Saturday, October 09, 2010

Saturday ALDS Mega-Thread

ALDS Game 3: Rays @ Rangers, 2p
Matt Garza (15-10, 3.91) vs. Colby Lewis (12-13, 3.72).

ALDS Game 3: Twins @ Yankees, 5:30p
Brian Duensing (10-3, 2.62) vs. Phil Hughes (18-8, 4.19).

COMMENTS: Dear Rays & Twins,

Can you please make this a series? The Rangers may be a feel-good story, but nobody wants to see the Yankees sweep their way into the ALCS. Twins, you have a rabid fan base and a brand-new stadium to play for; Rays, you have...um...well, Joe Maddon seems like a really cool guy.

But really, if Atlanta can rally from a 4-0 deficit to tie their series against the Giants, then you guys can make it interesting against the Rangers and Yanks. Those of us without a horse in the race demand it!

187 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Mega thread! Cool!

No Scooby-Dooing for us this fine Saturday.

Orel said...

I'm still abuzz from Ankiel's HR. Taking pleasure in another team's loss shouldn't be this fun. But it is!

Dusty Baker said...

Feel the hate Hate HATE, Orel!

Dusty Baker said...

By the way, I am officially up in dis bish.

Spanky said...

I can't remember the last time I've been this sober on a Saturday mid-morning.

But it ain't going to last. Be ready.

FEEL THE WRATH!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

Feel the booze, Spank. booze Booze BOOZE!!!

Orel said...

@DB "By the way, I am officially up in dis bish."

IT'S ON!

Dusty Baker said...

Shit is ON!

Alas, Hogs game is not being carried on network TV. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The stove is ON!!!

I should turn it off.

Josh S. said...

MegaThread vs. DinoTweet!

Orel said...

Starring Deborah Gibson!

Fred's Brim said...

yech - I am tired of Alabama.
I wouldn't mind so much if Nick Saban wasn't their coach, and at least it's not Florida, but still, yech.

Fred's Brim said...

now I want Chick-fil-a

Dusty Baker said...

Hawgs already on the board. Ryan Mallett up in dis beeeyatch!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Will there be a thread for the Kings opener?

Orel said...

Mega-Thread is designed to meet all your Game Thread needs.

Dusty Baker said...

So really an Omni Thread.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The mega-thread is unstoppable!

Spanky said...

Drunk Mans Omni-Mega Super MOFO Game Thread

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Thread.

Spanky said...

Mega-Thread is the Wal-Mart of Game Threads

karina said...

I really liked what I saw from the mens USA-Canada olympic hockey and I thought I might introduce myself to the sport, however football has my head spinning.

Epale everyone!

Dusty Baker said...

This enormous thread will devour us all!!!

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Welcome to Mega-Thread!

el montanero said...

mega-thread touched me in my bathing suit area...and i liked it.

karina said...

Hey Spanky, I spent an hour trying to make my team better!

karina said...

Thanks Orel!

Does anyone will predict how many comments we'll reach on this thread?

el montanero said...

so much for ucla's winning streak.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

So how do the Dodgers look now that you spent an hour making them better?

Dusty Baker said...

What's te UCLA situation? Can't flip Tv channel over since I'm streaming Hogs from my computer to the telly.

el montanero said...

@dusty: 28-0 Cal at the half. it got ugly fast.

Dusty Baker said...

Thx, EM. That is ugly. UCLA bi-polar.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker The Dodgers and I will have some time off, let's say 'till the World Series ends.

I was talking about the Charlie Brown Peanuts ;)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Karina's getting into hockey!

Fred's Brim said...

off to a wedding, gonna try and get others as drunk as I will get.
Go RangerTwins!

Dusty Baker said...

That's a good plan FB. Instead of trying to bend to society's sobriety rules, Bruno everyone else to your level of intoxication.

karen said...

Hello everyone!! Isn't there something about a devastating gnat loss that makes the day seem all shiny and bright??

For some reason my system only seldomly shows me the avatars and I just saw Coper's picture and EM's puppy. They are very cute! :)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The season's over and Dylan Hernandez is still taking shots at Hank Schulman.

el montanero said...

@karen

the sun does seem to be shining brighter today doesn't it? birds are singing. the world just seems like a much better place when the giants lose.

for the record, my dog's actually 5 years old. he just has stubby legs :) your pup is beautiful. love the hypnotic blue eyes.

el montanero said...

i didn't know frank zappa was the rangers' pitching coach.

