Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ALDS Game 5 Thread: Rangers @ Rays, 5p

Cliff Lee (12-9, 3.18) vs. David Price (19-6, 2.72).

COMMENTS: Yankees! Phillies! Some other team! Will the Rays or Rangers round out baseball's Final Four? Unfortunately, it appears we're headed for another Yankees-Phillies World Series — this according to a source I just pulled out my ass. This same source also says I would like the Rays to beat the Rangers. I have just confirmed this with myself.

Unfortunately, tonight's game will be our only baseball until Friday, so let's hope it goes on like that epic John Isner-Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon set that went 138 games earlier this year. They shoot horses, don't they?

118 comments:

Josh S. said...

Rangers ride Cliff Lee to a win here. Then he won't be available until Game 3. Whoops.

(Or genius, since the first two games would be in Arlington and he's usually worse there.)

rbnlaw said...

Cliff Lee? Roy Halladay? CC fucking Sabathia? Who needs those clowns?

The Dodgers had ElyPadillaElbertLinkHaegerandabuchofotheralsoransneverwasesandassortedrubberarms
as their "go to" guy.

rbnlaw said...

Blogger hates me.

Spanky said...

FUCK YOU GNATS AND PHILS



Oh! Wrong Game

Dusty Baker said...

Well god damn, here's the GT. I was stuck in that other room.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

That statement is always topical no matter what thread or what game is going on.

MR. F said...

FUCK THE GIANTS!

Fuck the Phillies slightly less.

Dusty Baker said...

MAKE IT START!!!! Me need sports.

Spanky said...

FUCK THE GNATS
FUCK THE PHILS
FUCK THE GNATS
FUCK THE PHILS

Mr. Customer said...

FUCK THE FUCKING YANKEES!

Needed to be said.

Dusty Baker said...

Agree w Mr C, save some hate for the Yankmes. Evil incarnate, I tells ya.

MR. F said...

And yet, I'd cheer for them over the Giants any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Josh S. said...

Still kinda hoping the winner of this game knocks off the Yanks.

MR. F said...

(GASPS)

Spanky said...

EAT MY CACA YANKS!

Dusty Baker said...

Caca eating Yanks!

--King George III

Mr. Customer said...

@MR. F

No doubt. The Yanks have won so goddamn many that one more isn't anything to get worked up over.

Still, fuck those guys with a rusty soup ladle.

Dusty Baker said...

^ Sideways

Mr. Customer said...

^Dry and

MR. F said...

Well how else would you use a rusty ladle for fucking?

Dusty Baker said...

^ Hepatitis-dipped

Dusty Baker said...

@FB

I thought you had re-committed to hating the Angels more. I'm not seeing this out of you yet. You get a gentleman's "C" on your interim progress report, mainly because I don't want your poor grades to cause you to have to serve in Vietnam.

Josh S. said...

Dry hepatitis?

rbnlaw said...

Fuck all those fucking fucks, for fuck's sake.

And by "fucks," I mean teams from SF or NY.

Mr. Customer said...

*Looks behind the bar to see if FB passed out on the floor.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking fucks, they fucked with the wrong fucks. Fuck those fucks. Let them fuck some fucks and see how they like those fucks.

Jeter.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Duly noted.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm just looking forward to tonight's hockey game.

Dusty Baker said...

What's the hockey haps tonight? Kings opener? What time and what bat channel?

*relishes thought of more sports watching versus chore doing*

Josh S. said...

I heard they removed the tarps at the Trop for tonight so there could be extra empty seats for Price to tweet about.

Dusty Baker said...

Will D Hernandez tweet about the attendance announcement vs actual attendance?

Josh S. said...

Nah, he's in full Schulmania mode now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Puck drops at 7:30, I'm assuming on FSWest.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dylan Hernandez is busy eating some Rocky Mountain oysters.

Dusty Baker said...

Is Dylan in love with Hank Schulman?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Birds of a feather and all that.

el montanero said...

i kinda think the rays would be the yankees. just a gut feeling. or wishful thinking.

Dusty Baker said...

beer Beer BEER!!!

Y'all ready for this?

Mr. Customer said...

Pulling the ripcord on the workday now. See y'all on the fun side of the commute.

Dusty Baker said...

Might want to watch that speedy, lead runner. Preventing a run is better than an out at first, in my book.

Josh S. said...

This game's kinda nutty so far.

Spanky said...

Did somebody fart up in dis bish?

Mr. Customer said...

Commute status: over
Beer status: arrogant bastard ale

Spanky said...

Benjie Molina with a stolen base. Motherfucker was like five feet from first when he started running.

Dusty Baker said...

Dusty existence status: Arrogant bastard

Mr. Customer said...

@db

It's delicious, and it's apt!

Josh S. said...

And when you guys get together, it's Double Bastard!

Josh S. said...

Cliff's starting to pitch like he would if the Dodgers signed him.

Dusty Baker said...

NO MORE RETIREMENT-CHALLENGED WHITE GUY COMMERCIALS!!!

Mr. Customer said...

I do like that double bastard, but I can rarely find it.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Surly factor:

+50 opening day Venezuelan Winter baseball

+100 opening day in Maracaibo

-50 Aguilas lost to Cardenales 5-1

-75 we lost in part of the group effort towards ineptitude, because a Phillies minor leaguer, who broke a record for their minor league system of most hits in consecutive days, made THREE errors, which included: forgetting there was one out instead of two so he caught the ball and started running to the dugout, then dropping the ball in a harmless grounder...he also struck out with RISP and GIDP in the next at-bat

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY BASEBALL TEAMS? AM I THE BAD LUCK CHARM?

if our American manager writes him in for tomorrow, I'm gonna get nasty in English.

Spanky said...

This game is rather exciting.


*falls asleep*

Dusty Baker said...

"I'm gonna get nasty in English"

Instant classic phrase.

Spanky said...

Sounds like you had one hell of a good time Karina.

Spanky said...

Is there going to be a Brown/Whitman debate thread?

Mr. Customer said...

Epale, karina! As we always should, let's blame the Phillies for your surliness.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

apathyApathyAPATHY

Mr. Customer said...

What a weird series...

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

This was not designated as a "Mega" or "Ultra" thread, so I'm scared to mention other activities or events without permission from the Sons. There could be consequences and repercussions.

Spanky said...

@ DB

That is why i asked. I did not want to step on anybodies toes or get all political up in dis bish.

karina said...

@Mr C I don't know if you know but the Phillies GM married a girl whose family owns Aguilas SO both teams have "deep bonds of cooperation".

There's also the fact they use the same colors of the Giants in the uniform.

AKML

karina said...

^own

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karina said...

@Spanky in my top 5 things to do in my life is to watch baseball live at my dearest Luis Aparicio, no matter what.

In a side note, CarGo was at the stadium today, signing autographs and taking pictures with children, like the nice guy he is. He also threw the first pitch :)

Spanky said...

Tu y tu pinche GarGo Karina :)

Dusty Baker said...

Sucker punch that asshole CarGo,Karina! Render him useless for next year!

Dusty Baker said...

That's good Spanky....do no harm first. Orel may break out some Green Party type shit so fast we wouldn't know what hit us.

Mr. Customer said...

I did not know that. (the ownership part)

Mr. Customer said...

I thought Orel rolled Anti-Masonic.

Spanky said...

SoSG Orel seemed more Peace and Freedom to me.

Josh S. said...

I can understand not getting a speedster like Vlad at second.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Mr C - You're thinking of AC. Which makes the SoSG Christmas party much more awkward since Lasorda is in league with the Free Masons.

Spanky said...

Vlad scores from second on a double play ball. What the hell is going on?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

These are two bizarre baseball teams.

Mr. Customer said...

Wait, which son votes Whig, then?

Dusty Baker said...

Bizarre = poor

Dusty Baker said...

Pedro was a Tea Party member so he got kicked out.

Dusty Baker said...

I was all SF fan on that hit by Crawford - I thought it was going out.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sax still goes Federalist. He does not like to give up.

Josh S. said...

What party did Mary Carey run under? That's Sax all the way.

Spanky said...

D.D. votes Whig. Or he wears one.I forget.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sadly, Mary Carey ran as an independent candidate.

Spanky said...

Lee looks like a happy camper

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This place went quiet.

Mr. Customer said...

This thing looks done.

Spanky said...

Tejas is going to win

karina said...

@Mr LASF I'm reading but I have no idea what you were joking about. I think you said Sax is a guy who loves to play dressed up as a Civil War soldier and pretends to kill "Yankees"

Mr. Customer said...

@karina

American politics, but really old and obscure American politics.

Mr. Customer said...

Specifically, the Federalists and Anti-federalists were the first significant political divisions in the US, but they haven't been around since around 1800.

Mr. Customer said...

Viva Tejas!

Spanky said...

I'll give Tejas props for their first series win.

karina said...

Thanks Mr C, one of the reasons I love this place:I always learn something!

karina said...

Let's go, Rangers!

(don't tell my dad I said that)

Mr. Customer said...

Your secret's safe with us, K.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

What Mr C said. Federalists fell apart specifically after the War of 1812 when they tried to negotiate a backdoor deal with the British.

Mr. Customer said...

@mlasf

Losing six elections in a row will do that to a political party.

Steve Sax said...

Rangers win!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They weren't doing so hot, but once word spread that they were contemplating succession, that was the kicker.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

RT @molly_knight
That first unearthed miner looked to be hygienically superior to 95% of the guys I go out with.


I strangely believe that.

Mr. Customer said...

Hey, at least they had John Adams. The Anti-Masonics Got stuck with Thurlow Weed.

MR. F said...

M. Knight Slamathon!

Josh S. said...

I was thinking: Say Texas and (God forbid) Frisco make it to the World Series. Wouldn't the Jints' one weapon, their stellar pitching, be negated by Texas having the one guy who knows all their pitchers better than they know themselves?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I would laugh for a year if Bengie Molina was the World Series MVP.

Josh S. said...

I suppose he doesn't know Lopez or Ramirez, but still, stranger things have happened.

Spanky said...

That rig they are using to bring up the miners looks primitive as fuck.

NicJ said...

i know its early but the kings have looked unimpressive. It's a little disappointing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So the Kings will have 23 seconds of a power play? Yippee.

Spanky said...

Shit's working though.

NicJ said...

FINALLY!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Took them long enough.

NicJ said...

FINALLY X2!!!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FEEL JUST NOW

Dusty Baker said...

The mine rescue story is an amazing one.

NicJ said...

empty netter!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MOAR GOALZ

Orel said...

I can't believe so many children are trapped in Chile!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Neeebs must be happy.

Or drunk.

Or both.

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs is happy for Chile and for the Kings.