Saturday, October 08, 2011

ALCS Game 1 Thread: Detroit @ Texas, 5p

Justin Verlander (1-0, 5.00) vs. C.J. Wilson (0-1, 10.80).

Welcome to a Yankees-free ALCS! The Tigers will ride certain Cy Young winner Justin Verlander against a Rangers team that boasts two Southern California ones-that-got-away: former Dodger Adrian Beltre and former Angel Mike Napoli. The Rangers, sans Cliff Lee, are undoubtedly out to prove last year's World Series loss to the Giants was a fluke. The Tigers are trying to remind Detroit natives the Lions aren't the only game in town. Joust!

57 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Go team!

Josh S. said...

Dig Dug!

Dusty Baker said...

Galaga!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

4

Spank Horst said...

Defender!

DodgersKings323 said...

lol people spoke too soon, Brian Wilson finds a way to get involved, now let's wait for a Lebron commercial.

DodgersKings323 said...

Trademark Fox HD, downgrade confirmed! I know i don't have the greatest PJ in the world but this is like going from PC - TBS to Ps3 graphics - Fox.

Dusty Baker said...

I was JUST going to comment on the same thing, DK323! What the fuck with this might-as-well-be-analog 720p crap?

Orel said...

Who are we rooting for?

Orel said...

Rancho Rancho!

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

Razorbacks, of course!

Orel said...

Beltre paying off already!

Orel said...

Better razors than diamonds, Dusty.

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

That was a subplot in Pink Floyd The Wall, right?

Josh S. said...

I'm picking the Tigers, but I'm cool with either.

Josh S. said...

I'm not used to genuine, experienced analysis from a Fox color commentator.

Dusty Baker said...

It must have been either a better commentator of 1080 HD for FOX execs.

Dusty Baker said...

I don't like CJ Wilson because he's sober. #pussy

Dusty Baker said...

You, too, Josh Hamilton.

DodgersKings323 said...

It's the the way they transmit the signal, or they don't have good enough equipment or it's watered down somewhere. My PJ is 720p and with a HQ Blu-ray nobody would notice, it's all in the source, somewhere it turns to garbage, people have complained for years on avsforum but they don't seem to care. Even ESPN has better HD for football games, i also hate that stupid CGI ad behind home plate that makes it all look fake.

Orel said...

HOW CAN YOU HAVE ANY PUDDING IF YOU DON'T EAT YOUR MEAT

Orel said...

PJ = Panajonic?

DodgersKings323 said...

Though we should be counting our lucky stars for not having some "Watch the X Factor ALL NEW on blah blah EST" ad on the side of the screen.

DodgersKings323 said...

Projector :P Though i'm looking into a Coby Gamestation 3 now that my Ps3 took a dump for the 2nd time.

Orel said...

2-0 TEX in the 2nd. Against Verlander.

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, Orel.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Did I hear that little bitch Joe Buck mouth off that Kershaw pitched "well for a bad Dodgers team"????

Tell me I didn't hear daddy's little bitch say that????

Fuming

Dusty Baker said...

@DK323

Yeah but FOX broadcasts plenty of other things in better HD. Why did they downgrade for the ALCS? Why? WHY???

We need to solve this problem, then we can tackle world peace and Third World debt.

Dusty Baker said...

I will FUCK Joe Buck up! I'll cut him!

DodgersKings323 said...

Another Harold and Kumar?
Verlander is unhittable peeps!

Josh S. said...

But...we WERE a bad team.

Joe Buck is still a fucktard, though.

Dusty Baker said...

A bad team doesn't finish just over .500. A mediocre team does. A bad team is, say, the Pod Rays.

DodgersKings323 said...

I heard that through my headphones and was like "ta fuck did he just say?" The way he said it, maybe cause he's a Cards fan? Like if he thinks he shouldn't win it.

Damn right! World peace and hunger will never be solved so fix my satellite dish mofos!! :)

Dusty Baker said...

Yes, another Harold and Kumar. WHY????? (rips shirt, drops to knees, appeals to the gods)

Orel said...

Dusty's dream double feature:

REAL STEEL
HAROLD & KUMAR 3

Dusty Baker said...

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

I'm plotting to take the whole Occupy Wall Street movement here, and to Occupy SoSG headquarters.

Dusty Baker said...

Please don't let the rain affect this game. And hence my viewing pleasure.

It's really about me.

Dusty Baker said...

WOOOOOO PIG SOOOOOOOIEEEEE!!!!!

Orel said...

Can you explain the origin of that phrase, Dusty?

Orel said...

WOOOOOO PIG RAIN DELAY!!!!!

Dusty Baker said...

@Orel

It originated in the 1920s with Razorback fans. It's derived from a way that farmers would call their hogs to eat. They started using the phrase at games to call the Hogs to victory. One of those cool old quant quirks of college sports lore...

Josh S. said...

Verlander has an in with God. Twice now in the postseason it has started to rain when he doesn't have his best stuff.

Dusty Baker said...

Or, god is pissed off at him and makes him both suck and get knocked out by rain before he has a chance to right himself.

Dusty Baker said...

45

DodgersKings323 said...

Allllllllllll my ex's live in Texassssss
And Texas is the place I'd dearrrrrrly love to beeeeeeee
But allllllllllllll my ex's live in Texassssssssss
And that's why I hang my hat in Tennesseeeeeeeeeeeee

Dusty Baker said...

@DK323

What ever happened to Allison? I heard she was in Galveston.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Not the best synergy moment for FOX.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Joe Torre, looking spiffy in a suit.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Why dont they play ball in the rain?!?! C'mon its only water!!!

On a bus ride back from state line, sucjs

Dusty Baker said...

You're a fucking catcher, man. Why you wanna frost your tips like that, AJ?

Dusty Baker said...

I hate when commentators say "That [last pitch] was just throw as hard as you can and see if he can hit it."

Actually, a pitcher hopes that he doesn't hit it. Over-simplification is so off-putting.

"Hey, look, the key to the game is scoring runs."

Dusty Baker said...

I really want to be into this baseball game, but it's hard to be.

Dusty Baker said...

Have to respect Rangers fans who are still at this game en masse despite the rain.

Dusty Baker said...

This Austin Jackson kid has really stunk it up during the postseason.

Dusty Baker said...

Rangers take the first game.

As my little 2-year-old nephew has learned to say, "Pee pee on Texas".

(sorry MB)

Dusty Baker said...

Games on at 1 and 4:45 tomorrow. Also, NFL. Also, there's booze. Everything is coming up Dusty for tomorrow!