Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by PrincessLeppard, Jan 7, 2012.
I didnt see any of the game. Which is probably fine.
You should thank your friend for being so considerate with the scheduling of her wedding...
Stop mentioning Nats and World Series in the same sentence. No jinxing.
Game 1 was a nail biter. But at least we will come home no worse than 1-1.
My heart can't handle the post season with my fave team. Ex: The Reds put two runs on the board a few innings ago and I completely burst into tears that they then a four run lead. Man, I forgot how much the post season just wrenches your heart both in good and bad ways and as excited as I am for my guys, I am also aware that it's still awfully early to get too over excited about anything. I think the sting of being swept and perfect game-d two years ago in the NLDS is still burning hot for me so every single game they get closer to overcoming that disappointment is SO amazing. I love this team!!!
MORE RUNS!!! And there go the tears again....the post season is going to kill me, LMAO
((((Orioles)))) They started off SO great but totally fell apart in the ninth inning. Get them tomorrow guys!!!
Heather, I was watching that 5-run inning and wondering if you were going to survive it
So I didn't get to watch any of the Giants/Reds game yesterday, either, due to being on flight, but that was probably okay since the Giants apparently sent out their single A team.
Since I will actually be able to watch Tuesday, I'm hoping they remember how to play.
I know, it has been a long time since I have had my favorite team in the postseason. When the Senators left DC, I was pretty much a free agent till I moved to NY in 1979 and picked up the Mets. Then I moved back to DC in 1993 and adopted the Os alongside the Mets at the beginning of the 1996 season (when Davey Johnson showed up), but just as a casual fan. So Mets 1986 and 2000 and Os 1996-1997 were the last time I really cared about the playoffs. When Angelos dumped Johnson, I still went to games, but I don't like Angelos, so I never became an uber. Then the Nats came to DC in 2005 so I just had to go back to my original allegiance to the DC team (though it is still really hard to root against the Mets). I guess I could have been a Reds fan from 1993 to 1995 when Johnson was there, but I was in law school and didn't see much baseball at all except the occasional Os game when the Yankees came in (my husband is a Yankees fan).
It is so nail biting and really hard to make plans. Even when I know there will be a home game, I don't know what time it will be so I don't know when I will have to leave work. I had to block out my schedule for most of the month, but I am trying not to think too far ahead.
UGH 1 pm game on Wednesday!
I know a couple where the wife is a Mets fan and this husband loves the Yankees. She had a t-shirt printed that said
(in very tiny letters) and underneath that
in 2" letters. On the back it said
in 4" letters. When he first saw it he thought she'd come over to the dark side.
She really wants a subway series some year so she can wear it to a game.
I'm going to stop rooting for teams in the playoffs, because all the teams I like are sucking.
What's with all the falling apart in the playoffs? Orioles in the ninth + the Giants yesterday, now the Nats today. I've forgotten if the A's did so too.
ETA - And in the time I wrote that post, it was still the 8th and the Cards just scored their 12th run.
Yeah, the A's fell apart as well.
Total BS. Thursday's game better be at night! That's the one I have tix to, but was hoping to at least watch Wedsnesday's on TV.
I guess it will depend on whether Det/Oak and SF/CIN need a game 5 with a West coast friendly time.
I just got called into work. Please don't let this be the last Giants game of the season.
I plan to listen on my iPhone.
Go Yankees! Sad that Rivera's injured though
And thanks to Brandon Phillips for hotdogging in the first inning and costing the Reds the win. ( erm, sorry Heather. Sort of. )
Go Tigers!!!! Since I was a fan of theirs waaaaaaay back in my early days of liking baseball (read pre-Jays), I'm rooting for them to do well.
When it comes down to it, I'm cheering for anyone but the Yankees.
The atmosphere in Oakland last night was electric, so I'm glad they got a win.
I'm hoping the Giants remember how to hit. I realize the pitching last night (for both teams) was amazing, but, you know, I can't take the agony. And it didn't help that stoopid announcer said the Reds haven't lost three straight at home all season.
And I won't get to watch this game, either. It starts during school and should end during my HOA meeting. I need to make that meeting REALLY short....
Hopefully it's their last one of the year.
I am really beginning to hate the St. Louis Cardinals. Phillies last year, Nats this year. Rot in hell, you people from a really nondescript city that if it didn't have an arch nobody would know what it was.
Tigers in the World Series in 2006.....
Nats can still come back. Not this game probably, but it's a best of five series. They owned the best record during the regular season, didn't they? Although, I recall hearing recently that most of the last several World series winners were wild cards, so owning the best record doesn't matter. What matters is getting hot when it counts. Cardinals are pretty good at that.
I feel your pain, except you have not yet been subjected to the infield fly rule.
I guess this is all further proof that the second wild card is evil and heinous. And Bud Selig is up to no good, but we all knew that.
If the World Series ends up being the Cardinals vs. the Yankees, I'll be rooting for a zombie apocalypse.
Pissed off at the pathetic Nationals pitchers. They weren't particularly stellar in September and it continues into October.
(Granted the offense sucked as well... they had several chances with runners in scoring position, but didn't convert!)
That's the only scenario I wouldn't have a team for which to cheer. Absolute worst scenario. The best is if neither of those two teams is in the World Series.
I'll be watching skating. Exclusively. Including every JGP video I can find.
I got home in time to watch the ninth inning of the Giants/Reds game, and the cameras cut to the dugout where Brian Wilson was talking to Tim Lincecum. The announcer said, "Lincecum doesn't seen so freakish when standing next to Wilson."
I hate the Yankees. That is all.
Yeah, Yankees suck.
The Yankees don't suck.
The Yankees are the living and breathing Baseball interpretation of a Black Hole that ends in a gigantic pool of toxic sludge.
But they don't suck.
Heather, I was feeling for you earlier tonight. After the heartbreak of last night, I was afraid of that kind of an outcome today.
PL...I've got to cheer for the team a good Canadian boy's on, so... We were also watching at that point of the game this afternoon and the commentators did have a point.
This day is full of suck. *sigh*
Holy Crap...The A's pull it off!!!
Tonight was a GREAT baseball night! Hooray Giants and A's, Bay Area represent! Last but not least.... YAY YANKEES!
With the exception of Detroit fans, I don't see how anyone can be against the A's. They're like the anti-Yankees - super low payroll, almost no media attention (until recently), and they're entertaining. I hope they'll have a great October.
That was awesome!!! So happy for Oakland.
Just wish I could feel the same way about the Yankees. Didn't help that a known fan tweeted the Nats must have remembered they were Expos.
Maybe they could think of themselves as the 1994 Expos? Then it can be like The Revenge of the Expos.
I was on the Metro yesterday right after the game, and at a junction hundreds of Nats fans coming home from the game got off the train I was boarding.
I haven't seen that many Washingtonians so glum since Bush was re-elected...
I fell asleep secure in the knowledge that the Tigers had it -- and wake up to this.
I quit watching when the Orioles blew it in the ninth.
Every team I wanted to win yesterday ended up losing. It couldn't have been a worse day of baseball. While I'll certainly cheer for the Giants if they're in the World Series, or Oakland if they're facing the the Cardinals, neither are my preferred top hopes for the World Series. but most importantly, please oh please at the very least avoid a Cardinals vs Yankees World Series.
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