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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2012 World Series Game 1 OMNICHATTER

The National Pastime’s pinnacle event begins. It was once said that it was foretold by being written in the stars, a million miles away… hang on, stars are a lot farther than a million miles away! Weird.

AL Champion Detroit Tigers (Verlander)
@
NL Champion San Francisco Giants (Zito)

8 PM (more or less), FOX.

Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM | 627 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   501. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4282544)
Hunter Pence looks a lot like a guy I used to work with.
   502. boteman Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4282545)
Hunter Pence: he can't hit, and he looks goofy.
   503. Steve Treder Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4282546)
Pence demonstrates his unstoppable crappiness.
   504. deputydrew Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4282548)
A million times off-topic, but is anyone interested in joining a great Strat-O-Matic league? Nearly 20 years and running - we've got one vacant team. www.brassball.org for league info. Let me know if you're interested...
   505. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4282549)
Pence demonstrates his unstoppable crappiness.


He may be crappy, but at least he's consistent.
   506. boteman Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4282550)
Hunter Pence: perfect fit for the new-look Houston Astros. Welcome home, kid.
   507. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4282551)
CHECKLIST:
Conradian play [ ] (COLLECTIVE CONRADIAN CATASTROPHE [ ] )
Web Gem [X ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ]
Strike out of side [ ] (1-2-3 SO of side [ ])
Baserunning blunder [ X] (The whole thing with DP)
Bases loaded, nobody scores in the inning [ ]
It rains [ ] (rain delay [])
Starter warms up in bullpen [ X] (Postseason starter warms up [X ])
THIS TRAIN [X]
Deja, Deja, Deja Vu [X]
Talk about the bet between the Mayors [ ]
Skyfall ad [ ]
Inning-ending DP [ ]
Stolen base [ ]
Caught stealing [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Non-pitcher bunt [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Blown call [ ] (Blown call costs game [ ])
NFL reference beyond NFL on FOX [ ]
FOX celebrity shows up [ ] (American Idol guy was pre-game)
Deja, Deja, Deja Vu [X]
Reference to Presidential Campaign [ ]
Idiot runs on field [ ]
Triple [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ X] (Pitcher gets an RBI [X ])
Flashback to Verlander's crummy ASG [X ]
Flashback to Verlander no-nos [ ]
Commercial (other than for the WS itself or another in-house MLB program) that features Verlander [ ]
Verlander hits 100+ after 70 pitches [ ]
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Sandoval called "Panda" [ X]
SF Giants HOF legend mentions: Mays [X ] McCovey (other than Cove) [ ] Marichal [X ] Cepeda [ ] Perry [ ]
Tigers HOF legend mentions: Cobb [ X] Greenberg [ ] Kaline [ ] Harwell [ ] Crawford [ ] Cochrane [ ] Kell [ ] Newhouser [ ] Jennings [ ] Manush [ ] Gehringer [ ] Heilman [ ]
Cabrera MVP talk [ ]
Posey MVP talk [ X]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [X ] (Heads-up play and then throw to get Prince Fielder)
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Ball goes into Cove [ ]
Giants have most wins for a franchise in sports history [ ]
Valverde shows up [X ] (Valverde blows it [ ])
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ ]
Reference to Jack Buck [ ]
Ozzie Guillen referenced [ ]
Marco Scutaro cannot be stopped [X ]
1984 Tigers flashback [ ]
Barry Zito is Patrick Duffy's nephew [ ]
Barry Zito as an Athletic [ ]
2010 Giants flashback [ ]
Bochy was last guy to get a hit in 1984 WS [ ]
Justin Verlander has NEVER had a hit, BB or HBP [ ] (He gets one of those [ ])
Barry Bonds referenced [ X]
Melky Cabrera referenced [X]
"The Giants have home field because of the ASG" [X ]
   508. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4282552)
worst guys used in the number 5 role regularly for world series team

go
   509. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4282553)
A million times off-topic, but is anyone interested in joining a great Strat-O-Matic league? Nearly 20 years and running - we've got one vacant team. www.brassball.org for league info. Let me know if you're interested...
I'm interested!
   510. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4282554)
I don't see either guy much but what's amazed me this post season is not how bad Posey and Pence have been, guys slump all the time, it's how bad they've looked. Both guys have looked completely lost.
   511. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4282555)
i have been sipping gin martinis since 7 my time


