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Friday, October 05, 2012

Wild Card Playoffs OMNICHATTER

5:00 PM Eastern: STL (Lohse) at ATL (Medlen)
8:30 PM Eastern: BAL (Saunders) at TEX (Darvish)

Both games on TBS.

Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 12:33 AM | 966 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4255554)
Conradian Play [ ] (Reminder: Conradian Play, named in honor and remembrance of Brooks Conrad's 3 errors in a single NLDS game. To qualify, it must not be a simple error, but an error on a seemingly routine play where there is no question as to whether it was an error or not)
"Come on, this train!" [X]
Dramatic HR, 7th inning or later [ ]
Baserunning Gaffe [ ]
Strikeout of Side [ ]
Double Play [ ]
Stolen Base [ ]
Caught Stealing [ ]
Intentional Base on Balls [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Umpiring Gaffe that means there will be cries for expanded replay [ ]
Umpiring gaffe eliminates a team from postseason [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ] (both ends of an inning are perfect)
"This could be Chipper's last game" [X] (I'll get this out of the way)
Movie Ads: Argo [ ] Wreck-It Ralph [ ] Skyfall [ ] Here Comes the Boom [ ] Cloud Atlas [ ] Lincoln [ ]
Mention of how this year's ALDS and NLDS will be 2-3 format [ ]
Non-Pitcher bunts [ ]
Cardinals bunt with man on second and no outs [ ]
Tomahawk Chop [ X]
Mention of 1996 Olympics [ ]
Game 6 of the 2011 WS flashback during NL game [ ]
Hank Aaron pointed out in crowd [ ]
Bobby Cox reference [X ]
Stan Musial mentioned [ ]
Mark McGwire referenced [ ]
Bad pun made on the name "Medlen" [ ]
Pujols is mentioned [ ]
David Freese picks up where he left off last October [ ]
Image of Brian McCann sitting in dugout [X ]
Dave Duncan mentioned [ ]
Brian McCann gets in the game [ ]
Flashback to Braves' loss in 2011's 162 [ ]
Matheny honors Tony LaRussa, uses 4 or more pitchers in one inning [ ]
Game 6 of the 2011 WS flashback during AL game [ ]
At least one member of Bush family at Rangers game [ ]
Jeff Maier flashback [ ]
Tony Fernandez flashback [ ]
1983 WS flashback [ ]
Cal Ripken actually says something critical from the booth [ ]
Rangers' Antlers-thing []
Flashback to Hamilton's 4-HR night [ ]
Josh Hamilton FA talk [ ]
Jim Thome retrospective [ ]
Orioles' extra inning victory streak mentioned [ ]
Matt Wieters does something good [ ]
Ron Washington goes nuts in the dugout [ ]
Mention of all of the Ex-Rangers with the Orioles [ ]
Michael Young called "great teammate", "classy" etc. [ ]
Orioles bullpen comes into play before Rangers bullpen [ ]
Nolan Ryan is interviewed at any point of the game [ ]
Mention of Japanese media coverage of Yu Darvish [ ]
Yu Darvish's life story recapped for people who only pay attention during playoffs [ ]
Game goes past midnight [ ]
"We're deep in the heart of Texas..." [ ]
Reference to Josh Hamilton's HR Derby performance a few years back [ ]
Reference to the Dallas Cowboys [ ] (Reference to Baltimore Ravens [ ])
Hamilton's error from Game 162 [ ]
Teagarden shows up []
Mention that Mike Maddux is Greg Maddux's brother [ ]
   202. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4255555)
He got away with another high change to Prado- it was high and outside.
   203. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4255556)
I myself am not sure about the gaffeworthiness of that. MLB needs a Kevin Pereira.


Nitpick, it's Mike Pereira, hopefully the MLB version would not be a bullshitting clown like Pereira is.
   204. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4255558)
According to BB-Ref PI, Dan Uggla is in fact the only TTO second baseman.

I looked for seasons with >20 HR, >60 BB, >60 K since 1950.
Of those 49 seasons, Dan Uggla has five.

Others with multiple such seasons: Chase Utley, Craig Biggio, Jeff Kent, Roberto Alomar. Biggio is the only other one with 5 such seasons. However, all the others have much better batting averages.

