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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 5, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Atlanta got hosed on the infield fly rule call in the bottom of the 8th vs. St. Louis.

Giant fan here, go team!
Tad
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Ridiculous call. I don't blame the fans one bit for raising hell. I hope the ump felt humiliated during the delay. The Braves got robbed on that one.
labrat

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 08:58pm PT
Atlanta fans should be ashamed! 3 errors. Lucky they didn't just stop the game and forfeit.

Goodbye Chipper! Thanks for the great career!

Go Giants!
Farouk

Boulder climber
Sylvan Grove
Oct 5, 2012 - 09:24pm PT
That was the right call!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Braves gave up 5 unearned as I see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Errors kill in the mountains and on the diamond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
I wonder what percentage of the bottle-tossers were Mittney/Obama supporters.

Gonna call it 98/2




Go A's!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111



Farouk-inspired edit, upon my not seeing it the first time::::

Please don't read my post. Read, and then re-read Farouk's post. That's all one needs to know about tonight's events in Hotlanta. Farouk = Truth. Word.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 09:54am PT
Damn it!

Both NorCal teams lose.
Reds 5 Giants 2
Tigers 3 A's 1

Hope the bats wake-up,
Tad




little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 7, 2012 - 10:26am PT
Brandon Phillips - he does it all! guts and hustle that would make Pete Rose proud. Loved the "Matrix" move he did to avoid getting tagged out at 2nd to stay out of the double play. Reds become the first playoff team ever to win a game after losing their starting pitcher after only one out! Against Matt Cain, in SF, how big was that game? Hope Cueto can come back.

Now on to the Yankees - O's. I hate the Yankees buy will be rooting for them just so I can see Ichiro in a World Series. I always root for the team that has the most ex-Mariners anyways, and so with Ichiro, Rafael Soriano, Raul Ibaņez, Freddy Garcia, David Aardsma, Derek Lowe and good old A-Rod it has to be the Yanks this year.

It'll be a 1977 World Series re-match, Reds vs. Yanks.

Just on a personal baseball history note, I've watched two of the best Wolrd Series games ever played while sipping suds at the Mountain Room bar after a good day's climbing - the 1988 game 1 where Gibson hit his famous HR off of Eckersley to beat the A's, and last year's marathon, punch-out slug fest game 6 between the Cards and the Rangers. Wish I was headed to the Valley again this year, but it's not gonna happen.
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oct 7, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
The Giants won a weak division and their second best hitter is a disgraced cheater and will not be play in the postseason. They have zero chance against the powerful Reds. As for the A's, it would be a nice story if they keep it going, but I'm not holding my breath. Go Orioles!
QITNL

climber
Oct 11, 2012 - 03:15am PT
Man, I'm a big baseball fan. This seems to be the latest rant so I'll give it a bunt.

Just got home from the A's game tonight. I tapered off my backwoods schedule to accomodate the MLB postseason and did I ever guess right.

The A's are the dirtiest dirtbags ever to try to climb El Cap; moreover their sponsor stole their haulbags before they even blasted off. But he didn't get their beers, they're young and stupid, so off they launched.

Their buddies across the bay got better gear and better beer, but at the beginning of the week, even they were down for the count.

Now they're both one pitch away from the next cushy ledge. Either could tumble to death in an instant, but for the moment, sweet.

And that's Tonight's Sports Scores In Climbing Metaphors! Signing off.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 04:31am PT
Go Orioles.

All the way.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 10:24am PT
Hey Rankin,
Giants have "zero chance" vs. Reds? Really?
One game series now and the Giant bats are awake!!!
Go Team!!!

Hoping for a Bay Area World Series like in 89.

Tad
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 11, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
When both were down 0-2, I said that if both team came back, and got to the world series, it would probably the biggest sensation in the history of Bay Area sports. I actually can see that happening now...Go Giants/A's!
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 11, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
Isn't baseball over yet?

Geez...what do they have...like 500 games...13 months a year.

GACK.

I'd rather watch the WNBA...not really...but you get my point...

