Oct
22

World Series Game 1 spillover thread

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Game’s just starting to get good. Keep the convo going here.

Categories : Asides, Game Threads
  • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

    Yo what’s the little song clip FOX plays at the end of every half-inning? Almost sounds like REM but it isn’t.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It’s not the Rocky song anymore? That’s what they playing earlier.

      • UWS

        I think they do Rocky after the Philly half-innings and whatever that other song is after the Ray half-innings.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Ah. I haven’t been paying attention.

  • Mike Pop

    South Park or Family Guy ?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Definitely FG.

    • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

      Love em both but I gotta vouch for Family Guy. PEETAH GRIFFIN!

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      South Park. Something about Cartman’s mom being an absolute smut is just fucking hilarious.

      • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

        Hey Lois, remember the time I won a date to Mexico with Gary Coleman?

        Family Guy / South Park crossovers = GOLD

        • Mike Pop

          LOL “You think thats bad remember etc” than the waiter talks in spanish and Coleman goes “what you talking bout willis” haha

          • Mike Pop

            “Try my Mr. T tea” lol when he gets tea with mohammed

          • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

            “You think thats bad? Remember the time I” + verb + preposition = FG

            Hey Peter, remember the time you were in Rat Race with Dustin Pedroia?

            Come on Dustin, lets get moving or ill get the arsenic!

        • Ivan

          There was an episode where as the show was coming to a close, Peter was talking shit about FOX and Lois was like be careful. Peter then said what Fox gonna do cut our budget and then all of a sudden Peter started to walk just like the people in south park.

          I gotta find that clip.

          • Mike Pop

            i remember that

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

          After that episode, I could never really watch Family Guy the same way again.

          And I’m not just sure, I’m HIV positive

    • Ivan

      FG. Nobody in South park can match the trio of Peter, Stewie and Brian

  • Mike Pop

    Thanks for the free tacos !

  • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

    The British dude reminds me of an unrelated thing: I heard that baseball is rising in popularity in Britain of all places. Australia is much further along, obviously but im still surprised, when I asked some British dude on Xbox if he knew what MLB 2k8 was… CANT WAIT FOR MLB Front Office Manager with teh Beane!!!!

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I’m with him. I can’t wait for MLB FOM either.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        I’m skeptical, I got bored of Head Coach real quick. I’m still glued to NHL 09.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          I’ve barely touched by PS3 in a couple weeks now. I’ll probably get SOCOM once these fucking mid-terms end. Jesus.

          I hate my English Lit. professor. Three hours for a test? Twat.

        • Baseballnation

          NHL ’09 VS Madden ’09..What do you choose?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            NHL, easy. IGN or one of those video game mags called it the best sports game ever. Madden’s been getting stale for a few years now.

        • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

          If Beane says the trade engine is good, it must be, right? I mean MLB 2k8 got redic when i was able to turn the Nationals SPs into Kaz, Verlander, Carmona, Hughes, etc. without cheatin’. is The Show that bad?

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Yeah, trades in The Show are terrible. Real easy to trade some made up minor leaguer for an ace.

            I find that most of the moves I make in NHL are to finagle the salary cap. $56M for 23 players is tough when you have five players making a combined $33M.

            • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

              The computer makes some horrific trades between itself, but when you try to offer them deals, it’s a bit better.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            No. However, if a team is in dire need of a certain position, you can fleece them a bit. For example, if you have an average or better Third Basemen to trade, you can snag Clayton Kershaw from the Dodgers. I got him for Eric Chavez.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              In The Show 06, the Sox traded for Carlos Zambrano, Pujols and Mauer, and the only player of consequence they lost was Varitek. I lost the AL East that year.

              • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                Yeah, those computer-to-computer trades are fucking awful. However, they never get that bad between the human and computer.

            • Ivan

              Wow that trade would be awful in real life.

            • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

              That isnt totally redic, but still lame. Get this – for whatever reason, you can grab Bedard more easily than other aces (hes 89). If youre NYY, its basically like Melky(79) + Nady(79) + miscJunk…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Here it is. The beginning of the end. Downhill for Hamels now.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Or not.

  • UWS

    Good grief, my grandmother could play better 1b than Ryan Howard.

  • A.D.

    why pena

  • Jay

    Joe Madden thinks that was “bullshit”.

  • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

    Why do Honda/Toyota put HP in their hatchbacks? i was looking at specs the other day and one of em had like 165!!!!!! ZOMG

  • Ivan

    Speaking FG, here’s a great clip my friend sent me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    What in God’s name is Ryan Howard swinging at?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He can’t help it. It’s in his blood.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        See?

        • UWS

          I don’t get why anyone would ever throw him anything but curveballs in the dirt and sliders 2 feet outside.

  • Ivan

    I thought that last pitch was a strike.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, which is dumber to do for a family network: mic-up a NBA player or a MLB player?

    • Ivan

      I don’t know. Maybe a NBA especially if you mic-up a guy like Kevin Garnett.

      • Ivan

        Or Rasheed Wallace.

  • UWS

    The umps have some mad cash riding on Philly, don’t they.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Are they really going to leave Howell in to pitch to Burrell? Get Bradford in there, that’s what he’s there for, to annihilate righties.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      He probably likes the match-up of Howell’s Changeup and Burrell’s aggressiveness in this situation.

      • Ivan

        True, but Burrell does take pitches/work counts and BB’s.

