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apogee

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Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 7, 2016 - 04:49pm PT
Yay! It's baseball season again!


Jon Beck

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Oceanside
Apr 7, 2016 - 05:22pm PT
Of course the Dodgers look good playing against the team that now has the worst start in the history of baseball. I am ready for football now.
Srbphoto

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Kennewick wa
Apr 7, 2016 - 05:26pm PT
Oops!!!!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2016 - 05:37pm PT
Cmon, JB...lets relish the glory until the Giants fans get here, and rub our noses is the shellacking we got today...
Dapper Dan

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Redwood City
Apr 7, 2016 - 05:43pm PT
helluva game today , I put $300 down on Giants to win it all this year ...
SC seagoat

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Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Apr 7, 2016 - 05:52pm PT
Go Giants!

Susan
Brokedownclimber

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Douglas, WY
Apr 7, 2016 - 05:58pm PT
My Rockies are already as high in the standings as they'll get all season. :>(
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 7, 2016 - 06:21pm PT
Mariners and King Felix finally lost on opening day after having won the opener the last 10 years. It's all about change this year, so that's good. They then won the next two games against the Rangers in grand fashion. Looking good so far (except for Felix who is starting to go down the Dennis Rodman road of personal grooming). Home opener tomorrow.
SC seagoat

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Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Apr 7, 2016 - 06:51pm PT
Michael was at opening day of Dodgers v Giants.

Yes GIANTS!!!!

Susan
JC Marin

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CA
Apr 7, 2016 - 07:04pm PT
Hunter Pence is the man
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2016 - 07:39pm PT
I just *knew* Pence was gonna cream that sucker. I swear, the Dodgers have a psycho block with the Giants....I doubt they'll get past it this year (or maybe ever)...
Srbphoto

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Kennewick wa
Apr 9, 2016 - 07:45am PT
Dodgers snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Real Manager of the Year move there.

I wonder what will be the main topic of discussion on LA sports talk radio?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2016 - 09:11am PT
If the Dodgers had a competent bullpen Roberts pulling the rook at 100 pitches wouldn't
be an issue.

Cubbies took a big hit losing Schwarber for the season.
hellroaring

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San Francisco
Apr 9, 2016 - 10:59am PT
Kansas City again baby!...
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2016 - 03:08pm PT
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2016 - 03:30pm PT
This is Vin Scullys last season announcing the Dodgers...man, it just ain't gonna be the same to watch a Dodger game without him.
tuolumne_tradster

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Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 9, 2016 - 03:59pm PT
this is what I'm talking' about...


MadBum takes Kershaw into the left field bleachers
Sula

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Pennsylvania
Apr 9, 2016 - 04:20pm PT
Fun baseball fact:

The Cubs' last World Series victory (1908) is now closer in time to the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) than it is to the present day.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2016 - 04:23pm PT
Thanks, Sula, now I'm really depressed.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2016 - 05:49pm PT
This is what I'm talkin' about....

tuolumne_tradster

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Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 9, 2016 - 06:27pm PT
Yup...Tomlinson blew the double play for the win and then Giants bull pen gave it up.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2016 - 06:28pm PT
This should go down to the last week of the season. I don't think either
team has a World Series worthy bull pen.
Sula

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Pennsylvania
Apr 9, 2016 - 06:33pm PT
... now I'm really depressed.
Nah - it just means they're due. This year for sure.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2016 - 10:10pm PT
I AM SO PSYCHED BASEBALL IS BACK


!!!!!!!
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Apr 9, 2016 - 10:17pm PT
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apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2016 - 07:25pm PT
5 runs in the first inning!

Go Dodger blue!

tuolumne_tradster

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Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 10, 2016 - 08:05pm PT
Only the score in the last inning matters...
Cueto strikes out Puig looking to end the 2nd inning
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 10, 2016 - 09:48pm PT
Will somebody tell me why the Dodgers' front office did nothing over the
winter to address their woeful bull pen? It's as bad as last year, and that was bad.

GO CUBS!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2016 - 07:40pm PT
Kershaw and Madbum are facing off in a windy LA!

Go Dodger blue!

apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2016 - 08:27pm PT
Well, that was a bottom of the 4th to remember....

Buh-bye, Bumgarner!
tuolumne_tradster

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Leading Edge of North American Plate
Apr 15, 2016 - 08:37pm PT
Ugh! Tomlinson is killin' the Giants.
ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Apr 15, 2016 - 08:37pm PT
enjoying Vin Scully with bourbon-and-ginger ale in Minnesota tonight
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2016 - 10:09pm PT
There's nothing like Vin.

And no-one will ever replace him.



I'm enjoying this tonight....

little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 16, 2016 - 05:59am PT
I thought number 42 played a really good game yesterday. He did it all - hit 2 home runs in the same inning, stole a couple of bases, made some great plays on defense and pitched a complete game 2-hit shutout!
donini

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Ouray, Colorado
Apr 16, 2016 - 06:21am PT
The Dodgers and the Giants lost all legitimacy when they cowardly tucked their tails between their legs and slunk out of the Big Apple in the middle of the night.
crankster

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No. Tahoe
Apr 16, 2016 - 07:27am PT
Hey, Jim, that's my team you're talking about :)

Apogee...enjoy it while it lasts...which, hopefully, isn't long!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2016 - 08:40am PT
Only really old guys care about that kinda stuff, Donini.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 16, 2016 - 08:50am PT
Jim, a lot of people have had to slink out of New York, or Chicago, in the middle of the night.
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, specially if yer not a good swimmer. Ya know what I mean?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 16, 2016 - 08:56am PT
Heathens have you no sense of history, of wrongs done! The Golden State, full of hubris, taking whatever it pleased no recompense in the offing, ahh.....but then came the drought.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 16, 2016 - 09:03am PT
Hubris? Mais non, we accept our fate. And thanks for the condescension from on high
in yer one stop light county!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 16, 2016 - 09:23am PT
I'll be passing thru that light on my way to Indian Creek in approx. two hours. 8 inches of fresh on my deck.....Springtime in the Rockies!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2016 - 10:15am PT
You wouldn't be talking that Cali smack if the Dodgers & Giants were now based in Colly-rad-o...
donini

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Ouray, Colorado
Apr 16, 2016 - 10:24am PT
Don't like the Rockies either....I am, and will always be, an American League fan.....go Angels!
Car packed....heading out!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 16, 2016 - 11:19am PT
BTW, Jim, I meant to add a smiley face at the end of my last post but I had to run -
there was a pack of Zombies cruising up the street!
Dapper Dan

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Redwood City
Apr 17, 2016 - 05:50pm PT
anyone watching Dodgers and Giants on ESPN ? I didn't know they had a female announcer ...
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 17, 2016 - 06:27pm PT
Jessica Ofelia Mendoza - (born November 11, 1980) is an American former softball player and broadcaster. At Stanford University, Mendoza was a four-time First Team All-American for the Stanford Cardinal from 1999–2002, and was a member of the United States women's national softball team from 2004–2010. She played professionally in National Pro Fastpitch. Mendoza owns numerous Cardinal records.[1][2][3] She is currently a member of the broadcast team for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.

looks like the Giants will be into the Dodger bullpen fairly early although Maeda isn't pitching poorly, he's just throwing alot of pitches

EDIT: I spoke too soon. He got it together to go 7 innings for the win, and getting into the Dodgers bullpen didn't seem to go so well for the Giants anyaway
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2016 - 10:19pm PT
clinker

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Santa Cruz, California
Apr 18, 2016 - 06:19am PT
Hey apogee and all you baseball lovers, looking forward to the season.

Go Giants!
labrat

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Erik O. Auburn, CA
Apr 18, 2016 - 10:19am PT
Gooooo Giannnnnts!!!!!!!!
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Apr 18, 2016 - 10:45am PT
Damn shadows at Dodger Stadium...it's a conspiracy.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 18, 2016 - 06:05pm PT
go Angels!

Jim, since when are you an Angels fan? Unless I am misremembering decades of existence, you have always been that worst of all possible baseball fans--a Yankees fan not from New York. What happened to make you abandon pinstripped existence for the Los Angeles rally monkeys of Anaheim? I can't think of one thing that connects you to Disneyland. Or is it the size of your man-crush on Mike Trout that has made you abandon your man-crush on Alex Rodriguez? Trout certainly seems less of a disgrace to the sport. And to sportsmanship in general. But still. Admiring Bryce Harper's talent doesn't turn me into a Nationals fan. The Angels? Really? I just threw up in my mouth.

Let go, Oakland!
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 18, 2016 - 06:30pm PT
Took my son Ryan and his pal Adam out to the yard on Saturday to see the A's v. KC Royals. Great seats just beyond third base, a gift for my 50th birthday a couple weeks ago. Right in front of a leatherlungs so overweight he wouldn't have been able to field a groundball to save his ass, but I was able to mellow him out by the end of the third inning with some actual facts. Phew.

Sonny Gray didn't have his best stuff, but gutted through six innings. Gave up a run in the top of the first, but Josh Reddick got it back and then some in the bottom half with a cannon shot into the right field seats for a 3-1 lead, one the A's wouldn't relinquish. The Good Guys added another in the second.

New 1B Yonder Alonzo started a crucial 3-6-1 doubleplay to crush out a Royals threat in the 5th (and save Jed Lowrie's E-4ing hide) and went 2 for 3 on the day. He would have had a third hit on a can of corn to shallow left but for an excellent running-to-the-left-field-line and diving catch by Royals 3B Mike Moustakis that unfolded right in front of us. Major league play, that.

Stephen Vogt launched a howitzer over the right center field wall in the 7th on his replica jersey giveaway day.

John Axford quieted the enemy for an inning and two-thirds. Sean Doolitte came on and got Jeff Gordon to fly out to DEEP center field to end the 8th, and Ryan Madson came on for the save in the top of the 9th protecting a 5-2 lead. Took him seven pitches to find the strike zone and then Jed Lowrie's SECOND E-4 of the afternoon put runners at first and second. Enter Salvador Perez, KC's superb catcher, representing the tying run. He stung a ball into Jed Lowrie's glove, who started a 4-6-3 to get the first two outs. Yunel Escober singled up the middle to bring Moustakis to the plate and give KC a second shot with the tying run at the plate. He hit a looper, caught by Lowrie, to send us home winners. Not great relief, but just good enough.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 18, 2016 - 06:34pm PT
^^^^ I always wondered what they taught y'all at West Point. ;-)
donini

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Ouray, Colorado
Apr 18, 2016 - 06:38pm PT
Greg, lot's of Giants fans here and the biggest discrace to the sport in this century was, without the shadow of doubt, Barry Bonds.
I might switch back to New York if the stupid repubs there help propel Trump to the nomination.
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 18, 2016 - 06:55pm PT
I'd burn in hell before I'd pull for the Giants.

