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NLDS Game 5 OMNICHATTER for October 12, 2017

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 12, 2017 at 12:53 PM | 1297 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1201. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:46 AM (#5552860)
That's just crazy. I can't believe he survived. And 1-2-3 in the 9th
   1202. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:46 AM (#5552861)
That was excruciating.
   1203. Textbook Editor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:46 AM (#5552862)
I liked it. High fastball to a guy obviously expecting a breaking ball down and away. That's good pitching.


Problem was it didn't wind up all that high...
   1204. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:46 AM (#5552863)
Amazing what Wade Davis did there.
   1205. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM (#5552864)
Wow. Quite a series. Truly sorry nats fans. Know how it feels.

We didn't win this one. We escaped.
   1206. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM (#5552865)
Yes. ....

---

Whispering. I feel bad for scherzer. I feel bad for Harper. Gulp....I feel bad for dusty.
   1207. Wahoo Sam Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM (#5552866)
The Cubs play the Dodgers tomorrow.
   1208. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:47 AM (#5552867)
I REALLY wanted to see Lackey.
   1209. Brian C Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552868)
Problem was it didn't wind up all that high...

Wasn't a problem, though. Got exactly the desired effect.
   1210. Hot Wheeling American Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552869)
The Metro stopped running over an hour ago
   1211. Textbook Editor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552870)
P.S. 25. Exactly 25.


Huzzah!
   1212. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552871)
I was 100% sure that the true Legend of Bryce Harper was about to be written
   1213. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552872)
Dusty? He effed up by walking Heyward.

   1214. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552873)
The Nationals and the Diamondbacks both had their seasons finish with their best hitter representing the tying run swinging at a ball 4 that was nowhere near the zone and was never near the zone.
   1215. K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552874)
The montage of Cubs celebrating in slow motion is nice.
   1216. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552875)
Yeah, I feel bad for Nats fans. I met many nice people in Washington this past weekend, and they were really ready for something good to happen and elated after Game 2.
   1217. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:48 AM (#5552876)
A bizarre 20 minutes from hell by Wieters in the middle. Capped by a K when he came up to bat.
   1218. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:49 AM (#5552877)
Your season (effectively) ended because your back up catcher got picked off 1st base in the 8th inning during a rally.
   1219. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:49 AM (#5552878)
The Cubs play the Dodgers tomorrow.


It's still Thursday in Los Angeles (and Chicago - barely). The game is on Saturday, right?
   1220. Brian C Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:49 AM (#5552879)
The Cubs play the Dodgers tomorrow.

Not on west coast time!
   1221. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:49 AM (#5552880)
If the Cubs all "unintentionally" miss the flight, what would MLB do? Really chalk up a forfeit?
   1222. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:50 AM (#5552881)
Oh. My. #######. God.

I honestly feel bad for the Nats fans.**. Sincerely. That’s a shite feeling.

Nat fans might take a tiny bit of comfort at the carnage that likely awaits the Cubs on Saturday.

**well, except Joey B. I’ll savor his tears.
   1223. Wahoo Sam Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:50 AM (#5552882)
It's still Thursday in Los Angeles (and Chicago - barely). The game is on Saturday, right?


Game One is tomorrow where I am. :-)
   1224. Batman Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:50 AM (#5552883)
Neither team should have won that game. They should be forced to keep pushing this game uphill forever.
   1225. Textbook Editor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:50 AM (#5552884)
The Cubs play the Dodgers tomorrow.


Saturday, right?

Oh. I see what you did there.
   1226. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:50 AM (#5552885)
The Cubs play the Dodgers tomorrow.

Fortunately they get a day off. One day off.
   1227. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:50 AM (#5552886)
Soler for Davis, great trade or greatest trade?
   1228. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:51 AM (#5552887)
I love willson
   1229. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:51 AM (#5552888)
That was a hell of a series, and the Nats are a great team, as everyone well knew. To Bote and all the other Nats fans...tip of the cap to you. You guys have always been class acts, at least after Joey B got banned.
   1230. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:51 AM (#5552889)
Kiko/1173: I kept telling myself to appreciate that throughout the Harper AB.
   1231. Brian C Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:51 AM (#5552890)
I honestly feel bad for the Nats fans.**. Sincerely. That’s a shite feeling.

