NLCS Game 2 / Rolling Stones @ SoFi Game Thread

Brooklyn @ Atlanta (via Milwaukee via Boston) live in the state of Georgia …. meanwhile the Rolling Stones are live in concert at SoFi in Inglewood California! Choose your events wisely…

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Fansince1971
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1 month ago

I
LOVE
IT!!

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Getting these first two games is big when you’re against the odds

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Win one in LA
Then back to Atlanta
To blow the Dodgers away

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

F it. Win 2 at the latrine and STFU all of the Doyer fans.

I was at the deciding game at the Latrine back in 2019 when Howie hit a grand slam and the Nats came back to eliminate Doyer nation. It was the quietest sold out stadium I’ve ever seen. So priceless.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That game made me so happy !!!

Especially since it was Howie with the big blow!

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That must have been awesome

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Don’t forget; Braves we’re up 3 games to 1 last year and the Doyers came back.

This series is just getting started.

That said, it is a lot better to be up 2-0 than be down 2-0.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  JackFrost

No way Atlanta coughs up a 3-1 lead this year. Not in front of those fans

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That is a good point. Last year all the games were in Texas.

But it might not be 3-1. I am expecting the fugly Doyers to win the next two.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Also curious what impact having Charlie Morton will have on the Braves this year.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I hear you. But these were two hard fought wins – and beating Scherzer was big. Dodgers are an incredible team and you can never count them out. But being up 2-0 when the Dodgers came in with all that momentum is huge.

Last edited 1 month ago by Fansince1971
Mia
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Mia
1 month ago

Lotta baseball left to play

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Braves just need to win 1 in LA. Tough to do but would be great!

JackFrost
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Hate to say it but I’m expecting it to be 2-2 in a few days.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  JackFrost

As long as the Braves are up 3-2 in the series the next day, I’m fine with that.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I’ve got my fingers crossed.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago

Rosario smoked that ball.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

Crazy amount of arms in this Dodgers bullpen

FungoAle
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Pitching and Run Prevention is Friedman’s quest.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

He has achieved that. Two great Presidents of Baseball Operations involved in building these two teams.

Last edited 1 month ago by Fansince1971
Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

This Braves team with Acuna would be incredible.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

FIFY: This Braves team with Acuna would will be incredible.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

What a game!!

nishiogawakun
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1 month ago

Let’s go Braves! Anybody else feel there is a parity problem brewing and will be a discussion point come the next CBA? Very curious what comes of that.

LanaBanana
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1 month ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

What do you mean by parity problem?

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Not when the likes of Oakland & Tampa Bay can win consistently in this game.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

The only parity problem is teams like the Nationals giving a team like the Dodgers Scherzer and Turner.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Honestly think there should be some power reserved by the commissioners office to block trades like that. Like in the NBA.

FungoAle
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

They did that to Charlie Finley; Joe Rudi, Vida Blue and one other dude. But in the era of free agency, anything goes.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Rollie Fingers

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That was it. Rudi and Blue went to Boston. Fingers went to ??

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

The Skanks. Ironically If Charlie O had taken a couple prospects back and not necessarily so much cash I doubt Bowie Kuhn would have ever nixed the trade.

https://www.si.com/mlb/athletics/news/12-days-that-shook-mlb-finley-sells-fingers-rudi-blue-only-to-be-overruled-by-kuhn

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Now you sound like Gregg Popovich.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Pops, a legend in his own mind. “Made by Duncan”

JackFrost
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Ummmm…. No.

Popovich is legit.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Interestingly I am Gregg Popovich

Last edited 1 month ago by Fansince1971
MarineLayer
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1 month ago

Chris Taylor makes amends for yesterday.

FungoAle
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1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

That was a big error by the Braves

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago

If I were a Dodger fan I would have had a heart attack by now with all the close innings they’ve played.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

I think they’d love that bloop hit.

MarineLayer
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1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m not sure why the third run didn’t score.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Justin Turner didn’t run.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Blame it on the neck.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago

I’ve got Justin Turner’s neck problem but for me it’s permanent.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Whats her name?

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hah. I wish.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

No wonder you’re so ornery! 😃

MarineLayer
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Ornery, me?

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

After 1 championship in 61 years of fandom, I will cop to being a touch…impatient. Please forgive me. 😀

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I hear you brother. But ‘m more optimistic for the upcoming season than I have been in a long time. I think Blue Skies are finally on their way.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Ronald Acuna has the kind of hairdo I want in our dugout.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’ll take it if he comes with it.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

You got that right. I find Acuna awesome in every way. And I do give Atlanta credit for carrying on without him.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Joe Kelly is the kind of badass I want in our bullpen.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

Boy that looked familiar.

Last edited 1 month ago by Fansince1971
Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

you know, we’re so hard on Albert but I’ve been thinking, going all the way back. First of all, it felt like he resented sharing billing with Trout. And then his first month and a half was not at all what anyone expected, hitting .190 on May 8th and .213 on May 23rd before he picked it up. We were tough on him because he was doing so poorly and I think he resented that, too.

I don’t think he ever felt the same way about being an Angel as he did about being a Cardinal and we could tell. He was the anti-Trout, the anti-Shohei.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago

Kind of had a Mo Vaughn debut

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago

What I disliked the most about Pujols was his stupid contract, although everything else you said about him was true.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yes, always felt like he was all about the money. He said if he couldn’t perform he’d quit. But that money was so enticing….

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago

And Arte can never resist handing out too much money to aging vets. So we get to watch other teams in the playoffs. And Arte is paying the guy to play on one of them.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago

F–k Albert

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Grandpa up with a chance to impact the game

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Would’ve been better to keep Muncy activated with his one working arm.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
1 month ago

That was a big K.

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

Nice to see Dino Ebel. Big loss

Fansince1971
Super Member
1 month ago

Wow can these teams pitch!

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago

I have no reason to dislike Scherzer other than that he pitches for 1 of the 3 teams I dislike that are still competing. But I wouldn’t object to him totally losing effectiveness right now

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago

Paul McCartney chooses neither

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Just saw on MLB Trade Rumors that MLB will require teams to provide housing for minor leaguers next year. Shouldn’t have to live in your car to play baseball for a living.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Remember, this issue was made much worse by the Minor League Baseball’s COVID-19 protocols and disallowing the Host Family option. Seems like MILB did not offer up any options for the players in place of the host family option. Some players still would choose to live in a hotel or rental during the season but younger players often prefer host families.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

So since this is all Arte’s fault is he now responsible to pay for every clubs’ Minor League Housing bill?

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Arte, dunno. Just pointing out the lack of a viable option due to Covid-19. I dont know if this opened back up or not yet. Regional “minor league” teams would solicit families in the local area to become a host, there are some perks involved but the basic rules put forth by the minor league team. It was a safe, cost affordable option.

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