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Tony LaRussa (bullpen miscommunication) World Series

Posted on 10/24/2011 9:29:14 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative

I like T.L. and I respect him.

But there is absolutely no excuse for not being in communication with your bullpen coach. geez..ill bet they do this via text message from now on. The bullpen phone is sooo 1979..

I can't believe what I just saw and im not quite sure how to explain it. lol


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1 posted on 10/24/2011 9:29:20 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Rangers Win!!

Thanks Craig for trying to steal twice! Out by the NAP!


2 posted on 10/24/2011 9:36:10 PM PDT by VicVega (Geaux LSU and Saints.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Looks like Carpenter was in communication with the Rangers’ Napoli:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0otLQHSl4k


3 posted on 10/24/2011 9:38:52 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Go Rangers!

The Cindarella Team


4 posted on 10/24/2011 9:41:32 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mr. Mojo
LaRusa is exactly like HUSSEIN Obama; it is not MY fault.
5 posted on 10/24/2011 9:42:46 PM PDT by Thors2000
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
i'll bet they do this via text message from now on

I'd be surprised if there isn't a rule against that.

6 posted on 10/24/2011 9:50:46 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

How fun to watch W and Laura sitting next to Nolan Ryan for the past three games. But I didn’t see them tonight. Did anyone else?
GO RANGERS!
ST. L. and the very odd La R. seem like a buncha nasty Libs.


7 posted on 10/24/2011 9:50:46 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Capitalism is the right of the individual to pursue happiness and keep the fruits of their labor.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

he wanted Motte and Lynn came in? was that the goof up? I thought that was an odd series of moves. Also not sure why Moreland batted vs. lhp in 8th instead of a pinch-hitter.


8 posted on 10/24/2011 9:57:03 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I might go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: Minn

i have noticed the lack of cell phones in the dugout. Perhaps there is a rule ... which prevents extra coaching sitting in the private boxes upstairs phoning down to the manager for discussion. I really think the manager and coaching staff in the dugout are on their own and cannot get input the way NFL coaches have staff upstairs in the stadium.


9 posted on 10/24/2011 10:09:13 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I might go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: Mountain Mary
ST. L. and the very odd La R. seem like a buncha nasty Libs.

I've read some really stupid stuff here over the years...

10 posted on 10/24/2011 10:19:37 PM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Yea, when he called the bullpen he wanted Rzepcynski and Motte. But it was loud there and the bullpen coach thought he heard Rzepcynsky and Lynn.


11 posted on 10/24/2011 10:23:10 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: NoMitt

and he had no idea that Lynn was warming up in the bullpen and not Motte? With no TV in the dugout and nobody in touch with LaRussa electronically .... makes sense he couldn’t stay informed on what was going on in the bullpen.

Was he surprised when Lynn came running in instead of Motte?


12 posted on 10/24/2011 10:38:25 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I might go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

i wondered why he didn’t just have Rzepczynski give the IBB to Kinsler.


13 posted on 10/24/2011 10:41:41 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I might go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
What is this world series thing? I thought the Super Bowl did not happen until early Feb.?

Ah, this is that scratch and spit game where nothing happens for hours, actually requiring a break after a while to wake up the stupefied spectators, lest they miss a brief spate of activity before the whole thing is mercifully over.....

14 posted on 10/24/2011 11:01:24 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

The rule is only a single line to the bullpen from the dugout, no outside calling allowed. Electronic phones have been tried but had problems and didn’t catch on but there would be no issues with a type of electronic phone if the above conditions were met.


15 posted on 10/24/2011 11:35:18 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Thank you! I thought it was odd but I figured I just didn’t know enough about baseball!


16 posted on 10/24/2011 11:43:46 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Heartless4Cain.......)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Shingles LaRussa is pathetic. He blamed the Brewers for his fielders poor performance in the regular season, claiming they tweaked the lighting to blind his players.


17 posted on 10/24/2011 11:50:59 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
Remember these? Bullpen carts to bring pitchers in...

...for years an old Red Sox cart with the big hat on top sat in the gift shop across the street.

