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Game 3

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 23, 2020

Big Game Mort vs Tighty Whitey. This is an enormous game for both teams and feels like more than just the $2.50 I assigned to the first two games.

27 Years ago today Joe Carter smacked the biggest home run in baseball history to give the Blue Jays back to back titles. Who remembers when Joe Carter was a Giant? We traded a dude named Darrin Blood for him. Great name that got away from us.

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  1. sandog said, on October 23, 2020 at 6:45 am

    I know the Mazeroski homer was before our time, but that homer was WAY bigger than the one Carter hit.
    Game 7 v Game 6, and an incredible underdog story.
    Greatest moment in the history of sports? Maz is in the conversation as far as I’m concerned.

    Fired up for the game tonight. I will be up in LA with my son Matt, who i think is being aggressively wooed by Dodger fans up there. I fear he is falling under their spell…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on October 23, 2020 at 7:31 am

      Agree on Mazeroski. I mean, he was a Pirate and they defeated the Evil Empire with that one big blast and that dinger coming from an unexpected source. The Yankmees ruled that era. HUUUUGE upset. Total shocker.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 9:45 am

      Just show Matt this!

      IMG_2488

      • djloo27 said, on October 23, 2020 at 10:38 am

        Good job, Chuck!

  2. willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Front page of Chron today has story on Joey Wendle, Rays 3b whom they acquired from…Oakland A’s Dec. 2017, for PTNL back up C Jonah Heim who made ML debut late August of 2020 and hit .211. yeow

  3. Flavor said, on October 23, 2020 at 7:51 am

    this is a great question. Go!

    • djloo27 said, on October 23, 2020 at 8:05 am

      Easy.
      Ron Pruitt

  4. gianthead said, on October 23, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Throw in Kirby’s 1991 homer…Game 6…

  5. gianthead said, on October 23, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Ill go Nate Schierholtz…

    • willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 8:21 am

      Ha good one, endlessly debated and such odd career even after he left. Hey Mtn West football starts up this weekend. Jose st. to host Air Force; no fans allowed yet in any Santa Clara County stadiums, disgraceful.

    • xoot said, on October 23, 2020 at 10:41 am

      I’ll always remember Nate as the RF with a great arm whose excellent throw to Buster skipped oddly on damp grass, making him vulnerable as Cousins decided not to slide.

  6. willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Jesus Alou.

  7. djloo27 said, on October 23, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Did anyone outside of New York care about the “shot heard ’round the world”?

    • xoot said, on October 23, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Don DeLillo’s novel Underworld starts with a great description of that game. J Edgar Hoover, Jackie Gleason and Frank Sinatra are in the stands. Just before Thomson’s blast, J Edgar learns that the Soviets have successfully tested an H bomb. In the LF seats, a truant Black kid fights a truant executive in a suit for the HR ball and wins. Then his father takes it away to sell. One character spends a lifetime trying to track it down. Etc.

  8. sandog said, on October 23, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Tony Perezchica

    He worked a walk in the first spring training game I ever attended in 1991. It was the highlight of an otherwise boring game. My buddy and I still talk about it to this day. It was a helluva an at bat.

  9. Winder said, on October 23, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Stu Miller

  10. alleykat69 said, on October 23, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Randy Kutcher

  11. James said, on October 23, 2020 at 9:43 am

    John Castino. He way overachieved for my Stratomatic team the year after he hit 300, back in a time when I was super impressed with both that number and Castino’s relative obscurity, two short years before I read my first Baseball Abstract.

  12. unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Kurt Manwaring. If only for his name.

  13. xoot said, on October 23, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Waldis Joaquin

  14. alleykat69 said, on October 23, 2020 at 10:10 am

    John Boccabella only cause his name is even cooler then Manwaring..

  15. Macdog said, on October 23, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Jim Dwyer.

  16. unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Guy Sularz is another . . .

  17. alleykat69 said, on October 23, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Joe Pettini

  18. gianthead said, on October 23, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Dan Gladden was another one…Bill Mueller….

  19. unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Tom O’Malley.

  20. Bozo said, on October 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Royce Clayton and Don Robinson.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      Caveman was pretty well-known, wasn’t he? He had a long career with the Pirates iirc.

      • Bozo said, on October 23, 2020 at 1:40 pm

        Yeah, you’re probably right. I left off Mitchell because of the MVP but who could ever forget the Caveman and Mitch? Loved those guys. I always thought Clayton would turn into a Barry Larkin and even though he didn’t, I can’t forget how much I rooted for that guy.

  21. willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Saw story in NYT that once again a Baffert owned horse, Gamine. tested positive from race Kentucky Oaks Sept 4 and the Kentucky Racing Board is “looking into it.” Fines, return of winnings and suspension could legally follow, apparently.

