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What is the point of having instant replay if you are not not permitted to use it on plays that could be fixed. Umpires got foul tip 3rd strike calls wrong twice in yesterdays Cubs game. Rizzo called out on strikes after he tipped the ball. Grandersons swing and miss on a 3rd strike wrongly called a foul tip. Neither play reviewable.

To make matters worse, earlier in the series, when instant replay was used to change the out at home call on the Contreras tag to a safe call, instant replay got it wrong. Disappointing.

Luckily, none of those calls changed the outcome of any game. My rant is over.

VM
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Originally posted by Vino Me:
What is the point of having instant replay if you are not not permitted to use it on plays that could be fixed. Umpires got foul tip 3rd strike calls wrong twice in yesterdays Cubs game. Rizzo called out on strikes after he tipped the ball. Grandersons swing and miss on a 3rd strike wrongly called a foul tip. Neither play reviewable.

To make matters worse, earlier in the series, when instant replay was used to change the out at home call on the Contreras tag to a safe call, instant replay got it wrong. Disappointing.

Luckily, none of those calls changed the outcome of any game. My rant is over.

VM


The same thing happened in Game 2 of the ALDS and a bad call cost the Yankees the game.
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Originally posted by TPEwinedrinker:
Thank God the Nationals got rid of Dusty Baker. Truly one of the worst managers I have ever seen to last as long as he did, with a multitude of front running teams he could never make the right calls with. Hopefully it will be the last time someone kicks the tires on him.


Liked Dusty personally, but not a huge fan of him as a manager, especially in the post season. My question is, who's on the market who's significantly better? I'm drawing blanks... Hope the Lerners and Rizzo have a plan, as opposed to a wing and a prayer.

PH
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Both teams have won every elimination game this year. That will change tonight. I have a bottle of Dom 2005 in the refrigerator. I sure hope I don't have to put it back in the cellar.


Too bad about the 2017 Yankees and the 2005 Dom.
Hard to figure which was colder.......the Yankee bats or the Champagne.

Given their respective youths, there is some likelihood that both will be excellent next year.
Red sox manager fired after two consecutive seasons finishing first. Both years they were 24 games over .500
Girardi fired by Yankees. Three first place finishes. This year the wild card, and went to game 7 of the ALCS.
Dusty Baker fired by Nationals. Two seasons and finished 1st both times.

I am not sure I understand this.
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Originally posted by irwin:
Red sox manager fired after two consecutive seasons finishing first. Both years they were 24 games over .500
Girardi fired by Yankees. Three first place finishes. This year the wild card, and went to game 7 of the ALCS.
Dusty Baker fired by Nationals. Two seasons and finished 1st both times.

I am not sure I understand this.


Me neither. I have no idea who the Yankees will go to.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
He will manage next year if he would like.


No doubt, but a cushy broadcasting gig might appeal. He's young enough that I'm guessing he'll stay in the dugout for now. I give the Nats an 80% chance of landing him unless the Lerners stay irresponsibly frugal. We'll see.

PH


I heard his son is an excellent athlete in high school and he may choose to take a couple of years off to better enjoy this time in his life.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
What a jerk! What happened to sportsmanship and the belief that ridiculing your opponent was not proper? When Jimmy Brown scored a touchdown, he let the ball drop in the endzone and ran back to the sideline. Mickey Mantle put his head down and ran around the bases. Julius Erving and Bill Russell never rubbed it in.


the only sport with sportsmanship is golf. Players call penalties on themselves. They congratulate each other for winning. It's not universal, but nearly so.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I know I have been spoiled with Scully and the rest of the Dodgers TV crew but Buck and Smotlz are terrible.


Agree on Buck and Smoltz, but I never liked Scully. I thought he sounded like a robot. Best baseball broadcaster, IMO, is Jim Kaat. He blends experience with wit and intelligence.

Without a dog in this race, it's a very exciting series.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I know I have been spoiled with Scully and the rest of the Dodgers TV crew but Buck and Smotlz are terrible.


Agree on Buck and Smoltz, but I never liked Scully. I thought he sounded like a robot. Best baseball broadcaster, IMO, is Jim Kaat. He blends experience with wit and intelligence.

Without a dog in this race, it's a very exciting series.


Up here in Canada we have Buck Martinez who covers the Blue Jays during the regular season. So far he's doing a great job with this World Series.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Kershaw has a 4 run and a 3 run lead and completely spits the bit, much less can’t even give your team 5 innings.

A great regular season pitcher. The conversation stops there. Frown
Except the first game against the Astros when he went 7, gave up only 3 hits and struck out 11 against the best offense in baseball. He has not matched his regular season highs in the playoffs for sure but the narrative that he hasn’t been effective at all in the playoffs is false.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Kershaw has a 4 run and a 3 run lead and completely spits the bit, much less can’t even give your team 5 innings.

