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Fenway
09-29-2011, 01:25 AM
Could be a repeat of 2006 when Tigers knocked the Yanks out.

DSpivack
09-29-2011, 01:28 AM
Tigers.

While Verlander is Cy Young and might even be MVP, I think Doug Fister is who makes a real difference in this series.

I'm not impressed with the Yankees pitching staff, seems like mediocrity after Sabathia. Although the Tigers' rotation might be even less impressive than the Yankees, I think Fister could be the good #2 guy that makes the difference in this series. Could Ivan Nova? Possibly, but I wouldn't bet on it.

WhiteSox5187
09-29-2011, 01:34 AM
Tigers.

While Verlander is Cy Young and might even be MVP, I think Doug Fister is who makes a real difference in this series.

I'm not impressed with the Yankees pitching staff, seems like mediocrity after Sabathia. Although the Tigers' rotation might be even less impressive than the Yankees, I think Fister could be the good #2 guy that makes the difference in this series. Could Ivan Nova? Possibly, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Fister is what makes the Tigers' staff more impressive. The Yankees don't have a real number two starter. After the Tigers second start you get as much mediocrity as the Yankees but Verlander is waiting for that deciding game. The Tigers are very dangerous in a short series.

DSpivack
09-29-2011, 01:43 AM
Fister is what makes the Tigers' staff more impressive. The Yankees don't have a real number two starter. After the Tigers second start you get as much mediocrity as the Yankees but Verlander is waiting for that deciding game. The Tigers are very dangerous in a short series.

Freddy Garcia is starting Game 3 for the Yankees. Freddy Garcia!

Mohoney
09-29-2011, 01:46 AM
Tigers.

While Verlander is Cy Young and might even be MVP, I think Doug Fister is who makes a real difference in this series.

I'm not impressed with the Yankees pitching staff, seems like mediocrity after Sabathia. Although the Tigers' rotation might be even less impressive than the Yankees, I think Fister could be the good #2 guy that makes the difference in this series. Could Ivan Nova? Possibly, but I wouldn't bet on it.

I think the Yankees will tattoo Doug Fister in game 2, much like the laundry list of Twins starters that have put up good regular season numbers and ran into a buzzsaw come playoff time.

doublem23
09-29-2011, 01:55 AM
Freddy Garcia is starting Game 3 for the Yankees. Freddy Garcia!

The amazing thing abut that is that the Yankees pitching has been statistically pretty good this year. They were third in the AL in RA/G. I don't ****ing get it.

PKalltheway
09-29-2011, 02:11 AM
I hope I'm wrong, but New York in four. Verlander will win Game 1, and the Yankees will take the next three.

Soxman219
09-29-2011, 02:17 AM
I honestly think Verlander might lose it here.

StillMissOzzie
09-29-2011, 03:25 AM
I've hated the Yankees for as long as I can remember. C'mon Tigers!

SMO
:gulp:

tstrike2000
09-29-2011, 07:36 AM
Tigers.

While Verlander is Cy Young and might even be MVP, I think Doug Fister is who makes a real difference in this series.

I'm not impressed with the Yankees pitching staff, seems like mediocrity after Sabathia. Although the Tigers' rotation might be even less impressive than the Yankees, I think Fister could be the good #2 guy that makes the difference in this series. Could Ivan Nova? Possibly, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Absolutely, 8-1 since being acquired from Seattle. Having those two guys pitching bodes well from Detroit right now.

dwitt76
09-29-2011, 08:47 AM
Come on Detroit, dont pull a twins.

aryzner
09-29-2011, 09:54 AM
Unfortunately I'm going with the Yankees in 4.

SOXSINCE'70
09-29-2011, 01:27 PM
Freddy Garcia is starting Game 3 for the Yankees. Freddy Garcia!

BTW,Game 3 is a road game.And fans of the 2005 White Sox know
that Garcia was truly the "King Of The Road"* (game) for the Sox in 2005.

Take it for what it's worth.

*- "King Of The Road" hit number 1 on the Billboard hot 100 for Roger Miller in 1965.It quickly became his signature song.

beasly213
09-29-2011, 01:29 PM
Yankees will sweep a close series. I know it's not going to be easy to beat Verlander but I just have a feeling the Yankees will get just enough to win 3-2 or something along those lines against him.

SOXSINCE'70
09-29-2011, 01:30 PM
Absolutely, 8-1 since being acquired from Seattle. Having those two guys pitching bodes well from Detroit right now.

The questions now become:

1. What happens if (GOD FORBID) Verlander loses game 1?
2. Which Max Scherzer shows up for this series?

sox1970
09-29-2011, 01:34 PM
I think the Tigers beat them quickly. 3 or 4 games.

SOXSINCE'70
09-29-2011, 01:36 PM
I'll take the Yankmees in a 3 game sweep.

They won't tattoo Verlander, but they'll outlast him by a score of 2-1 or 3-2.Fister, however, will get
tattooed,putting the Tiggers in an 0-2 hole.Once they play at Comerica,the Yanks will outslug
the hometown 9 for a 3 game sweep.

