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Michelle

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1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 8, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
it's that time of year. I'll start.


WTF CAIN? seriously?




GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Apr 8, 2013 - 08:17pm PT



baseball.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 8, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Lester = looking good
Buchholtz = looking good
Dempster = meh
Lackey = who knows
Dubront = horse in training

Bullpen = oh ya baby!

it will be interesting to see how Middlebrooks does when Big Papi makes it back from the DL, but the offense seems to be cooking...
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 8, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
The Angels are already pissing me off.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Apr 8, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
I'm psyched as hell that it's baseball season again!
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
I have no life, I'm even considering 2 buck Wednesdays in Oakland...
QITNL

climber
Apr 8, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
This year I put together a 20-game Oakland A's season ticket package, split with five friends. Ridiculously affordable. None of us has ever had season tickets before. If anyone wants to take in a game, let me know.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
I'm there bro. send me a message
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
Gooooooo Giants!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
got nice seats for the Red Sox v. A's (as usual) maybe it will even be interesting this year
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 12:06am PT
I have a friend from Boston who had box seats to one of the Sox games last year. I think we'll be going again this year. I take him to all my Giants games so it works out.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Apr 9, 2013 - 07:35am PT
Going to the game tonight , club seats .

Posey off to a slow start ... Giants still have the best starting rotation in baseball ...

Back-to-Back Championships ?
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 9, 2013 - 07:47am PT
As an avid Red Sox fan, I was disgusted last year with the hiring of Valentine and watched nary a game. My wife and I were super excited with Farrell's hiring, and the team looks great, full of young talent and a solid bullpen.

In 2008, the summer after the Sox beat the Rockies in the WS, I walked into a bar in Steamboat Springs for lunch wearing my Mike Lowell shirt. The barkeep spots this from across the room and bellows, "Hey! We don't serve your kind here! You guys broke our heart." Still got a nice table outside and a good chucke out of it.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Love the club level at ATT!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Woohooo... go Mariners!


Felix for the cy young
QITNL

climber
May 29, 2013 - 03:12am PT
Beta. Maybe not for you, for someone else. Oakland A's Beer Map.

Credit: QITNL

Credit: QITNL

We sit up here. Geometrically placed.

Credit: QITNL

$10 gets you in, first beer is $5. Pardon the Photobucket.
lucander

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
May 29, 2013 - 06:03am PT
Damn, I'd still go to baseball if we had deals like that on the east coast. I love going to conferences in cities like Pittsburgh and Cincinnati - a working man can afford a ballgame, the stadiums are nice, and the folks are super friendly.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 29, 2013 - 07:10am PT
Went to one Rockies game this year so far. My son has some terrific seats he bought with a co-worker that are row 10 behind home plate. We have 4 more games as part of his package. Next up: Padres. Our first game was Tampa Bay.
steve shea

climber
May 29, 2013 - 09:29am PT
There are ways to get into Fenway cheap. Did it last year. You just need to bring a book and be prepared to wait. SRO is cheap, SRO on the Monster is good too. We got great seats behind the Red Sox dugout just above the boxes for 30 bucks. They open the day o' the game ticket sales around 4pm. They do not just sell $2 bleachers but some of everything. You just have to ask and be ready to wait. Waiting on Lansdowne St is pretty entertaining by itself. The biggest disappoinment about modern Fenway is that you can no longer go in early to see Red Sox batting practice.
steve shea

climber
May 29, 2013 - 09:31am PT
BTW Papelbon looked constipated being back in Fenway. But he made short work of the Sox in closing last night's game.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 29, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Is this the Cubbies' year?

