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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Division Series Day Two OMNICHATTER

Athletics (94-68) @ Tigers (88-74), 12:00pm
  OAK: Tommy Milone (25, LHP, 13-10, 3.74)
  DET: Doug Fister (28, RHP, 10-10, 3.45)

Nationals (98-64) @ Cardinals (88-74), 3:00pm
  WSN: Stephen Strasburg (24, RHP, 15-6, 3.16) Gio Gonzalez (26, LHP, 21-8, 2.89)
  STL: Adam Wainwright (30, RHP, 14-13, 3.94)

Yankees (95-67) @ Orioles (93-69), 6:00pm
  NYY: CC Sabathia (31, LHP, 15-6, 3.38)
  BAL: Jason Hammel (29, RHP, 8-6, 3.43)

Reds (97-65) @ Giants (94-68), 9:30pm
  CIN: Bronson Arroyo (35, RHP, 12-10, 3.74)
  SFG: Madison Bumgarner (22, LHP, 16-11, 3.37)

Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 10:44 AM | 931 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:21 AM (#4257650)
Thanks much for that Strasburg notation, that's not salt in the wound for Nats fans at all.
   2. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:25 AM (#4257651)
At least he spelled it Nationals and not "Natinals", which stopped being funny like a year ago.
   3. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:27 AM (#4257655)
Thanks much for that Strasburg notation, that's not salt in the wound for Nats fans at all.
I'm a Nationals fan.
   4. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4257656)
It should be noted that the guy starting for the Nats had a better ERA than the guy not starting...
   5. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:30 AM (#4257657)
Oh, I know. He seemed to be tiring towards the end, with a couple good outings mixed in. I honestly don't know that Strasburg would have been the best choice had they kept him active anyway. Just being difficult.
   6. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:31 AM (#4257659)
Are Nats fans surprised that Gonzalez is starting ahead of Zimmermann? I would have expected JZ to be the Game One starter but I don't follow the Nats closely (and obviously both had great seasons).
   7. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:32 AM (#4257660)
This is a good matchup for the Nationals, hoping Gio is on his game today. I would be more than happy with a split in St. Louis.
   8. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4257662)
Are Nats fans surprised that Gonzalez is starting ahead of Zimmermann? I would have expected JZ to be the Game One starter but I don't follow the Nats closely (and obviously both had great seasons).


Zimmermann was better than his record (he didn't get great run support or bullpen work, at least not as good as for the others) but Gio is clearly the #1 at this point.
   9. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4257663)
And here's hoping that the O's finally get their long-awaited revenge against the Yankees for that little punk kid.
   10. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4257664)
That is a stacked pitching staff.
   11. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:40 AM (#4257665)
I didn't want the Yankees to face the O's in the first round, but now the way I look at it, if the Yankees win, then my team advances. If they lose, then I get more work.
   12. PreservedFish Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:42 AM (#4257667)
Gofdamit. This no cable thing kills me in October.
   13. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:43 AM (#4257669)
Buck looked like a genius managing against Ron W. in the wild card game. Saunders was a perfect contrarian start, I guess..the Yankees don't want Baltimore in extra innings, for sure.
   14. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4257670)
I still can't believe the Orioles are in the postseason. Maybe it's all luck, but doesn't this have to be one of the all-time best managing jobs ever?
   15. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4257672)
Gofdamit. This no cable thing kills me in October.
POSTSEASON.TV
   16. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4257674)
I still can't believe the Orioles are in the postseason. Maybe it's all luck, but doesn't this have to be one of the all-time best managing jobs ever?
It's largely luck, but they're not a bad team. Jones is the closest thing to a stud on the roster, the rest of it is a bunch of better-than-average guys, and a good bullpen that's been great this year.

I think the Yankees/O's ALDS is a toss-up.
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:47 AM (#4257675)
Buck looked like a genius managing against Ron W. in the wild card game. Saunders was a perfect contrarian start, I guess..the Yankees don't want Baltimore in extra innings, for sure.

Yup. The Yankees' big advantage is SP. If the game gets to the 6th and it's tied or close, the playing field is very even, or may even tilt towards Balt. Their pen is fantastic.
   18. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:50 AM (#4257678)
76% chance of rain at 6pm. Doubt I'll be heading up to Baltimore tonight.
   19. escabeche Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:53 AM (#4257679)
Sabathia is 10-3, 3.38 lifetime in Camden Yards. This year, though, he's 0-2 with a 6.38 ERA and the O's OPS against him is .935.

