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|9 weeks 6 days ago||You and me||
Yankees fans both. Only some act of willful stupidity made me watch the Yankees game next, as if I somehow needed and craved more punishment.
As Dunn's walkoff bomb sailed through the Chicago night, I was reminded that the Sports Gods have no mercy.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||But he has been cleansed from my memory||
I do not even know who is this Al of which you speak.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Definitely was||
the girl is running full tilt towards the wall. It is not physically possible to get that ball back in time to get someone who is halfway to 3/4s of the way to second, and probably not even standing on second. Even Willie Mays's throw took a bit of time to make it in. Romero didn't stay halfway - she took steps back to first, which was definitely a blunder.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Help me out here then||
where do I direct my bitterness? I feel very embittered.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Well, I don't know about you||
but I'm certainly looking for people to blame!
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Romero is a golden God, but that was brutal||
I can't even imagine what she was thinking. The girl was going full tilt away from the bases, there's no way in hell she's throwing you out. Halfway, yes, but that she turned around and took those steps back toward first, it made absolutely no sense. Happens to the best of them, though. No one's perfect.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||What really bugs is that they cued up the replay for them||
and neither one said a damn thing.
I think the softball announcers are atrocious, in general, but I'm also just bitter that we lost.
That woman had some guns, though.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Losing two and getting walked off on||
while home with a raging hangover = not pleasant.
Hurting in more ways than one.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||I assume everyone else had the same sense of dread||
I did after the top of the 7th. That was just not going to end well.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||She did look like she was barely touching the ground||
still sucks rocks, though.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Brutal||
brutal brutal brutal
but you had to know that was coming after leaving them loaded again.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Done||
like I mentioned, wish they would have given the context of the top half of the inning to truly capture the madness of those six outs, but great to get covered at all!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Seemed like serious bulletin board material||
that was ridiculous. They gave the briefest nod to how unlikely it was that ASU might lose two, and then moved straight into, okay, talk about the Sun Devils, your next opponent. I watched the end of that game just to see what you were talking about, and I know people like to say, of course you're fired up anyway, but if I'm coaching, everyone on the team gets a seat in front of a monitor to watch that clip.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I'm pretty certain I don't understand the softball strike zone||
but anyone can recognize inconsistency, and that ump had no clue. It's hard to say which is more embarrassing - the seriously deficient umpires (I've seen them miss multiple calls at first, which is inexcusable) or the laughable announcers. I'd go with the umpires, because they actually impact the game.
The ump today was a total bum.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty sure that was a SC #1||
Actually, I think from this clip it wasn't #1? Anyway, here's an awesome highlight:
|10 weeks 5 days ago||It was very fortunate||
that we were in "no doubles" defense. Put Doyle much closer to the wall. But Doyle was outstanding all weekend. She is a real plus defender out there.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Not complaining||
I mean, it was awesome - but I wish they showed the game tying and go ahead homers in the top half. I have watched A LOT of baseball/softball in my life - I don't think I've ever seen a game tying home run, a go ahead home run, and a game-saving robbery of a home run to end a game. That is just crazy.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure if trolling||
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Nik always had it in his game||
if you saw Nik play prior to arriving in Ann Arbor, you knew he had a lot to his game.
I didn't see much of Irvin outside of highlights, so I don't know just how multifaceted his game truly is.
Nik also always had the crazy confidence and the ridiculous work ethic. Like not just really good, but off the charts on both those counts. That's hard to match. I have high hopes for Zak, but there's only one Nik Stauskas.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Or he may still be dealing with growing pains||
your analysis seems a little negative to me.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Lindsay Wagner really persevered||
considering she's 64!
Anyone catch that from Beth Mowins leading off the last inning?
Lord, was she awful.
What a great win for our women!
Man, was that exciting.
You could see how the second game really wore on Sierra - it's always the second game when that gets you.
What a catch! I'm pretty sure that was gone. Doyle is one heck of an outfielder - she made great plays all weekend.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
it's been that kind of relentlessly shitty day in sports for me.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||What happened, exactly||
how did they lose?
Yeah, this team just does not seem to have it.
They were cruising for a while, but they started scuffling at the wrong time.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||This. And it can take a long time||
A looong time to die from prostate cancer.
Particularly in older patients, it tends to be very slow moving.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Just thought about this again - the NCAA||
celebrates Payne, but can't have a kid like Mitch around because of freaking weed.
How is this possible?
The NCAA and their corporate/TV partners traffic in insanity.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The Payne thing just blows my mind||
that girl's story was as sad as it gets, and she seemed like a wonderfully brave, positive kid, but watching the media either turn a blind eye to or be too lazy to be aware of the Appling/Payne thing, well, it confirmed my low expectations of our mainstream media. Read another promo, Musburger.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I think there's a big difference||
between 51% and 75%.
Is the difference exact? Of course not. But everyone knows the 50%+ thing means anything making something more the claim more likely to be true than not true, whereas something like 75% means some degree of reasonable confidence in your assessment of the facts.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I regret that I have but one up vote||
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Certainly hope you're right||
would love to see our girls make a run in the WCWS.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the answer||
even if it's a bummer