OK, never mind...
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 29, 2013 - 09:36am PT
I love how when baseball comes up on a California centric forum, the Sox are the most discussed team.
steve shea

climber
May 29, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Red Sox Nation my man. It spans the globe! Plus I grew up in NH
lucander

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
May 29, 2013 - 10:53am PT
I was able to hit Fenway cheap a few years ago, but I had really unique conditions. I was working in Cambridge, so I'd bike to the stadium and lowball the scalpers for less than face value. By the 2nd inning they'd always bite. I had all the leverage: I was solo (no kid who wanted in), didn't go out of my way to get there, didn't invest in parking, and if they didn't take my offer I could just watch the game across the street at the brewhouse.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
May 29, 2013 - 11:43am PT
IMO this stretch of shitty baseball the giants are playing doesnt really matter. It will matter when Aug/Sept comes where they are at. As long as they make the playoffs I can see them going to WS again. And if they don't....well you can't keep on winning forever. 2 WS wins in 3 years is VERY GOOD. And they didn't make it to playoffs after they won their 1st.

I think releasing Melky Cabrera was dumb. They would have an awesome batter for not that much $ after his steroid scandal. He didn't handle himself well, but anyway, from business point he would be great to have. However Giants pitchers are struggling now, not as much batters...

Go Giants!
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
May 29, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Melky was tainted , he let down so many fans . Remember 'The Milkmen' guys that would roam At&t . Plus he abandoned the clubhouse without so much as an explanation or an apology to his teammates after his suspension .

Too bad that rookie pitcher got shelled last night .
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 29, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Red Sox fans are like born-again evangelists. Well, at least since their
Sox got born again.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
What Dan said.

Go Giants!
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
May 29, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Let's go, Oakland!
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Should be an interesting game tonite.
TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
May 29, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Who the fukk is Ferdinand Valenualua?
steve shea

climber
May 30, 2013 - 07:30am PT
As bad as interleague play was when it was confined to two weeks, its really bad now. All over the map and off and on all season. Guess what this does to the lineups and rotations, AFU that's what. I predict the entire MLB, the NL, will go to the DH!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 30, 2013 - 09:04am PT
I like the idea of the A's, to win a championship on a small payroll... but it hasn't happened yet, not that it can't... power to Billy Beane

but I'm a Red Sox fan, infected at birth... and long suffering until the 21st century... no matter where I lived.

I see it more as a disease than as a conversion...
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
May 30, 2013 - 10:40am PT
Down with the DH! The NL maneuvering is much more entertaining.

Unfortunately for me I'm going to be in Tulare this weekend and Visalia the next trying to keep my coast dwelling child alive through double headers in 90+ degree heat. The things we do for our offspring....
steve shea

climber
May 30, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Ed it is a disease. We suffered for years. I'd like to see the Cubs have some success
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2013 - 11:15am PT
Disease or mental affliction..?

While I am on board with the Giants, secretly, I too hope the A's go big this year. And as always, hoping for a Bay Series. We're due for another earthquake anyways.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
May 30, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
After being raised a National League guy, I've come around to enjoying the DH.

I've decided that it's just not interesting to watch the #8 guy get walked with a man in scoring position and two outs so they can K the pitcher.

And yeah, the double switch. Whoop-di-doo. Where's the "strategy" if the managers do the same thing, every time? You can do a lot more with the bottom of the order in the American League without the black hole in the 9 spot. I find it less predictable with the DH.

Good guys took 3 of 4 from the Giants this week.

But I only like the interleague stuff when it's the "natural rivalries."

I'd rather have my A's play more games against the AL teams than have to suffer through games against the Padres or Brewers. Nothing against either team, I'd just rather play the AL teams more often. Like it used to be.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 30, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Trout....the real deal!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
May 30, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
It's tough being a baseball fan in Seattle. The Mariners suck without the storied history of the Cubs. Only team other than the Nats that have never even been to the World Series...
cowpoke

climber
Jun 3, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
^^^but that roof is cool (saw my first Mariners game in April...they beat Justin V).

At home, here in Boston, the Sox are interesting (and having fun) again this year, and Buchholz has been stellar.

In the NL, how about Troy Tulowitzki?? He's always been scratching at the surface of superstar and after missing much of last year is having an outstanding start at the plate and in the field = .337 avg, .400+ OBP, and .600+ slugging with 12 hr and 43 rbi... and .996 fielding with 78 putouts and one of the top range factors in the league.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jun 3, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
'Down with the DH! The NL maneuvering is much more entertaining.'

