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Division Seven OMNICHATTER

The final day of the Division Series round! Four teams will play, but only two will play on! Win or go home! Victory or death! And remember: baseball is a cruel sport and October is a harsh mistress. Or something like that.

ALDS Game 5: Orioles (Hammel) @ Yankees (Sabathia) Game 23 of a 23-game Series, tied 11-11. 5:00 PM.
NLDS Game 5: Cardinals (Wainwright) @ Nationals (Gonzalez) The First Playoff Night Game in Washington History. 8:30 PM.

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   1. deputydrew Posted: October 12, 2012 at 09:22 AM (#4265822)
I can't believe the Yankees aren't in primetime. I would have lost a significant bet on that one...
   2. Tippecanoe Posted: October 12, 2012 at 09:36 AM (#4265837)
Any word on where the Yankees have stationed Jeffrey Maier?
   3. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 12, 2012 at 09:37 AM (#4265838)
I can't believe the Yankees aren't in primetime.

It's because the ALCS starts tomorrow and the Tigers don't know yet if they're going to be staying home or if they're going to have to book a quick flight to New York.
   4. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 12, 2012 at 09:43 AM (#4265843)
I can't believe the Yankees aren't in primetime. I would have lost a significant bet on that one...


It was an issue of scheduling. If Oakland had won last night someone would have had to fly cross country after the game tonight (Baltimore to Oakland or Oakland to NY depending). That would have created a logistical mess where a game ending at midnight eastern time followed by a cross country trek and a game that night.

As it is it seems that the winner tonight is going to be at a disadvantage without an off day. I'm fine with fewer off days in the schedule but I think there should be an effort to keep the teams in the same leagues on the same schedule. Detroit has an edge that they get a day off to rest pitchers and get organized.
   5. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 12, 2012 at 09:51 AM (#4265849)
Detroit also gets to start their game 5 starter and ace on normal rest in ALCS games 3 and 7. Sabathia would be on short rest for game 3, as would be the Orioles ace whoever that is.
   6. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 12, 2012 at 09:57 AM (#4265857)
thanks to gaming for continuing to post the chatter threads.

and if you want a change of pace on baby animals you might try baby pigs. kids always love holding baby pigs.
   7. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM (#4265866)
as would be the Orioles ace whoever that is

I laughed. Then I thought about how we're going to lose tonight and I cried.
   8. JJ1986 Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM (#4265870)
This week the Orioles ace is Miguel Gonzalez. It'll probably be someone different next week.
   9. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4265883)
Any word on where the Yankees have stationed Jeffrey Maier?

He has been dressing up as ARod and taking his at-bats.
   10. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM (#4265886)
Harvey you don't change walruses in the middle of a fjord!
   11. fra paolo Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM (#4265892)
Hmm, I am not going to be able to watch Cards vs Nats without an interruption to collect mrs fra paolo from work. That never helps the old attention span.

Also, the Divisional Series week is the best week of the year. So much high-stakes baseball.
   12. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM (#4265895)
Going to the game tonight. I hope it is awesome.

As an aside I have to say that the Washington Nationals have done just about the worst job of getting the news out that they have playoff tickets for sale of any team I have ever had dealings with.


I hope they make it to the NLCS and then have it go to a game 7. Got tickets to that one.
   13. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM (#4265903)
Jason Gay of the WSJ just tweeted that there are 10,000 tickets to the O's-Yanks game available on StubHub.
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM (#4265907)
I'm relieved to see that OMNICHATTER has returned to its natural capitalized state.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4265914)
Jason Gay of the WSJ just tweeted that there are 10,000 tickets to the O's-Yanks game available on StubHub.


There are about 2800 in Washington.
   16. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:33 AM (#4265917)
As it is it seems that the winner tonight is going to be at a disadvantage without an off day.
Well, the Yankees would at least get to stay put.
   17. bunyon Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:34 AM (#4265919)
Baby pigs are awesome. As are adult pigs. As are dead and fried pigs.

As great as four games in a day obviously are, I was bummed to miss two of them. I'll be in for all of them tonight.

