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Post Season
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:09:07 pm »
The NL Wild Card game was wild. Fuck Ryan "dick face" Braun!
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 10:11:55 pm »
Harper who?
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 10:12:50 pm »
Yeah, I was rooting for the Nats. I hate the Brewers but I like Hader and Yelich. Hell of a way to lose it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 10:15:45 pm »
What an ending. Poor Grisham making the error to allow the go ahead run. Wonder how Nats starters line up for LA now that they used Scherzer and Strasburg.

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Re: Post Season
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 10:16:29 pm »
Yeah, I was rooting for the Nats. I hate the Brewers but I like Hader and Yelich. Hell of a way to lose it.
There is really nothing to not like about Yelich other than the team he plays for.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 10:23:31 pm »
Fuck the Brewers, because fuck Bud Selig.


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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 10:25:01 pm »
There is really nothing to not like about Yelich other than the team he plays for.

He looks like Skeletor.

He isn't an Astro.

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He looks like Skeletor.

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 10:50:37 pm »
Fuck the Brewers, because fuck Bud Selig.
Until the end of time.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 10:59:52 pm »
I like Yelich just fine. He's the best player in the National League. Hader is a racist redneck so fuck that guy. The upside I guess is that Bart O'Kavanaugh is going to have to burn up his credit card for more postseason tickets. Hopefully he doesn't have any home improvement projects pending.
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 11:08:51 pm »
I like Yelich just fine. He's the best player in the National League. Hader is a racist redneck so fuck that guy. The upside I guess is that Bart O'Kavanaugh is going to have to burn up his credit card for more postseason tickets. Hopefully he doesn't have any home improvement projects pending.

I forgot about the racist tweets. Fuck Hader.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2019, 11:13:58 pm »
I forgot about the racist tweets. Fuck Hader.

And here's the thing I swim upstream on - I don't hate Braun. Never have. I don't know why. I mean, I hate motherhood and puppies. Dandelions in the gentle breeze. Hate it all. Braun? For who knows what reason, that idiot just doesn't bother me. Should he? Sure. Do I understand why everyone else hates him? Of course. It's just one of those weird smudges in the rear view mirror I guess. I don't know.
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Re: Post Season
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2019, 01:09:02 am »
What an ending. Poor Grisham making the error to allow the go ahead run. Wonder how Nats starters line up for LA now that they used Scherzer and Strasburg.
Corbin in game 1 Thursday

Strasburg only threw 34 pitches tonight so he might be in the mix on Friday but I kind of doubt it. Which means Anibal Sanchez in game 2

Scherzer in game 3

Strasburg in game 4(if he starts game 2 then this would be Corbin)

Game 5 would be Corbin(if he starts game 4 then this would be Sanchez with Scherzer ready to pitch in relief)

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2019, 07:21:24 am »
And here's the thing I swim upstream on - I don't hate Braun. Never have. I don't know why. I mean, I hate motherhood and puppies. Dandelions in the gentle breeze. Hate it all. Braun? For who knows what reason, that idiot just doesn't bother me. Should he? Sure. Do I understand why everyone else hates him? Of course. It's just one of those weird smudges in the rear view mirror I guess. I don't know.
We all have our lapses in judgement but Braun?!?!? What he did as an adult is far more offensive to me than what Hader did as a kid. With Braun it was not so much his juicing or lying about it, it was when he tried to deflect blame by implicating the innocent sample collector.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2019, 08:19:45 am »
He looks like Skeletor.

He isn't an Astro.

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He looks like Skeletor.
Yeah, last year I said to myself..."he's kinda funny lookin" so I looked it up.  Now I know what a Japanese Slav looks like. (one grandfather each)
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2019, 08:59:07 am »
Yeah, last year I said to myself..."he's kinda funny lookin" so I looked it up.  Now I know what a Japanese Slav looks like. (one grandfather each)
He looks a little like Joe Dimaggio to me.
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2019, 10:01:28 am »
We all have our lapses in judgement but Braun?!?!? What he did as an adult is far more offensive to me than what Hader did as a kid. With Braun it was not so much his juicing or lying about it, it was when he tried to deflect blame by implicating the innocent sample collector.

Grienke hates him for that very reason.
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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2019, 10:05:49 am »
That game was the perfect microcosm of the post-season. The Brewers lost because a ball caught a millimeter of Taylor's skin and Zimmerman's swing was so bad he shattered his bat and an easy fly ball turned into a fluke drop in. Up until that they executed the game plan perfectly, but their season is now over. It's a tough game.
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2019, 10:16:28 am »
With Braun it was not so much his juicing or lying about it, it was when he tried to deflect blame by implicating the innocent sample collector.

I’ll never understand how a person can lie like that. He’s Lance Armstrong–lite. A rotten human being.

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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2019, 08:00:35 pm »
Rays lead 3-0 after two innings. CFM got into and out of a jam in the first and TB have a couple of taters.
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2019, 08:03:17 pm »
Up to 4-0 and Manaea is out of there


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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2019, 08:05:13 pm »
Up to 4-0 and Manaea is out of there


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A’s should have started their ex Astro.  Fiers has been their best all year.

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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2019, 08:13:50 pm »
A’s should have started their ex Astro.  Fiers has been their best all year.

Manaea was their best in September...4-0...1.21 ERA...30 K....3 BB....Fiers was pretty bad over that same period. 
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2019, 08:26:47 pm »
A's have lost their last eight do or die games.
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2019, 09:01:21 pm »
Manaea was their best in September...4-0...1.21 ERA...30 K....3 BB....Fiers was pretty bad over that same period.

