ALDS: Yankees versus Indians (Non-Yankees Fan Version)

Jordu

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I wish Smoltz would do a better job explaining what it means to get behind the fastball. It's clear that Chapman, while throwing the same speed, has been more effective than he was earlier in the year. Would love to better understand why.
My guess is that he means keeping the hips closed a little longer and shortening the stride. Too quick to open and too long a stride makes a pitcher wild high.

But what the hell do I know?

I hope in the ninth the Chapman melts down.
 

twibnotes

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I also want Manfred to run out onto the field screaming, "Waaaiiiit, waiiiiit! Stop the game! I have some very important news...", before revealing a positive PED test and lifetime ban for Didi Gregorious on national TV.
And then a zombie version of George Steinbrenner runs out of the dugout like pine tar angry George Brett and has to be gunned down by the authorities
 

twibnotes

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My guess is that he means keeping the hips closed a little longer and shortening the stride. Too quick to open and too long a stride makes a pitcher wild high.

But what the hell do I know?

I hope in the ninth the Chapman melts down.
I thought it might have something to do with spin - idea being 101 mph with a lot of spin is harder to hit than 101 without much spin.

(Your guess could be right...just saying whatever it is, I think it affects rotation)
 

Doc Zero

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Look I know this is the MFY @ CLE game thread but I can't stop thinking about how dogshit we played in the ALDS.
 

djbayko

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Imagine if Kimbrel had done his job and held the Astros in check, the Red Sox win that game on a walk off inside the park home run, the stadium might have imploded from the crowd noise.
If Kimbrel held game would've only been tied by Devers. Still awesome tho.
 

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I also want Manfred to run out onto the field screaming, "Waaaiiiit, waiiiiit! Stop the game! I have some very important news...", before revealing a positive PED test and lifetime ban for Didi Gregorious on national TV.
I was thinking of that earlier. He barely hit Aaron Sanchez' weight for Arizona.
 

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God damn I hate every last one of these motherfuckers. Let's just say if North Korea had a baseball team I'd root for them over the MFY.