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Division Six OmniChatter

By the end of the day, at least two teams will be eliminated since baseball is a cruel sport and October is a harsh mistress. Or something like that.

Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:04 AM | 1479 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 08:38 AM (#4263241)
Well, everything about my first live MLB playoff game was awesome. Except for the results of the game itself of course. Loved the general atmosphere in and around the park, the bunting and flags, the pregame flyover was great, and the Rushmores dance routine was pretty funny, along with Teddy winning again.

Hopefully Detwiler can pull out a miracle today, but I don't see it happening. That Cardinals lineup is too deep, too strong, and too experienced.
   2. Chris Needham Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:27 AM (#4263285)
edited... deleted.
   3. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:34 AM (#4263296)
For some reason, that link doesn't seem to work properly for me.
   4. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:36 AM (#4263300)
So if I was in a coma for the past week and woke up to the news that the Reds are in a game 5 at home with Latos on the bump with a rested bullpen, I'd feel pretty good. I would still feel ok when I was told that the Giants had Cain and a rested pen. I would feel fortunate when I was told that the Reds got basically 0 starts from Cueto/Latos over the first 4 games.

Unfortunately I watched games 1-4, and I'm a nervous wreck. I'm leaving at lunch today. There is no way I can behave at work while listening to the stream.
   5. Chris Needham Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:36 AM (#4263301)
   6. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:39 AM (#4263305)
That works, thanks! They're going to have to hit him hard in order for us to have a realistic chance.
   7. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:43 AM (#4263311)
Joey, agreed it was a great atmosphere and the fans really kept up the energy and focus even when we were down.

   8. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:44 AM (#4263314)
I'm going to the game today. It will be my first-ever visit to Nats Park.

A shame it could come under less tense and upsetting circumstances. I think these day games are a conspiracy against the team at this point, but what kind of complaint is that? Anyway, this might be the last game of the season, and I'm going to see it in person.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 09:56 AM (#4263332)
Whoops, I didn't put in the 'day' for Day six and didn't put OMNICHATTER IN CAPS.

Oh well. It was really late.
   10. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM (#4263343)
By the end of the day, at least two teams will be eliminated since baseball is a cruel sport and October is a harsh mistress.

Winter is coming.
   11. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM (#4263347)
That was a great game last night, but the Yankees have to be at least a little concerned that the non-Jim Johnson Orioles' pitchers have a 1.75 ERA. Since about 1921, it's been hard to win a playoff series when the other team is effectively limiting you to 2 runs per game.
   12. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM (#4263348)
A shame it could come under less tense and upsetting circumstances. I think these day games are a conspiracy against the team at this point, but what kind of complaint is that? Anyway, this might be the last game of the season, and I'm going to see it in person.

Awesome, wish I could be there today as well.

Speaking of these game times, remember when a bunch of ninnies in the media were all hysterical about the Metro? "OMG, who's going to foot the bill for the Metro to run all those overtime hours???" Talk about much ado about nothing!
   13. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM (#4263360)
Speaking of these game times, remember when a bunch of ninnies in the media were all hysterical about the Metro? "OMG, who's going to foot the bill for the Metro to run all those overtime hours???" Talk about much ado about nothing!


Are you conceding the series already?
   14. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM (#4263375)
Whoops, I didn't put in the 'day' for Day six


I figured Division Six was some kind of reference to The Wire or Pavement or one of the other pop culture references that elude me around here. It actually sounds like something I'd hear on Fringe; "Peter, we have to get Walter to Division Six and find out what they know!"
   15. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM (#4263403)
Are you conceding the series already?

