Move On

Anyone else sick of people talking about Joyce/Galarraga? The Mets announcing team, normally very good, won’t shut up about it, talking about how if Selig reverses the call then we’ll have to replay the 1985 World Series and other mistakes. Right.
What is it about this play that has made everyone lose their minds?

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  • Wow, amazing call in Baltimore: Jones hits a little dribbler in front of the plate, VMart grabs it and throws him out at first. Home plate umpire called it a fair ball, and Jones walks down into the dugout.
    Then, a few seconds later, the umpire changes his mind and says that the ball hit Jones while he was in the batter’s box, so it’s a foul. It doesn’t matter cause he promptly grounds out after that, but wow what a strange call.

    Atheose - SF June 4, 2010, 9:01 pm
  • i agree sf…enough already…i was thinking about that whole reversal notion, and came to the conclusion that it’s a bad idea…thought about derek jeter’s non-homer in the playoffs against baltimore, before they started looking at those plays, then a flood of other “bad” calls…it’s in the books…i thought the pine-tar game reversal was bullshit too, based on bullshit reasoning…i’m not a big selig fan, but i think this time he did the right thing by doing nothing…they can’t change it just because raw emotions have determined it would be the “right” thing to do…some folks need to take a lesson from galarraga and get over it already…besides, he got a corvette out of the deal…i also don’t like the idea of expanding replay…here’s a radical, if tongue in cheek, suggestion: do away with all replay, including the scoreboards and those we see at home…in the days when tv sucked, and we didn’t have all those close-ups, we couldn’t bitch as much because we couldn’t see as much…sure we argued and cussed the umps, but at the end of the day, we really weren’t sure that we saw it better than they did…

    dc June 5, 2010, 8:55 am
  • Every other game or situation mentioned happened in the “middle” of a game. Changing that upsets the entire rest of the contest. You can’t change the 1985 call or the Offerman’s 1999 phantom tag because then what happens in the rest of the game?
    It’s why, when a guy is caught stealing and the next guy triples, that it is dumb to say the team would have scored a run. You have no way of knowing that the triple would have happened if the guy stole the base.
    Reversing Joyce’s game does not change the outcome of the game and wiping out batter #28 would be like wiping out the first 2 innings of game called by rain. It “never happened”.
    We know that official scorers change hits to errors or errors to hits, thus awarding new RBIs or taking away earned runs a day or two after some games. And we barely notice or care. Changing this call falls into that category.
    And so Selig keeps his streak of doing or saying the absolute wrong thing for baseball intact. He is 479-for-479*.
    * numbers approximate, but the 100% part is accurate.

    Allan Wood June 5, 2010, 9:30 am
  • It would be interesting to know how many times we have loaded the bases and scored ZERO runs this season…10-15 times this year already???

    krueg June 5, 2010, 1:36 pm
  • Wells HR…0-1. Here we go again…game. The Blue Jays are evidently a better team. They can actually hit.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 1:39 pm
  • I agree with Allan. If Bud’s hair caught on fire, he would think about it for a day and then put it out with a hammer.

    attackgerbil June 5, 2010, 1:44 pm
  • Tex is really starting to piss me off…

    krueg June 5, 2010, 1:51 pm
  • We really suck again today. I cannot handle another slow ass-pounding like last night….

    krueg June 5, 2010, 1:52 pm
  • Jeter-bomb…2-1. Thank science. Tex still blows at the plate…COME ON MAN!!!

    krueg June 5, 2010, 2:20 pm
  • Pitchers duels = ulcers
    Through 6…2-1…not much going on with these two pitching like this.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 2:37 pm
  • 2-2…2 outs..bottom 8…Joba in and Wells up…gulp.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 3:13 pm
  • 1 pitch…1 hit. single. awesome.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 3:14 pm
  • K. whew.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 3:18 pm
  • Tex has infected the rest of the bats…can’t do anything.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 3:24 pm
  • Tex K’s for the 4th time this game with Jeter standing on 2nd in the 10th…the guy is fucking killing us right now. Flailing helplessly at breaking ball after breaking ball…it’s almost embarrassing if it’s weren’t so pathetic and sad.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 3:49 pm
  • Marte and Robertson combine to get us out of the 10th…4-5-6 for the good guys coming up. Maybe someone will actually hit the ball?

    krueg June 5, 2010, 3:59 pm
  • arod = fail
    cano = fail
    hip hip = fail
    this is nerve-racking and lame.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:03 pm
  • leadoff walk by robertson…not good.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:08 pm
  • HUGE dp…

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:09 pm
  • Overbay crushes one that looks gone but Gardy grabs it at the wall…whew. Good job Robertson. Heading to the 12th!

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:13 pm
  • Cervelli = fail

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:16 pm
  • Chan Ho Suck up in the pen so we need to score here boys…

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:16 pm
  • Gardner singles…1 out. STEAL!!!

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:18 pm
  • Curtis rips one to the wall but Wells ran it down…2 outs.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:22 pm
  • Jeter = fail
    Fuck. Chan Ho Suck is coming in. What are the chances…

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:27 pm
  • Allright Chan Ho…you showed me.
    13th.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:35 pm
  • Swish = fail

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:40 pm
  • Tex = automatic out so 2 outs…

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:41 pm
  • …see, goes up 3-0 and STILL K’s…5 K’s today. Great job dude.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:42 pm
  • ARod = fail
    They have to win now…

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:44 pm
  • 2 outs…then a single and a walk for Chan Ho SUCK…that’s more like it dude.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:53 pm
  • Runs the count full, 2 outs, 1st and 2nd…gets the grounded to Jeter…3 outs.
    14th.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:58 pm
  • Cano = fail

    krueg June 5, 2010, 4:58 pm
  • Hip Hip = single
    Pena in to pinch run with 1 out.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:01 pm
  • Cervelli = fail

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:05 pm
  • Pena steals 2nd…

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:09 pm
  • gardner = fail
    that has to be the game.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:10 pm
  • Gaudin in…this should do it.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:13 pm
  • 4 pitch leadoff walk…not even fucking close on a single pitch.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:14 pm
  • STRIKE!!!! WOO HOO!!!

