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Good Game
2006-10-19 20:42
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

I enjoyed it.

Baseball. Game of adjustments. Game of second winds. Game of life.

Comments
2006-10-19 20:51:06
1.   popup
There is nothing better than baseball when the game is played right, and those two teams played a terrific game tonight. Here's hoping the World Series is as good,

Stan from Tacoma

2006-10-19 20:52:32
2.   caseybarker
Cliff Floyd with no outs in the ninth????
2006-10-19 20:53:53
3.   Gagne55
2 My friend thought they should have used someone like Woodward or Glavine instead and bunted.
2006-10-19 20:56:12
4.   caseybarker
I guess it wouldn't have mattered the way those breaking balls ate up Beltran and Reyes.

I'm glad LoDuca didn't end it.

2006-10-19 21:00:38
5.   Gagne55
4 I was hoping he would. LoDuca was the player I most wanted to make the final out, closely followed by Green.
2006-10-19 21:05:27
6.   caseybarker
I meant by homerun, mostly. I still wanted the Mets to win.
2006-10-19 21:09:35
7.   das411
5, Wainwright made the final out :)

How soon til the insufferable Beltran-for-ARod rumors start? Hopefully not until after what should be one hell of a World Series!!

2006-10-19 21:09:45
8.   joekings
My friend, who hates the Mets, kept yelling at the TV after the final out "Do your little dance now Jose!" I have mixed emotions since my name is also Jose Reyes. If I was ever going to get a Jersey from another team that'd be it.
2006-10-19 21:14:41
9.   Xeifrank
Great game, great outcome.
Glad the Mets lost.
Glad the Cards won.
Though the Cards will be underdogs.
I hope they can win it all for a very special reason.
vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:20:39
10.   caseybarker
Detroit will steamroll. With the rest their starters got coupled with the ragged Cardinals pitching...
2006-10-19 21:22:23
11.   Xeifrank
10. tell that to my coin!
vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:27:47
12.   Xeifrank
This gaurantees that Sparky Anderson will soon have company in the record books as the only manager to have won a world series as both an NL and AL manager. Leyland now the manager of the Tigers won the W.S. managing the Florida Marlins of the NL and Tony LaRussa won the W.S. managing the Oakland A's of the AL. vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:28:08
13.   trainwreck
Will this World Series get lower ratings then last years?
2006-10-19 21:30:02
14.   Xeifrank
13. it's not as if there is anything else to watch on network t.v. vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:33:40
15.   Xeifrank
Another W.S., another Wild-Card team playing for the title. This time along with a team that only won 83 regular season games. One more round of crapshoots to go. vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:34:28
16.   das411
9 - Jeff Weaver Marching and Chowder Society?
2006-10-19 21:35:44
17.   Xeifrank
16. haha, no... something much more personal than that. vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:40:03
18.   Xeifrank
So, who DHs for the Cardinals if Robertson is the game one starter? Or better yet, who gets added to the starting lineup that would normally be setting were it an NL game.
vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:44:41
19.   Xeifrank
I lifted this Detroit weather outlook from another website: vr, Xei
[Saturday] 57 degrees and 40% chance of rain, then [Sunday] 48 degrees and 60% chance of rain, then on Monday 36 degrees and 30% chance of snow showers
2006-10-19 21:46:16
20.   dzzrtRatt
14 I did switch to the last 12 minutes of "The Office," rather than watch the exciting locker-room trophy presentation.
2006-10-19 21:48:00
21.   Xeifrank
Bob must be doing his laundry and Jon and nearly everyone else must be glued to their tv sets. vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:49:59
22.   das411
I am studying for an econ quiz at 9am tomorrow! :(
2006-10-19 21:53:21
23.   Xeifrank
22. Oh good luck. Macro or Micro or some other topic altogether? If you need any help I'm sure Bob can help you after he gets done folding his clothes. vr, Xei
2006-10-19 21:59:07
24.   das411
It's 302, Intermediate Micro Xei, so still somewhat basic and somewhat painful at the same time...hmm....Bob, what on earth is an isoquant???
2006-10-19 22:02:59
25.   Xeifrank
24. I was always jealous of the Bus/Econ majors in College because of all the free time they had for partying. I guess once we all hit the job market, everything evened out. vr, Xei
2006-10-19 22:10:49
26.   Vishal
if i remember correctly, an isoquant will tell you the varying levels of different inputs that will all produce the same quantity of output... is that right?
2006-10-19 22:15:17
27.   D4P
I did switch to the last 12 minutes of "The Office,"

Oh, was that on tonight...?

PS: Micro >>> Macro

2006-10-19 22:34:26
28.   das411
26 - Yep but I have a nasty looking equation that I'll need to figure out what it means, and/or how to turn it into said isoquant, during that 9am quiz.

25 - You did not know any History major + Classics minor + Econ minors. Until just now! :)

2006-10-19 22:34:34
29.   Uncle Miltie
25- you better be an engineer ;)

22- go back into the archives and look for the baseball related economics problems that nate and I were making up one night.

My accounting teacher is hilarious. Today he (jokingly) told us that half the classes you take in college are BS and the only reason they have them is to employ teachers who majored in those fields (mostly liberal arts)

2006-10-19 22:40:00
30.   Xeifrank
29. Yeah, almost all of the liberal arts classes I took in college were pretty much a waste of time as far as relating to my major or field of work. But some of the english classes and history classes have paid off when it comes to following some of the DT offseason threads. I majored in CS, minor in Math and minor in Skirts (chasing, not wearing). vr, Xei
2006-10-19 22:44:52
31.   D4P
One of my econ professors at the UofO used to do baseball-related research. One of his papers (Baseball-Specific Human Capital: Why Good but Not Great Players Are More Likely to Coach in the Major Leagues, Larry D. Singell, Jr., Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 58, No. 1, (Jul., 1991), pp. 77-86) examines why major league manager position tend not to be filled by "great" players, but rather "no-better-than-good" players.

I haven't read the article in a long time, but his take was something to the effect that great players have higher earning potential in other areas, while managing is often the most lucrative option for not-so-great players.

2006-10-19 22:46:16
32.   Linkmeister
30 With the major and the first minor you fit the stereotype; why'd you have to go blow it with that second minor?

Sheesh. Kids nowadays.

2006-10-19 22:46:41
33.   Uncle Miltie
I've talked to numerous different people who are close to graduating with a liberal arts degree (most in psychology, some in sociology, humanities, and philosophy). Some have no idea what they want to do, a few want to go to graduate school, while the rest want to become teachers (not that there's anything wrong with that).
2006-10-19 22:47:58
34.   Linkmeister
31 I've always read and agreed that the great players have trouble explaining how to do things which came to them so relative effortlessly. It was the scrubeenies that struggled to get to the majors who really understood how to teach.
2006-10-19 22:59:23
35.   bhsportsguy
Best line about the NLCS is from Bill Simmons plus another tidbit that is pretty funny.

Our NLCS MVP: Jeff Suppan. Never have five words summed up the quality of a league that perfectly.

8:50 -- Someone calls me. I look at the caller ID and see it's my buddy Sal's house, so I pick up to talk him off the ledge. Instead, it's his wife (not a sports fan) calling to get tips for dealing with her distraught husband from the Sports Gal. We end up having this impromptu exchange:

Her (sounding slightly scared): "Bill? What do I do?"
Me: "Is Sal there right now?"
Her: "Yeah. I don't know what to do."
Me: "Don't try to make him feel better. Stay away from him."
Her: "Really?"
Me: "Yeah. Stay away for the rest of the night. Let him stew over this for a couple of hours. Go into your room and read or something. Let him initiate the first conversation."
Her: "Okay."

(You have to admit, there's nothing quite like sports.)

http://tinyurl.com/ybjatq

2006-10-19 22:59:51
36.   das411
34 - Ask Bob what he thinks about this theory!

33 - That's the problem with those majors, no ambition! History and poli sci majors have this strange tendency to want to take over the world....or so I've heard. Ahem.

The Endy Catch: http://tinyurl.com/yd3lga

2006-10-19 23:00:37
37.   bhsportsguy
21 Bob, if I recall, is going to the UCLA/Notre Dame game and may be in Chicago as we sit here.
2006-10-19 23:05:14
38.   Linkmeister
I have a pretty good idea that Roy was faking being a drunk Mets fan blogger here, but it's pretty funny nonetheless. Scroll down to the beginning of the sixth inning.

http://alicublog.blogspot.com/

2006-10-20 00:13:08
39.   Robert Fiore
Either the Cardinals, high on the intensity of their hard-fought playoff, will overwhelm a Tiger team flat from its long layoff, or the well-rested Tigers will crush a Cardinal team worn out from its debilitating series. No one will know which it will be before the Series is played, but it will be perfectly obvious afterward, as if it were pre-ordained. Actually, it's post-ordained.
2006-10-20 04:42:18
40.   Bob Timmermann
Actually, I'm in Western Michigan.

I have watched NLCS games this series starting at local times of 9:05 am, 5:15 pm, and 8:20 pm.

Those 8:20 pm starts are really nasty.

2006-10-20 07:03:37
41.   Terry A
I think Rolen, Duncan and Spiezio (in that order) stand to be the DH candidates for the Cardinals. Edmonds and Taguchi (just so La Russa can show his genius) might get a shot as well.

The presence of Lo Duca and Green kept me from rooting for the Mets this series. My happiness for the post-Dodger resurrections of Valentin and Mota couldn't overcome my dislike for Paulie and Greenie.

2006-10-20 07:44:51
42.   ToyCannon
If Shawn Green had been up in the position LaDuca was I would have been rooting for a 3 run home run to win the game. My fond memories of his record setting years out weigh the last several mediocre ones. For a few years he was the only reason to like the Dodgers. Hardly his fault that his shoulder injury caused a decline in his skills before his contract expired.

Was glad LaDuca walked and let the game come down to Beltran who could only watch that nasty pitch end the Mets hopes.

2006-10-20 09:15:14
43.   Jon Weisman
I've got no beef against Lo Duca or Green. The members of the media that made them martyrs bummed me out, though.
2006-10-20 09:24:06
44.   D4P
With Lo Duca, Green, Valentin, etc. gone, it looks as if Weaver and Encuhnarcion are the only Old Friends remaining in the playoffs.

As an added bonus, if Detroit wins, Neifi! gets a ring...

2006-10-20 09:35:20
45.   Terry A
43 - I had none against either until this year. Lo Duca's off-field cavorts and Green's stated "revenge" motivation against the Dodgers made me like each of them less.

Considering I didn't care for the Mets franchise to begin with, that was all I needed to become a Cardinals backer.

That, and the fact that my five-year-old son really likes the red birds on their jerseys. :)

2006-10-20 09:39:28
46.   Vishal
i dislike the cardinals, so go tigers i guess. i really can't stand the way rob calls them "kittycats", however. but i think it's because i just hate the word kittycat.
2006-10-20 10:28:33
47.   Stu
I can guarantee the person whose heart sunk the most, OK, maybe after Willie Randolph, following Beltran's K was Fox sports president Ed Goren. Cards vs. Tigers... oh, yeah, if you listen closely you can hear the country clicking off their remote....

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