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BMF Bronco
10-12-2007, 12:42 AM
Hmm, Helton/Hogan...

Coincidence????

I THINK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

Sassy
10-12-2007, 12:51 AM
How many beers you celebrating with BMF? Ha!

BMF Bronco
10-12-2007, 01:01 AM
Of what do you speak Ms. Sass?!

Kaylore
10-12-2007, 01:06 AM
!Booya! Thank you Rockies! The Broncos losing means nothing thanks to these guys! :thumbs:

Hotrod
10-12-2007, 10:29 AM
What an awesome game.

1 down 7 to go ;D

Paladin
10-12-2007, 11:19 AM
Rule 7.09f
(f) If, in the judgment of the umpire, a batter-runner willfully and deliberately interferes with a batted ball or a fielder in the act of fielding a batted ball, with the obvious intent to break up a double play, the ball is dead; the umpire shall call the batter-runner out for interference and shall also call out the runner who had advanced closest to the home plate regardless where the double play might have been possible. In no event shall bases be run because of such interference.


Good call there.....


Go Rockies!!!!

Injuns in 6!!!!!!

DomCasual
10-12-2007, 11:43 AM
Well, Jeff Francis showed last night that he's not subject to the SI Cover jinx.

http://i.cnn.net/si/si_online/covers/images/2007/1015_large.jpg

Hercules Rockefeller
10-12-2007, 11:48 AM
It's because he's Canadian, the jinx doesn't apply

Rock Chalk
10-12-2007, 12:04 PM
!Booya! Thank you Rockies! The Broncos losing means nothing thanks to these guys! :thumbs:

Look, I appreciate your enthusiasm but there is no reason to blaspheme.

smalltowngrll
10-12-2007, 12:19 PM
Congrats on game one Rockies fans!

sixtimeseight
10-12-2007, 02:53 PM
Yea, you hate to lose his .250 average, 0 HR, 0 RBI and 2 whole singles that he's hit so far in the post season.

Putting Taveras at the top and moving Tulo to 7th is a no-brainer move and you probably don't understand baseball if you say otherwise. And don't give me some stupid crap about chemistry.

Wow, looks like I was right. What a surprise.

DomCasual
10-12-2007, 03:10 PM
Wow, looks like I was right. What a surprise.

You probably didn't read far enough to read my response (http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=1748929&postcount=4371) to your original post about this.

I'm not sure why you're acting so smug. First, putting him in was the most likely choice. And it had been reported on the he would be leading off in both the Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_7142416) and Rocky Mountain News (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5719552,00.html) yesterday morning. So, good job on being "right" on something that had been in both major Denver newspapers several hours before you "predicted" it.

But, that aside, it wasn't the slam dunk you made it out to be. I read several national columns this morning suggesting Hurdle lucked out on what was a decision based on his "gut feeling" - that the less risky move would have been to leave the lineup as it had been in the NLDS. As I said in my earlier post, it was the right call. Taveras was hitting well before going on the DL, he's disruptive when he gets on base, and he covers a lot more ground in CF. But, I could have seen it going the other way, too.

I just don't get why you're acting like such a douchebag over it. You're jumping all over bombay for expressing what was a pretty commonly-held opinion.

sixtimeseight
10-12-2007, 03:29 PM
What are you talking about? I didn't predict anything, I just agreed with the move saying it was the best baseball decision. Please don't put words in my mouth. In fact, don't bother responding to me anymore, I don't really care what you have to say.

bombay
10-12-2007, 03:52 PM
Wow, looks like I was right. What a surprise.

The 1/5 with 2 Ks really tripped your trigger, eh? The team won, and that's the goal. Glad of that.

sixtimeseight
10-12-2007, 03:58 PM
But... but... what about the magical "chemistry" that was going to be dissolved if Spillborghs wasn't in the lineup? I thought that the team was going to fall apart.

The 1/5 with 2 Ks really tripped your trigger, eh

And the R. And the SB. Effectively matching Spillborghs' entire playoff output in one-third the games. And with better defense. So what were you saying again?

Oh yea, nothing. Next please.

bombay
10-12-2007, 04:01 PM
But... but... what about the magical "chemistry" that was going to be dissolved if Spillborghs wasn't in the lineup? I thought that the team was going to fall apart.



And the R. And the SB. Effectively matching Spillborghs' entire playoff output in one-third the games. And with better defense. So what were you saying again?

Oh yea, nothing. Next please.

The only person I've seen mention 'chemistry' is you. A couple of times.

Juggling three spots in the batting order in the 1st game of the NLCS was risky. So far, so good thanks to stellar pitching and defense.

This is a fairly simple disagreement, but you seem to something of a jackass.

sixtimeseight
10-12-2007, 04:06 PM
Putting better players in the lineup in the place of worse players is never risky. That's all I was trying to say and I was right. We'll leave it at that.

bombay
10-12-2007, 04:09 PM
Whether Tavares, with 5 weeks of rust on him was a 'better' player at this time is open to debate. The team didn't win because of a remarkable performance by Tavares. I hope he hits .500 the rest of the way, but the move was, indeed, risky.

Paladin
10-12-2007, 04:12 PM
Actually, not to get into this rather pedantic discussion about lineups, Tulo is not hitting as well as he can (bases loaded DP), and Holliday is just dribbling some balls out there. (To his credit, though, he seems to be concentrating on just making contact and not swinging for the fence all the time, now). Helton is on a mini-slump (2 for 14 or so?). Hawpe is finally getting some timely hits, and Atkins is holding his own nowadays. To be frank, I think the "singles' game" portends a larger issue if those boys don't get hauling....

8 singles is not the usual Rockies' BB. I am pleased with the win, but that performance will not hold up in too many games, IMHO. I hope tonight we see a few good solid doubles and maybe a homer by the Rockies along with getting a few more runs. Like maybe 12.........

IF the Rockies win tonight - and that is not a foregone conclusion - the Snakes would be in serious danger of losing the series (Said Captain Obvious with a smug chuckle)......


Go Rockies!!!!!

GO INJUNS!!!!! Injuns in 6............

bombay
10-12-2007, 04:15 PM
As an aside, in the 5 postseason games that the Rockies have won, they've beaten the past two NL Cy Young award winners, Peavy and Webb, in addition to Philly's stud lefty Cole Hamels. And two other guys. This run they are on is indeed remarkable.

DomCasual
10-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Actually, not to get into this rather pedantic discussion about lineups, Tulo is not hitting as well as he can (bases loaded DP), and Holliday is just dribbling some balls out there. (To his credit, though, he seems to be concentrating on just making contact and not swinging for the fence all the time, now). Helton is on a mini-slump (2 for 14 or so?). Hawpe is finally getting some timely hits, and Atkins is holding his own nowadays. To be frank, I think the "singles' game" portends a larger issue if those boys don't get hauling....

