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Old 10-30-2019, 09:56 PM   #481
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Well, I'm not a know-it-all by any means. Sure, Grienke could have thrown that gopher ball, too. My preference, though, is to take a chance on extending a guy who is throwing well versus bringing another guy in who may or may not be ready and able. Especially when the guy on the mound is dominating and has thrown only 80 pitches.
Hey, I'm with you. I'm all for riding your best horse until he's ready for the glue factory. I just think the press makes a manager think he has to do something. And with all the data about "3rd time thru the lineup" people would jump on him if he left him longer. Like I said, it gets on my nerves. Someone once said something like "a critic is someone who watches a battle from afar and then comes down to kick the dead bodies when the fighting is done." That's how I feel about baseball commentators.
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Oh, I get you. Thanks for clarifying. And yeah, we all know why managers and GM's are doing what they do these days. Except this is the World Series and the final game of the year. If I'm managing the Astros, Grienke is still in there and if he bombs, then I can at least hold my head up high.
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I want 2 go 2 bed so bad, but I'm afraid I'm going 2 miss something in the last 2 innings. Curse this brain!
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:12 PM   #484
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Oh, I get you. Thanks for clarifying. And yeah, we all know why managers and GM's are doing what they do these days. Except this is the World Series and the final game of the year. If I'm managing the Astros, Grienke is still in there and if he bombs, then I can at least hold my head up high.
But then again, I'm sitting in my pajamas watching the game on TV. I don't have to face the media, fans, and owners if I do the courageous thing and it blows up in my face. I'm not losing my job over this.

So maybe there is a bit of know-it-all condescension in what I said. Even so, I'll add this: I would like to think that I would have the courage of my convictions.

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I want 2 go 2 bed so bad, but I'm afraid I'm going 2 miss something in the last 2 innings. Curse this brain!
Never mind. You can hibernate all winter like a raccoon like Westheim (do raccoons hibernate?) This is too exciting a game to turn off.
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My preference, though, is to take a chance on extending a guy who is throwing well versus bringing another guy in who may or may not be ready and able. Especially when the guy on the mound is dominating and has thrown only 80 pitches.
I get the second-guessing / Monday-morning quarterbacking. But, yes, I agree. Grienke very-likely had 10-15 pitches left in him.
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This is too exciting a game to turn off.
Screw the low ratings. This is what's it's all about!
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Screw the low ratings. This is what's it's all about!
Yes, surprisingly for a New Yorker, I have enjoyed this Series. These two teams belong here, for sure.
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You can hibernate all winter like a raccoon like Westheim (do raccoons hibernate?) .
Nope. Raccoons do spend much of their time huddled up and dosing, but will from time to time go out in search of food if weather permits. In the southern states, they will not even do that.

That's all I know. Raccoons trivia.
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This ump sucks. I'm ready to do the bidding of our future robot overlords.
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Correa strikeout: Yes, we need a robo-ump calling balls and strikes. I am convinced now. (Actually, I was convinced a while ago, but here is another example, obvious on the overhead shot.)

Heh, we saw it clearly from our armchairs, CM!
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Nope. Raccoons do spend much of their time huddled up and dosing, but will from time to time go out in search of food if weather permits. In the southern states, they will not even do that.

That's all I know. Raccoons trivia.
Well, I'm glad you aren't hibernating yet, yourself! This game ain't over.
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Martinez faced a similar decision (as Hinch did with Grienke) as to whether or not to leave Corbin in for a 3rd inning. Buck & Smoltz assumed he was gone after 2. I was thinking they should leave him in. He's pitching well, and has starter-stamina in him. The next guy might not pitch as well...

Worked out for the Nats. But it might not have...
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Martinez faced a similar decision (as Hinch did with Grienke) as to whether or not to leave Corbin in for a 3rd inning. Buck & Smoltz assumed he was gone after 2. I was thinking they should leave him in. He's pitching well, and has starter-stamina in him. The next guy might not pitch as well...

Worked out for the Nats. But it might not have...
Putting my hot air where my mouth is, I'd be tempted to bring him out for the ninth! He's a starter; he's got it in him, and he's going strong. I would at least let him give up a hit or a walk, then pull him and go with Doolittle. Even if the hit is a homer, the Nats still have the lead.

EDIT: Woof. I think it may be moot now.
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Well, I'm glad you aren't hibernating yet, yourself! This game ain't over.
Eeeeh...
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Looks like Washington has it. If the Astros come back, you guys can feel free to tease & ridicule me as much as you like so I can see it in the morning. Night, night.
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Looks like Washington has it. If the Astros come back, you guys can feel free to tease & ridicule me as much as you like so I can see it in the morning. Night, night.
Pleasant dreams . . . of baseball!
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If the Nationals win this minus Harper it certainly doesn't help the argument that $300M contracts are worth it.
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If the Nationals win this minus Harper it certainly doesn't help the argument that $300M contracts are worth it.
Which is why I agreed with what you said in the Yankees thread.
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Looks like Washington has it. If the Astros come back, you guys can feel free to tease & ridicule me as much as you like so I can see it in the morning. Night, night.
So *I* am still up at 4:45 in the morning, but *you* go to bed?
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Which is why I agreed with what you said in the Yankees thread.
I'm just saying the trend of teams being thrifty could continue...
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