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2012-10-05 11:06:06 AM

bulldg4life: mjohnson71: Rapmaster2000: Cutting out of work early to get to my nosebleed seats at the Ted. Can't freaking wait.

So is the game sold out, or is it back to the old ways and like 10,000 seats are still open?

I am pretty sure it is standing room only. There were 50,000 in the stands for Chipper's last three games, so I've got to believe there will be 50,000 tonight.


As someone who is hundreds of miles away and can't possibly attend, if there is even one empty seat in that stadium, please kick someone's ass for me.
 
2012-10-05 11:07:37 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark the Cards! Worse fans in baseball. Hope the 12 in 12 ends tonight.


i47.photobucket.com


I have you farkied as 'Hates the Cardinals'. Why the irrational hatred?
 
2012-10-05 11:07:44 AM

Nabb1: As someone who is hundreds of miles away and can't possibly attend, if there is even one empty seat in that stadium, please kick someone's ass for me.


5pm game in Atlanta. There are people that will be stuck in traffic until 9pm. Tomorrow.
 
2012-10-05 11:10:53 AM

bulldg4life: Nabb1: As someone who is hundreds of miles away and can't possibly attend, if there is even one empty seat in that stadium, please kick someone's ass for me.

5pm game in Atlanta. There are people that will be stuck in traffic until 9pm. Tomorrow.


I haven't lived in Atlanta in 30 years, but I've driven through enough times to know that is totally a believable scenario.
 
2012-10-05 11:20:28 AM
Postseason games don't count as far as streaks are concerned. Except for postseason streaks.
 
2012-10-05 11:21:21 AM
Cards fan here. I have never regarded myself as one of the worse fans in baseball, but I am an asshole.


Hope they beat the piss out of the Braves tonight.
 
2012-10-05 11:27:59 AM

SlothB77: idesofmarch: Hey subby, can we discuss Orioles/Rangers in there too? Or will there be a separate thread for that one? Or does that game not really matter?

the game is three hours later. you guys get your own thread.


Well OK then - usually there's one thread for the whole day.
 
2012-10-05 12:03:16 PM

Nabb1: bulldg4life: mjohnson71: Rapmaster2000: Cutting out of work early to get to my nosebleed seats at the Ted. Can't freaking wait.

So is the game sold out, or is it back to the old ways and like 10,000 seats are still open?

I am pretty sure it is standing room only. There were 50,000 in the stands for Chipper's last three games, so I've got to believe there will be 50,000 tonight.

As someone who is hundreds of miles away and can't possibly attend, if there is even one empty seat in that stadium, please kick someone's ass for me.


In 2000 a group of us road tripped down to Atlanta for game 3 of the NLDS and bought tickets right at the gate. And there were empty seats around us when we got into Turner Field.
 
2012-10-05 12:04:02 PM

funk_soul_bubby: October baseball is best baseball.


THIS!
 
2012-10-05 12:10:09 PM
Anything can happen in a one game winner take all.

/I'm sure a streaker will reveal himself at some point
//Why are there no female streakers?
///Go Cards!

JC
 
2012-10-05 12:11:51 PM

Gunny Highway: grinding_journalist: So hating the fans because of what a manager did a decade ago is cause enough? Only in sports, man.

I dont hate the Cards fans. People dislike La Russa and claim he turned a blind eye to PED use. That is a reason to dislike a team. Especially when the fans are just so gosh darn nice all the time.


I am not a conspiracy theorist by any means, but the fact McGwire can somehow make Berkman and Beltran, two players past their primes, into having seasons that they should not have, is pretty suspicious.
 
2012-10-05 12:12:34 PM
But I am of the opinion that 75% or more of players juice.
 
2012-10-05 12:19:36 PM
i282.photobucket.com

Who do you guys have tonight?
 
2012-10-05 12:26:24 PM

grinding_journalist: mjohnson71: I dare you to find more than 5 people in St. Louis who think 12 in '12 is possible. I'm just glad the Cardinals ended up over .500 with a rookie manager, no Pujols and a ton of injuries.