8 singles is not the usual Rockies' BB. I am pleased with the win, but that performance will not hold up in too many games, IMHO. I hope tonight we see a few good solid doubles and maybe a homer by the Rockies along with getting a few more runs. Like maybe 12.........

IF the Rockies win tonight - and that is not a foregone conclusion - the Snakes would be in serious danger of losing the series (Said Captain Obvious with a smug chuckle)......


Go Rockies!!!!!

GO INJUNS!!!!! Injuns in 6............

I think some of that has to be credited to Brandon Webb. The perception is that he got shelled last night. And by his standards, he kind of did. But he's a good pitcher, and the Rockies were rusty. Taking four days off in baseball is tough - especially when you're playing like the Rockies have been playing.

I bet you'll see the Rockies bats break out tonight.

sixtimeseight
10-12-2007, 04:16 PM
Whether Tavares, with 5 weeks of rust on him was a 'better' player at this time is open to debate.

Ah yes, the old "rust" myth. Go read some Baseball Prospectus, and you will find that this old wives' tale is about as valid as "chemistry" and "clutch hitting" (not at all). Statistics have proven that time off doesn't affect players performances negatively. If he's 100% healthy (which he claims to be) then he is a better player than anyone else the Rockies have in CF. Period.

bombay
10-12-2007, 04:19 PM
Thought you were 'leaving it at that', Joe Sheehan.

bombay
10-12-2007, 04:30 PM
And speaking of statistics, here are a few to consider.

Taveras career numbers:

.293/.338/.350/.688

Spilborghs career numbers:

.299/.355/.464/.819

Taveras being 'better' is at the very best, subjective. That's certainly giving him the benefit of the doubt. That .137 difference in the OPS is quite significant.

Paladin
10-12-2007, 04:40 PM
To MAY toe

To MAH toe

Rockies win!!!!!

Go Rockies!!!!

Go Injuns!!!!!
Injuns in 6!!!!!!!

bombay
10-12-2007, 04:41 PM
To MAY toe

To MAH toe

Rockies win!!!!!

Go Rockies!!!!

Go Injuns!!!!!
Injuns in 6!!!!!!!

LOL

Bingo.

sixtimeseight
10-12-2007, 04:41 PM
Way to cherry pick stats. How about you throw in Runs, Stolen Bases, Fielding %, EQa, VORP, WARP, etc... Just drop this one, bro, you are way out of your league.

bombay
10-12-2007, 04:43 PM
Way to cherry pick stats. How about you throw in Runs, Stolen Bases, Fielding %, EQa, VORP, WARP, etc... Just drop this one, bro, you are way out of your league.

Feel free to present your case.

Crowpointer
10-12-2007, 05:04 PM
A grey blustery day here. Rained off and on most of the day. Should be fine tonight. People were camped outside Fenway for 36 hours in case they released a few tix. Let's get it going !! .GO SOX !!!!

Jens1893
10-12-2007, 05:07 PM
Go Injuns!

sixtimeseight
10-12-2007, 06:06 PM
Feel free to present your case.

I just did. Look up any accepted metric of a players worth, and you will find Taveras ahead of Spilborghs. Add that to the fact that Hurdle, who for all his shortcomings has probably forgotten more about baseball than you ever knew, also agrees with me. But hey, keep being bitter, I'll be enjoying the Rockies game tonight.

ColoradoBuff
10-12-2007, 06:28 PM
I just did. Look up any accepted metric of a players worth, and you will find Taveras ahead of Spilborghs. Add that to the fact that Hurdle, who for all his shortcomings has probably forgotten more about baseball than you ever knew, also agrees with me. But hey, keep being bitter, I'll be enjoying the Rockies game tonight.

How about you STFU.....the majority of us here are Rockies fans so all your input on player stats, who should start mumbo jumbo is pointless!! Rockies won that is all that counts! Go ROX!

Rock Chalk
10-12-2007, 06:47 PM
Go injuns.

Just cuz Hawk's Boys is a cock munch.

OrangeShadow
10-12-2007, 07:23 PM
yes, base hit for youk

elsid13
10-12-2007, 07:41 PM
Beckett focused tonight. This is going to be good game

Paladin
10-12-2007, 08:55 PM
Go Injuns!

RIGHT ON, BRO!!!!!!!!Booya!

Go Injuns!!!!!

Go Rockies!!!!!

Hotrod
10-12-2007, 08:58 PM
If this thing goes to the place that I refuse to say so not to jinx anything I've just secured 2 tixs Woohoo

Thats right paladin there will be a bandwagon fan in the house Ha!

elsid13
10-12-2007, 09:42 PM
Red Sox just destoried Cleveland pitching tonight

BMF Bronco
10-12-2007, 10:18 PM
go rox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TexanBob
10-12-2007, 10:21 PM
Just curious. Has a major sport had an all-Mountain Time Zone postseason series before? Suns-Nuggets? Suns-Jazz? Nuggets-Jazz? Avs-Coyotes?

I know this is a first for MLB.

TexanBob
10-12-2007, 10:22 PM
Red Sox just destoried Cleveland pitching tonight

Destoried? Sounds like the Sox took away their Harry Potter books.

DomCasual
10-12-2007, 10:25 PM
There's no way in a gazillion years I will watch FrankTV. It might be the greatest show in the history of shows. I just won't watch it because of how TBS has hammered it during Rockies games.

SpringStein
10-12-2007, 10:30 PM
Good first for Jimenez.

Rohirrim
10-12-2007, 10:45 PM
that was a fantastic at bat for Hawpe.

Crowpointer
10-12-2007, 10:47 PM
Sox win !!!! Goodnight from Boston.

Rohirrim
10-12-2007, 10:48 PM
This Rockies team has some batters. These guys are smart and tough at the plate.

DomCasual
10-12-2007, 10:49 PM
Rockies are playing smart baseball. As slow as Davis is, it's tempting to swing early in the count. They're working everything, and they're going to force him out early because of it.

spdirty
10-12-2007, 10:51 PM
51 pitches through 2 innings.8')

spdirty
10-12-2007, 10:54 PM
damn Willie! Nice hustle though.

Rohirrim
10-12-2007, 10:57 PM
Jimenez looking real good.

Rohirrim
10-12-2007, 11:05 PM
Wow! Smoked him.

spdirty
10-12-2007, 11:10 PM
good double Willie! Got 2 shots now...drive him home MVP or Helton!

spdirty
10-12-2007, 11:11 PM
just get a sac fly Matt.

SpringStein
10-12-2007, 11:14 PM
Hate not getting Taveras home there. :(

Rohirrim
10-12-2007, 11:23 PM
Rockies have a solid gold defense. That was just awesome.

