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doublem23
10-07-2011, 09:40 AM
Who ya got?

BleacherBandit
10-07-2011, 09:54 AM
I trust the Rangers' hitting in this one.

CHISOXFAN13
10-07-2011, 10:05 AM
Verlander will start twice and can probably be used in relief if this thing goes seven.

Advantage Tigers.

sox1970
10-07-2011, 10:15 AM
I'm picking the Tigers because that was my original pick, but I have no feel for this series. Hope it's an entertaining 7 game series.

SoxSpeed22
10-07-2011, 03:15 PM
The Tigers and Rangers both had bullpen problems, but they really stepped up in their clinching games. Both lineups can put up a lot of runs so this should be a very fun series. I'll go Rangers in 7.

soxfanatlanta
10-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Yankees!

no wait

Boston!!!

Um...

What? :smile:

I'd like to see the Rangers get another shot to win the WS.

Zakath
10-07-2011, 04:44 PM
Screw Detroit.

g0g0
10-07-2011, 04:56 PM
Rangers in 6. Detroit's 2 wins will be with Verlander.

thomas35forever
10-07-2011, 10:27 PM
I'll pick Rangers in 6 as well. I agree with whoever said the Tigers will only win when Verlander starts.

HomeFish
10-07-2011, 10:31 PM
I don't want Magglio to win a ring, but I have a suspicion that only an NL team can stop him now.

central44
10-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Tigers.

Wouldn't it be weird if, in the same year we saw a rematch of the 2006 NBA Finals (Heat over Mavs) we see a rematch of the 2006 World Series (Cards over Tigers?)

Just a random thought :smile: But I do think the Tigers are going to win it this year.

FielderJones
10-07-2011, 10:55 PM
But I do think the Tigers are going to win it this year.

If that happens there could very well be less emotion in Joe Buck's voice than in 2005.

DSpivack
10-07-2011, 11:45 PM
I'm going with Detroit in this one, as I think they have better pitching.

I'd actually be excited to see Detroit and Milwaukee in the World Series.
That and to laugh at Fox/ESPN. :tongue:

SOXSINCE'70
10-08-2011, 08:05 AM
If that happens there could very well be less emotion in Joe Buck's voice than in 2005.

Does Joe Sux even know what the word "emotion" means?:angry:

TomBradley72
10-08-2011, 08:56 AM
Rooting for Tigers- big Leyland fan, and I just respect the franchise and their history-

There's not a single team or thing from Texas that I like-they're my least favorite team in the post season.

Foulke You
10-08-2011, 11:13 AM
I'm sticking with the Tigers as my WS pick. Tiger starting pitching is deeper than the Rangers and pitching usually wins out at this time of year. Scherzer and Fister have pitched well alongside Verlander. Throwing Verlander twice certainly is a huge advantage since Texas lacks a true ace. I'm going to say Tigers in 6.

johnny bench
10-08-2011, 07:10 PM
AJ needs to hold the microphone in his right hand, so as to better show off his 2005 World Series Championship ring.

harwar
10-08-2011, 08:23 PM
i missed voting in the pole but i'm definitely going with the tigers

mzh
10-08-2011, 08:32 PM
Tiggers are in some doo-doo if Verlander continues to not quite have it. Cruz hit that one about a mile.

harwar
10-08-2011, 08:40 PM
Tiggers are in some doo-doo if Verlander continues to not quite have it. Cruz hit that one about a mile.


he seems really tired with the way he's falling off the mound more than usual .. also, i miss the tbs announcers ..

#1swisher
10-08-2011, 08:46 PM
Couple of hours of rain in Texas.

Frater Perdurabo
10-08-2011, 09:49 PM
AJ is doing a credible job as an analyst.

Fenway
10-08-2011, 09:55 PM
Couple of hours of rain in Texas.

More rain just exploded on radar...this may be suspended

http://belo.bimedia.net/WFAA/weather/stills/ssite/640x480/dma_still.gif

soxnut1018
10-08-2011, 10:18 PM
Tarp's coming off the field.

Expected to resume at 10:45.

Fenway
10-08-2011, 10:27 PM
Tarp's coming off the field.

Expected to resume at 10:45.


Weatherman on the local FOX station here has his doubts......he used to work in Texas.

