The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!!

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/3/13 12:05 AM
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For me, the perfect ending for the NLCS would be at Turner Field: the Bucs go one up in the top of the 9th. on a missed call at home plate, then serve a heap "Grilli Cheese" to those smug Tomahawk Choppers.

But, the Braves won't get past the Dodgers.  Too bad.  So sad.

I hope your prediction is wrong.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/3/13 12:36 PM
Year in and year out, nobody screws up like the Cubs! <frowny face and wagging finger here>

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/3/13 1:16 PM

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/3/13 3:54 PM
It actually doesnt surprise me from the CUBS.  Ron Santo WAS like Ernie Banks he was a MR CUB.  The team treated him poorly in life and have continued in death.  I am glad the Santo family got the stuff back and not the flubbies.
 
 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/3/13 4:10 PM
You won't hear from Yankee fans but for the faint sobs in the distance.

Living in Yankee territory I'll tell you that the curse of Don Mattingly will take care of the Dodgers.
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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/3/13 4:54 PM
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You won't hear from Yankee fans but for the faint sobs in the distance.

Living in Yankee territory I'll tell you that the curse of Don Mattingly will take care of the Dodgers.


Wow, CC, I'd never heard of that one.  But, sure enough.
 
Truth be known, I think Giradi should be Manager of the Year.  Despite crushing injuries - Texiera, A-Roid, Jeter, Granderson, etc. - he led the Yanks to a winning season in the most competitive division in MLB.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 9:16 AM
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Given the Reds' collapse against the Giants last year and the Pirates this year, I wonder how much of Cincinnati is screaming "Dusty must go!!" this morning.
I was saying that they hired him after the CUBS fired him.

DUSTY and El Chokeo I mean KWAY-toe must go.
Looks like half your wish will come true, at least for now.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 2:03 PM
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Given the Reds' collapse against the Giants last year and the Pirates this year, I wonder how much of Cincinnati is screaming "Dusty must go!!" this morning.
I was saying that they hired him after the CUBS fired him.

DUSTY and El Chokeo I mean KWAY-toe must go.
Looks like half your wish will come true, at least for now.

 
I love the PART of the story that said the decision came from the top.  That is partially true, Walt Jockety and JOE MORGAN were in the stands at Pittsburgh when Dusty and KWAY-toe choked again, Joe was not happy, so neither was Walt.
 
I wonder if Walt still has strings on LaRusa????  That would seriously piss off some REDS fans!

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 2:32 PM

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 3:30 PM
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http://sports.yahoo.com/n...ig-145706029--mlb.html


 
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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 4:14 PM
Pirates 7-1, and the series is tied at one apiece. Next game Sunday at PNC Park.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 5:38 PM
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Pirates 7-1, and the series is tied at one apiece. Next game Sunday at PNC Park.


I wonder that the crowd will be wearing?  Gold?  Black?  Or home White? 
 
I'm sure it will be the same color as the Bucs uniform of the day.
 
I sure hope they have the same energy level as they had for Cincy.  That relentless cheering, yelling, singing, and chanting was truly something I had never seen in baseball.  Wow! 
 
Good for the Burgh! 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 5:49 PM
As long as my Giants aren't in it I'm rooting for lleechef's team

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 6:12 PM
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For me, the perfect ending for the NLCS would be at Turner Field: the Bucs go one up in the top of the 9th. on a missed call at home plate, then serve a heap "Grilli Cheese" to those smug Tomahawk Choppers.

But, the Braves won't get past the Dodgers.  Too bad.  So sad.

I hope your prediction is wrong.


I based it on Kershaw and Grienke.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/4/13 7:45 PM
Beat the DEVIL outta those Rays!

Go Sox...


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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sat, 10/5/13 9:32 AM
Random thoughts:
 
Harold Reyonlds and Mitch Williams rock as analysts on MLB channel.
 
Stick a fork in the A's.
 
And the Rays, too unless Price pulls off a miracle today.
 
