October 8, 2019 at 8:21 pm #110812
Rat!October 8, 2019 at 9:25 pm #110815CardsFanInChiTownParticipantFree
Rat…. no no no!
Anyone else think the Rays stadium is just an odd setup? I can’t figure out one exact thing, and can’t recall ever actually watching a game where there are people actually in the seats.
It sort of reminds me of the dark and coldness of the Expos old stadium.
October 8, 2019 at 10:53 pm #110818Euro DandyParticipantFree
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Lol at Pham. In the post-game interview he was asked if he’d like to thank anyone for helping him to get to where he is today. He said yes, he could thank some people, but he just wanted to thank himself. He thanked himself for doing things like playing catch with himself by throwing balls against a wall.October 9, 2019 at 6:36 am #110827
I know it’s a longshot, but if both LA and Houston come up short at home in their Game 5’s and we upend Atlanta, the path becomes immeasurable less obstructed for our Birds to win it all. Let’s be totally real, there’s simply no way that our Cardinals are going to muster enough offense vs those all of those future Hall of Fame starters occupying the Dodger and Astro rotations. With LA, Atlanta and Houston sitting on the sidelines, my pick to win the WS would not be who I originally selected ( Yankees ), but rather the Nats, who would seem to be a team of destiny. Who ever would have thought the 2019 World Series winner would be one of these 4 teams……the Rays, Yanks, Nats or St. Louis Cardinals?October 9, 2019 at 7:04 am #110829Minuteman3ParticipantFree
<EuroDandy wrote: Lol at Pham. In the post-game interview he was asked if he’d like to thank anyone for helping him to get to where he is today. He said yes, he could thank some people, but he just wanted to thank himself. He thanked himself for doing things like playing catch with himself by throwing balls against a wall.>
Yep, that’s Team Tommy. In love with himself and no longer a Cardinal – thankfully.October 9, 2019 at 7:11 am #110831Minuteman3ParticipantFree
I see that Tampa uses the ‘opener’ pitcher quite frequently. The result last night points out a real deficiency in the way MLB is determining won/loss records for pitchers. The first pitcher for Tampa allowed one hit and struck out 3 in 1.2 innings of work. He left with the Rays leading 3-0. The second pitcher gave up two hits and pitched two innings. He got the win but also left with the score 3-0. Now I am sure we can show thousands of cases where a pitchers W/L record is not really indicative of his actual performances. It would appear that the requirement for a pitcher to go 5 complete innings from the beginning to get a win needs to go away – but won’t because think of all those asterisks they would have to put on the old records…..LOLOctober 9, 2019 at 9:14 am #110851
Whether the Rays advance or not they are pretty amazing. To do what they do on a tiny $60M payroll is astounding. They have to have one of the best FO’s in the game. I have read often that you don’t ever want to trade with the Rays because you will lose, not to mention what they do with player development.October 9, 2019 at 9:15 am #110852bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
I am a broken record on Pham, but I would love to have him back. He would give us exactly what we need – offense.
The non-baseball stuff does not bother me, unless of course it is illegal or hurts your game. Pham’s personality may not be in line with what a lot of people would want – he is certainly non-PC in a baseball sense. But give me that determination and drive on the field any day. I don’t have to be his best friend, and if he helps my team win, I’ll take him.October 9, 2019 at 9:45 am #110856
However, only the Cards (and now the Rays) know the full details of what it means to employ Pham and knowing both the good and bad, they preferred to part ways with him. In 2018, Pham had been in a season-long slide, but his game bounced back after the trade, in a new location. Just maybe the change was best for all.October 9, 2019 at 10:42 am #11085914NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
I’d like to see TB win this one game winner takes all.
Vegas Insider: TB +220 HOU -260
MGM/Mirage TB +220 HOU -260
BetAmerica TB +225 HOU – 263
I still have negative feelings about the data scandal.
October 9, 2019 at 7:35 pm #111028bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
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I imagine Cole will get things right for the Astros and they will win rather easily. Would love to see the upset though.
I believe the Rays have tried to get a new stadium deal worked out in the past, but have not been able to get it done. What they need is a stadium that is great to go to regardless of the team’s standing. Something like the Giants have would be great for them, an open air stadium near the bay.October 10, 2019 at 9:10 pm #111145RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Its going to be another Yankees/Astros ALCS. Houston with a 6-1 lead in the last of the 8th. Should be quite entertaining.
As a Redbird fan I am hoping for a Yankees ALCS title.
r/Esteemed RatOctober 11, 2019 at 9:43 am #111161
I agree Rat. I have always wanted to witness a Cardinal/Yankee World Series. The last one was 1964 which was a couple of years before my time. Maybe this is the year.October 12, 2019 at 11:27 am #111375
Aaron Hicks is back from injury, knocking Luke Voit off the Yankees’ ALCS roster.
New York Yankees Announce 2019 ALCS Roster. Additionally, the Yankees have reinstated OF Aaron Hicks from the 60-day injured list and designated RHP David Hale for assignment. pic.twitter.com/mjXDdbFW1h
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) October 12, 2019October 12, 2019 at 10:07 pm #111462
Talk about a home field disadvantage of late. Dodgers getting beat at home in Game 5 and the Twins losing their series finale at home vs NY. We all know what happened to Atlanta in their Game 5 at home and to the team that lambasted them in their first 2 games of the NLCS…..yet once again at home. And tonight in Houston, the Astros have yet to tickle home plate in a 7-0 Yankee ballgame in the 9th. Home field just may not be what its cracked up to be.October 13, 2019 at 12:20 pm #111492
Yanks are 4-0 this postseason so far. They are looking like a machine right now.October 14, 2019 at 12:07 am #111518
Carlos Correa walk off homer in the 11th evens the series. Heading to NY for Tuesday.
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