Carry on.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
Giardi looks like a genius for pulling A Rod and sending Ibanez up to bat in the 9th. HR then to tie, and a HR on the first pitch of the 12th to win. Jubilation!

Nice, tight, suspenseful games. Masterful pitching. Clinch it tonight and continue the quest for 28!!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:31pm PT
F*#k Giardi, F*#k Arod, F*#k Ibanez, F*#K THE YANKEES!
Can anyone guess who my favorite team is?
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:35pm PT
Now that my Dodgers are out, I'm all about the Orioles.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:43pm PT
Posey Grand slam = win.

Hard at work, go Giants!
Hard at work, go Giants!
Credit: michaeld
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
I'd rather take a shower at Penn State than see the Yankees win.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
Hey Giant MVP candidate Buster Posey just Busted a grand slam giving the Giants a 6-0 lead in the top of the 5th, game 5 vs. Reds!
Whatcha say now Rankin, "Zero Chance" ???
Time for a beer, go Giants!
Tad
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
The A's game last night was incredible.
Go A's, then Giants.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 11, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
Apogee, the Blue Person,

I will forgive you for your Dodgerism if yu'll forgive me for my Gianitsm and lower your head like a good Dogger fan and silently remember Giants Fandom's Silent Hero, Bryan Stow.

He shoulda had been here yesterday, let alone today.

Quiet, Mouse, damn...
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
Listening to the game online in the Philippines. Totally jet lagged and then saw that the G's are playing.

What?!! Posey hit a GS in the 5th? Talk about torture.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 11, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
My Dad & I attended the Dodger's final game of the season vs. the Giants last week. It started pretty flat...for three innings, it looked like both teams were simply phoning it in.

Then it got a lot better...several HR's, including the first HR for one of the relief pitchers.

There was a lot of 'Giants Suck! Giants Suck!' from various places in the crowd...not hard to see how that kind of vibe escalated into the horrible violence of last year. Really disconcerting.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 11, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
As long as we're in a baseball 'Rant' thread....a question for DodgerHaterz®


Why do you think the Dodgers are worthy of such hatin'?

There's a long history of it, and I've never totally understood why...
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Wow, the Giants made it really scary, but Sergio Romo comes through and overcome a 0-2 deficit.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Giants advance win 6-4!
Reds made a good run at them late, great game!!
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 11, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
No rant. Just a few simple sentences that even LaSorta could make out.

You make US blue!

:(

Six to Four!!!

Say no more!!!

Edit:

:)
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Oct 11, 2012 - 06:22pm PT
Why do you think the Dodgers are worthy of such hatin'?

Chavez Ravine
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 11, 2012 - 07:20pm PT
werth had an epic AB

this has shaped up to be a pretty decent postseason, despite the funky WC goofiness
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:20pm PT
Seattle fans have to love the irony of Ibanez' heroics while pinch hitting for ARod. Raul mostly rode the bench when they were teammates here in Seattle.Lou could never find a place for him in the lineup. The Mariners seem to be New York's most prolific farm team.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
GGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GGGGGGGGIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TORTURE IS BACK!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 11:41pm PT
Is Verlander the best pitcher in the game?
nick d

Trad climber
nm
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:23am PT
Apogee, if your favorite team MOVED AWAY from the city that made them great, your city, I'm pretty sure you'd be doin some hatin yourself.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:51am PT
The Giants won a weak division and their second best hitter is a disgraced cheater and will not be play in the postseason. They have zero chance against the powerful Reds.

he he heeeee ha ha haa ha.

Anyway a whole lot of Seattle Fans are uncharacteristically rooting for the Yankees mostly so Ichiro, one of the best and most loyal players in the game, can get a ring. Ibanez is icing on the cake. Me; I could live with the Giants beating the Yankees in the series.

I could never root for St Louis since one of the best short stops ever (Wizard of Oz) said he would never consent to a trade to SF because he didn't want his kids growing up there (in the circa '80). I know, not rational.

Dar
icaro

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:54am PT
Go O's!!!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 12, 2012 - 12:59am PT
"...if your favorite team MOVED AWAY from the city that made them great, your city, I'm pretty sure you'd be doin some hatin yourself."

