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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 26, 2017

Roberts bungled that game by using 9 pitchers in 11 innings. Hill was pitching great, taking him out after 60 pitches was hubris of the highest order. After Jansen the Astros got into the shit-end of the bullpen and you knew they were going to win. Roberts thinks he can do anything. He’s no Indiana Jones.

At least we’ve got a series now….

Darvish vs McCullers…not feeling real confident about this one. If Roberts pulls Yu after a few dozen pitches we are good. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  1. Flavor said, on October 26, 2017 at 5:32 am

    bahahaha

    • wilcojoe said, on October 26, 2017 at 6:31 am

      Springer’s like “fuck it, hugs bro.”

  2. pawliekokonuts said, on October 26, 2017 at 5:52 am

    I suggest that you can blame Whitey Herzog as the first, or at least the most notable, skipper to overmanage pitching. Loo, agree?

  3. zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 6:21 am

    The cowardly sports media won’t mention the juiced ball. They just marvel at all the HRs.

  4. zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Culberson is getting some flack in the media for over-celebrating his HR. It was kind of weird watching him flip out. They were still down by one run.

    • zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 6:32 am

  5. chipower9 said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Holy shit! One of the best World Series games, ever! Damn, that was entertaining, juiced ball, or not.

    Wilco – do you have tix for any of the three games in Houston?

    • wilcojoe said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:22 am

      I wish, prices are out of my range my friend. Standing Room Only tickets are going for over $600 and prices are rising after last nights game.

      • chipower9 said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:32 am

        I hear you, brother. My daughter went to one of the 2010 WS games, and asked me to tag along with her and a friend. SRO were around mid 4’s. I passed, and still kind of kick myself to this day for not pulling that trigger. Maybe find a good watering hole near the yard…

  6. Flavor said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I really appreciate this sentiment. I like baseball players celebrating. But I don’t consider what Puig is doing to be celebrating and I think he he looks like a total dumbass. All that licking the bat, and bat flipping singles, wagging his toungue, throwing his glove to the ground—- it’s just contrived adolescent bullshit.

  7. Macdog said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Girardi out as Yanks manager.

    • willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:59 am

      whoa! wonder what Nightengale guy has to say about that in re: Giants.
      who would take Girardi’s place?

    • xoot said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:11 am

      No replay review of that call

  8. wilcojoe said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I almost pulled the trigger on season tickets for 2018 last week. I created a spreadsheet and ran the numbers, using conservative figures of what I could make if I sold the 2017 World Series tickets I would have had access to and regulars season games for next year. Assuming I sold tickets to all the “big games” and didn’t use them for myself, I would have made a decent to potentially very good profit, escpecially if Houston made the PS next year. The seats I was looking at were right on the aisle of the lower deck next to the right field foul pole . Primo seats for getting balls tossed to you from players before and during the game. Not to mention great foul ball seats.

    The deal breaker was when I found out the Astros have a rule that says you cant sell your tickets to more than 50% of the games and not at a profit of more than 50% above face value.

    They have a system that monitors StubHub and a couple of the other ticket broker sites. The only way I could make it work would have been by selling the actual hard copy tickets for each game. There is no way I could have made that work, so it was a no go. It was a fun idea while it lasted.

    • wilcojoe said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Depending on how high prices for the WS continue to rise, I probably could have broken even even if I didn’t sell one ticket for next season. The WS profit would have paid for the season tickets by themselves.

      • snarkk said, on October 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

        Sounds like restraint of trade which is usually illegal…

    • chipower9 said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Wow. No idea they monitored the resale so tightly. When I had season tix at the phone park (first three seasons), we would take the tickets we were trying to sell to games with us, and sell a bunch to the scalpers. I wasn’t trying to make a profit…just to get back as much as possible, and to set me up with prime games and possibly post-season tix. Of course, mid-week games against the Expos, etc., you could not give away! Go Stros!

      • Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

        That seems like bullshit to me. You buy the tickets and they tell you what you can do with them.

    • blade3colorado said, on October 26, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Better investment (still), but obviously not as fun – buy or swing trade Nvidia. Approximately $33k in realized profits and another $21k in unrealized profits this year alone. LRCX is another winner.

  9. Flavor said, on October 26, 2017 at 7:57 am

    good chance Beede has married the highest maintenance chick in history.

    • willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:03 am

      wow. Hope Beede guest stars a lot more often in real baseball games in his career at something beside photo shoot.

    • Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:18 am

      She certainly hot enough.

    • gianthead said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:44 am

      So her career seems completely nowhere…

  10. unca_chuck said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:10 am

    He’s Hunter Pence without the annoyance of a successful baseball career to look back on.

    • zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:12 am

      lulz!

  11. unca_chuck said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I musta missed something. What did Culbertson do?

  12. unca_chuck said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:17 am

    OK, just saw it. Meh. If I was a fringe player like Culbertson, I’d be pretty jazzed as well. I mean, unless the team was down 6 or something.

    What Kenley Jansen said . . .

  13. gianthead said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Hallelujah on the Stros..written in the stars..Stros in 6.

    Thoughts from the Flappers on Girardi…would love to really go outsise the box and move Bochy with the rest of his staff to the wime cellar…I mean front office…

  14. Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

    No rooster sighting imminent today. lol

    • Flavor said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:06 am

      thanks,you just reminded me I’ve got to change out the POTD

  15. Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Per Tim Kurkjian, last night was the first game ever in which 5 home runs were hit in extra innings, Not World Series history, baseball history. Kurkjian likes to say that any time you go to a baseball game you’ll see something you’ve never seen before. Most of the time he’s right.

  16. Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:07 am

    McCullers was really good in his last start against the Yankees. Maybe he can do it again.

  17. Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I really hope the Astros can pull it out. That town deserves a WS champ. And fuck the Dodgers.

  18. Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Weird with the Girardi firing. A team seemingly on the cusp busting out and they can the manager. They must already have someone they like better lined up. Seems a little over the top. He damn near got them to the Series.

    • Flavor said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:25 am

      I watch a lot of Yankee games. He makes too many moves, often resting guys too often. I don’t think there’s anything special about Girardi

  19. Macdog said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I heard one of the announcers say that Dodgers starters went through the order a third time the fewest times in MLB. I guess that’s their formula, but it sure didn’t work out last night. I have no idea where to find that stat.

  20. willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Unc called out Roberts last night couple times, esp for blowing up Jansen. I think his later moves like double switching out good players and counting on 6 out save a little more questionable but hindsight yada yada.
    Look at this way tho—mop up guys immediately after Hill threw 3 shutout innings. Hinch left his stud guy Verlander in and by end of 6 Stros were down 3-1.
    Notice today Keuchel was adamant and said for all to hear that ball is juiced.

    Isn’t it ironic tho that Giants, who lost dang near 100 games this year have kept their mgr, while 3 teams now who either won division or finished second and won about 100, have fired theirs?

  21. willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 10:21 am

    281 reg season wins btw Was NY Bos this year.

  22. Flavor said, on October 26, 2017 at 10:21 am

  23. alleykat69 said, on October 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Talk about overmanging Roberts cooked his own ass pulling Hill after 4 innings at only 60 pitches wtf??? He was steamed I don’t blame him.
    And freaking Puig, I would of laughed my ass off if that ball in the corner stayed in play and he’s chasing it down with no glove..If They don’t have those stupid corners with 4ft walls that would of stayed in..

    • Lurker John said, on October 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Yeah, WTF was that all about. I haven’t seen that since Little League.

  24. zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Last night was the first real adversity the Dodgers have faced in months. For the moment, they have lost the homefield advantage they played all season to attain. Their bullpen experienced failure last night. I would think the Dodgers are still the favorite to win the Series, but it’s great to see Houston make their presence known last night. If the Astros win Game 3, it would be awesomely hilarious.

  25. wilcojoe said, on October 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    The Astros should have the pitching advatage in Game 3. The Astros are very familiar with Yu Darvish from his time with the Rangers. On the other hand, the Dodgers faced McCullers once in his rookie season in 2015.

    • chipower9 said, on October 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Good point, Wilco. Go Stros!

  26. willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    yahoo sports has posting of Marshawn Lynch practicing (while he is suspended from Raider activities) vs. his old HS, Oakland Tech. pretty funny, he is in Raider uni and helmet, lines up and runs through them couple times. Also gets stopped dead and gang tackled. Once they get him down one kid grabs Lynch’s helmet while he is on the ground.

    Probably illegal and insurance companies would throw a fit, but kids must have dug it.

    Raiders will be in Buffalo without him. iirc Bills were his first team and I think there were also some run ins with buffalo police. Car he was driving got stopped, one of guys in it had a piece and some stolen phones yada yada

    • unca_chuck said, on October 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      There are some videos of Lynch in Buffalo that are pretty damn funny.

  27. snarkk said, on October 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I think managers make these preemptive pitcher moves in post season because they’d rather be skewered for sins of commission, not omission…

  28. unca_chuck said, on October 26, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Willie, I don’t think citing Verlander getting dinged in the 6th is really an indictment of his pitching. Or an endorsement of the strategy of pulling your starter after 2 trips through the lineup. Pulling Hill after 4 is lunacy, regardless of the next 3 innings. You can’t pitch 4-5 innings of relief a game. The Giants proved this over and over this last 1.5 seasons.

    I mean, really, if this is the new reality, then they need to add 3 spots to every lineup for all the relievers that will be needed.

    • willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      The 3rd time through the LU stuff with Hill is just through playoffs WS. Maeda has dominated in relief too. Stros guy McCullers threw 4 innings relief Game 7 vs. Yanks, right?

  29. Macdog said, on October 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Cool list:

  30. Flavor said, on October 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I just saw a video of Dr J dunking at age 63. I am 6’6 and the last time I could get up to dunk was probably in my early 30s. And that was with a clear court, no dribbling and getting a running head start from damn near half court, lol

  31. zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Well, cool, the Kings are on the TNT broadcast tonight.

    • willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      and up 16 right now after 40 in 1st Q. see what happens. I like Fox.

      • zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        Yeah, I like his speed, and it’s under control.

  32. zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Chris Webber is making excuses for Cousins’ reputation, and Marv Albert isn’t really buying it.

  33. zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Matt Herges is the Giants’ new bullpen coach!
    Excitement!!

    • snarkk said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      I know I’m definitely stoked.
      Hergie should put the Giants over the top…

  34. Macdog said, on October 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Stanford pulls one out in Corvallis.

  35. willedav said, on October 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    41 for DMC, who gets last laugh in return to Sac. Final 4+ minutes KIngs had Fox Hill Bogdanovic Cauley-Stein and Randolph on floor.

    • zumiee said, on October 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Great effort from DMC, but he doesn’t give that kind of effort every game.
      Sac is still better off with the trade.

  36. blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2017 at 5:16 am

    “Still we’ve only had one run scored that was manufactured. It’s millennial. This is millennial baseball right now. You get up, you take a big swing, you strike out. You don’t try to get the runners over very often. Nobody bunts. Nobody hit-and-runs. We’re a team that has to get guys on and we got five hits. I mean, six runs and five hits is what you call efficiency, except if you lose.”

    Who said this? In my opinion, probably the biggest phony, hypocrite, and most hated Dodger, not named Lasorda . . . Steve Garvey . . . and yet, I agree with him.


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