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    I’m at the game — my first Series game ever — and it’s a great one!


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    Top of the 11th.


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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    I do wish the Dodgers pitchers would stop throwing gopher balls.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    I hate the Dodgers and was ecstatic with the outcome and Roberts's horrible management of his pitching staff, but man I love, love, love Vin. He is just the flat-out greatest. LA, I hope you were there in time for his pre-game appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    I hate the Dodgers and was ecstatic with the outcome and Roberts's horrible management of his pitching staff, but man I love, love, love Vin. He is just the flat-out greatest. LA, I hope you were there in time for his pre-game appearance.
    Yes I was, I recorded the whole thing. It was a terrific evening, with so much electricity in the air. I’ve never been to a World Series game before. It was two great teams playing each other in a great game. The Astros deserved to win, because in the end they outplayed the Dodgers.

    Sancho my son, lose your hatred for the Dodgers. It’s bad for the soul.
    Last edited by LA Ute; 10-26-2017 at 06:13 AM.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    The pregame with Vin, Yeager, and Fernando is a memory for all time. (Almost as great as seeing Koufax on TV just for a moment.) You couldn't see it, but Hill was soooo pissed off in the dugout when told he was being taken out. Smoltz is a great commentator, and he correctly pointed out several times (early on) that the risk of Roberts' strategy is that you are counting on every reliever to do his job--and it doesn't always happen. It only takes one to have an off night to ruin it (or in this case, three).

    The Astros had to win Verlander's start to make it a series. Now it will be, and could be a great one.

    When you watch the game, pay close attention to Jack Buck's tribute to Scully. Coming from the son of Joe Buck, it was great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    The pregame with Vin, Yeager, and Fernando is a memory for all time. (Almost as great as seeing Koufax on TV just for a moment.) You couldn't see it, but Hill was soooo pissed off in the dugout when told he was being taken out. Smoltz is a great commentator, and he correctly pointed out several times (early on) that the risk of Roberts' strategy is that you are counting on every reliever to do his job--and it doesn't always happen. It only takes one to have an off night to ruin it (or in this case, three).

    The Astros had to win Verlander's start to make it a series. Now it will be, and could be a great one.

    When you watch the game, pay close attention to Jack Buck's tribute to Scully. Coming from the son of Joe Buck, it was great.
    In fairness to Roberts, he had every reason to think his bullpen was on a roll — because it had been almost perfect throughout the post season.

    Roberts, BTW, is one of the true good guys in baseball.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    In fairness to Roberts, he had every reason to think his bullpen was on a roll — because it had been almost perfect throughout the post season.

    Roberts, BTW, is one of the true good guys in baseball.
    I get it--the stats say the odds of Maeda et. al. succeeding are greater than the odds of lefty Hill facing a bunch of righties for the 3rd time. But that is why you play the game, as they say.

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    Here’s the Vjn Scully first pitch video:

    https://www.facebook.com/foxsports/v...2955974818118/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Four batters. Seven pitches. Two homers, a double and a single. I’ve never seen a performance that bad from a reliever in a big game.
    Last edited by LA Ute; 10-29-2017 at 11:06 PM.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Four batters. Seven pitches. Two homers, a double and a single. I’ve never seen a performance that bad from a reliever in a big game.
    Roberts fault for pitching him 3 straight. Horrible pitching all game. How many walks? Kershaw sets new record for most homers in a post season. I'm prejudiced but he will never be Koufax.

  12. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    Roberts fault for pitching him 3 straight. Horrible pitching all game. How many walks? Kershaw sets new record for most homers in a post season. I'm prejudiced but he will never be Koufax.
    No, but Verlander has a chance to be Koufax.

    To be fair, Sandy didn't have to throw juiced balls when he pitched.

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    Yeah....the article today about the baseballs was interesting.

    MLB is saying nothing has changed, but everyone else says it’s obvious the balls are more slippery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    Yeah....the article today about the baseballs was interesting.

    MLB is saying nothing has changed, but everyone else says it’s obvious the balls are more slippery.
    Gotta admit, it's making for a really entertaining series.

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    This has got to be one of the greatest World Series games ever.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    This has got to be one of the greatest World Series games ever.
    Only if Houston wins.

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    I am not a big baseball fan in general, but this is a helluva game. Fun to watch, especially not having a rooting interest in ether team. I can only imagine the emotional roller coaster diehard fans of either team are going through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Only if Houston wins.
    Have a little respect for your Dodgers fan buddy here!

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Have a little respect for your Dodgers fan buddy here!
    Under other circumstances, I'd be pulling for LA here. But no one in baseball deserves this series more than JV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    I'm prejudiced but he will never be Koufax.
    Kershaw’s post-season record has made that a certainty.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    I was I hadn't taken the under at 24.5.

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    This is not a baseball game, it’s war of attrition.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    You lose bc you hit a batter and walked another with 2 outs? Can't any pitcher play this game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    You lose bc you hit a batter and walked another with 2 outs? Can't any pitcher play this game?
    And it was the Dodgers‘ ace reliever who did all that. Sports!

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    And it was the Dodgers‘ ace reliever who did all that. Sports!

    It is astonishing how many runs were scored by batters who walked or hbp. There cant be another game that has 1/2 or 1/3 that many.

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    Wow, I'm kicking myself this morning. I have not been sleeping well lately and was pretty exhausted yesterday. With Houston up by 3 in the 8th I figured it was safe to take a unisom and go to bed. Woke up and saw that I missed plenty more fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UBlender View Post
    Wow, I'm kicking myself this morning. I have not been sleeping well lately and was pretty exhausted yesterday. With Houston up by 3 in the 8th I figured it was safe to take a unisom and go to bed. Woke up and saw that I missed plenty more fireworks.
    And if you tried to DVR it, it probably didn't record all the way to the end, since the game lasted 5 hours and 20 minutes.
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    Great Verducci story on the effect of this year's series.


    https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/10/30/ho...slick-baseball

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    Verlander looks locked-in tonight. Bad news for Dodgers.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Justin Verlander is human after all!

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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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