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Thursday, October 25, 2012

World Series Game 2 OMNICHATTER

Well, after Justin Verlander’s dominating 14-strikeout complete game shutout tonig—- sorry, where did I put it.. oh, here it is: After Pablo Sandoval’s 3-HR performance, the Giants lead 1-0. Can the Tigers tie it back up? Will Madison Bumgarner recover from earlier to make this 2-0? Will we discuss various pop cultural mainstays? Only time will tell…

Detroit Tigers (Fister) @ San Francisco Giants (Bumgarner). 8 PM. FOX.

Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 12:06 AM | 391 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: October 25, 2012 at 05:31 AM (#4282752)
So the bad ol' Tigers -- the team we watched for the first 150 or so games this season -- decided to show up at the worst possible time. Great. Not to mention bad calls and ridiculously bad luck: when a ball that hits third base keys a four-run rally, you know it's just not your night. Oh, and here's an idea: don't throw meatballs to Pablo Sandoval. Just a thought.

I figured Detroit had about a 60% chance of winning this series; now, it's maybe half that. And if they lose tonight, it'll be right around zero.
   2. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 25, 2012 at 05:46 AM (#4282754)
Yeah, I know it's a crap shoot and everything, but I'm really disappointed.
   3. Honkie Kong Posted: October 25, 2012 at 06:43 AM (#4282762)
Tiger fans here seem to be the new Mets / Red Sox fans. All doom and gloom at the slightest provocation.

Here is a thought. You are in teh world series!
Its a 7 game series. An odd game is bound to blow up in your face. But hey, there is still that stellar starting pitching for Games 2-4. That might help?

One question I have as a person who has never been to Detroit. One reads these stories of poverty and abandoned neighborhoods and union accepting pay cuts / benefits. How can people still afford to go to baseball games ( and fill out the stadium?! )? Did the middle class survive the Detroit purge?
   4. Flynn Posted: October 25, 2012 at 06:52 AM (#4282763)
Detroit is poor. The suburbs are not.
   5. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:34 AM (#4282767)
In other news, the Tigers clubhouse manager was seen unboxing 25 walkers and canes to be used by the team in the remainder of the World Series.
   6. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:55 AM (#4282772)


BLESS YOU BOYS

That game went about as horribly as possible, but this Series is a long way from over. Tigers fans: Would you think we'd wrapped it up if we were up 1-0? Exactly.
   7. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:56 AM (#4282773)

What bad calls? I don't remember one. I was POed about Infante getting called out for swinging, but he might have gone around.
   8. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:01 AM (#4282775)
Tigers fans: Would you think we'd wrapped it up if we were up 1-0?

Hell, I'm still not completely convinced they beat the Yankees. I'm half-expecting Bud to come on TV today and say, "Since the Tigers' best player is thinking more about shtupping some supermodel and scarfing Taco Bell than throwing strikes, Detroit obviously doesn't belong in the World Series. They will be replaced by a combined Yankees/Rangers all-star team, with all games played in New York. Have a nice day."
   9. Bitter Mouse Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:40 AM (#4282796)
Since the Tigers' best player is thinking more about shtupping some supermodel and scarfing Taco Bell than throwing strikes


Can you blame him?
   10. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 09:11 AM (#4282807)

Tiger fans here seem to be the new Mets / Red Sox fans. All doom and gloom at the slightest provocation.


Contrasted with the brash confidence here in Michigan before the series, where the local radio hosts were debating if the Tigers would sweep or if the Giants would forfeit the series in three rather than continue to get smacked around. (Note: exaggeration for rhetorical effect).
   11. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: October 25, 2012 at 09:51 AM (#4282841)
I'm not sure Cabrera gets Pagan even if the ball doesn't hit the bag anyway. It was much more about Verlander not being sharp (and not facing the Yankees/getting that outside pitch call he was against the A's)
   12. dr. scott Posted: October 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM (#4282930)
Not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but Giants Pitchers Vs. Hunter Pence in the post season (includes one AB by Romo even)

Pitchers:
21AB
5 hits
6 TB
4rbis
1 run
15Ks
0 BBs

.238/.238/285


Pence:

9 for 52
13 TB
4 runs
3 RBIs
1 BB
14 k
1 SB

.173/.189/.250

Wow
   13. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 25, 2012 at 11:47 AM (#4282956)
I fully expect Bumgarner to throw a no hitter and someone like Pence to hit for the cycle tonight with the way the Giants luck has been running.
   14. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:12 PM (#4283039)
I fully expect Bumgarner to throw a no hitter and someone like Pence to hit for the cycle tonight with the way the Giants luck has been running.

