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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.55
Remember the good old days, back...ten days ago? When we all thought Detroit and St. Louis wouldn't win their series because they had completely stumbled into the playoffs? When we thought Oakland wouldn't win its series because they were chokers and Minnesota was too hot to contain? When we thought New York wouldn't win their series because their roster was (and still is) riddled with injuries?

Shows how much we know.

ALCS:
Detroit at Oakland, starts Tuesday at 8 eastern.

NLCS:
St. Louis at New York, starts Wednesday at 8 eastern.

October baseball: As unpredictable as ever.



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Since: 25.6.03
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
I guess I might as well add to this, seeing as how we are 2 games through the ALCS already. Tigers up 2-0 and headed home for a nice combo of Kenny Rogers and snow showers for Game 3.

I think it's pretty obvious that Oakland is gonna have to do more with RISP to have any hope of coming back. Only 8 times has a team lost both Game 1 & 2 at home and none of them have come back to win, but I'm sure the Red Sox would laugh at that stat.

I must say, the highlight of last night (other than Alexis Sanchez) was Steve Lyons (or Brenaman - I can't recall) going over one of the A's players favorite wrestler (Steve Austin) and then stating that his favorite wrestler was "George 'The Animal' Smith, whose son plays linebacker for Ohio State". Oooooookay?
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.31
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    I must say, the highlight of last night (other than Alexis Sanchez) was Steve Lyons (or Brenaman - I can't recall) going over one of the A's players favorite wrestler (Steve Austin) and then stating that his favorite wrestler was "George 'The Animal' Smith, whose son plays linebacker for Ohio State". Oooooookay?


When I heard him say that, I wanted to start throwing things at my television set.

One must assume he meant George "The Animal" Steele. He has Steele confused with Road Warrior Animal, whose son, James Laurinaitis, is a linebacker at Ohio State. A damn good one at that.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.96
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    I must say, the highlight of last night (other than Alexis Sanchez) was Steve Lyons (or Brenaman - I can't recall) going over one of the A's players favorite wrestler (Steve Austin) and then stating that his favorite wrestler was "George 'The Animal' Smith, whose son plays linebacker for Ohio State". Oooooookay?


BWHAAHAHAHA!!

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*on topic* I was busy this weekend, so I missed the Yankers implosion. I am impressed at how Detroit has turned on the switch and gone nuts in the postseason. That said, if the Motor City Kitties win the Series this year, can the Tribe please be next in the AL Central?



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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    I must say, the highlight of last night (other than Alexis Sanchez) was Steve Lyons (or Brenaman - I can't recall) going over one of the A's players favorite wrestler (Steve Austin) and then stating that his favorite wrestler was "George 'The Animal' Smith, whose son plays linebacker for Ohio State". Oooooookay?


and after that, the other one (again, I wasn't which was which either) saying his was You Know Who - I guess Vince's world hasn't penetrated the work of Baseball announcers. The Animal (Steel, as was said, not Smith), retired. Hogan, should be retired, Austin, Retired. Couldn't Lou Pinella have broken out with some vauge "you can't see me" reference. It would have entertained ME, anyway.

I can't believe how uninterested I am in the baseball playoffs this year.



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Since: 25.6.03
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    The Animal (Steel, as was said, not Smith), retired.


Actually, he said Smith, not Steele, which dumfounded me even more because he not only had the wrong Animal, but he didn't even get his name right.

    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Couldn't Lou Pinella have broken out with some vauge "you can't see me" reference.


That would be the most viewed YouTube clip ever if he had. Listening to his sage analysis ("Detroit is giving them runs...all they need is a few base hits up the middle" ?!?!?!?), I can't help but think that Yankee fans must be thanking the man upstairs that Pinella isn't replacing Torre. Would be like replacing Merlin with Orko from He-Man.
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Is it safe to say the ALCS is over?



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.09
    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
    Is it safe to say the ALCS is over?

Was it safe in '04?



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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
      Originally posted by Texas Kelly
      Is it safe to say the ALCS is over?

    Was it safe in '04?


Yes, it was. That's what made the Sox comeback even more delicious.

(If Game 4 starts at 4:00 ET, I predict the first Sox-Yankees '04-reference at 4:00:28.)



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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    Actually, he said Smith, not Steele,


I was refering to you (was that you? - somebody in the thread, anyway) saying that - as in "the animal, Steel as somebody else said, not smith as was said on the air"

Lou Pinella - yeah, he's helpful as a commentator. Yeah.

why do they need 4 guys? Vin Scully can do it alone, and the guy's like 120.



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Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you...

OK, now I think it's safe. ;)



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While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
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I would be shocked at this point if we have a game tonight. It's been steady rain all day. Not a thunderstorm, no lightening, just one of those rainy days. Doesn't look like it will let up.

Cards sucked it up last night, but we all knew going in there would be plenty of offense with that pitching matchup. At this point I would give the Cards the edge to take this series based on....and really I can't believe I'm saying this...pitching.

Glavin against Weaver is probably in the Mets favor by a good margin, but then it'll be Carpenter and Suppan for the Cards in six and seven and WHO for the Mets? Even with Carpenter not being great his last start I would give the Cards a decided edge in those games, which makes game five almost a must win for the Mets.
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.60
The Cards definitely have the pitching advantage but I'd take Delgado and Beltran right now over Carpenter and Suppan.

Plus the once shaky bullpen of the Mets has now pitched 10 consecutive shutout innings, looks like they are back on track. The Cards bullpen, not so much.

(edited by Quezzy on 16.10.06 1204)


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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
If it rains tonight, then it gives the Mets Glavine and Maine on their usual rest. Anyone else want to make a 'Glavine, Maine and two days of rain' joke?





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Since: 2.2.04
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.54
    Originally posted by Quezzy
    The Cards definitely have the pitching advantage but I'd take Delgado and Beltran right now over Carpenter and Suppan.

    Plus the once shaky bullpen of the Mets has now pitched 10 consecutive shutout innings, looks like they are back on track. The Cards bullpen, not so much.

    (edited by Quezzy on 16.10.06 1204)


I don't expect a ton from the St. Louis bullpen but we could realistically get seven or eight good innings from Carpenter and Suppan which limits the chances.

Honestly the only reason I say the Cards have the advantage is because I've been burned too many times by thinking bats would outdo a pitching disadvantage. I mean for how many years did I sit there telling myself that it didn't matter the Cards didn't have a great pitching because they had Pujols, Rolen, Edmonds, Walker, etc. Was never enough.
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Since: 25.6.03
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02
Well, I guess Pujols backed up what he said about Glavine after Game 1. Not that Glavine was awful last night, but Pujols needed to step up if he was gonna be talking trash about the Mets pitching seeing as how he had been homerless and RBI-less in the series until last night.

Even with the Mets having the last 2 at home, they should be concerned that Carpenter and Suppan will have the next 2 starts.

Either way, I'm just happy as Tigers fan that Detroit has a week's rest. Welcome back, Sean Casey!
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Well, first of all, I don't see how hitting yesterday backs up that Glavine didnt' pitch good in game 1. If he wanted to back up that Glavine didn't pitch well in game one then he should've hit in game one.

Second of all, Pujols actually said Glavine pitched well last night. Ohhh, so if someone holds you hitless they weren't that good, but if you play well the pitcher was awesome you were just awesomer.

Between Pujols comments, Larussa using Pujols hammy as an excuse and Rolen giving his coach the silent treatment the Cards are starting to sound like a whiney bunch.



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Since: 25.6.03
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02
    Originally posted by Quezzy
    Well, first of all, I don't see how hitting yesterday backs up that Glavine didnt' pitch good in game 1. If he wanted to back up that Glavine didn't pitch well in game one then he should've hit in game one.

    Second of all, Pujols actually said Glavine pitched well last night. Ohhh, so if someone holds you hitless they weren't that good, but if you play well the pitcher was awesome you were just awesomer.

    Between Pujols comments, Larussa using Pujols hammy as an excuse and Rolen giving his coach the silent treatment the Cards are starting to sound like a whiney bunch.


Whoa - easy there. I was just speaking to all the pundits who said his braggadocio wouldn't mean squat if he didn't come through tonight. I, personally, thought his comments were more to fire up his teammates than to insult Glavine, but hey...

...I hope your Mets win Game 6 and extend the series. And then I could care less who wins Game 7. :)
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.67
Pujols is a piece of shit. The comments might have been made to fire up his team, but he sounded like a bitch. He called out Glavine, basically said that he throws the same stuff every time and he wasn't that good. If it wasn't that good, Albert, they why the hell do you have only 1 rbi and 1 hr the whole series, nevermind game 1?

And then in the top of the 9th, Floyd pokes the ball to Pujols. Wainwright covers first, IS STANDING AT FIRST READY FOR THE THROW, and Pujols decides to show up Crippled Cliff Floyd by jogging over to first to get the out.

Absolutely classless. This is not the way that one of the biggest superstars of the league should behave. You lose, you tip your hat to the other guy and try again next time. You also don't show up a boarderline cripple, no matter how much of a jackass he has been in the past. Be the bigger person.

And I still don't understand how in the flying fuck Tim McCarver has a job. He gets people's names wrong, he's a complete homer, and he's an overall moron. Where the hell is Deion Sanders and his bucket of water when you need him?




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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
    Originally posted by Kidbrooklyn

    And then in the top of the 9th, Floyd pokes the ball to Pujols. Wainwright covers first, IS STANDING AT FIRST READY FOR THE THROW, and Pujols decides to show up Crippled Cliff Floyd by jogging over to first to get the out.

    Absolutely classless. This is not the way that one of the biggest superstars of the league should behave. You lose, you tip your hat to the other guy and try again next time. You also don't show up a boarderline cripple, no matter how much of a jackass he has been in the past. Be the bigger person.


Alternately: Pujols knew he could beat Floyd to first, so rather than risk an error on a throw/dropped catch he kept the ball?
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