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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 07:54 PM
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So far, I'm rather pleased with this Yankee Game...
you? :rofl:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 07:56 PM
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1. I was hoping for a well-pitched defensive struggle.
But a beer-league softball game broke out. Seeing Yankees lose is not bad at all. :)
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 07:57 PM
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3. eh.... they didn't deserve to be in there anyway
:D

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 07:59 PM
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5. Neither did my Cardinals last year.
Oooops. :D
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 07:57 PM
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2. I'm loving it!
Go Cleveland!!!

:bounce: :bounce:

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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 07:58 PM
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4. Yes. Especially since
I've got $10 on the Indians.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:00 PM
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6. OOPS THEY DID IT AGAIN!
:rofl:

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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:03 PM
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7. hell YEAH!!
I love seeing the Stankees suffer... now watch, they'll come back and win it...
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MANative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:05 PM
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8. I'm lovin' it!
:bounce:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:09 PM
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9. Careful, gang
Much as I'd love to join the revelry, it's only the first game, and schadenfreude has a way of biting you on the arsch.

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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:10 PM
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10. Especially in Boston.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:11 PM
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11. OR, I am living in the moment...
I was at the Jake when Sandy Alomar hit a seventh inning home run to beat the Yankees and get the tribe to the World Series...

People were weeping...

They will go crazy tonight if they hold on to win...

Productivity will suffer...
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:18 PM
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12. I don't blame ya
But, if this series goes the other way well, hell hath no fury like a Jankee fan shat upon. We'll never shut 'em up.

Me, I'm waitin' until it's in the bank.

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:22 PM
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13. ANOTHER HR!
OOPS!
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:23 PM
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14. Nice post, Hitler. I thought this was a progressive site.
I *lurves* you and the Mrs.

My kitchen renovation starts tomorrow!!!! :bounce:

Let's hope I like it. :scared:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:24 PM
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15. ooooo good luck to you and the REST of the KKK!
:bounce:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:25 PM
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16. I said I lurves you. What more do you need?
And, let's hope the cabinet guy is sober in the morning. :rofl:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:27 PM
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17. if he isn't wearing a flag lapel pin you BETTER throw his ass out!
:rofl:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:29 PM
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20. Jeebus. what if he isn't?
*scratches head, wondering where mine went* Oh wait, I never had one.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:30 PM
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22. fucking commie
:eyes:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:33 PM
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24. Maybe, just maybe, I can aspire to be as patriotic as you.
I'll ask DS1 for help. He's so caring and kind. :rofl:

No, he really is.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:37 PM
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28. Do you CARE about the "people"????!!1
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:39 PM
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29. Yes. But I don't like cats.
:hide:
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 09:00 PM
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35. Are they going to install a walk in fridge cooler for your winecoolers and spacebags
Edited on Thu Oct-04-07 09:01 PM by sasquatch
:D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:28 PM
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18. 97-year-old Kenny Lofton gets his 4th RBI.
Then the next commercial is the Kenny Lofton "rumor" commerical for DHL. :D
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:30 PM
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21. 11-3
13 hits to 4

SPANKING!!

:rofl:

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:34 PM
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25. How's the lemoncello this evening?
:D
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:50 PM
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30. Lofton's older'n that
He came up with Cleveland in 1948, a week after Larry Doby, and he'd already had 40 years in the Negro Leagues then.

Plus, his career was interrupted by WWII, during which he shot down 21 Luftwaffe aircraft as a member of the 332nd Fighter Group, nee the Tuskegee Airmen.

Here's a photo of him after his incredible catch off Willie Mays in the '54 Series. (He actually ran out of the Polo Grounds and jumped over the Harlem River to make the catch.)







:D



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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:52 PM
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31. I thought he was one of the Buffalo Soldiers, too.
There were African-Americans in baseball pre-1900. Kenny was one of them. :D
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:56 PM
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33. Now that I think of it
wasn't he in England in the 1700s when they were playing "base ball"? :D

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:57 PM
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34. I think Abner Doubleday stole the idea from him.
:D
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 10:01 PM
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36. Bzzzt!
Doubleday had nothing to do with the "invention" of baseball. The legend has him drawing a field in the dirt near Cooperstown in 1839, but he was at West Point then.

The credit belongs to Alexander Cartwright, who adapted "town ball" to become baseball in 1845; most of the parameters he laid out are still used today. But the first documented reference was in "A Little Pretty Pocket-Book," published in England in 1744, which contained the following poem with an engraving depicting kids playing a game with posts as bases:


Base-Ball.

The Ball once struck off,
Away flies the Boy
To the next destin'd Post
And then Home with Joy.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_baseball

(My original source for this, years ago, was "Baseball: An Informal History" by Douglas Wallop, author of "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant," which became "Damn Yankees" on the stage and screen.)

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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:28 PM
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19. Hahahahahaaha yesssss.
Every homerun makes me laugh even harder, despite the fact that TBS sucks the big one at doing baseball. x(

:P :P
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:32 PM
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23. i want to find their headquarters and fucking NUKE them
worst.broadcast.EVAH.

said the same thing last night during the Sox game.

SUCK SUCK SUCK!
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:36 PM
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26. My dad was ready to throw stuff at the TV last night.
Terrible broadcast! And all the radio stations this morning were on about its suckiness, too. Definitely a topic of conversation in Red Sox Nation.
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Ekirh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:55 PM
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32. Meh the broadcasting doesn't bug me . . . .
Of course I've listen to TBS for many years.. so any broadcasting on TBS I'm immune from.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 10:18 PM
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37. They're AWFUL!
Who *are* these commentators?

"If you want to generate runs and win games, you need baserunners"
"You can't win if your pitching isn't there for you"
"Obviously you can do a lot of damage with the longball"

I know that's not exactly what they've said, but it's damn close. It's like they hired the families of Captain Obvious to call the games.

Actually, here's one quote I do remember from todays Rox game:
"To win in a playoff situation you have to keep the other team off the board"

No shit, eh?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 10:29 PM
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38. I'm cable-deprived, so I'm spared
But I went to the TBS web site last night to see what all the fuss was about, and I was shocked nay, appalled. They have this thing called the "Hot Corner" (gee, that's original) that's like baseball meets MTV.

I mean, what the FUCK??

Alyssa Milano will contribute regular reports and features from MLB parks as teams battle it out for postseason contention. She joins Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn and the Hot Corner crew to give you the inside scoop around the Majors.

http://www.tbs.com/sports/mlb /



Being cable-deprived also means I don't get to see any of the NLCS, since TBS has the rights to that, too.

:grr:

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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 10:37 PM
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39. You don't know what you're missing
Until today, I did not know that in order to win, a team must score more times than it's opponent! In addition, there are no ties in baseball. I thought they played extra innings sometimes because they were just having fun!

Also, if a team wants to generate runs, they need to get hits. Apparently that's key. I'm really happy that the TBS crew can break things down to this level because I just got here from Mars and I have no idea what's going on with this "baseball". Also, I speak no English. This is just randomly generated text :)

Thanks TBS, for clearing things up for me!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 10:44 PM
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40. Awww, don't they have an animated baseball-head dude
who explains what a "curve ball" is?

How remiss of them.

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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-04-07 08:37 PM
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27. I dropped most of my stations last week
So I don't get to see it. But I'm liking the score.
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