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

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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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   101. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4269676)
Nice thought, Ichi.
   102. Swedish Chef Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4269677)
Apparently Kuroda doesn't turn into Maddux on short rest, he turns into Bugs Bunny.
   103. Tim D Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4269678)
Lions beat Philly in OT despite 16 penalties. I don't think I ever remember the Lions winning in Philly and I'm 55.
   104. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4269679)
Lions beat Philly in OT despite 16 penalties. I don't think I ever remember the Lions winning in Philly and I'm 55.


How many turnovers did Vick have?
   105. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4269681)
Managers who were pitchers. Grifith, Lasorda, Roger Craig, Bob Lemon. Who else?


There has been some rumors that Dave Duncan might like to manage someday, I don't know how true that rumor is, but he seems like a guy you would imagine has a chance of being pretty good.
   106. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4269682)
CAN-O. CA-AY-NO. CANO bat and I want to go home.
   107. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4269683)
That DirecTV ad confuses me. Are those two supposed to be roommates? A husband and wife who don't have sex anymore? What is their relationship that he stands there brushing his teeth while she showers, but never sees her naked?
   108. fra paolo Posted: October 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM (#4269685)
I do not like the way Gregg Zaun's jacket, shirt and tie each has a different pattern. (He is in the studio for the Canadian channel carrying the playoffs.)
   109. fra paolo Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4269686)
CAN-O. CA-AY-NO. CANO bat and I want to go home.

Very good, sir.
   110. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4269687)
CHECKLIST:
Conradian Play []
Web Gem [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ]
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 []
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 [ ]
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 [ ] (If it's beyond the Legends Seats [ ])
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 []
   111. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4269688)
This commercial with the woman coming out of her shower and saying, "I feel like it's watching me walk around naked," and then her husband goes, "At least somebody gets to," is one of the weirdest and creepiest things ever. Yuck.
   112. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4269689)
I do not like the way Gregg Zaun's jacket, shirt and tie each has a different pattern. (He is in the studio for the Canadian channel carrying the playoffs.)


In terms of fashion and style, Zaun seems to be trying to be the Don Cherry of baseball. It's a shame because I feel like he used to be a lot more sensible.

Sportsnet deserves kudos for adding Alan Ashby to the studio.
   113. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4269690)
I don't think Steve owes me a Coke, but clearly that ad is a troubling one.
   114. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4269691)
There has been some rumors that Dave Duncan might like to manage someday, I don't know how true that rumor is, but he seems like a guy you would imagine has a chance of being pretty good.

Duncan was a catcher. Which you might already know, but you posted his name after a list of pitchers.
   115. Swedish Chef Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4269692)
Disappointing inning by Kuroda, just an ordinary 1-2-3.
   116. bobm Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4269694)
[111] That bathroom is bigger than most Manhattan apartments :-)
   117. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4269695)
That is not the catcher's ball.
   118. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:07 PM (#4269696)
Disappointing inning by Kuroda, just an ordinary 1-2-3.

Boy, this Yankee team must be tough to root for...
   119. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:07 PM (#4269697)
Zaun is morphing into Don Cherry in both appearance and demeanor. Definitely not an act that a baseball broadcast needs. I imagine Rogers is encouraging this to "spice" things up.
   120. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4269698)
Well, that's the game.
   121. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4269699)
40? Slow? Send him.
   122. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4269700)
That was... unorthodox.
   123. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:11 PM (#4269701)
Zaun is morphing into Don Cherry in both appearance and demeanor. Definitely not an act that a baseball broadcast needs. I imagine Rogers is encouraging this to "spice" things up.

Wait, in APPEARANCE?


Caught Stealing [X]
   124. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:12 PM (#4269703)
People don't respect how hard it is to be a Yankee fan. Their offense gets like this all the time. Anybody can watch shitty players not hit, we have to watch really good players not hit.
   125. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:12 PM (#4269704)
Wow, never would have thought to suggest "highlight of the ball hitting Cabrera in the eye" for the checklist.
   126. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4269705)
Wait, in APPEARANCE?


He's taken to wearing these really loud suits. He used to be fairly dapper, now he looks like he's wearing Cherry's rejects.
   127. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4269706)
This commercial with the woman coming out of her shower and saying, "I feel like it's watching me walk around naked," and then her husband goes, "At least somebody gets to," is one of the weirdest and creepiest things ever. Yuck.


I think it's funny. Nothing wrong with a husband wanting to watch his wife walk around naked and lamenting that he doesn't get to.
   128. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4269708)
Zaun's fashion sense is certainly less cartoonish than Cherry's, but it is inching in that direction.
   129. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4269709)
Wow, Obama breaking out Morgan Freedman for the narration. That's the big guns.
   130. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4269710)


He's taken to wearing these really loud suits. He used to be fairly dapper, now he looks like he's wearing Cherry's rejects.


