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Cubs-Diamondbacks Game 1 Chat
2007-10-03 16:22
by Derek Smart

I've been given to understand, that under the proper circumstances, with the appropriate application of heat and seasonings, the species Crotalus atrox does, indeed, taste like chicken.

Who's up for some vipère au vin?

Comments (229)
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2007-10-03 18:04:07
1.   Derek Smart
The kid's in bed, so while it's an hour before game time, I'm here early because I can barely freakin' stand it.
2007-10-03 18:07:03
2.   sporky
Woot! Toaster hopping!
2007-10-03 18:08:04
3.   mehmattski
This is a lot like bar-hopping, except nerdier. But still with similar amounts of alcohol.
2007-10-03 18:11:05
4.   Derek Smart
Speaking of, I need to figure out what I'm drinking.
2007-10-03 18:13:49
5.   mehmattski
At a rate of one beer every few innings since the start of the Rox-Fils game, it's, uh... gonna get interesting.
2007-10-03 18:15:12
6.   Derek Smart
5 Needless to say, I will not be catching up with you.
2007-10-03 18:18:07
7.   Bluebleeder87
Go Cubbies!!

I really hope you guys take it to the D-Backs!

2007-10-03 18:19:09
8.   Bluebleeder87

I feel like such a toaster slut today!?! :o) LOL!

2007-10-03 18:19:11
9.   cult of basebaal
3 yeah, but it's not nervous drinking like you'll be doing tomorrow night ...
2007-10-03 18:19:11
10.   Derek Smart
7 Thanks. I'm getting damn nervous, here.
2007-10-03 18:20:39
11.   Sam DC
Well, I'm a little disoriented with too many discussions at too many web sites to follow, but this seems like the next big thing. So here's my question that comes to mind as I check the score on the Red Sox game that has nothing to do with the Cubs or Diamondbacks: Which team got the better of Beckett/Lowell/whoever for Sanchez/Ramirez/whoever.

Does that just go down as a megadeal that just happened to work out for both sides? Do we not know until we see what Sanchez grows into? Is Boston the winner since Beckett has gotten them to the playoffs?

2007-10-03 18:25:13
12.   Bluebleeder87

I think it worked out well for both teams & Beckett is just an absolute SICK stud. In the long run though, who time will tell.

2007-10-03 18:29:42
13.   trainwreck
I feel like a Toaster vagabond today.
2007-10-03 18:30:30
14.   cult of basebaal
i prefer 8


2007-10-03 18:31:29
15.   RIYank
What a movable feast!

And think of it, the whole feast... is Toast!

2007-10-03 18:32:43
16.   trainwreck
Well I always feel like one of those.
2007-10-03 18:33:58
17.   D4P
Without Morgan, this game will be fun, but enjoyable to watch.
2007-10-03 18:34:56
18.   paranoidandroid
Toaster Slut? Are you trying to BUTTER me up?
2007-10-03 18:36:00
19.   Derek Smart
I was having connectivity issues while it was happening, but I have to say, the two minutes of we got of the Stockton/Darling team does not leave me encouraged.
2007-10-03 18:37:19
20.   RIYank
Philly to Boston to Phoenix tonight. Who needs a Gulfstream?
2007-10-03 18:38:51
21.   Bob Timmermann
This is like sitting through the first day of the NCAA basketball tournament.

Except you don't have to wonder if your #12 seed pick is going to pull an upset.

2007-10-03 18:39:13
22.   paranoidandroid
20 Wish we were ending that discussion in downtown L.A...
2007-10-03 18:40:41
23.   Jimi Shelter
I'm a life long Dodger fan, but I'm 100% behind the Cubs tonight. Let's go!
2007-10-03 18:41:06
24.   Telemachos
FYI (and I'm not sure if it was mentioned in the other threads), Time-Warner is showing TBS-HD on channel 413 in LA. Figures I only found this out after the Rockies-Phils game.
2007-10-03 18:41:17
25.   RIYank
So, this (CHI-ARI) series seems to me to be the only one with a clear favorite. And that's the team with the worse record, without home field advantage.

Well, of course, the Rockies and Red Sox are now clear favorites, but I meant before the first games.

