Monday, October 24, 2011

World Series Game 5 Thread: Cardinals @ Rangers, 5p

Chris Carpenter (3-0, 3.52) vs. C.J. Wilson (0-3, 7.17).

We're getting (at least) a Game 6! Derek Holland's heroic performance yesterday leaves the series tied at two and ensures a return trip to St. Louis. And we've got an ace-versus-ace matchup to determine who will have a happy flight. It's almost last call for baseball in 2011 — enjoy!

AP photo

60 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

@Marla

In fantasy football, does one have to field every player at every position each week? Specifically, can I stand one of my players down so he won't risk getting negative points (e.g., fumble), thus preserving my precarious win this week? Or do I have to field a player at TE spot to be eligible for all available points I would score on the week?

QuadSevens said...

To me, benching your TE would be the same as "forgetting" to sub out a player who's on a bye.

But leaving him in would make MNF just that much more exciting.

Dusty Baker said...

Right, Q7. But in the case of "forgetting," a player is still at least in the lineup. Actually benching someone may be different, according to some rules that I can't find.

I'm wondering because in the soccer nerd fantasy league I play in, one must field an entire team to get points for the week. It doesn't just count as points potentially lost.

Dusty Baker said...

Good news on the McCourt front. Creditors ask bankruptcy judge not to allow Dodgers TV rights sale.

http://tinyurl.com/6ybnz3h

Josh S. said...

Checking in on Orel's Game 4 Predictions:

FIVE THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IN GAME 4

1. Um, fewer than twenty-three total runs. Pujols fewer than three homers. Going out on a limb here.

(Achieved.)

2. A former Dodger (Jackson? Furcal? Theriot? Beltre?) does something productive, annoying Dodger fans everywhere.
(Achieved, though I think Angel fans are the ones that are far more annoyed with this series.)

3. Shot of Nolan Ryan with MASSIVE TENSION HEADACHE.
(Achieved, after Neftali Feliz issued a walk in the ninth.)

4. Yadier Molina signs an endorsement deal with Maybelline eyeliner.
(He would have, but the Sixers from Terra Nova beat him to it.)

5. Ogando vs. Craig (Part 4) settled by arm wrestling.
(Not achieved. Perhaps they move on to foxy boxing in Game 5.)

Josh S. said...

Hmm. I was signed in as the other Josh S., which is also me.

Dusty Baker said...

Whoooooaaa, duuuude!

Josh S. said...

C.J. Wilson has to have a good start at some point, right?

Right?

Jason said...

Last call?

*orders shots for the entire bar*

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh re CJ

Perhaps. But, at some point shouldn't I be able to dunk a basketball?

Maybe some things just weren't meant to be.

Jason said...

Dusty, you're safe benching your TE though we may have to revoke your man card for such a wussy move.

Josh S. said...

I second that it is a wussy move, Jose Reyes.

Dusty Baker said...

And Jason throws down the gauntlet, questioning my manhood. And a fair question it may be.

Now I have to put the player in to stay in the Manly Man club.

Dusty Baker said...

HAH! Nice Reyes line.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Look at some of the fantasy lineups has me disconcerted. So many people have players with bye weeks. If people aren't going to put in a minimal effort to compete, I'm going to shrink the pool of participants next year.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm competing, I'm competing!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

*Looking

But yeah, it's not going to be 18 next year again. Probably 14 at most.

Dusty Baker said...

Way too big of a league. People lose interest if they don't even know the players and have to dig through to maybe, just maybe, find a running back who is 3rd or 4th strong and might get them a point or two for the week.

ps- Does anyone want to give me a running back who is 3rd or 4th strong and might get me a point or two for the week?

Josh S. said...

The Packers having a bye week next week is going to hurt, but on the upside, the Saints are playing the Rams.

Josh S. said...

Oh yeah, World Series thread. Right.

Uh, Matt Kemp is back on our TVs tonight, for all of 30 seconds.

Dusty Baker said...

Bye week for GB? (cries)

#Rodgers

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hey, the McRib is back!

Josh S. said...

Phiwwies decline options on Brad Lidge (is BACK!) and Roy Oswalt (the lucky rabbit).

Mr. Customer said...

I'm "competing", for lack of a better word.

Totally agree on the league size, though. When you're dead in this league, you are DEAD.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fuck Brad Lidge. I hate him more than I hate Victorino.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck you, Shane Victorino!

Dusty Baker said...

ps- Fuck the Cards!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Beltre robs Furcal.

How are we supposed to feel about that again?

Dusty Baker said...

pps- Fuck the Gnats!

Dusty Baker said...

Beltre feeling new confidence at 3B now that he has cup protection.

Spank Horst said...

We need a homerun here.

Spank Horst said...

1-0 Cards.

Spank Horst said...

2-0 Cards.

Moreland=Butterfingers

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

CJ Wilson will be this offseason's AJ Burnett.

Spank Horst said...

Nice catch, Scott Brosius

Spank Horst said...

All I need is forty two more points by the Raven D to tie Josh.

#kiss my ass colts

Dusty Baker said...

Shit, the Ravens D might could pull that off, Spank.

Dusty Baker said...

Ohgoodlordshitsuckingjesus I hate player Harry Caray imitation dugout interviews in-game.

Dusty Baker said...

Well, that cleared the fence.

Dusty Baker said...

"One of the game's best hitters" - Michael Young? Really?

Josh S. said...

Anyone tired of excessive Michael Young praise should listen to (the real) Orel on ESPN Radio. He was ripping him apart earlier, essentially saying his swing looks like garbage.

Dusty Baker said...

And I just saw this:

http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/10/24/baseball-on-fox/

Dusty Baker said...

My god, that suit Kemp was wearing was worse than anything I've seen Craig Sayger wear. What the hell, Matty?

Still proud of you, though.

Dusty Baker said...

2-1 after four innings. Squeaky bum time for Rangers.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

46

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, get this asshole out!

Spank Horst said...

An amish black dutchman.

Spank Horst said...

STEROIDS!

Josh S. said...

The IBB to Pujols is looking mighty stupid right now.

Josh S. said...

Nevermind.

Dusty Baker said...

Was a great album, wasn't it, Josh?

Josh S. said...

I prefer Skip Schumaker, relief pitcher.

Dusty Baker said...

54 on Cards

Josh S. said...

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Dusty Baker said...

ON A LIP!

Josh S. said...

NO PAIL!

Josh S. said...

MLB going a little nuts with the Napoli puns.

What's next?

NAPOLI-HEADED THROWS! Catcher nails two at second en route to Rangers win.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

God damn it MLASC !!!!!!!!!


I logged in specifically to crow about the McRib being back again, and you totally stole my thunder!!!

God damn it!!!!!

QuadSevens said...

Looks like the Cardinals fucked themselves in the armpit on this one.

http://tinyurl.com/3dzvmk4