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LCS Day 2 OMNICHATTER: ALCS Game 2 and NLCS Game 1

BASEBALL! Our heart and our soul, our love and our hatred, our past and our future, our….

Sorry, got a little carried away there.

4 PM: Detroit Tigers (Anibal Sanchez) @ New York Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda), TBS. DET leads 1-0.
8 PM: St. Louis Cardinals (Lance Lynn) @ San Francisco Giants (Madison Bumgarner), FOX. Game 1 of Best-Of-7.

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   201. nick swisher hygiene Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4269801)
little ####### complaining about my complaining

anybody got a stale username?
   202. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4269802)
Sorry not to be mean, but on my facebook nothing but post after post of Albert sitting at home.(Not from me, and I have to defend his decision to go to Anaheim, but it doesn't mean they aren't somewhat funny)


It does serve to point out that the decision not to re-sign him didn't hurt the Cardinals, though I would be stupid to think that was the intended purpose of most of the people who have posted it.
   203. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4269804)
I noticed that Ichiro ran outside of the baseline on the grounder to Peralta. Would have been an interesting call if he'd been hit with a throw.

I see runners violating that rule all the time on a nubber in front of the plate. I think they figure the fielder is more likely to avoid hitting him with the throw than to hit hit and hope for the call.
   204. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4269805)

CHECKLIST:
Conradian Play []
Web Gem [ X]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ X]
Strike Out of Side [X ]
2+ pitching changes in single half-inning [ ]
Dramatic late-inning homer [ ]
Stolen base [ ]
Blown call [ ]
Blown call costs game [ ]
Caught stealing [X]
Idiot runs on the field [ ]
Regular-season starter warms up in bullpen [ ]
Game goes into extras [ ]
Shapeshifting strikezone [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Inning-Ending DP [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Bunt [ ]
THIS TRAIN! [X]
Verlander in dugout [X]
Sabathia in dugout [ ]
Trout mentioned (fish or ballplayer) [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Ichiro does something awesome [ ]
A-Rod strikes out (assuming he even plays) [X ]
A-Rod PH for OR pinch-hits [ ]
Raul Ibanez is a effing clutch god [ ]
Image of Girardi looking at binder [ ]
Shutdown inning [ ]
TBS has typo [ ]
Game goes past midnight [ ]
Girardi's playing career mentioned [ ]
Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter talked about [X ]
Yankee Stadium has large swaths of empty seats [ X] (If it's beyond the Legends Seats [ X])
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Announcers talk about Derek Jeter like he died or something [ ]
Valverde meltdown [ ]
Balk [ ]
Reggie Jackson is in the crowd [ ]
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ ]
Cardinals crazy comeback retrospective [ ]
FREESE! [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
Barry Bonds mentioned [ ]
FOX personality pointed out in crowd [ ]
NFL reference (beyond reference to NFL on FOX commercials) [ ]
Reference to McCarver's singing album [ ]
Mark McGwire mentioned by name [ ]
Willie Mays is in the crowd [ ]
Triples alley [ ]
Ball goes into McCovey cove [ ]
Pujols mentioned [ ]
"Catching Molina Brother" [ ]
FOX introduces us to a commercial that becomes a meme [ ]
God Bless America is shown on TV [ ]
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver spend extended amount of time talking about Jeter [ ]
"Torture" mentioned [ ]
Cardinals are behind at any point [ ]
Joe Buck arrives at AT&T late or JUST in time for the game []
   205. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4269806)
Really nice little piece of analysis by (Smoltz or Darling?). I love how they described Ichiro's thinking and showed how he took a wider path than usual to third to protect against the throw from short.
   206. Swedish Chef Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4269807)
Jeter sacrificed himself to redeem this band of losers? It's sickening, they're not worthy of him.
   207. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4269808)
I noticed that Ichiro ran outside of the baseline on the grounder to Peralta.
It looked to me like a legal baseline for taking the turn at third. Obviously he wasn't going to take the turn at third, but his path would have looked normal to the ump at first glance.
   208. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4269810)
Why is the guy returning the cheap soft drink cup to the gas station? You're supposed to throw those out.
   209. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4269811)
Dude, is your team playing right now? Because mine isn't. I don't wanna hear it.

