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Fenway
09-29-2011, 12:30 AM
Milwaukee looks solid

Mohoney
09-29-2011, 01:00 AM
Kirk Gibson has done a phenomenal job this year, but I don't see any way Arizona wins this series. Milwaukee's rotation is far better.

DSpivack
09-29-2011, 01:08 AM
Really tough call here, to me. Two good, exciting, mostly young teams.

I like Brewers SPs a bit better, as well as their 2 stars in Prince and Braun moreso than any of the DBacks hitters.

Still, I may be looking forward more to this series than any other. Milwaukee in 5.

PKalltheway
09-29-2011, 01:08 AM
In a short series, anything can happen. With Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson anchoring their rotation, I think Arizona can pull off a shocker and take down the Brewers. I believe they will need all five games to pull it off, though.

DSpivack
09-29-2011, 01:11 AM
In a short series, anything can happen. With Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson anchoring their rotation, I think Arizona can pull off a shocker and take down the Brewers. I believe they will need all five games to pull it off, though.

Would it really be a shock? Milwaukee won 96, Arizona 94.

PKalltheway
09-29-2011, 01:15 AM
Would it really be a shock? Milwaukee won 96, Arizona 94.
It's a shock that the Diamondbacks are even in this position. Anything else is icing on the cake. Besides, this might be the quietest "worst-to-first" team ever.

ComiskeyBrewer
09-29-2011, 01:17 AM
Would it really be a shock? Milwaukee won 96, Arizona 94.


No, i think these are two very evenly matched teams. I do like Milwaukee's supporting cast/bullpen a bit better tho. I think having guys like Hawkins, Saito, K-Rod and Axford make it a 6 inning game for the brewers. I think that, along with the fact that Rickie Weeks is healthy again(and Cory Hart heating up, he has a .936 OPS this past week, .899 for the month), will be the difference.

Marqhead
09-29-2011, 08:45 AM
This is my most anticipated divisional series. I'm leaning towards the Brewers.

aryzner
09-29-2011, 08:53 AM
I'm gonna say Brew Crew in 4.

SOXSINCE'70
09-29-2011, 12:42 PM
I say D-Backs in 5.Ian Kennedy has piched well for them this season,and Kirk Gibson has pushed the right buttons (so far).
All the games will be close,but this MIGHT be one series where the underdog could prevail.

The Brewers have more depth,but,as any fan of the 2000 Sox will tell you,the team with better record doesn't always win.

Foulke You
09-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Brewers have better starting pitching and can shorten games to 7 innings with Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford in the bullpen. Brewers will take this in 4 games.

Bucky F. Dent
09-30-2011, 02:28 PM
Brewers in a walk over.

SOXPHILE
09-30-2011, 02:45 PM
I'll root for the Brew Crew, but I won't be upset if the snakes win. I like this series, I think it will be fun to watch.

thomas35forever
10-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Brewers take Game 1 4-1.

palehozenychicty
10-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Brew Crew looked real good. I wonder, despite the stats even along for both teams, if the Crew's lineup is too deep for Arizona's starters. Game 2 tomorrow will be telling.

TomBradley72
10-01-2011, 08:06 PM
We were at the game today at Miller Park- a very good game- Brewers look very solid and when you look at the their starting line up vs. DBacks- I'd be very surprised if they don't move on to the 2nd round. Braun and Fielder are really coming through when it counts, and if the starter can get to Rodriguez and Axford- they are very tough to beat.

I continue to be impressed with Miller Park- the quality and variety of food and beverages is pretty impressive- and it's nice to have a high quality center field scoreboard to give you all the info you're looking for.

DirtySox
10-02-2011, 05:45 PM
Upton ties it. 2 run bomb.

rookie
10-02-2011, 06:17 PM
I'm rooting for the Brewers!

(Not a big fan of their retractable roof. Hate watching a game in the shade on a sunny day. Otherwise they have a nice park.)

DirtySox
10-02-2011, 06:19 PM
Brad Ziegler hasn't done a single thing right this inning.

thomas35forever
10-02-2011, 06:20 PM
The hit parade continues. 9-4 Brew Crew.

SoxSpeed22
10-02-2011, 06:21 PM
Who intentionally walks Kotsay to get to Hart? I guess they wanted to set up the double play, but man did that backfire.

johnny bench
10-02-2011, 07:33 PM
I've listened to both games 1 and 2 on WTMJ. Uecker is way more animated and excited than his usual laid back style, and I'm absolutely loving it. Here's hoping that I'll be able to listen to him on the NLCS and WS too.

BTW, huge props to WTMJ for broadcasting the Brewers game today while the Packers game had to go to the FM dial.

palehozenychicty
10-02-2011, 09:30 PM
I think the Crew get this done in 4 at the most.

thomas35forever
10-02-2011, 09:49 PM
I've listened to both games 1 and 2 on WTMJ. Uecker is way more animated and excited than his usual laid back style, and I'm absolutely loving it. Here's hoping that I'll be able to listen to him on the NLCS and WS too.
It's like he's resurrecting Harry Doyle.

