Monday, October 11, 2010

NLDS Game 4 Thread: Giants @ Braves, 4:30p

"D'oh."

Madison Bumgarner (7-6, 3.00) vs. Derek Lowe (16-12, 4.00).

COMMENTS: Is there any baseball fan outside of Atlanta or San Francisco who doesn't feel bad for journeyman Brooks Conrad? "I wish I could just dig a hole and sleep in it," Conrad said after his tripartite-error performance yesterday, and while Atlanta fans may be readying their shovels, the rest of us can only marvel at how baseball showcases failure like no other sport.

Fail seven times out of ten and make the Hall of Fame goes the saying, but Conrad's failure is more about the very relateable feeling of messing up on the biggest stage and having nowhere to hide. Credit to him for talking to the media afterward. And credit to the Braves if they can put this setback behind them and take this series back to San Francisco.

AP photo

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Mr. Customer said...

Beat their ass, D Lowe. Just like the good old days.

Josh S. said...

I have the game starting at 4:30. That's what it says on my At Bat app, anyway.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, I was timing my Columbus Day beer run to make sure I got back by 4:30 for game time.

Dusty Baker said...

Brand new iPad up in dis bish. Wanted to relay that before I bought it, I surfed to SoSG site right there in the store and with the pimple-faced teen watching on. I wanted to make sure SoSG showed up nicely on the screen before I purchased - the pre-requisite for any mobile, internet-connected device. Happy to report it looks beautiful (save for that small issue with Flash).

cc: Mr C

Mr. Customer said...

Well played, sir. Well played.

Josh S. said...

Pimple-faced teen didn't drop your iPad in the fryer?

Mr. Customer said...

Did you spring for the 3G 64Gb, Dusty?

karen said...

My HATE "clock" also is set for 4:30. However, I've started mustering up the HATE early today because I was way to slack yesterday.

hate Hate HATE

Mr. Customer said...

The Giants can bite my shiny metal ass.

Orel said...

time fixed

karina said...

epale everyone!

@karen last week, on my IELTS course I was asked to read a paragraph that contained the words "giant cruise".My teacher made me stop because she thinks I pronounce "giant" funny so she made me said the word over and over, then she said "you say "giant" with despise, did a giant do something to you"?

answer? well.....forget about it, teacher.

My lovely, charming, British middle aged female teacher won't understand :(

karen said...

@Karina--That story is hysterical! The HATE in you runs deep. I'm proud of you, my sista!!

MR. F said...

HAHA! Great story, Karina!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pimple-faced teen: Ow! Ow! Owww! Mr. Hanson, I did it again! Wait, don't go! This comes out of my paycheck!

Josh S. said...

Teaching Lucas the ABCs:

A
B
C
D
E
F (the)
G(iants)

Mr. Customer said...

^H)ATE THEM!

MR. F said...

or better yet

H)ATE (THE)
J)INTS!!

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

Sprung for the 32G 3G+WiFi.

The iPad is for Di, by the way (a DiPad!). I have to save my money to get one now.

@Karina

GREAT story!

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

That's the model I got, as well.

Spanky said...

What's Happening Y'all?

hateHateHATE

FUCK YOU GNATS!

*throws down cardboard*

*executes the four corners*

*ends with a handstand pose*

Josh S. said...

Maddy Bumgrabber ain't nothin'. Beat this clown!

Dusty Baker said...

I think we just got served by Spanky!

Spanky said...

Sit your funky ass down Posey Pubes

Josh S. said...

Busty Repose Ks.

Dusty Baker said...

Centipede his ass, Spanky!

Dusty Baker said...

Popped that little bitch up. Two outs.

Verducci holds that mic like he holds other grown men's johnsons.

Spanky said...

*starts locking ala Shabadu*

Dusty Baker said...

Lowe is already bright red.

Josh S. said...

Like the Human Centipede? Because, ew.

Mr. Customer said...

Siddown, Uribe, you fat fuck.

Spanky said...

Score some runs you scalping bahstahds

Dusty Baker said...

These donkey dicks couldn't score in a morgue.

MR. F said...

JASON HEYWARD SIGHTING!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Surly factor: 4

Beer status: First Sam October almost done

Spanky said...

boozeBoozeBOOZE

Dusty Baker said...

