ALCS Game Six Open Thread Live-Blog Thingy

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I'm going to be putting some of the McCarverisms and Buckisms in this spot tonight, and you never know.....a live-blog could break out at any moment. I'll be starting around 8:30 so I'll see you then.

Cheers!

Joe and Tim are being awfully quiet to start this game. I'm already sleepy.

Red Sox have something working in the first, and Joe and Tim are fighting the Boston crowd. Man they are loud.

Holy shit! Tim actually gave me some sound analysis. He completely stole the Indians' signs. They were working on the second signal, and Tim got it dead on. I'm shocked.

"How can he continue to lay off those pitches just of the plate?!?"- Tim McCarver

The ball actually almost hit the ground. Also, A+ to the Boston fans for starting the "Fausto! Fausto!" chant.

JD Drew with the Grand Slam just as I was getting ready to type that the only way he could get an RBI was by a walk. Dagger Cleveland.....dag....ger.

Victor Martinez picks up a run with a moon shot to right, and Cleveland isn't out of it yet.


"Sizemore rips it into right field...didn't hit it hard."- Joe Buck (Via StealthBeagle)

"That's a pitch he would normally hammer"- Tim McCarver (On a fastball on the paint outside for a pull hitter? Don't think so Tim.....Via Anon)

"Betancourt has been unhittable...only one hit this ALCS."- Joe Buck

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 6:54 PM

70 Comments:

Fair, foul, I need to count my toes...

22pitch

hollywood wags said...
Oct 20, 2007, 8:28:00 PM  

Baseball sucks in the last 10 years.

Meatwad said...
Oct 20, 2007, 8:33:00 PM  

Seriously, does anybody watch any regular season games?

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 8:48:00 PM  

Well, this game is over...if Romo were playing I'd say they have a chance.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 8:53:00 PM  

Tonight, redemption is spelled D-R-E-W.

Oct 20, 2007, 8:53:00 PM  

so when's game 7?
sunday or monday?

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 8:54:00 PM  

I'm expecting the Rapture to begin any day now.

I mean, J.D. Drew getting a clutch hit is one of the signs of the apocalypse on my list right here.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 20, 2007, 8:56:00 PM  

Amazingly Awful Announcing moment from the pregame show:

Jeanne Zelasko to Troy Tulowitzki: "You're even focused in your interviews!"

Honestly, she makes a great point. I can't tell you the number of times I've seen a professional athlete lose focus, forget he's being interviewed, and just wander off.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:01:00 PM  

That was an effing blast...and I love how he took an hour to get around the bases.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:01:00 PM  

It's tomorrow Anon.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:05:00 PM  

What is a uniformed police man doing sitting on the Indians dugout bench? Fox showed him right before going to commercial.

zac said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:06:00 PM  

"Tape measure shot to right"?

It's 302 down the right field line at Fenway. Pretty sure Martinez's homer can't be described as a "tape measure shot".

Oct 20, 2007, 9:07:00 PM  

Should Perry Ferrell feel his career is over after appearing with Fiddy, or should Fiddy fear getting shot for singing with the dude from Jane's Addiction?

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:07:00 PM  

Are you saying it's not a tape measure shot because you already know how far it traveled due to the park's dimensions and using a tape measure would just be overkill?

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:10:00 PM  

No, he's saying that there's not a long enough tape measure for that blast.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:14:00 PM  

I guess it depends on how you define a "tape measure shot".

I tend to think of it as something in the 450+ range. The right field line is 302, so that one probably went what, 350-400 feet at best? The description just doesn't fit, in my opinion.

If anyone has the estimated distance and I'm way off, then I'm way off. My bad.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:18:00 PM  

De Muth's strike zone is smaller than the list of Tim McCarver accurate statements.

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:21:00 PM  

I'm with OMDQ with this one. Drew's shot was further than that one. You don't normally break that out until it's pushing 450.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:22:00 PM  

2 on, no out, why the eff to they not bunt them over to 2nd and 3rd?

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:23:00 PM  

Well, that would have scored a run if they had sacrificed bunted...that's why the Rockies are gonna win no matter who they play.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

No calling out of Sizemore or Wedge there? Just cost them a run on a sac fly

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:26:00 PM  

"Without hearing it, you can almost FEEL what Terry Francona and John Farrell are talking about down there.................................................................how long should we go with Schilling?"

Oct 20, 2007, 9:27:00 PM  

You don't bunt with Grady the Great, this is the AL baby!

I also don't have any further comment on tape-measure homers. I'll quit trying to be funny now (that right there's a lie).

I also feel that it's time for me to admit it: I'm looking forward to FrankTV.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:27:00 PM  

that's the second pitch they have shown that was called a strike that wasn't, according to the robot.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:28:00 PM  

"that's a pitch he would normally hammer"

On a fastball on the paint outside for a pull hitter? Don't think so Tim.

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:30:00 PM  

Adam, I have a feeling I'll check FrankTV out. That's the good thing about TBS's coverage being done so early - by the time the show premieres, we might have forgotten how annoying the continuous ads were.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:32:00 PM  

Looking for a balk to be called because he doesn't pause before the pitch.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:35:00 PM  

"Keep falling behind hitters you turn mules into racehorses"

Interesting

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:36:00 PM  

"There's only one World Series, there's only one Fall Classic, there's only one...OCTOBER."

This might have been said by someone previously, but shouldn't somebody tell Fox's advertising people that the World Series and the Fall Classic are the same exact thing?

Saying them back to back like that just makes them look exceptionally stupid. That's some horribly lazy writing.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:36:00 PM  

And I don't care what Drew did last time...the best bet is to sacrifice bunt to move the runners...if they don't, then I hope he hits into a triple play.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:37:00 PM  

JD Drew earning his 14 million tonight

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:38:00 PM  

they made me eat shit, huh?

