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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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   501. phredbird Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4270169)
I AM ON THE DAVID FREESE BANDWAGON!!!11!!!
   502. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4270170)
Freese keeps cool! (I could write headlines)


Buddy of mine posted "It's freezing in San Francisco" :)
   503. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4270171)
More postseason WPA for Freese, like he needs it.

Yup. That's another .0325 championships added (give or take). He's cementing his all-time lead.
   504. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4270172)

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 [X ]
Blown call [ X]
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 [X ]
Bunt [ ]
THIS TRAIN! [X]
Verlander in dugout [X]
Sabathia in dugout [ ]
Trout mentioned (fish or ballplayer) [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [X ]
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 [X ]
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 [X ]
Cardinals crazy comeback retrospective [ ]
FREESE! [X ]
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) [X ]
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 [ X]
"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 [X]
   505. Lassus Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4270174)
A lot more cheering than I thought there would be for a St. Louis HR in San Francisco.

Anyhow, OT, I missed the first game because I went to go see a collection of short films, "Stars in Shorts". Anyone other than me catch it? It's up and down, seven short films, but really worth seeing.
   506. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4270175)
More postseason WPA for Freese, like he needs it.


Should have waited until later in the game when it would have been worth more.
   507. Portia Stanke Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4270176)
Having heard a billion Descalso interviews over the past two days, I'm certain he's going to be a manager at some point in the future.
   508. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4270177)
Yup. That's another .0325 championships added (give or take). He's cementing his all-time lead.


Really?
   509. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4270178)
Recently I have been really paying attention to the time frames of these shows and they really bother me for some reason. NCIS is horrible with that, but it seems to be a standard trope nowadays to come up with a time span that isn't remotely realistic.

24 was one of the worst of those. Never any traffic in LA somehow!
   510. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4270179)
Thanks McCarver... I didn't know that if he is thrown out here with the pitcher hitting, then that means the pitcher leads off next inning.
   511. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4270180)
It is sometimes said that the transportation for heroes in TV shows moves at the speed of plot.
   512. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4270181)
Anyhow, OT, I missed the first game because I went to go see a collection of short films, "Stars in Shorts". Anyone other than me catch it? It's up and down, seven short films, but really worth seeing.


Nope but it looks interesting.
   513. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4270182)
The STL Cardinals - where even the pitchers have long ABs.
   514. VoodooR Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4270183)
Yup. That's another .0325 championships added (give or take). He's cementing his all-time lead.


So who are the active players in the top 10 or so? Any of them still playing? How many championships added has Raul racked up so far this postseason?
   515. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4270184)
Lynn is a big dude. Seems like he should be one if those swing hard in case you hit it guys.

Oof, can't walk him there though.
   516. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4270185)
24 was one of the worst of those. Never any traffic in LA somehow!


I imagine with the premise of the show that was a necessity I guess. I think some of these writers have never actually bothered to look at a clock/watch when travelling. And it's clear that they don't deal with high traffic cities like Washington DC(NCIS) Los Angeles etc.
   517. phredbird Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4270186)
24 was one of the worst of those. Never any traffic in LA somehow!


nuclear device goes off in a suburb of L.A. and it is never mentioned again, IIRC.
   518. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4270187)
Good inning, scored some runs, he threw a lot of pitches. Need one of those shutdown innings here.
   519. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:52 PM (#4270188)
Really?

Well, among hitters. There are a whole lot of pitchers with more. But Freese was the second-ranked hitter after last year, and if my math is correct, he passed Mantle for first among hitters during the LDS.

Or, if you were asking about the specific calculation, it's .209 WPA * .3125 leverage for the game in the series * .5 leverage for the series in winning a title.
   520. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:52 PM (#4270189)
Looking back on the last page, the Giants DO have a Asian-American: Tim Lincecum is of Filipino descent. But, yeah, I know what you mean. It's not a perfect comparison.
   521. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:53 PM (#4270191)
It is sometimes said that the transportation for heroes in TV shows moves at the speed of plot.


I understand that, but what is wrong with putting the right times in there.
   522. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4270193)
I imagine with the premise of the show that was a necessity I guess. I think some of these writers have never actually bothered to look at a clock/watch when travelling. And it's clear that they don't deal with high traffic cities like Washington DC(NCIS) Los Angeles etc.