TomBradley72
10-03-2011, 10:56 AM
I'm rooting for the Brewers!

(Not a big fan of their retractable roof. Hate watching a game in the shade on a sunny day. Otherwise they have a nice park.)

I agree- apparently in the postseason- MLB makes that decision.

The roof has worked pretty well for them- with 3 million in attendance- people don't have to worry about rain outs, etc- especially early in the season.

DSpivack
10-03-2011, 11:10 AM
I agree- apparently in the postseason- MLB makes that decision.

The roof has worked pretty well for them- with 3 million in attendance- people don't have to worry about rain outs, etc- especially early in the season.

Reminds me of the 2005 World Series when the Astros wanted the roof open but MLB said no.

doublem23
10-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Who intentionally walks Kotsay to get to Hart? I guess they wanted to set up the double play, but man did that backfire.

I really could not figure that one out, either

JoeyCora28
10-03-2011, 11:30 AM
Reminds me of the 2005 World Series when the Astros wanted the roof open but MLB said no.


Wasn't that the OTHER way around? :scratch:

I thought the Astros wanted it closed for the noise factor, and MLB made them open it.

slavko
10-03-2011, 05:19 PM
Wasn't that the OTHER way around? :scratch:

I thought the Astros wanted it closed for the noise factor, and MLB made them open it.

You are correct. Six years and we're confused already. No wonder history books are all messed up.

DSpivack
10-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Wasn't that the OTHER way around? :scratch:

I thought the Astros wanted it closed for the noise factor, and MLB made them open it.

You are correct. Six years and we're confused already. No wonder history books are all messed up.

:redface:

Mea culpa.

harwar
10-04-2011, 09:30 PM
chris berman and rick sutcliff are both calling the brewers-diamondbacks game tonight on espn radio .. double yuck .. i'm glad for the local announcers of Bob Uecker and Cory Provus

DirtySox
10-04-2011, 10:30 PM
Goldschmidt is pretty awesome. Arizona has a bright future ahead of them, especially with the pitching they have in that system. Bauer, Parker, Skaggs, Bradley, and Holmberg. Yow.

thomas35forever
10-04-2011, 10:31 PM
Goldschmidt is pretty awesome. Arizona has a bright future ahead of them, especially with the pitching they have in that system. Bauer, Parker, Skaggs, Bradley, and Holmberg. Yow.
Goldschmidt just brought 'em all home with a salami. Guess Milwaukee will have to wait another game to clinch.

MarySwiss
10-05-2011, 01:42 PM
I just got an e-mail from the D'Backs. Tonight is a blackout game. Interesting! :cool:

amsteel
10-05-2011, 01:51 PM
I just got an e-mail from the D'Backs. Tonight is a blackout game. Interesting! :cool:

They should try for a sold-out game before anything else. It looks like plenty of tickets are still available.

SOXSINCE'70
10-05-2011, 04:21 PM
The Brewers are a very ****ty road team.

Until they learn how to win in the opposing team's yard,
it's fruitless to see them in the WS,IMO.

Medford Bobby
10-05-2011, 05:37 PM
They should try for a sold-out game before anything else. It looks like plenty of tickets are still available.

Park was pretty full last night, great atmosphere and had a great time.

Talked to a lot of Brewers fans, told them I miss the old AL Brewers and those fun games playing the White Sox.

Also local bars looked like 11:30 was closing time after a big play off win...

GO D-BACKS tonight!!!:gulp:

MarySwiss
10-05-2011, 05:41 PM
Park was pretty full last night, great atmosphere and had a great time.

Talked to a lot of Brewers fans, told them I miss the old AL Brewers and those fun games playing the White Sox.

Also local bars looked like 11:30 was closing time after a big play off win...

GO D-BACKS tonight!!!:gulp:
That's what I heard.
GO D'BACKS!

PKalltheway
10-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Another day, another grand slam for Arizona, this time off the bat of Ryan Roberts! 4-1 Diamondbacks!

PKalltheway
10-05-2011, 09:03 PM
Chris Young follows Roberts with a home run! 5-1 Arizona!

SoxSpeed22
10-05-2011, 09:09 PM
We saw Randy Wolf do his best Brian Duensing impression in that inning. Let's see if the Brewers can respond.

palehozenychicty
10-05-2011, 11:21 PM
Looks like the Brew Crew will have to take it in Milwaukee. Three Game 5s! :o:

Foulke You
10-06-2011, 01:27 AM
They should try for a sold-out game before anything else. It looks like plenty of tickets are still available.
Yeah, there were definitely quite a few empty sections of seats in the upper deck for tonight's game. When Aaron Hill hit his HR, the wide angle shot showed a ton of empty seats on the 1B side in the upper tank. I didn't realize the D'backs were struggling with attendance. A playoff night game should sell out, no? Also, when the Brewers were threatening in the 6th inning and the game was only 7-3, fans were doing the wave. Really D'backs fans? At a playoff game? I know there are a few D'backs fans here at WSI and I'm not picking on them but these are just observations from a neutral observer.

