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Monday, April 22, 2013

Omnichatter 4-22-2013

Today, we will discuss games like A’s vs. Red Sox, Cards vs. Nats, Jays vs. O’s, Yankees vs. Rays, D-Backs vs. Giants and, perhaps best of all (going by record), Braves vs. Rockies.

Or we might just discuss Doctor Who, whether feathered dinosaurs look cool or stupid, and whether a Oriole could beat a Blue Jay in a actual fight… because BBTF is WEIRD.

Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 12:27 AM | 235 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 05:52 AM (#4421914)
OMNICHATTER must be all-caps. You're slipping.
   2. WillYoung Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:16 AM (#4421933)
The Twins are back home tonight. That means it must be time for another eight inches of snow!
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 22, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4421972)
Braves vs. Rockies.


NLCS PREVIEW!

Okay, so I watched my first Doctor Who episode ever this weekend and....I don't get the cult following. Its the Christopher Eccleston series, so I don't know how well regarded that one is, but I just found it to be campy, with low budget special effects and a silly (and pretty boring) plot. If I'm trying to get into it, is there a version that is a good one to start with? Because the plot of plastic mannequins coming to get you seemed ridiculously stupid.
   4. JJ1986 Posted: April 22, 2013 at 09:16 AM (#4421977)
There are some good Eccleston episodes around the middle of the season (the WWII two-part episode is the best), but there's not much reason to watch them all. There's a notable increase in quality during the Tenant seasons (though there are still a large number of clunkers.) Opinion is more divided on the Matt Smith episodes; I think his first year is good and the show has not been worth watching since.
   5. spike Posted: April 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM (#4422116)
Braves have been scuffling in the cold all weekend in Pittsburgh. Might be a rough continuation of that in Denver. The non-Justin Upton OFers really need to do something.
   6. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM (#4422141)
Yeah, I often have skipped some of the crappy or filler episodes. Really, perhaps we hype it too much: like any series, it has it's ups and it's downs, it's great episodes and steaming piles of crap. The pilot episode with Rose and the killing mannequins is really only important because, well, it's the first episode.


Felix Hernandez pitches today, meaning today is a good day for my fantasy team. And he's playing the Astros! So... NO-HITTER ALERT!
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 22, 2013 at 12:37 PM (#4422165)
Yeah, the first season especially has some stinkers in it. Aliens of London was the first episode that was any good, imo.
   8. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM (#4422181)
Felix Hernandez pitches today, meaning today is a good day for my fantasy team.

You're forgetting rule #1 of OmniChatter: nobody cares about your fantasy team.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4422183)
Felix Hernandez pitches today, meaning today is a good day for my fantasy team.

You're forgetting rule #1 of OmniChatter: nobody cares about your fantasy team.


I thought that was rule #1 of all chatters?
   10. Baldrick Posted: April 22, 2013 at 01:19 PM (#4422226)
There are some good Eccleston episodes around the middle of the season (the WWII two-part episode is the best), but there's not much reason to watch them all. There's a notable increase in quality during the Tenant seasons (though there are still a large number of clunkers.) Opinion is more divided on the Matt Smith episodes; I think his first year is good and the show has not been worth watching since.

Eccleston is actually my favorite Doctor of them all. But yes, the opening few episodes of his season are fairly weak.

However, the run that starts with "Dalek" and ends with "The Doctor Dances" is probably my favorite bunch of consecutive episodes in the entire 50 years of the show. The only real competition is Tom Baker's Doctor in the Key to Time arc.
   11. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: April 22, 2013 at 01:28 PM (#4422245)
My money would be on the Blue Jay over the Oriole. The blue jays in my yard are big, bad, and scare off all the other birds.
   12. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 01:35 PM (#4422257)

My money would be on the Blue Jay over the Oriole. The blue jays in my yard are big, bad, and scare off all the other birds.


Yeah, Blue Jays seem to be mean SOBs.
   13. esseff Posted: April 22, 2013 at 01:39 PM (#4422266)
Out here there is a bird called the Steller's jay, a relative of the blue jay, and it is a bad-ass.
   14. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 22, 2013 at 01:39 PM (#4422267)
Felix Hernandez pitches today, meaning today is a good day for my fantasy team.

