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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 14, 2018

They’re gonna squeeze a baseball game into a tiny window of no football this afternoon. Still, there is football still going when they start and a new game beginning while they’re playing. Does that matter to you football nuts? I admit having a hard time gearing up for baseball if there’s a prime NFL slate in full swing. I prefer baseball to football but it’s a mood thing. Just as it’s impossible for me to watch football in the Summer it’s difficult for me to *rev down* to watch baseball when football is on. Dig?

But it’s a good one, Cole vs Price.

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  1. gianthead said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Astros going to continue the spanking of the Sox…wish we had the Brewers on tonight. Will be a long wait till Game 3…

  2. djloo27 said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Chiefs-Pats tonight could be awesome.
    Or an awesome disappointment…

    • Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 9:28 am

      saw an ugly stat (can’t remember it completely) about Brady in Foxboro vs young QB’s. I think he’s like 27-1 or some shit like that

      • snarkk said, on October 14, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        Was Kaep the only one with the win?…

      • Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm

        yes

      • snarkk said, on October 14, 2018 at 4:23 pm

        That may have been the best regular season Niners game in the Harbs “era”…

      • snarkk said, on October 14, 2018 at 4:26 pm

        41-34 Niners. Kaep threw for 4 TDs. Pats made huge comeback and almost pulled it out. Dec 16 2012…

  3. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Astros reminded yesterday how good they are. They’re not a “blow you away with dynamic stats” type of team. Just so solid in every phase of the game.

  4. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:42 am

    A really weak move by Cora getting thrown out early in the game. That just can’t happen in game 1 of a league championship series. A rookie mistake.

  5. unca_chuck said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Price? Yet another disappointing postseason.

  6. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Stros to me represent exhibit A of how the game is played today. Yes they hit 205 bombs BUT way more important reason they won 103 games and are defending WS champs primed for a repeat—they have the best pitching in the league and SPs dominate.

    Verlander at age 35 had amazing season 2.52 ERA and WHIP of 0,90. And K’d 290 guys this season avg 12 per 9 and less than 2 walks.
    None of the 5 SPS had ERA over 4.00 and Cole was also under 3.00, 33 yr old Morton at 3.13.
    In a hitters friendly park no less.

    Beside ERA Stros led league in fewest runs hits and bombs allowed plus K’d the most too.

  7. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Thanks to Rooster for the Walter Payton vid very cool.

    Have to say tho since I was watching it as a kid on TV when it happened, nothing sticks out more to me than the day Gale Sayers scored 6 TDs vs. Niners, in the f-ing rain. Really sad his career was cut so short, and I remember seeing that one too, knee wrecked by Niners corner Kermit Alexander.

  8. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 10:13 am

    The screen pass is still an awesome play.

  9. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Yesterday I decided I’m OK with the Dodgers winning the World Series this season.
    I don’t want to spend every October for the next few years grinding about the Dodgers.
    It’s been 30 years. Plenty long enough of a nice break from them winning it.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 14, 2018 at 11:14 am

      They can wait another 30 years for me after I’m dead..

    • blade3colorado said, on October 14, 2018 at 11:35 am

      No fucking way Zumiee . . . I’ll be down with 71 years at least or as AK said, “. . . after I’m dead.”

      Here’s a complete list of the longest (and, inversely, shortest) playoff droughts.

      1. Cleveland Indians, 70 years

      2. Texas Rangers, 57 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)

      4. Milwaukee Brewers, 49 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)

      5. San Diego Padres, 49 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)

      6. Washington Nationals, 49 years (franchise has never won a World Series title)

      7. Seattle Mariners, 41 years (franchise has never won a World Series Title)

      8. Pittsburgh Pirates, 39 years

      9. Baltimore Orioles, 35 years

      10. Detroit Tigers, 34 years

      11. New York Mets, 32 years

      12. Los Angeles Dodgers, 30 years

      13. Oakland Athletics, 29 years

      14. Cincinnati Reds, 28 years

      15. Minnesota Twins, 27 years

      16. Colorado Rockies, 25 years (franchise has never won a World Series Title)

      17. Toronto Blue Jays, 25 years

      18. Atlanta Braves, 23 years

      19. Tampa Bay Rays, 18 years (franchise has never won a World Series Title)

      20. Arizona Diamondbacks, 17 years

      21. Los Angeles Angels, 16 years

      22. Miami Marlins, 15 years

      23. Chicago White Sox, 13 years

      24. Philadelphia Phillies, 10 years

      25. New York Yankees, 9 years

      26. St. Louis Cardinals, 7 years

      26. Boston Red Sox, 5 years

      27. San Francisco Giants, 4 years

      28. Kansas City Royals, 3 years

      29. Chicago Cubs, 2 years

      30. Houston Astros, 1 year

      • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 12:25 pm

        Great list; thanks!

      • Bozo said, on October 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm

        23 years for the Braves surprised me. It doesn’t seem like that long ago where they were almost a given to be in the Playoffs every year.

