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Thursday, October 11, 2012

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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   1201. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4265371)
C'mon, Joba, ya wimp - grab the bat fragment and throw it at Wieters!
   1202. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4265372)
Man, Lew Ford. I mean, what the hell is he doing up."
My theory involves blackmail.
   1203. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4265373)

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 [X ]
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 [ ]
   1204. Lassus Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4265374)
Thought he was about to stay in, too.
   1205. RollingWave Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM (#4265375)
This game is a putrid display of offensive incompetence on both sides, though I guess Joba will probably end his Yankee career here with a bang.
   1206. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4265376)
Well, this isn't something you see every day....
   1207. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4265377)
HUGE strike zone for Verlander.
   1208. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM (#4265381)
GB, have you ever done post game analysis on these lists? Percent accomplished and such?
   1209. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4265382)
David Phelps, who I figure will be in for the duration, win or lose.
   1210. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4265383)
GB, have you ever done post game analysis on these lists? Percent accomplished and such?


I've done it once or twice. But most times it's so late at night that I just kind of go to sleep.
   1211. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4265385)
Derek Lowe is still out there.
   1212. Chokeland Bill Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:26 PM (#4265386)
Does Verlander really need this BS strike zone?
   1213. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4265387)
Derek Lowe is still out there.


Wow, I forgot about him.
   1214. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4265389)
Does Verlander really need this BS strike zone?

How do you think Verlander became VERLANDER!
   1215. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4265390)
Im prettty sure the os are gonna win this.
   1216. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4265391)
I just cannot get past Lew Ford having an AB in the 12th inning of an elimination game.
   1217. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4265392)
OK, this Orioles game needs to end so I can watch the Athletics game.
   1218. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4265393)
Im prettty sure the os are gonna win this.
Ditto.
   1219. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4265394)
I said (in the wrong thread) that it's possible that the A's-Yankees game ends before this one. Also, my cat made a post in that thread.
   1220. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4265395)
Don't you have to bunt with lew ford here. Its LEW FORD.
   1221. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4265396)
I said (in the wrong thread) that it's possible that the A's-Yankees game ends before this one. Also, my cat made a post in that thread.


But how did it compare to the baby walrus?
   1222. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4265397)
Gah. Between WPs and SBs, the Tigers have gotten 5 extra bases tonight.
   1223. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4265398)
Cabrera and Fielder can't hit for toffee tonight, and Leyland's pushing the small-ball buttons with the rest of the lineup.
   1224. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4265399)
I remember they used to make a big deal about how Ford got 1400 on the SATs. Now the SATs have 2400 points available. That's how long it's been since Lew Ford was a thing.
   1225. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4265400)
I said (in the wrong thread) that it's possible that the A's-Yankees game ends before this one. Also, my cat made a post in that thread.

You're premature. The Yankees haven't advanced to the ALCS yet. Nor will they.
   1226. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4265401)
Great hes gonna walk kew fucjjng ford
   1227. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4265402)
Dan Connolly: "David Phelps vs Lew Ford in the 12th. THIS is playoff baseball"
   1228. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4265403)
But how did it compare to the baby walrus?


It was an arbitrary string of letters. Probably more useful than most of what I post.
   1229. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4265404)
You're premature. The Yankees haven't advanced to the ALCS yet. Nor will they.


My cat made that post, too.
   1230. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265405)
So that was an unproductive out for Lew Ford? I'm just trying to understand this whole productive/unproductive thing.
   1231. Lassus Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265406)
Lew Ford battled!

Come on, Reynolds.
   1232. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265407)
Lew Ford has not been a useful baseball player since 2005.

This is what we're hanging our hopes on. Ugh.
   1233. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265408)
Reynolds homer here.
   1234. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265409)
I heard today that Mat Latos has a cat named Cat Latos. And that's both sad and hilarious.
   1235. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265410)
I remember they used to make a big deal about how Ford got 1400 on the SATs. Now the SATs have 2400 points available.

