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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LCS OMNICHATTER for October 18, 2017

Astros and Yankees are tied, 2-2.
Dodgers lead the Cubs, 3-0.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2017 at 12:27 PM | 464 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 01:21 PM (#5557045)
Let's go Yankees! Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap!
   2. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 18, 2017 at 01:34 PM (#5557061)
HOW WILL THE CUBS START THEIR OFFSEASON VACATIONS TONIGHT?
   3. bunyon Posted: October 18, 2017 at 01:35 PM (#5557062)
My bold prediction: The Cubs live to play tomorrow (EDT).
   4. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: October 18, 2017 at 01:37 PM (#5557065)
Jake Arrieta will be a free agent in the off-season. This could be his last ever start as a Cub.
   5. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 18, 2017 at 03:39 PM (#5557136)
What a strange season. Regression in some respects, namely the pitching, was to be expected. But I think most here will agree that even with a really good second half, it never quite felt like the team got rolling for any extended period of time.

It's been disappointing to watch them look like chumps in the NLCS, but again, I point to them just looked like a team that is totally out of gas. I do think the Dodgers are the better team right now, but if the Cubs' first round isn't so draining, I suspect we would be seeing a more competitive series.

Alas, we can't dwell on the hypothetical. If tonight is it, so be it. I think six years ago, if you'd told us that we'd get to see our team in three straight NLCS, one World Series, and get the 108-year-old monkey off their back, we would've gladly signed up for it.

This team is still built to be competitive for some time to come, but I do think they've got some things to figure out this winter.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: October 18, 2017 at 03:43 PM (#5557142)
I think six years ago, if you'd told us that we'd get to see our team in three straight NLCS, one World Series, and get the 108-year-old monkey off their back, we would've gladly signed up for it.


Bold claim there.
   7. Tony S Posted: October 18, 2017 at 03:53 PM (#5557152)
I imagine that the Nats would have put up a much better fight than the Cubs have so far...

The Astros are our only hope of deliverance from a Hitler vs. Stalin World Series. Hope they can right the ship today.
   8. jmurph Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:20 PM (#5557199)
The Astros are our only hope of deliverance from a Hitler vs. Stalin World Series.

I'm 37- for anyone within a few years of my age and younger, the Dodgers haven't been nearly successful enough in our lifetimes to merit this. I remember the 88 Series, but that was 29 damn years ago.*

*Excuse me while I now stare into the middle distance in existential horror.
   9. Astroenteritis Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:34 PM (#5557212)
As soon as the Yankees beat Cleveland, it became obvious to me that it was an historical inevitability that the Yankees would beat Houston and go to the World Series. Hard to explain, but just obvious.

Now the Dodgers...those are some bad, bad men.
   10. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:38 PM (#5557215)
/r/MLBStreams is gone. now wut.
   11. Tony S Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:42 PM (#5557217)
#8...having grown up an Astros fan (I'm 53), the Dodgers have always been evil to me. They need to fall into a St. Louis Browns type rut before I can muster any sympathy for their "drought".

   12. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:42 PM (#5557219)
I imagine that the Nats would have put up a much better fight than the Cubs have so far...

I think the Bad News Bears would have put up a better fight than the Cubs have so far. No way Kelly Leak swings at some of those pitches.
   13. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:49 PM (#5557225)
I'm 37- for anyone within a few years of my age and younger, the Dodgers haven't been nearly successful enough in our lifetimes to merit this. I remember the 88 Series, but that was 29 damn years ago.*

I'm 46, and I don't think of the Dodgers this way either. Some of my early baseball memories are the 1977/78 WS, and I can clearly remember Fernandomania since that was in the heyday of my Baseball Digest subscription.

But post-Hershiser/Gibson in 1988, I just remember Lasorda, a string of ROTY winners, and that's about it. In the odd playoff appearance between then and this year, they've mostly flamed out in the division series (except when they beat the Cubs, of course).

Come to think of it, this feels a lot like that 2008 NLDS. The Cubs got blown out then too, in part because they stopped scoring.
   14. Tony S Posted: October 18, 2017 at 04:51 PM (#5557226)
#9... I felt that way after Game 3 of the ALDS. Actually after the first inning. You could just feel that the Indians were going to fold like a cheap poker table. And they did.