Says at 10:27 very heavy rain in Ft. Worth just appeared.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5DewQRVpq5c/S9IBfPArN9I/AAAAAAAAABg/GDs15L3377s/s1600/Letterweatherman.jpg

SBSoxFan
10-08-2011, 10:42 PM
Weatherman on the local FOX station here has his doubts......he used to work in Texas.

Says at 10:27 very heavy rain in Ft. Worth just appeared.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5DewQRVpq5c/S9IBfPArN9I/AAAAAAAAABg/GDs15L3377s/s1600/Letterweatherman.jpg

I never knew David Letterman got his start doing weather.

Fenway
10-08-2011, 11:25 PM
ut oh

http://belo.bimedia.net/WFAA/weather/stills/ssite/640x480/dma_still.gif

happydude
10-09-2011, 05:17 AM
The Ranger bullpen was very impressive tonight; Ogando, in particular, has looked great in these playoffs coming out of the pen so far.

LongLiveFisk
10-09-2011, 09:27 AM
I don't want Magglio to win a ring, but I have a suspicion that only an NL team can stop him now.

Yep. If it weren't for this, I probably wouldn't care all that much if Detroit won.

HomeFish
10-09-2011, 01:53 PM
The Tigers are the one division rival that I really can't bring myself to dislike. But they have one player who I hate.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
10-09-2011, 02:05 PM
The Tigers are the one division rival that I really can't bring myself to dislike. But they have one player who I hate.

I find it easy to dislike any division rival. :shrug:

That, coupled with me spending time in Dallas last year, has me going for the Rangers.

Frater Perdurabo
10-09-2011, 03:12 PM
MLB has postponed Game 2 to 3:19 PM CDT Monday due to threat of rain. (http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-rangers/headlines/20111009-alcs-weather-more-rain-likely-tonight-for-rangers-tigers-game-2.ece)

Oblong
10-09-2011, 03:20 PM
I'm hearing Maggs is done for the year.

SOXSINCE'70
10-09-2011, 03:21 PM
The Tigers are the one division rival that I really can't bring myself to dislike. But they have one player who I hate.

Accoring to a Leyland press conference this afternoon,"Gagglio" injured his ankle last night and will be out of Postseason play.

Karma is a bitch,ain't it ?

DSpivack
10-09-2011, 03:27 PM
I'm hearing Maggs is done for the year.

No Delmon, No Maggs. Ouch.

Danielgosox38
10-09-2011, 05:21 PM
I have always disliked the Rangers, so I am actually rooting for the Tigers in this one.

Foulke You
10-10-2011, 09:47 AM
No Delmon, No Maggs. Ouch.
If only Ryan Raburn could hit non-White Sox pitchers.:tongue:

rockinrobin23
10-10-2011, 03:44 PM
2-0 bottom of the 1st rangers and young is hurt for the tigers he can hardley even throw the ball in. cmon Tigers

soltrain21
10-10-2011, 03:53 PM
Okay. I get it. He has a moustache. Big ****ing deal.

rockinrobin23
10-10-2011, 04:34 PM
Tigers take the lead 3-2...rayburn HR

Foulke You
10-10-2011, 04:48 PM
Tigers take the lead 3-2...rayburn HR
I can't believe he actually hit a HR against a non-White Sox pitcher.

rockinrobin23
10-10-2011, 04:56 PM
he hit like 14 in the regular season i think all aginst us...hahahah:D:

Frater Perdurabo
10-10-2011, 05:00 PM
AJ is in the booth right now, and I'm really enjoying his commentary.

PalehosePlanet
10-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Max Scherzer working with a strike zone today that would make Greg Maddux blush.

Corlose 15
10-10-2011, 06:06 PM
Was that the Fox broadcast or the Rangers ripping of Na Na Na hey hey goodbye?

Frater Perdurabo
10-10-2011, 06:19 PM
If the Blue Jays were hosting a playoff game, would MLB/FOX/TBS force them to sing God Bless America?

happydude
10-10-2011, 06:42 PM
Ron Washington just had an Ozzie moment; pulling the hard throwing Ogando after a bloop single in favor of Gonzalez for the by-the-book lefty against lefty matchup. Of course the lefty doubled down the line. Lol.

Viva Medias B's
10-10-2011, 07:02 PM
The Rangers get the bases loaded with nobody out and don't score. Gee, where have we seen that before?

Frater Perdurabo
10-10-2011, 07:04 PM
The Rangers get the bases loaded with nobody out and don't score. Gee, where have we seen that before?

