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Posted in Uncategorized by willedav on October 2, 2012

Phils as sellers?

Mets ahead of Marlins?

Cards with 3 guys in top ten batting not named pujols?

CBC?

Brandons a part of every day LU?

pads ahead of Rox?

Arias Hector Blanco going from ST to regular season contributors?

Pagan re-taking leadoff and making it his own?

 

What surprised you most about this regular season?

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  1. demp28 said, on October 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I would say the fuckin’ A’s, but never underestimate Beane. Their season was straight out of the first “Major League” movie. Jeez, what if they do “win the whole fucking thing”?

    • TedSps said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:06 am

      I can go with the As but I wouldn’t credit Beane all that much. Probably under orders from Wolf but with the exception of acquiring Cespedes, this team was almost sabotaged in the off season. No, I credit Melvin and the players, not Beane

      • chipower9 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

        Agree. Beane had little to do with this one.

  2. Flavor said, on October 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Definitely the A’s, hands down. They looked to be set up for a 100 loss season after beane ditched everyone. I am completely rooting for them to win the next two games. The Angels getting knocked out, followed by the Dodgers getting knocked out followed by Texas having to play a 1-game elimination game? Ha, I’d fucking love it!

    • snarkk said, on October 2, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Ditto…

      • chipower9 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am

        Double-Secret-Ditto!

  3. tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Posey was a big surprise, maybe just to me. I was pretty damn sure he would be good but not MVP good

  4. paulinasia said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

    About the Giants….. oddly, what surprised me most was something that should not have surprised me: Bochy fucking rules. I have disagreed with numerous “philosophies” of his and moves he’s made, as recently as CBC, but no more. Before, I trusted him but disagreed with him with some angst from time to time. No more. If I notice one iota of nerve endings in the brain firing toward an opinion of “I disagree with Bochy on …” whatever it is… that part of the brain just shuts down. And I feel lighter because of it. Too many other things to “worry” about the team as the post season approaches. And oddly, I think about it, a lot.. but not worried. It will go as it will go, like it or not, and it’s been a great season of baseball. Not even thinking about the managing? Priceless….

  5. willedav said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Sabes, who gets a lot of heat in blogosphere for overpaying and going with all vets all the time, had a great year. Off season I was convinced he didn’t do enough to help the offense–pagan has had an excellent year and was a steal, and so was the suspended guy I won’t mention. He kept theriot when I wouldn’t have and designated craw the every day SS when I had my doubts he’d ever hit or field consistently.
    He gets Pence for the forgettable Nate and a minor league C, a position SF seems to have pretty well covered. Then he gets the Rox to give him Scutaro for Charlie Culbs, mind blower of a deal for a consummate pro, and adds another quality loogy in Mijares.
    All these guys come in and contribute seamlessly, as opposed to the millionaire johnsons. Sabes is batting 1.000 in my book.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Crawford surprised me the most this year. I didn’t have high hopes for him going into the season. I don’t know how many other teams would have given him the playing time he’s gotten this year and in my opinion he’s validated Sabean and Bochy’s faith in him. I think he is still young enough that he can continue to improve by playing against the elevated competition at the MLB level.

  7. Bozo said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I was going to say Timmy’s year, which it had never even crossed my mind would be so, ah, perplexing. But for me, I have to say the LA, Boston trade. Not only a surprise but unbelievable as well.

  8. Alleykat said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Has to be the A’s,what a great story.Hell doesnt the Owner even have them flying out on a puddle plane out of San Carlos Airport?
    Totally Major League Story.And yes if they take the next 2 games and fuck the Rangers into a 1and done game that would be the ultimate.

  9. Salty said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Hell, Scutaro has to rate up there. I thought he’d be a little better than Theriot. A’s for sure. Beane ownership did have the stones to sign Cespedes, who many thought would be a bust.
    Lincecum 5.16? Unbelievable. Posey who many thought wouldn’t catch 100 games. Amazing.

  10. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:44 am

    The A’s are a huge surprise. As I noted on the Splash, reminds me a bit of “Major League”…frankly, even in the last week or so I thought Beane might try to fuck it up by getting Tomko and starting him everyday..happy for the players, for sure…
    Most everything on that list is a surprise, though. If I have a second place, it would be Crawford- I didn’t think he’d hit .200 and would be back in the minors in a couple months…

  11. willedav said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Orioles are a hell of story too. Managed by the mind numbingly boring Schowalter with guys like reynolds, c. davis and McLouth that were complete busts and practically waived out of the NL, and with a closer I’ve never heard of, they are making the Yankees strain all the way to the very end. I dismissed these guys completely as hopeless doormats of the AL East at start of season. In the famous words of Inspector Clouseau, “Not anymore.”

