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FIMCO-MEISTER
08-17-2011, 10:07 AM
I think the Rangers are going to make the playoffs again. I'm happy. Yanks, Bosox, and maybe Detroit. Love to see a Sox-Rangers playoff series. Michael Young is having another knockout year. You'd never know in the national press. Ought to be in MVP consideration.

I'm also a fan of moving to a single division. Get rid of all these separate divisions. So what if the Sox-Yanks lose a few games against each other.

Wet_Boots
08-17-2011, 10:19 AM
They will never lose the divisions. Wild Card competition is a huge moneymaker.

txirrigation
08-17-2011, 10:31 AM
Well I have to go for the Sox and Dodgers, highschool friends of mine are pitchers for both. Outlook is not so good, but we will see.

Claw and Antler baby!

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-17-2011, 10:38 AM
They will never lose the divisions. Wild Card competition is a huge moneymaker.

That wouldn't go away. They take the top four teams.

Wet_Boots
08-17-2011, 10:52 AM
Divisions also increase revenue by making for more post-season hopefuls.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-17-2011, 11:06 AM
Also allows a crappy division to get an undeserving team in over a better wild card team. I can see a year in which 6-7 teams are battling it out for the last spot.

DanaMac
08-17-2011, 11:10 AM
Sox and Yankees will keep beating each other up, and both will go to the playoffs. yes, Michal Young is tearing it up, and he almost got traded to Colorado this spring. I would have liked that, but it wouldn't have propelled the Rockies to the playoffs this year.

I picture a Sox and Phillies Series, and the Sox win in 6.
Gonzales and Ellsbury are at the top for MVP talk, and rightfully so. Young will get consideration, and I was just listening to talk radio on XM about that as well.

Verlander is tearing it up in Detroit, and in a short divisional series, I could see that being trouble for either BOS/NYY opponent.

DanaMac
08-17-2011, 11:35 AM
I kind of like the one division as well. I think some rivalries would diminish, but it would give a better playing field for all teams. BAL and TOR would not play the BOS and NYY powerhouses as much, giving them a better chance. Get back to a balanced schedule.I could see more competitiveness.
I really would also like it if they got rid of the DH. Announce that in 3-5 years, the DH goes away so that those in that spot now are on there way out, and allow them to finish their careers. Ortiz included. They can't say that next year it will be gone.

AI Inc
08-17-2011, 02:37 PM
I really would also like it if they got rid of the DH. Announce that in 3-5 years, the DH goes away so that those in that spot now are on there way out, and allow them to finish their careers. Ortiz included. They can't say that next year it will be gone.

I never realy watched b ball till I met my current who is a red sox nut. The I learned about the DH and said " what , 2 sets of rules ? thats wacked!"

Wet_Boots
08-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Yep, DH must go away forevermore.

AI Inc
08-17-2011, 02:52 PM
Imagine if in football the NFC had to make the quarterback also play defense?

Wet_Boots
08-17-2011, 02:54 PM
google Sammy Baugh

AI Inc
08-17-2011, 03:14 PM
google Sammy Baugh

Wow, never knew the Washington redskins were at one time a Boston team.

Dripit good
08-17-2011, 09:10 PM
Yep, DH must go away forevermore.

I like the DH.

The action starts when a bat hits the ball. I'm fine bypassing the pitcher in both leagues...none of them can hit anyways. Bring in the big bats I say.
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Wet_Boots
08-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Some pitchers hit better than some position players - stiffs who can't field should be relegated to pinch-hitting.

Will any DH ever make the Hall of Fame?

Dripit good
08-17-2011, 09:46 PM
Will any DH ever make the Hall of Fame?

I shouldn't say all. Yes some hit mulch better than others.

I say why not a DH in the hall of fame.
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Wet_Boots
08-17-2011, 09:49 PM
Never a DH in the HOF - don't need 'em for good basebalL

Dripit good
08-17-2011, 10:14 PM
A cy young winner is a specialist, many times not a complete player?
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DanaMac
08-17-2011, 10:32 PM
I say why not a DH in the hall of fame.
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Edgar Martinez? David Ortiz?

