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2012-10-26 02:27:58 PM  

Cyberluddite: Combustion: JosephFinn: And now, back to Detroit for Big Boy Baseball and modern rules.

Designated Hitter is the greatest thing in ALL of sports. Why would I pay money and spend my time to watch someone hit .071?

Oh right, it's "strategy."

Well, for one thing, because it's possible that the pitcher is the guy who gets the clutch base hit to drive in the run that knocks the "oh he can't possibly lose because he's the reigning Cy Young winner and MVP and he's the best who's ever played the game and his opponents might as well just forfeit before the game even starts" pitcher out of the game. Not that that ever really would happen, or anything, I guess, but--oh, wait . . .

[ww4.hdnux.com image 628x419] 

But yeah, you're right, it's much better to see a game with certain fielders who never hit and certain hitters who never field. (And what an absolutely amazing throw that Delmon Young, their DH playing LF, made on the hit pictured above--it really has to be seen to be believed, to fully appreciate the majesty and atleticism of the Tigers' DH.) While we're at it, why don't we move all the outfield walls in to about 250 feet in dead center, so we can have even more offensive "excitement" and "big boy baseball"?


I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

I hate the DH. Everyone who fields should bat and vice versa, just like when you played pick-up games as a kid. Having to remove a pitcher to try to get more offense makes the game more interesting, as there's more at stake with each managerial decision.

Also, most high-scoring slugfests are long and boring. NL ball tends to move faster and have more interesting and aggressive baserunning, though that's been diluted a bit with interleague play and players switching teams across leagues so often.
 
2012-10-26 02:47:17 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: RobDownSouth: I have watched that damned bunt no less than 6 times.

While all the Tigers were watching the ball, I was waiting for Pence to blow right by them and score. Was anybody covering home plate at the time?


He would have had to sneak by a bunch of Tigers with the ball sitting on the baseline. There's no way one of them doesn't notice and just picks up the ball for an instant out.
 
2012-10-26 02:47:49 PM  

netweavr: Techhell: invisible force that's helping San Fran

You mean 'roids?


Hrm. Maybe the Tigers are going through 'roid withdrawl? Never heard of 'roids giving stronger luck to go along with bigger muscles and smaller testicles, but I sort of tune out when I hear 'roids most of the time.
 
2012-10-26 02:51:45 PM  

Cyberluddite: Having said that, I thought it was stupid and reckless for the Tigers to leave Fister in the game last night after he got hit in the head (and I'm not just saying that because, as a Giants fan, I wanted him out of the game so our guys would have a better shot at getting hits, though though I did). Yeah, he looked awesome both before and after getting drilled in the head, but it's not unheard of for someone to suffer head trauma and appear to be completely fine with no apparent effects, only to suddenly drop stone dead a few hours later from an undetected brain hemmorhage. It wasn't like it was a soft liner--it was a hard shot, which bounced off his head and landed all the way out in front of the center fielder's feet (if the center fielder had managed to catch it on the fly, it would've been an out, because it never hit ground after coming off Fister's head). I thought they should've taken him out and sent him to the hospital for tests. Hell, it was only the second inning of a scoreless game--they could've brought the scheduled Game 3 starter to pitch (when a pitcher comes in to replace an injured player, he's allowed to warm up for as long as he wants), and if he checked out OK at the hospital, then Fister could've started Game 3.


Hell, it was just a month and a half ago that Brandon McCarthy ended up having life-saving cranial surgery after the same thing happened to him. That hit to Fister's head was scary as hell.
 
2012-10-26 03:08:37 PM  

Cyberluddite: Combustion: JosephFinn: And now, back to Detroit for Big Boy Baseball and modern rules.

But yeah, you're right, it's much better to see a game with certain fielders who never hit and certain hitters who never field. (And what an absolutely amazing throw that Delmon Young, their DH playing LF, made on the hit pictured above--it really has to be seen to be believed, to fully appreciate the majesty and atleticism of the Tigers' DH.) While we're at it, why don't we move all the outfield walls in to about 250 feet in dead center, so we can have even more offensive "excitement" and "big boy baseball"?


