Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Playoffs Day One Omni Chatter

This is an imaginary article I have submitted so we can have a day one chatter on the main site. Please approve it or create one. Thanks!

Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:11 PM | 252 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: athletics, giants, playoffs, reds, tigers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 > 
   1. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4257044)
First!
   2. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4257051)
Thanks for setting this up. Here's hoping the A's don't whiff 20 times today.
   3. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:42 PM (#4257055)
This is Playoffs Day Two.
   4. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:42 PM (#4257057)
Of course Buck Martinez selects a slow chopper into the hole at short on which a DP could not be turned as evidence of the problem of infield range for the Tigers.

Guaranteed that it would have been a nice play if Jeter had made it.
   5. Baldrick Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4257058)
Re-posted from Game Chatter:
This A's team is just crazy. They play in the Mariner's division. I live in San Francisco. They are in their first game of the playoffs. And I still can't believe it. Who the heck is Josh Donaldson? Or Derek Norris? When did Brandon Moss switch bodies with Albert Pujols?

Their game 1 starting pitcher is Jarrod Parker...
   6. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4257059)
Wait a minute... the link at the top just comes back here!

Also: Coco Crisp? Eh, probably doesn't make the list of the 10 most unlikely events for the A's this year unless he hits at least one more.
   7. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4257060)
Who the heck is Josh Donaldson?

Arguably the fourth-most valuable piece (at the time) that the Cubs traded for Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin four years ago.
   8. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4257062)
Of course Buck Martinez selects a slow chopper into the hole at short on which a DP could not be turned as evidence of the problem of infield range for the Tigers.


I wondered about that too, but I figured it was just my raging hatred of Buck Martinez making me too sensitive.
   9. JJ1986 Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4257067)
Arguably the fourth-most valuable piece (at the time) that the Cubs traded for Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin four years ago.


Eric Patterson, Sean Gallgher...no idea who the other one was.
   10. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:51 PM (#4257068)
Excellent.
   11. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:51 PM (#4257069)
Eric Patterson, Sean Gallgher...no idea who the other one was.

B-R says Matt Murton, which I also did not remember.
   12. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4257070)
Drew! Nice
   13. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:58 PM (#4257074)
Getting Verlander's count up is big for the A's.
   14. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4257076)
I am liking all these long at bats for the A's. Especially the ones that don't end in inning-ending strikeouts.
   15. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4257077)
So you can only walk on a wild pitch or something. Take note.
   16. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 06, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4257078)
SCOUT: Justin Verlander battled back from 3-0 to strike out Brandon Moss.

Thank goodness for the Gameday Scout; I don't know what I'd do without it.
   17. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:00 PM (#4257079)
Yeah, almost an hour into the game and it's only heading into the bottom of the 3rd. And that was with the Tigers going quickly in the 2nd.
   18. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:00 PM (#4257080)
Verlander is certainly the beneficiary of a generous zone so far.
   19. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4257085)
My ####### god.
   20. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4257086)
Jesus Christ.
   21. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4257087)
The hell?
   22. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4257088)
Was Parker flipping it to no one there, or was the ball just not in his glove? Seems like he had a play if he just ran himself.
   23. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:09 PM (#4257089)
############. Learn to field, guys.
   24. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4257090)
The Tigers are supposed to be the shaky ones defensively.
   25. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4257091)
Yep, trying to pick it up himself.
   26. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4257093)
Looked like Parker just lost it while scooping up the ball.
   27. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM (#4257094)
Crap.
   28. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:11 PM (#4257095)
The Tigers are shaky in the can't get to stuff way, the A's are shaky in the can't catch the ball way.

In the infield, at least.
   29. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM (#4257096)
I really need to create a Buck Martinez drinking game. If he says 'veteran' take a sip. 'Veteran catcher', take a shot. Someone starts a question with "Buck, you were a manager", finish your drink.
   30. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM (#4257097)
So is this where it all starts to unravel?
   31. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:12 PM (#4257098)
Buck is so ####### terrible.
   32. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:14 PM (#4257101)
Yep, not thrilled with the announcers in this one. I found Cal with Smoltz last night was very good. Though they might get old fast.
   33. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4257104)
INFIELD FLY RULE!
   34. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4257105)
Turning into early 2000 A's all over again.
   35. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4257106)
Nice play!
   36. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4257107)
Thank you, Pennington. That could have been a lot worse.
   37. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:16 PM (#4257108)
Nice play, Pennington. Rookie mystique kept that from falling in.
   38. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:16 PM (#4257109)
Nice range by Pennington.
   39. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:18 PM (#4257110)
I'm guessing one of the nerds is going to be a baseball stat fan.
   40. Lassus Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:21 PM (#4257112)
Yeah, Buck is irritating.

Be interesting to see how long they go with Verlander.
   41. Lassus Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4257115)
Good play.
   42. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:31 PM (#4257118)
Well, the A's are doing a nice job of driving up the pitch count, but it won't mean anything unless they, you know, score some runs.
   43. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:31 PM (#4257119)
I really need to create a Buck Martinez drinking game. If he says 'veteran' take a sip. 'Veteran catcher', take a shot. Someone starts a question with "Buck, you were a manager", finish your drink.
We'd all be blackout by the 5th inning.
   44. Arva Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:33 PM (#4257120)
Many people believe left field is the hardest position to play? Turns out Raul Ibanez wasn't actually a bad fielder, he was just playing an uber challenging position...
   45. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4257121)
We'd all be blackout by the 5th inning.
And you wouldn't need to listen to Buck Martinez anymore.
   46. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4257122)
We'd all be blackout by the 5th inning.


That's more or less why I haven't created it yet. I really don't want to be responsible for creating a scene out of Caligula.
   47. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4257124)
Delmon Young looks like he's 50.
   48. Arva Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4257125)
Leyland: I want that runner on second so bad, I don't care if I run us out of the inning!

Martinez: That's why Leyland is such a veteran manager.
   49. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4257126)
They could have had a strike em out, tag em out play on Young if they had wanted to.
   50. Poster Nutbag Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4257127)
Many people believe left field is the hardest position to play?


I refuse to believe I heard that uttered....just, wow
   51. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:41 PM (#4257128)
my wife is having trouble accepting coco crisp as a real person
   52. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:42 PM (#4257129)
Little know fact: most catchers are failed left fielders. Most shortstops dream of playing left field bu aren't allowed to, because, come on.
   53. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4257130)
Many people believe left field is the hardest position to play?

I recall a manager saying this as well once. Perhaps it was Dusty.
   54. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:46 PM (#4257132)
Wasn't the excuse used last year that Hamilton played left field for Texas when Gentry was in the lineup because Gentry didn't have much experience in left?
   55. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4257134)
Time for Notre Dame.
   56. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4257135)
I believe Ron Washington said "It's incredibly hard."
   57. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4257138)
Verlander hasn't looked terribly effective tonight, but the A's had better get him out of there if they want this game because they still aren't doing anything with him.
   58. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4257139)
God damn it.
   59. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4257141)
It's over.
   60. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4257142)
whooof
   61. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4257144)
Imagine how valuable Avila would be if he could play left field.
   62. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4257145)
Is it supposed to be obvious that CF is the hardest outfield position? That's not true for everybody.

Some people find CF easier than RF or LF, because there aren't as many tricky angles. This was said about Mike Cameron. And in that situation, LF would be harder than RF because LF probably gets more fly balls.
   63. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4257146)
OK, you spend all that money to go see playoff baseball, and you're dinking around on a carousel.
   64. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4257147)
Great grab Reddick!
   65. Chris Fluit Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4257148)
Nice catch by Reddick!
   66. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4257149)
And in that situation, LF would be harder than RF because LF probably gets more fly balls.

Major league right fielders had over 500 more putouts than left fielders this year.
   67. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4257151)
91 pitches through 5 for Verlander
   68. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4257152)
Touchdown!
   69. McCoy Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4257153)
Do these hitters do anything besides strikeout?
   70. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4257155)
I thought the general rule was that center fielders could run and throw, left fielders could run but not throw and right fielders can throw but not run.
   71. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4257156)
Guys? Have you considered not striking out? Just for a change of pace? Maybe try doing that.
   72. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4257157)
In fairness, Verlander is no stranger to high-strikeout games.
   73. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4257158)
Has anyone had a Miller 64? I assume it's miserable.
   74. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4257159)
Shame the A's are going to lose this one and other than the solo homer from Avila, the Tigers offense hasn't done all that much.
   75. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4257162)
The ump's been giving Velander that fastball off the plate away all night batters all night.
   76. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4257164)
Has anyone had a Miller 64? I assume it's miserable."
I'm all about cheap beer, but I would not go near one of those. Or a High Life.
   77. Srul Itza Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4257166)
Be interesting to see how long they go with Verlander.


Given he had 9 120+ pitch games this year, I expect to see him out there for the 7th.
   78. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4257168)
So much for me thinking Darvish was some sort of numerical misfit. Jarrod Parker wears #11 too!