If Cabrera spends the off-season in a Pilates Studio he could hit .360/60/160 next year.  Can that guy lay the barrel on the ball or what!
 
The Dodgers need to hire Tony Perez to talk with Puig "Cubano a Cubano"; his swing looks like Swiss cheese these days.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/7/13 6:18 PM
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For me, the perfect ending for the NLCS would be at Turner Field: the Bucs go one up in the top of the 9th. on a missed call at home plate, then serve a heap "Grilli Cheese" to those smug Tomahawk Choppers.

But, the Braves won't get past the Dodgers.  Too bad.  So sad.

I hope your prediction is wrong.


I based it on Kershaw and Grienke.

Your prediction is based on good information; whereas, my hope is based on "emotion."

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/7/13 6:26 PM
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For me, the perfect ending for the NLCS would be at Turner Field: the Bucs go one up in the top of the 9th. on a missed call at home plate, then serve a heap "Grilli Cheese" to those smug Tomahawk Choppers.

But, the Braves won't get past the Dodgers.  Too bad.  So sad.

I hope your prediction is wrong.


I based it on Kershaw and Grienke.

Your prediction is based on good information; whereas, my hope is based on "emotion."


Mattingly is rolling the dice with Kershaw on short rest.  He doesn't want to go back to Atlanta.
 
Meanwhile, my Buccos had better start Cole Wednesday in St. Louis.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Tue, 10/8/13 8:59 AM
Mattingly's gamble paid off:  Kershaw gave him 6 innings with 0 ER's.  Now he and Greinke will both be well-rested for (I hope) the Bucs.
 
BTW:  as I recall, Alston used Koufax on short rest several times in the several Dodger WS' in the '60's.  And the wonderous Koufax always performed wonderously.  Koufax was, by far, the best I ever saw - and I have seen Spahn, Marichal, Gibson, Seaver, Ryan, Carlton, Palmer, Johnson, Martinez, Maddux, and Kershaw - all HOF/HOF quality.  But, "Koo-Foo" was THE ONE.  

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Tue, 10/8/13 11:18 AM
Given Kershaw's youth it's not difficult to imagine that he could possibly someday be mentioned as an equal to Koufax, should he continue to pitch as he has.
 
I see that Cole will indeed be starting Wednesday and he'll have a full 4 days of rest.  I wonder what adjustments the Cardinals will make.
 
Then again, Adam Wainwright will have had 5 days off.  No break for the Pirates there.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sat, 10/12/13 12:24 PM
Looks like my Red Sox are the last Roadfood team standing.

Well...it's very difficult to think of my friend Paws as a no-good SOB without laughing ...but until further notice Paws you're a no-good SOB....






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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/13/13 9:26 AM
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Given Kershaw's youth it's not difficult to imagine that he could possibly someday be mentioned as an equal to Koufax, should he continue to pitch as he has.



Koufax quit at his peak at 30.  In his last four seasons he averaged 24-6, 300+ K, ERA < 2, with a WHIP < 1.  We will never see that again.
 
BTW: His lifetime post-season ERA in 4 WS was 0.95 with a 0.825 WHIP.
 
This is not a rap on Kershaw - so far, a HOF-quality pitcher and a kid I root for as a local boy (Highland Park, Dallas) - but he is not "The Left Arm of God".  In that, there was only one. 
 
Really, you had to see it in person. 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/13/13 2:03 PM
Stomp on his tail (accidentally of course) and make him cry like a little girl today...

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/13/13 5:59 PM
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This is not a rap on Kershaw - so far, a HOF-quality pitcher and a kid I root for as a local boy (Highland Park, Dallas) - but he is not "The Left Arm of God".  In that, there was only one.
The game has changed so much in the 47 years since Koufax's last pitch that it makes comparisons difficult and in some cases unfair.  For me the best way to look at it is to see how a player stacks up against his peers, especially when there's a significant time component.
 
