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And Then There Were 5

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 9, 2020

Three teams laid down like dogs yesterday. The Yankees are now in perfect position to ruin Tampa’s dreams. New York, Houston, LA, this post season is shaping up to be quite villainous, aye?

When you look up 1974 in the dictionary it should be this picture:

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  1. Bozo said, on October 9, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Go Braves!

    • gianthead said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:20 am

      Braves have the offense to make it difficult on the Flodgers and seemingly better pitching than the Pads but their starters need to step up…rooting for Houston the whole way and our future SS in Correa…

      • willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:23 am

        As of right now, Marcus Semien is an FA. He might get a QO for a year from Oakland too to avoid longer term deal.

      • chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 11:45 am

        Correa is AE next year, and a FA in 2022. I don’t see us swinging a trade for him before he becomes a FA. Luciano is currently slotted as our SS of the future. There is debate that as he beefs-up, he may move to 3B or the OF.

  2. willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:04 am

    The one and only Oscar Gamble, awesome.
    Mac is right from end of thread, awful endings to Pads and A’s seasons. As Rosenthal was getting lit up and Dodgers were piling on (couldn’t watch end of it), Smoltz had nothing but good things to say about SD looking forward to 2021 and potentially way beyond. Especially excited about their young pitching and reminded viewers this is how his old Braves got rolling, establishing a solid core of SPs.

    Meanwhile, Dodgers got record setting playoff game from C Wil Smith with 5 hits. yikes C is one of their weaker positions on entire team. See how current Braves pitching staff handles LA.
    Still say only thing beats them is Roberts continued use of Jansen to close out tight games.

  3. unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:01 am

    All about the pitching. I guess the Braves are the least hated team in my head. The Rays would be cool on the AL side.

  4. chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:19 am

    LMAO…that is a great shot. Love the fro.

    Go Rays! Go Braves!

    I really wanted to see San Diego represent the NL, and am still amazed they rolled-over at took a 3-0 sweep.

    I typically root along league lines (NL, baby – real baseball), but it will be hard for me to not root for the Rays if they get in. GO RAYS.

  5. Winder said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Go Braves

  6. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:37 am

    I get tired of listening to these pundits telling us all not to worry, *so and so* team is stacked for years to come. Please. I think we all know who’s stacked and who isn’t. That doesn’t mean shit. The Dodgers have been stacked for 7 years and haven’t won shit. To some degree, the A’s as well. Tatis and Machado hit like .100 in that series. It all comes down to how these *stacked teams* step up under the pressure and perform (or fail to perform)

    • chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 11:47 am

      Lot of truth there, but you need the talent before they can step-up and perform. San Diego has it…they just pissed down their legs this year. Same with the A’s to some degree.

    • djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Please give yourself a POTD for that…

  7. unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:49 am

    You think Oscar’s fro is impressive? His wife has major game.

    OGW

    • Carstie Clausen said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Legs and torso similar to a 17 Y.O.guy and the bootie would be suspect as well. Evidently, Oscar was not quite “on message” as to the physical attributes desired by most Black guys I’ve met. But that Fro! Plus her temperament must have suited O.G. just fine. AND she may well have had qualities not readily visible in any photo.

  8. Carstie Clausen said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Will the YankMe’s re-up DJ LeMahieu? Though he’s a RH hitter and 32 Y.O., the dude’s versatility makes him an infielder who should catch Zaidi’s eye. Being able to play first, second and third, LM brings a team like the Giants a role-player who can be there daily with GG-level defense and high OBP and SP. What’s not to like? Obviously the cost would be high. Age is somewhat a factor, but a sweet payoff on a two-year team option for three or more, could be enticing.

    A high quality defender and bat who could play those three positions would ease the mutual strain on Belt and Longo and could solidify 2B in late innings when quality defense in a close contest would be critical. Would Zaidi make a tempting offer?

    • chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 11:48 am

      Unless Z is feeding us a line, he has said a LH bat is a priority.

  9. Macdog said, on October 9, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Damn, another Hall of Famer gone: Whitey Ford dies at 91.

    • willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 10:11 am

      Oh that’s too bad. He was #1 SP there doing big run of success.
      I read obit in NYT on J Dwyer longtime reporter and writer. Ever read any of his books, like the “Subway” one?

      • Macdog said, on October 9, 2020 at 10:44 am

        Sorry, haven’t read any Dwyer books.

  10. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Picked Rays from the beginning and I will stick with them!
    As for the Yankees go ,GI Jane said it best “SUCK MY DICK”

    • chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 11:49 am

      lqtm…

  11. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Roman Gabriel was a bigtime actor!
    Had bit parts in Gilligans Island,Ironside,Brady Bunch
    before he really hit the bigtimes in a major movie 🎥 with John Wayne&Rock Hudson,Merlin Olsen (can’t have enough football players in it) in a western
    called “The Undefeated “ where he played an Indian named Blue Boy who falls for a white girl..