But you still haven't explained your love affair with the rally monkey.

And we're setting the bar VERY low here, but I think Barry Bonds might be a better guy than A-Rod. Even if just by a skosh.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Apr 18, 2016 - 07:02pm PT
I'd burn in hell before I'd pull for the Giants.

I have a spare bottle of lighter fluid.

;)
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Apr 18, 2016 - 07:09pm PT
Raised a Dodgers fan. Never considered it when I moved to the Bay Area in 2002. Oddly, if I'd have moved a few years later, I'd have probably stayed a Dodgers fan due to the excellence of the MLB app that lets you listen to any game. But, when I came north in 2002, it was either Giants or A's, and for me, that was a no brainer. If I ever move again, I'll stay an A's fan.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2016 - 08:35pm PT
Cubs did good work on the Cards tonight...

Go Cubs!
KP Ariza

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SCC
Apr 19, 2016 - 12:18am PT
G's bullpen dumps another one. Casilla needs the hook.
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Apr 19, 2016 - 06:15am PT
Get that bus to Sacramento fired up and send up some new arms.
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Apr 19, 2016 - 09:29pm PT
Sweet 3-2, 11 inning win for my Athletics v. the pinstriped insufferables in the Bronx tonight on an RBI single just beyond the grasp of their diving shortstop Didi Gregorius (who had made several wonderful plays earlier in the game) and locktight relief by Ryan Madson.

Gets the Good Guys back to .500

Let's go, Oakland!

Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
May 10, 2016 - 10:45am PT
Cubs 8 games up in the NL Central and playing the best ball in the entire show.


Central W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STRK HOME ROAD LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Chi Cubs 24 6 .800 - - 9-1 W7 11-3 13-3 5/8 vs WSH, W 4-3 5/10 vs SD, 8:05 PM
Pittsburgh 17 15 .531 8.0 1.0 4-6 L1 7-7 10-8 5/9 @ CIN, L 2-3 5/10 @ CIN, 7:10 PM
St. Louis 16 16 .500 9.0 2.0 4-6 L1 9-10 7-6 5/8 vs PIT, L 5-10 5/10 @ LAA, 10:05 PM
Cincinnati 14 19 .424 11.5 4.5 5-5 W1 12-9 2-10 5/9 vs PIT, W 3-2 5/10 vs PIT, 7:10 PM
Milwaukee 13 19 .406 12.0 5.0 5-5 L1 8-9 5-10 5/9 @ MIA, L 1-4 5/10 @ MIA, 7:10 PM
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 10, 2016 - 11:04am PT
Y'all realize a MLB all time record was set the other day?
It was the first time that 4 first place clubs played in the same city!
The Nationals were playing the Cubbies (and got swept in 4) and somebody
from back east was playing the White Sox.

GO CUBS!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2016 - 09:28am PT
Kershaw shuts out the Mets- goes 9 innings, 13 strike outs!

http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/dodger-report/post/_/id/19688/clayton-kershaw-continues-to-do-legendary-stuff-for-dodgers


Go Dodger Blue!!!!

crankster

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No. Tahoe
May 13, 2016 - 09:35am PT
And you still are tied with the Giant's. Wait till we get Tim back ;)
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2016 - 09:37am PT
Is Lincecum coming back?

I love watching that guy pitch. I hope he heals well.
nature

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Boulder, CO
May 13, 2016 - 09:56am PT
I remain quietly optimistic that the longest playoff drought for any team will end this year.


Can you say "You're First Place Seattle Mariners"?


doesn't roll of the tongue w/o practice (and we've had none for 10 years).
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 13, 2016 - 10:26am PT
To be honest I can say "you're First Place Seattle Mariners", but I can't write it, at least with a
straight face. ;-)

GIVE THE CUBBIES THE DAMN TROPHY NOW!. (Even though they lost a doubleheader
to the Padrinos!)
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 13, 2016 - 12:11pm PT
To be honest I can say "you're First Place Seattle Mariners", but I can't write it, at least with a
straight face. ;-)

but Reilly, I am First Place Seattle Mariners
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 13, 2016 - 12:59pm PT
Eres El Vato!
Dave Davis

Social climber
Seattle, WA
May 14, 2016 - 08:32am PT
I can see it now- Mariners vs. Cubs in the World Series or has living in a state with legal pot clouded my judgment?
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
May 14, 2016 - 08:47am PT
when I see people wearing Mariners' stuff I always feel a little sad for them.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 14, 2016 - 11:17am PT
I'm stuck with being a Rockies fan, and the Dodgers are a hereditary baseball enemy due to my early childhood in St. Louis. It was the Brooklyn Dodgers and the N.Y. Giants then. Went to my first MLB game to see the St. Louis Browns, 'cause Dad wanted me to get a chance to see the great Ted Williams in action with the Red Sox. Over the years, my baseball-loving father took me to many Cardinal games, so also got to see Warren Spahn, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Don Newcombe, and yes, the venerable Satchel Paige. Made me a fan at an early age. Being a baseball fan is a virulent disease from which there is no cure...

Dad even played minor league baseball in the Cardinal's system; 1931 at Danville, Illinois; the 3-I League.
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
May 27, 2016 - 06:52pm PT
Saw my first Giant's game in '59 at Seals Staduim.

Was hoping to discuss the standings with apogee...
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - May 27, 2016 - 11:36pm PT
'Discuss'


Heh!


Mama didn't raise no fool...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 28, 2016 - 08:59am PT
Speaking of fools, who hired those clowns in the Dodgers' front office?

Their latest 'savior' didn't exactly sparkle yesterday which proved that AAA ain't the bigs.
this just in

climber
Justin Ross from North Fork
May 31, 2016 - 07:00pm PT
Red Sox are for real. Pitching is suspect, but the offense and their young players are unreal. Been fun watching them this year. Betts hit 3 hrs today and made one of the smoothest diving catches I've seen, xander goes to 24 game hit streak, Bradley Jr. had a 29 game hit streak end last week, Shaw killing it, and Ortiz.

Baseball will be a little less without him in the game next year. Hands down the greatest all time clutch hitter and his 40th year has been one for the ages. Thanks for all the memories Big Papi.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 31, 2016 - 07:17pm PT
hopefully David will provide some more thrills in October!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 1, 2016 - 02:28pm PT
Bet yer mom didn't date Charlie Finley!
He was a good guy.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 1, 2016 - 03:21pm PT
Reilly, did Charlie make your Mom wear shorts?

EDIT: oops, sorry, I'm getting my whacky baseball executives mixed up. I'm thinking of Bill Veeck and the Whiet Sox. Apologies to your dear, sweet Mama.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 1, 2016 - 03:38pm PT
No need to care about what happens this season. It is an EVEN YEAR!

Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Jun 14, 2016 - 05:42am PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 14, 2016 - 07:57am PT
not even at the All Stars Break yet...
we'll see what happens deep into The Grind.

The BoSox are playing loose having fun... even if the pitching sucks, doesn't seem to matter to them...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 14, 2016 - 08:03am PT
The Cubbies have come back to earthling status and the Nats have quietly pulled within four
wins of them, although they were swept by the Cubs a few weeks ago. Plenty of time left
for a Cubs Collapse, although I genuinely feel they could win the National League title and
nobody from the dark side looks all that good right now.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Aug 3, 2016 - 02:55pm PT
Rockies vs. Dudgers tonight.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Aug 3, 2016 - 03:01pm PT
Now's the time to start thinking "Wild Card."

Division Leaders: Western Division, Giants; Central; Cubbies; East; Nationals.

Wild Card relevant teams: Cardinals, Mets, Marlins, Dodgers, Rockies, Pirates. Dodgers currently in 1st Wild card, Cardinals in 2nd. Fading teams: Dodgers, Pirates, Mets. Surging: Rockies. Holding own: Marlins.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Aug 10, 2016 - 08:37am PT

The game ain't gonna be the same without the billionaire vs. trophy wife fight over ownership.


Entertainment ain't what it used to be.





At least we can still get Wheezus and his big-bootied Balkan bimbo on Beyond-Z's cloud-load by tuning into wi-Tunes.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Aug 23, 2016 - 04:21am PT
Driving from Philly to UCSD Labor Day week with my daughter. Have tickets to the CUBS-giants game at Wrigley Field on SEP 4; outfield box seats. Have not been inside Wrigley Field in 44 years. Next day, will be bouldering at Rock City KS.

GO CUBS!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 23, 2016 - 09:46am PT
Go Cubs, indeed! I'm starting to cautiously allow myself a modicum of enthusiasm, to the
point that I'm going to start working my Chitown connections for tickets. Luckily, if more civil
machinations prove fruitless, I can still resort to more effective means through the good
offices of Vinny. Hey, it's just business!
labrat

Trad climber
Erik O. Auburn, CA
Aug 23, 2016 - 01:07pm PT
Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA! Beat LA!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Sep 25, 2016 - 07:43pm PT
Vin Scully’s last home game...
Git'er done!
Edge

Trad climber
Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Sep 28, 2016 - 09:29pm PT
We might have Moab dust on a Japanese car with Colorado plates traveling in Utah, but we're still RED SOX NATION!


Baseballs leading offense clinched the AL East today.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 1, 2016 - 02:48pm PT
even dirt baggers hate the Dodgers ;-)

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 1, 2016 - 02:54pm PT
The Dodgers seem downright cuddily when compared to the Giants.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 1, 2016 - 02:56pm PT
At least the Dodgers don't wear clown uniforms.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2016 - 02:59pm PT
If Scully's last game has to be away, it's fitting that it's against the Giants.

Go Dodger blue...win this one for Vin!

tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 1, 2016 - 03:21pm PT
Giants are peakin' at exactly the right time. With MadBum, Cueto, Samardzija, and now Ty Blach, they could go ALL THE WAY!!

clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Oct 1, 2016 - 03:29pm PT
It is a bad idea for the rest of the MLB and especially the Dodgers to let the Giants even barely sneak into the playoffs as a wild card team, but it's October!

GO GIANTS!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 1, 2016 - 03:32pm PT
She's gonna burst your bubble apogee ;-)


At least the Dodgers don't wear clown uniforms.
...but they have Clowns in uniform.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 5, 2016 - 05:38pm PT
Let the games begin.....

I am very happy the Cardinals missed.....