This also makes my score seem far less impressive.
   1236. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265411)
That's how long it's been since Lew Ford was a thing.


I remember Lew Ford being a great player in MVP Baseball 2005. He was the perfect 4th outfielder: good contract, no platoon split, decent speed, fun name.
   1237. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265412)
Did anyone else just lose the HD feed of the O's/Yankees?
   1238. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4265413)
Jesus Christ this offseason.

There's no way the CS/WS can live up to this ####.
   1239. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4265414)
This also makes my score seem far less impressive


Mine, too.
   1240. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4265415)
Andino homer here.
   1241. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4265416)

Does Verlander really need this BS strike zone?

Parker's gotten it all nite too.
   1242. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4265417)
Orioles will lose at the bottom of this inning if they don't score. Mark it down.
   1243. Davo Dozier Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4265418)
Come on, do it for the Lounge, Andino.
   1244. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4265419)
Phelps is locating really well. He needs great fastball command to be effective in high leverage, and it looks like he's got it tonight.
   1245. Baldrick Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4265420)
The Orioles will never score another run if they get 50 more innings.
   1246. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4265421)
I can't explain it but I've found Oakland-Detroit to be well pitched and interesting and Baltimore-New York to just be putrid hitting and not that interesting.
   1247. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4265422)
andino time
   1248. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4265423)
Orioles will lose at the bottom of this inning if they don't score. Mark it down.
You just keep ensuring that they don't score by saying that...
   1249. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4265424)
I can't explain it but I've found Oakland-Detroit to be well pitched and interesting and Baltimore-New York to just be putrid hitting and not that interesting.
That's because it's a 100% accurate observation.
   1250. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4265425)

Great effort by Parker.
   1251. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4265428)
I can't explain it but I've found Oakland-Detroit to be well pitched and interesting and Baltimore-New York to just be putrid hitting and not that interesting.


Yup. There's been limited offense in the A's/Tigers series, but that legitimately seems like a byproduct of good pitching. The limited offense in the other ALDS seems like a byproduct of shitty hitting.
   1252. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4265429)
Bye Jarrod. You did a good job, but I am still left hoping that the bullpen bails your ass out of this inning.
   1253. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4265430)
I can't explain it but I've found Oakland-Detroit to be well pitched and interesting and Baltimore-New York to just be putrid hitting and not that interesting.


That seems accurate to me. The O's offense is terrible, the Yankees have been uncharacteristically swinging at a lot of crap. The other series seems like it's featured a lot of great pitcher, not even counting Verlander.
   1254. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4265431)
I'm starting to develop a Pavlovian reaction of visceral rage to that stupid strikeout whistle.
   1255. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4265432)
Either the Orioles or the Athletics have to win or I will be very depressed.
   1256. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4265433)
Reasons to watch the Big Bang Theory these days:
Jim Parsons.


Reasons not to watch the Big Bang Theory these days:
Everything else, it's really gone down a cliff after the first few years.
   1257. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4265434)
balls
   1258. JJ1986 Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4265435)
Don't like this matchup.
   1259. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4265436)
Wait, who's pitching for the O's?
   1260. salajander Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4265437)
Strop.
   1261. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4265438)
I'm starting to develop a Pavlovian reaction of visceral rage to that stupid strikeout whistle.


When did they make it even more irritating by stretching the whistle out by way of stuttering the first part of it?
   1262. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4265439)
The O's offense is terrible
It really isn't. But it's nothing special.
   1263. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4265440)
Reasons to watch the Big Bang Theory these days:


None. Same as it's always been.
   1264. TomH Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4265441)
The Orioles have lost ONE consecutive extra-inning game(s).
   1265. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4265442)
3-0. It's finished.
   1266. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4265444)
####. This is double plus ungood.
   1267. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4265445)

AJax with a frozen rope!
   1268. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4265446)
In the ####### dirt! !!!!!
   1269. Rennie's Tenet Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4265447)
Everything else, it's really gone down a cliff after the first few years.