The Rangers have been getting some unsolicited advice from Greg Walker.

Rocky Soprano
10-10-2011, 07:12 PM
What channel is the game on?

Nevermind, Fox.

SBSoxFan
10-10-2011, 07:45 PM
If the Ranger's win it here, let's remember that the no-doubles defense played a very large part.

Frater Perdurabo
10-10-2011, 07:46 PM
Walkoff grand slam

Frater Perdurabo
10-10-2011, 08:01 PM
The series really does not start until the road team wins a game.

guillensdisciple
10-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Nice Rangers up 2-0. I can deal.

palehozenychicty
10-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Nelson Cruz, I want your autograph. Hard to get behind a baseball team in a football state, but these guys are really good. I can't hate on the team they have built in Arlington.

PeteWard
10-11-2011, 07:28 AM
I find it easy to dislike any division rival. :shrug:

That, coupled with me spending time in Dallas last year, has me going for the Rangers.

Funny, the time I spent in Dallas has me going AGAINST the Rangers. :cool:

PeteWard
10-11-2011, 07:31 AM
Accoring to a Leyland press conference this afternoon,"Gagglio" injured his ankle last night and will be out of Postseason play.

Karma is a bitch,ain't it ?

Karma? Really? :rolleyes:

mrfourni
10-11-2011, 08:18 AM
Nelson Cruz, I want your autograph. Hard to get behind a baseball team in a football state, but these guys are really good. I can't hate on the team they have built in Arlington.

For some reason, I was mad when Joe Buck didn't give Robin Ventura any credit for his walkoff Grand Slam single when he remarked that Nelson Cruz' walkoff grand slam was the first in MLB postseason history.

soxfanatlanta
10-11-2011, 08:44 AM
For some reason, I was mad when Joe Buck didn't give Robin Ventura any credit for his walkoff Grand Slam single when he remarked that Nelson Cruz' walkoff grand slam was the first in MLB postseason history.

I was miffed about that one as well.

LongLiveFisk
10-11-2011, 10:10 PM
Funny, the time I spent in Dallas has me going AGAINST the Rangers. :cool:

Why, do their fans talk a lot of ****?

DirtySox
10-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Nice Tigers win. I don't care who wins really, but a close series would be fun.

Zakath
10-11-2011, 11:07 PM
Just not Texas's night. Especially Beltre, who can't seem to get out of the way of his own foul balls.

thomas35forever
10-12-2011, 06:07 PM
God must really hate these teams to be dropping rain on them so much.

DirtySox
10-12-2011, 06:11 PM
This might be the best I've seen Porcello. His slider is nasty tonight.

guillensdisciple
10-12-2011, 06:56 PM
Damn it, come on Texas.

soltrain21
10-12-2011, 06:56 PM
God must really hate these teams to be dropping rain on them so much.

I think the hate is directed towards me because it makes me work a lot later than I should.

Boondock Saint
10-12-2011, 07:58 PM
God hates McCarver, too.

Bucky F. Dent
10-12-2011, 08:06 PM
Has there ever been a pitcher whose body language instills less confidence than Joaquin Benoit?

thomas35forever
10-12-2011, 08:15 PM
Wow. Intentionally walking Cabrera with the bases empty in a tie game? I sincerely hope Martinez makes Washington pay for that.

DirtySox
10-12-2011, 08:19 PM
Wow. Intentionally walking Cabrera with the bases empty in a tie game? I sincerely hope Martinez makes Washington pay for that.

1st and 3rd, 1 out.

DirtySox
10-12-2011, 08:20 PM
Let's see if Delmon can bring Miggy in. He's clearly in pain and his swing is all arms right now.

thomas35forever
10-12-2011, 08:23 PM
WOW! Cabrera never had a chance. The Rangers are extremely lucky to get out of that with no damage.

Boondock Saint
10-12-2011, 08:23 PM
I know that it was Cabrera on 3rd, but that was an incredible throw from Cruz.

DirtySox
10-12-2011, 08:25 PM
I know that it was Cabrera on 3rd, but that was an incredible throw from Cruz.

Indeed.

We've had some thrilling playoff baseball all around thus far.

PeteWard
10-12-2011, 09:26 PM
God hates McCarver, too.