Spanky said...

HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE



More Later

Orel said...

TEX 1, TB 0, top 6

Please, Rays, don't get swept!

Josh S. said...

Sometimes I think if Dylan had run his mouth a little less about Hank, the Giants wouldn't have made the playoffs.

Orel said...

Matt Joyce rounds second, puts on the brakes late, gets tagged out a second. That was Dodgerworthy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Molly Knight is freaking me out right now.

Dusty Baker said...

D Hernandez is also still keying on the Shpunt bit. LET IT FUCKING GO.

Dusty Baker said...

I keep wanting M Knight to be cuter than she is. She should be.

karina said...

No, Mr LASF, this is really scary:

"I wish the Dodgers would trade Loney for pitching and make a run at Dunn. Also: is there a way to overpay in prospects for Rasmus?"

She must be a great girl but this earned her an unfollow

Orel said...

AT LAST. Upton RBI ties it up!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I honestly wouldn't mind trading Loney for the right deal.

The right deal being anything.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, Alabama lost to SCAR.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

SCAR looks good this year. Definitely could make serious run at SEC Championship. Alabama's shaky play has not given me much confidence in them.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Them and the Razorbacks of course.

karina said...

Do you want to overpay prospects for Rasmus?, Mr LASF

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I would trade Lee, Withrow, and Sands for Rasmus.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker: "I keep wanting M Knight to be cuter than she is. She should be."

Not that you're exigent with looks, if that girl were cuter, she wouldn't be writing for the Dodgers, she would be an actress or a model. Besides her looks don't make her a better or worse reporter.

Orel said...

Why the M. Knight Slamathon?

Orel said...

Yay, another blown call!

Orel said...

(looking up "exigent")

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thank goodness there's no replay. Imagine waiting five minutes to determine that Andrus was actually out. THE HORROR!

karina said...

do you feel lonely in the GT, Orel?

Orel said...

Not as long as you and Coper are here.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

I didn't say anything at all about her reporting ability, or any linkage of said ability to her looks.

Dusty Baker said...

^ For the record, I didn't mean "Damn, Alabama lost" as if I were sad. I meant, "Damn, I can't believe they lost" as in fuck Alabama.

Orel said...

Brutal strike three call for Crawford there.

Dusty Baker said...

Go Hogs! I'll take it.

Now I have my computer back so can get back to posting masterful insight in this space.

Orel said...

Remember when the Rays had so much muscle in their lineup? What happened?

Orel said...

Masterful insight and snark?

Orel said...

I want the Rays & Twins to win if only to give us four games tomorrow.

Dusty Baker said...

Technically, it's masterful snark and mostly useless insight.

Dusty Baker said...

Although the snark is often useless as well.

Orel said...

I recommend your snark.

Snark plug!

Orel said...

Umps taking a beating on Twitter. Boy are they going to be red-faced!

Dusty Baker said...

Kinsler HR. Rangers up 2-1.

Orel said...

Dammit, Kinsler HR makes it 2-1 Rangers.

Dusty Baker said...

Almost forgot a Beatles pun: She's Leaving the Yard

karina said...

@Dusty Baker that's right but it's sort of rude telling a girl "she should be cuter". Imagine if someone said that to your sister, daughter or wife.

I brought up what I said about her looks because we know her because the kind the job she has and not her looks.

karina said...

@Orel Coper and I will gladly to make you company as long as we can :)

karina said...

^of

Dusty Baker said...

Mainly just trying to get you fired up, Karina. Knew that would get a rise. It was either that or bringing up Rihanna's haircut.

karina said...

@Orel 4:28 PM four games of televised playoff baseball glory!

Orel said...

If the Yankees lose tonight, tomorrow's last two games are scheduled an hour apart.

Orel said...

Damn, missed a HR by three feet!

Orel said...

Bobbletie!

Orel said...

Lefty-on-lefty violence. I approve.

karina said...

@Orel that's why remote controls and GTs are for!

karina said...

@Dusty Baker next time, try with the Rihanna haircut

Dusty Baker said...

Up out dis bish.

Orel said...

The incisive snark level just decreased dramatically.

el montanero said...

2 hours until they drop the puck in vancouver! woo!

Orel said...

Jaso RBI! 3-2 Rays!

MR. F said...

Rays take the lead!

Hello everybody.

Orel said...

Guten Abend, Herr F.

Orel said...

Matt Garza shown taking a huge pinch of dip. Tony who?

Orel said...

Another diving catch by Crawford!

karen said...

Hello everyone! Hi MrF!

Not that this matters or anything but are RhiRhi and Matty Kemp still an item? Just being nosy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He's going to be great for the Angels.

(cries)

karina said...

Carl Crawford should be more recognized for being so good at baseball, don't you think?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Karina - It's between him, Werth, and Lee as to who gets the biggest contract this winter.

MR. F said...

Hi Karen! 4-2 Rays!

karen said...

@MLASF--Who is going to be great with the Angels?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Crawford.

karina said...

@Mr LASF

a) he's the best player from all those three

b) he doesn't receive much press, don't you think?, like three years ago he was famous between fantasy players and nothing else, then he graduated to the odd SportsCenter highlights but he should receive more attention, just sayin'

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It's because he's played for Tampa Bay his entire career.

Orel said...

6-2 Rays! Looking like at least three games tomorrows!

el montanero said...

carlos pena's good at baseball, too.

karen said...

Pena goes yard, 6-2 Rays!

karina said...

@Mr LASF sure, if he was half that good and played for the Yankees or the Red Sox, it'd be a different ballgame

HR!!!!!!!!!!

karina said...

Doesn't anyone find it's sort of relieving to watch and enjoy a game without worries?

Orel said...

Yes, absolutely. Except the Giants games -- very worrisome.

MR. F said...

6-2!

Spanky said...

@ karina


LOSELOSELOSE


*now back to more drinking*

karen said...

@Karina--I do. It's much easier to watch a game and enjoy it when I'm not emotionally involved.

But then, there's something to be said about the excitement of a game like last nights.

Orel said...

Rangers fans leaving early? They must be from L.A.!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I THOUGHT WE WERE THE ONLY ONES WHO LEFT EARLY.

LIES. ALL OF IT LIES.

Orel said...

Hmmm, 6-3 Rays.

karina said...

@karen of course, because we're so rooting for the Giants to fail. It'd be disastrous if they you know, win everything left in this Dodgers dreadful season

karina said...

Rangers win, now let's switch to the Twins-Yanks

go Twins! (everyone promises no one tells my dad I said that)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I've never heard of this guy starting for the Twins.

karen said...

@Karina--5:46 Amen, sister

Orel said...

Twins have former Dodgers Orlando Hudson and Jim Thome.

karen said...

Thank you Orel. My mom has been arguing with me about Thome being with the Dodgers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jim Thome stinks.

MeanieBreanie said...

Epale Y'all
Just passing thru. I have a friend in town and we are in between bouts of drinking and getting ready to head out again. San Antonio is on high alert as satan's sisters are on the loose.

GO TWINS!

Orel said...

@MB "San Antonio is on high alert as satan's sisters are on the loose."

We want pictures!

el montanero said...

i don't see what all the fuss is about...new yankee stadium looks pretty tacky if you ask me.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karen
We have Gunther and Coper. Your baby is purty. What's your baby's name?

@Orel
Pictures might have to be burned as they could be incriminating evidence ;~))

Orel said...

Twins looking pretty harmless so far. 1-0 Yanks, top 3.

karen said...

Epale MB--My boy's name is Dusty Blue. I rescued him off of the 10 freeway in 1999. He has been such a joy in my life! What's your girl's name?

MeanieBreanie said...

@EM
There is a feisty dachsund next door named Miss Daisy if Gunther should need a friend. She gives Baron my 117 lb German Shepherd holy hell.

And as I type this Orel delivers the score. Yanks can bite me!

@Karen
My baby came from Husky rescue and at 6 months had already seen her share of abuse. The name on her papers is Lady Sacha Blue Sky but rescue had named her Pita. Her name now is Nikita since is rhymed.

MeanieBreanie said...

^it

el montanero said...

i hate swisher's face, i hate his mannerisms, i hate his retarded batting stance, i hate whatever he's always chewing, and i hate his stupid face! HATE!

el montanero said...

@MB gunther does seem to get along well with daschunds. he likes to play with any dog he can outrun...of which there aren't many XD

MR. F said...

I have a dachshund.

karen said...

@MrF--Since we're all sharing about our furry children you need to give us some info on your little guy or girl

Yanks score. Crap.

Spanky said...

Mega Thread vs.Mega Drunk


*Stay Tuned*



R.I.P. LENNON

MR. F said...

Stupid Yankees.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The Yankees are going to win.

(sighs)

MR. F said...

Well she's not mine. She's my brother's. Back home in Whittier. Her name is TJ. She's a lazy bum.

karen said...

I really feel bad for Twins fans about now.

Orel said...

Man, I watch one episode of "30 Rock" and the Yanks score three.

Orel said...

Hard to dislike Curtis Granderson, though.

Spanky said...

This Mega-Thread seems dead and I am about to catch FIRE.

MR. F said...

I think Orel's lack of hate in his last comment derailed the thread.

HATE HATE HATE!!!

el montanero said...

like the kings throwback jerseys.

karina said...

to believe is not going to hurt any of you, ladies and gents :)

Fred's Brim said...

At the wedding; they just played DSB; I thought of you guys.

Dusty Baker said...

That's a good name for a dog, Karen.

karen said...

Karina's right. We need to believe in the power of our hate. It worked for the Bravos last night, so let's all muster up so good ole' fashion Yankee HATE!!

karen said...

Thank you, Dusty

Dusty Baker said...

If I were getting married I'd have DSBG do dramatic interpretations of trite wedding songs.

MR. F said...

I dunno if this has been mentioned, but there are now videos on youtube of the DSB duet between DSBG and the Hoff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwxONSjZJYc

karen said...

That song is ruined for me now that I know what a gnat fan Steve Perry is.

Bastard.

MR. F said...

Psh. Steve Perry. He's such a bandwagoner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPxu10M_6Cg

Spanky said...

CHOKE ON YOUR BIG APPLE AND GO TO HELL

Spanky said...

I really can't stand that song anymore. Or those 2 clowns that dance to it. We need to go Gangsta in Dodger Stadium.

Dusty Baker said...

Straight gangsta, Spanky. Good point.

karen said...

Steve Perry is a big old attention whore

Dusty Baker said...

Having said that ^ if I were getting married I would have Tupac and Eazy E doing the tunes and FB doing dramatic interpretations of their hits.

Spanky said...

Ice Cube rapping the seventh inning stretch. Cracker jacks and shit

karen said...

Jeter K.

Yay.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd also have Spanky spittin some rhyme - probably House of Pain w some Boo Yah Tribe mixed in.

Could do Biggie's "Hypnotize" as first dance.

Spanky said...

Twins Suck

karen said...

Twins aren't putting up much of a fight tonite

Spanky said...

Reading the Mega-Thread has made me realize that this is the wave of the future.

FUCK YOU YANKEES

Josh S. said...

The Curse of Brett Favre's Penis.

karina said...

have fun, boys and girls, I'm headed to a farewell party!

MR. F said...

MAKE PARTY KARINA!!!

karen said...

Bye, Karina!

A pulse for the Twins?

Spanky said...

(cries)

Spanky said...

STOOPID MOFO

Spanky said...

It's Over

Dusty Baker said...

"Tipsy" for father-daughter dance. Can you handle it Spank?

Dusty Baker said...

USC v Collitch Boys is awfully interesting.

Spanky said...

@ Dusty

It depends. Who's daughter?

Spanky said...

FUCK YOKO!

Spanky said...

^ somebody else I mean

Spanky said...

Mega- Thread ain't shit.

Dusty Baker said...

USC " defense" on that last Stanford drive - WTF? Not even worthy of being called a prevent defense. Didn't even make Collitch Bous pay for repeatedly passing in the interior instead of running out patterns to save clock.

Spanky said...

Time to take a bow. Steel Reserve time. Aur Revoir!

Spanky said...

FUCK SC!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

(cries)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did everyone leave because baseball is over? Where are the Kings fans at? Nic? Neeebs? el montanero?

el montanero said...

kings win!!! nice to see luongo still dives with the best of 'em. cheatin' bastard. kopitar is halfway to joker face. nice effort and good way to start the season.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Woohoo! Kings win!

Spanky said...

eh! kings


*laughs*

Spanky said...

I'm all drunk, bored and with no life. Fuck it. I scrolled back a bit of my year of SoSG and realized I baptized this bitch with my first FUCK on 4/29/10.

And Kudos to my 2 peers from season's start, Karen and Meanie. We are still here unlike other fools. Or maybe we are the FOOLS?!

Any complaints? The line starts on the left.

Trolling ca.10/09

EAT MY CACA GNATS!