After last season, I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks it's impossible; the difference is believing whether it'll happen or not.


See, I was all set to defend Cards fans somewhat, but come on man.

You're in the playoffs. Acting all "wah we suck" is kind of a dick move. Especially given that the Cards limped in in 2006 and 2011 and got rings out of it.
 
2012-10-05 12:28:33 PM

Gunny Highway: [i282.photobucket.com image 480x640]

Who do you guys have tonight?


But would they wear skates or cleats?
 
2012-10-05 12:37:58 PM
i979.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-05 12:44:33 PM

The Bestest: [i979.photobucket.com image 288x285]


That took me a second, but I LOL'd.
 
2012-10-05 12:48:25 PM

Dafatone: You're in the playoffs. Acting all "wah we suck" is kind of a dick move. Especially given that the Cards limped in in 2006 and 2011 and got rings out of it.


Where did I say "wah we suck"? Yeah, we're in the playoffs. No, nobody believes it can't happen; we just have realistic expectations given the state of the team at present.

Or were you biatching at the first guy?
 
2012-10-05 12:55:57 PM

Dafatone: You're in the playoffs. Acting all "wah we suck" is kind of a dick move. Especially given that the Cards limped in in 2006 and 2011 and got rings out of it.


limping in actually seems to be the best indicator that they're World Series bound

Gunny Highway: [i282.photobucket.com image 480x640]

Who do you guys have tonight?


Hey, the Rangers have to do -something- during the lockout
 
2012-10-05 12:59:04 PM

idesofmarch: The Bestest: [i979.photobucket.com image 288x285]

That took me a second, but I LOL'd.


Took me more than a second, and still don't get it. Did I just get Massethed?
 
2012-10-05 01:00:16 PM

grinding_journalist: Dafatone: You're in the playoffs. Acting all "wah we suck" is kind of a dick move. Especially given that the Cards limped in in 2006 and 2011 and got rings out of it.

Where did I say "wah we suck"? Yeah, we're in the playoffs. No, nobody believes it can't happen; we just have realistic expectations given the state of the team at present.

Or were you biatching at the first guy?


I was biatching at the first guy, and too lazy to fix my misquote.
 
2012-10-05 01:02:12 PM

roc6783: Took me more than a second, and still don't get it. Did I just get Massethed?


If you're watching the games on TBS you'll get it.
 
2012-10-05 01:03:50 PM

mjohnson71: Nabb1: bulldg4life: mjohnson71: Rapmaster2000: Cutting out of work early to get to my nosebleed seats at the Ted. Can't freaking wait.

So is the game sold out, or is it back to the old ways and like 10,000 seats are still open?

I am pretty sure it is standing room only. There were 50,000 in the stands for Chipper's last three games, so I've got to believe there will be 50,000 tonight.

As someone who is hundreds of miles away and can't possibly attend, if there is even one empty seat in that stadium, please kick someone's ass for me.

In 2000 a group of us road tripped down to Atlanta for game 3 of the NLDS and bought tickets right at the gate. And there were empty seats around us when we got into Turner Field.


As of yesterday it was only SRO. I bought mine last week.
 
2012-10-05 01:06:49 PM

Rapmaster2000: As of yesterday it was only SRO. I bought mine last week.


there's 847 on stubhub right now, most standing room and upper pavillion.

I'm contemplating going if any decent seats drop any further in price in the next couple of hours
 
2012-10-05 01:13:10 PM
So we have a tie-breaker game between the Orioles and Rangers for the one wild-card spot in the AL and an exhibition game between the NL Wild Card, the Braves, and the far-behind wild-card-losers Cardinals.

In conclusion, play-in games are stupid in the NCAA basketball tournament and they're stupid here.
 
2012-10-05 01:14:24 PM

lunchinlewis: bulldg4life: Hudson in game 1. Minor in game 2. Medlen in game 3.

Hudson is the worst pitcher in that stretch.

Barely, I guess.

But delaying having to face Medlen is at least some bonus to getting the top seed. Although I think the Nats came pretty close to getting a win last time they faced him. The Nats' game 3 starter will be an interesting decision.