Having written that, does Willie Davis catch the fly that Ethier missed in Game 1?

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/14/13 10:51 AM
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MetroplexJim
This is not a rap on Kershaw - so far, a HOF-quality pitcher and a kid I root for as a local boy (Highland Park, Dallas) - but he is not "The Left Arm of God".  In that, there was only one.
Having written that, does Willie Davis catch the fly that Ethier missed in Game 1?


Herd to say:  Davis was faster, but Ethier has better hands.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/14/13 12:01 PM
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MetroplexJim
This is not a rap on Kershaw - so far, a HOF-quality pitcher and a kid I root for as a local boy (Highland Park, Dallas) - but he is not "The Left Arm of God".  In that, there was only one.

The game has changed so much in the 47 years since Koufax's last pitch that it makes comparisons difficult and in some cases unfair.  For me the best way to look at it is to see how a player stacks up against his peers, especially when there's a significant time component.



What you say is largely true.  By today's standards, the finest hitters the 6'2/210# Koufax faced were "smallish" by today's standards, e.g: - Mays (5'10/180), Mantle (5'11/195), & Aaron (6'/180).  And, three years after Koufax retired, the mound was lowered.
 
All that said, Koufax was strictly fastball and curve.  I've never seen anyone faster - including Ryan - than him and he was the only pitcher who had such a hop on the #1 that you could see it from the stands.  His #2 was a true 12 to 6 that came in shoulder-level and broke down to the knees as it crossed the plate.  Again, you truly had to see it.  Who knows how he would have done off the lower mound; perhaps he would have developed a change and a slider and been even more dominant.
 
And I'm saying all this as a diehard Pirate fan who grew up "hating" the Dodgers.
 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/18/13 9:04 AM
The Dodgers have their back against the wall, but have hope as Kershaw gets the ball today.  This might be a bit tedious, but here are his mechanics:
 

 
And here is Koufax:
 

 
Both are the same size, both are left-handed pitchers.  Pretend you're Carlos Beltran, who would you rather face?
 
According to one of my heros, Willie Stargell:  "Trying to hit Koufax is like trying to drink coffee with a fork".  In this clip, Mays describes his fastball, Brock his curve.  You really had to see him in person ... to appreciate the poetry.
 
 
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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/18/13 4:54 PM
Hey drinking coffee with a fork is EASY if you freeze the coffee first 
 
I would not want to be a batter vs kershaw OR Koufax, heck the movement on the modern baseball nowdays is totally amazing and the way the pitchers figure out how to manipulate the ball just that tiny bit to get it to drop or run or chase
 
I would NOT want to hit against them, hell it stopped being fun trying to hit college level pitchers, I can't imagine 90-105 mph pitches, especially high and tight.
 
(Where's CC's smiley quivering under a chair little guy when I need him)
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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/18/13 6:37 PM
 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/18/13 7:02 PM
In about 24 hours the Red Sox will be Champions of the American League & headed to win the World Series.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/18/13 11:57 PM
That chair is a ladder Don Mattingly. The curse...


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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sat, 10/19/13 9:26 AM
The only luck the Dodgers had was bad; perhaps there is a curse. 
  • No Matt Kemp,
  • Hanley Ramirez' bat rendered impotent by the most effective 'purpose pitch' in my memory,
  • and "the best pitcher on the planet" gives up more earned runs in one game than "The Left Arm of God" did in his entire post-season career.
  • Ouch!
With Craig returning to DH in the AL parks, I'm giving the WS to the Cards right now.  Damn, and the Bucs had them on the ropes such a short time ago!
 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/20/13 11:26 AM
Not that I am not impressed by Michael Wacha - or wish it on him - but as a Pirate fan, I remember Steve Avery of the Braves all too well from 1991.
 
That said, I simply do not see a way for Boston to beat St. Louis this year.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/20/13 12:01 PM
You'll see the Red Sox win.

