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(Deadspin)   Dividing by Zero, All-Star Game style: Tim McCarver reciting lyrics to Enter Sandman while Prince Fielder hits a triple   (deadspin.com) divider line 38
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2013-07-17 09:06:55 AM  
Why would you call that a save situation? I mean, yeah if stayed in for two innings, but noone thinks that way.
 
2013-07-17 09:07:04 AM  
What are sports blogs going to do with themselves when they don't have Tim McCarver to make fun of next year? Bleacher Report might have to close up shop.
 
2013-07-17 09:08:18 AM  
I didn't watch last night
Why on earth was Tim McCarver quoting enter sandman?
 
2013-07-17 09:12:03 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: I didn't watch last night
Why on earth was Tim McCarver quoting enter sandman?


ES is Mariano Rivera's entrance song for his warmups.

Rivera just completed his work in the bottom of the 8th inning, and in typical Fox coverage, was doing the usual knob-slobbing long after the event (Rivera's play) was over.
 
2013-07-17 09:15:45 AM  

jayhawk88: Bleacher Report might have to close up shop


I'm failing to see a problem
 
2013-07-17 09:22:59 AM  
The horror...the horror...

________________

I caught the interview with McCarver on PTI yesterday.
I thought he had some great takes and nice perspective on the game.

Where does that guy go when he gets into the booth?
Booth Tim & Joe Buck are lower circle of hell level torture.
 
2013-07-17 09:24:07 AM  

LessO2: Rivera just completed his work in the bottom of the 8th inning, and in typical Fox coverage, was doing the usual knob-slobbing long after the event (Rivera's play) was over.


Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.
 
2013-07-17 09:30:03 AM  

kronicfeld: LessO2: Rivera just completed his work in the bottom of the 8th inning, and in typical Fox coverage, was doing the usual knob-slobbing long after the event (Rivera's play) was over.

Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.


Any pitcher could have gotten three outs in three pitches, and they still would have given the award to Rivera.
 
2013-07-17 09:36:05 AM  
Sure, the All-Star game was more of a Mariano Rivera retirement jamboree, but I'm ok with that.
 
2013-07-17 09:51:38 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: The horror...the horror...

________________

I caught the interview with McCarver on PTI yesterday.
I thought he had some great takes and nice perspective on the game.

Where does that guy go when he gets into the booth?
Booth Tim & Joe Buck are lower circle of hell level torture.


Agree.  I've always enjoyed McCarver tv show where he has one guest.

I rarely watch baseball anymore, I was a huge baseball fan growing up but the business side of baseball drove me away after multiple strike years. I still go to minor league games.  I tried to watch last night's game. What a droll fest over New York baseball history and very little about the players other than the biggest names in the game.

Here you have players getting up to bat and all these fools can talk about is how new york subway is the largest in the US and how it close all the stadiums used to be to each other, meanwhile the player who earned his spot on the All Star teams has had 2 or 3 pitches thrown to him and nothing about the why the player is part of the team.

If Joe Buck just did the play by play it would be good, he isn't bad at play by play but why do the Networks think they have to give us mindless dribble throughout the entire game.

I'm growing so tired of the major professional sports broadcast.
 
2013-07-17 09:55:21 AM  
Rivera far from "deserved" the MVP, but who actually cares?

He's my favourite player of all time. Hope the Yanks can make a push for the playoffs to give him one last chance.

/Not looking likely
 
2013-07-17 09:55:23 AM  

VvonderJesus: Sure, the All-Star game was more of a Mariano Rivera retirement jamboree, but I'm ok with that.


Yeah, me too. He earned it. Even the MVP award.

/O's fan.
//I thought it was funny, before the MVP was announced and they were like, "I wonder who will get it? Machado? Mo?" Yeah, like there was any doubt.
 
2013-07-17 10:01:44 AM  

VvonderJesus: Sure, the All-Star game was more of a Mariano Rivera retirement jamboree, but I'm ok with that.


There's always one guy on the way out - Ripken, Ozzie Smith, Mo - and when we know about it in advance, those guys tend to get the ol' slob-ola.

I'm more OK with it for a guy like Rivera (even though I farking hate the Yankees) than I'd be for a guy like Jeter or A-rod.
 
