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October 23, 2012

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 18 comments

RBNY vs. Sporting KC as seen from Sec. 101. With a tribute to Michael Jones.

posted by goddam at 09:38 AM on October 23

According to my not so scientific poll of our MLB fans over half should be wakeing up happy now that the Giants have won the NL pennant.

Giants 13
Cards. 3
Write in votes:
Expos. 1
Boston Braves 1
And last of all there was 1 vote cast for having the Earth swallow both teams.

Thanks yall really enjoyed that and the reasons why were both funny and insightful.

posted by Folkways at 09:41 AM on October 23

And last of all there was 1 vote cast for having the Earth swallow both teams.

The torrential downpour during the final inning did seem to suggest that the Earth was going to drown both teams if it went on any longer.

posted by grum@work at 10:39 AM on October 23

The Earth would have had a hard time swallowing both teams. The Giants are resilient in that department. They took a hefty planetary shot during the 1989 Series and hung tough.

(It was the badass A's what done 'em in, Dave Stewart game face and all).

posted by beaverboard at 11:21 AM on October 23

The Giants are resilient in that department. They took a hefty planetary shot during the 1989 Series and hung tough.

Sweet memory of being on the phone with my dad talking about the game when that occurred.

So now I wonder since we all know where we were when Kenedy was shot, where were you in '89 when the WS was interrupted by an earthquake.

is using 4 words starting with a W in a row some sort of gramer faux pas

posted by Folkways at 11:43 AM on October 23

Hunter Pence

posted by tommytrump at 11:49 AM on October 23

gramer

hee hee hee

posted by tommytrump at 11:51 AM on October 23

1989 I was oddly enough actually watching the broadcast. But that was before I found soccer and there was little in the way of counter-programming or cable networks.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:01 PM on October 23

The torrential downpour during the final inning did seem to suggest that the Earth was going to drown both teams if it went on any longer.

I know. It got my hopes up, only to have them dashed. Honestly though, I can live with the Giants going. I have Bochy's autograph from when he was the backup catcher for the Padres and visited my elementary school, and he was a decent manager and good guy for the Padres - I was sad to see him go, actually, and he took Flan with him.

posted by LionIndex at 12:12 PM on October 23

+1 tommytrump

posted by Folkways at 12:35 PM on October 23

Got to let him slide on the "gramer" thing tommy 'cause he totally nailed the spelling on both of those French words.

posted by beaverboard at 01:17 PM on October 23

KHL mascots Gangnam Style

posted by tommytrump at 04:56 PM on October 23

Ozzie Guillen tossed in the fish tank by Miami.

Valentine is saving a seat at the bar for him at the One And Done Cafe.

posted by beaverboard at 05:31 PM on October 23

So now I wonder since we all know where we were when Kenedy was shot, where were you in '89 when the WS was interrupted by an earthquake

Northern Thailand, on a motorbike. Travelling with a guy from the Bay Area. The only reason I remember is that I picked up a copy of The Bangkok Post with the earthquake story on the front page, and showed him while we were having coffee one morning.

/Not bad for a non-baseball fan.

posted by owlhouse at 09:39 PM on October 23

This makes me a bit sad and nostalgic, too.

There was nothing like a warm summer morning, the smell of newly mown grass and the eucalypts, and the feel of a new Kooka in your hand as you came in to bowl.

posted by owlhouse at 09:47 PM on October 23

During one of the sickest points of my life (in the middle of a norovirus attack), I was having horrifically terrifying nightmares any time I tried to fall asleep for even a couple of minutes. Surreal ones, with distorted faces and terrifying images. I'd snap awake almost screaming out loud (and sometimes did). It was the closest I've come to feeling like I was going insane.

Watching that KHL video brought back some of those memories...

*shudder*

posted by grum@work at 12:05 AM on October 24

Home - in high school. I remember being really freaked out when the live feed went out that something really terrible happened. I didn't live in a ground-shaking part of the country, so I thought the stadium might have collapsed or something.

posted by bperk at 06:50 AM on October 24

I was at a very busy period of my life. Had gotten home from Japan in April, had fatherhood happen just 10 days later, moved into a new house in August, avoided a layoff at my employer, and generally was trying to get life to settle down. I was watching the game on TV when the 'quake happened, and was amazed that things actually approached normalcy so quickly.

warm summer morning, the smell of newly mown grass and the eucalypts

There's nothing like a frosty New England morning and the smell of a freshly loaded diaper before your morning coffee.

posted by Howard_T at 04:10 PM on October 24

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