AI Inc
08-18-2011, 06:48 AM
Some pitchers hit better than some position players - stiffs who can't field should be relegated to pinch-hitting.

Will any DH ever make the Hall of Fame?

Actualy , the pinch hitting BS should go to.

Wet_Boots
08-18-2011, 07:49 AM
no Ortiz or Martinez in the HOF - pinch-hitting abolished? Please. ;)

DanaMac
08-18-2011, 08:20 AM
Pinch hitting is a great part of the game. I like that a manager has to make a decision to either keep a pitcher in late in the game, or pinch hit for him because they are down a run and two men are on base. I like the double switch. I enjoy the intricacies that the NL has to deal with. AL barely needs a manager with the whole DH rule - write a line up, give to the ump, go play 18 holes and have a drink.

What baffles me is that in high school and college, the pitchers are usually great all around athletes, which should translate into good to average hitters. I cringe when I see a pitcher can't even lay down a bunt to move a runner over.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-18-2011, 09:12 AM
Now that the steroids seem to have disappeared and Tommy John surgery is saving lots of careers the pitchers are going to take over the game. More likely we will see DH in National before we see it dropped from the American.
Jim Thome has been a DH for some years now. I don't think he would have gotten to 600 homeruns without the DH yet they say he'll be a first round HOFer.

Wet_Boots
08-18-2011, 09:35 AM
a lot of position players mix it up with DH-ing ~ it's the DH specialists that will be on the outside looking in ~ Thome had barely 100 games DH-ing before he went from the Phillies to the White Sox

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-18-2011, 10:12 AM
He played 16 years? in the American League. If he had played his entire career in the National I bet he has 400 HRs at best and would have been out of baseball long ago.
Not disparaging the guy. Truly nice guy but it really makes you respect the HR totals of Aaron, Mays, Mantle, Foxx, Ruth and others.

Wet_Boots
08-18-2011, 10:16 AM
In the NL, they stick him at first, and suffer the fielding consequences. He was traded for by the Dodgers in 2009, and never did anything but pinch-hit.

An example of a really good hitter with a long DH career is Harold Baines, and how is his HOF voting results?

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-18-2011, 10:41 AM
Can't remember the name but who was that Mets player that made a career of being a great PH?

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-18-2011, 10:47 AM
Art Shamskey?

Wet_Boots
08-18-2011, 10:52 AM
Art Shamsky platooned in right field with Ron Swoboda in 1969. I don't remember his pinch-hitting.

DanaMac
08-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Got to see Thome play in the minors for Colorado Springs in his early days. Cleveland and C Springs were affiliated then.
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FIMCO-MEISTER
08-18-2011, 02:29 PM
Ron Hunt?........

Wet_Boots
08-18-2011, 02:39 PM
Ron Hunt was more known for getting hit by pitches. They didn't have any pinch-hitting wonders in the bad old days, because they would have played regularly. More recently, they had Lenny Harris, very high on the list for career pinch hits.

Pirates teams had a few pinch-hitters of quality, like Vic Davalillo. Manny Mota was once a Pirate, but wasn't a pinch-hitter for them. Jerry Lynch might have been a Pirate for awhile - I think he set a career record for pinch-hit homers.

DanaMac
08-18-2011, 02:51 PM
Now that the steroids seem to have disappeared

Not completely, apparently. First HGH case.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/rockies-release-mike-jacobs.html

And the dude was hitting .298 and 23 jacks. Idiot.

Dripit good
08-18-2011, 03:05 PM
Jim Thome has been a DH for some years now. I don't think he would have gotten to 600 homeruns without the DH yet they say he'll be a first round HOFer.

It was great seeing him hit 599 & 600 here the other night. He got quite the ovation from the crowd.

AI Inc
08-18-2011, 03:06 PM
That never bothered me. If Im paying $200 to see a bosox /yanks game , someone damn well better be knocking it out of the park. On top of that, its not a congressional problem, its a baseball one.

DanaMac
08-18-2011, 04:59 PM
I don't like home runs, they're boring (or fascist according to Crash Davis). I prefer to see a guy hit a double or leg out a triple, and then get moved over and driven in to score with a close call at the plate. Now THAT is baseball.