Just my opinion.

asindc
09-29-2011, 01:44 PM
Come on Detroit, dont pull a twins.

No one in the AL Central pulls a Twins except the Twins. Detroit in 5.

EDIT: Actually my prediction is contingent upon one bit of information: Where will Miguel Cabrera be meeting his bud Freddy for happy hour, and for how long?

Bucky F. Dent
09-30-2011, 03:27 PM
You look at the Yanks rotation after C.C. and you can't (okay, I can't) help but think that the Tigers are going to win this series.

SOXPHILE
09-30-2011, 03:48 PM
I think Tigers, and I think they can actually sweep. Verlander is too tough. Some people saying "what if Verlander actually loses game 1?" Well, what if Captain Cheeseburger loses game 1 ? Yankees could be in some trouble, I really wouldn't trust that pitching.

PKalltheway
09-30-2011, 09:11 PM
Rain delay in NYC, tied at one in the bottom of the second. Verlander labored a bit in the first, we'll see what the delay does for him and Sabathia.

palehozenychicty
09-30-2011, 09:47 PM
Rain delay in NYC, tied at one in the bottom of the second. Verlander labored a bit in the first, we'll see what the delay does for him and Sabathia.

CC looked real sharp until Young hit the homer to right field, which is substandard for professional baseball distance.

Verlander looked real tentative, but now with the rain, who knows? I think the Tigers need this game. Yanks lineup is just too deep.

Lip Man 1
09-30-2011, 10:17 PM
The longer the delay the more you wonder if either manager will send their starter back out there.

If Verlander's done tonight that changes dramatically the equation for this short series.

Lip

PKalltheway
09-30-2011, 10:22 PM
Tonight's game postponed, Game 1 tomorrow, Game 2 Sunday.

harwar
09-30-2011, 10:28 PM
yea , there's a squall line from canada to south carolina just hugging the coastline .. the forecast for tomorrow is much the same as today's was so well see what happens i guess

palehozenychicty
09-30-2011, 11:04 PM
I got bleacher seats for Game 2. Thinking that game will be Sunday night. The city has rain forecasted tomorrow too.

#1swisher
10-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Ken Rosenthal

#Yankees' Cashman, Sabathia will start Game 3. Team has ruled
out CC pitching tmrw coming off 27 pitches last night and 48 in
warmup.

Sabathia start G3 for #Yankees means that Burnett starts
G4, if necessary, Nova available on full rest for Game 5.

downstairs
10-01-2011, 01:05 PM
So it looks like both Rays/Rangers and Tigers/Yanks are on at night... what channels will they be on? Rays/Rangers was set for TBS of course because there was no conflict anticipated.

JoeyCora28
10-01-2011, 04:17 PM
So it looks like both Rays/Rangers and Tigers/Yanks are on at night... what channels will they be on? Rays/Rangers was set for TBS of course because there was no conflict anticipated.


Looks like Rays/Rangers is on TNT tonight at 6:00PM CDT.

palehozenychicty
10-01-2011, 10:27 PM
Tiggers looked real flat at the plate, but give Nova credit. Fister just ran out of gas.

That Robbie Cano..He good. :o:

Frater Perdurabo
10-01-2011, 10:38 PM
Have I mentioned lately that I loathe the Yankees?

Railsplitter
10-01-2011, 11:23 PM
If it goes to game 5 and Verlander is pitching said game, I beileve Detroit will win this series.

palehozenychicty
10-01-2011, 11:37 PM
Yankees win, but they used Mo tonight. This series goes four days in a row now.

#1swisher
10-02-2011, 03:14 PM
Freddie Garcia today.

DSpivack
10-02-2011, 06:30 PM
Given a 5-1 lead, Jose Valverde might be blowing this...

WhiteSox5187
10-02-2011, 06:34 PM
Given a 5-1 lead, Jose Valverde might be blowing this...

He is due for a blown save. I wonder what dance he will do if the Yankees walk off on him.

DSpivack
10-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Walks Granderson and Cano is the winning run at bat. Ruh roh...

DirtySox
10-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Attaboy Papa Grande. Do that dance. :bandance:

DSpivack
10-02-2011, 06:43 PM
Attaboy Papa Grande. Do that dance. :bandance:

Phew. Got nervous there.

SoxSpeed22
10-02-2011, 06:44 PM
Valverde hangs on to tie this series.
Verlander and Sabathia (again) tomorrow night.

harwar
10-02-2011, 06:45 PM
i like the tigers but i can't stand valverde .. i'm so glad that he didn't totally **** up that weird 9th inning

Frater Perdurabo
10-02-2011, 08:48 PM
Tigers did what they needed to do, which was to take one of two in New York.

I hope for a Rangers - Tigers ALCS. I don't have anything against the Rays, but I'd like the Sox to hire Martinez ASAP.

palehozenychicty
10-02-2011, 10:26 PM
What a weird game with all the sporadic rain. Valverde almost blew it. Game 3 tomorrow is the finale for the Yankees. They lose with CC, it's done. Nova's had a nice run, but I don't know if he could handle an elimination game.