I find this to be really funny. Sorry not to be mean, but on my facebook nothing but post after post of Albert sitting at home.(Not from me, and I have to defend his decision to go to Anaheim, but it doesn't mean they aren't somewhat funny)
Yeah, Albert's April killed us early.

When my team loses, I rage against my team with the best of them, but I know how lucky I am compared to, say, Padre fans, and I'd much rather be upset about just falling short than be rooting for some perennial 90-game loser. That's why I don't understand the hate Yankee fans have for a team that always, always gives them an October to root for. It's the most unseemly of whines. The baseball gods have given them everything, and they don't seem appreciate any of it.

I'll drop it now.
   210. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:53 PM (#4269812)
I thought Granderson was a better fielder than that. It was a well hit ball, but it was in the air long enough that you expect a centerfielder to get that.
   211. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4269813)
   212. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4269814)
I thought Granderson was a better fielder than that. It was a well hit ball, but it was in the air long enough that you expect a centerfielder to get that.
I'd like to see if he got a bad jump, but I think he might just have been playing Berry shallow and shaded to left.
   213. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4269815)
I thought Granderson was a better fielder than that. It was a well hit ball, but it was in the air long enough that you expect a centerfielder to get that.
Tivoing... TBS had a wide shot showing Granderson just about from contact on. The ball wasn't in the air that long. He didn't break in quite the right direction, but from where he was positioned (shallow and shaded to left), it would have taken a hell of a jump and great closing speed to get there.
   214. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4269816)
Yeah, Albert's April killed us early.

When my team loses, I rage against my team with the best of them, but I know how lucky I am compared to, say, Padre fans, and I'd much rather be upset about just falling short than be rooting for some perennial 90-game loser. That's why I don't understand the hate Yankee fans have for a team that always, always gives them an October to root for. It's the most unseemly of whines. The baseball gods have given them everything, and they don't seem appreciate any of it.


I want to dislike your team because of their owners decision to add the name Los Angeles to them(I understand why, but it's a pure move based upon economics and that somewhat bothers me) but the owner clearly wants to win and tries to do it within the framework he has set, that I find it hard to root against them. Ultimately I find I can't dislike them.
   215. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4269817)
Really, commercial land is an unusual place, where DVR reminders follow people, 98% of the women are beautiful, car companies build time machines simply to get a dude to make a better dashboard (why not use it to, I dunno, find out what the energy source of the future is, or something...), and random jingley song-and-dance numbers occur every now and then...
   216. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4269818)
"Cabrera, Fielder, Young"

"Delmon Young is different."

"Ahh, but why, Grover?"

"Because he is a baseball player."

"Well, Grover, they are all baseball players."

"But Young is a terrible baseball player."
   217. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4269819)
I'd like to see if he got a bad jump, but I think he might just have been playing Berry shallow and shaded to left.


I thought he had a bad route on it, but I would need to see a replay to be sure, from memory he started running to his left before he started heading back.
   218. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4269820)
I totally understand why they held him up, but that was a lousy looking throw from Swisher. I bet Logan is coming in for Fielder.
   219. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4269822)
I want to dislike your team because of their owners decision to add the name Los Angeles to them(I understand why, but it's a pure move based upon economics and that somewhat bothers me) but the owner clearly wants to win and tries to do it within the framework he has set, that I find it hard to root against them. Ultimately I find I can't dislike them.
Me too. Angels fans often seem to hate my team (happens) and my fellow fans (that gets annoying), but the Angels are still a hard organization to dislike.

Please sir can I have a replay of Swisher's throw that barely reached the infield dirt... thank you.
   220. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4269823)
When my team loses, I rage against my team with the best of them, but I know how lucky I am compared to, say, Padre fans, and I'd much rather be upset about just falling short than be rooting for some perennial 90-game loser. That's why I don't understand the hate Yankee fans have for a team that always, always gives them an October to root for. It's the most unseemly of whines. The baseball gods have given them everything, and they don't seem appreciate any of it.