I concur. But do I feel bad for Dusty Baker, who's probably feeling awfully low right now? That's a tougher one.
   1232. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM (#5552891)
The playoffs are random and everything, and I know that major league players don't choke . . . but that fifth inning was a choke, right?
   1233. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM (#5552892)
This should definitely be called the Sisyphus game
   1234. Brian C Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM (#5552893)
To everyone who was talking about what an awful game this was: you're crazy. Sloppy, yes, but christ was that fun.
   1235. Wahoo Sam Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM (#5552894)
I don't think the Dodgers can just show up and win on Saturday. A couple Cubs relievers will be ok for Game One, and Lackey is ready. You just never know.
   1236. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM (#5552895)
1210: A couple extra innings, and fans could’ve caught the Metro’s first morning run.
   1237. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5552896)
Quintana starts game 1.
   1238. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5552897)
So... who's going to pitch on Saturday?
   1239. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5552898)
Yeah, I am assuming Quintana.
   1240. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5552899)
My condolences to Nats fans. I do hope that they get the monkey off their back someday (soon).
   1241. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:53 AM (#5552900)
So...all we have to do is hope Lackey pitches a complete game, right?
   1242. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:54 AM (#5552901)
So who starts for the Cubs game 1? Lackey? Quintana?
   1243. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:54 AM (#5552902)
To everyone who was talking about what an awful game this was: you're crazy. Sloppy, yes, but christ was that fun.


Oh, I loved every second of it. I even got excited every time there was another meeting on the mound.
   1244. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:55 AM (#5552903)
Quintana threw 12 pitches tonight.
   1245. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:55 AM (#5552904)
Heyward should pitch game one.
   1246. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:55 AM (#5552905)
1217/Ray: Don’t want to spoil it, but after you’ve watched,scroll the chatter for the historical significance of that Wieters sequence (and surrounding events).
   1247. Textbook Editor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:56 AM (#5552906)
OK, so the TBS guys are calling players "poopypants"? When did that become a thing?
   1248. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:56 AM (#5552907)
Per Jon Heyman
last 3 playoff series, nats in 1-run games are 0-8
   1249. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:56 AM (#5552908)
A couple Cubs relievers will be ok for Game One, and Lackey is ready.


With the possible (*) exception of Wade Davis, no relievers pitched long enough to not be available by Saturday night - that's precisely why Davis had to pitch so damn long. And I assume Quintana will start Game 1. He only faced three batters, right? Did he even throw 10 pitches?

(*) - "possible!?" - yes, I direct your attention to Aroldis Chapman's usage in Games 5, 6, and 7 of the World Series
   1250. McCoy Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:56 AM (#5552909)
I just won me some ben's chili bowl. I was ready to ship off some deep dish there for awhile but the cubs pulled through
   1251. Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:56 AM (#5552910)
Cubs are 1st team in postseason history to give up 14 hits and 9 walks and win. They last did it in reg season Apr 16 2004 vs CIN (W 11-10).
   1252. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:57 AM (#5552911)
So who starts for the Cubs game 1? Lackey?

Someone posted earlier in the Gonfalon thread that going against Kershaw in Game 1 at home is, if not exactly a "punt" situation, at least not one where you need to pull out all the stops to try to win. I think that makes a lot of sense, so I'd say Lackey.
   1253. Wahoo Sam Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:57 AM (#5552913)
With the possible (*) exception of Wade Davis, no relievers pitched long enough to not be available by Saturday night - that's precisely why Davis had to pitch so damn long. And I assume Quintana will start Game 1. He only faced three batters, right? Did he even throw 10 pitches?


Right. But some here seem to be putting the first two games in the Dodger column for some reason.
   1254. Textbook Editor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:58 AM (#5552914)
I still can't get over the fact I saw that historically significant 4-batter sequence in the 5th inning. I mean, years from now that might be the only thing I remember from this game, because I got to see arguably the rarest event in the history of baseball live.
   1255. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:58 AM (#5552915)
OK, so the TBS guys are calling players "poopypants"? When did that become a thing?