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 05:59pm PT
The Gigantes got the proverbial two chances in this game.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:14pm PT
Just wait til somebody stares at Bum and he gets tossed.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2016 - 06:32pm PT
Man...the Giants are pretty late to the season, aren't they?

Slidin' under the wire, on a hope and a wild card prayer....
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:36pm PT

hey, the Giants don't have any of those H things

oops, a Mets lead off double! what's goin' on here?

EDIT: Reilly you have to pay me for being your straight man
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:41pm PT
What 'H' things, huevos?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:51pm PT
LOOK OUT! Da Bum is getting aggro!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 06:57pm PT
Whoa! These dudes are taking this shizz seriously!
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Oct 5, 2016 - 07:19pm PT
Somebody's got to run into one. Pence perhaps.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 07:22pm PT
Ha! It's better to be lucky than good!
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Oct 5, 2016 - 07:35pm PT
Way more fun - but a stressful game. Saw my first Giants game in Seals Stadium, T. Hoping for a rally.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 07:41pm PT
Should not have yanked Syndergaard. Gigantes showing their huevos!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2016 - 07:45pm PT
Gigantes just got kicked in the huevos!

Adios, Pence!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 07:45pm PT
Woo-Hoo! Huevos machucados!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 07:55pm PT
Man, that dude can pitch, hit, and field!




Does he do windows, too?
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:09pm PT
Conor who?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:10pm PT
Respect! Huevos gigantes!
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:12pm PT
Yes!!!!!!!!!!'
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2016 - 08:14pm PT
Meh......
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:19pm PT
Giants suck. They'll get humbled by the Cubs soon enough.

Bumgarner is flat-out stud.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:24pm PT
MadBum has now pitched 23 consecutive scoreless innings in post-season ELIMINATION games. Stud indeed.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:26pm PT
Too bad the Cubs won't see him until game 3, at the earliest. Whew!
The Cubs' hitters will feast on the rest of the Giants' pitchers.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2016 - 08:27pm PT
Man, the Cubs-Giants series is gonna be great fun.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:45pm PT
Oops, who let them in.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 5, 2016 - 08:48pm PT
MadBum: best post-season road era 0.5 in baseball history for pitchers throwing more than 25 games

He damn near knocked one out too.

monolith

climber
state of being
Oct 5, 2016 - 09:05pm PT
Giants are 9-0 in postseason elimination games under Bochy.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 5, 2016 - 11:40pm PT
the Giants' Win-Loss in the post season is 97 to 87 since 1905, of the 20 World Series they played they won 8...

good luck Giants,

go Red Sox!
monolith

climber
state of being
Oct 6, 2016 - 06:25am PT
...which is about the same NL vs AL world series title ratio.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 6, 2016 - 08:46am PT
Giants did good....

everybody knows that the western division teams rule.

Tad don't get your hopes up.... Cubs will find a way to blow it.

apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2016 - 08:48am PT
As will the Dodgers, I fear.

Sigh.
labrat

Trad climber
Erik O. Auburn, CA
Oct 6, 2016 - 02:23pm PT
T Hocking

"Still a Giants fan but,
would rather see the curse end in my lifetime. ;) Go Cubs!!!"

WTF?!?!
Help me out. How can you be a Giants fan and turn around and root for the Cubs? That does not sound like a fan of the G men to me.....


You Sir are not a Giants fan......
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 6, 2016 - 02:24pm PT
When I was in Boston in August the Red Sox were still in second place.
The dude who drove our Duck tour said that BoSox fans love the Cubs,
after the Sox, of course. That will be a great World Series.

Cubbies in 7!!!!!!!!!
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 6, 2016 - 03:54pm PT
Tad... you all have the same nose.

Nice 3 gen photo.

I get all sentimental about underdogs also --- It would be wonderful for the Cubs to win WS.... But that would mean the Dodgers loosing, can't go for that
labrat

Trad climber
Erik O. Auburn, CA
Oct 6, 2016 - 04:24pm PT
I hear you and understand T Hock. I would do the same if I were in your situation. Fortunately for me I'm not......

Go Giaannnnnts!!!!!!
Edge

Trad climber
Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Oct 6, 2016 - 06:00pm PT
Red Sox @ Indians up next,
Edge, Hartouni, who do you like? ;)

Thanks for asking, Tad.

You know, I think I'm going to have to go with the Red Sox on this one.

In four.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 6, 2016 - 06:07pm PT
injun bats off the hook
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 6, 2016 - 06:30pm PT
If the Cleveland starters can keep it close for their bullpen they have a chance,
but if they let the Sox hit... I'll be happy to watch Bos in the ALS
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 7, 2016 - 03:17pm PT
David Price, the 217 million dollar man, yanked after 3 1/3 innings and 5 earned runs. I'm sure he'll be well received when the Red Sox return to Boston down 2 games to none.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 7, 2016 - 04:14pm PT
Good on Cleveland for quietly putting together a good run. Francona doesn't get his due in this YoM (Year of Maddon).

Speaking of Maddon, Wrigley is going be insane tonight.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2016 - 04:24pm PT
Looks like Kershaw has come down with Post-Season Affective Disorder again.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2016 - 06:56pm PT
Are you feelg it, Cubs fans?

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 7, 2016 - 08:01pm PT
interesting stat came up on the radio: Lester is 1-3 with a 5. something ERA when Todd Tichenor is the home plate ump, as he is tonight.
monolith

climber
state of being
Oct 7, 2016 - 08:14pm PT
Lester has thrown only 70 pitches in 7 innings.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2016 - 08:29pm PT
Pandemonium at Wrigley!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 7, 2016 - 08:44pm PT
Cubs choke in 3, 2, ...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2016 - 08:47pm PT
CUBS WIN!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 7, 2016 - 08:50pm PT
Now that's baseball at it's finest!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2016 - 07:21am PT
Great game last night...two great teams, another nailbiter...

Nice to see the Giants sweating it.

Dodgers beat the Nationals!

Dodgers-Cubs would be an unusual WS pairing, wouldn't it?
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Oct 8, 2016 - 01:01pm PT
Apogee, no matter what happens in the messed up world of ours, I am as confident as I am in tomorrow's sunrise that I will not EVER have to sit through a Cubs-Dodgers World Series...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 8, 2016 - 01:11pm PT
^^^ Thanks, Greg, I didn't want to be the one to belabor the obvious. ;-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 8, 2016 - 01:19pm PT
I had a good laugh with Gerardo, owner of the Cinema Cafe this morning.

He came to work shaved clean (he had been sporting a goatee and some whiskers from time off) and was wearing his LA Dodger Blue cap.

I told him he must be doing a razor commercial today, he looked that clean. He looked like Gerardo Cejé, who once was the LA batboy.

We wished each other luck in the drive to the NLCS.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 8, 2016 - 01:35pm PT
as confident as I am in tomorrow's sunrise that I will not EVER have to sit through a Cubs-Dodgers World Series...

things can change, look at the Brewers and the Astros
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2016 - 01:38pm PT
I'm not much of a betting man, and wouldn't want to jinx the easily-jinxable Dodgers by betting, but I'll laugh my head off if the two teams make it to the WS!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 8, 2016 - 03:04pm PT
I love baseball!
Here are my predictions for the outcome:

Cubbies over the Gnats in 4, although could be a sweep unless Mad Bum can pitch a game.

Nats over the Dudgers in 5

Blue Jays over Texans in 3

Indians over Red Sox in 4

I'm not going any further out on my limb at this point...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 8, 2016 - 03:08pm PT
The Blue Jays and Indians scare this Cubs fan.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 8, 2016 - 03:54pm PT
Rooting for the Cubs in Rainbow Canyon a couple of days ago... GO CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!



Edit: betting thread: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2853880&tn=40
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 8, 2016 - 04:09pm PT
separated at birth?

Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 8, 2016 - 06:00pm PT
Cubbies again strike first! Cubs up 4 to 0 after 2 innings.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 8, 2016 - 07:16pm PT
G'damn replay is being abused and not used in the spirit of the game. That was a dogshit call on Baez
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 8, 2016 - 07:20pm PT
Bochy knows the chips are down, and he's gonna' use his entire BP tonight.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 8, 2016 - 07:53pm PT
Cubs "fans" are meek and quiet for a team with 100+ years of failure

what's with these sissies?
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 8, 2016 - 08:19pm PT
They're trying to get failure out of their system; then back to another 100+ years of dismal baseball.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 9, 2016 - 09:18am PT
Cubs "fans" are meek and quiet for a team with 100+ years of failure

what's with these sissies?

I'm one of those sissys. I'm not a superstitious type of person, but... this is the Cubs.

Cubs 2-0 over Giants in NLDS.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 9, 2016 - 09:32am PT
Cubs "fans" are meek and quiet

I dare you to go out on Waveland and talk that shite!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2016 - 11:30am PT
Dodgers are up by 2...top of the 4th!

apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2016 - 12:55pm PT
"no matter what happens in the messed up world of ours, I am as confident as I am in tomorrow's sunrise that I will not EVER have to sit through a Cubs-Dodgers World Series..."


Oh yeah.

Right.

Damn...gotta be careful about those early morning, pre-coffee posts.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2016 - 03:23pm PT
Well, hell.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 9, 2016 - 10:30pm PT
Go Jays go!!!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 10, 2016 - 03:11pm PT
Lets go Dodgers lets go!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 10, 2016 - 03:16pm PT
Make that LAD 3 to 4 WAH! Here we go!!!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Oct 10, 2016 - 03:30pm PT
Sox need to step it up tonight.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 10, 2016 - 05:28pm PT
And there we went!
We'll get um next game!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2016 - 05:31pm PT
Let's go SOX!!!!!!!!!!

action on TBS

Cleveland??? Who the f*#k wants Cleveland anywhere in the playoff mix? Go SOX!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 10, 2016 - 05:43pm PT
Dodgers suck bad.
Cleveland looks a well balanced club with a will to win.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2016 - 06:37pm PT
bottom of bottom for the Sox....

Go SOX!!!!

A bloop and a bomb LET"S GO!!!!!!!!!!!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2016 - 06:38pm PT

Damn. Dodgers are remaining true to their 'Fall Choke' form.
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 10, 2016 - 06:55pm PT
Well, I do, Russ! Go Tribe.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2016 - 06:57pm PT
'Major League' is one of the very few DVD's I actually own. I love that movie. So many great lines!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2016 - 06:58pm PT
Damn... ok....