2007-10-03 18:42:18
26.   bhsportsguy
The good news for Cubs fans, you may hear about Zambrano's poor career numbers against the D-Backs but a quick stat check tells me that those games were not against this current crop of players.

The bad news for Cubs fans, Brandon Webb pitches well both at home and against the Cubs, including this current group.

2007-10-03 18:42:47
27.   Derek Smart
25 I've been seeing that sentiment in more than one place today. Nothing could make me twitchier. ;)
2007-10-03 18:42:50
28.   Ken Arneson
19 Stockton/Darling is clearly the worst of the four TBS teams.
2007-10-03 18:42:53
29.   paranoidandroid
I am having a psychotic break at the moment. My 3 year old is watching "Elmocize" for the third evening in a row. I generally find Elmo's World pro-social and educational. They were on acid when they made this one.

This video is beyond despcription. It's something you need to see in order to not believe.

2007-10-03 18:43:11
30.   Bob Timmermann
With all due respect to my Cub fan friends, I will root for Arizona because:
1) someone has to
2) I'm an NL West stalwart
3) my family is originally from St. Louis
2007-10-03 18:44:15
31.   Derek Smart
29 If you want pure video evil, try 'Yo Gabba Gabba'. If I ever run into the folks who make that, there will be...well...something very, very bad.
2007-10-03 18:45:46
32.   D4P
2) I'm an NL West stalwart

Would you have rooted for the Padres against the Phillies...?

2007-10-03 18:45:50
33.   paranoidandroid
31 The title alone makes me cringe. I'll avoid that one, whatever it is.
2007-10-03 18:46:04
34.   Bob Timmermann
Soriano LF
Jones CF
Lee 1B
Ramirez 3B
Floyd RF
DeRosa 2B
Soto C
Theriot SS
Zambrano P

Short Chris Young CF
Drew the Younger SS
Byrnes LF
Clark 1B
Reynolds 3B
Salazar RF
Snyder C
Ojeda 2B
Webb P

2007-10-03 18:46:23
35.   RIYank
Okay, Bob. Anyway, I get (1)!

But I'm on the Cubs' wagon, if for no other reason than that the Snakes obviously do not belong in the playoffs and though underdogs are cute there has to be some justice in the world.

2007-10-03 18:47:10
36.   Bob Timmermann
That would have been a gametime decision.

My NL West stalwartness does not extend to San Francisco.

2007-10-03 18:47:44
37.   RIYank
35 Also, Chicago: my second-favorite city. Phoenix: at or near the bottom of my list.
2007-10-03 18:47:56
38.   Derek Smart
33 Proof.

Elijah Wood is the most frightening creature ever imagined.

2007-10-03 18:49:37
39.   bhsportsguy
36 What about the Giants against the Cardinals?
2007-10-03 18:49:39
40.   Bob Timmermann
But Derek did score me some great seats for a game at Wrigley this year:

Perhaps I should be nominally nonpartisan.

2007-10-03 18:50:11
41.   bhsportsguy
28 Has Alyssa shown up today?
2007-10-03 18:50:34
42.   Bob Timmermann
I pretty much root for the Cardinals against most teams despite the fact that they get on my nerves.

It's in the DNA. And possibly the RNA.

2007-10-03 18:50:42
43.   paranoidandroid
Top Ten Reasons the Padres are not in the Playoffs:

10. Trevor Hoffman's last two games.
9. Brady Clark's defensive skills.
8. Letting David Wells go.
7. They wore mustard uniforms in their past.
6. They didn't resign Dave Winfield.
5. Milton Bradley stepped on Cameron's hand.
4. Milton Bradley's evil twin Meltdown Badly was his ghost runner on first last weekend.
3. Milton Bradley infected the team with his mere presence.
2. Tomko started a must win game on the last day of the regular season.
1. I hate the Padres.

2007-10-03 18:51:15
44.   dianagramr

Toaster Sluts .... yum ..... like baseball-shaped Pop Tarts!

(A nutritious way to start your morning, or move you from Philly at 3pm to Arizona at 10pm)

2007-10-03 18:51:55
45.   Derek Smart
40 You produced a lovely, season-long comeback, Bob, so your debt is paid in full.
2007-10-03 18:52:33
46.   D4P
Top Ten Reasons the Padres are not in the Playoffs:

8. Letting David Wells go.

Ironically, "Acquiring David Wells" is on the Top Ten Reasons the Dodgers are not in the playoffs.

