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2012-10-26 12:55:36 PM  
4 votes:

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 . . .

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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"?
2012-10-26 09:17:39 AM  
2 votes:
Here's hoping there's some magic in Comerica park for the Tigers, like the magic the Giants had in their two wins. Seriously, it's like the Tigers not only have to beat the great Giants players but some invisible force that's helping San Fran. Each time the ball is put into play I'm thinking "What's going to happen this time? Is there going to be that single minuscule divot in the infield that the line drive is hit and bounce inexplicably foul instead of out for a double? Is the ball going to bounce just far enough in front of the pitcher that he can't field it in time to throw the runner out at first? Is the ball going to go forward off the bat then because it's spinning in an odd way, is it going to bounce BACK to the catcher and make it an easy out at home?"

I don't know if the Tigers would have won either of those games without the weirdness, but damn.
2012-10-26 06:33:43 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:11:19 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:51:45 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:54:03 PM  
1 vote:
Oftentimes you hear people (me included) saying, "Team X didn't win that game, Team Y lost it." Meaning that the losing team was so bad that a group of 12-year-olds could have beaten them.

The opposite happened last night. The Giants earned that win. The whole night was one hell of a fight, tight, close, and intense. Both teams showed why they were in the World Series, and in the end, the Giants were able to defeat one hell of a team.

I'm a huge Giants fan, but goddamn, the Tigers looked great last night. The fielding for both teams was amazing, able to shut down some incredible batters. I pity the people not watching because their teams aren't playing, because they're missing a damn good Series.
2012-10-26 11:51:33 AM  
1 vote:
if we lose on saturday, no way does verlander not get the start on sunday
2012-10-26 11:48:42 AM  
1 vote:
And now, back to Detroit for Big Boy Baseball and modern rules.
2012-10-26 11:44:55 AM  
1 vote:

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

You mean 'roids?

I'm sure nobody in the Tigers lineup has ever used PEDs.
2012-10-26 10:57:51 AM  
1 vote:

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: I only caught segments of the game, but what was the Detroit 3rd base coach thinking in that 2nd inning? Why would you try and score your 300lb runner from 1st base with no outs?

O has struggled so Gene tried to force the issue and it took a perfect relay to get him. A throw to Posey's right and Prince scores. I have no problem with being aggressive in the second inning.
2012-10-26 10:30:14 AM  
1 vote:
I only caught segments of the game, but what was the Detroit 3rd base coach thinking in that 2nd inning? Why would you try and score your 300lb runner from 1st base with no outs?
2012-10-26 10:24:44 AM  
1 vote:
That was a great pitching duel last night. Props to Fister for being a tough dude and taking a line drive off the noggin and still throwing. Some of the best pitching Splat has seen in awhile. Fun game. Go Giants.
2012-10-26 12:56:07 AM  
1 vote:
As a Giants fan, I have to give props to the Tigers' porno-named pitcher, Fister. Dude pitched one hell of a game--especially after taking a f*cking line drive to the head in the second inning, and he didn't deserve to lose. Bumgarner was even better, though, and deserved the win.

So this means the Giants' 3 and 4 starters have beaten the Tigers' "unbeatable" 1 and 2 starters, and the Giants now get to pitch their two best against the Tigers 3 and 4 starters. It ain't over by a long shot, but I'm sure feeling good.
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