Maybe he, Sager and Cherry can hold a cross-border summit on loud suits.
   131. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:15 PM (#4269711)
I think it's funny. Nothing wrong with a husband wanting to watch his wife walk around naked and lamenting that he doesn't get to.


He's kind of like a Yankee fan that way. At least he has a wife who he wants to see naked.
   132. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:17 PM (#4269712)
Given that ball was up long enough Granderson could have come to get it, I'm surprised A-Rod ended up calling it. Pop-ups tend be his issue.
   133. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4269714)
I just saw one of those big swaths of empty seats that were abandoned by fans who just hate their 95-win, division-champion, 4-wins away from the World Series team. And they weren't just in the legends boxes.



Verlander in dugout [X]
   134. bunyon Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4269715)
Hell of a play by Cano.
   135. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4269716)
I think it's funny. Nothing wrong with a husband wanting to watch his wife walk around naked and lamenting that he doesn't get to.

Well, I guess it isn't so much that there's something horribly wrong with a weak-a$$ marital relationship and a pathetic passive-aggressive attitude from the sexually frustrated hubby, but it's an awfully strange structure around which to construct an advertising pitch.
   136. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4269718)
Hell of a play by Cano.


Yes, it was. Web Gemmy.
   137. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4269722)
Find the 58000 single drunk dudes who were at game 2 of the 1995 alds and give them all free tickets to game 6.
   138. TomH Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4269723)
Kuroda was fine all year. Until September, when as the ace of my Scoresheet team he was crappy. So no, I am not rooting for him to be prime Walter Johnson right now.
   139. mathesond Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4269724)
Did I just hear that Kuroda is through 5 innings in less than 40 pitches?
   140. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4269725)
If that Capital One commercial with Fallon is also over on the Fox broadcasts this evening, I may finally get the ### treatment on here for the first time.
   141. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4269726)
????????? ?

(rats, not translating right)
   142. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4269727)
This commercial with the woman coming out of her shower and saying, "I feel like it's watching me walk around naked," and then her husband goes, "At least somebody gets to," is one of the weirdest and creepiest things ever. Yuck.
There's this undercurrent of anger, sexual dysfunction, and curdled unhappiness to the man's performance in the commercial. I can almost see the idea behind it could be what Misirlou describes, but that's not how it's played.

And really, "at least someone gets to" doesn't read like a loving lament.
   143. Tim D Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4269728)
Vick had 2 TDs and 2 picks. Iggles also had a fumble but I don't know who had it.
   144. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:24 PM (#4269729)
Did I just hear that Kuroda is through 5 innings in less than 40 pitches?

No, 59 pitches through five.
   145. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:24 PM (#4269730)
Hell of a play by Cano.
If only he weren't so difficult to root for. If only he weren't so hard to watch.

/YankeeFan
   146. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4269731)
There's this undercurrent of anger, sexual dysfunction, and curdled unhappiness to the man's performance in the commercial. I can almost see the idea behind it could be what Misirlou describes, but that's not how it's played.

The way it's played is creepy and unpleasant as can be.
   147. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4269732)
1959 in Old Milwaukee Town/ Harvey Haddix of the Pirates was/ mowing them down...
   148. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4269733)
If that Capital One commercial with Fallon is also over on the Fox broadcasts this evening, I may finally get the ### treatment on here for the first time.
I happen to like that ad, mostly on the strength of him going "It's a lobstah, whatevah!" That just kills me for some reason.
   149. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4269734)
Well, I guess it isn't so much that there's something horribly wrong with a weak-a$$ marital relationship and a pathetic passive-aggressive attitude from the sexually frustrated hubby, but it's an awfully strange structure around which to construct an advertising pitch.


I think it's really weird because it makes us wonder more about their dysfunctional relationship than about any product they're advertising. And they could have just had him say something like "only I get to do that".
   150. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4269735)
Swisher just keeps on swishing. Aptly named.
   151. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4269736)
Duncan was a catcher. Which you might already know, but you posted his name after a list of pitchers.