I'd say McCarver's continued presence on the airwaves is proof God hates everybody.

kevingrt
10-12-2011, 09:29 PM
I'd say McCarver's continued presence on the airwaves is proof God hates everybody.

Could not be more true. It's a rough listen.

PeteWard
10-12-2011, 09:30 PM
I'm pulling for Detroit so I am not happy with this second 11th inning collapse, but if there has to be a goat for Detroit, I am pleased it is the clown Valverde.

All in all, it is hard to watch these games because of the length of time between pitches. Especially Benoit in the 8th. Good God! :mad:

soxnut1018
10-12-2011, 09:32 PM
I didn't see Valverde's dance at the end of that inning. Did I miss it?

thomas35forever
10-12-2011, 09:32 PM
Rangers win. Cruz for series MVP.

Boondock Saint
10-12-2011, 09:34 PM
I didn't see Valverde's dance at the end of that inning. Did I miss it?

I love this post. I love all of this post.

ChiSoxGirl
10-12-2011, 09:44 PM
I didn't see Valverde's dance at the end of that inning. Did I miss it?

Awesome.:roflmao:Dude sure picked a hell of a time for his first blown save of the season!

Rangers win. Cruz for series MVP.

No doubt.

Lip Man 1
10-12-2011, 09:52 PM
It's not a blown save, he gets the loss because the game was tied when he entered.

Lip

Zakath
10-12-2011, 10:17 PM
Rangers win. Cruz for series MVP.

He lives for the 11th inning.

Rangers have scored 19 runs in this series and he's driven in 9 of them.

ChiSoxGirl
10-13-2011, 09:23 AM
It's not a blown save, he gets the loss because the game was tied when he entered.

Lip

OK, he gets a blown hold. The point is he didn't keep his team in the game. I stand corrected. :redface:

doublem23
10-13-2011, 09:41 AM
OK, he gets a blown hold. The point is he didn't keep his team in the game. I stand corrected. :redface:

Technically speaking, there's no such thing as a "blown hold," a pitcher gets a hold if he enters the game in a save situation, doesn't finish the game, but leaves with his team still in the lead. If a pitcher enters the game in a save situation, even if it's the 6th or 7th inning, and relinquishes the lead, it's just a blown save. Valverde entered the game last night in the 9th with the score tied at 3, a non-save situation, so he only gets a loss for his efforts, not a blown save.

thomas35forever
10-13-2011, 05:41 PM
Barring a collapse, this is going back to Texas. Delmon Young just made sure of that.

delben91
10-13-2011, 05:44 PM
Barring a collapse, this is going back to Texas. Delmon Young just made sure of that.

Interesting how the first 4 Tigers in the 6th went: single, double, triple, home run.

My fun fact for the afternoon.

Shoeless_Jeff
10-13-2011, 05:50 PM
Well, I wouldn't be surprised if the Tigers cough up this lead. Even if they don't, this game will only let the Rangers clinch at home.

delben91
10-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Verlander at 123 pitches after the top of the 7th. Gotta be the last inning for him I'd think, given the 4-run lead.

thomas35forever
10-13-2011, 06:42 PM
Could the Tigers actually be blowing this thing?

Nope. Going back to Texas.

guillensdisciple
10-13-2011, 06:50 PM
Texas wins in game 6.

Zakath
10-13-2011, 07:17 PM
Cruz has now driven in 11 of Texas's 24 runs in this series.

Hitting seventh.

PalehosePlanet
10-13-2011, 07:32 PM
Interesting how the first 4 Tigers in the 6th went: single, double, triple, home run.

My fun fact for the afternoon.

Extremely lucky since Cabrera's double would have been an easy GIDP had it not hit the bag.

ChiSoxGirl
10-13-2011, 09:22 PM
Technically speaking, there's no such thing as a "blown hold," a pitcher gets a hold if he enters the game in a save situation, doesn't finish the game, but leaves with his team still in the lead. If a pitcher enters the game in a save situation, even if it's the 6th or 7th inning, and relinquishes the lead, it's just a blown save. Valverde entered the game last night in the 9th with the score tied at 3, a non-save situation, so he only gets a loss for his efforts, not a blown save.

Well, I obviously don't know a damn thing about the game of baseball.

delben91
10-13-2011, 09:29 PM
Well, I obviously don't know a damn thing about the game of baseball.

About time you realized that :wink:

ChiSoxGirl
10-13-2011, 09:33 PM
About time you realized that :wink:

You know me... always late to the party.

tebman
10-13-2011, 09:42 PM
You know me... always late to the party.

