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"MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"

Posted by Estee on 10-06-12 at 02:50 AM
So. Apparently there is now an outfield fly rule.

Who knew?


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"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"
Posted by AyaK on 10-06-12 at 10:40 AM
LAST EDITED ON 10-06-12 AT 10:40 AM (EST)

To a non-Braves fan, it's obvious what happened. The shortstop thought he'd been called off the ball, and the umpire, reacting to the shortstop, wanted to be sure that the outfielder wasn't planning on letting the ball drop and then turning a 7-5-4 double play, which he could have done.

EXCEPT . . . the outfielder had no idea that the other two had such thoughts. Maybe he was thinking about the strip club he was going to after the game, but he certainly wasn't paying any attention to the game.


"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-06-12 at 11:15 AM
It was a complete bullcrap call. That's easily the furthest away from the infield I've ever seen it called. But the problem is that when Kozma was starting to settle, the trajectory of the ball was still headed a few feet beyond him - and it wasn't a play of "ordinary effort" as is one of the two criteria for calling the infield fly rule. And the ump didn't call it until the very moment Kozma was about to back off the ball - the other criteria is that the umps must make the call as early as possible to signal all the players and the other umps of the automatic out so the runners don't run into an out.

So I guess Nelson Cruz gets to claim retroactively that the ball he missed in Game 6 of the World Series last year should actually have been called the infield fly rule?


"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"
Posted by samboohoo on 10-06-12 at 08:56 PM
Complete BS.


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"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-06-12 at 09:02 PM
*throws beer bottle onto field in solidarity with Boo*

"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"
Posted by Estee on 10-08-12 at 11:14 AM
And hit your own manager with it. Nice aim.

I'd say 'Stay classy, Atlanta', but they would have had to start first.


"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"
Posted by Estee on 10-08-12 at 11:09 AM
It appears Mystique & Aura travel well.


"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Cheering Thread"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-08-12 at 10:19 PM
GIANTS LOSE

GIANTS LOSE

THHHEEEEE GIANTS LOSE!!!

(twice)


"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Cheering Thread"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-12-12 at 11:28 AM
DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN

How could the team with the best home record in baseball lose three straight???


DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN


"It happened..."
Posted by Estee on 10-12-12 at 12:31 PM
...because you celebrated too early. This is all your fault. They are going to win the whole thing and it's because you couldn't control yourself.

Impressive, really.


"Orioles tie series."
Posted by Estee on 10-09-12 at 09:37 AM
In other news, the Nationals are still not going to go with their best pitcher. Because, you know, pitching doesn't win games. What wins games is -- is -- well, whatever it is, they're not going to do that either, so stop the questions already.

Davey Johnson must be tearing someone else's hair out.


"Oh, for..."
Posted by Estee on 10-11-12 at 07:52 AM
...well, at least A-Rod just got Wally Pipped on a grand scale. You have to see the back pages of the tabloids this morning: A-Who? is the mild case. Pinch-hit for your superstar and the replacement ties the game in that at-bat and wins it in the next? Money can't buy that love.

Regardless, feh.


"He will never, ever get it."
Posted by Estee on 10-11-12 at 01:22 PM
On the topic of Ibanez pinch-hitting:

"I don't like that. That's not good for the chemistry of the team. I'm going to have to call A-Rod."

Kobe Bryant.


"Welcome to the longest day of Bebo's life."
Posted by Estee on 10-12-12 at 08:58 AM
Y'know, one hit could win this thing.

And the way these two teams are going, one hit may be the grand total. Have you seen the Yankee heart-of-the-order numbers? Higher batting averages have been compiled by the Mets pitching staff. Meanwhile, the Orioles seem to have decided the last great bits of uncolonized real estate in America are the bases and no one is getting those homesteaders off their plantations. And as along as we're in the general area, we have the Nationals, who are determined to rest their offense until the time they need it most: April. And everyone's bullpen? Is gone. It's been Johnny Wholestaff on the mound for a few nights now, and the man is wiped.

