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road kill
08-13-2009, 11:13 AM
Are there any baseball fans in here?

The races are heating up.
St Louis and Cubbies looks to be a dandy!

My Dad (rip) and me used to argue like crazy about politics......there was always baseball!:D
(that's why I put it here, so Chris could see we are all buddies!!)



I got the Redbirds doing it this year against the Yankees!!

stan b

Bob Gutermuth
08-13-2009, 11:20 AM
Right now, my Cubs couldn't beat a Little League team. I just hope somebody steps up to beat the stinkin yanks

Nor_Cal_Angler
08-13-2009, 11:29 AM
He'll yea there are baseball fans in here!!!!! The race is just as exciting out west too. My Giants avoided the sweep (mind you the absolutely got the hose job from the umpireing crew the whole series) thank god and are in a battle for the wild card. He'll I think if we can hold out on this 11 game road series we still have a shot at the division. When the Giants last went to the series in 2002 we were 10 out at this point in the season. I am keeping the faith


Go Giants

NCA

road kill
08-13-2009, 11:38 AM
He'll yea there are baseball fans in here!!!!! The race is just as exciting out west too. My Giants avoided the sweep (mind you the absolutely got the hose job from the umpireing crew the whole series) thank god and are in a battle for the wild card. He'll I think if we can hold out on this 11 game road series we still have a shot at the division. When the Giants last went to the series in 2002 we were 10 out at this point in the season. I am keeping the faith


Go Giants

NCA

I watched the bru ha ha live on ESPN/MLB yesterday.

WTH??

The catcher got upended, then an inside pitch.

Like the old days, the Giants & Dodgers, a rivalry form the 40's.

BonMallari
08-13-2009, 12:09 PM
I bleed

DODGER BLUE

until college football season then its Hook em Horns

mjh345
08-13-2009, 12:27 PM
Stan, if you are a Cardinal fan we may have found common ground.
40+ years of bleeding Cardinal Red

Nor_Cal_Angler
08-13-2009, 12:35 PM
But the whole picture wasnt shown....

The reason Martin was upended...was because the throw was HIGH, from the 1st base side...natually he would have his back to the runner comming from thrid and he had to jump to catch it, and he is natourious for BLOCKING the plate like a good catcher should...he OWN'S the plate untill someone removes him from it which is exactly what happened.

Problem is the Giants got HOSED all series long...Bochey got ejected TWICE in a 3 game series. Game one, Schanez was called out at first in a very pivital point in the game and it was very obvuous that he was safe...

In game three, not only did Bochey get ejected later the bench coach that took his place got ejected because of another HORRIBLE call...

this last game was TERRIBLE...the umpires had it in for the Giants..2nd inning Sanchez called out again, obiously by more than a foot he was safe (Bochey ejected) 4th inning M. Ramierz was OBVIOULSY picked off a first on a back door throw from Molina (catcher, giants) called safe..HORRIBLE call..in the bottom half of that inning a failed doubble play that resulted in the umpire watching second base called Sandoval (giants) out on a false tag, the dodgers SS didnt even have the ball in his glove, the 1st base ump overrulled him and called the runner safe, but in doing so missed the play at first where Sheriholts (giants) was safe by more than 3 feet and he called him out....

then the hole bench clearing issue you talked about...SANDOVAL was HIT BY THE PITCH...and he didnt even get to go to firstbase....thats what he was mad about, he wasnt awarded 1st base...I think they were saying that he swung at the pitch which is questionable if you watch the pitch.

Then in the top on the 9th with Tim Linsacomb throwing a CG and the win. he gets HOSED on another obviously blown call with Fercal (Dodger) out at first and called safe..he eventually was the tying run..and had he been called out the next batter was walked and a doubble paly ball was hit....

OHHHH well. spilt milk...

but I will say, the GIANTS and dodgers are back to the old glory....I was afraid with how young the Giants were that some of them wouldnt understand the bitter hatred for the dodgers...but I think they got there first taste of it this series and it should keep it going for a long time.

NCA

Nor_Cal_Angler
08-13-2009, 12:37 PM
I bleed

DODGER BLUE

until college football season then its Hook em Horns

Thats why I say I am a RED BLOODED AMERICAN.....lol

GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NCA..

and you know game one should have gone to the GIANTS....HOSED by the umps...

GAME TWO...dodgers won fair and square....

and GAME Three...we won..but got it even worse by the umps!!!!!!

BonMallari
08-13-2009, 12:54 PM
Thats why I say I am a RED BLOODED AMERICAN.....lol

GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NCA..

and you know game one should have gone to the GIANTS....HOSED by the umps...

GAME TWO...dodgers won fair and square....

and GAME Three...we won..but got it even worse by the umps!!!!!!

when was the last So Cal -No Cal series without controversy, goes all the way back to Bobby Thompson- Ralph Branca (before both our time)

but how about Marichal - Roseboro

throwing batteries from the stands at Dodger players

The rivalry continues...would you have it any other way :p

road kill
08-13-2009, 02:44 PM
Stan, if you are a Cardinal fan we may have found common ground.
40+ years of bleeding Cardinal Red

I went to my first WS game in 1964.

The Cradinals were like 9 games out with 15 to play and they wom the pennant.

And then the HATED YANKEES!!

Evil personified!!

I have been a fan ever since.

Kenny Boyer was my hero!!

Stan the Man was (and still is) a GOD!!


BTW---we have common ground, it's got 4 legs!!

dnf777
08-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Right now, my Cubs couldn't beat a Little League team. I just hope somebody steps up to beat the stinkin yanks

Bet your Cubs could put a coat of shellack on our Pirates!

Nor_Cal_Angler
08-13-2009, 05:32 PM
when was the last So Cal -No Cal series without controversy, goes all the way back to Bobby Thompson- Ralph Branca (before both our time)

but how about Marichal - Roseboro

throwing batteries from the stands at Dodger players

The rivalry continues...would you have it any other way :p

No I would not have it any other way!!!!

I am a baseball fan FIRST....

I just happen to be a member of the most heated rivalery in baseball, second!!!!!

I am to young to even speak about Marichal-Rose-who-ever (j/k) days.

More like Clark-Gibson days for me...or Craig-Lasorda...(80's)

Ahhh who cares, Its Americas Pastime thats what matters. Not football, basketball, Hockey, Scoccer, Tennis, Golf, or any other sport you throw out there.


Anybody but the BRONX BOMMERS!!

I got a good one, lets play whos the best!!!!!

My pick goes to a man that had his career cut short...a man that I patterned my playing days after...a man that still to this day is the only player to have the mandatory waiting period cut by MLB and the writers/voters...for induction to the Hall of Fame

ROBERTO CLEMETE....#21, the fastest man to 3000, 13 seasons over 300, 12 glod gloves, 4 batting titles and in 71 (I think) world seriers through 7 games batted 414, had 2 home runs, 2 doubles 1 tripple, and won the series MVP. To this day no one has had better world series average and over all production. he was the leauge MVP in 66 and was a 12 time all star.

All of this in a short 17 year career....and most say he actually did it in 14 seasons, because he was pleaged with injuries.

In his biography...and as a side note I have had the fortune to speak with this man, through business...WILLIE MAYS admits that the only person in his eyes better then he, was Roberto Clemente, they played togeter in the summers of 54,55,56 down in the LBBPR leagues. Now thats saying something considering that most people say its a "pick your poision" between Mays and Ruth...to have Mays say that Roberto was better...well to me there you have it.

As well another little known fact is that Roberto Clemente SERVED OUR COUNTRY..from 59-64 in the United States Marine Corp. reserves.

Just having some fun with this thread...so lets hear it who's the best in YOUR OPINION...key word "opinion" so let's not take this toooooo overboard.

NCA

road kill
08-13-2009, 05:45 PM
The bestplayer I ever got to see play was Willy "Say Hey" Mays.
He was my generations MJ.
We used to run in the outfield to catch fly balls and knock our hats off, just like Willy!!

I saw Stan the Man play, but he was getting older.

I think Hank Aaron is overlooked, not sure why but he could do it all.

Look at what Ted Williams did though.
Hit .388 at 38 years old!!

I was at Sportsmans Park the night Lou Brock played his first game as a Cardinal.
We all hated him and wanted to kill him.
St Louis has a big Italian community and they were furious that the Cards traded Ernie Broglio to the Cubs for Lou Brock.

Brock singled home the winning run in a pinch hit against the Pirates.
(anyways, that is how I remember it)

Ernie who??

I love baseball as much as dogs!!

stan b (don't tell Elvis!!)

Art Geddes
08-13-2009, 10:59 PM
First game I ever went to was the Maricial Roseboro incident when I was 10years old. Friend's mother took 8 of us kids on the bus from Palo Alto to candlestick for his birthday. We sat in the left center field bleachers with a rather large black lady sitting behind us wearing a blue dodger hat. All through that came we razzed that lady and she beat us boys with that hat. What a game! Best of all the giants won!!!

Art

Bob Gutermuth
08-14-2009, 08:34 AM
I saw Brooks Robinson, the greatest 3rd baseman ever from his rookie season up till his retirement. I was at Memorial Stadium when Ted williams played there for the last time. I also saw Al Kayline there.

GO CUBS!

BonMallari
08-14-2009, 09:53 AM
My two best baseball thrills

1. actually watching Sandy Koufax beat the Giants 3-2 at Dodger Stadium

2. being in So Cal and working in a bar and watching Kirk Gibson's HR off Eckersley to win game 1 of the 88 World Series

road kill
08-14-2009, 10:01 AM
Here is a great baseball story that truly defines what the game is.
Communication between the generations.

My first memories that are clear of my Dad are baseball.
I remember our (my) first game with him!!
He bought me ice cream, I'm like 6 or 7.

My Dad took ill a while back and knew he wasn't gonna make it.
I visited him the final days before he passed.
We watched the Cardinals game (he lived in St Louis) and I got him ice cream.

May sound sad, but to me, how much better could it get??

stan b