10/5 Playoffs

DMZ · October 5, 2006 at 11:17 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Sooo, what do we have?

Detroit finally throws a good pitcher at the Yankees after yesterday’s postponement. (in progress). The Yankees not in prime time! OMG WTF!?!
Cards @ Padres, 1:05
Dodgers @ Mets, 5:05


112 Responses to “10/5 Playoffs”

  1. Adam S on October 5th, 2006 6:03 pm

    Anyone watching the Dodgers-Mets? Why would you play Cliff Floyd and his 614 OPS against a LHP, much less bat him 6th? Floyd really isn’t all that good anymore (731 OPS this year, 861 and 814 the past two) and he’s always struggled against lefties. Haven’t looked at the roster, but they must have an OF who has a 700+ OPS vs. lefties.

  2. msb on October 5th, 2006 6:50 pm

    hey, Cliff is clutch, man.

  3. SimonOliverLockwood on October 5th, 2006 6:56 pm

    Way back #32: Actually, standing in the stands to catch a fly isn’t allowed. The fielder’s body can be in the air when he catches it, but if he’s actually in the stands when he catches it there’s no catch.

  4. msb on October 5th, 2006 6:59 pm

    Dan Schulman can’t tell the difference between Sele & Tomko. Insert your own joke here.

  5. Josh on October 5th, 2006 7:20 pm

    Bleh. Tomko sucked 6 years ago.

  6. JMB on October 5th, 2006 7:46 pm

    Oh good — I was afraid FOX might cut away for the singing of God Bless America.

    Also, no, I wouldn’t play Floyd against a lefty. That said, their two other options are Green and Chavez… both lefties. They have much the same problem the M’s do, in that their OFs are all lefties (except the switch-hitting Beltran).

  7. Typical Idiot Fan on October 5th, 2006 7:53 pm


    Tim McCarver does that all the time. During the 2004 World Series he was openly rooting for the Yankees from the booth.

    Yes, the Red Sox-Cardinals series. McCarver was pulling for the Yankees.


    Shut Up Tim McCarver Dot Com

  8. LB on October 5th, 2006 8:25 pm

    Helpful Fox graphic:

    Division Series Fact
    Team With 2-0 Lead Has Won 23 of 28 Series (incl. 1981)

    (Of course, Division Series play began in 1985.)

  9. JMB on October 5th, 2006 8:37 pm

    1995, you mean? And I’m guessing they mean five-game series in general.

    Also, woo. Go Mets.

  10. LB on October 5th, 2006 10:23 pm

    #109: Yeah, a typo, but at least my mistake isn’t out there for all the world to see.

    Oh, wait…

  11. LB on October 5th, 2006 10:26 pm

    #108-110: Ahhhhh. I guess 1981 was a strike season. Baseball-reference.com has records for a division series in 1981. I seem to remember that pre-strike “champions” played post-strike “champions,” but I didn’t realize those were the first, ahem, Division Series.

    (It was a better time when there were eight teams in a league and the winner of the pennant went to the World Series, which was played in the daytime. The DH rule is okay with me, though.)

  12. msb on October 6th, 2006 10:29 am

    from a fine post at Batgirl’s site:
    “I often think that the guys in the booth must get a salary bonus for every time they mention the name “Jeter”. They’re so programmed to say that name as often as possible that today, no exaggeration, I heard Joe Morgan and Jon Miller refer to no fewer than four other players as “Jeter”, sometimes without realizing their error or correcting themselves. (Players they called “Jeter”: Sheffield, Giambi (three times), Cano, and somebody named Carlos Guillen.) It’s a conditioned reflex, something Pavlovian, I suspect. They’re so Jeter-centric they just can’t remember other players’ names. (And that doesn’t even count the number of extraneous and gratuitous references to the actual Jeter.)”

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