Just waiting to see the mechanics analysis of Bob Gibson...since the World Series doesn't start until Wednesday.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/20/13 5:36 PM
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You'll see the Red Sox win.

Just waiting to see the mechanics analysis of Bob Gibson...since the World Series doesn't start until Wednesday.

 
No slo-mo mechanics on Gibson; he was only human.  Though Gibson was great - I put him in a rarified class with Clemens and Seaver - he was no Koufax.
 
The youngest man ever inducted into the HOF, Koufax was beyond "special"; he was a true singularity.  Really, you had to have seen him.  As a Presbyterian boy from Pittsburgh with no axes to grind, I tell you that truly as a fan of the game.
 
The three things I remember most about Gibson:
 
1)  Seeing in person his 1971 no-hitter at Three Rivers - the first no-hitter ever thrown in Pittsburgh (and the first and only time Pirate fans ever rooted for Willie Stargell, the last batter in the 11 - 0 Cardinal rout, to strike out);
 
2)  Several years prior, seeing on TV Clemente break Gibson's leg with a line drive.
 
3)  Taming the Tigers and breaking Koufax' single game K record in the 1968 World Series.
 
 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/20/13 6:08 PM
I know you mentioned something about the early returns as far as Davis & Uehara.

The late returns are coming-up jackpot for us with Koji ALCS MVP...



Go Koji!

Wave wave wave!


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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Sun, 10/20/13 7:16 PM
We kicked Koji out of Texas so hard it dislodged the obstruction in his throat!
 
Good luck, BoSox.  But, you'll need more than that.
 
Edit:  Am I bitter?  YES !!! 
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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/21/13 7:23 PM
Red Birds vs Red Sox
 
Hmmmmmmmmm
 
Birds win in 6, so that the sox can go back to eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse again
 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/21/13 7:34 PM
Hey! Beer & fried chicken sound like Roadfood.

The Red Sox can't rid themselves of John Lackey fast enough. He is one of the most unpopular players in the history of the Red Sox.


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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/21/13 7:56 PM
Red Sox. Boy, I remember when Ted Williams hit .406.
 
Yes, I really do remember it. Couldn't stand the Red Sox then, can't stand 'em now. Well, I liked Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Tue, 10/22/13 9:38 AM
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Red Sox. Boy, I remember when Ted Williams hit .406.

Yes, I really do remember it. Couldn't stand the Red Sox then, can't stand 'em now. Well, I liked Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio.


Don't forget Vern Stephens; the BoSox of the '40's really had firepower
 
You really remember 1941?  That was seven years before I was born; I barely remember Ralph Kiner and him mostly from my mother 'throwing a fit' when the Bucs traded him when I was five.
 
In the matter at hand, the Sox won't be able to feast on the Cards' bullpen as they did Detroit's.  Cards in no more than 6. 

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 7:52 AM
The famous Ted Drewes has added a new frozen custard sundae to its line-up for this year's World Series.  (Posted on FB)


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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 9:00 AM
Wacha-Wacha time in Beantown tonight. 
Must-see-TV!

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 11:05 AM
Last night's game was easily the best comedy on TV!  We got to watch the Holy See of Umpires convene, not one but TWO errors by shortstop Kozma, and the unbelievable pop up that just DROPPED between Wainwright and Molina.  I couldn't believe my eyes. 
Stay tuned.........more fun and games tonight at Fenway.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 11:16 AM
I enjoyed the "Holy See of Umpires" too. I think the Cardinals were less upset with the correct call being made against them, than they were with the glaring violation of MLB's Unwritten Rule that once a ruling is made it cannot be changed no matter how obviously wrong the call was.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 11:29 AM
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I enjoyed the "Holy See of Umpires" too. I think the Cardinals were less upset with the correct call being made against them, than they were with the glaring violation of MLB's Unwritten Rule that once a ruling is made it cannot be changed no matter how obviously wrong the call was.


Just where was the "Holy See of Umpires" when Sid Bream was called safe in 1992? 
 
