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2012 World Series Game 4 OMNICHATTER

Remember the 2012 season? It started over in Japan, and, like, it was between the Mariners and the Athletics, and nobody really gave a darn, since OBVIOUSLY neither of them would be in the playoff picture? And remember when Matt Cain threw that perfect game, and the Orioles made the playoffs, and Josh Hamilton went deep four times in one night? And the Red Sox drama! And… and…

Well, this might be it… OR WILL IT?!?

San Francisco Giants (Cain) @ Detroit Tigers (Scherzer). SF leads 3-0.

Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 12:07 AM | 692 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   401. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM (#4286689)
I was just going to say that Garcia looks a lot like Cabrera did back in, say, 2003. Buck beat me to it.


And then Buck said Garcia was on deck when he was actually the one at the plate, and the camera was right on him, and Cabrera was on deck.
   402. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:56 PM (#4286690)
CHECKLIST (HERE WE GO):
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 [ ]
Bases loaded, nobody scores in the inning [ ]
It rains [X ] (rain delay [])
Dramatic late-inning homer [ ]
Ad for a movie that hasn't been advertised yet this postseason [ ]
Starter warms up in bullpen [ ] (Postseason starter warms up [ ])
Talk about the bet between the Mayors [ ]
Person dressed up in Halloween costume early [ ]
Inning-ending DP [ ]
Hurricane Sandy referenced [ ] (BBTF people worry about it disrupting their WS-watching plans [ ])
Stolen base [ ] (Mention of free tacos promotion after SB [ ])
Caught stealing [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Bunt [X ]
Replay review [ ]
Blown call [ ] (Blown call costs game [ ]) (Blown call eliminates team [ ])
NFL reference beyond NFL on FOX [X ]
FOX celebrity shows up [ ]
Reference to Presidential Campaign [ ]
Idiot runs on field [ ]
Triple [ X]
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Sandoval called "Panda" [ ]
Sandoval goes deep [ ]
SF Giants HOF legend mentions: Mays [ ] McCovey (other than Cove) [ ] Marichal [ ] Cepeda [ ] Perry [ ]
Tigers HOF legend mentions: Cobb [ ] Greenberg [ ] Kaline [ ] Harwell [ ] Crawford [ ] Cochrane [ ] Kell [ ] Newhouser [ ] Jennings [ ] Manush [ ] Gehringer [ ] Heilman [ ]
Cabrera MVP talk [ ]
Posey MVP talk [X ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ X]
Buster Posey does something awesome [X ]
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Ty Cobb Statue shown [ ]
Giants have most wins for a franchise in sports history [ ]
Valverde shows up [ ] (Valverde blows it [ ])
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ ]
Reference to Jack Buck [ ]
Shot of Giants fans in a bar [ ]
Marco Scutaro cannot be stopped [ ]
1984 Tigers flashback [ ]
Cain Perfecto flashback [ ]
2010 Giants flashback [ ]
Bochy was last guy to get a hit in 1984 WS [ ]
Barry Bonds referenced [ ]
Melky Cabrera referenced []
The Ferris Wheel they have at Comerica [ ]
Reference to old Tiger Stadium [ ]
"The Giants have home field because of the ASG" [ ]
Pence's speeches [X ]
Verlander in dugout [X ]
Zito in dugout [ ]
Kate Upton [ ]
Barry Manilow [ ]
Super-Duper Slo-Mo used gratuitously [ ]
"It's over" [X] (guaranteed to happen)
"X outs away" [ ]
Bochy HOF talk [ ]
FOX is photobombed [ ]
JOE WEST is JOE WEST [ ]
Columnists around the country type up "BASEBALL IS DOOMED" columns that they have used every year since time immortal [X] (guaranteed)
Talk that Lincecum may be a reliever in 2013 [ ]
Shot the statues of former Tiger greats [ ]
Second-guess decision to start Scherzer over Verlander [ ]
   403. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4286691)
Cabrera MVP talk [X]
   404. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4286692)
perhaps it is all of the alcohol I've had, but I kept hearing the crowd chant "SEC, SEC, SEC" when Miguel was up.
   405. S.F. Giangst Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4286693)
Affeldt. Wow.
   406. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4286694)
Fielder has been hitting into a lot of bad luck.
   407. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM (#4286695)
Nice pitch.
   408. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4286696)
Great curve ball.
   409. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 28, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4286697)
That's a nasty curve to a lefty!
   410. fra paolo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM (#4286699)
B----y H--l, Cabrera and Fielder!
   411. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM (#4286701)
"If you're just joining us...what exactly have you been doing all night?"
   412. fra paolo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4286702)
B----y H--l, Delmon!
   413. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4286703)
It's in the hole! It's in the hole! He dropped his--
   414. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4286704)
Strikeout of Side [X]


Now watch the Giants take the lead in the top of the 9th.
   415. dr. scott Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4286705)
Strikes out the side [x]
   416. It'd be better for 'Spos if you don't understand Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4286707)
"If you're just joining us...what exactly have you been doing all night?"