  12. demp28 said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Okay, let me retract my statement about Beane. The rest though is tru
    ly “Major League” material.
    Now, the Giants. As much as that game “hurt” by losing to Los Bumbinos, one stat that is coming back to haunt the team is the RISP. Since they clinched, Giants are 15-68 with RISP, which is a .221 clip, and going 4-4 in their last 8 games. The Giants have been doing so well in this area since the break and I hope they don’t resort to going backwards on this stat. I get resting the starters and stuff. Just something to think about for the postseason.

  13. blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Melky almost screwing us over with the PEDs/suspension, then exacerbating the situation by not apologizing to his team mates in the club house, as well as the fake web site. Punk pus wus didn’t man up and him giving up the batting title is not enough. A’s, Orioles, and Crawford were close seconds for me. Timmy’s year wasn’t a surprise, as I had been saying all along, that we had already received his best years and he was due for a let down. Related to the aforementioned – I was grateful that Sabean told his agent to pound salt regarding that outrageous 8 year contract demand.

    • Nipper said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Zito commitment is enough for the Giants…..forever.

  14. Flavor said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Actually, Timmy’s year surprised me greatly. He had next to no run support last year but his peripherals were still in tact enough to expect he’d have a big year. But, he completely fell off the cliff this year. I didn’t see this coming at all.

  15. unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Yeah, the A’s and the O’s were big deals. The O’s particularly have been in the basement for decades. Same with perennial dogmeat Phittsburgh. Too bad they faded badly down the stretch. I had hope for Belt, and among all the angst around him during the season, he got his shit together. Posey’s seeming nonchalance around coming back from that horrific injury was huge. Didn’t think he’d get rolling til much later in the year. He busted it from day one.

    Zito’s solid season is more shocking to me than than anything else.

    On the down side, you have Timmy’s plummet, Melky’s run-and-hide PED bust, and Huff’s disappearing act.

    • Nipper said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

      ditto Chuck

  16. Macdog said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:50 am

    After contributing next to nothing last year and then getting lit up in his final spring training start, I didn’t expect much from Zito. Yet here he is with 14 wins and an ERA nearly .1 better than Timmy — and he’s going to be on the playoff roster! Throw in a few big wins along the way, most notably the Sunday night game over the Bums that sent the Giants on the way toward leaving LA in the dust. Who saw that coming?

    A’s and O’s absolutely the biggest team surprises. As good as job as Showalter has done, though, Melvin has to be Manager of the Year. But enough is enough. I want Texas to get back the top spot so the Yanks will have to deal with Verlander, since it appears the BloSox are gonna offer little resistance to keep the Yanks from taking the East.

    I suppose the aging Phils were due for a downturn, but I didn’t expect them to be out of the race all season.

    • Nipper said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Woof!

    • unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Shit, you reading my mind, Mac?

      • Nipper said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:11 am

        BLEEP!

  17. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I never anticpated any of the Melkiness- even though I loved Dirrrty, I was totally for getting Melky and said at the time that I felt his year in KC was a breakout season- not a career year. But I expected more of the same, perhaps, or even a small drop off- nothing like what we got. What went down was a horrible disappointment- and I’m not a rabid anti-PED guy like some. The hypocrisy of the ex-players turned suits is far more disgusting to me. Mr. October would have been first ass up if they were available for him. But I digress- what his Melkiness has done is reignite the erroneous perception that the Giants have been any more guilty than any other team in PED use.

    • blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

      We chatted about this at the Flapalooza and I think everyone was essentially in agreement that the “genie is out of the bottle,” so why the angst about them? Me personally, I say approve both steroids and HGH (which they don’t have a good test for). I am betting dollars to donuts they will be legal in 10 years time.

      Related, everyone agreed – correct me if I am wrong Flapaloozers (yes, I made that up. :-) ) – that THE HALL OF FAME IS A JOKE insofar as player inductions are concerned, albeit, for memorabilia, e.g., Christy Mathewson’s glove, Babe Ruth’s bats, Ty Cobb’s spikes, etc., etc., it’s a very cool museum that we would all love to see.

      • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

        The first three big names were of course those two boys of Summer- Mac and Sosa and then Bonds. I’m convinced that what created the PED hysteria was the perception that baseball would become a game for a super human race of genetic monstrosities- second basemen built like right guards and as speedy as scat backs. This was wrong of course, the vast majority of users don’t appear much, if at all, different from supposed non-users.
        At some point a bigger thinker than Selig will realize that PED use is something that has to be regulated, not outlawed. Bud is like the Republicans fighting same sex marriage- they know it’s inevitable but it’s a case of “but not on my watch”…

  18. chipower9 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Lot’s of great “most surprising” calls…all good. Mine though has to be Tim. No way in hell I would have predicted the type of drop-off he experienced. If someone told me at the beginning of the year he would have the year he has had to date, I would have laughed in their face, and told them they were smoking WAY TOO MUCH good ganj.

    Thanks for posting the John D story yesterday, Flav.

    And a big shout-out to snarkk for his post on Timmeh’s 2010. That “last 27 outs of the 2010 season” was fucking awesome. Choked my ass up BIG TIME. And on that last 27 outs note…Humm Baby – Let’s Do It Again!

    And on the elimination of Los Bumbinos. While the Cards were my boyhood team, fuck them…I want to see the Giants be the ones who stick it to the Bums…in the Latrine.

    Go Giants!

    • Salty said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Tim out zit the zItter. Enough said.

  19. unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Seeing the Angels (and soon, the Dodgers) miss postseason play has been a breath of fresh air. After LAAAA dumped multi-millions on players, they failed as a team. Trout was a big story, Pujols had a monster year, yet the A’s kicked their ass with a bunch of kids. Same with the Dodgers. Up 0.5 with a 3 game series at home vs the Giants, they got their collective asses handed to them by the Giants as they swept the Bums.

    They overreact (much to the delight of a lot of us here) and spend a quarter billion for really A-Gone and Beckett. Sure, they are on a nice 6 game winning streak, but the pressure’s off. They already blew their shot.

    The PED thing is a non-issue. No one in the general fan-dom cares one whit. Or one shit. Braun’s skating out from under his suspension is a distant memory. He’s being pushed as the MVP again. With a straight face.

  20. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

    We all know that what used to be considered “exotics” are now accepted “peripherals’ that are used in determining awards, in salary negotiations etc. They needn’t be thrown out the window when evaluating our guys. .

    • unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Huh?

      • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        Chuck, in the interest of peace, harmony and goodwill, I’m letting everyone figure that out for themselves.

  21. willedav said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Only thing that bothers me about PEDs is the trickle down affect on kids that will wind up putting their bodies in the hands of chemical svengalis masquerading as personal trainers. We’re not talking about protein supplements here, this is far more serious. Melk had bounced around with a very ordinary career, then suddenly gets 200 hits for the royals and next thing you know he’s an all star and leading the league in hitting. He went from an out of shape bust in ATL to a buffed up hitting machine. What’s not to like?
    What message does that kind of instant success send to kids? The trainers are sure their program will work, and they’ll assure them they have a system in place so the users won’t get caught…Result is kids with no clue what they are doing wind up as guinea pigs/lab rats, no idea what they are getting themselves into in terms of long term affects. Scary.

    • Macdog said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

      And the delusional parents, whom I’m sure you’ve dealt with, who are always looking for a fast-track to try and get their star progeny that much-coveted but usually unrealistic Division I scholarship.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      The answer to children or young adults taking steroids is not in banning them, but in approaching the issue without hysteria and not allowing their use and distribution to be controlled by non-medical people and the charlatans of whom Willie speaks, IMO. One of the very few reasonable professionals is Dr. Norman Fost, a shining light in a forest of ignorance, He’s worth taking a look at, if one hasn’t.
      If he’s a wacko, he might have one of the most impressive Wacko resumes ever ” His bachelor’s degree is from Princeton, his M.D. from Yale. His residency was at Johns Hopkins and his master’s in public health came from Harvard. At Wisconsin in 1973, he founded one of the earliest and most highly regarded and copied bioethics programs in the nation”
      here’s a starter:
      http://tinyurl.com/9xlgy5h

      • chipower9 said, on October 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

        Looks like a good read…will check it out later. Thanks, Michael.