A great regular season pitcher. The conversation stops there. Frown
Except the first game against the Astros when he went 7, gave up only 3 hits and struck out 11 against the best offense in baseball. He has not matched his regular season highs in the playoffs for sure but the narrative that he hasn’t been effective at all in the playoffs is false.


Unfortunately, he has proven thus far to be nothing more than a career postseason .500 pitcher with a postseason ERA of 4.50.

Too pedestrian and too unreliable. Maybe he can help coming out of the bullpen since he failed to even get out of the 5th inning in his last start.

FUN series thus far!
Was at the game tonight. The crowd was just out of their mind to start the game and then before you could blink it was 5-0 and our balloon was popped. Astros are a great young team and will be tough to beat if they can get some more pitching depth.

The future for the Dodgers is bright as well with lots of young guys and some nice prospects in the pipeline. Overall a great season that came up one game short. Congrats to Houston.
Great 5 game series...not surprisingly, after the epic game 5, the final two were really dull...a reminder of why I don't watch any baseball from April through September anymore.

For the life me, though, I don't know why Roberts didn't start Kershaw...he had only pitched a total of 11 innings in the previous two starts...Bob Gibson pitched three complete games in the 1967 WS!
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Originally posted by Wino90210:
For the life me, though, I don't know why Roberts didn't start Kershaw...he had only pitched a total of 11 innings in the previous two starts...Bob Gibson pitched three complete games in the 1967 WS!
Because Kershaw isn't Gibson? Confused Kershaw gave up 6 runs in the last time he pitched.
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Originally posted by Wino90210:
For the life me, though, I don't know why Roberts didn't start Kershaw...he had only pitched a total of 11 innings in the previous two starts...Bob Gibson pitched three complete games in the 1967 WS!
Because Darvish was great his first 2 starts this postseason and Kershaw just got his ass kicked by Houston 3 days ago.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by Wino90210:
For the life me, though, I don't know why Roberts didn't start Kershaw...he had only pitched a total of 11 innings in the previous two starts...Bob Gibson pitched three complete games in the 1967 WS!
Because Darvish was great his first 2 starts this postseason and Kershaw just got his ass kicked by Houston 3 days ago.


The NL had not seen Yu much, but the Astros knew him very well. Yu never got out of the second inning against Houston in either of his two starts. LA could never recover from his two dreadful starts.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by Wino90210:
For the life me, though, I don't know why Roberts didn't start Kershaw...he had only pitched a total of 11 innings in the previous two starts...Bob Gibson pitched three complete games in the 1967 WS!
Because Darvish was great his first 2 starts this postseason and Kershaw just got his ass kicked by Houston 3 days ago.


Darvish didn't make it out of the second inning in his previous start against the Astros...so the "Kershaw had just gotten hammered argument" doesn't really hold.

If I had two pitchers coming off poor starts, I'll take the three time cy young award winner/former mvp certain hall of famer EVERY TIME!

My point is that if Roberts had Kershaw available and ready to pitch, why wouldn't he start him?
Next year's Marlins line-up

1. Guy no one has ever heard of CF, league minimum
2. Guy no one has ever heard of 2B, league minimum
3. Guy no one has ever heard of 3B, league minimum
4. Guy no one has ever heard of 1B, league minimum
5. Guy no one has ever heard of LF, league minimum
6. Guy no one has ever heard of SS, league minimum
7. Guy no one has ever heard of RF, league minimum
8. Guy no one has ever heard of C, league minimum
9.Guy no one has ever heard of P, league minimum
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Next year's Marlins line-up

1. Guy no one has ever heard of CF, league minimum
2. Guy no one has ever heard of 2B, league minimum
3. Guy no one has ever heard of 3B, league minimum
4. Guy no one has ever heard of 1B, league minimum
5. Guy no one has ever heard of LF, league minimum
6. Guy no one has ever heard of SS, league minimum
7. Guy no one has ever heard of RF, league minimum
8. Guy no one has ever heard of C, league minimum
9.Guy no one has ever heard of P, league minimum


Ozuna - next one gone
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Next year's Marlins line-up

1. Guy no one has ever heard of CF, league minimum
2. Guy no one has ever heard of 2B, league minimum
3. Guy no one has ever heard of 3B, league minimum
4. Guy no one has ever heard of 1B, league minimum
5. Guy no one has ever heard of LF, league minimum
6. Guy no one has ever heard of SS, league minimum
7. Guy no one has ever heard of RF, league minimum
8. Guy no one has ever heard of C, league minimum
9.Guy no one has ever heard of P, league minimum


Ozuna - next one gone


Its amazing how quickly the new owners have blown any good will they had for getting Loria out.

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