I knew that, but then my brain ran with the pitcher thing. I meant it as part of the catchers conversation from earlier and was thinking about that, then we got to talking about pitchers and kept that thought process in my mind and responded.
   152. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4269737)
1-2-3-4-5-6 (might have been some before) [X]
   153. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4269738)
123456 inning

Edit: Coke to GB
   154. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4269739)
He doesn't exactly look like an exhibitionist himself, either.
   155. TomH Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4269741)
Sanchez could wind up throwing a finer gem (I suspect he will go longer than Kuroda, for reasons of both not-short-rest and the quality of each teams' pen) but for most of the game be upstaged.
   156. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4269742)
I think it's really weird because it makes us wonder more about their dysfunctional relationship than about any product they're advertising. And they could have just had him say something like "only I get to do that".

Exactly. It's amazing that the client signed off on this script, let alone the final edit. Yes, we're talking about it, but in all the wrong ways.
   157. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4269743)
i am almost feeling for yankee fans in watching granderson bat. it's as if they were told by baseball to even things up they had to play a guy with a disability
   158. mathesond Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4269745)
No, 59 pitches through five.

Thanks 144, I must have misheard 57 as 37 (and then saw the next 2 pitches)
   159. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4269746)
I'm watching mlbtv.com so I don't get those commercials and have never seen that particular commercial....I think that is a good thing.

I was originally lamenting the fact that on mlbtv.com you don't get to choose the camer angles for the quad cameras, but then I thought "If given a choice, which cameras would I choose" And the first thing in my head, in the top left corner I would put the angle behind the pitcher so that it's the primary thing I look at, in the second spot, I would want an angle that shows the positioning of the infield and the bottom two spots not so sure, although I would prefer for one of them to be a real easy replay spot, with individual controls. They did a great job of getting the obvious two spots right, and this is one of the best things in the history of things.
   160. Swedish Chef Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4269747)
Looks like Kuroda needs to get eleven perfect innings or so to give the Yankees a chance.
   161. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4269748)
THANK YOU, Harvey. I'm glad somebody appreciates, at least partially, how hard it is to have the only hitter worth a damn on your $200 million team be Raul Ibanez.
   162. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4269749)
Wow, I noticed this commercial yesterday and also found it disturbing. Glad I'm not the only one.

Meanwhile, we're in the 6th and it's only 5:30 in NYC.

####. Perfecto is done. If the Tigers get a run, this game is over.
   163. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4269750)
So, Swedish, does this mean the Yankees have no chance?
   164. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4269751)
Not to be melodramatic, but Joe should have someone start to get a little loose out in the pen. On short rest, Kuroda could easily just lose it, I imagine.
   165. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4269752)
The way it's played is creepy and unpleasant as can be.
You know, he also seems really angry that she's taping her shows at the same time as he's taping his. Perhaps there's an idea there, that their relationship has curdled into sexless passive aggression and barely suppressed seething anguish because of their cable service. Perhaps there's a second chapter where she's game for his voyeuristic kinks, and he's a loving and giving partner in return, and then they sit down to watch DirectTV.
   166. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4269753)
If that Capital One commercial with Fallon is also over on the Fox broadcasts this evening

I legitimately enjoyed the original commercial with Fallon and the baby, at least for the first 28 seconds. Then the baby threw a fire extinguisher, and since then the baby has been turned into some kind of superbaby, which totally eliminates the original charm of the asking-a-baby-a-poll-question idea.

And the Fallon-only commercials have generally been uninteresting at best.
   167. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4269754)
gotham

i wrote 'almost'

mostly i snicker
   168. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4269755)
i am almost feeling for yankee fans in watching granderson bat. it's as if they were told by baseball to even things up they had to play a guy with a disability

Nasty but true, though you could apply the same thought to about half the Yankee lineup. If only they could pitch so they could be replaced by a DH.

   169. Swedish Chef Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4269756)
So, Swedish, does this mean the Yankees have no chance?

Yeah, they have lost now. Unless Valverde is thawed up later.
   170. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4269757)
THANK YOU, Harvey. I'm glad somebody appreciates, at least partially, how hard it is to have the only hitter worth a damn on your $200 million team be Raul Ibanez.
Dude, is your team playing right now? Because mine isn't. I don't wanna hear it.
   171. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM (#4269762)
I'm glad somebody appreciates, at least partially, how hard it is to have the only hitter worth a damn on your $200 million team be Raul Ibanez.
September/October wOBAs for the Yankees:

.423 Cano
.380 Martin
.375 Ibanez
.370 Suzuki
.362 Swisher
.351 Chavez
.337 Granderson
.322 Jeter
.312 Rodriguez

They've been great. A few guys have had six bad games.
   172. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM (#4269763)
Dude, is your team playing right now? Because mine isn't. I don't wanna hear it.
You know, Royals fans are probably sick of your ######## about the Angels, too.
   173. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM (#4269765)
Yeah, I can't imagine why anybody would watch professional baseball if this is one of the best teams. It must just be hell on earth to be a Royals fan. I would curse the game of baseball for just existing, and inviting such sadness into my life.
   174. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4269766)
171 - Obviously almost all of the Yankee starters are good players. That's part of what makes stretches like this - which happen about four times a season - so difficult.