2013-07-17 10:09:24 AM  

Dr Dreidel: I'm more OK with it for a guy like Rivera (even though I farking hate the Yankees) than I'd be for a guy like Jeter or A-rod.


I think Jeter will have earned it as much as Ripkin did*. A-Rod? Fark him with a broken bat handle.


*Not that I think he'll get the chance. I've went on record right after he broke his ankle as stating that he'd play a few games after coming back from the ankle, then decide it's time to hang 'em up. So far, that looks to be coming true. Kind of sad really; he deserved better. But pride always comes before the fall.
 
2013-07-17 10:34:26 AM  
Rivera without a doubt deserves the sendoff that he is getting this season.  He is the best closer of all time, and will probably be for some time to come.  Yes, I am a lifelong Yankees fan, but when Ripken retired, I was all for the same thing.  Same with Kirby Puckett.  When you have a player who has so dominated the game for such a long time as Rivera, it is only proper to send him off with a bang.
 
2013-07-17 10:40:20 AM  
When Fielder hit that triple I was thinking that somewhere out there in the wide, wide world at that very moment there was a guy completely freaking out because on a whim he'd put a couple bucks down on Prince being the first player to triple in the game, at something like 800-1 odds...
 
2013-07-17 11:06:44 AM  

jayhawk88: Bleacher Report might have to close up shop.


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2013-07-17 11:16:53 AM  
Joe Mauer called a great game for most of those pitchers. And he got a hit. MVP!
 
2013-07-17 11:40:38 AM  
At one point McCarver declared Mike Trout's hometown of Millville, New Jersey "equidistant" from New York City and Philadelphia.  Equidistant obviously means different things in McCarverspeak.  Millville, deep in the heart of South Jersey, lies less than 50 miles from Philadelphia and over 100 miles away from the Big Apple.  McCarver earns extra dumdum points as he played a number of seasons with the Phillies.
 
2013-07-17 11:43:47 AM  

jayhawk88: What are sports blogs going to do with themselves when they don't have Tim McCarver to make fun of next year? Bleacher Report might have to close up shop


Joe Buck isn't going anywhere.
 
2013-07-17 11:44:23 AM  
Prince Fielder hit a triple?  did the guy in right field die?
 
2013-07-17 12:15:14 PM  

kronicfeld: Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.


It's almost like the All-Star Game is not a serious game.
 
2013-07-17 12:21:18 PM  

ManateeGag: Prince Fielder hit a triple?  did the guy in right field die?


Took a flying leap to catch the ball on the fly.  Failed dismally.  Took several seconds for the second baseman to field the ball rolling around on the ground.
 
2013-07-17 12:25:17 PM  

ManateeGag: Prince Fielder hit a triple?  did the guy in right field die?


Almost - he ran up and took a dive for it, but missed, and the CF had to chase it down. They still almost got him on the throw, mainly because Fielder didn't shift from "trot" to "run" until he was almost to first.
 
2013-07-17 12:51:02 PM  

Cagey B: kronicfeld: Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.

It's almost like the All-Star Game is not a serious game.


Try telling that to Ichiro.
 
2013-07-17 12:56:43 PM  

Cagey B: kronicfeld: Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.

It's almost like the All-Star Game is not a serious game.


And yet it decides home field advantage in the world series.  Because that makes sense.
 
2013-07-17 01:03:46 PM  

rcantley: Cagey B: kronicfeld: Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.

It's almost like the All-Star Game is not a serious game.

And yet it decides home field advantage in the world series.  Because that makes sense.


I like the fact that there's incentive, lest we get the MLB version of the Pro Bowl.
 
2013-07-17 01:13:09 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Cagey B: kronicfeld: Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.

It's almost like the All-Star Game is not a serious game.

Try telling that to Ichiro.


That is awesome.
 
2013-07-17 01:39:36 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Cagey B: kronicfeld: Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.

It's almost like the All-Star Game is not a serious game.

Try telling that to Ichiro.


or Pete Rose
http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=5766041
 
2013-07-17 01:41:47 PM  

JusticeandIndependence: I didn't watch last night
Why on earth was Tim McCarver quoting enter sandman?


http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=28928745
 
2013-07-17 03:09:22 PM  

rcantley: And yet it decides home field advantage in the world series.  Because that makes sense.


