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Playoff Matinee

This afternoon we’ve got two NL games: Cards at Nats and then Giants at Cincy.


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Tags:  2012 NLDS  2012 playoffs

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1 Ben   ~  Oct 10, 2012 11:46 am

Alex Karras died, after suffering with what he considered football induced dementia. Sad.

2 rbj   ~  Oct 10, 2012 12:04 pm

[1] RIP

3 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 10, 2012 12:09 pm

[1] He had dementia, and was part of the class action suit against the NFL, but he died of kidney failure.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 10, 2012 12:20 pm

Mongo only pawn in game of life.


5 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2012 12:49 pm

nats really missing strasburg. down 4-0 early...

6 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 10, 2012 1:12 pm

Oh, Edwin...

7 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2012 1:19 pm

chris carpenter is really impressive.

8 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 10, 2012 1:31 pm

Anybody catch Pete Rose's Jeter predictions via Joe Pos on Sports on Earth?


I agree with Rose that Jeter won't catch him. Notice how he says Jeter won't do it because a) he wants to be a Yankee, and b) because the Yanks care about winning too much to play him at 1B or LF when he's no good anymore.

I guess Rose is just admitting that he only got the record because he was allowed to play LF and 1B when he wasn't any good anymore for teams that didn't try to win. Thanks Pete, that pretty much sums it up! And who was that manager that didn't care about winning, again?

I mean look at what Rose did for the Phils in 1983. He was 42 and the worst player in the NL. Among qualified regulars, he had the lowest WAR (-1.7), 2nd lowest wRC+ (66) and third lowest wOBA (.273).

Somehow the World Series bound Phils played that guy for 151 games. Somehow, he was allowed to stick around for another 1000+ ABs in the big leagues. Of course his phony record is untouchable.

Can you imagine Jeter wanting to keep playing for another 3 years after the being the very worst player in the entire league?

9 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 10, 2012 1:37 pm

Pete was single-minded in his pursuit of Cobb. Jeter's never given any indication that a record would motivate him. Notice that Charlie Hustle also gave Alex some props in that piece.

10 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 10, 2012 1:48 pm

[9] Damon might be single minded in his pursuit to get 3000 hits, but we'll never know becuase nobody will employ him.

If Rose played today, he'd have run into unemployable territory well before 4000 hits.

11 thelarmis   ~  Oct 10, 2012 1:53 pm

[10] double-minded, actually - damon also said he wanted to finish in the top 10 in runs scored. : )

12 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 10, 2012 2:36 pm

Man, that Chris Carpenter is a motherfucker, huh?

13 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 10, 2012 2:55 pm

[12] About to run it up to 10-2 in the Postseason.

14 joejoejoe   ~  Oct 10, 2012 10:54 pm

I misread this post as Playoff Manatee several times.

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