Speaking of Giants luck... today in the paper they had a picture of Sandoval donating a bat to the Hall of Fame - the one he hit his "first two home runs" with last night.
He homered his first two times up, then CHANGED BATS?????
   15. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4283040)

Speaking of Giants luck... today in the paper they had a picture of Sandoval donating a bat to the Hall of Fame - the one he hit his "first two home runs" with last night.
He homered his first two times up, then CHANGED BATS?????


Didn't he break his bat during the third AB? It all runs together a bit on me but wasn't that the at bat that the bat flew out of his hand and chipped the knob when it flew into the dugout?
   16. Nasty Nate Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:17 PM (#4283045)
Oh, and here's an idea: don't throw meatballs to Pablo Sandoval. Just a thought.

Were any of the pitches he hit out even in the strike zone? (legitimate question, I only briefly saw the replays before I had coffee this morning and one looked like he hit it from his ankles)
   17. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4283046)

Were any of the pitches he hit out even in the strike zone? (legitimate question, I only briefly saw the replays before I had coffee this morning and one looked like he hit it from his ankles)


I remember thinking that the ball he hit for a single in the 6th(7th?) was a better home run pitch than any of the balls he hit out.
   18. President of the David Eckstein Fan Club Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4283049)
Dumb statement about baseball I read today; someone giving Verlander the edge over JAck Morris among Tigers #1s (comparing 1984 and this year) by "a small margin"
   19. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4283061)
I remember thinking that the ball he hit for a single in the 6th(7th?) was a better home run pitch than any of the balls he hit out.

That single was smoked. It obviously wasn't a fourth homer, but it fit right in with the three homers.
   20. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4283071)
CHECKLIST:
Conradian play [ ] (COLLECTIVE CONRADIAN CATASTROPHE [ ] )
Web Gem [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ]
Strike out of side [ ] (1-2-3 SO of side [ ])
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Bases loaded, nobody scores in the inning [ ]
It rains [ ] (rain delay [])
Starter warms up in bullpen [ ] (Postseason starter warms up [ ])
Talk about the bet between the Mayors [ ]
Skyfall ad [ ]
Wreck-It Ralph ad [ ]
Person dressed up in Halloween costume early [ ]
Lincoln ad [ ]
Life of Pi ad [ ]
Cloud atlas ad [ ]
Inning-ending DP [ ]
Hurricane Sandy referenced [ ] (BBTF people worry about it disrupting their WS-watching plans [ ])
Stolen base [ ] (Mention of free tacos after SB [ ])
Caught stealing [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Non-pitcher bunt [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Blown call [ ] (Blown call costs game [ ])
NFL reference beyond NFL on FOX [ ]
FOX celebrity shows up [ ]
Reference to Presidential Campaign [ ]
Idiot runs on field [ ]
Triple [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ ] (Pitcher gets an RBI [ ])
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Sandoval called "Panda" [ ]
Sandoval goes deep [ ]
SF Giants HOF legend mentions: Mays [ ] McCovey (other than Cove) [ ] Marichal [ ] Cepeda [ ] Perry [ ]
Tigers HOF legend mentions: Cobb [ ] Greenberg [ ] Kaline [ ] Harwell [ ] Crawford [ ] Cochrane [ ] Kell [ ] Newhouser [ ] Jennings [ ] Manush [ ] Gehringer [ ] Heilman [ ]
Cabrera MVP talk [ ]
Posey MVP talk [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Ball goes into Cove [ ]
Giants have most wins for a franchise in sports history [ ]
Valverde shows up [ ] (Valverde blows it [ ])
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ ]
Reference to Jack Buck [ ]
Focus on a crazy person in the cove [ ]
Marco Scutaro cannot be stopped [ ]
1984 Tigers flashback [ ]
Bumgarner's 2010 WS starts [ ]
2010 Giants flashback [ ]
Bochy was last guy to get a hit in 1984 WS [ ]
Barry Bonds referenced [ ]
Melky Cabrera referenced []
"The Giants have home field because of the ASG" [ ]
Pence's speeches [ ]
Verlander in dugout [ ]
Zito in dugout [ ]
Reggie Jackson mentioned [ ]
   21. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4283095)
David Stern's retirement mentioned [ ]
   22. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 25, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4283105)
I didn't get to see much past the 5th inning. Were there some bad calls after that? I don't remember bad calls for either team in the portion I saw.

