While it may seem like an eternity since we said goodbye to Dodger baseball for 2012, it’s only been a week. But not to worry my friends, because pitchers and catchers report in 126 days.*

That’s assuming a Valentine’s Day camp opening, which minus an actual announcement works for me, especially since it’s the anniversary of the day I proposed to the Main Squeeze.

*There’s an inside joke to the “my friends” insertion above, re the beautiful pitchers-and-catchers-report phrase, but in my effort to be less “caustic” this year (per my mother), I’ve abandoned the actually written-word knee-slapper. Apologies to those who don’t get it.

I’m also dispensing with the post-mortem which often comes around this time of year, in favor of something that includes both the negative and the positive perspective. Since “post-mortem” implies an “after death” investigation, I just didn’t feel like it this time. It was an up and down mostly frustrating season, but the Dodgers didn’t die.

I wasn’t going to give you a one-per-day treatise on the 50 men who appeared for the team during the season either, as some of my colleagues are pursuing, God bless em. I didn’t want to write them, and I’m quite sure you weren’t going to read them stretching all the way to Thanksgiving. I believe a quick review is all that’s required, and that’s what you get below. Then it’s on to next year.

The criterion used to grade the players is simple enough. I watched a good 155 out of 162 games, lived and died with the team as always, blogged throughout and feel like I know each and every man’s accomplishments backwards, forwards and sideways. So it’s statistics mixed with actually watching baseball. What a concept, huh?**

**Less caustic, remember, not completely devoid of causticness.

Traditional A-to-F letter grades, with incompletes reserved for those who, through no fault of their own, were not given sufficient opportunities to be graded objectively.

Position players

Bobby Abreu: Riding high in May, shot down in June, and the rest of the way. Grade: C-

Alex Castellanos: Twenty-five plate appearances over 16 games. Grade: incomplete.

Luis Cruz: A revelation in every way imaginable. .297, six home runs and 40 RBIs in a half season, and as clutch as is humanly possible. Grade: A

Ivan De Jesus, Jr. May 22nd game-winning double gave Dodgers their season-best 30-13 record, and that’s not to be forgotten, but never stood a chance in Los Angeles. Respectable .273. Grade: B

A.J. Ellis: Key player, thoroughly deserving of the Roy Campanella Award as the “Most Inspirational Dodger.” Better-than-expected-by-most bat, great with staff and limiting the stolen base. Third-from-the-bottom-in-MLB 11 passed balls and generally catching the baseball a problem. Grade: B

Mark Ellis: Great with the glove, genuine veteran leadership, .228 against right-handers a concern, one-too-many TOOTBLANs. Grade: B

Andre Ethier: Great at home, weak on the road; great vs. righties, weak vs. lefties. Streaky as always, too many quick easy outs, fine but unspectacular. .284, 20 and 89 RBI passable, but not enough oomph. Grade: B-

Tim Federowicz: Didn’t get a single start with Ellis slumping and tired. Final game of the season counts for nothing. Skipper’s bad, unfortunate. Grade: incomplete.

Adrian Gonzalez: Rousing debut and final eight games in Los Angeles, but not much in between. Understandable perhaps, and a ton on his shoulders, but a better showing might have had Dodgers in the postseason. .297 in Blue. Grade: B-

Dee Gordon: No D, very little O. A work in progress. Grade: D

Tony Gwynn: Hit .291 while helping team win 16 games in the important month of May, subbing for Matt Kemp on an everyday-basis. Struggled afterwards. Grade: C

Jerry Hairston, Jr. As advertised and then some. Better than his .273, .342, four and 26 indicate. Some spectacular play in the field, along with a few errors. Can’t wait to get him back in there in 2013. Grade: B+

Elian Herrera: Surprise call-up made an immediate impact before coming down to earth. Clutch hits. Does several things well. Grade: B

Matt Kemp: Behold the walls of Jericho – uh, Coors Field. .303, with 23 homers and 69 RBIs are pretty good numbers for a lost season, but a lost season it was, and it cost the Dodgers a division. A little wisdom from the manager might very well have made the difference. Grade: B

Adam Kennedy: Splits show a .356 second half, which is nothing to sneeze at, but .262 overall with 16 RBIs overall and a weak glove count too. Not as bad as his critics made him out to be, but his guaranteed major league contract was a mistake. Grade: C

James Loney: MFD – Most Frustrating Dodger…uh, ex-Dodger. No idea what in the world happened to the guy, but wish him well in Houston or Toronto or wherever. Grade: D 

Nick Punto: Made an impact with a nice little effort in September, fun to watch around the bag. His .286 and .390 helped, but will be remembered for jersey snagging. A good bet to return next year. Grade: B

Hanley Ramirez: Scary-to-watch shortstop who ought to play third in 2013. Hit .271with 10 homers post-trade, which translates to four more RBIs than Cruz. Grade: C

Juan Rivera: A product of the final winter of McCourt, and wouldn’t have been re-signed otherwise. More failures than successes, soon to be unemployed. Grade: C-

Jerry Sands: Didn’t have a prayer as a 2012 Dodger, manager’s decision. Grade: incomplete.

Justin Sellers: Easy-to-root-for kind of player. Plus glove, minus bat, disabled primarily. Grade: C-

Matt Treanor: Did some good things early, fell off the planet after that. Shouldn’t have been signed in the first place. Grade: D

Juan Uribe: A veritable dart board for fans across the globe. Looks like a globe. If there was an F-, he’d get an F-, but alas there is no F-. Grade: F

Scott Van Slyke: Three-run pinch homer important, but resembles a minor league DH type, unimpressive generally. Grade: D

Shane Victorino: Stole bases and caught the ball, but did little else well after acquisition. Disappointing .245 and .316 and disappointing all the way around. Grade: C-

Pitchers

Josh Beckett: Pitched better than 2-3 L.A. record indicates. Small sample size, but definitely a turnaround from his 2012 five-month Boston campaign. Will be a key player in 2013.  Grade: B

Ronald Belisario: C’mon, who among us even expected him to show up for work? Great most of the time, especially with fresh innings. Grade: B

Joe Blanton: Hit town in July with a 4.59 ERA, and it went up. Enough said. Grade: Charitable C-

Chad Billinglsey: More of the same in the unwatchable starts department before turning it around convincingly, sandwiched around two elbow injuries. God knows what’s next. Grade: B-

Chris Capuano: Great start, should’ve been an All-Star and an about-face second half. Still, 12 wins plus a 3.72 equals exactly what Dodgers signed up for. Took the ball every fifth day, just missing 200 innings. Grade: B-

Randy Choate: A fine addition, does well when used properly. Should return in 2013. Grade: B

Todd Coffey: Improved after a rough start but injured twice, once seriously. Tub of something or other. Time to hang em up. Grade: C-

Rubby De La Rosa: As textbook an INC as any 2012 Dodger. Grade: incomplete.

Scott Elbert: Looked good in spots, not so good in others, health issues semi-wrecked season. Grade: B-

Nathan Eovaldi: Good stuff and loads of potential, but not ready for a spot in a rotation just yet. Grade: C-

John Ely: One memorable blowup leading to a gut-wrenching loss, but given no reasonable chance to succeed. Grade: incomplete.

Stephen Fife: Took the ball in tough spots and did as well as could be expected. Grade: B-

Javy Guerra: Disappointing second season, but misused by manager and hurt much of the time. Grade: C

Matt Guerrier: Injured most of the season, hit hard in parts of April and September, but too small a sample size to critique fairly. Grade: incomplete.

Aaron Harang: Ten wins, 3.66 ERA and 31 starts. Precisely par for the course, but in a good way. B-

Kenley Jansen: From setup to closer and back to setup, while barely skipping a (heart) beat. One egregious steal of home allowed. Grade: A-

Clayton Kershaw: World’s greatest Dodger – a god, essentially. All glowing adjectives apply. In fact, new ones ought to be invented. Grade: A+

Brandon League: Credit Ned Colletti for this one. After a rough spell, nothing but zeros. Absolutely unhittable; must be re-signed. Grade: A

Josh Lindblom: 2012 well below what 2011 forecast. Expendable, and despite Victorino, Los Angeles should have no regrets. Grade: C

Ted Lilly: Pitched well before breaking down and near the end of the line. Grade: B

Mike MacDougal: Signed based on 2011 performance, which he couldn’t replicate. Grade: D

Steven “Paco” Rodriguez: First 2012 MLB draftee to reach bigs, pitched like a veteran in a pennant race, his 6 2/3 innings seemed like more. Impressive start. Grade: A

Shawn Tolleson: A mixed bag – gave up some big hits, countered with multiple good outings – a fine start to his Dodger career. Expect growth in year two. Grade: B-

Josh Wall: Looked good and bad but in too few appearances to fairly assess. Grade: incomplete

Jamey Wright: Gave L.A. plenty. Took underserved heat from the blogosphere. Will almost assuredly be back. Grade: B

Manager

Don Mattingly: Too many bunts, too much predictability, too few solutions to problems in front of him. Good with the media and in the clubhouse; a leader who should improve going forward. Head-in-the-sand-hold-your-breath approach to star players’ injuries bordering on negligence. Grade: C-

And remember, glove conquers all.

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You’re being too generous with Mattingly’s grade.  After leaving in Ethier on first instead of sending in Gordon, and THEN having AJ try to bunt instead of hit in that very, very important (at the time) Giants game, qualifies him for at least a D-, in my opinion.  I will be thinking about that mismanagement (among others, of course) all winter long.
 
Come to think about it, I know you need to be somewhat reasonable, but I don’t – I’d give him an “F”, period.

