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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.

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   1001. RollingWave Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:14 PM (#4265101)
ok game over
   1002. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4265102)
I don't know if this has been asked before but does Girardi pinch hit for A-Rod yesterday if the Yankees were tied?
Probably. There's no way he pinch-hits for him if A-Rod is playing 3B, though.
   1003. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4265103)

CHECKLIST:
---EVERGREEN---
Conradian Play [X ]
Web Gem [X X X X]
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Ump blows call [ ] (Blown call eliminates team [ ])
Dramatic late-inning homer [X ] (WERTH)
Double Play ends an inning [ X]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ X]
Strike out of side [X ]
Stolen base [ X]
Caught stealing [X ]
Gamesmanship []
Shapeshifting Strike-zone [X ]
THIS TRAIN! [X]
"They're down to their last X...." [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ ]
Non-pitcher bunts [ X] (AND IT WORKED)
Regular Season pitcher warms up [X ] (Playoff starting pitcher warms up in pen [X ])
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 [X ]
Crowd chants "We Want Strasburg" [ ]
Bryce Harper does something awesome [ ] (Harper strikes out instead [ ])
Pujols mentioned [ ]
FREESE! [ ]
Teddy [X ]
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 [X]
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 [X ]
---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 [ ]
   1004. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4265104)
Well, that sucked. But I can't blame Moss for running in that situation.
   1005. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4265105)
Well, it was a good run. Maybe next year. Yes, next year, we will have our revenge....
   1006. Lassus Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4265107)
Oh dear.
   1007. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4265108)
THROW A STRIKE
   1008. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4265109)
Craig Sager is worthless.
   1009. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4265110)
Baby Walrus. Baby Walrus. Baby Walrus.
   1010. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4265111)
I'd bring Strop in for The Rod. He looked helpless against the heat.
   1011. RollingWave Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM (#4265113)
comomon give Arod the chance to hit into a triple play!
   1012. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM (#4265115)
I'd bring Strop in for The Rod. He looked helpless against the heat.


He will take a walk though, and Strop is likely to be wild.

Not surprised it's O'Day. Is there ever a playoff game that A-Rod doesn't come up in a crucial situation?
   1013. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4265116)
He will take a walk though, and Strop is likely to be wild.


A walk doesn't really hurt here.
   1014. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4265117)
####.
   1015. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4265120)
A-Rod looks awful.
   1016. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4265121)
(How'd Detroit score?)
   1017. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:23 PM (#4265122)
85 up in the zone. The Rod waves at it.
   1018. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4265124)
Great, now just get out Swisher. Please.
   1019. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4265125)
STOP THROWING THE ####### BALL IN THE ####### DIRT PARKER YOU ############.
   1020. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4265126)
geez

that was a bad at bat
   1021. Rennie's Tenet Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM (#4265127)
If Moss can knock one out, all four games today will feature homers by ex-Pirates.
   1022. Srul Itza Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4265128)
That was pathetic
   1023. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4265129)
Holy crap. I don't like The Rod, but after that at-bat, I want to pat him on the head and buy him an ice cream.
   1024. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4265130)
(How'd Detroit score?)
Single, wild pitch, double. Sac bunt, wild pitch.
   1025. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4265131)
1 for 34.
   1026. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4265132)
Nice job by O'Day against the Unclutch Gods.
   1027. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:26 PM (#4265133)
Darren O'Day deserves sainthood.
   1028. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4265134)
Holy crap. I don't like The Rod, but after that at-bat, I want to pat him on the head and buy him an ice cream.

I want to pat him on the head to lull him into a false sense of security and then club him with a baton.
   1029. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4265135)
Attention Jim Thome: PLEASE HIT A TATER THIS INNING!
   1030. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4265136)
Holy crap. I don't like The Rod, but after that at-bat, I want to pat him on the head and buy him an ice cream.


I had a similar feeling. The guy shows up, he plays hard, he runs everything out and he's one of the greatest players ever to play the game.
   1031. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:28 PM (#4265137)
Calling a Thome bomb.
   1032. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4265139)
Jimmy, please be a hero...
   1033. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4265140)
Somehow Baltimore wiggled out of that.
   1034. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:29 PM (#4265141)
I REALLY hate the Yankees, y'all.
   1035. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4265142)
So, Russell Martin with the walkoff home run to win the series?
   1036. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4265143)
Calling a Thome bomb.


