Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Answer: A sweep would be nice. Tough to do, but still, nice.
Yesterday's game -- if it had been a loss -- would have seemingly sucked the spirit out of the team; the game would have made the list of ugly 8 that I've compiled (games we should have won this season -- e.g., the game where we led Baltimore 4-0 and 8-4). Yesterday, we had a 2-0 lead with runners at 2nd and 3rd and frankly there was really no excuse getting to the last strike behind.
I was driving with my son when Mo gave up the 3rd run to the A's and felt my shoulders slump forward. We stopped for a few minutes before the bottom of the inning and when Christian got thrown out, I sat there just feeling miserable about our chances, particularly when Jorge grounded out next.
Pulling that game out of the fire was pretty sweet. I hated having the game get into the fire in the first place, but maybe that was the kind of game we needed to win -- in the manner in which we won -- to inspire some sort "chip on the shoulder" "we can do it" mentality. Whatever. I'll take it.
Let's go Yan-kees!
Jeez, A-Rod had absolutely no chance except if Sweeney had made a terrible throw. What the???
i wonder if there's a way to determine the ratio of runners scoring vs runners gunned down, when there's a play at the plate
maybe the hardball times does something like that ...
at least andy came out with a puropse
I guess Molina gets a free pass today, huh? We can't call him a turd or anything?
Wait, that's impossible, I'm the only one here.
32 I thought it was over the plate; maybe high by this year's incorrect standards, as you intimated.
By the way, am I the only one who set up a function key to type 'Duchscherer'? But I haven't used it except for this comment.
Actually Flash and Leiter are pretty good too.
37 probably - look at dimelo's nice abbreviation 30
It was really odd. We'd stop at a location and then find out what happened. After leaving the Zoo, Mo gave up the tie. As we went into the museum of art, Giambi was coming up. We came back out and Christian fell down. Cano doubled and we went into the ASHOF; we walked out and it was a tie. I stood in the museum of flight wondering what the hell was going to happen, but caught the "walk-off" on the way home.
I think the way we listened to the game was about as disjointed as the game was actually played. Topsy Turvy day.
I don't even think a ball has been hit his way or am I just pretending that we are playing with 8 players?
Bad average and high obp, same number of dingers, wait....
WOW!!!! The Stache!!!!
67 (1) Snacks will sneak a few twinkies and a couple sips of vanilla extract prior to his start tomorrow; and (2) they won't because they're poly.
72 Yes, the reason is that Duchscherer has been pitching in the bigs for like ten years.
76 Uh, no. Cust draws a lot of walks.
Masterful game by Andy. If we could just get a reliable #4 starter (McCutcheon, Aceves, or IPK), we might have a shot at this thing. Of course we still need some damn offense.
Mr. Rivera, I apologize for the things I was muttering under my breath in the car yesterday...sir.
How often in consecutive games is there a walk off HBP and then a walk off CS?
A-Rod maybe saves a tie there, whew!
95 Mo in a save situation the day after a bad appearance?? Money, baby, nothing to worry about.
Meanwhile, TB is down by 2 after 5.
And how freakin' good has Molina been for us!
Still can't get over Andy Pettitte. Damn, he was good.
If the fielder has made the
catch and drops the ball while in the act of making a throw following the catch, the ball shall
be adjudged to have been caught. In establishing the validity of the catch, the fielder shall
hold the ball long enough to prove that he has complete control of the ball and that his
release of the ball is voluntary and intentional.
nothing about hands reaching into anything ... that might some sort of additional interpretation added by umpiring crews, or just something chip caray made up, who knows
i tend to think that the above language also argues for a safe call in this particular case, but it's less cut and dry than originally stated.
Whoa. It's exactly like trying not to think about a pink elephant!
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