DomCasual
10-12-2007, 11:25 PM
The Diamondbacks have the most ignorant, whiney fans in baseball.

You should see the stuff they're posting on messageboards, their team site, etc. The world has some sort of grudge against all things Phoenix.

BMF Bronco
10-12-2007, 11:25 PM
wow, what a great call!

SpringStein
10-12-2007, 11:41 PM
Davis with 84 pitches thru 4 innings - at most will be able to go 6.

Kaylore
10-12-2007, 11:49 PM
Rockies look a little gimpy tonight. Just a lot of bad news bears moments. One thing that's amazing is we're not playing well and the Diamond Backs are getting all the breaks and playing the best I've seen them play and we're still just tied.

SpringStein
10-12-2007, 11:52 PM
I'd say that Torrealba's rbi single that hit the foul line wasn't the DBacks getting all the breaks. ;)

spdirty
10-12-2007, 11:54 PM
nice walk

spdirty
10-12-2007, 11:57 PM
wearin him down...this inning is our chance to get some runs.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 12:06 AM
glad to have the lead...but wish Tulo would get untracked.

Sassy
10-13-2007, 12:07 AM
Ouch...

GO ROCKIES!

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 12:15 AM
Wild streak here...

spdirty
10-13-2007, 12:18 AM
man I hate this shlt

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 12:23 AM
Key spot here - don't like it.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 12:24 AM
Whew!!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 12:25 AM
man that was a huge strikeout

spdirty
10-13-2007, 12:26 AM
5 innings, 1 run, great outing Ubaldo...no matter how you did it.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 12:26 AM
Will be it for Jimenez. Need a couple strong innings from the bullpen.

RhymesayersDU
10-13-2007, 12:45 AM
Let's go Rockies!

Malcontent
10-13-2007, 12:50 AM
Dbacks have left ump-teen players on base. Great pitching performance by Jimenez.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 12:50 AM
Scouting report has to be high heat to Holliday with 2 strikes.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 12:55 AM
Big K Hawk!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:04 AM
wow

RhymesayersDU
10-13-2007, 01:04 AM
WHAT a CATCH!

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:05 AM
thank you WILLIE!!

Rohirrim
10-13-2007, 01:05 AM
Wow! There's tonight's highlight!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 01:11 AM
Best catch of the year.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:17 AM
time for the 'Fuentes inning.' :(

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:20 AM
If this guy ever gets a 1-2-3 inning I think he'll give me a heart attack

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:21 AM
Does it count if he induces a DP? ;)

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:23 AM
Does it count if he induces a DP? ;)

well, not gonna happen now since you just mentioned it. Here comes the 2 run shot.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:26 AM
Not gonna happen now with the K. Finish it off Fuentes!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 01:29 AM
whew, made it.

*cue, breathing again*

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:31 AM
Would be sweet to scrape out a run here in the 9th and get a 2 run lead.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:36 AM
Corpas time!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 01:37 AM
Well, we gotta do it with a 1 run lead...

*cue, holding breath*

Dagmar
10-13-2007, 01:37 AM
Well, we gotta do it with a 1 run lead...

*cue, holding breath*

Yikes...

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 01:41 AM
1 out, 2 to go...

Sassy
10-13-2007, 01:41 AM
1out

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:42 AM
How can that 78-1 stat when leading after 8 be correct? We had the lead in the 9th or extra innings 4 times when Fuentes blew the lead in that infamous 1-9 road series?

Sassy
10-13-2007, 01:42 AM
Strike ;d

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:43 AM
damnit, that could kill us.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:43 AM
Unbelievable - hbp to the fastest guy on the team.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 01:43 AM
Dammit, hit him.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:44 AM
How can that 78-1 stat when leading after 8 be correct? We had the lead in the 9th or extra innings 4 times when Fuentes blew the lead in that infamous 1-9 road series?

its just TBS trying to give the D-Backs some karma.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:44 AM
uh oh...

Jens1893
10-13-2007, 01:45 AM
oh ****

spdirty
10-13-2007, 01:46 AM
****

RhymesayersDU
10-13-2007, 01:50 AM
We've got a game on our hands here...

Jens1893
10-13-2007, 01:50 AM
blew the save, but at least didnt lose it there

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:50 AM
At least we get to go to extra innings...

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 01:50 AM
Now's the time for Holliday to bust out.

RhymesayersDU
10-13-2007, 01:51 AM
Now's the time for Holliday to bust out.

Big swing would seal up that MVP trophy!

Paladin
10-13-2007, 01:51 AM
Why in the H are they having Corpas pitching high and tight? NO need with 2 strikes.

Holliday is up there to swing, not hit the ball. WEll, maybe they can salvage this game.....

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 01:51 AM
*cry*

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:51 AM
Is it just me or does Jimenez seem to have bad luck keeping us in games and not getting the W?

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 01:53 AM
Big swing would seal up that MVP trophy!


Aren't the votes already in after the regular season and before the playoffs?

RhymesayersDU
10-13-2007, 01:54 AM
Aren't the votes already in after the regular season and before the playoffs?

I have no idea, actually.

Sassy
10-13-2007, 01:55 AM
Does colorado have any pitchers left?
Seems like they've gone through a lot.

Sassy
10-13-2007, 01:59 AM
Let's Go HELTON!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 01:59 AM
Matt Holiday= Most valuable bust.

He is like A Rod when it comes to the post-season, it seems.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:00 AM
Damn.

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 02:01 AM
It looks to me like momentum has swung to the D-backs right now. :( We haven't done anything at bat in five innings? Hang in there Rox!

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 02:02 AM
Matt Holiday= Most valuable bust.

He is like A Rod when it comes to the post-season, it seems.

Yeah like his two run home runs in back to back games against the Phillies? ::) You know what you're talking about!

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 02:03 AM
Speier, Bucholz and Affeldt are the 3 BP guys left I think.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:05 AM
Yeah like his two run home runs in back to back games against the Phillies? ::) You know what you're talking about!

No, like his 6 strike out the last 2 games.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:10 AM
I'd love nothing more than to hand a blown save on Jose Valverde - punk!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:10 AM
Carroll, Tulo, Hawpe now?

Vegas_Bronco
10-13-2007, 02:13 AM
And the streak....barely continues - lol!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:15 AM
all right Spilly!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:15 AM
Nice hit...come-on tulo...

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:16 AM
Come on, man! You've got to bunt there!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:16 AM
Dammit tulo...lol.

bronco militia
10-13-2007, 02:17 AM
not with the bottom of the lineup coming up

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:20 AM
OK Yorvit

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:23 AM
I'd sell part of my soul for a hit here.