I'm having trouble remembering the scores of the games for the last series between the Nats and Braves. I just remember that the Braves swept the Nats. Do you remember how close the games were, though? I bet some of those games were brutally close -- excruciatingly close.

/Go Braves
 
2012-10-05 01:15:41 PM

JosephFinn: So we have a tie-breaker game between the Orioles and Rangers for the one wild-card spot in the AL and an exhibition game between the NL Wild Card, the Braves, and the far-behind wild-card-losers Cardinals.

In conclusion, play-in games are stupid in the NCAA basketball tournament and they're stupid here.


Yeah! and get rid of that abomination the forward pass!
 
2012-10-05 01:25:12 PM

JosephFinn: So we have a tie-breaker game between the Orioles and Rangers for the one wild-card spot in the AL and an exhibition game between the NL Wild Card, the Braves, and the far-behind wild-card-losers Cardinals.

In conclusion, play-in games are stupid in the NCAA basketball tournament and they're stupid here.


Conclusion? You've made no argument to conclude. Lot's of complaints about one game, but nobody ever says why.

Teams don't like it? Win your division. That finally means something.
Fans don't like to watch it? Wait a day.
 
2012-10-05 01:34:56 PM

The_Great_Hambino: I'm having trouble remembering the scores of the games for the last series between the Nats and Braves. I just remember that the Braves swept the Nats. Do you remember how close the games were, though? I bet some of those games were brutally close -- excruciatingly close.


I think they were pretty close. A lot closer than Atlanta came to winning the division, I know that much.
 
2012-10-05 01:46:11 PM

JosephFinn: So we have a tie-breaker game between the Orioles and Rangers for the one wild-card spot in the AL and an exhibition game between the NL Wild Card, the Braves, and the far-behind wild-card-losers Cardinals.

In conclusion, play-in games are stupid in the NCAA basketball tournament and they're stupid here.


Cubs fan's tears really are salty

JC
 
2012-10-05 01:55:17 PM

The Bestest: roc6783: Took me more than a second, and still don't get it. Did I just get Massethed?

If you're watching the games on TBS you'll get it.


Gotcha. I am not and so feel less dumb.
 
2012-10-05 02:04:39 PM

lunchinlewis: I guess most people are figuring Atlanta will move on.


Medlen pitching at home. Atlanta has to be the favorite.
 
2012-10-05 02:07:12 PM

Decillion: JosephFinn: So we have a tie-breaker game between the Orioles and Rangers for the one wild-card spot in the AL and an exhibition game between the NL Wild Card, the Braves, and the far-behind wild-card-losers Cardinals.

In conclusion, play-in games are stupid in the NCAA basketball tournament and they're stupid here.

Conclusion? You've made no argument to conclude. Lot's of complaints about one game, but nobody ever says why.

Teams don't like it? Win your division. That finally means something.
Fans don't like to watch it? Wait a day.


It penalizes the wild-card winner by forcing them to play in a play-in game against a team that couldn't even win the wild-card. Really, you needed that explained to you? This has absolutely nothing to do with winning your division and that's a straw-man argument.
 
2012-10-05 02:14:10 PM

JosephFinn: It penalizes the wild-card winner...


and?
 
2012-10-05 02:27:05 PM

The Bestest: JosephFinn: It penalizes the wild-card winner...

and?


And it's nothing more that MLB rigging a "tie" for the last playoff spot where one doesn't exist. Bud and the owners loved games coming down to the last day of the season, a do-or-die for a last spot, so they cooked this up. Oddly enough, even under the old system, Baltimore and Texas would have had to play a game to break their tie for the AL Wild Card. But in the National League, the Cardinals would have been eliminated last week. The MLB season is 162 games, plenty long enough to separate the top teams in baseball from the others. I can't fathom any reason why one team that finishes six or seven games or even more behind another team after 162 games should have that slate wiped clean and have a chance to advance based on the outcome of one game. Two divisions and the wild card in the American League really did come down to the last day, but this is just a way for baseball to grab some more cash. And if they are going to insist on this format, it is only fair to all teams to ditch the unbalanced schedules so that everyone is playing the same number of games against the same teams.
 
2012-10-05 02:37:00 PM

Nabb1: but this is just a way for baseball to grab some more cash.


Extracting the only thing you needed to say.
 
2012-10-05 02:39:06 PM
 
2012-10-05 02:44:55 PM

Nabb1: The MLB season is 162 games, plenty long enough to separate the top teams in baseball from the others. I can't fathom any reason why one team that finishes six or seven games or even more behind another team after 162 games should have that slate wiped clean and have a chance to advance based on the outcome of one game.


The Braves finished six games ahead of the Cards. But if the Cards beat the Braves in one game, they get to advance. Seems legit.
 
2012-10-05 02:50:22 PM

Nabb1: I can't fathom any reason why one team that finishes six or seven games or even more behind another team after 162 games should have that slate wiped clean and have a chance to advance based on the outcome of one game.


Well, then why should a best of 5 count? After all, 5 games out of 162 isn't really a lot either. It's all subjective, really. The whole of the playoffs can really come down to whoever happens to get hot or lucky in October - the actual format is irrelevant.

If the regular season record is what determines who is the best team (and I agree that it does), then why even have playoffs? Why not just crown the team with the best record? Imagine if there was a tie, and the winner would be decided by a playoff game - how exciting would that game be? That's how playoffs are born.

Back in reality though, the playoffs give fans a reason to root for their teams, and adding two more teams to the playoffs means two more teams worth of fans who stay involved come mid-September through October. That's good for ratings, so, yes, more money, but it's gotta be good for baseball too.
 
2012-10-05 02:52:50 PM

SlothB77: The Braves finished six games ahead of the Cards. But if the Cards beat the Braves in one game, they get to advance. Seems legit.


The Braves should've won their division then.
 
2012-10-05 03:02:53 PM

bulldg4life: SlothB77: The Braves finished six games ahead of the Cards. But if the Cards beat the Braves in one game, they get to advance. Seems legit.

The Braves should've won their division then.


I can't THIS this enough. MLB created this game for a) the Benjamins, b) the ratings (see a), and c) to give playoff-bound teams a reason to keep playing decent baseball for fans who might be priced out of playoff tickets (see a). I think I see a trend here.

I like the idea of these games, and not just because I happen to follow the one team this "helps" today. I think if there is some deserved rest needed for the postseason, it should go to teams that win more. Don't like it, maybe you should take those games in April and May a bit more seriously. Just ask Anaheim. I do wish they could make it so it's a best-of-three instead of the sudden death-like one game, but trying to fit that in with TV schedules and current labor agreements...well, you know the rest.
 
2012-10-05 03:04:31 PM

idesofmarch: Well, then why should a best of 5 count?


I've long been a critic of best-of-five when the LCS and WS are seven games. I'd advocate scaling the regular season back to 154 games the way it used to be and go with seven games in the divisional round.
 
2012-10-05 03:06:15 PM

bulldg4life: SlothB77: The Braves finished six games ahead of the Cards. But if the Cards beat the Braves in one game, they get to advance. Seems legit.

The Braves should've won their division then.


Well, that brings up the exact counter-point that supports this new format, which is to make winning the division of paramount importance. Under the old system, the only difference between being a wild card winner and being having the third-best record among division winners was seeding in the divisional round.
 
2012-10-05 03:17:12 PM

SnatchMcGillicudy: MLB created this game for


SnatchMcGillicudy: but trying to fit that in with TV schedules and current labor agreements...well, you know the rest.


That's most of it.

MLB/Bud wanted more fan interest. The owners want more money/tv revenue. The players want more people to have a shot at a championship (plus the money) while also getting rewarded for a division championship (everybody hates the Marlins WS titles).

So, you add more teams. It keeps half a dozen more fan bases excited until September and creates more buzz. But, you are left with trying to fit them in to a pretty solid structure. The owners want more playoff games, but the players aren't going to accept more games and a bunch of off-days before they get to play.

A one-game playoff is really the only thing you can decide on because all of the other solutions don't work. It's just enough to make the team burn its best pitcher, but it isn't too much to put the division winner at a disadvantage by keeping them on the sidelines for 4+ days.
 
2012-10-05 03:22:24 PM

bulldg4life: SlothB77: The Braves finished six games ahead of the Cards. But if the Cards beat the Braves in one game, they get to advance. Seems legit.

The Braves should've won their division then.


Man, I can't wait for you to tell all of us how MLB should set up the playoffs with only division winners with 3 divisions. Best record skips the first round? No, we had a pretty damn perfect system with 6 division winner and two wild cards. This play-in game is nothing but a stupid cash grab, and the Cardinals being six behind the Braves, losing the wild card, being eliminated last week and then getting another shot just proves how stupid the idea is.
 
2012-10-05 03:24:38 PM

Nabb1: idesofmarch: Well, then why should a best of 5 count?

I've long been a critic of best-of-five when the LCS and WS are seven games. I'd advocate scaling the regular season back to 154 games the way it used to be and go with seven games in the divisional round.


I could live with that, though I do like having 162 games - maybe split the difference, go 158 - that or schedule some double-headers to make up the extra days.
 
2012-10-05 03:25:44 PM

fenianfark: Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark the Cards! Worse fans in baseball. Hope the 12 in 12 ends tonight.

[i47.photobucket.com image 285x400]


I have you farkied as 'Hates the Cardinals'. Why the irrational hatred?



I do, as well.

Can't tell if he's the bastard offspring of Don Denkinger, or a Cubs fan living in central Missouri
 
2012-10-05 03:29:41 PM

SnatchMcGillicudy: bulldg4life: SlothB77: The Braves finished six games ahead of the Cards. But if the Cards beat the Braves in one game, they get to advance. Seems legit.

The Braves should've won their division then.

I can't THIS this enough. MLB created this game for a) the Benjamins, b) the ratings (see a), and c) to give playoff-bound teams a reason to keep playing decent baseball for fans who might be priced out of playoff tickets (see a). I think I see a trend here.

I like the idea of these games, and not just because I happen to follow the one team this "helps" today. I think if there is some deserved rest needed for the postseason, it should go to teams that win more. Don't like it, maybe you should take those games in April and May a bit more seriously. Just ask Anaheim. I do wish they could make it so it's a best-of-three instead of the sudden death-like one game, but trying to fit that in with TV schedules and current labor agreements...well, you know the rest.


I love baseball, but I didn't follow it much this year 'cause the Cubs were AWFUL. this my first time hearing about this one game playoff and it's WEAK. The Braves shouldn't have to play the Cardinals as stated above they have a better record, that sucks.
 
2012-10-05 03:34:50 PM

grinding_journalist: Mid_mo_mad_man: Fark the Cards! Worse fans in baseball. Hope the 12 in 12 ends tonight.

Indeed, there are worse fans in baseball.

What do you hate about Cards fans, specifically? The fact that we're rabidly passionate about a historic, respected, winning franchise in a "small market"? The fact that players, managers, and coaches around the league consistently regard Cards fans as some of the most dedicated, educated (about the game), classy fans out there?

Or is it just the fact that a flyover city in a flyover state has a good team? If you wanna hate on fans, hate on Yankees fans, as least that's fashionable.

First of all read my handle. Second I've never met a Cards fan that traveled to follow them that wasn't a drunken slob. They come to a stadium mock other teams traditions and act like jack a$&es
 
2012-10-05 03:35:26 PM

JosephFinn: Man, I can't wait for you to tell all of us how MLB should set up the playoffs with only division winners with 3 divisions.


I'm not advocating something like that (it would be impossible without some weird round-robin or re-alignment).

JosephFinn: Best record skips the first round? No, we had a pretty damn perfect system with 6 division winner and two wild cards


I agree. It was pretty good. However, I would like to see more reward for winning a division vs just being a wild card.

JosephFinn: This play-in game is nothing but a stupid cash grab


Duh.
 
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