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Monday, October 22, 2012

NLCS GAME 7 OMNICHATTER

In this corner, the defending champions of Major League Baseball, sending out Kyle Lohse… THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS!
And in this corner, the National League West champions, sending out Matt “Perfect Game” Cain… THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!

8 O’Clock. FOX. Game 7. Winner to the World Series, loser goes home.
Game 7.
Tell your friends.

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   701. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4280217)
Bochy rocking the shiny leather Giants jacket.
   702. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4280218)
Yeah, Bochy, slow this #### down.
   703. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4280219)
Ironically, the episode of Seinfeld that's supposed to be on my FOX affiliate right now is "The Raincoats."
   704. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4280220)
Are they gonna let Romo pitch?
   705. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4280221)
I think the Giants made a deal and are bringing in Storen here to "wrap it up".
   706. tshipman Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4280223)
Ugh. If the umps won't call this game, it's going to get ugly.

Can't decide which is worse: Beltran working the count or Bochy going to the pen.
   707. cardsfanboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4280224)
Hyde Park on Hudson is more Oscar-style.


Big names, big storyline, majestic filming this is Inception but with Tom Hanks.
   708. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4280225)
ah the horse ####### viagra ad
   709. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4280226)
Brian Wilson is coming in with the eephus.
   710. zenbitz Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4280227)
ok, in your San Francisco anti-game weather update, it's starting to rain here in the Bay View.
   711. esseff Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4280228)
Dick move, Bochy.


Well, he may need Lopez on Wednesday. Looks like the rain is starting to ease, at least where I am 8 or 10 blocks from the park.
   712. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4280230)
I think I see Vince Coleman tugging on the tarp cover.
   713. Gamingboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4280231)
CHECKLIST (have I missed any?):

Conradian Play [X] (Kozma/Jay play that later devolved into a COLLECTIVE CONRADIAN CATASTROPHE)
Web Gem [X]
It rains. [X ] (Rain delay [])
Stolen Base [X]
Caught Stealing [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 [ ]
Deja, Deja, Deja Vu [X]
Pitcher gets a hit [X ] (Pitcher gets an RBI [X ])
Strikeout of side [ ] (a 1-2-3 inning strikeout of side [])
Play at the plate [X ]
Replay review [ ]
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Blown call [ ] (Blown call costs game [ ])
THIS TRAIN! [X]
2+ pitching changes in single half-inning [X ]
Dramatic late-inning homer [ ]
Idiot runs on the field [ ]
Regular-season starter warms up in bullpen [ ] (Playoff starter warms-up in the bullpen [])
Game goes into extras [ ]
Shapeshifting strikezone [ ]
Inning-Ending DP [ ]
NON-PITCHER Bunt [ ]
Bases loaded, nobody scores in the inning [ ]
Balk [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [X ]
Pujols mentioned [ ]
Stan Musial mentioned [ ]
"X outs" away [ X]
Carlos Beltran is a October Hero [ ]
Carlos Beltran's backup is an October hero [ ]
Carlos Beltran's worst October moment came in a Game 7 of the NLCS [ ]
FREESE! [ ]
Cardinals second only to Yankees in WS titles [ ]]
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Matt Holliday enters the game somehow [ X]
NFL reference (other than NFL on Fox promotion) []
Pence's big speeches [ ]
2006 WS flashback [ ]
Game 6 2011 flashback [ ]
Deja, Deja, Deja Vu [X]
Pablo Sandoval referred to as "Panda" [ ]
FOX gets photobombed [ ]
Mention or reference to Jack Buck [ ]
McCarver was on the Cardinals [ ]
Willie Mays mentioned [ ]
1968 WS mentioned [ ]
Mention that the Giants and Tigers have never met in the World Series [ ]
McCarver mentions words he doesn't like []
Ken Rosenthal's bow-tie charity mentioned [ ]
HR ball goes into McCovey Cove [ ]
Barry Bonds mentioned by name [ ]
Reference to the debate [ ]
Tony Bennett shows up or is referenced [ ]
Deja, Deja, Deja Vu [X]
Kozmania ensues [ ] (Well, there was Bizarro-Kozmania)
Matt Cain Perfect Game clip-show flashback [ ]
The Giants have never won a Best-Of-Seven Game 7 [X ]
1987 NLCS mentioned [X ]
Flashback to 2010 WS [ ]
Will Clark mentioned [ ]
Lincecum trade rumors mentioned [ ]
Ozzie Smith NLCS homerun shown [ ] (would almost certainly mean a Jack Buck reference)
"All the marbles" [ ]
AT&T gets so loud that somebody makes an ill-advised earthquake joke []
Game 7s called "the greatest events in sports" or something similar [ ]
If the Giants win, Buck, McCarver or somebody like that says "The Giants Win the Pennant" [ ]
If the Cardinals win, somebody says "St. Louis will defend it's title" or something similar [ ]
   714. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4280232)
I think the Giants made a deal and are bringing in Storen here to "wrap it up".