I put this in another thread, but if the birds both win tonight, the lower seed will advance in each series. Yummy.
   18. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4265924)
kids always love holding baby pigs.


But in my experience, baby pigs hate being held by kids. But at least you get to hear them squeal!
   19. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM (#4265925)
There are about 2800 in Washington.

There is probably at least double that available if not triple that if you count other online ticket vendors.

The same applies to the Yankees as well.

Though it should also be pointed that a good chunk of the available tickets for resell are SRO.
   20. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: October 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM (#4265943)
That supposed police crackdown on ticket scalpers has been nowhere in sight on Half St as far as I can tell. I bet that cornholing beer garden will make a mint tonight.
   21. esseff Posted: October 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM (#4265956)
This has probably already been said, and more than once, but this is the first season ever in which all of the Division Series have gone 5.
   22. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 11:17 AM (#4265975)
CHECKLIST:



CHECKLIST:
---EVERGREEN---
Conradian Play [ ]
Web Gem [ ]
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Ump blows call [ ] (Blown call eliminates team [ ])
Dramatic late-inning homer [ ]
Double Play ends an inning [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ]
Somebody says "shutdown inning" [ ]
Strike out of side [ ]
Stolen base [ ]
Caught stealing [ ]
Gamesmanship []
Shapeshifting Strike-zone [ ]
THIS TRAIN! [X]
"They're down to their last X...." [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ ]
Non-pitcher bunts [ ]
Regular Season pitcher warms up [ ] (Playoff starting pitcher warms up in pen [ ])
NLDS Game 5 needs to start on TNT [ ]
---BAL at NYY specific---
Raul Effing Ibanez comes to the plate [ ]
Orioles hold one-run lead at any point of the game []
Yankees get run in half-inning immediately after Orioles score [ ]
Thome career retrospective [ ]
Buck Showalter as Yankee manager [ ]
Wondering aloud as to which team would be better against Detroit [ ]
John Smoltz tries to annoy Cal Ripken over Jeffrey Maier [ ]
Ichiro does something awesome [ ]
Lew Ford somehow gets an at-bat in a do-or-die game [ ]
Girardi's playing career [ ]
Curtis Granderson's charity work []
Tyler Teagarden shows up []
A-Rod strikes out, assuming he even plays now that Raul Ibanez is Mr. Effing October [ ]
---STL at DC specific---
Strasburg in the Dugout [ ]
Crowd chants "We Want Strasburg" [ ]
Bryce Harper does something awesome [ ] (Harper strikes out instead [ ])
Pujols mentioned [ ]
FREESE! [ ]
Teddy [ ]
"The last time Washington was in the playoffs...." [ ]
The Metro is referenced [ ]
Game goes past midnight [ ]
Flashback to game 6 of 2011 WS [ ]
Davey Johnson managerial career recap [ ]
Matheny's playing career [ ]
Mark McGwire mentioned [ ]
Walter Johnson mentioned [ ]
Frank Howard mentioned [ ]
Politicians pointed out (with exception of racing presidents, of course) [ ]
Brad Wilkerson mentioned for some reason [ ]
   23. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM (#4265979)
That supposed police crackdown on ticket scalpers has been nowhere in sight on Half St as far as I can tell. I bet that cornholing beer garden will make a mint tonight.

$6 a beer? I think they make a mint every night.
   24. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4265992)
I might not survive tonight's games. I had to leave the TV after Ford was picked off last night. I washed some dishes, with Mrs. Charlie providing occasional updates.
   25. VoodooR Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM (#4266040)
These chatters have been a lot of fun so far this season!
   26. Kurt Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM (#4266054)
Agree with 25. It strikes me that the regular season chatters should be OMNICHATTERS, rather than game specific chatters most of which are dead.
   27. Kurt Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM (#4266057)
Livan Hernandez mentioned for some reason [ ]
   28. Baldrick Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4266068)
Agree with 25. It strikes me that the regular season chatters should be OMNICHATTERS, rather than game specific chatters most of which are dead.

I have been saying that for years.

