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Cardinals-Mets, NLCS Game 7 Chat
2006-10-19 16:57
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

A Game 7, thankfully

Comments
2006-10-19 17:02:33
1.   Linkmeister
The most magical of two-word phrases for a sports fan: Game Seven.
2006-10-19 17:03:41
2.   Jim Hitchcock
(words I never expected to utter...) Go Mets!
2006-10-19 17:19:54
3.   KG16
1 - I've always preferred "over time" or "extra innings" but "Game Seven" is pretty good too. Now, game seven going into extra frames is always fun.

Of course, this series might be the exception that proves the rule.

2006-10-19 17:21:09
4.   Linkmeister
3 I find the words evocative. Here are some memorable ones:

http://tinyurl.com/ydrrry

2006-10-19 17:22:03
5.   trainwreck
I think we could get a good return if we trade Ethier to the Mets. They need outfielders.
2006-10-19 17:22:47
6.   trainwreck
Aww scouting report by Jim Tracy.
2006-10-19 17:25:20
7.   Jon Weisman
Man, Perez is denied a 1-2-3 inning and getting Pujols out of the way because of an error?
2006-10-19 17:25:35
8.   ToyCannon
Hmm, Laker/Clipper preseason game in person or a game 7 between two unremarkable NL teams in which I couldn't care who wins as long as the Tigers whip em in the series and I'm not even a big Tiger fan. 1/2 hour to make a decision.
2006-10-19 17:27:33
9.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Hey, how about Oliver Perez vaulting over the first-base line? And throwing 97? The Fox gun has got to be at least 3 or 4 MPH juiced, but I think this has been discussed before. The Mets have some defensive issues, eh? I enjoyed watching Shawn Green's hat fly off on a routine pop right at him. Maybe that's the excuse for his defense so far this series, his hat has been too tight and he's overcorrected.
2006-10-19 17:30:47
10.   trainwreck
I would go with Lakers vs Clippers.
2006-10-19 17:32:02
11.   D4P
If you're at a baseball game and want to get on TV, make and bring a "clever" sign that says something like "Belt it Beltran"
2006-10-19 17:32:22
12.   Ken Arneson
9 Suppan's fastball is showing up as 87. So unless Suppan really only throws about 84, Perez' 97 can't be too juiced.
2006-10-19 17:32:38
13.   xaphor
1. Golden goal, sudden death, penalty shootout, video replay… maybe not.

Play Ball!

2006-10-19 17:33:36
14.   Mark T.R. Donohue
11 Or spell out the name of the TV network "Fight, Oliver, eXceptionally."
2006-10-19 17:34:30
15.   Jon Weisman
8 - An exhibition NBA game gets an immediate pass from me, but then again, I do love Spring Training.
2006-10-19 17:35:38
16.   franklin
1 ...or the purgative "Free Beer"
2006-10-19 17:36:23
17.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Preseason anything is still pro athletes doing their thing, except for preseason football, which is completely worthless. My uncle has Bears season tickets and for years he would pawn his preseason tickets off on me. You haven't lived until you've seen an entire half of football played by the guys who aren't going to make the Bears vs. the guys who aren't going to make the Browns.
2006-10-19 17:36:30
18.   D4P
"Fight, Oliver, eXceptionally"

Brilliant!

2006-10-19 17:38:38
19.   D4P
"Wright here, Wright now"
"You're Wright"
"The Wright Stuff"
"Hit it Wright here"

The genius never stops...

2006-10-19 17:39:04
20.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Three words: "Reyes the roof."
2006-10-19 17:41:59
21.   trainwreck
I guess Jay-Z came out of retirement to hock merchandise.
2006-10-19 17:46:23
22.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Rolen and LaRussa aren't speaking? Somewhere a thousand Phillies fans are leaping up in their seats and screaming "I TOLD you so!"
2006-10-19 17:48:58
23.   D4P
Now that's how you score a run!
2006-10-19 17:49:51
24.   Ken Arneson
22 Shhh...don't let the Yankee fans hear you, or we'll hear nothing for the next two months but Rolen-for-ARod trade rumors.
2006-10-19 18:02:27
25.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Why is it news that Glavine was warming up before the game? Of course he's available to pitch. It's Game 7.

It doesn't have that feel yet, though. Might be the pitching matchup.

2006-10-19 18:05:35
26.   trainwreck
Stingrays are on a mission.

http://tinyurl.com/yctllc

2006-10-19 18:05:46
27.   das411
Nice! An Elvis Costello reference, sore one point for that Met fan!!
2006-10-19 18:08:09
28.   das411
25 - Just wait until George fires Torre after the first loss in April and the new Yankee manager becomes....LARRY BOWA!!!
2006-10-19 18:29:48
29.   50 years a Dodger Fan
Just took my first look at the new Gameday. Seems I remember there was some question as to whether they should show the pitches or the batted ball. Showing the pitches is worthless for two reasons:
1. The operator is guessing ball location
2. Whether the operator is right or not, the freaking umpire is going to call it the way he wants. And we all know how accurate that is...
At least with batted balls I think we can expect the operator to mark the ball close enough; a high degree of accuracy is not needed here.
2006-10-19 18:34:55
30.   twerp
Get some stats ready to post, find folks have left the last thread. Glad to see my usual impeccable timing hasn't deserted.

Posting anyhow===

LA Dodger WS record 5-4. Wins: 59, 63, 65, 81, 88. Losses: 66,74,77,78

(Grrrr...still won't buy the Yankees were better 77-8.)

Brooklyn Dodger WS record: 1-6 Won: '55 Lost: 41, 47, 49, 52, 53, 56

Overall Dodger WS record: 6-10

Question: seems like I've heard some historians consider '53 the overall best Dodger team, even ahead of '55?

Dodger predecessors Robins and Superbas each won 2 pennants, 0 WS titles, back in antiquity.

2006-10-19 19:00:07
31.   Uncle Miltie
I've never been so excited for a preseason game. Unfortunately, both teams have a bunch of injured players. No Kobe, Radmanovic, Cassell, or Kaman. I'm hoping that Tim Thomas plays and I can't wait to see the new and improved Shaun Livingston.
2006-10-19 19:05:46
32.   trainwreck
No Kwame either.
2006-10-19 19:06:16
33.   Andrew Shimmin
Endy Chavez is a golden god.
2006-10-19 19:06:45
34.   ToyCannon
Now that was worth staying home for. Don't tell Endy that the Mets need outfielders.
2006-10-19 19:07:44
35.   adraymond
Rolen was about to make Randolph the new Grady Little. He better give Endy a big pat on the butt.
2006-10-19 19:07:46
36.   das411
OMG way to go phormer Phillies!!!
2006-10-19 19:15:21
37.   Xeifrank
is defense going to reign king in this game?
vr, Xei

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