2007-10-03 18:53:43
47.   RIYank
46 That's the beauty of Wells.
2007-10-03 18:54:42
48.   Derek Smart
All right, ladies and gentlemen, this evening's nerve tonic is (drum roll)

A 1992 Cragganmore Distillers Edition

2007-10-03 18:55:22
49.   bhsportsguy
46 Estaban Loiaiza I would say yes, but David Wells, he could have won almost every start but one.
2007-10-03 18:56:09
50.   KG16
I feel like the designated driver here, drinking water. I hate trying to get in better shape. So much more fun to drink gallons of very dark beer.
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2007-10-03 18:56:26
51.   vockins
49 I've got Ballantine Ale, but I'm not a Cubs fan.
2007-10-03 18:57:25
52.   dianagramr
Chase Field, with the roof closed, is one of the WORST places to watch a game. Its like watching a game in a giant mall or airplane hangar.
2007-10-03 18:57:52
53.   trainwreck
This show will help turn kids into drug addicts.
2007-10-03 18:58:41
54.   RIYank
48 Wow, nice!
I usually go with bourbon. (I'm cheap.) But, playoffs, hm. I might pour some Oban...
2007-10-03 18:59:15
55.   Derek Smart
54 Mmmmmmm...Obannnnnnnnnn
2007-10-03 18:59:47
56.   RIYank
51 Take a ring. Then add another ring, and add another ring...
2007-10-03 18:59:57
57.   D4P
David Wells, he could have won almost every start but one

His record was 4-1.

He also did this:

5.12 ERA
1.40 WHIP
4.42 K/9
5 HRs in 38.2 innings

2007-10-03 19:00:03
58.   trainwreck
I wish I was not sober.
2007-10-03 19:01:20
59.   Jimi Shelter
My father-in-law brought me a six pack of Spaten Oktoberfest from Munich. Says they've been making it since 1397. Excellent brew.
2007-10-03 19:01:30
60.   RIYank
55 Derek, I can't do it. Only about 6 ounces left, and I'll need it tomorrow!
2007-10-03 19:02:19
61.   Derek Smart
60 Understood. Your priorities are in line, sir.
2007-10-03 19:03:15
62.   trainwreck
I knew Ron Darling from Farrelly Brothers movies, before I knew he played baseball.
2007-10-03 19:05:34
63.   Bob Timmermann
You would think after 1397, they would have finally finished making whatever they had started working on.

I mean that's 710 years. Someone must have been putting in overtime.

2007-10-03 19:07:00
64.   RIYank
Chris Young, leading off for D-Backs, has an OBA of .296.
I find that morally offensive.
2007-10-03 19:09:00
65.   3rd gen yankee fan
Go Cubbies! (for now anyway)
2007-10-03 19:09:21
66.   dianagramr

but he also had 32 homers and 27 stolen bases .... (Soriano lite) ...

2007-10-03 19:09:38
67.   Derek Smart
Jacque walks = first sign of the Apocalypse
2007-10-03 19:10:15
68.   D4P
The opposing leadoff hitter sports a whopping .337 OBP, career .327
2007-10-03 19:11:26
69.   RIYank
66 I know. 68 I know.
Sori should bat lower, too, it's just not quite as bad.
2007-10-03 19:12:35
70.   Bob Timmermann
Wait, 2007-1397 = 610.
2007-10-03 19:12:42
71.   Derek Smart
I hate to say it, but I'm expecting about 7 more innings of that.
2007-10-03 19:13:43
72.   RIYank
70 Yes, but your mistake is understandable. Spaten didn't take care of itself, so it looks closer to 700.
2007-10-03 19:13:44
73.   Bluebleeder87

Don't worry about it man, with Zambrano pitching today (extra adrenaline & all) I'm sure they'll be alright.

2007-10-03 19:14:25
74.   Bob Timmermann
The Red Sox-Angels game lasted just 2:27.

This could be another quick game unless it's a day for Wild Zambrano.