FWIW, I'm with you.
   221. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4269824)
I want to dislike your team because of their owners decision to add the name Los Angeles to them
That wasn't his best day, but you're, right, he clearly wants to win, he's willing to spend, and he's worked hard to move the Angels out of the enormous shadow cast by the Dodgers. It's tough to criticize Moreno; he's been generally a fantastic owner.

Miggie!
   222. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:59 PM (#4269825)
Cabrera and Fielder both seem jumpy.
   223. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:59 PM (#4269826)
I thought he got a bad jump on it, but I would need to see a replay to be sure, from memory he started running to his left before he started heading back.
Yes, but he was running diagonally back and left and then angled his run back more directly. It wouldn't have made the difference unless Granderson were a good bit faster.
   224. Justin T steals bases with his bat Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4269827)
Bad swings Fielder. Gah.
   225. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4269828)
I'm glad everybody else can enjoy their immunity from Maximum Unseemliness. We're talking about a god damn GAME, people, we're all absolutely ridiculous for caring about any of it, ever.
   226. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4269829)
Tivoing... TBS had a wide shot showing Granderson just about from contact on. The ball wasn't in the air that long. He didn't break in quite the right direction, but from where he was positioned (shallow and shaded to left), it would have taken a hell of a jump and great closing speed to get there.


I don't think he was bad at getting it, I just thought he had more speed or something, that is a ball that usually seems to be caught by the good outfielders(note even though John Jay's number show he isn't bad, the truth is he isn't good, so I know the Cardinal centerfielder wouldn't have gotten it, but to my eye a centerfielder who is legitimately above average, could have had it)
   227. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4269830)
The pitch graph and the count tell the story - Fielder is pressing.
   228. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4269831)
It wouldn't have made the difference unless Granderson were a good bit faster.


And that is what I ultimately meant, I thought he was fast enough to make that play.
   229. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4269832)
Ugh.

I called it. but ugh.
   230. Justin T steals bases with his bat Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4269833)
Terrible.
   231. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4269834)
Here comes a homer from Young.
   232. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4269835)
No pitches within six inches of the plate, I think only one within ten inches or a foot.
   233. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4269836)
I would really appreciate it if Gardner were playing for Swisher or Granderson, take your pick, given that they are in horrible slumps and he is an 80 rating outfielder. Just for a game or two maybe but he deserves a day in the lineup.
   234. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4269837)
That was ball four.
   235. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:04 PM (#4269838)
When is the last time you saw a crowd stand up with one out????? Is that about the stupidest comment they have made in the past five minutes?
   236. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:04 PM (#4269839)
that is a ball that usually seems to be caught by the good outfielders(note even though John Jay's number show he isn't bad, the truth is he isn't good, so I know the Cardinal centerfielder wouldn't have gotten it, but to my eye a centerfielder who is legitimately above average, could have had it)
That's probably fair enough. Granderson is a below average CF now, has been for a little while. (I wonder if he added bulk before last season - his DRS really plummets.)
   237. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4269840)
Had he caught that ball, Berry probably would have scored.
   238. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4269841)
Bartman-esque.
   239. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4269842)
Shouldn't have gone for it - no chance at the runner.
   240. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4269843)
Thanks for stopping Tex from catching that ball, guy in A-Rod shirt.
   241. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4269844)
Rodriguez shirt kind of Bartmanned that ball.
   242. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4269846)
Wha' happened?
   243. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4269847)
Damn.
   244. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4269848)
####.

If they had hit worth a damn since the last game of the season, I might have some hope here.
   245. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4269849)
OH, CANO!
   246. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4269850)
I think he may have neighborhooded that.
   247. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4269851)
Concur, Larry.
   248. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4269855)
I think the ump was on the other side of the base, though, probably couldn't have seen it.
   249. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4269856)
he distracted the ump by flopping the ball around.
   250. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4269857)
I think he may have neighborhooded that.
Well, they got the call right that he bobbled it on the transfer, so at least there's that.
   251. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:10 PM (#4269858)
I am so far beyond sick of this "I hate my team" ######## from Yankee fans.