Sandoval could have done that!

MR. F said...

BOOZE = HATE FUEL

Dusty Baker said...

sam Sam SAM!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Booze = HATE food

Spanky said...

Fuck Madison. Do something Ankiel

Dusty Baker said...

Rancho Bravos!

Spanky said...

Aww Fucking Lowes up.SHIT

Dusty Baker said...

God it hurts to root for these hicks.

MR. F said...

Come on Lowe! You can hit!

Spanky said...

FFFFFFFUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKK

Mr. Customer said...

Dear Braves Offense,

What the fuck?

Dusty Baker said...

I truly believe that bad commercials are going to be what finally drive me over the cliff toward madness.

Spanky said...

Lowes on fire

Spanky said...

HaHa.Pacman Jones got arrested again last night

Dusty Baker said...

@Spanky

It will be newsworthy when Pacman Jones DOES NOT get arrested.

Spanky said...

Weak.They released him

Spanky said...

Bravo Rally. FUCK MADISON

Dusty Baker said...

One run in.

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: That fat fuck is our 2011 starting 2nd baseman, if MSTI gets his way.

Spanky said...

Make a footprint in this playoffs Heyward,you fool

Spanky said...

This guy really sucks

Dusty Baker said...

Does everyone rub they hands down with butter before taking the field?

Spanky said...

Beautiful.

Josh S. said...

Brian McCann, ladies and gents.

Spanky said...

Siddown MOFO

Josh S. said...

DeeeeeeLooooooo

Dusty Baker said...

What is this strange play where you so-called "throw someone out at second"?

Dusty Baker said...

Even the lofty iPad doesn't have end of page capabilities. How hard is it, Apple?

Josh S. said...

But the End of Page app should still work, no?

Spanky said...

Drop dead DIE-ASS. Bean this mutt

Dusty Baker said...

Don't know if it can be ported. Will give it a shot.

Spanky said...

Braves Suck

Dusty Baker said...

MNF game delayed by lightning.

Josh S. said...

SHIT.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn. Braves won't score again until 2076.

Spanky said...

GO TO HELL CODY ROSS

Spanky said...

HOMER FOOLS! FUCK YEAH!

Dusty Baker said...

McCann! Everyone else can't.

Dusty Baker said...

This guy is still better than Zito!

Spanky said...

Cocky Cox leaving Lowe in.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking Lowe.

Spanky said...

Bases are juiced for the GNATS.


hateHateHATE

NicJ said...

thats bullshit

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
FUCK
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FUCK
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Mr. Customer said...

FUUuuuck.

Spanky said...

This game is about to get ugly

NicJ said...

Gints wont beat the philz.

Just getting their hopes up.

el montanero said...

how in the holy hell did this team make the playoffs? they can't hit or field?

Spanky said...

Shit on their hopes and dreams

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Suck on that, Rowand.

Spanky said...

Shit but nice play

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FUCK

YOU

CODY

ROSS

el montanero said...

fuck the braves, fuck cnn, fuck ted turner, fuck the falcons, fuck peachtree plaza, fuck coca-cola, fuck stone mountain, hate! HATE!!!

Mr. Customer said...

Good god, hold a lead, por favor.

NicJ said...

thats the game.


Let go Philz

Josh S. said...

BravEs.

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, El M.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, don't bag on Coca-Cola. You may not like Atlanta, but only Coca-Cola has the smooth rich taste that quenches thirst like nothing else.

Now I wait for my money.

Dusty Baker said...

Agree re Coca-Cola. Diet Coke is one of the four food groups.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I don't even feel like saying it.

Fine, whatever.

UJTD.

el montanero said...

pepsi is the choice of a new generation...and they set fire to michael jackson's hair. i implore you both to take the pepsi challenge.

NicJ said...

pepsi sucks ass.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pepsi's fine. But it's too bland. Coke has that great zing after drinking.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Trust me. My distant cousin is a doctor.

karina said...

guys, just came back home and I have another story:

we were correcting some compositions and the teacher was teaching us some vocabulary, so she wrote "sirloin" on the board, I couldn't help myself so I laughed for myself, she made me explain what sirloin is, of course I didn't go to the MSB part!

you're my perdition guys and I love you for that!