That's impressive, considering that "your time" is 1938.
   512. base ball chick Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4282557)
you know how we used to do the ex-cub factor?

need to start doing the ex-astro factor. especially now that there isn't astros no mo

and the new team wouldn't want hunter back seeing as how he'd cost more than minimum wage. i have like NO idea what on earth happened to him this year. i've never seen him THIS bad
   513. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4282558)
Skyfall [X]
   514. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4282559)
Skyfall sounds like a chintzy carnival ride. Do better movie people.
   515. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4282560)
i am thinking 1998 padres for starters

others?
   516. The Artist Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4282561)
Hunter Pence is the worst hitter on the Giants this post-season by far - and that takes some doing. Holy jesus is he awful, and BORK insists on batting him 5th.
   517. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4282562)
worst guys used in the number 5 role regularly for world series team


Jack Morris, 1993 Blue Jays. ERA of 6.19, ERA+ of 70, -1.7 bWAR.

There's probably a lot worse, but it's a good start.

Edit: you probably meant #5 hitter, not starter. Whoops.
   518. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4282563)
FOX "star" [X]
   519. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4282564)
Harvs: Jason Marquis for that lousy Cardinals team that won it? His ERA was over 6!
   520. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4282565)
FOX "celebrity" shows up [X]
   521. deputydrew Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4282566)
worst guys used in the number 5 role regularly for world series team


Cody Ross? He was awesome in October, but pretty average during the season.

Willie McGee in 87?
   522. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4282567)
JoDee's the better celebrity Messina
   523. Chip Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4282568)
What the checklist said.
   524. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4282569)
What kind of gin Harveys?
   525. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4282571)
Skyfall sounds like a chintzy carnival ride. Do better movie people.


I've heard it's really, really, really good. As in, as a movie. Not even good as a Bond movie, but as a Movie Movie.
   526. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4282572)
number 5 hitter people. in honor of hunter pence
   527. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4282573)
Giants have now outscored their opponents by 28-2 over the past four games.
   528. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4282574)
Ah. Ed Kranepool hit .239 with 1 homer in 100 games for the 1973 Mets, as their primary #5 hitter.
   529. sotapop Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4282575)
four Ks of 5 batters faced. Timmeh!
   530. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4282576)
   531. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4282578)
I've heard it's really, really, really good. As in, as a movie. Not even good as a Bond movie, but as a Movie Movie.

I just meant the title. I have no idea about the movie.
   532. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4282579)
You're making me thirsty. Scotch time!

I used the GBA Break to get a nice big bottle of Carlo Rossi Burgundy from my corner store. Store owner is rocking the Giants jersey and cap, happiest I've ever seen him.

Now, straight out the bottle - 'cause I'm classy like that.
   533. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4282580)
Hey, they're letting black guys at the Field of Dreams finally!
   534. deputydrew Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4282581)
El Hombre of Anaheim, email me: My email is on this page: www.thrill22.com
   535. Steve Treder Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4282582)
Hunter Pence is the worst hitter on the Giants this post-season by far - and that takes some doing. Holy jesus is he awful, and BORK insists on batting him 5th.

He's getting terrible results, and looking worse than terrible getting them.

Bochy dropped him back to 7th in the order one game against STL, but otherwise he's steadily been the No. 5 guy. And just being beyond worthless in the role.
   536. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4282584)
mrams

hendricks
   537. The Artist Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4282585)
I don't understand why Belt isn't 5th and Pence 6th, just to break up the 3 lefties. Pence has shown nothing as a Giant - this is a 60 game streak of suck.
   538. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4282586)
i am thinking 1998 padres for starters

others?


