MLB 2021 season: Corn-Driven Humidity

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  1. Jim Klag

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    When does a little common sense seep into a baseball game? (I know. Commons sense in baseball?) The infamous "unreviewable" trapped popup in the Atlanta/Milwaukee game is a prime example of how fubar sports can be. Everyone in the stadium, including the six umpires, knew that that popup was not caught and yet the men in blue had to say, with straight faces, that the batter was out because the ump on the scene blew the call. Closeups of the umpires after the call showed really embarassed guys. Just because a call is deemed not subject to review doesn't mean the umps can't correct the bad call, does it? Bet they're really glad it didn't cost the Braves the game.
     
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  2. Dr. San Guinary

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    I actually find it hard to believe that this is literally the first time, in all baseball history, that the Dodgers and Giants have ever met in the postseason...
     
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  3. Evil Headhunter

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    Yup, that sums up my feelings about that whole thing. Plus, it's simply weird that call couldn't be reviewed...all because of where the out took place. So damn weird and arbitrary.
     
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  4. camerlengo biggles

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    Considering that such a feat would only be possible between 1994 (the beginning of the three-division alignment and Wild Card teams) and the present, I don't.

    The Dodgers and Giants did face off in best of three tie-breakers for the pennant in 1951 and 1962 (the Giants won both times and advanced to the WS), but those aren't considered part of the postseason.
     
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  5. Worf factor9

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    Before their were the Astro-ics* the were Giants.

    https://sabr.org/journal/article/focus-on-the-giants-cheating-scandal-of-1951/
     
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  6. STEPhon IT

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    It is really chaotic here in San Francisco, there's some true animosity towards the Dodgers* even tho the Giants had won 3 World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014. My Mom is a Giants fan but my Dad, BF and rest of us are Yankees fans so we don't have much investment in this post-season except we did have an interest watching the Red Sox play against the Rays... the outcome was sick to our stomachs. We're rooting for the Giants to win because they're our home town team and cheerleaders for Mom who's wearing her gear ever since her team has returned to the post season.

    *Calling them COVID Champions like the Lakers, dismissing their efforts as illegitimate.
     
  7. BlueStuff

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    Shildt out in St. Louis.
     
  8. Dr. San Guinary

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    I'm kinda hoping the Giants get in too, my favorite player once pitched for them.



    So what are they going to do, have Yadi as player/manager?
     
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  9. Ar-Pharazon

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    After getting an underachieving team turned around just enough to get into the WC. Still, we have to remember the "Cardinal Way" isn't about coming from behind.
     
  10. BlueStuff

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    What a horrible way to end a series. :cardie:
     
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  11. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    The Dodgers/Giants series was pretty fucking good.

    Not sure about that check-swing call, but still a good series.
     
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  12. Ar-Pharazon

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    I'm not sure about 3/4 of the check-swing calls. Who made this particular one, the HP ump or a corner ump?

    That rule really needs to be fixed.
     
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  13. Dr. San Guinary

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    Kind of hoping the Braves win the NLCS, simply because the Dodgers have had their fun in recent years.
     
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  14. Spider

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    More sox to wash for the Astros. :p
     
  15. Worf factor9

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    Looks like that worked well.

    BoSox win. Wash, rinse, repeat.
     
  16. Spider

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    And the sox wash the Astros.

    That's what happens when you start bragging to soon. :lol:
     
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  17. Use of Time

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    Riley walks the Braves off in a very tense game 1 I’m Atlanta. I’m happy but man the Braves offense was dreadful tonight.
     
  18. Dr. San Guinary

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    And now it's Rosario's turn!
     
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    The Braves are going to give me a heart attack but this is so much fun.
     
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  20. Jim Klag

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    Yeah. This has been a great postseason so far. Who says baseball can't be fun to watch!?!
     
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