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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Division Series Day Four OMNICHATTER

Giants at Reds, 5:30
SF: Ryan Vogelsong (34, 14-9, 3.37)
CIN: Homer Bailey (26, 13-10, 3.68)


Tigers at Athletics, 9:00
DET: Anibal Sanchez (28, 9-13, 3.86)
OAK: Brett Anderson (24, 4-2, 2.57)

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   101. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4261040)
Brian Wilson appearance, don't know if just a pic of the bread qualifies as wild.
   102. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4261041)
What is this "In play, out(s)" ?
   103. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4261042)
Brian Wilson's beard just gets more and more incredible with time.
   104. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4261043)

CHECKLIST:
Conradian Play []
Dramatic Late-Inning HR [ ]
Men in scoring position with nobody out-- nobody ends up scoring [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [X ]
Shapeshifting strike zone [ ]
THIS TRAIN [X]
Bernie Lean []
Image of Tim Lincecum in dugout [ ]
Pete Rose mentioned [X ]
Homer Bailey no-hitter flashback [ X]
TV ad for.... Skyfall [ ] Argo [X ] Cloud Atlas [ ] Wreck It Ralph [ ] Lincoln [ ]
"Big Red Machine" referenced [ ]
Reference to Dusty Baker's son [ ]
Decibels referenced [ ]
Infield Fly [ ]
Stolen Base [ X]
Caught stealing [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Vogelsong life-story recap [X ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
A Wild Brian Wilson appears [X ]
Reference to 1869 Red Stockings [X ]
Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter referenced [ ]
Prince Fielder-Cecil Fielder rift mentioned or alluded to [ ]
Trout mentioned (either fish or ballplayer) [ ]
Reporter gets photobombed [ ]
Reference to Orioles-Athletics series of the 1970s [ ]
Billy Beane mentioned [ ]
Moneyball explicitly mentioned [ ]
Brad Pitt mentioned [ ]
Mount Davis referenced by name [ ]
It rains [ ]
Reference to "dekeing" [ ]
Triple [ ]
Foul out in Oakland that would have been a foul ball in any other stadium [ ]
Pat Neshek's son mentioned by announcers or reporters [ ]
An Australian (Balfour or Blackley) takes the mound for Oakland [ ]
   105. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4261044)
Brian Wilson, by definition, must be considered wild.
   106. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4261045)
Hit!
   107. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4261046)
Doc Halladay and Don Larsen pop champagne.
   108. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4261047)
Finally. I've always liked you, Scut.
   109. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4261048)
Didn't think Scutaro would be the one to break it up.
   110. Richard Gadsden Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4261049)
Would we consider a Bailey no-no to be a Van der Meer tie?


Yes. But well done, Scutaro.
   111. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:40 PM (#4261050)
Doc Halladay and Don Larsen pop champagne.

I'd love to visit the bar where the Mormon drinks with the dead guy.


EDIT: I would like to point out that this makes something like 11 consecutive posts by me with a blatant and checkable error. Sheesh.
   112. Into the Void Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:42 PM (#4261052)
Probably Aubrey Huff's last at bat?
   113. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:43 PM (#4261053)
Bunyon makes 11 consecutive posts with a blatant error [X]
   114. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4261056)
Bunyon made two errors in that: Larsen is alive, and Halladay is, according to Wiki, non-practicing so presumably could be drinking.

(I say that kiddingly and not meanspiritedly)
   115. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4261057)
Nice play by Crawford
   116. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4261058)
You guys are mean. :)
   117. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4261059)
That's for Marco

(Obviously just kidding)
   118. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4261060)
EDIT: I would like to point out that this makes something like 11 consecutive posts by me with a blatant and checkable error. Sheesh.

