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OMNICHATTER! for the 2019 World Series

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM | 1681 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   301. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5893750)
Man, not having a lefty on staff, even just a mildly decent one, looks like a poor choice. Wade Miley a Houston nation turns it's eyes to you....
   302. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5893751)
Ending their no-IBB streak seems to have demoralized the Astros.
   303. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:03 PM (#5893752)
Maldonado is kind of a mess back there
   304. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:04 PM (#5893753)
The Astros have only lost consecutive games at home four times this season (one of those times was 3 in a row to Oakland). The Nats could make it five times.
   305. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:04 PM (#5893754)
They should have brought in Osuna

[Ducks]
   306. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:05 PM (#5893755)
What a disaster
   307. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:05 PM (#5893756)
Nightmare inning for Bregman.
   308. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:05 PM (#5893757)
The wheels on the bus come off and off. Off and off...
   309. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:06 PM (#5893758)
Game has gone full little league now, overthrows, guys not covering bags...it's all happening!
   310. Zach Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:06 PM (#5893759)
So much for the pitching duel.
   311. Baldrick Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:06 PM (#5893760)
This is so incredibly satisfying.
   312. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:06 PM (#5893761)
I didn’t expect to be this amped for how things are going
   313. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:07 PM (#5893762)
I do kind of like to see a cocky tool Bregman fail.
   314. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:07 PM (#5893763)
Somebody check to see if Bote/Eso/Samurai and even JoeyB are still breathing. No need to pinch themselves; yep, that sh*t just happened.
   315. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:07 PM (#5893764)
And the Nats bat around in the 7th
   316. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:11 PM (#5893768)
Can even a 6 run lead survive FRodney and the Nats Pen? National Inquiring minds want to know.
   317. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:12 PM (#5893769)
Every Nat starter has either scored a run or driven one in.
   318. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:13 PM (#5893770)
FERNANDO RODNEY IS A BAD IDEA.
   319. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:13 PM (#5893771)
Somebody check to see if Bote/Eso/Samurai and even JoeyB are still breathing.


I feel weirdly serene, the same way I've felt this entire playoffs. The whole thing has been like suddenly, after years of bloops that didn't drop, calls we didn't get, two strikes that would never turn into three, suddenly the baseball gods are with us.


I better sacrifice a live chicken or something after saying that, but that's what it feels like. All the little things that didn't go our way are going our way. That's a big part of baseball, but it's the hardest part to predict or account for.
   320. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:13 PM (#5893772)
You're up 6, just throw strikes....
   321. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:14 PM (#5893773)
You're up 6, just throw strikes....


He seems to have gotten the memo, knock wood
   322. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:15 PM (#5893774)
spoke too soon.
   323. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:15 PM (#5893775)
Bloody hell, just throw f*cking strikes...
   324. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:15 PM (#5893776)
Leadoff walk. Interesting gambit.
   325. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:15 PM (#5893777)
The Astros have only lost consecutive games at home four times this season (one of those times was 3 in a row to Oakland)

Which was [singing] awe-soooooome.....
   326. Baldrick Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:15 PM (#5893778)
You're up 6, just throw strikes....

Welcome to the Fernando Rodney Experience
   327. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:16 PM (#5893779)
Crap, a leadoff walk, forget what I said! No jinx, no jinx!
   328. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:16 PM (#5893781)
And if you're going to walk someone, it might as well be the ninth place hitter
   329. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:17 PM (#5893783)
Man, Rendon is good. That's a tough play
   330. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:17 PM (#5893784)
Rodney does have a 0.00 ERA in 2.2 innings this postseason, but his use seems like playing with fire.
   331. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:19 PM (#5893786)
Does Rodney have an offspeed pitch? He might want to use it.
   332. Tin Angel Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:22 PM (#5893789)
I think you have to let Strickland close it out.
   333. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:22 PM (#5893790)
Geez, even Rodney looked half way effective. They should just hand the trophy to the Nats now.
   334. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:22 PM (#5893791)
of course it was a good idea to use Rodney
   335. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:23 PM (#5893792)
After the initial fright, he ended up throwing 21 pitches, 13 for strikes.