Watching the Little League World Series right now. Billings, MT is leading South Dakota 6-4 :)

One of my favorite times in life, was coaching little league baseball.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-19-2011, 09:11 AM
Baseball is bigger in MT than I realized. Cool summers and lots of kids.

Boots now that I think about it it was Jerry Lynch. His card showed up in every other Topps card pack Not only was he a good ph his card was a great filler.
Can't recall the stats but Bernie Carbo in the classic Reds Red Sox series did some fine ph as I recall.

AI Inc
08-19-2011, 12:29 PM
Baseball is bigger in MT than I realized. Cool summers and lots of kids.

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Is there an a AA or AAA team there?

DanaMac
08-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Is there an a AA or AAA team there?

Not AA or AAA, but here are a few lower ranking clubs in MT
Helena Brewers
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t433

Missoula Osprey
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t518

Billings Mustangs
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t513

All clubs can be found here:http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/info/geographical.jsp

DanaMac
09-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Had to bring this back to the top.

If you are a baseball fan, tonight's games are a dream come true. Last day of the regularly scheduled season, and 4 teams are still fighting for two spots in the playoffs. There could also be TWO extra game playoffs to see who gets in.
I am a Sox fan, of course, but I would rather they get beat now than get rolled in the playoffs. But, I can't root against them either. Bullpen and starters are horrible right now. yet they have two MVP candidates on the team.
St Louis is on a great run, and Atl is faltering. As an opposing team, I would hope for Boston and Atlanta to get in, as they should be easy to run through at this time. StL and TB are playing great ball right now.

I still don't see how Philly can lose though. Bullpen isn't the greatest, but they don't need a bullpen half the time. R2C2 (Roy, Roy, Cliff, Cole) are incredible at throwing complete games. I think Philly and Detroit, with Philly in 6.

AI Inc
09-28-2011, 04:41 PM
Sox struggling with baltimore, man thats tough to watch.

Wet_Boots
09-28-2011, 05:13 PM
Watching billionaires lose to millionaires is sweet.

jvanvliet
09-28-2011, 06:34 PM
I thought this was a irrigation forum... no room for controversial topics like politics, religion or sports... just saying.

Carry on, I won't go whining to the moderators.

DanaMac
09-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Religion and politics is too controversial. That's why it has it's place somewhere else.

jvanvliet
09-28-2011, 06:51 PM
Religion and politics is too controversial. That's why it has it's place somewhere else.

BTW, Religion and politics ARE too controversial, not is. Obviously a product of our public education system.

And speaking of controversial, so are sports... many fights are started over differences in sport team affiliations, take the Giant fan who was beaten until permanently brain damaged in a sports related brawl. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Also the dog days are in July & August, that's when the "Dog" star Sirius is believed to cause the hot weather.

Quit BS'ing yourself and just admit the umbrage you take is that some one has a different point of view from the one you subscribe too.

My last comment on this. :waving:

DanaMac
09-28-2011, 07:06 PM
My last comment on this. :waving:

Good to hear.
Now how about the rest of us get back to baseball.

Yanks are putting a kid on the hill for his first career start, against the Rays. Kinda crappy, but they are setting their rotation for the playoffs.
Only way the Sox will win, now or in the playoffs, is by out slugging their opponent.
Pete - I don't have confidence in the Rangers. Even after last year's WS bid. Good team, not great.
Phillies are rested, rotation set perfectly, and home field throughout.

Wet_Boots
09-28-2011, 07:09 PM
Anyone taking sports idiotically enough to become a news story should have their blinker fluid checked.

DanaMac
09-28-2011, 07:12 PM
Anyone taking sports idiotically enough to become a news story should have their blinker fluid checked.

And replace their muffler bearings at the same time.

FIMCO-MEISTER
09-28-2011, 08:24 PM
Second go round back to back for rangers. They will be a relaxed hot hitting bunch.
I love discussions involving sports, politics, religion, economics, dogs, and middle age blondes.
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Wet_Boots
09-28-2011, 08:52 PM
speaking of dogs, who makes the best natural-casing hot dogs?

Wet_Boots
09-29-2011, 12:07 AM
Meanwhile, Baltimore scores two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off Papelbon, and the take the game. Boston is stunned.