Totally agree. Why have four incomplete (incompetent)players in every game? Pitchers should hit! Or learn to bunt effectively.

I will be bummed if it all goes the way of the DH. Play real baseball please.

Erik
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 3, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Pitchers hitting.....I'd rather throw aspirin in water and watch them dissolve.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Jul 14, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
Credit: Dapper Dan

Where's da Lincecum love !?!

No hits the Padres last night , excellent performance .
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jul 14, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
and Timmy did it with 148 pitches, unheard of these days for a starter to throw that many pitches.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 14, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Between being a lifelong Giants fan (OK, only since 1960) and am now UW staff:
Yay f*#king Timmy!!!!!!!!


And with his new haircut he's hell'a cute!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 14, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
I love baseball....grew up playing it. I don't follow teams, I have 0 local allegiances but I do follow players. This year....Miguel Cabrera, Manny Machado, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jul 14, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
He's not a two time Cy Young award winner and a two time World Series Champion for nothing. He put Frisco Baseball on the map after a fifty four year drought. Its been rough lately but you can add another notch of career achievements to the bed post for Tim Lincecum. If anybody deserves its #55. Good god damn job player!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 14, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
He should never have cut his hair. Too bad his team sucks, eh? Go DODGERS!
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jul 14, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Dodger blue? What a joke. More than half the players were on other teams last year. Just like the Angels, the Dodgers are trying to buy a championship and we'll see how that turns out come October.
Dodgers haven't done sh#t since Mullets and Madonna were considered cool and probably won't for another 25 years. I'd be blue too if I were a Dodger fan.
Dodgers suck.
LETS GO GIANTS!!!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 14, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
I didn't know anyone watched baseball anymore ..
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Jul 14, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
Today at the Cleveland Indians game a fan in the stands caught 4 foul balls, from four different hitters!! What are the odds of that? Incrediable!!!!!!

Athletics All The WAy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Jul 14, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Worst thing about being a Dodger fan is having to eat Dodger dogs at the game . Limp , stringy pieces of mystery meat that you convince yourselves are 'classic' .

I'll take Sheboygan Brat and garlic fries anyday at AT&T.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 15, 2013 - 07:00am PT
yesterday's battery heading for the dugout after warmup and before the start of the first inning

every year they seem to get younger...

the Coliseum won't let you in any earlier than 1.5 hours (2 hours on the weekends) before the start of the game... hard to get the shots I used to get of the players...
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jul 15, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
I've been watching a lot of baseball, though not being played by grownups. Go SLO 8U Allstars!

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

about to score in a 2-1 thriller:

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

There are a lot of "28s" out there in California youth baseball!



BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 6, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Lets Go Dodger Blue!

32-7 since the Allstar break.

15 WINS STRAIGHT ON THE ROAD!!

Go'in for the record 17. Tonight their in StLouis with Kershaw on the mound

Just in; dodgers aquire "the Beard" from SF! If he gets healthy, watch out Athletics!

Let's Go Dodger Blue, flock those Redbirds!!!!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 6, 2013 - 07:09pm PT

Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series and will beat the stuffing out of an inferior AL opponent (probably Detroit, which would be a fitting Rust Belt Throw-Down)
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 21, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Last night's game... best thing for me was the moonrise...



those lights on the opposite shore were the A's hosting the Mariners

Lincecum love? oh ya... loved how he pitched on Monday against the Sox... he did last 3 2/3 innings...

2 out of 3, so we're still winning series... next stop, LA and the Dodgers...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 21, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Oh, Ed, no greater love hath a man... But what is more sorrowful than love unrequited?
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Aug 21, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Bummed my Braves lost their 6'5", 5-tool lead off man to injury for 4-6 weeks. Hopefully Heyward can come back and pick up where he left off (hitting .350 since the break). The Dodgers have awesome pitching, and could be unstoppable. As for the American League, meh, who cares? With the designated hitter, it's the equivalent of sport climbing: high standards, but at a cost to style.
DanaB

climber
CT
Aug 21, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Not the game, but game-related.