I had assumed one of the Braves team or the Twins would be a good starting point, but nope.
   539. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4282588)
1944 Browns had a guy named Gene Moore, who hit 238/284/309 in 418 PAs.
   540. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4282589)
Hunter Pence looks a lot like a guy I used to work with.

You used to work with Chris Elliott?
   541. Steve Treder Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4282591)
TIMMY
   542. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4282592)
Tim Lincecum is the second coming of Dennis Eckersley. Say, does this mean Tim Lincecum has a shot at a save due to pitching 3+ innings?
   543. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4282593)
My email is on this page: www.thrill22.com
Wow, I'm gonna play Strat with Will Clark! I'm going to assume you're Will Clark. Don't tell me otherwise.
   544. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4282594)
Now, straight out the bottle - 'cause I'm classy like that.

Straight out the 8 bottle
Do I look like a ############# role model?
Taking a life or two, that's what the hell I do
You don't like how I'm living? Well #### you.

Sorry, you just got that song in my head.
   545. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4282596)
I've heard it's really, really, really good. As in, as a movie. Not even good as a Bond movie, but as a Movie Movie.


Considering that there hasn't been a Bond movie with Daniel Craig as a star, it would be bucking history to think this was a Bond movie. It's only value would be as a Movie, movie.
   546. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4282598)
crazy? did you write crazy?


Harvey, did you know that Willie Nelson wrote "Crazy", "The Night Life (Ain't No Good Life)" and "Funny How Time Slips Away" ...in the same week?
   547. Lassus Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4282599)
Does anyone else think that Scutaro could be a name of a planet on Doctor Who?

Can't, sounds too much like one of the most famous ones, Skaro.
   548. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4282600)
cfb

this is the third bond movie featurig daniel craig

i am drunk as a skunk and know that
   549. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM (#4282601)
'65 Dodgers had Johnny Roseboro, in a year he hit 233/289/311.
   550. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:15 PM (#4282604)
davo

took you long enough

now go get me some pretzels.
   551. Steve Treder Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4282605)
Dude, Harvey, I am many single malts and Cabernets into the night. Welcome, my friend.
   552. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4282606)
i am drunk as a skunk and know that

I think he means they aren't Bond movies in the traditional sense. There's not much wink wink to Daniel Craig. Even in Cowboys and Aliens he was as serious as a heart attack and that movie was stupid as anything I've ever seen.
   553. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4282607)
Harveys: ever try Rehorst Gin (local Milwaukee distillery-Great Lakes Distillery). Good stuff. I smuggle some back here to Indy every month.
   554. Chip Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4282608)
I was at that opening-of-the-then-Pac Bell Park game in 2000 when Elster homered three times.
   555. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4282609)
nice play by miguel
   556. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4282611)
cfb

this is the third bond movie featurig daniel craig

i am drunk as a skunk and know that


I think he's trying to make some sort of passive-aggressive point that some Bond movies are not really Bond movies by his standards of what a Bond movie should be, or something like that.
   557. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4282612)
this is the third bond movie featurig daniel craig

i am drunk as a skunk and know that


See post 552.... Craig is as much a James Bond, as Chris Pine was a James Kirk (or that travesty was as much a Star Trek Movie) they are Bond/Trek in name only. They have none of the soul of the source material. The Craig Bond movies are fine action movies on their own, but they aren't Bond.
   558. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4282614)
I am many single malts and Cabernets into the night


That sounds like a terrible cocktail
   559. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4282617)
I heard they've put a lot more of the traditional Bond formula into Skyfall...
   560. Lassus Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4282618)
I think he means they aren't Bond movies in the traditional sense. There's not much wink wink to Daniel Craig.

I dunno, I get this but there was some lilt in his manner in the first one. Connery could be pretty serious, but the era also made him kind of the Ratpack Bond, so it was by default.