Tampa Bay comes back from a 7-run deficit to tie the Yankees, and as I am typing this, Longoria homers in the bottom of the 12th, and the Rays take the wild card, and the Red Sox go home.

DanaMac
09-29-2011, 12:22 AM
Epic. Collapse.

Swampy
09-29-2011, 12:34 AM
Happy that my team made in the playoff's. Considering the last time they won a pendit (SP?) was a year before I was born. But got to love a small town team with out all that big time money, Milwaukee Brewers.

Just spent some big money to get tickets. And my liver is already hurting LOL.

FIMCO-MEISTER
09-29-2011, 09:50 AM
Go Rangers! Boston papers should be a great read this morning.
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Wet_Boots
09-30-2011, 07:55 PM
Rangers went all right, as in down the tubes in game 1 at home.

DanaMac
10-01-2011, 09:02 AM
pendit (SP?)

Pennant

Go Rangers! Boston papers should be a great read this morning.

I'm going with Swampy and pulling for the Brew Crew. Their demise could be defense though.

If you follow baseball at all, you might know the story of Josh Hamilton. #1 pick in the draft (I believe), then major drug problems, out of baseball for a year or two, gets clean, comes back to MLB, bounces between 3 different team, wins the MVP last year and makes the World Series.

Then he is part of a horrific accident this year at the ballpark, which probably pushed him mentally and tested his will power given the drug issues. Class act yesterday, class act. Please read about it, instead of me explaining it.
Josh Hamilton (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Little-Cooper-Stone-delivers-first-pitch-before-?urn=mlb-wp21720)

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-02-2011, 10:43 AM
Back on the saddle again.
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DanaMac
10-07-2011, 07:48 AM
Yankees Lose!! Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankees lose!!!

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-07-2011, 09:10 AM
Alex striking out twice in his last two at bats was sweet.
Rangers will take down Detroit in 6.

Wet_Boots
10-07-2011, 09:15 AM
I wanna see Detroit vs Milwaukee - "The city on the take versus the mistake by the lake"

DanaMac
10-07-2011, 09:17 AM
I want to see a Milwaukee and Philly NLCS, as I think that would be a premier match up with incredible pitching. American League, I could go either way.

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-07-2011, 09:20 AM
Rangers-Phillies
Cliff Lee payback will be sweet.

Swampy
10-07-2011, 11:20 AM
I want to see a Milwaukee and Philly NLCS, as I think that would be a premier match up with incredible pitching. American League, I could go either way.

Last night against D-backs at home tonight, those last two games really upset me, I thought we'd grab at least one down there.

Mike Leary
10-07-2011, 11:49 AM
Last night against D-backs at home tonight, those last two games really upset me, I thought we'd grab at least one down there.

Go D-Backs!

Wet_Boots
10-08-2011, 10:39 PM
Two rain delays so far in Texas - they are thatclose to being hammered by the stormfront

White Gardens
10-08-2011, 10:44 PM
Go Cardinals!

Not only are they the second best team of all time, they know when to shine at the right times.

There ain't nobody going to stop them on the way to the World Series title this year!

Swampy
10-09-2011, 12:23 AM
Cards vs Crew Tomorrow. Should be a slobber knocker.

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-09-2011, 01:49 AM
One down 7 wins to go.
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Wet_Boots
10-09-2011, 07:47 AM
we want Detroit/Milwaukee - ratings nightmare

White Gardens
10-09-2011, 08:47 AM
we want Detroit/Milwaukee - ratings nightmare

Any World Series that doesn't involve Boston or New York is a ratings nightmare no matter who's in the championship game.

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Wet_Boots
10-09-2011, 08:51 AM
I wouldn't mind if Bob Uecker gets to call a World Series game

Swampy
10-09-2011, 01:17 PM
I wouldn't mind if Bob Uecker gets to call a World Series game

Thats why nobody would actually watch the world series they will be listening to it over the radio

Wet_Boots
10-09-2011, 01:55 PM
I just wish the radio could be synchronized with the TV coverage - it's like they're mismatched on purpose.

Swampy
10-09-2011, 09:06 PM
True. One game down only 3 more to go.

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Great to see rain in Texas one rainout I don't mind.
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FIMCO-MEISTER
10-10-2011, 09:26 PM
6 more wins to go Rangers

White Gardens
10-11-2011, 08:31 PM
I just wish the radio could be synchronized with the TV coverage - it's like they're mismatched on purpose.

Two different time delays.

A radio station in Champaign will sync up their coverage to any TV broadcast for U of I games.

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Wet_Boots
10-11-2011, 08:42 PM
Last time I remember radio and TV being synced was when public television broadcast The Ring Cycle with FM stereo sound

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-12-2011, 09:36 AM
The Ring Cycle with FM stereo sound hmmmmm

That answers a lot of questions I had concerning your thought process in life.

Wet_Boots
10-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Thought someone might appreciate that. Obviously a multi-evening event from the days before stereo television sound. All I knew of the vast work was the the famous song sung by the lady holding a spear, as I had seen it in an ancient movie showcasing assorted talents like Bob Hope and W. C. Fields, and singer Kirsten Flagstad, who is almost certainly the person behind the sports analogy "It ain't over until the fat lady sings."

Oddly enough, in this simulcast version, which I mostly slept through, the spear lady was anything but fat. When she launched into the famous song, my first thought was that the show was headed for overtime.

tAo_fTiZ2hY

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-13-2011, 12:07 AM
Rangers on Cruz control....5 games to go

Dripit good
10-14-2011, 08:48 AM
I knew this had to be going on...Pete basking in the glory of his beloved Rangers.

But wait ~ The fat lady has not sung!

The Tigers FINALLY had one good inning during this series last night. And a natural cycle at that. :clapping:

Every one of these games have been exciting, close, and could have gone either way. Time for Tigers to do what they have been doing most season long but haven't yet in this series...blow out the opponent. What better time to do this than in game 6 in their own house Saturday. :weightlifter:

Deja Vu? ~ Cabrera's strange bounce off third base may just equal a turning point that happened in another game 5 back in '68...

231870

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-14-2011, 09:28 AM
From double play to a big inning by a 1/4 of an inch. Beltre hits a 102 mph fastball that barely curves foul. Great game and series with some fine highlights. I can't imagine Leyland bringing verlander back for a game 7 after throwing a 132 pitches. The rest of the Tiger pitching staff better win this. Rangers avg in their own ballpark is pretty good. i'm confident we'll come out on top.

Wet_Boots
10-15-2011, 09:33 PM
Looking good for the Rangers right about now

Sprinkus
10-15-2011, 10:23 PM
Go Rangers!!!!
:clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-16-2011, 12:48 AM
4 more wins. Bring on the Cardinals. puhleeaze

Best play Nelson Cruz throwing Cabrera out at home

second best Napoli nailing Jackson stealing second

Best highlight Cruz Grand Slam

White Gardens
10-17-2011, 08:50 AM
Normally, as a cardinals fan, I'd say the rangers don't have a chance while the Cardinals are finishing out their epic journey to a World Series title.

But, those rangers are stacked with some awesome bats through the line-up. It's going to probably be a seven game showdown!

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FIMCO-MEISTER
10-17-2011, 09:41 AM
4 games in STL will make it a close series. Baseball Gods have always be kind to the Cards. We on the other hand are birthed by the Washington Senators. First in War, First in Peace, but last in the American League.

If talent prevails Rangers should win this.

Dripit good
10-18-2011, 07:52 AM
Congratulations to the Rangers! They certainly are the victors.

I hope they can be the spoilers to the Cards and take the big prize home.

White Gardens
10-18-2011, 12:08 PM
If talent prevails Rangers should win this.

If that was the case then the Cardinals should have lost to the Phillies or the Brewers.

Apples to Apples, those two teams should have beaten the Cardinals hands down.

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FIMCO-MEISTER
10-18-2011, 12:11 PM
I agree. Ifs and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a Merry Christmas.

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-19-2011, 09:49 AM
Saw a stat that made me cringe. The team with the home field advantage has won 20 out of the last 25. Kind of sucks that the wild card team from the NL is getting home field over a division winner with a better record in the AL. Rangers need to win one of the first two or they are up a creek. like I said...the baseball Gods love STL.