  22. zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Just to pick something that hasn’t been picked yet, the D-Backs’ fade this season surprised me. And it seems like something essential got lost from them, but I don’t know exactly what. A certain fire, perhaps. They got rid of “tat man,” which surprised me. His numbers were probably about average but he brought some toughness and fire to the team. He’s about the only player I’ve ever seen react negatively to Romo’s little dramatics. And that might have been a big moment last year, where the D-Backs tried to send a message to the Giants, that the D-Backs were going to stand up to the defending champs. Now, the D-Backs just look mediocre again, and Gibson is probably pretty perplexed over what happened.
    I expected the D-Backs to come back to Earth this season, but I didn’t expect them to be such a non-contender.

  23. chipower9 said, on October 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    “Baseball Babes” can only be around the corner, right?

    http://blogs.sacbee.com/video-break/2012/10/bikini-basketball-association-gears-for-debut.html

  24. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Unrelated telephone etiquette- for an unknown reason a debit transaction I made was declined. So I called the bank and in what seemed to be a cordial conversation, I said “but, ma’am”. She says “don’t ma’am me”. My first response was unfortunate, I guess. Without thinking I said “Yes, Ma’am”. She says “look, do you want me to help you or not?”
    Geez, I shoulda said “fucking bitch”, I guess…

  25. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Thinking of D’Aquisto, maybe it’s just my misperception, but doesn’t it seem that embezzlers are pretty smart people who probably salt away a goodly sum of what they stole and end up on the slopes somewhere leading a pretty good life when it’s all said and done? Blackmailers, on the other hand, seem to end up with a gaping hole between the eyes. I figure it’s a case of it not being real smart to be balackmailing a guy rotten enough to be blackmailable in the first place. I think most any Columbo episode will confirm this.Many of the old Westerrn flicks as well. “Don’t worry, you’ll get everything you have comin’ to ya ” is a statement usually followed by an abbreviated “Thanks Boss”… and rapid gunfire…

  26. Flavor said, on October 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Reds announced their playoff rotation: Cueto, Arroyo then Latos. Shit that’s a fucking gift to not have to face him in either of the first two games that we play at home……..

    • ewisco said, on October 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      Dusty is not a good ps manager

  27. unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Interesting article, but it is a bit disingenuous in equating steroids to newer and better equipment. Frost also draws the conclusion that ‘the sport itself (football)’ is responsible for myriad injuries, yet the players being bigger and faster due to steroid use doesn’t play into the problem? Really? Yes, better equipment plays a part there as well, but so does taking drugs that make a 285 lb athlete be able to run a 4.25 40.

    And the whole idea of teams with bigger offensive lines having an ‘unfair advantage’ is flat ridiculous. He also equates the Yankees payroll with being an unfair advantage when espousing ‘fair competition.’ Sure, it is, but this isn’t the issue at hand. The issue at hand is performance enhancement.

    I don’t know. Yes, legalizing steroids and teaching proper use is all well and good, but Frost goes on to say not to give them to children. If they are legal, use among children would escalate to epic proportions, I’d think. Why? Because if the only way to truly succeed in sports IS to use, then parents WILL determine the starting line when it comes to getting Junior on a regimen. High school will certainly be fair game. How about middle school?

    • Macdog said, on October 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      He also evaded the role model question:

      Steroid users are bad role models for kids. “I’m more concerned about sexual assault, drunk driving and other things kids see some athletes doing.”

      Uh, but sexual assault, drunk driving and other things wasn’t the question, doc.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      I think he actually does cover everything. This was an article about him, his positions are much broader than that. As I said, this was a starter. He happens to be right. Chuckles has totally misread even the article. The issue IS fair competition and PEDs are a part of that, as are larger payrolls, legal PEDS, pine tar, anything that creates an unfair advantage.Those who get all high and mighty are just arguing ( without supporting evidence) that these PEDS create a bigger advantage to the user or team han other ‘enhancements”..

  28. unca_chuck said, on October 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Yeah, it’s like, well, steroids aren’t as bad as murder, so why not let ‘em?

  29. pawliekokonuts said, on October 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Just checking in here saying, “Hi, y’all” and apologies for my absence. Been in Tampa “humping” my book. Exhausted. My host is a relentless, hypercaffeinated fan. I am — old. Oldish. Ish. But it was fun! Short version: chicks dig authors, or say they do, or people purporting to be authors, or if not “dig authors” are willing to pose for pictures. SF cap incident this afternoon at JFK airport jetBlue terminal: Chris and his wife Nancy, from Truckee. That look on their face: who the feck IS this guy? Security!

