Moderator: Captain Ned
just brew it! wrote:Cute. I guess this also implies that the teams which make it to the World Series tend to be pretty evenly matched. (Which makes sense.)
Captain Ned wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:I simply didn't see the need to bring him in in Game 6.Seriously classic game. Glad Chapman got torched at least.
derFunkenstein wrote:In an elimination game you have to worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.
Captain Ned wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:In an elimination game you have to worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.
I get that. You still have to leave something in the tank for the next day. Who knew 24 hours ago that the something would be a journeyman who has more trades than saves?
Captain Ned wrote:Al, I get it. I've been a Yankees fan since as long as I've known about baseball (the first closer I really remember was Sparky Lyle) so I grok riding on closers. I still need to have a plan for tomorrow IF we win tonight.
3. There are limits to the gains from tactical wizardry. The starkest contrast this postseason was between Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona. In the wild-card game, Showalter did not use this season’s best reliever in an extra inning game. In the first game of the Indians’ Division Series against the Red Sox, Francona went to his best reliever, Andrew Miller, in the fifth inning to squelch a rally. The Orioles lost their one playoff game and were eliminated; Francona guided his team to Game 7 of the World Series.
just brew it! wrote:Debating whether to even try to go in to the office tomorrow. Metra (the commuter rail system us suburbanites use to get in to the Loop) has already posted a warning on their web site that trains will be "crowded and off-schedule" tomorrow, due to the expected mobs of people coming in to the city for the victory parade and rally.
idchafee wrote:I've been a Cubs fan since 1981. I'm still not entirely sure that last night happened, even though I dropped $500 on Cubs World Series swag this afternoon.