You're forgetting rule #1 of OmniChatter: nobody cares about your fantasy team.


I thought that was rule #1 of all chatters?


So no one wants to share in my joy at Matt Carpenter qualifying at 2nd base so I can bench ####### Rickie "0 for 4" Weeks?
   15. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 22, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4422268)
By the way, strange start time for the Red Sox-A's game. It's a 6:30 start (presumably for school kids).
   16. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 22, 2013 at 01:41 PM (#4422270)
Signs that it is still really early. The New York Mets are leading the majors in runs/game.
   17. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 02:03 PM (#4422308)
Oh, and feathered dinosaurs:

According to SCIENCE, this is what a Velociraptor probably looked like.

This is what Deinonychus (the dinosaur that inspired the Jurassic Park raptors because some had labeled it as a species of velociraptor at the time) looked like.

This is what a species found in China that is similar to Tyranosaurus may have looked like.


...We really need more day games.
   18. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 02:10 PM (#4422319)
Twins game postponed tonight already. At what point do they kick out whatever High School Baseball tournament is using the Metrodome?
   19. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 22, 2013 at 02:17 PM (#4422323)
Here's your fun Rockies fact for the day: After nine games both home and away, there have been more runs scored in Rockies away games (91) than home games (89). It's a pitcher's park!
   20. DA Baracus Posted: April 22, 2013 at 02:45 PM (#4422348)
The Marlins, as a team are hitting 212/271/286, for a 55 OPS+. That's worse than Mike Hampton's career batting totals.

   21. Rennie's Tenet Posted: April 22, 2013 at 02:54 PM (#4422356)
The blue jays in my yard are big, bad, and scare off all the other birds.


Don't know if it's a statistical blip, but my feeders in Northern Virginia are teeming with blue jays this spring.
   22. spike Posted: April 22, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4422368)
And yet here in Georgia I have noticed a good deal fewer, with a big surge in the oriole and cardinal population.
   23. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: April 22, 2013 at 03:15 PM (#4422375)
#### the Cardinals! oh wait, you mean the bird. That's my state bird. :-)
   24. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: April 22, 2013 at 04:07 PM (#4422424)
Just watched Spies of Warsaw (all 4 episodes) yesterday. I was a bit disappointed. The plotting choices were strange (in terms of what they chose to portray from the book, and in what order) and virtually everything they did that wasn't drawn directly from the book was, I thought, pretty terrible. Decent acting though, I was very skeptical about Tennant at first but he turned out fine, and some really nice scenes.
   25. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 22, 2013 at 04:16 PM (#4422439)
In case anyone's thoroughly desperate to be tided over until games start in just over 2 hours, there are a few Game of the Day posts up in the Dugout. The last of the six is by far my favorite GotD of 1977 so far, and will probably remain so for a while.
   26. TomH Posted: April 22, 2013 at 04:32 PM (#4422452)
The first rule about Omnichatter is .. you don't talk about Omnichatter

   27. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 04:54 PM (#4422478)
I found this on Wikipedia:

Common predators at Baltimore Oriole nests can include Common Grackles, American Crows, Blue Jays, Black-billed Magpies, tree squirrels and domestic cats.


So, yeah, it's probably that an actual Blue Jay > actual Oriole. And the blue jay is also listed as a predator of cardinals, so...
   28. puck Posted: April 22, 2013 at 05:10 PM (#4422500)
They just postponed the Braves-Rockies game due to snow. They will try to have a doubleheader tomorrow.
   29. puck Posted: April 22, 2013 at 05:13 PM (#4422507)
Here's your fun Rockies fact for the day: After nine games both home and away, there have been more runs scored in Rockies away games (91) than home games (89). It's a pitcher's park!

I noticed last week the 3-yr PF for Coors on Baseball Reference was 99 or 100. Today it looks fixed (119/120)--maybe the single-year park factor being < 100 (today: 99 for pitching, 102 for hitting) broke something.
   30. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 22, 2013 at 05:14 PM (#4422511)
Bud Selig is a wanker.
   31. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 22, 2013 at 05:20 PM (#4422516)
I moved to Boulder in the fall of 2011 and immediately loved it. And I still do. This is a lovely town and a lovely state, and I greatly enjoy it after a lifetime of Florida and Kansas.