October 10, 2012 2:12 pm

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Don’t see a grade (or incomplete) for Hanley and Beckett or Victorino. I was thinking, OK he didn’t grade the in-season trade guys, but yu did give one for A-Gon.

October 10, 2012 2:36 pm

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@Throwdeuce My editor sucks, clearly. He’ll be fired immediately. Grades up now.

October 10, 2012 2:53 pm

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@Johnny Dodger Well, it’s thousands of decisions per year. Hundreds of them went well, hundreds didn’t. Or something like that. I stand by the C- but respect you opinion, John.

October 10, 2012 2:55 pm

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Reds looking weak at the moment and it’s not good. Nats look worse, of course, but this is the must-have series. Beat SF!

October 10, 2012 2:56 pm

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@Howard Cole Thanks, Howard, but as I said, I don’t have to be reasonable – I can even demand that Mattingly be executed for criminal malfeasance – or at least tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail.
I may be a little more reasonable by springtime, of course.

October 10, 2012 3:11 pm

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@Johnny Dodger  Of course you don’t have to be reasonable. I kinda do but you don’t. Fire away!

October 10, 2012 3:30 pm

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Thanks for the B- for Caps!  I guess I wasn’t too far off in my recommendation.

October 10, 2012 6:03 pm

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@The Commish yeah. obviously I’ve calmed down and am being objective. and I’m happy to go into spring with six or seven starters and trade someone later. probably lilly. we can always thread if you wanna.

October 10, 2012 6:14 pm

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God, I detest the Giants!
And anyone with a name like “Buster” shouldn’t even be allowed to play on ANY MLB team!

October 11, 2012 2:18 pm

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Hi Johnny, Ol’ Sport and Hail Fellow Well Met – just thought I’d drop in and see what’s new in the world of baseball.  Anything happen recently that cheers the ol’ boy up, makes him feel good about the world?
  :)

October 11, 2012 2:58 pm

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@Johnny Dodger
 that’s how I used to feel about “Chipper”.  But Buster’s fine, in fact he’s GREAAAAAT!

October 11, 2012 3:00 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo No, Tom…not really.

October 11, 2012 3:37 pm

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@Johnny Dodger
 Gee, you’d think the Giants beat the Reds three straight to take the Div. championship or something and that maybe Buster did something pretty good.

October 11, 2012 5:09 pm

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Hey, Howie, where’s the playoff game thread you were talking about?  I’m feeing pretty good right about now and feel like yakkin’ with all my great friends!

October 11, 2012 5:16 pm

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boy those nationals are on a hot streak…

October 12, 2012 6:47 pm

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and how in the hell am I going to get to 400 pts. ?

October 12, 2012 7:47 pm

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did you know you can’t (like) your own comment..?

October 12, 2012 7:50 pm

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randy!!!!!!! I was just thinking about you. haven’t seen you in awhile.

October 12, 2012 7:59 pm

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@Howard Cole
 hey ..I was in the bay a few days

October 12, 2012 8:01 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo we did one and you didn’t show up. hardly anyone did. if I remember correctly it was one of the games in sf, lossses, which made us think you weren’t gonna show up unless your boys were doing something good.

October 12, 2012 8:03 pm

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@rotarandy IN the bay or near the bay. and which bay? santa monica. bombay?

October 12, 2012 8:03 pm

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@Howard Cole
 I was up in san fran for the hardly strickly bluegrass festival

October 12, 2012 8:05 pm

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@rotarandy ahh. sounds like fun. you see your daughter?

October 12, 2012 8:15 pm

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@Howard Cole
 a little…

October 12, 2012 8:16 pm

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@Howard Cole
 you are one slick dude howard….and that is slick…lol

October 12, 2012 8:21 pm

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@rotarandy me? you’re the guy doing all the fun stuff. what time are you going to coffee tomorrow?

October 12, 2012 8:22 pm

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@Howard Cole
 I just told the wife if she made coffee I would do the chores she wants..lol

October 12, 2012 8:23 pm

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@rotarandy what if I make coffee?

October 12, 2012 8:25 pm

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@Howard Cole
 weekdays I fly solo

October 12, 2012 8:25 pm

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@rotarandy me too. and i also did some major chores – scrubbing – this week. burned some calories doing it. if you feel like a half hour break, maybe you can swing by starbucks. if so I’ll let you know when I’m going.

October 12, 2012 8:26 pm

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32 sandy what’s his name.
 
33 eddie murray

October 12, 2012 8:27 pm

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@Howard Cole
 cool

October 12, 2012 8:27 pm

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@Howard Cole
 34 magic

October 12, 2012 8:28 pm

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@Howard Cole
 or was he 32

October 12, 2012 8:29 pm

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@rotarandy magic was 32, as was oj simpson and marcus allen. shaq was 34

October 12, 2012 8:30 pm

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the curse of the bambino? the curse of  joe hardy? the curse of frank howard? george w bush?

October 12, 2012 8:34 pm

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I wonder if the giants will have barry bonds throw out the first ball in the nlcs.

October 12, 2012 8:36 pm

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@Howard Cole
 whoa  had turned away one run only

October 12, 2012 8:36 pm

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we should remember in reality this is the montreal expos franchise we’re looking at here. and you know how many pennants they won, right?

October 12, 2012 8:37 pm

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42 jackie robinson, who played in montreal, for the royals.

October 12, 2012 8:39 pm

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hey Tom..looks like the Nats are coming your way…

October 12, 2012 8:56 pm

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you know some of these games weren’t sold out the day or two before. a lot of them actually. some day the main squeeze and i will be able to travel around and see these things in person. i guess we’ll check out the cities too:)

October 12, 2012 8:58 pm

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wow

October 12, 2012 9:14 pm

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wow is the word all right. they gotta get storen outta there right now.

October 12, 2012 9:15 pm

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they’ll be lucky if he doesn’t give it all up here.

October 12, 2012 9:15 pm

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you hear all those hearts drop…

October 12, 2012 9:15 pm

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what’s another 79 years between friends?

October 12, 2012 9:16 pm

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hate to say it, but this is a textbook choke.

October 12, 2012 9:17 pm

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and they’re just letting him lose the whole season.

October 12, 2012 9:17 pm

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spoke to soon….?

October 12, 2012 9:19 pm

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hey Tom looks like the cards are coming your way…lol

October 12, 2012 9:26 pm

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now thats baseball for ya…see you next series.

October 12, 2012 9:34 pm

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9 more pts. to 400 yahoo

October 13, 2012 12:36 pm

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let’s get you there.

October 13, 2012 12:44 pm

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waiting on the plumber. no starbucks today.

October 13, 2012 12:44 pm

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@Howard Cole
 rotor rooter?

October 13, 2012 12:45 pm

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@rotarandy stevo’s persono returno visto because he didn’t do the job right. o.

October 13, 2012 12:47 pm

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60.

October 13, 2012 12:50 pm

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@rotarandy said he’d be back in an hour 2 1/2 hours ago.

October 13, 2012 12:50 pm

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oh, he’s here!

October 13, 2012 12:53 pm

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so what are we thinking….. cards and detroit in the big dance ?? or NYY vs. gaints or…..

October 13, 2012 1:10 pm

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giants

October 13, 2012 1:11 pm

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@rotarandy cards and detroit would be my preference, but I’m not happy. all four teams I wanted in the last round lost. yanks and giants would be the worst case scenario, and giants just have to lose already, even though I don’t like the cards either. I’m rooting for detroit all the way. process of elimination.

October 13, 2012 1:22 pm

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randys up to 394.

October 13, 2012 1:23 pm

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i’m taking a break. catch up with you later.

October 13, 2012 1:23 pm

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@Howard Cole  @rotarandy
 I know some detriot fans that went up to oakland to see final..

October 13, 2012 1:30 pm

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@Howard Cole looking forward to 420…haha

October 13, 2012 4:33 pm

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boy you don’t want to miss the ninth innings these days…

October 13, 2012 9:00 pm

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or the 12th.

October 13, 2012 9:44 pm

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2 stinking pts. from 400  where is my support….

October 14, 2012 4:11 pm

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73 trombones let the big parade….

October 14, 2012 4:24 pm

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detriot about to win 2 in a row about 15 hours apart

October 14, 2012 4:26 pm

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last nite ending after 1 am  with the 1 pm start

October 14, 2012 4:28 pm

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and kuroda’s last game as a non-dodger.

October 14, 2012 4:32 pm

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oh great, more complaining about the umps. enough.

October 14, 2012 4:32 pm

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@Howard Cole
 baseball bean very very good for me

October 14, 2012 4:44 pm

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@Howard Cole
 when the grafic shows a strike in the box center and they call ball someone s got to shout

October 14, 2012 4:51 pm

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Giants are making a game of it. Lynn never seems to go longer than 5 innings. I wish Joe Buck could keep his color commentary to himself. He’s a gossip, and a boar.

October 14, 2012 6:54 pm

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I meant, he’s a “bore.” Also I liked your Dodger year in review. Agreed with the Mattingly assessment. Do you think Wallach is going to go to the Red Sox? Be another Dodger management prospect getting away. He’d be missed, especially watching Donnie B’s getting his minor league in the bigs.

October 14, 2012 7:05 pm

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oh rapture 408 I must think of retirement now but first like to thank all my fans…you like me you really really like me LOL

October 15, 2012 11:59 am

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Hey, Howie, thanks for sending me the lyrics praising Scutaro in that new song you wrote.  I think it’s gonna be a hit.  A BIG HIT, like the one Scutaro just got to knock in three runs.  :)

October 15, 2012 6:40 pm

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cards are really flapping the wings tonight..