  12. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 11:39 am

    I don’t know how many pitches Cole has in him today but if the Rays can get through him I’ll root for them the rest of the way (tho I am really partial to Dusty’s Astros right now)

    • willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 11:46 am

      I love watching Brantley hit. He can use whole field if pitched away and hammered ball into stands when A’s came in on him.

  13. unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Always hated Roma Gabriel. Those 60s-70s Ram teams routinely killed the Niners.

    • djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Back when the Niners had about a dozen guys whose last name began with a ‘W’…

      • unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 2:20 pm

        Dick Witcher, Gene Washington, and Bob Windsor at wideout, Ken Willard and Vic Washington at RB, Ted kWalick at TE, and, uh, that’s all I got. And, of course, the man who shall not be named (PR).

      • djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm

        Sometimes I exaggerate.
        Might’ve been a couple more…

      • alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm

        Let’s not forget HOF Linebacker #64 Dave Wilcox my favorite Niner on defense along with CB Jimmie Johnson the right side of that defense teams avoided.
        They also had another W guy in OT John Watson a 7th rd pick from Oklahoma..,

    • willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 12:17 pm

      um lot of teams you could say that about. Brodie years were so up and down. I think LJ put something on your blog about awful new white Rams unis, which is right. The old blue ones with helmet were classic.

      • unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 2:25 pm

        I ALWAYS hated the Rams, but I did dig their unis back in the day.

        mr

  14. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Hard to beat those retro San Diego Chargers light powder blue with lighting bolts under Air Coryell , Dan Fouts, Lance Allworth they are one of the best alltime imo.

    • Winder said, on October 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      They were really fun to watch.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      John Hadl, baby! He looked like the milk man trying to play football. And, what’s up with that number?

      Speaking of awesome unis, I give you . . . I do like the lighter blue ones.

      jh

  15. willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    4/5 favorite Got Stormy wins Grade 111 stakes race #9 at Keeneland by a nose over Into Mystic.

    Into the Mystic great tune by Van the Man Morrison on LP Moondance
    Saw him couple times, could play sax too.

  16. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Cole looks like shit…

  17. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Fun fact:
    The guy in the picture up top is Ron Cash – uncle of TB manager Kevin Cash.

    Not so fun fact:
    Like just about everyone else, he’s dead…

  18. willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    there it is. commercial for Bulleit bourbon with motorcycle guy pouring gas from a height and bartender doing same thing into a glass. guitar lick is from Muddy Waters “I Can’t be Satisfied” recorded about 65- 70 years ago, maybe late ’40s.

    • willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:18 pm

      1948 with Big Crawford on slap bass.

    • xoot said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:29 pm

      Feel like snappin pistol in your face / I’m gonna let some graveyard / lord be your resting place / woman I’m troubled / I be all worried mind / I cain’t never be satisfied / an I just cain’t keep from crying

      His first big hit.

  19. unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Good call. Knew that was Muddy, didn’t]t know the song.

    Love that commercial of Kershaw having to drive 10 miles to get one of his home runs given up.

  20. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    if you’re wondering who that random dude is in the pic, here ya go
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cashro01.shtml

  21. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t Loo,Ron Cash seemed to be just a AAA player and made just decided to move on and just “Cash“ out on his floundering baseball career, happens to so many, if I could only hit a curve ball are fastball ..

  22. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    agreed. It’s absurd to think any of these doofus’ from the 30’s or earlier could have competed with today’s athletes.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 9, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      Jim Thorpe, yes. Th4e rest of these guys? Niope.

    • djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      The black & white film and shitty equipment make them look worse…

    • Winder said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      just think though how many of todays players would make it through the first quarter playing without a facemask

  23. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    My 2 Favorite Cash players were slugger Norm Cash Detroit Tigers 1B
    And Dave Cash a very talented 2nd basemen with speed and a doubles machine playing with several teams( Pitt,Phils,Expos, but did most of his damage as a Phillie I believe? Had the Fro going too!

    • djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm

      I think Norm Cash hit like .360 one year and never over .280 or something like that again…

  24. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Meadows bomb. les go

    • willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Gleyber homered last night 3 run bomb. Rays pitching holding them down here in 7th.

  25. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    5.1 innings out of Cole is not my idea of coming up big…

    • willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      he’d only given up the 1 hit/2 walks. Why did Boone take him out at 94 pitches? Kruk used to say Bum had 120 pitches in him easy, Cain too in his heyday.

  26. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Tyler Glasnow looks like a woman that would battle Billie Jean King for a decade. Tell me I’m wrong.

