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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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   301. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4264169)
the reds can do this

if folks can claw their way on base ludwick can tie this s8cker
   302. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4264170)
There was a documentary this year on Kyle's death, and I think they basically said that Girardi did it


I know that it looks suspicious to have a major league athlete just keel over of a heart attack, but this accusation seems a little much.

EDIT: Bourbon to the Samurai
   303. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4264171)
I got back late from the commercial break and just heard them giving out condolences to Girardi and his family. What happened?


His father died.
   304. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4264172)
I got back late from the commercial break and just heard them giving out condolences to Girardi and his family. What happened?



His father died.
   305. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4264173)
DirecTv, helping me solve problems I didn't know I had

Granted that I know nothing about advertising, but it just seems like the Transformer thing was a bad way of showing a good feature. I mean, who needs to pause something and watch it immediately in the kitchen when they go get a soda (or whatever it was). However, it happens all the time when I'm downstairs watching something and I need to go do something (like drive somewhere). Later that evening when I'm upstairs and I want to watch the rest, it's nice that I can just resume.

Same with the original Tivo ads. They had a guy watching a football game. His team was down and they were going to kick a field goal for the win. He pauses the game, drives to church, prays, drives home, and unpauses. The field goal is good and he cheers. Um, that doesn't make me want Tivo. I didn't understand why I'd want to pause things until I actually saw it in action. Show two people watching a show in a split screen. Doorbell rings. Maybe it's publisher's clearing house and guy 1 pauses and answers the door while guy 2 doesn't want to miss his show. Or guy 1 pauses, answers the door, comes back, and watches the show, while guy 2 answers the door and misses some crucial part of the show. Or (separate scene) guy 1 is doing his grocery shopping, and stops to talk to a pretty girl, gets her number, comes back home, and starts watching his show. Guys 2 rushes through the store, ignores the girl, and still misses the start of the show.

These things are obvious now, but 10 years ago they were not and Tivo did a terrible job of educating people on why they would want one.
   306. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:39 PM (#4264175)
Looking at the numbers Paul is pretty wretched against LHP (.355 OPS in a very small sample). If not Frazier, it's gotta be someone.

Why not just send Frazier up there against Kontos and have at it? Top of the order to follow take a chance to get a base runner and get an inning going.
   307. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:39 PM (#4264177)
CHECKLIST:
---EVERGREEN---
Conradian Play [X ]
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 [ X]
Strike out of side [ ]
Stolen base [ ]
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) [ ]
---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 [ ]
   308. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:39 PM (#4264178)
I hope chapman or at least broxton is warming.
   309. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4264179)
Why not just send Frazier up there against Kontos and have at it? Top of the order to follow take a chance to get a base runner and get an inning going.
You force Bochy into the next decision, though. Getting Phillips-Affeldt is a solid matchup.
   310. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4264180)
Dusty with the Giants[x]
   311. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4264181)
Girardi announced Kyle's death because it was a home game at Wrigley and a Cubbie needed to address the home crowd.
   312. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4264182)
Alright cozart. Just get on.
   313. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4264183)
that pitch brandon hit to right looked quite a bit off the plate
   314. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:41 PM (#4264184)
Knowing Dusty, it's probably Arredondo warming.
   315. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:42 PM (#4264185)
Dusty with the Giants[x]


Added in.
   316. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4264187)
You force Bochy into the next decision, though. Getting Phillips-Affeldt is a solid matchup.


With one out and no one on. Now of course Bochy is overthinking it and letting Affeldt face the righties.
   317. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4264188)
One last chance votto.
   318. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4264190)
We'll take it. Alright luddy.
   319. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4264191)
Crawford's good.
   320. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4264193)
Thom, not Marty, of Votto: '5 for 16 in the series, without an extra-base hit, without an RBI'.

Wrong Brennaman, Harvey? Or 'a chip off the old block'?
   321. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM (#4264195)
How do you leave Affeldt in?
   322. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM (#4264196)
Is bochy leaving him in.
   323. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:46 PM (#4264198)
If anyone in baseball is a true lefty-masher, it's Ludwick. This is really dumb.
   324. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:47 PM (#4264200)
Lay off the slider coming up.
   325. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:49 PM (#4264204)
Wow Lud could have crushed that
   326. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:49 PM (#4264205)
Affeldt is pretty even LHB vs RHB, but given Ludwick's propensity to hit lefties, Casilla should be in this sgame
   327. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:49 PM (#4264206)
Walk him
   328. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4264209)
That inning was a poor return on a good investment.
   329. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4264210)
ohmigosh

swung at a pitch a foot outside
   330. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:51 PM (#4264211)
Actually, Ludwick has reverse platoon splits for both this year and his career.
   331. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:51 PM (#4264212)
Bochy continues his charmed life, started in 2010, where his questionable decisions work out.
   332. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:52 PM (#4264214)
Bochy has an odd knack for making decisions that appear to put his team on the brink of disaster, but work out.

Starting Zito in an elimination game.
Leaving in Cain with the tying run up.
Leaving in Affeldt to face Ludwick.
   333. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:52 PM (#4264215)
Actually, Ludwick has reverse platoon splits for both this year and his career.
There's a bunch of BABIP fluke going on, though. (.325 vs RHP, .260 vs LHP). His other component hitting numbers have normal splits. BABIP for platoon splits takes forever to normalize.

I was working off my observation of Ludwick as much as the numbers. Ludwick is a guy who really struggles with good RHP breaking stuff.
   334. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4264216)
Game has to start on TNT [X]
   335. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4264217)
TNT start [x]
   336. esseff Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4264218)
Actually, Ludwick has reverse platoon splits for both this year and his career.