Assuming #106 was in reference to Scutaro, your edit contains a blatant and checkable error.
   119. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4261061)
Thats about the only way rolen us going to get on.
   120. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:50 PM (#4261062)
That makes me a sad Panda

/South Park
   121. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4261065)
The sweatshirt commercial is just bizarre.
   122. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4261067)
Now the whole thing with Halladay being a (lapsed) Mormon has gotten me to thinking: there is the obsession about Jewish ballplayers, but who's the greatest Catholic ballplayer? Or Mormon player? What about Anglican? Or Muslim? Shinto? Hindu? Buddhist? I have to think Khalil Greene was the best Bahai baseball player of all time, right?
   123. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4261068)
Look, playoff baseball, I'm never going to buy any Miller 64s. Stop trying to sell them to me.
   124. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4261069)
My MLB Gamecast Bingo card has Ryan Hanigan: Home Run. I'm guessing I can forget about filling that row/column.
   125. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4261070)
The sweatshirt commercial is just bizarre.

shamalama ding dong
   126. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:56 PM (#4261071)
Big first out.
   127. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:56 PM (#4261072)
Pence looks old and slow, must be the high socks.
   128. JJ1986 Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4261073)
DiMaggio's probably the Catholic. I think Dale Murphy is Mormon.
   129. Gazizza, my Dilznoofuses! Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4261074)
Not that he was particularly observant but Babe Ruth would have to the greatest Catholic of all time, wouldn't he?

I don't know why, but the sweatshirt commercial cracks me up. Every time.
   130. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4261075)
I'd think Murphy is the Mormom. Has there been a Muslim player (while playing) of any quality?

That sounds awful - I just mean I can't think of anyone who was very good who was a Muslim while playing.




And, yeah, 106 broke my streak. Sigh. I can't even confess to error correctly tonight.
   131. cardsfanboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4261076)
Doc Halladay and Don Larsen pop champagne.

I'd love to visit the bar where the Mormon drinks with the dead guy.


For some reason I thought this was implying that Larsen was a mormon, and a play on the fact that Doc Holliday is dead(yes different spelling, but just thought it was a joke anyway)
   132. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4261078)
Or Muslim?


Sam Khalifa?
   133. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4261081)
cfb, you should not put a lot of thought into anything I say in this chatter. I'm wildly inaccurate.
   134. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4261082)
DiMaggio's probably the Catholic.


But wasn't Ruth (technically) Catholic? I mean, he was raised in a Catholic reform school..
   135. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4261083)
bunyon

i just figured you were high on something
   136. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4261085)
I'm wildly inaccurate."
Now you've got me thinking about the liar's paradox.
   137. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4261088)
American Catholic Hall of Fame voting for best athletes. Ruth and Musial are the baseball players listed.
   138. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4261089)
I only just now see what you guys are all talking about with the Bingo cards. Seems like a fun thing to follow for the neutrals, like myself! Both of my most likely Bingos right now involve the Giants hitting 2 HRs, so...I don't like my chances.
   139. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4261090)
Or Muslim?


Him?
   140. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4261091)
Was Shinjo a Shinto?
   141. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4261092)
Authorities do believe alcohol was involved, Harvey.
   142. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4261093)
Homer was dealing... hate to see him get pulled.
   143. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4261095)
Or Muslim?


Him?


Now I have to stay up and watch the BNB after the games are over tonight.

Great post
   144. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4261100)
CJ Wilson is a Taoist.
   145. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4261104)
CJ Wilson is a Taoist.


Very similar to Lincecum, who is Toast.
   146. JJ1986 Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:16 PM (#4261105)
Sidd Finch was a Buddhist.
   147. fra paolo Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4261106)
It amuses me how Marty Brennaman calls all games 'titanic struggles'.
   148. fra paolo Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4261107)
Isn't this supposed to be a hitter's park?
   149. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4261108)
How in the world does going into the bottom of the 8th mean that this will be a final at bat win for somebody?
   150. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4261109)
Expecting rain in the top of the 9th?
   151. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4261110)
Really a gamble by Bochy to use almost his entire bench against Marshall. Not as if Marshall's going to be in for long. Those lefties he just pulled may have come in handy.
   152. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4261112)
^ Well there is still chapman
   153. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4261113)
fra

it's cold in cincy. that likely takes the snap out of the stadium's shorts as they say
   154. Austin Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4261114)
While bringing in Marshall was the correct decision, I really wish Bailey had been left in. Games are more fun when starters who have been dominant are allowed to continue pitching, and it was the bottom of the lineup anyway.
   155. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4261116)
#152. I guess that's the thinking, that if that part of the lineup comes around again, it could well be against Chapman.
   156. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4261117)
by the way, as a regular nl central viewer joey votto seems to have lost a good 10-15 lbs while he was off

i have not confirmed that but i noticed that 2 weeks ago.

   157. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4261118)
what a terrible strike call
   158. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4261119)
what a terrible strike call


Darling says he called it a swing.