"Conceding"? No, but let's be real, the odds aren't good. I would put the chances of winning the next two games at 25% tops, and in reality I think it's lower than that, given the way St. Louis has been kicking our asses all over the place recently.
   16. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4263491)
4 games is awesome. That the A's are still playing even more so.
   17. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4263492)
Anyway, here's the checklist, a little shorter this time, with between 7 and 9 things for each game:

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 [ ]
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 [ ])
Game needs to start on TNT (with exception of A's vs. Tigers) [ ]
---SF at CIN specific---
Dusty Baker with Giants [ ]
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ ]
Cain perfecto flashback [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
Joey Votto gets back to normal, does something awesome []
Big Red Machine referenced [ ]
Willie Mays referenced [ ]
---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 [ ]
Flashback to game 6 of 2011 WS [ ]
Davey Johnson managerial career recap [ ]
Matheny's playing career [ ]
---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 [ ]
Joe Saunders' Wild Card performance flashback [ ]
Ichiro does something awesome [ ]
Tyler Teagarden shows up []
A-Rod strikes out, assuming he even plays now that Raul Ibanez is Mr. Effing October [ ]
---DET at OAK---
Bernie Lean explained [ ]
Verlander no-nos flashback []
Prince Fielder robbed of extra-bases [ ]
Moneyball mentioned [ ] (Mention of Brad Pitt [ ])
Pat Neshek's son mentioned [ ]
Trout mentioned in any way (fish or player) [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Verlander hits 98+ MPH after 80 pitches [ ]
Mention of the tarps [ ]
   18. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4263517)

"Conceding"? No, but let's be real, the odds aren't good. I would put the chances of winning the next two games at 25% tops, and in reality I think it's lower than that, given the way St. Louis has been kicking our asses all over the place recently.



At least Washington is at home though, instead of stuck in stupid Yankee Stadium where Raul ####### Ibanez lurks, waiting to crush hopes and dreams and working to derail the train and such.
   19. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM (#4263554)
Well, everything about my first live MLB playoff game was awesome. Except for the results of the game itself of course.


The first playoff game I ever went to was Game Three of the ALCS at Comiskey Park in 1983. The Orioles stomped the White Sox 11-1, and I felt the same way.
   20. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM (#4263559)
That was a great game last night, but the Yankees have to be at least a little concerned that the non-Jim Johnson Orioles' pitchers have a 1.75 ERA. Since about 1921, it's been hard to win a playoff series when the other team is effectively limiting you to 2 runs per game.

Given that they're up 2 games to 1, and are much better than their opposition, I don't really think they'll be that worried.

Seriously, this season feels like the yankees have just been dangling the possibility of advancement in front of their opposition, only to snatch it away right at the end. It's horrible.
   21. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4263566)
Who should I root for in the 1 pm game? I'm very slightly leaning Reds - small market over large - but I don't really have any connection to either city or club, and I like a few more of the Giants players, though I do love me some Brandon Phillips.
   22. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM (#4263576)
While we wait for the games to begin, from the Tigers - A's thread:

Watching the games, it seems like a bullpen of Albuquerque-Benoit-Coke-Dotel would be pretty solid.


Which led me to wonder, what is the best alphabetical team one could field?

You need 8 position starters, 5 starting pitchers, 7 relief pitchers, 4 bench players, and one backup catcher.

One player per letter of the alphabet. Q and X share a spot so we get 25.

Here is my list, I am sure somebody could do better:

Hank Aaron - RF
Johnny Bench - C
Roger Clemens - P
Don Drysdale - P
Dennis Eckersley - RP
Rollie Fingers - RP
Lou Gehrig - 1B
Rogers Hornsby - 2B
Monte Irvin - Bench
Walter Johnson - P
Sandy Koufax - P
Ernie Lombardi - Backup C
Willie Mays -- CF
Joe Niekro - RP
Mell Ott - Bench
Satchel Paige - P
Dan Quisenberry - RP
Babe Ruth - LF
Mike Schmidt - 3B
Louis Tiant - RP
Ugueth Urbina - RP
Arky Vaughan - Bench
Honus Wagner - SS
(no X)
Carl Yastrzemski - Bench
Barry Zito - RP

I'd also like to see the best team of active players that could be created.
   23. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4263584)
Dupe
   24. Fat Al Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM (#4263589)
Who should I root for in the 1 pm game? I'm very slightly leaning Reds - small market over large - but I don't really have any connection to either city or club, and I like a few more of the Giants players, though I do love me some Brandon Phillips.


