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Discussion in 'Community' started by Reynar_Tedros, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Jedi_Tyler Force Ghost

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    Very true. If we realize these "heroes" are people like the rest of us, there is no disappointment to be had. :)
  2. LloydChristmas Force Ghost

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    RYAN. LUDWICK.

    Welcome back, baby!
  3. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    This Cardinals/Pirates game is into 14 innings. Good game so far but should have been over a while ago. Marte dropped a routine flyball and it lead to a Cards comeback.
  4. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    In the matchup of Harvey vs. Ryu tonight, Ryu (7 innings, 5 hits, 1 ER, 3 K's) & the Bums (4-2 the final score) got the better of the Mets... winners now of 7 straight, 39 out of their last 47, 22-3 since the All Star break. *knocks on wood*, even if there's a collapse coming, or failure in the postseason, this is literally the best stretch of regular season baseball I've ever seen the Dodgers play... got to enjoy this ride for as long as it lasts.

    This picture of Danny DeVito & Nick Punto from Monday night's game amuses me to no end:


    [IMG].
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  5. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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  6. dp4m Chosen One

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  7. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    So they're looking at expanded replay for the playoffs. And rather than do it in the simplest possible way, the powers-that-be are looking to implement a challenge system. The biggest complaint against instant reply is that it will slow the game down. So naturally MLB is looking at the type of system that will slow the game down the most. Makes no sense.

    Edit - Apparently it's not for the playoffs, that's what I had heard yesterday. This is being voted on in November. I kind of wonder if they set up the worst possible system so when it's voted down they can all throw their hands in the air and say they tried.

    Amazing.
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  8. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    I also don't get why it would have to be done via a control room in New York... they couldn't have some ex-umps at each stadium, in a booth, ready for any challenge? Wouldn't that work better?


    @heels1785, @dp4m: Personally, Puig's throwing prowess is giving me Raul Mondesi flashbacks... and that throw, as excellent as it was, wasn't even my favorite Puig moment from last night: his fast running to 2nd base in the bottom of the 12th, off a ball hit that barely got out of the infield, to setup his eventual game winning run (thank you, Adrian Gonzalez!). And of course, there was a bit of magic before that: Ethier's game tying 2-run homer* in the 9th! :D





    *Almost caught by the fellow who runs the DodgerFilms YouTube (/Facebook/Instagram) page: .
  9. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    It's a shame that the three most exciting teams in baseball, at the moment, are all in the same league- Dodgers, Braves, Pirates. Tampa and the Tigers are good too, I just think this is a great year for the NL- all will be decided in the playoffs.
  10. Jedi_Tyler Force Ghost

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    So we might be doomed to the managers running onto the field and throwing a flag to challenge any calls they don't like. Nice. [face_not_talking]
  11. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Reports coming down the pipe from SI and Yahoo that Charlie Manuel has been fired by the Phillies, and Ryne Sandberg is taking over.
  12. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Although it does seem a bit odd for Manuel to be fired at this point, since they're realistically out of the playoff picture, I suppose it could be due to the apparent lack of effort in some games lately by some Phillies players, as was discussed on air via the Dodger (television) broadcast duo of Eric Collins & Steve Lyons... schmucks I know, but they wouldn't just make up information. Either way, I don't care, as it was that Manuel lead team in 2008 postseason that ruined my birthday that October (I could have been fine with the Bums losing the pennant in Philly, since the Phillies had proved themselves to be the better team at that point, but losing it at home on what normally is a happy day for me? Noooooo!). :p



    And of course the Bums keep marching along, a 4-0 series opening win, thanks to Greinke getting out of a few jams (as he gave up 4 walks in little over 7 innings), and some timely hitting by Hanley Ramirez & Mark Ellis (and the Dodger relievers for getting out of an 8th inning jam). And of course, being in Philly, a certain questionable mascot was up to his shenanigans:


    [IMG].
  13. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    Miguel Tejada has been suspended 105 games for testing positive for amphetamines. But since he never broke any records, won a World Series, or had a serious Hall of Fame case, he will not be relegated to History's Greatest Monster status.

    Amazing.
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  14. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Dodgers are 42-8 in last 50 games. Mattingly may go from "fired tomorrow" to Manager of the Year.
  15. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Well, as much as I detest A-Rod, tonight I was reminded of how terrible the dirty Sox are. Ryan Dempster, hero of the unwashed masses.
  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    And another Sox/Yankees brawl to add to the rivalry.
  17. Yanksfan Chosen One

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    As much as I don't like A-Rod (and I really, really don't), I dislike Boston fans even more. So it was with great joy that I just watched A-Rod launch that ball over the fence. Now, stfu, Boston!
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  18. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    High five, Denzel.

    We all want to throw a ball at a-rod. Doesn't mean you should.
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  19. dp4m Chosen One

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    For serious now, I'm really curious about the number of Yankees who get plunked in Fenway vs. Red Sox who get plunked in New York... 'cause I always see multiple Yankees get plunked a series with virtually no retaliation or ejections (Beckett was the worst, IIRC) for the last several years...
  20. ugaaccountant Jedi Master

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    Braves are getting it done this year. Should be an epic playoffs in the NL with the Dodgers on the best run in our lifetime.

    As to the replay, they expect it to take 45 seconds total. Since currently the manager runs out on the field and acts the fool for about a minute only to be told there is no replay available, we could actually speed things up here.
  21. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Yanks rarely brush back papi. It's almost insane that they don't.

    Look, another Yankee hit lol
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  22. dp4m Chosen One

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    Isn't that like the FOURTH Yankees player hit tonight with three after a warning against both teams?

    Even I realize that at least a couple of those looked unintentional but geez...
  23. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Though A-Rod definitely is no Knight in shining armor, do the folks in Fenway not think that their precious Red Sox didn't benefit via the Steroid era? You'd think so judging by their incredulous cries against Rodriguez.
  24. dp4m Chosen One

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    Big Papi, Mannyland...
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  25. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    They also forget they were ready to pay a-rod all those bucks too.