I'm knew to ORG, so honest question: Is "Tadasimha" Japanese for "Dusty"?
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
All these moves by both managers that are being called stupid probably only affected the win probability by a few percentage points each time. I disagree with the decisions made, but won't go as far to call them "stupid".
Interesting. Dusty shouldn't have bunted with Heisey IMO.
But Scioscia really doesn't know Votto. He took comfort in the lefty/lefty matchup. Votto is too good for that.
Had he walked Votto, of course, he still had tough hitters. But Phillips is a DP guy, the good play is to walk Joey and bring in a righty to face Phillips.
Then, of course, you could find yourself facing Bruce. Could be tough unless you have still another lefty.
Interesting, but I can't agree with Scioscia there. Cannot face Votto there.
The Genesis Planet is breaking apart. Admiral James T Kirk is fighting rogue Klingon Captain Krudge (played by Christopher Lloyd) are fighting to the death. All of a sudden, a tremor causes the ground to seperate and Krudge is close to falling off the ledge. Kirk tries to help the Klingon, but instead, the klingon captain tries to take Kirk over the edge with him. In response to this, Kirk kicks the klingon in the face three time while saying:
"I...have had...enough of..YOU"
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
And the #1 star of the game- the guy they pay the big bucks to deliver when the game is on the line.
That was an early season important win.
Plus Plus (04-03-2013)
Lets say it's tied bottom of the 9th and Choo makes an out, Heisey hits what would be a routine double, should he just stop at 1st?
If Pujols didn't pull an Adam Dunn impression at first base, Scioscia looks pretty smart there. Just sayin'
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Now Dusty is going to use this game as an example to defend his archaic ways. The gift that keeps on giving.
"....the two players I liked watching the most were Barry Larkin and Eric Davis. I was suitably entertained by their effortless skill that I didn't need them crashing into walls like a squirrel on a coke binge." - dsmith421
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread