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#61 nmigliore

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 07:36 PM

Did MLB forget they have a replay system? For the record I did think that was a homerun, but its pretty ridiculous not to at least review it.

Edit: LOL more controversy. That ball was definitely foul.

Edited by nmigliore, 19 October 2010 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:12 PM

It most definitely was fair. Hits right off the pole.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:28 PM

It most definitely was fair. Hits right off the pole.


What? They've shown a bunch of replays. It was foul.

Edit: Okay it was closer than I originally thought, but it still looked foul. I don't think it changed direction. The zoomed in replay can be very deceiving.

MLB.com has a picture that makes the Cano HR look controversial too, though you can't see the ball: http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp

Point is, even if you want assume both calls were incorrect, at least it evens out.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:35 PM

No it wasn't. I can't find pics/video yet (although tons of the hero in RF) but if you are watching, TBS showed a zoomed in slow mo replay where you can clearly see the ball hit the pole and change directions.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:51 PM

TBS just showed another replay of it when Berkman was up. Eh, it still looked foul to me, and nobody in the booth seems to think it hit the pole either. I need to see more of the zoomed-in view. If it did hit the pole, at least its an eye for eye, as I think that Cano homer might have been incorrect.

Tommy Hunter is already out of this game, not even through 4 innings. Yeesh.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:01 PM

Rangers just caught a huge break - that one pitch vs Swisher hit the bottom of his pant leg, but the umpire didn't notice it. I have no idea what Ron Washington was thinking with that match-up anyway, but he really lucked out on that one.

And as I'm typing this, Texas is just launching bombs off of Mitre. What a shot by Cruz. This game is over. I wonder if Ron Washington will still manage to do something stupid like put Feliz in this game.

Gotta give credit to Derek Holland; Tommy Hunter gave the Rangers garbage and Holland managed to hold the fort for 3+ innings. And of all people to get the huge hit, its Bengie Molina, who was a joke against RHP this year. Baseball is such a funny sport.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:05 PM

My first betting loss of the post-season. Took the under in this game. Got to give it to the Rangers...they are doing some amazing things.

I'm not ready to count the Yanks out yet.

Philly's offense better wake up. They were very streaky in the regular season and at times looked awful. They got Blanton on the mound tomorrow and then have to face Lincecum in game 5. Not the best pitching situation at all.
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:18 PM

Got to give it to the Rangers...they are doing some amazing things.


I loved this team from the beginning. I admittedly pay more attention to the NL since I'm a Mets fan, but when I was reviewing the numbers and such on them before the playoffs, they just stood out as a very well-rounded team who can hit and throw very good starting pitching at you. As you said, the series isn't over yet, but Texas definitely deserves some credit for what they have done so far. I sorta felt awkward about picking them to win the World Series at first, but I'm glad I've stuck by that pick.

And to touch on Cliff Lee for a second - JerryDevil mentioned him already going down as one of the great postseason pitchers; check this stat out:

Career starts in the playoffs with ten or more strikeouts, and one or zero walks:
5 Cliff Lee
2 Bob Gibson
2 Josh Beckett
2 Randy Johnson
2 Tom Seaver
1 David Wells

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Cliff Lee has made eight starts in the playoffs.

http://www.lookoutlanding.com/2010/10/18/1760698/todays-fun-fact

Dave Cameron of Fangraphs also gave Lee his due:

Pedro Martinez‘s 1999/2000 seasons are probably the best stretch of pitching in baseball history. His numbers are just hilarious when you look back at them – in 1999, he put up a line of 1.56 BB/9, 13.20 K/9, and 0.38 HR/9, good for a 1.39 FIP. Don’t like the fact that he had a high BABIP that year? Then pick 2000, when his ratios fell all the way to 1.33 B/99, 11.78 K/9, and 0.78 HR/9, but his BABIP was .253, which helped push his ERA to just 1.74.

Regardless of which year you prefer, both are historically great. And if you didn’t get to see it happen, you’re seeing it again with Cliff Lee in the playoffs.

0.38 BB/9, 12.75 K/9, and 0.38 HR/9 through three starts, good for a 0.91 FIP. It’s not like he’s getting all that lucky on home runs either – his xFIP is 1.34. This is Pedro-in-his-prime stuff, but he’s doing it against the best teams in the best league in games that are basically do-or-die. If there have been better performances in playoff history, they aren’t that much better, and they probably didn’t come back to back to back. This is a legend in the making.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/there-are-no-words/

So yes, Lee is absolutely already there as one of the best postseason pitchers of all time.

Philly's offense better wake up. They were very streaky in the regular season and at times looked awful. They got Blanton on the mound tomorrow and then have to face Lincecum in game 5. Not the best pitching situation at all.