Let's go CUBS!!!!!

edit: Major League was ok... but Bull Durham is the shiznits

Side stuff: List yavorite baseball movies, no more than 10:

In no particular order:
Bull Durham
Pride of the Yankees
Fear Strikes Out
42
Eight Men Out
Cobb
Bang the drum slowly
Field of Dreams
Moneyball
Major League
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:13pm PT
The Natural was good too!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:15pm PT
So far, I'm 2 for 2 in my predictions from October 8th post...

Addendum: Gnats are down 3-0 after 1 1/2 innings; Mad Bum has already thrown 51 pitches... Jake Arietta hit a 3 run jack. Bochy better be careful with his franchise pitcher!!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:16pm PT
Arrieta launches a 3 run bomb!!! Go Cubs!
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:16pm PT
Well Russ if it is movies, "Fast Ball" is great. Not as sexy as Bull Durham. Played for about a week at our art house movie theater. If I remember, Nolan Ryan still has the fastest pitch, adjusted for different measurement methods, although Bob Feller throwing a pitch through a paper target before a motorcycle doing 85 mph has reached its target is pretty cool. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhZ7t_DNi9w]

BelieveLand, Land of Champion(s).
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:25pm PT
Roger:

I have Fastball and Knuckleball lined up for viewing when I get some time. They both look good.

edit: damn. for the love of the game was good too as was the Rookie. Trouble with the curve too... maybe I should have made it 20 movies!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2016 - 07:41pm PT
Keep 'em coming. My Netflix queue is getting a little thin.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:45pm PT
~70 pitches in 3 innings

Cub's pitcher, who looks a lot like MadBum, hits a 3 run bomb off him

not looking good

Hopefully MadBum will start off the bottom of the 3rd with a bomb
Edge

Trad climber
Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:56pm PT
"Hardball" was good, a little reminiscent of "Bad News Bears" which launched a dozen copies in every sport.

Don't forget Ken Burns "Baseball."
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 10, 2016 - 07:58pm PT
That Ken Burns thing is terrific. Well above "movie" fare. Maybe the best baseball treatment ever.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 10, 2016 - 08:04pm PT
I got Yul Brynner's autograph at the OG Comiskey Park! He was ignoring everybody else's requests but I yelled at him in Russian and he was all WTF, who's there?
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 10, 2016 - 08:06pm PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 10, 2016 - 10:00pm PT
OH YA! Gillespie just punched the Cubs in the gut...with Chapman on the mound no less...


Viva Gigantes!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 10, 2016 - 10:21pm PT
Bryant comes alive!!!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 10, 2016 - 10:24pm PT
Damn Romo hung a 78 mph slider right over the plate :-(
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:10am PT
http://www.oregonlive.com/mlb/index.ssf/2016/10/mlb_playoffs_chicago_cubs_vs_s.html

BACKS TO THE WALL and they pull out the rabbit from the hat!

Oh, yeah, the even-year black and orange magic.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:58am PT
Cubs should have saved Arrieta for tonight. But the Cubbies did leave more than a few stranded early in the game that would have changed the outcome.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Oct 11, 2016 - 06:02am PT
Love that the the Giants keep giving us this kind of baseball.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:18am PT
Conor who, again?

One of the Giants broadcaters says "they're already working on the Conor Gillespie statue right outside the ballpark"

LOL
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 11, 2016 - 12:21pm PT
IT is Do or Die for the Boys in Blue today.

It is better if I don't watch....

When I watch- bad things happen to the Dodgers.

One time I played hookey from work to watch one of those One Game play offs....85 IIRC. The HomeRun Mike Schmidt hit in the ninth.... is still in orbit!

I can still remember the sound of 49,000 people going completely silent.



apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 12:25pm PT
C'mon, Dodger Blue!

Stop the Fall Choke!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 11, 2016 - 01:19pm PT
Add another name to the great baseball movies: "Dodgers Choke Again!" Only the second attraction is : "Giants Can't Win!"

NLDS: Nats and Cubbies! Tonight's the night for wailing on the Left Coast!
Phil_B

Social climber
CHC, en zed
Oct 11, 2016 - 02:23pm PT
Best line from Kruk:

"Conor Gillaspie is the Travis Ishikawa of 2016"

i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 11, 2016 - 03:52pm PT
LAD must win and lookin' gud!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:49pm PT
Bases loaded, Cr@p!!!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:57pm PT
It's all Cried up!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 04:58pm PT
Dodgers blow chunks
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 11, 2016 - 05:03pm PT
Reilly--

Out both ends!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 05:27pm PT
Tied at 5...bottom of the 8th...

Let's go Blue!
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 11, 2016 - 05:37pm PT
Bing, Bing, Bing, Bing!!!!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 05:40pm PT
Bang, bang, bang!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 05:48pm PT
Go Jansen!!!!!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 11, 2016 - 05:49pm PT
On to Game #5 Dodgers still alive!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 05:50pm PT
Game 5...here we come!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 11, 2016 - 06:04pm PT
Well...miracles DO occasionally happen!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 07:06pm PT
Effin Giants...

C'mon Cubs!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 07:07pm PT
PHAKK!

But it's only the 4th and the Gnats' pen sucks.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 11, 2016 - 07:11pm PT
Los Gigantes are 10 - 0 in post season elimination games & they're on there way to making' it 11-0
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 07:14pm PT
Cubbies gonna make them Los Mandilónes.
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Oct 11, 2016 - 07:20pm PT
Keeping the faith the Giant's pull it out...and rooting for the Nationals #anybodybutLA
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 07:22pm PT
"...and rooting for the Dodgers #anybodybutSF"


Fixed that for ya
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 07:30pm PT
Only a double, ,Crawford?

Weak.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:25pm PT
Sacrificed chickens were just found floating in the bay beyond the right field wall.
It's the only explanation.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:28pm PT
Game 5 ...yes..... I think I'll go bouldering thursday
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:41pm PT
Romo needs a K, then a double play OR versa visa
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:47pm PT
Nothing happening at all time to change the channel!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:50pm PT
CUBBIES ROOL!!!!!!!!!!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:53pm PT
Gigantes bull pen gives it up again... this could end badly for Los Gigantes if they give up anymore runs here

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:54pm PT
What did I tell you earlier?

"the Gnats' pen sucks."
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:54pm PT
Let's go CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:54pm PT
Strickland vs Baez mano a mano

this is a great matchup
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:55pm PT
It's ovah! Hasta la bye-bye Mandilones!
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:56pm PT
giants need to mow that grass a little closer if they ever want to throw someone out at the plate on those weak grounders
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 11, 2016 - 08:57pm PT
Strickland is such a goat..... and fussy about how bad he sucks too. I love seeing him get worked
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:00pm PT
Lets see if Chapman can get 3 outs...couldn't do it last night
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:01pm PT
So--if by chance the Gnats can tie it up---who does Bochy have left to pitch? The master BP manager strikes again! Go Cubbies! Gnats suck!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:04pm PT
103 mph? Yikes!
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:06pm PT


Sorry kiddo!
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:06pm PT
Chapman mows down the Giants in the Bot of the 9th...

Time to fumigate the Giants' bull pen.

Great game...Cubs deserve the win!




Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:09pm PT
Giant's season in a nutshell
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:10pm PT
All over at AT&T! Cubs advance, the Gnats can bitch and complain. So much for the even years theory.

So far I'm 3 for 3 in my predictions. The Dudgers and Nationals play--in D.C.

I'm not really a Cubbies fan, but I'm sympathetic with their curse of 100+ years without a World Series ring.
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:11pm PT
As much as I despise the Cubs at the moment I'll get over it to root for them against the Dodgers if the Nationals don't take them out.
Brokedownclimber

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Douglas, WY
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:14pm PT
Reilly--

I had a chance to see Chapman pitch his first year in the Bigs, with Cincinnati: he wowed everyone at Coors Field with---103 mph fast ball! Looked absolutely effortless!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:26pm PT
Anybody see my baseball trivia post about Yul Brynner a couple pages back? Here's another:

Had a friend over Sat night. A high school friend roomed with The Mick their first two years with the Yankees. He didn't last and sort of lost touch with Mickey eventually. The night Mickey died Fred had a dream where Mickey stood at the foot of his bed and said "Goodbye, Fred, I enjoyed rooming with you." The next day he found out Mickey was gone.
Srbphoto

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Kennewick wa
Oct 11, 2016 - 09:29pm PT
The Giant's starters must be ready to beat down the relievers.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2016 - 09:53pm PT
Dodger Haterz are Haterz
clinker

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Santa Cruz, California
Oct 12, 2016 - 06:16am PT
We are out. Good luck on game 5 apogee.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 12, 2016 - 06:33am PT
I played baseball into HS and have always said I'd like a crack at an MLB pitcher. That stopped with Chapman. Every pitch in the bottom of the 9th was at or over 100 MPH.

Happy the Cubs are moving on. Worried about either the Nats or the Dodgers. I'm particularly worried about the Dodgers because I think Utley has a chip on his shoulder and is finally playing for his hometown team after a great run in Philly.
Russ Walling

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Oct 12, 2016 - 08:43am PT
Link to bet with Dave Reid/InnerCity

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2853880&msg=2886831#msg2886831

Good games yesterday lads!

Go Dodgers!!!!!!!

Then go Cubs!!!!!!!
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 12, 2016 - 08:57am PT
The MB dogpound, REALLY???

There's lots of good PEOPLE around here that could REALLY use some money🙃

http://gofundme.com/2msh83qb

Or atleast buy pyro some more beer😜

Let's GO Dodger Blue!!!!!
Russ Walling

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Oct 12, 2016 - 09:53am PT
The MB dogpound, REALLY???
There's lots of good PEOPLE around here that could REALLY use some money🙃
http://gofundme.com/2msh83qb
Or atleast buy pyro some more beer😜
Let's go Dodger Blue!!!!!

Thanks for your opinion on my philanthropy. Now go suk it.

Go CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 12, 2016 - 06:00pm PT
Suffering withdrawal tonight; no playoff baseball. Watching NHL; Blackhawks/Blues is in a good early season tilt. Still, not playoff baseball.

Enjoy some Baez highlights against the Giants.

http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/news/cubs-giants-nlds-game-4-javy-baez-defense-video-denard-span/vl9a1d4h8yam183ccv32mhwsg
Brokedownclimber

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Douglas, WY
Oct 12, 2016 - 08:26pm PT
So--who's gonna start for Da Boyz in Blue tomorrow night? I seriously doubt it'll beKershaw; he got rode pretty hard the last time out and not enough rest between starts. I foresee a Cubs-Nationals NLCS. The Cubbies should win that matchup handily. My crystal ball shows the WS between the Bluejays and the Cubs.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Oct 12, 2016 - 08:57pm PT
The Washington Nationals..? What ever happened to Frank Howard..?
labrat

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Erik O. Auburn, CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 04:14pm PT
Now that the Giants are out I'll watch the rest of the playoffs hoping the Dodgers lose and hope someone else in the NL wins it all. It would be fun to watch the reactions if the Cubs win a World Series.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 05:31pm PT
C'mon Dodger Blue!