How old is Delmon Young? He looks like Dave Parker when Dave Parker was an 18-year veteran. Wasn't he skinny a couple years ago, when he was on the Twins?
   79. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4257169)
Man, has it really been a year since I had to sit through ads featuring people getting furious over the absence of guacamole?
   80. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4257172)
Young is actually younger than I am, IIRC. I'm 27.
   81. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:13 PM (#4257176)
At the very least, we will be treated to a Jose Valverde save attempt.
   82. Arva Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4257178)
I'm beginning to think this Verlander lad may have a future in this business.
   83. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4257180)
Delmon turned 27 last month.
   84. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4257183)
Delmon turned 27 last month.

He looks like ####.
   85. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4257185)
Somehow Young's current facial hair makes him look like a fat old guy instead of just a fat guy. Maybe he needs a goatee.

Hey! Joaquin Benoit has a beard shaped like a lowercase omega. Delmon Young should do that.
   86. Baldrick Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4257186)
Verlander hasn't looked terribly effective tonight, but the A's had better get him out of there if they want this game because they still aren't doing anything with him.

About that...
   87. fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4257189)
"His night is done", says Dickerson of Verlander.
   88. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4257190)
just set up my postseason tv so my wife can watch a movie. It is notably behind the tv
   89. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4257191)
Has anyone had a Miller 64? I assume it's miserable.

I worked a charity golf tournament a couple months ago and got the plum assignment of driving around the beverage cart with one of my buddies. Between Miller 64 and Coors Light, I chose the Miller 64. I took my first swig sitting off a tee box while a guy was in his backswing and started coughing/choking. Buddy amused, golfer not quite as much.
   90. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:22 PM (#4257194)
Tigers will want to tack on a run or two here. Detroit fans will attest that this is all but sewn up with the pen now expected to get six outs.
   91. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4257200)
Neshek's the first man out of the pen? That's a curious move.
   92. fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4257202)
Detroit fans will attest that this is all but sewn up with the pen now expected to get six outs.

I'm not attesting anything like that. This bullpen never ceases to make me nervous.
   93. fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4257205)
How did Infante do that?
   94. fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4257207)
Dickerson's 'Tigers threaten, do not score' is liable to be the epitaph for this 2012 team.
   95. TomH Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4257211)
not if you listen to Yankee announcers. They already have a TM, R circle, C circle, patent #, all rights reserved on discussing their team's un-clutch hitting in 2012.
   96. fra paolo Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4257213)
This bullpen never ceases to make me nervous.

See what I mean.
   97. Bourbon Samurai Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4257214)
cespedes!
   98. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:46 PM (#4257215)
Dammit. In Moss's wheelhouse.
   99. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4257217)
It's over.
   100. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: October 06, 2012 at 08:48 PM (#4257218)
Strike one to Reddick was the one to knock, but he watched it go by.
Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 > 

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
James Kannengieser
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogSielski: A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction
(56 - 4:13am, Oct 20)
Last: Sunday silence

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1959 Ballot
(2 - 3:12am, Oct 20)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogOT:  October 2014 - College Football thread
(439 - 2:48am, Oct 20)
Last: AuntBea

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(2527 - 2:06am, Oct 20)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogJosh Byrnes seen as a leader for job under Dodgers president Friedman - CBSSports.com
(4 - 1:54am, Oct 20)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogJAVIER prospect comparison system, now with speed! - Beyond the Box Score
(1 - 1:34am, Oct 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(260 - 1:22am, Oct 20)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogDombrowski told that Iglesias 'will be fine' for 2015
(18 - 1:14am, Oct 20)
Last: Cooper Nielson

NewsblogCould the Yankees ever be Royals? Young and athletic K.C. is everything that Bombers are not - NY Daily News
(9 - 12:43am, Oct 20)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogAngell: Gigantic
(33 - 12:41am, Oct 20)
Last: Steve Treder

NewsblogBrisbee: The 5 worst commercials of the MLB postseason
(94 - 12:12am, Oct 20)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogCardinals proud of fourth straight NLCS appearance | cardinals.com
(30 - 10:52pm, Oct 19)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogJoe West named ALCS crew chief
(44 - 9:55pm, Oct 19)
Last: tfbg9

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(824 - 9:02pm, Oct 19)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogESPN: Brian Roberts retires
(20 - 8:47pm, Oct 19)
Last: toratoratora

Page rendered in 0.7541 seconds
52 querie(s) executed