A thombe?
   1037. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4265144)
C'mon they NEED TO GET A LEAD HERE OTHERWISE THE YANKEES WILL HIT ANOTHER ####### WALKOFF HOMER
   1038. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4265145)
trying to get the Orioles and A's in here. Damn Wieters.

Here comes Thome, without a hit in the series......hmmmmm...
   1039. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM (#4265146)
I'm bothered by how all these sac bunts are working out well for Leyland. It will encourage him, and he'll go to that well once too often because that's how he is.

Has anyone else noticed he has had a persistent cough this season? I hope it's nothing serious.
   1040. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4265147)
Okay, so, uh... do you PR?
   1041. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4265148)
and another backup shows why he's a backup
   1042. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4265149)
So the Yankees are going to win this series without ever having a lead entering the ninth inning.
   1043. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4265150)
I hate Jayson Nix so much. He was worthless as a Jay and now he's letting Thome get to first on a ball that doesn't leave the infield.
   1044. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4265151)
How the #### do they call that a single?!
   1045. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4265153)
How the #### do they call that a single?!


It might have been Thome's last AB. It's sort of like how Chipper was called safe.
   1046. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4265155)
Another leg hit for Thome.
   1047. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4265156)
Has anyone else noticed he has had a persistent cough this season?


God the flu back in early September and it's still not gone. My roommate and GF both have the same thing. Probably just plague or something, don't worry about it.
   1048. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4265157)
The thing with Reynolds is, he WILL generally hammer a mistake.
   1049. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4265158)
####### IT!
   1050. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4265159)
you #######, Ford
   1051. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4265160)
You live by Lew Ford, you die by Lew Ford.
   1052. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4265161)
Lew Ford's going to be back with the Ducks next year.
   1053. Natty Fan Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4265162)
Gameday tells me "Jim Thome singles on a ground ball to Jayson Nix." Someone describe this to me, please.
   1054. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM (#4265163)
i give ernie credit

he called it a moment before the tag
   1055. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4265164)
Well, here comes the walk-off dinger from the ####### Yankees.
   1056. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4265165)
Nix booted it twice.
   1057. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4265168)
Gameday tells me "Jim Thome singles on a ground ball to Jayson Nix." Someone describe this to me, please.
Bad hop off his chest.

He looked dead, but it was actually very close on the pickoff.
   1058. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4265169)
Who will be hitting the walk-off tonight?
   1059. Sebastian Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4265171)
That’ll teach me staying up for that. Getting picked off? F you.
   1060. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4265172)
I want to have whoever came up with the idea for this Samsung commercial sent to Siberia
   1061. salajander Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4265173)
Gameday tells me "Jim Thome singles on a ground ball to Jayson Nix." Someone describe this to me, please.

E-6 in my scorebook.
   1062. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4265174)
Gameday tells me "Jim Thome singles on a ground ball to Jayson Nix." Someone describe this to me, please.


Thome grounded it off the pitcher's mound. It took a hard hop right to Nix, who was in the shift. Nix let it bounce off his chest, bobbled it a bit, and by the time he had control of the ball Thome was on first. It was really an error, IMO.
   1063. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4265175)
Two runs with Verlander on the mound feels like 10. Dare I say, it's over?
   1064. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4265176)
Has anyone else noticed he has had a persistent cough this season? I hope it's nothing serious.

Get some codeine. If that doesn't stop it, see a specialist.
   1065. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4265177)
Ford was out, but just barely. I think the ump was calling him out whatever happened.
   1066. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4265178)
Two runs with Verlander on the mound feels like 10. Dare I say, it's over?


Not with the Detroit bullpen.
   1067. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4265179)
So, how will the O's do next season? I mean, they will have most of the core back, and might actually be able to snag a FA or two for a change since now there isn't the excuse of not having a chance in hell of ever making the playoffs...
   1068. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4265180)
SPOILER ALERT!
   1069. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM (#4265182)
And I'm calling it now: If the Tigers win tonight, they're going to the World Series.
   1070. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4265184)
Unless they go 29 innings, we will not see Valverde tonight
   1071. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:37 PM (#4265185)
Not with the Detroit bullpen.