It was either Albert Belle or Chris Truby who started it by being a fraud who poops his pants, no?
   1256. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:58 AM (#5552916)
There's literally zero chance of the Dodgers winning an NLCS, so presumably what will happen is that the Cubs will get a bunch of runs off Kershaw. That's what usually happens. DC sports radio will be delicious this morning.
   1257. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:58 AM (#5552917)
And yes, this was a long, ugly, weird, entertaining, infuriating, and certainly memorable game.
   1258. Stevis Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:59 AM (#5552918)
I'm not sure if I'm more excited or exhausted. Happy for my Cubs, totally feel for Nats fans (here and IRL friends).
   1259. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:59 AM (#5552919)
I got to see arguably the rarest event in the history of baseball live.

IBB to Heyward?
   1260. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:00 AM (#5552920)
It'll change by Saturday, sure - but this feels like moving, getting down to 4 boxes and thinking #### it. I'm done. I'm just shoving these into the back of a closet as is
   1261. Brian C Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:00 AM (#5552921)
It was either Albert Belle or Chris Truby who started it by being a fraud who poops his pants, no?

Wasn't that Sosa?
   1262. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:00 AM (#5552923)
I think that makes a lot of sense, so I'd say Lackey.


I made a similar point to my family earlier in the game - although my son countered that Kershaw's playoff record isn't nearly as impressive as his regular-season record. That said, if you start Lackey in Game 1, then you can only start 2 of your top 4 starters twice.

I think it ended up working out fine: Quintana in Game 1/5, Lester in 2/6, Hendricks in 3/7, Arrieta in Game 4.
   1263. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:01 AM (#5552924)
They screwed up the Baez call, BTW.

   1264. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:01 AM (#5552925)
Wasn't that Sosa?

Yeah, I think you're right.
   1265. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:02 AM (#5552926)
I didn't notice on the Baez K-WP that Scherzer did not cover home. Had Wieters not thrown the ball away, Russell might well have made a dash for the plate.
   1266. McCoy Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:02 AM (#5552927)
As I said earlier based on 538 lackey might just have the hot hand in the playoffs.
   1267. Esoteric Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:04 AM (#5552928)
Well, the sting of this one is going to take a long time to wear off.

Congrats to all the Cubs fans here. The team earned it. I am going to be an absolute curmudgeon at work in my office on Wacker Drive tomorrow, I can tell you that.

Only one team left for sane fans who are otherwise uncommitted to root for: LET'S GO ASTROS.
   1268. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:05 AM (#5552929)
And they need to change that foot-off-the-bag-for-an-instant rule.
   1269. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:05 AM (#5552930)
They screwed up the Baez call, BTW.


I certainly did not know that rule. It looks like nobody knew that rule. 6 umpires!
   1270. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:06 AM (#5552931)
By the way, the TV honchos and MLB have to LOVE these two matchups. The final four MLB teams are from the four largest cities in the U.S.
   1271. Textbook Editor Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:06 AM (#5552932)
IBB to Heyward?


Well played.
   1272. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:06 AM (#5552933)
By the way, I don't mean the radio will be delicious because I wanted the Nationals to lose--I didn't--but only because I enjoy doom and gloom sports radio.
   1273. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:06 AM (#5552934)
I certainly did not know that rule.


Well, to be fair, I assume knowledge of MLB rules is not a requirement for your job.
   1274. Brian C Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:08 AM (#5552935)
I certainly did not know that rule. It looks like nobody knew that rule. 6 umpires!

Who would have seen that, though? It happens. You can say "6 umpires" but it's not like the OF umps could have clearly seen that, and why would the other umps be focused on that?

I mean, Baez should have been out. But it didn't have any real effect on the play. And I kinda like that it's non-reviewable because it's not a play that umps can really be expected to catch in the normal routine of their duties. If it's flagrant, they'll probably see it. But a light graze? Play on.
   1275. Wahoo Sam Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:08 AM (#5552936)
Well, to be fair, I assume knowledge of MLB rules is not a requirement for your job.


No one on the umpire crew SAW the bat hit the catchers' mask. I'm 1000 percent certain every one of those umpires know that rule. It's not that obscure.
   1276. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:08 AM (#5552938)
What rule? Don't ever walk Heyward? That's non-reviewable.
   1277. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:10 AM (#5552939)
I am going to be an absolute curmudgeon at work in my office on Wacker Drive tomorrow, I can tell you that.

I'm sorry it went down this way. The Nats, certain hair flips aside, are worthy adversaries and a fun team to watch. I work in the Loop too, so there's a standing offer of post-work beers, my treat.
   1278. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:11 AM (#5552940)
No one on the umpire crew SAW the bat hit the catchers' mask.


I'm sure that's right. I'm a Cubs fan, so I'm happy about the final score. But I do feel bad for Nats fans on both that play and the pickoff in the 8th - which I think was "right" per the rules, but is a use of replay I hate - that this game was potentially decided on "controversial" (or outright "wrong") calls.
   1279. Ray (RDP) Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:16 AM (#5552941)
The Baez slide was incorrectly called also.

Nats really got screwed. Both Baez calls and the pickoff call after the video didn't show enough.
   1280. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:18 AM (#5552942)
The Baez slide was incorrectly called also.


You mean the double play? That was Jon Jay. And I'll throw that into #1278. I think the call on the field was correct, but I'm not unbiased and there's no doubt that call at minimum rose to the level of "controversial".
   1281. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:18 AM (#5552943)
No one on the umpire crew SAW the bat hit the catchers' mask.

MLB Network has the umpires saying the contact didn't interfere with Wieters ability to catch the ball or chase it. Not sure about that, and the rule doesn't seem to be written with that much discretion. Might have been interesting if Dusty was sure enough about the rule to have protested at the time.
   1282. Bote Man Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:19 AM (#5552945)
Congrats to Cubs and their fans. I spent more than a few minutes talking some upset Nats fans off the ledge, perhaps literally in one case. What a messy game!
   1283. Bote Man Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:21 AM (#5552946)
Michael Stern @michaeljstern23
The Cubs had two run-scoring hits in the game (Russell double off Scherzer, Russell double that Werth lost in lights) and yet scored nine runs.
   1284. PreservedFish Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:21 AM (#5552947)
My impression was that the plate umpire was aware that the bat hit Wieters. I'm not sure why.
   1285. Brian C Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:24 AM (#5552948)
You mean the double play? That was Jon Jay. And I'll throw that into #1278. I think the call on the field was correct, but I'm not unbiased and there's no doubt that call at minimum rose to the level of "controversial".

I'm not unbiased either, but if it had happened the exact same way with a Nats baserunner and a Cubs fielder, I'd have thought the same way about it.

And I mean, I can be objective. I'm still not sure the replay on the pickoff conclusively showed the tag while his foot was off the base. I'm satisfied that he definitely came off the base, but simultaneous with the tag? Probably was, but I don't think the call should have been overturned based on what I saw.
   1286. Shredder Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:37 AM (#5552954)
That was a pretty ugly game, but I guess train wrecks are a type of entertainment. Sorry to see the Nats get screwed by at least one terrible missed call and another questionable call. On the plus side, Joey B. lost, so that's good.
   1287. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:38 AM (#5552955)
Pedro is drunk too
   1288. Bote Man Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:46 AM (#5552957)
DC sports radio will be delicious this morning.

Listening to sports talk radio gives you ear cancer.
   1289. Bote Man Posted: October 13, 2017 at 01:49 AM (#5552958)
Chelsea Janes @chelsea_janes
Max Scherzer was basically beyond words. Deeply affected by this. Shaking his head, clapping hands to his side. Devastated.
Werth kept repeating "I can't believe we lost that game." Couldn't process what it means for his Nats tenure. Couldn't process much at all.


Mark Zuckerman @MarkZuckerman
Lotta disconsolate people in that clubhouse, but Werth (nearly choking up), Wieters (took full blame) and Scherzer topped the list.
   1290. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 13, 2017 at 08:17 AM (#5552976)
After staying up till almost 1:00 watching a horrific finish to a game whose outcome I didn't even care that much about one way or the other, one of my thoughts was that since the game ended at 12:45, and the Metro stopped running at 12:22 or 12:48, depending on which station you went to,** some of these people are REALLY going to remember this night.

