MLB on FOX Saturday Baseball Open Thread

Saturday, April 19, 2008

(posted by One More Dying Quail)


Your starting pitchers for today's regional FOX games:

Jake Westbrook (Cleveland) vs. Nick Blackburn (Minnesota)
Chad Billingsley (Los Angeles Dodgers) vs. Chuck James (Atlanta)
Oliver Perez (New York Mets) vs. Jamie Moyer (Philadelphia)

As noted in the previous post, most of the country, about 47%, will have the Dodgers-Braves game. I'm one of the lucky 32% that gets to see Mets-Phillies (presumably - my son has already changed the channel once. Apparently, he really wants to watch the Spanish channel today. On mute) - I wonder if today will be the day Jamie Moyer finally crumbles into dust and blows away on a gentle breeze.

I'll be here and there all afternoon, so add anything good in the comments (from any of the three games) and I'll update when possible.

Mazzone: "(Blackburn) has to stay aggressive. You don't want to pitch prevent defense." - anonymous

Mazzone is absolutely right. You always want to stay with the 4-3 when you have a lead.

I wish I was getting the Mets game. Eric Karros is possibly the blandest color guy I've ever listened to. - Signal to Noise

If Eric Karros is more bland than Leo Mazzone, then that's an accomplishment. - Rick James Bible Owner

Continuing the Chipper Jones love fest in the Cle-Min game for some reason, the topic of ball players having candy bars came up:

Vasgersian: "Did you have any candy bar players besides Aaron?"
Mazzone: "All we had was 'Chicks Dig The Long Ball.'"
Vasgersian: "Chipper should have had a candy bar."
Mazzone: "Chipper's going into the Hall of Fame. He'll take that over a candy bar." - anonymous

I know this is an MLB thread, but Breen, Jackson, and Van Gundy are on fire today with Suns-Spurs.

Van Gundy: "If I'm Popovich, I'd rip Oberto's head off in film study tomorrow for that. You know Shaq hesitates at the line. A lane violation! That's basic preparation!"
Breen: "Rip his head off?"
Van Gundy: "Well, not literally, just in the film room."
Jackson: "I've been there, he would actually do it." - Signal to Noise

The NBA! Where Amazing* Happens!

*The category of "Amazing" has been expanded to include premeditated decapitation.

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 3:33 PM

12 Comments:

Why am I watching the Mets/Phillies? I live in Boston there are no NL teams anywhere near me.

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 4:01:00 PM  

Mazzone: "(Blackburn) has to stay aggressive. You don't want to pitch prevent defense."

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 4:14:00 PM  

"the best scouting report is the guy your catching" TM,

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

I wish I was getting the Mets game. Eric Karros is possibly the blandest color guy I've ever listened to.

Signal to Noise said...
Apr 19, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

Was that Karros who actually made the pre-game comment that "Chipper Jones is one of the most underrated players of the past 20 years?"

Oh, really?

eddie said...
Apr 19, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

If Eric Karros is more bland than Leo Mazzone, then that's an accomplishment.

Apr 19, 2008, 4:58:00 PM  

Continuing the Chipper Jones love fest in the Cle-Min game for some reason, the topic of ball players having candy bars came up:

Vasgersian: "Did you have any candy bar players besides Aaron?"
Mazzone: "All we had was 'Chicks Dig The Long Ball.'"
Vasgersian: "Chipper should have had a candy bar."
Mazzone: "Chipper's going into the Hall of Fame. He'll take that over a candy bar."

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 5:34:00 PM  

I know this is an MLB thread, but Breen, Jackson, and Van Gundy are on fire today with Suns-Spurs.

Van Gundy: "If I'm Popovich, I'd rip Oberto's head off in film study tomorrow for that. You know Shaq hesitates at the line. A lane violation! That's basic preparation!"
Breen: "Rip his head off?"
Van Gundy: "Well, not literally, just in the film room."
Jackson: "I've been there, he would actually do it."

Signal to Noise said...
Apr 19, 2008, 5:34:00 PM  

god I can't stand the San AnBoringo Spurs- I really hope Phoenix will end up winning the series

Mark B said...
Apr 19, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

OMG McCarver is comparing Charlie Manuel to Robert E Lee, and other southern generals. Amazing stuff

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 6:36:00 PM  

Talking about Jake Westbrook and certain similarities to Greg Maddux,
Vasgersian discussed Westbrook's home state:

"Being from Georgia, this is like coming home."

Uh Matt, the game is in Minnesota. I'm pretty sure Minnesota is not Georgia.

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

Tim McCarver still talking about the collaspe. Is he still mad at them for firing him years ago? What is Buck's excuse for missing the game? Kenny Albert if the Devils forced a Game 6 would probably not even be available for that game.

Anonymous said...
Apr 20, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

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