Or when Anibal Sanchez lost a perfect game to a bad call at first a few years back?
 
You are exquisitely correct in your observation. 
 
Bad calls are part of the game !!! 
 
(They even give me something to bit*h about 21 years later)!

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 1:43 PM
They were at the Vatican looking for the Holy Baseball Grail.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 5:43 PM
The Big Poppy sundae is so cute! Very nice of them to include it. A gracious gesture.


Jim...you forgot to lament the Jeffrey Maier call in the Yankees/Orioles ALCS.

Everything coming-up lobstah so far...



I have handbags older than Wacha.

Go Booston Red Sox!


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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 5:59 PM
Now that you mention it, several pair of my Allen-Edmonds dress shoes are older than Wacha!
 
As a Pirate fan I hope he is the second coming of Steve Avery.  But, I really can't wish that on the kid - at least before he signs some ridiculous Josh Beckett-like contract in a few years.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 5:59 PM
They had to get all their errors and bad calls and jinxed plays out of the way....   Now it is smooth sailing for the red birds.
 
Chocolate Cherry Concrete Yummmmmmm

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Thu, 10/24/13 6:05 PM
Everything I own is older than Wacha.  What do you expect?  He's an Iowa farm boy......he grew up throwing rocks at pheasants and squirrels for food.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/25/13 11:24 AM
lleechef


Everything I own is older than Wacha.  What do you expect?  He's an Iowa farm boy......he grew up throwing rocks at pheasants and squirrels for food.

 
Here's another Iowa farm boy that probably nailed more than his share of pheasants and squirrels:
 
 


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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/25/13 11:38 AM
lleechef


Everything I own is older than Wacha.  What do you expect?  He's an Iowa farm boy......he grew up throwing rocks at pheasants and squirrels for food.


I grew up throwing rocks at pheasants and squirrels for food. Ruffed grouse, too.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Fri, 10/25/13 5:13 PM
Ok both teams have had their MULLIGANS, now is the time for the real World Series to start.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/28/13 12:23 AM
Thank you Jesus

...and Jonny Gomes.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/28/13 1:08 AM
Truly a seris for the history books. Games ending on an obstruction call and a pickoff neither of which had ever ended a series game before,

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/28/13 9:08 AM
mr chips


Truly a seris for the history books. Games ending on an obstruction call and a pickoff neither of which had ever ended a series game before,


Still, I prefer the more traditional "Mazeroski technique".

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Mon, 10/28/13 7:54 PM
Chestnut Hill Shake Shack is serving a Green Momster Shake that sounds like a shmallow attempt of a Shamrock Shake.

http://www.csnne.com/spor...g-red-sox-specials.htm

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Tue, 10/29/13 8:57 AM
With Wacha-Wacha Wednesday, it looks like a seven gamer.
 
So far, it's been the Weird Series, not the World Series; at least it's been interesting.
 
The coolest thing so far is Big Papi burnishing both his legend and his HOF credentials.  Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. 
 
And for me, both his persona and performance are happily reminescent of the late, great Willie Stargell's in the Bucco's "We are Family" season of 1979.

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Re:The Crack of the Bat; The Opening of the Wallets: BASEBALL 2013!!! - Tue, 10/29/13 11:37 AM
Wacha pitched a great game but he did leave the game without the lead.

Big Papi "had a book" on Wacha by his third at-bat. Many of the best hitters in baseball can be somewhat puzzled when facing talented young pitchers for the first time.

That happens to the Yankees all the time. They often lose games to talented young pitchers...making their ML debut.

Sure Big Papi is the cover story (deservedly so) but the Red Sox wouldn't be where they are today without the very clutch performances in critical moments by so many other players throughout the playoffs. Gomes - Napoli - Victorino - Ross - Elsbury - Bogaerts to name a few.

Awesome starting pitching by Jon Lester and of course....


Our beloved Koji!!!!




WAVE WAVE WAVE!!!!
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