** It was only extended from 11:30 earlier in the day. The Post article said that the longer hours gave the fans "enough time for both a full game and a potential postgame celebration."
   1291. TomH Posted: October 13, 2017 at 06:47 PM (#5553561)
Dear Scales of Justice –
Looking for a little thumb on one side of the balance here. Given a few moments, I would like to point out that
The Astros have never won a World Series
In 1980, they played a very exciting and nail-biting playoff vs the Phillies, but wound up just short
In 1986, they played a very exciting and nail-biting playoff vs the Mets, but wound up just short. Lenny who-know-what-he-was-on-Dykstra stuck a dagger in them
In 1998, they won 102 games and added Randy Johnson mid-year, making them a monster team. Oops, Kevin Brown and Sterling Hitchcock shut them down.
In 2004, they played a very exciting and nail-biting playoff vs the Cardinals, but wound up just short
Any of these could have gone either way, but all came up tails.
In 2005, the lost 4 very close games to the White Sox

In contrast, the New York Yankees, in the past generation, have 5 WS titles. All of them carry some measure of good fortune:
1996. Can you say “Jeffrey Maier”?
1998. There were two awesome teams in the NL that year; the 106-win Braves, and 102-win Astros. Neither made it to face the Yankees in the WS.
1999. They were outplayed by the Red Sox (almost 100 pts in OPS difference) in the ALCS, but close wins including 3 egregious out/safe umpire errors made a big difference.
2000. NYY barely won a poor division with the 5th best record in the AL. The Mets (also only a decent team, +70 runs on the year) somehow made it through the NL playoffs and proceeded to gift-wrap the WS to their crosstown neighbors, again with most of the games being decided by one run.
2009. The Yankees allowed 11 home runs to the Phillies. And somehow won the WS in 6 games.
Yes, there were other years the Yankees had fine teams which could have won the trophy but were denied; such as 2003 and 2004. But overall.... we ask for a thumb on the scale

Sincerely, the universe
   1292. McCoy Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:03 PM (#5553577)
I'd love a NY vs Chicago matchup a whole hell of a lot more than a Houston/Chicago matchup.
   1293. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:04 PM (#5553578)
1996. Can you say “Jeffrey Maier”?

Can you say "the Orioles never beat the Yankees in Camden Yards during that entire year"?

1998. There were two awesome teams in the NL that year; the 106-win Braves, and 102-win Astros. Neither made it to face the Yankees in the WS.

Well, those awesome Braves also won 103 games the next year. And got swept by the Yankees in the World Series.

1999. They were outplayed by the Red Sox (almost 100 pts in OPS difference) in the ALCS, but close wins including 3 egregious out/safe umpire errors made a big difference.

Oh, please. They lost one blowout that accounted for all of that OPS difference. And after that blowout, the Yankees won the next two games in Boston by 9 to 2 and 6 to 1.

2000. NYY barely won a poor division with the 5th best record in the AL. The Mets (also only a decent team, +70 runs on the year) somehow made it through the NL playoffs and proceeded to gift-wrap the WS to their crosstown neighbors, again with most of the games being decided by one run.

Well, that year they were pitching to the score in the last two weeks of the season.

2009. The Yankees allowed 11 home runs to the Phillies. And somehow won the WS in 6 games.

Maybe the fact that they outscored the Phillies had something to do with that.

Yes, there were other years the Yankees had fine teams which could have won the trophy but were denied; such as 2003 and 2004. But overall.... we ask for a thumb on the scale

Tell you what, Astros: You first beat the Yankees, and the Universe will root for you to beat the Dodgers or Cubs. But you're on your own against America's Team.
   1294. McCoy Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:10 PM (#5553590)
The Astros are playing the Cowboys?
   1295. TomH Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5553598)
* 1996 - and if it weren't for Jeffrey Maier, record at Camden Yards would be reaaaallly irrelvant
* 1999 G7 --6 to 1; what would it have been if the umps hadn't robbed two horrible calls with multiple men on?
* 2000 -- pitchign to the score? I guess a poor attempt at humor
* 2009 -- sometimes you outscore people because your lucky bounce comes with 2 men on instead of none. The Yankees pitchers got hammered again and again. Oh, maybe they "pitched to the score" :)

America's Team. That's a real New York way of thinking I suppose. No wonder we luv ya.
   1296. Fat Al Posted: October 13, 2017 at 07:53 PM (#5553607)
America's Team. That's a real New York way of thinking I suppose. No wonder we luv ya.


I have never heard anyone in NY call the Yankees America's Team. We don't really like America all that much.
   1297. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 13, 2017 at 08:02 PM (#5553610)
America's Team. That's a real New York way of thinking I suppose. No wonder we luv ya.

So give me a better offer. For the right price even the Braves or the Red Sox could cop that honorific.
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