Now, I'll have to look up whether this is generally true for throws left/bats right players
   337. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:54 PM (#4264219)
At least its been more exciting than we thoughtbit might be.
   338. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4264221)
Nice AB by Pence
   339. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4264223)
I was surprised at the result of the Ludwick at bat. The TBS K-Zone had a couple of those pitches as right over the middle yet he didn't crush them.
   340. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4264226)
I stepped out for a minute. Did the TV guys say anything about Affeldt being hurt? Dave Flemming tweeted that he might be.
   341. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4264228)
Stolen base. [x]
   342. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4264230)
Yep kudwick missed a coupke.
   343. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4264232)
Awesome
   344. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4264233)
SB [X]
Web Gem [X]
   345. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4264235)
Web gem [x]
   346. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4264236)
Great play by Phillips.
   347. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4264240)
i thought ludwick would be able to handle the moment but he got some tee balls there and missed every one of them

dangit
   348. Into the Void Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:01 PM (#4264241)
Did the TV guys say anything about Affeldt being hurt? Dave Flemming tweeted that he might be.


The Giants radio guys mentioned the trainer met him when he entered the dugout and was talking to him about something. Pretty vague.
   349. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4264242)
Friendly fire.
   350. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4264243)
Well, looks like he's hurt now.
   351. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM (#4264244)
reds 1-9 with runners in scoring position

just one more hit and this is a real nailbiter

   352. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM (#4264246)
Mad luck. Do something with it.
   353. Moe Greene Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM (#4264248)
Well, the Reds have to figure out how to get 3 runs with the bottom of the lineup coming up.
   354. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4264249)
3 runs with 6 outs to pkay with.
   355. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4264253)
so with 2 out and 2 on frazier smacks one out of the ballpark

easy
   356. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4264254)
Hw. That would require either rolen or stubbs to get on.
   357. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4264255)
OK Ross, you can't throw these guys nothing but fastballs, or you'll get killed.
   358. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4264258)
Flare!
   359. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4264259)
Omg a rolen bloop.
   360. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4264260)
Ok, I took off work for this, so the Cardinals better ####### win.
   361. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4264261)
hoke

hanigan and stubbs get on and then pinch hit for the pitchers spot
   362. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4264262)
OK Ross, you can't throw these guys nothing but fastballs, or you'll get killed.


I was thinking "who the hell is Ross?" then realized the other game was on now too.
   363. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4264263)
I see the nats have the same empty lux seats effect as the yankees.
   364. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4264264)
Nice, quick, and all too rare 1-2-3 inning.
   365. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4264265)
1-2-3 for Detwiler!
   366. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4264267)
####.
   367. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4264268)
Web Gem #2
   368. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4264269)
Web gem[x] ?
   369. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4264273)
RU rah rah RU rah rah
   370. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4264274)
Yes, that was also a web gem.
   371. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4264276)
Ph for stubbs? Then what.... Navarro
   372. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:15 PM (#4264277)
Upstream red team! Lets go Frazier!!
   373. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:15 PM (#4264278)
I see the nats have the same empty lux seats effect as the yankees.
Luxury field boxes are an abomination.
   374. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM (#4264283)
Yes! Hoo rah hoo rah rutgers ra!
   375. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM (#4264284)
This can't just go easy, can it?
   376. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM (#4264285)
C'mon man. Can someone get the big hit.
   377. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:17 PM (#4264286)
Jesus Cristo, these Reds are going to give me a heart attack.
   378. cardsfanboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:18 PM (#4264287)
When it gets down to the final game, it makes you find out who you are rooting for in the "neutral" games. I find myself rooting for Ludwick/Phillips/Dusty more than the Giants.
   379. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4264288)
In comes Romo. I still don't quite get why Dusty would want Frazier -> (eventually Navarro) over Stubbs->(potentially Frazier) in this inning but oh well.
   380. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4264290)
Wait, Girardi's dad died on Saturday and nobody told Joe until today? What is this, the Chinese Olympic Team?
   381. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4264291)
Huh?
   382. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:20 PM (#4264292)
the reds cannot go zero for forever with runners on base in their own balllpark can they??
   383. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:20 PM (#4264293)
Has anyone done a comparative study of pitch tracking technologies to see how much in sync they are, and which ones are off where?
They're all PitchFX.
   384. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:20 PM (#4264294)
Crap 0-2
   385. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:20 PM (#4264295)
Romo can b nasty.
   386. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM (#4264297)
1-2-3-4-5-6 for the first in DC. Lohse has the good breaking ball today.
   387. fra paolo Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM (#4264299)
The Nationals look a little bit too glum sitting there in the dugout for my liking.
   388. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264300)
Jeez, the defense this inning.
   389. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264301)
Whoo. Been some defense up in here.
   390. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264302)
for heaven's sake
   391. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264303)
Another web gem
   392. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264304)
Web Gem No. 3!
   393. Guts Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264305)
Two great catches for the Giants in that inning.
   394. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264307)
#### fuck #### fuck




Are you ####### kidding me.
   395. Gamingboy Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264308)
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.)


HOLY HECK ANGEL PAGAN!
   396. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264309)
Wow. Just not the Reds year.
   397. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4264310)
I really did not see that ball being caught off the bat. Was Pagan playing him in and toward the gap, did the ball just hang up there, or did he cover a ton of ground?
   398. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4264312)
Wower.
   399. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4264314)
Game has to start on TNT [X]

My wife is home nursing our newborn son all day. These TNT starts keep messing with her Law & Order DVRing!
   400. hokieneer Posted: October 11, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4264315)
More men left on base. Is it close to 25 the last 3 days.
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