Josh S. said...

I hope the Braves go after Derek Lay, Derek Lye, and Derek Lu next year to complete their set.

karina said...

@karen @Mr F @Dusty I bleed Dodger Blue so HATE KILL DIE Giants is a natural for me.

Having said that, tomorrow is opening day for Venezuelan winter baseball and I'm going to the stadium properly dressed in deep orange and black ;)

Spanky said...

WTF were you not running ASSHOLE

Dusty Baker said...

Pepsi licks ass. Blech.

el montanero said...

"pepsi sucks ass"

i beg your pardon, good sir! i will not stand for such an assault on pepsi-co's good name!

*dons pith helmet and pulls fish from pocket*

have at you!

Spanky said...

Coke Zero is my precious

Dusty Baker said...

Keep us posted on winter league goings on, K. Glad the season is moving forward (didn't you say that was in doubt at one point?).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pistols at dawn!

el montanero said...

i hate heyward

karina said...

@Dusty by Saturday afternoon, they hadn't installed the towers' lights :(

Playball is at 4 pm tomorrow

Spanky said...

I wanna see Nics and Ems mutts go at it in a steel cage

Mr. Customer said...

Heyward, you suck!

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for that well-placed apostrophe, Karina. Made my day. It's really the small things that make me happy.

karen said...

Hi Everyone--I'm home just in time for 9th, got hung up at work :(

Dusty Baker said...

Epale, Karen!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I await a Brian Wilson meltdown.

#FuckHisFuckingBeard

karina said...

@Dusty I need to score 7 out of 9 so I'd better get my apostrophes' right :(

I'm freaking out!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

And just like that, Dusty is crushed.

Spanky said...

Wassup Karen

MR. F said...

Gahhhh. Come on you Braves!!!

Dusty Baker said...

*hangs self*

karen said...

Siddown Busta!!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Brett Favre has somehow regressed since the acquisition of Randy Moss. Unbefreakingleavable.

Spanky said...

fuck these assholes

hateHateHATE these fuckas

Spanky said...

BRETT FAVRE IS THE FUTURE OF A BIG LAWSUIT

karen said...

C'mon Braves...Kick some Giant ass

karen said...

I keep expecting dye to run down Wilson's neck

MR. F said...

Nice BB.

Orel said...

@Karina "you're my perdition guys"

Sheer poetry!

MR. F said...

LOL seriously Karen. His beard is so black and his hair is very not.

Orel said...

Can the Giants withstand the Ankiel-Hinske 1-2 punch?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

3 more balls, Hinske!

MR. F said...

One more ball!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

One more ball!

MR. F said...

Man that umpire was really excited to call that strike...

MR. F said...

Yes!

Spanky said...

The suspense is killing me

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Tying runs aboard!

MR. F said...

What the hell are you swinging at?!!?!

Spanky said...

Idiot

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOO

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The season rests on Melky Cabrera.

(cries)

MR. F said...

El Infante Terible

Orel said...

FUCK

MR. F said...

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

NicJ said...

LETS GO PHILZ!!!

karen said...

*cries*

MR. F said...

GO PHILLIES!!!! GO PHILLIES!!!!


(sobs)

Mr. Customer said...

Fuck.
The.
Giants!

Spanky said...

Fuck this shit.I'm out

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

hateHateHATE


Fuck the Giants!

NicJ said...

i cant wait to see the sad/shocked looks on the faces of the gints when the tidal wave of ass-kicking hits them in philly.

karen said...

The stoopid Braves have forced me to root for the hated Phils

Josh S. said...

GO GO VICTORINO!

(retches)

Mr. Customer said...

One of my three most hated teams will be in the WS. 2010 baseball has been an abomination.

NicJ said...

FUCK YOU CODY ROSS!!!

karina said...

BRAVO Bobby! Cooperstown has already a nice silver plaque with your name and face engraved on it.

karen said...

Cody freaking Ross sounds like a cartoon character

karina said...

Now, the HATE:

Well Giants fans, I have something for your nauseating celebration: the fact your team has the most players in the Hall of Fame and it hasn't translated into winning it all only proves the futility of your franchise.