    • xoot said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      That question confuses me almost as much as stix’s critique of the svelte Mrs Juanita Gamble.

  27. xoot said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I remember a reds Giants game I attended, I think in 2012, where Cueto and Chapman combined to shut us down. The gun read out at the park went dark whenever Aroldis hit 100 or above. That’s analog these days, and Chapman’s not exceptional now. Are the yanks really going to try to let him go through nine?

  28. xoot said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    What a great AB

    • chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      No shit…that was fun to watch, especially the final result.

  29. chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Boom Brosseau….

    Go Rays!

  30. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Broussard What an AB!
    Eat shit Chapman!!
    Bigtime Bomb!!!
    Eat more shit Yankees!!

  31. willedav said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    whoa! he’d fouled the one before it straight back so he was on it. 99 coming in 105 going out.

  32. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    I don’t get why that Broussau dude doesn’t play more often. Every time I watch him play he rakes.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      Agree the kid is a baller, that hangs tough in his AB’s..,

  33. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Wendle is just fucking helpless, he can’t even make contact with a pitch

  34. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    djloo27 said, on October 5, 2020 at 7:56 pm (Edit)

    Brosseau’s dangerous…

  35. chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Stanton watching strike 3! Love it….

  36. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Stanton pulls a Beltran…

  37. chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    KK

    one more!

  38. chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    See ya YankMees!

  39. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Start spreading the news the Yankees are threw!!

  40. chipower9 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:32 pm

  41. Macdog said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Bye Bye Bombers!

  42. xoot said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    You see how Castillo replicated 97 on the outside corner at the knees followed by 89 breaking ball at the hands? All called strikes? He did it twice in the ninth. Amazing. Exactly the same pitches.

    Oh and fuck the yanks.

  43. Carstie Clausen said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Exit the Damn Yankmes. The Little Engine that could, done done them in. Wonderful news for the baseball world. Now its GO BRAVES and all the stars are aligned and the big money boys cooked for the season. I’m sure the NY-based mass media will moan and groan.

  44. Flavor said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Rays earned that shit. Great win.

  45. mrsprtdude said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Yes!! One team left i can root for. I’m an NL guy but will be rooting for the AL no matter who makes it!

  46. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Wouldn’t shock me if Boone got axed…

    • djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Maybe for Showalter…

      • alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:46 pm

        Maybe for Bochy 🤣🤣

      • alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:55 pm

        You would think maybe Hensley Mullein would be in the mix with the Yanks?
        But then I heard he might be chosen to be the Tigers new manager…🤔

  47. alleykat69 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Chapman loves to give up game clinching Homeruns!! He’s totally overrated…

  48. xoot said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Does the NL bias really kick in now that the DH is de facto? The Braves are fine, but the Rays are too. And Dusty — why not?

  49. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Yankee broadcasters making excuses for Judge’s problem with RF overhang.
    Well, maybe he should have been better prepared.
    It wasn’t installed this afternoon…

  50. djloo27 said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    What’s with that super-sized logo on the Yank’s postseason caps?
    Or am I hallucinating?

    • xoot said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      the deepening of dodger blue ten years ago was worse, imo. For a while, they wore light blue long sleeve undershirts with the new dark blue hats, etc. yankees west. mlb’s plan was clear.

  51. Macdog said, on October 9, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    A bonus tonight: Heat win to hold off the Lakers’ title for at least another couple days.

  52. willedav said, on October 10, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Yeah Mac, great to see Heat make LBJ and co. keep playing, maybe minus Davis big part of their success.
    I was watching some of pregame on ESPN with Stephen A, Wilbon, and Magic…which deteriorated rather quickly into all 3 talking over each other yada yada.

    So, is Stephen A a quintessential New Yorker, or is it mostly an act? His soundbytes that start off with him talking calmly and slowly quickly evolve into him shouting and exploding. He always seems to have a scowl on his face and unapologetically disdainful of others’ takes. Moved around quite a lot during his career too.
    Surprised to hear that he received b-ball scholarship out of NYC and played for legendary coach Clarence Gaines at Winston Salem St., home of Earl the Pearl.

    • djloo27 said, on October 10, 2020 at 8:08 am

      There is no such thing as a quintessential New Yorker anymore.
      They are all dead.

      • willedav said, on October 10, 2020 at 8:36 am

        mm thanks. Area of suburbs south of SF I grew up in has changed dramatically with Tech influx in last 20 yrs, both demographically and in terms of traffic and price of housing.
        I get daily briefing of NYT, a fascinating look at world national local NY (Cuomo vs. de Blasio etc) sports and entertainment news. Their obits are tops too. I can click onto whole site and browse through it, and comments. fun read and I remember Pawlie from here talking about it.


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