        Like that.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Where in the fuck was that pitch?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Where the hell was that pitch?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Ah man, you know that chic get’s owned at school for her ears. Jesus.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    You don’t see fastballs like that in the NL East, do you Shane?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Matt Lindstrom says hi.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Heh, what did the Mets get for him again? Jason Varags or something like that?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Lindstrom & Henry Owens for Jason Vargas & Adam Bostick. Owens was hurt this year, but check out those numbers.

          http://minors.baseball-referen.....?pid=25751

          And Minaya wonders why he doesn’t have a bullpen.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Touche.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          I don’t know why, but every time someone says “touche”, I think it’s always followed by “…fucking douche”.

      • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

        Didnt Nolasco change his delivery and gain like 6 mph?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Maybe, but I didn’t hear about it.

        • A.D.

          that would be insane

  • UWS

    Hmm, no Kate Smith cameo?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Will there ever be an attractive woman in the WNBA or armed forces? Eck.

    • greg
    • E-ROC

      My colleagues in the armed forces, of course. I must say that Candance Parker is hot. Damn.

    • Ivan

      candice Parker looks pretty good.

    • A.D.

      if you google imagine hot military girls you’ll find talent. After all some nations everyone has to serve at some point, and there are few countries that lack a single hot chick

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Tell me, is this one of the most boring one-run games in a World Series? Or is it just the fact that it’s Game One, so there’s no real pressure.

    • UWS

      I was just thinking that.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It’ll get exciting. No way this game ends 3-2.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, now that bat knows how Brad Lidge felt like…

    • Ivan

      Yo that Lidge pic should go into the RAB HOF.

  • A.D.

    Was Madson essentially bad as a starter for the Phils?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      6.82 ERA & 1.85 WHIP as a starter in his career
      3.18 & 1.23 as a reliever

      So in a word … yes.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      In eighteen career starts as a Major League starter, opposing hitters had a vital line of .338/.407/.564 against him. Yeah, he was kinda shitty.

      • A.D.

        ouch

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          Yeah, I couldn’t believe those numbers myself. He basically turned every hitter into the 2008 version of Matt Holliday.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            Or this year’s Lance Berkman.

    • greg

      yeah but i’m not sure 17 games started was enough to give up on starting him.

      • A.D.

        thats what happens when you have talents that translate to the pen

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        His stuff as a starter was just not as good as it was as a reliever. It was probably average at best. In 2006 his average Fastball was 90.7-MPH; in 2008 his average Fastball was 92.9-MPH. His WHIP as a Minor League starter was 1.32. He also allowed 8.70-H/9 and 3.13-BB/9.

        You really want a starter like that pitching his home games at Citizen’s Bank Ballpark?

  • A.D.

    Madson brining gas

  • E-ROC

    Hey Rollins, swing at a strike.

  • A.D.

    Its fun just watching Balfour and Madson throw fastballs

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    You know who Balfour is? He’s a freaking carbon copy of Brian Bruney.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Isn’t Bruney’s Slider a Major League average offering?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Sure, so is Balfour’s. They’re both just meatheads with bad command who try to throw fastballs by everyone.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          Ah, OK, I thought Balfour was pure heat with a show-me breaking ball.

    • A.D.

      i see the comparisons

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Hah, Miller’s stat line was great. 4 games, 2/3 IP.

    • A.D.

      i saw that crazy

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Man, Ryan Howard sucks so bad.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Manuel should bat him 8th.

  • E-ROC

    Poor Howard. That was right down the middle.

  • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

    Was reading some stats and saw the Carl Crawford DID INDEED have just 12 doubles this year. in 443 abs. Thats about what Jeter does, right Michael A??? haha

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Dude, it was just a bad joke.

      • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

        I know, lol, but he didnt… haha

        But wow, 12 for Crawdaddy???? wow

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow, no pinch hitter for Bruntlett? PH Stairs and put Taguchi in LF next inning.

  • A.D.

    why isnt dobbs pinch hitting

    • A.D.

      or did they use him and i missed it?

  • A.D.

    was that 2 tacos with the double steal?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Time for Lidge to make this interesting.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Does Brad Lidge nail it down here?

    I say no.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.
      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        The fact that it was disguised made it that much better.

        If this were a forum, that would be my sig.

        • A.D.

          the disguise got me to click on it

      • Ivan

        It’s that fuckin look. LMAO. I try to just say to myself I seen it already but it’s difficult.

        • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

          I think I understand why it’s so funny. That is the perfect, absolute perfect characterure of someone being own3d.

          • Ivan

            Like a Bugs Bunny Cartoon. You would think Lidge was in the movie Space Jam.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        The look on Pujols’ face goes unnoticed. He must be thinking, “Yeah, I reaaaaaaaalllllllllyyyyyy beat the shit outta that one.”

  • Ivan

    Yo that Slider is sick.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      You get a better look at it from the CF camera.

  • A.D.

    ohhh a sinker & slider are 2 different pitches

    who knew?

  • Ivan

    I don’t think Longoria saw sliders like that in college.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Come on, finish up before the clock hits midnight.

    • A.D.

      maybe if they actually started the game at 8, instead of all the bs, it would already be over

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.
  • A.D.

    Ballgame, Lidge basically no problem nailing that one down

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Enjoy it Phils. You’re going to get your ass handed to you in the next 3 games.

  • Ivan

    Phils Win.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, checkout Chris Myers with the shameless plug of FOX’s awesome show, Fringe.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I haven’t been able to get into that show. I’ve tried, but it’s just not happening.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        I know how you feel. I so badly want to get into NBC’s “My Own Worst Enemy”, but Christian Slater is such a horrible actor. I can’t take it.

  • E-ROC

    Ken Rosenthal has to be about 5′.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Well, Lidge is 6’5″.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    If everything goes right with Jake McGee’s rehab, who has the highest ceiling – and probability of reaching said ceiling – between McGee, Jeremy Hellickson, Wade Davis and Wade Townsend?