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10/20/2009

The MLB Playoffs

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 6:03 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Major League Baseball playoffs are underway. The Yankees lead the Angels 2-1 in the ALCS and they are playing now. The teams are scoreless in the third inning.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers and Philly play tomorrow in the NLCS. The Phillies lead 3-1 after Monday’s come-from-behind win in the 9th inning. Someone should remind the Dodger’s Manny Ramirez that there is no “I” in “Team”:

“As Jimmy Rollins turned on a Jonathan Broxton fastball with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night and drove in two runs for a 5-4 Philadelphia victory, Manny was blissfully unaware that his season was one game from being over. He’d been removed for defensive purposes before the inning began.

“When I came out,” he told reporters, “they were turning the TVs off and everybody was coming in.”

Instead of being on the bench to celebrate the presumed victory – and, eventually, lament the crushing loss – he was rinsing off and getting ready to towel himself dry.”

On the other hand, there is no “I” in “Loser” either.

— DRJ

12 Responses to “The MLB Playoffs”

  1. Oh my God. Did anyone see that 2-tag double play where there only called one guy (Posada) out? There have been a lot of bad calls this post-season.

    carlitos (831ee5)

  2. I missed that one …

    Kind of weird that the announcers had just mentioned how comfortable and confident A-Rod looked in the batters box about 3 seconds before he hit one out. Especially since this crew of announcers has been quite consistently wrong. I miss guys like Jack Buck.

    JD (082755)

  3. Yeah, could not believe that call, Carlitos – the umps have been absolutely terrible in that series, as well as in most of the playoff games this year. And the worst part is that they rarely convene for a short conference in order to determine if they actually made the right call – imperious and arrogant Mr. Magoos.

    Oh, and Joe Buck and Tim McCarver suck Donkeys – unless you’re comparing them to the hysterical – sounding Chip Carey, obvious Buck Martinez and “I don’t pay my taxes” Ron Darling. I had to listen to Carey for a few years here during Cubs broadcasts, and he’s actually worse than Buck.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  4. I don’t mind Joe Buck, though he pales in comparison to his father. McCarver is horrible.

    I thought it was pretty stand-up of the ump to go into the presser and explain his mistake. Very uncommon.

    Don Dekinger still has not taken blame for that blown call in the Cardinals/Royals World Series.

    JD (8e9826)

  5. Ya gotta love the sideline guy Seger on TBS. He looked like My Cousin Vinny the other night in that purple velour. I laughed every time they cut to him.

    JEA (cfcb76)

  6. Craig Seger is the worst-dressed person in the history of the planet.

    JD (34eca7)

  7. Seger’s outfits make Michelle Obama’s sofa-cover dresses look like haute couture.

    JD (34eca7)

  8. Don Dekinger still has not taken blame for that blown call in the Cardinals/Royals World Series.

    My wife will never forgive this.

    carlitos (35ae51)

  9. Your wife is a wise wise lady, as evidenced by her sporting acumen and choice of mates.

    JD (d71a7a)

  10. She can hold her own with any guy I know, especially regarding baseball or football. When we started dating, her Christmas tree at her apartment had only silver and blue ornaments. For the Cowboys.

    This here Philly / Dodgers game is fun to watch. I’m on TiVo, so it’s still the 9th.

    carlitos (35ae51)

  11. Brad Lidge. Wow.

    carlitos (35ae51)

  12. Oh my God. Seger is wearing a teal suit and some sort of M.C. Escher illusion tie.

    carlitos (35ae51)


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