MarySwiss
10-06-2011, 10:18 AM
Yeah, there were definitely quite a few empty sections of seats in the upper deck for tonight's game. When Aaron Hill hit his HR, the wide angle shot showed a ton of empty seats on the 1B side in the upper tank. I didn't realize the D'backs were struggling with attendance. A playoff night game should sell out, no? Also, when the Brewers were threatening in the 6th inning and the game was only 7-3, fans were doing the wave. Really D'backs fans? At a playoff game? I know there are a few D'backs fans here at WSI and I'm not picking on them but these are just observations from a neutral observer.
One thing people forget is that Arizona is a state that a lot of people move to from other places. And they bring their fan loyalties with them. For instance, I root for the D'Backs against any team except the Sox and the Cardinals against any team except the Bears. My point is that being a fan here is a bit different. I want the D'Backs to win, but if they don't, it won't be gut-wrenching.

TomBradley72
10-06-2011, 10:42 AM
Brewers are looking like the "new Rockies"- completely different team on the road vs. home.

Foulke You
10-06-2011, 01:58 PM
My point is that being a fan here is a bit different. I want the D'Backs to win, but if they don't, it won't be gut-wrenching.
I definitely get that impression. The Brewers fans just seemed louder and more "living and dying" with every pitch. I guess it will take another generation or so before the D'backs have a rabid following. Perhaps the team is still too new.

MarySwiss
10-06-2011, 02:29 PM
I definitely get that impression. The Brewers fans just seemed louder and more "living and dying" with every pitch. I guess it will take another generation or so before the D'backs have a rabid following. Perhaps the team is still too new.
I think if they move on to the NLCS and possibly World Series, things will pick up. I was here in 2001, and people had D'Backs fever. The organization even put up a Jumbotron in front of the park, so people who couldn't get into the game could watch. And then when they won they way they did, with Randy coming in to pitch, it was all very exciting. I feel sorry to this day for Byung-Hyun Kim, though.

I had a small party for Game 7, and one of the guests was a Yankees fan. She came very close to going for an unscheduled swim! :D:

AZChiSoxFan
10-06-2011, 02:44 PM
Yeah, there were definitely quite a few empty sections of seats in the upper deck for tonight's game. When Aaron Hill hit his HR, the wide angle shot showed a ton of empty seats on the 1B side in the upper tank. I didn't realize the D'backs were struggling with attendance. A playoff night game should sell out, no? Also, when the Brewers were threatening in the 6th inning and the game was only 7-3, fans were doing the wave. Really D'backs fans? At a playoff game? I know there are a few D'backs fans here at WSI and I'm not picking on them but these are just observations from a neutral observer.

Well, your observations are spot on. My wife and I were in Chicago last weekend and we noted how many people walking around the city were decked out in Bears gear. Of course, this was for a regular season game vs. the Panthers. Last night, my wife noted that after being out and about in Phx all day yesterday, she hadn't seen one person sporting D-backs gear, on the day of a playoff game. As Mary already pointed out in this thread, things are just different here.

Regarding the wave, having been to 20 major league stadiums, the atmosphere at Chase Field, IMO, more closely resembles that of a minor league atmosphere than any other stadium I've been to. Sure, the Dbacks have a few diehards but they really have to resort to promotions and gimmicks to get people out to the stadium. I often tell people that at any given Dbacks game, the loudest cheers you will hear are when they have the Ketchup, mustard, relish race on the jumbotron between innings.

PKalltheway
10-06-2011, 03:38 PM
I guess it will take another generation or so before the D'backs have a rabid following. Perhaps the team is still too new.

Judging by their numbers, the D'backs have never been outstanding attendance-wise (sans 1998 and 2002), but they've never been terrible, either. They've never drawn less than two million in a season, for what it's worth.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/ARI/attend.shtml

I think you're probably right with the assessment of their fanbase.

Zakath
10-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Upton gives the D-Backs a 1-0 lead with a solo shot in the third.

Zakath
10-07-2011, 05:33 PM
Brewers load bases with 1 out in bottom of 4th, only plate one on short sacrifice fly by Hairston.

1-1 into the fifth.

Tragg
10-07-2011, 06:12 PM
Bunting for the 2nd time all year - geeze.

soltrain21
10-07-2011, 06:17 PM
What a catch by Chris Young. One of the best ever.