Sassy
10-13-2007, 02:23 AM
Dang...come on guys~

bronco militia
10-13-2007, 02:27 AM
he's got a blister or soemthing...

Sassy
10-13-2007, 02:27 AM
End it with a SLAM! ;D

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:27 AM
I'd sell part of my soul for a wild pitch/passed ball here.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:27 AM
Valverde hasnt thrown this many pitches this season...heres our chance.

bronco militia
10-13-2007, 02:27 AM
that sounds good

Sassy
10-13-2007, 02:27 AM
2 outs...bases loaded.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:28 AM
he's got a blister or soemthing...

It's a pulled vagina, I think.

(No offense, Sassy.)

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:28 AM
how bout a walk Dom?

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:28 AM
Uh-oh. We're about to see what Jose is made of.

bronco militia
10-13-2007, 02:29 AM
blister on his vagina

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:29 AM
come on, 1 more ball!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:29 AM
Yes!!! Walked Home A Run!

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 02:29 AM
Yea!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:29 AM
yes!!!!!!!!!!!

bronco militia
10-13-2007, 02:29 AM
yes!!!!!

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:30 AM
YES! YES! YEEEEEES!

And I keep ALL of my soul!

bronco militia
10-13-2007, 02:30 AM
hey, that was my line

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:30 AM
YES! YES! YEEEEEES!

And I keep ALL of my soul!

Lol...

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:30 AM
Pump your fist NOW, you punk!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:31 AM
time for Kaz to put me to bed with another slam!

RhymesayersDU
10-13-2007, 02:31 AM
I'll go ahead and take over the soul selling. I'd sell my soul for an insurance run here.

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 02:31 AM
Oh man. Talk about being the goat. I feel kind of bad for them. Has he had to throw more than 35 pitches all season? Well good for us! :)

Sassy
10-13-2007, 02:32 AM
GO Matsui! Get Hawpe home.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:32 AM
Im so nervous.....

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 02:33 AM
Wonder who will be coming in? Speier is my guess.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:34 AM
Crap. Who's getting the save opportunity here?

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:34 AM
Awwww..come on pitching, do your job...

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 02:34 AM
Here we go! Close it out!

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:34 AM
You know, that Jose Valverde looks crazier than a ****house rat.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:35 AM
I'm going with Speier.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:36 AM
ok...lets get 'r done.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:36 AM
why do you take Taveras out now?

Sassy
10-13-2007, 02:36 AM
Slaten.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:36 AM
Spier on.

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 02:37 AM
Not the best start. Three balls? Come on!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:37 AM
damnit Speier

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:37 AM
gosh...throw strikes...

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:38 AM
pop up

2 more...

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 02:38 AM
good comeback

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:38 AM
why do you take Taveras out now?

Double switch.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:38 AM
is this the Lance Painter strategy?

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:39 AM
Wow. Crazy! A pitcher pinch hitting.

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 02:39 AM
Interesting...pitcher for a PH.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:39 AM
is this the Lance Painter strategy?

Except this guy can freakin' hit!

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:40 AM
Larry Vanover isn't winning any friends in Phoenix.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:40 AM
1 more

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:40 AM
1 more out...

Sassy
10-13-2007, 02:41 AM
This is freaking messed up now :(

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:42 AM
1 more strike...come on!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:42 AM
YES YES YES!!! WE Win!!!

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 02:42 AM
Feel fortunate to win this one.

But will take it!!!!

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:42 AM
yes!!!!!

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:43 AM
WOW! Game winning RBI is a base on balls!

Rohirrim
10-13-2007, 02:43 AM
Anybody still awake?

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 02:43 AM
yeah!

RhymesayersDU
10-13-2007, 02:43 AM
Cannot believe this turn of events... GREAT game.

spdirty
10-13-2007, 02:43 AM
this team just finds weird ass ways to win...but I love it! First time since the '76 Reds has anyone won their first 5 postseason games!

Rohirrim
10-13-2007, 02:43 AM
Anybody still awake? Yeah! Up by two. Wow!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:44 AM
Anybody still awake?

HELL YEAH!!! GO ROCKIES!!!

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 02:44 AM
And no - it's not the jerseys. ^5

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:45 AM
Ryan Speier has icewater in his veins! That's a high-pressure situation he just breezed through.

Sassy
10-13-2007, 02:46 AM
Game Channel freaked out...it was right on...now it's half an inning behind.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 02:46 AM
And no - it's not the jerseys. ^5

I still hope they wear the blacks at home though, lol. Just for luck/superstition/whatever.:strong:

Rohirrim
10-13-2007, 02:47 AM
Rockies took everything the D'backs could throw at them, including the shirt business, and still took them down. I'm not saying words like destiny or anything, but I'm just saying.

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 03:00 AM
I still hope they wear the blacks at home though, lol. Just for luck/superstition/whatever.:strong:

Ok, I'll admit I do to. They also look cooler, though. That's how I'll justify it to myself. Bottom line is not number of gimmicks or tricks can stop this team. They're just too good.

TheChamp24
10-13-2007, 03:00 AM
FREAKIN AWESOME!
2 more wins and the Rockies are in the World Series!
Can't wait til Sunday!
That was a good game, although it took a LONG time. I think 9 innings went 4 hours, and almost a total of 5.

Paladin
10-13-2007, 03:01 AM
Can you freaking believe that?

What a win by the Rockies!!!!

Up two with three at home.....

What is the probability that the Rockies can win it all on Sunday? Well, if the weather doesn't screw it all up and if they win on Saturday....

They should get some hits at home, shouldn't they?

For not getting many hits, they have done well. Beating the Snakes at their own game....

TheChamp24
10-13-2007, 03:05 AM
Can you freaking believe that?

What a win by the Rockies!!!!

Up two with three at home.....

What is the probability that the Rockies can win it all on Sunday? Well, if the weather doesn't screw it all up and if they win on Saturday....

They should get some hits at home, shouldn't they?

For not getting many hits, they have done well. Beating the Snakes at their own game....

Saturday is an off day, Sunday is game 3 bucko.
Game 4 on Monday. Playing great baseball!

TomServo
10-13-2007, 03:07 AM
clint hurdle

BMF Bronco
10-13-2007, 03:09 AM
heh heh heh... now is 6

Paladin
10-13-2007, 03:14 AM
[QUOTE=jth1331;1750102]Saturday is an off day, Sunday is game 3 bucko.
Game 4 on Monday. Playing great baseball![/QUOTE


Whatever. Just got too excited.... Ha!

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 03:32 AM
[QUOTE=jth1331;1750102]Saturday is an off day, Sunday is game 3 bucko.
Game 4 on Monday. Playing great baseball![/QUOTE


Whatever. Just got too excited.... Ha!