They have none of the soul of the source material. The Craig Bond movies are fine action movies on their own, but they aren't Bond.

Meh. Oversell.
   561. Steve Treder Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4282619)
That sounds like a terrible cocktail

Demonstrating you have a lot to learn.
   562. boteman Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4282620)
#557 - That pseudo-Star Trek movie from 2009-ish was to be considered an alternate reality version because of the time travel mishap by Spock. So it can be swept aside without further thought.
   563. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4282621)
See post 552.... Craig is as much a James Bond, as Chris Pine was a James Kirk (or that travesty was as much a Star Trek Movie)
Now you just stop right there. Pine was about as good a Kirk as any non-Shatner could be without going Full Shatner. Besides, Bond is an evolving character. You can argue that Craig is far too stoic to be a good Bond, but there's no bible that says Bond has to be as cheeky as, say, Roger Moore.
   564. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4282622)
This game's a bit boring. Is there a west coast game going on?
   565. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4282624)
007 (avg.)
pence, hunter pence... swinging, not looking !
   566. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4282625)
cfb

i have seen most of the bond movies. daniel craig does just fine

your post makes less sense than my drunken ramblings

you need to talk to buford in the lounge. he has a peculiar scale for movies as well that can only be deciphered by readers of attic greek while drinking anise
   567. Chip Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4282627)
They have none of the soul of the source material.


Neither do the Connery classics. The Bond character as written by Fleming is far more warped than the version in any of the films.
   568. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4282629)
Bond is a character always morphing. It's the series that gave us both From Russia with Love and Moonraker for pete's sake.
   569. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4282630)
All right gents. Night night time for me. Look forward to more discussions of Daniel Craig, Bing Crosby and how much Valverde sucks tomorrow night.
   570. boteman Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4282633)
This game's a bit boring. Is there a west coast game going on?

I'm holding out for some real exciting baseball in the Giants' next series.
   571. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4282634)
We've seen Batman done a few different ways in film, and a ton in print, so it's not exactly unprecedented; and besides, each Bond has brought something different to the role. But there are indeed some parts of the character that Craig doesn't really play up at all. Think of this is Bond's "personal, dark and gritty" period and if you still don't like it, blame Frank Miller.
   572. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4282635)
shooty must be from chicago

ha, ha....
   573. base ball chick Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4282637)
daniel craig >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> etc
roger moore

who is as sexy as a lump of rock. and as dangerous looking as a feather
   574. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4282638)
casino royale was excellent
   575. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4282639)
Now you just stop right there. Pine was about as good a Kirk as any non-Shatner could be without going Full Shatner. Besides, Bond is an evolving character. You can argue that Craig is far too stoic to be a good Bond, but there's no bible that says Bond has to be as cheeky as, say, Roger Moore.


It wasn't the character so much, as the tone of the movies. I understand updating them for the current generation, but Bond movies, ultimately at the heart, are fun movies, the Craig Bond isn't fun in the same way.

Now you just stop right there. Pine was about as good a Kirk as any non-Shatner could be without going Full Shatner.

Agreed, that was overboard about Pine, it wasn't his fault that Abrams had never watched Star Trek in his life and thought that Trek was a plotless/pointless driven franchise who dealt with simple black and white characterization for motivation, and believed that all the characters were simple caricatures that were being accurately portrayed by popular parody.

   576. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4282640)
In the 1948 World Series the Boston Braves' #5 hitter was Marv Rickert, an emergency replacement for starting LF Jeff Heath who broke his ankle sliding into home on September 29.

Rickert had not played a single game for the Braves until October 1948, having spent May through September in Milwaukee after being acquired from the Cubs in May.
   577. JJ1986 Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4282641)
Craig basically does the Sean Connery in the first film and QoS has no time for any characters to do any personality stuff.
   578. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4282642)
lisa

i found octop8ssy entertaining

the roger moore movies had some of the best cartoon villains

like christopher walken/grace jones. that was tremendous
   579. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4282643)
Neither do the Connery classics. The Bond character as written by Fleming is far more warped than the version in any of the films.