   336. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:26 PM (#5893793)
To be fair, I'd rather listen to Bowie, too.
   337. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:27 PM (#5893795)
I think you have to let Strickland close it out.
Thankfully, not on the roster.
   338. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:28 PM (#5893796)
Robles just got on base on a dropped third strike and the announcers did not even say one word about it
   339. puck Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:29 PM (#5893797)
Wow, they are killing the Astros!
   340. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:29 PM (#5893798)
Robles just got on base on a dropped third strike and the announcers did not even say one word about it
he was trying to think of a football analogy.
   341. Tin Angel Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:30 PM (#5893799)
What on earth was that celebration supposed to be?
   342. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:30 PM (#5893800)
I believe Texans refer to this as an ass-whoopin'.
   343. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:30 PM (#5893801)
holy #### what is happening
   344. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:37 PM (#5893802)
I go out the back to make sure the staff are on time with the shipments, come back 10 minutes later and the Nats get 2 more...WTF is going on here?
   345. Srul Itza Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:38 PM (#5893803)
The wheels have come off, is what is happening.

Hurricane Karma is drenching Houston, is what is happening.

None of this would have happened, if they had fired Taubman.



[Ducks]
   346. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:40 PM (#5893804)
More Runs!
   347. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:40 PM (#5893805)
Better save some runs.
   348. fran Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:41 PM (#5893807)
Srul Itza -- that's my theory too.
   349. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:42 PM (#5893809)
Altuve saves further embarrassment with a nice play.
   350. Kiko Sakata Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:42 PM (#5893811)
The baseball gods are real. And they are not to be trifled with.
   351. Dale Sams Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:43 PM (#5893812)
MLB wants to connect with younger viewers....goes out with a 1993 fratbro song.
   352. Howie Menckel Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:47 PM (#5893813)
fun fact: when ACabrera was released in early August by the Rangers, he said the first team to contact him was the Mets, who got several productive seasons out of him before they let him walk last offseason.

he told the Mets that if they didn't want him then, he didn't want them now.

Mets finished 3 games back of the Brewers for the last wild-card slot, and Cabrera's 143 OPS+ in 146 PA for WAS might have come in handy. so the Nats avoided the Mets SPs and instead faced the rudderless MIL staff and won the wild card game. the rest is history.

maybe it IS the Nats' year.
   353. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:47 PM (#5893814)
smart to get Rainey right back out
   354. Dale Sams Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5893817)
Oh a 1979 Police song....much better
   355. Howie Menckel Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5893818)
Eric Fisher
@EricFisherSBG
·
19m
What was already a robust ticket on resale markets for World Series games in DC now shooting up even further with Nats in full control of this thing. Get-in now starting at a grand per ticket. And that's for standing room. Everything else escalates from there.
   356. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 23, 2019 at 11:56 PM (#5893819)
Michael A Taylor postseason edition is a star
   357. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:01 AM (#5893821)
There's your contemporary song, Dale.

Why on earth do parents ever expose their kids to crap like "Baby Shark" in the first place, knowing that they'll probably have to listen to it over and over and over again?
   358. Zach Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:05 AM (#5893823)
If you'd told me when the Royals signed him that Maldonado was going to hit a home run in the World Series, I'd have said...


they traded him to a contender, huh?
   359. Howie Menckel Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:06 AM (#5893824)
Why on earth do parents ever expose their kids to crap like "Baby Shark" in the first place, knowing that they'll probably have to listen to it over and over and over again?

best advice clearly is to "Let it Go"
   360. Dale Sams Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:11 AM (#5893826)
By the way..."Should have walked Altuve to pitch to Marisnick" is all over those straight as hell 96 MPH fastballs.
   361. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:11 AM (#5893827)
If you'd told me when the Royals signed him that Maldonado was going to hit a home run in the World Series, I'd have said...


they traded him to a contender, huh?


You'd be wrong. they traded him to the Cubs.
   362. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:14 AM (#5893828)
Certainly too soon to declare it all over, but you couldn't have drawn up a better outcome if you're the Nationals. I didn't know if they'd win a game in the series and here they take two in Houston.

And yes, I won't lie, while I was pulling for the Nationals anyway, the recent developments off the field have fortified that.
   363. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:16 AM (#5893830)
Obviously, that’s the best possible result for the Nationals, and not what many expected … but if the Astros win Game 3, they’re but 1 win from an even Series. That said, Sanchez & Corbin would seem to have an edge on Greinke & Bullpen Game, plus playing at home should favor the Nationals. Quite possibly the biggest games in Washington, DC in almost a century Friday - Sunday.
   364. Howie Menckel Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:37 AM (#5893833)
good stat there: Suzuki the oldest player to hit a go-ahead WS HR in the 7th inning or later in 70 years

(Clapper boyhood NYY favorite Tommy Henrich the last)
   365. Esoteric Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:45 AM (#5893835)
guys this is weird but i think the nationals are going to win the world series
   366. Bote Man Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:48 AM (#5893836)
guys this is weird but i think the nationals are going to win the world series

nuthin weird about it! it's da truf!
   367. Shredder Posted: October 24, 2019 at 01:00 AM (#5893837)
Why on earth do parents ever expose their kids to crap like "Baby Shark" in the first place, knowing that they'll probably have to listen to it over and over and over again?
Because crap like that can get your kid to shut up. And when your kid is being an a-hole, you will do almost anything to get your kid to shut up.
   368. Esoteric Posted: October 24, 2019 at 01:31 AM (#5893840)
Also because, and let's face it, that baby shark song is an earworm. I've got a young little bopper right now and we sing it to him every damn day, and the fact that he likes it makes us like it too.

