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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 16, 2015

27 years and one day ago, an injured Kirk Gibson dragged his ragged bones off the bench to hit one of the most dramatic home runs in baseball history. Yesterday, the Mets eliminated the Art Dealers from the post season.

Lots of things happened in between those 2 events……

There’s a bunch of websites that show “this day in history.” I was looking up 1988 and they have notable info for every day of the year. I didn’t go through the entire year, but this was the best one I found, by far:

Oct 26th Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service

4 months? What could he have possibly advised Mike Tyson about for 4 months?

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  1. Lurker John said, on October 16, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Watching the Dodgers lose is always an enjoyable thing, especially when they’re at home with their 2nd best pitcher on the mound. Grienke? Gone. 2-step? Auf Wiedersehen mein herr. Major overhaul? Quite possibly. LOL

    • chipower9 said, on October 16, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Yes. All that dough spent on payroll and they very well may be looking at a major overhaul. Not exactly a great ROI, there. That alone is pricelss. And yes, seeing them lose in front of their fickle-ass fans made it especialy sweet!

  2. chipower9 said, on October 16, 2015 at 7:52 am

    LMAO…it sure does not seem that Tyson got his money’s worth. Or, perhaps he did. What is the term…”misery loves company,” or is it “dumbasses love company?” Either way that is some funny shit.

    It is so refreshing to see the bums tossed out again. I heard this morning on the news that they have spent 780 mil over the past three seasons on salary…and not ONE world series appearance to show for it. FUCK YEAH!

    At the beginning of the playoffs I was calling for a “Cinderella” series of the Cubs and Stros. Well, Houston, we have a problem. I am still deep down pulling for the Cubs since they have not won the damned thing in so long, but there are a lot of things I like about the Mets…specifically their young pitching, Murphy (Met his entire career), and I like Terry Collins.

    So, if either the Cubbies or Mets make the dance, it is all good for me. GO Senior Circuit!

  3. eddacker said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Half a million per month in 1988? It must have been a part time job.

  4. Carstie Clausen said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Heh, heh, heh. The LaBumbos are so beaten. Hollywood is screaming. Even Rob Lowe is calling for DTT’s head. Ethier was screaming at him. So the dude will get canned and likely get hired by the Yankmees in some meaningless role ~ after the dust settles. Greinke has kicked down the barn door and wants the big bucks from somebody. But his payoff will have drooped a good $30 mill after being last night’s loser.

    And it’s all good.

    • djloo27 said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Did they ever say what the Ethier thing was about?
      Ethier strikes me as a real scumbag.
      Willie Randolph deserves another shot at managing.
      LA or Washington should give it to him.

  5. djloo27 said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Dean Chance passed away the other day. He was basically washed up at 27 with arm problems after pitching about 1800 innings over a 7 year period. I wonder if that’s a record for IP by a certain age.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chancde01.shtml

    Traded his baseball card to my friend Fat Howie straight up for Marichal in ’66. He didn’t even put up a fight. Thought he was fleecing me…

    • blade3colorado said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Fat Howie? East coast has the best nick names, especially NY.

  6. eddacker said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Just read through last night’s posts. Haven’t laughed that hard since my girlfriend told me she was pregnant. Listened to the game on the radio and when I get to my house it was one out in the bottom of the 9th. I sat in my car and for those 2 outs I became a Mets fan, completely engaged.
    Interesting game considering the outcome .

    Toronto looks strong and KC seems to to have confidence and experience, but youth and skill will rule the day. For me the nlcs is a coin toss. KC in the alcs. Madden manages the 2016 AS game?

  7. snarkk said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:52 am

    If good pitching beats good hitting, then Mets should win. Somehow, I think the Cubs will find a way to F this up. The Wrigley rehab is still not done, that may be some bad juju. Anyway, I heard this the other day — the 1908 Cubs that last won the WSeries (Teddy Roosevelt was President) — Wrigley hadn’t even been built yet. They played at the old Comiskey…

  8. willedav said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Ethier supposedly was upset about a pitch call by ump after he flew out, and Mattingly went over to calm him down (mattingly explanation). Didn’t seem to think it was a big deal at time, said Ether gets emotional, lol.