Totally agree. Im to exited to think.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 03:53 AM
I think people are tired of seeing the FrankTv plugs.

NLCS ratings reach new nadir
Rockies-D'backs opener scores lowest-ever 3.6 rating

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/specials/playoffs/2007/10/12/nlcs.ratings.ap/index.html?eref=T1

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NL championship series opener between Colorado and Arizona was easily the least-watched LCS prime-time game ever.

Colorado's 5-1 victory over Arizona on Thursday night received a 3.6 national rating, TBS said Friday.
ADVERTISEMENT

The previous low for a prime-time LCS game was 4.9, set by Game 4 of the AL championship series between the Chicago White Sox and the Angels on Fox in 2005 and matched by Game 3 of the NLCS between St. Louis and the New York Mets on Fox last year.

Both those games were on Saturday nights, usually the lowest-rated night of the week because fewer people are at home.

This is the first season LCS games are being televised by a cable network. Fox is broadcasting ALCS games.

TBS received a 4.2 rating in its universe of homes and said the game was seen by approximately 5.3 million viewers. It was the top-rated cable program.

Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

JCMElway
10-13-2007, 04:18 AM
clint hurdle

What's funny is that up until the middle of Summer 80% of Rockies fans were calling for Hurdle and O'Dowd to get fired. Baseball is a funny game......

JCMElway
10-13-2007, 04:34 AM
What an incredible run. This is fun to watch, and a small amount of solace to Bronco fans this year.

I really thought the Dbacks were going to sneak out a win. This is the kind of game they have been taking all year. That base stealing error by Drew was a killer. If he just stays on second it's a tie game with men on first and second and only one out. Instead Corpas gets the out and it's on to extra innings.
Anyway, what a great bunch of stories for this team:

Taveras -- out for a month but comes back and serves as a catalyst in all phases of the game at just the right time.

Helton -- The Vet who has stuck around through bad years to get his shot. Remember when he almost got traded this Summer? That would have been horrible!

Tulowitski -- Great presence and defense from a player in his first full year.

Matsui -- Promising Japanese star that bombs out in the pressure cooker that is NY. May be the MVP for the Rox in the post season.

Matt Holliday -- Has not been strong in this series yet, but his missed fly ball and subsequent face first slide in the play-in game is the goat-to-hero stuff you see in story books.

Josh Fogg -- Spent years on a crappy Pirates team and finally gets his shot.

Brian Fuentes -- Blows up in mid-season but gets shot at redemption in the set-up role

Manny Corpas -- An undrafted free agent in 1999. Wow.

Ubaldo Jimenez -- A rookie starting and winning his first two playoff games. The number two pitcher on the staff. Incredible!

Franklin Morales -- Another rookie in the starting rotation who has won big games down the stretch.

I could go on, but the main point is this is just fun. If the Rox can win two more I don't know how they'll fair vs. the Red Sox (who look outstanding) but this is a fun ride. Let's see how long the ride lasts!

Kaylore
10-13-2007, 04:52 AM
What an incredible run. This is fun to watch, and a huge amount of joy to Bronco fans this year.
Fixed your post! I'm numb to the Broncos issues thanks to the Rox!:strong:

I really thought the Dbacks were going to sneak out a win. This is the kind of game they have been taking all year. That base stealing error by Drew was a killer. If he just stays on second it's a tie game with men on first and second and only one out. Instead Corpas gets the out and it's on to extra innings.

I agree and what impressed me the most was we weren't playing our best ball today and the D-backs were and we still won. That was when I knew we were going to take the series. I expected to split these two going down to Web in the first one. This last game was a bit more rough, but I think the D-backs gave everything they had and ultimately it still wasn't enough. Let's take care of Sunday first, but it looks like we're headed toward the big dance.

Broncosfreak_56
10-13-2007, 04:53 AM
Fixed your post! I'm numb to the Broncos issues thanks to the Rox!:strong:

I really thought the Dbacks were going to sneak out a win. This is the kind of game they have been taking all year. That base stealing error by Drew was a killer. If he just stays on second it's a tie game with men on first and second and only one out. Instead Corpas gets the out and it's on to extra innings.

I agree and what impressed me the most was we weren't playing our best ball today and the D-backs were and we still won. That was when I knew we were going to take the series. I expected to split these two going down to Web in the first one. This last game was a bit more rough, but I think the D-backs gave everything they had and ultimately it still wasn't enough. Let's take care of Sunday first, but it looks like we're headed toward the big dance.


And our main sluggers have yet to do anything. :sunshine:

Old Dude
10-13-2007, 04:57 AM
Fabulous defensive play all night.

No1BroncoFan
10-13-2007, 05:42 AM
Here's a little something you all might enjoy. If you want a full size copy to use as wallpaper, fire me a PM. I'll be keeping it updated as the Rockies work their way through the playoffs.

Ben
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Paladin
10-13-2007, 11:17 AM
As an interesting sidelight:

When Spilly got on base in the 11th, Valverde moved to field the slow roller. He was a bit late and was off balance. Then he looked down and discovered - horrors - he'd stepped on the third base chalk!!!!! You can see him standing there balancing on one leg, holding the other high off the chalk! That man is loaded with superstitions. After stepping on the chalk, he walks three batters and loses the game.

I could see the Rockies' batters carrying a bit of chalk in their back pockets, and if Valverde is pitching, they could reach into their pockets, pull out a puff of chalk and throw it towards Valverde. Think they could do that?

Fans could start yelling "Chalk! Chalk!" at Valverde when he comes out of the bull pen.

Heh, heh.....

sixtimeseight
10-13-2007, 12:28 PM
Taveras continues to tear it up.... The magical "chemistry" hasn't disappeared with Tulowitzki in the 7 hole. In fact, with the way he's (not) hitting, it's better that he's down there. I'm so glad Hurdle decided to play the best players instead of going by emotion like some of the more ignorant posters on here would rather him do.

BMF Bronco
10-13-2007, 12:35 PM
man I am hung over, this beer an inning thing is killing me!

bombay
10-13-2007, 12:43 PM
The fact that Rocks continue to roll on a night when they could muster almost no offense is very impressive.

Go Rocks!

Rohirrim
10-13-2007, 01:41 PM
As an interesting sidelight:

When Spilly got on base in the 11th, Valverde moved to field the slow roller. He was a bit late and was off balance. Then he looked down and discovered - horrors - he'd stepped on the third base chalk!!!!! You can see him standing there balancing on one leg, holding the other high off the chalk! That man is loaded with superstitions. After stepping on the chalk, he walks three batters and loses the game.

I could see the Rockies' batters carrying a bit of chalk in their back pockets, and if Valverde is pitching, they could reach into their pockets, pull out a puff of chalk and throw it towards Valverde. Think they could do that?