The third base play was total bad luck but those are the sort of things that happen in baseball. Coco Crisp probably catches that ball off the bat of Cabrera in Game 2 more times than not. He didn't in that instance and it helped swing the game the other way.

The ump had a tight zone all night. Zito worked around in, perhaps in part to an aggressive Tigers lineup. Verlander, who wasn't all that sharp in Game 3 of the ALCS, couldn't make the adjustment to the tight zone. And let's not forget that mess of an inning started with two quick outs. Sometimes even the great pitchers can't stop the unraveling when all that's needed is one more out.

Regardless, I'm happy we've got ourselves a series here. I think the relative non-descriptness of the Giants' lineup gave some Tigers fans a false sense of security, especially when the alternative was the horror-movie-villain resilient Cardinals.
   23. Curse of the Andino Posted: October 25, 2012 at 02:35 PM (#4283134)
Me at that bar after an excuse me swing drove in another one for the Giants.

"Was that Zito? Barry Freaking Zito? No, seriously, Barry Zito?"

It took us all a minute to confirm...
   24. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM (#4283165)
BLESS YOU BOYS

I remember that song from elementary school, that had us sing it during music class. Something about "Sweet, Sweet Lou".

Didn't watch an inning last night. Got home and it was 4-0 nothing so I said screw it. Hoping for something a little more competitive tonight, I was looking forward to this series.

Edit: And I guess Kate Upton has officially knocked off Scarlett Johansson and, much before her Julia Roberts, as the 'I don't really get it' girl of the moment. I mean, I get it, but, -shrug-.
   25. clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4283190)
again, this probably isn't the best time for this to come out, but since it showed up on INSIDER, i figure it's worthy of being shared here:

Justin Verlander Pablo Sandoval is a freak, there's no doubting this, how many pitchers can throw 100+ pitches almost every time out on the mound and go deep in every start and still hit 100 on the gun? batters can eat a 12 piece family meal from KFC with 4 sides, biscuits, and a chocolate cake, and still be conscious stand upright hit 3 homeruns in game 1 of the world series. The list is short and may only be perennial Cy Young candidate puff'n'stuff spokesman lardass all-star third-baseman Verlander Sandoval. When will all of that wear and tear on his elbow and shoulder heart colon uh, heart and colon (yeah, that's the ticket!) begin to take a toll? Detroit San francisco doesn't want to find out, indications from a rival front office are that, once the World Series is over, Tigers GM David Dombrowski Giants GM Brian Sabean is going to look to deal his power fat roly-poly festively plump righty water-buffalo land-manatee third-baseman for a young controllable replacement an aging expensive steroid user role-player power hitter. One of the intriguing names that keeps popping up is Philadelphia's Cyle Kendrick Ryan Howard. When asked about Kendrick Howard Dombrowski Sabean said, "I'm not going to comment specifically about players under contract to other teams, but whenever you have a chance to get a guy like Kendrick Howard, you have to do what you can. Pitchers like Kendrick Hitters like Howard don't grow on trees, he has that hard sink (well, if you google ryan howard baby arm...) and fights like a bull dog every time he takes the mound sits on the toilet wears anything other than sweatpants has dinner with Michael Vick. He'd be a great addition to any team." Kendrick Howard is especially intriguing for Detroit San Francisco due to his $4.5 MM salary $25 MM salary next season, which is 15.5 MM less more than Verlander Sandoval. Freeing upAdding that much salary could be a huge boon to a team that is dealing with bloated below-market contracts to Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera Buster Posey and Brandon Belt.



   26. zenbitz Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:48 PM (#4283228)
Sullivan has an article on the pitches Sandoval hit. The only one that was a meatball was the one he hit for a single. Most of them were out of the zone.

But Pablo has a BIG zone.

   27. The Artist Posted: October 25, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4283236)
Hunter Pence is batting 5th again, and I can't figure out why. Bochy loves him his vets.
   28. Into the Void Posted: October 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4283256)
Hunter Pence is batting 5th again, and I can't figure out why. Bochy loves him his vets.