DirtySox
10-07-2011, 06:18 PM
Chris Young has some defensive chops for sure.

soxnut1018
10-07-2011, 06:19 PM
That catch was phenomenal.

HomeFish
10-07-2011, 06:20 PM
You have to feel sorry for Jerry Hairston. Not only did he get robbed of extra bases, but the camera has followed him all the way to the dugout and is still cutting to shots of him looking shocked.

At least his teammate picked him up. Go Brewers.

DirtySox
10-07-2011, 06:21 PM
I'm pulling for the Brewers, but that beast mode thing is stupid as hell. I wonder if Juan Pierre is an honorary member.

Frater Perdurabo
10-07-2011, 07:49 PM
Brewers win in the 10th. Great game!

soltrain21
10-07-2011, 07:50 PM
Quite the celebration going on.

Marqhead
10-07-2011, 07:52 PM
Quite the celebration going on.

First series win since 82.

T Plush rulz.

soltrain21
10-07-2011, 07:52 PM
Ryan Braun has the hair of an angel.

soltrain21
10-07-2011, 07:53 PM
First series win since 82.

T Plush rulz.

She called him T Clutch and he said "**** yeah" twice. Awesome.

Fenway
10-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Well we now know TBS doesn't use delay :rolling:

Brian26
10-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Stay Classy, Nyjer.

MarySwiss
10-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Too bad, D'Backs. Just couldn't push over that go-ahead run in the ninth. Might've made the difference. :(:

StillMissOzzie
10-07-2011, 07:54 PM
Brewers win!!!

T Plush dropping the F-bombs "**** yeah!"

SMO
:bandance:

Marqhead
10-07-2011, 07:55 PM
She called him T Clutch and he said "**** yeah" twice. Awesome.

Missed it, but oh that's just outstanding.

all*star quentin
10-07-2011, 07:56 PM
Best team won! :gulp:

StillMissOzzie
10-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Stay Classy, Nyger.

Game 5 extra-inning game-winning RBI? Cut the dude some slack.

SMO
:bandance:

harwar
10-07-2011, 07:57 PM
That was absolutely totally awesome !!!!!!!

SoxSpeed22
10-07-2011, 07:57 PM
What a debacle that interview was. I love October.

MarySwiss
10-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Best team won! :gulp:
That would be a matter of opinion. :gulp:

DirtySox
10-07-2011, 07:58 PM
I hope Nyjer goes to fly a kite again.

Patrick134
10-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Congrats Brewers and fans, but the combo of Gomez/Morgan might be my least favorite guys in the game today.

Soxman219
10-07-2011, 08:01 PM
T-Plush!:bandance:

happydude
10-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Game 5 extra-inning game-winning RBI? Cut the dude some slack.

SMO
:bandance:

Yep. That's what happens when you jam a microphone in someone's face in the midst of all the adrenaline and emotion the circumstances of tonight's game inevitably generates.

Southsider101
10-07-2011, 08:05 PM
Congrats Brewers!

Hoping the Crew can drop the Phillies. Love to see a Brew City - Motown WS.
:bandance:

sox1970
10-07-2011, 08:08 PM
Game 5 extra-inning game-winning RBI? Cut the dude some slack.

SMO
:bandance:

He should be fined. People are stupid.

Fenway
10-07-2011, 08:15 PM
Yep. That's what happens when you jam a microphone in someone's face in the midst of all the adrenaline and emotion the circumstances of tonight's game inevitably generates.

Sam Ryan had everything go wrong - Prince blew her off to do ESPN and then that...

soltrain21
10-07-2011, 09:06 PM
He should be fined. People are stupid.

Why should he be fined? I don't even think he noticed the lady when he was yelling. And he just got a game winning hit in the playoffs. If you can't say "**** yeah" to that then when can you?

Fenway
10-07-2011, 09:24 PM
Um, anybody else just hear that?

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2011/10/07/2011-10-07_nyjer_morgan__or_tony_plush__drops_three_fbombs _on_live_tv_after_clinching_nlds_.html

kittle42
10-07-2011, 09:29 PM
I am in favor of Nyjer Morgan saying ****.

Brian26
10-07-2011, 10:32 PM
I am in favor of Nyjer Morgan saying ****.

Nah, he knew he was on tv. This was not the first time in the history of modern televised sporting events that someone's tried to do a post-game interview. At least make an attempt to pull yourself together when you're going on tv. He's a clown, as is Gomez.

ComiskeyBrewer
10-07-2011, 11:28 PM
Um, anybody else just hear that?

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2011/10/07/2011-10-07_nyjer_morgan__or_tony_plush__drops_three_fbombs _on_live_tv_after_clinching_nlds_.html


You should have heard the post game between him and Uecker. (Bob asked him how it feels.)

Plush: "Oh man, that was awesome. You hear me bro? ****in A!!!!"

Uecker:" I hear you bro"

:redneck