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Tribe @ Detroit: 08.03.12

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:39 pm

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1. A. Jackson, CF
2. Q. Berry, LF
3. M. Cabrera, 3B
4. P. Fielder, 1B
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7. A. Avila, C
8. R. Santiago, SS
9. O. Infante, 2B

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1. J. Kipnis, 2B
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4. C. Santana, C
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vs. Sanchez

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Unread postby Spanky » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:46 pm

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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:50 pm

It'd be just like the Indians to sweep this series.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:02 pm

FWIW LHP Chris Seddon is going to start on Sunday and not Jeanmar Gomez.

Seddon is a journeyman, so that says it all about how far Jeanmar has slid this year.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:29 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:It'd be just like the Indians to sweep this series.


Thinking that same thing.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:35 pm

::doh::
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:35 pm

Is Damon still playing LF?!
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:35 pm

What's the point in sunglasses if you're not going to flip them down?
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:39 pm

At least Carrera is trying to make up for it on the offensive side!
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:48 pm

skatingtripods wrote:What's the point in sunglasses if you're not going to flip them down?


Zero excuse for missing that ball. Makes me puke.

F that turd.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:52 pm

and I am very opposed to Masterson's beard.

Also awful.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:53 pm

On a rope.

Craptastic.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:20 pm

Our rotation next year is somewhere between a trainwreck and nuclear fallout.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:24 pm

Awful Masterson
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:26 pm

skatingtripods wrote:Our rotation next year is somewhere between a trainwreck and nuclear fallout.


I was under the impression this was "our" window.
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Unread postby Adverb Harry » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:38 pm

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skatingtripods wrote:Our rotation next year is somewhere between a trainwreck and nuclear fallout.


I was under the impression this was "our" window.


I don't think Shapiro and Antonetti fully explained what they intended by that statement. They meant that this team would make us want to jump out of a window.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:43 pm

Loved the bat flip by Prince. He should rub it right in Masterbationson's stupid face. He deserves no respect.
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Re: Tribe @ Detroit: 08.03.12

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:45 pm

Wasn't it about a year ago the Indians were a year away?

And I was the asshole for being a pessimist.

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Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:57 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:And I was the asshole for being a pessimist.


I don't think it was specifically that.

More just on a general basis. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:00 pm

Thank jebus we're nearing Buckeye and fantasy football season. That way I don't have to watch this hack baseball team suck like a methed up truck stop hooker.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:03 pm

At least this answers the question as who's going to get cut when Seddon comes up to start on Sunday!
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:04 pm

All Cleveland teams should go by the nickname "Palookas". Because that's what they are.
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Unread postby justmebd » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:07 pm

Look at it this way, clearly the only thing the Dolans can do now to stir up excitement is to fire the entire front office braintrust of Antonetti and Shapiro and bring in some new blood who hopefully won't be complete fucktards.

Wait, that would probably cost money. Nevermind.
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Unread postby justmebd » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:08 pm

We made a play at the plate!!! We made a play at the plate!!! We made a play at the plate!!!

What's the score?

Nevermind.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:10 pm

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Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:11 pm

Anybody remember those really good Frosted Malt's they used to sell in Higbee's basement? I sure hope you can get them in the AL central basement.

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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:12 pm

Fucking boooooooo.

I'm going to heckle Perez on Twitter tonight.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:14 pm

Erie Warrior wrote:Fucking boooooooo.

I'm going to heckle Perez on Twitter tonight.


Make sure you call him Fatty Fat Fat Tits.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:21 pm

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Make sure you call him Fatty Fat Fat Tits.


If it has fat tits like a duck...
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Unread postby hebner20 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:23 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:All Cleveland teams should go by the nickname "Palookas". Because that's what they are.


That would be too demeaning to Palookas everywhere.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:25 pm

Vinnie Rigatoni is in WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!
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Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:37 pm

Vinny Rottino?

Who the fuck is Vinny Rottino?
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motherscratcher wrote:Vinny Rottino?

Who the fuck is Vinny Rottino?


He's a guy.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Good thing I decided to watch this shitfest as opposed to writing the paper due Monday.

Fucking Rattino?
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:49 pm

I'm pretty sure being a bullpen catcher in MLB is a really, really good job.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:56 pm

When you strike out, please run your ass back to the dugout.

At least look like a ball club.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:57 pm

Solid unis on the field tonight
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Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:59 pm

I tried to grab the season but it got away from me...

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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:01 pm

Double digit K's for the Tiggers.

Fantastic performance from Carerra, Rattion, Lillibridige.

Check those names in 3 years.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:15 pm

Thankfully, my favorite part of the Tribe season is still to come. It's when Shelley Duncan hits four September HRs, Carrera hits .280 (all of this coming off Royals and Twins AA-AAA pitchers) and some tools look forward to their terrific 2013 season.

Maybe even Ubaldo will look good against those September call-ups and even more knobs will go nuts.

Going to be great.

Mark it down: someone will "really love what they see" from some career shit-bird.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:16 pm

Anybody want my tickets for Monday?
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Unread postby googleeph2 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:21 pm

Any idea whether the front office has any idea of the bitter tone we've shifted to.

Would be unbelievable if they remain tone deaf.
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skatingtripods wrote:Anybody want my tickets for Monday?


PM Adam and save yourself the humiliation of a public response ;-) ;) :wink:
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googleeph2 wrote:Any idea whether the front office has any idea of the bitter tone we've shifted to.

Would be unbelievable if they remain tone deaf.