    Sure to be a lot of finger pointing down South. Mattingly tried to deflect blame on Seager for Murphy taking 3rd saying it was team error.
    Saw a blogger who said Kendrick talked to Greinke about it before play happened. Nobody moved/called time.
    Remember when J Damon did that on steal and took 3b as well.

    Funny, finishing second never seemed so good.

    Jason Heyward is FA too…thoughts?

    • blade3colorado said, on October 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Down with Heyward, but we’re not likely to get him. Here’s why . . . Pitching is our biggest need and we need one additional stud pitcher, especially if Dodgers resign Greinke. Additionally, Heyward is Cards Kawhi Leonard per this St. Louis columnist . . .http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/benjamin-hochman/hochman-cardinals-should-re-sign-heyward/article_757f6908-8a4a-592f-88ea-919f5261660e.html

      Also, he says it will probably take 6 years at $120 million . . .

      Good memory Willie – the Damon play was the highlight of his career IMO. Defined him and Boston’s 2009 championship. Indeed, no player in Fall Classic history had ever stolen two bases on one pitch until Damon did it off Philadelphia reliever Brad Lidge in the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 7-4 victory over the Phillies. The ultra-aware play — which arguably stands as the most iconic of the 2009 World Series — put Damon on third base with two outs, robbing Lidge of his slider and sparking a three-run rally that helped salt away a 3-1 World Series lead for New York. What’s really funny is that was the year Damon described himself (and his teammates) as the “idiots.”

  9. willedav said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Couple guys end of last thread said Greinke will still get his. Totally agree, he had fabulous season.
    He could still re-up with LA too, just for more than the 3 yrs/ $71 mil he is walking away from.

  10. snarkk said, on October 16, 2015 at 9:05 am

    I never paid a lot of attention to Greinke. I’m not ragging on a guy’s appearance just to rag on him, but just as an observation, he strikes me as a cross between a surfer dude and some sort of interplanetary alien…

  11. Carstie Clausen said, on October 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Pundits, prognosticators, prophets and poobahs who predicted the LaBumbos would take it all this year will once again hafta dine on fine fricassee of caw-caw. DTT may get canned, but these supposed experts who work in the sports media will just maybe not get such a big raise next go-round. I wonder if they will predict the Dagos to win the West as some of them did for the now past season. Will ANY of them pick the Giants even if we do return Leake as a #3 and then strike hard and land a #2 starter?

  12. sandog said, on October 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I’m a happy baseball fan today. I think the Dodgers very much have a squad to win it all. Hats off to the Mets for taking them out. And the Cardinals are out too? And the Angels fell just short and the A’s had a horrible season??
    The Hater in me is pleased by all of these developments.

  13. xoot said, on October 16, 2015 at 10:52 am

    a’s fans are grappling with another embarrassment today. The Merc outed Billy Beane as the third largest water waster in the East Bay. nearly 6000 gallons per day. Best quip I saw–he’s still trying to get last winter’s fire sale under control. http://www.mercurynews.com/data/ci_28974747/database-east-bay-mud-excessive-water-users

    • zumiee said, on October 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Leona Helmsley would have liked that: “Only the little people conserve water.”

    • chipower9 said, on October 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      How in the fuck does someone use 12 fucking THOUSAND gallons of water a day?! I hope all of those assholes are paying BIG fines. If they are not, they should be…

      • xoot said, on October 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm

        That guy first on the list is a Vice Chair/Exec VP of Chevron, apparently.

  14. Bozo said, on October 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I guess the Dodgers need to add a few more GMs this off season.

    • chipower9 said, on October 16, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Bahaha…good one Clown…

  15. zumiee said, on October 16, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I’m still somewhat amazed at how quietly the Dodgers went in the 9th inning. Snarkk has talked before about how difficult it can be to put the Dodgers away in the 9th inning at Dodger Stadium. Kendrick had probably his worst AB of the season, at the worst possible moment. He was missing those Familia sliders by a mile. Familia was lights-out in the series. And to step up for the 6-out save was huge. It’s how you win a playoff series, players stepping up beyond the usual.