  22. alleykat69 said, on October 23, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Joe Strain& Dennis Liitlejohn

  23. willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Ollie Brown

  24. boofbonsler said, on October 23, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    WHAT ABOUT BOOF BONSLER??????

    • unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 3:46 pm

      At least spell his name right, needle-dick.

      • djloo27 said, on October 23, 2020 at 4:54 pm

        I called Chris Russo near the 2003 trade deadline and proposed sending Bonser and Jose Cruz to the Mets for Benitez and Burnitz. He said he didn’t love it but it was well thought out…

  25. Irish Kevin said, on October 23, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Just reported, no DH in NL for the 2021 season

  26. unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Last year of not having it I’m sure.

  27. Flavor said, on October 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Be honest, did any of you guys miss watching the pitchers bat this year? I didn’t.

    • djloo27 said, on October 23, 2020 at 4:50 pm

      I barely noticed the 3 batter rule…

    • Bozo said, on October 23, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      For me it isn’t about the pitcher hitting, it’s more the history of the game and also I’m not a fan of a homerun contest. It seemed to me that each day this season there was multiple games where a team had a double digit score, sorry, but that to me is more boring than ABs by the pitchers.
      Why doesn’t MLB just suggest not having fielders, make it a true HR derby but against ML pitching. Teams can save money by not having as many players, they could shorten the game by having 5 rounds instead of 9 innings and whatever else the Manfred type pricks can come up with. I’m sure some people would like it a lot, me not so much.

  28. Flavor said, on October 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    DJ LOO– what is the significance of the 1428 on the masterpiece? Your addy growing up? Or a hidden meaning

    • djloo27 said, on October 23, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      It’s the actual address of the Nightmare On Elm Street house.
      1428 Elm Street.
      There’s tons of Google images…

  29. willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    HR and a double for Itt.

  30. willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Dang mistake there. Last time up Morton wiped out Smith on like 3 pitches. walk would not have hurt him.

  31. unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Fuck. Turd burglar makes a nice play at 3rd.

  32. Flavor said, on October 23, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Mort came up ant-small tonight. Tidy Whitey looks like he could throw a no hitter…

    • willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      thought that myself. he’s getting some corners from ump and when Rays have stung one it’s an at em ball.
      Aroz just missed taking one out too.

      • willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm

        we unhexed the Rays, finally.

  33. unca_chuck said, on October 23, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Wow. Not going so good tonight. 67 pitches through 5?

  34. xoot said, on October 23, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Ji-Man’s trying.

  35. willedav said, on October 23, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Aroz rocket off Jansen was awesome shot. Can’t see Roberts using him in close game.

  36. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:50 am

    re:good pitching stops good hitting.
    Before the bomb off Jansen Aroz was 1-9 in Series.
    unfortunately, rest of Rays hitting is just mediocre and getting wiped out by good pitching. Last night non Aroz 3-26 with 1 BB and bunch of K’s.

    Meanwhile Dodgers #9 guy Barnes drives in 2 and homers.

  37. zumiee said, on October 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Game 2 was a “must win” for Rays, and now Game 4 is, too. No way Rays would come back down 2 games in this series.

  38. mrsprtdude said, on October 24, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Brian Johnson

  39. mrsprtdude said, on October 24, 2020 at 9:21 am

    So hoping Rays win today. It will put kershaw and Roberts in the spotlight again. CK for obvious reasons..Roberts for stupidly not pitching Buehler in game 2. Of course I wan’t roberts to stay on as manager:)

    • willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Roberts annoys me more than their players. did you see him yesterday smiling during the interview in dugout, like he knew the questions beforehand? He’s been lucky so far except in Game 2 when his bullpen game plan blew up on him.
      Still say if Bochy had his teams from last few years, he’d have a ring or two.

      • djloo27 said, on October 24, 2020 at 10:13 am

        …or 3 or 4

  40. zumiee said, on October 24, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Yes, Roberts has always had a lot of talent to manage with. It would be interesting to see how he did with less talented teams.

  41. zumiee said, on October 24, 2020 at 11:05 am

    I wouldn’t say that Bochy ever had the most talented team overall in any of his playoffs.

  42. zumiee said, on October 24, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Even with all the talent the Dodgers have right now, could they win 3 in 5 years? Time will tell. (Spoiler alert: it ain’t easy. Just ask the Cubs and Astros.)

    • zumiee said, on October 24, 2020 at 11:09 am

      That Nationals team always seemed like a one and done.

      • zumiee said, on October 24, 2020 at 11:10 am

        The Red Sox came closest, and they did some cheating in ‘18.

  43. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Rays need a minimum of 6 runs tonight, which is asking a lot of team that struggling to hit.
    Dogpile is going to score runs with that LU it’s up to the Rays to score more off of UrAnus
    who’s been tough but he’s not Buehler tough.
    Must game, the Rays lose this one it’s over..