  30. Flavor said, on October 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Posey time!

  31. Flavor said, on October 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I’m going to challenge Blade’s skull fuck definition a bit. I was always taught it to mean that after you killed someone you would “skull fuck” them– it’s like another way to say, with emphasis, that you despise someone.
    I bring this up as a reference for my next point of the night: I fucking hate all closers.
    And if I could, or was allowed to try, I would skull duck the bejesus out of Andrew Bailey who might have just cost me $1000 in one of my fantasy leagues…

    • ferrethead said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Hey! Let’s just keep the animals out of this…’skull duck’ indeed!!!

      • blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        Ewwwww! No kidding. Poor Daffy.

      • Flavor said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

        Ha, sorry, I posted this from my phone while I was at Round Table waiting for the cashier to give me change. Always typos when I post from my phone

  32. ewisco said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Skull fuck is like cutting off their head and shitting/pissing down their neck. Sounds great. I’ve always preferred threatening to slit their bag and run their leg through it.

  33. Bozo said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Reds beat the Cards. Time to send the Dodger Dogs home for their winter grooming.

  34. Bozo said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Shit!!!

    • Nipper said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      BLEEP!!!

  35. blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Flav, I am in 2nd in both of my Fantasy Leagues and I have implemented what I call DEFCON 5 for both of my teams, one tonight (Flap League) and tomorrow for my other team. Basically, it’s picking up as many probable pitchers on the waiver wire to start and hope for the best. I am cracking up because right after I took the cream of the crop (which isn’t saying much) on the Flap Waiver wire, Dennis decided to do the same thing . . . umm, with what was left over (which wasn’t much). I think he has 9 pitchers starting and I have 7. So far, the plan is working relatively well, albeit, I would like to pick up 2 more additional points (to go with the 2 I have right now).

    Regarding my other league, I am within 1 point of the lead, so I still have a chance.

    Final thought – I’m not feeling too hot about Ed, who isn’t cooperating at all. The word skull fuck comes to mind, i.e., I would like to . . . umm, I would like to . . . Never mind. :-)

    • Flavor said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      Denny stealing your idea is pretty expected. And the fact that he still went ahead with it with the last dregs of the 2012 waiver wire starters is fucking awesome. That dumbass move could easily bounce him down to 4th place (though I haven’t checked the standings today to see if Dirt is still maintaining an assault on him…….

      • blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

        Ironically, it didn’t hurt him – in fact he gained 50 plus SOs and is fairly close to overtaking me in that category. Similarly, he did well in WHIP and ERA . . . Only a 1/2 point gain though.

  36. Bozo said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    MARCO

  37. Macdog said, on October 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Great move, Donnie Baseball!

  38. Smokey said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Nice tune up for Zito. If G’s can hold on, this will be a little sweeter than if they had pulled out last nights game.

  39. zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    When Sabremetrics goes too far….when people start debating whether a guy who wins the triple crown and leads his team to the playoffs should win the MVP or not.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      I didn’t see that, what’s the Sabremetric argument against him?

      • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        There’s a group in the media promoting Trout, because Trout had far less opportunities for RBIs than Cabrera. I really can’t believe Sabremetrics has come to that. But everything can reach its absurd limit.

      • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        And they also make the point that Trout is a bigger impact player on defense; but heck, Cabrera went from playing firstbase back to playing thirdbase; that should count for something, doing so well while making a position change.

      • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

        I still think Cabrera wins the MVP, but just the fact that some want to debate it seems a little over the top to me.

      • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        I could see the agument were it not for the other 2/3 of the triple. Yeah, that’s ridiculous.

      • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        I say “some,” but maybe it’s just a small few in the media. I heard it a few times on various broadcasts in the last few days, including the Cardinal broadcast today.

      • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm

        Here’s one of the “debaters” on that.
        http://seattletimes.com/html/marinersblog/2019312975_mike_trout_versus_miguel_cabre.html?syndication=rss

  40. zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    The only negative thing about winning tonight would be that it puts the Cardinals into the playoffs, my 2nd least favorite team in the NL. But, hey, it WOULD put my #1 least favorite NL team out of the playoffs, so that’s a pretty good deal.

  41. demp28 said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    There was a Scott Cousins sighting at Marlins Park tonight. He went 0-1 and is batting .165. The kid who got signed to a one day contract, Greenberg, got his AB and took an 0 fer. Nonetheless, a class act by the Marlins to do that.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      I saw Adam’s AB. What was sort of sad was an interview before the game where he seemed to think his career was going anywhere now. I’m not knocking the human spirit and all that, but I’m afraid this was it.