These aren't baseball games, they're boxing matches. Last man conscious won.


"RE: Welcome to the longest day of Bebo's life."
Posted by Bebo on 10-12-12 at 01:12 PM
You said it.

But I have missed this. I grew up on playoff games, World Series wins and losses, but this playoff drought has been painful. No matter what happens tonight, we Orioles fans can hold our heads high again.

Buck is looking like a genius for having 12 pitchers on his postseason roster.



"Useless trivia"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-12-12 at 11:32 AM
LAST EDITED ON 10-12-12 AT 11:32 AM (EST)

This marks the first time that all four Division Series series go the maximum 5 games...

MLB, TBS, and the advertisers must be pleased.


as a side note, after checking the clock during the BAL/NYY game last night -- I thanked my mama and papa for birthing me in the Pacific Time Zone...


"A-Rod benched for Game #5"
Posted by Estee on 10-12-12 at 04:58 PM
ESPN's headline: Designated Sitter.

"RE: A-Rod benched for Game #5"
Posted by Estee on 10-12-12 at 06:14 PM
As I write this, there have been two baserunners in the first four and a half innings: the Orioles just got their second and the Yankees haven't had anyone leave home yet. No score.

I'm pretty sure A-Rod could have done that.


"RE: A-Rod benched for Game #5"
Posted by Bebo on 10-12-12 at 07:56 PM
Wonder what Kobe's gonna say about this.


"RE: A-Rod benched for Game #5"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-12-12 at 09:30 PM
There's a reason they named the play/movie DAMN Yankees.

Go Tigers!


"RE: MLB Postseason Complaining Thread"
Posted by samboohoo on 10-13-12 at 08:32 AM
The Tigers are my only hope for continued watching this season. So disappointed.


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"meanwhile, on the other coast...."
Posted by Molaholic on 10-14-12 at 09:25 PM
LET'S GO CARD NALS!
clap clap
clap clap clap

LET'S GO CARD NALS!!
clap clap
clap clap clap

LET'S GO CARD NALS!!!
clap clap
clap clap clap


"RE: meanwhile, on the other coast...."
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-14-12 at 09:54 PM
LAST EDITED ON 10-14-12 AT 09:55 PM (EST)

Congratulations. You just guaranteed that the Giants will win this series.

(And they've just scored four runs since you made your post)


"Does the ship go down with the captain?"
Posted by Estee on 10-14-12 at 10:24 AM
Let us review. Most of the Yankee batting order is exploring numbers usually reserved for interstate highways. The only person who was actually making regular contact with the ball made it with the ground and will be sitting out the next three months, or twelve if he decides to use the time for extra-intensive dating. The money pit stranded five runners, hit into a double play, got pinch-hit for again, and may not be in the lineup today. And the bullpen has been used to the point where the lone qualification for taking the mound is the ability to eventually drag yourself to its summit, preferably in three hours or more because it gives everyone else the chance to rest.

Somewhere roughly south of me, Bebo is shaking a fist at the sky and demanding to know why this wasn't all scheduled for last week.


"RE: Does the ship go down with the captain?"
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-14-12 at 01:14 PM
LAST EDITED ON 10-14-12 AT 01:22 PM (EST)

That game was just surreal. I tuned in about the 7th inning and was glued to the game from there on as I just knew that Valturde wasn't going to give us the typical shut-down final inning. He sure didn't disappoint!

It felt good to see that useless money pit fall down flat on his face and then get pinch-hit for once again. If I was the manager, I would have benched him as soon as he failed to make a serious effort to move the runners around with men on second and third with nobody out. Most expensive bench player in history, and hopefully this will be the start to stemming the tide against those ridiculous 10 year, $200+ million contracts.

But, boy, the Yanks are in real trouble. The Tigers, sans Valturde, just turned in 11 2/3 shutout innings and their two best pitchers are still to come (Verlander and Scherzer). Meanwhile, the Yanks have to make do without Jeter the rest of the way and have almost everyone in their lineup slumping in a big way. They still have to use up two mediocre pitchers before CC can go out there again. The bullpen is overworked after three extra inning games in their last four.

