Dodgers-Cubs Playoff Gamer

Tough to find a rooting interest out there if you’re a YF. The Phillies, behind a brilliant outing from Cole Hammels, jumped out on the Brew Crew this afternoon. As a New Yorker, it’s hard to feel much but disdain for anything from Philly. The Brewers….we’re fine with them. In tonight’s action, it’s the Cubbies vs. the Dodgers. Baseball needs its curses, and we’re never going to root for anything from Chicago. That leaves LA, and our old buddy Joe T. Yeah, it’s LA, but no Yankee fan can genuinely root against Joe Torre AND Don Mattingly, especially with hometowner Manny doing his Manny thing (sorry Mr. Bay, we know Manny, and you’re no Manny.) James Loney just put a grand slam over the wall off an eratic Ryan Dempster. Go blue.

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  • This announcing team is dullsville. Their badness is not so much aggravating, backward thinking (a la Joe Morgan/Tim McCarver), but total lack of energy. Stockton’s call of the Loney slam was totally devoid of excitement. B0o

    YF October 1, 2008, 8:31 pm
  • Walked Lowe??!!

    rootbeerfloat October 1, 2008, 8:34 pm
  • Ron Darling, also has not charisma. But Stockton just gives NO DRAMA to the proceedings. It’s awful. And he’s always a beat behind the action, and then has a very factual delivery, giving no color to the events. He’s terrible. Also, is it just me or is the broadcast just a bit on the dark side? The TBS cameras/lighting just doesn’t seem that literally bright to me? Anybody out there feel the same way?

    YF October 1, 2008, 8:40 pm
  • Aramis Ramirez pounds one to the Ivy off Lowe to lead off the 6th. No sink on that ball.

    YF October 1, 2008, 8:43 pm
  • Manny! 5-2.

    YF October 1, 2008, 8:59 pm
  • YF roots for a team that fled New York and betrayed his home city, a team that has a local fan base that spends more time determining which SPF to bring to a game than to scoring that game, is being carried by a former archrival (yeah, he grew up in New York, so what?), over one of the oldest, storied teams in the game that plays at one of the greatest (if not THE) greatest yard in all of MLB?
    Lame. You should be ashamed.

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:01 pm
  • Is it my tv or does Wrigley have a higher shadow quotient than other parks? The light stanchions appear to cast almost no light into the stands, and the fans look nearly in darkness. Also, the contrast/shadow on the pitcher’s backside is stark, very dark. It’s almost like the lighting isn’t quite right, or at least very different from other parks. I am guessing the lighting retrofit (if it isn’t my telly) has something to do with it: there are no lights behind the outfield.

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:06 pm
  • More runs!
    Glad SF feels entitled enough to choose whom us YFs should root for. WRONG!

    YF October 1, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • Wow, Manny golfed that ball.

    Atheose October 1, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • You can root for whomever you want. Can’t stop you.
    But you should still be ashamed of yourself!

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • Jonathan Broxton is a very large man. He is almost shaped like a very tall trapezoid.

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • I agree about the lighting SF, and I think the downer broadcast crew, along with some not-great production decisions on the technical end accentuates the problem.

    YF October 1, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • Look, I’m rooting for the former NY team. At least they have SOME connection to our beloved Brooklyn. They have fantastic unis. (The Cubs wear pajamas.) I’ve always like Manny, and the fact that he spurned your beloved Sox and has since been RAKING only adds appeal. So, yeah. I’ll root for the Cubs next series. Maybe.

    YF October 1, 2008, 9:27 pm
  • I am hesitant to rely on the sound over-the-air, but Wrigley sounds like a graveyard. It’s as if it is game five and the Cubs are down by 11 runs, not game one. These fans should be drinking heavily and throwing heavy objects at the Dodgers, at least in spirit. It’s only game one, for heck’s sake!

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:27 pm
  • At least they have SOME connection to our beloved Brooklyn.
    That’s like saying the Indianapolis Colts have some connection to Charm City. Try finding a Baltimore resident who still has it in them to root for the Colts after what they did.

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:29 pm
  • I can’t stop laughing over that trapezoid comment, SF!
    30 minutes until Sox-O’clock!

    Atheose October 1, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • and the fact that he spurned your beloved Sox and has since been RAKING only adds appeal
    Ah, so it’s come to approving of players who beat up clubhouse guys, who practice insubordination, and fake injury! What standards you have!

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • 30 minutes until Sox-O’clock
    150 minutes until I am no longer in my thirties.
    Ugh.

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • I think the differences between the Dodgers move and the Colts move are pretty obvious. There are plenty of New Yorkers that still wear Brooklyn hats.
    Poor Cubs, tough way to start at home. Walking Derek Lowe twice is pretty damn pathetic. And Martin adds it on, 7-2.

    Atheose October 1, 2008, 9:35 pm
  • Nice SF! Hopefully the Angels will give you a birthday present, and choose to use long cuts of salami instead of wooden bats.
    Silly Californians.

    Atheose October 1, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Stockton with the daunting stat of the night: 24 of 28 Game One winners in DS have gone on to win the series. See you next year, Cubbies, if trends continue.

    SF October 1, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • That Sox lineup looks great, with the exception of Ellsbury leading off. I’d have gone with Coco.

    Atheose October 1, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • OH SNAP GREG MADDUX FOR MOP-UP DUTY!

    Atheose October 1, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • Jason Bay sure looked a heck of a lot like Manny Ramirez tonight. More so than Manny did, I’ll posit.

    Paul SF October 2, 2008, 1:27 am
  • you must be referring to the “clutchiness” of their respective homeruns paul, because when i checked the box score their lines were pretty similar…

    dc October 2, 2008, 9:34 am
  • its going to be a tight game but the dogers will come out on top and leave the cubs in their past, for sure

    joe October 2, 2008, 9:35 am
  • dodgers

    joe October 2, 2008, 9:37 am

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