Foulke You
10-03-2011, 12:28 PM
Tigers did what they needed to do, which was to take one of two in New York.
Tigers are indeed in pretty good shape tied 1-1. They are heading back to Comerica where they have been very good this year (especially on offense) and Verlander is going in Game 3. If the Tigers win game 3, I don't think the series goes back to NY because Burnett is starting game 4 and he has been pretty bad this year. I think that Tiger offense will eat him alive.

Oblong
10-03-2011, 12:28 PM
My life was flashing before my eyes. To date that is the most gut wrenching thing I've ever seen for my Tigers.

I'm nervous for tonight's game because the stars are lining up too perfect. The anger over the rainout Friday now gives me a chance to see JV and CC at home and I figure they're even enough to you give the edge to the home pitcher. It's also turning out to be a typica beautiful fall day, the kind only the midwest seem to be able to offer. So yeah, I'm nervous.

Kenny Rogers will throw out the first pitch tonight. No word yet on whether he's bringing along his iodide. :tongue:

Lip Man 1
10-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Yanks already got to Verlander for a pair.

Lip

Zakath
10-03-2011, 09:37 PM
CC's having trouble finding the strike zone.

Already 4 double plays turned in this game.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 09:40 PM
That was a happy accident. CC can't find the plate, and you call for a bunt? Nice piece of hitting though.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Huge at bat right here. Blast one Miggy.

Zakath
10-03-2011, 09:43 PM
Make it 5 DP's now.

Bucky F. Dent
10-03-2011, 10:37 PM
A-Rod ends in the inning on a called third strike.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 10:38 PM
Verlander is unbelievable. I'm in love.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 10:40 PM
Talk about a Tiger bounce. 4 -2 Detroit.

JB98
10-03-2011, 10:52 PM
I hate the bunt with a man at second and no outs, especially with a left-handed hitter at the plate.

Leyland killed that rally.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 10:54 PM
I hate the bunt with a man at second and no outs, especially with a left-handed hitter at the plate.

Leyland killed that rally.

Leyland has been bunt happy today. Luckily Santiago couldn't get it down earlier and hit an RBI double instead. No idea why he's giving away outs against a pitcher who doesn't have his best stuff and has been wild as well. Also having a hitter of Avila's caliber bunt is just silly.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 11:04 PM
And it's tied. :(:

Hendu
10-03-2011, 11:04 PM
Verlander got a little too strikeout happy and then just like that lost the strikezone and the lead.

Fenway
10-03-2011, 11:04 PM
I hate the bunt with a man at second and no outs, especially with a left-handed hitter at the plate.

Leyland killed that rally.

and may have lost the game and series :?:

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 11:05 PM
Verlander was overthrowing like crazy.

Now we have a bullpen game.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 11:11 PM
Delmon takes it the other way off Soriano. 5 - 4 Tigers.

thomas35forever
10-03-2011, 11:13 PM
Does Verlander come back out?

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 11:25 PM
Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
Last five Verlander pitches: 100 mph, 100 mph, 100 mph, 101 mph, 100 mph. Alex Rodriguez walks.
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in the A-Rod at bat. Just ridiculous.

thomas35forever
10-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Tigers win 5-4.

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Dance Papa!

DirtySox
10-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Tomorrow is due for hilarity with Burnett pitching.

Brian26
10-03-2011, 11:57 PM
Can't wait until Verlander's arm falls off in 2012.

CHISOXFAN13
10-04-2011, 12:09 AM
Can't wait until Verlander's arm falls off in 2012.

I've been saying the same thing for years. Doesn't look like it's going to happen.

hawkjt
10-04-2011, 02:23 AM
Verlander is not human. He is a robot. He cannot go thru the airport metal detector, he just flies alongside the Tiger charter.

Yankees season hangs on Burnett's right arm...good luck.

guillensdisciple
10-04-2011, 09:11 AM
I hope the Yankees pull this one out. Just don't want to see that idiot dance anymore.

kittle42
10-04-2011, 10:46 AM
I hope the Yankees pull this one out. Just don't want to see that idiot dance anymore.

If he blows a save, does he gain weight?

JB98
10-04-2011, 01:41 PM
I hope the Yankees pull this one out. Just don't want to see that idiot dance anymore.

Meh. I only cheer for the Yankees when they play Minnesota or Boston. **** 'em. I hope the Tigers take 'em down. I can put up with Valverde's antics far more than I can stomach the media's Yankee love.

Foulke You
10-04-2011, 02:58 PM
I'm still trying to figure out how Valverde hasn't blown a save this year. He is all over the place and throws hitters at least one really hittable fastball per sequence. Perhaps he is just one of those effectively wild guys.

SOXPHILE
10-04-2011, 03:01 PM
Tomorrow is due for hilarity with Burnett pitching.


That's what I was thinking when they showed him in the dugout last night. Good luck with that Yankees. I know baseball is a funny game, and Burnett could come out and pitch the game of his life, propelling the Yankees to a game 4 victory. But common sense, and what my own eyes have seen of him the last couple of season...........:o: There's quite a few Yankee fans not too happy about this either.

Close 'em out tonight, Tigers.

DirtySox
10-04-2011, 08:55 PM
Oh lordy. Watching AJ Burnett pitch must be maddening for Yankee fans.

Moses_Scurry
10-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Better get somebody warming up! Burnett is who we thought he was.

Moses_Scurry
10-04-2011, 08:57 PM
Wow did Granderson bail him out

DirtySox
10-04-2011, 08:59 PM
I was half watching while cleaning, did the 2 hole hitter really attempt a sacrifice bunt? Or was it a bunt for a hit try? I can't understand giving away an out to AJ Burnett.

Moses_Scurry
10-04-2011, 09:14 PM
I was half watching while cleaning, did the 2 hole hitter really attempt a sacrifice bunt? Or was it a bunt for a hit try? I can't understand giving away an out to AJ Burnett.

Looked like a sac to me. Terrible move if you ask me.

DirtySox
10-04-2011, 09:45 PM
Victor Martinez with a solo HR. 2 - 1 Yankees.

thomas35forever
10-04-2011, 10:06 PM
If the Tigers are gonna face Texas, they have to win tonight. No way they take two in the Bronx.

DirtySox
10-04-2011, 10:08 PM
If the Tigers are gonna face Texas, they have to win tonight. No way they take two in the Bronx.

Take two in the Bronx? The next game is game 5.

Zakath
10-04-2011, 10:10 PM
Take two in the Bronx? The next game is game 5.

I believe he was including the Game 2 win in his "two."

Burnett doing a pretty good job tonight.

DirtySox
10-04-2011, 10:16 PM
I believe he was including the Game 2 win in his "two."

Gotcha.

doublem23
10-04-2011, 10:32 PM
Curtis Granderson, that lay-out was siiiiiiiiick

harwar
10-04-2011, 10:33 PM
although he slightly misjudged the ball on the first great catch that he made, Curtis Granderson is just a beast tonight in center

Zakath
10-04-2011, 10:37 PM
This is a tie game or worse without Granderson screwing his old team.

Zakath
10-04-2011, 11:11 PM
Yankees busting this game wide open.

Game 5 in NY on Thursday, and the Rangers are really happy about that.

guillensdisciple
10-04-2011, 11:20 PM
hahaha

**** the tigers.

DSpivack
10-04-2011, 11:34 PM
Damn Yankees.

Foulke You
10-06-2011, 02:34 AM
MLB Network is saying that Verlander will be "unavailable" to pitch while Sabathia is ready if needed for Game 5. Is this just smoke and mirrors from the Tigers and Leyland? Perhaps they don't want to tip their hand. How can you not use Verlander in an elimination game if you need him? Saving him for the next game won't do any good if the Yankees are celebrating with champagne after Game 5. If I'm Leyland, and Fister gets in trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to put Verlander in the game unless he told me specifically that he couldn't do it.

PeteWard
10-06-2011, 06:53 AM
MLB Network is saying that Verlander will be "unavailable" to pitch while Sabathia is ready if needed for Game 5. Is this just smoke and mirrors from the Tigers and Leyland? Perhaps they don't want to tip their hand. How can you not use Verlander in an elimination game if you need him? Saving him for the next game won't do any good if the Yankees are celebrating with champagne after Game 5. If I'm Leyland, and Fister gets in trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to put Verlander in the game unless he told me specifically that he couldn't do it.

I don't understand that either. It could be a ruse.

downstairs
10-06-2011, 02:33 PM
MLB Network is saying that Verlander will be "unavailable" to pitch while Sabathia is ready if needed for Game 5. Is this just smoke and mirrors from the Tigers and Leyland? Perhaps they don't want to tip their hand. How can you not use Verlander in an elimination game if you need him? Saving him for the next game won't do any good if the Yankees are celebrating with champagne after Game 5. If I'm Leyland, and Fister gets in trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to put Verlander in the game unless he told me specifically that he couldn't do it.

Considering there's no rule in baseball that you have to state the condition or readiness of any player- why would anyone ever tip their hand?

asindc
10-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Considering there's no rule in baseball that you have to state the condition or readiness of any player- why would anyone ever tip their hand?

To get the media and fans off their backs. That's one of the reasons why I think some fans are too nosy for their own (and the team's) good.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 08:10 PM
Don Kelly hits a solo shot. Early 1-0 lead for the Tigers.

And another one from Delmon Young! 2-0!

soltrain21
10-06-2011, 08:10 PM
Tigers with a 2-0 lead before the Yankees could finish their precious roll call.

Eat it.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 08:19 PM
Doug Fister has been an outstanding pickup for Detroit. Hope he finishes the Yanks off tonight.