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:14 pm
  • they bunt home over…1 out.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:15 pm
  • Game. Pathetic. I wish I could have that 4+ hours of my life back. Way to represent you fucking pathetic fucks.

    krueg June 5, 2010, 5:17 pm
  • Great hitting, great pitching. The Sox are playing phenomenal baseball. Sure we’re playing the Orioles right now, but still…

    Atheose - SF June 5, 2010, 10:06 pm
  • Surprise, surprise…Yankees go down without as much as a whimper in the 1st…1-2-3. Great job boys. And to make things better, her comes Javy to give up about 8 runs in the first 2 innings!!! Woo hoo!! Getting swept by the sorry-ass Blue Jays has to be the low point of an already mind-numbingly pathetic last few weeks…maybe they’ll turn it on in July like usual but I’m not optimistic. The magic of last year seems long gone…

    krueg June 6, 2010, 1:15 pm
  • ARod gets gunned at 2nd like a moron instead of just taking a single…cano hits a double but obviously gets stranded because we can’t hit. Awesome. Just roll over for the fucking Blue Jays. Impressive.

    krueg June 6, 2010, 1:32 pm
  • Gardner triples! It’s a June 6th miracle!!!! 3rd with 1 out…

    krueg June 6, 2010, 1:49 pm
  • Jeter and Swish both K like idiots. Nothing. This is a joke.

    krueg June 6, 2010, 1:55 pm
  • Watching this team is like watching grass grow.

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:09 pm
  • …and not the good kind either. Just normal, regular grass.

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:09 pm
  • Waiting for the other shoe to drop with Javy after 4…

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:21 pm
  • It also doesn’t help that every single pitch the Jays dude throws, no matter where it is, seems to be a fucking strike…

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:23 pm
  • How can an entire team of all-stars and future HOF’ers just completely lose their collective ability to hit the fucking ball?

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:25 pm
  • Yeah, with a no-hitter being pitched too!
    Sorry Krueg, had to do it. Morrow is a garbage starter though, he’ll blow it soon.

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 2:34 pm
  • 5 Javy? Really?

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:35 pm
  • I don’t care Ath…not sure how these posts have some cosmic power to alter the outcome of the games. Unlike negative reinforcement, which is a scientific fact!

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:36 pm
  • Vazquez sure is on today though… 8 K’s through 5 against one of the better offenses in the league.

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 2:37 pm
  • Yawn. We may never score a run again. I can’t remember a slump this bad in a long time.

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:40 pm
  • Another batter…another out…rinse, repeat…

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:41 pm
  • 1-2-3 again…

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:43 pm
  • See…game. Wells HR. It’s over. Fuck this.

    krueg June 6, 2010, 2:51 pm
  • This is very premature, but has any pitcher had a no-no through nine but had it not count because his team didn’t score? The last one I’m aware of was Pedro’s perfect game back in 1995.

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 2:52 pm
  • Wow, I went away to check the date on Pedro’s perfect game and come back to see a 2-0 game. Ouch.

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 2:53 pm
  • Lackey not exactly dominant again. I’m beginning to dislike him intensely.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 2:54 pm
  • And just as I type this he gets a double play. 2-2 after 4.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 2:55 pm
  • Nice job pbe!

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 2:56 pm
  • In the fifth Lackey gets two quick outs and then walks Markakis. Silly ass.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 3:12 pm
  • Goes to 3-2 on Wigginton and then pops him up. Maybe I should insult him some more. I’m sure krueg can explain this kind of science.
    I’d be more tolerant towards Lackey if we could get a few runs.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 3:15 pm
  • Papi 0-3 so far today. Not a good series for him.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 3:22 pm
  • Papi gets hit on the hand. This might be bad.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • For the second time now the Red Sox leave the bases loaded.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 4:03 pm
  • Poor Lackey can’t buy a 1-2-3 inning. This time Pedroia spoils it with an error.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 4:09 pm
  • Lackey walks Markakis (and that might have been one of those walks that weren’t walks), then goes 3-0 on Wigginton (and those were definitely real balls), then gets the force at second.
    It has not been fun to watch, but two runs through seven isn’t too bad.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 4:20 pm
  • Twice today the Sox failed to turn a double-play and this time it’s costly as a Scott Moore double brings in a run for the Orioles.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 4:38 pm
  • Lousy performance by Manny Delcarmen. Two walks and the double. The bullpen has to step it up, there need to be other guys beside Bard and Papelbon Tito can rely on.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 4:40 pm
  • Ramon Ramirez in. MDC injured?
    I’m sure Ramirez will get the job done for the O’s.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 4:43 pm
  • Pedroia ties it! Yes!

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 4:56 pm
  • Great catch by Cameron. Nice to have him back.

    pale blue eyes June 6, 2010, 5:18 pm
  • Good, quick inning from Oki.

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 5:36 pm
  • These Orioles announcers are really tough to listen to:
    “Hernandez has a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 10. 10 walks, 10 strikeouts.”
    That’s not how math works

    Atheose - SF June 6, 2010, 5:40 pm
  • Boof activated
    Papelbon sent to Bereavement list

    Brad June 7, 2010, 4:18 pm
  • Strange, no reason was given for the Papelbon move. Something related to his son, who is only a few months old?

    Atheose - SF June 7, 2010, 7:18 pm

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