Just typical high-drama BBTF posters. There are plenty of reasons to have less confidence in this year's team than say the 1998 Yankees, but that's baseball. It's all supposed to be fun, but folks seem to lose track of that fairly regularly. Not just Yankee fans, either. Such is fandom.
   252. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4269860)
Sager apparently made a suit out of Jeter's uniform.
   253. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4269861)
Sager looks, for him, downright subdued.
   254. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4269862)
Is it really hard for people to imagine why someone watching their team in a close game in the playoffs might not be quite as composed as someone who's been emotionally detached from baseball for weeks?
   255. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4269863)
NFL reference (Jeter is going to see the Carolina Panthers' foot specialist, or something like that) [X]
   256. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4269864)
Sager apparently made a suit out of Jeter's uniform.

It puts the lotion on the pinstripes.
   257. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:15 PM (#4269865)
I do wonder how magnified all the dribblers and strikeouts are because line drives like the one ARod just hit are falling in gloves.
   258. VoodooR Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4269867)
I'm watching the ESPN International stream and I just have to say, as others have noted, that Sutcliffe is absolutely awful. Insufferable. Gary Thorne is fine, but Sutcliffe is abysmal.
   259. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4269868)
I do wonder how magnified all the dribblers and strikeouts are because line drives like the one ARod just hit are falling in gloves.


I haven't paid much attention to the individual games outside of the first one, but in that first game everything Arod hit was a shot and was snagged, what about the rest of the series?
   260. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4269869)
I do wonder how magnified all the dribblers and strikeouts are because line drives like the one ARod just hit are falling in gloves.
If those all fell in, he'd merely be bad this postseason rather than horrifying.
   261. boteman Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:18 PM (#4269871)
That first pitch to Swisher was a cookie that he just watched sail into the catcher's mitt. Despite the remark on TBS it's a good thing they have 2 pitchers warming in the bullpen.
   262. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4269872)
[258] Someone over at Bronx Banter relayed this lovely gem of Sutcliffian insight:

"The bonuses in A-Rod's contract..you see, that's something Derek Jeter would never have asked for, individual stats. Jeter would get bonuses for team wins, that's the difference between you guys."
   263. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4269875)
Doesn't Jeter's contract include MVP bonuses?
   264. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4269876)
Stolen Base [X]
   265. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4269877)
Rick Sutcliffe is probably the worst color guy I've ever heard. I still remember he did a game once in '05 when he said he wanted to vote for Ozzie as MVP. And he simply refused to accept that such a thing was against the rules, and insane besides.
   266. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4269878)
I mean bad BABIP luck (and bad offense) for the team in general, not just ARod.
   267. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4269880)
Doesn't Jeter's contract include MVP bonuses?


Don't bring facts into a Jeter discussion.

but yes.

2014 option may increase to $17M based on awards earned in 2011-13: $4M for AL MVP; $2M for 2nd-6th in MVP vote; $1.5M for Silver Slugger; $0.5M each for Gold Glove, ALCS MVP, WS MVP
   268. bobm Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4269881)
From earlier in the thread re: ex-pitchers as managers

Here's the result of a query of the Lahman59 database I tried to run for every player who ever managed since WWII and pitched at least once in MLB:

Roger Craig
Fred Hutchinson
Bud Black
Larry Dierker
Bob Lemon
Tommy Lasorda
Ted Lyons
Dallas Green
Lum Harris
Bucky Walters
George Bamberger
Ed Lopat
Phil Regan
Terry Francona
Ben Chapman
John Farrell
Jimmie Dykes
Larry Rothschild
Marcel Lachemann
Tom Sheehan
Ted Williams
John Russell
Johnny Cooney
Gene Michael
Buck Martinez
Joe Kerrigan
Cookie Rojas
Kerby Farrell
Terry Moore
Mel Harder
Mel Queen
Jeff Newman
Don Cooper
Bill Burwell
Marty Martinez
   269. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4269882)
Well played, Anibal.
   270. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4269883)
For people listening to Sutcliffe, can you guys get ESPN Radio? The Dan Schulman/Orel Hershiser team is very, very good.
   271. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4269885)
Ted Williams?

