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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2017, 09:11:14 pm »
Correa’s last three games:
 11-for-14, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2017, 09:44:56 pm »
Good guys kick the crap outta the sawks 12 2,

TB beat the goddamn Yanks,

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2017, 09:54:04 pm »
 This Correa kid might just make the postseason roster.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2017, 10:43:39 pm »
I'm gonna miss Blummer during the post season.

Blummer far surpasses any color commentary we've been privileged to.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2017, 11:07:58 pm »
Blum is really good, but he is no JD.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2017, 12:08:15 am »
Blum is really good, but he is no JD.

That was my first reaction, too.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2017, 12:12:55 am »
I'm gonna miss Blummer during the post season.

When ESPN aired the Astros-Rangers game on Wednesday, AT&T SportsNet Southwest aired the game on their network with the home announcers.  They should really allow the home TV crew to do the same in the playoffs.   They have home, road, and national radio broadcasts. 

IIRC, the NBA allows home TV crews to air playoff games up until a certain point. 

The MLB fun police says no, though.  Of course, it's all about the money. 

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2017, 06:33:42 am »
Blummer far surpasses any color commentary we've been privileged to.

There won't be any oppotacos or mccannon bombs.

And how great would it be for him to tell one of them, you look?

He's no JD but he's gotten so much better. Imagine how good he would be if he hadn't had to work with Ashby for so long?
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2017, 06:46:14 am »
There won't be any oppotacos or mccannon bombs.

And how great would it be for him to tell one of them, you look?

He's no JD but he's gotten so much better. Imagine how good he would be if he hadn't had to work with Ashby for so long?

This. His humor is much different than JD’s, but he is just as funny, and his baseball insight is just as knowledgeable. JD doing pbp with Blum on color would be HOF. MCCANNONBALL! cracks me up every time.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2017, 06:54:17 am »
Bottom of 2

Peacock pitching

Moreland HR to LF
Ramirez FO to LF.
Devers grounds out pitcher to first.
Vasquez single to CF.
Bradley Jr.  pops to shallow CF, Maybin can't get there, Correa almost catches it but it bounces off the glove.
Bogarts batting with runners on the corners, hits one on the ground past a diving Gurriel into LF,  Vasquez scores, Bradley Jr. to second.
Pedroia down 0-2, foul, ball, ball, grounds out 6-3

End of 2  Astros lead 5-2

You have LF and RF confused in this post and in two others above. As you look as the field like a catcher does, RF is to the...wait for it...right, and LF is to the left. Moreland’s HR was to deep RF.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2017, 07:25:27 am »
You have LF and RF confused in this post and in two others above. As you look as the field like a catcher does, RF is to the...wait for it...right, and LF is to the left. Moreland’s HR was to deep RF.
but when you're on a stage....    Well, I was cooking dinner and mostly listening to Kalas. I tried while I could but I always struggle typing anything. Thanks for the correction. Although it is extremely rare, I like it when you do play by play, Really like Mark's pbp most of all.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2017, 08:30:34 am »
While I think JD is the superior color guy, he also had the advantage of working with Bill Brown.  Blum was saddled with horrible Ashby and now solid Kalas.  Vs JD getting to work years with Brown.   JD/Brown's chemistry is part of what made JD so great.

At the end of the day, Im really happy with the TV broadcast, Blum/Todd/Julia are excellent.   
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2017, 09:27:52 am »
but when you're on a stage....    Well, I was cooking dinner and mostly listening to Kalas. I tried while I could but I always struggle typing anything. Thanks for the correction. Although it is extremely rare, I like it when you do play by play, Really like Mark's pbp most of all.

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Let's not forget that HH is the one that does PBP more, by a large amount, than anyone on this board. When he is in the third-world, like now, it is rarely picked up by anybody and that is on all of us. HH does a great job IMHO and I appreciate his efforts and enjoy his work and appreciate anyone taking on that task. I tried it for a couple of innings during the day game and it is harder than it looks. 

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2017, 09:30:23 am »
Let's not forget that HH is the one that does PBP more, by a large amount, than anyone on this board. When he is in the third-world, like now, it is rarely picked up by anybody and that is on all of us. HH does a great job IMHO and I appreciate his efforts and enjoy his work and appreciate anyone taking on that task. I tried it for a couple of innings during the day game and it is harder than it looks.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2017, 09:35:52 am »
While I think JD is the superior color guy, he also had the advantage of working with Bill Brown.  Blum was saddled with horrible Ashby and now solid Kalas.  Vs JD getting to work years with Brown.   JD/Brown's chemistry is part of what made JD so great.

At the end of the day, Im really happy with the TV broadcast, Blum/Todd/Julia are excellent.   

Agree with this 100%.

On a separate note, I like the new strategy of scoring 10+ runs and allowing 3 or less. Genius move by AJ.
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« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2017, 09:36:36 am »
Agree with this 100%.

On a separate note, I like the new strategy of scoring 10+ runs and allowing 3 or less. Genius move by AJ.

It's important to trust the math at all times.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2017, 09:38:40 am »
Agree with this 100%.

On a separate note, I like the new strategy of scoring 10+ runs and allowing 3 or less. Genius move by AJ.

I think it would be great if his 18 game win streak strategy can work out.
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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2017, 10:00:58 am »
I think it would be great if his 18 game win streak strategy can work out.

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2017, 01:07:16 pm »
This. His humor is much different than JD’s, but he is just as funny, and his baseball insight is just as knowledgeable. JD doing pbp with Blum on color would be HOF. MCCANNONBALL! cracks me up every time.

Me too.  You can just see Todd Kalas in the booth ... "Brian McCann hits one deep to right, way back, and it's gone!  That's Brian McCann's 17th home run on the season, and the Astros are now up 10 to 2!"    <silently points right finger to Blummer>

McCANNONBALL!

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Re: Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox 09-28-2017
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2017, 02:47:01 pm »
IMO, JD's humor is more cerebral and dry. Blum's humor is more referential and goofy. I like them both but over the long haul, I take JD.
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