You can be found.
   715. Tim D Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4280233)
So the amount of rain really has no impact. It's whether you can get the game in, when the next game can be played, what the TV people think, where you are in the game. The actual integrity of the game on the field is the last thing that matters.
   716. Baldrick Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4280234)
This is preposterous. You can't play baseball in this weather.
   717. Gamingboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4280236)
Sergio Romo will be playing the role of Noah tonight.
   718. cardsfanboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4280237)
Holliday is going to fly out to Scutaro.
   719. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4280238)
You can be found.


haha.
   720. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4280239)
You know, that Viagra commercial only has the cowboy and those two horses in it. You don't think he...no, he respects them too much, doesn't he? Even with an erection that won't be going away for an hour, I'm sure the thought never crossed his mind, right?
   721. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280240)
If there was ever a "He didn't try to hit him, who would in that situation..." this is it.
   722. Guapo Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280241)
Think of all the Ipads in the stands that will be ruined.
   723. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280242)
the second baseman just drowned.
   724. Gamingboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280243)
If this weren't a 9-0 game with one out away, it'd be delayed.
   725. zenbitz Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280244)
one strike away!
   726. Into the Void Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280245)
Romo should throw to first a couple of times.
   727. tshipman Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280246)
Just swing the damn bat, Holliday.
   728. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280247)
that does remind me of Storen.
   729. zenbitz Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280248)
and 14,000,000 rain drops
   730. bunyon Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4280249)
One or two run game, they probably cover the field.

They really ought to just call it.
   731. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280250)
There's a baby walrus out in RF.
   732. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280251)
Play at the plate here?
   733. Guts Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280253)
Congrats to the Giants and their fans - you guys earned it. Take out those Tigers.

These were three of the worse baseball games I have ever seen played. Most of that I blame on Kozmania.
   734. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280254)
IT'S OVER!!!!
   735. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280255)
good job, Giants. Congratulations.
   736. puck Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280256)
Marco Scutaro, ditched by the last place Red Sox and the even laster placed Rockies, is going to the World Series.
   737. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280257)
No Cardinals, No Yankees, Good World Series!
   738. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280258)
Hope no one drowns in the celebration!
   739. Baldrick Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280259)
Holliday is going to fly out to Scutaro.

Awesome!!!
   740. bunyon Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280260)
Time to play in the mud.
   741. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280261)
Scutaro! nice
   742. franoscar Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4280263)
cfb: you called it!
   743. Gamingboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4280264)
THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!
   744. cardsfanboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4280265)
Congrats, at least we'll have two division winners in the post season. :(
   745. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4280266)
The Giants should celebrate by flopping around on the basepaths a la Rick Dempsey.
   746. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4280267)
Prediction...Giants in six
   747. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4280268)
Holliday is going to fly out to Scutaro.


I'm scared now.
   748. tshipman Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4280270)
Scutaro has to be the MVP, right?
   749. zenbitz Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4280271)

Holliday is going to fly out to Scutaro.


Man, that's weird.
   750. JJ1986 Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4280272)
Was that Shawon Dunston?
   751. cardsfanboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4280273)
I'm scared now.


I didn't get anything close to bingo today, had to waste my powers somewhere else.
   752. Gamingboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4280274)
The Giants should celebrate by flopping around on the basepaths a la Rick Dempsey.


They should. At least Brian Wilson should.
   753. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4280275)
Vogelsong?
   754. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4280276)
I see the winning team hats continue to maintain their miserable trend downwards.
   755. deputydrew Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4280277)
Guess I won't need to buy a NL Champs hat. Wow are those ugly.
   756. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM (#4280278)
Posey looks like he is about 14 years old.
   757. staring out the window and waiting for fenderbelly Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4280279)
Buster Posey sounded exhausted.
   758. Into the Void Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4280280)
Was that Shawon Dunston?


Been a coach with the Giants for quite a while now.
   759. salvomania Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM (#4280285)
Congrats, Giants, and Giants fans... you earned it.

Totally stifled the Birds and won going away...

Now kick some Tiger tail!!!
   760. salvomania Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:49 PM (#4280286)
Stan Musial mentioned [ ]


And was Musial not mentioned once in the series???

That's pathetic.
   761. Guapo Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:50 PM (#4280287)
The Giants finally get a World Series matchup with the Tigers. They've now played every original AL team in the series except the Browns/Orioles.
   762. tshipman Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4280288)
The Giants finally get a World Series matchup with the Tigers. They've now played every original AL team in the series except the Browns/Orioles.


That is really cool. Thank you.
   763. Gamingboy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4280289)
The Giants finally get a World Series matchup with the Tigers. They've now played every original AL team in the series except the Browns/Orioles.


Next year Guapo. Next year we will have the ultimate Orange-And-Black Series.
   764. BDC Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:54 PM (#4280291)
Next year we will have the ultimate Orange-And-Black Series

And I will get to add to my viewing of Teams that Have Eliminated the Rangers :)

Congratulations Giants fans. It looks like an excellent World Series ahead.
   765. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4280292)
Buster Posey sounded exhausted.