Anyone here like Roger Angell? I still think his piece on Bob Gibson is one of the best short bios/profiles I've ever read.

And how about The Glory of Their Times, by Lawrence Ritter?
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 22, 2013 - 08:43am PT
Credit: Todd Gordon
Watched the padres/pirates game yesterday in San Diego from the 7th floor of my brother-in-laws condo at Petco Park.....His condo is called The Legend (not to be confused with BVB The American Legend..also from San Diego). His condo is actually park of Petco Park...and the view is nice;..no need to get season tickets......I'm not a baseball fan;...but if I were;..this would be magic....




Credit: Todd Gordon
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Todd G: My God! heaven for a baseball fan (imagine a view like that next to El Cap for a climber).

Great photo Ed - I was listening to that A's and Mariners game on the radio when your photo was taken. The A's bullpen, one of the best in the majors this year, had a meltdown and the M's had a 5 run 8th (2 of the 5 runs scored on wild pitches) to come from behind for the 7-4 win. One of the few happy moments this season for a long suffering Mariners fan (talk about love unrequited!).

DanaB - Im a huge fan of Roger Angell's baseball writing. First hooked by my folks who would send me all his New Yorker pieces when I first moved down to Costa Rica and was in a total baseball blackout (before the days of the inter-nets). I've picked up a few of his books since then (Game Time, Season Ticket, and A Pitchers Story: Innings with David Cone) and still go back to them at least once during every off sesason.

After yet another lackluster season, I'm left with one pitiful hope - that the Mariners can make it to .500. Not bloody likely, as they'll need to go 22-14 the rest of the way, but hey, hope springs eternal.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Aug 22, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Keep your heads up Giants fans , it sucks to look at the standings and see the kind of Baseball the Dodgers have been playing lately , gotta hand it to them ...
QITNL

climber
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:12am PT
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Sep 18, 2013 - 09:37am PT
QITNL those are my boys!
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Sep 18, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Rugged year for the Boys in the Bronx. However, I organized a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Baseball, taking 24 of my peeps on the Yankee Train from New Haven to New York to see a Yankee/Bosox Game. Thankfully we saw the game that the Yankees won on a wildpitch in the bottom of the 9th. Great day.
Rivals will Meet
Rivals will Meet
Credit: Seamstress
Fantastic Seats and Perfect Day
Fantastic Seats and Perfect Day
Credit: Seamstress
24 Pilgrims
24 Pilgrims
Credit: Seamstress
@ innings pitched by the greatest reliver of all time
@ innings pitched by the greatest reliver of all time
Credit: Seamstress
Walkway honors the history of the Old Yankee Stadium - many tiles
Walkway honors the history of the Old Yankee Stadium - many tiles
Credit: Seamstress
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Got to a great game Seamstress, Mo- got the win, but blew the save... Fine by me if we had to loose

Now onto the post season... Hoping to see the BoSox at Oakland in October
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Sep 18, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Really you guys what the hell is fun about rooting for the Yankees or Red Sox (or dodgers, rangers, Angels, Giants, for that matter)? they spend 3 times what the A's do, not to mention the royals, and then just spend more if a part falls off-like the aged jeter. Schadenfreude is potent-watching the Royals go up on the yankees in the wild card race as of today, yumm. I'll feel better about the Yankees when they start developing their own players again. For now, they are boring. Again, the only fun watching them is seeing them fail.
Schadenfreude baby, schadenfreude!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Sep 18, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Yes, it's up-side-down. I'm a Sox fan, what did you expect? ;D
Yes, it's up-side-down. I'm a Sox fan, what did you expect? ;D
Credit: LilaBiene

Slightly irked that Rivera got a bigger send-off than our former Captain and Catcher who was a major part of the Sox winning two World Series. Respect him as a worthy adversary, however. Lost count of how many times he made me cry in September...

And while I'm on a rant, a player is not a Red Sock. It's Red SOX for crying out loud!!!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 18, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
if my beloved Sox don't go to the championship, I'd love to see the F*#kin' A's there...
QITNL

climber
Oct 8, 2013 - 01:18am PT
Mimi

climber
Oct 11, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
What a match up! 2-2, LAD-STL, bottom 13th....

