Post-Season Gamers Everywhere!

In case anyone would like to comment on either the Twins-A’s (in top of the 8th, Oakland leads 4-2) or the Mets-Dodgers opening game set to start in a half hour, consider this a post-season all-purposes gamer thread. Watching the action and you want to share your thoughts? You’ve come to the right place. Comment away.

13 comments… add one
  • Um, what was that about Billy Beane’s shit and the playoffs? Paging Joe Morgan.

    YF October 4, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • Is there any way the A’s can mess this up now?

    Sam October 4, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Street’s trying to make it interesting. 3-0 to Castillo, two outs, Bartlett on first. There’s a strike.

    attackgerbil October 4, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Yes, Street can walk Castillo to bring Punto, the tying run, to the plate.

    attackgerbil October 4, 2006, 4:11 pm
  • YF, a joke, a joke. I was merely quoting Beane himself, who’s said that in moment of angst. It was a comment to explain why the Yanks would beat Oakland. I also don’t think Grady Little is a great manager of the bullpen. I did pick the A’s to beat the Twins this series after all.

    Nick-YF October 4, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • Punto pops out. A’s win 5-2. Looks grim for the Twin City Twins.

    attackgerbil October 4, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • I’ll be the first to admit that I thought Billy Beane a tad overrated, that the whole Moneyball thing turned into a hagiographic blizzard. He’s not overrated. But I still believe that his teams can only accomplish so much. I don’t think the A’s will win the World Series, and I am not sure Beane has the necessary means to build a team that can, though that’s obviously no fault of his own. I wonder what he could do with $25M more than he gets right now. I imagine quite a lot.
    (and for some reason I think that the A’s do benefit from being in a 4 team division, in my opinion, but that’s neither here nor there, and I can’t qualify that in the 2 seconds I have to post)
    Meanwhile, I wonder if the Twins should have been popping all those corks for winning the division. I believe that winning a wild card, just making the playoffs in the first place, is about the only thing really worth jumping up and down about, considering the successes of WC teams the last 5 or 6 years.

    SF October 4, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • This is the As, folks. They’ve been up 2-0 in ALDS’s before and blow them, in each case to one of our teams (2001 – Yanks, 2003 – Red Sox). Let’s see them nail it down first. They’re in good shape, sure.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 4, 2006, 4:39 pm
  • Fair point, SF. Maybe, barring freak circumstances, what Beane has/is done/doing in Oakland is the realistic limit of what a financially constrained team can relly do. Same for the Twins, Indians, Marlins etc. One day the stars may align (perhaps this year, with a flawed Yankee rotation and a AAAA NL) and they’ll win it, but otherwise, they’ll be content with being a consistent 90-win team who gets a shot at the playoffs most years.

    Sam October 4, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • From Baseball Musings:
    “Update: I can’t believe what I just saw. Martin singles off the wall in the rightfield corner. The ball bounds straight to Green, who makes a perfect throw to the plate to nail Kent. But J.D. Drew was running behind Kent, and he gets tagged out as well! Lo Duca didn’t see Drew at first, and tagged him at the last second. Drew wasn’t trying to sneak in, he was waved in.
    Martin ends up at second, and Anderson drives him in to make the score 1-0 Dodgers. After an intentional walk, all five batters in the inning have reached base.
    Update: Anderson’s hit was a double.
    Update: Maine strikes out Lowe to end the inning.
    I noted that the Dodgers didn’t seem to score enough runs given their stats. Dodgers fans, did the team lose a lot of runners to base running mistakes this season?”

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 4, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • I call BS on the limitations of the As. Were that true, the Marlins could’ve have won in 2003. But they did.
    The As may be disadvantaged financially, but they certainly can win it all. This is baseball. Get into the playoffs and anything can happen.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 4, 2006, 4:44 pm
  • just noticed this but ESPN is promoting this post season for everyone to “root against the yankees”. wow.

    Seth October 4, 2006, 6:26 pm
  • As if people didn’t already?

    Rob (Middletown, CT) October 5, 2006, 10:50 am

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