ALDS Game Thread

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rembrat said:
 
Ugh? Sir I don't think you understand how epic a Blue Jay/Royals ALCS will be. 
No, it's not that.  I'm happy the Royals are winning, but still wanted an exciting 9th.  Now it's more "Ho-hum"
 

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For games that weren't close in the end, this was an epic day of baseball.  I fucking love this time of year.  Playoff innings all week and weekend plus football plus hockey plus the NBA looming.  Best time of the year.
 

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strek1 said:
 
 He pitched good tonight but I'd rather pass on him.  We have plenty of inconsistent guys already.
 
Anybody can have a bad stretch of baseball.
 
Hell, Lester had fucking 1.5 bad years of baseball before putting it together mid 2013.
 

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God that throw by Moreland was awful.  That wasn't on Andrus.  And then Odor takes a shit route on that soft fly ball.  What a horrific fielding inning by Texas there.
 

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God that throw by Moreland was awful.  That wasn't on Andrus.  And then Odor takes a shit route on that soft fly ball.  What a horrific fielding inning by Texas there.
True on both of those.
 
The boot initially by Andrus was not pretty, but it happens on grounders even to the best of infielders.
 
The flat out drop on the throw from Beltre at 3b by Andrus on the other hand....ugly.
 

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The flat out drop on the throw from Beltre at 3b by Andrus on the other hand....ugly.
 
Did it seem as though he should have held the glove the other way? On slo-mo, it looked as though he was caught in between
 

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how can it be fake if the account is verified?
That tweet is real. He sent it out when they were up 6-2 in the seventh inning on Monday. There was a lot of discussion about it on Tuesday.
 

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soxhop411 said:
Barry Svrluga ‏@barrysvrluga  3m3 minutes ago
Sam Dyson on The Flip: (1/2): “Jose needs to calm that down, just kind of respect the game a little more. He’s a huge role model for ..."
 
Barry Svrluga ‏@barrysvrluga  2m2 minutes ago
Dyson (2/3): "the younger generation that’s coming up playing this game, and I mean he’s doing stuff that kids do in Wiffle ball games ...
 
Barry Svrluga ‏@barrysvrluga  2m2 minutes ago
Dyson (3/3):  " ... and backyard baseball. It shouldn’t be done.”
 
White guy angry at brown guy for "disrespecting the game." Where have I heard this before....
 
Pitch better, asshole, and you won't see any bat flips. It's not like the blast was important or anything....oh wait, it was pretty fucking important.
 
I only wished Bautista had gone, picked up the bat, and flipped it again. Fuck Hamels and fuck Dyson and fuck the Rangers. Baseball is supposed to be fun.
 
And fuck the Cardinals, just because.
 

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Smiling Joe Hesketh said:
White guy angry at brown guy for "disrespecting the game." Where have I heard this before....
 
Pitch better, asshole, and you won't see any bat flips. It's not like the blast was important or anything....oh wait, it was pretty fucking important.
 
I only wished Bautista had gone, picked up the bat, and flipped it again. Fuck Hamels and fuck Dyson and fuck the Rangers. Baseball is supposed to be fun.
 
And fuck the Cardinals, just because.
I found this to be enjoyable.
 

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Smiling Joe Hesketh said:
 
White guy angry at brown guy for "disrespecting the game." Where have I heard this before....
 
Pitch better, asshole, and you won't see any bat flips. It's not like the blast was important or anything....oh wait, it was pretty fucking important.
 
I only wished Bautista had gone, picked up the bat, and flipped it again. Fuck Hamels and fuck Dyson and fuck the Rangers. Baseball is supposed to be fun.
 
And fuck the Cardinals, just because.
Seriously. If you don't like, don't give up the HR. Hamels and Dyson are why baseball sucks and Bautista is why it is awesome.
 

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Smiling Joe Hesketh said:
 
White guy angry at brown guy for "disrespecting the game." Where have I heard this before....
 
Pitch better, asshole, and you won't see any bat flips. It's not like the blast was important or anything....oh wait, it was pretty fucking important.
 
I only wished Bautista had gone, picked up the bat, and flipped it again. Fuck Hamels and fuck Dyson and fuck the Rangers. Baseball is supposed to be fun.
 
And fuck the Cardinals, just because.
 
"And SJH flips his bat into the stands. This has gone too far, dammit!"
 

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rembrat said:
 
Papi pulls out the FU bat flip when he's pissed. The O's and Rays have gotten it.
 
The best I've ever seen from him was in the WBC in 2006.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNZlB3748Y4
 
Such style.
 

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mikeford said:
I guess y'all missed the part where the gov took to his personal account, replied to that tweet and called himself an imposter?
 
 
foulkehampshire said:
 
Yeah that's where I was confused on this.
The first time Soxhop posts a screencap of a tweet instead of the actual tweet and this is the fall out!
 

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allstonite said:
 
He should respect message boarding. Act like he's posted before
 
And another thing: if the Rangers are so concerned about setting a role model for kids playing the game, then maybe they shouldn't have fielded like Hellen Keller with a broken leg and a stroke in the bottom of the 7th inning. Want to be a role model? Catch the goddamn ball better.
 
Christ. I just flipped the chair in my office.
 

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Smiling Joe Hesketh said:
 
And another thing: if the Rangers are so concerned about setting a role model for kids playing the game, then maybe they shouldn't have fielded like Hellen Keller with a broken leg and a stroke in the bottom of the 7th inning. Want to be a role model? Catch the goddamn ball better.
 
Christ. I just flipped the chair in my office.
 
I haven't seen a performance by an infielder like Andrus' in the bottom of the seventh since the last time I watched Eight Men Out
 

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Between the Papelbon-Harper incident and now this, I feel like we're finally reaching an inflection point with the "respect the game" bullshit. Like Papelbon, Dyson has his defenders, but they are few and far between.
 

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maufman said:
Between the Papelbon-Harper incident and now this, I feel like we're finally reaching an inflection point with the "respect the game" bullshit. Like Papelbon, Dyson has his defenders, but they are few and far between.
At least Dyson didn't choke Joey Bats. I agree all this "respect the game" stuff is silly, but Pap took it a stage further.
 

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three points
 
1) Rich Eisen (angry, middle aged white guy, i guess) made the point today that when the NFL put the clamps on excessive celebration, part of the reason was that the league had received what Eisen called "thousands" of letters from youth league coaches asking for help because the kids emulated the antics they saw on the field in the NFL and the youth coaches were having trouble controlling the actions of their teams. Buy that if you want, but Eisen went onto say whether the bat-flip craze finds its way to youth leagues -- where the lack of coordination of younger players could lead to a bat flip that could hit or injure someone.
 
2) The instant exuberance of the Bautista flip, I thought, was in the heat of the moment, and I liked it. Yet somehow, Dyson's comments are being treated as whining because his team lost. This was an immediate reaction from Dyson -- not, like Bud Norris, a response to an interview question away from the heat of an emotional defeat. Dyson was also in the heat of the moment, even in the locker room afterwards. But his team lost, so it's okay to pile on?
 
3) Fans in Toronto threw things onto the field AFTER the home run -- as if to be a punctuation mark to what had just happened. Cause and effect. Should batters start turning bat flips and home run trots into orchestrated events, what's to stop fans from littering the field whenever something exciting happens?
 
To repeat, I had no problem with the bat flip ... in and of that particular moment. But what it might lead to is something to consider.