Ah, but it's a great party!

:party:

palehozenychicty
10-15-2011, 08:33 PM
Rangers are really putting it on the Tigers right now. 9-2 in the bottom of the third inning.

guillensdisciple
10-15-2011, 08:47 PM
Nice.

spongyfungy
10-15-2011, 08:48 PM
I am enjoying AJ

Zakath
10-15-2011, 09:10 PM
Nice catch by Hamilton to end the top of the fifth.

9-4.

Boondock Saint
10-15-2011, 09:14 PM
Unbelievable.

samurai_sox
10-15-2011, 09:26 PM
Looks like the end for Detroit.

That's a shame.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p36/payrollprincess/Jerry_Seinfeld.jpg

Zakath
10-15-2011, 09:43 PM
Rangers opening up a can of you-know-what.

12-4.

palehozenychicty
10-15-2011, 10:01 PM
Back to Back AL Champs. The Rangers are officially a problem in the American League.

October26
10-15-2011, 10:01 PM
Rangers 15, Tigers 4

Zakath
10-15-2011, 10:05 PM
Back to Back AL Champs. The Rangers are officially a problem in the American League.

For the Yankees and the Red Sox, definitely. They have the most potent lineup in the AL, and I don't think Milwaukee or St. Louis has the pitching to do to them what the Giants did last year.

Cruz just set the record for most HR in a playoff series with his 6th. 15-4 now.

Huisj
10-15-2011, 10:06 PM
Kind of reminds me of what Detroit did to the Sox in that horrific Sunday night game.

Brian26
10-15-2011, 10:08 PM
For the Yankees and the Red Sox, definitely. They have the most potent lineup in the AL, and I don't think Milwaukee or St. Louis has the pitching to do to them what the Giants did last year.

Cruz just set the record for most HR in a playoff series with his 6th. 15-4 now.

None of this counts. Brad Penny is pitching batting practice right now. Leyland's gone through Verlander, Porcello and Sherzer. There's nothing left to throw out there. Game was over after the 3rd inning.

Hendu
10-15-2011, 10:13 PM
Back to Back AL Champs. The Rangers are officially a problem in the American League.

There are rumors that if CC opts out of his contract, the Rangers are prepared to throw a ton of money at him.

October26
10-15-2011, 10:15 PM
Kind of reminds me of what Detroit did to the Sox in that horrific Sunday night game.

It sure does.

Final: Rangers 15, Tigers 5

Lip Man 1
10-15-2011, 10:41 PM
The Rangers also signed a 1.6 BILLION dollar TV contract with Fox Sports Southwest that starting in 2015 will bring in more than 80 MILLION DOLLARS A SEASON.

That's Yankee / Red Sox TV money right there.

They have the funds to go after Pujols or Fielder or both if they wish this off season.

Lip

Zakath
10-15-2011, 10:41 PM
Ballgame.

Cruz has to be MVP.

russ99
10-16-2011, 07:46 AM
Nelson Cruz - Mr. October II.

Oblong
10-16-2011, 11:25 AM
This Texas team is good. I'm not feeling down. Texas deserved it, played better, and for my TIgers to beat them would have taken flukes and bounces. The better team won.

TommyJohn
10-16-2011, 01:04 PM
This Texas team is good. I'm not feeling down. Texas deserved it, played better, and for my TIgers to beat them would have taken flukes and bounces. The better team won.

I liked this year's Tigers team much better than the 2006 version. The 2011 Tigers earned their spot in the postseason this year, unlike the 2006 team that choked away a huge lead, wound up the wildcard and used that consolation prize to get hot and get to the World Series, where they choked again. I don't see this Tigers team as choking-like you said, the Rangers were the better team. TheTigers though, won when they needed to win. Besides, any team that continually bitch-slaps the Yankees out of the postseason can't be all bad. (Not that I hate the Yankees, but it IS fun to see ESPN's favorite teams get kicked around).

PKalltheway
10-16-2011, 11:43 PM
Besides, any team that continually bitch-slaps the Yankees out of the postseason can't be all bad.
Yep. Goodness knows the Twins certainly can't do that.

Oblong
10-17-2011, 06:47 AM
Since 2003, Yanks are 12-2 against the Twins in the post season. Against everybody else they are 25-31.