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TeamCasey
10-05-2007, 07:55 PM
Anyone catching the NYY / Cleveland game?

Bob Borkowski
10-05-2007, 08:00 PM
Bunny?

TeamCasey
10-05-2007, 08:00 PM
I think something holy is rooting for the Indians!

TeamCasey
10-05-2007, 08:00 PM
Mosquitos are plaguing the field!

RBA
10-05-2007, 08:02 PM
Looks nasty in Standard Def. I'm not at home for High Def.

MrCinatit
10-05-2007, 08:05 PM
They have gotten much worse the last few minutes.
Chamberlane has about 30 of those suckers on the back of his neck. How do you throw strikes with that kind of distraction?

pedro
10-05-2007, 08:07 PM
He's got Natsy stuff.

BCubb2003
10-05-2007, 08:08 PM
Where's Skeeter Barnes when you need him?

RFS62
10-05-2007, 08:09 PM
He's got Natsy stuff.

:lol:

RFS62
10-05-2007, 08:09 PM
Red In Chicago probably fainted

pedro
10-05-2007, 08:10 PM
That really looks miserable.

Reds Fanatic
10-05-2007, 08:10 PM
The bugs are getting worse all the time. It looks Lofton just got one in his eye.

TeamCasey
10-05-2007, 08:12 PM
I guess they're flying ants that bloomed during this unusually hot day.

MrCinatit
10-05-2007, 08:14 PM
I guess they're flying ants that bloomed during this unusually hot day.

That, and they really came out in force when the wind stopped blowing - a nice little combination.

RedsFan75
10-05-2007, 08:18 PM
They called them Canadian Soldiers! Looks miserable!

Red in Chicago
10-05-2007, 10:52 PM
Red In Chicago probably fainted

:yikes:

Phhhl
10-05-2007, 11:39 PM
That was freaky. That was so uncanny, and seemed to descend down on the Yankees at such an inopportune time, that you have to wonder.... Chamberlain is truly one of the nastiest pitchers I have ever seen with that slider and 99mph heat... there was no way Cleveland was going to score on him without some kind of divine intervention. The guy had one passed ball all season...

Could it be the birth of a new "curse"? Something like that could entertain the baseball world for however long it takes for the Yankees to win no. 28.

KronoRed
10-06-2007, 12:37 AM
Could it be the birth of a new "curse"? Something like that could entertain the baseball world for however long it takes for the Yankees to win no. 28.

That would be awesome, maybe they can be the new Cubs :thumbup:

HumnHilghtFreel
10-06-2007, 01:06 AM
Yuck

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2783/flyingantswq7.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6320/flyingants1ng2.jpg

919191
10-06-2007, 01:19 AM
I remember a game on NBC Game of the Week the Reds played in back in the early to mid 1970's that had a swarm of bees delay the game.

Ravenlord
10-06-2007, 03:10 AM
Yuck

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2783/flyingantswq7.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6320/flyingants1ng2.jpg

i wouldn't be able to function like that. even high school on the mound, if i have that mosquitos, there's either a game dealy or my ejection.

just a small part of what seperates a Major League player from the rest of the populaton. reminds me of the story my Dad used to tell me of when Warren Spahn decided to retire; for the first time in his career, he noticed people in the stands!

TeamCasey
10-06-2007, 07:14 AM
'Where was the Sultan of Swat when they needed him?'

MrCinatit
10-06-2007, 09:23 AM
Carmona was getting swarmed as well - and though he did shake them off when he was off the mound, his concentration on the mound was something remarkable to see.

As for the Yankees curse...do we call it the Curse of Canseco, or the Cone Curse? Both were with the team when they last won in 2000, and both were gone at the end of the year.
Of course as a Reds fan, the Curse of Paul O'Neill sounds better. The last time the Yankees were in the series, he was with the club.

Unassisted
10-06-2007, 10:31 AM
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2007/10/05/jackbugs.html?print=yes

Jack Hanna on de-bugging the Indians-Yankees
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Jack Hanna had a few suggestions for getting rid of the clouds of flying pests bugging fans and players tonight at the Indians-Yankees playoff game. The fly-like insects were most likely hatchlings from Lake Erie attracted by the bright lights at Jacobs Field, according to Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
Since the bug spray didn’t seem to be working, here’s what he recommended in a late-night call to The Dispatch:

1. Turn off the lights and play with a fluorescent baseball. “They probably wouldn’t go for that.”

2. Put mosquito nets over the players. Ditto on the no-go.

3. Fly two or three helicopters over the stadium for 10 minutes. More of a probability.

4. Call a delay of game and turn 1,000 bats loose. " A bat eats five times its weight in bugs in one night. I guarantee you no more bugs. They could call it a bug delay.”

