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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 16, 2019

Whatever you think about Bryce Harper, one fact became crystal clear last night: The Nats didn’t need him to win. There is also plenty of question about the damage he was doing to that team with his me-first-look-at-my-flowing-hair attitude. It seemed to have the same effect on the Phillies. Just ask Gabe Kapler….

I’m stoked we don’t have to watch Goldy or Ozuna strikeout anymore. St. Louis was god awful. I think Washington may have an inflated take on their chances in the World Series as they are going to be facing a team that’s actually good…..

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  1. willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Harper aside, Nats have put much better team around themselves than Phils, especially SPs, and Soto is one of best young players around. Manager got lot of grief last year and seemed in over his head.

    Team with hottest SPs can do almost anything; these guys took down LA against long odds. They will have to come up with Harper $$$ (less years hopefully) to keep Rendon, so we’ll see how off season goes.

  2. alleykat69 said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Yeah that Victor Robles guy watch out for too coming up ,he’s just rounding back into playing shape. That’s 3 big bats that can do damage coming up..

  3. willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:11 am

    MLBTR took poll on reasons for Nats success story in playoffs. Starting pitching 31% on top, barely ahead of Bryce wasn’t guy to lead team at 25%. Interesting comments from bloggers, good read.
    Charles stevens: “Bats plus starting pitching both got hot at right time.” Definitely winning combo, makes sense to me.
    Haven’t watched but isn’t Ryan Zimmerman doing a lot of damage?

    • Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

      I think the clear formula is that you need good hitting and good pitching. Minn proved you can’t just hit your way to post season victories. However, one thing is pretty clear: WITHOUT hitting you can’t make the post season. Zimmerman isn’t doing a lot of damage, he’s been ok, nothing more than that.

    • willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:25 am

      9-32 3 doubles and bomb 5 rbis total post season so far, good but yes nothing special.

    • gianthead said, on October 16, 2019 at 10:29 am

      Zimmerman has consistently hit the ball hard this post-season…

  4. chipower9 said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Pathetic showing by the Cards. Going to be interesting regardless of who the Nats match-up with from the junior circuit, but hoping it is the Stros, as the Yank-mees are the bums of the jr circuit.

  5. Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Angels hiring Maddon. Makes sense, they make a lot of bad decisions. When will teams figure out that guy is just a guy?

  6. Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:22 am

    New York game leaning towards a rainout. No baseball today? Bummer.

  7. alleykat69 said, on October 16, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Looks like JD Martinez is opting out of his contract with Boston, hmm 🤔 slugging RH power hitter, good average, wonder if Z might be interested?

  8. gianthead said, on October 16, 2019 at 10:28 am

    So Giants didnt interview Joe Maddon???
    Why the hell are they interviewing Venable and Ibanez…and get Gabe Kapler the fuck away from us…

    • Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 10:58 am

      Joe maddon does what he wants. New GMs don’t like that. Venable, Ibanez, all those guys are controllable, that’s the guy we’re probably getting

  9. unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Hard no on Madden. And Gapler does what no one wants. Hard no as well.

    Kotsay would be fine with me. Seems like he might not be as big a pushover as the others.

  10. unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Keep Hairdo and they don’t get Corbin.

  11. wilcojoe said, on October 16, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I really don’t like Hinch’s decision to pitch Verlander in Game 5 in NY instead of going with a bullpen game. You already won 1 game in NY, so your playing with house money. You should be saving Verlander and Cole for games 6 and 7 in Houston.

    • Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      Totally agree. Use them in the highest intensity games.

    • djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      He’ll be on his regular day. I think you gotta pitch him in Game 5.
      You can’t fool around…

  12. alleykat69 said, on October 16, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Agree with Loo,
    Go for the jugular vein, while you have the Yanks down.And on Verlander’s normal rest,a no brainer!
    Hell I miss the days of Bob Gibson when you just give him the ball in games 1,4&7 and get out of his menacing way..

    • wilcojoe said, on October 16, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Well if they don’t win one of the next two in NY, the’re fucked. Coming home down 3-2 with Cole and a bullpen game in Game 7 makes no sense to me. If you’re going to play a bullpen game, why not do so on the road in a non-elimination game?

  13. Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Crazy that this random dude who we discarded has turned into this. Is it just me or does this have a Hitler/Nazi rally feel to it? lol

    • zumiee said, on October 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      Well, you could easily transpose that video of the crowd to a Trump rally crowd.

      • zumiee said, on October 16, 2019 at 5:03 pm

        And a lot of them have red hats.

  14. Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Good God man, get a hold of yourself…..

    • djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      Hopefully he’s hit rock bottom…

  15. Flavor said, on October 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I always felt like Miller said “Travis Ishikawa” too many times during this moment. It was weird, like he was sending his friends/family some secret message. Seriously, listen to this and count the number of times he says this dudes full name. You’ll never watch this again the same way…..

  16. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 16, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Maybe announcers just liked saying his name. I remember thinking at the time it was kind of odd that Joe Buck said Ishi’s full name as the pitch was being delivered, something you don’t really hear often, which of course led right into being able to say “… hits it to right…”..

  17. djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    And this was 50 years ago today. I could hear people outside banging pots together and setting off firecrackers. I had only been a Giant fan for about 6 years. I was completely miserable…

    • Macdog said, on October 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      It got better for you a couple months later.

      • djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

        Great point, Mac!

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 16, 2019 at 7:36 pm

        What happened a couple months later… ?

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 16, 2019 at 7:36 pm

        Oh, got it… 🙂

  18. unca_chuck said, on October 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Just keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys!

  19. willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    ha Hank Stram highlights.

  20. willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Had pleasure of waiting on Mrs. Niners Head coach today. Really nice gal, not h/m (high maintenance) at all. Had nice convo and she picked out her travel stuff. All good.

  21. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Yeah, Hank Stram highlights. As a kid, I was mostly a NY Giants and Packers fan, but always loved watching KC play; I was fascinated by the different running back formations they used, sometimes 3 backs in a T or spread out… teams just couldn’t figure that shit out. Never see that today….

  22. willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    #30 there is Gloster Richardson, out of Jackson St. Stram really did pioneer sending scouts to the traditional black colleges, with tremendous results.

    • djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      How’s her results?

  23. willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    just off that Chiefs 1969 team alone, players from SWAC or MEAC conferences plus Richardson:
    Otis Taylor and Jim Kearney from Prairie View in Texas
    Buck Buchanan from Grambling La.
    Willie Lanier (one of best I ever saw) from Morgan st.
    James Marsalis Noland Smith (my hero) and Willie Mitchell (still looking for Max McGee) from Tennessee St.
    Cesar Belser from Arkansas Pine Bluff

    • djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      Awesome list!
      I’ll take Lanier, Bell and Lynch over any LB trio in history.
      And I saw plenty of Steeler games…

      • willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

        yes Loo. bobby lee bell was tremendous athlete and player.

  24. willedav said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    And wide receiver #25 Frank Pitts from Southern (alum of Avery Johnson) in La.
    amazing amount of starters from under radar small schools.

    • djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      You’re an encyclopedia, Wille!

  25. djloo27 said, on October 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm

  26. zumiee said, on October 16, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I think Miller kept saying Ishi’s full name as if to highlight how surprising it was that Ishi had such a historic moment, out of almost nowhere. He was probably tempted to say “Yes, folks,Travis bleeping Ishikawa!”


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