EDIT: DOO DOO DO DO DO DOO
   369. Bote Man Posted: October 24, 2019 at 02:35 AM (#5893845)
If you wanna make it to the bigs, you'll listen to me. So relax! Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun, goddamnit!
   370. Hot Wheeling American Posted: October 24, 2019 at 06:30 AM (#5893855)
Obviously, that’s the best possible result for the Nationals, and not what many expected … but if the Astros win Game 3, they’re but 1 win from an even Series.

Hmm...I’d like to see your numbers behind this before I jump to any strong conclusions.
   371. JL72 Posted: October 24, 2019 at 09:05 AM (#5893870)
Game has gone full little league now, overthrows, guys not covering bags...it's all happening!


The Cardinals did this in the NLCS, when a pop-up dropped between the 1b, 2b and RF of the Cards.

The Nationals have either identified a new market inefficiency, or have very powerful voodoo on their side.
   372. bunyon Posted: October 24, 2019 at 10:39 AM (#5893909)
Good times. It's not like the Nats have ever been up 2-0 in a series before.
   373. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 11:33 AM (#5893931)
Because crap like that can get your kid to shut up. And when your kid is being an a-hole, you will do almost anything to get your kid to shut up.

I've got a young little bopper right now and we sing it to him every damn day, and the fact that he likes it makes us like it too.
But is it not possible that a kid will like (at least enough to shut up and stop being an a-hole) a song that isn't as terrible as Baby Shark, one that you could stand listening to and/or singing multiple times every day? I would think you'd start with, say, the Beatles and exhaust every possibility moving down the "decency scale" before resorting to something like Baby Shark.
   374. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 24, 2019 at 11:51 AM (#5893941)
But is it not possible that a kid will like (at least enough to shut up and stop being an a-hole) a song that isn't as terrible as Baby Shark, one that you could stand listening to and/or singing multiple times every day? I would think you'd start with, say, the Beatles and exhaust every possibility moving down the "decency scale" before resorting to something like Baby Shark.

When I was a little the overplayed, get me to shut up album, was Johnny Horton's Greatest Hits. My parents were in a country music phase. I also remember a lot of "Me and Bobby McGee".
   375. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 11:51 AM (#5893942)
My kids like The Beatles and they like Baby Shark. If I'm tired of a song, I turn it off. My radio, my rules. Problem solved.

But ElRoy sounds like he has not spent much time around young children. If the kids are having fun, the parents are often having fun too. Baby Shark is funny, absurd, ridiculous, and if the kids are legitimately joyful when it's on, it adds happiness to the home and to the parents. One doesn't play music around children only to school them on adult pleasures. Sometimes you stoop to the kids' levels - you attend tea parties, you build pillow forts, you dance to Baby Shark, etc - and this can be genuinely fun. And if you're not in the mood, you tell the kids to entertain their own damn selves, even if it means you've got 20 minutes of "dad I'm boooooorred" before they finally #### off and do something else.

My son's favorite song is the Beatles' "Hey Bulldog." But "Baby Shark" is up there, and in carefully controlled doses it turns him instantly gleeful.

And I'd rather listen to Baby Shark than my daughter's recent obsession, Taylor Swift's "ME! (featuring Brandon Urie of Panic! at the Disco)."
   376. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 24, 2019 at 11:56 AM (#5893946)
I would think you'd start with, say, the Beatles and exhaust every possibility moving down the "decency scale" before resorting to something like Baby Shark.
That’s not how parenting works. Kids like kids songs. Sorry, the evidence is overwhelming on that. You play them to make the kids happy, distract them, or just because they want to hear it (again). Exhausting your preferred playlist before grudgingly granting the kid’s request isn’t going to change their preference. That’s not to say you have to play 100% kids stuff - they often fall asleep - but enduring Baby Shark is hardly the biggest parenting challenge. Luckily, I’m long past that stage, although we did listen to the original Lion King for most of a 3-hour drive back in the day.
   377. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:05 PM (#5893949)
Baby Shark is funny, absurd, ridiculous, and if the kids are legitimately joyful when it's on, it adds happiness to the home and to the parents. One doesn't play music around children only to school them on adult pleasures. Sometimes you stoop to the kids' levels - you attend tea parties, you build pillow forts, you dance to Baby Shark, etc - and this can be genuinely fun.
Yeah, I don't have much experience with this aspect of it, and you may not be surprised to learn it doesn't come instinctively or naturally to me. Is that something that just happens when you have kids, or does it have to be somewhere in you before?
   378. Bote Man Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:05 PM (#5893950)
But is it not possible that a kid will like (at least enough to shut up and stop being an a-hole) a song that isn't as terrible as Baby Shark, one that you could stand listening to and/or singing multiple times every day?