  44. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    This is an amazing historic first..
    1971 Baltimore Orioles playing the Pittsburgh Pirates under the lights in 3 River Stadium..
    What makes it unique is it’s the first W/S game ever in 397 past games that will be played at night!!

  45. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Curry ridden by Jessica Pyfer wins 2nd race at Santa Anita by about 10 lengths.
    will be interesting off season for his boys who have 2nd pick in draft, lot of options to address different needs.

  46. James said, on October 24, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Buehler is lined up to pitch game 7, if needed. Roberts isn’t any smarter or dumber than most other managers. I get that the Rays are “struggling to hit” and not pitching well, because we’d like to see LA fail again and the team you’re rooting for is always simply not doing things right when they lose. But objectively the Dodgers had the best pitching in baseball this year – it wasn’t even close – and their offense is as smart as Roberts is ostensibly dumb. The SF offense got better in large part because some of the hitters were able to emulate the general approach LA and others take. Hitters do have something to do with their own success … I think Rays will still make this interesting.

  47. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Ha, Defense Wins (every coach in any sport would agree) with Abel Cedillo aboard comes from off pace to win 3rd race at Santa Anita. Trained by Doug O’Neill, coach Rick Pitino apparently is part owner.
    See how well up and down and depleted Niners D can play this week; also interesting to see how Pitino will do at Iona in MAAC.

  48. mrsprtdude said, on October 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Rays win tonight and win it in 6! They lose and LA wins in 5.
    With no pressure Kershaw pitches well, and team rallies around him winning. Vice versa if Rays win tonight.

  49. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Harbs U of M season not off to great start. First series of season ends with sack of QB, ensuing punt is blocked. Minnesota takes over at 17 and scores in 2 plays. 7-0 Golden Gophers.

    • willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      feeling little better now–running back goes 70 yds for TD on first play of their second series. 7-7 after 2 and a half minutes of football.

    • Macdog said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm

      Speaking of Big 10, the Penn St-Indy game was nuts.

      • willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:54 pm

        and Rutgers won!

    • Macdog said, on October 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      Yes, Wille, maybe there is a Jersey team that can actually play good football.

  50. mrsprtdude said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Great aticle in the Athletic!
    https://theathletic.com/2155862/2020/10/23/giants-world-series-tim-lincecum-bruce-bochy/

  51. djloo27 said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Feels like forever since Timmy’s glory days…

  52. Macdog said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t remember Betts making play after play like that in the ’18 playoffs/World Series.

  53. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    He’d have been better off hitting Seager.

  54. djloo27 said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    This series is a mismatch.
    Men against boys…

  55. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    The ball is larger then a grapefruit for Seager right now!
    He’s so locked in it’s ridiculous..

  56. xoot said, on October 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Covid, short “season,” runner on second to start the tenth, universal dh, WS on a neutral plastic grass field. dodger win would fit all too well. 2020. No asterisk necessary.

    I hope the rays bounce back. But I’m busy hedging my bets. It ain’t dark yet but it’s gettin there.

  57. xoot said, on October 24, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    RIP Jerry Jeff Walker. His cover of Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother was . . . . well ill stop there. Great outlaw.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Didn’t he sing Mr.Bojangles?

      • xoot said, on October 24, 2020 at 6:42 pm

        He wrote that one

      • xoot said, on October 24, 2020 at 7:01 pm

        Pissin in the Wind was another hit.

  58. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    That was great timing on the Rhinestone Cowboy song for Aroz to go yard!

  59. Macdog said, on October 24, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    And Fairbanks gives it right back.

  60. Macdog said, on October 24, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Lowe’d contact!

  61. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Yeah Baby!!!
    Brandon Lowe just erased the whole deficit!!!

  62. gianthead said, on October 24, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    That was crushed!!!

  63. gianthead said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    This is a great exciting game at least…

  64. xoot said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Pissin in the Wind

  65. xoot said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Now we’re talking

  66. djloo27 said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:19 pm

  67. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Baez and Roberts getting lit up on twitter.

  68. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Nice bunt Kike lol 😂

    • willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:30 pm

      yeah pitch was up around his head.

  69. djloo27 said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Flookie…

  70. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    mm I’d walk Seager myself to get to RH Turner.

    • willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:31 pm

      or at least not give in.

  71. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    Yeah Roberts does his usual dumb thinking.
    Why did it stick with Baez when u have Graterol heated up?

  72. alleykat69 said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Yep should of walked Seager Willied..

  73. James said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Fortunately for Roberts, Cash suffers from similar intellectual deficiencies.

  74. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Graterol esta loco.

  75. willedav said, on October 24, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    4 person OF will come under some scrutiny too. Never seen anybody else do it as often as Cash does.


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