---

Albert Pujols struck out in 9th as part of a strike em out throw em out doubleplay. "Albert Hooblehoff!" Who's that? Fox Sports Radio host JT The Brick was once on the air and he kept an eye on the TV--Pujols got a game winning hit and JT blurted out his name as "Albert Hooblehoff!" Once in awhile they replay that.

Albert Hooblehoff, strike 3!

(Wikipedia:" During the 2005 National League Championship Series, Albert Pujols smashed a game winning home run against the Houston Astros. J.T. was so excited that he accidentally called Pujols "Albert Hooblehoff" while live on the air. Since then, once J.T. mentions Pujols on his show, a snippet of the "Albert Hooblehoff" soundbite is played"

18 posted on 10/24/2011 11:52:25 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: GOP Golfer

looks like a MIS-TAKE.


19 posted on 10/25/2011 1:04:54 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Mountain Mary

My husband too has enjoyed seeing them the last three games and also wondered. He thought they could be up in the owners box tonight. I dpubt he’d miss this one :).


20 posted on 10/25/2011 1:07:11 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
lol
21 posted on 10/25/2011 1:09:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: raccoonradio

I had to agree with my dad whom I talked to on the phone

“this makes baseball look stupid”


22 posted on 10/25/2011 2:12:13 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Mountain Mary

Strange, I didn’t realize I was a nasty lib. Nor all my conservative friends and family here. Thanks for the enlightenment.

Guess I need to take off my “crackers for cain” sticker. Can’t have that now can we.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 3:56:27 AM PDT by surelyclintonsbaddream (show us your birth certificate---millions of babies can't show us theirs)
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To: doorgunner69

I like football,but what about this for an abomination.
22 guys line up ...they get about 30seconds per play,
the play lasts for only about 5 seconds ...you can’t
tackle a quarterback if he is “in the grasp”, you can’t hit
a ball receiver after he goes more than 5 yards down the
field(unless he has the ball). No one has to “TOUCH”, the
ball “DOWN” in the endzone to get a touchdown...they just
have to be in possession of the ball while any part of the
ball breaks the plane of the end zone...There is so much
substitution, someone can be a terrible athlete, but be
successful cuz they fill only one niche (i.e. jumbo defensive
or offensive linemen)....so baseball may have a slow pace
, but it ain’t totally useless, and it’s got lots of strategy,
and hinges on minuscule performance factors, and the only
guy trying to kill you is the pitcher, catcher, and guy
trying to stop a double or triple play.

P.S. why don’t they run the whole football game like a two
minute drill? Let’s find out how great these athletes really
are.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 4:09:21 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Tony LaRussa is a lawyer.........

I do not like to watch baseball, but if I did the Cards would be my favorite. They are NOT a bunch of nasty libs.

I have been a captive audience to baseball games all of my 70 years.

25 posted on 10/25/2011 4:15:52 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Getready

Or, how about this:

As the network returns from a 3-4 series of 30 second ads, some washed up player intones, “Welcome back. Its the Bills 24 and the Jets 17 at the half. Up next we return you to the studio for analysis of the first half, right after these.

Segue into another 3-4 series of 30 second ads.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 4:39:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Excuses. The Rangers beat them. Period.


27 posted on 10/25/2011 7:40:35 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: LukeL

Awwwww...I’m sorry your team is sitting out the series. Do you need a tissue or baby wipe?


28 posted on 10/25/2011 7:42:34 AM PDT by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Why not have a laptop in dugout and one in bullpen? :)

twitter.com/TonyLaRussa:

@STLbullpen Bring in Motte

@UmpireRonKulpa WHERE WAS THAT??


29 posted on 10/25/2011 8:32:50 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“...Why not have a laptop in dugout and one in bullpen? :)...”

Why not an iPad? It would be another area for Apple to dominate the market.


30 posted on 10/25/2011 8:52:58 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: TankerKC

I really do not care about sports, just that a person should be a man and not make excuses for when his team fails. We lost because we had no depth to our rotation plain and simple. Not because of slick balls, or evil track lighting.


31 posted on 10/25/2011 9:59:06 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Mountain Mary

ST. L. and the very odd La R. seem like a buncha nasty Libs.

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I think it might be past time for you to step away from FR for a little while for your own good.