Oh come on...really?

Most DodgerHaterz® I run into think that the Dodgers have always been at Chavez Ravine (and probably have no idea who Chavez is)....

I'm sure there's a very small, dedicated (old!!) few who still have a grudge like that, but I can't help but think that DodgerHate is just like any other kind of hate...something you learn from others.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Oct 12, 2012 - 01:30am PT
Go Os! Could be the best sports story of the year if they down NY
nick d

Trad climber
nm
Oct 12, 2012 - 02:59am PT
Mighty Hiker, I am sure the mighty HABS could win the World Series....If only Buttman would give them a chance...sigh

And hey, what about those Cardinals? Beauty eh!
Silver

Ice climber
Oct 12, 2012 - 08:58am PT
How about those Cubs are we in it?

Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
It seems hard to believe that Detroit won't walk away with the whole thing, but you never know in the post season. They have a mighty potent offense and some passable pitching as well. Okay, maybe a little better than passable(not just Verlander)!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
Who do ya like?
NLCS Giants/Cardinals
ALCS Tigers/Yankees

I like Giants/Tigers

Go Giants!!!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 13, 2012 - 07:25pm PT
LET'S GO GIANTS!!!!

Cards. Are going to be tough with so much momentum.
I'm more for the West Coast East Coast rivalry. Where is Detroit anyway?
I can't believe my athletics fell. I was so psyched for a California series. Again!
I was there for the last one during the earthquake. I just thought that A's were taking the field.

Jus Pitch'in
BB
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 13, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
BB, from MFM

The Giants are a "near-great" team now, nothing more.

A Championship followed by a near-miss, followed by another series, win or lose, not so great. It takes 3 Championships for a team to accumulate a substantial number of "greatness points."

The old Oakland Team from the 70s comes to mind as "great." When you can remember team members' names after 40-odd years, they were great.

I'm not arguing with a thing you said, just don't go geting a damn swell head. It's the kiss of death, bro.

It's so sweet after all these years of limbo. Good moon's a-risin'.

Oakland's As would kill to be in the Series. Next season, with a lefty witch to pitch, it could be the season.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 14, 2012 - 12:03am PT
Ibanez. Unreal.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 14, 2012 - 12:57am PT
A's

It was my first time at bat!

I wore a green and gold hat!

Musta only been a 7yo brat!

Even shaved an A on my cat!

My neighbor had Athletics on their door mat!

Allegiance to Athletics I had down pat!

But since 77 they've seemed to have gone splat!

The Swinging A's

Tenace, Green Bando Campaneris Rudy North Catfish Fingers and Blue

Jus Reminisce'in
BB
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Oct 14, 2012 - 10:18am PT
What's with all the extra inning playoff games this year. It makes watching baseball fun again. Too bad about Derek Jeter breaking his ankle though.
Farouk

Boulder climber
Sylvan Grove
Oct 14, 2012 - 11:10am PT
What's with all the extra inning playoff games this year. It make watching baseball fun again. Too bad about Gary Jeter breaking his ankle though.

Yeah, tough break for GARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 14, 2012 - 12:22pm PT
Cards/Tigers!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 14, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
LET'S GO GIANTS!!!!

Giants in 6. Any takers?????

Jus Blow'in
BB
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Oct 14, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
I was worried about my pitching - but it appears I should have been worried about my hitting. Still rooting for the pinstripes to make it 28!!!

DJ going down is a terrible setback. Hope the guys rally. We've beaten Verlander before, and we'll just have to do it again.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 14, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
Detroit-St. Louis World Series, Detroit in 5
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 15, 2012 - 12:08am PT
Kind of a snoozer tonite but..

Let's go Giants!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 19, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
LET'S GO GIANTS! *** OR ELSE UR GONE!!!

ZITO'S on the mound tonight ! Saw him pitch at UCSB
WICKED!

Jus Pitch'in
BB
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 21, 2012 - 10:38pm PT
LET'S GO GIANTS!! 5---1

STOP! 7th inning stretch. Let's all stand together.

