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2015 Post Season Taking Form

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 19, 2015

Both pennant series at 2-nada. So while it looks like a New York/KC series, we know better. Nothing is set in stone until it’s set in stone…..

All this Lamar Odom angst is starting to irritate me. I’m tired of hearing about what a great guy he is. This dude wasn’t clothing the homeless or curing cancer. He was banging two whores high as fuck on ccccccccccoke. Jeez, by all means let’s hope the doctors can make him all better so he can continue on with his “life’s work.”

I’m a full blown Royals fan these days so I hope they make quick work of the Blue Jays and move on to the World Series. Seriously, I can’t get enough of KC. The uni’s, the park, the players, the fans. That damn gorgeous georgeous (Brett) water fall is simply hypnotically spell binding. 🙂

Go Royals.


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  1. willedav said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Um, thumbs down on Royals for me. Didn’t care for the Willie Wilson version, last year’s if they’d have sent the guy (who stopped running) excuses nor this year. Team I most wanted to see eliminated; still do.

    Twice in a row now Arrieta has put his team behind early; last time hitters bailed him out vs. Cards but not last night. 250 innings this year might be more than he can handle. Makes what Bum did at back end of his 270 all the more special.

    Interesting blog comment on cbs site: a blogger said Cubs are fly ball team dependent on HRs and were playing .500 ball til winds changed at Wrigley in July. What does that mean in October?

    Gotta admit, love to check in on Seattle blogs…maybe only for a few days, but still…

  2. willedav said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:44 am

    A Fraud joining Pete Rose on Fox? Wow that’s enough reason to boycott post season right there.

    • Flavor said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:54 am

      Pete Rose has been horrible, IMO

  3. xoot said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I sort of like the way Pete Rose disrupts the network’s scripts, but man does he look strange these days. ARod’s decision to join the on-air bs circle is odd–is he already starting his HOF campaign? I think Rose waited until after the steroid era dumped its moral obliquity all over the game before he crawled out to remind everyone who he was.

  4. unca_chuck said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Monday night inRome and I’ve never missed this much news and sports since I was 6. Out of Internet and tv range for 13 days.

    • chipower9 said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Charlie – When in Rome, Do As the Romans Do (whatever the fuck that is…obviously NOT watching American sports). Happy Trails and safe travels, brother.

  5. chipower9 said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Well, Cinderella has really stumbled, and it all started when the AL team I wanted to see dance, the Stros, were eliminated (from the beginning of the playoffs I was hoping for a Cubs-Stros WS). And now it is questionable if the Cubbies can hold up their end of the deal. But as I mentioned prior to the start of the NLCS, there are certainly aspects of the Mets that I like, too. I dig their young pitching staff…reminds me of our team when Timmy was in his heyday. Also like Terry Collins (hard to believe this is the first team he has taken to the playoffs), and I also like Murphy. Will be interesting to see if the Mets can keep both him and Cespedes.

    AL – bleh. But if I have to choose, it would be for the Kansas City Largest GOP Convention on the Planet, and all their midwest wholesomness (plus that town has some of the finest BBQ on the planet, and is also home to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. It is that or pulling for a team from Canada. Canada? Uh, nope.

    Fuck, I am seriously ready for spring training. Been putting out the messages to my daughter to get ready, as we are gonna hit Scottsdale with a vengeance this year.

    GO CUBS!

  6. zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Murphy is doing his best 2010 Cody Ross playoff impersonation.
    The 2011 Cody Ross? (fizzling sound)

  7. Macdog said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I’ll tell you what’s spellbinding at Kauffman Stadium: MadBum strolling out of the bullpen to throw 5 shutout innings and nail down Game 7 of the World Series!

    • Lurker John said, on October 19, 2015 at 10:06 am

      Yeppers. That crowd was silenced and you could feel the tension building in them even watching on TV. Arrieta, Grienke and Kershaw, as great as they’ve been, are learning first hand how difficult it is to do what Bum did last year. Arrieta has been mediocre his last two starts.

  8. Macdog said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I’m posting this Lamar Odom story for one reason: Check out the AP writer’s name:

    • Flavor said, on October 19, 2015 at 10:03 am

      that’s hilarious. If Odom reads this story I bet he’s gonna want a piece of that chick.

      • chipower9 said, on October 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

        Odom will be like “Wassup, Ho?”

    • chipower9 said, on October 19, 2015 at 10:04 am

      LMAO…that’s good.