Almost as bad as the Raul Ibanez LAWN DART 
 
2012-10-26 03:11:19 PM  
I will not be content until the Giants are 3 games up, it's a brazillion to none, it's the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs and 1 strike left
 
2012-10-26 04:17:06 PM  

gunther_bumpass: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I've never cared less about a World Series than this one. I can't put my finger on the reason why.

I know why! It's because all your fingers are currently busy being IN YOUR OWN BUTT!!!!


is that frowned upon?
 
2012-10-26 04:20:09 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: Cornelius Dribble: RobDownSouth: I have watched that damned bunt no less than 6 times.

While all the Tigers were watching the ball, I was waiting for Pence to blow right by them and score. Was anybody covering home plate at the time?

He would have had to sneak by a bunch of Tigers with the ball sitting on the baseline. There's no way one of them doesn't notice and just picks up the ball for an instant out.


And there was nobody out. I agree it wouldn't have been the logical move to make, but we are talking about Hunter Pence, after all.

And it would have been fun to watch.
 
2012-10-26 04:41:52 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: I will not be content until the Giants are 3 games up, it's a brazillion to none, it's the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs and 1 strike left


Well, nowadays, I'd be content in that situation even if it was half a brazillion to nothing--it's not like Dusty Baker is still the Giants' manager!
 
2012-10-26 04:44:44 PM  

SECSManiac: Almost as bad as the Raul Ibanez LAWN DART 


I've never seen that one before. Thanks, I literally LOLed.
 
2012-10-26 04:46:13 PM  

justneal: gunther_bumpass: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I've never cared less about a World Series than this one. I can't put my finger on the reason why.

I know why! It's because all your fingers are currently busy being IN YOUR OWN BUTT!!!!

is that frowned upon?


Not in and of itself, but like many things the context is important to consider.
 
2012-10-26 05:55:17 PM  

Cyberluddite: SECSManiac: Almost as bad as the Raul Ibanez LAWN DART 

I've never seen that one before. Thanks, I literally LOLed.


Credit goes to the good folk at Lookout Landing. They have an entire section dedicated to Ibanez' "defense".
 
2012-10-26 06:33:43 PM  
I missed the first two games due to work(Tigers fan). I occasionally nab the newspapers of the old folks I work with, and read an article about how the WS coming to Detroit in 2006 brought over $70 mil to the city in business, probably even more this year(assuming it goes at least 5 games). I know it's fun to make fun of Detroit, but can you honestly come up with another city with a MLB team that needs that kind of scratch in a more serious way?

Win or lose, the Tigers are doing a great thing for the city of Detroit.

Also, I'd like to point out that tomorrows high in Detroit is 53 F.

Sunday is 51 F.

The Giants are used to playing in cold weather, right?
 
2012-10-26 06:43:32 PM  

Scruffinator: Also, I'd like to point out that tomorrows high in Detroit is 53 F.
Sunday is 51 F.
The Giants are used to playing in cold weather, right?


Sounds like average weather for a midsummer night game at AT&T Park--the average high for July is 66, with an average low of 53--though the wind makes it feel colder at many night games. Actually, most years (though not necessarily this one) the warmest weather in SF is right about now--mid-September through mid-October.
 
2012-10-26 07:06:11 PM  

Cyberluddite: Sounds like average weather for a midsummer night game at AT&T Park--the average high for July is 66, with an average low of 53--though the wind makes it feel colder at many night games. Actually, most years (though not necessarily this one) the warmest weather in SF is right about now--mid-September through mid-October.


Right, but that's the high for the day--I'd argue between 3 and 5pm. It's an 8:07 start tomorrow, 8:37 Sunday. It'll be in the low 50's, maybe high 40's by game time. That combined with 420' to CF. honestly I think it's going to be hell on both teams.

At any rate, I'd argue that the Tigers as a team are more acclimated to playing in the cold weather than the Giants. If only because they live in the area.
 
2012-10-26 07:50:32 PM  

Cyberluddite: Exactly, which is why the 7th game of the World Series should be decided by a home run derby if it's tied at the end of 9 innings.


Thread's dead (stupid hurricanpocalypse preparations taking me away from the intarwebz!) but I wanted to say:

DON'T YOU FARKIN DARE GIVE SELIG IDEAS.