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:38:00 PM  

dummy, I'm not sure we'll see many sacrifices tonight. Not sure about Wedge, but I know Francona is like a lot of other managers and doesn't really embrace the "sacrifice and play for one run" philosophy.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:40:00 PM  

I could measure a bunt with a tape measure. If someone would hold the other end at the plate.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:40:00 PM  

Adam, that's funny right there.

If Joe Buck says that "this is the best night of the season for J.D. Drew" or something to that effect, one more time, I can't be held responsible for my actions.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:42:00 PM  

You'd get more sounds of the game putting a microphone on Manny's butt than from Royce Clayton.

Using Royce Clayton for a feature is like taking your cousin to prom... ever other option has been exhausted.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

yea OMDQ, I agree...it's crazy how different the NL and AL are. More often than not, the sacrifice is the better bet, but I guess I'll just keep yelling at my television until they hear me.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

Frankie Muniz sighting. Wait, that's Ellsbury.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:45:00 PM  

Looks like this is going to be a repeat of game 1...how boring.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:45:00 PM  

My wife: "Um, if they don't win this game..."

Me: "...Boston will burn."

Sad thing is, neither of us was joking.

Oct 20, 2007, 9:49:00 PM  

Lugo and Drew with 7 RBI's

I fear for what tragedy is about to strike the earth in punishment

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:50:00 PM  

Curt is gonna be like, 90 years old by the time he gets back to the mound.

Man, does this pitcher suck.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:52:00 PM  

Bad News Bears

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:53:00 PM  

That was a better header than I have ever seen in soccer.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:54:00 PM  

i like how neither announcer is willing to concede that youk put his head in front of the throw on purpose.

Lozo said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:55:00 PM  

yet buck knows garko was surprised that was a fair ball. i wish i was an announcer.

Lozo said...
Oct 20, 2007, 9:58:00 PM  

These Indian pitchers suck...bring on "Wild Thang"!

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:00:00 PM  

Since the game is boring, I'll let you in on a little Cowboys game.

Since Brett Favre is "The Old Romo," every QB is an adjective Romo.

Matt Flynn: The Coonass Romo
Brandon Cox: The Frail Romo
Vince Young: The Black Romo
Brady: The Big-Hair Romo

There, now see how many Romo's YOU can come up with.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

Matt LionHeart: The Sucky Romo
Hassleback: The Bald Romo
Vick: The Dog-killing Romo

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:23:00 PM  

Trent Green: The Concussed Romo
Terry Bradshaw: The Married 4X Romo
Aikman: The Homo Romo

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:25:00 PM  

Holly the fat girl on ESPN is The Ugly Erin

Tracy Wolfson: The Brunette Erin

SIDETRACKED:

Mike Patrick: It's normally so loud in here that I can't hear the other voices in my head.

I guess that means we can expect more questions about Brittney and your other favorite pop stars in the second half.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:27:00 PM  

The Homo Romo is Jeff Garcia.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:28:00 PM  

Quinn: The Kawk-Loving Romo

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:30:00 PM  

Terry Bradshaw: The old, senile Romo
Ryan Leaf: The psychotic Romo

On second thought, this is the psychotic Romo:
http://intellectualize.org/images/screenshot638.gif

keyser soze said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:32:00 PM  

I said Aikman because of that D-bag, uhhh, can't even remember his name, that insinuated that Aikman couldn't be honest about his sexuality...but Garcia is a good one too.

As far as Quinn goes...either that, or "The Village People Romo".

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:32:00 PM  

FYI: Tommy Potatotown kicking the FG there instead of punching it in for the TD is going to bite Auburn in the ass

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

Cutler: The Wanna Be Romo
Harrington: The Wanna Be Romo
Leftwich: The Wanna Be Romo
Jake Plummer: The Retired Romo

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  

Heading into the 4th:
Michigan 17
Illinois 17

GO ILLINI (PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

fear the zook said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:36:00 PM  

"Three plays by the Cleveland infield!" - Joe Buck

Was he implying that Peralta's play was good?

Oct 20, 2007, 10:36:00 PM  

I think they just admitted that a sacrifice would have been the best bet, even if they didn't say it explicitley.

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:41:00 PM  

Sacrifices are for heathens!

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:42:00 PM  

So are prostitutes, but I'm not dogging you!

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:44:00 PM  

I reckon I'm a heathen.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:50:00 PM  

I see XXX when they show the lights...subliminal messaging, anyone?

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:54:00 PM  

ABC: Commercial, bumper music.
Brent: There's some good pubs in this town.

I guess this means he won't be hitting the beer-bong in his back seat this evening in Champaign, err, Champaine, errr, Leitch-Town

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 10:58:00 PM  

I won't listen to any puss that says how to eat my Nachos Bell-Grande when he's married to an emo skank.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 11:03:00 PM  

On Hester: He's got short squatty legs, but you can't under estimate the size of his heart.

Color Dude: You cannot underestimate the size of his hands.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 11:16:00 PM  

Brent: Did the brouhaha with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday Night mean we're no longer allowed on his show?

Kirk: eh, too drunk to transcribe, but it was a good exchange.

Adam said...
Oct 20, 2007, 11:18:00 PM  

The LSU/Auburn game is much better

dummy said...
Oct 20, 2007, 11:33:00 PM  

I know the live blog is deader than Bear Bryant, but the Colonel's famous bowl is about to give me the famous shits.

Adam said...
Oct 21, 2007, 12:15:00 AM  

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