If we can't go back to the good old days of seriously promoting the individual Gamechatters, I would absolutely love one omnichatter per day.
   29. Fat Al Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4266071)
It strikes me that the regular season chatters should be OMNICHATTERS, rather than game specific chatters most of which are dead.


I second that idea.
   30. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM (#4266076)
Right. The individual chatters don't show up on Hot Topics, thus they are effectively dead to most people. Even those of us who use the bookmarking function aren't going to bookmark a new thread every day.

Also they were devised in a pre-MLB Network era. Now a lot of us are watching that thing where the MLB Network switches from game to game to game.
   31. bunyon Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM (#4266080)
I third, fourth or fifth the idea of an OMNICHATTER daily in the regular season.
   32. Chris Fluit Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4266086)
Jason Gay of the WSJ just tweeted that there are 10,000 tickets to the O's-Yanks game available on StubHub.


Tempting. But it's already too late for me to make by game time.
   33. PreservedFish Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM (#4266087)
Agreed. OMNICHATTER rules.
   34. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM (#4266095)
OMNICHATTER forever.
   35. fra paolo Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:00 PM (#4266117)
OMNICHATTERS work when there are no more than two games on, but the in-season Game Chatters frequently feature at least three seriously active threads per day. I fear one game would end up pushing aside the others, and kill off the little communities that have evolved.
   36. PreservedFish Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4266121)
The little communities are dying.
   37. JJ1986 Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:03 PM (#4266122)
I fear one game would end up pushing aside the others, and kill off the little communities that have evolved.


The Mets chatter mostly died this year, so I think the Red Sox one is really the only active one left.
   38. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:03 PM (#4266123)
Tempting. But it's already too late for me to make by game time.
Plus, you don't have time to get 9,999 friends together.
   39. VoodooR Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:13 PM (#4266132)
The Cubs chatters were pretty active a few years ago, but have completely died on the vine since. That could be because the team has stunk, but it seems like the team chatter communities have been slowly declining across the board lately. It's unfortunate, because while I think OMNICHATTERS are super-cool for the playoffs, I would rather just chat with Cubs fans about the Cubs game during the regular season. Or especially, be able to pop into a Cub Chatter during or after the game and see others' reactions and discussions of things that happened during that game. That would be hard in an OMNICHATTER. But if the Chatters are going to go away anyway, an OMNICHATTER! would be better than nothing.
   40. fra paolo Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4266141)
The little communities are dying.

I have done my best in working with Joey B., Esoteric and Bourbon Samurai (amongst others, I think) to keep the Nationals ones going. My absences are due to the fact that I often end up listening to the game out of the GameDay Audio archive, rather than while it is actually in progress, because I'm doing stuff with my family.
   41. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4266142)
We already have Dugouts posted daily, which are sadly underutilized more often than not. On occasion during the season, somebody would comment there if something particularly noteworthy was going on (e.g., "Phil Humber is pitching a noteworthy game in Seattle" - can't jinx the thing, you know). We could try renaming them something like "Dugout and OMNICHATTER" next season and see if we can generate some critical mass there.
   42. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:21 PM (#4266143)
Jason Gay of the WSJ just tweeted that there are 10,000 tickets to the O's-Yanks game available on StubHub.
That was either wrong or people are buying them at a crazy pace. There's 4200 left now, and it seems hard to believe they could have sold 5800 (or so) tickets in 3 hours. Maybe I'm wrong about that.

   43. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM (#4266148)
I like the OMNICHATTERS because I am interested in every game. But during the regular season, I have little interest in a random White Sox - Royals tilt, so having lots of comments in one thread wouldn't add much extra value.
   44. Nasty Nate Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:25 PM (#4266150)
OMNICHATTER!
   45. cardsfanboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4266157)
I third, fourth or fifth the idea of an OMNICHATTER daily in the regular season.


I'll join that long list. The few times that I have gone into the individual game chatters, I would read the other chats going on(since my chat was usually dead) one long chat would be nice, and maybe save game specific chats for teams like the Mess, Yankees and others who seem to have a strong contingent of fans on here.
   46. SoSH U at work Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4266158)
I do like the idea for the omnichatter for the reason Kiko mentions. If someone's throwing a perfect game or something other interesting is going on, there should be a place at BTF that lets visitors know, and there really isn't right now. That, and regular chatters are pretty much dead, so we might as well give omnichatters a try. FWIW, Jim was supportive of a daily chatter on the main page when he was taking suggestions this summer.