They are playing baseball. It’s not politics and it’s not political.

Go outside, breathe some fresh air. Take the dogs for a walk. Eat some sushi. Something, anything. You have lost perspective.


32 posted on 10/25/2011 10:17:43 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

“I think it might be time for you to step away from FR”.
LOL

Sorry dmz, but I’m allowed my opinion.

I believe that it’s all connected: politics/values/ principles.
And whether or not, the Cards are libs or not, I don’t like them.
Wave that Texas flag high tomorrow night and Badger state greetings to Nolan, W and Laura! Thank you Mr. President for a job well done!
GO RANGERS! DO THE WASH!!


33 posted on 10/25/2011 4:26:53 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Didn’t see the Pres. and Laura last night....loved to see W throw out the first pitch on Sunday. He threw it wide and one of the TV commentators said to the other “Well, YOU tell him it was a passed ball”


34 posted on 10/25/2011 4:39:06 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Churchillspirit

Didn’t see the Pres. and Laura last night....loved to see W throw out the first pitch on Sunday. He threw it wide and one of the TV commentators said to the other “Well, YOU tell him it was a passed ball”

LOL, Cs. I don’t think W and Laura were at the game last night but surely they won’t miss tomorrow night. It’s just comforting to see them there, looking happy and enjoying their lives. They deserve it after having to endure the legacy of 911.
And so little mention was made of their being there by the announcers, obviously on purpose and probably at the request of the Bushes. If Bam was in the audience, he’d of insisted on a 21 gun salute in his honor before the game.


35 posted on 10/25/2011 5:04:18 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

“I do not like to watch baseball”.
“I have been a captive audience to baseball games all of ...”

Okey dokey there, CC!


36 posted on 10/25/2011 5:11:02 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: raccoonradio
From the "People's Cyclopedia of Base-Ball History and Lore"...

...The demise of the bullpen carts has intrigued and puzzled scores of baseball historians since the early 1980s...it is generally believed that these carts started falling out of favor in the late 1970s when economic pressures forced ballclubs to start cutting unnecessary costs.

Most teams had a fulltime bullpen cart driver on staff earning the annual equivalent of $45,000 per year (in 1990 dollars) and the carts themselves were also costly to maintain.

Once a dumping ground for rookie pitchers or aging pitchers at the tail end of their careers, many relief pitchers became stars in the 1970s and many top pitchers preferred the bullpen to a spot on the starting rotation. As such, top relief pitchers preferred to slowly walk to the mound to thunderous applause as opposed to riding to the mound anonymously in a "funny car." This hastened the demise of the bullpen carts.

The death knell of bullpen carts is generally accepted to have been sounded in the season of 1982, where a relief pitcher of the New York Yankees was purportedly observed performing fellatio on an unidentified subject inside the bullpen cart between the 7th and 8th innings of a game with the Cleveland Indians. George Steinbrenner was reported to have shouted "Get that @$)#@ bullpen cart out of my ballpark!"

As of the mid 2000s, bullpen carts are occasionally spotted at memorabilia shows around the country...

Yes, baseball can be a very bizarre sport indeed.

37 posted on 10/25/2011 5:44:41 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I am loving this World Series. Two great teams, great managers, great people and great baseball. Thank God my beloved Red Sox and hated Yankees are sitting this one out.


38 posted on 10/25/2011 6:45:56 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: SamAdams76

thanks very much for the info! Ha!


39 posted on 10/26/2011 7:43:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: SamAdams76

And now that I think of it, if bullpen carts were still being used they may get a lot of mileage put on them from the constant change of pitchers. LaRussa brings in a reliever for one batter...then another for the next...then another for the next. Fans soon get dizzy from seeing the cart go back and forth, back and forth... :)


40 posted on 10/26/2011 7:52:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Getready
"P.S. why don’t they run the whole football game like a two minute drill? Let’s find out how great these athletes really are."

They do, but I think they call it "Rugby".

41 posted on 10/26/2011 7:58:30 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Mountain Mary
Totally agree.

The President looks so relaxed these days, enjoying his retirement from public office.

42 posted on 10/26/2011 11:00:33 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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