  16. zumiee said, on October 16, 2015 at 11:55 am

    De Grom didn’t have his best stuff, but Syndergaard and Familia did. I was surprised that Collins didn’t go another inning with Syndergaard, but it all worked out, and Collins looks brilliant. Winning will do that. 🙂

  17. zumiee said, on October 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Duda looking confused about ball 4 seemed to help Murphy on that play, IMO. Everyone had their concentration just momentarily put off a bit by Duda’s confused behavior.

  18. alleykat69 said, on October 16, 2015 at 11:58 am

    2 trips did try to explain the heated exchange with Either, saying it was no big deal,I was just trying to settle him down so he wouldn’t get tossed.Either runs hot and was pissed off on a strike call.
    Though I think there was more to it, (S 2 trips looked disgusted at him)cause Either hit a lazy short fly to LF ,with a runner on 2nd and no outs, which didn’t get the job done advancing the runner to 3rd.. And yes the Doghair’s didn’t score!!!

    • zumiee said, on October 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Plus, Ethier saw nothing wrong with showing up his manager on national TV. That’s just unacceptable behavior. Just another sign that the Dodgers don’t get the “team” concept very well. Yeah, they made the playoffs, but their window may not be as big as they think it is. They, basically, wasted another year of Kershaw and Greinke’s prime. The Giants scored heavily on championship hardware during Lincecum and Cain’s prime.

  19. chipower9 said, on October 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Craig – must have been a fun night on the Farm last night! I saw a replay of that TD catch again this morning…what a fucking catch!

  20. alleykat69 said, on October 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Another weird Dodger thing…
    Can anyone explain why Grienke threw in the stretch to Murphy on the fatal HR pitch?

    • sfsarge said, on October 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      According to Ron Darling, it was because Murphy was so locked in he was trying to switch sight lines on him. Or something like that.

  21. alleykat69 said, on October 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    What is the difference between a cactus and the Dodgers dugout?
    Answer… On a cactus the pricks are on the outside!

  22. gianthead said, on October 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    No way in hell would I spend money on Jason Heyward. Put up good numbers in a free agent year. His numbers will be average for the rest of his career. Not an all-star and certainly not worth $120 mill. Get Greinke F the Dodgers and full in as needed during the season…

  23. gianthead said, on October 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    The best part of this 27 year fail is that in the last 5 years, we have as many World Series championships as the Fwads have had in their entire HEL-LA existence….

  24. zumiee said, on October 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Greinke has officially opted out. If the Dodgers don’t re-sign him, that’s a big hit to their staff.

  25. zumiee said, on October 16, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Ha! Theriot with a smackdown on Twitter:

    ryan theriot @rtheriot7
    So I missed the game last night..how’d the 314 million dollar payroll work out for the Dodgers?
    #moneyballdoesntwork
    2:40 PM – 16 Oct 2015

  26. djloo27 said, on October 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Naturally, the Cubs will win it all in the year that Mr. Cub died. That’s how they do things.
    Steve Bartman will be presented with a WS ring and get a 20 minute standing ovation when they raise the flag at Wrigley next season…

    • wilcojoe said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Don’t forget, Michael J. Fox’s character predicted the Cubs would win the 2015 World Series in the original Back to the Future.

  27. xoot said, on October 16, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    best call in the ALCS so far? Error on Tulo’s glove.

  28. unca_chuck said, on October 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Greetings from Cinque Terre Italy. No internet, no TV. Just found out it’s the Cubs and Mets! Cool! The dogs are dead!

  29. willedav said, on October 17, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Zum said previous thread he wasn’t into Cespedes any more. Signing him now would be epitome of buying high. If he does anything more in playoffs, price of poker goes up.
    Charismatic player, but wonder why Mets are now his 4th team in couple years. Something not to like others get tired of or just not a fit for the team (money obviously for Beane)?
    This year by far his best ever with big explosion for HRs, 35 vs. previous career high of 26, plus career high for OPS. Also struck out 140 times…gotta wonder if this is a one off contract drive or not.

    Hey Bozo, checked out some of Rebirth on youtube— listened to full CD ” 25th Anniversary” plus an hour of live at howlin wolf. What a high energy group and drummer(s) amazing. Hope show was good. These 2 that I heard indicative of what they bring to table?


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