   47. Chip Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4266163)
Yankee lineup posted, and ARod is out. Chavez at third, Ibanez at DH. Jeter playing SS despite his bad foot.
   48. Lassus Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:32 PM (#4266165)
I'm fine with OMNICHATTER, but even with last year's horribleness, be prepared for it to be dominated by Mets and Red Sox chatterers, the last of the last.
   49. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:32 PM (#4266166)
That was either wrong or people are buying them at a crazy pace. There's 4200 left now, and it seems hard to believe they could have sold 5800 (or so) tickets in 3 hours. Maybe I'm wrong about that.


I checked this morning after the first note got posted and there were something like 9600 available. I did some messing around just to see where they were and how the prices were (there were about 30 tickets available at $234,234 each, don't think that was a serious sale attempt). Anyway, in the ten minutes or so that I was playing around on StubHub the number dropped from 9,600 to about 9,100. So whether through completed or revoked sales I can believe they are moving quickly.
   50. Flynn Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:35 PM (#4266170)
Baseball, hooray!

Watching last night's late games (Bal-NY, Det-Oak for us UK folks) right now, which is a nice way to catch up.
   51. Fat Al Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4266171)
Yankee lineup posted, and ARod is out. Chavez at third, Ibanez at DH. Jeter playing SS despite his bad foot.


Well, well. Ain't that a kick in the ass.
   52. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4266173)
Yankee lineup posted, and ARod is out. Chavez at third, Ibanez at DH. Jeter playing SS despite his bad foot.
I'll give Girardi credit, you might not agree with the man, but he sure is managing without doubt.
   53. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:40 PM (#4266180)
I would very much like omni-chatter for the regular season. I used to love the A's game chatter, but that died a few years ago. There were a couple of us occasionally in the Nats chatter, but not really enough to get a good conversation going, unless Sam came in to try to stab Joey in the neck.
   54. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4266185)
Well, it would be nice if he could have found a way to extricate Granderson in favor of Gardner as well, if there was any chance Gardner could go the 9 innings. Curtis is just depressing to watch at the plate right now.
   55. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4266190)
Ticket sales are very brisk today. Sro has already doubled in price since this morning for the Washington game.
   56. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4266192)
Ticket sales are very brisk today. Sro has already doubled in price since this morning for the Washington game.
   57. Chip Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4266193)
SS Jeter
LF Suzuki
2B Cano
1B Teixeira
DH Ibanez
RF Swisher
CF Granderson
C Martin
3B Chavez
   58. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:46 PM (#4266197)
The game is going to end with a pinch-hit home run from ARod in the 19th inning, right?
   59. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:46 PM (#4266198)
Wow, completely out of the lineup. That was not something I expected. I would have thought he'd be dropped to 6, 7 or a Torre-esque 8, but not out of it completely.
   60. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4266213)
If Eric Chavez wins a division series game 5 heroically for the ####### yankees i will be so mad. SO MAD.
   61. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 12, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4266218)
Ticket sales are very brisk today. Sro has already doubled in price since this morning for the Washington game.


Holy crap, people asking $125 for standing room!
   62. rlc Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:00 PM (#4266229)
Hammel has been tougher on lefties than righties this year, so there must be a page in the binder reading:
Ibanez is for f***in' real.
   63. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4266231)
Alex can buy 2 million of those tickets, since the Yankees apparently don't want him in the dugout.
   64. Baldrick Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4266238)
Alex can buy 2 million of those tickets, since the Yankees apparently don't want him in the dugout.

I've got this mental image of a mostly-empty stadium, with A-Rod sitting about 20 rows back behind the third base dugout, staring intently at the action. And there are a bunch of people dressed up like unicorns prancing around the bleachers.
   65. Chip Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:09 PM (#4266240)
From the binder: ARod 8-22 lifetime against Hammel with 4 HRs.
   66. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4266254)
If Eric Chavez wins a division series game 5 heroically for the ####### yankees i will be so mad. SO MAD.


