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  • #144517
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    Brian, thanks for that Petticoat Junction video link. Watching that took me back to my youth. Nice trivia on Green Acres actually being a spin-off of Petticoat Junction rather than the other way around as I had surmised. It is rare that a spin-off turns out to be a better show than the show that spawned it, but I do believe Green Acres was the superior show.

    Bicyclemike, thanks for pointing out that Oliver’s wife was Eva Gabor, not Zsa Zsa. My apologies to Eva. I’m sure she got tired of Zsa Zsa always getting more publicity.

    Sam Drucker, lol. I had completely forgotten about Sam Drucker 🙂 Thanks again Brian.

    #144518
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    The Dodgers out-did us against the Braves. We hit them for ten (10) runs in the first inning of the 5th game last year. And now the Dodgers put up eleven (11) against them in the top of the first this year.

    I am going to go out on a limb here and say the Dodgers win this game.

    r/Esteemed Rat

    #144530
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    Daytons throwing motion looks like Bumgarner

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    #144534
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    jj said:

    Me too, no off days tests your entire roster. WSH won the World Series by throwing three SP’s (34.1 IP) more than the rest of their roster (28.2 IP) because the format allowed them too.

    Fair observation, but if my memory serves me correctly, the Cardinals benefitted from the rain/extra days in both 2006 and 2011.

    #144536
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    In their last 6 innings of play, the Dodgers have outscored the Braves 22-3. Yet they still trail 2 games to 0 in the series…..though I think it’s pretty safe to call the series 2-1 now, even though they are just in the 4th frame. If LA blows a 15-1 lead, it would have to rank #1 in MLB comebacks. Maybe this question should best be handled by our good friend Skip and the gang over at the esteemed Elias Sports Bureau. And a big THANK YOU to UCONN, Brian, Tinky, and BicycleMike for that walk down memory lane with the Green Acres and Petticoat Junction nostalgia! They sure don’t make them like they used to.

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    Me too, no off days tests your entire roster. WSH won the World Series by throwing three SP’s (34.1 IP) more than the rest of their roster (28.2 IP) because the format allowed them too.

    In 2001 Arizona won the world series with Randy Johnson and/or Curt Schilling pitching in five of the seven games. It was ridiculous.

    #144590
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    I like the pinch-hit, pitching change strategy of the NL w/out a DH. I also like when the benches and middle relief pens have an outcome on a series.

    With off days, where a top three pitchers can be used more heavily, it seems more AL like.

    I can’t remember how rain and off days affected the STL series you mentioned, you’re probably right, but everything isn’t about just the Cardinals for me. A deep roster is an advantage over 162 games, I’d prefer the postseason format highlighted that too, more like a four game series does during the season.

    #144617
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    I can’t stand the Braves, but man Freddie Freeman can hit. He just doubled in Acuna. Kershaw is leaking oil. 2-1 Braves in the bottom of the 6th. As I’m typing Ozuna doubles in Freeman (Ozuna homered earlier); now Braves up 3-1.

    Roberts gives Kershaw the hook. Nobody out. Dodgers are wobbly.

    #144618
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    Kershaw’s mediocre (at best) post season play will keep him out of Cooperstown.

    #144619
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    Seeing Snitker in the Braves dugout rekindles shades of Bobby Cox……and that rocking back-n-forth pitching coach sitting next to Bobby. I want to say his name was Leo Mazilli?

    #144620
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    Kershaw’s mediocre (at best) post season play will keep him out of Cooperstown.

    I can’t see any way that Kershaw misses out on the HOF, but if he was borderline, his postseason results could be the difference.

    #144621
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    No. Kershaw won the MVP award as a pitcher, has three Cy Young Awards, won the NL ERA title five times and has eight All-Star selections. In the post-season heading into tonight, he is 11-11, 4.23.

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    Yep, his post season blues will definitely cost him enshrinement. As well it should. The Hall is for the very best. And any candidate who couldn’t come through in playoff competition, should be disqualified. If we were talking about a superstar player with just one or two hum-drum post season performances, that can be overlooked. But someone with the post season sample space of Kershaw, that’s a huge factor towards possible enshrinement banishment.

    #144625
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    Marcel at it again tonight.

    #144626
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Sorry, Pugs it ain’t not happening. Blaming this load of postseason baggage failure on Kershaw isn’t fair.

    #144627
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    The Dodgers are cheap. If they had gone out and signed Cole, they would have won the NCLS by now. They deserve what’s happening to them for letting the Yankees push them around during the 2019-2020 offseason. If they’re serious about winning, they need to open up their wallet, belly up to the bar, and spend some money on pitching.

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    Pugs, Leo Mazzone. You crossed him with Lee Mazzilli, who had a decent career in the 70s and 80s, mostly with the Mets. Leo’s rocking was eye catching.

    #144629
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    $220 MM-plus payroll is cheap?

    #144630
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    Mudville:

    I can only assume that you’re joking.

    #144638
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    Friday night action ahead. Braves and Rays could clinch. Dodgers and Astros trying to stay alive.

    #144653
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    This Dodger group reminds me of the Braves teams from the 1990’s. They can win their division every year but can’t win the big one. The Braves team with Glavine, Maddux, and Smoltz won their division 14 out of 15 years from 1991-2005 but only won the world series once.

    #144661
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    Losing a Kershaw-Wilson matchup is a gut punch for LA. I thought I could see it in their eyes as the last few innings unfolded.

    #144662
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    Sort of like the Cardinals losing a Flaherty vs. one reliever per inning matchup. And that was an elimination game. At least the Dodgers still have a chance to recover.

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    #144708
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    Perhaps this was taken out of context, but if not, wow…

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