You think Belt should be fifth? Posey and Sandoval could be switched too...
   29. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4283380)

Hunter Pence is batting 5th again, and I can't figure out why. Bochy loves him his vets


He's probably thinking: Hey, we won last night, why not?

Oh, some more stuff to add:
Barry Manilow [ ]
Crazy Old Lady Giants Fan [ ]
Super-Duper Slo-Mo used gratuitously [ ]
   30. Mefisto Posted: October 25, 2012 at 06:04 PM (#4283397)
Belt should be batting second and Scutaro should hit cleanup. Pence should hit 9th.
   31. The Artist Posted: October 25, 2012 at 06:39 PM (#4283415)
Hunter Pence is batting 5th again, and I can't figure out why. Bochy loves him his vets.


You think Belt should be fifth? Posey and Sandoval could be switched too...


Absolutely. Current lineup puts 3 lefties in a row (Belt, Blanco, Crawford) - why not split them up so the Tigers can't go to Coke for all of them? Put Belt 5th, Pence 6th, and you've at least disrupted the opposition ability to use one lefty for all. Also, Hunter Pence has been awful as a Giant, and even worse right now (you saw his AB's last night, right?), and giving Belt more AB's over him can't be a bad thing.
   32. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 06:43 PM (#4283418)
Belt should be batting second and Scutaro should hit cleanup. Pence should hit 9th.



The LaRussa strategem!
   33. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 25, 2012 at 06:49 PM (#4283422)
Willie mays on MLB network. Dang he is old
   34. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:01 PM (#4283431)
It doesn't matter. At this point Johnny LeMaster, Chris Brown and David Green could still be playing for the Giants and they would score 8 runs. its pretty damn unexplainable at this point
   35. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4283450)
Opening monologue fail. Blech.
   36. deputydrew Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4283456)
One of many reasons I have a great wife - she hates these Fox studio idiots.
   37. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:41 PM (#4283457)
Does anyone think a third baseman could start where Miggy did, see that the ball has a very very good chance of hitting the bag, and then decide to charge the grounder to either get it before it hits the bag or at least keep it from leaving the infield? I've seen the replay a couple times and really want to say "yes", but am curious what other people think.
   38. fra paolo Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4283460)
I had a very bad evening yesterday. And THEN I listened to the game this morning via the GameDay Audio archive.
   39. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4283461)
Okay, CHECKLIST FOR THE NIGHT:
Conradian play [ ] (COLLECTIVE CONRADIAN CATASTROPHE [ ] )
Web Gem [ ]
1-2-3-4-5-6 inning [ ]
Strike out of side [ ] (1-2-3 SO of side [ ])
Baserunning blunder [ ]
Bases loaded, nobody scores in the inning [ ]
It rains [ ] (rain delay [])
Starter warms up in bullpen [ ] (Postseason starter warms up [ ])
Talk about the bet between the Mayors [ ]
Skyfall ad [ ]
Wreck-It Ralph ad [ ]
Person dressed up in Halloween costume early [ ]
Lincoln ad [ ]
Life of Pi ad [ ]
Cloud atlas ad [ ]
Inning-ending DP [ ]
Hurricane Sandy referenced [ ] (BBTF people worry about it disrupting their WS-watching plans [ ])
Stolen base [ ] (Mention of free tacos after SB [ ])
Caught stealing [ ]
Play at the plate [ ]
Non-pitcher bunt [ ]
Replay review [ ]
Blown call [ ] (Blown call costs game [ ])
NFL reference beyond NFL on FOX [ ]
FOX celebrity shows up [ ]
Reference to Presidential Campaign [ ]
Idiot runs on field [ ]
Triple [ ]
Pitcher gets a hit [ ] (Pitcher gets an RBI [ ])
McCarver's singing career [ ]
Sandoval called "Panda" [ ]
Sandoval goes deep [ ]
SF Giants HOF legend mentions: Mays [ ] McCovey (other than Cove) [ ] Marichal [ ] Cepeda [ ] Perry [ ]
Tigers HOF legend mentions: Cobb [ ] Greenberg [ ] Kaline [ ] Harwell [ ] Crawford [ ] Cochrane [ ] Kell [ ] Newhouser [ ] Jennings [ ] Manush [ ] Gehringer [ ] Heilman [ ]
Cabrera MVP talk [ ]
Posey MVP talk [ ]
Miguel Cabrera does something awesome [ ]
Buster Posey does something awesome [ ]
Prince Fielder goes deep [ ]
Ball goes into Cove [ ]
Giants have most wins for a franchise in sports history [ ]
Valverde shows up [ ] (Valverde blows it [ ])
WILD BRIAN WILSON APPEARS [ ]
Reference to Jack Buck [ ]
Focus on a crazy person in the cove [ ]
Marco Scutaro cannot be stopped [ ]
1984 Tigers flashback [ ]
Bumgarner's 2010 WS starts [ ]
2010 Giants flashback [ ]
Bochy was last guy to get a hit in 1984 WS [ ]
Barry Bonds referenced [ ]
Melky Cabrera referenced []
"The Giants have home field because of the ASG" [ ]
Pence's speeches [ ]
Verlander in dugout [ ]
Zito in dugout [ ]
Reggie Jackson mentioned [ ]
David Stern's retirement mentioned [ ]
Barry Manilow [ ]
Crazy Old Lady Giants Fan [ ]
Super-Duper Slo-Mo used gratuitously [ ]
   40. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4283466)
Tom Brokaw really did a hell of a job making himself into the Voice of World War II stories.
   41. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:52 PM (#4283468)
You don't see B-17s do flyovers anymore...
   42. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4283469)
Wave you guys, tip your caps.
   43. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4283470)
I'm not sure Bobby Doerr knows where he is right now, but it's nice that they're honoring him.