I'm expecting the pinch-hit shot from ARod.
   67. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:19 PM (#4266261)
This morning on seatgeek there was 1150 or so listings for tickets (they do not list SRO tickets and it is listings not individual tickets) and now 5 hours later or so and they are down to 650 listings for the Nationals. Yankees are down to 1200 listings but apparently you can get grandstand tickets for $27.
   68. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:22 PM (#4266265)
I'm expecting the pinch-hit shot from ARod.


Actually, I would be fine with that, although I prefer Baltimore wins.

I kind of like the Rod, and feel like he gets a lot of unjustified ####.

My Chavez issue would be more about 2000-2003 than the yankees
   69. JJ1986 Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4266275)
Anything under $110 gets snapped up in half a second.
   70. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4266293)
I've got this mental image of a mostly-empty stadium, with A-Rod sitting about 20 rows back behind the third base dugout, staring intently at the action. And there are a bunch of people dressed up like unicorns prancing around the bleachers.



What about the Centaurs?
   71. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4266298)
I've been calling for an OMNICHATTER for years so, yes, please...

   72. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4266302)
I've got this mental image of a mostly-empty stadium, with A-Rod sitting about 20 rows back behind the third base dugout, staring intently at the action.

Which of course reminds me of this.
   73. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 12, 2012 at 02:48 PM (#4266306)
I'm torn on an OMNICHATTER. Red Sox games are one of the few where the chatters do get used regularly though not as much in the last six weeks. On the other hand, I really enjoy these chatters though I'm skeptical of how well it would work with 15 games being played nearly simultaneously.
   74. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:01 PM (#4266324)
We could try renaming them something like "Dugout and OMNICHATTER" next season and see if we can generate some critical mass there.


I really like that the Dugout is this quiet place devoted to the birthday team, a story about how Harry Addelman got drunk after Wilkes-Barre lost a game in 1912, and some random little notes. I'd be afraid it'd get buried in an OMNICHATTER.

But I do like the regular season OMNICHATTER idea.
   75. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM (#4266339)
I like Dugout to be used for the birthday/history lessons, and a place were people can pose trivia questions, or silly links to baseball-related items that don't deserve a full posting.

OMNICHATTER would be good, but maybe have "AL OMNICHATTER" and "NL OMNICHATTER" to cut down a little bit of the noise.
   76. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM (#4266341)
Hmm, I guess I always think of the dugout is a whacky place where people talk about old weird stories they found. Are we supposed to talk about the games in there?
   77. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:10 PM (#4266344)
Actually, I would be fine with that, although I prefer Baltimore wins.

I kind of like the Rod, and feel like he gets a lot of unjustified ####.


Right on. I thought you were coming from the "ultimate frustration for O's fans" angle, like I am.

   78. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4266347)
OMNICHATTER would be good, but maybe have "AL OMNICHATTER" and "NL OMNICHATTER" to cut down a little bit of the noise.


I like it. But what about interleague?
   79. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4266352)
It's looking like SRO in Washington will end up being the most profitable investment in terms of % that one could have chosen when buying tickets. You could have bought them for $30 plus fees of a little over $4 per ticket and you could resell them now for around $100 after commission fees. Not only that but they were the easiest tickets to get when they went on sale. You could have bought as many as you wanted the day after they all went on sale.

My tickets cost me something like $110 a piece and after commissions my profit would be less than if I had spent $34 on a SRO tickets.
   80. Bull Pain Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4266353)
If A-Rod does hit a walk-off homer, he should give Al Bundy's speech from the softball episode where they make him sit the bench for a better replacement. Video link
   81. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4266354)
I like it. But what about interleague?
ANL OMNICHATTER.
   82. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4266355)
I like it. But what about interleague?