   20. escabeche Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:55 AM (#4257681)
Discuss: should Tillman be starting one of these games?
   21. Scott Ross Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:55 AM (#4257682)
Anybody notice ESPN's scoreboard shows the O's as 1-0 and the Yanks at 0-0? Their developers apparently didn't prepare fully for the play-in game. Any chane one of you could fix it? It's making me nuts.
   22. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:59 AM (#4257685)
76% chance of rain at 6pm. Doubt I'll be heading up to Baltimore tonight.
Rain will clear out at 9. Will they call it early, or play late into the night?
   23. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 11:59 AM (#4257686)
76% chance of rain at 6pm. Doubt I'll be heading up to Baltimore tonight.
Hopefully the Yankees don't end up burning through CC again, as they did last year.

   24. Esoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4257689)
I've been looking forward to this Baltimore-New York game since...well since AUGUST, practically. If it's rained out Ima hafta choke someone.

Weirdly enough I'm looking forward to it more than the Nats' first-ever playoff game. I think it's because somewhere around June/July I began to simply expect the Nats to make it the postseason...whereas I'm in agreement with #14 that I STILL can't believe the O's are the postseason. And not some flakey "one-game wild card loser" way, but actually playing in the ALDS.

Go Nats! Go O's! Davey Johnson and Buck Showalter: Revenge of the 'Difficult Genius' Managers.
   25. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:14 PM (#4257700)
Discuss: should Tillman be starting one of these games?


Maybe? I'm a little surprised Chen is pitching game 2. You'd think they'd want to try to have him pitch in NYS to defuse the short porch for lefties.

This series is a toss up as far as I'm concerned. The Yankees have the better lineup, but the Orioles have better defense. The Os have the better bullpen, but the Yankees aren't exactly weak there. I'm torn on the starting pitching - the Yanks have the better rotation on paper, but the homer in me sees a lot of vulnerability in the Yanks top 3.
   26. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:14 PM (#4257701)
It has to be tough for the poor Bay Area fans who have to get ready for a 9 AM Sunday playoff game.
   27. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4257705)
Rain will clear out at 9. Will they call it early, or play late into the night?


Ooh, wouldn't mind them calling it early. Didn't think of that. I figured they would play late into the night. Go postponement!
   28. cardsfanboy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:19 PM (#4257707)
Gofdamit. This no cable thing kills me in October.
POSTSEASON.TV


Yep, best $4.99 I have spent.
   29. cardsfanboy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:20 PM (#4257708)
Cabrera continues playing like he did all season.
   30. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:21 PM (#4257710)
I just heard a facebook rumor Michael K. Williams (OMAR COMIN'!) is throwing out the first pitch for today's NYY/BAL game, but I can't find any confirmation. Anyone hear this?
   31. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:23 PM (#4257711)
So, Larry do you get the heads sooner than the general public on the game being called?
   32. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:23 PM (#4257712)
I am irritated: there's some technical issue preventing Rogers from showing the game. I blame that Matty Moroun fellow and his campaign against a second bridge.
   33. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:24 PM (#4257713)
Cabrera continues playing like he did all season.

MVP! MVP!
   34. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4257714)
Man I thought Cabrera's ball had gone out. It is hard to follow the ball on this postseason.tv
   35. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4257715)
Yay! Pictures!

Sadly, I have to go to Mississauga in about an hour.
   36. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:28 PM (#4257716)
man when did Fister get good. what the hell
   37. DKDC Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4257719)
#30,

I heard first pitch in Os game will be teacher who tackled a local school shooter.

Omar would be awesome, but I doubt it. I think he lives in NYC.
   38. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4257722)
I really hate the Tigers, but I have no idea why.
   39. salajander Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4257723)
I just heard a facebook rumor Michael K. Williams (OMAR COMIN'!) is throwing out the first pitch for today's NYY/BAL game, but I can't find any confirmation. Anyone hear this?

This would be so bad-ass.
   40. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4257725)
How the #### is it fair to have the better team play the 1st two games of a 5 game series on the road?

Seriously, WTF isn't this a 2-2-1 series with the BETTER team getting the 1st two games at home??

Oh, right ... Bud Selig.

Die in a ####### tire fire you worthless used car salesman piece-of-####.
   41. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:34 PM (#4257726)
So, Larry do you get the heads sooner than the general public on the game being called?


No. I'll be heading out to the park soon, I'll pass along anything I find out, but I'll be working and don't expect to find out anything you guys don't know anyway.
   42. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4257727)
Seriously, WTF isn't this a 2-2-1 series with the BETTER team getting the 1st two games at home??
Because of television contracts.
   43. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4257728)
I really hate the Tigers, but I have no idea why.
2006 and last year. That's pretty much it for me.

man when did Fister get good. what the hell
When he stopped being Fistee.
   44. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4257730)
Well, if you liked the one game play-in game then you have to take only one travel day for the NLDS. Next year it will go back to 2-2-1 but because Bud wanted to run with it now this is what he get for this year.
   45. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4257731)
Crap. Maybe the Omar thing was a joke.
   46. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:38 PM (#4257732)
How the #### is it fair to have the better team play the 1st two games of a 5 game series on the road?