WhiteSox5187
10-06-2011, 08:26 PM
Hughes is already up in the Yankees pen.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Fister's cutter is filthy tonight.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 09:39 PM
Fister eeks his way out of that inning. Doesn't help that the strikezone seems very tight this evening.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 09:52 PM
Nice bobble Grandy. 3 - 0 Tigers.

Moses_Scurry
10-06-2011, 10:02 PM
Seems like a good time to get Verlander in. Maybe see if fister can get the next out.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 10:05 PM
Seems like a good time to get Verlander in. Maybe see if foster can get the next out.
Who?:scratch:

#1swisher
10-06-2011, 10:40 PM
Seems like a good time to get Verlander in. Maybe see if fister can get the next out.


Verlander won't be in, did you see Leyland rubbing his pitching arm in the dugout? :tongue:

Oblong
10-06-2011, 10:44 PM
I am always skeptical of fans thinking the announcers being against "your team" but are you guys detecting a strong Yankee bias among this TBS crew? Interested in getting impartial viewpoints on this. Seems to me to be everything is said through the eyes of the Yankees.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 10:46 PM
Seems to me to be everything is said through the eyes of the Yankees.

Yep. Welcome to baseball. :(:

Brian26
10-06-2011, 10:48 PM
Oh, what a jackass Girardi is.

Marqhead
10-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Oh, what a jackass Girardi is.

If the Tigers did the same thing earlier, I've got no problem with it.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Getting too interesting.

Brian26
10-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Benoit taken out of his game because of the bandaid. Get Verlander up.

Brian26
10-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Unbelievable.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Ugh. A Twinkie hit.

Marqhead
10-06-2011, 11:00 PM
Watching ARod fail is just one of those things that never gets old.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:00 PM
Throw a goddamn strike.

cheezheadsoxfan
10-06-2011, 11:01 PM
watching arod fail is just one of those things that never gets old.

:d:

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:02 PM
My blood will boil if Swisher comes through here.

WhiteSoxOnly
10-06-2011, 11:03 PM
My blood will boil if Swisher comes through here.

No worries,he won't.

Brian26
10-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Where the hell was that pitch?

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:05 PM
HE GONE!!!!!!:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Brian26
10-06-2011, 11:05 PM
Yes

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:06 PM
Where the hell was that pitch?

The strikezone has been ridiculously tight all game. No idea how accurate the TBS pitch track thing is, but pitches in the zone have routinely been called balls tonight.

ChiSoxGal85
10-06-2011, 11:08 PM
Watching ARod fail is just one of those things that never gets old.
Watching Swisher fail is also rewarding. Although I thought he'd go down looking.

Yankees looked very 2011 White-Sox-ish there. :cool: Bases loaded, 1 out, get 1 run...via a walk.

Zakath
10-06-2011, 11:10 PM
Watching Swisher fail is also rewarding. Although I thought he'd go down looking.

Yankees looked very 2011 White-Sox-ish there. :cool: Bases loaded, 1 out, get 1 run...via a walk.

Except we'd have gotten no runs. :(:

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:23 PM
Filthy!

cub killer
10-06-2011, 11:28 PM
Who?:scratch:
It's Australian for Fister

ChiSoxGal85
10-06-2011, 11:28 PM
I will be very amused if this is the first save Valverde blows all year.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:29 PM
3 more outs.

Give insurance runs!

dwitt76
10-06-2011, 11:29 PM
Wow, thought Jeter did it again

Moses_Scurry
10-06-2011, 11:29 PM
I am always skeptical of fans thinking the announcers being against "your team" but are you guys detecting a strong Yankee bias among this TBS crew? Interested in getting impartial viewpoints on this. Seems to me to be everything is said through the eyes of the Yankees.

These announcers are clearly Yankee fans. The disappointment that Jeter's can of corn wasn't a homerun was obvious.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:30 PM
I will be very amused if this is the first save Valverde blows all year.

That would make me sad. I despise the Yankees. Papa Grande can blow it against the Rangers though. I'm okay with that.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:33 PM
Valverde out to face the heart of the lineup. The very fabric of ESPN's caring about baseball hangs in the balance.

Foulke You
10-06-2011, 11:35 PM
These announcers are clearly Yankee fans. The disappointment that Jeter's can of corn wasn't a homerun was obvious.
Oh God, yes. This has been such a pro-Yankee broadcast. ESPN would be proud of this coverage by TBS.

dwitt76
10-06-2011, 11:42 PM
Yes!

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:42 PM
He gone! And this ballgame and the Yankees season is OVAH!:bandance::bandance::bandance:

Zakath
10-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Texas needs to pound the **** out of Detroit.

Game 1 Saturday in Arlington.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Later douchebags! Now let the Phillies lose tomorrow, and all is right in baseball. :bandance::bandance::bandance:

Soxman219
10-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Good job Tigers!:cool:

voodoochile
10-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Thought Leland was gonna have a heart attack those last few innings he did NOT look comfortable at all.