2007-10-03 19:14:33
75.   RIYank
70 Or, maybe you meant to save that remark and post it in a hundred years. Yeah, I'd go with that.
2007-10-03 19:16:46
76.   Phil Bencomo
Says Chris Young: "Who you callin' a bad leadoff hitter?"
2007-10-03 19:16:47
77.   dianagramr
Does Zambrano normally use his legs that little in his pitching motion?
2007-10-03 19:17:05
78.   Bob Timmermann
In what cities other than New York or Boston, would you not encounter a lot of Chicago transplants in the stands?

When the Cubs are in L.A. or San Diego, there are always a lot of Cubs fans in the stands. Not a lot of White Sox fans show up in Anaheim however.

2007-10-03 19:17:30
79.   Derek Smart
77 Yeah, he's pretty upright.
2007-10-03 19:17:32
80.   KG16
Arizona vs Boston - Bob, when was the last time brothers played each other in the World Series?
2007-10-03 19:17:44
81.   D4P
Says Chris Young: "Who you callin' a bad leadoff hitter?"

The guy who saw all of 2 pitches in his first PA.

2007-10-03 19:18:25
82.   Jimi Shelter
I agree. I've never had that kind of sticktoitivity. Must be a German thing.
2007-10-03 19:19:38
83.   dianagramr

the Alou brothers perhaps?

2007-10-03 19:19:57
84.   Bluebleeder87
it's scray some times how much movement Zambrano can get in his pitches AT 94MPH!! [shaking head in amazement]
2007-10-03 19:20:17
85.   bhsportsguy
Christina Karhl said in her most recent BP chat that Stephen Drew will turn out to be more like Tim than J.D.
2007-10-03 19:20:34
86.   RIYank
I love how Gameday gives me the players' postseason statistics. Yeah, that's just what I wanted to know. Stephen Drew is batting zero, and Chris Young is batting a thousand. Thanks, now I know how good those guys are.
2007-10-03 19:22:27
87.   Derek Smart
That's my Z!
2007-10-03 19:23:01
88.   dianagramr

Young saw an average of 3.83 pitches per plate appearance this year.

By comparison, Soriano saw 3.67.

2007-10-03 19:24:12
89.   D4P
I love how ESPN's team stat pages are now set to postseason stats by default, even for teams that did not make the postseason.
2007-10-03 19:25:11
90.   Sam DC
DC: Chicago fans abound.

Every team's fans abound.

2007-10-03 19:25:21
91.   dianagramr
2007 OBP Leading off an inning:

Soriano: .339
Young: .330

2007-10-03 19:27:19
92.   Bob Timmermann
1921-23, Bob Meusel played for the Yankees and Irish Meusel played for the Giants.
1920 - Jimmy Johnston played for the Dodgers and Doc Johnston played for the Indians.
2007-10-03 19:27:22
93.   RIYank
91 Small Sample problem.
2007-10-03 19:27:45
94.   dianagramr
Wonder how much closer this matchup would be if DBacks had Hudson and Tracy available.
2007-10-03 19:27:48
95.   Bluebleeder87
De Rosa has the right idea going the other way against Webb.
2007-10-03 19:28:02
96.   Derek Smart
"Traditional QUESTEC Umpire"?!?!?!!?
2007-10-03 19:29:11
97.   Derek Smart
95 DeRosa has been very impressive this year, especially in terms of his approach at the plate. Very patient, smart hitter.
2007-10-03 19:29:30
98.   KG16
92 - anyone think that ESPN would make a big deal about that? Particularly since it would involve the Red Sox?
2007-10-03 19:29:38
99.   dianagramr

Young: 212 leadoff inning plate appearances
Soriano: 224

(but yeah, neither one of them should be batting leadoff) :-)

2007-10-03 19:29:52
100.   Bluebleeder87
I think everybody has a soft spot for the Cubbies, that is until they win it all (BoSox) then everybody will turn against them probably... human nature can be evil sometimes...
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2007-10-03 19:30:10
101.   Bob Timmermann
Matty and Felipe played together for the Giants in 1962. The Waners played together in a couple of World Series. The Deans did in 1934. The Molinas did as well in 2002.

I think there a couple more, but those come to mind.

2007-10-03 19:30:41
102.   mehmattski
I take back what I said earlier tonight about not knowing whose country it is.
2007-10-03 19:30:56
103.   Bob Timmermann
Actually, the Waners only played together in 1927.
2007-10-03 19:31:16
104.   RIYank

This really is going to be another fast game. Put them together (BOSLAA + ARICHI) and they add up to one Yankees-Orioles game.

2007-10-03 19:32:30
105.   Bluebleeder87

agreed Dianagramr, he is more a 4 or 5 middle of the order type hitter.

2007-10-03 19:32:57
106.   RIYank
99 Oh, right, because they get about 162 plus whatever. More than I thought. (Still kind of small, though.)

102 I'll let John know.

2007-10-03 19:33:02
107.   Bob Timmermann
Or half of a Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway.
2007-10-03 19:35:45
108.   RIYank
107 9 - 6 game. Avg. of 4.63 pitches per plate appearance. Nine pitching changes. Four mound conferences and a bench-clearing pretend altercation.
2007-10-03 19:35:46
109.   Bluebleeder87
Kirk Gibson still looks like he can suite up & hit one for the ages.
2007-10-03 19:35:59
110.   Bob Timmermann
Irish Meusel was not Irish. He was German, but apparently someone thought he looked Irish.

"Irish" is one of the ethnic designations you can give someone as a nickname without getting people upset.

All the players in the Short Season Amish League are called "English."

2007-10-03 19:36:17
111.   KG16
100 - I'm rooting against the Cubs, just like I rooted against the Red Sox before they won. There's really no reason, in particular, but I'll be honest, I think it's actually good for baseball that there are teams that haven't won in 75+ years. And the fact that next year will mark 100 years since their last world title, that's just... funny.
2007-10-03 19:37:20
112.   Phil Bencomo
111 I find your sense of humor ... disturbing.
2007-10-03 19:37:25
113.   dianagramr
Kirk Gibson just doesn't look right without stubble, a mustache and shaggy hair.
2007-10-03 19:37:47
114.   Derek Smart
2007-10-03 19:39:16
115.   RIYank
111 112 It made sense to me.
2007-10-03 19:40:20
116.   mehmattski
Zambrano is a better baserunner than David Ortiz
2007-10-03 19:40:56
117.   RIYank
It will take me a while to get used to NL ball.
2007-10-03 19:41:08
118.   Bluebleeder87
I'm not surprised Zambrano got a solid hit, I've seen him do it quite a few times, nice one, especially against Webb (apposite field & all)
2007-10-03 19:41:25
119.   dianagramr

or Jason Giambi .... or Jeremy Giambi

2007-10-03 19:41:59
120.   RIYank
116 Or Posada, or Giambi.
2007-10-03 19:43:16
121.   RIYank
118 It really was an apposite field.
119 120 Too quick for me!
2007-10-03 19:43:52
122.   dianagramr
....quaid .... start the reactor .... (but dodge the foul ball first)
2007-10-03 19:46:32
123.   Bluebleeder87
that Webb pitch was just flat out nasty.
2007-10-03 19:49:25
124.   Phil Bencomo
Augie Ojeda ... oh, the memories.
2007-10-03 19:50:29
125.   Derek Smart
124 I remember a lot of at bats just like that one!
2007-10-03 19:52:51
126.   Bob Timmermann
Vin Scully could tell you a story about Augie Ojeda's real first name.

Several times.

2007-10-03 19:53:36
127.   dianagramr
This is like watching two great bowlers match strikes frame after frame
2007-10-03 19:54:37
128.   dianagramr

You mean its not AugieDoggie Ojeda?

2007-10-03 19:54:39
129.   Derek Smart
126 So, the real question is, which name gets you beat up more often on the playground: Octavio or Augie?
2007-10-03 19:59:11
130.   trainwreck
I wonder if any of the DBacks resent the fans for not showing up at all until the playoffs.
2007-10-03 20:02:10
131.   Phil Bencomo
130 The game I saw in Arizona over the summer was pretty crowded...

... with little kids. It was Kids' Group day, or something.

2007-10-03 20:04:18
132.   Derek Smart
2007-10-03 20:05:29
133.   Phil Bencomo
132 Indeed.
2007-10-03 20:05:42
134.   Andrew Shimmin
Stephen Drew questions Christina Karhl's judgement.
2007-10-03 20:05:43
135.   Bluebleeder87
2007-10-03 20:05:51
136.   Bob Timmermann
Chase Field has the perspective that makes it look both big and small at the same time.