Turns out the insects were Indians fans. They bugged New York pitchers the most, helping the Tribe get one run. After all, they're native Clevelandersl.

corkedbat
10-06-2007, 11:13 AM
They were midges olr mayflies or something and I think they're the same critters that made the last few innings of the Friday night Reds/Rangers game of the Redszone Gathering. They came of the River in abot the 7th inning in the billions. You couldn't take a step without crushing 10-15.

dougdirt
10-06-2007, 11:37 AM
Carmona was getting swarmed as well - and though he did shake them off when he was off the mound, his concentration on the mound was something remarkable to see.

As for the Yankees curse...do we call it the Curse of Canseco, or the Cone Curse? Both were with the team when they last won in 2000, and both were gone at the end of the year.
Of course as a Reds fan, the Curse of Paul O'Neill sounds better. The last time the Yankees were in the series, he was with the club.

Its the curse of Don Mattingly.
The Yankees went to the World Series in 1976, then won in 1977 and 1978. They Drafted Don Mattingly in 1979. They finished 4th that year. The won the division in 1980, but lost in the playoffs. The Yankees won the AL in 1981, but lost in the WS. Mattingly made his debut in 1982. From 1982-1993 the Yankees missed the playoffs. In 1994, they won the division, but as we all know, there were no playoffs in 94. In 1995, Mattingly's last year the Yankees won the Card and jumped out to a 2 game to none lead over the Seattle Mariners, then lost 3 straight games to lose the series. Mattingly retired after the season. The Yankees then won the WS in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. The Yankees went to the WS in 2001, losing one of, if not the best world series ever to the Diamondbacks in 7 games. 2002 saw the Yankees win the division and 2003 saw them go to the World Series to ultimately lose to the Marlins. Mattingly was brought on as the Yankees hitting coach in 2004 and lasted through 2006 before being given the bench coach spot in 2007. The Yankees have been one of the best teams in baseball every year since 2004, but have yet to make it to a WS since Mattingly has been on the bench.

Long live the curse of Don Mattingly.

sonny
10-06-2007, 11:53 AM
A yankee curse would be phenominal. Imagine generations of baseball fans never seeing the yanks hoist the trophy.

Which gets me to thinking... Are the Reds cursed?

KronoRed
10-06-2007, 12:52 PM
A yankee curse would be phenominal. Imagine generations of baseball fans never seeing the yanks hoist the trophy.

Which gets me to thinking... Are the Reds cursed?

It's only been 18 years, maybe if the Reds are near the playoffs and the river floods the stadium we can talk curse :D

Yachtzee
10-06-2007, 01:20 PM
A yankee curse would be phenominal. Imagine generations of baseball fans never seeing the yanks hoist the trophy.

Which gets me to thinking... Are the Reds cursed?

If you can call ownership that failed to adapt to the changes in economics between 1990 and 2007 a curse, then yes.

MrCinatit
10-06-2007, 07:26 PM
Its the curse of Don Mattingly.
The Yankees went to the World Series in 1976, then won in 1977 and 1978. They Drafted Don Mattingly in 1979. They finished 4th that year. The won the division in 1980, but lost in the playoffs. The Yankees won the AL in 1981, but lost in the WS. Mattingly made his debut in 1982. From 1982-1993 the Yankees missed the playoffs. In 1994, they won the division, but as we all know, there were no playoffs in 94. In 1995, Mattingly's last year the Yankees won the Card and jumped out to a 2 game to none lead over the Seattle Mariners, then lost 3 straight games to lose the series. Mattingly retired after the season. The Yankees then won the WS in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000. The Yankees went to the WS in 2001, losing one of, if not the best world series ever to the Diamondbacks in 7 games. 2002 saw the Yankees win the division and 2003 saw them go to the World Series to ultimately lose to the Marlins. Mattingly was brought on as the Yankees hitting coach in 2004 and lasted through 2006 before being given the bench coach spot in 2007. The Yankees have been one of the best teams in baseball every year since 2004, but have yet to make it to a WS since Mattingly has been on the bench.

Long live the curse of Don Mattingly.

Good one.
I forgot about the Yankees being in the '04 series - such a memorable one it was.

KittyDuran
10-06-2007, 09:00 PM
A gem from the Sun Deck via TheOnlyRedsFan...:D


only time we will see Nats in the postseason