I usually don't mind those issues but with 24 I couldn't get past it. I think it's because the clock was so instrumental to the plot. I mean with NCIS of Ziva and Tony take an hour or two hours to get somewhere its not really a big deal.
   523. esseff Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4270194)
Don't remember details, but I remember when I saw "Outbreak," with Hoffman, Rene Russo and Cuba Gooding, thinking that the time/distance thing was all screwed up. Like they had to go all over the place and out into the ocean in an impossibly short time.

Also, in literature, I never could get "Catcher in the Rye" to work for me as just one Saturday night in New York. Seemed like a 20-hour evening.
   524. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4270195)
Well, among hitters. There are a whole lot of pitchers with more. But Freese was the second-ranked hitter after last year, and if my math is correct, he passed Mantle for first among hitters during the LDS.

Or, if you were asking about the specific calculation, it's .209 WPA * .3125 leverage for the game in the series * .5 leverage for the series in winning a title.


Not about the specific calculation(although that is great information). I knew he was up there, but wasn't sure where he placed.
   525. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM (#4270196)
24 was one of the worst of those. Never any traffic in LA somehow!



nuclear device goes off in a suburb of L.A. and it is never mentioned again, IIRC.


Small potatoes: Last Resort has Pakistan's largest cities get nuked by the US Navy in the first episode and it has since become, at best, a sub-plot.
   526. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:55 PM (#4270197)
Erin Andrews. I forgot that she was on FOX now, for some reason.
   527. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM (#4270198)
Small potatoes: Last Resort has Pakistan's largest cities get nuked by the US Navy in the first episode and it has since become, at best, a sub-plot.

I have it all DVRed but I haven't watched any yet. I almost don't know if I should bother since it seems like it may get cancelled before it even really gets going.
   528. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM (#4270199)
Hunter Pence is like Ray Lewis? Have he and his friends killed anyone?
   529. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:58 PM (#4270202)
Wow, I didn't realize AT&T suppressed power quite that badly. I would have guessed Safeco for fewest HR hit.
   530. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:58 PM (#4270203)
I have it all DVRed but I haven't watched any yet. I almost don't know if I should bother since it seems like it may get cancelled before it even really gets going.


I enjoyed the first two episodes of that and Revolution. In both cases the third episode took a bit a turn that I didn't care for. Not so much plot but tone of the show.
   531. bunyon Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:58 PM (#4270204)
525: I don't think it's a sub-plot. It's there. But the focus is on the boat and the crew.

I mean, MASH rarely dealt with battle strategy and diplomacy - it was about a hospital.
   532. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4270205)
I have it all DVRed but I haven't watched any yet. I almost don't know if I should bother since it seems like it may get cancelled before it even really gets going.


haven't watched it yet, haven't decided if I'm going to or not.
   533. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4270206)
Shutdown inning!
   534. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4270207)
Small potatoes: Last Resort has Pakistan's largest cities get nuked by the US Navy in the first episode and it has since become, at best, a sub-plot.

I have it all DVRed but I haven't watched any yet. I almost don't know if I should bother since it seems like it may get cancelled before it even really gets going.


While it does seem like it's probably doomed for cancellation, I more worry about the fact that the series has yet to live even close to it's pilot's promise.

Elongated Jeter discussion [X]
   535. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4270208)
So who are the active players in the top 10 or so? Any of them still playing? How many championships added has Raul racked up so far this postseason?

Before last year, there were no active hitters in the top 10. After last year, the active hitters in the top 10 were:

2. Freese
4. Berkman
10. Pujols

There's one active pitcher in the top 10. No points for guessing who it is. Other recent pitchers near the top of the list are:

6. Schilling
7. Smoltz
11. Mike Stanton. Really.

Ibanez had .469 series probability added in the LDS, which translates to .117 championship probability, and yesterday's game was worth another .088. So coming into today, that's .205 championships added this year. (Which puts him into barely-positive territory for his career so far; he was pretty bad in the 2000, '10, and '11 playoffs, and decent in '09.)
   536. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM (#4270209)
3 batters, 3 groundouts. I like those kind of shutdown innings.
   537. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:00 PM (#4270210)
Wow, I didn't realize AT&T suppressed power quite that badly. I would have guessed Safeco for fewest HR hit.


Isn't a large part of that lack of offense from the Giants and pretty decent pitching also from the Giants?
   538. phredbird Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:01 PM (#4270211)
anybody listening to the audio on MLB and watching fox? its creeping me out that the audio feed is ahead of the tv. i'm not sure i like it, esp. if something bad happens.
   539. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:02 PM (#4270213)
The bottom three teams in MLB for HRs hit are SDP, LAD, and SFG. I can see why pitchers like going to the NL West.
   540. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:02 PM (#4270214)
I know people who like the show, but Raising Hope just creeps me out.
   541. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:03 PM (#4270215)
525: I don't think it's a sub-plot. It's there. But the focus is on the boat and the crew.

I mean, MASH rarely dealt with battle strategy and diplomacy - it was about a hospital.


True, but MASH wasn't a straight serial drama (at least, not until near the end). And just having a war going on is completely different than A NUCLEAR WAR GOING ON. It'd be like if an alternate-universe MASH ignored the time that alternate-universe MacArthur nuked alternate-universe Beijing.
   542. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:04 PM (#4270217)
#538 - A-hem
   543. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:05 PM (#4270218)
If Holliday gets off the snide, Cards are going to be in business. Of course, he still swung at the previous pitch...
   544. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:06 PM (#4270219)
That was an absurdly easy steal, especially with a lefty on the mound.
   545. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:06 PM (#4270220)
True, but MASH wasn't a straight serial drama (at least, not until near the end). And just having a war going on is completely different than A NUCLEAR WAR GOING ON. It'd be like if an alternate-universe MASH ignored the time that alternate-universe MacArthur nuked alternate-universe Beijing.


It's worse than that, this was a sub plot created in the show, so it should have some reason for being there. I'm a comic book fan and it always bothers me that in continuity they would have something happen to a major city, but a few years later it gets forgotten as they reference real world events to compare things to, when other events in that universe is much worse.
   546. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:07 PM (#4270222)
Tough pitch, outside, but probably too close to take.
   547. Tim D Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:07 PM (#4270223)
Ferris Beuller had lunch at a fancy French restaurant, went to the Chicago Art Museum, caught a Cubbies game and did the parade through the loop, and still got home to the burbs before mom and dad. He did have a fast car though. Oh, and he had time to wreck that, too.
   548. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:09 PM (#4270225)
Ferris Beuller had lunch at a fancy French restaurant, went to the Chicago Art Museum, caught a Cubbies game and did the parade through the loop, and still got home to the burbs before mom and dad. He did have a fast car though. Oh, and he had time to wreck that, too.


yep and how many miles were put on that car in that time frame?
   549. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:09 PM (#4270226)
Why is the Odd Couple theme appropriate for that Liberty Mutual commercial showing bad luck things happening?
   550. salvomania Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:10 PM (#4270227)
So hittting the catcher's target is more important in determining if a pitch is a strike than if it is within 5 inches of the outer half of the plate.. Terrible called strike 3 against Craig.
   551. BochysFingers Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4270228)
Another Bumgarner bomb would be nice.
   552. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:11 PM (#4270229)
Lynn just got a makeup call, so no worries. Hopefully Darling is not going to go all Jim Joyce on us.
   553. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:13 PM (#4270230)
I have it all DVRed but I haven't watched any yet. I almost don't know if I should bother since it seems like it may get cancelled before it even really gets going.


I'm copying an idea that a guy at work had:

Any new continuous drama* has to be picked up for the second season before I invest any time in watching it. If it is picked up, and I like the premise, I'll download the first season and watch it in the summer. If it didn't get picked up, I haven't wasted any time.
Any new comedy has to make it at least 6 episodes before I'll give it a shot.

*By continuous, I mean that it isn't a crime procedural with a new "case-of-the-week" format. "Elementary" is one of those. "Revolution" and "Last Resort" are the continuous kind I'm going to wait on. I've been burned on too many one-and-done (or cancelled early) dramas the past few years.
   554. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:14 PM (#4270231)
Gotta think the Giants cringe every time Bumgarner goes up there with that left arm exposed.
   555. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:14 PM (#4270232)
Fox screws up the ad in the background. Raising Hope will be all new on Tues. the game is on tomorrow, you idiots
   556. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:15 PM (#4270233)

Any new continuous drama* has to be picked up for the second season before I invest any time in watching it. If it is picked up, and I like the premise, I'll download the first season and watch it in the summer. If it didn't get picked up, I haven't wasted any time.
Any new comedy has to make it at least 6 episodes before I'll give it a shot.

*By continuous, I mean that it isn't a crime procedural with a new "case-of-the-week" format. "Elementary" is one of those. "Revolution" and "Last Resort" are the continuous kind I'm going to wait on. I've been burned on too many one-and-done (or cancelled early) dramas the past few years.


But by that philosophy you would never had the pleasure of Firefly.

Mind you, I'm somewhat in the same boat. I haven't watched walking dead or Game of thrones yet.
   557. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:15 PM (#4270234)
Some FOX intern did a lot of research for that graphic.
   558. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4270236)
*By continuous, I mean that it isn't a crime procedural with a new "case-of-the-week" format. "Elementary" is one of those. "Revolution" and "Last Resort" are the continuous kind I'm going to wait on. I've been burned on too many one-and-done (or cancelled early) dramas the past few years.


Two shows really pissed me off last year. Awake and Ringer were both shows I was enjoying that got axed.
   559. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:16 PM (#4270238)
But by that philosophy you would never had the pleasure of Firefly.


True. But I'm sure the nerd herd would have alerted me to it at some point.
   560. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4270239)
Two shows really pissed me off last year. Awake and Ringer were both shows I was enjoying that got axed.


All the shows I liked last year that got the axe, were probably pretty crappy shows(but I still liked them) Chaos, Finder and a few others.
   561. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4270240)
It's worse than that, this was a sub plot created in the show, so it should have some reason for being there. I'm a comic book fan and it always bothers me that in continuity they would have something happen to a major city, but a few years later it gets forgotten as they reference real world events to compare things to, when other events in that universe is much worse.


I almost wonder if maybe the "hook" at the end of the season will be that the Pakistan events end up being a Chekov's gun that triggers WWIII and that Season Two onward (if the series is somehow renewed) will be a post-apocalyptic, On The Beach kind of deal.
   562. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4270242)
That was almost a disaster. I bet Freese has made a pledge not to drop another popup in the postseason.
   563. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4270243)
yep and how many miles were put on that car in that time frame?

170-something, if memory serves.
   564. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4270244)
Awake and Ringer were both shows I was enjoying that got axed.


Awake was the last one I jumped in feet-first to watch from the beginning.
After only a couple episodes, I knew it was too different for network TV, so I resigned myself to it getting canned.
   565. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM (#4270245)
I think it will take more than naming the home announcing team for McCarver to walk in to the media lunchroom with his head held high.
   566. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4270246)
I haven't watched walking dead or Game of thrones yet.


Game of Thrones is going to have bigger problems than getting cancelled. In three or four years they'll be out of material and Martin will be 1/5th of the way through the next book.
   567. Tom (and his broom) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4270247)
Firefly is actually better if you didn't wander into the half-assed sequence that Fox put on the air. Made no sense and was confusing as hell.
   568. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:19 PM (#4270249)
Awake and Ringer were both shows I was enjoying that got axed.

See, I enjoyed Awake a lot, and even though it was cancelled, I'm happy to have seen the season that aired.
   569. Tom (and his broom) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:19 PM (#4270250)
Cardsfanboy, I also liked Chaos and Finder, fun while they lasted.
   570. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:20 PM (#4270251)
170-something, if memory serves.


I thought it was more, but I looked it up and it was 301 7/10ths from an original 126 3/4. I just assumed it was a lot more, that sounds like almost no miles at all in a day.
   571. BochysFingers Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:21 PM (#4270253)
Joe Buck bought a Jack White album?
   572. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4270255)
My wife has updated her spreadsheets and now lists Chris Carpenter as the sexiest cardinal. He suprasses Mike Matheny.

You may update your own spreadsheets accordingly.
   573. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4270256)
I see October flyballs to center field travel no better than summer flyballs.
   574. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4270257)
Descalso doing something he wasn't able to do all year, get hits.
   575. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4270258)
My wife has updated her spreadsheets and now lists Chris Carpenter as the sexiest cardinal. He suprasses Mike Matheny.