I think it's the big fence in center.

2007-10-03 20:06:31
137.   Bluebleeder87
It's only one run I'm sure the Cubbies can get it back.
2007-10-03 20:07:24
138.   Bluebleeder87

it definitely has an up the middle BIG to it, in the corners, not so much...

2007-10-03 20:07:43
139.   dianagramr
Jump around ..... jump around .... jump around
2007-10-03 20:08:02
140.   Phil Bencomo
I'd love to ask Soriano why he hops when he catches a fly ball.
2007-10-03 20:12:35
141.   mehmattski
Nice throw, Knoblauch. I think he should get two bases on that.
2007-10-03 20:12:39
142.   Bluebleeder87
woah, talk about airmail by Reynolds.
2007-10-03 20:12:45
143.   sporky
Dude, Nomar could've made that play.
2007-10-03 20:12:53
144.   Bob Timmermann
It's really hard to throw the ball that far over Tony Clark's head.
2007-10-03 20:16:21
145.   Phil Bencomo
Another wasted opportunity.
2007-10-03 20:17:01
146.   Derek Smart
Innings like that just kill me. And now we've had two of them, so I must be at least 2/9ths cat.
2007-10-03 20:19:26
147.   Derek Smart
Or would that be 3/9ths, since I'm still alive?
2007-10-03 20:19:58
148.   mehmattski
Nice play by DeRosa
2007-10-03 20:21:15
149.   Bob Timmermann
If Ron Darling weren't working this game, Stockton would be working with Bob Brenly, so I don't know if that would help.

Is Bob Brenly the worst manager to win a World Series?

2007-10-03 20:22:05
150.   Bluebleeder87
the Cubbies are probably liking there chops when Livan Hernandez pitches.
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2007-10-03 20:22:52
151.   dianagramr

if Hurdle or Manuel win the Series, then they would trump any other for that dishonor

2007-10-03 20:23:57
152.   El Lay Dave
149 Ozzie Guillen?
2007-10-03 20:24:00
153.   dianagramr
THERIOT and an H anagrams to HITHERTO

(Scrabble geek)

2007-10-03 20:24:06
154.   Bluebleeder87
I guess the Cubbies will be in the bidding war for A-Rod, we'll give you Nomar if you guys would like.
2007-10-03 20:24:38
155.   Bob Timmermann
I see the trivia question is about players alltime, not current players.

If you read the Griddle, you would know the top three current players in terms of games without a postseason appearance are Damion Easley, Jose Vidro, and Tony Batista.

Although we need Jeff Cirillo to get in to get him off the #1 spot.

2007-10-03 20:25:35
156.   sporky
Brandon Webb looks like my aunt...
2007-10-03 20:25:48
157.   Bluebleeder87
NIce inning for Zambrano, I hope the hitters do there part...
2007-10-03 20:26:14
158.   dianagramr
Kenny Lofton must be dizzy by now ...
2007-10-03 20:27:06
159.   Bluebleeder87

[scratching head, who should I feel bad for]

2007-10-03 20:27:45
160.   Philip Michaels
152 The jury may still be out on Ozzie Guillen, though they're sending very pointed questions to the judge.

Off the top of my head, I'd say Joe Altobelli.

2007-10-03 20:27:49
161.   Bob Timmermann
I bet the trivia question will ignore Cap Anson as an answer because he played in the 19th Century.

But he did play in two postseason series at the time.

2007-10-03 20:27:59
162.   Bluebleeder87

oh man, LOL! (timely hits!)