Hate to see such an injury happen to a classy guy like Jeter, but I look forward to the Yanks being eliminated by the Tigers once again.


"And the hits just keep on (not) coming."
Posted by Estee on 10-14-12 at 09:09 PM
Wow.

Just wow.


"Tigers go up 3-0."
Posted by Estee on 10-17-12 at 06:40 AM
At this point, I'm pretty sure the Yankees are looking for a way to finish the last game with a score of Zero To Negative One.

"RE: Tigers go up 3-0."
Posted by byoffer on 10-17-12 at 08:26 AM
I can't say that I have ever (ever) cheered for the Yankees.

But there is no disputing some of the talent on that team that is nearing retirement. 3 lock HOFers at least, and despite winning the season and one round of the playoffs, this seems like the end of an era in New York (and in baseball).

But most importantly, go Tigers. Drive that last nail in the Yankees' coffin.


"RE: Tigers go up 3-0."
Posted by samboohoo on 10-17-12 at 10:13 AM
*like*


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"No Complaints Here"
Posted by kidflash212 on 10-17-12 at 10:31 AM



Capn2patch put me in motion!


"More words of support from Kobe."
Posted by Estee on 10-17-12 at 10:08 AM
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8514604/kobe-bryant-los-angeles-lakers-offers-pep-talk-alex-rodriguez-new-york-yankees

Which is nothing compared to the sports talk reaction yesterday when A-Rod was pulled from the lineup. Admittedly, it mostly concerned the abilities of his replacement on defense. According to the hyperbole, A-Rod would have been better out there with a glove on the wrong hand. No glove. Blindfolded. But as it turned out, there were no real errors at shortstop and the replacement got the only run, so...

Today's lineup should be interesting. Especially if it turns out to be the last one.


"RE: More words of support from Kobe."
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-17-12 at 10:41 AM
Here's the *real* reason why Kobe supports A-Rod...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/rod_plays_field_3CyBvCsO66Fugdu1bvXCLP

Too bad he didn't strike out more often with these girls (2) than he did during the game (1).


"The other series."
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-17-12 at 11:04 AM
Starting at fullback for the Cardinals: Matt Holliday.

I'll be in St. Louis tomorrow on business and my hotel is a few blocks from Busch Stadium. Hopefully I can pick up a game ticket for a semi-reasonable price-- I've never been to a baseball playoff game.


"RE: The other series."
Posted by byoffer on 10-17-12 at 11:24 AM
Max

A few years ago I was Houston for business. A colleague and I decided to go see a college basketball game (jbug's Memphis Tigers, then #1 in the nation, were visiting the Cougars). This colleague was a real pro at getting tickets. He had done this a lot in his travels, and said that getting 2 tickets is hard and expensive, but getting 1 is easy. His logic was that often a group of people will have 1 guy not show up. They want to sell the ticket for some $$, but know they will be sitting next to the person to whom they sell it. Thus they would rather have a happy fan than a scalper-raped fan. We both got tickets for the basketball game. I paid face, and he got his for under the face price. If there had been empty seats we would have moved to sit together.

Good luck!!


"\Playoff tickets available?"
Posted by Estee on 10-17-12 at 12:22 PM
Where do you think you are, the Bronx?

"RE: \Playoff tickets available?"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-17-12 at 04:41 PM
I could request A-Rod's seat on the bench, but he'll be occupying it.

I searched the Cardinals official ticket site and single seats turned up but prices were high. Based on past experience, if I wait until just before the game starts, prices go down as the ticket sellers don't want to get stuck with a ticket in their pocket.


"They don't call him the Lightning Rod for nothing."
Posted by Estee on 10-17-12 at 08:07 PM
Not only is he benched again for Game #4 (and thus remains the lead pregame story), but there are now rumors claiming the Yankees are trying to trade him -- to the Marlins. I'm sure he'd fit in perfectly there. Miami is one year away from another salary dump and my, does he have salary to dump.

