42 thoughts on “World Series Game 4 – Liveblogging Right Now!

    1. Anyone have a replay/gif/vine of that play? I was out cleaning up our candy bucket and missed it. And MLB.com only has the Lovato national anthem and Conforto’s first HR up as videos (well done MLBAM).

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      1. His momentum started a split second too early, and his foot was coming up. The question is can you see day light between his foot and the bag – you can not, so they let the call stand. But IMO, there is no way his foot could have gone forward that mush and stayed on the bag

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      1. One for when Harold says something about he’s concerned about pitch selection during a situation where he doesn’t need to be will probably come into play somehow.

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        1. Every time Joe Buck gets a player’s name completely wrong. If it were a drinking game, I’d be drunk by the fifth inning.

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      2. I’ve been watching the international broadcast all series, because I know how awful Buck and Harold are. Vasgersian and Smoltz aren’t every going to be confused for the best in the business, but they are light years beyond the overstuffed asshole broadcast team.

        “There’s no tomorrow” — Sure there is. There just won’t be any major league baseball being played.

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        1. I like listening to Matt and Smoltzie. Even if they sometimes say or do some goofy stuff, I do end up learning some new information i didn’t have before, which is what I want from my commentary guys.

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        2. Yeah, they aren’t bad at all. The whole international presentation is far superior. It’s just the two of them all game….no extra loud-mouths in the booth, no needless “sideline” reporters that add nothing. It’s just a leaner, smoother, better broadcast.

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      3. Big Fly… Running putting the pressure…Pass the Baton…Big League At-bats…Harold: “No. I’m sorry.”…so-and-so team is DOWN…Sacrifice…Jeter…George Brett…Doc Gooden…Never quit…There is no quit…Bought in…Relentless…So many weapons…Making pitches…Barrel of the bat…You need to get down…see ya tomorrow night…BINGO!

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      4. Smoltz changed right around the time of HOF induction. Maybe it was those awful Ford infomercials he made with Frank Thomas. Maybe it’s a coincidence. I am a fan of Smoltz, and he was so wise and fresh on MLB network when he started. But the HOF seemed to lift a weight off his shoulders, and started getting looser and more long-winded while killing time calling games. I think he’s great, but he needs trust himself that he rocks and that less is more. Matt’s great, but his silly things he yells during big plays is pretty shticky. They, together, are a much better ride than the Buck Team Fiasco.

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  1. I don’t know how you let yourself get doubled off there.

    Cespedes may have been a huge part of getting the Mets to the playoffs, but he hasn’t done much of shit since they started.

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    1. It’s almost like when a guy plays out of his mind for a month…that he isn’t suddenly a different player, he just had a good month….or in Murphy’s case, a good 10 games.

      The over-the-top narratives when a guy has a great streak, especially in the post season are both predictable and hilarious.

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      1. Worst year for a fan of a specific team that didn’t make it. Great year for a fan of the sport in general. Lots of teams who rarely make the playoffs made it in, the big money teams went down fast, and a WS between two teams who hadn’t had one in almost 30 years each. And the smaller market team appears likely to win the WS.

        Really, this is an absolutely awesome counter narrative to all the bullshit about baseball dying due to big money. And the ratings have been fantastic, they even beat out the debates!

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      2. No, worst year ever for me — and if KC were to win the Series, it would just be the capstone on this pile of shit 2015.

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      3. Meh, I care about the health of the sport, and from that perspective this was one of the all time great seasons and finales. I’m sorry you are incapable of seeing past your own personal loyalties.

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      4. This is the Twins part of me: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Royals. Twins are flawed but finally fun again, and there was a bit of
        schadenfreude over the strange, precipitous dismantling of the Tigers. Cleveland and The Sox (get it?) were fun. So it was easy: Royals were close last year and that was fun times. A final score of 1,000 to 900 reasons to like either Mets and Royals gave it to the Royals.
        AL Central Represent! j/k
        I’m in Dodgerland and I knew my smurfs wouldn’t stand a chance against any of these teams, which the Mets series proved. Could really just enjoy baseball this year.

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  2. Insta-thoughts.

    3 major chokes.
    Put the ball in play.
    Having fun seems to work.
    If you are going to go with the closer for 5 outs, you do it when the tying run has reached..
    The jerk-bags won.
    The jerk-bags lost.

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  3. Poor Daniel Murphy. All along he thought he was doing God’s work and then – pffftttt – he’s the series schmo. Kinda reminds me of the story of the priest who just doesn’t feel like handling confession this Sunday so he calls in sick and goes to play golf. Up on the cloud, St. Peter is watching the one who wears his shoes changing into golf cleats. He turns to one of the two greatest guys in the universe, that great guy upstairs, and says, hey, you see what we got here? And the Big Guy says of course, I see everything. Don’t worry. I got it. And as they watch, the priest swats a hole in one. St. Peter turns to the boss with a curious expression. Don’t worry, says the Big Guy. I told you I got it. And of course the priest swats another hole in one. And then another. St. Peter says, look, I know you have a plan. You always have a plan. But I just don’t get this one. And the Big Guy just winks and asks rhetorically, “who is he gonna tell?”

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