The Astros gacked up a four-run lead yesterday. They're heading down the same path.
   15. Baldrick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 05:13 PM (#5557251)
I don't like the Dodgers, I guess, but I don't feel it in my bones. And this particular Dodgers team is pretty likable as far as it goes. I would probably even root for them over the Astros if that's the Series.
   16. jmurph Posted: October 18, 2017 at 05:17 PM (#5557258)
I don't like the Dodgers, I guess, but I don't feel it in my bones. And this particular Dodgers team is pretty likable as far as it goes. I would probably even root for them over the Astros if that's the Series.

Same. It would be a battle of front offices overly praised for being smart, which would be mildly annoying, but at their core both teams are reasonably likable. Also the genius front office narrative is much less annoying than the idea that the team with the 2nd highest payroll in baseball is somehow a group of out of nowhere precocious youngs performing beyond their years.
   17. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2017 at 05:30 PM (#5557288)
Keuchel looks pretty good to start the game.
   18. spycake Posted: October 18, 2017 at 05:37 PM (#5557300)
The Astros really couldn't find a better DH than Beltran?
   19. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2017 at 05:41 PM (#5557304)
The Astros have a better DH than Beltran, Evan Gattis. This seems like a platoon decision.
   20. VCar Posted: October 18, 2017 at 05:47 PM (#5557311)
I'm 37- for anyone within a few years of my age and younger, the Dodgers haven't been nearly successful enough in our lifetimes to merit this. I remember the 88 Series, but that was 29 damn years ago.*


I was already out in the working world in 88, but young enough that I was still awake when Gibby homered off Eck. I wouldn;t have been if it was last year's series. In fact, I fell asleep during the rain delay in the 10th innning of game 7.
   21. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:10 PM (#5557332)
Judge is just killing it.
   22. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:12 PM (#5557334)
Sanchez just can't swing at those pitches. Not even close.
   23. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:17 PM (#5557338)
It would be the 12th Series meeting between the Yankees and Dodgers.

Love it.
   24. shoewizard Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:25 PM (#5557342)
Hey just wondering, did Lisa ever make peace with the Houston franchise ?
   25. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:28 PM (#5557346)
It would be the 12th Series meeting between the Yankees and Dodgers.


Fat lady warming up in Chicago but nowhere to be seen in NY(way too early for her to make a showing there)

As a fan of the greatest comeback in the history of sports(i'm looking at you 2004 ALCS), you just never know.....
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:30 PM (#5557347)
Sanchez just can't swing at those pitches. Not even close.

anyone have access to a stat on how many pitches outside the strike zone postseason batters have swung at? seems like it would be enormous.

I think it was the Dodgers the other day who kept taking pitches and of course half of them were balls. ok, one game. it's silly how many batters have not or would not see 3 strikes before 4 balls.
   27. DaVoice of DaPeople Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:38 PM (#5557348)
@DCameronFG
Rey Ordonez, career wRC+: 54
Kyle Schwarzer, wRC+ vs LHBs: 57

Schwarber is hitting 2nd against a lefty in a win-or-go-home game. Ok.
   28. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:49 PM (#5557353)
What a HUGE K for Tanaka. That could be the game right there.
   29. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:51 PM (#5557354)
Wow. The Astros look finished.
   30. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:58 PM (#5557357)
Yankee Stadium sounds like a European soccer match. Sounds very odd.
   31. Sunday silence Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:58 PM (#5557358)
saber metric update:

Runs off of HRs.

So far in the championship series, 21 runs have scored on 13 HRs. Out of a total of 44 runs, so 47.5% of all runs have scored on HRs. The league wide number was 38% this season which I think is an all time high.

Ground balls with runners on base.

This was a new check list item, which I probably didnt explain correctly. I want to track both errors on Gb w/ men on as well as GB hits that would normally have been fielded w/ men on. I listed it as "bad fielding" or something, but I think for stat purposes I should just track GB hits for now and figure out the meaning later.

The overall pt. being that we know that errors on GB double with men on base and in some base/out situations more than double we also know that ba increases with men on, about 20-25 pts IIRC. I suspect most of the extra hits are coming on GBs (although I havent checked that). Which kind of makes sense in some ways because, errors on GB are increasing about 2% of total AB and probably GB hits the same amount. So a ground ball that normally would be fielded has about equal chance of clanging off a glove for an error or just missing it and no error. It seems intuitively correct

The bottom line being that I am interested in defensive metrics and have a hunch that defensive runs saved may understate the importance of defense. If more errors, and more non errors are occuring with men on base then this calls into question how you weight such factors if using a linear weights approach or something similar. In other words: GB errors and GB hits are more likely with men on base...

