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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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   401. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4264316)
OK, that was pretty awesome* and Pagan's seamlessly moving from diving catch to fist pump was a great visual.



*Unless you're a Reds fan, in which case, that was pretty crushing.
   402. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:24 PM (#4264319)
Wait, hang on, now I'm reading apparently he did know about it but didn't tell anybody because he didn't want it to overshadow the series.


(So why'd he wait until today? Because, I got to say, if he's trying to make this a "win for the Gipper" thing, that's... kind of unsettling as well.

Although now that I think about it it probably just kind of leaked out.)


I think it was picked up by the Peoria paper. Apparently, his father was an Alzheimer's patient.
   403. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM (#4264321)
Pagan's first reaction was Heck, yeah! and his second was, you did call that a catch, right?
   404. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM (#4264323)

I think it was picked up by the Peoria paper. Apparently, his father was an Alzheimer's patient.


Yeah, that's what I think too. He probably wasn't going to tell anybody until the end of the series, but once it got picked up in the paper, he kind of had to talk about it.


CHECKLIST:
---EVERGREEN---
Conradian Play [X ]
Web Gem [X X X ]
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 [ X]
Strike out of side [ ]
Stolen base [ X]
Caught stealing [X ]
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) [ X]
---SF at CIN specific---
Dusty Baker with Giants [ X]
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ X]
Cain perfecto flashback [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [X X ] (GRAND SLAM and THE THROWOUT PORTION OF A STRIKEOUT/THROWOUT DP)
Joey Votto gets back to normal, does something awesome []
Big Red Machine referenced [ X]
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 [ ]
   405. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:26 PM (#4264325)
OK, that was pretty awesome* and Pagan's seamlessly moving from diving catch to fist pump was a great visual.


I initially thought he was coming up throwing because it fell.
   406. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:26 PM (#4264327)
Do they have one last gasp?
   407. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4264328)
Freese breaks up the no hitter.
   408. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4264329)
Man 2 hits robbed and now crawfird got a hit off chapman.
   409. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:28 PM (#4264331)
Shamalama Ding dong
   410. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:28 PM (#4264332)
What sort of ####### headline is this?

48 ours: Clinch me? Dream days 4 fans again

What the #### does that mean?
   411. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:29 PM (#4264334)
C'mon Nady, you have killed Giant pitching for years.
   412. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4264335)
How is Xavier Nady taking a playoff atbat? I have rarely seen anyone look so done as Nady on the Nats earlier this year.
   413. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4264336)
Suzuki has blocked balls very well in this series, to his credit.
   414. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4264338)
I hate Descalso's "offense," but he is having a great AB here.

With a bad result. Ah well.
   415. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4264340)
Suzuki has blocked balls very well in this series, to his credit.


He is great at that. I've been really happy with him on the Nats, actually.
   416. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:32 PM (#4264341)
How is Xavier Nady taking a playoff atbat? I have rarely seen anyone look so done as Nady on the Nats earlier this year.


See #411
   417. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4264343)

He is great at that. I've been really happy with him on the Nats, actually.


I haven't seen a lot of him over the years but I like him a lot. He seems like he plays a solid defense and he is one of those guys who just seems like a ##### to get out in a key spot. That's probably selective memory but it seemed that way.
   418. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:35 PM (#4264345)
Yeah, it's now been confirmed that apparently we're only finding out now is because of the Peoria paper.
   419. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:36 PM (#4264347)
Scutaro is killing me here.
   420. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4264348)
Strasburg in dugout [x]
   421. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4264350)
Smoke break. Lets go reds.
   422. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4264352)
Marty Brennaman sounds a bit despairing now.
   423. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4264353)
LaRoche!
   424. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4264354)
Christ Lohse. Throw him more of a meatball.
   425. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4264355)
Centerfielder, Wilson Valdez? Ugh.
   426. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4264356)
Welcome to the series Adam!!'
   427. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4264357)
LAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCHEEEEEEEE!
   428. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:39 PM (#4264358)
LaRoche! Woo!
   429. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:40 PM (#4264361)
Strasburg in dugout [x]



Thanks.



Also, sorry to Buster Posey, but you winning TBS' player of the game does not count as doing something awesome.
   430. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4264365)
There are still 8 teams alive who could win the World Series. Whichever of those teams you root for, no matter how bad things are, every other team would prefer to be where you are now.
   431. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4264366)
Today's Yankees lineup features exactly 0 Ibanez:

McLouth    LF   Jeter      DH
Hardy      SS   Suzuki     LF
Davis      RF   Teixeira   1B
Jones      CF   Cano       2B
Wieters    C    Rodriguez  3B
Thome      DH   Swisher    RF
Reynolds   1B   Martin     C
Flaherty   2B   Granderson CF
Machado    3B   Nix        SS
Saunders   P    Hughes     P 
   432. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4264368)
Oh, I forgot to give the Nationals a quote to fight on by like I did these two teams facing elimination, but, uh, I think they'll be okay if they hit like LaRoche.
   433. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4264369)
Whichever of those teams you root for, no matter how bad things are, every other team would prefer to be where you are now.


I'm at home, just like they are.
   434. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4264370)
Neither Lohse or Detwiler are missing many bats. This could be a largely bullpen game.
   435. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:44 PM (#4264372)
Cy Young candidate Kyle Lohse can't contain LaRoche.
   436. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4264373)
I'm at home, just like they are.