Seamstress, Wow! The reason I'm pulling for the Dodgers is because of Mattingly. One of my favorite Yankees.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 12, 2013 - 01:08am PT
too bad for the A's...
my team is still playing!!
steve shea

climber
Oct 12, 2013 - 08:52am PT
Yeah, I hope the Sox go all the way. But Scherzer vs Kersaw etc would be fun to watch. Either way I hope the AL takes it. NL, home of the free out. Too many intentional walks to get to the pitcher. Go SOX!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 12, 2013 - 10:04am PT
I gotta go with the Tigers. Detroit needs something positive and a battered Miguel Cabrerra is still one of the most formidable hitters in the game today.The Sox look pretty damn good, but they're starting to look too much like the Yankees.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 12, 2013 - 10:11am PT
El Birdos and Tigers it will be.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Oct 12, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Quite a game last night! Love October baseball!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 12, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
too bad the As are out of it. I always go for the team from our division first (that would be the AL west), then if they don't make it, I'll root for whoever has the most ex-Mariners on their roster. After listening to a fair number of Red Sox games this year, I'd say they're going to take it all. But the Cards are sneaky and they're looking pretty good here in the playoffs, a lot like in 2011. I mean hey, Freese already dropped another pop-up and then hit a decisive home run. Deja vu.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 12, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
Holy shiznit, that was a good game last night. I'm a Dodger fan, but I was afraid they'd wind up blinking first (they did). The Cards infield is amazing.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 12, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Cabrera/Verlander.....lethal combination. Detroit all the way! ANYONE but the Sox please.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 12, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Sox will win in 6, then take it all.

The only downside will be Tim friggen McGarver calling the games. Poop.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 12, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Hell of a game right now.

Sh#t, Detroit literally just won the game.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 12, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
yeah!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 12, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
that was a great game... both teams had opportunities to break it open, ends 1-0 for the Tigers...
interesting to see where this is going to go...

jopay

climber
so.il
Oct 13, 2013 - 05:48am PT
The Dodgers found out that they play baseball in St.Louis, have for years and proud baseball at that. I'm biased being a hundred miles away but St. Louis is proud of it's Cardinals. Oh and did I mention the three rock gyms, yes three in St. Louis.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 13, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Don't crown the Redbirds with the pennant just yet. They've blown 3-1 leads in many series in the past. I still like them over the Dodgers, though.

The Tigers are going to be tough though. They have both pitching and offense.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 13, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
This game is always about pitching, and although Kershaw is fantastic, I see the Cards in 5. The Cardinals lineup is 100 % professional.

The Bosox will fall in 6. Detroit has better pitching.

So....World Series is again the Tigers vs. Cardinals, and THAT, my friends is real baseball!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 13, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
My cousin Ron Kulpa is umping first base tonight.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 13, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Papi!!!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 13, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
My cousin Ron Kulpa is umping first base tonight.

And now Benoit is married to Mea Culpa.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 13, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
That was an awesome win for Boston!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 13, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
what a grind it out win...
though I thought that Fielder was interfered with on Salty's foul... what do I know, the ump was right on top of it...

so lucky...

if the Sox have a chance, it's to keep it close and get to the Tiger bullpen, that's a formula they've used all year.

Anyway, awesome pitching from the starters for sure.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Oct 13, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Papi!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!
steve shea

climber
Oct 14, 2013 - 08:55am PT
The Sox bats have been pretty quiet lately. They are the highest scoring team in MLB. Even 7,8 9 hole the can hit. Lots of hitting depth. Although it was exciting to see Papi do it again, then Gomes and Salty, it is is their mo this year. What made it really special was Brady and the Pats with 10 secs left. Holy shit! Wicked awesome for Boston. I bet they sold some Sam Adams last night!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 14, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Detroit has a great starting rotation, great offense, but apparently a pretty shaky bullpen. I guess their starters are going to have to stay in for a few more innings. I will have to say however that both of the ALCS games were pretty dang good, but I come from the backwaters of Seattle where we have to watch other teams play to see a quality game.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 14, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
Go Blue!

