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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 11:57 PM
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Houston/Cubs
Damn, isn't this game ever going to be over? Can you believe this? Anyone watching?
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:00 AM
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1. I am, of course
:hi:

Five hours. They've been playing for FIVE hours. What is it with the Astros and these megathons? Cubs used Zambrano to pinch hit. Zambrano. I mean, for a pitcher, he can hit (ever see him run out a triple? It's great), but...he's a pitcher.

:shrug:

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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:04 AM
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2. its because the Astro's
can't hit to save their lives. They have one bonafide bat, Berkman, I was really surprised Houston didn't add a bat at the trade deadline, there line up has a lot of youngsters, but nobody bonafide. Now if Bagwell was back to form, this game would have been over by now...

And Zambrano, I didn't think they would put him in, what a riot!... :)
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:06 AM
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3. I was at the Cardinals game tonight, and was keeping an eye on it...
I'm gonna be up pretty late, so yeah, I think I'll watch a bit. :hi:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:08 AM
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4. bottom of the 16th...
on the wgn channel....damn, my bud tom and I are thinking of catching a cards game next year, when houston is in town. My bud tom is a huge Astro's fan, and by default, I sorta cheer for them too.... :)
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:13 AM
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5. Minute Maid Park is so goddamn small,
I'm shocked, first, that the score isn't higher than it is (almost two full games have been played, and only 12 runs scored?), and second, that someone hasn't smashed it out of there at some point in the last eight innings. :)
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:16 AM
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6. Yep, I share your thoughts!
either side of the ball, and I can't believe Lidge is still a panzy, good old Pujols really put the fear into last post season. Lidge hasn't been the same since...
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:20 AM
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9. That's okay...the Cards are floundering, too, as I'm sure you know.
Edited on Wed Aug-16-06 12:24 AM by deadparrot
I was ecstatic that I actually saw a win tonight (and a 4-hit shutout at that!). Looks like a lot of the NL Central is going to have some work to do in the off-season. That's the great thing about sports, though--you can always look forward to next year. :)

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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:30 AM
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11. yeah, the NL Central is still up for grabs
hard to believe the cards dont' have a strangehold on the division. On paper, they are the best team, but the injuries have really hampered the Cards big time...and consistancy issues.
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:41 AM
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19. We need another reliable, Carpenter-esque starter.
Mark Buehrle has shown significant interest in coming to the Cardinals since he's from the area, but it sounds like the White Sox will have him for another year, at least. Anthony Reyes shows a lot of promise, but he's still young.

We need bullpen help, too, beginning with a reliable closer. Isringhausen drives me up a wall... :banghead:

This isn't going to be the Cards' year; barring a miracle, I'm positive of that. I'd just as well tell them to make the best of this season, and bring in the necessary changes this winter. Last year, I think Jocketty was hesitant to make changes, seeing as we were just games away from the WS, but I think this season will make him reevaluate a bit more.

Until then, though, I'm going to enjoy what's left of this season. Baseball has a special place in my heart. :)
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:19 AM
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8. It is a stupid f'n bandbox
My most hated ballpark.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:17 AM
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7. Went to the Sox game tonite
Sox lose to KC - wheeeee!

But I cannot believe I am still up. I also got home in 25 minutes which is nearly a land speed record leaving Cominsky.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:27 AM
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10. was up at Comisky
in Aug of 2000...White Sox handed my Mariners their worst beating in club history, and I was there to "witness" that disaster. I believe the final score was like, 23-2...I was ready to leave after three innings...but, I stayed, but the Sox fans were consoling(to a small degree).... :)
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:31 AM
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12. Is consoling an euphemism for stealing your car?
They are a rough lot.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:36 AM
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no, they were pretty nice
nicer than I deserved, because they day before, there was a double header, and my Mariners beat them twice in a row.... :) I rubbed it in with some Sox fans at work, and whammo, next day, M's worst beating, and of course I am there to witness it, in all its gory frustration...
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:36 AM
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13. Cubs score!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:36 AM
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14. watch this, astro's score two runs,
and the game continues...
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:39 AM
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15. BITE YOUR TONGUE!!!!
Don't even Think it. Quick...go knock wood somewhere. No wood? Here....




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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:39 AM
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16. two out, one more out away....damn...nt
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:40 AM
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18. I wanna go to bed...
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:40 AM
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17. 2 outs - looking good...
we're doomed
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:42 AM
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20. Cubs win!!!!!!
Hill's hook is unfair at this time of night.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:44 AM
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22. Good game, good game...:)
:toast:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:42 AM
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21. Cubs win
Now we switch to the Rox and Snakes, who were going to the 16th last I looked.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:45 AM
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23. You are kidding me
Baseball 24/7
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:48 AM
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24. Which is as it should be.
Just...these games kill a team unless they're off the next day.

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:48 AM
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25. Nope
1-1, going to the bottom of the 16th.

This is my third game tonight. :bounce:
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:50 AM
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26. And...wasn't your Dodgers game the last of the three to start?
What're the odds?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 12:54 AM
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27. It's baseball
Who cares about odds? :bounce:
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 02:32 AM
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28. lol....
at times like that, the only thing i ever root for is more innings!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 02:49 AM
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29. You got it
When a game goes that long, I'm always hoping it'll go into the 20s.

I vaguely remember a doubleheader between the Giants and Mets in 1964. The second game went 22 innings, I think. First game started at 1 p.m. Second game ended around 11:30 p.m.
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