America
Oh beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesty's
Above the fruited plain!
America America!
God shed his grace on thee!
And crown the good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

Oh beautiful for pilgrims feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thorough fare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America America!
God mend thine every flaw
Confirm thy soul in self-control
Thy liberty in law!

Oh beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife
Who more then self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain Divine!
Amen

Jus Salute'in
BB
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 21, 2012 - 10:45pm PT
I saw some of a baseball game the other night, and thought a better name for it would be "Overpaid grown men spitting all the time". Gross!
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Oct 21, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
is this about sports?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 21, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
Well, if it's about spitting, it's about spurts.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 22, 2012 - 12:28am PT
Haters be hatin.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 09:31am PT
Giants even the series!
Go team!
hope the 7th game isn't rained out.
Tad
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 22, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
Tonight's game=HUGE!


Giants baseball=torture!!!!!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 22, 2012 - 04:41pm PT

Hey Bay Area-ites:
What's the weather look like down there?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 22, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
I know the L.A. Dodgers are off-topic in a post season baseball thread, but since it was mentioned earlier;

The Los Angeles Dodgers - and Dodger Stadium in particular - is the best thing to ever happen to Chavez Ravine.

All indications are that neighborhood was well on it's way to becoming another Huntington Park or another Boyle Heights - two legendary shitholes - until The Dodgers showed up and saved all their asses.
monolith

climber
albany,ca
Oct 22, 2012 - 05:04pm PT
Rain stopped this morning. Field should be good.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 22, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
chance of rain 70% this evening according to NOAA. So far it isn't raining. Hope the game will take place tonight. Giants have the momentum.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 22, 2012 - 06:58pm PT
if its a go, its gonna be CRAAAAAAZY! Sure wish I was going!
billygoat

climber
Pees on beard to seek mates.
Oct 22, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
You gotta look beyond the pictures in the forecast. The rain isn't supposed to return until after 11 tonight. Most of it cleared out this morning. There was a light drizzle during the Cards batting practice, but otherwise all is clear. The game should be played without interruption. Should be a real good one too!
monolith

climber
albany,ca
Oct 22, 2012 - 07:36pm PT
The most likely time for serious rain is after 11pm. I don't think anything before that will be a problem.

Be thankful there will be something on far more interesting than the pres debate.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 22, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Go Giants.....

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 22, 2012 - 08:52pm PT
Baseball sure is a funny game. I sure wish it was any network other than
Fox carrying this as I get almost ill listening to Buck and McCarver. I
think Tim McCarver was born senile.
this just in

climber
north fork
Oct 22, 2012 - 09:10pm PT
Reilly is spot on.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 22, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
COME ON GIANTS!!!

Game 7, 2nd inning. SF 7 - SL 00000.0

Oh yeah, where's Detroit again?

Jus Chaw'in
BB
monolith

climber
albany,ca
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
So much for the rain not being a problem.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:39pm PT
Credit: apogee

Meh.
Mimi

climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
Congratulations Giants!

Too bad you aren't facing a healthy Yankees team. Detroit should make for a good Series. I hope.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
Giants win big 9-0 ends with rain!!!
Detroit-GIANTS in the series, Just like I called it up thread!
Tad

bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:51pm PT
Haha, sore yankees fan. That huge payroll couldn't buy another trophy huh?
Mimi

climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
I'm not sore at all. Haters will always be haters.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Oct 23, 2012 - 12:04am PT
Gigantes!!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 23, 2012 - 12:12am PT
I hope we do not have to make another huge come back against detroit. Giants baseball=torture!!!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 23, 2012 - 12:13am PT
GGG. G. G. G. G GGGGG GGGGG
G. G. G. GG. G. G G
G G G. G G G. G. G. G G G
GGG. G G. G G G G GGGGG
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 23, 2012 - 02:09am PT
mmuhuahahhaha!
mmuhuahahhaha!
Credit: Vitaliy M.
billygoat

climber
Pees on beard to seek mates.
Oct 23, 2012 - 10:58am PT
Mimi--I agree. Detroit is a very worthy opponent, but it's been 50 years since the historic Giants-Yankees series. It would have been very cool to see a rematch of '62.
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