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I'll be listening to todays Brewers game on the radio because I can not stand the TV analysts and who doesnt like Bob Uecker?

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I'll be listening to todays Brewers game on the radio because I can not stand the TV analysts and who doesnt like Bob Uecker?

I keep thinking that one of the announcer's is the PA guy from Target Field. They sound similar.

Also, Tigers escape New York with a victory and a 1-1 series tie. I thought for sure that the Yankees would hit some steroid-induced walk-off homer when Avila slipped on the batter's circle. :P

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So far the decision to start Carpenter on three days rest isn't looking like a good one.

Why they didn't go with Jaime Garcia I'm not really sure. The Phillies lineup is very lefty heavy. Howard, Utley, Ibanez, and those are they're big power guys. As a team the Phillies are only hitting .246 against lefties so that would be the one area where I'd say the Phillies are probably weak.

Now its the fourth inning and they have their closer in. No idea what LaRussa is trying to do. He's basically playing this as if its a must win game, which it might be realistically, but not literally. So why are you brining in your best relief pitcher in the fourth inning of a one run game that's not a series ender?

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Who doesnt like Bob Uecker?

Andre the Giant

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Over 20 years later, still funny.

Just proves the point - you have to be paid to not like Uecker. ;)

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No idea what LaRussa is trying to do.

Even LaRussa has no clue what he's doing. He's like a bizarro Joe Maddon... he still takes a lot of risks, but the risks never pay off.

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No idea what LaRussa is trying to do.

Even LaRussa has no clue what he's doing. He's like a bizarro Joe Maddon... he still takes a lot of risks, but the risks never pay off.

I have no idea anymore. Maybe he's in the early stages of going senile, or just high off his ass. Possibly a combination of the two, becuase he's probably going to have no closer for game three at this point and possibly even game four depending on how long he lets Salas go.

I know Billy Martin did the same thing with Sparky Lyle but that was at least a literally must win game.

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So far the decision to start Carpenter on three days rest isn't looking like a good one.

Why they didn't go with Jaime Garcia I'm not really sure. The Phillies lineup is very lefty heavy. Howard, Utley, Ibanez, and those are they're big power guys. As a team the Phillies are only hitting .246 against lefties so that would be the one area where I'd say the Phillies are probably weak.

Now its the fourth inning and they have their closer in. No idea what LaRussa is trying to do. He's basically playing this as if its a must win game, which it might be realistically, but not literally. So why are you brining in your best relief pitcher in the fourth inning of a one run game that's not a series ender?

With the acquisition of Pence and the emergence of John Mayberry, the Phillies lineup is no longer as lefty heavy vs lefties. In fact, of the 8 regulars, only 2 would bat left handed vs a lefty.

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So far the decision to start Carpenter on three days rest isn't looking like a good one.

Why they didn't go with Jaime Garcia I'm not really sure. The Phillies lineup is very lefty heavy. Howard, Utley, Ibanez, and those are they're big power guys. As a team the Phillies are only hitting .246 against lefties so that would be the one area where I'd say the Phillies are probably weak.

Now its the fourth inning and they have their closer in. No idea what LaRussa is trying to do. He's basically playing this as if its a must win game, which it might be realistically, but not literally. So why are you brining in your best relief pitcher in the fourth inning of a one run game that's not a series ender?

With the acquisition of Pence and the emergence of John Mayberry, the Phillies lineup is no longer as lefty heavy vs lefties. In fact, of the 8 regulars, only 2 would bat left handed vs a lefty.

I'll take Pence and Mayberry with a fully rested Garcia over having to deal with Howard, Ibanez and Utley with a short rested Chris Carpenter. And Rollins is also a far better lefty hitter then a righty so that's another bat I don't have to worry about as much.

The big Philly bats are still lefties.

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Wow. Arthur Rhodes has entered the game. I remember seeing him pitch when I was 7 or 8 in Baltimore. He has to be the longest tenured MLB player.

Edit: Just remembered Omar Vizquel's still around. Techically, Jamie Moyer's not 'retired' either. Arthur's still old.

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Cards complete the comeback, take game 2, 5-4, to even the series at one apiece heading home to St. Louis.

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Phillies' bats went ice cold. They better start heating up again or they could get bounced like they did last season.

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Wow. Arthur Rhodes has entered the game. I remember seeing him pitch when I was 7 or 8 in Baltimore. He has to be the longest tenured MLB player.

Edit: Just remembered Omar Vizquel's still around. Techically, Jamie Moyer's not 'retired' either. Arthur's still old.

Arthur Rhodes I feel is the perfect example of as long as your a lefty pitcher and you have a heartbeat, you can pretty much pitch for as long as you want because every team in baseball can use another lefty relief pitcher.

That and being a backup catcher are the two ways guys can extend their careers three, four or even five plus years past where they should have retired.

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Wow. Arthur Rhodes has entered the game. I remember seeing him pitch when I was 7 or 8 in Baltimore. He has to be the longest tenured MLB player.

Edit: Just remembered Omar Vizquel's still around. Techically, Jamie Moyer's not 'retired' either. Arthur's still old.

Arthur Rhodes made his debut 2 years before I was born, and I'm a freshman in college. He's been around a while.

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Wow. Arthur Rhodes has entered the game. I remember seeing him pitch when I was 7 or 8 in Baltimore. He has to be the longest tenured MLB player.

Edit: Just remembered Omar Vizquel's still around. Techically, Jamie Moyer's not 'retired' either. Arthur's still old.

Speaking of Arthur Rhodes and Omar Visquel, remember the earring incident? I completely forgot it was between those two old geezers until you posted this.

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For the record, La Russa used his "closer" (he won't name one) to close the game with one out to get in the 8th and three in the 9th.

Fernando Salas hasn't been the closer for about 2 months now. Cards got a great stretch from him when they needed stability, but his inexperienced arm began to fade, and they moved him into a lesser role. So seeing Salas pitch when he did wasn't quite the stunning move it seemed if you thought he was the closer. Jason Motte has been the closer for a month or so now, and clearly was last night, too.

Lots of great things happened for the Cardinals last night, and like I said, this is not a team you can ever count out. But that was just one win. There's plenty more baseball to be played.

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So the Brewers are doing that claw and antlers thing, but calling it the beast. Sad that baseball players can't think of anything else to do. Nice seeing Arizona getting smacked, though. Their TV guy is unbearable.

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Wow. Arthur Rhodes has entered the game. I remember seeing him pitch when I was 7 or 8 in Baltimore. He has to be the longest tenured MLB player.

Edit: Just remembered Omar Vizquel's still around. Techically, Jamie Moyer's not 'retired' either. Arthur's still old.

Speaking of Arthur Rhodes and Omar Visquel, remember the earring incident? I completely forgot it was between those two old geezers until you posted this.

Sure do. I was watching the game when it happened.

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So the Brewers are doing that claw and antlers thing, but calling it the beast. Sad that baseball players can't think of anything else to do. Nice seeing Arizona getting smacked, though. Their TV guy is unbearable.

It's called "Beast Mode". Apparently Prince Fielder's kids are fans of "Monsters Inc."

Who else is doing it? Guess I don't follow celebratory gestures.

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