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Let’s Get This Party Started Right (Right On)

Let Dem Playoffs Begin.

Braves-Cards are the early game. Rangers-O’s are the late one.

We’ll be watching.

Let’s Go Base-ball!

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91 comments

1 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 4:14 pm

Oh that's right there's a Molina in the post season. Everyone beware.

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2012 4:59 pm

Jazz Kids "Sports Day" this morning at their nursery school..thank Mo for the MLB "app" on my phone! Go Go..Orioles!

3 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 5:11 pm

Could be Chipper's last game. Sadly, he overthrew a toss to second on a potential DP resulting in 1st and 3rd no out, and Craig just doubled to make the score 2-1 Atlanta, and the Cards have 2nd and 3rd, no outs. Molina up.

4 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 5:14 pm

Well with 2nd and 3rd, no outs, St. Louis scores 2 runs on 'productive outs'. Why can't we do that?

5 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 5:15 pm

Now 2-2 on a Molina grounder and now 3-2 Cards on a sac fly. Nice situation hitting, 2 runs on 2 outs. If the score stands it would be Chipper's last game due to his error. Hopefully his team picks him up.

6 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 5:22 pm

[4] OYF. are you with the Yankee organization?

My preference is for Chipper to keep playing a few more games, and take the World Champion descriptive away from the Cards. Chop Chop.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 5:45 pm

Oh, man, Holliday ripped that one.

8 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 5:49 pm

[7] A screamer HR. The Braves must answer now. Chipper leading off.

9 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:02 pm

Braves playing sloppy.

10 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:05 pm

A Real shame if an Error in Chipper's last game costs the Braves the PS. Didn't Holiday have an expensive error... what?... last year? And Hammy had a huge error in Texas's last game. It's gotta be tough to have that happen to you.

11 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:06 pm

Man... Turner carries some serious ass around with him.

12 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:09 pm

[11] A 1% we can admire.

13 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:11 pm

The Braves are not so noble tonight. Another error and run.

14 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:27 pm

Some life left in the Braves.

15 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:31 pm

[6] Let me get back to you. I'm on the phone with Hal.

16 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:35 pm

Chipper hacking at the first pitch for a grounder to second not so good. Stranding runners at 2nd and 3rd. At least he wasn't booed like Arod would have been.

17 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:48 pm

tying run.

18 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:54 pm

WHAT‽ Calling infield fly rule 50 feet in the outfield? That is BS. Ugly call against the Braves. Fans tossing trash in the field. This is not what's expected from the genteel South. There will be at least a 5 minute delay to pick up the trash.

19 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 6:58 pm

Well, there's something new. Holy crap, the announcers are saying the fans are out of control but this would have been the same response at any park to such a pivotal and horrendously bad call.

20 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:00 pm

Terrible call. I guess anything short of the warning track is an infield fly. And the SS backed off so the outfielder could take it. That call MUST be reversed, if for no other reason then it was called WAY late.

21 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:03 pm

Didn't Ken Boyer play on the Braves?

22 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:04 pm

If the fans keep this up, the Braves could forfeit the game. Chipper should come out on a the PA and tell them to stop.

23 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:06 pm

[21] My memory as a 7 year old; he was a Cardinal, and hit that Grand Slam to snatch the game 6 victory and the WS from the Yankees who lost in game 7.

24 monkeypants   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:10 pm

How can this possibly be a reviewable call? What's the friggin' delay?

25 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:10 pm

OK, just saw the replay. Turrrible call, as Shaq would say.

26 JeremyM   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:11 pm

[25] Charles Barkley says turrible :)

What an awful, awful call. Pathetic.

27 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:11 pm

[24] Fans throwing hundreds of bottles and cans on the field.

28 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:14 pm

The passion of a post season series played in one game. Not what Selig expected.

29 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:15 pm

What's up gang? Bases drunk for the Braves. Let's go Bourne. I hate the Cardinals.

30 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:16 pm

[26] D'oh! Thanks. Hope the baseball gods make it right.

31 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:17 pm

Nope

32 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:21 pm

If the Braves lose, there will be mayhem at that stadium and parking lot.

Chipper needs to somehow chill them out.

33 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:26 pm

Yeah, they'd better have extra security just to get the players off the field.

34 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:26 pm

[23] Was that '64? Boyer won the MVP that year.

35 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:27 pm

By the way, the O's could win this one tonight of course, but I expect the Rangers to whup 'em.

36 JeremyM   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:28 pm

[35] Agreed. Wondering what the umps wills crew up in that one though.

I wonder if Joe Torre thought he was getting a nice cushy job? The heat is on now.

37 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:29 pm

[23] Yup. Brother Clete (what a great baseball name) was not happy.

38 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:30 pm

37 really for {34}

39 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:32 pm

Chipper might end his career with a broken bat infield single.

40 monkeypants   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:33 pm

Gift call for Chipper?

41 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:33 pm

Chipper was out, but better to be safe.

42 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:33 pm

Dumb play by the 2nd backman. Chipper was't running, and he had tons of time to set himself and make a normal throw.

43 JeremyM   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:33 pm

Yeah, they couldn't call him out there and expect to live- though he appeared to be out.

44 monkeypants   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:34 pm

[42] Yep.

45 JeremyM   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:35 pm

[44] He wanted to be Jeter with the jump throw.

46 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:36 pm

Somebody PLEASE shave that guy!

47 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:38 pm

The Cards are an 88 Win team.

48 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:41 pm

Under protest. Yeah. Sure. What's Torre gonna do?