Filling sandbags? Bailing?
   417. deputydrew Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4286709)
Walking Garcia was not the best start, but the finish was pretty good.
   418. S.F. Giangst Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM (#4286710)
Strikes out the heart of the Tigers order on 12 pitches. Affeldt just earned the whole $5 million right there.
   419. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4286711)
Fielder has been hitting into a lot of bad luck.


Swinging and missing into a lot of bad luck, too.
   420. Spahn Insane: bowing to King of Effortless Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4286712)
So--last WS to end with extra innings? I'm guessing '91. No idea when the last one to end with the road team winning in extras was.
   421. dr. scott Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:04 PM (#4286715)
I love the i-autocorrect on d'hôtel.
   422. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4286717)
Excitement meter: The game is now assured of being both the best game since Game 1 of the ALCS and the best game the Giants have played so far this postseason.
   423. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4286718)
now pence has to earn something ! (broken bat 3-contacts/swing not allowed)
   424. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4286719)
COKE!
   425. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4286720)
That Kevin Bacon thing looks like it might not be that great.
   426. Voodoo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM (#4286722)
So--last WS to end with extra innings? I'm guessing '91. No idea when the last one to end with the road team winning in extras was.


1997 ended in extra innings.
   427. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4286724)
Boom. Inside Corner.
   428. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4286725)
So--last WS to end with extra innings? I'm guessing '91. No idea when the last one to end with the road team winning in extras was.


Yankees did it in 2000 against the Mets didn't they?
   429. Spahn Insane: bowing to King of Effortless Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4286726)
426: Ah, damn--you're right. And FLA was the road team.
   430. S.F. Giangst Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4286728)
Phil Coke. His name is like a bottling plant.

Have a Coke and a simile.
   431. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4286729)
"Here comes the 0-2." "Here's the 1-2 to Pence."

Is it just me, or did they not do this back in the day? Announce the count before every pitch just to have something to say? Maybe they did and I of course just hate Buck.
   432. Spahn Insane: bowing to King of Effortless Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4286731)
Well shite--you guys are gonna make me look this up.
   433. PeteF3 Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM (#4286732)
Florida was the home team in '97.
   434. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4286734)
[Excitement meter: The game is now assured of being both the best game since Game 1 of the ALCS and the best game the Giants have played so far this postseason.


Game 5 of the NLDS against the Reds is calling
   435. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4286735)
Yankees did it in 2000 against the Mets didn't they?


Game 1 went 12 but the Yankees won the last game with 2 runs in the 9th.
   436. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4286736)
Yankees did it in 2000 against the Mets didn't they?

Nope - Game 5 was decided in the ninth, as was Game 7 in 2001, of course.
   437. Voodoo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4286737)
And FLA was the road team


???
   438. esseff Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4286738)
Florida was the home team in '97.


Yep, hard to have a walk-off win on the road.
   439. Big Train Rollin' Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4286740)
I really hope this doesn't go into extra innings. Either win it or lose right here.
   440. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4286741)
Last Series to end in extra innings with the road team winning was 1992.
   441. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4286742)
Game 1 went 12 but the Yankees won the last game with 2 runs in the 9th.


Well damn.
   442. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:11 PM (#4286743)
if this goes 18 innings, nobody will be leaving the park. all frozen solid !
   443. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4286745)
Giants fans: don't worry. The Riot is on deck.
   444. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM (#4286746)
That looked low.
   445. Spahn Insane: bowing to King of Effortless Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4286747)
Gah--FLA was at home in '97.

EDIT: Cokes all around. I was assuming they didn't have home field for the WS as the wild card.

And the answer appears to be the '92 Blue Jays.

EDIT: Coke to Larry. I have very little memory of the '92 series, actually.
   446. dr. scott Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4286748)
Hello. That was low.
   447. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4286749)
123 strikeout of the side
   448. SOLockwood Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4286750)
1992 ended in extra innings -- Toronto won in 11 4-3 (scored 2 in the 11th & Braves got 1 in the bottom)
   449. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4286751)
Geez. What did this guy who impersonating Phil Coke do with the body?
   450. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4286752)
Game 5 of the NLDS against the Reds is calling

No lead changes; this game already has two, plus another rally to tie. The Reds got the go-ahead run up twice in the ninth, sure. Every batter in this ninth inning is the go-ahead run, as was every batter in the eighth.