Hence if a def system normally allocates 0.5 runs to an error, in reality it may be higher say 0.75 runs if say an average of one base runner is moving up on each occurance. You figure 0.3 runs for the batter reaching first, a loss of 0.25 for not registering an out PLUS 0.25 or the runner advance.

OKay so far for the championship series:

10 GB hits or errors in 7 games, Scoring 7 runs. 3 of the ten were errors.

it a very interesting stat really .
   32. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2017 at 06:59 PM (#5557360)
Walking Judge for Sanchez feels both unwise and is exactly what I would do.
   33. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:01 PM (#5557362)
Lot of effort by Keuchel in that Judge BB. The IBB would have been a lot easier. I'll feel better the sooner Keuchel is out of the game.

EDIT: Sanchez comes thru, 3-0 Yankees, and Keuchel at 80 pitches.
   34. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:03 PM (#5557364)
Okay, so I would be wrong.
   35. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:08 PM (#5557367)
Gregorius again. Not that 4 zip is insurmountable.
   36. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:08 PM (#5557368)
Gregorius looks like damn turtle.
   37. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:09 PM (#5557369)
Man, the stadium just rocks and rocks.
   38. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:10 PM (#5557370)
I hate walks. The best hitter fails more often than not.
   39. shoewizard Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:12 PM (#5557372)
Gregorius again. Not that 4 zip is unsurmountable.


I just can't believe the Astros offense shut down to this degree.....9 runs in 39 innings
   40. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:17 PM (#5557375)
The Yankees have a bit of a 2012 Giants vibe right now with all the series comebacks.
   41. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:18 PM (#5557376)
Wow. The Astros look finished.

I've already accepted the Yankees will win their eighty-billionth World Series this year. These last two games have caused me to whip right past denial, anger, bargaining and depression.
   42. Srul Itza Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:20 PM (#5557377)
What does it say about the strength of the Yankee line up, that their DH bats ninth?

What does it say about the weakness of the Yankee roster, that their DH bats ninth?
   43. Srul Itza Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:20 PM (#5557378)
Somebody needs to remind the Astros that the aiming spot is the short right field porch, not Death Valley.
   44. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:23 PM (#5557379)
At least the Yanks won't miss the DH in Dodger Stadium.
   45. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:34 PM (#5557384)
Wow. The Astros look finished

Well, the non-Altuves aren't hitting much, but they still look like a good team to me. Even if today's score holds, I don't expect them to just roll over in Houston.
   46. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:36 PM (#5557385)
Headley now 3-for-3 on the day. Improving his postseason 269 OPS.
   47. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:40 PM (#5557387)
That was a wide-strike 3 to Gardner. Would have liked to see him get on for Judge there.
   48. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:44 PM (#5557389)
Tanaka about tanked.
   49. Howie Menckel Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:45 PM (#5557390)
my premise is that so many hitters can hit HRs now that most pitchers would get crushed if they threw 3 strikes before 4 balls - so they don't.

and luckily for them, few MLB batters/teams seem to realize it (so far).

also Yankees 1-4 on road this postseason. not to ask RMc to go backwards on his stages of grief.
   50. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:47 PM (#5557392)
I am all for Tanaka and CG and shutout !
Rub it in, and take the next game in Houston !

And then My Beloved Yankees are in the World Series ! LOL haha Jesus H Christ !
The WORLD SERIES !
-giggles-
   51. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:50 PM (#5557393)
I think Tanaka is done after 7 innings, 103 pitches. Might be different if the bullpen wasn't doing so well.
   52. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:51 PM (#5557394)

also Yankees 1-4 on road this postseason. not to ask RMc to go backwards on his

Outscored 19-15. They are a lot better at home, but still a .500 team away. They're due.
   53. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:52 PM (#5557395)
And then My Beloved Yankees are in the World Series ! LOL haha Jesus H Christ !
The WORLD SERIES !
-giggles-


Tommy Lasorda chortles
.
   54. Tony S Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:52 PM (#5557396)
The Astros are done. They look just awful.
   55. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:57 PM (#5557397)
Doink !
*here comes the Sanch !
   56. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 07:57 PM (#5557398)
How can anyone not like this Yankees team?
   57. Satan Says Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:00 PM (#5557399)
Not exactly a sub-.500 team, huh?
   58. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:00 PM (#5557400)
I don't know either. It's just a cool bunch of guys with skills.
They even have a Hunter Pence for the TeamSpeak : aka Big Papi and/or A-Rod !

'Yankee Love !' t-shirts for everyone !
   59. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:02 PM (#5557401)
Another thing that makes these Yankees like the 2012 Giants is the sense of inevitability. Luckily, I at least won't be as upset about this one. I'll just be mildly annoyed. But once again, the depraved system lets a 90-win team win it all over three 100-win teams.
   60. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:06 PM (#5557402)
Another thing that makes these Yankees like the 2012 Giants is the sense of inevitability. Luckily, I at least won't be as upset about this one. I'll just be mildly annoyed. But once again, the depraved system lets a 90-win team win it all over three 100-win teams.


Yankees were a 100 win team by pythag. You could just as easily argue the playoffs are helping to identify a team that's much stronger than a fluky regular season record indicated.

The Yanks outscored the Indians (a 108 win pythag team!)by 3 and they're outscoring the Astros by a billion. They're just good.
   61. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:12 PM (#5557407)
Joe should let Kahnle finish up the 9th and give Robertson two days' rest.
   62. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5557408)
Best yet, in tonight's game only Gardner and Headley are over 28. Something for the Red Sox to think about.
   63. Howie Menckel Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:14 PM (#5557409)
comical examples by the Astros:

- 0 for 15 Reddick with 1st and 2nd, 2 out in the 5th inning. 1-2 the count. ok, let me help you out here, Josh. odds of Tanaka throwing you a strike on the next 2 pitches - or a ball that you can hit - are zero. take. take. at 3-2, probably an 85 pct chance he throws ball 4, but that's ok because you would do nothing with the strike anyway. take, ball 4, bases loaded, up goes Tanaka's pitch count.

- top 7, down 4-0, the last two hitters swing at 1-2 pitches they couldn't have hit with a bat extender. see above, and news flash: if either of you walks, Tanaka is out of the game and I am saying there's a chance.

if only MLB would eliminate that prohibition that prevents managers and coaches from talking to hitters early in a game after a trend line has been spotted!
   64. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:18 PM (#5557410)
Best yet, in tonight's game only Gardner and Headley are over 28. Something for the Red Sox to think about.


And the Yanks' best prospects play their positions.
   65. Howie Menckel Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5557411)
Yankees losing seasons since 1920


1992 - 76-86
1991 - 71-91
1990 - 67-95
1989 - 74-87

1982 - 79-83

1973 - 80-82

1969 - 80-81

1967 - 72-90
1966 - 70-89
1965 - 77-85

1925 - 69-85

   66. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:23 PM (#5557412)
1-2 the count. ok, let me help you out here, Josh. odds of Tanaka throwing you a strike on the next 2 pitches - or a ball that you can hit - are zero. take. take.


What utter bullcrap. Have you ever even played one game of baseball yourself ? STFU
   67. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:24 PM (#5557414)
Yankees were a 100 win team by pythag. You could just as easily argue the playoffs are helping to identify a team that's much stronger than a fluky regular season record indicated.

They also came into the playoffs healthy, after enduring month-long DL stints by Gregorius, Sanchez, Castro, Hicks & Bird during the season. Hicks & Castro had a couple of injuries, and Bird was useless most of the season, until he came back healthy and finally shook off the rust in the last two weeks of the season.
   68. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:25 PM (#5557415)
Is it too early for my daily 'Let's see how the Cubs will get their sorry arses kicked ?' post ?
I think not. Done !
   69. Bote Man Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5557416)
How can anyone not like this Yankees team?

Ummm...by having a soul??
   70. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:29 PM (#5557417)
How can anyone not like this Yankees team?

Ummm...by having a soul??


You don't mean that. It's just because the Nats aren't in it, to win it !
   71. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:30 PM (#5557418)
Great game, but it won't mean #### if they don't win one more.
   72. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:31 PM (#5557420)
Yankees losing seasons since 1920

1992 - 76-86
1991 - 71-91
1990 - 67-95
1989 - 74-87

1982 - 79-83

1973 - 80-82

1969 - 80-81

1967 - 72-90
1966 - 70-89
1965 - 77-85

1925 - 69-85

I only missed one; Andy may have them all.
   73. 'Spos Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:32 PM (#5557422)
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of The Yankees is for The Astros to do nothing.”
   74. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:34 PM (#5557425)
How can anyone not like this Yankees team?

Ummm...by having a soul??


Well, it wasn't a Yankee who sold his soul to the devil in order to win a pennant.
   75. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5557426)
In a parallel universe the Giants just beat the Cubs 17-1 , to enter the World Series 2017.
Good luck, Giants !
   76. Bote Man Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:37 PM (#5557428)
Even though large tracts of the A.L.
and many old and famous teams have fallen
or may fall into the grip of the Yankees
and all the odious apparatus of their rule,
we shall not flag or fail.

We shall go on to the end,
we shall fight in New Amsterdam,
we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
we shall fight with growing confidence
and growing strength in the air,
we shall defend our League,
whatever the cost may be.
   77. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:38 PM (#5557429)
Great game, but it won't mean #### if they don't win one more.


Five more.
   78. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:41 PM (#5557431)
Good news... if the Todgers go up by like 6-0 or 10-1 after an hour... there is always Mr. Robot to watch !
What a great evening !

Designated Survivor would have been too harsh.
   79. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5557433)
1992 - 76-86
1991 - 71-91
1990 - 67-95
1989 - 74-87

1982 - 79-83

1973 - 80-82

1969 - 80-81

1967 - 72-90
1966 - 70-89
1965 - 77-85

1925 - 69-85


I only missed one; Andy may have them all.

I remember it like it was yesterday.
   80. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5557435)
Great game, but it won't mean #### if they don't win one more.

Five more.


True, but first things first.
   81. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5557436)
Soooo, who are those guys on the TBS pre-game show ?
   82. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5557439)
Severino v Verlander could be a great Game 5 match-up. Severino came out of Game 2 early due to unfounded fear that might have been hurt, so he should be fresh. One can only hope that Verlander's 124 pitch complete game took enough out of him to have a carry-over effect. The Yanks have done OK against the Astros bullpen.
   83. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:50 PM (#5557441)
As if Verlander was like a superhero pitcher ! Keep it real !
   84. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5557443)
I really have to say... this TBS thang is even worse than the FOX thingy... I hope the game will start soon.
I am also very sorry about former Big Papi comments, which could have been taken the wrong way.
That guy is really hilarious ! Best Penis and Cockring and High 5 the Screen gags ever !

Big Papi for POTUS !
   85. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:55 PM (#5557444)
Great game, but it won't mean #### if they don't win one more.

Five more.

True, but first things first.


A pennant is meaningful even if you lose in the World Series.
   86. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 18, 2017 at 08:58 PM (#5557447)
Maybe for one of those lesser teams.
   87. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:00 PM (#5557450)
$5 on 'Oh come on Arrieta !' !
$10 on 'What the #### , Arrieta !' !
$31 on 'First inning again, Arrieta ?! WTF !' !

Big Semi-cool Pay-Day coming up !

   88. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:01 PM (#5557451)
How can anyone not like this Yankees team?

Not the main reason, but definitely in the top 3 is annoying Yankees fans insisting everyone should love their team.
   89. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:01 PM (#5557452)
Keith Hernandez is my favorite in the FOX thang !
Ron Darling doesn't phase me much.
   90. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:02 PM (#5557453)
Wow, Curtis Granderson. This is over !
   91. Lassus Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:02 PM (#5557454)
I am in a hotel room in the middle of goddamned nowhere with my takeout Indian food.

LET'S PARTY
   92. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:04 PM (#5557455)
I am in a hotel room in the middle of goddamned nowhere with my takeout Indian food.


Best way to enjoy a LA Todgers game.
   93. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:05 PM (#5557456)
Middle of nowhere Indian food will either be amazing or terrible, nothing in between.
   94. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:06 PM (#5557457)
HOW WILL THE ANGELS LASSUS TODAY ?
   95. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:06 PM (#5557458)
Who told the dodgers they can swing and miss at balls out of the zone and why didn't they tell them that before the series started?
   96. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5557459)
How can anyone not like this Yankees team?

Not the main reason, but definitely in the top 3 is annoying Yankees fans insisting everyone should love
their America's team.

FIFY
   97. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5557460)
Is he complaining about a pitch right down the middle?
   98. Lassus Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5557461)
When I picked it up, they were wearing turbans and watching cricket. Seemed legit.

I'm in Richmond IN, teaching truck drivers not to kill y'all.
   99. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5557462)
Let's get the elegy started....

Things I'll be rooting for...

I'd like Jake to spin a gem. If it's his last Cub start, I'd like to see him end it on a high note.

Some runs. Let's not spend 5 months under the shroud of the mutha of all slumps.

No walks from the pen.

A clean defensive game.

   100. Lassus Posted: October 18, 2017 at 09:09 PM (#5557463)
I'm rooting for LA to win this series, but I can't get behind a sweep, we need drama.
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