Tomorrow will be a great double header...ALCS & NLCS in the same day!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 15, 2013 - 05:47am PT
Puig's showboating cost the Dodgers a run, lucky for him they didn't need it.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 15, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Tough pitching in Detroit this afternoon.

Go Sox!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 15, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Nobody is watching the game? It all comes down to this...I'm on the edge of my seat right now...

Edit; Double play!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 15, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Didn't get to see the game today, but Ronny had home plate.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Oct 15, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Go St. Louis!!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
Getting tense... Cards on 1st & third.....2 outs....

3-2 Cards.....

C'mon, Blue!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Phew...short hop to third...thrown out at second...

C'mon Blue!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 15, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
watched the very last bit... and was happy...

tomorrow should see more runs for both teams...

but we're going back to Fenway now for sure! unless something really good happens!!

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
Shittzle! Cards are the kings of clutch double plays!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 07:45pm PT
Urg. Dodgers gotta do better than this.

I'm thinking I just watched the final turning point of the Dodger's championship hopes.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 15, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
are yous guys gonna make me watch that game?

oh the schadenfreude
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 07:52pm PT
Cards are just a tighter team. Dodgers are too hit & miss.

Meh.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Even a broken clock finds a blind squirrel....or some damn sh#t....
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Meh. Meh. Meh.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 15, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Dodgers outfield makes up for weak Dodgers pitching. Grrr.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
I know nobody will believe me but I called Robinson's homer 15 seconds before he hit it.

The Cardinal pitchers have figured out they have no need to throw strikes to the Dodger hitters.

No way is Puig gonna see a strike.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
Like I said.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 15, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
ouch... running error
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
Uribe saw one strike.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 15, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Puig grounds into double play? Did he pose?

El Birdos 3-1!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Oct 16, 2013 - 07:02am PT
Stubhub has tickets for $11 for today's game at Chavez Ravine.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 17, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Man, does anybody have a clue how to play baseball any more?
First was Nick 'What could possibly happen' Punto being picked off second.
Then Miguel 'I'm a burner in my own mind' Cabrera running through the
stop sign at third.
And now Xander 'I think I'll watch the JumboTron' Bogaerts snoozing into third.

Sheesh.

Oh, and now we have to watch Fox with Joe 'Nepotism Has Been Verry Verry
Good To Me' Buck and Tim 'Can You Believe They Pay Me To Be Senile' McCarver.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 17, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
ok, ok, for me, the Sox just took two in Detroit...

very very good for me!

In Koji we trust...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 18, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
Urgg.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 18, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Kershaw was suckin'....infield was suckin'....Puig thinks he's so good he doesn't have to pay attention to details...

That was horribly embarrassing. What a waste of plane flight LAX>STL.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
Dude, you went? Kershaw is far from the dominant pitcher in beisbol. And Dodger bats suck.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 18, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
No...I meant a waste of plane flight for the whole feckin' team.

Cards deserve to win- they've been far more consistent. Matter of fact, they've been the most consistent of any of the teams in the playoffs.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Oct 18, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
Yay! Dodgers are gone.....

Go Giants!
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Oct 18, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Macha carves up Dodger Blue.....HaHahaha

Like butter....maybe next year Mattingly, if there is one for you. HaHaHa!!
jopay

climber
so.il
Oct 19, 2013 - 06:46am PT
I told you they play baseball in St.Louis.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2013 - 09:51am PT
I just haven't had the heart to follow baseball since early in the season when Cain kept blowing it. However, buh bye Dodgers!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 19, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Boston must be a cowtown....there players look like they should be wearing bib overalls with straw hats and driving tractors to the game. Those beards look awfull...go Tigers!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 19, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Poor Scherzer, his relief keeps teeing up grand salamis.

Looks like a
Boston - St Louis World Series is in the cards. Go Sox!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 19, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
yay Sox!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Oct 19, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Victoriiiiiiiiino!!!!!!!
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Oct 20, 2013 - 09:53am PT
How many ways can a baseball team blow a series......let the Detroit Tigers count the ways.

