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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 26,032
    edited September 30
    mfc2006 said:
    Dusty is awesome.
    The players play once the playoffs roll around.  Sure, managers can make bonehead decisions but most know what they are doing but it is rare you can pin a series W or L on a manager, I think.
    I want to have a cocktail with Dusty and listen to stories.  Some old people are cool -- some should rush to the old dirtnap.  Dusty should live forever. 
    I was lucky enough to have a drink with him in Spring Training of 2020. We went to a local bar that was doing the Astroline broadcast and he was the guest. He was just hanging out at the bar and I went up to chat with him. Super nice guy and he even signed a baseball for me.

    That is awesome, I would love that. 
    (And as much as I grew tired (SO TIRED) of Vin Scully, I loved that he always called him Johnnie B.)
    Post edited by F Me In The Brain on
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  • mfc2006 said:
    Dusty is awesome.
    The players play once the playoffs roll around.  Sure, managers can make bonehead decisions but most know what they are doing but it is rare you can pin a series W or L on a manager, I think.
    I want to have a cocktail with Dusty and listen to stories.  Some old people are cool -- some should rush to the old dirtnap.  Dusty should live forever. 
    I was lucky enough to have a drink with him in Spring Training of 2020. We went to a local bar that was doing the Astroline broadcast and he was the guest. He was just hanging out at the bar and I went up to chat with him. Super nice guy and he even signed a baseball for me.
    Dusty is awesome.
    The players play once the playoffs roll around.  Sure, managers can make bonehead decisions but most know what they are doing but it is rare you can pin a series W or L on a manager, I think.
    I want to have a cocktail with Dusty and listen to stories.  Some old people are cool -- some should rush to the old dirtnap.  Dusty should live forever. 
    Would love to have a drink with ANY old ball player.  Doesn't make them a good coach in the playoffs though...
  • erebuserebus Posts: 394
    playoff.

    AL Wild CardWLPCTWCGBWCEL10STRKRSRADIFFX-W/LHOMEAWAY>.500Next Game
    NYY9168.572+2.0-8-2W1705653+5285-7445-3346-3547-41Oct 1 vs TB
    BOS8970.560--5-5L1813739+7486-7349-3240-3846-48Oct 1 @ WSH
    SEA8970.560--9-1W4687735-4875-8445-3344-3744-34Oct 1 vs LAA
    TOR8871.5531.034-6


    Rooting for the Jays and Mariners because fuck the Yanks and Sawks
    Yanks have 3 against Rays
    Sox have 3x Nats
    Mariners have 3x Angels
    Jays have 3x O’s

    should be interesting, maybe a couple of tie breakers to get into the wildcards even
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St.Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,122
    erebus said:
    playoff.

    AL Wild CardWLPCTWCGBWCEL10STRKRSRADIFFX-W/LHOMEAWAY>.500Next Game
    NYY9168.572+2.0-8-2W1705653+5285-7445-3346-3547-41Oct 1 vs TB
    BOS8970.560--5-5L1813739+7486-7349-3240-3846-48Oct 1 @ WSH
    SEA8970.560--9-1W4687735-4875-8445-3344-3744-34Oct 1 vs LAA
    TOR8871.5531.034-6


    Rooting for the Jays and Mariners because fuck the Yanks and Sawks
    Yanks have 3 against Rays
    Sox have 3x Nats
    Mariners have 3x Angels
    Jays have 3x O’s

    should be interesting, maybe a couple of tie breakers to get into the wildcards even
    Very exciting race.  Bichette put a dagger in the Yanks the other night!
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,023
    edited October 1
    erebus said:
    playoff.