The actual game is starting to become irrelevant. Much like the Yankees.


"Tigers advance to World Series: Yankees swept."
Posted by Estee on 10-18-12 at 07:36 PM
Well, that was fun. Who's up for soup?

Geez, that song is corny.


"RE: Tigers advance to World Series: Yankees swept."
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-18-12 at 07:41 PM
SWEEP!

You're right... that was fun.

Hopefully it's the last time we'll see A-Fraud in a Skanks uniform (then again, maybe we *do* want him to stay around as a symbol of overpaid underachievment who is going to handicap the team in 2014 with the luxury tax hitting them).


"It is now safe for me to say"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-19-12 at 11:37 AM
da da ti da
da da ti da
da da ti da

Start Spreading the News...
Start Spreading the News...
That the Yanks are Losers
The Yanks are Losers...

(insert huge smilie face here)


"RE: It is now safe for me to say"
Posted by Estee on 10-19-12 at 11:58 AM
They sure aren't hitters: the last two games saw a total of five in the column. How does an entire team have a simultaneous power and average outage like that? Ask the Mets...

Front page of the Post was a baseball inscribed with a message to the team from the city, informing the Bronxies that New York doesn't date losers. It just elects them to the mayorship. And A-Rod won't be running for a while, unless it's to Miami.

GM Brian Cashman claims they're not going to change their Weaveresque strategy of waiting for the three-run homer because they are, quote, not the Bronx Bunters, unquote. Really? How about the Bronx Move A Runner Over From First? The Bronx Take A Pitch Once A Century? At this point, I'm sure the fanbase would have settled for the Bronx Lean Into The Pitch, The Pain Will Wear Off Eventually.

And now we get treated to a fall, winter, and possibly spring of A-Rod trade rumors. Gee, there's the gift that keeps on giving. How much of his contract would the Yankees be willing to pick up? Would the Mets do an even swap for Jason Bay? Can the Lightning Rod extort a few extra million for waiving his no-trade clause? And as noted on sports talk radio today, when this guy goes into the Hall Of Fame in a decade or so, is anyone gonna show up? Seattle: alienated. Texas: wants nothing to do with him. New York: lost. He'll be introduced by the one man he ever made happy: his agent. And he'll have to pay for the honor.

Let's turn back to the sports talk stations for a moment. Trade Cano. Release. Trade, release, and flay. Dump the entire team. Sign most of Detroit and call them the new Yankees. Treat both leagues as the farm system. Who's a free agent? Who can we get for cash? Doesn't matter: it's not a real season because it never happened: a real season is when the Yankees win and since that didn't take place, rewind and erase. And sign the Cy Young winner. From both leagues. At eighty million a year each. Then complain about not being able to afford a game ticket any more.

There are rational Yankee fans, but they never seem to make the air.


"The sun is shining!"
Posted by Bebo on 10-18-12 at 10:49 PM
The Yankees have gone bye-bye in embarrassing fashion.


"RE: The sun is shining!"
Posted by kidflash212 on 10-19-12 at 00:07 AM
I'm looking forward to the headlines tomorrow.

"RE: The sun is shining!"
Posted by Estee on 10-19-12 at 10:33 AM
And don't forget: thanks to the series MVP, they were beaten by a really classy guy!

Because public intoxication and happy open drunk anti-semitism is the new Detroit 'classy'.


"RE: The sun is shining!"
Posted by samboohoo on 10-19-12 at 03:34 PM
My, that was AWESOME!!!


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"Cardinals win!"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-19-12 at 00:06 AM
And I was at Busch Stadium to see it.

"RE: Cardinals win!"
Posted by byoffer on 10-19-12 at 08:24 AM
Can you tell us how you got your ticket and how much (relative to face price) you paid?

"RE: Cardinals win!"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-19-12 at 07:01 PM
The company I was visiting had three groups of very good seats, but being a playoff game, all were already allocated to people more important than me, so I was left to fend for myself. (This is the same company who gave me tickets to the BMW Championship golf tournament last month, so I wasn't feeling deprived.) Having never attended a playoff baseball game, I still didn't want to miss the opportunity for the NLCS.

My hotel was a few blocks from Busch Stadium, so I put on my Cardinals hat and left about a half-hour before game time to join the masses walking toward the stadium. Before long I ran into the first few ticket brokers but wasn't having any luck finding one who would split a pair of tickets to sell me one. During the fourth or fifth conversation along those lines, a woman overheard me and said she had an extra ticket. (It was the Byoffer effect. ) A ticket scalper was pushily trying to buy the ticket from her for $60, and seeing my opportunity, I said I'd give her $60 for it. This made the scalper even pushier and ruder, but the women (there were three in the group) all wanted to sell the ticket to me since I was going to use it personally. So I bought the ticket, face value $75, seat in the right field corner, and watched the game with the three women. Despite me being a stranger, we had a good time watching the game, and I walked a few blocks with them after the game before splitting up to head back to my hotel. It was a fun night.


"RE: Cardinals win!"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-19-12 at 11:48 AM
And I was at Busch Stadium to see it.

Of the 30 major league stadia I've been to, Busch ranks in the top 5. Great fans, great food, wonderful view of city hall & the arch.


"RE: Cardinals win!"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-19-12 at 07:05 PM
Unfortunately my seat was in the right field corner, so I had no view of the arch. But this was the third game I'd attended at Busch, so I'd previously seen the arch view, and you're correct, it's very impressive.

St. Louis baseball fans are great, and the playoff atmosphere was electric. The giveaway was a white Cardinals towel, so that meant 45,000 people were simultaneously waving those towels throughout the game. Even though it was chilly and it started to drizzle in the 8th inning, not many people left even with the score 8-1 Cardinals. Very impressive fanbase, indeed.


"You gotta be kidding."
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-19-12 at 10:38 PM
Barry freakin' Zito??

"RE: You gotta be kidding."
Posted by Estee on 10-20-12 at 07:02 AM
Not sure why you're insisting on using his full name...

Look, if the Cardinals win, we are going to have a World Series where both leagues sent a representative who won less than ninety regular season games. Is that what you want? Is that what FOX wants? More to the point, is that what the Steinbrenner family wants?


"RE: You gotta be kidding."
Posted by kidflash212 on 10-20-12 at 11:19 AM
Not sure why you're insisting on using his full name...


I think he misspelled it though.


"Game 7"
Posted by AyaK on 10-22-12 at 09:36 AM
But Zito came through. And then, so did Ryan Vogelsong. Now it's Matt Cain v. Kyle Lohse for all the marbles in this round.

"RE: Game 7"
Posted by Estee on 10-22-12 at 12:15 PM
I look forward to Molaholic's reaction when he realizes this is all. his. fault.

"RE: Game 7"
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-22-12 at 09:38 PM
It's already started for Moley - he might not come out again for weeks.

(It's now 7-0 in the third inning)


"RE: Game 7"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-22-12 at 09:39 PM
John Skelton passes to Larry Fitzgerald... He's at the ten, five, TOUCHDOWN! And the Cardinals tie the game!

Uh, what?


"RE: Game 7"
Posted by Molaholic on 10-22-12 at 10:14 PM
I look forward to Molaholic's reaction when he realizes this is all. his. fault.

Molaholic -- who's that?


"RE: Game 7"
Posted by Estee on 10-23-12 at 09:05 AM
Only the biggest San Francisco Giants fan in the whole world!

"RE: Game 7"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-22-12 at 06:50 PM
At least Lincecum got shelled in the game I attended, so some things are still right in the universe.

"RE: Game 7"
Posted by AyaK on 10-22-12 at 09:47 PM
Anyone pick Tigers v. Giants in the Series?

"RE: Game 7"
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-22-12 at 10:05 PM
I bombed out spectacularly in the RTVW pool we have here but I did post near the end of the first round on a baseball chat blog that I thought it'd be the Tigers and the Giants.

"Actually..."
Posted by Molaholic on 10-22-12 at 10:36 PM
The scoring stands thus:

Wild Card - 1 point
Estee (1); AyaK (1); Bebo (1); Molaholic (0); Yogi (0); Max (0); Pepe (0)

Division Series - 2 points for winner, 2 points for games
Molaholic (8); Pepe (8); AyaK (6); Max (6); Estee (4); Yogi (4); Bebo (2)

League Series - 3 points for winner, 3 points for games
Yogi (3); AyaK (3); Pepe (3); Molaholic (0); Estee (0); Max (0); Bebo (0)

Current standings:
Pepe (11); AyaK (10); Molaholic (9); Yogi (7); Max (7); Estee (6); Bebo (3)

World Series - 5 points for winner, 5 points for games

Picks:
Molaholic - Cincinnati in 5
Estee - Oakland in 5
Yogi - Detroit in 6
AyaK - Detroit in 5
Max - New York in 7
Bebo - Oakland in 6
Pepe - Texas in 7

Lots of possibilities remain.


"RE: Actually..."
Posted by PepeLePew13 on 10-23-12 at 12:12 PM

Whut?


"RE: Actually..."
Posted by Molaholic on 10-25-12 at 10:30 AM
LAST EDITED ON 10-29-12 AT 04:18 PM (EST)

LAST EDITED ON 10-28-12 AT 05:21 PM (EST)

I worked out some quick permutations (and since I'm guaranteed of not winning, feel free to post them).

DET in 4 -- AyaK with 15
SFG in 4 -- Pepe with 11
DET in 5 -- AyaK with 20
SFG in 5 -- AyaK with 15
DET in 6 -- Yogi with 17
SFG in 6 -- Yogi with 12
DET in 7 -- Yogi with 17
SFG in 7 -- Pepe with 16

Good Luck


"I'm proud to say"
Posted by mrc on 10-24-12 at 08:02 AM
I've only watched 1/3 of an inning of post-season baseball, and only b/c Twitter blew up when ATL fans started throwing trash on the field.

A Slice of Manga


"Game 1: Giants, 8-3."
Posted by Estee on 10-25-12 at 05:59 AM
J.V. currently stands for Junior Varsity.

"RE: Game 1: Giants, 8-3."
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-25-12 at 08:00 AM
As much as I'd like to point and laugh at Barry freakin' Zito, I can't. *sigh*

"Game 2: Giants, 2-0"
Posted by Estee on 10-26-12 at 06:41 AM
The lesson being that if you played the Yankees this year, please check your bats into the hospital immediately. It's contagious.

"RE: Game 2: Giants, 2-0"
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-26-12 at 08:26 AM
Agreed, it's difficult to win when scoring 0 runs. The Tigers need to wake up or this will be a short series.

"Game 3: Giants 2, Tigers 0."
Posted by Estee on 10-28-12 at 07:12 AM
it's difficult to win when scoring 0 runs

No. Really?


"RE: Game 3: Giants 2, Tigers 0."
Posted by Max Headroom on 10-28-12 at 11:30 AM
The Tigers are determined to prove me right.

"Game 4: Giants 4, Tigers 3, over and out."
Posted by Estee on 10-29-12 at 07:50 AM
And thus ends the Paul Ryan Hell Series.

Think about it. Either a working-class city was going to win or a liberality mecca would take the whole thing. His office must have banned all sports news within a fifty-mile radius.


"RE: Game 4: Giants 4, Tigers 3, over and out."
Posted by byoffer on 10-29-12 at 03:26 PM
So instead of a date with Hobbs, Paul Ryan wins a date with Bravie?? Ouch.

"RE: Game 4: Giants 4, Tigers 3, over and out."
Posted by HobbsofMI on 10-29-12 at 03:32 PM
She can have him either way. The Tigers were the Tigers of this year. Hot for a time but cold for long stretches too.


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