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Game 5 - Giants v. Reds - Oh My! Who will play the Cardinals for the NL pennant?
TBS ^ | 10/11/12 | Vanity

Posted on 10/11/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Just another day in Cincinnati? Heck No.. not on Game 5 day!

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KEYWORDS: baseball; chat; cincinnati; sanfrancisco; sports
Yiants are up 2-0 in the 5th and Reds starter is slowly coming undone..
1 posted on 10/11/2012 11:31:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Can they sweep em in Cincy? I’m gonna have a heart attack.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 11:33:16 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Bring in Lincecum and I’ll join ya at the ER. ;-)


3 posted on 10/11/2012 11:33:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

This was decided when Cueto tweaked his oblique thanks to that bush league move by Pagan in Game 1. The Reds should have taken care of it then, but if all is lost later today, do what should have been done (plug Pagan in the back so hard it takes him out of the playoffs - fair play in my opinion).


4 posted on 10/11/2012 11:35:00 AM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder how well Lincecum can pitch after throwing 50 yesterday...


5 posted on 10/11/2012 11:35:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

Come on Verlander.

Sucks because of their meltdown last night, Verlander won’t pitch Game 1 of the ALCS.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 11:35:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

DAMN POSEY!!


7 posted on 10/11/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

Go Gigantes! Go Tigres!


8 posted on 10/11/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: skeeter

Posey ,, bases loaded.. get the defibrillator.

Grand Slam!!!

OH MYYYYY!!!

6-0 Yiants!!!


9 posted on 10/11/2012 11:36:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Go Cardinals! Rather play the hapless Reds.
World Series II for Stl


10 posted on 10/11/2012 11:37:21 AM PDT by TJC (V)
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To: Mr Fuji

The A’s Tigers game should be a good one too!! The Cardiac Kids are back!


11 posted on 10/11/2012 11:38:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

It looks good, but I won’t breath easy until its over as long as Casilla is in the bullpen.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 11:39:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

GO GIANTS!!!


13 posted on 10/11/2012 11:56:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
It's On... GO GIANTS
14 posted on 10/11/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: NormsRevenge

Love my Reds, but what an epic choke this is looking to be.

No team in history has ever lost the last three games of a best-of-5 division series AT HOME after going up 2-0. Never. Yet the Reds seem determined to make history and return to one-and-done in the post-season. Pathetic, if they don’t turn it around in the next few innings.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 12:04:02 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: ScottinVA

I have been a Giants Fan since I was born in the SF Bay Area and they just came to town. It gladdens the heart to see the boys win on the field after all the years of disappointments. Winning the World Series a couple of years back was fantastic. Is there a possibility of another Bay Bridge Series? Could be!


16 posted on 10/11/2012 12:04:51 PM PDT by abigkahuna (I have achieved the goal of semi-literacy through public schooling.)
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To: pogo101
Love my Reds, but what an epic choke this is looking to be.

This apparent collapse makes the 2010 playoff no-hitter a fond memory.

The only possible good to come out of this is if the Reds do not renew mis-manager Dusty Baker.

17 posted on 10/11/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT by attyatlaw001
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To: Corporate Law
Cueto should have tried his little school girl kicks on him like he did against the Cardinals last year.

GO CARDS!

18 posted on 10/11/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster
Cueto should have tried his little school girl kicks on him like he did against the Cardinals last year.

The year was 2010 when Molina started the brawl.

Of course, I wouldn't expect a whiney Cards fan to know the time of day.

19 posted on 10/11/2012 12:34:05 PM PDT by attyatlaw001
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To: dfwgator

I would have never gone with Valverde in that situation last night. He’s a great closer but doesn’t do well under pressure.

Verlander on the other hand does his best work under pressure.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 12:39:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: attyatlaw001

You’re right about the date. I forgot last year the Reds were a disaster & the Cards won the World Series. However, you’re wrong about who started the fight. Rollins began it by hitting Molina’s shin guards & mouthing off to the toughest guy in the MLB who diddn’t take any crap off a punk.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 12:40:13 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

Rollins = Brandon Phillips


22 posted on 10/11/2012 12:50:56 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster
Rollins began it by hitting Molina’s shin guards & mouthing off to the toughest guy in the MLB who diddn’t take any crap off a punk.