Kittens Rangers for a chance to play for all the Marbles. Much as I'd love to hate either of these teams I simply can't.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Later douchebags! Now let the Phillies lose tomorrow, and all is right in baseball. :bandance::bandance::bandance:
Eh. It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I'm just glad New York is gone.

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:44 PM
Valverde out to face the heart of the lineup. The very fabric of ESPN's caring about baseball hangs in the balance.

The tears will be glorious.

Soxman219
10-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Come on Cards!!!! Beat the Phillies tomorrow and it's all good!

StillMissOzzie
10-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Dear Yankees and your insufferable fans:

See ya!!

Great job, Tigers!

SMO
:bandance::gulp::bandance::gulp:
:)

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Eh. It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I'm just glad New York is gone.

Yea. The Phillies aren't on a Red Sox/Yankee level yet, but I still don't like how dominant they are. I like the underdogs.

Tragg
10-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Maybe it's bad, but I found Swisher's K with the bags loaded rather pleasurable.

WhiteSox5187
10-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Somewhere, Bud Selig is weeping.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Maybe it's bad, but I found Swisher's K with the bags loaded rather pleasurable.
You and me both, brotha.

asindc
10-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Thus continues the streak of AL Central ALDS victories against the NYY when the Twinkees aren't involved. Will Cashman be fired (half teal, because it's the Yanks)?

soltrain21
10-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Delmon Young is awkward and unsure of himself. It's sort of endearing.


For being a complete ****ing *******.

g0g0
10-06-2011, 11:47 PM
So anti-climatic - it was great! :gulp:

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:47 PM
Delmon Young is awkward and unsure of himself. It's sort of endearing.

Which is reflected perfectly in how horribly clumsy bad he is as an outfielder.

Foulke You
10-06-2011, 11:48 PM
Congrats to you Oblong and congrats to the Tigers. Great series but the Tigers were the better team even without using Verlander today. Should be a good ALCS.

StillMissOzzie
10-06-2011, 11:48 PM
Watching ARod fail is just one of those things that never gets old.

Twice now, the 2nd one to cap off a Tiger victory!!

SMO
:bandance:

SoxSpeed22
10-06-2011, 11:52 PM
If not for 2009, ARod should be getting ripped badly for this series. Not that Teixeria was a whole lot of help either. Gardner and Cano were the only Yankees who played well all series.
And the Tigers have officially won as many playoff series' against the Yanks as the Twins have playoff games.

Oblong
10-06-2011, 11:53 PM
I cannot express how happy I am right now watching that steroid infected moron strike out....

Happy Dance Happy Dance Happy Dance...

I'm speechless. These TBS guys could not sound more dejected.....

Guys, I love you. Good luck with Ventura. I thought it would be Davey but I guess Kenny had other ideas. Seemed too perfect of a match to be honest.

thomas35forever
10-06-2011, 11:55 PM
I cannot express how happy I am right now watching that steroid infected moron strike out....

Happy Dance Happy Dance Happy Dance...

I'm speechless. These TBS guys could not sound more dejected.....

Guys, I love you. Good luck with Ventura. I thought it would be Davey but I guess Kenny had other ideas. Seemed too perfect of a match to be honest.
Congratulations and thanks for making the AL Central proud!

tebman
10-06-2011, 11:56 PM
Here's to the Tigers! :cheers:

I assume the Fox network is on the phone to Selig demanding their money back since neither the Yankees nor the Red Sox are going to the Series. :tongue:

DirtySox
10-06-2011, 11:56 PM
For the schadenfreude people, I recommend tuning into WFAN. Almost as good as when the Red Sox choked away their spot to the Rays.

SBSoxFan
10-06-2011, 11:56 PM
Thought Leland was gonna have a heart attack those last few innings he did NOT look comfortable at all.

Kittens Rangers for a chance to play for all the Marbles. Much as I'd love to hate either of these teams I simply can't.

I find it easy to hate the Tigers, or any other team from the AL Central not named Chicago. :dunno:

asindc
10-06-2011, 11:57 PM
Here's to the Tigers! :cheers:

I assume the Fox network is on the phone to Selig demanding their money back since neither the Yankees nor the Red Sox are going to the Series. :tongue:

Win.

soxnut1018
10-06-2011, 11:57 PM
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DirtySox
10-07-2011, 12:00 AM
So now the Cashman/Girardi to the Cubs rumors start right?

Lip Man 1
10-07-2011, 12:00 AM
An October without the Yankees and the Red Sox. I'm giddy with joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lip

Fenway
10-07-2011, 12:01 AM
Daily News has their headline already

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/10/07/pf_all_nova.jpg

DirtySox
10-07-2011, 12:02 AM
Daily News has their headline already.

Aren't we due for some "A-Fraud!" ?

Oblong
10-07-2011, 12:16 AM
call me cynical but I call BS on that forearm tightness story with Nova. That's Girardi covering his butt.

DirtySox
10-07-2011, 12:20 AM
Oh lord. WFAN is great. "Get rid of Cashman. Fire Girardi. Dump A-Rod. Sign Reyes." Lot of dumb going on right now.

