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Saturday, October 21, 2017

ALCS Game 7 OMNICHATTER, for October 21, 2017

GAME SEVEN!

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 21, 2017 at 05:31 PM | 248 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:23 PM (#5559965)
It is fun to see a team clinch at home.
   202. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:23 PM (#5559966)
I'll eliminate 1942 and 1941 because of competition level,


Why?
   203. winnipegwhip Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:23 PM (#5559967)
Will Canada have the MLB International feed again for the World Series. At least I can listen to Gary Thorne instead of Joe Buck.
   204. Tim D Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:23 PM (#5559968)
McCullers almost dropped an F bomb on National TV there. Enthusiastic.
   205. Baldrick Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:24 PM (#5559969)
Well that was surprising pretty low stress to close things out.

Incredibly impressive performance from the back end of the Astros rotation.
   206. Tim D Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:24 PM (#5559970)
McCullers almost dropped an F bomb on National TV there. Enthusiastic.
   207. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:24 PM (#5559971)
Congrats to the Astros, who came up big when they had to, and let's hope they can win as an AL team after losing when they were in the NL.

I was out most of the evening, and when I was driving home the only radio station I could pick up was WFAN, and in between pitches in the top of the 6th or 7th (I forget which) Suzyn Waldman started bombarding us with ####### college football scores, to the point where Sterling nearly missed calling a couple of pitches. That was as bad or worse than Fox promoting their upcoming shows right in the middle of an inning during the World Series.
   208. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:24 PM (#5559972)
Not quite the Yankees year, but much better than the PECOTA 80-82 forecast. Astros seemed to get all the eyelash plays this series. Having the home-field advantage might have made a difference - something to work on next season. Sign Two-Way Shoehei Otani and try again next year.

Astros have looked pretty good all season, and play in the tougher league. The Dodgers wouldn't be my pick, but we shall see.
   209. Jess Franco Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:25 PM (#5559973)
Re the slow-footed Bird:

Bird, going feet-first into home plate, arrived at his fastest sprint speed of the year, per Statcast™, at 27.2 feet per second. His previous high was 26.8.


Nice play. Nice win.
   210. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:25 PM (#5559974)
For a second it looked like Springer would be so busy waving his arms that he'd forget to catch the ball.

But anyway, congrats to the Astros. I don't have a dog in the fight (though this round it was the Astros by default, since they were facing the Yankees), but I think I'm rooting for them to win it all, even though I generally prefer the NL.
   211. Voodoo Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:25 PM (#5559975)
Wow, what McCullers did this series was about the least expected thing that could have happened involving a player performing well.


Wait, what? Why?
   212. PreservedFish Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:26 PM (#5559976)
Bird, going feet-first into home plate, arrived at his fastest sprint speed of the year, per Statcast™, at 27.2 feet per second. His previous high was 26.8.


That's cool.

Bird has nothing to worry about. Bergman made a crazy decision that required crazy execution by both fielders. It worked. #### happens.
   213. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:26 PM (#5559977)
Bird, going feet-first into home plate, arrived at his fastest sprint speed of the year, per Statcast™, at 27.2 feet per second. His previous high was 26.8.


And yet, if he'd been slower but slid head-first to the outside of the plate ... he'd have been easily safe ...
   214. Esmailyn Gonzalez Sr. Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:27 PM (#5559978)
Will Canada have the MLB International feed again for the World Series. At least I can listen to Gary Thorne instead of Joe Buck.

From past experience, the International feed has always been available, but then you have (or have had) to listen to Sutcliffe, which is so, so bad.
   215. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:28 PM (#5559979)
Astros are now the first team to represent both leagues in the world series.
   216. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:28 PM (#5559980)
How many 7-game series in which the home team won every game? I know both of the Twins World Series wins were that way; any others?

2004 NLCS, 2001 WS.

Syracuse Nats over the Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons, 1955 NBA finals, decided in the closing seconds on a one point free throw.
   217. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:28 PM (#5559981)
Wait, what? Why?


Check out his ERA since June 1st.
   218. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:28 PM (#5559982)
Quick trivia question: Who led the 2017 AL Champs in innings pitched?
   219. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5559983)
Well, my wallet appreciates the comeback from the Astros ... saved me $1500.
   220. bunyon Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:29 PM (#5559985)
Once again in the series I'll be rooting for the number 7.
   221. Rennie's Tenet Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:30 PM (#5559986)
I'll usually swing toward the underdog, but it's good to recognize a great team. The Dodgers can go 3-0, 4-1 against the reigning champs, then 4-0 or 4-1 in the Series. I have to root for that. If it gets to game 6 or 7, the underdog thing may pop up again.
   222. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:31 PM (#5559987)
Hahaha. #### the Yankees.
   223. The Honorable Ardo Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:32 PM (#5559988)
30 years ago, country musician Lee Greenwood foretold Justin Verlander's 2017 season:
From Detroit down to Houston, and New York to L.A.
There's pride in every American heart...
Eerie!
   224. puck Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:32 PM (#5559989)
I'll root for a good series. It would suck if the Dodgers mowed 'em down in 4 or 5.
   225. Lassus Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:34 PM (#5559990)
For a second it looked like Springer would be so busy waving his arms that he'd forget to catch the ball.