But their friends forgot the guacamole. So they are coming over.
   437. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4264374)
Espinosa strikes out yet again, what a shocker.
   438. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4264375)
Today's Yankees lineup features exactly 0 Ibanez:


With the lefty Joe Saunders pitching, that's not much of a surprise. Jeter at DH is a gutsy but good call. I suppose he's the one Ibanez can pinch-hit for in the ninth.
   439. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4264376)
Cozart walks. Surprising.
   440. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264378)
Of course the tying run comes up again.
   441. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264379)
And the tying run is at bat for the fourth consecutive inning.
   442. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264380)
Jeebus
   443. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264381)
Jeez, the Reds won't die. Yankee-esque.
   444. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264382)
Danny Espinosa needs to spot pretending he's a switch hitter.
   445. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264383)
Ludwick has another chance. I'm really surprised the lineup made it around again.
   446. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264385)
The Tying Run is at the plate, thus dooming the Reds.
   447. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264386)
reds scrapping

and to their advantage most managers leave the closer in no matter how bad the results
   448. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264388)
Wow. Every inning!
   449. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4264389)
I made bingo, but I don't want to create an MLB account, so I guess I got nothing.
   450. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4264391)
And Romo gets a terrible strike 1 call on Ludwick.
   451. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4264392)
I'll call the Ludwick DP.
   452. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4264393)
that was a pretty interesting strike call
   453. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4264394)
First pitch appears to be a questionable strike on Gameday
   454. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4264395)
WHAT THE #### ARE YIU TALKING ABOUT UMP
   455. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264396)
Jesus christ this ####### postseason.
   456. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264397)
there you go
   457. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264398)
Nice walk, Kozmania.

The average AB in this game has lasted like 5 pitches.
   458. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264399)
Haha...what a couple of days for thr grand old game.
   459. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264400)
Oh gosh, the Reds drove in a baserunner!
   460. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264401)
I'll call the Ludwick DP.


OK, I'll stop now.
   461. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264403)
(raises eyebrow, Spock-style)
   462. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264404)
well at least kozma didn't homer
   463. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264405)
Argh. Come on. Finish this off!
   464. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264406)
#### this is incredible. Jay Bruce with a chance to be awfully popular in Cinci.
   465. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264407)
Jay Bruce walkie coming.
   466. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4264408)
With the lefty Joe Saunders pitching, that's not much of a surprise. Jeter at DH is a gutsy but good call. I suppose he's the one Ibanez can pinch-hit for in the ninth.
Once a righty comes in, though, the guy you really want to PH for is Nix. I'd guess that Jeter's DH'ing because of his injury more than anything.
   467. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4264409)
Regular season and Playoff starter warming up (Vogelsong) [X]
   468. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4264411)
Matheny gets to bunt! And it's not a terrible decision! Ecstasy all around.
   469. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4264412)
for those not aware bruce has hit multiple walk offs for the reds in the second half

he was 'the guy'
   470. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4264413)
That fan in the Reds hoodie who constantly makes the false start motion before every pitch has me rooting for a GIDP.
   471. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4264414)
Wow. Missed a first pitch meatball
   472. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4264415)
Conradian? Desmond booted that pretty badly, 1st and 3d with 1 out.
   473. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4264416)
Whatever happens here, somebody is going to need to look at a baby walrus.
   474. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4264417)
Just don't leave it up to Rolen. Geez.
   475. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4264418)
Romo is throwing slop
   476. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4264419)
GB, I've been looking at the baby walrus off & on since the 5th.
   477. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4264420)
i think that was a fastball and maybe 85
   478. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4264421)
There have been a lot of questionable ball-strike calls in both directions. I hate to see that stuff affect the outcome, but it clearly affected Latos, or the Reds might have already won.
   479. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4264422)
for those not aware bruce has hit multiple walk offs for the reds in the second half


I don't know if this is a fact or anything, but the Reds have to lead the majors in walk offs over the past decade. That team is ####### unbelievable when it comes to the 9th inning and later.
   480. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4264423)
I'd eat a baby walrus if I thought it would help.
   481. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4264424)
Bryce Harper with the rookie mistake and terribly silly throw. Probably won't matter.
   482. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4264425)
Harper's throw a little off, tie game. Double would have been better, Carlos, but that's ok.
   483. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4264426)
bruce not taking chances on a lame strike call

his zone is huge right now
   484. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4264427)
These guys don't need any gifts, Desmond; that was horrible.
   485. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4264428)
Bruce also hit the walkoff in the game that clinched the NL Central in 2010.
   486. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4264429)
Romo is throwing slop
Somehow I thought he threw, like, fastballs.
   487. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4264430)
####
   488. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4264432)
Tie game.... Harper with a really weird throw allowing Jay to advance, but of course it means that a Cardinal top three hitter has to get a hit for that to happen.
   489. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4264433)
that boy is hanging tough
   490. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4264434)
Bruce really is swinging at everything, isn't he?
   491. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4264436)
moe

he can't risk the umpire
   492. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4264437)
Theseare hittable pitches
   493. bunyon Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4264438)
8 pitch 1-2 count. weird.
   494. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4264440)
8 pitch 1-2 count. weird.


I was just noticing that. Looking at game day a bunch of pitches all over the place and just a 1-2 count, weird.
   495. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4264441)
This is epic.
   496. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4264443)
Wow.... that was a pretty good pitch, hard for Holliday to take that.
   497. bunyon Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4264444)
I deeply regret not seeing this at-bat.
   498. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4264445)
Strike 3 to Matt was outside, but too close to take. Hate to waste opportunities.

Kyle - your error has been fixed. Please no more.
   499. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264446)
Good escape
   500. salvomania Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4264447)
what a freaking at bat

six two-strike fouls by Bruce so far
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