Someone should wake them up and give them a stern talking to. I'd bet they're watching the Olympics too.
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Unread postby Adverb Harry » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:15 pm

googleeph2 wrote:Any idea whether the front office has any idea of the bitter tone we've shifted to.

Would be unbelievable if they remain tone deaf.


Can you just imagine how we'd all be acting if Wedgie were still in the picture, too?
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Unread postby TribeinLA » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:16 pm

I would like to make 7 easy points...


1. Clear to see now why Zeke has basically had to wait his turn behind half of the Bad News Bears in LF. It's one thing to miss a ball...its another thing to miss because you took time to go to the dugout and get shades that you never even flipped. This guy is about as mature as the Cheeze Its on the commercials. Aaron Cunningham playing for 4 months versus this kid is the tell all; shows me the front office has a couple of brain cells. Still, Zeke has a drag bunt that would have earned him the right to pinch hit for Jake Taylor.

2. My dad was watching the game and during the 2nd inning he told me that Masterson, he thought, was the only pitcher worth holding on to at all costs. While I agree, this proves that we might have the worst staff in the Central right now...might...we do. Bat is still young and still only going to get better, but something isn't right. You just do not pitch gems like he did Opening Day and then have your SIXTH outing of 5 innings or less for the season. His slider and fb still seem to move well, but he had a much sharper downward break two months ago. I dunno what's wrong.

3. We might as well call it an 8 game streak right now. Ubaldo has been misery on the road and his August performance last year in Detroit where he got squeezed due to both benches being warned (all b/c of Detroit and Verlander starting it). I supported the trade last year, but now I wish we would have never done it. He is sometimes as bad as watching Carmona/Hernandez when he was off.

4. I like Choo hitting 3rd..not sure if I like Kip as the leadoff. Clearly, we had to shuffle. I'd like to see Brantley move back to that spot (low K's and can draw BB's and can steal).

5. I hate not being an optimist. I picked this team to win the 5th WC spot back in April. I now truly believe we are going to finish with the worst second half record in the American League and Minnesota is going to catch us. I see us finishing 4th with a record of 71-91. Attendance will be putrid come September. There is not one player on this team who can draw fans in off name alone ala Belle, Lofton, Thome, Manny, Sabathia, or old Grady.

6. I hate to say it, but Acta will probably be fired...may wait until early next year if the team starts slow much like they did to John McNamara in '91. That said, if we are going to start fresh and out with Grady, Pronk, Lowe, Hannahan, Kotchman (maybe he'll stick), Choo, Ubaldo, etc., then go ahead and sweep the entire front office. Shapiro has done nothing but promise and make us believe, about 3 different times, that selling and trading off our most expensive talent for great prospects will pay of in 1,2,3,4,5,10 years. Enough. We have a joke of a farm system, so he loses on all counts. Anotonetti should help him clean out his office and then his own and then they can hop a plane to join Eric Wedge. He did nothing at the trade deadline which surprised me b/c I figured we had to either buy or sell. He said through the media that being 4-5 GB (at the time) would not sway him from doing what he had to do. He's a complete fuckup who probably has as much say as most fronts for others do. If we are going to start fresh with new players and possibly even a new manager (Acta has one year left on contract, correct?) then we should do the same with our bigwhigs. Going 64-98 with or without Shapiro is really not a big deal.

7. If we ARE going to be sellers and start scratch for the 5th time since Brandon Phillips and Milton Bradley were 12 years old and starting for us in '03, then we might as well shop to get back our farm system. Trade Choo for 3 AA-AAA future stars. Trade Ubaldo for a minor leaguer. Trade Masterson for a top draft pick. Hell, trade everyone minus Santana, Brantley, Kipnis, Chisenhall, and Pestano. Get rid of Chris Perez. Hell, we only have Asdrubal for two more years anyway. We might as well do what we gotta do there. Yeah, it sucks...but if we are going to do this again...let's maybe this time try as best we can to mimic 1991 and sign a lot of youngsters to lenghthy contracts. This is the only option besides trying all over again with the EXACT same lineup minus Pronk, but I just do not see us doing anything else.
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Unread postby TribeinLA » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:22 pm

What's lineup for next season gonna look like?
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Re: Tribe @ Detroit: 08.03.12

Unread postby leadpipe » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:32 pm

peeker643 wrote:Thankfully, my favorite part of the Tribe season is still to come. It's when Shelley Duncan hits four September HRs, Carrera hits .280 (all of this coming off Royals and Twins AA-AAA pitchers) and some tools look forward to their terrific 2013 season.

Maybe even Ubaldo will look good against those September call-ups and even more knobs will go nuts.

Going to be great.

Mark it down: someone will "really love what they see" from some career shit-bird.


Hanahan.

Don't forget Hanahan. Guy gets September knocks against the per usual non-major league pitching and all of the sudden "we gotta have his defense because of all our ground ball pitchers...."

Meanwhile a career stiff starts in front of about the only GD position prospect in the system.

And if you're going to earn a spot in the line-up based soley on defense, your strengths needs to be catching absolute missles and keeping yourself awake during 25 pitch innings.
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Re: Tribe @ Detroit: 08.03.12

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:32 am

I dont know about you guys, but I REALLY LOVED what I saw from Carrera and Rottino tonight :dingle:
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Re: Tribe @ Detroit: 08.03.12

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:34 am

Adverb Harry wrote:
googleeph2 wrote:Any idea whether the front office has any idea of the bitter tone we've shifted to.

Would be unbelievable if they remain tone deaf.


Can you just imagine how we'd all be acting if Wedgie were still in the picture, too?



Hey man, dont get your Daubers down
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