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Old 10-08-2014, 06:46 PM   #331
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Yeah, the two non-challenges kinda canceled each other out. I was also surprised when neither manager bothered to try.

Mattingly gets destroyed by fans, but they're the same type of fans that think if a closer blows a game, he should be instantly demoted to AAA-- even if that closer had 64 saves in a row and a 0.00 ERA going into that game. Really, I thought all the moves he made were the right ones that any other manager would have made... but I mean, he can only do so much with what he's got to work with. The players have to perform, too... and they just didn't.

I'd like to see him back, because really I don't think he's bad (and I actually like him much better than I liked Joe Torre), but I don't see him back next year. The big reason being, he was a holdover from the previous owners, and I could see Magic & Co. wanting to bring in their "own guy."


Just please, please beat the Giants. Please.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:05 PM   #332
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Yeah, the two non-challenges kinda canceled each other out. I was also surprised when neither manager bothered to try.

Mattingly gets destroyed by fans, but they're the same type of fans that think if a closer blows a game, he should be instantly demoted to AAA-- even if that closer had 64 saves in a row and a 0.00 ERA going into that game. Really, I thought all the moves he made were the right ones that any other manager would have made... but I mean, he can only do so much with what he's got to work with. The players have to perform, too... and they just didn't.

I'd like to see him back, because really I don't think he's bad (and I actually like him much better than I liked Joe Torre), but I don't see him back next year. The big reason being, he was a holdover from the previous owners, and I could see Magic & Co. wanting to bring in their "own guy."


Just please, please beat the Giants. Please.
You have no idea how much I want revenge on the Giants.

Unfortunetly I think they are a worse matchup for us then the Nats would have been.
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Three things will survive a nuclear armageddon-- cockroaches, Twinkies and inexplicable Giants playoff wins.
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Got another one last night. As a die-hard Giants fan I can admit that was a balk. Too bad the rest of the series will be on FS1. Fox can go fuck themselves I'm not upgrading my cable no matter how stupid you get with the play-off schedule.
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Got another one last night. As a die-hard Giants fan I can admit that was a balk. Too bad the rest of the series will be on FS1. Fox can go fuck themselves I'm not upgrading my cable no matter how stupid you get with the play-off schedule.
Getting the balk call probably wouldn't have been enough to help the Cardinals get back in it.
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Fuck the Cards. When you're facing Kershaw you knock him around like an NFL wife... but against SF, you do nothing. Reminded me of this:


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Old 10-12-2014, 04:35 PM   #337
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Fuck the Cards. When you're facing Kershaw you knock him around like an NFL wife... but against SF, you do nothing. Reminded me of this:


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Yeah...for like 5 seasons lefties not named Kershaw dominate the Cards. It makes no sense.
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Yeah...for like 5 seasons lefties not named Kershaw dominate the Cards. It makes no sense.
To be fair, Bumgarner dominates everyone in the playoffs.
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I have faith in a game 2 win for the Cards.
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I know this is a bit late, but damn.

Second year in the past three that my team has clinched their division title, and still ended up losing in the first round of the playoffs.

I have a feeling when the Nats finally do win the world series, DC is gonna go fucking nuts. (Considering the last time we won was back in the 1920s.)
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I know this is a bit late, but damn.

Second year in the past three that my team has clinched their division title, and still ended up losing in the first round of the playoffs.

I have a feeling when the Nats finally do win the world series, DC is gonna go fucking nuts. (Considering the last time we won was back in the 1920s.)
I'm not convinced that the Nats are as close to being a championship team (NL or WS) as many people think they are.
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Who even knows anymore though? This sport is dumb. How many of us had the Royals (probably) becoming AL Champs this year?
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Who even knows anymore though? This sport is dumb. How many of us had the Royals (probably) becoming AL Champs this year?
Sports Illustrated 4 years ago. But they've been forward projecting KC success for awhile.
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No one.
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All 6 runs scored in this game so far are a result of RFers not seeing the ball (though I'm not sure Wong's ball could have been caught).

I'm sick of the MLB scheduling games for TV without any thought to conditions being altered due to weather and sun position.

No excuse for this in STL and SF. Enough playoff games have been played in these ballparks to know exactly what times games should not be scheduled at this time of year.

Now Buck is trying to explain it with the wind keeping HR balls in the park...so why were the OFers 30 feet from where the balls hit? Is the wind really that bad? No. They aren't seeing the balls either.
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I think its a mistake letting Waino hit here in the 7th. I would think he is on a very short leash from here on. As in, he gets pulled at the next baserunner.

Edit: and I was wrong. And Adams makes a great play to maybe redeem himself from last night.

Double Edit: okay...I was super wrong...Waino should have pitched the 8th.
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Screw double post...

I don't like pitching Wacha here...its been forever since he pitched and he was clearly still shaky from the injury then.

But if it works we have a guy that can work deep into extras...Big gamble.

Big gamble.
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