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2013 MLB Playoffs Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Cowboys&LakersFan, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    The rule is actually a good rule when it's used correctly as it is 99.99% of the time. The runners on base are in a "no man's land" on an infield pop up. If the runners try to advance the infielder will catch the ball and double up the runner. If the runners don't try to advance then the fielder drops the ball and the runners are screwed because they are still sitting on base. It makes for an easy double play.

    The problem with the call last night was it wasn't an infield fly ball even if the shortstop was callling for it, and even if it was the umpire should have called it immediately and not a split second before the ball fell between the two fielders.
  2. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    That argument can easily be used against us Cowboys fans. The Cowboys have had more playoff meltdowns than the Braves have.

    Of course, the Cowboys haven't made too many playoffs lately, so maybe it can't be used against us.
  3. Numbers921

    Numbers921 Benched

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    People have no idea how big Turner Field is. It wasn't built for the Braves baseball team originally, but for the Olympics in Atlanta. There are certain times when attendance is low. If they're playing somebody like the Marlins or Padres where the other team has no fans and the Atlanta fans have little interest in seeing the Braves play that team, attendance is low. If they're playing like the Phillies, other relevant teams or there's a promotion like bobbleheads the stadium is packed. Over the course of the season it evens out. The Braves are owned by a media corporation. They set their payroll based on the revenue they bring in. A big part of that revenue is attendance. If they weren't actually drawing that many fans, they would absolutely have a smaller payroll.
  4. Risen Star

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    I don't think that call was an issue. Here's why.

    If you watch the replay, the infielder is going to make the play but retreats at the last moment thinking he heard the outfielder call for it. But what he actually heard was the infield fly rule called out by the ump. It happened at the exact same time.

    So...if that call was never made, the infielder never mistakes it and simply catches the ball for the out.

    It makes for a good excuse though for Braves fans.
  5. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    And just like that, the clock might be striking midnight on the two Cinderella stories in the AL
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Good game last night. Yankees pull it out in the 9th with a 5 run 9th inning. NY leads series 1-0.

    Pettitte on the mound tonight vs Chen for the O's.
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Another good game last night. O's managed to hold on for a 3-2 win and tie the series up 1-1. Now we go to NY for the final 3 games of the series. Wed. night it's Kuroda vs Gonzalez.
  8. WPBCowboysFan

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    Pitching slightly favored for the O's in game 3. If the O's win game 3 I think they wrap it up in game 4 and take the series 3-1. Tillman probably pitches game 4. If it goes to game 5 anything can happen.
  9. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Nah, the Yanks will finish off the O's in New York.
  10. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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  11. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Wow Ibanez just took over at the end! :bow:
  12. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    You're wrong.
  13. Cowboys&LakersFan

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  14. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    I'd just like to thank the Phillies for letting go of a great clutch hitter in Raul Ibanez.

    Anyone want Rodriguez? :)
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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  16. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    What a chokejob by the Reds...the Giants looked like they were done and now they might take the NL!
  17. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Orange cream rising to the top.
  18. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    :bang2:
  19. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Damn the Tigers finished off the A's easily in game 5. And I thought the A's were gonna take it all the way :eek:
  20. bigdnlaca

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    Even though each game went to game 5, I think MLB should never bring back the 2-3 format.

    I didn't like it back in the 80s and part of the 90s and I don't like it now.

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