On the other hand, Jerry Coleman is an active broadcaster he certainly looked like someone who didn't know where he was.
   44. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4283471)
Tommy Lasorda being a Dodger overrides him being a veteran, it appears.
   45. Darkness and the howling fantods Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4283472)
The one thing I like about Lasorda is how much he enjoys being booed by Giants fans.
   46. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:56 PM (#4283477)
MATTHEW MORRISON AGAIN? WTF
   47. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:56 PM (#4283478)
Uhm, wouldn't it make more sense to have some active duty servicemember sing the anthem instead of a FOX star?
   48. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 07:57 PM (#4283479)
Good pitch, though. Just seems odd to repeat someone from the playoffs.
   49. fra paolo Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4283483)
Fister grew up near SF and was a Giants' fan as a boy. We'd better watch him closely!
   50. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4283485)
CHECKLIST STARTS NOW!
   51. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4283490)
i think buck is on speed. he actually looks awake and his voice isn't calling out specials at the grocery store over the pa
   52. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:13 PM (#4283492)
so we have grandkids and they have decided the giants pitchers name is 'bum guarder' which they find uproariously funny

"hey grandpa, his name is bumguarder'

hysterical laughter

repeat
   53. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4283493)
It's over.

/Running Gag
   54. spike Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:14 PM (#4283494)
Hunter Pence is a dead ringer for Donald Sutherland as Oddball in Kelly’s Heroes. Now I wish he were a Brave.

Never really seen him before this postseason.
   55. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4283495)
i think i will have shoot joe a message to minimize mentioning madison's last name

   56. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4283496)
Wreck It Ralph [X]
   57. dr. scott Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4283498)
In certain profiles he looks scarily like Anthony Michael hall. They have similar crazy eyes.
   58. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4283499)
spike

you have not had the hunter pence experience?

the praying mantis?

the scarecrow?

ichabod crane?

these are all nicknames for pence who gives fresh meaning to the word 'ungainly'
   59. dr. scott Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4283503)
Harvey's, what are we drinking tonight. Il be focussing on Speakeasy IPA, a fine San Francisco brew.
   60. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4283504)
the fox slow-mo is pretty good stuff

(spits upon saying nice things about fox sports)
   61. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM (#4283505)
doc

well, with the grandkids around and it not being bed time i am biding my time

i will keep you posted
   62. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4283507)
1-2-3-4-5-6 [X]


Panda is a bum.
   63. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4283508)
You actually had a checkoff item for a commercial we've been seeing in every playoff game?
   64. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:23 PM (#4283509)
don't tell me i am not a tolerant person now that in my viewing area we have grandma and 3 kids playing a board game on the floor with the potential to obstruct my viewing of the game
   65. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4283510)
Fielder seriously did not care he was about to get hit.
   66. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4283512)
Which board game, Harvey?
   67. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4283513)

You actually had a checkoff item for a commercial we've been seeing in every playoff game?


It's more to keep me sharp.