I'm in the same confused boat. I love the Timmy as long man angle for the Giants (and do they still have the thong thing going on?), but at the end of the day I have to lean Reds. I love Votto, I think they're the better team, and even though I'm no Dusty fan, it would be kind of funny to see him beat the Gigantes. Oh, and they left NY. So #### 'em.
   25. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM (#4263594)
Who should I root for in the 1 pm game? I'm very slightly leaning Reds


The big thing for me is that the Giants won it all two years ago, while the Reds haven't even won a playoff series since 1990. And Dusty Baker deserves a World Championship.
   26. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4263605)
The big thing for me is that the Giants won it all two years ago, while the Reds haven't even won a playoff series since 1990. And Dusty Baker deserves a World Championship.
Good points, all. Especially with Lincecum now burned for the series, so I won't have to root against him.
   27. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4263606)
Who should I root for in the 1 pm game? I'm very slightly leaning Reds - small market over large - but I don't really have any connection to either city or club, and I like a few more of the Giants players, though I do love me some Brandon Phillips.


I'm biased, but I'd root for the Reds. If you're interested in seeing teams win that haven't won in a while, or different winners, parity, etc; then there is this:

They have never won a playoff game at GABP. They haven't won a playoff game in 17 years till last Saturday. They haven't won a playoff series since sweeping the Dodgers 17 years ago. When they finally made the playoffs after a 15! year break in 2010, they were frickin no-hit for ####'s sake, and the booted the ball around and gave away Game 2. (I have no idea what happened in game 3, I refused to watch). I can count 4 winning season in the last 17 years, and in 1999 when they won 96 games, they lost the damn one game playoff for the WC.

So not quite the Pirates or Royals, but just a half a rung up or so.

So yeah... I'm having a rough day.
   28. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4263614)
I'm going for the Giants, just because I like the unlikelihood of losing two games at home and then winning the back three on the road. I don't believe that's ever been done.

(I know the 2001 Yankees lost two at home, and then won three in a row, but only two were on the road.)
   29. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4263615)
Who should I root for in the 1 pm game?


Tom and hokie hit the high points so I'll just add that in the Dugout I had the Reds as my #1 option for the post-season. I think it would be fun to see them go all the way.
   30. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM (#4263624)
I'm going for the Giants, just because I like the unlikelihood of losing two games at home and then winning the back three on the road. I don't believe that's ever been done.
It hasn't, as best as I can tell.

The 1981 ALDS between the Yankees and Brewers mirrored this series through Game 4, but the Yankees won Game 5 at home to take the series after losing back-to-back clinching games at Yankee Stadium the previous two nights.
   31. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM (#4263625)
I'd root for the Giants just because they have the best announcers in baseball and the Reds have some absolutely awful guys.
   32. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:57 AM (#4263628)
I'd root for the Giants just because they have the best announcers in baseball and the Reds have some absolutely awful guys.


Can't argue with that. For an independent viewer/listener, that's a very good reason
   33. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM (#4263630)
I'd root for the Giants just because they have the best announcers in baseball and the Reds have some absolutely awful guys.

Can't argue with that. For an independent viewer/listener, that's a very good reason
But the local tv guys aren't calling the games, so we aren't getting to hear more or less of the good or bad announcing. Is this about the radio teams? I'm gonna be watching on my tv.

Or is the idea that just if the Brennamans are suffering, then baby Jesus is laughing and clapping? Cause that's fair enough.
   34. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4263632)
And now, some quotes for Game 1 of the day, from people who knew the cities involved well:

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't.- Mark Twain

Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose. -Pete Rose

   35. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM (#4263642)
But the local tv guys aren't calling the games, so we aren't getting to hear more or less of the good or bad announcing. Is this about the radio teams? I'm gonna be watching on my tv.

