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  1. George Krebs

    George Krebs Well-Known Member

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    Fosse and Rose had gone out to dinner together the night before. On this play you can see that Fosse is up line which makes him faire game. Rose played to win. I will always contend that if Rose had admitted to a gambling problem he would have been forgiven based on treatment and would have been in the HOF 25 years ago. One of the greatest ballplayers I ever saw.
     
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  2. Sid

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    Here's a shocker, to me at least. Mike Shildt is out as Cardinals manager over "philosophical differences" per the GM. He did a heckuva job this year IMO.
     
  3. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    10 Bucks says the next manager is....anybody?
     
  4. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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  5. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I'm shocked he was fired. What does philosophical differences mean?
     
  6. Bobdawolverweasel

    Bobdawolverweasel Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that they will buy a computer to manage the team…

     
  7. Bobdawolverweasel

    Bobdawolverweasel Well-Known Member

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    Jose is 58. My guess is the Cards are going to follow the trend and hire a younger manager.
     
  8. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Ehhh...maybe your right, but Oquendo would be a good one.
     
  9. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    107 wins, best record in baseball and it all ends on a bad check swing call for the Giants.

    Dodgers/Braves just like last year.
     
  10. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Well Lance McCullers has been left off the ALCS roster. This hurts.
     
  11. Sid

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    Why? Are the Stros that loaded with starters? He pitched well against the White Sox.
     
  12. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    He left game 4 with arm tightness, which I assume is enough of a concern that they don't feel he can pitch in the ALCS.
     
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    I didn’t know that. Makes sense.
     
  14. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Astros win! Would have been an easy win except for the outstanding play of Hernandez.

    But that game was 4 freaking hours long! I guess both teams using 8 pitchers had something to do with it.
     
  15. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Interesting Stat. Most homeruns in the post season, now it certainly skewed to the players in playoff era.

    1. Manny 29 in 111 games
    2. Bernie Williams 22 in 121 games
    3. Jose Altuve 20 in 68 games
    4. Jeter 20 in 158 games
     
  16. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Jiffer!! No drive by? I know, I know...takes 4 to win it.
     
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  17. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    1. Roids
    2. Probably just talent
    3. Combo of buzzer and Flintstone Roids.
    4. Natural talent.
     
  18. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Bases loaded, Altuve lifts fly ball to Center, Hernandez zeros in on it to make the throw to the plate, Guriel beats his throw. But the runner on 2nd doesn't advance, why? Is it the fear the throw will be cut off and redirected to 3rd and he'll be thrown out?
     
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    First, how many outs were there? I'm guessing the 3rd base coach didn't want to risk the cutoff throw and the out at third base, especially if it would have been the third out. Also. he remains in scoring position on 2nd base. A conservative and, in my opinion, a wise coaching move if that indeed was the reason.
     
  20. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Sid, bases were loaded with no outs. Brantley hit into a DP right after Altuve's sac fly. So didn't make any difference.
     
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