Warriors Get Bucked

I knew this would happen.

I really though the Celtics would win last night. And they almost did. They took the Warriors to two overtimes and nearly walked away with the W.

But the Bucks had the Warriors on the second half of a back to back, in which the first half was a double OT game.

Here’s my analogy. Indulge me if you will.

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SUNDAY NIGHT TV RECAP – Nov 1, 2015 (Sunday Night Football, The Walking Dead, WS Game 5)

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Sunday Night. November 1st. It was a busy night for television. Let’s take a quick recap of everything.

First, it was Sunday Night Football. A matchup of the unbeatens. But not just two unbeaten teams, two undefeated teams with MVP quarterbacks. Rodgers vs Manning. The Packers offense vs the Broncos defense. Gonna be a good game.

Well, not so much.

The Broncos lead 7-0 after one, and held the Packers scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season. The got their second TD less than a minute into the second, and eventually led 17-0 half way through the quarter.

But while this game was going on, there was another TV appointment I had. Nine o’clock, AMC. The Walking Dead. It’s gonna be a 90 minute episode.

And it was, and it was all about Morgan. We knew this from the preview last week. It wasn’t everyone’s type of episode. And I don’t think it neeeded to be 90 minutes, considering it was purely story driven and didn’t have any intense action sequences like the previous  two episodes.

On the commercials, I would got back to SNF, to see how bad the Packers were playing.

Still bad.

Back to TWD.

Now I didn’t hate this episode, but it obviously was a different style of episode. I guess it was nice to see where Morgan became a bostaff expert, and I did like the Eastman character, but I think a 60 minute episode would have sufficed.

Now with the show over, its back to SNF.

Oh, look, Aaron Rodgers fumbled and the Broncos got a safety.

Packers are still bad.

I was expecting more from Aaron. A lot more than 77 yards. (I guess when you have Drew Brees throwing over 500 yards, it has to even out somewhere else).

I wanted to see how this Broncos D could handle Rodgers. If they could, I would take them more seriously as a whole team. The Sunday Night matchup against the Patriots at the end of the month could feature another matchup of unbeaten teams.

But since this game was getting boring, it was time to turn on Game 5 of the World Series.

Mets are winning. like the have been most of the games. 2-0. Harvey wants to come out for the 9th, and he does.

Walk to Cain. Stolen base by Cain. Double by Hosmer. 2-1 Mets. Harvey’s done, in comes Familia.

Moustakas moves Hosmer to third. 1 out.

And now for the big play.

A grounder to third, Wright looks the runner back, fires to first for the out but Hosmer took off towards home. Duda’s throw was a dud, towards first base side and wild. Tie Game.

Blown save 3 in the WS by Familia. A new record.

Now after a few more extra innings, pinch hitter Colon takes his first AB of the World Series, with the winning run 90 feet away. He gets the single, and in the process, opens up the flood gates. When the inning was over, the Royals scored 5 more to lead 7-2 and all but seal up the victory.

Congrats KC. Nice comeback after being so close last year.

Beat the Mets, Beat the Mets, step right up and defeat the Mets!

 

JBJ. Doing It All Now

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He was always a stud fielder. Now in the last week, his bat has come alive.

Yesterday he had 5 hits (2 hrs, 3 doubles), 5 runs, and 7 RBI. Oritz got 7 RBI for the first time in his career earlier this season.

He’s got 15 hits in the last 5 games, he had 7 all season before that.

And he makes Top 10 plays in the field like once a game.

I’m really hoping this kid turns it on like this for the rest of the year.

And a great one from last year

The Best of Pedro Martinez

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Tonight is the night. Pedro Martinez is getting his number 45 retired at Fenway Park. He is now among the greats of Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, and Jim Rice.

This is a great day for Pedro, and a rare bright spot for us Sox fans, so let us look back at some of Pedro’s finest moments as a Red Sox player.

One of everyone favorite memories, Pedro starting the All Star game at Fenway and just K-ing every body. 5 strikeouts in 2 innings. 1 guy was thrown out. Pedro wished the base runner was safe so he would strike out 6.

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Lester Can’t Throw To First

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It always surprises me that people who get paid millions of dollars to throw a pall to home plate can’t turn 90 degrees and throw the ball that way.

Pitchers must have the most errors on throws to first, whether it is fielding a ball in play or a throw over.

Luckily for Lester, on this play they got the runner out, so I guess it worked out after all?

Anyway, check out this stat. It was 66 games between throws to first from Lester. 66 GAMES!

We never saw this with Lester on the Sox, so I blame the Cubs.

Giancarlo Stanton Talks Reach $320 Million

Giancarlo Stanton is quite the player.

Dude just hits bombs at will. He’s only 25 and has got years ahead of him to continue doing the same. The Marlins want to keep him. He’s the only guy I can name off the top of my head on the Marlins. Hell, I bet he’s the only guy Marlins fans (all 10 of them) can name off the top of their collective heads too.

That’s why talks for keeping him have reached the (que loud voice over voice) THE $320 MILLION DOLLAR RANGE (echo).

S’lotta money.

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“The Steal” 10 Years Later

Wow. 10 years. Time flew by. And in that time, the Red Sox amassed 3 World Series titles. The first one in this run, in ’04, was a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. While that sweep was impressive, it was the historic comeback against the Yankees in the ALCS that is one of the most memorable series in Red Sox history.

And it all started thanks to one play. Dave Robert’s steal. Without it, who knows. If he is out, the Sox might have been swept. But he wasn’t out. And it was the Sox who won 4 straight to beat the Yankees.