But I'm doing being amused by Colorado weather. These April snow storms were amusing when I could just catch a bus and walk on campus. Now that I drive to work every day, I really want this to stop.
   32. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: April 22, 2013 at 05:41 PM (#4422535)
'lol global warming it's snowing'
   33. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 22, 2013 at 06:02 PM (#4422551)
The Positive Feedback Mechanism From Hell shall kill every single one of us. That is of course if the Great Polar Vortex of Doom doesn't get us first.
   34. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: April 22, 2013 at 06:13 PM (#4422557)
I can't believe I just called that! Another day's prescience wasted on something NOT lotto numbers.
   35. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 22, 2013 at 06:23 PM (#4422562)
However, the run that starts with "Dalek" and ends with "The Doctor Dances" is probably my favorite bunch of consecutive episodes in the entire 50 years of the show.
"Dalek" as also the first episode where I thought, "Damn, okay, this is really good." Eccleston's expressions of shock and hate when he first sees that Dalek sold me immediately, and the Dalek's reaction to the Doctor was actually a bit frightening (even though the Dalek itself looks utterly ridiculous). "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" episode was one of the most creepiest, even frightening episodes of serial television I can remember. The first season is uneven, but it peaks high in the middle. I'm only on 2.4 right now, but the second season hasn't risen to the same heights, though it's avoided any of the real lows of the first season.

For those who've seen it, are the Sarah Jane Chronicles worth watching? That little metal dog... C'mon. Really?
   36. SouthSideRyan Posted: April 22, 2013 at 06:25 PM (#4422564)
#### Pete Kozma
   37. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 22, 2013 at 06:53 PM (#4422584)
Pete Kozma is a Dalek.
   38. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:06 PM (#4422595)

For those who've seen it, are the Sarah Jane Chronicles worth watching? That little metal dog... C'mon. Really?


I've only seen the episodes where the Doctor shows up...
   39. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:07 PM (#4422597)
@ZuckermanCSN: A healthy amount of boos as Pete Kozma's name announced at #Nats Park.

So all is right with the world.
   40. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:09 PM (#4422599)
I was going to quip by asking in what inning the Nats would surrender their lead to the Cards, but with Haren on the mound it is highly likely that the Nats will never have a lead in this game.
   41. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:14 PM (#4422602)
Rendon looks like he could be Mike Morse's little brother.
   42. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:15 PM (#4422603)
Pete Kozma is a Dalek.

Daleks don't need the infield fly rule.
   43. Blastin Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:19 PM (#4422606)
Jeez, ESPN had to piss on sabermetrics just before the commercial break, eh?
   44. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:25 PM (#4422611)
That's an unconventional way to turn the double play.
   45. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:25 PM (#4422612)
Ian Desmond flashing his All-Star glovework, gets lucky. Unless the umpires invoked the infield line-drive rule?
   46. Baldrick Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:27 PM (#4422616)
The first season is uneven, but it peaks high in the middle. I'm only on 2.4 right now, but the second season hasn't risen to the same heights, though it's avoided any of the real lows of the first season.

I mostly agree...except that "The Girl in the Fireplace" is also one of my top 10 all-time Doctor Who episodes. They have re-used most of the key elements too many times since then, which has dulled the edge a bit. But it really is a stunning episode.
   47. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:28 PM (#4422618)
Okay, so I watched my first Doctor Who episode ever this weekend and....I don't get the cult following. Its the Christopher Eccleston series, so I don't know how well regarded that one is, but I just found it to be campy, with low budget special effects and a silly (and pretty boring) plot. If I'm trying to get into it, is there a version that is a good one to start with? Because the plot of plastic mannequins coming to get you seemed ridiculously stupid.


It was just an introductory episode to get you used to the characters. The next episode is Okay where they go to the end of the earth and gets you more of an understanding of the characters and the type of events that Doctor Who can explore. I love the two part episode with the Empty Child/The Doctor Dances from the Ecclestein era.

   48. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:30 PM (#4422619)
CC is getting pummeled right now. Crap.
   49. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:30 PM (#4422621)
There's a notable increase in quality during the Tenant seasons (though there are still a large number of clunkers.) Opinion is more divided on the Matt Smith episodes; I think his first year is good and the show has not been worth watching since.

