Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
OT: baseball craziness thread
and craziness indeed.
but i direct you to the other baseball thread of the night
But...no one was really talking about the other games there. Mods can delete for redundancy if they wish.
This shit is crazy, and is thread-worthy.
First time Ive watched a baseball game in nearly 2 months. This is crazy. The Braves have had a few chances to win this game and have come up short.
hang in there - and bear it with you.
But this is a great mod post. You let everyone know it's ok (posters and other mods), and that you're making sure it doesn't stray, and stays worthy. This is what good modding is about - open, aware, and not draconian.
Rays tied it up
Wow talk about what somone dreams of doing
Dan Johnson home run just tied it for the Rays! Getting crazier by the minute
THIS IS INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!! RAYS HR WITH TWO OUTS IN NINTH TO TIE IT UP!
Tigers @ yanks in the Bronx on Friday night. Stupid Mike Napoli, 4 bombs in the last two games. Rangers win 5 in a row to get the home field and a date with TB or Bos.
the Yankees than TB right now.
Agreed. Getting 1st round home field advantage over Texas looked a lot better when it seemed that match-up would include the Red Sox. Tampa is red hot right now. I'm not so sure the Rangers got the sweet end of the deal here.
TB is 11-9 in September. TB being the hottest team in the AL is a pretty common misconception right now.
That is amazingly clutch
and i guess we can gett caught up in the excitement of the night.
DOnt think i actually want to see the rays in the post season. Too scrappy with some solid players. Dont make mistakes on the field and a helluva a pitching staff.
I'd rather play the rays than the Rangers. Playing 4 games in Arlington isn't fun, its glorified slow pitch softball and negate our pitching advantage.
but TIgers have a less than spectacular history playing in a dome. The speed of the Rays presents more problems IMHE
The Red Sox-Orioles has gone far enough to be official, but can't believe MLB would allow a rain shortened game to determine the wild card, though. Is it raining hard in B'more?
It's raining pretty hard but your instinct is right, they will play the rest of the game
Yankees and Rays going to extras. Phillies and Braves heading to the 12th. Also looks like Boston and Baltimore game about to resume.
what an epic night of baseball...this is awesome. Tigers will be in New York and I am confident that the Tigers will win...
And the Orioles' first hitter just got plunked in the ribs.
Hit the second batter too
Who comes back from 7-0 down? Maybe the Yankees are throwing the game just to cause misery for the Sox. I'm not a big baseball guy but this is cool.
And MLB was all worried about not having any races to keep people interested. Ha.
If your TV isn't on baseball right now, you are no fan!
Braves - Phillies is in the 13th inning.
Braves need to win to force a game 163 with the Cardinals.
Marco Scutaro thrown out at home. Sox still up 3-2
Scutaro just thrown out at the plate. Still 3-2 Sox, Middle 8th.
What a play by Baltimore to save a run!
Gunned down at the plate. Should have been an easy run.
wow, this is epic
This is the first time I've ever said this but...
Best last day of baseball ever.
I feel bad for Boston fans (aside from the fact that they've had a helluva decade).
They took an early lead, and then had to endure a rain delay just in time to watch the Rays score 7 runs in the 8th and 9th innings to come back on the Yankees. Scutaro should have scored on the play if not for a mental error. Things just seem to be aligning perfectly for an old school, epic Boston sports collapse.
A lot of the Boston fans they've showed in the stands have that, "We're-winning-but-it-doesn't-feel-like-we're-winning oh-gawd-oh-gawd-oh-gawd-why-is-this-happening-to-us?" look on their faces.
75% of Red Sox Nation are insufferable bandwagon fans.
The whine and complain about the yankees payroll when there's is 2nd highest and more than anyone else.
If they collapse they deserve it. I'll lick some tears of unfathable sadness.
"I feel bad for Boston fans" is a phrase that it would take a tragic plane crash for me to utter.
Edit: I will add that at least, I can empathize. I don't sympathize, but I think we all know what that perspective on a game is like and it's both the best and worst feeling ever.
I never feel bad for Red Sox fans. They're insufferable. I was on their side in 2004 b/c I hate the Yankees and I thought it'd be cool to see the streak end. I take it all back.
Pence couldnt have thrown it out there any better
Phillies scored on a flukey single.
The baseball gods may just really love the Cards. How did that team win 90 games? And don't get me started on the worst WS champion in history.
I just am a glass half empty kind of guy I guess
Are these atl hating baseball gods in anyway related to the michigan hating gods?
I feel compelled to say this year's team is very talented and are finally putting it together and at the right time (but a long way to the WS)...I can't say the same for the 06 team, they just got hot at the right time.
I am so giddy right now. What a comeback.
What are the Yankees doing? Don't understand why they had most of their regulars in today.
Double play, game over for the Braves. The collapse is complete. Blew an 8.5 game lead in September. Cards capture the wild card.
St Louis gets the wild card and will face Philadelphia (Game 1 Saturday in philly)...Arizona heads to Milwaukee (Game 1 Saturday in Milwaukee)
should just take pitches until Proctor walks one in.