Fans could start yelling "Chalk! Chalk!" at Valverde when he comes out of the bull pen.

Heh, heh.....

I noticed that too. That Valverde is a weird mofo. That bugeye thing he does is spooky. Let's just say I wouldn't leave him alone around my pets. :wiggle:

broncocalijohn
10-13-2007, 02:06 PM
Hope they keep this up because it makes the Packers Monday nighter very interesting. I am gonna try for WS tickets if it comes to that (or just sneak in as I have done b4) as I will be in town on that Sunday. What is interesting is that they have WS scheduled for monday which i thought was always an off day to not interfere with football. Who would have thought that the Rocks and Broncos would be playing on the same night in October? What would the time be for the BB game as they want as many viewers as possible, it might conflict with the Broncos game. If a fan had a choice of MNF with the last place Broncos and a WS game, I think many would take the WS game and sell the Packers tickets. Also, many would want to watch the WS game at home and sell the Packers tickets so look out for dropping prices next week on this football game. Just a side note but if you are at this thread, I suspect you would be at the Rocks game or watching both at home and not going to the Packers/Broncos game. This will be one great weekend if it happens. Glad i got my room and car as prices will be driven up from out of towners (Red Sox fans most likely).

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:06 PM
I noticed that too. That Valverde is a weird mofo. That bugeye thing he does is spooky. Let's just say I wouldn't leave him alone around my pets. :wiggle:

Amen to that. I think it helps as a closer to be a little off. He seems to be a whole lot of off. It's not like avoiding stepping on the foul line is a new concept. He seems to be genuinely afraid of it, though.

PatsWin2002
10-13-2007, 02:07 PM
A look inside Valverde's locker:

http://detectovision.com/pics/jobu2.jpg

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 02:13 PM
I love how Jayson Stark has taken to calling the Rockies, "The Team That Never Loses." I've heard him say it in interviews, and he's written it several times in his column. This is a pretty good read (be forewarned - it's pretty long):

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2007/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=3061582

Unbeatable Rockies find yet another way to win

By Jayson Stark
ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- The names go flying by them now, right out of a Hottest Teams of All Time newsreel.

Boog Powell's 1970 Orioles ... Gabby Hartnett's 1935 Cubs ... . George Brett's 1977 Royals ... Mike Schmidt's 1977 Phillies ... Fred Merkle's 1916 Giants ...

And now this team -- the 2007 Colorado Rockies.

A month ago, they were barely even a blip on our postseason radar screen. Now they're on a 19-1 rampage for the ages.

Win No. 19 in that assault came Friday night in another amazing evening of Rock-tober baseball.

Win No. 19 was a 3-2 squirmer over the Diamondbacks, in 11 excruciating innings covering nearly 4 hours, in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

And, finally, win No.19 set a postseason record for most "Everybody Loves Raymond" episodes preempted by one baseball game -- but also, possibly more importantly, it gave the Rockies a two-games-to-none lead in this series before they've even played a home game yet.

But heck, does the plot line even matter anymore? Do the details ever get in the way of the Colorado Rockies these days?

They win when they hit. They win when they don't. They win when they pitch. They win when they don't. They win when they score early. They win when they score late.

And Friday, they even won when their closer blew a save with one out in the ninth inning.

It's enough to make you wonder: Is there any way they haven't found to win a game over the last four weeks?

"There's what -- a thousand ways to skin a cat? I'm sure there are tons more ways we can figure out to win a game," said Ryan Spilborghs, the latest in the Rockies' never-ending supply of daily heroes. "We're still waiting for a guy to throw a ball in the stands or something. And if they've got Hail Marys in baseball, we'll take one of those, too."

Well, we don't believe there are any Hail Marys in baseball. But this was a pretty reasonable facsimile. Let's just say the game-winning 11th-inning rally wasn't one that anybody will ever write a classic novel about -- seeing as how it consisted of a 63-foot infield squibber and three walks.

But that's how it works when you morph into The Team That Never Loses. Whatever it takes, you do. Whatever has to happen, it happens.

So here these Rockies are now, 19-1. And that just isn't possible. Is it? Not this time of year. Well, not to a baseball team, anyway. Let's try to give you some historical perspective on how insane this is:

These Rockies have now become the first team in history to find itself in the middle of any postseason, riding a 19-1 streak that dates back into the regular season. The '27 Yankees never did that. The '36 Yankees never did that. The Big Red Machine never did that. The only team that even came close was the 1970 Orioles. But they never made it past 18-1 -- in part because they won the World Series before they got that chance.

These Rockies have also become the first National League team in 30 years, and only the second in the last 44 years, to run off a 19-1 streak at any time of any year. Last to do it: the 1977 Phillies.

But that's not all. These Rockies are now the first team in 30 years, the first National League team in 72 years and the fourth team ever to win 19 of 20 after Sept. 1. Last to do it in the NL, according to the Elias Sports Bureau: the 1935 Cubs. Last to do it, period: the 1977 Royals -- a team that called up a prospect named Clint Hurdle in the middle of that streak. The only other team in that late-season 19-1 Club: John McGraw's 1916 New York Giants.

None of those other teams extended that 19-1 run into the postseason, though. So this is historic, historic stuff. But hard as we tried to spread that word, this is a team that's not in the mood to enroll in any history classes right now. Apparently, it has other priorities.

"Look around this clubhouse," said Spilborghs, the man who scored the winning run Friday night. "You think it feels historic to us? Not at all. When it's historic will be sometime in November, when we're out of this clubhouse and we're not thinking about it. Right now, we're just playing good baseball. And every guy can't wait to get to the ballpark and do something special."

You can only imagine that feeling. You can only dream of finding yourself riding a carpet this magical.

"We find so many ways to win," said Todd Helton. "It doesn't matter to us how we do it. We just want to keep finding ways."

Well, just when you thought they'd found pretty much every way possible, they came up with a new one in this game.

Score just two runs (only one of them earned) in regulation, despite leaving baserunners everywhere except the Grand Canyon -- but still hand a 2-1 ninth-inning lead over to closer Manny Corpas.

Then watch Corpas blow just his second save in 24 chances since becoming the closer.

And then recover -- of course! -- to win anyway, against an Arizona bullpen that hadn't allowed an earned run in the entire postseason, covering 16 1/3 innings.

But even the way they recovered, the way they won, was a subject more suitable for the SciFi Channel than for ESPNEWS.

"Somehow, some way, we always find a way to win," said longtime Rockies legend Vinny Castilla, now a special assistant to the general manager. "It's something unbelievable, man. You can't explain it."

