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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #780 on: October 26, 2017, 10:37:03 AM »
This should be pinned on the TZ.

Smoltz was pointing out, astutely/obviously, last night that a few off games in a 162-game season is no big deal, because the numbers will be there at the end of the season.  In a short series, it gets magnified.  Glad to have Hinch at the controls, who has made arguably only one mistake - pulling McCullers in Game 4 of the ALSC - but that looked like a mistake only in the full glare of hindsight.

He is calmness personified in the dugout.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #781 on: October 26, 2017, 10:41:26 AM »
Hinch's "people" skills are elite.

Not only people skills. He knows not to give up on guys who have done it all year merely because of a bad stretch.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #782 on: October 26, 2017, 11:02:59 AM »
Did anyone else see Altuve, following his homer, tell Correa “now you go hit one”?


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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #783 on: October 26, 2017, 01:40:11 PM »
I might buy a shirt they simply reads “strap on and vaunt” but would probably refrain from wearing it at the corner of Fairview and Grant.


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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #784 on: October 26, 2017, 01:41:26 PM »
I might buy a shirt they simply reads “strap on and vaunt” but would probably refrain from wearing it at the corner of Fairview and Grant.


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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #785 on: October 26, 2017, 01:59:13 PM »
That's probably one of the few places you could get away with it.

Yes.  I don't believe there are any schools or Chuckie Cheeses within 500 feet of that spot.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #786 on: October 26, 2017, 02:59:02 PM »
In case you don't want to go back a re-read all 40-something pages of this here GZ thread, the NY Times posted a nice inning-by-inning digest.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #787 on: October 26, 2017, 03:03:21 PM »
In case you don't want to go back a re-read all 40-something pages of this here GZ thread, the NY Times posted a nice inning-by-inning digest.

that's a good recap.

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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #788 on: October 26, 2017, 03:19:29 PM »
This should be pinned on the TZ.

But we'd have to add the footnote:

*except for McCullers, who's a lazy, me-first primadonna with a ten cent head.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #789 on: October 26, 2017, 05:03:02 PM »
But we'd have to add the footnote:

*except for McCullers, who's a lazy, me-first primadonna with a ten cent head.

Exactly what he was in September. Looking down the barrel of not making the playoff roster accomplished what words could not. He stepped up.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #790 on: October 26, 2017, 05:12:48 PM »
If you aren't worn out reading about the game, Jayson Stark has a good article detailing the madness that was game 2.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jayson-stark/why-game-2-was-an-official-classic/10155100437537759/
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #791 on: October 26, 2017, 05:15:15 PM »
Has Verducci written anything?
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #793 on: October 26, 2017, 05:27:44 PM »
Posnaski's article about Game 2 is really good.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #794 on: October 26, 2017, 05:34:04 PM »
Bauman's writeup is quite good as well.  I particularly liked this line:  The intensity of playoff baseball lies in anxiety over what could happen but rarely does, but in the last three innings of Game 2, it all happened, without cessation.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #795 on: October 26, 2017, 06:53:27 PM »
Bauman's writeup is quite good as well.  I particularly liked this line:  The intensity of playoff baseball lies in anxiety over what could happen but rarely does, but in the last three innings of Game 2, it all happened, without cessation.
Great line. That's exactly how it felt.

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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #796 on: October 26, 2017, 07:06:42 PM »
Posnaski's article about Game 2 is really good.

Posnaski's done a good job covering the Astros for the WS. 
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #797 on: October 26, 2017, 07:59:42 PM »
Bauman's writeup is quite good as well.  I particularly liked this line:  The intensity of playoff baseball lies in anxiety over what could happen but rarely does, but in the last three innings of Game 2, it all happened, without cessation.
I think this applies to more than just baseball.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #798 on: October 26, 2017, 08:51:21 PM »
It was an ordinary World Series game... and then the murders began.
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Re: World Series Game 2, Astros @ Dodgers, Oct. 25, 2017
« Reply #799 on: October 27, 2017, 09:28:25 AM »
Posnaski's article about Game 2 is really good.

Agreed.  Best of the bunch, I'd say.  He captured the rollercoaster perfectly.
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