Not-live blog, NCDS Padres @ Cardinals

DMZ · October 3, 2006 at 1:03 pm · Filed Under Game Threads, General baseball 

1:00pm: Chris “You’re With Me, Leather” Berman is an astoundingly bad baseball guy. Going from Jon Miller to Berman is possibly the most jarring transition ever.

Also, every Fox promo I’ve seen has been all about the Cardinals. But the Padres are easily their equal. Is there really no way to market the Cardinals?

1:02: Berman manages to use “rumbling, stumbling…” for the first time. To quote Bart Simpson, “Snipers, where are you?” We do get Orel, though, for color… who immediately says that the “stats don’t show..” Peavy’s good, because his W-L record is 11-14. WHEEEE!!

1:07: YWML does a toss to the third man in the booth, the guy on the field. It takes him about 20s to do the toss.

Eckstein! “What’s that coach? Time to go to playoffs? Is it? Is it?”

1:11: Eckstein can be an ignitor. Hee hee hee.
1:15: I remember when there was controversy over whether Peavy or Tankersley would be the better pitcher. Peavy just struck out Pujols. Anyone know what Tank’s up to?
1:23: ahhh, the cat-and-mouse game between pitcher and runner, the most exciting part of baseball
1:25: that’s a sweet double play by the Cardinals there
1:34: Orel talks for a minute about Peavy’s pitches and the relative difficulty, and it makes more sense than anything I’ve heard from a color guy in ages
1:45: I know this is a little obvious, but Peavy is sweeeeeeeet. 15th-round draft pick (472nd overall) in the 1999 draft.
1:49: Berman just used “literally” incorrectly. Arrrghhh.
1:54: I wonder if tonight’s game will turn out to be a tense, low-scoring affair too. Prrroooobably not.
2:00: These Peavy-Pujols matches are awesome
2:10: ahhhh, the old NL intentional walk
2:13 The Most Offensive Commercial Ever airs again.
2:23: Carpenter can get some incredible break on his pitches, just eye-popping. Gonzalez just saw one.
2:28: Orel just delivered a long speech about how they started Branyan off with soft stuff because, as a young player, he might be anxious… Branyan’s 30 with the hitting skillset of a 35-year-old slugger. Come on. And shockingly, despite YWML’s plea for a blooper, which is about as likely as getting insight from YWML, Branyan whiffs. TTO, folks.
2:38 Pujols hit a middling grounder up the middle and for just an instant, I thought “Oh, Betancourt’s got that, easy” and then saw the Padres shortstop pull up as it was already by him. We M’s fans have it good in some ways.
2:52 Piazza! On a pitchout! With the… throw!
3:09 during the “We scored!” celebration I saw a fan in the stands with one of the old Kroc McDonald’s-style jerseys. That’s dedication, wearing that thing.
3:16: the shadows remind me of Safeco’s afternoon shadows, where pitchers with brutal breaking stuff would throw them over and over and the batters would just shake their heads and walk back to the dugout
3:24: wow, Branyan went way down to get that, that was a golf swing triple
3:27: the wheels came off Carpenter fast. Ugh.
3:34: my cat makes an appearance, suddenly interested in the game. I guess she’s a Padres fan.
3:35: ooooh, she looks pissed
3:46: I trashed YWML, but he’s been remarkably restrained so far, especially compared to what I’ve seen out of him before. I’m not that annoyed at all.


178 Responses to “Not-live blog, NCDS Padres @ Cardinals”

  1. Evan on October 3rd, 2006 3:56 pm

    “The new Chevy Silverado. Corco was born to drive.”

    I have never had an accident or been ticketed for a traffic infraction. And yet no one even wants to ride in the car while I drive. They find it frightening.

  2. msb on October 3rd, 2006 3:57 pm

    how much does Flexcar cost?

    me, I had a beetle-green ’71 Vega Kammback until it suffered a fatal heart-attack heading south on I5.

  3. DMZ on October 3rd, 2006 3:57 pm

    And that hitchhiker… was David J. Corcoran

  4. DMZ on October 3rd, 2006 3:58 pm

    I’m pretty sure Flexcar has a website. I’d take up a collection for Corco except that I’d much rather people support USSM and, by proxy, my unemployed, USSM-all-the-time self.

  5. JI on October 3rd, 2006 3:59 pm

    That was fugly.

    Very Williesque.

  6. David J. Corcoran I on October 3rd, 2006 3:59 pm

    You have to be of legal drinking age to get Flexcar (so you can drink and drive?)

    I can rent a minivan on mondays (and I have once, to drive to Bellingham and then up to Sumas and then back down on Rt 9 after school to check out the area. Great trip), but that’s the extent of my driving.

    I’ve thought about hitchhiking. I will one day.

  7. JI on October 3rd, 2006 4:00 pm

    Miles and Eckstein have to be the shortest DP combo since the 1880s.

  8. David J. Corcoran I on October 3rd, 2006 4:00 pm

    I also, due to my minivan rentals, have US$12 dollars to get me t hrough the next 2 weeks until I get paid.

  9. msb on October 3rd, 2006 4:01 pm

    what does it mean that the ITT School of Criminal Justice is advertising during the NLDS?

  10. JI on October 3rd, 2006 4:01 pm

    Man, Leatherman is declearing the Pads season over before the end of game 1. Awesome!

  11. Jack Howland on October 3rd, 2006 4:04 pm

    Fred Patek and Frank White combine for 11′ 3″.

  12. JI on October 3rd, 2006 4:06 pm

    Klesko had an .833 OBP? Ryan Klesko is still in organized baseball Holy crap!


  13. DMZ on October 3rd, 2006 4:06 pm

    Next up: the Yankees! Wheeeeeeeeeeee

  14. Evan on October 3rd, 2006 4:11 pm

    Why is there an one hour gap between Pads-Cards and Tigers-Yanks?

  15. JI on October 3rd, 2006 4:11 pm

    I’m just hoping the Yankees lose so someone else can have their games on in primetime.

  16. David J. Corcoran I on October 3rd, 2006 4:12 pm

    So you’ll watch commercials.

  17. msb on October 3rd, 2006 4:13 pm


  18. David J. Corcoran I on October 3rd, 2006 4:13 pm

    Corco is now a Tigers fan.

  19. Coach Owens on October 3rd, 2006 4:14 pm

    Hey, remember last year during the Boston series when Ramirez made 3 errors in 9 total chances for an outstanding .333 fielding percentage?

  20. JI on October 3rd, 2006 4:17 pm

    Put Tiger fans on suicide watch, Sean Casey is hitting third.

  21. The Ancient Mariner on October 3rd, 2006 4:17 pm

    Re: Silverado ads — honestly, I think the banned-in-Britain Xbox ad beats it.

  22. Evan on October 3rd, 2006 4:22 pm

    Anyone care to explain WHY Sean Casey is hitting third?

    The Yanks probably take game one, but this series shouldn’t be a walk for them. Their bullpen is suspect, and they only have two good starters. One guy gets knocked out early and the Tigers could run up a lopsided score.

    Of course, the Yankees will almost certainly do that at least once, too.

  23. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on October 3rd, 2006 4:29 pm

    I’ve thought about hitchhiking. I will one day.

    Yeah, hitch-hiking in the Seattle area is great, now that Ted Bundy got the chair and the Green River Killer has been caught.

  24. Red Apple on October 3rd, 2006 5:04 pm

    Why is there an one hour gap between Pads-Cards and Tigers-Yanks?

    You mean a one hour finish-to-start lag? That’s buffer built-in for extra innings.

    Whoa, I’ve been scheduling too many projects!

  25. dw on October 3rd, 2006 5:15 pm

    I’ll sell Corco my low mileage (60K) but POS 1996 Ford Contour. It’s a tealish green that kinda looks Marinerish.

  26. dw on October 3rd, 2006 5:21 pm

    And Corco, haven’t you heard of the bus system? Take a Pierce Transit bus to the T-Dome, catch one of the express buses into downtown or the Eastside, transfer to the DMZ Special, and voila.

    But make sure you bring something, like a brisket or some Tacoma BBQ. I mean, you can’t bring a 12-pack, obviously.

  27. David J. Corcoran I on October 3rd, 2006 7:02 pm

    I know the busses. I ride to Seattle all the time on the bus (1ce a week, maybe more).

    That said, there is like 1 night a week I’d have time to go all the way up to Casa DMZ.

    If you will sell me your Countour for $300 dollars, I’ll buy.

  28. dw on October 4th, 2006 8:44 am

    Blue Book value on the car is $1500-2000. Sorry.

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