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Is This….Boring?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 19, 2019

These days it is not uncommon to see a good hitting team get shut out or score just 1 or 2 runs. A conga line of hitters head to the plate waving away at pitches only to trudge back to the dugout. So is this great post season pitching rising up? Or is this just the *new game* we are forced to watch now? Guys swinging for the fences on every pitch. Because this really is a grind to watch sometimes. You can almost guarantee Judge will strike out if he’s got 2 strikes on him. Same with a lot of hitters.

The bombs are fun to watch but there are WAY more strikeouts than bombs. The game we grew up on is dead…..

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  1. willedav said, on October 19, 2019 at 8:38 am

    watched GS last night and saw pregame analysis of them on NBA TV with Greg Anthony and Brian Shaw. Neither one thought Warriors could win 50 games in West, with Shaw being little harsher. Both thought Cauley-stein would do well for them.
    Curry is still superior player, Russell and Green are fine. Beyond that lot of ?, like a lot of other teams going into season.

    • Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 8:43 am

      Chriss surprisingly making team. We’ll see if he can take advantage of this career saving opp, he’s looked good in pre season

      • willedav said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:08 am

        yes though last night no Brow nor LB nor JaVale to contend with. They are gonna start glen robinson III at small forward and bring in bunch of young guys off bench.
        Funny, Anthony said he thought Green would mellow out and become more of leader. So last night, twice, he couldn’t finish inside at the rim off break and as ball went other way he stood and yelled at ref. One time foul was called on GS at other end and as players were milling back and forth before FT was shot Green was back down the floor but still yelling at refs, just like always.

  2. Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:12 am

    agreed. Yanks couldn’t use Bum tonight?

  3. Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:17 am

    ex-Niner coach. this is pretty incredible.

  4. djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 10:13 am

    The best part of the broadcast last night was Smoltz telling Buck like 3 different times to basically shut up when he would rattle off some obscure “statistic” about the game. He just couldn’t stand it anymore and couldn’t keep it to himself. Really respect that. Wouldn’t be surprised if he was chastised afterwards…

    • alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Loo,I I missed that raking over the coals of Buck!
      That’s great! I really do like the work of Smoltz in the booth, he’s not afraid to make his points and their logical thinking he is quite good!!
      Hey do any of you guys experience FS1 áudio on your TV “Sucking” during the game? I can’t hear the broadcasters( of course with Buck that’s a good thing)The crowd noise is jacked up higher, and the announcers are muted, it’s quite annoying and doesn’t happen on Fox..

  5. alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 11:56 am

    This is the new breed of baseball? We’re young were exciting,we’re loud!!
    Screw that, the game was a lot more exciting in the 60’s 70’s 80’s when you had a glutton full of fantastic players who played the game with pride not the paycheck( of course only a few of the elite got) unlike today’s players worrying if my bombs are down it will hurt me in arbitration.For me imo baseball was much more fun to watch back then..

  6. blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I miss stolen bases (Brock, Henderson, Raines, Coleman, Morgan), doubles (Rose, Biggio, Brett, Yastrzemski, Beltre), triples (Wilson, Brock, Mays) and pitchers who could complete a fucking game (Seaver, Ryan, Marichal, Gibson, Koufax, Drysdale, Jenkins, Martinez, Palmer).

    Oh, and games that last no longer than 2 hours and 30 minutes, as they averaged for all of the 60s and 70s.

    • Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      also, the personalities and the individuality of those guys. Today, everyone looks the same. Beard, hair, stupid.

      • blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 12:43 pm

        Yes

    • blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      One other thing . . . I love closers – Fingers, Eckersley, Gossage, Beck, Nen. What do they have in common? They’re not pussies and limit themselves to one inning, much less one batter.

      Take Fingers for example, as the father of the modern day closer role, Rollie would come into games in the sixth or seventh inning to close games out. Who does that now?

      • alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 1:19 pm

        Yeah and I loved the closers with the imitation look factor..Gossage,Lee Smith(bad ass) the Mad Hungarian Haborskl(sp) when he got behind the mound and psyche himself up slamming his glove, just classic shit!!
        You really have to be quite intimating as a closer almost a psycho candidate, some have the look with the success, others don’t you can see it in their eyes 👀!
        For a Starter Dave Stewart has the menacing face and put his glove up to his nose before every pitch, but his eyes would put fear in a batter at the plate..

      • djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm

        How bizarre are Mike Marshall’s 1973 & 1974 seasons?

        https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marshmi01.shtml

  7. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Bum would have looked pretty big and strong in those Yankee pinstripes.

  8. alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    I have to say Loo nailed it with James as are teams Analytics guru!

  9. mrsprtdude said, on October 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    My retired (LOTS of time on his hands) baseball friend found an article from espn that clearly states that MLB deadened the balls again for the playoffs, Crazy! He is the one who goes to AZ fall league yearly and is a lifetime subscriber to baseball prospectus. I would post it but no clue how:(

  10. Macdog said, on October 19, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    This seems relevant to Flav’s opening:

    • blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:12 pm

      That’s hilarious Mac.

    • djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Name that quote:

      “Ted Kluszewski, Big Klu,first base. He played for Cincinnati.
      ‘Course, he was traded for Dee Fondy,1957. Lifetime batting average .298.”

      • Macdog said, on October 19, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        No idea, but I’ll take a stab: Vin Scully?

      • djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm

        Good try. TedSpe might’ve gotten it…

      • Macdog said, on October 19, 2019 at 8:01 pm

        I was close.

  11. blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Shout out to Loo . . . Marshall in his record-setting 1974 season, pitched 208.1 innings, all of which came in relief appearances. That is fucking amazing.

    By the by, this guy wasn’t a moron either. He attended Michigan State University, earning three degrees, including a Ph.D. in kinesiology.

    • blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      By the by, he also suggested and convinced Tommy John to do the radical surgery which eventually was commonly named after John.

  12. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Yeah, the Yanks didn’t need Bum.

  13. Macdog said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Why bother showing the pitch count in a game like this.

  14. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Tonight’s game is not a ringing endorsement for the concept of bullpenning a game.

  15. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    The home plate ump hosed Gardner. He got the Glavine strike zone.

  16. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Yankee fans are blowing up right now, demanding robot umps.

  17. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    DHs 2-39 in this series so far.
    lulz

  18. Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Judge is just terrible. He literally has almost no chance of even making contact…..

    • alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      About the same with Alvarez, totally clueless..

  19. djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Didi’s gotta get rid of the ball faster than that.
    I doubt he’ll be back…

  20. alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    That was a truly bad Judgement read by Aaron…

    • zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 8:15 pm

  21. unca_chuck said, on October 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Wow!!

  22. Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Holy Motherfucking SHIT!!!

  23. blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Dollars to donuts, Pillar would have had that.

    • djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Inflation’s destroyed that saying…

  24. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Giants fans know about LaMeheiu.

  25. djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Great try by Springer.
    A lot better than Reggie Sanders in 2002.
    I thought Daniel Murphy was a much better fit for the Yanks than DJ.
    He’s had a sick year.
    Wonder if Stros would use Cole if the game went on long enough…

  26. alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    That’s the moment anyone who’s ever played the game dreams of, from little league to a beer softball league it’s always an awesome moment!
    Tip of the cap to DJ…

  27. zumiee said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Well, it isn’t boring now. 🙂

  28. alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I see what you did there…

  29. unca_chuck said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Yeah, baby!!!!!!!!! Yanquis go home!!!!!

  30. Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    oh baby, WHAT A GAME!!!!!!!!

  31. Macdog said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Bye bye Fucking Savages!

  32. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Now THAT was a 9th inning…

  33. blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Laugh you MOFO . . . He just beat your ass.

  34. alleykat69 said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    And that’s even a better moment, the walkoff bomb by Altuve that puts you in the World Series!! Wow 🤩

  35. unca_chuck said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Wait for it . . .

  36. djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Stros-Spos…bad for ratings?

    • Macdog said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      Depends what fucking channel it’s on.

  37. blade3colorado said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    The Yankees have won a record 27 World Series in 40 appearances (which, since the first World Series in 1903, currently amounts to an average appearance every 2.7 seasons and a championship every 4.0 seasons).

    It’s been 10 years since their last one. Dogpile since 1988. lqtm

    • Macdog said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      First decade since 1910-19 Yankees didn’t get to a World Series.

  38. djloo27 said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    I don’t want Houston or anyone else to get 3 in 5…

  39. Flavor said, on October 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    LOL, how does this guy have any credibility in NY?


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