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Strasburg rises from mold malady to throttle Cubs, send NLDS to Game 5 | Chicago Sun-Times

The headline is just wrong.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 12, 2017 at 07:11 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, mold, nationals, stephen strasburg

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   1. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:18 AM (#5550917)
Forget the mold, what the hell is going on at this racist City Water Department?
   2. PreservedFish Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:19 AM (#5550918)
Solid Mold
   3. PreservedFish Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:23 AM (#5550920)
Mold Reliable
   4. bfan Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:24 AM (#5550922)
Forget the mold, what the hell is going on at this racist City Water Department?


If it is like my city, selective collections efforts on overdue bills show a pattern of targeting efforts to make people pay for their water use have singled out a certain group. Of course, that got hushed up pretty quickly.
   5. PreservedFish Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:25 AM (#5550923)
Mold Standard
   6. Zonk Tormundbane Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:37 AM (#5550929)
FWIW, I thought he looked more unhittable overall in game 1 - it took him about 3 innings to reach that plateau this time (I think it was the 4th where he basically struck out the side on 9 pitches... then it was, as noted in the chatter, #### I remember this guy).

Best thing the Cubs have going for them in game 5 is that there's no chance HE pitches in it.
   7. simon bedford Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:41 AM (#5550931)
I think they deserve some praise for not going with the obvious "broke the mold" headline.
   8. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:54 AM (#5550936)
Good thing for the Natinals that we aren't singing "Straburg's body is a-mouldin' in the grave".
   9. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:01 AM (#5550940)
Kris Bryant looked especially lost yesterday, though he's looked a bit lost all series long.

Tough day for Addison. Had a flyout that in almost any other condition would have been a two run homer and then had a clanker of a fielding mishap to give the Nats their first run. Then that exact same weather that robbed Addison of his homer gives Taylor a 2 out grand slam. On any other day the Cubs win this game 2-0 and move on to play the Dodgers. Here's hoping they still get to do that.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:13 AM (#5550955)
On any other day the Cubs win this game 2-0


That seems like a rather generous view of things.
   11. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:27 AM (#5550971)
Here's the latest installment of the perennial Mexican standoff between the Lerners and the DC Metro system. As usual, their timing couldn't be better:

No plans for Metro to stay open late for tonight’s Nationals game

It appears that Metro will not stay open late on Thursday night for the end of the Washington Nationals’ make-or-break home game against the Chicago Cubs.

Instead, Metro officials are planning to close at the regularly scheduled time of 11:30 p.m. That would probably leave some train-dependent fans stranded if they don’t head out before the end of the ninth inning of Game 5 in the National League Division Series, which is scheduled to start at 8:08 p.m.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said Wednesday night, after the end of the Game 4, that the agency had received no request from the Nationals to keep the system open late on Thursday.

And the Nationals sent out an advisory in advance of the Thursday night matchup, alerting riders to Metro’s scheduled closing hours and advising them to bike or use the D.C. Circulator to get to and from the stadium.

The lack of plans for additional service hours comes after weeks of speculation about whether the Nationals would participate in Metro’s recently introduced protocol on extending the train schedule for special events.

Under the new policy, announced in June, organizations that want extra hours of service will have to pay for it. The price tag: $100,000 per hour, refundable if Metro ends up making a profit during the additional time.

When asked in recent days about whether Metro planned to accommodate riders during a potential Game 5 of the National League Division Series, Metro officials reiterated their stance: The stations will stay open late if the Nationals decide to pay for it.

The issue of late Metro hours was a significant point of contention last year, when Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld refused to run extended service on the system during the Nats’ playoff run, citing the urgent need to use non-service hours at night to perform track repairs.

It was a decision that drew praise from some safety advocates but incensed many of the region’s baseball fans.

If the Nationals lose on Thursday night, fans may take a similar tack from last year: Blame Metro.


   12. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:44 AM (#5550986)
"Myco Drop"?
   13. PreservedFish Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:46 AM (#5550993)
The price tag: $100,000 per hour, refundable if Metro ends up making a profit during the additional time.


Interesting. I'd love to see the math on that.
   14. Charles S. is a big fan of Outerbridge Horsey Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:51 AM (#5550994)
What kind of small-town operation are those guys running? I guess when the sun goes down they aren't wide awake.
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:53 AM (#5551057)
Instead, Metro officials are planning to close at the regularly scheduled time of 11:30 p.m. That would probably leave some train-dependent fans stranded if they don’t head out before the end of the ninth inning of Game 5 in the National League Division Series, which is scheduled to start at 8:08 p.m.

Or, they could just play the damn game in less than 3 1/2 hours. Revolutionary, I know.
   16. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:07 AM (#5551079)
Or, they could just play the damn game in less than 3 1/2 hours.

That's unpossible!
   17. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM (#5551084)
Ah yes, Washington DC, the city with no taxis. Wait, what?
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 12, 2017 at 01:20 PM (#5551269)
Ah yes, Washington DC, the city with no taxis. Wait, what?

A large majority of the fans are coming from the suburbs, mostly Northern Virginia, so a taxi is a bit pricey, and they're not all that available at the Park from what I've heard. Still, people make do.
   19. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:42 PM (#5551384)
Cubs had the luck in games 1 and 3, Nats had it in game 4.

All comes down to a coin flip. Lets hope we get it.
   20. Bote Man Posted: October 12, 2017 at 05:36 PM (#5551569)
Eddie Matz @ESPNeddiematz
Earned runs allowed by inning in Stephen Strasburg's last 66 IP:
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   21. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 12, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5551626)
Metro officials are planning to close at the regularly scheduled time of 11:30 p.m.


Wait, what? I've never been to DC and I am sure you guys have covered this one before...but somehow I missed it. The metro closes at 11:30 every night? Doesn't DC have bars, clubs, restaurants and I don't know, like lots of kind of important people doing business at all hours of the night? Is this one of those things that's left over from some puritan law of 1796 where people can't be outside after 11:30 or something stupid like that?

Andy, bote, anyone, can you explain the reasoning behind that 11:30 closing time? It just seems a bit odd. Are they justifying this decision behind some guise of keeping down crime or some other silly idea about cost, etc? As if public transport should ever be about making money anyway. The point is to move the masses safely and efficiently so they can be happy and productive.
   22. McCoy Posted: October 12, 2017 at 07:42 PM (#5551631)
Friday and Saturday it goes until 1am. It used to be until 3am but budget cutbacks trimmed it to 1am. The rest of the time it used to go until midnight but now they have trimmed it to 11:30 Mon through Thursday and have it on Sunday as 8am to 11pm.

The city Sunday through Thursday really does kind of roll up it streets after 11pm so it really doesn't get much use after 10pm or so. It's still kind of a pain the arse for people that work at night or stay out past midnight on the weekdays. I remember one weekday back when I lived in VA and took the metro in to work. We went out drinking afterwards and stayed out past midnight. Had to sleep in my office that night. Woke up around 5 or so to catch the early trains back to VA.

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