Wow. I feel so abused after all this build-up to how unbelievably great Doctor Who is and now it's just...meh, some episodes are OK-ish, the rest not so much. :?(
   50. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:32 PM (#4422623)
CC is getting outright pummeled right now. Crap.

The Yanks defense on that so-called triple left something to be desired, but then, that homer wasn't gonna get caught by anyone.
   51. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:32 PM (#4422624)
For those who've seen it, are the Sarah Jane Chronicles worth watching? That little metal dog... C'mon. Really?


It's a kid series. If you like ICarly, you would probably like the show. The only really excellent episode is the Death of the Doctor, the rest is good in comparison to Disney tv. I of course have seen every episode being the completionist that I am. K-9 is really underused in that series, they stick him in a wormhole for a season, I think they decided he was too much of a deus ex machina (which was the complaint with him in the original series also---same with the sonic screwdriver) and wanted to limit his usage.

   52. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:33 PM (#4422625)
The Yanks defense on that so-called triple left something to be desired, but then, that homer wasn't gonna get caught by anyone.

Maybe a better RFer would have gotten that ball, or at least not just trip over himself at the last second, but it was still absolutely drilled. CC looks like he only has his change working tonight.
   53. Dan Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:34 PM (#4422627)
that homer wasn't gonna get caught by anyone


Which one?
   54. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:36 PM (#4422629)
FÙCK PETE KOZMA!!!!!!
   55. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:37 PM (#4422630)
Cowboy, that throw home by Cano was terrible, it had no shot. Aaron Boone's comment was that Nunez should have told him to throw to third.
   56. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:37 PM (#4422631)
Moore is cruising against a lineup that can't hit lefties. Up 4-0, this game might already be over.
   57. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:39 PM (#4422634)
Cowboy, that throw home by Cano was terrible, it had no shot. Aaron Boone's comment was that Nunez should have told him to throw to third.

It was a terrible throw, but I didn't think he had a shot at getting either runner. I think Cano was just trying to get the ball home so it wasn't an inside the park job.
   58. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:41 PM (#4422636)
Come on Harper, team work! Catch that ball bouncing off Span's glove.
   59. Esoteric Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:48 PM (#4422643)
Well at least the Cards won't throw a perfect game against the Nats. There's that, at least.
   60. greenback calls it soccer Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:51 PM (#4422645)
#### Pete Kozma!
   61. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:52 PM (#4422646)
Moore is at 37 pitches through three. 3 Ks, 1 BB, no hits. If anyone wants to see a dominant pitching performance, they should turn on ESPN.
   62. Lassus Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:55 PM (#4422651)
Nice catch, Vernon.....
   63. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:55 PM (#4422653)
So Ryan Roberts has hit his first two HRs of the season today.

Heck of a catch by Wells! He sure does try hard.
   64. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:57 PM (#4422655)
Stay tuned for the next launch at Cape Sabathia National Spaceport !
   65. Lassus Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:59 PM (#4422658)
Okay, so I watched my first Doctor Who episode ever this weekend and....I don't get the cult following.

RoyalsRetro, in the spirit of this website, allow me to give your one-episode judgment of a 50-year run the sample size gas face.
   66. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4422664)
My predictions: Werth = K, Harper = FO, LaRoche = K

Just bring on Storen and let the carnage begin right now. I can't take this nickel-and-dime stuff.
   67. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4422665)
I mostly agree...except that "The Girl in the Fireplace" is also one of my top 10 all-time Doctor Who episodes. They have re-used most of the key elements too many times since then, which has dulled the edge a bit. But it really is a stunning episode.


Second that. Top ten might be stretching it...I would have to think but it's a pretty good episode and the clockwork men are one of my favorite new creations.
   68. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:04 PM (#4422667)
E-6!
E-6!
E-6!
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:06 PM (#4422669)
Al Hrabosky and the other Cardinal announcer are oozing their man juice for Bryce Harper.
   70. Lassus Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:09 PM (#4422673)
Is this really the best day for Cano to be hitting a home run?
   71. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:10 PM (#4422674)
That was a no-doubter from Cano.
   72. Dan Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:10 PM (#4422675)
Posing to watch the home run that makes it a 5-1 deficit seems like bad form.
   73. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:10 PM (#4422676)
Huh, it's the 110th anniversary of the New York Highlanders/Yankees' first game.
   74. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:11 PM (#4422680)
Posing to watch the home run that makes it a 5-1 deficit seems like bad form.