I admit I was similarly concerned.
   226. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:36 PM (#5559992)
I love it that none of the Astro execs are answering Verducci's inane questions and just saying what they want to say.
   227. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:36 PM (#5559993)
That AJ Hinch interview was great.
   228. PreservedFish Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:37 PM (#5559994)
Check out his ERA since June 1st.

111. PreservedFish Posted: October 21, 2017 at 10:17 PM (#5559860)
I don't love randomly throwing starters into the bullpen, but I do like McCullers here.
   229. Jess Franco Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:38 PM (#5559998)
play in the tougher league

No AL team with a winning record missed the playoffs. Three of the five NL playoff teams were in the NL West. Dodgers were 16-4 vs the AL, largely against the Central. Houston beat up thr NL East 14-6 (swept by the Nats). AL won interleague by 20 games.

The NL had more bad teams, for sure.
   230. PreservedFish Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:39 PM (#5559999)
With my two hated teams, the Nats and Yankees, now properly vanquished, I can relax and root for a good game. Hope it goes 7 and every game in extra innings.
   231. Jess Franco Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:43 PM (#5560001)
Astros are now the first team to represent both leagues in the world series.

The only team to represent both leagues at all, at least in my lifetime.
   232. bunyon Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:44 PM (#5560003)
Everyone in Milwaukee goes to heaven.
   233. spycake Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:47 PM (#5560008)
The only team to represent both leagues at all, at least in my lifetime


The Brewers aren't in your lifetime? :)
   234. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:52 PM (#5560009)
The Brewers changed leagues after 1997, so maybe he really means it.
   235. Rally Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:52 PM (#5560010)
Brewers haven't been to the WS as a national league team
   236. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:57 PM (#5560013)
I think he meant just plain be in both leagues, not be in the World Series.
   237. esseff Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:58 PM (#5560014)
Astros are now the first team to represent both leagues in the world series.


Yes, if we're talking about World Series starting in 1903 and not the NL-AA series of the 1880s.
   238. Bote Man Posted: October 21, 2017 at 11:58 PM (#5560015)
I'm pretty sure Satan's life span exceeds that of baseball, even going back to the earliest games known to be played in England in the 1750s.

Also, God hasn't posted here during the playoffs. Coincidence???
   239. Jess Franco Posted: October 22, 2017 at 12:02 AM (#5560018)
Bud Selig is the Devil.
   240. Jess Franco Posted: October 22, 2017 at 12:04 AM (#5560019)
Thing is, when you get old, you can't remember ####. Except for walking uphill in the snow to school and back.
   241. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 22, 2017 at 12:21 AM (#5560025)
Well, my wallet appreciates the comeback from the Astros ... saved me $1500.

No misery can compare to the misery of my late best friend, who in the 1986 postseason put down serious money on the Angels, the Astros, and then the Red Sox. For three horrid weeks he was the Joe Btfsplk of baseball bettors.
   242. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 22, 2017 at 12:25 AM (#5560026)
Alright, we get the Astros. That's fine. It's a great matchup for neutral fans, imo: two teams with over 100 wins, been a while since we had that. Go Dodgers!
   243. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 22, 2017 at 12:36 AM (#5560027)
Except for walking uphill in the snow to school and back.


####, when I was a kid it snowed inside the school.
   244. SteveF Posted: October 22, 2017 at 01:29 AM (#5560036)
####, when I was a kid it snowed inside the school.

Nothing like a good glass of Château de Chasselas, eh, Josiah?
   245. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 22, 2017 at 01:31 AM (#5560037)
A Milwaukee franchise has appeared in the WS in both leagues, but then again, so has LA (unless we really don't count 'Anaheim' as LA), CHI, NY, PHL, BOS, STL and now HOU.
   246. Tony S Posted: October 22, 2017 at 09:26 AM (#5560058)

Congratulations to the Astros. As a fan of the team since I became aware of baseball in the mid-1970s, it would be extra cool if they broke out the rainbow unis for the Series (I know they won't).



   247. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: October 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM (#5560091)
I'm still not convinced the Yankees aren't going to win it all!
   248. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 22, 2017 at 11:48 AM (#5560097)
I'm still not convinced the Yankees aren't going to win it all!

In the words of the late Brooklyn Eagle......

Or as Jack Webb put it in Red Nightmare, "In America, there's always a tomorrow".
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