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MrUtley3

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Re: American League
« Reply #1065 on: November 01, 2018, 05:37:37 PM »

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/sports/trump-tweets-dodgers-manager.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbaseball&action=click&contentCollection=baseball&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront

LOS ANGELES — Every baseball manager expects to be second-guessed; it comes with the job. And the bigger the stage, the greater the scrutiny.

Even so, Dave Roberts, the Los Angeles Dodgers manager, seemed startled after Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday to learn that President Trump had joined his chorus of critics. Roberts had just pulled his starter with a four-run lead and watched his bullpen collapse in a 9-6 defeat to the Boston Red Sox, putting his team one loss from elimination. In his news conference, Roberts learned that the president — who rarely tweets about baseball — had blamed him./i]




Extreme GLS: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/president-trump-criticizes-dodgers-pitching-moves-world-series-game-4-040525846.html?bcmt=1

Hours after mass murder of American Jews in their house of worship, this is your president's greatest concern.

Sad.

Try to keep up.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1066 on: November 01, 2018, 06:28:49 PM »

Verducci on the World Series and Cora's impact after the what could have been a series altering devastating loss in the Battle of Chavez Ravine.

https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/10/30/boston-red-sox-season-ages-ends-world-series-title-game-5/

An epic, 18-inning loss in Game 3 could have spelled the end for baseball's winningest team. Instead, it revealed the true greatness of the Red Sox, who resolutely pulled together and claimed their fourth World Series title in 15 years.


The 2018 Red Sox forever will be remembered for their collection of 119 victories. The drive on Massachusetts Route 119—from Ashburnham, over the Squannacook and Nashua Rivers, through Groton and all the way to Concord and Walden Pond—will never feel the same.

Yet for all those wins it was one defeat that defined the team’s soul and spirit. To deeply understand these Red Sox, not just remember them, you have to hear the hidden story of the longest, most grueling, most absurd loss any team ever suffered in 665 World Series games.

It was half past midnight at Dodger Stadium, and more than an hour after the trains in Boston stopped running and the bars stopped serving, when the Red Sox, still jet-lagged from the 2,611-air-mile trip to L.A., trudged back to their clubhouse with a 3–2 walk-off loss that had taken 18 innings and seven hours, 20 minutes, Series records for toil and time.

“Everybody, clubhouse!” Cora shouted in the labyrinth under the first base stands. “Meeting!”

Cora is a rookie manager who abhors team meetings, so the call to gather, especially at such an hour after two fitfully long days, hinted at the importance of the moment. What happened next will make for the best stories these championship brothers tell when they gather years from now, as their bodies and competitive edges soften./i]

Then Game 3 happened at Chavez Ravine. It was not just the longest postseason game ever played. It was as phenomenal as a six-ton pachyderm in New York in 1796.

“I’ve never seen anything like that,” said L.A. first baseman David Freese, “and that’s because nobody walking this Earth has seen anything like that."

“Listen up!” he said. Players were still mostly in their soiled, heavy uniforms. Some peeled off sweatshirts or tape from their wrists. Some sat at their lockers.

“We just played one of the greatest games in World Series history. Red Sox ... Dodgers ... Dodger Stadium ... World Series ... And the way you competed is something all of us should be very proud of. This is a great team. This was a great game. And you guys proved it tonight. And Nathan ...”

Cora then singled out Eovaldi, praising him for his effort and unselfishness. When Cora was done, the room burst into a standing ovation.

“There were tears,” Holt says. Porcello was one of those crying.

And then one by one, every player, coach and staff member lined up to take turns hugging Eovaldi—





its worth the read for baseball fans.

its pretty good.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1067 on: November 02, 2018, 11:48:05 AM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #1068 on: November 02, 2018, 12:08:27 PM »

I'm still sitting shiva for the death of baseball.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1069 on: November 02, 2018, 03:35:32 PM »

I'm still sitting shiva for the death of baseball.

I'm still waiting for the obit (or at least the citation of those who were saying it besides Mr. Utley).
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« Reply #1070 on: November 02, 2018, 04:07:27 PM »

I'm still sitting shiva for the death of baseball.

I'm still waiting for the obit (or at least the citation of those who were saying it besides Mr. Utley).

Could be a long wait.

The troll has been in mourning since August, over the Phillies. Seems they choked on cheese-steak, with.

In the meantime have some corned beef, its lean, and chopped liver is just like mom's.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1071 on: November 02, 2018, 05:37:27 PM »

I'm still sitting shiva for the death of baseball.

I'm still waiting for the obit (or at least the citation of those who were saying it besides Mr. Utley).

Could be a long wait.

The troll has been in mourning since August, over the Phillies. Seems they choked on cheese-steak, with.

In the meantime have some corned beef, its lean, and chopped liver is just like mom's.

I had beef tongue last night, thanks.

Maybe baseball was killed by the 270 criminals in the caravan who also have no source.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1073 on: November 03, 2018, 03:50:00 PM »

RIP.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1074 on: November 03, 2018, 05:54:03 PM »

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated" Mark Twain

I look forward to the '19 season, and if the Phillies can manage consecutive wins, we in Elba will be regaled with tales of the the Phitin' Phils, and baseball's miraculous resurrection.

And whether the Phitin' Phils can or can't manage two wins in a row, I'm still looking forward to the '19 season.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1075 on: November 03, 2018, 06:09:00 PM »

Miss the point, much?
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Re: American League
« Reply #1076 on: November 03, 2018, 06:22:17 PM »

Miss the point, much?

Troll

Baseball ratings have been in general decline for over 30 years, this is not new. Yet you feel compelled to focus on 2018 to complain about the demise of baseball and how its boring.

Three months ago, when the philllies were over .500, your posts, when they won, were of the young exciting phitin' phils.,

And when the collapsed in early August so did your posts and enthusiasm.

But your trolling and meaningless and joyless existence continues, independent of anything.

You try but fail to suck the fun from sports.

I think you're the only one who consistently misses the point, as you never understand the point.

SSDD

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Re: American League
« Reply #1077 on: November 03, 2018, 06:37:58 PM »

Miss the point, much?

Troll

Baseball ratings have been in general decline for over 30 years, this is not new. Yet you feel compelled to focus on 2018 to complain about the demise of baseball and how its boring.

Three months ago, when the philllies were over .500, your posts, when they won, were of the young exciting phitin' phils.,

And when the collapsed in early August so did your posts and enthusiasm.

But your trolling and meaningless and joyless existence continues, independent of anything.

You try but fail to suck the fun from sports.

I think you're the only one who consistently misses the point, as you never understand the point.

SSDD

Douche. You don't seem to understand what's going on.

Maybe go read all those articles, and consider they ate just the top of the iceberg.

The game being played now is not the game of baseball.

It's dead. Bereft of life, it has ceased to be. It is an era if ex-baseball.

The fact that you define your life by what you've been sold is on you, nit me.

Run along and bask in your meaningless and tepud existence.



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Re: American League
« Reply #1078 on: November 03, 2018, 07:02:44 PM »

Troll

You also suck at Monty Python.

If you don't like baseball or find it boring you would really be better off finding something you like or understand.

And troll, perhaps you should read the articles, many of which are repetitve about the declining ratings, or written well before the '18 post-season was played, so they can hardly be critical of the quality of play of the post-season teams.

So feel free to google "baseball  dead" to define your terms, and your feeling about baseball, and I'll re-watch and re-enjoy the classic games of the '18 post-season, like Game 4 of the '18 ALCS, which was a gem of a baseball game, an all-time classic, or the 18-inning marathon Game 3 of the '18 World Series. a true epic baseball battle for the ages.

And you can go choke on a cheese-steak, wit or witout, you sad envious loser asshole troll.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1079 on: November 03, 2018, 07:14:04 PM »



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