Here's the question I'm wondering: What player would be most likely to try to steal a bag in order to get a free taco?
   68. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4283515)
cabrera, fielder, young has gives new meaning to the 'middle' of the order

what???? they got him???
   69. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4283516)
Sending Fielder was a terrible idea.
   70. JJ1986 Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4283517)
On-the-money throw.
   71. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4283518)
ok, that was a great tag
   72. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4283519)
Play at the plate! [X]

Sending Prince there was not smart. And he was very clearly out. Got him on the ass. Awesome ([X]) tag by Buster Posey.
   73. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4283520)
WHOA!

Did someone get close to being in his way going around third? - Saw the replay - nope.

Holy crap what a play. The replay makes it even more impressive.
   74. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4283521)
I called it - too slow, out. Bad. First out.
   75. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4283522)
You know, I like the call. The throw AND tag had to be very very good. It was a good send, IMO.
   76. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4283523)
Heh, did Buster wonder if he'd have to try to block Prince? MANY broken bones.
   77. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4283526)
Heh, did Buster wonder if he'd have to try to block Prince? MANY broken bones.


That's what I was thinking when I saw him running around third...
   78. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4283527)
The Tigers need a new third base coach
   79. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4283528)
I'm a hour ahead of you Harveys, and my girls just went to bed, which means, Gin time.

   80. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4283529)
Delmon Young was like "WOO, WOO... oh.. crud.."
   81. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:30 PM (#4283530)
You know, I like the call. The throw AND tag had to be very very good. It was a good send, IMO.


On replay, it was a lot closer than I thought it'd be, so it wasn't as bad of a send as I initially thought. Still, sending Fielder from first with no outs just seems like an unnecessary risk.
   82. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4283532)
lassus

as best i can tell they have a card on their heads and have to figure out what is on the card. it's a bunch of kids shouting at one another and my wife glancing at me to be patient since they go to bed in about an hour.
   83. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4283533)
Definitely a risk, no question, but I like that kind of risk, subjectively.
   84. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4283534)
Maybe Lamont figured that a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a Prince on third can't score on an infield grounder or a fly ball?
   85. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4283535)
Thought: The Tigers are probably better off if Blanco makes a better play on Young's double in left. If he gets an accurate read on where it's going to hit the wall, he doesn't have to change directions to run it down and Fielder's not getting sent from third to begin with.
   86. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4283538)
Skyfall [X]
   87. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4283541)
as best i can tell they have a card on their heads and have to figure out what is on the card. it's a bunch of kids shouting at one another and my wife glancing at me to be patient since they go to bed in about an hour.

You should go for Monopoly. You can teach them capitalism early! We loved that game.
   88. Gamingboy Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4283542)
Yeah, you don't see 7-4-2 often, do you?
   89. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4283543)
Jeter would have been there, Tim.
   90. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4283544)
lassus

a tad young for monopoly i reckon. at least for 2 of them

i, of course, love monopoly. that was the one game i would get going with the kids back in the day. and poker. and chess
   91. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:34 PM (#4283545)
Get them Apples to Apples Jr. for Christmas.
   92. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:35 PM (#4283547)
I hate that "slide buy the plate and reach for it" play, but maybe that would have worked.
   93. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4283548)
Shut up, Pierzynski, you idiot.
   94. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4283549)
It did appear that, had Fielder's front (left) foot touched home, he would have been called safe.
   95. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4283550)
timmy makes a good point. prince is a good enough runner to know that

credit the old man in the booth for a solid critique
   96. Lassus Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4283552)
It did appear that, had Fielder's front (left) foot touched home, he would have been called safe.

Very close. I think from the side view, though, it might (not sure) show that the tag was still too fast.
   97. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:37 PM (#4283553)
How much lighter would Prince Fielder have to be to have beaten that tag? I'm guessing three pounds.
   98. deputydrew Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4283554)
I'd like to note that Prince didn't drop a shoulder looking for contact like lots of runners do. Many runners would have looked to hit Posey, even though he did not present a target. Great baseball play all the way around.
   99. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM (#4283555)
it's kind of funny how most of the giants look they stepped out of the team photo from 1957
   100. dr. scott Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4283556)
Thought: The Tigers are probably better off if Blanco makes a better play on Young's double in left. If he gets an accurate read on where it's going to hit the wall, he doesn't have to change directions to run it down and Fielder's not getting sent from third to begin with.


Giants defense is so good they anticipate when to muck it up a bit.
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