      • djloo27 said, on October 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

        Giants are the reason there’s no 6 & 8 year droughts…

    • willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 11:37 am

      mm can’t stand Roberts. Hate to see any validation of him.
      Dodgers of ’60s had some cool players I really liked. Today, no.

  10. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Story on F/G, speaking of Mets drought: today is day Mays got his last hit ever, in WS vs. A’s in a game Mets won.

    • willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 11:42 am

      go ahead single in 12th, WS game 2 Oct 14 1973. Mets won that one 10-7.

  11. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    I see your point about Roberts, Willie, he is very annoying. But, anymore, I just see baseball managers as people that come and go. No matter what success they have, the vast majority of them eventually get run out of town on a rail.

    • willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 3:01 pm

      True about mgrs Zum. I dislike Maddon too and apparently he is under some scrutiny for way they finished this year. They have as much talent as anyone and wound up losing division to Brewers and WC to the Rox..
      Chili Davis winds up taking the heat for uninspired O/lack of runs scored. Not defending him but firing the hitting coach is such a cliche weak move.

  12. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Dawg said it well yesterday- with the talent the Dodgers have, they’re going to win a title at some point within the next few years.
    We drafted Beede and they drafted Beuhler. That kind of thing is a big difference-maker.
    It also wouldn’t surprise me to see one of their “journeymen turned HR-hitters” test positive for a PED.

    • Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      i don’t worry about them winning a world series. I just enjoy all of the losses. Every post season they lose. If they ever break that streak I’ll stop enjoying it. But them winning again some day? Don’t care, I’m a Giants fan.

      • djloo27 said, on October 14, 2018 at 2:53 pm

        Well put…

  13. blade3colorado said, on October 14, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I disagree somewhat . . . and not because of an emotional reason, but a mathematical one. I get it that they are good, but even this preseason, they were rated at 7 to 1 odds to win a WS, i.e., one chance out of seven (which were the best odds besides the Astros at 21-4). Of course, that was before Kershaw and Turner went to the DL.

    My point being that there’s just so many things that have to go right – first during the season, than of course, in the playoffs. This isn’t the same league as when the Yankees used Kansas city as their minor league “farm team.” No, today, you have to earn it. Sheesh, look at those same Yankees – one championship since 2001!

    Where I do agree with Dawg, is that they keep putting themselves in a good situation where they’re likely going to the playoffs each year. Regardless, with the Giants not doing squat, this is sort of my World Series – rooting for them to face plant. 🙂

  14. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    How about that Twins manager. I don’t even know his name. Manager of the Year last year, fired a few weeks ago. Tough gig.

    • willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      Paul Molitor, tremendous hitter.
      MLBTR has columns every day on such and such team Mgr or GM search.

      • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm

        Molitor! Thanks. I totally forgot.

      • djloo27 said, on October 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm

        Molitor, batting lead off, had 5 hits in Game 1 of the ’82 WS.
        Yount, hitting behind him, had 4…

  15. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Regardless of where anyone stands politically, over/under on Trump officials gone soon after Election Day in November?
    I say Kelly and Rosenstein, for sure, and Mueller a strong possibility. Where that leaves the Special Counsel investigation is yet to be seen. All of those cards will be laid on the table at some point.
    Kelly has to be counting the days. He agreed to stay until the election he said.
    Possibly Sarah Sanders. Possibly Jeff Sessions.

  16. theroooster said, on October 14, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    R A M S ! Six and OH baby!

    • theroooster said, on October 14, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      And next week the Rams get a Bye. 7 and O soon.

  17. Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I think the Chiefs win tonight outright and getting 3.5 seems like a gift. If I were betting tho, I’d take the $ line at +170. That’s the play.

  18. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Really like to see M Gonzalez in Giants uni next season.

  19. gianthead said, on October 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Well Zum. It is very typical to get a big turnover in staff after the first mid-term so people like McGahn, Kelly and Sanders will all be departing.

    There will be a house cleaning at DoJ but Mueller is going to be in place until he issues his report, which should be forthcoming but the end of the year. If it drags past Jan. 1 then there is going to be a lot of pressure to put some evidence on the table regarding the President.

    If Dems win the House then you may see certain cabinet secretaries departing…

    • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Some of these staff members weren’t there from the beginning. They’re the “second wave” people that will be departing for the third wave.

      • gianthead said, on October 14, 2018 at 7:12 pm

        Sarah Sanders was the deputy and then moved up. Could not imagine how hard that job is. Kelly of course was at Homeland and McGahn has been his chief counsel since the campaign.

      • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:01 pm

        Sarah is already third wave, I forgot. Can’t forget Mooch’s 10 days. She’ll be leaving for the 4th wave replacement. 🙂

      • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm

        I define the waves differently than you do. 🙂

  20. Lurker John said, on October 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Baseball-smart Red Sox fans smart enough to not grab the ball as it rolled along the top of the padding.

  21. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Green Monster is such a big factor tonight.

  22. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    25 yd screen pass for the kid. Otherwise he’s a little off tonite.

    • willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      As opposed to the other guy who is not.
      And uh someone else who I don’t think is “done.”