He'd been treading water for half an hour.
   766. Into the Void Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:56 PM (#4280294)
Is Erin Andrews in a bikini and rain coat?
   767. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM (#4280301)
Is Erin Andrews in a bikini and rain coat?


I can't tell through this keyhole...
   768. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 23, 2012 at 12:02 AM (#4280302)
Well, if the Reds don't win the National League, I'm glad it was the Giants. Congrats to all San Francisco fans, and good luck in the Series.
   769. Mefisto Posted: October 23, 2012 at 12:32 AM (#4280324)
I think the Giants used up all their luck and then some just getting to the Series. They might have to rely on talent, and that doesn't bode well.
   770. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM (#4280329)
The Giants finally get a World Series matchup with the Tigers. They've now played every original AL team in the series except the Browns/Orioles.

Is playing every original team from the other league in the World Series rare? How about beating them?
   771. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: October 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM (#4280334)
Is playing every original team from the other league in the World Series rare?


Yes it is. Only the Yankees have done it. The Giants, Dodgers and Red Sox are all one opponent short of a complete set.

This information was all covered in today's Dugout, courtesy of a fantastic quiz from Eric.
   772. Into the Void Posted: October 23, 2012 at 12:49 AM (#4280338)
I'm going to go ahead and assume this won't stop the Sabean jokes...
   773. Bhaakon Posted: October 23, 2012 at 01:12 AM (#4280349)

I'm going to go ahead and assume this won't stop the Sabean jokes...


Will it stop him from making dumb moves? Because he went out an made a couple headscratchers right after winning the last one.
   774. tshipman Posted: October 23, 2012 at 01:16 AM (#4280350)
I'm going to go ahead and assume this won't stop the Sabean jokes...


Well, Sabes now has three WS teams in 16 years. He's shown that he's flexible and quick on his feet. He's also shown a propensity to avoid superstar players in favor of the latest mediocrity, and he has a serious talent at picking older guys who are undervalued. When he's wrong on a guy, they typically collapse, though.

He's been a poor drafter until he drafted excellently the last 7 years or so. He almost always has a good bullpen. He hires good managers and seems to work well with them. The most frustrating part about Brian Sabean is that some of his moves are really obviously bad ideas, and they turn out terribly. He also leaks truly awful proposed deals to the media (Lincecum for Rios).

He seems to get lucky a lot by having moves that he was ready to make not happen (Gary Matthews Jr., Carlos Lee). He's terrible, just terrible at signing guys not named Bonds to big money deals, but great at finding year to year guys.
   775. Into the Void Posted: October 23, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4280351)
Will it stop him from making dumb moves? Because he went out an made a couple headscratchers right after winning the last one.


Name one GM that doesn't make dumb moves.

You can laugh at "a couple headscratchers," or you can focus on stuff like trading for Scutaro, trading for Pagan, signing Vogelsong, picking up Mijares and Lopez for nothing, drafting Posey, Sandoval, Belt, Lincecum, Cain, Bumgarner, Romo (in the 28th round), etc.
   776. The Ghost fouled out, but stays in the game Posted: October 23, 2012 at 01:49 AM (#4280357)
775, yep, you're right. Some failures, but more successes = good job and winning team.
   777. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 23, 2012 at 02:03 AM (#4280360)
The Vogelsong signing can't be anything other than luck. Anyone would have traded for Scutaro, and he played better than could have been predicted. The drafting has been excellent, but teams have scouts for that. Granted, the GM hires the scouts. Sabean is, as far as can be told from the information we have, very good at player development, and not very good at major league decision making. If I were picking a GM for my team, I'd rather have that package than the opposite one, because developing as many quality players as possible seems to be the single biggest driver of team success..
   778. Sleepy supports unauthorized rambling Posted: October 23, 2012 at 02:54 AM (#4280365)
The Vogelsong signing can't be anything other than luck.


Well, he had the balls to put $8.3M on a dice roll, then. And he acquired Scutaro for... Charlie Culberson? And he apparently knew when to punt on Andres Torres. And he didn't give Lincecum $100M.
   779. Into the Void Posted: October 23, 2012 at 03:01 AM (#4280366)
The Vogelsong signing can't be anything other than luck. Anyone would have traded for Scutaro, and he played better than could have been predicted.


I understand what you are saying- any team could have signed Vogelsong or traded for Scutaro, but Sabean was the only one who did...just like anyone could have signed Huff, Ross, and Burrell in 2010 but no one else did. He's made many, many mistakes. I just find it odd that when he does something right it's "luck" or an "obvious move" no one else happened to make, and when he drafts a good young player it's the scouts that deserve the credit. But when he makes a bad move it's all his fault. I'm sure you could say the same thing for most GM's- people focus on the mistakes more than anything else, no matter how much success they have.
   780. cardsfanboy Posted: October 23, 2012 at 03:05 AM (#4280367)
people focus on the mistakes more than anything else, no matter how much success they have.


People focus on their perception and use the moves to confirm their perception. If he's a good gm then they see the good moves, if he's a bad gm then they see the bad moves.
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