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Another Glorious Walk Off

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 18, 2021

The Braves have quietly put together an incredible season when you consider they lost BOTH Acuna and Ozuna and also one of their better SP’s Soroka. Not to mention the emotional loss of former Willie Mac award winner Stephen Vogt. Can’t put a price tag on that loss.

Anyway they are up 2-0 on lame ass LA so that makes me happy.

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  1. willedav said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:20 am

    eh highlights are cool but not watching live baseball. Seems like Dodger arms are burnt–Scherzer Urias Graterol Jansen all got whacked. Bats only had 4 hits entire game, 1 after first 3 innings.

    Btw Chop and “Joc tober” yuck.

  2. denniszu said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:23 am

    The ghost of SF and the late inning anxiety payback…priceless..

  3. chipower9 said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:41 am

    As mentioned previously, I am not watching the NLCS. Just the thought of seeing the bums win another game or series…well, I just cannot go there. But I have been following the scores, and was so fucking happy to see HOTlanta with another walk-off win. It’s a beautiful thing.

    Only 121 days until pitchers and catchers report.

  4. Giant Head said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Flav, what time of the year was the bigger quake in ‘86? One I don’t remember. I’ve told the story here before about being in the fraternity house at State, which is probably not more than 12-13 miles from the epicenter to downtown SJ getting ready for first pitch and a mid-term beginning at 6 pm and I thought the fraternity house was coming down. Thankfully was in the first floor and was out of the building in about 1.76 seconds. But the quakes that freaked me out were couple months before one beginning low 5s in August that year.

    Woke up about 2 am and maybe 30-40 seconds later quake struck. We were living in South San Jose and probably not more than 7 miles from Loma Prieta and even though not huge by richter it freaked me out. I went back to sleep and woke and kid you not maybe about 30 seconds later a 4.8 or so hit. Again very freaky. I even wrote my grandparents in Ohio about it and never had before. Of course we found later those were pre-tremors before the big one and of course everyone who lived near experiences the 3-4 dozen aftershocks and remember one being pretty strong and was back at the fraternity house in the dining room.

    But ‘86 don’t remember. Couple string ones around 6 as a youth. One in middle school around ‘80 that scared the shit out of the same visiting grandparents. They were at our local Monkey Wards in East SJ and place had a large cafeteria like restaurant with large two story tall ceilings and they thought the building was coming down. Also in high school probably Fall ‘84 during lunch and out doors saw the ground contorting and figured that what being on LSD would be like and vowed never to find out. But all those and nothing compared to ‘89 and the 6.9. Pray not in our lifetimes back in the Bay Area.

    • Flavor said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:21 am

      it was during school hours. I don’t recall much about it other than I remembered it. It probably wasn’t that big but in the Paly library it was certainly noticeable

  5. willedav said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Keith Law has made 2 posts about Gregory Santos performing well and throwing very hard in the Arizona Fall League. One I saw today in Athletic said he thought Santos could be back up to big club 2022.

  6. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2021 at 8:10 am

    The Braves have Slymy, TFLR, Tromp, Duvall, and Adrianza, and used to have Pablo. Might as well be them to go all the way.

  7. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2021 at 8:16 am

    What is is with our farm system and PEDs? Santos and Webb both busted in the last couple years.

    • willedav said, on October 18, 2021 at 8:55 am

      Wasn’t it Laureano with A’s who also got popped? Think it’s more on the individual and who he listens to, as to what ingredients of what he’s taking really are, and those who tell guys “oh we can mask that.” And of course what is legal in 3rd world countries as opposed to here.

  8. Winder said, on October 18, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I am already curious to see what Z is gonna do. It will be pretty hard to get better next year with a win total but we sure do need strengthening in a few areas. I really don’t care how much money we spend just as long as we don’t do anything real stupid. There was a good article in the athletic on the Giants and team unity so whoever we pick up has to buy into that. Just look at the Padre’s.

  9. willedav said, on October 18, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Eddie Rosario, LF for Braves and hero of last night, is FA. Made $8 mil this year, traded by Cleveland to Atlanta where he had nice slash line in 96 ABs
    .273/.330/.573 Bats LH and just turned 30 end of September.

    Btw Braves throwing Charlie Morton in Game 3. Forever a hero for what he did vs. LA in WS, winning Game 7.

  10. Winder said, on October 18, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    I would love to see a sweep. I also think Atlanta would have given us a real hard time in this if we had made it. They are pretty good and they look like a complete team. I still hate em but not as much as the dogs.

  11. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Yeah, I think whoever came out of the Giants/Dodgers series was gonna come in to this one with Atlanta pretty gassed.

    The Dodgers look tired. Then again, they were down 3-1 last year. But that 60 game season was a ton less grinding than their chase of the Giants all year and into the playoffs.

  12. snarkk said, on October 18, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Atlanta just needs to win 1 of 3 in LA to be in the driver’s seat headed back to Atlanta for games 6 and 7, if necessary. After the Giants series, the LA staff appears to be somewhat in disarray…

  13. zumiee said, on October 18, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Atlanta won with some crazy psycho baserunning last night. Every crazy chance they took worked out, barely, but did work. It was kind of some throwback baseball to some earlier time.

  14. zumiee said, on October 18, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    And maybe I’m wrong, but I sense a different kind of attitude with Atlanta this year. Last year, there was a lot of over-celebrating before the job was accomplished, and they ultimately never accomplished the job. It seems like this season they are now more battle-hardened and focused. They went through some growing pains last season.

    • willedav said, on October 18, 2021 at 3:41 pm

      they’re winning without getting anything from Freeman too, who is 0-8 with 7 Ks in his first 7 ABs.

      • djloo27 said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:46 pm

        If he gets hot they’ll be doing “The Freddie” in Atlanta, which is way better than the Chop…

  15. willedav said, on October 18, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Wow Marin native and Marin Catholic HS grad Nick Rolovich fired as head coach of Washington St football., right after beating Stanford 34-31 Saturday night, over refusal to vaccinate. They were talking about potential of this during the game, some of which I watched–that he might be coaching his last game if he didn’t meet new standards for all those employed by State of Washington. The school itself has similar mandate for all who work there and apparently number of his assistants are out the door as well.

    • snarkk said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Good news.
      He can go someplace else to infect people. Now, the state won’t have to pay for his Covid hospitalization.
      He can just walk across the border from Pullman into the welcoming insanity that is Idaho — with 68 new daily cases/100K people — the 4th highest state rate…

  16. Macdog said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Another grand slam for the Sox, this time by Schwarber.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      Yeah, Sox seem to have slightly altered the ol’ Weaverism: pitching, defense, and the 4-run homerun….

      • Macdog said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm

        Now a 2-run HR by . . . Christian Arroyo.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:38 pm

        Why can’t we get players like that….. 🙂

  17. snarkk said, on October 18, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Tatis said to be near decision on whether to have surgery to repair his oft-injured shoulder. He/s had at least 4 dislocations of it. Reports are he may decide not to do it, and continue some sort of exercise regime to strengthen it in place of surgery. $340 million contract for this guy, and he’s got a bad wing, which gets worse every time he dislocates it…

  18. Flavor said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    • djloo27 said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:13 pm

      Dancing With Myself 5,000X better…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:28 pm

        10,000x …

    • snarkk said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      Seems a bit early to call Arroyo a “legend”, even with tongue in cheek…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 18, 2021 at 7:36 pm

        I do remember many here had high hopes for the guy, although legendary status was probably gonna be a stretch…

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