    AL Wild CardWLPCTWCGBWCEL10STRKRSRADIFFX-W/LHOMEAWAY>.500Next Game
    NYY9168.572+2.0-8-2W1705653+5285-7445-3346-3547-41Oct 1 vs TB
    BOS8970.560--5-5L1813739+7486-7349-3240-3846-48Oct 1 @ WSH
    SEA8970.560--9-1W4687735-4875-8445-3344-3744-34Oct 1 vs LAA
    TOR8871.5531.034-6


    Rooting for the Jays and Mariners because fuck the Yanks and Sawks
    Yanks have 3 against Rays
    Sox have 3x Nats
    Mariners have 3x Angels
    Jays have 3x O’s

    should be interesting, maybe a couple of tie breakers to get into the wildcards even
    Very exciting race.  Bichette put a dagger in the Yanks the other night!
    That's your takeaway from that series? The Yanks went to Toronto and took 2 of 3 with both teams in a must win series

    If we want to talk about daggers, I think Judge did most of the stabbing
    Post edited by Cliffy6745 on
  • erebuserebus Posts: 394
    Ya, those homers killed the Jays.
    Jays need some help from the Rays now, but first things first, they have to take care of Baltimore, who are not just gonna role over for them 
    1996: Toronto
    2003: St.Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,061
    Yeah, they Yankees pretty much punched their ticket last night.  Disappointing.  Wanted to see the Jays in the playoffs.  Red Sox.... zzzzzz.  Hopefully the Mariners sneak in.


    Anyone doing any of the Topps NFT thing?  Not sure its a good idea, seeing they are going to lose the license and all.  But if the thing endures, it would be nice to get in at ground-level
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,184
    I wanted/want a 4 team tie goddamnit.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,023
    erebus said:
    Ya, those homers killed the Jays.
    Jays need some help from the Rays now, but first things first, they have to take care of Baltimore, who are not just gonna role over for them 
    Baltimore is enjoying playing spoiler these past few days
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,122
    erebus said:
    playoff.

    AL Wild CardWLPCTWCGBWCEL10STRKRSRADIFFX-W/LHOMEAWAY>.500Next Game
    NYY9168.572+2.0-8-2W1705653+5285-7445-3346-3547-41Oct 1 vs TB
    BOS8970.560--5-5L1813739+7486-7349-3240-3846-48Oct 1 @ WSH
    SEA8970.560--9-1W4687735-4875-8445-3344-3744-34Oct 1 vs LAA
    TOR8871.5531.034-6


    Rooting for the Jays and Mariners because fuck the Yanks and Sawks
    Yanks have 3 against Rays
    Sox have 3x Nats
    Mariners have 3x Angels
    Jays have 3x O’s

    should be interesting, maybe a couple of tie breakers to get into the wildcards even
    Very exciting race.  Bichette put a dagger in the Yanks the other night!
    That's your takeaway from that series? The Yanks went to Toronto and took 2 of 3 with both teams in a must win series

    If we want to talk about daggers, I think Judge did most of the stabbing
    The Jays got one which was good.  The Yanks are going to get sacked by the Rays and the Jays will beat up on the Orioles.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,023
    erebus said:
    playoff.

    AL Wild CardWLPCTWCGBWCEL10STRKRSRADIFFX-W/LHOMEAWAY>.500Next Game
    NYY9168.572+2.0-8-2W1705653+5285-7445-3346-3547-41Oct 1 vs TB
    BOS8970.560--5-5L1813739+7486-7349-3240-3846-48Oct 1 @ WSH
    SEA8970.560--9-1W4687735-4875-8445-3344-3744-34Oct 1 vs LAA
    TOR8871.5531.034-6


    Rooting for the Jays and Mariners because fuck the Yanks and Sawks
    Yanks have 3 against Rays
    Sox have 3x Nats
    Mariners have 3x Angels
    Jays have 3x O’s

    should be interesting, maybe a couple of tie breakers to get into the wildcards even
    Very exciting race.  Bichette put a dagger in the Yanks the other night!
    That's your takeaway from that series? The Yanks went to Toronto and took 2 of 3 with both teams in a must win series

    If we want to talk about daggers, I think Judge did most of the stabbing
    The Jays got one which was good.  The Yanks are going to get sacked by the Rays and the Jays will beat up on the Orioles.
    Jays need to sweep and Yanks need to lose 2 of 3. Could happen for sure, but I feel decent. Not sure how saying winning 1 game in a series when you are two out of a playoff spot, playing the team leading the wild card is good.


