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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 22, 2019, 01:06:59 pm »
I just feel absolutely sick to my soul about all this shit. Is it accurate to say that there is no evidence of the Astros cheating since 2017? Most all the columns I’ve read are laced with what seem to me pretty blatant rationalizations for the one-sided skewering the Astros are receiving, including that Crane is a war profiteer and Luhnow fucked over Brady Aiken and the Astros are unscrupulous in their zeal for winning—never mind how exactly.

This should be the best time in history to be an Astros fan. I’m pissed at the front office for fumbling the Osuna and then the Taubman issues and sickened and saddened by this whole fucking abysmal shit show that likely wouldn’t have played out this way had they not. What a steaming pile we’ve been forced to watch the best team in Astros history made out to be.

And the silence from Houston is deafening. I imagine they’re under gag orders but Jesus Christ.

OK, here endeth the rant. Sorry. Thanks.

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Talk Zone / Re: Hinch’s decisions and thinking/G7
« on: November 04, 2019, 03:13:44 pm »
The WS in ‘17 has made everything over the last two seasons far more bearable. I’m still bummed but I’d be losing my shit if it weren’t for ‘17.

This is me exactly. I am telling all my customers, who are well aware of my fandom, that I’m holding my head high. This is what I say: We were a historically good team this year, we won 117 games and the pennant and beat the Yankees and it took the hottest team on the planet seven games and some freaky luck to beat us when we were slumping. Plus we won one two years ago. I’m wearing my shirts with pride.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 7, October 30, 2019
« on: October 30, 2019, 08:32:42 pm »
The team that squanders the most opportunities doesn’t necessarily lose.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:36:10 pm »
Strasburg is their best guy. They got two wins out of him.

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Talk Zone / Re: WS 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 08:48:45 am »
I fear the Strasbourg that might show up tonight.


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Good chance he's gonna be nails, but it's the second time they're seeing him in a week and his pitch count is likely to get high fast.

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Talk Zone / Re: Cole and Game 5
« on: October 28, 2019, 01:31:10 pm »
The thing I keep coming back to with Cole is here's a guy who wanted to play for the Yankees his whole life, who was drafted by them in the first round, and who chose to risk three years at college in expectation of being drafted higher. It worked out for him in every way. Never mind that there are a slew of reasons for a starting pitcher to want to play in Houston, I just don't see that guy walking away from what promises to be a historic payday. 

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The guy wearing the MAGA hat behind home plate was there the whole night.

That guy and his dad are there for every game. Just unbelievably impassive frog-faced old dudes. That's the first time I'd ever seen him in the MAGA hat. I imagine it wasn't a coincidence.

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Talk Zone / Re: WS 2019
« on: October 27, 2019, 04:47:23 pm »
Put me in the nervous camp as well

I'm nervous because it's the World Series, but mostly I credit that to a penchant for assuming that what appears to be good fortune will inevitably work out for the other team. No one would choose to face Max Scherzer over Joe Ross.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 4, October 26, 2019
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:50:16 pm »
When Soto does his annoying back and forth dance in front of the box he reminds me of that weird Future Islands guy on Letterman.

Sam Herring. He is the younger brother of a college roommate of mine. He is a great guy and an amazing performer. His Future Islands persona is truly a character. His ex-girlfriend used to date the lead singer of Skinny Puppy.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 3, October 25, 2019
« on: October 25, 2019, 11:43:56 pm »
I don’t know if this or something like it was already mentioned in this thread, as I was fortunate enough to get to watch with my dad tonight—who is visiting for the weekend—and so did not have to constantly retreat here for succor, but tonight really reminded me of how hard it can be to lose when you’ve been on a winning streak—by which I mean that you kind of have to make yourself do it, because opportunities keep befalling you, and that after you’ve gotten over that hump, and lose, why you often lose a couple more right quick.

What an outstanding job by the run-suppressing machine, tonight, and what an interminably-paced thing the first six innings were.

Happy birthday, Juan!


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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 2, October 23, 2019
« on: October 23, 2019, 07:18:25 pm »
I'm depressed about this shit.

The difference between us and them is they're actually hot and we've been winning in spite of a general team-wide slump.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 23, 2019, 10:34:23 am »
FWIW, Bowden and Duquette said the same thing on the radio. They think Alvarez is tired.

But for a DH????? Don’t know about that.


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I don't see why DHing would make such a big difference. He's waking up and going to work and running the bases (or not). He also did play in the field quite a bit this year.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:01:53 pm »
This is the story of the game.

Story of the game is Cole falling to earth. We're worse now, a lot, and it's going to be harder.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:38:52 pm »
And I thought I would slowly drink this last beer over the last 2 innings...

Yeah, not. Me too.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:37:55 pm »
He’s the DH.


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I wrote a long response to this, but fuck it.

Uncle Mike time.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:23:37 pm »
It feeds off of itself, though.  If he wasn't always so behind in the count, he wouldn't have to chase/guess.

FWIW, I think Yordan's big problem is the long season. I think he's tired. People used to talk about that. Maybe it isn't true anymore.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:18:17 pm »
Yordan's troubles have been in three areas:

1.  Not swinging at the first pitch -- even if its down the middle
2.  When he has swung at a hittable pitch -- he's not got around on it - he's been late (hands)
3.  When he gets down in the count - he expands his zone and swings at some wild shit

I think you're whole thing is 2.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:06:43 pm »
Altuve's heroics the other day aside, the guy I most want to see at the plate in a big situation right now is certainly Yuli.

There is just no question.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:00:52 pm »
Time for Breggers to show up.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series Game 1; October 22, 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 09:54:37 pm »
As disappointing as Cole's outing has been, the offense has had so many opportunities to plate runs this game and has consistently come up empty. I hate that Cole will be the story.

He blew the lead in a pretty big fucking way. But let's hope he isn't the story.

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