Tuesday, October 17, 2006

NLCS Game 5 Live-Comment

I just wanted to set up a post for the NLCS Game 5 tonight. And, for the evening, I leave you with these words of foreshadowing from new Cubs manager Lou Piniella from his introduction today:

''Curses. Come on.''

Famous last words.

21 comments:

Dan Mega said...

Does it really matter who wins? The World Series has become the American League versus AAAA!

Todd Ching said...

It's amazing that the only commentator I can stand is Luis Gonzalez, who is doing his what, 8th game in the booth?

Not sure what's worse, the Holiday Inn ads with Joe Buck, or Tim McCarver's... well... existence...

-Todd (Boston)

kmv9 said...

McCarver is definitely the worst thing ever, at least Buck gets names right...

kmv9 said...

I might get the specifics wrong here so correct me if I do.

During Game 4 Beltran sets up to bunt and McCarver completely rips him saying something like:

"You don't want Beltran bunting in this situation, he's earning $119 million over 7 years to hit the ball, not to bunt it"

Isn't that why some teams fail? No one is willing to do the dirty work. Bunting is a key to the game. If anything, it messes with the fielders and pitching at least.

ChrTh said...

@kmv9: Yeah, he'd probably say something like that. Ty Cobb, of course, would've called McCarver a "Goddamn fucking moron". It's not about doing dirty work so much as it is about creating scoring opportunities, and you do it anyway you can.

On another note, has anyone explained why Morgan Freeman is in the Mets dugout? "Get busy living, or get busy dying"?

Todd Ching said...

I'm sure if Derek Jeter, or as I like to call him "Captain, out of the Playoffs" would bunt, he would say that's why he's earning those millions, because he's a team player.

Nothing will ever beat the "Brandon Arroyo and Pedro Martinez will start game two" comment during the 2004 ALCS.

Keithsrk said...

If the Cardinals don't score another run, up 3-2, bases loaded nobody out, they can forget about this game.

Keithsrk said...

Gag!....Cards leave 'em loaded.

Todd Ching said...

keithsrk, if the Cards lose, you totally pulled a Shanoff Jinx... we'll see if the curse applies to his entire blog now...

Keithsrk said...

Aren't I jinxing the Mets?

Keithsrk said...

BTW - think Steinbrenner is enjoying the Weaver / Rogers show in this postseason?

kmv9 said...
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kmv9 said...

Have the Cardinals been that good, or have the Mets just been that bad?

GuyInTheCorner said...

everyone's been saying that the ratings for the playoffs are down and wow

look at this thread! 10 comments? most making fun of announcers (rightfully so)?

how the mighty have fallen

R.I.P.
Baseball's Popularity Lies Here
"Does anybody here know how to play this game?"
answer: No, they don't it's quad-A ball or some call it the NL

Brian in Oxford said...

It's a mighty long subway from Detroit to St. Louis....there's a stupid opening Fox could use....some guys from St. Louis digging a tunnel with spoons, explaining it as making sure there's still the subway series everyone wanted.

Although to be honest, I'm not sure the Mets are done.

nyc-steelers fan said...

Yo, guyinthecorner; not a lot of comments for this thread last night because baseball fans were actually WATCHING the game. Who sits around watching the game with one eye and the computer screen with another, when there is a close, taut game, with the potential for drama in every at-bat? (that the Mets unfortunately couldn't get the big hit in.)

Gary said...

I love baseball, but I just can't watch the national league (not just because they are bad).

I've never been able to get into the national league, the style of game is such a contrast from the AL, which I am used to watching that it seems like a different sport almost.

I watched most of the ALCS, none of the NLCS.

Do other people feel this way...i.e., if your team is in the AL, the NL seems weird and vice versa? Just curious

nyc-steelers fan said...

i'm the opposite, gary, but totally understand where you're coming from. I occasionally catch a yankee's game, and know quite a bit about the red sox and yankees players (and tend to dislike them all), but the rest of the AL is pretty much unknown to me. Once a NL player leaves for the AL, I tend to have an interest in how they play for a bit (I could root for Abreu and, RIP, Lidle for this year), but then eventually stop caring much for them (same with Sheffield, Vlad, and Ivan Rodriguez). So I watched only glimpses of the ALCS, and will root for whoever plays the Tigers in the WS, even if its the cards, who I've been rooting against furiously the past several days...

FutureLegendVinceYoung said...

I agree with everyone about McCarver, I have never liked the guy. He comes off very condescending in his analysis. For some reason because he caught for Bob Gibson he thinks he knows more than anyone about baseball. I am also not a big fan of Joe Buck's he reminds me of the know it all in class that you just want to beat the shit out of.

My favorite part of the game last night was when LaRussa pinch hit Chris Duncan so it was lefty v. lefty. McCarver did not understand why LaRussa was doing this and sure enough Duncan goes yard. To McCarver's credit he did make light of his comment after the homer.

GuyInTheCorner said...

ok answering the answer to my post where it was said that no one posted cause they were watchin the game....

did u see the comments for bears-cardinals?!??!?

people were commenting while watchin that! don't tell me baseball is too fast paced to comment during

and the whole point of the post was that no one was watching (ratings are WAY down) and it's because the NL is now quad-A

GuyInTheCorner said...

oh and oh yeah i forgot something

just cause la russa pinch hit duncan lefty-lefty doesn't mean he's a genius it means he made a dumb move and it worked out

this is the same man who switched pitchers in the top 8 and didn't take fat ronny belliard out in the double switch with aaron miles but then doing it two outs later when he brought in wainwright

so it had the same affect on the batting order but he had the slow guy in the field for 2 more outs and don't forget Degado got on cause Belliard didn't get him at first causing the situation to bring wainwright in

so basically AL managers do almost nothing after fillin in the line-up card and NL is slightly more complicated cause of that zany double switcharoo thing and he pretty much screwed that up