   159. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4261121)
The Reds' use of Seven Nation Army is lacking. At least Baltimore is able to emphasize the letter O.
   160. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4261122)
still a bad call

goood thing votto didn't suffer for it
   161. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4261123)
The ball cozart hit might have been out eaelier in the summer. At least up against the wall.
   162. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4261124)
So the Giants have only the reserve catcher left on the bench.
   163. fra paolo Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4261125)
I got the impression Brennaman thought thought that ball was going to drop in.
   164. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4261126)
Good catch, but not, as TBS called it, over the shoulder.
   165. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4261129)
Chapman! Chapman! Chapman!
   166. boteman Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4261131)
Just getting settled in the hotel here, top 9th, Giants and Reds tied, Jon Miller on the MLB Gameday Audio stream, cold beer in hand. Am I selfish hoping for extra innings so that I can hear more Jon Miller?

The answer is: NO!
   167. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4261132)
Figured marshall would at least start the 9th.
   168. Moe Greene Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:42 PM (#4261133)
Gamecast has that 2nd pitch to Scutaro comfortably inside the strike zone. Is that right?
   169. PeteF3 Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:42 PM (#4261134)
I admit I've never seen him before now: Does Brett Anderson always look like he's about to pass out asleep or drunk?
   170. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:43 PM (#4261136)
sandoval is a young smokey burgess
   171. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4261139)
Onward to the bottom of the ninth. THIS. IS. OCTOBER!
   172. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4261140)
The strike zone has been awful all night.
   173. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4261142)
"bottom of the 9th ... in a clean city"

What in the world does that mean?
   174. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4261144)
Probably said Queen City.
   175. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4261145)
Gamecast has that 2nd pitch to Scutaro comfortably inside the strike zone. Is that right?


Yeah, looked like it. Overall, I think Gerry Davis has been pretty good. But every once in a while, he's missed one.
   176. PeteF3 Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4261146)
I think he said "in the Queen City," which is Cincinnati's nickname.
   177. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4261147)
The strike zone was good for three innings or so, then all of a sudden he became inconsistent with the ball outside to lefties/in to righties.
   178. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4261148)
Well, that was interesting. An emergency test during the playoffs.
   179. boteman Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261149)
It's ov--never mind.
   180. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261150)
Geez, that was a weird perspective. Looked like it went over the fence.
   181. fra paolo Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261151)
Well, that doesn't bode well according to the Earl Weaver book of managing.
   182. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261152)
Rolen! Pops out.
   183. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261153)
There are like 8 different Queen Cities.
   184. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261154)
Nice arcing camera shot of the left-field seats. Too bad the ball was being caught 100 feet away.
   185. Austin Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261155)
Is there any word on how many innings Lincecum is available to pitch tonight?
   186. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261157)
That was a wired angle. I thought Rolen doubled off the wall with the left fielder nowhere to be found.
   187. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4261158)
Man I need my glasses back. Trying to watch at the bar an I thOught that was a walkoff
   188. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4261159)
I really hope the A's win tonight as I haven't yet seen them play in the playoffs. I've seen everyone else.
   189. McCoy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4261161)
This crowd needs a primer on night time conditions in October.
   190. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4261162)
That ball is gone on a warm summer night.
   191. bunyon Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4261163)
The acoustics seem bad on the broadcast. Every bat sounds like it breaks.
   192. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4261164)
How long do you go with Chapman here?
   193. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:53 PM (#4261165)
That ball is gone on a warm summer night."
The fans seem to think it is a summer night. That's the second time in a couple innings that they've gotten loud for a deep but ordinary fly to center.
   194. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4261166)
Left for the Giants:

Hitters

HSanchez

Pitchers

Mijares
Mota
Kontos
Lincecum
other starters
   195. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4261167)
That google hangout commercial just kills me.
   196. Gamingboy Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4261168)
In a shocking turn of events, the Baltimore Orioles have won Game 3 of the NLDS.
   197. JJ1986 Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4261169)
I don't understand why they happily let Mota back on the team, but banned Melky.
   198. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:57 PM (#4261171)
where was that pitch???????
   199. hokieneer Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:57 PM (#4261172)
Cant figure out why chapman wasn't left in to at least face posey.
   200. esseff Posted: October 09, 2012 at 08:58 PM (#4261174)
Belt to left
Posey to first
Sanchez to catch
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