2007-10-03 20:28:32
163.   El Lay Dave
155 Isn't Buddy Bell up there?
2007-10-03 20:29:37
164.   sporky
159 - Honestly... I'd say Mr. Webb.
2007-10-03 20:29:46
165.   mehmattski
Are they really advertising you rub capsacin on arthritic joints? The chemical that makes peppers hot? I guess it makes about as much sense as injecting botulism into your lips...
2007-10-03 20:30:06
166.   Bob Timmermann
By my count, Buddy Bell is fifth.
2007-10-03 20:30:38
167.   Bob Timmermann
Rodrigo Ramirez? Is that what Stockton said?
2007-10-03 20:34:25
168.   sporky
Holy crap, Zambrano and Webb have 14 K's between the two of them.
2007-10-03 20:34:52
169.   El Lay Dave
166 Since it came off the top of my head, I'll take fifth as "up there". I just thought of a better one.....yup, 123 more games than Bell. And a lot more famous.
2007-10-03 20:35:21
170.   Bluebleeder87
Webb is running out of steam, this could be huge!
2007-10-03 20:36:12
171.   Bluebleeder87
bases JUUICED!!
2007-10-03 20:37:10
172.   El Lay Dave
Hmmm, is Webb losing it fast, or just a temporary wild streak?
2007-10-03 20:38:00
173.   El Lay Dave
Webb only 58 pitches in the first 5 innings.
2007-10-03 20:38:37
174.   Phil Bencomo
2007-10-03 20:38:50
175.   Derek Smart
That'll do.
2007-10-03 20:40:55
176.   LogikReader
Wow. Webb can't find the plate, but that was very gutty of him to use Zambrano as the escape hatch.

re: 149

That reminds me... the 2001 Dbacks: the greatest PVL team of all time?

2007-10-03 20:42:28
177.   El Lay Dave
Webb still only at 79 pitches through six. That could have been a lot worse for the DBacks.
2007-10-03 20:43:40
178.   Bob Timmermann
So why wasn't Nap Lajoie in the top three?
2007-10-03 20:46:38
179.   sporky
Stephen seems to be the hitting Drew today.
2007-10-03 20:46:50
180.   Bluebleeder87
is Stephen Drew sabermetric friendly also. Like his brother?
2007-10-03 20:47:31
181.   sporky
Is everyone else off watching 'Pushing Daisies'?
2007-10-03 20:48:33
182.   Andrew Shimmin
Stephen Drew is a prince among men; he's friendly to everyone!
2007-10-03 20:50:41
183.   trainwreck
I am having a lot of trouble trying to pay attention to this game and watch that show.
2007-10-03 20:51:06
184.   Phil Bencomo
181 'Pushing Daisies' > Cubs? Blasphemy!
2007-10-03 20:52:12
185.   Derek Smart
182 Fear itself is afraid of Stephen Drew
2007-10-03 20:53:25
186.   Bluebleeder87
way to go Soriano swing away, make 'em pitch dude!
2007-10-03 20:54:19
187.   dianagramr
Nancy Drew is afraid of Stephen King
2007-10-03 20:56:09
188.   sporky
184 - You know, for folks on the West coast.
2007-10-03 20:56:56
189.   Bob Timmermann
Isn't tonight why God made DVRs?
2007-10-03 20:57:20
190.   Phil Bencomo
188 Excuses, excuses... ;)
2007-10-03 20:57:43
191.   Andrew Shimmin
Rumors of Webb's demise may have been exaggerated. I'm going to go out on a limb and say he's got five good innings left in him.
2007-10-03 20:57:57
192.   Bluebleeder87
is Kerry Wood pitching good these days? I was looking at his #'s & he only pitched 24.1 innings this year.
2007-10-03 20:58:47
193.   Phil Bencomo
191 A very long limb, I hope.
2007-10-03 20:59:04
194.   sporky
189 - I wouldn't be so conflicted if my DVR was actually functional.

Cubs won out. I'll be damned if I don't watch a game today.

2007-10-03 21:01:42
195.   dianagramr
he looks like he weighs about 170 lbs soaking wet.
2007-10-03 21:02:32
196.   Bob Timmermann
Dick Stockton is the anti-Charlie Steiner or anti-Michael Kay.

He seemed to be very hesitant to call Reynolds ball a homer.

2007-10-03 21:02:51
197.   Andrew Shimmin
Mark Reynolds has been so good to my D'backs, that I almost feel bad having no particular affection for him. Not that I'd throw that ball back, if I'd caught it, but he just doesn't do much for me. He probably can't even name all the Presidents in chronological order.
2007-10-03 21:03:07
198.   Phil Bencomo
Ron Santo on the radio: "Go figure."
2007-10-03 21:05:35
199.   sporky
Did Lou keep Dempster on the roster?
2007-10-03 21:05:38
200.   bhsportsguy
I did not know that K-Rod pitched for the "California" Angels.
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2007-10-03 21:06:10
201.   LogikReader


So much for the tie.