  23. Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Mahomes playing like shit. Might not be ready for the big game. Hopefully he settles down

  24. Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    GH have you been able to sneak in the pardon request for Stix yet? Seems like something Trump likes to do.

    • gianthead said, on October 14, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      This is going to have to be a second term kind of thing….

  25. mrsprtdude said, on October 14, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I know Kershaw is bad in post season when you consider he might be top 10 all time in regular season, but he is 8-7 in post season. Has anyone had a bigger gap than Price in MLB history? Very good to sort of great in regular season but today he didn’t get out of the 5th even with a lead, so his 0-9 continues!. Crazy

  26. Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I want Stix walking the earth freely by Christmas. GH you are on the clock.

    • willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      Didn’t he (GH) change jobs tho?

      • gianthead said, on October 14, 2018 at 7:13 pm

        Yeah not yet in the WH:) zum should start drafting the pardon petition…

      • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 7:55 pm

        Well….I’m not as big a Stix fan as some Flappers. 🙂

  27. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Rough inning for the Houston catcher.

  28. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    hella comeback by Chiefs, very exciting team.

  29. alleykat69 said, on October 14, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Mahomes looks like he ready for prime time every game..

  30. alleykat69 said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Hell of a game, going down to who has the ball last..37-33Pats in a shootout ..

  31. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Fun trivia game could be ‘what are these fired or resigned Trump officials doing now?’
    Sally Yates
    Michael Flynn
    Katie Walsh
    K.T. McFarland
    Vivek Murthy
    Angella Reid
    James Comey
    Michael Dubke
    Tera Dahl
    Walter Shaub
    Mark Corallo
    Sean Spicer
    Rich Higgins
    Michael Short
    Derek Harvey
    Reince Priebus
    Anthony Scaramucci
    George Gigicos
    Ezra Cohen-Watnick
    Steve Bannon
    Carl Icahn
    Sebastian Gorka
    Keith Schiller
    Tom Price
    George Sifakis
    Rick Dearborn
    Jeremy Katz
    Dina Powell
    Omarosa M. Newman
    Andrew McCabe
    Taylor Weyeneth
    Brenda Fitzgerald
    Rob Porter
    David Sorensen
    Rachel Brand
    Gary Cohn
    John Feeley
    John McEntee
    Rex Tillerson
    John Dowd
    Josh Raffel
    David Shulkin
    Hope Hicks
    H.R. McMaster
    Michael Anton
    Tom Bossert
    Nadia Schadlow
    Ty Cobb
    Tom Homan
    Scott Pruitt
    Joe Hagin

    • xoot said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

      Ty Cobb and John Dowd are busy watching PS baseball

      • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:19 pm

        Some of them wrote crappy books.

      • xoot said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        Well I ain’t got nothin against no books

      • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

        I like books. I’m a regular at my local library.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      All having affairs?

    • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      He probably misses Hope Hicks most of all, I betcha.

  32. alleykat69 said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Wow unreal 75 yard bomb 💣 all in 12 seconds!!
    40-40 what a great game!!

  33. Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    This game is insane

  34. willedav said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Tyreek Hill is just coolest player in NFL.

    • xoot said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      The spinning high catch and immediate acceleration when his feet touched down. . . . That was something

  35. zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    The modern NFL.

  36. Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    • Macdog said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      This must be for the regular season, because Mark Sanchez was 24 when he led the Jets to victory over the Pats at Foxboro in the 2010 playoffs.

    • Macdog said, on October 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      And Joe Flacco was a week shy of 25 when the Ravens beat the Pats at Foxboro in the 2009 playoffs.

  37. Flavor said, on October 14, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    not so fast says MB

    • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      The link isn’t working for me.

  38. snarkk said, on October 14, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    After the Series is done, the thing I’m looking most forward to towards end of year is the premier of “Mary Poppins Returns”. Long awaited. at Christmas. Dick van Dyke at the age of 90+ is making an appearance in it. I really like that dude. I never liked this movie as a kid, but loved this film as an adult. How can you not love Julie Andrews pulling endless crap out of her suitcase? I just hope the new Mary, Emily Blunt, does the original justice …

    • zumiee said, on October 14, 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Mary Poppins, after watching a lot of Giants games the last two years:

      • snarkk said, on October 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        LMAO….

      • snarkk said, on October 14, 2018 at 10:20 pm

        “Step in Time” is till one of the greatest dance scenes ever in movies. And, Dick van Dyke did that all himself. And, I can’t help it, I still get the sniffles whenever I hear “Feed the Birds”….

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 14, 2018 at 10:51 pm

        Ah, Tom, very brave of you to admit to the soft spot in your heart for Mary Poppins. You are not alone, my friend, I feel the same way, also about “Feed the Birds”. I kept thinking some great band would cover that, but I never heard one….

  39. djloo27 said, on October 15, 2018 at 4:14 am

    From 3 in 5 to Mary Poppins.
    Pass the Prozac…

    • xoot said, on October 15, 2018 at 4:50 am

      and xanax and fentanyl

      “No where is there are more ‘appier crew
      “Than them wot sings, chim chim cher-ee, chim cher-oo!”


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