Uhhh, I find myself breaking out Baby Shark at random times, so much so that my roommate commented on it. It's not only A Thing, it's A Fun Thing! Fun, goddamnit!
   379. Bote Man Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:05 PM (#5893951)
David Huzzard @DavidHuzzard
Don't want be down against Milwaukee heading into the 8th. Hader is unhittable.

Don't want to fall behind the Dodgers and see Kershaw in relief.

Jack Flaherty can't be beaten.

Garrett Cole hasn't lost since May.

Can't beat both Verlander and Cole.


Love being the underdogs.
   380. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:08 PM (#5893953)
Exhausting your preferred playlist before grudgingly granting the kid’s request isn’t going to change their preference.
But if you don't expose them to it, it wouldn't be their request (at least up until a certain age where they start learning stuff from school and friends). So the goal would be to find something that makes them happy, distracts them, etc. that isn't as miserable for the adults as Baby Shark. Certainly there would be some song or songs that would work, no?
   381. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:09 PM (#5893954)
Uhhh, I find myself breaking out Baby Shark at random times, so much so that my roommate commented on it.
Oh dear. You may be in the market for a new roommate sooner than you anticipate ;).
   382. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:13 PM (#5893957)
Yeah, I don't have much experience with this aspect of it, and you may not be surprised to learn it doesn't come instinctively or naturally to me. Is that something that just happens when you have kids, or does it have to be somewhere in you before?


I'm not sure if I can say, it must be extremely different for different types of people. I'm not someone that you'd naturally say is "good with kids" - in fact, when I was a summer camp counselor, a 9 year old child once told me to my face "you're not really good with kids" - but making your own kids certainly makes it easier to feel invested in their development and happiness. It's easier to play Legos with your kid if it's the first time he's putting little blocks together and it's legitimately exciting for you. Kids also have amazing senses of humor, an unpredictable blend of your own humor, your partner's, and their own sui generis style, which is just naturally compelling for a parent. And they're an easy audience ... I can just randomly do the Daddy Shark dance and get big laughs, it's not quite as easy to entertain a room of adults, and their enthusiasm is encouraging, makes it easier to get wacky.
   383. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:15 PM (#5893958)
It's easier to play Legos with your kid if it's the first time he's putting little blocks together and it's legitimately exciting for you.
Yeah, but Legos are cool to begin with.
   384. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:17 PM (#5893960)
As for music, I play a mix of adult stuff that I don't give a #### if they appreciate or not, adult stuff that I hope they'll enjoy, and kids stuff that is primarily for their enjoyment. And again, if a song is making me miserable, I turn it off. Parents are still in charge. But as YC said, sometimes the misery of hearing the Lion King soundtrack is preferred to the misery of dealing with hours of bad kid attitudes.
   385. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:18 PM (#5893962)
Don't want be down against Milwaukee heading into the 8th. Hader is unhittable
The Brewers win probability hit 86.9% before the Nationals rallied in the Wildcard Game.
   386. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:19 PM (#5893963)
Do kids like twee music?
   387. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:19 PM (#5893964)
I don't think a child is really well-served if his parents are making him listen to, I dunno, Bach or Sinatra or Townes Van Zandt instead of Raffi. When you have kids you might briefly think "I'm gonna be the cool parent, no Frozen, my kid is going to have great music taste when he's 5!" but that's really just a kind of narcissism.
   388. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:23 PM (#5893966)
I don't think a child is really well-served if his parents are making him listen to, I dunno, Bach or Sinatra or Townes Van Zandt instead of Raffi. When you have kids you might briefly think "I'm gonna be the cool parent, no Frozen, my kid is going to have great music taste when he's 5!" but that's really just a kind of narcissism.
No, the goal isn't to make your kid the heppest cat in the first grade, it's just to find some overlap in the Venn diagrams of "music the kid will enjoy" and "music the adults can stand." There has to be some, right? I don't think Bach or Sinatra or Townes would likely be in that union (although I did like a lot of classical music when I was that age). But that's why you start with the Beatles, who are a lot more plausibly in the overlap, and not with Coltrane.
   389. Bote Man Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:33 PM (#5893972)
Wasn't there a legitimate study that concluded that respected classical compositions actually stimulate brain activity and enhance mathematical ability, owing to the complex melodies intertwining and such?
   390. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:38 PM (#5893974)
388 - Yes, there is overlap, and we love to play the overlapping music most of all. That doesn't mean that it's best to totally shut down Raffi or Baby Shark.
   391. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:44 PM (#5893975)
As for why play that stuff in the first place? Kids like kids music. Why deny them that pleasure? It resonates with them. It makes them happy today, and it helps foster an appreciation for music in general, which will hopefully enrich their lives tomorrow. Sure, they can love the Beatles too (but they'll probably naturally gravitate to "Yellow Submarine" and "Obla-Di-Obla-Da").
   392. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:46 PM (#5893976)
I see Houston is still favored in Game 3 (-137). Down 0-2, playing on the road, and their starter 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA this postseason? Hmmm.
   393. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:49 PM (#5893978)
As for why play that stuff in the first place? Kids like kids music. Why deny them that pleasure? It resonates with them. It makes them happy today, and it helps foster an appreciation for music in general, which will hopefully enrich their lives tomorrow. Sure, they can love the Beatles too (but they'll probably naturally gravitate to "Yellow Submarine" and "Obla-Di-Obla-Da").
With the caveat that I'm of course not a parent - Why assume that they get greater pleasure out of Raffi or Baby Shark than they would out of Yellow Submarine or Hey Bulldog, if they're not exposed to Raffi or Baby Shark?
   394. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:51 PM (#5893979)
My 4 year old son, singing along: LUCY IN THE SKYYYY WITH DOMINOES