Did you complain about it during the 100 years where "what year it is" determined HFA in the WS? Because I never heard anyone complain about that. So what the f*ck does it matter if the ASG determines it?
 
2013-07-17 03:21:28 PM  

IAmRight: rcantley: And yet it decides home field advantage in the world series.  Because that makes sense.

Did you complain about it during the 100 years where "what year it is" determined HFA in the WS? Because I never heard anyone complain about that. So what the f*ck does it matter if the ASG determines it?


Honestly, I think that makes more sense than making an exhibition game decide it because Bud Selig was embarrassed one year.
 
2013-07-17 03:23:36 PM  

rcantley: IAmRight: rcantley: And yet it decides home field advantage in the world series.  Because that makes sense.

Did you complain about it during the 100 years where "what year it is" determined HFA in the WS? Because I never heard anyone complain about that. So what the f*ck does it matter if the ASG determines it?

Honestly, I think that makes more sense than making an exhibition game decide it because Bud Selig was embarrassed one year.


one of the bigger boners in baseball.
 
2013-07-17 03:30:25 PM  

IAmRight: rcantley: And yet it decides home field advantage in the world series.  Because that makes sense.

Did you complain about it during the 100 years where "what year it is" determined HFA in the WS? Because I never heard anyone complain about that. So what the f*ck does it matter if the ASG determines it?


Well, it kind of matters since home-field advantage has a small, but observable impact on likelihood of victory. Alternating years was probably the fairest possible way to determine HFA for the Series, since over time it prevents any sort of structural advantage or penalty associated with playing in a particular league.

Also, I'm not sure what kind of argument "well, no one complained about it, therefore we should change it" is.
 
2013-07-17 03:36:47 PM  

Cagey B: Also, I'm not sure what kind of argument "well, no one complained about it, therefore we should change it" is.


A fallacious one, specifically Argumentum ad Ignoratiam.
 
2013-07-17 03:41:17 PM  

Cagey B: Also, I'm not sure what kind of argument "well, no one complained about it, therefore we should change it" is.


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2013-07-17 04:02:36 PM  

Cagey B: Well, it kind of matters since home-field advantage has a small, but observable impact on likelihood of victory. Alternating years was probably the fairest possible way to determine HFA for the Series, since over time it prevents any sort of structural advantage or penalty associated with playing in a particular league.


I would point out that regular season baseball has pretty much nothing to do with how a World Series is managed, especially a Game 7, so any discussion of HFA throughout the years is basically irrelevant.

Cagey B: Also, I'm not sure what kind of argument "well, no one complained about it, therefore we should change it" is.


The argument is that it didn't matter when it was decided by nothing; why pretend it matters now? It could be decided by which city's residents are in better shape. By fan vote. It really doesn't f*cking matter.

rcantley: Honestly, I think that makes more sense than making an exhibition game decide it because Bud Selig was embarrassed one year.


Well, if people wouldn't have gotten all pissy about the tie, then he wouldn't have doubled down on it. I kinda like that baseball fans just find ways to get mad about the stupid sport they like, and whatever is done to fix it makes them MORE upset, no matter what it is or how insignificant a change it is.

/but then, these are people who, 40 years later, STILL decry the designated hitter
 
2013-07-17 04:30:22 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: rcantley: Cagey B: kronicfeld: Shocker, he also got the MVP. For pitching one inning. After Scherzer, Sale and Moore all had better innings. The slobber-fest continues unabated.

It's almost like the All-Star Game is not a serious game.

And yet it decides home field advantage in the world series.  Because that makes sense.

I like the fact that there's incentive, lest we get the MLB version of the Pro Bowl.


That's never been a problem in baseball.  This was a response to the tie game fiasco, which was in fact a fiasco.  And a response to Barry Bonds hugging Torii Hunter, which upset old white people who don't like watching black people have fun.

Bonds hit a ball over the wall.  Hunter leaped over the wall and caught it.  But they smiled so they weren't "trying" enough.  Ugh.
 
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