Cablevision is stupid so I unfortunately haven't been paying as much attention to this series as I would have liked. Tomorrow is huge for the Phillies. If they don't beat Bumgarner, they'll be down 3-1 on the road with Lincecum staring them down in Game 5. Even with Halladay taking the ball, that's not a predicament you want to be in, obviously.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:16 PM

Man, good for Texas. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have goosebumps right now. Colby Lewis was just dominant and the crowd was crazy all game. I said it before the playoffs and I'll say it again - Lee, Wilson, and Lewis is a terrific front three, and they can definitely hit enough to beat you. Picking them as my World Series favorite has really made me root hard for them and its great to see them living up to my expectations, at least up to this point. I'm hoping the Giants knock off Philly, but if Philly wins, I'd have at least gotten the World Series matchup correct. Normally I'm pretty terrible with making predictions but its good to see things finally going the right way for me for once. :P

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:20 PM

Man, good for Texas. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have goosebumps right now. Colby Lewis was just dominant and the crowd was crazy all game. I said it before the playoffs and I'll say it again - Lee, Wilson, and Lewis is a terrific front three, and they can definitely hit enough to beat you. Picking them as my World Series favorite has really made me root hard for them and its great to see them living up to my expectations, at least up to this point. I'm hoping the Giants knock off Philly, but if Philly wins, I'd have at least gotten the World Series matchup correct.

I'm just thankful that we aren't rematching last year's World Series. Aren't you? That was tough to watch.
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:22 AM

They did it! It's hard for you Yankee fans to imagine what it's like because you consider it your birthright to at least get to the ALCS if not the WS. :-)
I've been following the Rangers since they came here in 1972 when I was 18, and they've never even gotten close to this. Unbelievable! Inconceivable! Amazing!

TEXAS RANGERS - 2010 AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! WORLD SERIES, HERE WE COME!!!

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:40 PM

Pack it up, Philly!!!!! :dance:

In all seriousness, this should be a fun World Series to watch. I'm still pulling for Texas.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:45 PM

They did it! It's hard for you Yankee fans to imagine what it's like because you consider it your birthright to at least get to the ALCS if not the WS. :-)
I've been following the Rangers since they came here in 1972 when I was 18, and they've never even gotten close to this. Unbelievable! Inconceivable! Amazing!

TEXAS RANGERS - 2010 AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! WORLD SERIES, HERE WE COME!!!


First of all... you are getting ONE year of love. Whether you want to accept it or not Cliff Lee is GONE next year. Whether it's with the Mets, the Yankees, The Red Sox, etc Lee will not be wearing Texas colors come spring training.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:46 AM

First of all... you are getting ONE year of love. Whether you want to accept it or not Cliff Lee is GONE next year. Whether it's with the Mets, the Yankees, The Red Sox, etc Lee will not be wearing Texas colors come spring training.


lol chill dude

Anyway, this is a very intriguing matchup. Both teams have very good pitching, but Texas certainly has the advantage offensively. One has to think that Cody Ross will not keep this streak up. Posey is the real deal though. My girlfriend is from San Jose and I had the chance to go to At&T Park and it was evident how much Giants fans have embraced him. I think he has the potential to be almost as good as Mauer, may sound crazy. I love Vlad and would like to see him get a ring.

Being an Orioles fan, I am so glad neither the Yanks or Phils are playing in the series. It's gonna be good for the league to have other people be in the spotlight (not A rod, sabathia, Tex, Howard, Utley Hamels etc etc.) Bruce Bochy is a hell of a manager and I think he will play a big role in this series........prediction: giants in 6
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:03 AM

Thegame346, you are a pissant Yankee fan. Let me tell you what that means, genius. No one cares what you think. You're taking the Yankee loss a little too hard.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:11 AM

Thegame346, you are a pissant Yankee fan. Let me tell you what that means, genius. No one cares what you think. You're taking the Yankee loss a little too hard.


What I said was not about the Yankees losing. Who cares... we fvcking won it all last season. This dude is a douchebag and I'm gunna let him know so fvck you dickhead.
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:35 AM

What I said was not about the Yankees losing. Who cares... we fvcking won it all last season. This dude is a douchebag and I'm gunna let him know so fvck you dickhead.


You're really not taking it well at all. I'm pretty sure YOU didn't win it all last season. But your batting average was the same as Mark Teixeira's in the ALCS.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:27 PM

What I said was not about the Yankees losing. Who cares... we fvcking won it all last season. This dude is a douchebag and I'm gunna let him know so fvck you dickhead.


I'm not a "dude" or your other kind description. I didn't attack you or other Yankees fans - I stated a reality, that y'all are used to winning, and expect to win, so you can't understand how thrilled Rangers fans are to be in the WS for the very first time. And if it's the only time for a long time, I'm okay with that. And if Cliff Lee is gone next year - big IF in my opinion - then so be it. It will have been worth it.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:30 PM

Thegame346...you are one messed up person. Seriously.

Nieuwy25: Congratulations! I apologize for that jerk. What a wonderful feeling it must be after all these years. Hope Texas wins.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:37 PM

Man, screw Cablevision. I'm gonna be stuck searching for streams to watch the World Series. Unreal. I did watch a few of the Giants/Phils games on ATDHE, but the quality is typically crappy and I got stuck with a Spanish-announcing feed like twice.

What I said was not about the Yankees losing. Who cares...


lol I'm pretty sure your 10 year old bitch fit had everything to do with the Yankees losing. If Nieuwy was a Giants fan and came on here posting, "awesome, Giants are headed to the World Series!" would you have made that same post? Please. Save it.

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