  9. Bozo said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

    KC? Although he didn’t help the Royals much, I do like Cueto, but I can’t stand the Dodger Blue unis and they play in the DH league.
    Toronto? Just another AL team looking for a beer bottle throwing contest.
    Cubs? their pitchers took out two of our guys and combined with our own pitching, kept us out of the playoffs. I hope they lose for another 100+ years.
    Mets? I can’t stand Jerry Seinfeld but they did take out the Dodgers, so I guess I’m rooting for them by default.

    As you can probably tell, I haven’t seen much of the games in this round. Go, Indifference. Woo-hoo.

  10. Lurker John said, on October 19, 2015 at 10:04 am

    I find myself pulling for the Mets to go all the way and I think they have a great shot. Their rotation is the deepest of the remaining teams and they’ve been dominant so far. Their tenuous ties to the Giants are probably why. The adopted the NY script logo from the NY Giants (yes, I know, Dodger blue as well) and Willie played his last games with them.

    Harvey, deGrom and Syndergaard are going to be tough to beat in any series.

    • chipower9 said, on October 19, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Yes, and the Orange is also adopted from the Giants. I am pulling for the Cubbies, but will not be disappointed if the Mets go all the way, either. As long as the senior circuit wins it is all good, but still leaning to the Cubs…

  11. unca_chuck said, on October 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Monday night inRome and I’ve never missed this much news and sports since I was 6. Out of Internet and tv range for 13 days. Weird. Read about Lamar Odom in Italian. Couvosier and Viagra is what it said.

  12. chipower9 said, on October 19, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Well, the pool of free agent starters is one starting pitcher shorter for consideration by the Giants…

    Barry Zito has formally announced his retirement. Damn! 😉

  13. zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

    The Mets got Syndergaard in a trade from Toronto for R.A. Dickey. Toronto drafted him 38th with a supplemental draft pick.
    Hindsight is 20/20, of course, but it’s kind of interesting to review how drafts turned out. Our pick that year fizzled; but, in general, the Giants had an excellent record of great picks in the first round for several years.
    Here’s the 2010 draft:

    1 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals Outfielder College of Southern Nevada (NV)
    2 Jameson Taillon Pittsburgh Pirates Right-handed pitcher The Woodlands High School (TX)
    3 Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles Shortstop Brito High School (FL)
    4 Christian Colon Kansas City Royals Shortstop Cal State Fullerton
    5 Drew Pomeranz Cleveland Indians Left-handed pitcher Ole Miss
    6 Barret Loux* Arizona Diamondbacks Right-handed pitcher Texas A&M
    7 Matt Harvey New York Mets Right-handed pitcher North Carolina
    8 Delino DeShields, Jr. Houston Astros Second baseman Woodward Academy (GA)
    9 Karsten Whitson* San Diego Padres Right-handed pitcher Chipley High School (FL)
    10 Michael Choice Oakland Athletics Outfielder Texas–Arlington
    11 Deck McGuire Toronto Blue Jays Right-handed pitcher Georgia Tech
    12 Yasmani Grandal Cincinnati Reds Catcher Miami
    13 Chris Sale Chicago White Sox Left-handed pitcher Florida Gulf Coast
    14 Dylan Covey* Milwaukee Brewers Right-handed pitcher Maranatha High School (CA)
    15 Jake Skole Texas Rangers [Compensation 1] Outfielder Blessed Trinity High School (GA)
    16 Hayden Simpson Chicago Cubs Right-handed pitcher Southern Arkansas
    17 Josh Sale Tampa Bay Rays Outfielder Bishop Blanchet High School (WA)
    18 Kaleb Cowart Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [Compensation 2] Third baseman Cook High School (GA)
    19 Mike Foltynewicz Houston Astros [Compensation 3] Right-handed pitcher Minooka Community High School (IL)
    20 Kolbrin Vitek Boston Red Sox [Compensation 4] Second baseman Ball State
    21 Alex Wimmers Minnesota Twins Right-handed pitcher Ohio State
    22 Kellin Deglan Texas Rangers Catcher R.E. Mountain Secondary School (Canada)
    23 Christian Yelich Florida Marlins Outfielder Westlake High School (CA)
    24 Gary Brown San Francisco Giants Outfielder Cal State Fullerton
    25 Zack Cox St. Louis Cardinals Third baseman Arkansas
    26 Kyle Parker Colorado Rockies Outfielder Clemson
    27 Jesse Biddle Philadelphia Phillies Left-handed pitcher Germantown Friends High School (PA)
    28 Zach Lee Los Angeles Dodgers Right-handed pitcher McKinney High School (TX)
    29 Cam Bedrosian Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [Compensation 5] Right-handed pitcher East Coweta High School (GA)
    30 Chevy Clarke Los Angeles Angels Outfielder Marietta High School (GA)
    31 Justin O’Conner Tampa Bay Rays [Compensation 6] Catcher Cowan High School (IN)
    32 Cito Culver New York Yankees Shortstop West Irondequoit High School (NY)
    Supplemental first-round selections:
    The “sandwich picks” after the first round are compensation for losses of free agents during the 2009–10 offseason.
    33 Michael Kvasnicka Houston Astros [Compensation 7] Catcher Minnesota
    34 Aaron Sanchez Toronto Blue Jays [Compensation 8] Right-handed pitcher Barstow High School (CA)
    35 Matthew Lipka Atlanta Braves [Compensation 9] Shortstop McKinney High School (TX)
    36 Bryce Brentz Boston Red Sox [Compensation 10] Outfielder Middle Tennessee
    37 Taylor Lindsey Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim [Compensation 11] Shortstop Desert Mountain High School (AZ)
    38 Noah Syndergaard Toronto Blue Jays [Compensation 12] Right-handed pitcher Legacy High School (TX)

    • alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Who’s Gary Brown?

      • zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm

        To paraphrase Denny Green: “He wasn’t who we thought he was.”

  14. alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    So I have to hand it to Pagano trying to 1 up Jim Harbaugh on who’s the dumbest HC over the weekend.
    Harbaugh gets my vote, but Pagano runs a close 2nd on the most idiotic play call in the history of football…

    • zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      Yeah, Pete Carroll might not have the worst play-call in NFL history anymore.

  15. Macdog said, on October 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Phillies outright four players, including Tommy Joseph, off their 40-man roster. Domonic Brown, too.

    • Lurker John said, on October 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      I seem to remember a couple of years ago the Phillies saying Brown was their next great OF.

  16. zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    From that 2010 draft, the Mets ended up with Harvey and Syndergaard, which is a nice haul. The Mets had to be patient, and wait 5 years for things to come to fruition.

    • Flavor said, on October 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      GM’s don’t like to be patient, do they?

    • wilcojoe said, on October 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Just checked to see who the Mets GM was during that draft. It was Omar Mineya’s last before Alderson took over. That guy was run out of town if I recall. Poor bastard had a nice haul and no one will likely every acknowledge it.

      • Macdog said, on October 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm

        The afternoon guy on NYC’s top sports radio station had Minaya on today.

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on October 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Yes, Omar Minaya deserves lots of the credit for the Mets. On another note, back in the Seventies, before the Internet and its databases, the newspaper where I was a copyeditor received a letter from the Coca-Cola company in Atlanta. It may have been from their lawyers. The letter scolded us because an article in “the women’s pages,” as they were called (now Style, owing to Sally Quinn of The Washington Post) spoke of some socialite or suburbanite having “a coke party” at her house. Maybe it was “coke and snacks.” Obviously, this predated the cocaine age. But the letter threatened us with legal action if we did not obey their trademark status and capitalize Coke. I am still amazed by this. So that means that Coca-Cola either hired or themselves had an army of people scouring papers and magazines and books for misdeeds like this. Our slip was on, like page D12, and the letter came after weeks or months.

    So, in that spirit, you may want to LOWERCASE the similar reference in the Lamar Odom comment above.

    Or not.

    • xoot said, on October 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      employees send info to the main office, always have. In the early 90s I wrote a lot of cease and desist letters for The Gap. All sorts of advertisers were imitating the Gap’s ad style, from Sony down to local liquor stores. I remember having fun terrorizing a magazine in Miami’s South Beach. Some local Gap employee had sent the offending issue to the SF general counsel, and we got the call. I enjoyed that work until one hot afternoon when my clever infringement proofs and dire threats were flowing well, but a huge number of sirens in the SF financial district streets interrupted me. That was the afternoon a crazy guy invaded a downtown law firm at 101 California Street and massacred a bunch of lawyers and secretaries and filing clerks and so forth with his automatic weapons. Writing cease and desist letters suddenly looked like a very trivial waste of time and effort.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on October 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

        I never thought of it that way. Thanks for educating me, even demystifying my memory. Yours is a stark story. Reminiscent of Don DeLillo’s “Falling Man.” That unforgettable horror image of someone jumping from the WTC, briefcase in hand. Why the briefcase? Then again, why not?