White Gardens
10-19-2011, 09:58 AM
Looks like they might not play tonight. The weather looks pretty bad to get a game in. Cold wet and rainy. If they do play, then it will probably go in the favor of the Cardinals.

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DanaMac
10-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Kind of sucks that the wild card team from the NL is getting home field over a division winner with a better record in the AL.

Might be the worst move that Selig has made in baseball. I hate how it is determined for home field.

Wet_Boots
10-19-2011, 10:43 AM
anything is better than the All-Star Game that ended in a tie

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-21-2011, 09:42 AM
Baseball at its best last night. Edge of the seat for 9 innings. Maybe I've got nostalgia delusion but that is the baseball I grew up with in the 60s. Not having a dh makes the game so much more interesting.

White Gardens
10-21-2011, 10:27 AM
Baseball at its best last night. Edge of the seat for 9 innings. Maybe I've got nostalgia delusion but that is the baseball I grew up with in the 60s. Not having a dh makes the game so much more interesting.

Ya, it's amazing the totally different strategy involved when the pitcher hits.

I was pretty ticked about the blown save in the ninth. But, it was a great game. Even as a dedicated Cardinals fan, it's going to be tough to beat the rangers. Starting pitching has been the key the last two games surprisingly considering everyone said it was going to be all about the bats and the Bull-Pen.

My prediction, Cardinals win in 7 games.

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FIMCO-MEISTER
10-21-2011, 11:16 AM
If every game is fought that hard I won't be devastated if the Rangers lose this series. Like Washington said after the first game. We didn't lose or give the game away they just beat us.

White Gardens
10-28-2011, 01:10 AM
I've never been so emotionally drained after watching a baseball game as I am tonight.

Absolutely insane.


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FIMCO-MEISTER
10-28-2011, 01:12 AM
Whose drained more? We'll find out tomorrow. 1 strike away twice. Who hits a friggin triple in the ninth? You never see triples in the ninth....

DanaMac
10-28-2011, 07:20 AM
Ugly game. many errors. Picked off third base. Strike zone seemed expanded, then contracted. I went to bed around the 8th inning, thinking the Rangers would win. I've always liked Berkman and it's good to see him back this year kicking azz. Rain out may have helped STL now that Carpenter can pitch again on short rest. But don't tell anyone - I'm secretly rooting for Texas. :)
Friday cage match - two teams enter, one team wins the whole thing.

Wet_Boots
10-28-2011, 07:42 AM
Texas uses the ropes and steals a victory.

DanaMac
10-28-2011, 08:17 AM
There were a lot of highlights in the game, but overall I think it was sloppy defense, bad pitch selection. Texas bullpen disappointed. 23 combined runners left on base.

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-28-2011, 09:27 AM
Sloppy but entertaining. Some serious clutch hitting. I have a major tension headache this morning. Our worst starter on the mound against STL's best. Cruz hurt his groin. My hope is that STL is spent after that comeback and Texas has more mojo left.

White Gardens
10-28-2011, 11:45 AM
The only "good" injury out of all this is that Holliday hurt his hand. He has been non-existent and failing at the plate during this World Series.

Normally I wouldn't talk like this about any Cardinals player, but he has just been suckin it up pretty badly.

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Mike Leary
10-28-2011, 01:31 PM
I might even watch some more b-ball after last night. :clapping:

White Gardens
10-28-2011, 11:50 PM
Sorry Rangers, maybe next year and 3rd times a charm! :waving:

Sprinkus
10-29-2011, 10:09 AM
Bummer. :cry::cry:

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-29-2011, 11:11 AM
A blaah end to a great season. Maybe the Rangers can get Pujols. Rumors are they are going to try and he'd be awesome in that ballpark.

DanaMac
10-29-2011, 11:26 AM
I still think he ends up back with the Cards. But damn, that would be a powerful lineup. The ARod signing crippled the Rangers for years. I would hope that signing Pujols wouldn't do the same.
I think either Fielder or Pujols might end up in Dodger blue.

DanaMac
10-31-2011, 06:33 PM
And LaRussa rides off into the cornfield, on top as a Champion.
Congrats Tony on a great career.