Oh well, now that they're out, Go Boston.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 23, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
A little Blast from the past and a heaping helping of Fenway Magic, taken on Mothers Day, 2004; the year the Curse was broken. Go Sox!

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today.
Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today.
Credit: Edge

That morning one of our corgis jumped up as my wife was bending over to feed him , and knocked the end off one of her front teeth. She refused a toothy smile all day, but you couldn't wipe the goofy grin off her face.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 23, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
play ball!

baseball fan
baseball fan
Credit: little Z
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
It will be interesting to see if the Sox can overcome the Cards' pitching.
I don't think so.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 23, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Yeah! Let's go Red Sox!!!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
Baseball makes me drool ....
makes my heart pound in
Game One delight.







{{Go Red Sox}}
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Oct 23, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
OMG! What a first inning!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 23, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Community service announcement: the game is much more watchable if you find it on the radio and mute Buck/McDufus. That concludes today's announcement.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 23, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
The Old Testament warriors are putting on a show. God....those beards are ugly!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
It appears the Sox have deciphered Wainwright, eh?

Edge, I agree that Schmuck and McSenile are the wort announcers I've ever suffered.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
the wort announcers I've ever suffered.

You're out of control.


{{smiles!}}



~lisa mae
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 23, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Excellent double play, the Sox are playing a good game so far.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 23, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
Leggs, my formative years, for better or worse, were spent listening to the Cubbies' Jack Brickhouse.
He was affectionately referred to as, well, I'll leave it yer imagination.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Oct 23, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
^^^^ Hahhahhaha! Perfect.

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Oct 23, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
My view of the game while job hunting... Pretty sweet.
My view of the game while job hunting... Pretty sweet.
Credit: LilaBiene

Finally muted the game after this one: "A rather good play by a rather good athlete..." Argh. One year I kept a list of these "gems"...wonder if I'll ever run across it again. lol

Donini, the beards may be "ugly", but Lester's control tonight sure is a beautiful thing.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 23, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Terrible commentary, for sure.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 26, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
Watching the start of game 3 now.. the gal who did the star spangled banner brought me to tears. I don't usually appreciate non tradition renderings of the national anthem..

but wow

looked her up. Colbie Caillat. Beatiful rendition.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 26, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
I guess Steve Stone is less telegenic than even Buck or McCarver, or was previously engaged. Or maybe network execs are stoopid hillbilly shitheadz
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 26, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Good call...interference, whether intentional or not.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 26, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
^^^^
Yep. Agreed 100%.
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 27, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Do I have to apologize for actually liking McCarver? At least he has some street cred. Joe Buck on the other hand, has nothing to offer.
I've got to agree with Jim on those beards. Those guys look like they should be cooking up some moonshine or meth out in the double-wide.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
What I like about post season sports and championship games.

Everything is on the table. Playing to win. Starters that pitch relief.

History possible with every at bat.

As world series go I am really enjoying this one. Dont care about either team particularly. But both teams are excellent at the key aspects of the game and it is very evenly matched. Good baseball happens like this.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
The whole beard thing is pathetic.

Looks like a bunch of Amish have invaded.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
I like the beards. Scruffy Alaskan at heart I guess. Esprit de corp. Ridiculous gesture of teamwork and commitment. Plus the beard pulling is fun.

Now if they just had sweats and sorels I'd be completely at home.

Never been able to buy into the LA gotta impress some dipshits I never met look.

The whole PJs pistol thing works better in my mind :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
^^^^^ WERD!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Yeah but without those errors we'd be seeing 14 inning games with 0-1 scores. It's been exceptional or error with not much in between so far.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
HAH ..perfect ending to this game in this series.

It was over anyway.. barring a Mets like last inning miracle.

I do expect an extra inning game soon.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Pushing too hard with a lot of chips on the table
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 27, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
The Dodgers will be looking to pick that moron up in the off season.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 27, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
sweet! Koji is having the season of his career, he may never ever be heard from again... but this year, ooo lala!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 28, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
ok, this messes up Wednesday night at the gym...
great game again tonight, even better, the Sox took it!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 28, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
The Sox' pitching has been better than I thought it would be. And why are the Cards not walking Papi every at bat?
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 28, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Reilly, I have an American League bias being a lifelong BoSox fan, but the AL pitchers are used to pitching to eight players plus a professional hitter (DH) vs an almost automatic out (pitcher). Lester is a beast right now, and has previous WS experience from 2007 after returning from cancer. Lackey is also at his stride right now and always pitches well at Fenway.

As poorly as the team has been hitting as a whole, they were the top scoring offense in the Majors and are finding ways to get the timely hit.

Should the Sox hang on to win, Papi is a shoe-in for MVP. The only other possibility would be if Lester returned for another lights out performance in Game 7.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Oct 29, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Edge! Dude! No jinxing!!!!! ;D
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 30, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Go Sox!!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 30, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
The Cards do know that you have to swing the bat, don't they?
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 30, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
Edge! Dude! No jinxing!!!!! ;D

I don't believe in jinxing or coincidence, we create our own reality with positive thoughts and intentions.

You can thank me in 15 more outs. :^)
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 30, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
looks good for the Red Sox,

fans need a world series win at home so they do not have to worry about it for another 95 years,

can not find it on the radio so ESPN online is rolling right now,
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 30, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
Sox!!

Heck yeah!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 30, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Well done Boston. And I bet they don't have a riot.

Why can't NL teams hit?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 30, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
yay!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 30, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
A great win against an incredible team, for a city that continues to heal.

Boston Strong.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 30, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Congrats to the RS.

I was rooting for the Cards, but while they were strong & consistent through the playoffs & the first half of the WS, they just couldn't stay where they needed to be. RS, while less consistent, were there when it mattered. They deserved this win.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 31, 2013 - 12:40am PT
was Papasita juiced?
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Oct 31, 2013 - 02:17am PT
so much for the rebuilding year. all they have to do for next year is tidy up the beards...
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 31, 2013 - 07:56am PT
This Series clearly demonstrated that this game is ALL ABOUT PITCHING! The Cards have an awesome lineup, and they all looked like Little Leaguers and were all nearly automatic Ground Ball Out hitters.
steve shea

climber
Oct 31, 2013 - 08:55am PT
It is stunning how well the Sox adjusted to Wacha on the second go round. These guys are major league hitters, unreal. And PD, another gold glove. The three free agent amigos, Napoli, Victorino and Gomes brought chemistry, bats, fielding and base running. 5 pt players. Ross's work with Lester, location location. What a season for Beantown. Go Bruins!
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Oct 31, 2013 - 08:58am PT
SUCH a GREAT game and Series!!!
We were hootin' and hollerin' over here for sure!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:33am PT
For the love of Donini...

:D
:D
Credit: LilaBiene

Anybody going to the parade on Saturday?

:D :D :D

...one HAPPY Sox fan!
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:48am PT
Very happy to see the Sox win. Has any other team gone from last place to win the Series next season? My favorite part of the game (well, other than the end result) was Ellsbury getting out of the run down between 1st and 2nd, escaping 4 or was it 5 Cardinals in the process---don't see that too often.

Despite that, I will not be fighting the traffic to watch the parade. Sunny and 60s---I'll be at the crag!!!!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Very happy to see the Sox win. Has any other team gone from last place to win the Series next season?

The Twins did it (90s?), but still impressive. Farrell should be a shoe-in for AL manager of the year. He changed the whole culture of the team and made them Believe. For that matter, Cherrington deserves GM of the year for assembling that band of bearded misfits.
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:37am PT
I'll be at a crag (Gunks) frequented by many Yankee fans tomorrow. Good opportunity to rub it in.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Heard an interview with John Lester today - quite the well-spoken, thoughtful, and classy guy.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 1, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
My favorite part of the game (well, other than the end result) was Ellsbury getting out of the run down between 1st and 2nd, escaping 4 or was it 5 Cardinals in the process---don't see that too often.

Absolutely!

And Reilly, the Sox are a class act, in my very biased opinion.
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