True. But we'll try anyway. We have choice, really -- because, by the time the Rockies staged this game-winning rally, there might not have been anyone awake to see it east of, say, Colorado Springs. But anyone who did witness it has to believe at this point that something spooky is now officially going on here.

The only hit in the entire inning came off the bat of Spilborghs. And let's just say you won't need to hire any physics majors to get out their Tale of the Tape charts to estimate how far it traveled -- because it dribbled along the infield grass and was halfway up the third-base line when it was put out of its misery by Arizona closer Jose Valverde.

Asked if he'd once dreamed as a kid of getting a hit to start a ninth-inning October rally, Spilborghs replied: "Sure. But you always picture yourself hitting a home run. You never picture yourself hitting a swinging bunt."

Yeah, good point. But 50 years from now, when he describes this moment to his grandchildren, Spilborghs revealed he plans to leave the swinging-bunt part of that story out of his own personal heroic bedtime tale.

"It'll be a line drive in my book," he said. "I think the details always get a little fuzzy over time, don't they? And I'm hoping that there will be no TVs for my grandchildren to watch it on. I'll just show 'em the box score. That should be good enough."

Hey, why not? Whatever kind of hit this was, it was good enough for the Rockies. And it was powerful enough to visibly unnerve Valverde, the man who led the major leagues in saves this year.

He then proceeded to walk Brad Hawpe and Jamey Carroll to fill the bases. And even though Valverde was up to 38 pitches by then and looking thoroughly uncomfortable, manager Bob Melvin decided to leave him in there.

Valverde then rewarded that faith with a four-pitch, game-winning walk to Willy Taveras. And those out-of-control Rockies were about to win another one -- once a reliever with zero career major-league saves (Ryan Speier) had finished rectifying that glitch on his postseason stat sheet, that is.

So how unlikely was this ending? Here come yet more amazing facts:

No Rockies hitter had drawn a tie-breaking, bases-loaded, extra-inning walk in the regular season in 10 years (since Andres Galarraga did it on July 11, 1997, off Trevor Hoffman).

Taveras had drawn only two bases-loaded walks in his regular-season career, which comprises 1,632 plate appearances.

Before Valverde's little walkathon, the entire Arizona bullpen had walked just four hitters in the whole postseason.

And there had been only two previous extra-inning walks in postseason history -- both of them indelibly famous (Wade Boggs, off Steve Avery, in the '96 World Series; and Andruw Jones, off Kenny Rogers, in the final at-bat of the 1999 NLCS).

So when something like this happens, people start thinking crazy thoughts. Talking crazy talk. Talk kind of like this:

"I think it's destiny, man," said Castilla, a guy who played 16 years in the big leagues, was a member of the only previous Rockies playoff team (in 1995) and has seen an awful lot of stuff. "That's what I believe. I believe something big is going to happen."

Something big, huh? Well, it's October. And the Rockies lead the NLCS, two games to zilch. And every one of the nine previous teams to win the first two games of a best-of-seven LCS on the road went on to win the series. So something big could only mean ...

"Right," Castilla said. "That's what I'm saying. World Series, man. I mean, think about it. We come here to Arizona and take two games. We beat their best pitcher, [Brandon] Webb. And then we beat Valverde. That's unbelievable. So I'm telling you, man. Something big is going to happen."

Something big, he says? Well, we hate to break it to him. But the fact is, something big has already happened. It's October, and the Colorado Rockies are 19-1.

They win big. And they win small. They win pretty. And they win ugly. They win, mostly, because they've obviously forgotten how to do anything else.

They've gotten a total of one extra-base hit in two games. They're batting .211 -- and slugging .225 -- as a team. They have many more strikeouts (22) than hits (15). And they're still up, two games to zero. So you have to wonder now if there's any way to stop them.

You can't say the Diamondbacks didn't pull out every last trick they could think of. Those sneaky Arizonans even tried switching uniforms Friday -- because it meant that, by going to their black tops, the Rockies would have to abandon their own lucky black shirts and wear gray.

A brilliant ploy, no doubt. But even that didn't stop The Team That Never Loses.

"Aw, gray, black. It doesn't really matter to us anymore," said Spilborghs. "Right now, we'd wear pink if we had to."

bombay
10-13-2007, 02:34 PM
It's good to see a little recognition from the national press come the Rocks' way. They deserve it.

tsr28
10-13-2007, 02:41 PM
A look inside Valverde's locker:

http://detectovision.com/pics/jobu2.jpg

Jobu needs a refill.

Jori
10-13-2007, 02:58 PM
The fact that Rocks continue to roll on a night when they could muster almost no offense is very impressive.

Go Rocks!

It's a testament to the Rox pitching staff. Reading through this thread, I see people getting on Holliday's case, but a lot of the big bats have gone cold for the Rox.

I liked the move of putting Tulo at the sixth spot to get him going, knowing the D-Backs wouldn't walk him to face Hawpe. Tulo is still too anxious at the plate, but it hasn't hurt him defensively.

Should the Rox advance, you have to look at Willy T as the MVP of this series.

Paladin
10-13-2007, 03:07 PM
It's nice, but I hope people don't lose the fact that they need to win two more games from the Snakes to get to the WS.. Can that stuff, bubba.......

Jori
10-13-2007, 04:04 PM
I think we are all aware of that. Right now Willy T is the MVP, but things can certainly change quickly.

I expect the games at Coors to be low scoring, due to the pitching, but also the cool weather. It's expected to be in the 40s by the first pitch on Sunday.

Rohirrim
10-13-2007, 04:05 PM
I got on MSNBC this morning and their top two sports stories are "Sox are incredible" and "Indians ready to fight back." No mention of the Rockies at all. I love this stuff. Every game the Rockies win the ECSW (East Coast Sports Weasels) get sadder and sadder. Now they're pretending the Rockies don't exist. It's a form of denial. Listening to those TBS guys last night rooting for a DBacks come back was fun.

bombay
10-13-2007, 04:15 PM
It's a testament to the Rox pitching staff. Reading through this thread, I see people getting on Holliday's case, but a lot of the big bats have gone cold for the Rox.

I liked the move of putting Tulo at the sixth spot to get him going, knowing the D-Backs wouldn't walk him to face Hawpe. Tulo is still too anxious at the plate, but it hasn't hurt him defensively.

Should the Rox advance, you have to look at Willy T as the MVP of this series.

Pretty much in agreement on all points.

Taveras plate discipline has been very impressive & the critical catch in center last night saved the Rocks bacon. Really, the Dbags have taken what could very well be the Rockies' mantra in this run: anybody, anytime.

Tulowitski defense continues to be stellar as well, unaffected by his struggles at the plate.

sixtimeseight
10-13-2007, 04:38 PM
Bombay, please tell me again about how much better Spilborghs is than Taveras.

bombay
10-13-2007, 04:43 PM
Bombay, please tell me again about how much better Spilborghs is than Taveras.