Win it for Vin!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 05:49pm PT
Nats on the board first. Urg.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 06:10pm PT
Too many wild throws....Dodgers gotta tighten up...
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:17pm PT
Tell us somemore apogee 👂
We got no tv.
What's the score?
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:18pm PT
Seems like Hill was doing OK, I don't get yanking him having thrown only 49 pitches.

Blanton was lucky that wasn't a double.
HighTraverse

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Bay Area
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:21pm PT
Bummer that the Giants folded last night in bottom of the ninth. The last two games were really played well by both teams until that last inning.
At least now I can shamelessly root for the Cubbies.
You Go Cubs!!! 107 years since you won the World Series is long enough.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 06:22pm PT
Tru dat, Reilly. Boys in blue need to be playing their A game tonight...so far, notsomuch.

Top of the 4th, 0-1 Nats.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:27pm PT
Nice homer calls, ump! Two of those strikes weren't even close.

Turner's gonna club one. I guess he'll need a nine iron to do so.
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:28pm PT
#LETSGOBOYSINBLUE!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:33pm PT
Hell of an at bat! Turner is my favorite Dodger. He's a baller.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 06:37pm PT
12 pitches on Turner...that's an innings worth for Scherzer...wear 'im down!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:45pm PT
Blanton looking gud! Can we get another inning out of him?
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 06:49pm PT
Hope so. He came out a little too early.
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:50pm PT


#LETSGOBOYSINBLUE!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:54pm PT
Jeezus, does Grandal think he's playing cricket?
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:56pm PT
WOOT WOOT BASES LOADED!

Edit "Id"; picked the game up on the am, woot ;)
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 06:57pm PT
Apogee, let Blanton hit?

Yup, he woulda done as well as Ethier.
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:01pm PT
Maaaaan, that sounded like a fast strike three😬
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 07:02pm PT
Strand 3??? !!!!

WTF!!!!!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 07:03pm PT
This is sooooo Dodgers.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:04pm PT
Strand 3???

That's the Dodgers' maiden name.
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:11pm PT
The hEAT is COMIN!

And here comes Werth
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:15pm PT
Quit phukking around and strike Werth out!
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:22pm PT
98 mph sounds ferkin fast;👂)
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:25pm PT
It's a pitchin dual. Against Maddux and Honeycutt
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 07:26pm PT
This is not going well.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:28pm PT
Nothing like walking the leadoff hitter.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 07:32pm PT
Reddick was lucky as sh#t on that catch.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:34pm PT
Whoa! That Toles has a gun!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:36pm PT
We gots us a ball game!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 07:39pm PT
Yeah Pederson!!!!
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:39pm PT
Worth=zoro, I mean zero;)

Anotherwords 1 to 1 NOW, BooYaGrandma!
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:41pm PT
7th inning tho,,,, this one's goin 12.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:42pm PT
Dusty didn't like that!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:49pm PT
Does anybody know how to bunt any more?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:56pm PT
YES!

Time for a Seager jack.
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 07:57pm PT
BOWWWWWWwwwwww!

Blues 2 - Nats 1
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:02pm PT
Dusty Baker is neither! Man nor Myth
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:05pm PT
Told ya Turner was gonna jack, or close to it!
Oh, sure, now Kelley is gonna pretend he's hurt? Maybe butthurt!
BwaHaHaHaHaHa!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:09pm PT
Yep. He wanted outta there.

Dusty is going to have to pitch next. What is the record for pitcher changes is one inning?
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:09pm PT
Alright I was wrong with the in 12. Go ahead and turn out the lights....

.....and SEE YA IN CHICO!"

#BOOYAGRANDMA!
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:14pm PT
The Blue and the Nat have combined in using 44 relief pitchers for the series. That's a National record!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:19pm PT
Now I see why Dayton didn't make the bigs until he was 29.
He ain't gonna be around to celebrate his 30th at this rate.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:25pm PT
Jansen comes in in the 7th? Why do I feel ill?
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 08:30pm PT
Jansen has a bigggg mess to clean up.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:32pm PT
He's adding to it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:43pm PT
Wow! Mr Clean!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 08:44pm PT
6 more outs Jansen.

Why does that feel like asking too much?
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:51pm PT
Finally, somebody does know how to bunt! Good job, Kenley!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 09:06pm PT
Jansens 30 pitches in...with 5 outs to go...ho, man.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:12pm PT
That was some major league pitching! So, does Baez pitch the ninth?
Kershaw is gonna warm up? Not sure about that.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 09:14pm PT
If Jansen can get out of this, he deserves MVP.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 09:17pm PT
Holy shit! Kershaws warming up!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:19pm PT
I don't like it. Relievers are used to warming up in a jiffy, starters aren't.

One thing is for sure, the Cubbies are loving this.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 09:32pm PT
Crap! This is intense!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:33pm PT
OMG! It doesn't get any crazier than this!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:43pm PT
Money! Woot!

Damn, I got a real problem now but since I was born a Cubbie I gotta go with them.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:43pm PT
struck him out with a curve ball in the dirt...

was that the only curve ball Kershaw threw?
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:44pm PT
Hoot LAD!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 09:45pm PT
Woo-hooooo!!!!

DODGER BLUE!!!!!!!!!!

apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 09:48pm PT
Sh#t, That means we gotta play the Cubbies.

Who wants to be the guy that beats the Cubbies?
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:49pm PT
Wow...winning on the road with Kersh closing!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2016 - 09:50pm PT
^^^^ Yea, Ap, Vinnie would KNOTT be happy!

The good news is we can listen to Charley Steiner and Rick Monday instead
of those morons on Fox.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2016 - 10:54pm PT
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clinker

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Santa Cruz, California
Oct 14, 2016 - 06:20am PT
Congratulations apogee's Dodgers.

WASHINGTON – In a postseason marked by clubs aiming to end championship droughts, the year 1988 does not conjure the same sense of desperation that 1908 or even 1948 evoke.

Yet, the Los Angeles Dodgers have seen their own travails in the nearly three decades since Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson last brought a championship to Chavez Ravine. Now, their road to end that stretch runs right through Chicago.

The Dodgers chewed through the Washington Nationals’ ace and their sturdiest bullpen arms during a four-run seventh inning Thursday night, summoning the resolve that marked much of their season, and then hung on to register a 4-3 victory in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2016 - 07:39pm PT
Indians are looking good in the first of the series against the Blue Jays...2-0

Another K just ended the top of the 8th...the house is rocking!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 14, 2016 - 07:44pm PT
I told y'all a few pages back Cleveland is solid. Maybe scary solid.
zBrown

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Oct 14, 2016 - 07:52pm PT
I'm glad Kevin Durant opted to go to the Lakers, rather than San Francisco.

Still it's a historical thing, go (baby) Bears and just be glad you don't have to face Koufax.


apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2016 - 07:54pm PT
Indians take Game 1! Unbeaten in October...

Tribe is on the warpath!
zBrown

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Oct 14, 2016 - 07:57pm PT
Mama didn't raise no fool, fools.

BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 14, 2016 - 09:26pm PT

I'm glad Kevin Durant opted to go to the Lakers, rather than San Francisco

Whatch you talkin bout Willis?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2016 - 05:59pm PT
WTF? Does Gonzalez have a no slide clause in his contract?
ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 15, 2016 - 06:00pm PT
gonna get ugly real fast for dodgers
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2016 - 06:04pm PT
No access to tv tonight!

Argh!
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 15, 2016 - 06:14pm PT
first stolen base by a Cub in the post-season since 1908, and it's a steal of home. Holy Cow!
zBrown

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Oct 15, 2016 - 06:42pm PT
apo

You missed a very nice catch

Check highlite reel


Pinch hit homer

3-1
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2016 - 06:58pm PT
Aaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!169
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2016 - 07:01pm PT
Ap, while I am rooting for the Cubs, because of genetic reasons, I still feel yer pain.

Charlie Steiner just intoned the oft repeated maxim that Ernie Banks was the greatest player who never played in the World Series. He was also one of the finest gentlemen to play this game.
zBrown

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Oct 15, 2016 - 07:46pm PT
It's coming back to me why the game is the national PASSED time.

Good thing that ND and Stanford is a click away.

Stanford came back and looks to be a winner.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:00pm PT
Stanford and Notre Dame? A couple of loozers.

BTW, gents, why am I having such a hard time explaining the importance of this series to la femme? I guess some cultural differences are hors de combat?
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:09pm PT
Holee phukk! 103 mph? That could cause a weather disturbance!

DAMN! Gonzalez can't slide but he can hit! How great is this shizz?
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:14pm PT
Genetic - Stanford Law tied in rankings @ # 2


Da game

Tied up

Runners on 2 and 3

Layoffs just put out a call for Mr. Clutch

Must have been busy

Edit

Apple seemingly never heard of Tommy Lasorda

Note to self where to turn off this annoying second guessing

GSlam thank you ma'am

I thought the baby bears were a D team
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:19pm PT
UW 44 Stanford 6 , only cause we didn't wanna run it up!

signed,
Yer friendly local Husky letterman, yo!
Edge

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Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:28pm PT
Boom!

Edit:
Back to back jacks!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:28pm PT
Damn, you can't make this sh!t up!
Cubbies are destined! I might have to go visit my cousins.
Edge

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Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Oct 15, 2016 - 08:30pm PT
Sure beats the first two ALDS games. I've had more excitement watching chia pets.
zBrown

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Oct 15, 2016 - 08:39pm PT
In Otay

That was no pinche hit
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2016 - 08:41pm PT
"BTW, gents, why am I having such a hard time explaining the importance of this series to la femme? I guess some cultural differences are hors de combat?"

Funny you should say that, Reilly. I tried explaining the significance of this series to my girlfriend about an hour ago, and pretty much got a blank stare.

8-3 Cubs?

The horror....the horror...
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Oct 15, 2016 - 09:10pm PT
Cubs win game 1. Nice manager dual in the 8th. But why pitch Dayton when the game was over for all intents a purposes?

Go Cubs!
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2016 - 08:25am PT
Go CUBS!!!! Blanton was a punching bag... where is the elfin JP Howell? Is he hurt or retired or something?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 16, 2016 - 10:12am PT
Those FOX announcers are the worst.

They make the guys who do the Angel Games sound like Vin Scully.
zBrown

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Oct 16, 2016 - 10:16am PT
HiFive mama?

Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 10:17am PT
Anybody is better than Joe 'Unctuous' Buck!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 10:23am PT
This will be third day of pitiching for Kershaw in the last 5 days....dudes gonna have his work cut out for him....
Chaz

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greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 16, 2016 - 10:55am PT
I tried everything, Tad. But the whole damn telecast is crap.

The camera work sucks. The picture goes from one long facial closeup to another facial closeup to another facial closeup - then a pitch - and back to this guy's face and that guy's face. And they're all a bunch of dogfaces.

I'm more interested in seeing how the infield is playing, or how deep the outfield is, or what the baserunners are doing, or maybe the base coach is sending signals. You know, the game. Not another guy's unshaven face, filling the whole screen.
Edge

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Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Oct 16, 2016 - 11:17am PT
Not another guy's unshaven face, filling the whole screen.

Classic set-up for the upcoming commercial space Schick overpaid for.
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 16, 2016 - 11:41am PT
Oct 14, 2016 - 09:26pm PT

I'm glad Kevin Durant opted to go to the Lakers, rather than San Francisco

Whatch you talkin bout Willis?

I don't follow basketball much, maybe it was Lark Walton or is it MeadowLark?

zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 16, 2016 - 11:44am PT
Who am I to complain! This is the first game I've watched in a long time and I cheated by switching channels to football, but ...

There don't seem to be as many ball-scratching shots as I remember, but there is still a plethora of spitting and nose picking going on.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 16, 2016 - 12:14pm PT
Those FOX announcers are the worst.

Always happy to see new teams get to the post season, then I get to check out their MLB play-by-play announcers. Discovered the Rangres' Eric Nadel a few years ago. I'm lovin' Clevland's Tom Hamilton, and by the look of things I'll get to hear him call a World Series too.
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2016 - 04:11pm PT
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ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 16, 2016 - 05:17pm PT
I've been muting (some) announcers for (most) games for at least a decade now. This crew is fo'sho muted.

Looks to be a great game, though. The over-worked Kershaw against the not-a-household-name-but-still-really-good Cubs pitcher.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2016 - 05:18pm PT
Thank satan that dumbass McCarver is done. Hated his moronic commentary for decades.

Fun fact: Joe Buck is addicted to getting hair plugs (and you can look it up)

zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 16, 2016 - 05:55pm PT
Even ignoring all the replays there is a tremendous amount of superfluous info in these broadcasts. A good time lapse editor could probably cut the viewing time in half. Then interested viewers could take the saved time and rewatch the cool replays.

Does anybody really need to see these games in realtime? Don't y'all remember The Sting? Only important for betting.

I will be watching the Lakers v Warriors on Wednesday 'live', ball scratching and sh#t-talking and all.






Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 05:58pm PT
Why did Contreras even take a bat up there?

Walling, not cool to make fun of Alzheimers patients, unless they're being paid.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 05:58pm PT
Contreras got a little cocky there...,Kershaw called his bluff!
zBrown

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Oct 16, 2016 - 05:59pm PT
It was a choice, either his glove or his bat.

apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 06:00pm PT
Kershaws looking good!

Now the Dodger bats gotta step in....
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 06:20pm PT
Kershaws doin it all tonight!
Inner City

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East Bay
Oct 16, 2016 - 06:21pm PT
Russ,
PM me proper address for 50 shlemolians
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2016 - 06:30pm PT
^^^^

pm sent but they sorta never work.

Here is the link for payment: http://www.mbhumanesociety.com/donations.html

Thanks!!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 06:33pm PT
Cubs bats got a little loose, there, Kersh...
zBrown

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Oct 16, 2016 - 06:35pm PT
If they're not even gonna pitch Koufax, then Chicago needs to hold this one out too.


Cubs in four. It's seven? Whoops Cubs in four.


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 06:45pm PT
That was a real Phi Beta Kappa bit of baserunning!
Russ Walling

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Oct 16, 2016 - 06:48pm PT
hahaha! Infield fly... really Roberts? Guess you have to try.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 06:57pm PT
J Turner is such a great ballplayer. He deserves more kudos.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:00pm PT

I've got spies in the area, and now in the stadium...
ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:06pm PT
nice taut game
good pitching, good defense
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 07:09pm PT
D's strand two...again!
zBrown

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Oct 16, 2016 - 07:12pm PT
Adrian G. played right down the road apiece at Eastlake High, but the Dodgers are in L.A. Huh?

He still comes around to visit and he sponsors a lot of stuff.

Seems like a good guy.

Gonzalez's ability to effortlessly cross boundaries, both real and imagined, was something his parents wanted for him.

Almost 40 years ago, when David and Alba Gonzalez thought of starting a family, they knew that where their children were born would affect what opportunities they had.

"We wanted our children to be born in the United States," David says. "We wanted them to learn English and study in the United States." So even though David owned a successful air-conditioning business in Tijuana, he and his wife settled in the San Diego area. David used to commute daily to Mexico for work until shortly after the birth of Adrian, his third son.

Wanting his boys to learn Mexican family values, David moved the family to Tijuana.

"In Mexico, families are very close," David says. "Our children don't leave the house when they're 18. They stay with us until they're married."

Adrian and his older brothers, David Jr. and Edgar, learned baseball in Tijuana, where baseball has historically been more popular than soccer. And the competition, especially among young boys, is fierce.

"At the younger age groups, the level is higher in Tijuana than it is in the United States," Edgar says.

But while Tijuana provided a solid foundation for the Gonzalez boys, the family returned to the San Diego area when Adrian was in the fourth grade. The primary purpose for relocating was for the children to attend high school and college in the United States. There were baseball reasons too.
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rottingjohnny

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Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:14pm PT
That spy looks like agent Chez...
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 07:20pm PT
Good work Kershaw....but that was a little tooooo close. Time for Jansen.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 07:28pm PT
Nice double play, Baez.

These Cubbies play great baseball!
StahlBro

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San Diego, CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:31pm PT
Man, I love the the playoffs!
StahlBro

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San Diego, CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:36pm PT
Jansen bringing the cheese
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:47pm PT
Is 'Puig' cubano for 'cabron'?
Oh well, more drama for the bottom of the ninth.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 07:49pm PT
WTF kinda weird bunt swing was *that*, Puig?

Dodgers strand *another*....a key insurance run at third.....aaarreggghhhh!
StahlBro

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San Diego, CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:50pm PT
simon ese
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:55pm PT
Kenley 'The Dealer' Jansen
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2016 - 07:55pm PT
YYEEAAAHHH Dodger Blue!

Jansen kicks it!

See ya in LA, Cubbies!
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:55pm PT
LA "D"elighted!
zBrown

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Oct 16, 2016 - 07:56pm PT
Good thing I'm not a betting man.

Congrats Adrian
BLUEBLOCR

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joshua tree
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:57pm PT
BLUE YEAH GRANDMA!

Jansen 6 at bats 4k's!
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2016 - 07:59pm PT
Good game, but still ready for RoboUmp
clinker

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Santa Cruz, California
Oct 16, 2016 - 08:01pm PT
All even. The curse stirs.
Chaz

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greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 16, 2016 - 08:03pm PT
1-0

Classic Dodger Ball.
zBrown

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Oct 16, 2016 - 08:08pm PT
Yeah, but what does Pete Rose think.

has anyone ever faced a 95+ mph beisball?




little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 17, 2016 - 03:32am PT
Good game, but still ready for RoboUmp

at least one of Jansen's 9th inning called strikes was a good 6 inches off the plate according to the gameday pitch tracker. The Cubs were not happy
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 17, 2016 - 07:34am PT
The Cubs got a number of favorable calls earlier. Jansen's was a makeup call.
Studies have shown they usually even out. They're just noticed more in the 9th.
zBrown

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Oct 17, 2016 - 07:50am PT
Ryan entered The Guinness Book of World Records with a 100.9 mph pitch. That speed was measured by a laser radar when it was 9-10 feet from the plate; if measured at the standard distance of 50 feet from the plate (as PITCHf/x does), that extrapolates to an astounding 108.1 mph.


[Feller] in 1946, when army equipment clocked him at 98.6 mph; that measured the speed as the ball crossed home plate rather than as it left his hand, so one computation had Feller at 107.9 mph (though it was probably in the 101-to-102 range).

Both [Gossage] and Nolan Ryan were clocked at 103 mph during the 1978 All-Star Game and Gossage continued to throw upper-90s heat for most of his 22-year career
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 17, 2016 - 12:05pm PT
I hope it goes seven...
ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 17, 2016 - 05:21pm PT
Awesome. Cleveland comes to T-town 2-up rocking the Chief Wahoo cap

#SWAGGER
ms55401

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Oct 17, 2016 - 05:30pm PT
WE GOT A BLEEDER!!!!11


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Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2016 - 06:56pm PT
Opiates and superglue would have kept that droneWuss in the game.

Damn leaker....
little Z

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Oct 17, 2016 - 07:40pm PT
just your everyday goby


Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 17, 2016 - 07:50pm PT
Can't have a pitcher putting a foreign substance on the ball
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 17, 2016 - 07:53pm PT
Jays are toast, or soon to be on toast.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2016 - 07:59pm PT
Sure looks that way.

Indians aren't gonna give them an inch.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2016 - 08:02pm PT
I really hate that nit picky instant replay on whether the dude kept his pinky on the bag after beating the throw to the bag. That one the other day where the runner was headfirst, well over the bag, and as his cup bounced him up with the tag still on him, he was thumbed. Total bullsh#t.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2016 - 08:03pm PT
F*#k... as I typed that another one! That is a horseshit call.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2016 - 08:11pm PT
robo ump for balls and strikes... they have proven they just can't do that part of the game, and they've never been good or consistant at it. Check swings too...

that basepath stuff is soooo lame. If you beat the throw, and actually touch the bag while doing so, the bumpy aftermath should not be grounds to call you out. Usual caveats, like being way off, or sliding past the bag should be a judgement call. The letter of the law in this case is not good for the game.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 17, 2016 - 08:13pm PT
I'm sure Werner will back me on this: the umps need to go sit in a cave in Tibet to cleanse their
minds of junk and get clear. Umping Little League won't ready you for the bigs.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2016 - 08:34pm PT
Nice stop & throw by Kipnis....

Congrats, Tribe!


ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 17, 2016 - 08:38pm PT
Red man soars!!

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 18, 2016 - 03:33pm PT
Indians on the edge of blowing it....

edit: they did...
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 18, 2016 - 04:10pm PT
http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=la#y=2016&m=10&calendar=DEFAULT

Let's GO Dodgers!
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 18, 2016 - 04:34pm PT
What position you guys play?
I was a catcher and 2nd baseman.

Played 3rd base and SS from LL through high school with some catching. We had a ball buster coach in High School... asked us who were catchers on day one. I found out that catchers had to run laps with all the gear on... and I'm talking about big laps, not a track. Told him I was a 3rd baseman. I remember doing way less running on the high school soccer team than on the baseball team.

Played 3b and SS for a bunch of years on an adult hardball team for never made it thowbacks from the bigs, college players and local minor leaguers trying to get some work in. That was a really good league. I played a few league nights a week and pretty high end tournament softball while that was going on and really never stopped playing. I'm still playing leagues and tourneys now. I just got back from Las Vegas after playing in the Senior Softball (40 and up) Worlds. We stunk, but them fossils can still compete. Ever seen a 70 year old man hit a softball close to 400ft? I have. Unreal.

Asked up thread... ever seen 95mph heat? Yep.. and got hit by the wild bastard. I still have a monkey bump just above my left elbow where he plunked me. He was a pitcher for the Mariners working on his control. Never found it I would guess. A few guys in that league had 90+ stuff. Good times.
Russ Walling

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Oct 18, 2016 - 05:43pm PT
I'm watching the game while breaking in a new glove right now!!! Wilson A2000. Still a year away from being the "gamer".

Go CUBS!!!!!!!!!

edit: dodgers wiggled out of that one!
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 18, 2016 - 05:47pm PT
Got out of that inning!
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 06:08pm PT
Tolles starts the inning with a base hit!
Russ Walling

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Oct 18, 2016 - 06:11pm PT
Still use the Glovolium or some newish stuff that is basically lanolin based with some vit E.

A real glove is about $150 to $250 these days for a heart of the hide Rawlings or Wilson. Never liked the Mizuno or pre broken in stuff. I hate a real soft glove because the fingers will bend back on hot smashes...

I got a Rawlings glove for my 10th birthday... cost a hundred bucks then!!! Still have it and it is still in good shape.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 06:11pm PT
Dodgers are 3 for 15 with RISP during the series.

THIS must CHANGE.
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 18, 2016 - 06:12pm PT
O'Happy Day!
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 06:13pm PT
It just changed!

Ds are on the board first!
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 18, 2016 - 06:23pm PT
Now if it was only the Bottom of the 9th!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2016 - 06:39pm PT
Hijo!

I hate to admit it but that was a good trade for AJ Ellis who I very much liked.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 06:48pm PT
Isn't that Larry King sitting behind home plate?

I noticed him there last year, too.

If you are facing the backstop, he's over to the right...sitting next to a blonde...
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 06:56pm PT
Well, it's the blonde that keeps catching my eye...then I notice Larry....
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2016 - 06:58pm PT
You mean the blonde tranny? NTTAWWT!
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 07:01pm PT
What channel are you watching, Reilly?
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 18, 2016 - 07:04pm PT
King of the hill, Hill!
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 07:05pm PT
Hill's looking good, but pitch count is a bit high....
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2016 - 07:07pm PT
My man! Working class hero.
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 18, 2016 - 07:08pm PT
Good Bye!
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 07:09pm PT
Yeah, TURNER!!!!

Damn, Turner's a great player.

Buh-bye Arrieta...
rottingjohnny

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Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Oct 18, 2016 - 07:11pm PT
Russ Walling and Tad are catchers...? Never would have guessed...
zBrown

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Oct 18, 2016 - 07:14pm PT
Cubs and Dodgers playing again. My TV has the Dodgers up 3-0.

Did someone just say

"just when you think you've got everything figured out the elephant getsdumped on it's head"?
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 18, 2016 - 07:15pm PT
Russ, totally agree about the bump-over-the-bag out call.

It's just dumb. Clear case of the letter of the law violating its spirit.

zBrown

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Oct 18, 2016 - 07:19pm PT


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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 07:38pm PT
Hey...isn't it no bueno to slide into 1st?
Russ Walling

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Oct 18, 2016 - 07:41pm PT
Only slide into first when the throw is up the line and a tag play might happen... or if Blantons fat ass is forcing Adrian to try a swipe tag or something.

Hate that play... the fingers and thumbs and other body wrecking things that can happen make it a really bad play. And slower than running through the bag. Just say NO
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 07:50pm PT
Cubs are at 16 straight scoreless innings...curse is returning?
zBrown

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Oct 18, 2016 - 07:54pm PT
Actually could make sense to slide into first on a pick off play!

ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 18, 2016 - 07:55pm PT
edit for the benefit of my friends in the Cubs community
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 07:58pm PT
Much as I want to see the Dodgers get it...who wants to be the guy that crushes the Cubs?
ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 18, 2016 - 08:08pm PT
haha -- dandy Pete Rose on the set
zBrown

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Oct 18, 2016 - 08:12pm PT
Hit
And
Run

And another run

Stole 3rd on top of it

Defense?

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 08:12pm PT
Ds bats are swinging tonight...

Pederson steals 3rd!!!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2016 - 08:13pm PT
The curse is alive and well. Cubs are in serious trouble.
zBrown

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Oct 18, 2016 - 08:14pm PT
That's one more

Defense?
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 08:25pm PT
Jansens the MAN!
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 08:30pm PT
Go Dodger BLUE!!!!


Still...2 more wins feels like a looonnngg way to go...
zBrown

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Oct 18, 2016 - 08:30pm PT
3 hours and 18 minutes and a nice snag there at shortstop

And now

Let's hear and hear it for Pete Rose

Is that Pee Wee Herman doing post game interview?

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 18, 2016 - 08:31pm PT
Ummm....Pete Rose is wearing a pink bow tie....

NTTIAWWT...
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 18, 2016 - 08:33pm PT
He's good, as long as we don't see him sitting next to Larry King.
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 18, 2016 - 08:34pm PT
Home field advantage, sweet!!!
ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 18, 2016 - 08:41pm PT
Jesus Christ. A-Rod is the least annoying talking head on the set.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 18, 2016 - 08:52pm PT
As soon as the game ends it is a fast channel switch to MLB network. Those crews doing the wrap up shows on Fox/TBS etc are sooooo painful
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 18, 2016 - 09:39pm PT
So... Russ... ya nervous?

I'd like to take the opportunity to point out that if the Cubs lose, based on the July-ish post I called you out over, IT'S YOUR FAULT.

The Baseball Gods don't stand for that sh#t, as you should know.

You've gotta play the games.
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 18, 2016 - 09:41pm PT
PS: ex-Athletics Rich Hill and Joe Blanton (and his fat ass) made your hitters look like they were wearing tutus tonight...
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 18, 2016 - 09:47pm PT
re Cubs: concerned maybe, but not nervous.

If I was the BlueJays, I'd be nervous.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 01:14pm PT
I know you deadbeats aren't working... Indians / BlueJays on right now. Must win for the Jays. TBS.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2016 - 01:29pm PT
I know you deadbeats aren't working...

Damn, right. Chiriaco Summit was NOICE this morning!


BOOM!

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


This just in:

//The mayor of Chicago has ordered all windows above ground level sealed
for the duration. Anyone appearing at a window will be subject to fine.//
little Z

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Oct 19, 2016 - 01:36pm PT
Apparently the Indians are worked up over Jose Bautista trash talking about Merritt the Indians rookie starter today. Merritt didn't seem concerned and retired Joey Bats on a 5-3 groudout in the bottom of the first.

EDIt; so Reilly, did you see the robin?
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2016 - 01:38pm PT
That damned Rufous-backed! SKUNKED! :-(
Actually, I think I did but it wasn't a good enough look and no pics.

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 01:52pm PT
2 nuthin Tribe...
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 19, 2016 - 02:06pm PT
The off-season looming over Toronto as ex-Athletic Coco Crisp blasts a solo HR to make it 3-0
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 02:12pm PT
I'd like to see the Blue Jays win a few games with the Indians taking it in 7.
And for Joey Bats to go 1 for the series, get plunked a few times, then have a long cold offseason with no suiters rolling up with wheelbarrows of $$$$ for next year.

I always want these things to go 7 games, unless it is my Cubs! They need to just win the damn thing quick!
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 19, 2016 - 02:16pm PT
Maximum baseball. I always hope for seven-game series. Because after this, it's the dull thuds of the football season until pitchers and catchers report. Morning after the last out of the World Series is the worst sporting day of the year.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 02:31pm PT
I'm a one sport guy. Last time I watched football, Roman Gabriel was tossing wobblers over Deacon Jones. Basketball? Huh? I know who Magic Johnson is... Dodger .0057% owner. Hockey... yeah I saw a bunch of octopus being hurled onto the ice and thought it showed some promise, but never watched another match.

After the world series all our TV's are tuned to Bravo and those loopy Housewives of Wherever, and well out of my control.

Pitchers and catchers report around 2/18. Can't wait!
zBrown

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Oct 19, 2016 - 02:41pm PT
Can't speak to or for the soundtrack, but this is kind of fun

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Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 02:51pm PT
Never an Angels fan. Was a Reds fan when it was the Big Red Machine... Johnny Bench, nuff said.

I was always a pretty big Dodger fan but have soured on them since I can't see them on DirecTV because of the SportsNetLA bullsh#t. Now I root for individual performance, but like to see the organization suk it a bit.

Like the Giants too... I have some Bay Area connections. Liked the Yanks mostly because of Jeter and the antics of Steinbrenner and that whole circus, and murderers row. Like the RedSox too and Fenway.

But the Cubs... they really won me over because every day when I would get up (@ 11am) the Cubs game was coming on, seemingly just for me. That no lights thing really worked well for daytime baseball on TV. And Harry... and Wrigley... easy choice.

On my hatrack there are 3 hats: Dodgers, Cubs, and Giants. I might add a Sox hat for 2017.

Edit: oh and to add...some of my best bro's are from Chicago, including Sooze, and they are all Cubs wacky. Makes it easy.
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 19, 2016 - 02:58pm PT
Bleep you very much, Ruzzle.
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Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 19, 2016 - 03:00pm PT
J.H.C., Russ. I thought you were legit.

I've got some friends who are Yankees fans, too. For which I (barely) forgive them--if they're from New York. Nothing worse than a Yankees fan from, say, Philadelphia. (JD, I'm looking at you.)