October 15, 2012 7:15 pm

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Did Howie and the Basebuds go on tour somewhere????

October 15, 2012 7:19 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo
 ride it while you can   be safe and sane

October 15, 2012 8:21 pm

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@eppis1 thanks, matt. yeah, wallach’s gonna get something eventually. might be this offseason, might not be. and he might make a good manager – I thought he should’ve gotten the job intead of mattingly – but he’s a crappy third base coach.

October 15, 2012 9:32 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo yeah, I thought of you when he stroked it, and i pretty much knew he was going to. on the bright side, prior to tonight’s game, scutaro as a lifetime .192 hitter in the postseason.

October 15, 2012 9:33 pm

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@Howard Cole  @eppis1 Funny how that works.

October 15, 2012 10:18 pm

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Holliday’s a pos.  Chop blocks are illegal in NFL and should be in MLB.  a cheap shot through and through.  could’ve torn up his joints so he couldn’t play again.

October 16, 2012 10:37 am

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@Tom in San Mateo I felt that about the early season slide that put Mark Ellis on the shelf (and nearly lost his leg, for God’s sake!) months, though that slide may have been less egregious that Holliday’s. Hope Scutaro’s not hurt too badly.

October 16, 2012 11:05 am

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I’ve watched one baseball game on TV this year.  The rest were listened to on radio.  Hershiser is one of the best – if not the best – analyst on radio.  Articulate, broad knowledge, and precise on situational stuff.

October 16, 2012 5:58 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo
 yes very oral

October 16, 2012 5:59 pm

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@rotarandy @Tom in San Mateo I always thought the phrase “orel hershiser” sounded like a dental condition, as in the sentence, “oh man, I’ve got a little orel hershiser on the inside of my mouth here.”

October 16, 2012 8:58 pm

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basebuds unite….I am 4 pts. from rolling and smokin my total…..am I the only one with    ” too much time on my hands.”..

October 17, 2012 3:41 pm

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cards  hitting with the bench and rain

October 17, 2012 3:43 pm

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This is horrible – I pray for the Giants to lose (sorry, Tom), but I hate for the Cards to win.
 
Stupid Cincinnati…

October 17, 2012 8:40 pm

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hey tom. for what it’s worth, the 1988 nlcs started out exactly like this. dodgers lost the first game at home and then won game two. they lost game three on the road to the mets, so it was 2-1 mets after three games.
then the dodgers turned it around (i’ll spare you the details) with an extra inning game they easily could’ve lost to go down 3-1, but instead were tied at 2 games apiece. then they won game five in new york, lost game six at home, and then, well you know. orel hershiser.
perhaps it’ll work out just that way for your club.

October 17, 2012 9:29 pm

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@Johnny Dodger
 you sound to be  between a rock and  a hard place  to live…alcatraz  and ..st. louis

October 17, 2012 9:29 pm

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99 bottles of beer on the wall 99 bottles of..

October 17, 2012 10:28 pm

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Commish in da house for Yanks-Tigers. Sweeeeeeeeeep!

October 18, 2012 1:33 pm

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CC is hittable today.  Not smashes but singles are happening.

October 18, 2012 1:43 pm

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Anybody out there? Helloooooooooooo

October 18, 2012 1:52 pm

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vice commish in the house. beat the yanks and we’re halfway to not having the worst possible world series matchup on earth.

October 18, 2012 1:55 pm

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looks like commish has a good shot at 600 points today. if randy shows up, maybe 500 for him!

October 18, 2012 1:56 pm

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All the talk on NYC radio is not about Yanks imminent demise, but about A-Rod and how he is prob Miami bound.

October 18, 2012 1:56 pm

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Buckner

October 18, 2012 1:56 pm

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miami is such a messed up organization. they just round and round with all these makeovers, horrible ownership, ozzie. arod would just be one more awful awful mistake. what’s the point? so the yanks pick up 80 or 90 mil? so what? he can’t even dh in the nl.

October 18, 2012 1:57 pm

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Scherzer just throwing strikes with curves and fastballs.

October 18, 2012 1:58 pm

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@The Commish ok, that one doesn’t get a “like” from me.

October 18, 2012 1:58 pm

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good pitch to run on.

October 18, 2012 1:58 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The I know — just the first thought that hit me. And I liked Billy Buckshot too.

October 18, 2012 1:59 pm

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this is a solid threesome in the booth. ernie, smoltz and darling, althought I imagine the commish has had enough of darling. no?

October 18, 2012 1:59 pm

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Ichiro didn’t do anything with Scherzer in 1st. Weak pop to 3rd.

October 18, 2012 1:59 pm

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@Howard Cole I don’t hate Darling. He’s not annoying, and sticks to color. And pitchers.

October 18, 2012 2:00 pm

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@Howard Cole Yanks will absorb most of $$$

October 18, 2012 2:01 pm

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Helluva pitch — Ump gave Ichiro a break.

October 18, 2012 2:02 pm

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Swisher is just lost.

October 18, 2012 2:02 pm

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@The Commish yeah, smoltz talks about pitchers a lot too, but that’s fine.

October 18, 2012 2:03 pm

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Also, Swisher much better batting RH.

October 18, 2012 2:04 pm

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.167 lifetime in the postseason. lovely. he’s costing himself a ton of money but he’s still gonna get way way way more than he ought to.

October 18, 2012 2:05 pm

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I’ll take likes please.

October 18, 2012 2:05 pm

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My comment above should have  been mentioned by crack announcing team.  I’ve seen way more of the Yankees than they have.

October 18, 2012 2:06 pm

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not to get gross or anything, but I’m out of plastic bags to pick up dog poop. I’ll use giants baseball cards instead.

October 18, 2012 2:07 pm

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@Howard Cole How do i do a double “like”???

October 18, 2012 2:07 pm

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Rotarandy in the “like” house.

October 18, 2012 2:08 pm

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@The Commish that always seems to be the case. whenever I listen to the national guys do the dodgers I can really tell how little they know. god forbid they do a little research.

October 18, 2012 2:08 pm

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@The Commish
 you can’t like yourself or I would be awash in pts.

October 18, 2012 2:09 pm

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by the way, if you hate the yanks, why do you watch their games so much? what you really ought to do is change your sleep patterns for the west coast and watch more dodger games. season starts on april fools day.

October 18, 2012 2:09 pm

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@rotarandy @The Commish yes, but you should like yourself generally, right? I mean, if you don’t who will?

October 18, 2012 2:10 pm

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@Howard Cole Have relatives who changed sleep patterns and now they are like vampires. Uh, I take a pass on that idea.

October 18, 2012 2:10 pm

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@Howard Cole  @rotarandy  @The Very deep.

October 18, 2012 2:11 pm

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C’mon Delmon. HR please.

October 18, 2012 2:11 pm

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man, just look at these postseason batting averages for swisher. if it wasn’t for the one 4 for 12, he’d be what, at .120 or something?
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/swishni01.shtml

October 18, 2012 2:11 pm

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@Howard Cole  @rotarandy  @The
 well my shrink will be glad my facebook time is cut in half..but now hang in a often empty chat room foe baseball….lol

October 18, 2012 2:11 pm

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@rotarandy  @Howard Cole  @The Now , THAT’S sick.

October 18, 2012 2:12 pm

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@The Commish fine, just say up till 1 a.m. more often. that’s not a big deal. I do it every single night.

October 18, 2012 2:12 pm

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CC not fooling Delmon.

October 18, 2012 2:13 pm

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@Howard Cole This postseason will ruin all Yank averages except Jeter, Ichiro and Ibanez.

October 18, 2012 2:15 pm

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Verlander debuting for Darling or Smoltz job.

October 18, 2012 2:15 pm

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too much time on my hands. take away that one series and swisher would be still be as high as .151 including today.

October 18, 2012 2:15 pm

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@The Commish yeah, in about eight years.

October 18, 2012 2:16 pm

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I wouldn’t trade kersh for him right now.

October 18, 2012 2:16 pm

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@Howard Cole No, no way. But he’s a winner.

October 18, 2012 2:17 pm

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@The Commish agreed

October 18, 2012 2:19 pm

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Wow———– Texiera NEVER boots anything. Now 2 in one inning.  Woweeeeeeeeeee

October 18, 2012 2:19 pm

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we’re going to have to learn how to spell tex’s name with all these bad plays. I wouldn’t take him either. much rather have adrian going forward. not even close.

October 18, 2012 2:19 pm

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64 pitches in 3 innings. Though he can throw 130

October 18, 2012 2:20 pm

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too bad this ain’t the series, then he could tie willie d.

October 18, 2012 2:20 pm

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@The Commish he won’t. if he had to throw that many they’ll be too far behind for it to matter.

October 18, 2012 2:20 pm

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@Howard Cole Maybe Adrian younger, but look at Tex’s numbers. Helluva career, a million RBI’s

October 18, 2012 2:20 pm

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I love these lcs day games. I guess this is the last day game of the year.

October 18, 2012 2:21 pm

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@Howard Cole I won’t like that one either.

October 18, 2012 2:21 pm

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wtf

October 18, 2012 2:22 pm

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Spelled Teixeira — and Yanks D is pretty sour right now.

October 18, 2012 2:22 pm

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btw, why doesn’t “wtf” come with a question mark after it?

October 18, 2012 2:23 pm

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Grand slam please

October 18, 2012 2:23 pm

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Teixeira switch hits too – advantage.

October 18, 2012 2:24 pm

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Walk please

October 18, 2012 2:24 pm

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feels like it should be 8-0 by now. yanks are damn lucky.