      • xoot said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

        I’ll have to look at that. I read everything DeLillo wrote through Underworld and then backed off; I guess he did too. The WTC twin towers were always significant in his NY novels. Was it in The Players where the main woman character went to work every day in the WTC? And then in Underworld itself (a really great novel) construction of the WTC towers fills the background for many of the NYC passages. (Years later, I was absolutely convinced that before he wrote his New Yorker review of Cosmopolis John Updike read only the first 50 pages of the novel. I was enthralled by the salmon returning to its spawning ground drive of the plot. Things ended near the old Polo Grounds site, if I recall correctly.)

  18. snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    How much coin does it take to spend 4 DAYS in a Nevada brothel? Before “incidentals”, or the mini bar, if there is one. There that long, do you have to order off the menu, or is “ala carte” allowed…

    • alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      I prefer the “ala-carte Snarkk,
      You get a better “spread for your money”!

  19. zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Cueto did some egg-laying tonight.

    • snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I’ll issue a replay. I’m not giving that guy $180M over 6 years, either. At home he was the hammer. Away, he was the nail…

  20. snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Sometimes these AL style games seem just tedious. Hit after hit, walk after walk…

    • zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Friday night softball.

  21. xoot said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    wtf was that ejection of Tulo? The front office of the Torontos and their lawyers should be burning up the cell phone lines and email adds to mlb starting now.

    • zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Arguing a called third strike between innings.

      • xoot said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:11 pm

        calling Hirschbeck a bat-blind asshole disguised as a fat fuck in an ugly uni? I swear I saw Tulo say that.

      • xoot said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm

        or maybe Tulo simply said, come over here and I’ll spit in your face. Hard to tell.

      • snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm

        No player should be ejected from an LCS game unless he punches the ump. That is ridiculous…

    • snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      No highlights of the ejection that I can find on Hmmm…

      • xoot said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm

        Tulo was standing out at SS when he got the hook for mouthing off about a pitch that happened before the commercial break. He wasn’t showing Hirschbeck up; nobody would’ve noticed his trash talking without the ejection. Absolutely absurd move by that ump.

      • snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

        Yep, finally saw a replay. The ump is 90 feet away, and looking for trouble.
        Bring on the robot home plate ump — you can insult him all night, he won’t get pissed off.

  22. zumiee said, on October 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Big game for Tulo. Finally looks comfortable in a Blue Jays uniform.

  23. Paul Sorensen said, on October 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Re: Phils releasing Dom Brown: Yeah, he was going to be their next big guy in the OF, but just never really got there. That said, he does have talent and if he’s cheap, wouldn’t mind the G’s taking a flyer on him for ST….

  24. willedav said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Just for some perspective, Card70 blog had a column after report from GM and then offered up some of his own comments on what’s up.
    They realize Yadi is hurt, older and declining and need quality backup.
    Unsure about peralta at SS and return of Adams to 1b also how much Holiday declines as he ages esp HRs.
    Have to resign and likely over pay for Heyward.
    Batting coach to blame for poor hitting/lack or runs or not?
    Rotation has couple ? marks and need 2 new set up guys in front of closer.

    And remember these guys won 100 games this year…and have to watch hated Cubs still alive in postseason.

    • snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      In the playoffs, it’s not how many you won, it’s how you’re playing now. Cue the Gyros’ 3 in 5…

  25. snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Arrieta in the past two playoff starts has not been the dominator he was earlier. Due to tired arm with 250+ innings? I advocate that every starter should get a 15 day DL stint mid-season or later, whenever he feels he’s losing it. Bring up a minor league sub. Figure out a way to do this handling options rules, service time, whatever. It’s not rocket science to figure it out. Rejuvenate the arm in a monitored way. Skip 2 or 3 starts, but throw mild amounts in pen sessions. Rest and rejuvenate the wing, but keep sharp. NFL teams have a bye, why not starters?…

  26. snarkk said, on October 19, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Jays having to use multiple relievers, including eventually the closer, after being up 9-2 or whatever, is a real downer for their prospects in this series…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on October 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

      I agree. Pretty weak pitching overall for them. Which points to Mets WS.

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