Fenway
10-07-2011, 12:41 AM
Oh lord. WFAN is great. "Get rid of Cashman. Fire Girardi. Dump A-Rod. Sign Reyes." Lot of dumb going on right now.

WFAN makes WEEI sound like the BBC :tongue:

mccoydp
10-07-2011, 05:49 AM
I cannot express how happy I am right now watching that steroid infected moron strike out....

Happy Dance Happy Dance Happy Dance...

I'm speechless. These TBS guys could not sound more dejected.....

Guys, I love you. Good luck with Ventura. I thought it would be Davey but I guess Kenny had other ideas. Seemed too perfect of a match to be honest.

I watched the last couple of innings live this morning in the dining facility here in Qatar. I'm glad that the Tigers won, and I'm looking forward to the ALCS between them and the Rangers. I love watching A-Fraud swing and whiff in a critical situation!

harwar
10-07-2011, 07:31 AM
I'm speechless. These TBS guys could not sound more dejected.....


yea, that's so true .. they sounded very depressed during most of the game and came alive only when it seemed that the yankees were mounting a comeback in the later innings .. when that failed they all went fairly silent .. to you, i say have fun in the next series .. to the tigers, i say congrats on beating the team everyone hates .. to the media,that only wants to cover the redsox-yankess,a big **** YOU .. and to the yankess .. all i can think to say is HA HA HA HA HA ...

dwitt76
10-07-2011, 07:54 AM
So much for the AL east being a powerhouse. 0 teams in the ALCS:smile:

VenturaFan23
10-07-2011, 09:26 AM
The very fabric of ESPN's caring about baseball hangs in the balance.

I assume the Fox network is on the phone to Selig demanding their money back since neither the Yankees nor the Red Sox are going to the Series. :tongue:

Haha! A collective "Ah, ****!" was exclaimed from espn and FOX after A-roid struck out to end it.

Hitmen77
10-07-2011, 10:16 AM
It must be a dark day at ESPN and Fox. Baseball is pretty much irrelevant from here on out. The teams that anyone cares about are all out of the playoffs.:rolleyes: I suppose the Phillies are the one team left that is somewhat relevant in their minds.

This is only the 4th time in the last 14 seasons that neither the Yankees or the Red Sox advanced to the ALCS. Only this year and 2006, 2005, and 2002 going all the way back to 1997.

In case anyone thinks this NYY loss is a vindication of the idea that money doesn't buy championships, remember that Detroit and Texas are big market/big spending teams too.

ClawsDeep
10-07-2011, 10:35 AM
The tigers are 10/30 and the rangers are 13/30. I wouldnt classify that as big money spenders trying to buy championships. The tigers spent roughly half of the Yankees payroll (105MM to 202MM), and the rangers 13 million less than the tigers (92MM).

The tigers had the third highest payroll in the AL Central and the Rangers had the second highest in the four team AL West.

http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/baseball/mlb/salaries/team

asindc
10-07-2011, 10:39 AM
The tigers are 10/30 and the rangers are 13/30. I wouldnt classify that as big money spenders trying to buy championships. The tigers spent roughly half of the Yankees payroll (105MM to 202MM), and the rangers 13 million less than the tigers (92MM).

The tigers had the third highest payroll in the AL Central and the Rangers had the second highest in the four team AL West.

http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/baseball/mlb/salaries/team

The interesting thing about that list is that teams 3-9 did not make the playoffs this year, and if Philly loses tonight then the top 9 will make not have made the LCS.

doublem23
10-07-2011, 10:46 AM
By the way, the Yankees outscored the Tigers 28-17 during the entire series. That has to be one of the largest surplus of runs for a team that lost a 5-game series, right?

I'm somehow not feeling bad about it. :cool:

Hitmen77
10-07-2011, 11:10 AM
The tigers are 10/30 and the rangers are 13/30. I wouldnt classify that as big money spenders trying to buy championships. The tigers spent roughly half of the Yankees payroll (105MM to 202MM), and the rangers 13 million less than the tigers (92MM).

The tigers had the third highest payroll in the AL Central and the Rangers had the second highest in the four team AL West.

http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/baseball/mlb/salaries/team

Interesting. I could have sworn that Detroit was higher. Maybe that was in previous years and they had some big contracts come off the books for 2011. I stand corrected on my assumption.:wink:

No, I wouldn't put them up there with NY or Bos as far as buying playoff spots almost every year. But Ilitch has been willing/able to spend in the past. I still consider them as being in the big market/big spending team category even though I'm not simply writing off their success to buying a winning team.

As far as Texas goes, they're going to be big players for years to come. They have a solid team and Dallas is has grown to a big market and the Rangers have a huge local TV (RSN) deal.

Hitmen77
10-07-2011, 11:13 AM
.....oh, and by the way, my reaction to the Yankees losing is this:

:bandance::gulp::rainbow::wooty::bliss::cheers::pa rty:

asindc
10-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Interesting. I could have sworn that Detroit was higher. Maybe that was in previous years and they had some big contracts come off the books for 2011. I stand corrected on my assumption.:wink:

No, I wouldn't put them up there with NY or Bos as far as buying playoff spots almost every year. But Ilitch has been willing/able to spend in the past. I still consider them as being in the big market/big spending team category even though I'm not simply writing off their success to buying a winning team.