Mr Douchebag:

First, show me where I said anything other than shuffling the lineup was risky. I'm happy it has 'worked' (although the offense is quite sluggish).

Secondly, I currently have a couple of ex-girfriends functioning in the capacity of stalker, so your services would be redundant. K? Thanks.

Third, your VORP (value over replacement poster) is through the floor.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 04:52 PM
Bombay, please tell me again about how much better Spilborghs is than Taveras.

Dude, let it go.

Just.

Let.

It.

Go.

sixtimeseight
10-13-2007, 04:52 PM
Didn't think so.

Nice ad hominem attack though, nothing shows a concession of defeat quite as nicely as resorting to childish insults.

Thanks for playing though, better luck next time.

bombay
10-13-2007, 04:54 PM
At any rate, anyone else going to be down at Coors tomorrow night?

The place is going to be rocking, foul weather or not.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 05:00 PM
At any rate, anyone else going to be down at Coors tomorrow night?

The place is going to be rocking, foul weather or not.

I promised my son we'd fly out and go to a World Series game, if they got there. That was during the Padres play-in game. I kind of said it tongue-in-cheek, because I wasn't all that confident it would happen (to say the least). Now, he's told all his friends. So, I guess I'm going to end up shelling out an ungodly amount to get tickets, assuming they can win two more against the D-Backs.

Any guesses on what I am going to have to pay to get in? I would bet $500 to get in the Rockpile, $1000 or more to get decent seats. That's per ticket, obviously.

Oh well. I guess that's the price you pay to create a memory he'll tell his grandkids about someday.

Sassy
10-13-2007, 05:02 PM
I promised my son we'd fly out and go to a World Series game, if they got there. That was during the Padres play-in game. I kind of said it tongue-in-cheek, because I wasn't all that confident it would happen (to say the least). Now, he's told all his friends. So, I guess I'm going to end up shelling out an ungodly amount to get tickets, assuming they can win two more against the D-Backs.

Any guesses on what I am going to have to pay to get in? I would bet $500 to get in the Rockpile, $1000 or more to get decent seats. That's per ticket, obviously.

Oh well. I guess that's the price you pay to create a memory he'll tell his grandkids about someday.

Not to mention...you'll be "Dad of the Year" ;D

bombay
10-13-2007, 05:05 PM
I promised my son we'd fly out and go to a World Series game, if they got there. That was during the Padres play-in game. I kind of said it tongue-in-cheek, because I wasn't all that confident it would happen (to say the least). Now, he's told all his friends. So, I guess I'm going to end up shelling out an ungodly amount to get tickets, assuming they can win two more against the D-Backs.

Any guesses on what I am going to have to pay to get in? I would bet $500 to get in the Rockpile, $1000 or more to get decent seats. That's per ticket, obviously.

Oh well. I guess that's the price you pay to create a memory he'll tell his grandkids about someday.

You know, it's going to be a tough ticket, particularly if Boston gets in. That would surely drive the ticket prices up. My guess is probably somewhere along the lines of yours. $500 for a rockpile, which for me is actually a 1st level standing room ticket. I'm going to try every way I can to get them, and you might have some luck as well sitting with your finger on the submit button the morning they go on sale. I'm going to take my laptop and go down to Coors as well to try to enhance my chances. Good luck.

broncocalijohn
10-13-2007, 05:08 PM
Tickets wont go that high. I sold some when Angels were in the WS. A single ticket 5 rows off the field near the foul pole went for $500. That was for game 7. Rockpile face value will be $65 so I will figure at least $185 to $200. Remember, a lot of tickets will be available because there wasnt that many season ticket holders. That makes more tickets available to the public.

DomCasual
10-13-2007, 05:14 PM
Tickets wont go that high. I sold some when Angels were in the WS. A single ticket 5 rows off the field near the foul pole went for $500. That was for game 7. Rockpile face value will be $65 so I will figure at least $185 to $200. Remember, a lot of tickets will be available because there wasnt that many season ticket holders. That makes more tickets available to the public.

Hopefully, you're right. I'm not a big fan of sitting in bad seats for any game, so I would probably pay more to get decent seats.

That said, here's to the Rockies winning two more to get there.

Paladin
10-13-2007, 08:42 PM
Not to break up a business enterprise or anything, but I thought selling tickets above face value was illegal in Colorado.....

bombay
10-13-2007, 09:23 PM
Not to break up a business enterprise or anything, but I thought selling tickets above face value was illegal in Colorado.....

I think Mr. Casual and I are wannabe buyers, not sellers.

OrangeShadow
10-13-2007, 09:36 PM
3-1 sox!

Jori
10-13-2007, 09:48 PM
I thought they were doing some kind of lottery for WS tickets?

Wow 4-3 Indians....

Crowpointer
10-13-2007, 10:36 PM
Back to back baby !!!!!!!!! It's F"inn ONNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SpringStein
10-13-2007, 10:47 PM
Looking more and more likely to be a Sox/Rox WS.

Paladin
10-14-2007, 12:34 AM
Not to break up a business enterprise or anything, but I thought selling tickets above face value was illegal in Colorado.....

Yes and johns (buyers) support prostitution (sellers).......

Sassy
10-14-2007, 12:40 AM
How do the brokers get away with it then?

Bronco Billy
10-14-2007, 12:56 AM
How do the brokers get away with it then?

The money paid above face value is the finders fee!

BTW, it's illegal in Illinois also, I believe.

Sassy
10-14-2007, 01:04 AM
Nice...so the "broker" Actually get's more than the tickets worth ???
(the "Price" was more than double the face on the ones we bought.)

clean
10-14-2007, 01:26 AM
Looking more and more likely to be a Sox/Rox WS.

Indians lead 13 to 6 in the 11th.

Paladin
10-14-2007, 01:35 AM
Golly. Those Injuns are looking tough right now. Maybe I should hope for the Sawks to win; they might be easier for the Rockies to play!!

Yessir and all that tradition, too. The Injuns are gonna split the first two with the Sawks. Now they go to Cleveland for three. Can the Injuns do it? One win does not a series take.....

That field looks a bit small, doesn't it?

Go Rockies!!!!

Go Injuns!!!!!

Bronco Billy
10-14-2007, 01:37 AM
You always have a chance when the BoSox put Gagne on the mound!

rubaiyat
10-14-2007, 02:01 AM
It's good to see a little recognition from the national press come the Rocks' way. They deserve it.

Well I think it was Phillips on Baseball Tonight that saw us making the playoffs, and everyone looked at him all weird for it....

He's crowing about it now though.

OrangeShadow
10-14-2007, 05:46 AM
****in gagne! :cuss: