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(Yahoo)   Cardinals @ Braves. Kyle Lohse vs Kris Medlen. Can the Cardinals snap the Braves 23 consecutive Medlen starts winning streak? First pitch 5:07pm EST   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Kyle Lohse, Kris Medlen, Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Mike Matheny, Turner Field, Adam Wainwright, Whitey Ford  
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302 clicks; posted to Sports » on 05 Oct 2012 at 5:24 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-05 07:34:52 PM  
2 votes:

The Bestest: Shrugging Atlas: First, as a Cardinals fan let me say I farking hate this 1 game play in shiat, I don't care what the score of the game is now or the outcome. This game no more feels like a playoff game than one in June. I guess I'll get used to it eventually but I'll never understand why a sport that revolves entirely around series decides to go with this bullshiat sudden death gimmick.

If not for the new format, your Cardinals wouldn't even be here.

Right, which is why I stated I was a Cardinals fan. That's how much I can't farking stand it.

You have a sport that is entirely predicated on series...through the entire regular season and through the entire playoffs. It's built into the sport. The strategy around who to pitch when, matchups, etc. I love it.

The playoff setup was even number of teams, a 5 game division series and a 7 game league and world series. Good stuff. And as each of those 4 teams on each side clinched near the end of the season they got to party and celebrate knowing another series awaited them at the end of the season.

Now, you take all that but in between the playoffs and the regular season you drop this completley bizarre and out of place 163rd game. It has no place. Teams that 'clinch' a spot in this game do what exactly? Celebrate the lottery ticket they just got? And let's not forget what happens if two teams tie for that second spot... they have to play a play in game for the play in game. What the fark? It's just absurd.

Look, if MLB wanted to generate more money and/or punish the Wild Card team by making them play more and fark up their rotation, then make it a three game series like teams play all year long. And don't allow 1 game tie breaker games for the second with the best head to head record, division record, etc makes it in. Everyone else goes home. That saves you time. You'd add very little length to the playoffs, MLB gets their extra pile of money, and the division winners get to rest up. But faaaaarrk single game elimination games.
2012-10-05 10:04:45 PM  
1 vote:
I was out to dinner during this game, but could see a TV from the table. I didn't have commentary or anything though. It was obvious that something was up, but I could not figure out what everyone was upset about. Even when they were showing the replay, I couldn't figure it out. I did have a momentary thought that they might have called the infield fly rule, but dismissed it because it seemed so dumb.

That's terrible, terrible umpiring.
2012-10-05 09:21:25 PM  
1 vote:

steamingpile: Sucks he had to lose to those cheating cards!

JK, kind of......

Holy shiat, I just looked at your profile and saw that you're from Atlanta. I just figured you to be a troll, but this is actual genuine butthurt we're seeing.

Please tell us how the Cardinals 'kind of' cheated! This should be amazing....
2012-10-05 09:16:58 PM  
1 vote:

El_Perro: ("ordinary effort" will vary based on who's coming out to make the play, and it's tough to make that call until you see the guy's effort)


I've mostly been lurking, but this is VERY wrong. From the rulebook:

ORDINARY EFFORT is the effort that a fielder of average skill at a position in that league or classification of leagues should exhibit on a play, with due consideration given to the condition of the field and weather conditions.

Ordinary effort (by the rulebook) does not care who the actual fielder is. In fact, the comment to the rule points out:

This an objective standard in regard to any particular fielder. In other words, even if a fielder makes his best effort, if that effort falls short of what an average fielder at that position in that league would have made in a situation, the official scorer should charge that fielder with an error.

It doesn't matter what Kozma's effort was; it matters what the average SS would've done there.
2012-10-05 08:40:19 PM  
1 vote:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: silgryphon: Shrugging Atlas: FARK YES!

In all seriousness though, sorry Braves fans in this thread. This is a shiatty way to go out.

Yeah it was, I can see the comments on the AJC blogs to fire Freddie tommorow

They had their shots.

Ya, the errors cost them. The bad call was just the kick in the nuts
2012-10-05 08:38:19 PM  
1 vote:
Ehhhh now I'm done with baseball St Louis sucks, nats are homos and the entire AL are full of women who doesn't know how to play real baseball.
2012-10-05 08:37:35 PM  
1 vote:

In all seriousness though, sorry Braves fans in this thread. This is a shiatty way to go out.
2012-10-05 08:31:48 PM  
1 vote:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: puffy999: The All-Powerful Atheismo: I do not think he's a great player.

A very good player for a long time. Nothing wrong with that... be thankful he wasn't a Yankee, because the hype would've been Jeter-like.

He's been good and he's got longevity but what I've seen has seemed Jeter-like which is why I am indifferent. He isn't as good as they say.

Ask Mets fans how good hemis.
2012-10-05 08:08:45 PM  
1 vote:
get chipper out there on the PA and tell Atlanta to grow up. What a way to possibly go out.
2012-10-05 08:06:43 PM  
1 vote:
Anyone else find it a bit amusing that they showed a ton of Bud Light bottles on the field with the overlay of the scoreboard Presented by Budweiser?
2012-10-05 08:02:03 PM  
1 vote:

jbc: Stay classless, Braves fans.

Ordinarily Brave fans are quiet and boring. I am proud of them tonight. They have turned into Red Sox fans.
2012-10-05 07:55:14 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-05 07:50:57 PM  
1 vote:
My brothers relation to Chipper playing poorly:

If it had been against the mets, he would be 4-4 and would have flown across the field to make the unassisted double play.

Funny part is it is true.
2012-10-05 07:10:36 PM  
1 vote:
This is one hell of a meltdown, and I know meltdowns.

/cubs fan
2012-10-05 03:04:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:07:37 AM  
1 vote:

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

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I have you farkied as 'Hates the Cardinals'. Why the irrational hatred?
2012-10-05 09:39:20 AM  
1 vote:

mjohnson71: So what's Albert Pujols doing today?

Counting his money, staring at his two world series rings.
2012-10-05 09:33:20 AM  
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