49 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:43 pm

BOOOOOO!!!!!!

50 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:44 pm

[48] He'll say it's a judgment call, not subject to being overturned.

51 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:49 pm

O's already up.

52 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:50 pm

[50] He called it WAY late, about when the ball dropped. That tells you he was very unsure.

53 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:51 pm

Chime in guys. Who would you rather the Yankees play?
I think Texas is the better team, but with Yu going tonight, I think the O's might give us a harder time.

54 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:53 pm

[52] Yeah, but is Torre really going to do a pine tar do over? Maybe more replay for next year but I don't see replaying from there tomorrow.

55 rbj   ~  Oct 5, 2012 7:57 pm

[53] How about 27 innings.
Infield fly!

56 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:01 pm

[53] No chance. I am pretty sure the Yankees have lost to every team I hoped they would play in the post season since 2001.

57 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:02 pm

Texas is a slumbering giant, and will attack if poked. They gotta be pissed losing the division in the last week. I think the Yankees are better off playing the O's.

58 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:04 pm

OK.... now I want to play the O's.

59 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:04 pm

[57] Plus, it's crab season in Maryland.

Too bad Reynolds hit in the hand.

60 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:06 pm

Reynolds still in? I would think they would want to treat that hand... make sure he doesn't miss more time.

61 The Hawk   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:12 pm

I've always said football is a game made up of infield fly rules ... Tonight makes it seem even more true. Very football vibe after that call in the previous game.

That said, I'm glad the Braves lost.

62 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:25 pm

Buck has such a straight face. There he was cracking up Brian Roberts but kept a stone face. That's good.

63 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:26 pm

Darvish has a good cutter now to the lefties...

64 bags   ~  Oct 5, 2012 8:45 pm

goodness. these announcers are deeply annoying.

65 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 9:08 pm

And this rate Yu will go 8 easily.
Which means the O's will lose.

66 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 9:11 pm

Oh, those double plays.

67 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 9:31 pm

That there is one impressive start for Joe Saunders.

68 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 9:32 pm

Is there a better manager this year than Buck? He can be infuriating, as one of the founding disciples of mix and match pitchers. But identifying and riding the young hot talent all year; he has been amazing.

69 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 9:38 pm

Josh Mamilton:
He finished the first two months of the season with 21 homers and 57 RBIs and an outrageous OPS of 1.185.
Over the next 2 months he battd .202.
It seems Hamilton simply can not help himself from swinging at pitches out of the zone, and he LOVES the first pitch, almost regardless of where it is.

This year, slightly less then 1 out of 3 pitches throw to Josh were strikes.

He can be gotten out rather easily, as he refuses to walk.
If you don't get silly and try and challenge him, and keep the ball out of the zone, he is relatively harmless.

If this guy was selective, he would post Barry Bonds numbers.

This year, with pitchers refusing to throw him strikes, he walked 60 time.
For perspective, Robbie walked 61 times.

70 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 9:38 pm

Darvish has a lot of neck opportunity to get a kink. He is a quite the pitching specimen.

71 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:04 pm

Man, looking like the O's are going to take this.

72 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:05 pm

[69] Interesting, someone should council him. His hitting might be his last unsupervised recklessness.

73 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:17 pm

[72[] They have. EVERYDAY. He simply can't help himself.
He doesn't feel the fans want him to walk.
He doesn't feel walking adds to hs legend.
The article I read said he hit so many tremendous HRs during batting practice, that he gets lost in the fan reaction, and they take him out and make him take his BP in a cage that isn't in view.

He just has to swing the bat.
"There's a part of him that still hears the words his father, Tony, told him before the Rays made Josh the No. 1 pick of the 1999 draft: Son, you're the best who ever played this game."

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=joshhamiltoneticket

74 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:21 pm

Rangers O playing small. Now, Hamilton with another big ab...

75 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:23 pm

And I don't think he'll do anything but make an out.

76 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:24 pm

Looks like Unfinished Business in Baltimore...

77 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:37 pm

If that article on Hammy is correct (and it seems to have hime pegged), he ain't gonna age well.

78 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:42 pm

Great AB. Easy to strike out on that pitch.
I guess it's the O's.
These motherfuckers are pesky as hell.

79 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:43 pm

This could be the final dagger for Texas. It is.

80 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:44 pm

Machado is a good looking hitter. F Texas. F Baltimore. And F Buck. lol....
Can't wait til' Sunday.

81 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:45 pm

80) Agreed on all counts.

Say Goodnight, Texas.

82 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:47 pm

Home field didn't mean much in both the games tonight. I guess it wouldn't in one isolated game.

83 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:52 pm

Will Buck smile after they Win?

84 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:53 pm

Starting Sunday, let's make Buck feel like he always looks. Maybe it's Botox?

Hail to O's, a lot of breaks went their way, and now playing at a high level. Yankees will crush them, and should not fall victim to Buck's aura.

85 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:55 pm

Any chance Baltimore signs Hamilton?

86 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:57 pm

Come on! David Murphy? Not to be.

87 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:58 pm

Bring on those dirty stinkin' birds! May the Yanks blow up Camden Yards' scoreboard.

88 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 5, 2012 10:59 pm

Ron Washington, bridesmaid.

89 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2012 11:14 pm

Just checking the highlights. That Infield Fly call was terrible! Fans have a right to riot, players too. Total disgrace of a call.

90 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2012 11:15 pm

Well done Orioles! Real excited for this series.

91 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 6, 2012 5:30 am

Yanks will treat Camden Yards like a Wiffle Ball field. Word. Crush it boys.

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