The thing with Raj not talking to girls has reached agonizing dimensions.
   1270. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4265448)
Strop, straighten your hat.
   1271. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4265449)
Wait, who's pitching for the O's?

Jack Strop
   1272. Accent Shallow Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4265450)
Machado has a hose. Wow.
   1273. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4265451)
double balls
   1274. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4265453)
Machado has a ###### cannon.
   1275. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4265455)
Hardy's got to be wondering where he'll be playing next year.
   1276. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4265456)
I'm still amused by Big Bang Theory but I'm easily amused.

Late to the party but Parker did a hell of a job, just ran into a great pitcher on his game on the other side.
   1277. Famous Original Joe C Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4265457)
EJ/Smoltz/Ripken are pretty listenable, IMO. I really like Ernie Johnson for his NBA studio show work with Barkley et al, and I'm surprised how good he is doing play-by-play.
   1278. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4265458)
Hardy's got to be wondering where he'll be playing next year.
Baltimore, since the reason Machado is in the majors is that the O's don't have a 3B.
   1279. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4265460)
Loaded for miggy.
   1280. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4265461)
After I got home, I've been mostly watching BAL-NYY, but I keep checking in on Detroit for a few pitches an inning. Verlander is on another level from any other pitcher in baseball. He's the closest we've had to the Roger/Pedro/Maddux/Unit level of pitcher since, you know, their time.
   1281. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4265462)
Strop.


Thx.

Man, Granderson is a good hitter, but man, if he played for one of my teams I'd want to jump off a bridge.

It really isn't.


I guess maybe that's an exaggeration, but has some pretty serious problems. Mostly in the area of OBP. They're very good at C and CF, and solid at SS, but man -- there are a lot of K-prone guys on this team, and very few dudes who are going to punish weak control.
   1282. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265463)
And here comes the Ichiro double to win the game...
   1283. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265464)
"The Big Man" up with the bases loaded, Price is lauding the Athletics' game plan for dealing with him.
   1284. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265465)
And here comes the implosion in Oakland.
   1285. salajander Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265466)
Jeter missed that by a foot.
   1286. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265467)
Strop, straighten your hat.


BTW, I like crooked hats.
   1287. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265468)
EJ/Smoltz/Ripken are pretty listenable, IMO. I really like Ernie Johnson for his NBA studio show work with Barkley et al, and I'm surprised how good he is doing play-by-play.
Agreed. He's really quite solid - great timbre to his voice - and Smoltz and Ripken are very, very good.
   1288. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265469)
It continues to get worse. 4-0.
   1289. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265470)
And as I hit submit they bean him! On the elbow!
   1290. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4265471)
ASS FACE
   1291. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4265472)
Now prince is up with bases loaded. C'mon oakland
   1292. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4265473)
Looks like I'll be pulling for an NL team in the WS.
   1293. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4265474)
Wait, why do the Orioles need a 1B again?
   1294. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4265475)
Nice D by Reynolds. Not so nice D by Strop earlier.
   1295. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4265476)
EJ/Smoltz/Ripken are pretty listenable, IMO. I really like Ernie Johnson for his NBA studio show work with Barkley et al, and I'm surprised how good he is doing play-by-play.
Agreed. He's really quite solid - great timbre to his voice - and Smoltz and Ripken are very, very good.


I haven't really liked Johnson. His voice is good and there's nothing really wrong with his game calling, just something about him sounds off to me.
   1296. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4265477)
Wait, why do the Orioles need a 1B again?
For hitting.
   1297. VoodooR Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4265479)
Rats. It's all up to the O's or I'm not going to have a team that I like left.
   1298. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4265481)
I think my thing with Johnson is I just can't separate his voice from the NBA.
   1299. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4265482)
Goonies never say die!
   1300. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4265484)
When is the last time an Oriole hit a ball that a Yankee outfielder had to back up for?
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