Me: I think it's Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

4: NO, IT'S DOMINOESSSS

Me: So is Lucy like sitting in some sky park playing dominoes with some old dude, or did she just order substandard pizza?

4: Wut

Me: Nevermind.
   395. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:53 PM (#5893981)
Sometimes it's easier to buy a beloved, tried & true Raffi album, chock full of solid gold kids classics, than it is to comb through the rock n roll archives trying to find songs that they might enjoy.
   396. Rally Posted: October 24, 2019 at 12:56 PM (#5893983)
Down 0-2, playing on the road, and their starter 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA this postseason? Hmmm.


Unless he's pitching through some kind of injury, I think their #3 starter is just a little bit better than those numbers. Also, Nationals have to play by the NL rules while Houston will have an adequate DH in game 3. Houston will have a .280/.308/.580 guy batting in the pitcher's spot.
   397. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: October 24, 2019 at 01:11 PM (#5893987)
396--I guess that is sarcasm because I love Zack but no way is he a legit .900 ops guy. Career OPS of .600 which sure for a pitcher is top 5 percent
   398. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2019 at 01:12 PM (#5893988)
Sometimes it's easier to buy a beloved, tried & true Raffi album, chock full of solid gold kids classics, than it is to comb through the rock n roll archives trying to find songs that they might enjoy.
So you're an enabler, is what you're saying ;).
   399. Rally Posted: October 24, 2019 at 01:18 PM (#5893990)
Career OPS - Greinke .600, Anibal Sanchez .219

Bigger gap than Yordan Alvarez vs. whoever, even if you believe he's a true 1.067 OPS guy.
   400. PreservedFish Posted: October 24, 2019 at 01:22 PM (#5893991)
#375 is still the answer, really. I don't mind listening to Raffi, so I don't have a huge incentive to find non-Raffi alternatives. Or we'll listen to Raffi once, then we'll listen to something more appealing to us. Raffi is just one thing in the mix.

Baby Shark we don't really listen to as music. It's never, "it's kind of quiet, let's throw on Baby Shark." We usually play it off Youtube when the kids would benefit from some zaniness. It's never just on in the background. I agree that that would be maddening. But as the focus of limited bursts of activity, it's enjoyable.

There are a huge number of "hip" kids albums and playlists out there, and musicians like Dan Zanes that do clever, creative music that's supposed to be both kid- and parent-friendly. I tried a bunch of that stuff, and it was hit or miss. There is a terrific kids music show that I put it on a bunch, that mixes legit kids music with kid-friendly gems from bands like the Ramones and NRBQ and all sorts of esoteric stuff. I loved it, but the kids never got into it.
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