2007-10-03 21:06:56
202.   LogikReader

Seriously, how long has it been since Darling went to Anaheim?

2007-10-03 21:07:04
203.   Phil Bencomo
199 Yep.
2007-10-03 21:08:51
204.   Ken Arneson
I missed the last inning...why did the Cubs take Zambrano out?
2007-10-03 21:11:45
205.   bhsportsguy
202 Well, he did retire in 1995, when he last pitched for the Oakland A's and the Angels were still known as the California Angels.
2007-10-03 21:12:27
206.   Derek Smart
I think they wanted to make sure he was strong for Game 4, when he'll go on three days rest. Truth is, with the way the back end of the bullpen has pitched for the last couple months, it made sense.
2007-10-03 21:13:20
207.   Bluebleeder87
I was just looking at Carlos Marmol's #"s & he's got good ones, I don't get it? oh well, hopefully the Cubs can score some runs here.
2007-10-03 21:14:16
208.   Bluebleeder87

I heard the announcers say he's pitching on short rest.

2007-10-03 21:15:02
209.   Phil Bencomo
206 Agreed.
2007-10-03 21:15:43
210.   Bob Timmermann
Wasn't Darling working Nats games in 2005? If so, the Nats played in Anaheim that year. That was the year that Frank Robinson and Mike Scioscia got into it on the field.
2007-10-03 21:17:00
211.   LogikReader
We have some nicely paced baseball today. I better enjoy it while I can, before tomorrow's 5 1/2 hour Yankee game.
2007-10-03 21:17:37
212.   Phil Bencomo
Aramis has flied out to that same spot twice now.
2007-10-03 21:21:48
213.   Bob Timmermann
But Sabathia and Wang work pretty fast. That should be the quickest game.

Carmona pitches pretty quickly too.

But when the games go back to New York and the Westbrooks, Mussinas, and Clemenses pitch ...

2007-10-03 21:28:20
214.   sporky
Does Jon Heyman not have much to write about? All the sportswriters made their playoff predictions, but he felt the compulsion to also rank the 8 playoff teams.
2007-10-03 21:31:23
215.   Phil Bencomo
Here we go, into the ninth...
2007-10-03 21:35:06
216.   Bob Timmermann
Who brings a flashing light to a baseball game?
2007-10-03 21:35:37
217.   Phil Bencomo
... and two men are now out. :(
2007-10-03 21:35:40
218.   trainwreck
It had a Cubs symbol in the middle.
2007-10-03 21:39:07
219.   Bob Timmermann
Regardless, why would you do it?
2007-10-03 21:40:55
220.   trainwreck
A drunken idiot.
2007-10-03 21:40:56
221.   Bob Timmermann
One down, ten to go for Arizona.
2007-10-03 21:41:02
222.   Andrew Shimmin

1. To distract the opposing pitcher.
2. To be, not just on television, but the center of attention on television.

2007-10-03 21:42:14
223.   trainwreck
Hard to figure out the reasoning when it is a drunken idiot.
2007-10-03 21:42:34
224.   Phil Bencomo
It's only the first game, it's only the first game...
2007-10-03 21:44:15
225.   sporky
Let's hope we don't see Valverde's celebratory flailing again.
2007-10-03 21:44:53
226.   Phil Bencomo
I'm liking the matchup tomorrow: Lilly vs. Davis.
2007-10-03 21:54:30
227.   Bob Timmermann
Time of the game:
2007-10-03 22:00:35
228.   Bob Timmermann
Carlos Marmol was the first pitcher to give up a home run to the first batter he faced in postseason play since last year.

Dennys Reyes gave up a home run to Mark Kotsay last year on October 4. Inside the park too.

2007-10-03 22:01:54
229.   underdog
Yeah, what was up with the guy with the giant red flasher behind home plate? Was he trying to signal Area 51 with that thing? Was it the light he had attached to the bicycle he rode to the game on, and just brought it in so it wouldn't be stolen, and, what the hey, might as well use it? Oh well.

I like the Cubs tomorrow too, but I wouldn't overlook Davis who can be solid. I predict a 5-4 Cubs win though.

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