Sunday, October 16, 2022

ALDS Game 4 thread

 





151 comments:

Publius said...

How does Brian Cashman spell "scapegoat"? I-K-F

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Is that freak bros.?

JM said...

Donaldson, meanwhile, gets a free ride, and announcers continue to gush over what a great third baseman he is. Especially ironic since IKF should be playing third, where he's better than Donaldson, and shouldn't be forced to play short, where he makes some mistakes and gets criticized for it. And Donaldson's mistakes are never mentioned.

Stang said...

Rufus, the cartoon has more to do with souvenir-store trash than undergound comix. Beautiful examples at the link.

Joe of AZ said...

Pivotal game and we get fuckin hicks....if only Peraza was on the team instead of fuckin Marwin

Rufus T. Firefly said...

The play Bonehead failed to make is subbing in LF in the 9th. Hicks' only use for being on the roster. Plus a very good defender in Locastro. What the fuck was he thinking? Sorry, bad assumption that he's capable.

That move would have prevented the need for Holmes, who was or wasn't available. As Severino said, go ask bonehead. A TOTAL FUCKING DISASTER.

And now tonight... Thank you sir, may I have another?

Waldo is OK at SS, but, but, but,bbbb..... He should bump IKF to third.

Then when you need the designated striker outer, you have the donald ahead of the two guys whose middle names should be "I can't believe I'm still on the roster" Hicks and Marwin. No more ex carmines and no more ex ASStros.

AboveAverage said...

If it all ends tonight - it was a pleasure spending the season with all of you fine blokes and blokettes yes!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Mustang,

As always, you come through with the goods. And they are quite good. One man's trash is another man's manna from heaven.

Tangentially related note: AntMan was the inexplicable lead in to the horrid TBS pregame, but at least I got to see Stan Lee. I still think he is Bob Guccione's alter ego based on his cameos. My favorite is still Deadpool for some reason.

AboveAverage said...

Where that yes! come from?

borntorun999 said...
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borntorun999 said...

With the season on the line, Boone shits out the worst lineup of the series. Please, somebody in this organization with some authority, grow a fuckin’ pair and do everything in your power to remove him!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

AA,

You're such a yes man.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

BTR,

Boone has explosive bowel disorder that makes him shit out this fetid waste.

TheWinWarblist said...

AA, it will end tonight or next week. Not with a trophy held high, but with bitter cold resentment and when winter and darkness fall upon us. But fear not! We will be here all offseason complaining and bitching. Join us for the flaming hot bitter hot stave league!



Fuck.

borntorun999 said...

Ruf, EBD you say, eh? hmmm…

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Suzyn is saying this is what the Yankees got Colace for.

She must know what is going to happen. And it is going to be ugly.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

BTR,

As Ed McMahon would say. You are correct sir!

TheWinWarblist said...

Heh heh heh ...

TheWinWarblist said...

BTR, shhhh!

Doug K. said...

WTF was that? Rizzzzo!

Publius said...

Bad baseball teams make these kinds of mistakes.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...
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Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Listening to Sterling as usual…. And I can promise you if the Yankees lose tonight it will not be to the Guardians.

TheWinWarblist said...

Bad teams play poor fundamental baseball and give away outs. What more do you need to know about These Our 2022 Second Half New York Yankees ™.

AboveAverage said...

Cole actually looks dialed in.

Doug K. said...

another tater for Bader

Stang said...

I'm just wild about Harry

AboveAverage said...

Bootsie Bader!

TheWinWarblist said...

MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!! MASTER BADER!!!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

WHOOP!

mik said...

And Harry's wild about me!

Joe of AZ said...

Boone- "Alright boys we got our 3 .. time to phone it in"

Stang said...

The fans of the team that wins this series will then have to endure a best-of-seven shackled to Bob Costas.

JM said...

Can't wait.

JM said...

Bootsy, baby. Suddenly he hits homers. Who knew?

mik said...

What about Bob? I ask sincerely. He is a really nice guy and a great storyteller but he has transformed into a terrible play-by-play announcer. Volume on mute, WFAN on the radio is the go-to.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I can't get the Master to sync.

Is CostASS *really* going to do the LCS? Say it ain't so, Joe.

TBS actually had his mike turned down for the first inning or so. Not that I want to listen to Mr. Met, but better than a Karz4kidz ad.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

TBS graphic: Colace is 13-1 when leading by 3 runs.