Just sayin'

MR. F said...

SHANE VICTORINO! COLE HAMELS! RYAN HOWARD! 2B WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME AT THE MOMENT! YOU GUYS ROCK! YOU BETTER WIN! GET TO THE WORLD SERIES!

(vomits)

karina said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, as heard on TV: these ballplayers sure don't know how to open champagne bottles

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

NicJ said...

Utley.

karen said...

@MrC--2010 Baseball has been a major disappointment

MR. F said...

Oh right! Chase Utley! MVP! You're the best! Win the NLCS single-handedly!!!!!

(weeps)

karina said...

Phillies/Giants on the NLCS AND their fans

I feel revolted.

I only have solace on opening day tomorrow

Orel said...

2B WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME AT THE MOMENT!

"I don't know, but his face sure rings a bell."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hooray for Hamels!

Lovin' you, Lidge!

How you doin', Howard!

Keep rollin', Rollins!

(keels over)

karen said...

Look at us!! Proud (most of the time) Dodger fans being reduced to rooting for Shane Victorino because of the Frisco effing Gnats

hateHateHATE

Mr. Customer said...

It's officially to the poit where I begin rooting for an asteroid strike. Just a little one. VW minibus size, perhaps.

Mr. Customer said...

^point (ugh)

karina said...

My godfather gave me a bag of Milky Way and I can't eat them because I can't even eat :(

Steve Sax said...

I hate the Giants.

Josh S. said...

At least we can say we swept two series before getting curb-stomped by the Phils. Giants won't even have that.

Mr. Customer said...

I'm not asking that there even be people in the stands when it goes down. I just need a smoldering crater to appear where that damn giant Coke bottle used to be in the middle of the night.

C'mon universe, do Mr. C a solid.

Spanky said...

FUCK YOU PHILLIES

FUCK YOU GNATS

Mr. Customer said...

The only small blessing in all of this is that we've got the Rays and Rangers instead of the Angels.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

I love that old face ringing a bell joke!

Spanky said...

I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A PHILI
I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A GNAT
I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A PHILI
I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A GNAT
I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A PHILI
I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A GNAT
I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A PHILI
I WILL NOT ROOT FOR A GNAT

Fred's Brim said...

shitballs

sports has been a huge disappointment lately.
Not lately, since June.
Maybe I should take a break

el montanero said...

if the jints win more than one game in this series i'm going to stab someone in the face.

Dusty Baker said...

Uh-oh. FB may be on the brink of taking one of his famous "breaks."

Dusty Baker said...

Looks like Nic will take this fantasy football game from me tonight. Thanks for 0 points, Vikings? How fucking hard is it??

el montanero said...

agreed, mr. c. my own personal hell was that awful week in 2002. for me, it is the week that shall not be named. i still have night terrors.

Spanky said...

I HOPE TIMMEHS ELBOW SNAPS
I HOPE HALLAMUTTS ROTATOR CUFF TEARS
I HOPE THE CRYINS' KNEE POPS
I HOPE HOWARDS NOSE HEMORRHAGES
I HOPE POSEYS PUBES BURN
I HOPE BURRELL DROPS DEAD

FUCK ALL THESE MOTHERFUCKERS

MR. F said...

The Vikings look terrible.

MR. F said...

And then Favre to Moss all of a sudden...

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Favre is just mocking me now.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Or he just wants me to see his penis. I'm not sure.

Dusty Baker said...

I did not mind those two Vikings TDs.

Dusty Baker said...

@MLASF

Won't take long for you to look.

Dusty Baker said...

re: the new iPizzle:

I may never leave the fuckin house.

Mr. Customer said...

Truth.

Josh S. said...

Then getting the 3G version was a bit of a waste, wasn't it?

Dusty Baker said...

MY BACKHAND IS THE FUTURE OF JOSH'S FACE!

Dusty Baker said...

^ Said lovingly.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fuck you, Favre. You finally decide to have a good game, you slick-willied bastard.

NicJ said...

harvin is starting from now on.

Lance moore can burn in hell

Dusty Baker said...

This is a fun one to watch, Nic. Fantasy football has made me far more interested in the game than I otherwise would be.

cc MLASF - Da Commish

karina said...

200!

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