Also: Upgrading your farkie from "Giants fan" to "is apparently in my head re: the ladies' league and the dh". The radio guys told an anecdote (I haven't tracked down "CITATION, PLEASE," but the Googles might help anyone who doubts it): Apparently the Giants played the -second- world series... after winning the NL, they didn't see any reason to play the second-tier team that won the AL in the first one.

But I may have misheard the tale, or something. I'm stickin' to it, though, 'cuz I like how it sounds. : )

Everything else of interest has been said in this thread. Personally, I was pretty much sick to my stomach with the Fister impact, and I really feel like things like that should be met with excess precaution -- Giant or Tiger, a line drive to the noggin should be an immediate removal from the game, and any "he's so tough" commentary should be squelched. I truly hope he's absolutely fine, but if he is, they dodged a bullet, and shouldn't be setting "just leave him in there" examples for things like that. I know, I know, "they're professionals," but there is a -bit- of example setting there, at all levels.

Don't get sending Fielder, but I can see the reasons, and the throws were -fantastic- or he'd'a been safe.

I am just glad the local feed is available -- if I have to hear more "Verlander got unlucky!" or "Zito got lucky!" I'd be at risk of throwing heavy things at the tv.

Go Giants! But, more than anything else, let's keep seeing hard-fought but sportsmanlike play, and *neither* team winning because an opponent got hurt.  (Along those lines, I am quick to point out that Fielder could have Cousins'ed Posey on that play, and there would have been people who defended him. I don't know much about him, but I'm willing to say, "I think I like that guy" for not barreling into him shoulder-to-head in some ridiculous way -- his slide in that situation was athletic and competitive, but classy and sportsmanlike. If that's how he plays / lives all the time, he'd be more than welcome on the SF roster, to me.)
 
2012-10-26 08:00:22 PM  

SFSailor: Apparently the Giants played the -second- world series... after winning the NL, they didn't see any reason to play the second-tier team that won the AL in the first one.


Yes, in 1904, John McGraw & the Giants refused to play the Boston Americans in the World Series. That's after Boston beat Pittsburgh in the Series the previous year.

There's actually a wiki article about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1904_World_Series
 
2012-10-26 08:16:27 PM  

Disaster Transport: When sports media jumped on the Tiger bandwagon after they swept the Yankees... it didn't make any sense to me. I mean the Yankees absolutely sucked in that series and the Tigers were able to suck less. A


Weird, I never saw the media jump off the Yankee bandwagon. Even at the games while the Yankees were getting slaughtered, they would have the camera on A-Rod/the coach or whatever for 20-30 seconds at a time - while the game was going on and he was in the dugout.
 
2012-10-26 09:37:36 PM  

SFSailor: I am quick to point out that Fielder could have Cousins'ed Posey on that play, and there would have been people who defended him.


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if prince had done that, he would have been out of the baseline.
 
2012-10-26 10:21:21 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: SFSailor: I am quick to point out that Fielder could have Cousins'ed Posey on that play, and there would have been people who defended him.

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if prince had done that, he would have been out of the baseline.


Ichrio would've scored there.
 
2012-10-26 10:40:30 PM  

Scruffinator: Cyberluddite: Sounds like average weather for a midsummer night game at AT&T Park--the average high for July is 66, with an average low of 53--though the wind makes it feel colder at many night games. Actually, most years (though not necessarily this one) the warmest weather in SF is right about now--mid-September through mid-October.

Right, but that's the high for the day--I'd argue between 3 and 5pm. It's an 8:07 start tomorrow, 8:37 Sunday. It'll be in the low 50's, maybe high 40's by game time. That combined with 420' to CF. honestly I think it's going to be hell on both teams.

At any rate, I'd argue that the Tigers as a team are more acclimated to playing in the cold weather than the Giants. If only because they live in the area.


What's the high in the summer for Detroit? Summer in SF isn't a whole lot (if any) colder than most places in late Fall and early winter. The Giants have been playing in 50 degree weather for months now.

Heat, on the other hand, is a much bigger problem for them. They looked terrible in a mid summer, brutal hot trip through DC and (IIRC) Pittsburgh.
 
2012-10-26 10:47:41 PM  

The Bestest: Ichrio would've scored there.


