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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby mac5155 on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:24 am

Ya i thought the call was horrible. On second look and reading the rule I can see where it is interpreted to the situation. And it's a judgement call so doesn't really matter
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:35 am

pens2005 wrote:Oh stop! Russell was a clown and McLouth stinks. Nothing to see here.


For me that's the point. And, indeed, they were nothing to see here (Pittsburgh).

Nate McLouth just called a "scrap-heap hero" on the postgame. On that ironic note, I'll say goodnight. Cheers!
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby MWB on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:11 am

Mr. Colby wrote:I'm starting to think that wasn't that bad of a call.

According to the rule, infield fly is called when an infielder can make a catch with an ordinary effort... Kozma was underneath it waiting for it, looked pretty ordinary to me. He made a gaffe obviously due probably to crowd noise, but that looked like a pretty easy catch for him.

Now the wording of the rule is stupid because he was way too deep for that to be a legit infield fly - the infield fly rule is in place to protect the base runners from a double play. That ball lands and they easily advance a base without a force out.


He wasn't underneath it, waiting for it... he was still going back and stopped. However, if he was, he was still shallow enough to "drop" it and get a DP possibly. Definitely would get the guy at third, because the guy who was on second was going back to the bag. The biggest issue is that the ump didn't call it early. It is supposed to be called very early so the runners can then decide whether they proceed or not, at their own risk.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Pavel Bure on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:07 am

I hate baseball. Quit celebrating like you won something every time you win a playoff series. Especially a playoff wildcard game. You haven't won anything. Act like you've been there before.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby columbia on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:13 am

That seemed a little suspect, but I'm not disappointed by the Braves losing.

Either way, the WC game is just a totally weak concept.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:21 am

Yeah the argument is that the WC game adds more excitement at the end of the season... but do you remember how 2011 ended? it was crazy!
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby ulf on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:51 am

MWB wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:I'm starting to think that wasn't that bad of a call.

According to the rule, infield fly is called when an infielder can make a catch with an ordinary effort... Kozma was underneath it waiting for it, looked pretty ordinary to me. He made a gaffe obviously due probably to crowd noise, but that looked like a pretty easy catch for him.

Now the wording of the rule is stupid because he was way too deep for that to be a legit infield fly - the infield fly rule is in place to protect the base runners from a double play. That ball lands and they easily advance a base without a force out.


He wasn't underneath it, waiting for it... he was still going back and stopped. However, if he was, he was still shallow enough to "drop" it and get a DP possibly. Definitely would get the guy at third, because the guy who was on second was going back to the bag. The biggest issue is that the ump didn't call it early. It is supposed to be called very early so the runners can then decide whether they proceed or not, at their own risk.

He was camped under it. Then took a step in for God knows what reason. It was an easy play.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby ulf on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:52 am

Mr. Colby wrote:Yeah the argument is that the WC game adds more excitement at the end of the season... but do you remember how 2011 ended? it was crazy!

The argument is that it makes winning the division important again.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby columbia on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:56 am

ulf wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:Yeah the argument is that the WC game adds more excitement at the end of the season... but do you remember how 2011 ended? it was crazy!

The argument is that it makes winning the division important again.


Then add a team to each league and go with 8 divisions.
If after 162 games, you can't even win your division , then you shouldn't be eligible to win the WS.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby newarenanow on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:30 am

Why does the wildcard team get home field advantage this next round?
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby MWB on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:30 am

newarenanow wrote:Why does the wildcard team get home field advantage this next round?


They don't really. Just play the first two there, then the next three on the road. Stupid.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby MWB on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:32 am

ulf wrote:
MWB wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:I'm starting to think that wasn't that bad of a call.

According to the rule, infield fly is called when an infielder can make a catch with an ordinary effort... Kozma was underneath it waiting for it, looked pretty ordinary to me. He made a gaffe obviously due probably to crowd noise, but that looked like a pretty easy catch for him.

Now the wording of the rule is stupid because he was way too deep for that to be a legit infield fly - the infield fly rule is in place to protect the base runners from a double play. That ball lands and they easily advance a base without a force out.


He wasn't underneath it, waiting for it... he was still going back and stopped. However, if he was, he was still shallow enough to "drop" it and get a DP possibly. Definitely would get the guy at third, because the guy who was on second was going back to the bag. The biggest issue is that the ump didn't call it early. It is supposed to be called very early so the runners can then decide whether they proceed or not, at their own risk.

He was camped under it. Then took a step in for God knows what reason. It was an easy play.


I guess it's semantics. I don't really think of it as being "camped under" because he's going back, going back, then pauses and steps forward because I assume he thought Holliday was going to get it and the ball lands several feet behind him. Just didn't seem to me like he was standing there waiting for the ball like in a normal pop up situation.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby ulf on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:36 am

Would you be okay with the call if it was made right away? My only problem was how late he called it, but I'm not sure what would have changed if it was immediate anyway.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby MWB on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:39 am

Yes, right away, I think call was ok. A little suspect, bit ok.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby columbia on Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:42 am

I feel so sorry for those Braves fans. :pop:
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby MWB on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:51 pm

MWB wrote:Braves over Cards
Rangers over O's

Rangers over Yanks
Tigers over A's

Nats over Braves
Giants over Reds

Rangers over Tigers
Nats over Giants

Rangers over Nats

Divisional Series schedule is beyond stupid, with better records starting on the road.


Guess I need to amend my predictions:
Yanks over O's
Tigers over A's

Tigers over Yanks

Nats over Tigers
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Rylan on Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:57 pm

MWB will get every prediction wrong this postseason.

That is my bold prediction aside from the A's winning the World Series. #moneyball2
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Froggy on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:33 pm

aaaaah... screw it. totally rooting for a Nats/O's world series
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Rylan on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:16 pm

Froggy wrote:aaaaah... screw it. totally rooting for a Nats/O's world series


That would be interesting as hell, but damn as a Pirates fan that pill is tough to swallow.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Froggy on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:29 pm

Rylan wrote:
Froggy wrote:aaaaah... screw it. totally rooting for a Nats/O's world series


That would be interesting as hell, but damn as a Pirates fan that pill is tough to swallow.


yeah, but if that happened, i'm 10 mins outside of camden yards, and i could rent my house out to WS lookyloos for tons and tons of money
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Rylan on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:38 pm

Both stadiums are really nice. So good luck renting out your house haha
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:51 am

Rylan wrote:Both stadiums are really nice. So good luck renting out your house haha


You haven't been to a Nats game then.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Rylan on Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:24 am

Idoit40fans wrote:
Rylan wrote:Both stadiums are really nice. So good luck renting out your house haha


You haven't been to a Nats game then.


Saw Strasburg's debut and really enjoyed the stadium. Its not a great stadium, but it is definitely not terrible (looking at you Cleveland.)
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Ad@m on Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:06 am

Yankees lose, Daaaaaaaaaa Yankees lose

A-Rod strikes out to end the game.
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Re: MLB playoff predictions

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:18 pm

I was completely wrong about the Giants and Reds series. I think we're looking at an all NL Central NLCS.
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