Wednesday, October 06, 2010

ALDS Game 1 Thread: Rangers @ Rays, 10:30a

Rangers raise! Get it?

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

COMMENTS: The bad news is, of course, the Dodgers aren't in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. The good news, however, is we've got baseball playoffs, and even if the Dodgers aren't in it, we can certainly root...for mid-day distractions. Exhibit 1 is this morning's Rangers-Rays game, to kick the whole 2010 MLB Playoffs off (get ready for some GT Scooby Doo-ing today).

Lee, almost a Dodger addition mid-season (scratch that--we really, really wanted Octavio Dotel instead), will pitch against an empty Tropicana field backdrop--a fact I'm sure Price will vociferously lament to both fans in attendance.

84 comments:

rbnlaw said...

Too early for bad puns. Hell, too early for puns, period.

Go Rangers!

MeanieBreanie said...

It's hard to think about a baseball game when your still drinking the morning coffee. I'm with RB my fellow Texas connection - GO RANGERS!
(although Joe Maddon is a really nice guy)

Josh S. said...

GO EITHER TEAM!

Mr. Customer said...

I proudly support the Notyankees on the AL side. Take from that what you will.

Steve Sax said...

Did somebody say "bad puns"?!?!

Bwah ha ha ha ha

MR. F said...

Isn't that an oxymoron?

Spanky said...

GO FUCK YOURSELVES GNATS!
Y que te laves,Mamones

Just getting warmed up for tomorrow Peeps. It's never too early for surliness.

Fred's Brim said...

go Strangers!

Dusty Baker said...

Did you just make Scooby Doo into a verb?

Josh S. said...

Scooby-Doo'd!

MR. F said...

Scooby Doo can Doo-Doo. But Jimmy Carter is smarter.

karina said...

It's 12:46 pm here and I was running errands with my mom all morning long because I didn't have any glasses/contact lenses (long story).Point is, I talked about the MLB post-season with 5 random strangers in different places.

I have a baseball problem :(

Spanky said...

I'm flipping a quarter to see who I am going to hate for this series.

Heads-Rangers
Tails-Rays

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like we have another mystery on our hands.

Dusty Baker said...

Feel the hate, Spanky, feel the hate!

Spanky said...

HATE YOU RANGERS.HATE YOU!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Andrus SS
Young 3B
Hamilton CF
Guerrero DH
Cruz LF
Kinsler 2B
Francoeur RF
Cantu 1B
Molina C
Lee P

Spanky said...

I just hope Tony Gwynn does not make a special guest in the broadcast booth this post-season. Can't stand that fucker. Can't stand ya!

MR. F said...

Your hate will make you powerful.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let the hate flow through you.

Dusty Baker said...

The Hate is strong with this one.

Spanky said...

Got 2 days of HATE ready to explode.
We're talking Def-con motherfucking 1,Peeps.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Both pitchers are not on their game.

MR. F said...

Cliff Lee got out of that unscathed?

Mr. Customer said...

Francoeur? Go figure.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I believe the Rangers can win this.

NicJ said...

this is a little disappointing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

DAVID PRICE CAN'T HANDLE PITCHING IN OCTOBER DAVID PRICE IS NOT CLUTCH

MR. F said...

DAVID PRICE IS NOT AN ACE. TAMPA BAY WILL NOT WIN THE WORLD SERIES WITHOUT AN ACE.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So how many game winning home runs will Jeter hit tonight? Five? I'm going with five.

Mr. Customer said...

Derek Jeter can get a case of the syphilis.

NicJ said...

why didnt we trade kemp for cliff lee?

MeanieBreanie said...

A-Rod and Jeter are asswipe's!

Fred's Brim said...

that is some high-quality grabassery there, MB!

Fred's Brim said...

or is it assgrabbery?

either way, an ass is being grabbed

MeanieBreanie said...

Dilemma, should I keep the assgrab or naked martini avatar? What's a girl to do?

Dusty Baker said...

Can I use MB's extraneous apostrophe and place it in Nic's comment where he left out an apostrophe in "didnt"? I'd feel so much better about it all if I could.

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Do syphilis cases come in 12 or 24 count?