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if going past home plate is out of the baseline. it isn't.
 
2012-10-26 10:53:43 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: Scruffinator: Cyberluddite: Sounds like average weather for a midsummer night game at AT&T Park--the average high for July is 66, with an average low of 53--though the wind makes it feel colder at many night games. Actually, most years (though not necessarily this one) the warmest weather in SF is right about now--mid-September through mid-October.

Right, but that's the high for the day--I'd argue between 3 and 5pm. It's an 8:07 start tomorrow, 8:37 Sunday. It'll be in the low 50's, maybe high 40's by game time. That combined with 420' to CF. honestly I think it's going to be hell on both teams.

At any rate, I'd argue that the Tigers as a team are more acclimated to playing in the cold weather than the Giants. If only because they live in the area.

What's the high in the summer for Detroit? Summer in SF isn't a whole lot (if any) colder than most places in late Fall and early winter. The Giants have been playing in 50 degree weather for months now.

Heat, on the other hand, is a much bigger problem for them. They looked terrible in a mid summer, brutal hot trip through DC and (IIRC) Pittsburgh.


I was at those DC games. Holy balls was that miserable -- I don't know how they played at all... there were people passed out all over the place, etc. A big, fat demerit for the DC operation: Massive AC in the home dugout, none in the visitor's or the visitor announcers'. Given what I spent on water, next year I'm just going to pick a weekend and go to SF!

Also, nice Posey pic, but had he been leveled, I guarantee there'd be people defending it.

Go Giants!

/ also, mobile replying needs some love
 
2012-10-26 10:55:30 PM  
those plays can't even be compared. the fat prince didn't even think would be tagged out. no anticipation of a tag. anywho.



it's a shame baseball will end by next Wednesday. looking forward to nov 13th. 9:30 PM.
 
2012-10-26 11:07:36 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: nov 13th. 9:30 PM.


I Googled that date and time to figure out what you were excited for. Needless to say, I am a little disappointed. Link
 
2012-10-26 11:15:53 PM  

Gilliam317: What_Would_Jimi_Do: nov 13th. 9:30 PM.

I Googled that date and time to figure out what you were excited for. Needless to say, I am a little disappointed. Link


LOL no that isn't what i was referring to.
 
2012-10-26 11:19:42 PM  

Cyberluddite: Britney Spear's Speculum: I will not be content until the Giants are 3 games up, it's a brazillion to none, it's the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs and 1 strike left

Well, nowadays, I'd be content in that situation even if it was half a brazillion to nothing--it's not like Dusty Baker is still the Giants' manager!


When i read "Dusty Baker" it was like hearing the greggors go off when someone says "Haman" during Purim.
 
2012-10-26 11:20:09 PM  
I wouldn't be surprised if the Prince got a little chin music next game and hopefully all the rest. Cleats up at home with Posey, OK, I guess. Just baseball. The hard slap tags on easy outs at first are uncalled for. Just ugly inexcusable play. The runners knew it in advance, they were warned. So Prince, in the off season, you get to go back to your cardboard box under the freeway.
 
2012-10-26 11:25:40 PM  

smells_like_meat: Cleats up at home with Posey, OK


did you see the screen grab i posted? he was no where near being cleats up on posey.
 
2012-10-27 12:08:40 AM  

Cyberluddite: Britney Spear's Speculum: I will not be content until the Giants are 3 games up, it's a brazillion to none, it's the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs and 1 strike left

Well, nowadays, I'd be content in that situation even if it was half a brazillion to nothing--it's not like Dusty Baker is still the Giants' manager!


*sob*

/Reds fan
//watched Cueto pitch many gems late into the game
///in MAY AND JUNE
 
2012-10-27 12:31:01 AM  

JosephFinn: And now, back to Detroit for Big Boy Baseball and modern rules.

You sir are an ass!
 
2012-10-27 12:36:37 AM  
The extent of an American League manager's decision making.

mlb.imageg.net
 
2012-10-27 11:01:10 AM  
I thought the Tigers would take it in 5, now i'm just hoping we dont get swept. It's been fun watching the Giants, they have very likeable players who seem to actually enjoy what they're doing. Maybe it's just so noticable because we just got done playing the Yankees.
 
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