The literary James Bond was more of a noirish character. A brutish borderline psychopath who makes the film Bonds look like peace-loving feminists.
   580. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4282644)
Is that the first near homerun hit that Pagan didn't catch?
   581. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4282645)
Why are the National League champions Giants putting their crown up for challenge against this Western League club?
   582. base ball chick Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4282646)
why exactly is bochy running thru relievers? mijares is strickly a LOOGY?
   583. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4282647)
QoS was a steaming pile, but Casino Royale was very strong, if very different Bond movie. Craig's a much more physically imposing figure than his predecessors, but he can be as suave as any of them, if my women friends are to be believed.
   584. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4282648)
Neither do the Connery classics. The Bond character as written by Fleming is far more warped than the version in any of the films.

I only saw the first Craig/Bond movie, but I really liked how they made Bond both vulnerable and thuggy.
   585. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4282649)
Also, while I liked the Abrams!Trek as far as the cast goes (the story was, of course, lacking), it should also be noted that the Star Trek movies have always been more violent and action-based than the TV series. I think Picard even mentioned this once ("Aren't we supposed to be explorers?").
   586. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4282650)
582: Because it's what smart managers do to win games.
   587. sotapop Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4282651)
Pagan also took an awful route on Cabrera's single. Blanco for CF!
   588. JJ1986 Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4282652)
The literary James Bond was more of a noirish character. A brutish borderline psychopath who makes the film Bonds look like peace-loving feminists.


I like Brosnan as Bond. More than any of the other guys he seems like a dangerous psycho who might flip out at any minute.
   589. deputydrew Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4282653)
I have fond memories of the Roger Moore Bond. But that's because I grew up on them. My Dad literally told the video store clerk that I wasn't allowed to rent any Bond movies. If he didn't, that's what I'd get every weekend.
   590. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4282656)
Now you just stop right there. Pine was about as good a Kirk as any non-Shatner could be without going Full Shatner.


Shatner never went Full Shatner, is the problem. Pine was more Shatner than Shatner ever was. Everybody thinks of the million parodies (that Shatner himself bought into) rather than the source material.

Kirk is supposed to be a military genius. He beats Spock at chess. A natural leader. Not some oversexed blowhard.

Watch the 2009 movie and ask yourself what the Kirk character contributes, as a leader, to the situation. Nada, that's what.
   591. boteman Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4282657)
So how many thought at the start of tonight's game: Verlander is pitching? This one's in the bag!
   592. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4282658)
Wait...maybe this is obvious, but could Verlander's early exit have been in preparation for him to start Game 4?
   593. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4282659)
Risk was his business!
   594. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4282661)
I mean, I know they've announced a 4-man rotation. But still.
   595. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4282662)
Bochy just stalling so we can discuss movies now.
   596. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4282663)
I think the Craig Bond movies are clearly half Bond movies, and half Bourne movies.
   597. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4282664)
reason 5,279,426 why harvey could never manage

if a guy walked a guy with 2 out in the ninth inning with a multi-run lead i would go out on the moound and punch him
   598. base ball chick Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4282665)
578. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4282642)
lisa

i found octop8ssy entertaining

the roger moore movies had some of the best cartoon villains


- oh yes, true
like jaws?
and that idiot southern sheriff channelling buford T justice


like christopher walken/grace jones. that was tremendous


- absolutely
i especially like grace having the strength of 10 men thingy

but roger moore?

ick

the gayest straight man ever. seducing WOMEN? please
   599. cardsfanboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4282666)
So how many thought at the start of tonight's game: Verlander is pitching? This one's in the bag!


I would imagine nobody who has ever previously watched post season baseball in their life.
   600. Gamingboy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4282667)


Watch the 2009 movie and ask yourself what the Kirk character contributes, as a leader, to the situation. Nada, that's what.


Although his offer to rescue Nero from his ship is totally something Kirk would do....
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