Dude broke up a seemingly inevitable no hitter.
   75. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:12 PM (#4422682)
Stop me if you have heard this one before.... "Flyball to center, Jay with a late break. Ball goes over his head."
   76. salvomania Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:12 PM (#4422683)
On that play, Jon Jay:

--turned the wrong way on the ball hit over his head
--got too close to the wall so that the carom shot past him back toward the infield
--once he caught up to the ball, he overthrew the cutoff man
   77. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:12 PM (#4422684)
Desmond evens up his RBI / error ratio, so that means he's due for another error in the top of the 5th inning.
   78. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:15 PM (#4422686)
On that play, Jon Jay:

--turned the wrong way on the ball hit over his head
--got too close to the wall so that the carom shot past him back toward the infield
--once he caught up to the ball, he overthrew the cutoff man


Chris Coghlan taught him everything he needed to know about playing the outfield. What more do you need?
   79. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:15 PM (#4422687)
That's the way to get your first big league hit kid!
   80. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:15 PM (#4422688)
On that play, Jon Jay:

--turned the wrong way on the ball hit over his head
--got too close to the wall so that the carom shot past him back toward the infield
--once he caught up to the ball, he overthrew the cutoff man


And the funny part is that all of those mistakes probably ultimately ended up making no difference on the play. It's indicative of Jay's defense, but I think that only a true gold glove fielder would have caught that ball(Your peak Andruw Jones, Edmonds, Beltrans, Hunter, and a few others)

Nats with a few well hit bombs against Miller..
   81. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4422689)
Ben Francisco, DH: .100/.217/.100

WHY IS HE ON THE TEAM?
   82. salvomania Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4422691)
Standing on second, Rendon looks a little like Jimmy Fallon.

And Kozma looks kinda like Drew barrymore.
   83. boteman is here Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4422692)
Help us Obi Wan Rendoni, you're our only hope!

Anthony Rendon >>> Pete Kozma
   84. Esoteric Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:16 PM (#4422693)
Great time for Rendon to get his first Major League hit!
   85. Poulanc Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:17 PM (#4422695)
Okay, so I watched my first Doctor Who episode ever this weekend and....I don't get the cult following. Its the Christopher Eccleston series, so I don't know how well regarded that one is, but I just found it to be campy, with low budget special effects and a silly (and pretty boring) plot. If I'm trying to get into it, is there a version that is a good one to start with? Because the plot of plastic mannequins coming to get you seemed ridiculously stupid.



Just keep on watching. I started watching the series a few months ago and had the same reaction. I can only suggest that you keep on watching - it gets really good, in my opinion.
   86. SouthSideRyan Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:18 PM (#4422696)
And Kozma looks kinda like Drew barrymore.


Back in the day, I'd have ###### Pete Kozma.
   87. Esoteric Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4422697)
Second that. Top ten might be stretching it...I would have to think but it's a pretty good episode and the clockwork men are one of my favorite new creations.
Which Doctor Who episode is the one with the "weeping angel" statues? The one that really only has the Doctor and his sidekick as peripheral characters, and stars some girl who I recognize from other stuff? This ringing a bell?

Anyway, that's one of the very few Doctor Who episodes I've ever seen but holy sh*t is it fantastic. Legitimately scary, too.
   88. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:20 PM (#4422699)
I really hate that the Red Sox are doing so well in the early going. Even the A's can't stop them right now.
   89. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:22 PM (#4422700)
Which Doctor Who episode is the one with the "weeping angel" statues? The one that really only has the Doctor and his sidekick as peripheral characters, and stars some girl who I recognize from other stuff? This ringing a bell?

Anyway, that's one of the very few Doctor Who episodes I've ever seen but holy sh*t is it fantastic. Legitimately scary, too.


It's called blink and is a great episode. One of the best time paradox/ travel episodes ever produced for tv. Drawback is that it's not really a great introduction to Doctor Who since it doesn't really feature the Doctor. They try to do one episode a season that showcases non-primary characters and put the main cast in the background.
   90. Esoteric Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:22 PM (#4422701)
I really hate that the Red Sox are doing so well in the early going. Even the A's can't stop them right now.
If the playoffs began today the Red Sox, Royals, and Rockies would all win their division.

Don't worry, this will change in due time.
   91. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:23 PM (#4422702)
Don't worry, this will change in due time.

I don't know. The offense doesn't scare me but that rotation worries me. And the rest of the teams in the division looks incredibly unimposing.

Also, good for the Royals!
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:23 PM (#4422703)
I really hate that the Red Sox are doing so well in the early going. Even the A's can't stop them right now.


Don't worry, at some point in time they will have to imitate the Braves and run into a powerhouse like the Pirates. (NL Central...best division in baseball :) ) instead of feasting on the dregs of their own division.
   93. Esoteric Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4422705)
It's called blink and is a great episode. One of the best time paradox/ travel episodes ever produced for tv. Drawback is that it's not really a great introduction to Doctor Who since it doesn't really feature the Doctor. They try to do one episode a season that showcases non-primary characters and put the main cast in the background.
I dunno, I actually kind of liked it as a introduction to the universe of Doctor Who. Throws you into the middle of a gripping story and along the way introduces you to this weird, inscrutable character of The Doctor as a key plot point without forcing you to know everything else about the other stuff in the Doctor Who backstory.

And it's an absolutely superb, honest-to-goodness frightening piece of television. Fantastic plotting, great acting (who is that girl again? I know she's gone onto other things), and extremely memorable 'villains'.
   94. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4422706)
If the playoffs began today the Red Sox, Royals, and Rockies would all win their division.


I thought you were joking and had to go look at the standings... but yep, the Royals are in first place. In fact of the 6 divisions, only the NL East and NL central has a team in first place that I thought would be there(mind you I have the Cards first place for the central, but think that the Reds will win the first wildcard spot)
   95. Gamingboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:28 PM (#4422707)
great acting (who is that girl again? I know she's gone onto other things)


Sally Sparrow was played by Carey Mulligan... who is now a Oscar-nominated actress who will be in that Great Gatsby movie that I'm already getting sick of seeing the commercials for.
   96. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4422708)
And it's an absolutely superb, honest-to-goodness frightening piece of television. Fantastic plotting, great acting (who is that girl again? I know she's gone onto other things), and extremely memorable 'villains'.



Carey Hannah Mulligan[1] (born 28 May 1985)[2] is an English actress. She made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). She had roles in numerous British television programs such as Doctor Who, Bleak House, and Northanger Abbey. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim.[3][4][5]
In 2009, she gained widespread recognition for playing the lead role of Jenny in An Education, winning a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and also being nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. for her performance. She went on to star in dramatic films such as The Greatest, Never Let Me Go, Drive, Shame,The Great Gatsby, and Inside Llewyn Davis


I don't recognize anything other than Doctor Who. It is a great piece for introducing you to the universe.
   97. Esoteric Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4422710)
Sally Sparrow was played by Carey Mulligan... who is now a Oscar-nominated actress who will be in that Great Gatsby movie that I'm already getting sick of seeing the commercials for.
That's who it is! Thanks muchly.

Anyway, if AG#1F is still reading, that's the one: "Blink." Watch THAT.
   98. Esoteric Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:32 PM (#4422711)
I don't recognize anything other than Doctor Who. It is a great piece for introducing you to the universe.
Having difficulty parsing this. What do you mean, exactly?

EDIT: Oh wait, you mean you don't recognize any of Mulligan's other credits? You should definitely see Drive. Fantastic neo-noir film. That's what I recognized her from.
   99. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:32 PM (#4422712)
I'm very pleased with Shelby Miller's performance so far this year. I'm hoping for a 3.50 era for the season(or whatever it takes to get to 110 era+) If he can stay effective after passing the 100ip for the season the Cardinals should be doing very well this season.
   100. cardsfanboy Posted: April 22, 2013 at 08:34 PM (#4422713)
Having trouble parsing this. What do you mean, exactly?


I pasted something wrong...

I was saying I didn't recognize any other shows she was in. On a separate point, I was agreeing that it was a great episode to introduce someone to the Doctor Who universe. Even if it's not the best way to introduce you to the character of Doctor Who(although the more I think of the episode, it actually did a pretty good job with him in the 10 or so minutes he was in it)
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