Or is the idea that just if the Brennamans are suffering, then baby Jesus is laughing and clapping? Cause that's fair enough.


Can it be both?

I assume some people are listening to the radio stream of the games.
   36. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM (#4263649)
Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose and I believe in letting betting on the other guy [to] lose. -Pete Rose

FTFY
   37. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:22 PM (#4263670)
I am rooting for the reds in the 1 pm. I'd like to see somebody different advance.
   38. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM (#4263672)
Unfortunately, the Reds are ripe to be taken down in the NLCS, with Cueto out by rule until the World Series.
   39. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM (#4263677)
didn't the giants lead the nl in runs scored on the road?
   40. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM (#4263683)
the giants scored a 102 more runs on the road than at home

sure the pitching also took a step back but this is a good offense that must feel liberated hitting in great american ballpark
   41. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4263685)
i wish both teams well.
   42. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4263689)
Heading home because I'm "sick". Go Reds!
   43. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM (#4263691)
MLB really screwed up the scheduling today. How can you schedule a game 5 elimination game involving one west coast team at 1 p.m. on a weekday? AT the very least it should have been the 4 p.m. game. Nats vs. Cardinals would have made much more sense as a 1 p.m. game.
   44. phredbird Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4263692)
bucky f. dent
aaron f. boone
raul f. ibanez

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THEY ALL HAD THE SAME FREAKIN MIDDLE INITIAL?
   45. phredbird Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4263698)
MLB really screwed up the scheduling today. How can you schedule a game 5 elimination game involving one west coast team at 1 p.m. on a weekday? AT the very least it should have been the 4 p.m. game. Nats vs. Cardinals would have made much more sense as a 1 p.m. game.


does it have to do with ratings? the more potential viewers the later you want to schedule. i think maybe the networks are supposing nats/cards has more interest nationally.
   46. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4263703)
You can't give the Nationals two weekday 1 pm home games in the first DC baseball playoffs in 80 years. People would quite justifiably flip out. They should've made the yankees take an earlier game but I guess there isn't much hope of that.
   47. bunyon Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM (#4263705)
I'm torn as well. Rooting for the Reds coming in - no particular rooting interest and they're the longer suffering team and with a better record.

But with Cueto out, I'd like the team with the best shot at stopping the Cardinals, should they advance. Which, it looks like they will.
   48. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4263718)
Heading home because I'm "sick". Go Reds!



He's has been diagnosed, of course, with "The Reds Death". Today will determine whether it is a fatal strain.
   49. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM (#4263723)
The ALCS is scheduled to start Saturday. This will create all kinds of havoc if the Yankees-Orioles play Friday, particularly if Oakland wins today. The A's wouldn't know until Friday evening whether they were playing the next day in New York or at home against Baltimore. Either way one team (A's or Orioles) would have to travel late night cross-country. If Detroit and Baltimore win today, I guess the Tigers would take a red-eye home tonight and wait to see if they have to travel yet again Friday night.
   50. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4263737)
I am rooting for the Reds. I jumped on the Reds' bandwagon in the 1970s, when I could listen to WLW in Detroit, instead of that DH league. I jumped off early in 1977, out of teenage boredom at being good, and started the journey that took me to the Expos and Nationals. However, I still think of the Reds' franchise fondly.

I listened to the Tigers via the GameDay Audio archive, and I do find I get more excited about Tigers' playoff games than Nationals' ones. Possibly because they've been more tense affairs. I certainly have got over my DH-League distaste in the last couple of years.

My rooting interests have got better established:

1) Tigers and Nationals
3) Reds
4) Orioles
5) Athletics
6) Giants
7) Yankees
8) Cardinals

Yes, that's right — if it's a Yankees vs Cardinals series, I'll be cheering on the Yankees.
   51. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4263738)
And I can't help but notice that TBS is showing the 1:00 game today and not the MLB Network which showed it yesterday. That's pretty hilarious.
   52. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM (#4263740)
Who I root for in Game 5 between A's and Tigers will depend heavily on who wins Game 4 between BAL and NYY. If the Yankees are definitely going in- and with the same amount of rest as the OAK-DET series winner- I'd prefer that it be the Tigers standing in their way. If the Orioles' starting rotation can do that number to the Yankees' lineup, imagine what Detroit could do to them.
   53. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4263760)
Oh hell
   54. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4263761)
OH MY GOD I JUST REALIZED I COULD PUT POSTSEASON TV ON, TURN THE SOUND OFF, AND PUT GAMEDAY AUDIO WITH JON MILLER ON! This is the best
   55. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:15 PM (#4263763)
Ooh and Jon is ahead of the TV, so I can just flick the window back up if something exciting is going to happen
   56. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4263767)
I'd prefer that it be the Tigers standing in their way. If the Orioles' starting rotation can do that number to the Yankees' lineup, imagine what Detroit could do to them.
The A's won more games than the Tigers this season and had a better Pyth record. (W3% is even.) The Tigers have excellent starting pitching and the best lineup 1-4 remaining in the playoffs, but they have four or five total black holes at the bottom of their lineup and they're perhaps the worst fielding team in baseball. I don't see any significant difference in win expectation between Oakland and Detroit as possible ALCS matchups.
   57. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4263771)
Ooh and Jon is ahead of the TV, so I can just flick the window back up if something exciting is going to happen
If someone could write a program that put a tv delay on a streaming radio feed, I would pay money for it.
   58. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:22 PM (#4263775)
Matt Cain has an odd face:head ratio.
   59. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4263779)
Matt Cain has an odd face:head ratio.


That he does. That he does.
   60. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:26 PM (#4263780)
Cards, Yanks, A's and Giants win.

And baseball is utterly worthless.
   61. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM (#4263786)
Just remember folks, when you are sad, look at the baby walrus.
   62. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:32 PM (#4263790)
Reds leaving more runners on in the early innings.
   63. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:32 PM (#4263792)
If someone could write a program that put a tv delay on a streaming radio feed, I would pay money for it.


A poster here named boteman has a website that describes a few different ways to do it. I've never been bothered, but apparently with 2 programs (one freeware, one trial/pay) you can delay MLB gameday audio on your PC. There's also a way to do it if you have a Mac that looks slightly easier.
   64. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4263794)
Enrico Palazzo calls strike three
   65. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4263796)
Latos and Cain are both going 7 minimum. They both have their good stuff, and neither offense has the quality of professional hitters to wear them down in the middle innings. This is going to be a great game.
   66. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:35 PM (#4263798)
And baseball is utterly worthless.

Bog off, you useless toss-pot.
   67. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4263800)
Justin Verlander deserves better fans sometimes.
   68. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:37 PM (#4263805)
Giants hitters come out aggressive, but that could also play into Latos' hands.
   69. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4263806)
Mcoa. There is a device that sync radio with tv feed. Cant remember the name of it, but its advertised all the time on wvu's football radio show.
   70. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:40 PM (#4263811)
Thanks y'all. I'll take a look.
   71. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4263812)
Nice Job Panda.
   72. zonk Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4263814)
Mcoa. There is a device that sync radio with tv feed. Cant remember the name of it, but its advertised all the time on wvu's football radio show.


Yes - there are several... In fact, some networks even have their own apps (I know WGN has one). I think the generic one - or probably one of the generic ones (I suspect there are several) - is called DelayedPlay or something.
   73. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4263826)
(I know the 2001 Yankees lost two at home, and then won three in a row, but only two were on the road.)


Come on, man, don't bring that series up, not today.

*throws chair*
   74. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:50 PM (#4263827)
Is latos overusing his fb? I just feel like posy or someone is going to get a hold of one at some point.
   75. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4263831)
Big Red Machine [X]
   76. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4263835)
Is latos overusing his fb? I just feel like posy or someone is going to get a hold of one at some point.


I'm following on AtBat but it looks like it's working. I think if you can get through a lineup once or twice without showing much variety that gives you some element of surprise later in a game. Plus, I hate seeing a guy who has something working getting beaten on a second or third best pitch. It's like those NFL teams that run 5 times for 7-8 yards at a pop then try to prove how smart they are by throwing a long pass that gets intercepted. Until the other team proves they can do something with the fastball, keep throwing it.
   77. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4263836)
123456 inning
   78. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 01:59 PM (#4263839)
Cain sets the Reds down on 6 pitches.
   79. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:00 PM (#4263841)
123456 inning


Yep.
   80. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:00 PM (#4263842)
#76 yeah its working, just overly nervous about him leaving one over the dish. He's not exactly painting the black.
   81. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:02 PM (#4263845)
#76 yeah its working, just overly nervous about him leaving one over the dish. He's not exactly painting the black.
He's going with the old Curt Schilling / Robin Roberts strategy. If they get into one, it'll at worst be a solo homer.
   82. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:03 PM (#4263846)
They just aren't going to give Posey anything down that is in the zone
   83. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4263849)
Announcers talking about all the Latos fastballs. Must be reading the gamechatter.
   84. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4263850)
MLB Gameday shows the pitch that Pence hit as a 97 mph shoulder-high fastball. Is that right?
   85. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:06 PM (#4263851)
How did pence make contact with that, 97 at his eyes?
   86. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4263853)
Belt could run in to one here

Edit - or not
   87. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4263854)
MLB Gameday shows the pitch that Pence hit as a 97 mph shoulder-high fastball. Is that right?
Yes. He's a freak.

I enjoy Pence because he's one of those guys who had such ridiculous athletic tools that no one ever made him learn the normal way to swing or throw or run. So he looks like no one else on the field.
   88. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:08 PM (#4263855)
Now latos is getting cute.
   89. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4263859)
I would be very happy if the baseball gods give us 2 game 5's tomorrow
   90. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4263860)
Come on, man, don't bring that series up, not today.

*throws chair*

Speaking of A's and chairthrowing, just got emailed a photo from last night of some guy holding up the seat he had ripped out of the coliseum during the A's 9th inning rally. Apparently the guy continued to use it as a drum, then took it home.
   91. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4263864)
Come on, man, don't bring that series up, not today.
Sorry, sorry. Somewhere I think I still have a copy of a Jayson Stark the premise of which was, basically, that he went around asking the Yankees after Game 2 if they thought they had a chance, then mocked them for saying yes. (Not to their face, TJ Simers-style, just in the column.) I believe I still have it because I printed out multiple copies as part of my efforts to mail one to Stark on which I had written "Nice column, asshole" or something. I think even at 17 I realized that was pretty immature so I never did it.
   92. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4263866)
Local commercial here in SW Florida for Mel's Diner. Always make me remember Vic Tayback.
   93. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4263867)
If you Google search 'Hunter Pence is', the first three suggestions are:

Hunter Pence is weird
Hunter Pence is he married
Hunter Pence is an alien
   94. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:14 PM (#4263870)
I have this feeling we might see extras in this game.
   95. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4263871)
As strong as Pence's arm is, think how it would be if he used his whole arm and not just his forearm.
   96. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4263873)
Bruce about ran into that one.

Reds arenr exactly a patient team.
   97. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4263874)
A 0-0 extra inning game is going to give me an ulcer.
   98. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4263878)
MLB Gameday has classified 78% of Latos's pitches so far as a fastball (4-seam, 2-seam, or cutter).
   99. JustDan Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM (#4263881)
Just got ticket to the Nats game... hope it isn't their last one this year!
   100. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4263885)
Connection of Vic Tayback to the game. .. From Wikipedia

Tayback also appeared in TV commercials including one for Aqua Velva after-shave lotion as a spectator in the stands who shouts at then-Cincinnati Reds third baseman Pete Rose "Hey, Pete Rose! What does a man really want in an after-shave lotion?"
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