Seriously, WTF isn't this a 2-2-1 series with the BETTER team getting the 1st two games at home??


That's the way they always did it when the ALCC/NLCS were 5 games, 1969-1984.

The idea is two off days in a 5-game series is ludicrous. Let's a team get away with 3 SPs.

I like the 2-3 format a lot. I hate off days in the postseason.
   47. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4257734)
I love Tommy Milone so much. It was really a back-to-his-roots type acquisition for Beane. Great stats, scouts hated him, perfect fit for the park, acquired as a secondary piece in a larger trade. And now he's starting Game 2 in ALDS.
   48. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4257735)
The only way I could see the game getting called is if MLB doesn't want both games going on at the same time.

According to weather.gov things start to clear up quickly after 6pm. 46% chance at 7pm and 16% chance at 8pm. We might be looking at a 1 hour delay and having them play in a drizzle for 30 minutes to an hour. If it looks like it is going to be a 2 hour delay do they call it?
   49. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4257736)
2006 and last year. That's pretty much it for me.


Nah, I think it goes back to the '80's for me. And Jack Morris.
   50. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:42 PM (#4257737)
I love Tommy Milone so much. It was really a back-to-his-roots type acquisition for Beane. Great stats, scouts hated him, perfect fit for the park, acquired as a secondary piece in a larger trade. And now he's starting Game 2 in ALDS.

Well, Gio could have been starting game 1.
   51. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:42 PM (#4257738)
I like the 2-3 format a lot. I hate off days in the postseason.


Well, I do too. If it was up to me, the 1 game playoff for the Wildcard spot would have been best of 3. 3 days, 3 games. If you don't win in 2, you're going to play the LDS the day after you win the Wildcard spot, in which case, 5 games in 5 days. Don't like it? Win the ####### division.
   52. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:43 PM (#4257740)
I clearly jinxed him.
   53. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4257741)
It's over.
   54. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4257743)
The rally I mean.
   55. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4257744)
Or not. Nice.
   56. Flynn Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4257745)
I don't see why we need 2-3 either. I also hate two off-days, but there's no reason they couldn't have done 2-21, flying back after Game 4.
   57. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:46 PM (#4257747)
got out of that without giving up any runs, nice.
   58. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4257748)
I also hate two off-days, but there's no reason they couldn't have done 2-21


Best of 23? I like it.
   59. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4257749)
I don't see why we need 2-3 either. I also hate two off-days, but there's no reason they couldn't have done 2-21, flying back after Game 4.
I think that would violate the CBA.
   60. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:49 PM (#4257751)
These two pitchers aren't going to leave many usable bats in their wake. Every ball that gets hit seems to break a bat.
   61. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4257754)
Rally!
   62. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4257755)
MVP! MVP!
   63. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4257756)
Not the most ringing hit but I'll take it
   64. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM (#4257758)
Thud.
   65. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM (#4257759)
That was a hell of a pitch by Fister.
   66. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM (#4257760)
Eunice!!!!
   67. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM (#4257761)
Nice!!!
   68. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM (#4257762)
I just said to fra paoletta the younger: 'this chap is dangerous'. And he drives in a run.
   69. Esoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4257764)
I love Tommy Milone so much. It was really a back-to-his-roots type acquisition for Beane. Great stats, scouts hated him, perfect fit for the park, acquired as a secondary piece in a larger trade. And now he's starting Game 2 in ALDS.
What I love about the whole WAS/OAK trade is that both sides authentically came out winning big from it. Win-win trades are so rare in baseball that it just gives you the warm fuzzies when it happens. And I can't help but think that the good feeling from that trade facilitated the Nats' August acquisition of Kurt Suzuki, which has (quietly) been a critical pickup for the team.
   70. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4257765)
stupid.
   71. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4257766)
Great arm Garcia!

EDIT: Actually it was shallower that I thought.
   72. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4257767)
2nd out at home. Ughhhhhhh.
   73. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:57 PM (#4257768)
Oh I thought Crisp got his hand in there.
   74. Lassus Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4257769)
Wow. That was impressive. I have no replay on mlb.com, how do the replays look?
   75. Esoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4257770)
Outs at the plate always make baby Eso cry. Oof.
   76. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4257771)
crap
   77. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4257772)
Nope got him.

I think sending him was the right call. With one out I think you get aggressive. The throw was absolutely perfect and he was just out.
   78. Esoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4257774)
fra paoletta the younger
Trying to figure out what this refers to: Wife? Younger sister? Younger of two daughters?

Nice call, though.
   79. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4257775)
Running on Garcia is not wise. Didn't feel good about that as soon as Vasgersian said he was going. Even Crisp on a ball fielded sort of deep.
   80. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4257776)
How is Gio for Milone and Norris a win/win?
   81. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:00 PM (#4257777)
Reddick looks like a young Jeff Bridges when he is angry.
   82. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:00 PM (#4257778)
What I love about the whole WAS/OAK trade is that both sides authentically came out winning big from it. Win-win trades are so rare in baseball that it just gives you the warm fuzzies when it happens. And I can't help but think that the good feeling from that trade facilitated the Nats' August acquisition of Kurt Suzuki, which has (quietly) been a critical pickup for the team.


It really did make sense for both parties at the time and has looked good for both since.
   83. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:01 PM (#4257780)
I don't see how you get aggressive on a play that guarantees you bases loaded and 1 out.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4257781)
I don't see why we need 2-3 either. I also hate two off-days, but there's no reason they couldn't have done 2-21, flying back after Game 4.
I think that would violate the CBA.


Even if it doesn't violate the CBA, it would probably tick off the tv contract as that will then figure into the scheduling of the games.
You would almost be forced into playing the team that traveled the previous night in the later game.

   85. cardsfanboy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4257783)
What is the "rule" about being thrown out at home? I thought it was you never make the third out at home(or was that third) personally I think you never make the second out at home.
   86. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4257784)
What I love about the whole WAS/OAK trade is that both sides authentically came out winning big from it. Win-win trades are so rare in baseball that it just gives you the warm fuzzies when it happens. And I can't help but think that the good feeling from that trade facilitated the Nats' August acquisition of Kurt Suzuki, which has (quietly) been a critical pickup for the team.


As someone who roots for both teams, I've been entirely happy with the deals. Good for everybody. Suzuki really needed to get out of Oakland, and I think he'll be a great match with Ramos next year. He is better when he has a little rest.

McCoy, Brad Peacock and AJ Cole were in the deal as well. Oakland needed depth more than Washington.
   87. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4257785)
Mitch Williams knows the postseason, apparently.
   88. McCoy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:04 PM (#4257786)
McCoy, Brad Peacock and AJ Cole were in the deal as well. Oakland needed depth more than Washington.

Depth is meaningless if it isn't at the major league level and or it is cromulent at the major league level.

This trade in time might become a win/win trade or even a huge win for the A's but it is way too premature to declare it a win/win afer only one season.
   89. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:04 PM (#4257787)
Younger of two daughters?

This one. She's sort of interested in baseball, to the extent of knowing which team to cheer, and asking me 'who won?' if she sees me watching a game.
   90. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM (#4257788)
I don't see how you get aggressive on a play that guarantees you bases loaded and 1 out.


I think there is a better chance of getting the run on the play than with Reddick due. Reddick whiffs a lot and with Crips's speed the Tigers have to be perfect to get him at the plate. To their credit they did but I like the move.
   91. Esoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM (#4257789)
How is Gio for Milone and Norris a win/win?
Which side do you think lost the deal? OAK? They got depth, we got the star. And remember: everyone here actually thought it was a bad deal for the Nats at the time, because Gio still had the control problems that led to those high BB numbers in earlier seasons. But he made a huge step forward and at least two of the guys the A's got have been major contributors, and they're both in the postseason. Hard to argue.
   92. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4257791)
He is something else
   93. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4257792)
What is the "rule" about being thrown out at home? I thought it was you never make the third out at home(or was that third) personally I think you never make the second out at home.


I always thought it was the second out. It makes the most sense to me.
   94. Chris Fluit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:07 PM (#4257793)
man when did Fister get good. what the hell


Since he came over from Seattle. He has a 142 ERA+ in a season and a half with the Tigers.
   95. Esoteric Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:09 PM (#4257795)
Since he came over from Seattle. He has a 142 ERA+ in a season and a half with the Tigers.
The funny thing is that Safeco is such a pitcher's park, and yet he wasn't able to capitalize over there. Still irks me that the M's gave him away for peanuts, but everyone likes good ol' Dougie Fister, so it's hard to begrudge him his breakout success.
   96. fra paolo Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4257796)
I dunno, I think they had a chance at Cabrera at home
   97. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4257798)
Don't make the second out at home, don't make the third out at third.
   98. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:11 PM (#4257800)
Come on, Kaat, Jim Johnson? The MVP?
   99. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:11 PM (#4257801)
I dunno, I think they had a chance at Cabrera at home


I can see it either way. It was possible that they miss him at home and then there's two on, the run's in, and only one out, setting up a big inning.

Jim Johnson for the MVP. That's the craziest thing I've heard in a while.
   100. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 07, 2012 at 01:12 PM (#4257803)
I like Kitty's work but that's batcrap crazy
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