  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,122
    MayDay10 said:
    Yeah, they Yankees pretty much punched their ticket last night.  Disappointing.  Wanted to see the Jays in the playoffs.  Red Sox.... zzzzzz.  Hopefully the Mariners sneak in.


    Anyone doing any of the Topps NFT thing?  Not sure its a good idea, seeing they are going to lose the license and all.  But if the thing endures, it would be nice to get in at ground-level
    The company that was doing the Topps NFT stocks plummeted after the news of fanatics getting the licenses.  Topps is also doing a basketball NFT w players in goofy Uni's.

    The whole NFT thing is a beanie baby bust to me.  Get in, make money and get out.
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 34,724
    Good win by Houston last night. Hoping they can wrap up the #2 seed and HFA for that series.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,122
    erebus said:
    playoff.

    AL Wild CardWLPCTWCGBWCEL10STRKRSRADIFFX-W/LHOMEAWAY>.500Next Game
    NYY9168.572+2.0-8-2W1705653+5285-7445-3346-3547-41Oct 1 vs TB
    BOS8970.560--5-5L1813739+7486-7349-3240-3846-48Oct 1 @ WSH
    SEA8970.560--9-1W4687735-4875-8445-3344-3744-34Oct 1 vs LAA
    TOR8871.5531.034-6


    Rooting for the Jays and Mariners because fuck the Yanks and Sawks
    Yanks have 3 against Rays
    Sox have 3x Nats
    Mariners have 3x Angels
    Jays have 3x O’s

    should be interesting, maybe a couple of tie breakers to get into the wildcards even
    Very exciting race.  Bichette put a dagger in the Yanks the other night!
    That's your takeaway from that series? The Yanks went to Toronto and took 2 of 3 with both teams in a must win series

    If we want to talk about daggers, I think Judge did most of the stabbing
    The Jays got one which was good.  The Yanks are going to get sacked by the Rays and the Jays will beat up on the Orioles.
    Jays need to sweep and Yanks need to lose 2 of 3. Could happen for sure, but I feel decent. Not sure how saying winning 1 game in a series when you are two out of a playoff spot, playing the team leading the wild card is good.


    If you aren't swept and the orioles are your next opponent then I would feel really good to be the Jays.

    If I were the Yanks and the way their bats are lighting up as of late I would feel great too.
  • erebuserebus Posts: 394
    I wanted/want a 4 team tie goddamnit.
    I support this lol

    1996: Toronto
    2003: St.Paul
    2005: Thunder Bay
    2008: West Palm Beach, Tampa
    2009: Chicago I, Chicago II
    2010: Boston
    2011: Toronto I, Toronto II, Winnipeg
    2012: Missoula
    2013: London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014: St. Paul, Milwaukee
    2016: Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto I, Toronto II
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,122
    erebus said:
    I wanted/want a 4 team tie goddamnit.
    I support this lol

    Is this still possible or no?  Tie breakers are set now?
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 11,057
    My Redbirds are surging! Reminds me of our championship 2011 run! 
    Mike Shannon was on a roll yesterday. I know that they wanted to let him ride into the sunset but somebody should’ve pulled the plug earlier. Sad, what a ducking voice. He was the soundtrack to my childhood car rides, even more so than Buck.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,050
    mfc2006 said:
    Good win by Houston last night. Hoping they can wrap up the #2 seed and HFA for that series.
    I'm hoping for the opposite!  But seems unlikely at this point.  Astros won the season series so they have the tiebreaker....Sox need to sweep and need Astros to get swept to get the homefield.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,998
    mfc2006 said:
    Dusty is awesome.
    The players play once the playoffs roll around.  Sure, managers can make bonehead decisions but most know what they are doing but it is rare you can pin a series W or L on a manager, I think.
    I want to have a cocktail with Dusty and listen to stories.  Some old people are cool -- some should rush to the old dirtnap.  Dusty should live forever. 
    I was lucky enough to have a drink with him in Spring Training of 2020. We went to a local bar that was doing the Astroline broadcast and he was the guest. He was just hanging out at the bar and I went up to chat with him. Super nice guy and he even signed a baseball for me.

    That is awesome, I would love that. 
    (And as much as I grew tired (SO TIRED) of Vin Scully, I loved that he always called him Johnnie B.)
    Dusty IS a very cool dude. Chatted with him as he sat in his Bob Marley inspired Indian motorcycle. My buddy got his hat and gave it to me when they did a ST game in vegas some years ago.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 34,724
    Wobbie said:
    mfc2006 said:
    Dusty is awesome.
    The players play once the playoffs roll around.  Sure, managers can make bonehead decisions but most know what they are doing but it is rare you can pin a series W or L on a manager, I think.
    I want to have a cocktail with Dusty and listen to stories.  Some old people are cool -- some should rush to the old dirtnap.  Dusty should live forever. 
    I was lucky enough to have a drink with him in Spring Training of 2020. We went to a local bar that was doing the Astroline broadcast and he was the guest. He was just hanging out at the bar and I went up to chat with him. Super nice guy and he even signed a baseball for me.

    That is awesome, I would love that. 
    (And as much as I grew tired (SO TIRED) of Vin Scully, I loved that he always called him Johnnie B.)
    Dusty IS a very cool dude. Chatted with him as he sat in his Bob Marley inspired Indian motorcycle. My buddy got his hat and gave it to me when they did a ST game in vegas some years ago.
    Yup. He’s a great guy and I enjoyed chatting with him.
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 21,636
    igotid88 said:
    Thought LaRussa would do fine. The White Sox were already on their way to being a playoff team. Their rebuild was already done with for the most part
    We all thought LaRussa was a dinosaur and probably shouldn't be coaching the new school kids.

    You know the same reason that Buck Showalter isn't coaching and Dusty Baker shouldn't but he gets regular season results.
    The White Sox aren't full analytics. So there's still old school managing. But he still has a good team. He just didn't need to mess up.
    I miss igotid88
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 32,023
    erebus said:
    I wanted/want a 4 team tie goddamnit.
    I support this lol

    Is this still possible or no?  Tie breakers are set now?
    And that is precisely why losing 2 out of 3 was bad for Toronto. They sweep their series and likely won’t make it
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 34,724
    so pumped for playoff baseball!
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 18,776
    Pour one out for the Jays!
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 11,174
    edited October 4
    dankind said:
    Pour one out for the Jays!
    Sucks for the Jays.   All the shit they've had to deal with over the last year and a half playing in 3 different cities, being away from home.  Would have been great to see them make it.   And basically you know, fuck the yankees and red sox :)
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 34,724
    pjhawks said:
    dankind said:
    Pour one out for the Jays!
    Sucks for the Jays.   All the shit they've had to deal with over the last year and a half playing in 3 different cities, being away from home.  Would have been great to see them make it.   And basically you know, fuck the yankees and red sox :)
    Yup. I was definitely pulling for them. I have a feeling they will be a beast of a team next year.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,122
    mfc2006 said:
    pjhawks said:
    dankind said:
    Pour one out for the Jays!
    Sucks for the Jays.   All the shit they've had to deal with over the last year and a half playing in 3 different cities, being away from home.  Would have been great to see them make it.   And basically you know, fuck the yankees and red sox :)
    Yup. I was definitely pulling for them. I have a feeling they will be a beast of a team next year.
    They have everyones kids on their teams, lol.  Biggio, Bichette and Guerrero.  The addition of Semien was a great pick up.  Hopefully Nate Pearson becomes an ace and they will have a great year.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 26,998
    the best team (SF) ought to be playing the worst record (ATL), not potentially the second best team.

    and do we really want to see BOS/NY vs. tampa, right off the bat?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,233
    Wobbie said:
    the best team (SF) ought to be playing the worst record (ATL), not potentially the second best team.

    and do we really want to see BOS/NY vs. tampa, right off the bat?
    No one besides NY or Massholes want to see those 2 teams. One good reason to make them all play each other is so they all get eliminated sooner. Would have been great to see the Jays in there.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,061
    Such a tease to see Toronto and Seattle.  Now boring NY and Boston.  Zzzzzzzz,,,,,,,,zzzz
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