Actually, the brawl started when Molina mouthed off to Brandon Phillips, who greeted every catcher with a tap to the shin guard. Only Molina, gracious player that he is, took exception.

23 posted on 10/11/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT by attyatlaw001
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To: gubamyster

Kind of hard to do when you are in a wind up and a DB suddenly calls time, knowing that your windup causes you to turn your back on the plate. Pagan knew what he was doing when backed out. And if you are a Cards fan, you would realize that if Bob Gibson were around, being hit in the back would be the least that Pagan would be worrying about.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: pogo101
Love my Reds, but what an epic choke this is looking to be.

Don't mention the word "choke" around this Rangers fan. I need a drink.

25 posted on 10/11/2012 12:53:31 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Corporate Law

Gibson handled his business on the mound, not going around kicking players.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 1:12:25 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: abigkahuna

Yes! And THIS time, without the earthquake!! I also grew up in the Bay Area (Vallejo).


27 posted on 10/11/2012 1:14:12 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Corporate Law

Why baseball? Seems like you would enjoy hockey more.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 1:16:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: TJC

Maybe MLB should stop adding Wildcards! LOL


29 posted on 10/11/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: gubamyster

And that was my original point, one of the Reds pitchers should (have) plunk(ed) Pagan as payback for his bush league. This has nothing to do with the brawl between the Reds and Cards.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 1:22:40 PM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: gubamyster

And that was my original point, one of the Reds pitchers should (have) plunk(ed) Pagan as payback for his bush league. This has nothing to do with the brawl between the Reds and Cards.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 1:23:02 PM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: skeeter

Actually, hockey is my favorite sport. I love baseball though, going back to growing up in the Big Red Machine era.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: dfwgator
I have lived in the DFW area for 20 years but I grew up in the Bay Area. Became an A's fan in the 5th grade in Walnut Creek and have rooted for them ever since. One of my classmates was a neighbor of Joe Rudi and we sometimes listened to the games on the radio in class. This season has been the most fun since the 2002 Moneyball team. GO A’S and GO REDS (I hate the Giants) Photobucket Photobucket
33 posted on 10/11/2012 1:52:25 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: NormsRevenge

Championship series!


34 posted on 10/11/2012 2:05:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

Championship series!


35 posted on 10/11/2012 2:05:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: pogo101

They gave it a good run..
Next year!


36 posted on 10/11/2012 2:06:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: skeeter

If both Bay Area teams come back from 2-0 deficits, I think that’s a sign that an earthquake is imminent.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 2:07:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SVTCobra03

Between what the A’s did to the Rangers and now the Tigers, I am really starting to hate that team (although I will root for them against the Yankees, should they meet).


38 posted on 10/11/2012 2:10:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: NormsRevenge; pogo101
They gave it a good run..

No kidding. I did not enjoy this game.

39 posted on 10/11/2012 2:14:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Da Bilge Troll

LOL - NO! It has been good to the birds.


40 posted on 10/11/2012 2:53:03 PM PDT by TJC (V)
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To: dfwgator

That first pitch hanging (slider?)to Scott Rolen(Reds last at bat)looked like something Valverde would have thrown. That was a walk-off pitch if there ever was one...Rolen must have been looking 100% fastball and missed a meatball to end the game...oh well.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

To add insult to injury for the Rangers, how about the Final Four consisting of the A’s, Yankees, and the two teams that beat them in the World Series.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 3:39:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I went to bed at about 2345, after having peeked in on the Cards game off/on thru the evening.

They were down by two, and I was just too tired to stay up.

Didn't see anything in the sidebar about it this morning, so punched 'cardinals nationals' into the search bar and VOILA !

Those yeoman Cards did it AGAIN !

Pro sports have more/less slid off my radar the past few years, but being born less than 100mi from the original Busch Stadium made them a boyhood favorite.

Our manager took us over to a Cards game (still in uniforms) after we were knocked out of the Senior League State playoffs in Granite City (cuz I wasn't pitching ;-).

It was vey kewl . . .

/ time machine

43 posted on 10/13/2012 5:17:22 AM PDT by tomkat
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