10/20 - ALCS Game 5 - Valdez vs. Sale Redux

Ed Hillel

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In the good news department, Brian Laundrie hmight have been eaten by an alligator.
 

moonshotmanny

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They were hitting bad pitches. The pitching, while not as glamorous as the hitting, is The Thing.
This reminds me of what Jason Varitek said when he was interviewed after the Sox won the WS in 2004. He was asked how they managed to shut down the Cardinals bats as they were such good hitters. He said something along the lines of, "Good pitching will make good hitters look foolish."
 

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Smoltz has already used the word “unique” incorrectly five times in the first two and a half innings.
 

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Smoltz simply doesn't have command of the English language. But I hate watching in silence or with the audio and video out of sync.
 

reggiecleveland

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If I ever meet Smoltz I will say

UNIQUE DOES NOT MEAN DIFFERENT IT IS ONE OF A KIND
THINGS CANNOT BE VERY UNIQUE OR PRETTY UNIQUE
ALSO IF YOU PITCHED IN THE AL EAST YOUR CAREER ERA WOULD BE 4
 

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I'd still like to see a changeup or two to righties. Even if he can't command it, waste a couple off the plate just to get it in their heads.