Josh S. said...

I forgot the game was on!

Mr. Customer said...

@MB

Despite my love of both booze and naked women, the assgrabbery is topical, and thus encouraged.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

For Jeter, definitely the 24-pack.

Josh S. said...

I want the Rangers to win but I can't in good conscience root for Bengie.

MeanieBreanie said...

Dusty, will this make you feel better?

^asswipes

Regardless of how you spell it the fact is that those two still remain the same.

NicJ said...

nothing says party like correcting grammar on the internet

Spanky said...

Import Jeter a case from Venezuela. They come in 36-pack

Josh S. said...

Rangers' radio broadcast has some of the same intro/outro music as the Dodgers' broadcast.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spanky
On behalf of Karina I am going to reach through the web and smack you upside the head.

Spanky said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NicJ said...

wait, Randy Moss is a Viking now/again?

NicJ said...

that might hurt my fantasy QB a little.

but it should make percy harvin a little better so i will call it a wash.

Josh S. said...

I don't remember the Rangers getting Jorge Cantu.

Josh S. said...

Woo Bengie.

(UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!)

Dusty Baker said...

4-0 already...wow.

How 'bout this Westlake/Mid-Wilshire weather, Josh? Looks like friggin' armageddon out of my window.

NicJ said...

there are going to be dozens of disappointed TB fans.

Spanky said...

@ MB

Watch out because I just added some jheri curl solution to my hair and it's nice and juicy.



Moss got the slip this morning.

Josh S. said...

@Dusty: Yeah, the tops of the skycrapers are getting eaten by the sky.

Josh S. said...

^skyscrapers

Dusty Baker said...

Did Moss also get the salami?

Spanky said...

Cotto?

MR. F said...

WHAT ARE THESE SKYCRAPPERS YOU SPEAK OF?!

NicJ said...

is moss playing this week?

he gets screwed out of a bye week.

Dusty Baker said...

This enormous sky will devour us all!

Dusty Baker said...

So I have tabs in my browser open to this thread and the other GT. I wonder if I could conflicting edit myself?

cc: Karina (<--oh, snap! #AssassinsCircle)

Josh S. said...

This Postseason.TV dealie on the iPhone is pretty sweet. Particularly "Quad Mode."

Spanky said...

Damn,looks like my fantasy football luck is seeping into my playoff picks. Makes me wonder if I should change guards.

Hell No!

HATE YOU GIANTS
HATE YOU PHILLIES
HATE YOU YANKEES
I HATE EVERY TEAM
I need a sedative fast.

rbnlaw said...

UNITED AIRLINES HAS FILLED THE SKIES WITH SKYCRAPERS.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, work is the curse of the baseball class.

Steve Sax said...

5-0 Texas?

This is not going to get the crowds out to the Trop, not one bit.

Steve Sax said...

Cue the Happy Madison clip now...

(I'm on my iPhone so I'd gladly appreciate a YouTube link from some fine commenter...)

Mr. Customer said...

Looks like the Rangers have things under control.

Dusty Baker said...

Happy Madison?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm still trying to catch up from recent GTs. Am I to believe that our own Paul has spawned? What is the story here?

NicJ said...

id rather see the ashley madison clip.

Dusty Baker said...

What would a Happy Gilmore crossed with Billy Madison be like?

Spanky said...

This game is not over yet?

Move it along,Mutts.

Spanky said...

Can we combine the Waterboy with that equation just for the fuck of it?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Moss is a Viking? Woohoo! Favre has some value.

Oh, nope, wait, that's just his arthritis acting up.

Spanky said...

KILL THIS THREAD!

DIE DIE DIE

Josh S. said...

Neftalithan Broxtiz.

Josh S. said...

It's gotta be killing Angel fans to watch Darren Oliver and Vlad in the playoffs.

MR. F said...

THAT'S THE SAME DARREN OLIVER?!?!

Josh S. said...

Hey, he didn't blow it. I'd kill to see Brox get a flyout and two strikeouts after walking the first two batters.

Dusty Baker said...

*signs off this thread*

Steve Sax said...

Whoops, that should have been Happy Gilmore.

This one.