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 03:20pm PT
I still wear #5 too when I can get it...

Bench and Brooks, in the formative years.
Gregory Crouch

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Walnut Creek, California
Oct 19, 2016 - 03:23pm PT
Andrew Miller is good
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 19, 2016 - 03:26pm PT
21 pitches to get 8 HUGE outs. The guy is nails.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 03:26pm PT
Getting down to it now.... go BlueJays!!
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 03:37pm PT
"Morning after the last out of the World Series is the worst sporting day of the year."

+1
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 19, 2016 - 03:48pm PT
the Indians' pitching has been superlative, because they had to be. The Indians' team batting average for the ALCS? .164

Too bad the game wasn't played in Cleveland. Always like to see a team win it big at home
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2016 - 03:52pm PT
Man, I bet Earl Weaver could recite chapter and verse of Dale Carnegie, huh?
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 03:54pm PT
That's great. Congratulations, Indians!

What a wild year of baseball it's been....
little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 19, 2016 - 04:33pm PT
yeah, and look at that, it's retroactive
Russ Walling

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Oct 19, 2016 - 05:28pm PT
#ITFDB !!!

Picked!!!

Good thing as Lackey was about to have a stroke! Lipreader not needed after the DP error.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 05:41pm PT
Utley...WTF, man.

That could be a turning point.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 05:46pm PT
Phew! Bomb defused.

Nice job, Urias.
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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 05:55pm PT
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Russ Walling

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Oct 19, 2016 - 05:59pm PT
Heel of glove maybe got elbow???

Good slide by Adrian

Edit: wow.... Cubs got a break there
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 19, 2016 - 06:00pm PT
BOO!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 06:00pm PT
BULLSH#T CALL on Gonzalez!
Russ Walling

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Oct 19, 2016 - 06:02pm PT
Heyward lollypoped the throw knowing the landslug Gonzales was running. Lucky to get the call on a crappy throw.
zBrown

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Oct 19, 2016 - 06:08pm PT
You meant landslugger, right?

13 Yrs 1804 7607 6739 968 1954 415 12 308 1146 6 6 751 1324 .290 .362 .492 .854 133 3317 195 44 4 67 154


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2008: NL Gold Glove-1B
2009: NL Gold Glove-1B
2011: AL Gold Glove-1B
2014: NL RBI Leader;NL Gold Glove-1B

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 06:29pm PT
You meant landslugger, right?

no... I didn't. He flat can't run. Smart, but slow as hell.

Edit: Addy gets his oar in the water!!! 4 zip CUBS!!!
EdwardT

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Oct 19, 2016 - 06:35pm PT
Go Cubbies!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 06:38pm PT
Did they get those hits off Urias?

(Sorry...I was somewhere else...)
zBrown

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Oct 19, 2016 - 06:40pm PT
no... I didn't. He flat can't run. Smart, but slow as hell.

You follow baseball and I don't, but is there a list of great sluggers who could also run? The two skill sets seem to be antithetical.



little Z

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un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 19, 2016 - 06:42pm PT
yes, all four runs charged to Urias. Baez (the Dodger pitcher) came on to get the last out of the inning
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 06:43pm PT
Damn. Poor kid.
ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 19, 2016 - 06:49pm PT
great sluggers who could also run?

two that come immediately to mind would be Griffey and pre-roids Bonds

and of course Canseco, who is criminally underrated
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 06:53pm PT
You follow baseball and I don't, but is there a list of great sluggers who could also run? The two skill sets seem to be antithetical.

Sure... a bunch. Mickey Mantle, Mays, Aaron, Bonds and go through Canseco, Sosa, Bo, and now Seager. Gonzalez has like 6 stolen bases in 13 years. You can do that by just showing up. Some of them big sluggers were 30/30 guys. That is 30 homers and 30 stolen bases.

Here is a great link of the 30/30 guys. Impressive.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30–30_club

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apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 07:02pm PT
Damn. Looks like the Cubs have figured out Dodger's pitching.
zBrown

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Oct 19, 2016 - 07:03pm PT
30/30

Thanks for the list. I don't know what the numbers are, but aren't there a whole bunch of hitters, who like Adrian G., aren't runners?

Ted Williams, a local boy from Hoover High, touted as the best hitter of all time by some, didn't steal that many bases if I recall correctly.


Looked it up. Twenty-four in nineteen years.








Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:08pm PT
Thanks for the list. I don't know what the numbers are, but aren't there a whole bunch of hitters, who like Adrian G., aren't runners?

Sure... lots of players can't run, not just sluggers. But to say that he can't run just because he is a slugger (which is sorta debatable anyway) is not the case. He is just slow. He is not alone!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 07:17pm PT
Yes. It's very confusing tonight.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:23pm PT
Lackey is not happy about that... "are you fuking kidding me..." he says as Madden brings the hook.
zBrown

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Oct 19, 2016 - 07:26pm PT
Sure... lots of players can't run, not just sluggers. But to say that he can't run just because he is a slugger (which is sorta debatable anyway) is not the case. He is just slow. He is not alone!

Probably time to let this one go, but let me know if you have additional thoughts.

It's the body structure in my opinion. Super power muscles are not adapted to speed.

Take for example another hero from my day. Dude had some powerful wrists, eh?


It's been fun chattin' with you and I've learned some new stuff.

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:30pm PT
Probably time to let this one go,

Right. I don't even know what you are asking anymore, or where you are trying to go with it.

Let's go CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:31pm PT
damn... pitchers have got to know where the fielders are!!! That was a DP for sure!
Russ Walling

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Oct 19, 2016 - 07:35pm PT
Lucky there for only 2 runs. Could have been out of it clean though without the pitcher tipping that ball. Damn....
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 07:41pm PT
Nah...I've been flipping back and forth...kicked over to the debate before the real bleeding started, though.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 07:48pm PT
Bases loaded...one out...Rizzo's up...

This could be nasty.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:53pm PT
Because this is no longer a forum about climbing. The 12 year battle for climbing talk was lost. Where have you been? Canadia?

How about them Blue Jays! w00t!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 07:57pm PT
Nice try, Grandahl...but he was definitely safe.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:58pm PT
Baseball song and they even use the word "midget" in it!

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ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:59pm PT
garbage time now
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 07:59pm PT
Wheel are off!!!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 08:00pm PT
Beautiful catch by Pederson that turns into a shitshow.
Edge

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Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:00pm PT
And the wheels are coming off the Dodger trolley.

Keyshawn predicted to start game 5, 6, and 7 (if necessary).
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 08:01pm PT
It's Maeda's start tomorrow that's worrying.

But first...let's get this damn inning over.

Edit: Finally. That hurt.
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:03pm PT

Is this football with a score like this????????
Edge

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Betwixt and Between Nederland & Boulder, CO
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:07pm PT
Autocorrect. The iPhone coders must not be Dodger fans.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:11pm PT
Ted Fukkin Williams!! Yeah!

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This Vida Blue tune is down right funky with a booty shakin groove!

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ms55401

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minneapolis, mn
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:19pm PT
Jose Fukkin' Canseco


1988 stats line:

.307 42 HR 124 RBI 120 R 40 SB .959 OPS

ill.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:25pm PT
Played a big softball tournament this summer and Canseco was there in uniform, playing on one of the teams. Still a giant dude. I think him and Ozzy both play on a Florida senior softball team.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:27pm PT
That ump crew should be sent to Amarillo.
Kike Hernandez needs to change his name to Kickit Hernandez.
I went to me mum's to watch so I had to listen to Joe 'Inane' Buck.
Cubbies are looking gud cause Kenta Maeda is gonna provide room service tomorrow.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:37pm PT
The other half of "the TwinTowers" as they call themselves on the softball forums. Ozzie Canseco, Jose's brother. Short major league career. Nothing much as a MLB guy but can probably whack a softball pretty good. Career .200 hitter in 3 seasons.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 08:42pm PT
Kinda like Jeremy Giambi.... bro of Jason
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2016 - 08:57pm PT
Maeda's pitching tomorrow night.

Remember what happened last time he pitched?

Cubbies have another shot at it tomorrow.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2016 - 09:10pm PT
Fly the W!!!!

Cubs win!

See ya tomorrow
10b4me

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Oct 19, 2016 - 09:12pm PT
Go Cubs
zBrown

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Oct 19, 2016 - 09:24pm PT
Do folks still play 16 inch softball?

That's kinda like a regular softball on steroids.

Jose plays it.




Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 20, 2016 - 05:20pm PT
1 nothing Cubs, first inning... only one out and two on.

Lets go Cubs!!!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 05:20pm PT
Top of the first....one out....Cubs got one on the board, and two on base...

Maeda must be pitching. Don't have a good feeling about this...
Russ Walling

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Oct 20, 2016 - 05:39pm PT
Dodgers should run on Lester EVERY time they get on.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 05:40pm PT
FAKT.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 05:40pm PT
Strand 2.

It's like deja vu all over again.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 06:22pm PT
Seeger.

Seriously?
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 06:39pm PT
Good call to take Maeda out. Too erratic.

Hopefully Fields can quiet this down.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 20, 2016 - 06:50pm PT
uh - oh...

Lets go Cubs!!!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 20, 2016 - 06:52pm PT
Told ya yesterday Maeda is toast. Lucky he only gave up one.
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 20, 2016 - 06:53pm PT
Gonzales is happy about that?? Have some pride.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 06:54pm PT
We're on the board!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 20, 2016 - 06:56pm PT
Is 'puig' cubano for 'all bark-no bite'?
Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Oct 20, 2016 - 06:58pm PT
puig has been neutered by management. You see him hitting those cutoff men? He has been emasculated
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 20, 2016 - 06:59pm PT
HaHaHaHa! That's cause he has refused their offer of a brain transplant.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 07:06pm PT
Rizzo is dangerous.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 07:08pm PT
Defused!!!
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 20, 2016 - 07:11pm PT
OK, make that all glove-no bat.
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 07:12pm PT
Thanks, Puig!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 07:14pm PT
I love baseball.

I could give a sh#t about every other sport.

But I f*#king love baseball.
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 20, 2016 - 07:32pm PT
Did someone call for room service?
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 07:32pm PT
Crap.

Crap. Crap. Crap.
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 20, 2016 - 07:32pm PT
I wonder what's on Fox news?
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 20, 2016 - 07:33pm PT
David 'Hold my beer, watch this' Ross
i-b-goB

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Wise Acres
Oct 20, 2016 - 07:35pm PT
finally!
apogee

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Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2016 - 07:38pm PT <