We ignore those games (other than the All-Star Game and World Series) as the vile stain on our National Pastime that they are?
   83. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4266358)
There is very little chance that A-Rod plays in this game. I suppose if the O's bring in a lefty to pitch to Chavez, but I can't see that happening. If there's already a lefty in there, and A-Rod pinch-hits for Chavez, they'll just bring in a righty.
   84. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:20 PM (#4266360)

OMNICHATTER would be good, but maybe have "AL OMNICHATTER" and "NL OMNICHATTER" to cut down a little bit of the noise.


There are going to be interleague games every day.


We ignore those games (other than the All-Star Game and World Series) as the vile stain on our National Pastime that they are?


Can we do the same with AL games?
   85. Nasty Nate Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:23 PM (#4266363)
Not only that but they were the easiest tickets to get when they went on sale. You could have bought as many as you wanted the day after they all went on sale.


You would have to risk that Game 5 actually happened. I think if you buy tickets for an un-needed game, you are refunded the face value but not the fees. I may be wrong.
   86. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM (#4266365)
OMNICHATTER would be good, but maybe have "AL OMNICHATTER" and "NL OMNICHATTER" to cut down a little bit of the noise.



I like it. But what about interleague?


Maybe it could go by what the home stadium is? Or maybe by the game time (like we could have "East Coast Games" and "West Coast Games" or something)
   87. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4266378)
You would have to risk that Game 5 actually happened. I think if you buy tickets for an un-needed game, you are refunded the face value but not the fees. I may be wrong.

I believe you get everything back. On MLB's website it says that all single game purchases are refunded and that if you buy your tickets on tickets.com the price of the ticket and the convenience fees are refunded to you.

I can't imagine a team being able to get away with charging a fee for a product that doesn't exist and then getting to keep that money.

By the way, earlier this morning I bought a SRO ticket for Game 7 of the NLCS because I didn't realize the tickets went on sale yesterday. SRO is now sold out but you can still buy a $400 Jefferson Suite ticket if you want to go to the game.
   88. Textbook Editor Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:32 PM (#4266379)
Benching Arod is astounding to me.
   89. Nasty Nate Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:42 PM (#4266388)
believe you get everything back. On MLB's website it says that all single game purchases are refunded and that if you buy your tickets on tickets.com the price of the ticket and the convenience fees are refunded to you.


Some faith in humanity is restored!
   90. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 03:48 PM (#4266396)
As we enter a night where everybody faces elimination, I'm using a catch-all inspirational speech: all (or at least a lot) of them. Everyone is to listen to that, except for the Yankees.
   91. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4266436)
It's RAINING IN THE BRONX!
   92. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:34 PM (#4266439)
Men?
   93. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4266443)
hallelujah!
   94. PepTech Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4266447)
Rodriguez is quoted as wanting "to be in there in the worst way." You'd think that request could be accommodated...
   95. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4266453)
If the Orioles win do they get HFA based on their record, or does it go to Detroit for winning the central?
   96. VoodooR Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4266459)
It goes to the Division Winner.
   97. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4266462)
From Twitter:

Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN

We're about 20 minutes from the start of BAL-NYY game and the seats are 90 percent empty. The atmosphere is like a Tuesday night in May.



Real fans would have left work early, but not the Mad Men who go to the new stadium...
   98. bunyon Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4266463)
IF A-Rod is really that bad, the Yanks should trade him to the O's for the game.

Seriously, Girardi looked after game 3 like he might go down as a managing legend for pulling that switch. If they lose tonight and an inner-circle HOFer rides the pine the whole game, it will get second guessed in history. Probably not right away, becuase, hey, everyone hates A-Rod, but 40 years from now analysts will probably be all over it.

Not very important, obviously, but it could switch his PH of Ibanez from brilliant and unexpected* move to the beginning of the Girardi brain-freeze.

And, if they win and Chavez has a positive role, it might cement the move as brilliant, i guess.


* Yes, I know, a lot of people here thought it was the right move - I thought it was the right move. I'm not really talking what is or is not the right move, just how it will be looked at.
   99. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4266465)
Buster Olney ?@Buster_ESPN

National Anthem is being played for Orioles-Yankees and the seats at Yankee Stadium are probably only 25-30 percent filled.


   100. Gamingboy Posted: October 12, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4266469)
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