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October 18, 2004

Cards and 'Stros. NLCS Game 5.: 8th inning. Let's take this right on out into the sunrise.

posted by rocketman to baseball at 10:05 PM - 12 comments

Of course, it's just my luck that the local ESPN Radio affiliate doesn't switch over to it. They're getting hate mail from me tomorrow.

posted by rocketman at 10:06 PM on October 18

...and Beltran with the base hit! By the way, anybody been paying attention to Brad Lidge? Conventional wisdom said Houston was toast when they got rid of Dotel, but Lidge is looking absolutely terrific. We'll see what kind of staying power he's got, as Garner has been leaning heavily on him.

posted by rocketman at 10:14 PM on October 18

Wow. Jeff Kent with the long ball. 'Stros win, 2-0.

posted by rocketman at 10:24 PM on October 18

3-0. Go Astros!

posted by Bernreuther at 10:30 PM on October 18

There's another game???

posted by billsaysthis at 10:38 PM on October 18

I'm rooting for the Cards, but I loved the outcome of that game. The announcers (and the pitcher) paid a lot of attention to Beltran's stealing, there was a lot of speculation about walking the guy in front of Jeff Kent because Kent hits into a lot of double plays, and he ends the game with a home run on the first pitch.

posted by kirkaracha at 11:31 PM on October 18

So that was perfect timing. No offence whatsoever until the first game is over, and then bing-bang-boom!

posted by grum@work at 12:49 AM on October 19

The announcers (and the pitcher) paid a lot of attention to Beltran's stealing, there was a lot of speculation about walking the guy in front of Jeff Kent because Kent hits into a lot of double plays, and he ends the game with a home run on the first pitch. As a not-serious baseball watcher, I thought the announcers did a very good job there explaining Beltran's stealing (I had no idea he was good at that... I mean hey I thought he just hit HRs), and also the walk on Jeff Kent. I thought it was hilarious how they said Jeff Kent has a lot of pride and was probably personally offended by the walk right before Kent bombed it.

posted by swank6 at 11:50 AM on October 19

It was Berkman who got the intentional pass. Kinda pissing me off the way Fox is relegating the NLCS to second-class citizen status. What with the burying games in the nether recesses of basic cable and moving start times to accomodate the ALCS. The three games in Houston have all been great. They'll get their's though as the winner of this series will be World Series champs. I am pulling for the Cards, but if Pettite was healthy I would be leaning toward the Astros. Would be too sweet to see Andy and Roger go back to NY and beat 'em.

posted by pivo at 12:04 PM on October 19

Kinda pissing me off the way Fox is relegating the NLCS to second-class citizen status. I think it's unrealistic to expect anything else. Not sure what the ratings are for the two current series are (and they're affected by the times they're shown at), but I'm guessing the 2003 ALCS outdrew the 2003 World Series.

posted by yerfatma at 01:21 PM on October 19

Yeah, but Fox has all those bazillion subsidiaries; they could be showing both games nationwide, even when the ALCS hangs around like a bad smell night after night. I'd be watching the ALCS, but in the interest of breaking the "yer gonna watch one big game in one big sport, and yer gonna like it!" hegemony, I'm always in favor of showing more "minority" games and sports. 'sides, I like this Lidge character a lot. And, should the Rastros and the Yanquis advance, he's gonna put mud in the eye of Mariano Rivera unless Mo gets his groove back.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:19 PM on October 19

After the 400th reminder that some people would be taken away to the NLCS and other markets would stay with the ALCS, I began wondering, "Why not just show the appropriate message in the appropriate markets if you have the technology to split us off like that?"

posted by yerfatma at 03:34 PM on October 19

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