Manaea didn't face anybody good, if I recall, and Fiers got his ass handed to him twice by the Astros. I agree they should've started Fiers.

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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2019, 09:22:03 pm »
I wonder if the front office's calculus re: Morton would've been affected had they known how much homers were going to jump this year. (He led MLB this year in hr per 9.)
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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2019, 09:22:47 pm »
It just hasn't been the A's night. Still time for some East Bay vaunting but time is running out fast.
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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2019, 09:38:20 pm »
The ESPN commentary crew is a joke. After going 3-4 with two dingers,  Yandy Diaz is pinch run for with two outs in the top of the 7th.

They can't offer a single comment on this move. They don't.  Moving on.

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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2019, 09:47:32 pm »
The ESPN commentary crew is a joke. After going 3-4 with two dingers,  Yandy Diaz is pinch run for with two outs in the top of the 7th.

They can't offer a single comment on this move. They don't.  Moving on.

The alternate broadcast on E2 is unoffensive and full of statcast stuff.

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« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2019, 09:51:20 pm »
Holy shit. A gazillion thank yous.

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« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2019, 10:03:50 pm »
The alternate broadcast on E2 is unoffensive and full of statcast stuff.
Yep, I discovered it around the 4th inning and this changed my opinion of the whole espn broadcast situation.
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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2019, 10:07:23 pm »
I'm finding that physically blocking out the scroll bar is immensely improving my enjoyment of the game.

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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2019, 10:09:52 pm »
I'm finding that physically blocking out the scroll bar is immensely improving my enjoyment of the game.

The crawl on their broadcasts may have served a purpose before smartphones.

But that ship sailed so long ago.

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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2019, 10:17:58 pm »
I like the alternate statcast broadcast on the deuce.
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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2019, 10:57:17 pm »
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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2019, 08:45:04 am »
Manaea didn't face anybody good, if I recall, and Fiers got his ass handed to him twice by the Astros. I agree they should've started Fiers.

On second thought it was Puk and Luzzardo who hadn't faced tough competition.  Still, given Fiers's struggles against the Astros and excellence otherwise, and given Manaea's historic success against the Astros, I still think they could've defensibly gone the other way.

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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2019, 09:49:09 am »
On second thought it was Puk and Luzzardo who hadn't faced tough competition.  Still, given Fiers's struggles against the Astros and excellence otherwise, and given Manaea's historic success against the Astros, I still think they could've defensibly gone the other way.

They weren't playing the Astros, they were playing the Rays.  And what historic success?  Manaea has been pretty bad in his career against the Astros, and pretty excellent against the Rays.  Certainly it's defensible if they went with Fiers, but it's not like it was clear cut they should have. 
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« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2019, 10:00:12 am »
They weren't playing the Astros, they were playing the Rays.  And what historic success?  Manaea has been pretty bad in his career against the Astros, and pretty excellent against the Rays.  Certainly it's defensible if they went with Fiers, but it's not like it was clear cut they should have.

I was thinking of who they would rather be set up to possibly pitch twice against the Astros--that they'd rather that be Manaea than Fiers. His record's 2-5 but Manaea's pitched to a 3.48 ERA over 12 games and 64.2 IP against us. Pretty good, considering. But yeah, no doubt I am thinking too far ahead when you have to get past the one-and-done first.

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« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2019, 10:01:33 am »
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« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2019, 10:09:39 am »
I was thinking of who they would rather be set up to possibly pitch twice against the Astros--that they'd rather that be Manaea than Fiers. His record's 2-5 but Manaea's pitched to a 3.48 ERA over 12 games and 64.2 IP against us. Pretty good, considering. But yeah, no doubt I am thinking too far ahead when you have to get past the one-and-done first.

You have to play to win that game.  You don't "set up a rotation" for a series you don't know you're even gonna be playing.  Melvin thought Manaea game them the best chance to win last night.  It didn't work out, but it was not an unreasonable move.
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« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2019, 06:17:48 am »
You have to play to win that game.  You don't "set up a rotation" for a series you don't know you're even gonna be playing.  Melvin thought Manaea game them the best chance to win last night.  It didn't work out, but it was not an unreasonable move.

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« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2019, 07:08:34 am »
This. This right here. The voice of sense against ridiculous thinking.

I love how predictably you enter dead conversations days later to concur with a prevailing opinion. It's amazingly courageous of you.

HH's comment would have been "against ridiculous thinking" had I been proposing that the A's set-up their rotation at the expense of a chance to win the one game they had to win. But I wasn't. Fuck the fuck right off.

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« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2019, 11:24:14 pm »
I love how predictably you enter dead conversations days later to concur with a prevailing opinion. It's amazingly courageous of you.

HH's comment would have been "against ridiculous thinking" had I been proposing that the A's set-up their rotation at the expense of a chance to win the one game they had to win. But I wasn't. Fuck the fuck right off.

When you say dumb thngs, you deserve to be reminded of it. You're obviously another stat geek who never played. Sigh.
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« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2019, 12:28:02 am »
When you say dumb thngs, you deserve to be reminded of it.

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« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2019, 12:29:54 am »
When you say dumb thngs, you deserve to be reminded of it. You're obviously another stat geek who never played. Sigh.

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« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2019, 02:32:53 am »
He played. I coached him in kid baseball. Devin is a good fan and baseball-knowledgeable.

I agree. He's been here a long time, and I've always found him to be a knowledgeable fan too. Maybe I was being a curmudgeon. Harumph. Get off my lawn.
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