October 18, 2012 2:25 pm

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How the hell does he swing  on a 3-1 pitch; take it, at worst it’s 3-2.

October 18, 2012 2:25 pm

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Thanks for the likes guys — just passed 600.

October 18, 2012 2:26 pm

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@The Commish
 shows 562 here prove it…

October 18, 2012 2:27 pm

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@rotarandy do a refresh.

October 18, 2012 2:27 pm

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@The Commish
 wheres the refresh bag?

October 18, 2012 2:28 pm

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Yanks without a hit – no jinx – just sayin’

October 18, 2012 2:29 pm

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@The Commish I see 562 too.

October 18, 2012 2:30 pm

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you can’t jinx it. no one can.

October 18, 2012 2:30 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The I got 604.

October 18, 2012 2:30 pm

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Ibanez may be trouble.

October 18, 2012 2:31 pm

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he’s rising just before the final fall. very little career left. credit him for the clutch homers, but he’s pretty much done.

October 18, 2012 2:33 pm

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@Howard Cole With my No, 73.71% against. Hope the owners are reading the poll.

October 18, 2012 2:38 pm

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Bye Yanks!!

October 18, 2012 2:41 pm

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I coulda hit that one out.

October 18, 2012 2:41 pm

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now if cabrera could just lose 25 pounds and get into professional athlete-like shape, imagine the hitter he’d be.

October 18, 2012 2:42 pm

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Cabrera and Garcia look like Father and Son.

October 18, 2012 2:42 pm

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@Howard Cole What , like an MVP?

October 18, 2012 2:42 pm

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so do prince and cecil.

October 18, 2012 2:43 pm

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@Howard Cole Clever.

October 18, 2012 2:43 pm

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@The Commish a triple crown guy maybe.

October 18, 2012 2:43 pm

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somebody posted on facebook that he ran into craig sager in new york and he was dressed like a normal person, that lindsay nelson wannabe.

October 18, 2012 2:44 pm

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oy

October 18, 2012 2:45 pm

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done, done and ever so done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2012 2:46 pm

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it’s going to be a five inning celebration now.

October 18, 2012 2:46 pm

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Kicking their ass and taking their names: Cano, Tex, CC, etc.

October 18, 2012 2:46 pm

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I haven’t been looking. have you noticed cc’s mph’s?

October 18, 2012 2:46 pm

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@Howard Cole no, but they have to have mercy and get him out of their. Yankees need to show respect for their own guy.

October 18, 2012 2:47 pm

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@The Commish vinny still pronounces cecil’s name wrong, after all these years.

October 18, 2012 2:47 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The How does he say it?

October 18, 2012 2:47 pm

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on a pro-yanks note, you can’t minimize this, jeter with even a mediocre 2013 is sure to move into sixth place on the all-time hit list. incredible.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/H_career.shtml

October 18, 2012 2:49 pm

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@Howard Cole If his ankle holds out. And didn’t I tell you about the ankle in a comment during the Balt series (before he broke it)?

October 18, 2012 2:50 pm

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@Howard Cole There will never be another Lindsey Nelson.  What a great announcer and entertainer with his stories and his jackets.

October 18, 2012 2:53 pm

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@The Commish don’t rememeber, but I know it was hurt. he’ll be fine. no way he’d just up and retire and go out that way. would he?

October 18, 2012 2:53 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The Oh no, he’s gonna play till he drops. But if the Yanks are starting to have a bad run… well, he might think it over.  BTW, the sports talk in NYC say the Yanks may offer a lot of one-year contracts: Granderson, Swisher, Pettitte, etc.

October 18, 2012 2:56 pm

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Chavez is 0 for the series. Mike Francesa (local talk show host) says Girardi should have just played Rodriguez , especially after Jeter was gone.  “A-Rod, it’s time to put the team on your back”. Instead he really dissed A-Rod, pinch-hitting , benching.  Given his stats,  he is in the Mays, Bonds area ,and you just wouldn’t see that happen to them.

October 18, 2012 2:58 pm

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@The Commish might get them signed, but do you really want them still? granderson shocked the hell outta me last year. this year was more like it.

October 18, 2012 2:58 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The Yeah, but he hit a shitload of HR’s.

October 18, 2012 2:59 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The And Kuroda , too. Though I KNOW you think he will be back with LA. Yanks will definitely try to sign him.

October 18, 2012 2:59 pm

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interesting. there could be more going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about. arod might’ve said something or done something un-yankee like, and they’re just keeping it quiet so as not to call more attention to him.

October 18, 2012 3:01 pm

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From WikiPedia; 13 Halls of Fame!!
Lindsey Nelson (May 25, 1919 – June 10, 1995) was an American sportscaster best known for his broadcasts of college football and New York Mets baseball. He spent 17 years with the New York Mets and three years with the San Francisco Giants. For 33 years Nelson covered college football, including 26 Cotton Bowls, five Sugar Bowls, four Rose Bowls, and 14 years announcing Notre Dame games. He is in 13 separate Halls of Fame. Fans remember a talented broadcaster, an expert storyteller, and a true sports enthusiast. From his colorful jackets to his equally colorful broadcasts, Nelson established himself as one of the industry’s leading sportscasters.

October 18, 2012 3:02 pm

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mendoza line

October 18, 2012 3:02 pm

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thanks for the lindsay thing.

October 18, 2012 3:03 pm

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@Howard Cole I don’t think so; he was hurt and came back in early Sept.  Maybe he was playing hurt, but then Girardi should have said so, and let him off the hook. Anyway, it’s a wonderful ugly situation for the Yanks.

October 18, 2012 3:04 pm

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84 pitches for schertzer. they’re not gonna let him go more than seven, and maybe only six. would be interesting if he’s got a no-hitter going.

October 18, 2012 3:05 pm

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Busy right now, but GO TIGERS!

October 18, 2012 3:05 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood good to see you here, steve. all four of my division series teams lost. this is consolation time, but we’ve just got to get the giants out too. we have to!

October 18, 2012 3:06 pm

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@Howard Cole He still does. the way the Yanks are sucking — could easily be a no-hitter. And Scherzer will have lots of rest before WS.

October 18, 2012 3:06 pm

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@Howard Cole Lindsey. with an e.

October 18, 2012 3:07 pm

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@The Commish he’s not gonna walk away from 100 mil, but maybe they can negotiate something and he just retires with 50 mil or 60 mil. it’d be the best thing for everybody. he’s completely done.

October 18, 2012 3:07 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The He won’t retire. Too much ego.

October 18, 2012 3:08 pm

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@The Commish seven innings at the absolute most.

October 18, 2012 3:08 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The Ok, combined no-no.

October 18, 2012 3:08 pm

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@The Commish I’ll be napping by that time.

October 18, 2012 3:09 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The As soon as the no-no is gone, I am too pretty much — dinner time.

October 18, 2012 3:09 pm

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today hired Gerry Hunsicker as Senior Advisor, Baseball Operations. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

“Gerry brings a wealth of senior level experience and knowledge that will assist baseball operations at all levels,” said Colletti.

Hunsicker will assist Colletti and President and CEO Stan Kasten with the Dodgers’ big league club while also lending his expertise to international scouting and development, pro scouting and minor league development. The 2013 season will be the Houston resident’s 35th in Major League Baseball.

Hunsicker previously served as the Tampa Bay Ray’s Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations, a position he held since November 2005. Hunsicker was part of principal owner Stuart Sternberg’s new management group and was a key figure in reshaping their baseball operations into the successful department it is today. With the Rays, Hunsicker was instrumental in helping to create significant presence in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Brazil. In 2009, he also oversaw the Rays expanded efforts in Asia and Europe.

Hunsicker began his career in baseball in 1978 and his experience spans four decades, including nine seasons as Astros General Manager from 1996-2004. Under Hunsicker, Houston posted the sixth-best winning percentage in the Majors during that period (.544, 793-665), set a franchise record with 102 wins in 1998 and reached the postseason five times in nine seasons. Hunsicker was named Sporting News Executive of the Year in 1998 and the core he assembled of Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Lance Berkman, Brad Ausmus, Roy Oswalt, Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens won a National League title before falling to the White Sox in the 2005 Fall Classic. He also spent seven seasons in the New York Mets organization as Director of Minor League Operations (1989-90), Director of Baseball Operations (1991) and Assistant Vice President of Baseball Operations (1992-95).

The Collegeville, PA, native received his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University, where he played baseball and was named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Conference team. He holds an M.S. in management from Florida International University and also served as the school’s Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Baseball Coach from 1975-78. Hunsicker has been honored with inductions into the St. Joseph’s Athletic Hall of Fame and the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame and also received the Torch Award of FIU, which recognizes distinguished alumni from the university.

October 18, 2012 3:10 pm

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@Howard Cole So where does this put Hunsicker in the office with Coletti?

October 18, 2012 3:11 pm

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@The Commish just an extra guy. no big deal. I just figured you’d wanna see it.

October 18, 2012 3:12 pm

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@Howard Cole Oh.  But he’s got a good background. Can at least advise Coletti and Kasten.

October 18, 2012 3:13 pm

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@The Commish that’s why they hired it then. hitting coach concerns me more.

October 18, 2012 3:16 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The Get Mark McGwire. LOL

October 18, 2012 3:18 pm

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so much for that.

October 18, 2012 3:19 pm

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Thank God! Thank you Nunez.  Now I can go.  Nunez getting ready to take Jeter’s spot. LOLLLLL

October 18, 2012 3:19 pm

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woulda been hilarious to throw him out at third

October 18, 2012 3:19 pm

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ok, Im going too. catcha later.

October 18, 2012 3:19 pm

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Later, bro … see ya Rotarandy.