  42. Smokey said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    That’s it for Robitussin.

  43. zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Man, that last pitch from Kontos really dropped bigtime. That’s what a lot of people used to call that pitch: the drop.

    • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Did Kontos just displace Mota on the post-season roster, I wonder.

      • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

        I’d say so- he didn’t make anything but great pitches to Kemp. And Mota didn’t make any good ones to anybody. Well, the HR was a decent pitch.

  44. zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Nightmare night for Kemp so far.

  45. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    This is why I think Bochy might still keep 12 pitchers.

  46. snarkk said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    These LA cockaroaches seemingly NEVER go down without scurrying around the bases a bit in the bottom of the 9th in a contested game with the Giants. Gotta hand it to ‘em on that. But, I’d love to see the Giants slam the door here, and end their playoff hopes. Definitely do not need/want to go extras here…

  47. Smokey said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    This suddenly feels like an important win for the G’s, even though they have things wrapped up. Would like to end it now so they can rest everyone manana.
    Awesome ROWWWWMO.

  48. tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Bye Bye Dodgers
    Boo Hoo Comes to you
    Bye Bye Dodgers
    Now I can take a poo

    • tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Seriously. I was holding a pinch

  49. ferrethead said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Woo-Hooooooo!!! So sweet!

  50. tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    ;-)

    • snarkk said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Is that for beating LA or success in the bathroom?…

      • tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        Sadly–beating LA

  51. Macdog said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Looks like the Dodgers have met their . . .

    • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Cool song. ABBA rules!

      • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

        Are those the original Milk Maids?

      • snarkk said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

        I’ll vote for either one of the ladies as BB of the day. What’s up with the cat duds?
        Did either of them really speak English, or were they just singing the words?…

  52. blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    LA cockroaches . . . Good line snarkk. Well, la Cucaracha can go back from whence it came. End of story.

  53. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    That was one helluva game. Off the bat I thought Pagan wasn’t getting that bloop. He usually plays quite deep. In a little bit did it-and a good jump. Nice job from Zzzzzzzz, uh, Zee, Zee, Z, Okay- good job Zits…

    • tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      I know, I know…that wasn’t easy

  54. SanDawg said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    What a great feeling. We’re in, they’re out, and we knocked them out. Zits with 15 wins….11 wins in a row of games he started. His performance was the biggest surprise of the season for me.

  55. pawliekokonuts said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    take that, Mr. Scully #LADENIED

  56. snarkk said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Nice job by Romo. He’s a cool customer when the pressure’s on, and a base stealer buzzing around over there at first. If Hector can get his throws up just a bit, he’ll get more guys out. Anyway, rest that Romo wing and elbow for a few days, he’s gonna need ‘em starting this weekend, hopefully. Buster goes 2 for 4 I think, he’s guaranteed winning the batting title, he should sit tomorrow. It’s all the AAAA squad tomorrow. Just what the doctor ordered…

    • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Talk about surprises this season- Buster winning the batting title. Who predicted THAT?!!

      • tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

        Is that clinched?

      • zumiee said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:02 pm

        Yes. He has about a ten point lead.

      • tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm

        Uhm…yeah, that seems pretty clear. Thanks, zum

    • twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      You can at least acknowledge the fine job from Casilla as well. You trash the guy over one bad outing then ignore his good work. There is zero way a guy gets out of the Snarkk doghouse.

  57. blade3colorado said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Shit, if Zito wins a playoff game . . . or, might I even dream him winning a World Series game, all is forgiven in my book, including the contract.

    • snarkk said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Steady on, Blade… ;)

    • tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Settle!

  58. twinfan1 said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The key out from the pen was Kontos getti\ng Kemp. And Gonzales saved Lopez with a horrible swing on the 3-1 count.
    Swell game all around.

  59. snarkk said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    If the Reds win tomorrow and Nats lose, those of you that want the Nats will get them.
    Otherwise, its the Reds this Saturday…

  60. tedspe said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Feeling pretty good right now.
    Gonna call it for this evening.
    Los Angeles. Los Angeles.
    Extremely pathetic, ill-advised, pie-in-the-sky delusional, misshappened, sad, sad, sad individuals.
    Did I say sad?
    Goodnight, gentlemen (question mark)

  61. stixwiz said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    In the memorable words of northern Minnesota’s Bob Dylan: “It’s all over now, Baby Blue.”

  62. Salty said, on October 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Played out beautifully.


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