Game 3 of the NLDS was the leader before this one, with Game 5 a reasonably close second.
   451. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4286753)
Giants fans: don't worry. The Tigers have Dirks, Peralta, and Infante on deck.
   452. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:15 PM (#4286754)
You two look like a couple of boobies
   453. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:16 PM (#4286756)
young dirks, be free... tonight !
time... is on ... your side !
   454. dr. scott Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4286757)
I like they kept in Afeldt.
   455. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4286759)
How 'bout a Fresca?
   456. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4286760)
Oh the drama!
   457. Voodoo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4286761)
Cool Goose Goslin graphic, even though the announcers didn't have time to mention it...
   458. dr. scott Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4286762)
4 ks in a row.
   459. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4286763)
Again with the killer curve to a left hander. Awesome.
   460. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286764)
420.
   461. Big Train Rollin' Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286765)
So close.
   462. It'd be better for 'Spos if you don't understand Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286766)
Windy...
   463. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286767)
Pence-ian route to the ball.
   464. fra paolo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286768)
Ooof, close but no cigar.
   465. Voodoo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286769)
If I ever hear McCarver say "no doubles defense" again, it will be too soon...
   466. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286770)
Many people nearly died of heart attacks there.
   467. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4286771)
Ok, that was a great reaction shot of Affeldt.
   468. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:20 PM (#4286772)
The wind out there must be crazy. That ball was obviously gone off the bat, then Pagan was settling under it short of the track, then he had to run back to the middle of the track to haul it in.
   469. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4286773)
Pence-ian route to the ball.
That had to be the wind.
   470. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4286774)
I think she's the one who wants to keep cable. He's been lobbying her for DirectTV for years but she just won't budge. And now their marriage is on the brink.
   471. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4286775)
Is it "pew-jet" sound or "poo-zhay" sound?
   472. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4286776)
Is it "pew-jet" sound or "poo-zhay" sound?

The former.
   473. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4286777)
i don´t think it´s the wind, i believe it´s the combined mass of pabloval and fielder on the field and the resulting gravitational pull that is keeping the balls in !
   474. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286779)
Ouch.
   475. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286780)
Ooh, that stung
   476. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286781)
perfect, come in and bean him ! idiot !!!
   477. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286782)
That might be it for Infante until Spring Training.
   478. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286784)
Is it "pew-jet" sound or "poo-zhay" sound?


PUGG-it. Rhymes with "chug it."
   479. Voodoo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286785)
Well, the Tigers' best hitter this series is done.
   480. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286786)
I did not need to see that in super slomo.
   481. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286787)
Is Ramon Santiago on the roster?
   482. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286788)
They did NOT have to show that in super slo-mo. I almost vomited.
   483. Chip Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286789)
No way that's anything but broken.
   484. Lassus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4286790)
Uh-oh.
   485. Monty Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4286791)
I did not need to see that in super slomo.


I thought it was kind of neat.
   486. Tuque Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4286792)
"Let's listen," they say, as if all of us at home want to hear what a wrist cracking sounds like.
   487. fra paolo Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4286794)
Oh great. That could be it for the Tigers, even if they manage to win tonight. They spent half the season being dragged down by the 'batting' of their 2Bs.
   488. dr. scott Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4286795)
Wow. Brutal. Broken.
   489. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4286796)
Hate to see them head for the dugout right away.
   490. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4286797)
"Let's listen," they say, as if all of us at home want to hear what a wrist cracking sounds like.


Yeah, that was my other thought. I wish I'd been smart enough to mute that.
   491. Gamingboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4286798)
Extras.
   492. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4286800)
Was "Omar Infante loses a hand" on the checklist?
   493. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4286803)
This is all moving along not entirely unlike the 2004 ALCS.
   494. Baldrick Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4286804)
When I was about 12, I hit a kid with a pitch exactly like that. It broke his finger. It was really horrible. Definitely the worst I ever felt while playing.
   495. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4286805)
Was "Omar Infante loses a hand" on the checklist?

At least he could come out of this with a nickname that would be a huge spoiler for a future season of Game of Thrones.
   496. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4286806)
Who gets into this game first; Valverde or Verlander?
   497. JJ1986 Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4286807)
Danny Worth had a 62 OPS+ this season which was better than the other two guys on the Tigers' bench.
   498. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4286808)
Theriot. Never doubted him.
   499. cardsfanboy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4286809)
Meant to say, need a base hit by Theriot for Bingo.
   500. Chip Posted: October 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4286810)
You can't stop The Riot, you can only hope to contain him.
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