October 18, 2012 3:20 pm

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and I’m damn close to 900 too.

October 18, 2012 3:20 pm

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@The Commish
 safe and sane

October 18, 2012 3:20 pm

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@Howard Cole ya 954 is close

October 18, 2012 5:11 pm

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@Howard Cole
 no like for you you avid Giants-hater.  you can rot at 954.  :)

October 18, 2012 5:51 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo that’s fair.

October 18, 2012 6:21 pm

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howard..I bet we can get to 1000 and 500 pts. respectively if you hold court for the big show…

October 18, 2012 8:46 pm

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Watch – if Howie doesn’t resume a game thread for the Giants-Cards today before the game, he’ll start it a little later, esp. if the Giants are down by a bunch of runs.  Then he’ll  make his grand entrance, replete with Hail to the Chief, and no doubt he’ll be wielding a huge fork to stick in the GIANT TURKEY (that the Giants became); or, …

October 19, 2012 4:54 pm

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point taken. I’m here to thread right now, but I need ten minutes before I’m ready to hit the keyboard. a fair time to start, just as the giants are rallying. ok?

October 19, 2012 6:09 pm

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wow, I don’t what the bleep mccarver was talking about. that is absolutely 100% kosma’s play. but lynn’s an idiot. you take the out at first. totally the pitcher’s error. the inning should be over with no runs scoring.

October 19, 2012 6:17 pm

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what an inning. credit zito for that bunt. probably the best at bat of his career. but it all comes down to that horrible play on the pence. oy.

October 19, 2012 6:22 pm

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[Hail to the Chief is playing]
 
thankfully it’s not Hail to the Chef with the BIG Fork [yet]

October 19, 2012 6:24 pm

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@Howard Cole
 hehe, fooled up.  ZitoWheels

October 19, 2012 6:25 pm

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@Howard Cole
 fooled ‘em, I meant

October 19, 2012 6:25 pm

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Commish , with my Cardinal hat , and with the HUGE fork in da house!!

October 19, 2012 6:25 pm

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I’ve been waiting for you. jeez. so, what do you think of that inning, tom?

October 19, 2012 6:25 pm

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@Howard Cole
 nice to get some Cards screw-ups and the bunting-title guy, Zito.  :)

October 19, 2012 6:26 pm

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@The Commish I’d put that thing away. this series has choke written all over it. second wild card, remember. in that sense it would almost be justifiable. almost, of course.

October 19, 2012 6:26 pm

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Rota in the house; or watching nearby.

October 19, 2012 6:27 pm

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So what the Giants are gonna win this one, and then go home and win two more. Nah.

October 19, 2012 6:27 pm

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Remember, Zito is not exactly a good pitcher.

October 19, 2012 6:28 pm

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I am going for Babe Ruth numbers with likes, or maybe Henry Aaron.

October 19, 2012 6:31 pm

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Here we go!!

October 19, 2012 6:31 pm

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yeah. zito. let’s see how he responds. my guess is he gives up one or two here.

October 19, 2012 6:32 pm

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In the glove, Panda, not UNDER it !! Duh.

October 19, 2012 6:32 pm

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C’mon, guys, your favorite Giants’ fan needs more points.  He admits he has psychological problems that make him ask for and want more points on this thread.

October 19, 2012 6:32 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo So there, I gave you a like. Because subconsciously you wanted it. Just admit it, it’s free therapy, go ahead, we’re all friends here.

October 19, 2012 6:34 pm

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@The Commish
 Yep. Yep.  and Yep.  and I’ll keep yappin.  Yeppin’ too if I get more points.
thanks

October 19, 2012 6:35 pm

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Howard, we’ve got more people listening than during Dodger games.

October 19, 2012 6:35 pm

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you want points, you gotta comment. and god forbid you show up when the giants are losing:)

October 19, 2012 6:35 pm

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Cards suck.

October 19, 2012 6:36 pm

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that’s good pitching, and bad cardinalsing.

October 19, 2012 6:36 pm

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unfortunately, listening doesn’t mean much.

October 19, 2012 6:36 pm

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@Howard Cole
 hehehe.  I got mental problems but I still have common sense.  [crackin up]

October 19, 2012 6:37 pm

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@Howard Cole Yeah, but at least Rota shoots us likes and reads the stuff.

October 19, 2012 6:37 pm

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we’re at the point where if Zito gives up a run and gets in any greater trouble Bochy’s gotta pull out the hook.

October 19, 2012 6:39 pm

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Boy, Buck doesn’t shut up. Is he doing radio simulcast?

October 19, 2012 6:41 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo I don’t know. he should go six. that was a really impressive inning a minute ago. he’s been great for months. he really has.

October 19, 2012 6:41 pm

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I’m filling out envelopes for the ibwaa membership cards.

October 19, 2012 6:42 pm

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You guys won’t admit it but I know you want this series to go seven.  Cuz that means MO’ BASEBALL!

October 19, 2012 6:42 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo Actually, pretty hard to psyched up on baseball right now. I mean Yanks are gone (Yay), Dodgers are gone (boo), just have to get rid of SF (yay).

October 19, 2012 6:44 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom
 pretty amazing.  but if you look at last year and maybe year before, he lost so many games – a ton of games – in which the Giants hardly scored.

October 19, 2012 6:45 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo honestly, well, uh, no. sorry, just being honest. but it very well must do just that. and if it does, shoot, even if they win tonight, my money’s on sf.

October 19, 2012 6:45 pm

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what a spaz that guy is.

October 19, 2012 6:45 pm

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@Howard Cole Except I don’t think Ethier makes that play.

October 19, 2012 6:46 pm

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@The Commish  @Tom in San Mateo  Yeah, I second that Commish.   I got home from work and put on the game – on mute.  Listening to fantasy football podcasts instead…

October 19, 2012 6:46 pm

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I know a lot of guys who love baseball.   you apparitions are no different.   love of baseball trumps hate of Giants.  I know I’m right.

October 19, 2012 6:47 pm

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@The Commish  @Howard Cole  I don’t think either one makes that play most of the time…

October 19, 2012 6:47 pm

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Freakin’ Scutaro…

October 19, 2012 6:48 pm

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oh fuck you, buck!! fuck you.

October 19, 2012 6:48 pm

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@Howard Cole hahahahaha. Lovin’ that comment!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 19, 2012 6:48 pm

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@The Commish sure he does. and he gets there faster.

October 19, 2012 6:49 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo No, you’re wrong.

October 19, 2012 6:50 pm

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@The Commish
 Bud, the Boo-Yay Man.
 
Bud Booyay.  great name for baseball player.  probablly a french guy whose mom couldn’t spell.

October 19, 2012 6:50 pm

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@Howard Cole
 I didn’t hear it, but I fully agree with Howie!

October 19, 2012 6:52 pm

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Glad this Rosenthal fireballer only throws an inning, maybe two.  Giants can’t touch him.  Bastard

October 19, 2012 6:54 pm

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About Kuroda: excerpt from WFAN piece (Heyman and Murti, who covers Yanks)
The Yankees’ free agents are: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Swisher, Russell Martin, Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroki Kuroda, Andruw Jones, Raul Ibanez, Eric Chavez, Freddy Garcia, and Derek Lowe, Murti reported.
Closer Rafael Soriano can opt out of his contract, which is expected and would make him a free agent also. The Yankees plan to pursue Kuroda, Heyman reported.

October 19, 2012 6:57 pm

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G’s have k’ed 10 times already.  a lot.  lucky to be where they are

October 19, 2012 6:57 pm

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Mattingly looks like Roy Orbision in a Dodgers’ cap up above.  And Howie’s been using Harry Reems photo since he started this thread.

October 19, 2012 6:59 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo Quite the studly one, Howard.

October 19, 2012 6:59 pm

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@The Commish
 crackin  up

October 19, 2012 6:59 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo    I agree.  It’s all luck… … Even when they won the World Series  ; )

October 19, 2012 7:00 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  Well, except for that actor kid turned catcher – he’s pretty good.

October 19, 2012 7:00 pm

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I am now following the game via this thread.  Lakers pre-season basketball is on!

October 19, 2012 7:01 pm

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@The Commish dodgers can have him if they want him, and they’d better. he’d be their easiest signing of the offseason.

October 19, 2012 7:02 pm

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Will Chris Douglas-Roberts make the team?  You’ll have to watch to find out!

October 19, 2012 7:03 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood oh great, so they can go the entire preseason winless. they stink.

October 19, 2012 7:03 pm

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speaking of mattingly, in the fourth after that leadoff double, mattingly’s probably saying “they didn’t bunt, so they didn’t score.”

October 19, 2012 7:04 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The Is Kuroda that unhappy in NY?  He did well for the Yanks, and since Pettitte can’t be counted on, he’s really their 2nd best starter. Hard to believe they would let him go. Unless Hiroki just missed LA.

October 19, 2012 7:06 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood Grand slam by Beltran — tie game!!!!

October 19, 2012 7:06 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve Hey, if you can’t get into football, then pre-season BBall must be about #1006 on the watching priority list.

October 19, 2012 7:08 pm

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Trevor Rosenthal = Dan Haren of yesteryear?

October 19, 2012 7:08 pm

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@The Commish  @Howard Cole  @Steve
 #2006

October 19, 2012 7:09 pm

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@The Commish
 good comparison.  this guy, criminy, sure hope it’s his last inning.  on the other hand, let him pitch until his arm falls off.  if this comes back to SF I’m sure the G’s don’t want to see him again.

October 19, 2012 7:11 pm

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@The Commish speaking of which, dodgers could have haren pretty easily. i’d put him a ways behind peavy and kuroda on my list. blog on the topic soon.

October 19, 2012 7:12 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve  It’s like watching the young guys try to make the team in spring training.  Nobody cares how bad they look.  Well, not until Sunday.

October 19, 2012 7:14 pm

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“You can’t like your own comment.”  WTF, I can’t like myself?

October 19, 2012 7:15 pm

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@The Commish  Really, that’s the first time you tried that?  I’ve tried it at least a half dozen times.  Luckily, I learned about the whole fire being hot thing after only a couple attempts…

October 19, 2012 7:17 pm

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Zito pitching to contact, as is now said.

October 19, 2012 7:17 pm

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@The Commish  I know somebody is wondering if a guy named “Rosenthal” is jewish.  I know my mom would be.  Anyway, he’s not…

October 19, 2012 7:18 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood I knew it, just wanted to post it.

October 19, 2012 7:18 pm

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That ball is down for a hit — Buck channeling Collins. Oy.

October 19, 2012 7:19 pm

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@The Commish
 funny one

October 19, 2012 7:20 pm

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@The Commish  I know, Commish ; )…

October 19, 2012 7:20 pm

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skip schumacher on deck? don’t cards have anyone with extra base potential?

October 19, 2012 7:20 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood  @The Commish
 I coulda told you that. He has no sense of humor as he mows down the Giants.

October 19, 2012 7:21 pm

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Nice at bat, Kozma

October 19, 2012 7:22 pm

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Struck out on 85 mph pitch?  Well, it WAS a good at bat

October 19, 2012 7:23 pm

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@The Commish
 did the G’s change pitchers?

October 19, 2012 7:26 pm

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@The Commish  @Steve in North Hollywood
 Reminds me of a joke my father read to me when I was twelve

October 19, 2012 7:28 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo Not yet.

October 19, 2012 7:28 pm

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@The Commish
 :)  didn’t know Zito could hit 85

October 19, 2012 7:29 pm

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So, FRISCO (yep, I said it) has Vogelsong and Cain going at home in games 6 and 7.  I don’t like it.  I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really (yeah, I’m going all Family Guy here), really don’t want to see a game 7.  I’m not kidding.

October 19, 2012 7:30 pm

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When Latino guy hits it out for G’s, Jon Miller [radio] nearly always exclaims, ADIOS PELOTA!

October 19, 2012 7:32 pm

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And, interestingly, there are 7,381 tickets available for game 6 and 10,452 for game 7.

October 19, 2012 7:32 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood
probably gone by now

October 19, 2012 7:35 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  Checking ticketmaster now.

October 19, 2012 7:35 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood And Carpenter going in next game. He hasn’t been his old self.  But I do like having Beltran on the Cards. He is , and I know this may sound crazy, the most productive postseason player ever. Look it up.

October 19, 2012 7:35 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood I’ve seen those “available” things, but I think that just means people are selling on stub hub, not that it’s not sold out. but i’d love to go.

October 19, 2012 7:35 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo @Steve in North Hollywood bull. get on stub hub, get yourself a ducket and get down therre!

October 19, 2012 7:36 pm

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Wow, guess Holliday is better going back on a ball; remember how bad he is coming in them. Thanks for the playoff win Matt ( though Phils bombed us out).

October 19, 2012 7:37 pm

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@The Commish  @Steve in North Hollywood
 you’re right. he’s scary.  I remember him on the Astros that one year in the playoffs.  incredible. 8 or 9 years ago.  on fire like no other.

October 19, 2012 7:37 pm

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@The Commish @Steve in North Hollywood i don’t have to look it up. he got that monster contract after that one postseason for houston and then didn’t earn it. now he’s good again, kinda.
what did he hit in the second half? 170 or something. that you can look up. I’m too lazy. he looked like the mvp until the break, but what the hell, it’s what he does now that really matters.

October 19, 2012 7:37 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve  Yeah, only on stub hub.  I didn’t want to go myself, but I was curious to see if they were available.  I don’t think they were ever available thru ticketmaster either.  I guess probably thru the Giants website?

October 19, 2012 7:38 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  Little known fact: he was born Juan-Manuel Molinero.

October 19, 2012 7:40 pm

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it’s one play. he’s awful out there.

October 19, 2012 7:42 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood
 :)  good one, Steve

October 19, 2012 7:42 pm

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no better than juan rivera.

October 19, 2012 7:42 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  I really hope somebody looks that one up…

October 19, 2012 7:44 pm

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this is so bochy. wtf.

October 19, 2012 7:45 pm

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Speaking of Juan’s, there’s this:  How Do You Solve a Problem Like Juan Uribe?
http://www.mikesciosciastragicillness.com/2012/10/18/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-juan-uribe/14130

October 19, 2012 7:46 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood yeah, yeah. I know. he makes it more complicated that it is. course, so have the dodgers.

October 19, 2012 7:46 pm

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The Sacramento Kings have been in the lottery for 6 consecutive seasons.  In other words, they’re not a very good franchise…

October 19, 2012 7:47 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood they ought to be in anaheim right now, god bless em.

October 19, 2012 7:49 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve Into the sun.

October 19, 2012 7:49 pm

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HR please.

October 19, 2012 7:49 pm

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@The Commish @Steve you too?

October 19, 2012 7:49 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood
 Jon Miller was born with that name [you are saying]?

October 19, 2012 7:50 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve  “Anaheim?  Never heard of it…” – Sincerely, Arte Moreno.

October 19, 2012 7:50 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood @Steve what a horrible place.

October 19, 2012 7:50 pm

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@The Commish
 where’s the dislike button?

October 19, 2012 7:51 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve  I think they should sell him to Nasa and launch him into space – he’d make a great satellite.

October 19, 2012 7:52 pm

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Uh, game over.

October 19, 2012 7:53 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve  @Steve  Well, it’s a step up from the Inland Empire…

October 19, 2012 7:53 pm

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@The Commish
 yeah, we got that LA boy, Romo, coming in to finish it off.  The other guy with the big, handsome black beard that you all love in LA.

October 19, 2012 7:54 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood  @Howard Cole  @Steve
 yeah, Spudnick instead of sputnik.  The Big Potato.  The Big Papa

October 19, 2012 7:55 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo @The Commish he’s a total and complete clown. represents exactly what we don’t like, totally bush league, and why we have to man up and root that much harder against your club. sorry, but that guy brings it out in me.

October 19, 2012 7:56 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo Just ugly MF-ers. I mean really.

October 19, 2012 7:56 pm

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@Howard Cole
 you would’ve left Zito in?

October 19, 2012 7:56 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom  @The
 I knew that.  hehe

October 19, 2012 7:57 pm

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@The Commish
 crackin’ up.  HAHAHAHAHAHA

October 19, 2012 7:57 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  @The Commish  Lincecum should grow one of those beards.  It would look totally ridiculous and it would be a good place to store his loose joints…

October 19, 2012 7:57 pm

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Biggest thing I learned in tonight’s game — Huff is still on SF.

October 19, 2012 7:57 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood  @The Commish
 YOUSE GUYS ARE KILLIN’ ME!

October 19, 2012 7:58 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  @Steve in North Hollywood I mean, WTF, is Fidel Castro pitching for the Giants. (little known fact, Fidel fashioned himself a pretty good pitcher at one time).

October 19, 2012 7:59 pm

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“[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”
― A. Bartlett Giamatti, Take Time For Paradise: Americans And Their Games

October 19, 2012 7:59 pm

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@Howard Cole Ouch.

October 19, 2012 8:00 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  No, Molinero is “miller” in Spanish.

October 19, 2012 8:00 pm

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@The Commish  @Steve in North Hollywood
don’t know if it’s true but i think he pitched in the US in some capacity.  could be apocryphal.[just for you, Bud]

October 19, 2012 8:01 pm

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@The Commish  @Steve in North Hollywood
 apochryphal.  could’t let you bet me to it.

October 19, 2012 8:01 pm

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@The Commish you never saw that before?

October 19, 2012 8:01 pm

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Shut up McCarver!

October 19, 2012 8:01 pm

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take a haircut. loser!

October 19, 2012 8:01 pm

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@Howard Cole  Wow, well said by Bart.  And, I must say, his son is quite the actor.

October 19, 2012 8:02 pm

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@The Commish  Good luck with that….

October 19, 2012 8:02 pm

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I was in a boarding house with that schmuck in 1977 at cal. wrote a column about it too.

October 19, 2012 8:02 pm

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@Howard Cole
 Howie’s a Californa Golden Bear?

October 19, 2012 8:03 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  @Steve in North Hollywood beat.

October 19, 2012 8:03 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood  @The Commish
 not sure Tim can grow a beard

October 19, 2012 8:04 pm

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@Howard Cole what schmuck?

October 19, 2012 8:04 pm

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@The Commish  @Steve in North Hollywood
 knew that was coming.  good one!

October 19, 2012 8:04 pm

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@Howard Cole  Wait, what?  Holy crap, need a column on that one.  Or, save it for a game next season – I’ll buy the dogs…

October 19, 2012 8:04 pm

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@The Commish  @Howard Cole
 crackin up.  you guys are a lot funnier when the D’s aren’t involved.

October 19, 2012 8:06 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo not really. wasn’t there long enough. biggest mistake of my life, among many.
this was written early in 2002, so excuse the 10 year old writing. I’m better now, I think.
http://www.baseballsavvy.com/archive/ob_sorority.html

October 19, 2012 8:06 pm

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I missed randy tonight. my guess is he went someplace creative for dinner.

October 19, 2012 8:08 pm

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so are we all agreed to return for game six? I’ll plan it if you guys commit, and I’ll be here by first pitch too.

October 19, 2012 8:10 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom
 Good Stuff, Howard!  No doubt, big drought that year.  I remember playing a doubleheader against Folsom Prison that summer.  Because of the drought they had 500 inmates from San Quentin.  No, I was not an inmate – was on a traveling fastpitch softball team that was quite good and I’ll tell the story here some time.  I remember that year very well (sound like the old goat that I am, I suppose).

October 19, 2012 8:10 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood did you catch the scene in sideways, with bart’s picture?

October 19, 2012 8:11 pm

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@The Commish biggest thing I learned, I hate them more and more with each passing fucking day. and this sucks!

October 19, 2012 8:11 pm

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Hope to see you all in SF Sunday!  Had a great time.  Keep up the good humor!  And have an ice cream, too, to celebrate the G’s win!

October 19, 2012 8:12 pm

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@Howard Cole Will be out all Sunday — but should be back to see Giants lose.

October 19, 2012 8:12 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo @Tom isn’t that how we got into that sirhan discussion? you prison expert you.

October 19, 2012 8:14 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo     What?  Oh, wait, you mean the Gigantes.. Nope, can’t do it : ).

October 19, 2012 8:17 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Steve  I think I remember that.  I’ll have to look out for it next time I watch it.

October 19, 2012 8:18 pm

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otta here. sorry we missed ya, randy.

October 19, 2012 8:23 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The
 so much bloviating and hyperbole from Howard the Giants-Hater.  He’ll be here Sunday to watch them again

October 19, 2012 8:40 pm

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ventura pier

October 19, 2012 8:44 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom
 ”If it’s yellow it’s mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down.” Etched in my cerebellum forever.
 
Etched in mine with trivial difference – If it’s yellow let it mellow….otherwise, identical

October 19, 2012 9:05 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood
 you’ll be here, Steve.  :)

October 19, 2012 9:07 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood
 thanks, didn’t know that.

October 19, 2012 9:08 pm

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@rotarandy that would’ve been impossible for me to guess, but I have been there. look for me tomorrow, will ya?

October 19, 2012 9:33 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo you can’t make this stuff up. it had to be true.

October 19, 2012 9:34 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  @Howard Cole  @Tom  Same thing here.  At UCSB, in our dorm in 1986, we we’re told, “If it’s yellow, keep it mellow.  If it’s brown, flush it down.”

October 19, 2012 10:49 pm

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howard is in da house.

October 21, 2012 4:36 pm

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national league play ends in approximately three hours.

October 21, 2012 4:36 pm

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and we’re underway.

October 21, 2012 4:46 pm

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vogelsong perfect through a third.

October 21, 2012 4:49 pm

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there goes the perfect game.

October 21, 2012 4:50 pm

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@Howard Cole Thought I would sign in…….L A Jonny. Hard to root for either side. Just sorry my Orioles left so early…Next year…Dodgers Orioles!!!  Dodgers in 5!

October 21, 2012 4:53 pm

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@jondidier hey jon. it’s not hard for me to root for a side. another giants world championship, while the dodgers wait for a pennant, would just kill me. it just can’t happen. but for the record, I’m am officially worried.

October 21, 2012 4:58 pm

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looks like tom is waiting for a lead to show up tonight.

October 21, 2012 5:00 pm

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@Howard Cole
 Knew that was coming.  Nope, I’m here.  Scoreless game

October 21, 2012 5:01 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo you’re late!

October 21, 2012 5:01 pm

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carpenter doesn’t look sharp at the start.

October 21, 2012 5:01 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom
 I was here.  Waiting for a lead

October 21, 2012 5:02 pm

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gotta walk posey here.

October 21, 2012 5:02 pm

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commish, commish, wherever you are. we need you, man.

October 21, 2012 5:02 pm

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hello?!

October 21, 2012 5:03 pm

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@Howard Cole
 hi there big boy

October 21, 2012 5:04 pm

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you don’t go to the world series with weak play around the infield. again.

October 21, 2012 5:04 pm

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too little too late. bad inning.

October 21, 2012 5:05 pm

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When they got Pence I remember Mike Krukow – one of the G’s announcers – saying all the kids on his block call Hunter Pence “under pants”.  pretty funny.

October 21, 2012 5:06 pm

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Where’s Johnny D?

October 21, 2012 5:11 pm

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read today that pitchers started giving the signs  and catchers by 1875 and that” pop snyder ” of the washington blue legs  was one of the first catchers  to start giving signs in 1873   FYI  lol

October 21, 2012 5:13 pm

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@rotarandy
 yep.  read that a while back, too.  good info, thanks Randy

October 21, 2012 5:14 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo I call him satch. and spaz.

October 21, 2012 5:15 pm

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so matt holliday can’t answer the bell for the biggest game of the year. I guess he doesn’t want to lose the pennant for his team by dropping a fly ball in left.

October 21, 2012 5:17 pm

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awful. carpenter, well, he’s done basically. and this is lame.

October 21, 2012 5:18 pm

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looks to me like giants win today and tomorrow and we pray for a detroit miracle.

October 21, 2012 5:18 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom
 over a 100 rbi’s.  I call him good.  I think he’s gonna play a big role for G’s

October 21, 2012 5:19 pm

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so everyone, the ibwaa votes have been counted and are final. too bad I can’t tell you who won.

October 21, 2012 5:20 pm

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well, that’s a big out, but I’m not convinced.

October 21, 2012 5:20 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo you can have him. in fact, sign him to a big extension.

October 21, 2012 5:20 pm

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looks like someone is going over 1000 points tonight.

October 21, 2012 5:21 pm

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c-h-o-k-e.

October 21, 2012 5:21 pm

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variant of the Baltimore Chop.  and some luck for sure

October 21, 2012 5:22 pm

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hit it where they ain’t.  I made that up.  :)

October 21, 2012 5:23 pm

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hit em where they are, you mean. kosma’s turning into a pumpkin, just in time for halloween. two killer plays in back to back games. but furcal can’t stay in the lineup so what are ya gonna do?

October 21, 2012 5:24 pm

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game over. no way I’ll be sticking to watch nine innings of this.

October 21, 2012 5:25 pm

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that darn Scutaro.  damn I’m tired of his antics!

October 21, 2012 5:25 pm

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fuck him.

October 21, 2012 5:25 pm

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carpenter’s not getting out of this inning.

October 21, 2012 5:28 pm

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@Howard Cole
 he broke for third on the feigned bunt attempt and couldn’t get back in time

October 21, 2012 5:28 pm

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and yes, I do realize that scutaro just about has the nlcs mvp locked up.

October 21, 2012 5:28 pm

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I have two words for chris carpenter. retire now.

October 21, 2012 5:30 pm

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don’t wait for the post game. just retire in between innings.

October 21, 2012 5:30 pm

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another nice play. jeez, cardinals.

October 21, 2012 5:32 pm

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gee, cards actually catch a break. way to know your own park, belt. you rat bastard.

October 21, 2012 5:37 pm

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@Howard Cole Gotta agree! I gotta get a boil lanced. After this, I’m looking forward to it!

October 21, 2012 5:39 pm

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@Howard Cole
 Gee, Howi’e mean today.  he called Belt a rat bastard

October 21, 2012 5:40 pm

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@jondidier damn, I like that idea. but I think I’ll have a couple teeth pulled instead. i think i saw my dentist in a bar this afternoon, so it’s bound to be more fun than this crap.

October 21, 2012 5:41 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo a term of endearment. I can do a lot worse.

October 21, 2012 5:42 pm

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to top it all off, our alleged general manager will admit to tearing up over this, if you can believe that.

October 21, 2012 5:43 pm

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Commish in da house. Oy and OMG.  Who are you and what have you done to the Cardinals?

October 21, 2012 5:46 pm

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can I have my 1000 points already so I can go slit my wrists in peace.

October 21, 2012 5:48 pm

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@Howard Cole Look like yo have 1018 my friend.

October 21, 2012 5:49 pm

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@The Commish  @Howard Cole
 989 here

October 21, 2012 5:49 pm

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What a revoltin’ development this is.

October 21, 2012 5:50 pm

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I can think of a few words more choice than that.

October 21, 2012 5:51 pm

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@Howard Cole Yeah, but mine is quote from one of my all time favorites, William Bendix, in The Life of Riley.

October 21, 2012 5:52 pm

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let’s see if they can break up the no-hitter at least

October 21, 2012 5:52 pm

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@The Commish
 hey Tom I feel you grinin

October 21, 2012 5:53 pm

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That wasn’t deep left center. Buck sucks.

October 21, 2012 5:53 pm

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“deep left center.” try room service fly ball. jackass.

October 21, 2012 5:53 pm

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@Howard Cole Great minds.

October 21, 2012 5:53 pm

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@The Commish speak for yourself.

October 21, 2012 5:54 pm

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Good hustle, Beltran.

October 21, 2012 5:54 pm

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let’s remember, the guy who’d going tomorrow may pronounce his name loge, but it’s lose to me.

October 21, 2012 5:55 pm

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dog’s being obnoxious. just what I need tonight.

October 21, 2012 5:56 pm

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@rotarandy  @The Commish
 you’ll note that I haven’t been haughty yet, and I won’t.  This game’s not over and even if G’s win, there’s tomorrow.  Yaneverknow

October 21, 2012 5:56 pm

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sit down, douche.

October 21, 2012 5:58 pm

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@Howard Cole
 you could feed him for once in your sad and getting sadder life

October 21, 2012 5:59 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  @Howard Cole
 sounds like you old self again Tom

October 21, 2012 6:01 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo her. and I’ve fattened her up, per doctor’s recommendation. she’s hearty and perfect at 70 pounds now. just strong enough to rip the balls off an annoying giants fan, celebrating too much at my expense.

October 21, 2012 6:01 pm

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@Howard Cole
 Gee, sorry, I think I overestimated youse guys sense of humor.

October 21, 2012 6:02 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo  @Howard Cole
 let them rip my friend…better than this game

October 21, 2012 6:03 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo me? never had a sense of humor. it was a vicious rumor.

October 21, 2012 6:03 pm

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Scutaromania. And Erin Andrews really knows her stuff. Yeah, right. Just sit there and look beautiful.

October 21, 2012 6:03 pm

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@The Commish
 she can dance

October 21, 2012 6:05 pm

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@rotarandy In her hotel room , through a peep hole. I’ve heard.

October 21, 2012 6:05 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom
 crackin’ up.  that’s much better, Howie.

October 21, 2012 6:07 pm

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@Howard Cole It’s actually low-sh. See http://thenameengine.com/name.aspx?id=69&name=Kyle-Lohse&cat=68. Yeah, I know you don’t care.

October 21, 2012 6:07 pm

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Comparing #32 Vogelsong to #32 Koufax, Magic, Jim Brown. McCarver has definitely lost it.

October 21, 2012 6:09 pm

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on the bright side, we know that the giants suck in years following a world series victory….i mean, in our lifetime, anyway.

October 21, 2012 6:09 pm

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@Howard Cole Finished 18 1/2 games behind Brooklyn after winning series in ’54.

October 21, 2012 6:10 pm

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uh oh the TV’s are changing channels.

October 21, 2012 6:12 pm

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@The Commish
 somebodys garage door remote??

October 21, 2012 6:14 pm

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@The Commish compare him to oj simpson.

October 21, 2012 6:14 pm

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@The Commish not in my lifetime, thankfully.

October 21, 2012 6:15 pm

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what if the cards had traded for scutaro to back up furcal? hmmm.

October 21, 2012 6:15 pm

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@rotarandy  @The Commish
 no, a changeling working for the Giants

October 21, 2012 6:15 pm

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@rotarandy I mean after the no-hitter was over.

October 21, 2012 6:19 pm

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@Howard Cole Giants would still have same pitchers. Which are currently baffling the Cards.

October 21, 2012 6:19 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The I was actually alive in ’54. Not to mention my mother was pregnant with me during Thompson’s shot heard round the world. True story. I’m sure I kicked her.

October 21, 2012 6:21 pm

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@The Commish they wouldn’t even have won the west without the guy, even with all things dodgers being equal.

October 21, 2012 6:27 pm

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I’m staying for two more innings at the most unless the score changes drastically.

October 21, 2012 6:27 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The
 knew you’d finally agree with me on something.  :)

October 21, 2012 6:29 pm

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the cards have better beards. take that, frisco!

October 21, 2012 6:29 pm

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Steve Somers, WFAN radio guy, originally from left coast, calls Candlestick, Windlestick.

October 21, 2012 6:30 pm

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I worked with at kmpc in 81-82. nice guy.

October 21, 2012 6:31 pm

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as hideous an embarrasment as the stick was, it was absolutely perfect for the giants. I wish they were still there.

October 21, 2012 6:32 pm

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I was 11 during the 1967 World Series and watching it when my Mom says,  Jim Lonborg?  I used to babysit him all the time when he was a baby.  I changed his diaper many times.  HAHA

October 21, 2012 6:34 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo pictures please.

October 21, 2012 6:34 pm

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gee, a run.

October 21, 2012 6:35 pm

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@Howard Cole He is funniest f’in guy on WFAN.  Has a million nicknames for teams he doesn’t like, particularly in the LA area. Think he was from SF.  Calling the Lakers the Fakers, schmoooooozing S-P-O-R-T-S”, reading the catalogue numbers of live commercials (“LV-242, for those of you scoring at home…”).

October 21, 2012 6:36 pm

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HR please.

October 21, 2012 6:36 pm

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Crap.

October 21, 2012 6:36 pm

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@The Commish wore the same purple windbreaker – as a shirt – to work the 5-9 a.m. shift just about every day.

October 21, 2012 6:36 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The His opening monologue every night around 6:30 is priceless.

October 21, 2012 6:37 pm

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maybe vogelsong tires in the seventh before bochy can get him outta there, and they score another run or two. or not.

October 21, 2012 6:38 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The He did the 12 midnight to 6am shift for a long time at WFAN.  Calls A-Rod the Lightening Rod.

October 21, 2012 6:40 pm

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@Howard Cole
 I thought it was heaven when I was a little kid.   Went to my first game there  when I was five , in 1961.  They hadn’t closed it in yet and the wind sure could blow.

October 21, 2012 6:40 pm

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@Howard Cole  @The Overnight, under the covers, schmoozing S-P-O-R-T-S with you.

October 21, 2012 6:40 pm

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Since I’ve been watching, Giants haven’t done dick. But I guess they don’t have to.

October 21, 2012 6:41 pm

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@Howard Cole
 if the G’s win you’ll be back for the full nine tomorrow, Howard.

October 21, 2012 6:42 pm

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haven’t done dick?

October 21, 2012 6:44 pm

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here’s a question for ya: would you trade mattingly for bochy, with dee gordon as compensation?

October 21, 2012 6:44 pm

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@Howard Cole As a Dodger fan, in a NY minute.

October 21, 2012 6:46 pm

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@Howard Cole
 Bochy is one of the top managers in baseball, period.
 
Funny that the Red Sox made that trade.

October 21, 2012 6:48 pm

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whoda thought it would matter, but it was melky cabrera who gave the nl home field advantage. so he helps the evil ones even while in purgatory.

October 21, 2012 6:48 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo they have nothing to lose.

October 21, 2012 6:49 pm

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Watching the top of 7th; if Cards fail, I’m gone.

October 21, 2012 6:50 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom
 i agree

October 21, 2012 6:52 pm

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@Howard Cole  @Tom I had no , zero, idea that Farrell was Blue Jay manager.

October 21, 2012 6:52 pm

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see ya.

October 21, 2012 6:53 pm

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Vogelsong breezin’

October 21, 2012 6:53 pm

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I can’t help thinking tomorrow night will be more of the same.

October 21, 2012 6:55 pm

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melky makes that play

October 21, 2012 6:55 pm

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He just missed it. Didn’t watch the ball into his glove.

October 21, 2012 6:55 pm

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I’ll stay another inning.

October 21, 2012 6:56 pm

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Oh well — I’m done. Going to watch 666 Park Avenue. My friend is an extra. He’s a waiter in a white shirt and glasses.  In some scene with Terry O’Quinn.

October 21, 2012 6:57 pm

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@The Commish don’t know who terry oquinn is, don’t know what 666 park avenue is. but 30 rock it is not.

October 21, 2012 6:59 pm

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sit down, beltran.

October 21, 2012 7:12 pm

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that’s it for me. see ya tomorrow. if I can stomach it.

October 21, 2012 7:17 pm

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WHAT’S THE SCORE?? I haven’t been watching.

October 21, 2012 7:21 pm

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@lajonny
 5-1 G’s

October 21, 2012 7:22 pm

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Some Dodger FAN atics are at the game tonight. They texted me and said after I asked if they were wearing their “Blue”?  They said “No blue. We are already suspect through lack of enthusiasm”.  How true!

October 21, 2012 7:23 pm

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Game 7 Baseball fans looks like the rain has passed.

October 22, 2012 5:06 pm

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Howie the Wuss ain’t gonna show unless the Cards are up

October 22, 2012 5:41 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo
 wow ….remember I pay san fransico rent so that could be my team….LOL

October 22, 2012 6:19 pm

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@rotarandy
 crackin’ up.  Come along, Randy, get on the boat, the train, the wagon…be an apostate to all your Blue Buds

October 22, 2012 6:32 pm

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@rotarandy
 state your new allegiance and wake up to eggs all over your house and nails under your tires from your wonderful neighbor!  hehe, haha

October 22, 2012 6:34 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo
 shit ..if you count the 50 grand a year the school cost me it should come with apair of world series tickets…

October 22, 2012 6:34 pm

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@rotarandy
 you’ll hve to go through some re-education training, of course.

October 22, 2012 6:41 pm

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@rotarandy
 training is smoking some reefers with Timmy and drinking with me.  not too bad

October 22, 2012 6:53 pm

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@rotarandy
 stuff you probably already did at Hardly Strictly……

October 22, 2012 6:59 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo
 I think I can handle that…..daily

October 22, 2012 7:02 pm

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Maybe they should’ve started Rosenthal

October 22, 2012 7:05 pm

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Go Tigers!

October 22, 2012 7:06 pm

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@Steve in North Hollywood
 Knew I could depend on you, Steve

October 22, 2012 7:09 pm

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I really should be able to like my post.  It’s so dang “like”able…

October 22, 2012 7:16 pm

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@Tom in San Mateo
 and more…

October 22, 2012 7:28 pm

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WHERE’S HOWARD

October 22, 2012 7:48 pm

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I hate it when I can’t watch the 11pm Sportscenter at bedtime…

October 22, 2012 8:13 pm

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Ok, I’m gonna sing here and now as if I’m in the shower.  Ready?
 
When the Giants come to town,
It’s bye-bye baby,
When…
 
[C'mon, Howard, join in.  I know you iknow the words]

October 22, 2012 9:25 pm

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quoting marlon brando in apocolypse: “the horror. the horror.”

October 22, 2012 10:17 pm

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