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Offline varoadking

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #50: October 07, 2015, 12:36:29 AM »
And seriously, Joe Torre's press conference is such a stark contrast to the crap Matt Williams would spew. 

Joe Girardi...  ;)

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #51: October 07, 2015, 12:53:18 AM »
I don't know who the woman announcer is for this game but I'm enjoying her.

She's not Curt Schilling!

Aside from that she's great, but the best thing about her is how Curt Schilling she isn't.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #52: October 07, 2015, 12:53:50 AM »
It's so odd having a manager explain decisions he made based on things that are happening in the game.

I hate the during the game interview.  So much.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #53: October 07, 2015, 01:26:51 AM »
Joe Girardi...  ;)

Whoops!  I'll go fix that.  I'm stuck in the past as usual  ;)

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #54: October 07, 2015, 09:21:53 AM »
I just enjoy that Houston top of the order - Altuve, Springer, Correa - and the way they dig up pitchers for the rotation and the bullpen.  They're set up guy is one of those guys we'd call "dumpster dives" but he's been awesome this year.  Gregerson had a spotty track record as a closer but they looked past that.  Spotting McHugh based on the spin of his curveball is just an amazing story.

Also, I loved McCann getting a bad call low pitch called a strike against him and complaining.  He should play the game the right way.  Is Eric Cooper the ump who Harper beefs with?

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #55: October 07, 2015, 10:54:10 AM »
i only saw it from the 6th to the end, but what a well played game by Houston.   I think they'll get swept at KC, or maybe win the 1 game Kuechel pitches, but the are going to be a fun team to watch for a long time with arguably the best middle infield in baseball.

The Yankees are going to be interesting to watch, a very old team with just about everyone on the wrong side of 30.  They've got arguably the best 8-9 inning guys in the game, but I wonder if they'll end up trading one of them to beef up elsewhere.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #56: October 07, 2015, 01:18:05 PM »
I think with Gregorius and a Refsnyder / Ackley platoon (at worst), plus Greg Bird, they have some good young pieces in the infield.  Gardner is showing no signs of age, either. 

as for Houston, don't sell their other pitchers short. McHugh has been terrific for them, and they probably can't start McCullers with Fiers and Kazmir ahead of him.  Nice group of relievers, and Marisnick / Springer / Rasmus can shag flies.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #57: October 07, 2015, 02:11:30 PM »
Let's go Bucs.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #58: October 07, 2015, 06:17:42 PM »
I love the Astros.  They come across as humble and not entitled (unlike a certain other team...) and they seem to just enjoy playing baseball.  Happy they won, but I would've been okay with the Old Man Yanks taking it too. 

Them playing the Royals next is a Sophie's Choice for me.  I'm a fan of both teams, but I think I'll have to root a little harder for the Astros.

The female announcer was great.  Hope she's there for other games instead of the usual idiots they have in the postseason.

And seriously, Joe Girardi's press conference is such a stark contrast to the crap Matt Williams would spew. 

The Yanks fans booing their players towards the end was brutal.
Unless ESPN has more games, you won't be hearing Mendoza until next year.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #59: October 07, 2015, 08:18:32 PM »
Let's go Bucs.

I like both of these teams so this is the type of game I love, no stress and I'm happy with whoever wins :mg:

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #60: October 07, 2015, 08:19:39 PM »
I like both of these teams so this is the type of game I love, no stress and I'm happy with whoever wins :mg:

I hate the Cubs...

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #61: October 07, 2015, 08:24:10 PM »
Man, Chicago makes Syria look like a big kumbaya singalong  :lol:
I hate the Cubs...

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #62: October 07, 2015, 08:24:19 PM »
I hate the Cubs...

Southie

I never hated the Cubs.   They weren't usually a threat.   I had a lot of respect for Banks and later Williams.    I have visions of seeing them at Forbes when I was a kid.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #63: October 07, 2015, 08:33:56 PM »
Does anyone else hate Cal Ripken as an announcer? I think he's awful

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #64: October 07, 2015, 08:34:44 PM »
Does anyone else hate Cal Ripken as an announcer? I think he's awful

Imagine his clubhouse presence.    :stir:

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #65: October 07, 2015, 08:36:06 PM »
Imagine his clubhouse presence.    :stir:

I will not entertain such a notion :evil:

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #66: October 07, 2015, 08:36:39 PM »
I will not entertain such a notion :evil:

When I say my prayers, I ask for one small favor.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #67: October 07, 2015, 08:38:27 PM »
When I say my prayers, I ask for one small favor.

:thumbs: hopefully we're not listening to our next manager but rather watching him in the Cubbies dugout :pray:

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #68: October 07, 2015, 08:40:08 PM »
:thumbs: hopefully we're not listening to our next manager but rather watching him in the Cubbies dugout :pray:

I'll have to look for your latest heart throb.   Can you point him out?

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #69: October 07, 2015, 08:41:58 PM »
I'll have to look for your latest heart throb.   Can you point him out?

I actually haven't seen him yet :( but he's the good looking one next to Maddon usually, just like in my avatar :)

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #70: October 07, 2015, 08:44:00 PM »
I actually haven't seen him yet :( but he's the good looking one next to Maddon usually, just like in my avatar :)

I'll look for him.

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #71: October 07, 2015, 08:45:48 PM »
Man, Chicago makes Syria look like a big kumbaya singalong  :lol:

Chiraq...


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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #72: October 07, 2015, 08:47:04 PM »
Southie

I never hated the Cubs.   They weren't usually a threat.   I had a lot of respect for Banks and later Williams.    I have visions of seeing them at Forbes when I was a kid.

Actually grew up on the far Northside.  It all goes back to one kid in school who was the ultimate, intolerable Cubs homer.  I hate them because of him...

Offline skippy1999

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #73: October 07, 2015, 08:51:01 PM »
Wow that was a no doubter

Offline mitlen

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Re: 2015 Postseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #74: October 07, 2015, 08:52:31 PM »
Wow that was a no doubter

Crushed.    Sounds like a lot of Cubs' fans (or is my hearing aid on the fritz again).