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Meet me in St. Louis, Nate and Chris, World Series Game 3 Chat
2006-10-24 16:02
by Bob Timmermann
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2006-10-24 16:28:56
1.   Linkmeister
There's a game today?
2006-10-24 17:32:14
2.   das411
Thank you for this:

2006-10-24 17:55:55
3.   Bob Timmermann
A pleasant 43 degrees tonight in St. Louis. Rain expected tomorrow night.
2006-10-24 18:03:14
4.   D4P
I just turned our heater on minutes ago for the first time this fall.
2006-10-24 18:14:23
5.   Bob Timmermann
I was in Michigan last weekend. It was pretty cold, although it was a nice day from climactic standpoint in South Bend on Saturday.
2006-10-24 18:26:07
6.   das411
That catch was pretty taguchi....not too taguchi but kind of taguchi...
2006-10-24 18:29:38
7.   D4P
It's in the upper 30s here now, dropping to around 30 over night. The problem for us is that our house has no insulation and is very drafty. As a result, it's hotter inside in the summer, and colder inside during the winter. Not a good combo.
2006-10-24 18:35:56
8.   Bob Timmermann
But I wonder if my brother is in the main press box in St. Louis tonight, which likely has heat, or if he's in an auxiliary press box, which would be outdoors.
2006-10-24 18:37:58
9.   ToyCannon
Evidently Chevy has done their homework and they know their demographics.
2006-10-24 18:58:49
10.   Bob Timmermann
So tonight is the Good Chris Carpenter. The Very Good Chris Carpenter.
2006-10-24 19:23:41
11.   D4P
Can one even hope to contain Yadier Molina...?
2006-10-24 19:28:40
12.   Bob Timmermann
This postseason everything is coming up Yadier!

Much to JoeyP's disgust.

2006-10-24 19:30:49
13.   bobsbrother
For the record, I'm in the auxiliary box. We have five writers in the main box and, to borrow from Gale Sayers, I Am Sixth. The main box doesn't have heat, and it's possible it may be a bit warmer here in the aux box down the right field line, since I'm under an overhang. Also, I have a warm luxury box write behind me for after the game. Detroit was actually colder because of the wind. And rain.
2006-10-24 19:34:16
14.   D4P
Is there a positive relationship between JoeyP's disgust and BobT's delight...?
2006-10-24 19:34:17
15.   Jack Fimple
Albert Pujols' defense is so underrated that it is about to become overrated.
2006-10-24 19:37:10
16.   bobsbrother
No first baseman in the league fields as many grounders and runs them to first rather than tossing the ball to the pitcher. Pujols leads the league in 3-unassisteds.

I really should be writing.

2006-10-24 19:39:14
17.   Bob Timmermann
Slacking Timmermanns of the world unite!
2006-10-24 19:40:21
18.   D4P
"Slacking Timmermanns" would be a good name for a band
2006-10-24 19:41:37
19.   D4P
I like watching Kirk Gibson's HR more than watching Ozzie Smith's
2006-10-24 19:42:13
20.   Bob Timmermann
Albert Pujols had 110 assists this year, third most among major league first baseman. Only Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Morneau had more. Pujols had the highest range factor of any regular NL first baseman, although I assume that's a factor of the Cardinal pitchers not striking out many.
2006-10-24 19:43:14
21.   Bob Timmermann
1984 or 1988 Gibson?

For a few years, the 1984 homer off of Gossage was Gibson's signature homer.

2006-10-24 19:46:38
22.   D4P
1988 Gibson, of course. I wonder if "1983 Pinetar" and "2006 Pinetar" will enter the lexicon...
2006-10-24 19:47:20
23.   Terry A
Zumaya could use some pine tar here.
2006-10-24 19:47:45
24.   D4P
Walking Eckstein = Grabowski principle

Come to think of it, Eckstein should get his own principle

2006-10-24 19:49:43
25.   D4P
Ugh. Oh well, I don't really want Kenny Rogers to win a ring anyway...
2006-10-24 19:51:10
26.   Terry A
24 - Call it the Gaedel Guideline.
2006-10-24 19:52:52
27.   D4P
First of all, walking two guys and then committing a two-run error probably deserves "earned runs" on some level. But why was Zumaya charged for 1 earned run on that play?
2006-10-24 19:55:26
28.   Bob Timmermann
Which base was Zumaya throwing to when he made his error?
2006-10-24 19:58:03
29.   Bob Timmermann
If Zumaya was throwing to second, you would have to assume that there would have been first and third with one out. Then Eckstein would have scored on Rolen's grounder.
2006-10-24 19:58:36
30.   D4P
So, if the pitcher is throwing to third base and makes an error and the runner who was running to third scores, the pitcher is charged with an earned run...?
2006-10-24 20:02:01
31.   Bob Timmermann
Both runs were changed to unearned.
2006-10-24 20:07:12
32.   D4P
That makes more sense, though like I said, Zumaya clearly deserved to be assigned responsibility for those runs.
2006-10-24 20:08:17
33.   Bluebleeder87
4-0 Cards, Carpenter is pitching like the Cy Young he is.
2006-10-24 20:14:55
34.   D4P
Bob - Who are the children in the new photos on your Flickr site, and why (pray tell) were you wearing a Red Sox hat?
2006-10-24 20:17:40
35.   D4P
Neifi! was just inserted at third base, and unless I'm mistaken, he's due to lead-off the 9th for the Tigers...
2006-10-24 20:21:54
36.   D4P
If I were a pitcher, I would try not to walk hitters ahead of Pujols
2006-10-24 20:22:56
37.   Bluebleeder87

good point

2006-10-24 20:23:49
38.   Bluebleeder87
i'm thinking Suppan is do for a bad outing tomorrow
2006-10-24 20:24:12
39.   bobsbrother
Zach Miner hasn't pitched since Sept. 30 vs. KC.
2006-10-24 20:26:46
40.   thinkblue88
2006-10-24 20:28:06
41.   D4P
Catchers are underpaid, relative to pretty boy outfielders and such
2006-10-24 20:28:55
42.   das411
2006-10-24 20:29:34
43.   Bluebleeder87
i didn't know "Bud" Selig's real name was Allan H. Selig WHO NEW!
2006-10-24 20:30:12
44.   D4P
This is ridiculous
2006-10-24 20:35:20
45.   Bob Timmermann
The children in the photos are my nieces and nephews who live in Michigan.

In the photo of me, I am wearing a UCLA baseball cap. It's an old one. The new ones have the same style B, but they are a lighter blue now.

2006-10-24 20:39:33
46.   D4P
Your nieces and nephews are cute, pero no puedo decir que hay much of a family resemblance...

Wow, I would have sworn that was a Boston B

2006-10-24 20:43:21
47.   Bob Timmermann
The UCLA B and the Boston B are pretty close.

The nieces and nephews are all one big happy mixed family.

2006-10-24 20:47:14
48.   D4P
The UCLA B and the Boston B are pretty close

Plus, there's the whole Bruins connection too...Hmmm...

2006-10-24 20:52:28
49.   Bob Timmermann
But UCLA is only called the Bruins because Grizzlies was taken by Montana back in 1929.
2006-10-24 21:01:58
50.   D4P
Was that before the NCAA (or whomever the powers that be were at the time) allowed for duplicate mascots?
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2006-10-24 21:05:07
51.   Bob Timmermann
For some reason, the University of Montana decided to be a real jerk back in the 1920s and not let a team in the same conference with them have the same nickname.

Not that there have been any Grizzlies in California since the 1800s.

2006-10-24 21:10:13
52.   D4P
Isn't "Montana" Spanish for "jerk"? Either that or "mountain." I can never keep that straight...
2006-10-24 22:25:36
53.   yankee23
52 Ouch. But really Bob, U of M really hasn't benefit from the name, considering UCLA has won the Tournament more times than UM has even been there. Plus, our new coach is named Tinkle.
2006-10-24 22:28:34
54.   Bob Timmermann
Back when I was a UCLA student, the Bruins beat the Grizzlies in the first round of the NIT!

But Larry Krystowiak was injured.

2006-10-24 22:36:36
55.   yankee23
I got to witness a great upset of Stanford last year, probably the only time students have ever rushed that floor.

But at least the football team is good, right?

2006-10-24 22:36:42
56.   Ken Arneson
51 UC Berkeley should have learned from Montana and not let UCLA steal their fight song.

I think you UCLA folks need to be a little more creative and make up your own stuff, instead of plagiarizing everyone else.

2006-10-24 22:42:18
57.   yankee23
Their away jerseys are quite similar to Montana State's as well...
2006-10-24 22:53:09
58.   Xeifrank
ESPN Stat:
1934, 1968, 2006: WS Game 1 winner: St Louis
1934, 1968, 2006: WS Game 2 winner: Detroit
1934, 1968, 2006: WS Game 3 winner: St Louis
The 1934 and 1968 Game 4 WS winners both went on to lose the series. vr, Xei

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