Of the 6 such seasons with a batting average under .250, Dan Uggla has three.

Rk            Player   BA HR  BB  SO Year Age  Tm 
1      Kelly Johnson .222 21  60 163 2011  29 TOT 
2       Rickie Weeks .230 21  74 169 2012  29 MIL 
3          Dan Uggla .233 36  62 156 2011  31 ATL 
4     Dick McAuliffe .239 22 105 118 1967  27 DET 
5          Dan Uggla .243 31  92 150 2009  29 FLA 
6          Dan Uggla .245 31  68 167 2007  27 FLA 
7       Charlie Neal .254 22  61  91 1958  27 LAD 
8        Ian Kinsler .255 32  89  71 2011  29 TEX 
9      Mark Bellhorn .258 27  76 144 2002  27 CHC 
10         Dan Uggla .260 32  77 171 2008  28 FLA 
11       Ian Kinsler .263 20  62  83 2007  25 TEX 
12     Damion Easley .264 22  68 102 1997  27 DET 
13       Davey Lopes .265 28  97  88 1979  34 LAD
14        Ray Durham .267 20  64 110 2001  29 CHW
15      Rickie Weeks .269 29  76 184 2010  27 MIL 
16      Lou Whitaker .269 20  63  70 1986  29 DET 
17       Ben Zobrist .269 20  77 128 2011  30 TBR 
18     Davey Johnson .270 43  81  93 1973  30 ATL 
19       Juan Samuel .272 28  60 162 1987  26 PHI 
20       Chase Utley .282 31  88 110 2009  30 PHI 
21     Kelly Johnson .284 26  79 148 2010  28 ARI
22       Mark DeRosa .285 21  69 106 2008  33 CHC 
23         Dan Uggla .287 33  78 149 2010  30 FLA 
24      Craig Biggio .287 21  77  93 1993  27 HOU 
25         Jeff Kent .289 29  72  85 2005  37 LAD 
26          Jay Bell .289 38  82 132 1999  33 ARI 
27        Joe Morgan .290 26 111  61 1973  29 CIN 
28         Jeff Kent .290 23  61 112 1999  31 SFG 
29     Ryne Sandberg .291 26  87  89 1991  31 CHC 
30       Chase Utley .291 28  69 109 2005  26 PHI 
   205. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:05 PM (#4255560)
Oh, by the way, bit of news: Pat Neshek will be on the Oakland playoff roster and he has arrived in Detroit. His wife told him to go be with the team.


I just saw this. I don't know that I could bear to leave my wife at a time like that, but I hope being with his team mates gives him a measure of comfort.



Edited for spelling
   206. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4255562)
Ooh, bad luck, that.
   207. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4255563)
Oh, ow. Conradian for a play like that to come from Chipper. (Unless there are any objections)
   208. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4255564)
I think it's ridiculous that they are allowed to have a one game roster, but at the same time, this is the type of bench that I think baseball should be shooting for on a daily basis.

Agree. Why not make them set their LDS roster and have to play the wild card game with that roster?
   209. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4255565)
Beltran has 11 HR in 22 postseason games. That's a little ridiculous.
   210. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4255566)
Conradian.
   211. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4255567)
Of the 6 such seasons with a batting average under .250, Dan Uggla has three.


Thanks. If I'm reading that right, all five of Uggla's qualifying seasons were actually >30 HRs, which gives him more than half of all the 30 HR, 60K, 60BB seasons by a second baseman in history.
   212. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:09 PM (#4255568)
Agree. Why not make them set their LDS roster and have to play the wild card game with that roster?
I imagine they feel like having to survive a 1-G sudden death playoff is punishment enough.
   213. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:10 PM (#4255571)
Well, this is unexpected.
   214. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM (#4255572)
I'm watching on GameDay... was that a double-play ball that Chipper threw away?
   215. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM (#4255573)
I'm watching on GameDay... was that a double-play ball that Chipper threw away?


Probably.
   216. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4255574)
What type of throw was that? That just had bad physics behind it.
   217. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4255575)
Here are all the 30 HR, 60 K, 60 BB seasons by a second baseman in history (this time I did it since 1901). Uggla has four of the five worst batting averages. Pretty impressive.

Rk           Player   BA HR BB  SO Year Age  Tm 
1         Dan Uggla .233 36 62 156 2011  31 ATL 
2         Dan Uggla .243 31 92 150 2009  29 FLA 
3         Dan Uggla .245 31 68 167 2007  27 FLA 
4       Ian Kinsler .255 32 89  71 2011  29 TEX 
5         Dan Uggla .260 32 77 171 2008  28 FLA 
6     Davey Johnson .270 43 81  93 1973  30 ATL
7        Joe Gordon .280 32 77  68 1948  33 CLE 
8       Chase Utley .282 31 88 110 2009  30 PHI 
9         Dan Uggla .287 33 78 149 2010  30 FLA
10         Jay Bell .289 38 82 132 1999  33 ARI 
11      Chase Utley .292 33 64 104 2008  29 PHI 
12       Bret Boone .294 35 68 125 2003  34 SEA
13      Chase Utley .309 32 63 132 2006  27 PHI 
14    Robinson Cano .313 33 61  96 2012  29 NYY
15        Jeff Kent .334 33 90 107 2000  32 SFG 
16   Rogers Hornsby .380 39 87  65 1929  33 CHC 


Mark Bellhorn was a TTO second baseman, but somehow he only played two full seasons.
   218. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4255576)
A three run Chipper error. Definitely Conradian.
   219. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:14 PM (#4255578)
Of the 6 such seasons with a batting average under .250, Dan Uggla has three.


Dick McAuliffe did it twice, and had a third season batting .274, but two of those were as a SS.

And Grich with 0 just misses having 4 TTO seasons. Two of which he had 19 HR (with over 80 walks and K's both seasons), another with 59 walks, and 1981 when he had 40 walks in 100 games.
   220. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM (#4255579)
Just sick to my stomach. The Baseball gods hate the Braves.
   221. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:15 PM (#4255580)
They show phone sex ads on TBS at 6:15 now?
   222. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4255581)
The ayes have it. Chipper was Conradian.
   223. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:17 PM (#4255582)
Yes, it was a tailor made one hopper that he threw into RF. Just... Well, this is what happens to the Braves in the post-season sometimes.
   224. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4255584)
I think the ump is having a pretty good night, balls and strikes-wise.
   225. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4255585)
The Braves were the team that taught me how dumb the post-season is.
   226. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4255587)
Good call at first, too.
   227. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4255588)
The Braves were the team that taught me how dumb the post-season is.


I believe the Braves went to a record number of BCS MLB Championship Games.
   228. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4255589)
Wow, BUNT by ROSS and he's SAFE! The man cannot be stopped!


Bunt by non-pitcher [x]
   229. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:20 PM (#4255590)
Do they award an MVP for this "series"?
   230. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4255591)
David Ross, 5 star athlete.
   231. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4255592)
Ross is having a good game....
   232. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4255593)
What the hell just happened?
   233. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4255594)
OK, let's say TTO middle infielders.

I searched for 2B and/or SS, >15 HR, >60 BB, >60 K, <.280 BA.

5 seasons: Uggla
4 seasons: McAuliffe, Eddie Joost
3 seasons: Cal Ripken Jr, Ian Kinsler, Joe Gordon, Kelly Johnson, Lou Whitaker, Rickie Weeks, Roy Smalley, Woodie Held
2 seasons: Grich, Daryl Spencer, Davey Lopes, Jay Bell, Jim Fregosi, Jose Valentin, Mark Bellhorn*, Ray Durham, Ron Hansen

*Mark Bellhorn's only two fykk seasons
   234. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:21 PM (#4255595)
Wooohoooo Hutcheson is here -

And that's the right call, even.
   235. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4255596)
Simmons was all the way out there. Bad move.
   236. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4255597)
Do they award an MVP for this "series"?

They don't award MVPs in the next round, so I'm guessing no.
   237. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4255598)
Another good call by the first base ump.
   238. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4255599)
Did Simmons not know who was on deck?
   239. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4255600)
There's your give-back for the time call.
   240. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4255602)
Did Simmons not know who was on deck?


He brings shame to all of Honkbal.
   241. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4255603)
Am I just stupid, or can you only get singular angles on MLB.com? No broadcast angles?
   242. salvomania Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM (#4255604)
Yes, it was a tailor made one hopper that he threw into RF.


It was a rocket shot that hit about 18 inches in front of Chipper's glove---it was a short hop that he made a great stop on.
   243. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4255605)
There's your give-back for the time call.

Are you actually contesting the validity of that interference call?
   244. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4255606)
There's your give-back for the time call.


Are you serious? That was absolutely the correct call.
   245. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4255607)
By the way, I'm going to say that Simmons definitely had a baserunning gaffe.
   246. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4255608)
Is anyone else getting a little audio trouble on the TBS broadcast? Reverb, I think it's called. The sound of the bat hitting the ball twice, foot hitting bag twice, etc.?
   247. Dale H. Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4255609)
If Joe Simpson doesn't want you bunting, then bunting must REALLY be the wrong move to make.
   248. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:26 PM (#4255612)
Mark Bellhorn was a TTO second baseman, but somehow he only played two full seasons.

He was very underappreciated. Also, he was only actually good in two seasons, but since he was my favorite player on the 2004 Red Sox I choose to ignore that.
   249. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4255614)
No, but the interference call was no more or less valid than the time call. If people can ##### about the time call, I can ##### about the interference call.
   250. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4255615)
Is anyone else getting a little audio trouble on the TBS broadcast?


The Turner Field mikes aren't used to crowd noise.
   251. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4255616)
Manager's call, not Simmons, apparently, according to screwed up mid-inning interview.
   252. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:29 PM (#4255617)
Mark Bellhorn was a TTO second baseman


I knew I was a baseball fan when I recognized Mark Bellhorn by his home run trot.
   253. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:34 PM (#4255619)
Nice play by Lohse.
   254. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:34 PM (#4255620)
Maybe I'll just watch Sherlock Series 2.
   255. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4255623)
Maybe I'll just watch Sherlock Series 2.

Moffat is really starting to wear on me.
   256. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4255624)
Remember guys- Prado will have ss eligability next year...
   257. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4255625)
There's your give-back for the time call.


You mean making the correct call is somehow a give back. Mind you nobody is really complaining about the timeout call, just mentioning it in passing.
   258. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4255626)
Duncan referenced [x]
   259. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4255627)
Maybe I'll just watch Sherlock Series 2.

Moffat is really starting to wear on me.


Says the one guy who dislikes Matt Smith as the Doctor. I mean, yeah, some of the recent episodes have more holes than swiss cheese, but Smith is great.
   260. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4255629)
Duncan referenced [x]


Yeah, I heard that too.
   261. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4255630)
You mean making the correct call is somehow a give back. Mind you nobody is really complaining about the timeout call, just mentioning it in passing.


Nobody here, perhaps.
   262. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4255631)
Says the one guy who dislikes Matt Smith as the Doctor. I mean, yeah, some of the recent episodes have more holes than swiss cheese, but Smith is great.


This whole season has sucked balls. Only the first episode was any good, and that had the Daleks and a great new character to lean on. I do like Matt Smith, and the Ponds but this season has been the worse since the reboot, by a fairly large margin.
   263. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:40 PM (#4255632)
I'm watching on GameDay... was that a double-play ball that Chipper threw away?


If Dan Uggla had a vertical leap of more than 2 inches or normal length arms it would have been two. You can always find a way to blame Uggla.
   264. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:40 PM (#4255633)
Wow, we are already in the 6th inning. Have to like the way these pitchers are just going after the batters.
   265. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:42 PM (#4255634)
This is reminding me of why I hate post-season baseball. It runs the pleasure of the game.
   266. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:42 PM (#4255636)
This whole season has sucked balls. Only the first episode was any good, and that had the Daleks and a great new character to lean on. I do like Matt Smith, and the Ponds but this season has been the worse since the reboot, by a fairly large margin.


Haven't seen it yet. I tend to watch my TV on Netflix, but I'll say the second half of last season (Let's kill Hitler to The Wedding of River Song) was pretty terrible.
   267. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:44 PM (#4255637)

This whole season has sucked balls. Only the first episode was any good, and that had the Daleks and a great new character to lean on. I do like Matt Smith, and the Ponds but this season has been the worse since the reboot, by a fairly large margin.


I'd generally agree with you on that, although I liked "Power of Three" as well. But "Mercy", "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" and "Angels" were, the more I think about them, more like exercises where they came up with two or three good scenes and then tried to build stories around them, when it should be the other way around.
   268. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:44 PM (#4255638)
Adron Chambers could have done that.
   269. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:44 PM (#4255639)
I seriously had no idea Holliday was even still playing.
   270. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4255640)
Yeah that Matt Holliday sucks
   271. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4255641)
Announcers are saying that the Cardinals miss Furcal in the leadoff spot.... I don't know, I think I prefer Jays obp over Furcal, and of course losing Furcal means Jay moves from the second spot to the leadoff spot and puts a real bat(Beltran/Craig etc) into the number two spot.

Holliday with a homerun...Yippee!!!
   272. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4255642)
This is reminding me of why I hate post-season baseball. It runs the pleasure of the game.

Amen. Baseball was meant to be a marathon, not a 50-meter dash like this game.

But I'm not bitter.
   273. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4255643)
Braves have got to come back. Chipper can't go out as a goat.
   274. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4255644)
Well, uh, Happy Holliday, I guess.
   275. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4255645)
Adron Chambers could have done that.

I wonder if that guy is still tired of watching Holliday?
   276. Mike A Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4255647)
I'd almost rather have the Braves lose by 12 runs than see Chipper go out on such a note.
   277. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4255648)
This whole season has sucked balls. Only the first episode was any good, and that had the Daleks and a great new character to lean on. I do like Matt Smith, and the Ponds but this season has been the worse since the reboot, by a fairly large margin.


I kind of liked "The Power of Three", but the mini-season had one very good episode, one good one, two below average, and one horrendously bad ("Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"). I loved Jenna Louise Coleman, but I'm still confused about her character. Will she be playing that character when she becomes the new companion, or will it be a different character? Her demise was pretty much implied in the episode...
   278. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4255649)
Says the one guy who dislikes Matt Smith as the Doctor. I mean, yeah, some of the recent episodes have more holes than swiss cheese, but Smith is great.

Smith is fine, I think they've written him like crap. He's definitely saving Moffat from being complete garbage.


but I'm still confused about her character. Will she be playing that character when she becomes the new companion, or will it be a different character? Her demise was pretty much implied in the episode...

Might try something inventive, same consciousness, new body, actual Dalek companion or something. I'm glad the Ponds are gone. Amy bored me to tears.
   279. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:47 PM (#4255650)
Amen. Baseball was meant to be a marathon, not a 50-meter dash like this game.


It's not even that. It's the screaming and the yelling and the "excitement." Baseball is supposed to be leisurely and calming. The playoffs are the opposite of that. They harsh my zen. #### 'em.
   280. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:49 PM (#4255652)
I'd generally agree with you on that, although I liked "Power of Three" as well. But "Mercy", "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" and "Angels" were, the more I think about them, more like exercises where they came up with two or three good scenes and then tried to build stories around them, when it should be the other way around.


I did like Power of Three, except the extreme easy solution. Angels had such great potential but too many plot holes that you are shaking your head. It does the Angels no good to send people back forty years, they need to let it be known that they were sending them back a week, or a month or a year and trapping them and sending them back over and over etc. Of course that ruins the ending in some respects,(although they didn't actually list a died date, just an age so it is still doable)

Mercy was such a cliche and beyond stupid plot device with the cyborg self determining he won't cross the line, that when he had the target in front of him, he should have just shot. Dinosaurs introduced Brian, who is a fantastic character, and I love the Silurians, and again a good concept, weak execution.
   281. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4255654)
Her demise was pretty much implied in the episode...

There's no body so she's not dead. Well. Maybe. And there's time travel, so...
   282. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4255655)
It's not even that. It's the screaming and the yelling and the "excitement." Baseball is supposed to be leisurely and calming. The playoffs are the opposite of that. They harsh my zen. #### 'em.

I completely get this, but exciting baseball is still good baseball, especially after 162 games of calming. A little tension never hurt anyone.
   283. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:50 PM (#4255656)
but I'm still confused about her character. Will she be playing that character when she becomes the new companion, or will it be a different character? Her demise was pretty much implied in the episode...


The previews for the christmas episode make it look like it's a different character, one he picks up sometime in the 18th century(it looks like a scrooge episode, although that has been done twice actually)
   284. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:51 PM (#4255657)
Is Amy finally gone? I have all the episodes on DVR, but have had no desire to watch them.
   285. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:51 PM (#4255658)
I've officially quit watching the playoffs again. It's just not worth it.
   286. JJ1986 Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM (#4255659)
I think it's a mistake to leave Lohse in here.
   287. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:52 PM (#4255662)
I completely get this, but exciting baseball is still good baseball, especially after 162 games of calming. A little tension never hurt anyone.


Get me tense and give me a sharp object and ask again when the frenzy's over.
   288. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4255663)
I've officially quit watching the playoffs again. It's just not worth it.

Oh jesus, I was trying to be understanding, but you sound like some emo kid on tumblr. Go watch football, that's boring ####, you'll be happier.
   289. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:53 PM (#4255664)
Lohse is leaving.
   290. DA Baracus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4255666)
I completely get this, but exciting baseball is still good baseball, especially after 162 games of calming. A little tension never hurt anyone.


A team with that fourth best record in baseball has to play a team that otherwise wouldn't have made the playoffs. That is not exciting.
   291. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:55 PM (#4255668)
The previews for the christmas episode make it look like it's a different character, one he picks up sometime in the 18th century(it looks like a scrooge episode, although that has been done twice actually)


Ah. Maybe it's her great grandmother, many generations removed?
   292. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:55 PM (#4255669)
Is Amy finally gone? I have all the episodes on DVR, but have had no desire to watch them.


Spoilers: Yes. It's pretty final ending for them on a similar vein as Rose or Donna, but of course neither of those endings took.

note: when I say the season sucks, it's by Doctor Who standards and my love of the show, but I will still prefer to watch the worst episodes in the reboot than 90% of TV out there. Heck every episode this season I have seen a minimum of two times.

I think it's a mistake to leave Lohse in here.


They took your advice.
   293. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM (#4255670)
M weird humor saw the pitching change for L Lynn and wondered how well Loretta Lynn would be able to pitch in a high leverage situation in her condition.
   294. Lassus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM (#4255671)
A team with that fourth best record in baseball has to play a team that otherwise wouldn't have made the playoffs. That is not exciting.

Listen, I ####### DESPISE this new system. But I still love baseball, so I can still be happy watching an elimination game.
   295. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM (#4255672)
Is Amy finally gone? I have all the episodes on DVR, but have had no desire to watch them.


Yep.
   296. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:56 PM (#4255674)
Oh jesus, I was trying to be understanding, but you sound like some emo kid on tumblr.


Whatever. Tell me about how cool it all is again. That'll probably change my mind.
   297. Gamingboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:57 PM (#4255675)
Is Amy finally gone? I have all the episodes on DVR, but have had no desire to watch them.


Yes, she and Rory are very very much gone. Well, until they need them to have a cameo in the 50th Anniversary Plains-Of-Trenzalore Spectacular.
   298. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:57 PM (#4255676)
Two warning track fly balls. Of course.

Being a Braves fan since 1991 has been a unique experience. I'd never argue that it's anything but overwhelmingly positive; I'm from Kansas City, I've seen true fan misery. But in terms of sheer quantity of October frustration and pain, the Braves really are unmatched in recent history.
   299. cardsfanboy Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:58 PM (#4255678)
A team with that fourth best record in baseball has to play a team that otherwise wouldn't have made the playoffs. That is not exciting.


And the Nationals will complain that a team that didn't win the division is in the playoffs. Etc. Etc. Etc. It's the format that MLB has chosen.

   300. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 05, 2012 at 06:59 PM (#4255680)
I have all the episodes on DVR, but have had no desire to watch them.

Every now and then I see a comment like this and realize that the DVR we rent from the cable company has literally like 1% of the capacity of some DVRs.

But that's OK, I don't like being paralyzed by the Paradox of Choice.
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