)
The Collective Conradian Catastrophes Continue

Clarke Avenue Freese-Out
   563. esseff Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977908)
Leonard Pinth-Garnell should be doing play by play tonight; that's how bad this has been.
   564. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977909)
5 errors so far.

And that's not even counting the ones by Ron Washington.
   565. MM1f Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977910)
See! I TOLD you playing first base can actually be kind of hard!
   566. Cabbage Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977911)
In that case, are you interested in being a late-inning defensive specialist for a real, live World Series team?

Depends, has that clubhouse beer ban gone through?
   567. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977912)
Why is Ron Wasington wearing batting gloves?
   568. Christopher Linden Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3977913)
Of course Lewis is still pitching. Wash tossed a chance to break it open on the belief Colby Lewis is Walter Johnson.
   569. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:23 AM (#3977914)
By the way, if BBTF ever forms a band, we are totally calling it the Collective Conradian Catastrophes.
   570. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:23 AM (#3977915)
Bitter Mouse, leave them be. I was just kidding. They may come around to it. I loved football first. Dropped it later in favor of baseball.
   571. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977916)
Wash realizes if he wins this game he won't have to worry about how rested the Pen is, right?
   572. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977917)
GO GET HIM, WASH
   573. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977918)
I would have Adams throwing. It's the last game of the season. No need to #### around with middle relievers.
   574. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977919)
DON'T METS THIS, CARDINALS.
   575. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977920)
For God sakes.
   576. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977921)
BASES LOADED!

How hard is managing, Wash?
   577. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977922)
Bases loaded. Colby Lewis needs to stay in the game. They need his bat.
   578. The Good Face Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977923)
Ugh, Lewis is obviously laboring... can't believe Wash left him in. With respect to Michael Young's defense... there are no words.
   579. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977924)
Of course Lewis is still pitching. Wash tossed a chance to break it open on the belief Colby Lewis is Walter Johnson.

Even that belief should not be terribly reassuring, given this game.
   580. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977925)
I would rather have Ogando in thee than Adams.
   581. Guapo Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3977926)
#### it- I'm switching to turkey
   582. Effervesoteric Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:25 AM (#3977927)
By the way, if BBTF ever forms a band, we are totally calling it the Collective Conradian Catastrophes.
Agreed with that. Although to be more hipster it should just be singular: The Collective Conradian Catastrophe.
   583. Christopher Linden Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:25 AM (#3977928)
I will never, ever eat anything made by Jennie-O, just because of that transition to the break.
   584. bunyon Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:26 AM (#3977929)
I missed Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as well. Mopping dried soda off a movie theater floor.

if that built character, it was a sociopathic, angry sort of character.
   585. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:26 AM (#3977930)
Remember the Pirates and Orioles in 1979 and probably caught at least a little of every series since then. For some reason I remember the 1980 NLCS between the Astros and Phillies more than the Series itself. Obviously I'm not from Philadelphia.
   586. PreservedFish Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:26 AM (#3977931)
"It's incredibly hard"
   587. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:26 AM (#3977932)
I wonder what the "Written in the Stars" commercial based on this game will look like....
   588. Textbook Editor Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:26 AM (#3977933)
Well, Molina is a DP candidate...

Why you'd burn Holland in a Game 6 when he could START Game 7 on full rest is beyond me.
   589. Sunday silence Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:26 AM (#3977934)
I hate every single ############ in the discount double check. Including Rogers who can play QB but cant act...
   590. JE (Jason) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:27 AM (#3977935)
Does anyone know why MGL took the night off?
   591. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:27 AM (#3977936)
First WS championship [X]
   592. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:27 AM (#3977938)
Even that belief should not be terribly reassuring, given this game.


3Ks, ouch.
   593. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:27 AM (#3977939)
Does anyone know why MGL took the night off?


The Rangers hired him to make real-time tactical decisions for them.
   594. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:28 AM (#3977940)
OMG will he walk in a run?
   595. Guapo Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:28 AM (#3977941)
I'm calling a grand slam here.
   596. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:28 AM (#3977942)
This isn't going to end well.
   597. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:28 AM (#3977943)
C'mon Birds ... I want Game 7!
   598. Effervesoteric Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:28 AM (#3977944)
Does anyone know why MGL took the night off?
Based on previous posts, the managing tonight probably drove him to suicide.

This time I sort of see where he's coming from.
   599. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:28 AM (#3977945)
Ooh, cripple count with the bases loaded, I'm excited.
   600. Effervesoteric Posted: October 28, 2011 at 02:28 AM (#3977946)
This is going to be apocalyptic right here.
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