As far as Texas goes, they're going to be big players for years to come. They have a solid team and Dallas is has grown to a big market and the Rangers have a huge local TV (RSN) deal.

According to Cot's, Detroit was at $133 million last year. Obviously, a lot of money came off the books this year. Maggs ($10 mil.) and Carlos Guillen ($13 mil. !) come off the books next year, but Verlander goes from $12 mil. to $20 mil., and Young, Fister, Scherzer, and Coke get arb raises. Cabrera and Martinez each get $1 mil. raises.

EDIT: By the way, this is the first season since 2005 that the Sox had a higher payroll than Detroit.

Fenway
10-07-2011, 11:26 AM
http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/10/07/gal_backpage_1007.jpg

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AZChiSoxFan
10-07-2011, 01:08 PM
I cannot express how happy I am right now watching that steroid infected moron strike out....

Happy Dance Happy Dance Happy Dance...

I'm speechless. These TBS guys could not sound more dejected.....

Guys, I love you. Good luck with Ventura. I thought it would be Davey but I guess Kenny had other ideas. Seemed too perfect of a match to be honest.

Congrats Oblong. I'm sure you are a happy camper right now. Enjoy!

hawkjt
10-07-2011, 02:01 PM
I echo the congrats to Oblong and the Tiger fans. I respect them as a rival,and while it is hard, I was rooting for them to advance past the hated Yanks.
Now, vs the Rangers...go home and get your shine box!:D:

Seriously, I know if the Tigers advance any further, it impacts my Sox negatively as their popularity and payroll probably grows.
So, now that the tigers have eliminated the scourge that is the Yanks...please go home for good.

Hope the Brewers and Cards make it a midwest NLCS and ALCS for next week. Screw the coasts...midwest is the home of Bob Feller,after all...Van Meter Iowa.

StillMissOzzie
10-07-2011, 08:00 PM
So much for the AL east being a powerhouse. 0 teams in the ALCS:smile:

Great minds think alike. I was thinking, who would have guessed that both AL East teams were the first two bounced from post-season play, and that's even with a rainout tossed in there.

That's a shame.

SMO
:bandance:

vinny
10-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Yankees Celebratory Champagne Given to Bronx Wino (http://sportsmansdaily.com/thescrum/?p=4708)

:rolling:

Fenway
10-07-2011, 10:29 PM
Hal Steinbrenner released the following statement today:

“I’d like to thank our great fans for their support throughout the entire 2011 season. We shared a number of memorable moments, including Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera’s historic achievements, while earning the right to play in the postseason for the sixteenth time in the last seventeen years.

“I personally share in our fans' disappointment that this season has ended without a championship. That is, and always will be, our singular goal every season. I assure you that this disappointment will strengthen our resolve to field a team in 2012 that can bring a twenty-eighth championship to the Bronx. That work starts now.

“We played a very talented team in the Detroit Tigers and they deserve to play in the American League Championship Series. I congratulate Mike Ilitch, Dave Dombrowski, Jim Leyland and the entire Tigers organization. Their team has given the city of Detroit something to be very proud of.”

thomas35forever
10-07-2011, 11:26 PM
Hal Steinbrenner released the following statement today:

“I’d like to thank our great fans for their support throughout the entire 2011 season. We shared a number of memorable moments, including Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera’s historic achievements, while earning the right to play in the postseason for the sixteenth time in the last seventeen years.

“I personally share in our fans' disappointment that this season has ended without a championship. That is, and always will be, our singular goal every season. I assure you that this disappointment will strengthen our resolve to field a team in 2012 that can bring a twenty-eighth championship to the Bronx. That work starts now.

“We played a very talented team in the Detroit Tigers and they deserve to play in the American League Championship Series. I congratulate Mike Ilitch, Dave Dombrowski, Jim Leyland and the entire Tigers organization. Their team has given the city of Detroit something to be very proud of.”
:whocares

cub killer
10-08-2011, 03:19 AM
28 will have to wait

CLUBHOUSE KID
10-08-2011, 11:45 AM
Screw the hate, I wanted the Yankees and Brewers in the World Series. It's like the Yankees commit a crime, winning. The WSox have not done much you would think people would admire a team who wins often.

asindc
10-08-2011, 11:56 AM
Screw the hate, I wanted the Yankees and Brewers in the World Series. It's like the Yankees commit a crime, winning. The WSox have not done much you would think people would admire a team who wins often.

So... how did that Twinkee admiration from 2009 and 2010 work for you?

#1swisher
10-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Screw the hate, I wanted the Yankees and Brewers in the World Series. It's like the Yankees commit a crime, winning. The WSox have not done much you would think people would admire a team who wins often.

Don't let them get to you, KID. :cool: