10/19’s thrilling NLCS action

DMZ · October 19, 2006 at 4:27 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Wheeeeeee! Suppan v Perez! I don’t know about you, but I’m locking the door and leaving the phone off the hook. This one’s going to be a barnburner! Can we just flip a coin to declare who gets sacrificed to the Tigers and get it over with?

Or am I being too pessimistic about this whole series? What’s a good reason to hang around and see tonight’s game?


213 Responses to “10/19’s thrilling NLCS action”

  1. Evan on October 20th, 2006 9:41 am

    Take that, Fox. Let’s see what a Detroit-St. Louis series does for your ratings.

  2. msb on October 20th, 2006 10:18 am

    might not be too OT, see no. 4 🙂

  3. kwk on October 20th, 2006 11:42 am

    The intro to this game thread really bugged me. I would agree that the Tigers are the better team, but what makes everyone forget that anything can happen in the playoffs? A couple guys from a weaker team get hot at the right time and that team advances. Or maybe a couple fly balls go 365 feet for outs instead of 370 feet for homers. This happens every year. Would anyone here argue that if this W.S. was played 100 times, the Cards might win 30-40 times?

    I really couldn’t care less about either the Cards or the Mets, but that game was awesome. THATS the reason that you watch baseball in the playoffs. Anytime someone dismisses a postseason game, they forget that almost anything can happen in the course of a game, or even a series.

    Just seems like intelligent people are forgeting some fundamental sample size principles…

  4. Otto on October 20th, 2006 11:48 am


  5. Karen on October 20th, 2006 1:02 pm

    #198. “How can someone that was under the Mendoza line as a Mariner (82 for 414 = .198 BA) be in the World Series?”

    In spite of him, not because of him 🙂

    I want the Tigers to win, so hopefully this is The Curse of Scott Spiezio, Part II.

  6. Evan on October 20th, 2006 2:51 pm

    Remember that Spiezio has never been as bad as he was here. In Bavasi’s words, his “brain exploded” when he was in Seattle.

  7. Steve T on October 20th, 2006 3:10 pm

    206: How could they tell? I’m picturing a tiny puff of dust.

  8. Paul B on October 20th, 2006 3:15 pm

    #206, Hargrove could make a thinking person’s brain explode.

    I’m not implying that Spezio is a thinking person, btw. I believe we have sufficient evidence to indicate that he is not.

    On the theory that everything is online, I just checked. Yup,
    Mendoza Line on wikipedia:

  9. Mr. Egaas on October 20th, 2006 4:44 pm

    I think DMZ needs Tommy Lasorda to show up and tell him “Watch the damn games! You’re a baseball fan!”

  10. byronebyronian on October 20th, 2006 5:24 pm

    Yep, but didn’t Spiezio have some personal issues? I thought he and his wife were seperating due to some infidelity on his part?

  11. byronebyronian on October 20th, 2006 5:26 pm

    #199: Don’t forget that the Tigers also have Ramon Santiago AND Carlos Guillen. It’s just a cornucopia of former Mariners!!!!

    I would be willing to give it to the Cards due to the fact they let Nellie go before ST ended.

  12. JMB on October 20th, 2006 5:36 pm

    “It’s your duty, Judy!”

  13. msb on October 21st, 2006 7:52 am

    2004 was the marital collapse year– some say due to infidelity — the divorce was final at the start of 2005. 2005 he arrived at ST thinner (due to the ‘stop eating like a college student’ diet), strained his back/oblique in April, ended up playing 29 games, got a tattoo, was released in Aug., had the cab run-in with his girlfriend in Oct– I guess since then they’ve married & he seems to have settled down again…

    I am very sad that a portion of my brain contains this information.

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