Fister is coming out of the pen tonight, most likely. And I sense Leyland will leave Verlander in there as long as humanly possible. Working up the pitch count isn't going to work; the A's are gonna actually have to score some runs off of him.
   1072. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4265187)
So, how will the O's do next season?


I'm calling 86 wins, lose the play-in game to Los Angeles.
   1073. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4265188)
This is going to extras. Know why? Because I should really be going to bed.
   1074. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4265189)
Not just Verlander - Verlander with a 27-inch plate.
   1075. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4265191)
God, Granderson swinging hard against a righty submariner scares me.
   1076. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4265192)
Who will be hitting the walk-off tonight?

Raul Ibañez, natch!
   1077. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM (#4265193)
I've only been able to see the first in Oakland; is Verlander getting a strike zone similar to what he got in Game 1?
   1078. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4265194)
Two runs with Verlander on the mound feels like 10. Dare I say, it's over?"
No, I recommend that you dasn't. It doesn't look good. But there's a lot of game to go.
   1079. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4265196)
Also, I think the Orioles are strong candidates to sign Swisher this off-season. They're a goodish team that desperately needs a LF and some OBP.
   1080. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265197)
Nice touch with the accent, botemen, but Raul does not spell it with that. They tried to put it on his uni in Seattle, IIRC, and he said no thanks. /minutia
   1081. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265198)
Nix worries me.

Oh crap, is that the sound I think it...

OH CRAP.
   1082. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265199)
Who will be hitting the walk-off tonight?


Ichi-bomb!
   1083. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265200)
Leyland will leave Verlander in there as long as humanly possible.

He seems to do that anyway, with all his pitchers, and not always to his advantage.
   1084. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265202)
Giving up the DH?
   1085. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265203)
Threatening Jaws music......here he comes. The bald destroyer.
   1086. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265205)
WALK HIM WALK HIM WALK HIM ####### WALK HIM WALK HIM WALK HIM WALK HIM
   1087. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4265206)
Seriously, if ####### Ibanez pulls this #### again...
   1088. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4265207)
If Ibanez hits a homerun here, I will kill myself
   1089. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4265208)
If he goes deep here, I'm going to need extra strength Walrus
   1090. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4265209)
Well, whaddayaknow? Raul Ibanyez comes up to the plate.
   1091. Austin Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4265210)
Even if the Tigers-A's game tonight turns out to be a bit of a clunker, I think this has to rank among the best Division Series of all time. Four very close, very intense games, with some great starting pitching performances and quite a bit of late-inning drama. And if the A's walk off or something tonight, I might very well just call it the best Division Series ever.
   1092. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4265211)
If Ibanez hits a homerun here, I will kill myself
Please don't kill yourself.
   1093. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4265212)
If Raul hits this out, they'll just start building his monument now, right?
   1094. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM (#4265213)
He seems to do that anyway, with all his pitchers, and not always to his advantage.


I've noticed. Verlander will be cruising along and then the wheels come off and FAST.
   1095. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4265214)
I might very well just call it the best Division Series ever.

1995 Yankees-Mariners
   1096. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4265215)
But I must admit that despite it only being the 4th, my heart has already started doing backflips. If this is another close game I don't know what it'll be doing by the 9th.
   1097. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4265216)

If Ibanez hits a homerun here, I will kill myself


I'll join you
   1098. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4265218)
Even if the Tigers-A's game tonight turns out to be a bit of a clunker, I think this has to rank among the best Division Series of all time. Four very close, very intense games, with some great starting pitching performances and quite a bit of late-inning drama. And if the A's walk off or something tonight, I might very well just call it the best Division Series ever.
1995 Yankees-Mariners.
   1099. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4265219)
I think everyone knew at the beginning of the season that the ALDS would come down to Raul Ibanez.
   1100. Tuque Posted: October 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4265220)
There are a lot of people who I think look like Voldemort, but Raul Ibanez may look the most Voldemort-y of all of them.
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