Really, that their pitching has been so strong just makes me think there's some kind of anti-offense gas being released in these parks.
   175. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4269768)
With the division hanging in the balance, Robinson Cano hit 491/517/782 with 14 runs and 16 ribbies in the last 12 games of the season.
   176. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4269769)
That's part of what makes stretches like this - which happen about four times a season - so difficult.
That's called baseball.
   177. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4269770)
THANK YOU, Harvey. I'm glad somebody appreciates, at least partially, how hard it is to have the only hitter worth a damn on your $200 million team be Raul Ibanez.

Marlins fans have no idea how good they have it.
   178. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:37 PM (#4269771)
Sure, and while he was doing it, I was saying, shame he's going to be so awful in the playoffs. I didn't even expect 2-30 awful.
   179. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4269772)
See - he's already being a horrible dick just about the cable DVR taping her shows. It still just reads like he's an emotionally abusive ####, but maybe if she just would get DirectTV, he'd change.

And that teeth-brushing move. I want to emotionally disinfect myself every time he makes eye-contact through the tv.
   180. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4269773)
You know, Royals fans are probably sick of your ######## about the Angels, to
And I wouldn't blame them. I imagine it would feel about the same Angel fans -- and everyone else -- dealing with Yankee fans ######## about what a terrible experience the LCS is.
   181. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4269774)
Between the creepy DirecTV ad, and this one with the pig for Geico, there are a lot of ads featuring people in showers this post-season.
   182. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4269775)
Listen, guys, drop the bullshit about this being sample variation. The Yankees have a real team-wide psychology problem that crops up. I DO feel fortunate that even when they're playing terribly they can still win half their games, and are nearly unbeatable when they aren't. Also, I have to deal with little ####### complaining about my complaining when fans of any other team are allowed to just complain as much as they want.
   183. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM (#4269777)
One of them is recording something called "Diva Dentists"
   184. Swedish Chef Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4269778)
Marlins fans have no idea how good they have it.

Well, at least our team invests in camp home-run celebration thingies. Not many do.
   185. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4269780)


Well, at least our team invests in camp home-run celebration thingies. Not many do.


The Mets do.
   186. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4269781)
Listen, guys, drop the ######## about this being sample variation. The Yankees have a real team-wide psychology problem that crops up.
Other than ARod looking like he can't play, I think the rest of it is almost certainly normal variation in performance, combined with some good opposition pitching.
   187. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4269782)
This sucks.
   188. I Am Not a Number Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4269784)
Sanchez flopped around there like a fish on dry land.
   189. Steve Treder Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4269785)
See - he's already being a horrible dick just about her shows. It still just reads like he's an emotionally abusive ####, but maybe if she just would get DirectTV, he'd change.

And the expression on the wife's face as the camera lingers on her, standing there alone, dripping wet with the towel around her, suggests fundamental unhappiness, and even a bit of fear. It's disturbing. I get that they thought they were aiming for some kind of sarcastic humor, but man did the director and the actors not deliver anything close to that.
   190. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:43 PM (#4269786)
Matt, I hope you're right, but if you want to look at Swisher's career playoff stats and expect him to trend towards an .800 OPS over the rest of the postseason you have a lot more faith in regression than I do.
   191. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4269789)
Swisher's at bats have been pretty good, I've thought. Poor results, but if he were a mess emotionally, I wouldn't expect to see him working the count and getting some good hacks.
   192. The Ghost is getting a Woody Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4269790)
Underhanded. I do that all the time if I am playing 2B or 3B and it's a short throw, but not from 50 feet away.
   193. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM (#4269791)
Don't balk, Anibal.
   194. Gotham Dave Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4269792)
He has looked better than he did in '10 or '11, and the results have been modestly better. I have a little hope for him; hard to muster in the middle of the lineup performing like this.
   195. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4269793)
Uh oh, it's HIM!
   196. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4269794)
Wise move. Remove the weapon from the bad man.
   197. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:46 PM (#4269795)
Wow. The treatment of Ibanez is sort of hilarious.
   198. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4269796)
Also, I have to deal with little ####### complaining about my complaining when fans of any other team are allowed to just complain as much as they want.

The last time the Yankees had a losing record, the Pirates had a winning record. So... fans of other teams may have a little more to complain about.
   199. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4269797)
170. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4269757)

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)
   200. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 14, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4269799)
Wow. Respect.
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