The Rays-White Sox Series Is Already Pretty Intense

Thursday, October 02, 2008

So I've been taking in the White Sox-Rays game this afternoon, and I think it actually got me interested in Playoff Baseball this year. Sure the Cubs' misery is fun and all, but yesterday just came off extremely slow paced to me. Not sure if it was the teams involved, or the good pitching performances just put me to sleep, but I just wasn't into it yesterday. Well that's not the case anymore. This game is just the opposite of that. The fans are awesome (bandwagon or not), Reynolds and Orsillo are great together (although they've had their awful moments), there are actually runs being scored, Ozzie Guillen is still crazy....and most importantly....

It comes complete with random on-field arguments sparked by Orlando Cabrera kicking dirt at reliever Grant Balfour for seemingly no reason whatsoever!

Now that's what I'm talking about! HR suggested that the two may have a history, but I think the dirt kick was in response to Balfour celebrating after striking out Juan Uribe before Cabrera came up. Either way that was pretty fun. Feel free to use this as your open thread for the night and I'll see you for a full day tomorrow.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:21 PM


Why is David Aldridge doing a report on the decreasing number of black baseball players? This is a playoff game, leave race out of it. Period.

JFein said...
Oct 2, 2008, 6:40:00 PM  

I thought Orlando Cabrera only went after his own manager, official scorers and Edgar Renteria.

Oh, and did someone tell CC Sabathia he was pitching in the 2007 ALCS again? Walking Brett Myers? Victorino Grand Slam?

Oct 2, 2008, 7:02:00 PM  

The Rays are fired up..Terrible move by Cabrera. You have to leave it alone at that point.

I love it.

rs27 said...
Oct 2, 2008, 7:06:00 PM  

Sabathia has thrown 19 pitches to Brett Myers! Wow...

JFein said...
Oct 2, 2008, 7:33:00 PM  

i think sabathia might want to go to the american league next year, that way he will only have to face the DH's not meyers.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

"Their last no hitter was Milt Pappas, long time right-hander."
- Stockton
Yeah, usually handedness is something that stays constant for a lil' bit.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

Caught this little gem tonight from Stockton...

First pitch: 93 mph
"There's a breaking ball outside..."

1-0 pitch: 93 mph
"And a fastball..."

I'm fairly certain he's actually dead, and they're just re-using voice-overs from past games.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

stockton pronounces error as 'era'

Chris said...
Oct 2, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

Look on the bright side Cubs fans, at least you won't have to worry about a 7th inning last call for the bars around Wrigley.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

They're not booing, they're saying Zam-booooo-rano.

Anonymous said...
Oct 2, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

Wish the Cabrera-Balfour fight would've gone further... Then it would've been like the final fight scene in Karate Kid 2 where the entire audience has those spinning-drum things during the fight. Balfour gets Cabrera on the ground for a finishing punch and instead honks Cabrera's nose and everyone magically gets along again.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2008, 12:42:00 AM  

Is it me or did the Phillies-Brewers game sound like it was a local Brewers broadcast?

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2008, 8:17:00 AM  

Does anyone have a video of Manny's home run from last night? More specifically the part when Ron darling calls out Manny for making a mockery of the game by smiling.

BTW, that's the same Ron Darling who calls Mets games and says nothing when Jose Reyes does one of those silly celebratory dances after every Mets homerun.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:02:00 AM  

I took Darling's comment to be less offensive than it probably sounded - more like he meant Ramirez was doing something incredible that you normally don't see, like smiling before a pitch as if he knew what was coming and then hitting it out of the park.

But I can see why it came across as a negative comment about Ramirez.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:34:00 AM  

About Cabrera, it looks like he yells something like "Throw it inside." and "C'mon, throw it." but maybe I'm wrong, maybe he said something in Spanish.

rhino ear said...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:47:00 AM  

Along with watching the corpse known as Stockton, I had to watch my team once again stink up the joint. At least don't send in the farkin' "C" team again, TBS. Last year Stockton didn't even know half of the players, this year he talked about the crowd's reaction on at least six separate occasions. Who gives a f-ck, Dick?

Dmac said...
Oct 3, 2008, 1:52:00 PM  

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