The manager must have lost his head.
   272. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:26 PM (#4269886)
Maybe the one-game-pitched limit was a tad too low for these purposes ...
   273. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:26 PM (#4269887)
Doesn't Jeter's contract include MVP bonuses?

The option year for his contract includes various salary increases if he is MVP, top 6 in MVP, Silver Slugger (which he has probably achieved this year), Gold Glove, or ALCS or WS MVP.
   274. bobm Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:26 PM (#4269888)
Shutdown inning?

Oct 14 @Yankees 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
         Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - -    
        Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - -
   275. Justin T steals bases with his bat Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4269889)
But those Jeter things are tied to team success. He'll be MVP if the team is good. If A-Rod gets to 700 homers, that doesn't mean anything.
   276. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4269890)
Some of those guys--Francona, notably--weren't really pitchers. I'm amazed none of us came up with Lasorda or Dierker, those are pretty obvious.
   277. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4269891)
The irony is that those of us north of the border have no access to our countryman Shulman.
   278. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:29 PM (#4269893)
There's nobody more honorable than someone who gets paid for what other people do.
   279. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4269894)
Yep, I'll have shutdown next time I pull it up.
   280. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4269895)
Jeeze, I'm with Avila on that one. Looked like a ball to me.
   281. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4269896)
If Cano had been able to make that turn for the DP in the 7th, Kuroda would be working on one of those great postseason starts people never forget.
   282. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4269898)
Let's see a replay.

OUT!
   283. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4269899)
There's nobody more honorable than someone who gets paid for what other people do.


Awesome quote.
   284. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4269900)
I still remember he did a game once in '05 when he said he wanted to vote for Ozzie as MVP.


Ozzie Smith? Ozzie Guillen? Ozzie and Harriet?
   285. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4269901)
Blown Call [X]
Baserunning Blunder [X]
   286. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4269902)
He was very very out. The umpire was in position to make the call and just blew it.
   287. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4269903)
Yankees finally get a call against them in the post season, is this the first time ever?
   288. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4269904)
WHOA! I'm not sure Infante got the hand in.
   289. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4269905)
Bad call, worse tag.
   290. fra paolo Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4269906)
What a dreadful call. Can we give them the out, like a gentleman would?
   291. Austin Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4269907)
I came to this game late, when Kuroda still had the perfect game going but lost it the following inning. I am absolutely flabbergasted at how great he's been on short rest. There seemed to be every reason to think he'd do terribly, and now he has eleven strikeouts, no walks, and almost every ball in play beaten into the ground? Insane. It will be a real shame for him if the Yankees can't score.
   292. VoodooR Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4269908)
Terrible call. And the perfect example of the need for replay.
   293. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4269909)
Has Infante always been such a low IQ player? I thought his rep was the opposite.
   294. JE (Jason) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4269910)
Oof. How do you miss that call ... unless you couldn't see the tag?
   295. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4269911)
And that's how it ends for Kuroda. Spectacular outing on short rest.
   296. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4269912)
What a ####### terrible call.
   297. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4269913)
Yankees finally get a call against them in the post season, is this the first time ever?


Just yesterday the ump ###### them out of a run by calling Cano out at 1B.
   298. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4269914)
Terrible call. And the perfect example of the need for replay.


I've been on this boat for years. And contrary to what the naysayers claim, this is something that could have been overturned with replay in a few seconds.
   299. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4269915)
Ozzie Smith? Ozzie Guillen? Ozzie and Harriet?
Guillen, on the grounds that he was the reason the White Sox were playing so well.

The game was also one of Schilling's first starts back after being the Boston closer for a while, and every time he would get a guy out, Sutcliffe would start talking about how Schilling was on his way back, looking good, etc. etc. and then every time he gave up a hit or walked a guy, he would saying Schilling wasn't ready, stuff didn't look good and so on. It was just insane.
   300. VoodooR Posted: October 14, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4269916)
A call like that could be quickly overturned by an extra official sitting near several monitors.

Edit: cola for cfb
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