Are we drawing a distinction between "handsome" and "sexy?" Matheny was most handsome, right?
   576. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4270259)
Watching games on MLB.tv this week has really driven home how frustrating it is for the networks to show close ups at the expense of wide angle shots. A proper angle could have shown both Dascalso running to second and Pence digging the ball out.
   577. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4270260)
Is adding the number of pitches where the ball strike numbers are usually are a new Fox thing this postseason? Wonder if tbs' zone box forced them in to that.
   578. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4270261)
KOZMA!!!! That is a name that deserves an exclamation mark behind it.
   579. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4270262)
####### kozma. jeeeeeeezuz.
   580. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM (#4270264)
So Bumgarner starts off with an 11-pitch first inning, then decides to start the off-season right after.
   581. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM (#4270265)
Does Carpenter lose points for mumbling?
   582. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM (#4270266)
Descalso and Kozma are going insane, hopefully this doesn't lead to settling with them for starting jobs next year.

Bumgarner is not so hot on holding runners.
   583. Portia Stanke Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM (#4270267)
The Warlock strikes again.
   584. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4270269)
Are we drawing a distinction between "handsome" and "sexy?" Matheny was most handsome, right?


I have checked and she indicates you are correct, and that I should be keeping seperate spreadsheets.

I was confused since Tyler Clippard is apparently both handsomest and sexiest National (usual caveats about Jayson Werth getting a proper haircut apply)
   585. JJ1986 Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:26 PM (#4270271)
Carlos Beltran is by far the sexiest Cardinal.
   586. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:26 PM (#4270273)
Jon Jay appears on the "most resemblance to a goblin" spreadsheet
   587. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:26 PM (#4270274)
Watching games on MLB.tv this week has really driven home how frustrating it is for the networks to show close ups at the expense of wide angle shots. A proper angle could have shown both Dascalso running to second and Pence digging the ball out.


Absolutely agree, I do not know why they think that a close up is more exciting than a distance view that shows more scenery. Mind you, I've noticed action movies doing this a lot more lately and it's equally as frustrating. Action works better when you have a frame of reference. In the NFL broadcast they don't zoom into the running back.
   588. Gamingboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4270276)
The Giants can't fight back until they've been embarassed at home.
   589. Portia Stanke Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4270277)
Werth looks like he has bodies stacked jenga-style in his basement. Any woman who finds that look sexy would worry me.

And now the Federalist strikes.
   590. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:27 PM (#4270278)
Descalso-Kozma-Jay, exactly who are counting on to score runs.
   591. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4270279)
John Jay has won me over this year. If a Cardinal player could be underrated, he is the one player that is underated most on this team (well him and the people who don't see Lohse as a Cy Young candidate)
   592. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4270280)
Oh, NOW Bumgarner throws over.
   593. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:28 PM (#4270282)

Game of Thrones is going to have bigger problems than getting cancelled. In three or four years they'll be out of material and Martin will be 1/5th of the way through the next book.


Not at all. The next book is going to be covered in two seasons and I'm sure they can extend that as necessary for books 4-5.
   594. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:29 PM (#4270284)
John Jay has won me over this year. If a Cardinal player could be underrated, he is the one player that is underated most on this team (well him and the people who don't see Lohse as a Cy Young candidate)

Jay has been perfectly fine, he's not a great player but he gets on base, can hit the occasional double, and plays averagish defense. He is a respectable major league starter.
   595. esseff Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4270287)
Am I correct that this chatter appears to be all Cardinals fans and neutrals, with no Giants fans?
   596. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4270288)
Beltran owns the post season.
   597. Guts Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:30 PM (#4270289)
#Beltranmania
   598. Lassus Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4270290)
Carlos Beltrean will be a HOFer. I think see it.
   599. Portia Stanke Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4270291)
How sweet it is, indeed.
   600. greenback calls it soccer Posted: October 14, 2012 at 09:31 PM (#4270292)
Bumgarner is not so hot on holding runners.

Jon Jay has a three foot lead and he's going back to first on the pitch. It's weird.

Of course if Beltran is going to do that, then he should just stand on first.
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