Well, until tonight.

Just remember, Cole is one donaldson fielding whoopsie away from a meltdown. At any time...

Stang said...

I'm guessing the trouble with Bob is that he hasn't done this in so long, and he's wanted it so much, he thinks it's about him. I don't know for certain that he's doing the ALCS. Just being pessimistic.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

https://awfulannouncing.com/mlb/bob-costas-mlb-postseason-entire-series.html

Seems like it is a sure thing. Just to torture us.

I'd vote for Ken Singleton and Cone.

Doug K. said...

Same fucking play! Unbelievable. That's three times!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Thank yahweh we have a defensive specialist like hicks in LF.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Bonehead boone should be drawn and quartered for playing hicksie.

mik said...

Hicks really proving his worth.

TheWinWarblist said...

The Master is roasting the universe over dropped pop ups.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I am so pissed the manfredites won't let me stream the video with the master overdub. FUCKING ASSHOLES make me listen to costASS.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Colace needs a few quick innings to redeem himself from being a worthless POS.

mik said...

Ugh

Rufus T. Firefly said...

A guy can dream, can't he.

Well not anymore.

mik said...

Even the fouls are loud

TheWinWarblist said...

COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!! COLACE!!!

DickAllen said...

Little Game Gerrit is earning his money tonight

JM said...

36 mil. Life is good.

Publius said...

Cole can't be allowed to pitch to top/middle of Cleveland's order again. Turn it over to the bullp...uh, yeah, scratch that. Go get 'em Gerrit.

JM said...

He brings new meaning to Cole in your stocking.

mik said...

Publius raises a good point. Who would we want to close tonight, assuming we have the lead? Can we get Mo out of retirement?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Are John and Suzyn not at the game????

They don't know if it is raining!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

How about Sparky Lyle?

JM said...

Wtf was Hicks doing?

Stang said...

Run a position player out to close.

Stang said...

I think Judge could do it

JM said...

Maybe he thought it was caught in the air without bouncing?

JM said...

Weissert. He is on the roster, right?

Look, there is no good choice.

Stang said...

"Wtf was Hicks doing" could be the title of our blog.

TheWinWarblist said...

There is no path forward for These Our 2022 Second Half New York Yankees ™. Continue to pitch Colace? Go to the pen? Clone The Great Rivera? Nothing will save us tonight.

Fun fact of the night: Colace has given up homeruns in eight consecutive post-season starts!!

JM said...

Torres not running hard again.

JM said...

Weird play all around.

JM said...

Stang, I like it.

TheWinWarblist said...

We had a saying about pitchers like Colace in my old Strat'O'Matic league: He's a horse; he'll give you a lot on innings. Just not the kind of innings you want.


Fuck.

BernBabyBern said...

Torres didn't run hard. In October.

The sad thing is that I'm actually not shocked at this.

Yes, he thought it was caught. But if you're not 100 percent sure, you run like hell. It's a fucking elimination game.

AboveAverage said...

Judge ran like you’re supposed to

TheWinWarblist said...

Judge is good at baseball. He should be captain. If they sign him.

mik said...

Judge ALWAYS conducts himself on the field THE WAY YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO! Please, JUJU Gods, let the Yankees sign Judge over the winter. Lock him up for life as a New York Yankee.

Stang said...

ME: I understand the very simple thing you're saying.
BOB COSTAS: I'll explain again.

JM said...

Nice googlie by Rizzo.

JM said...

Sac fly, nice going, Glass.

AboveAverage said...

Donald daughter son!

JM said...

Cole has to keep pitching today until his arm falls off.

JM said...

Costas said well struck. +1 from me.

AboveAverage said...

Agreed JM - OR until he gives up three more home runs

AboveAverage said...

Open “letter” to Josh Donaldson:

GO AWAY!!!!!!

borntorun999 said...

Although it’s been said many times, many ways…
Donaldson sucks.

AboveAverage said...

Come on Cole…..we’re with you until we’re not

JM said...

Exactly

AboveAverage said...

I read your mind, JM.

By the way - how’s your wife doing?

AboveAverage said...

Nice - 123 inning!

mik said...

An excellent inning from Cole! Talk about a no-win scenario. This is the time, or close to it, that Cole usually runs out of gas. but there are zero options that bring confidence from the pen. I agree, let him pitch past the point of exhaustion.

JM said...

A bit better. She and I are both fighting a little cold, but the other stuff is better than a week or two ago. Thanks for asking.

JM said...

AA, living with cancer feels like the Pit and the Pendulum. You never get totally relaxed.

Publius said...

About 90 pitches for Cole. That was very good work.

JM said...

We need 120 tonight. If not a Cone 145.

AboveAverage said...

Many of my family have had that exact same experience, JM.

It’s never easy.

You just try to do the best that you can

AboveAverage said...

Exactly Publius

JM said...

Bob, Francona has an advantage over Boone when he wakes up in the morning.

JM said...

Yeah, AA. It ain't a fun ride.

mik said...

All the best to your family JM. Be well

JM said...

Not a great play by the great center fielder.

JM said...

Thanks, mik.

AboveAverage said...

D. R. A. M. A.

Publius said...

Glove first CF...

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Boone managing yesterday's game. Getting Holmes up to0 EARLY!

mik said...

Cole is fired up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JM said...

Nice pitching. Hope they send him out for the eighth.

AboveAverage said...

I’m thinking Cole is doing pretty well tonight

JM said...

Two innings of Holmes sounds dicey. Send Cole back out.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Colace is done for the evening.

They should put Robertson in for an inning, them John Holmes.

Wait, what?

JM said...

The only dick around here is Dick Allen.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

WHY the FUCK do they carry thirty five pitchers and have to have Peralta up now?

JM said...

I have a feeling that going to Wendy would be one too many times.

Oasisdave said...

Anyone else smelling that choke coming on?

JM said...

Got lucky with that call.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

He's got a legit beef.

JM said...

Hey, Dave, in two hours Eastern time it'll be midnight at the oasis.

JM said...

When you lean on Peralta too often, you invariably fall over.

JM said...

Complain about Costas as you will, but the best thing about the playoffs is no Kay or Goofball O'Neill.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Why do they have other relievers on the roster.

Seriously? WHY?

JM said...

We have to use Holmes for the ninth. We can't worry about tomorrow if there isn't one.

mik said...

I do miss Cone on the broadcast.

Doug K. said...

Two runs is not enough.

Joe of AZ said...

Holmes out here making Boone look like an idiot for yesterdays game

JM said...

Robo umps. Please.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I'm in on robo umps. I just want to know -- does everyone get the same strikezone? or will Judge's be 3 times the size of the midget troll in houston?

Publius said...

3 outs before 2 runs. Simple really. Except Holmes has no clue where he's throwing the ball. Ah well, we'll see.

JM said...

I am dreading this inning. And fearing it.

JM said...

Everyone knows it's Wendy. Two outs.

mik said...

One out away.........

Publius said...

Wandy. He threw a lot of pitches last night.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

THHHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH YANNNKKKEEEEEEEEEEEES WINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ranger_lp said...

Yankees Win!!!

mik said...

HOLY COW

JM said...

Ohmygod. Thank you.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doug K. said...

Wow. So the torture continues.

ranger_lp said...

Cole actually showed up…

BernBabyBern said...

Boring, quick 9th innings are good.

JM said...

And now, da Bronx.

JM said...

Yeah, Bern, that was fast.

Stang said...

Boone is a genius

Hinkey Haines said...

I should watch games on runways more often. Back to the Bronx!

mik said...

A fast clean game is wonderful

Pocono Steve said...

Woo hoo!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

9 more please.

AboveAverage said...

Cole was reserved and classy during his post game, TBS interview. Me likes it!

Publius said...

Suzyn got his catcher.

borntorun999 said...

Have to give credit to Cole. He had a very good start in Game 1, and tonight was BIG. VERY BIG.

Can we somehow pull out another win tomorrow?

AboveAverage said...

If I was privileged enough to be able to post a post here I would ask:

If you could ask Boone to do one thing in game five of this series - what would you ask him to do?

3pco said...

Resign

Stang said...

I would ask him to get me a pass to the Owner's Box where I could load up on prime rib and old scotch.

AboveAverage said...

May I join you, Stang - because that sounds wonderful . . .

Stang said...

You bet, AA

HoraceClarke66 said...

Not too fucking bad.

Cole, Peralta, Holmes...we give them their props. They came through.

Now we have to let the demons loose, back in the Bronx. "Mystique and Aura, appearing nightly!"