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HBT Playoff Weekend Wrap-UP

Oct 8, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

Cardinals Braves Baseball

I know a lot of you are at-work-only readers and actually try to have lives and/or watch football on the weekend. Whatever, I can’t stop you from doing silly things.

If you are one of those people with bad priorities, however, we would like you to know that there was all kinds of fun playoff activity over the weekend, we were writing about it, and here is a little rundown of what you missed:

And we keep on going today: the Nats and Cardinals play in St. Louis at 4:37 PM Eastern time. The Orioles and Yankees play in Baltimore at 8:07 PM.

  1. lembeck4 - Oct 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Craig – Thank you for calling out the Braves fans responsible for the embarrassing display. Sorry your boys are out.

    • Old Gator - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:10 AM

      I doubt if those particular Braves fans would go watch football instead. They probably have recourse to a neighborhood hot stove dogfighting league.

  2. stex52 - Oct 8, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    It’s tough, Craig. It’s not the team’s fault people act that way. It’s not all the other good fans. But it leaves a black eye anyway.

    I saw it in Houston once, about 25 years ago on a bad homerun call. Makes you a little ashamed to be there. Of course, these days, 15,000 people can’t throw very much on the field.

    • ajcardsfan - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      I agree it was a bad call, I heard it on the radio while driving, so when I initially heard the call, I thought Kozma had just backed up into the grass, and thought it was correct. However, once I saw the replay, I agreed with most that was not the right call, sure he was camped out under it, but not after sprinting into the outfield. The Braves lost that one from the 3 errors in the game, although the score might have been closer if they would have had one more out to work with.

      Yesterday’s Nats/Cards game was pretty sad from both sides, Gio’s pitching was everywhere, and the Cardinals couldn’t capitalize on any of the scoring opportunities presented to them. I’m hoping today’s game is better for both sides

  3. Francisco (FC) - Oct 8, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Friday Night: It was tense in the Lair. The Braves-Cardinals game has had some tough moments to watch (Oh Chipper what the HELL kind of throw was that?). Craig had already gone through TWO boxes of bubbles in his pipe! After a third reload he kept puffing furiously as he watched the next pitch on his 71″ LED screen. Leaning forward as Simmons took a whack at the ball. Oh no! A lazy popup. Kozma going back. Seems to have it. But wait at the last minute moves away! Was he thinking Holliday called him off? The ball dropped! Awesome- wait what.

    “Infield Fly! Holbrook you fiend!,” Craig jumped out of his high chair, and immediately pressed a button on his armrest.

    “Sir?”, said the nondescript voice.

    “Implement General Order 66.” Craig declared ominously.

    “Right away sir.”

    “Craig kept watching the field as Fredi argued with Holbrook and… wait what was this? BRAVES fans throwing stuff on the field! FOR SHAME! What the heck was this. He didn’t order that! He pressed the button again:

    “What the heck is that crap on the field!??”

    The voice came back uncertain, “Uh, you said to implement order 66 sir.”

    Craig would have pulled out his hair if still had any! “No! No! No! Order 66 is to send a strongly worded letter to Bud Selig on this abomination of a call. What I’m seeing is General Order 99!!!”

    “Uh, Ok. Umm… Oops?”

    • Old Gator - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM

      You think Craig was actually watching the game – on a Friday night?

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:14 AM

        I don’t know about real Craig, but Bathrobe Craig lives for this stuff.

    • heyblueyoustink - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      Good work! On a Monday where my head is like a sludge not even Captain Planet could help, color me impressed by your creativity!

  4. heyblueyoustink - Oct 8, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    See that the tomahawk chop leads to? If you put something in their hands, the tomahawk chop becomes a weapon of mass distraction. You were right the whole time, Craig, this needs to be stopped!

  5. delawarephilliesfan - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    “There is never an excuse to throw stuff on the field.”

    Further proof that boorish behavior has no particular favorite team.

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM

      We all know that, only silly people insist otherwise.

    • biasedhomer - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:42 AM

      But he does label it as “passion”.

  6. willclarkgameface - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    What a disheartening baseball weekend.

    A’s blow their late lead.
    Orioles bring in their closer to blow an otherwise tight game.
    Braves got screwed on a call (doesn’t mean they didn’t screw themselves with bad defense).
    St. Louis blows their late lead.
    Giants can’t hit anymore.

    So far, this shit is lame.

    • Phillies Homer - Oct 8, 2012 at 9:56 AM

      If you would have reorderd you points accordingly, you could have spelled “BOGAS” down… and even though spelled incorrectly, would have also convayed how you felt about the baseball weekend.

      • Phillies Homer - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:04 AM

        I hayte mispeling werds! Nd sinse im still loged in, I just want too note that I messed up wen speling the word “conveyed”

      • Jeremy T - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:59 AM

        Who doesn’t love acronyms?

  7. Phillies Homer - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    I’m one of those guys who thinks the Shortstop peeled off the ball SOLELY because the umpire yelled out “infield fly” and he thought it was Matt Holliday calling him off. If the umpire doesn’t make that call, I think the ball is caught.

    So… in all reality… the Braves benefitted from that call, b/c they got 2nd and 3rd out of it… instead of, say if it was caught, runners would still be at 1st and 2nd. Perhaps it was all the Cardinals fans at Turner Field that threw the debris? (It certainly wasn’t entirely Braves fans filling those seats!)

  8. kkolchak - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Well, at least three of the four teams with the better record managed to negate the disadvantage of having to go on the road for the first two games of their series, and the A’s would have as well if Crisp makes that catch.

  9. pw38 - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    So naturally the two teams the Rangers can’t beat are both behind the eight ball now. Go figure. Guess it’s a good thing Texas didn’t make it further; saves us some embarassment (like that’s possible with the way they played down the stretch).

  10. jericoc - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Is the Giants’ offense on a milk carton, or a “Melk” carton?

  11. footballchic777 - Oct 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    You want an acronym?
    R – Really
    E – Exciting
    D – Division
    S – Shutout

    As a Reds fan, it is great to see them finally put it all together!

    • delawarephilliesfan - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Avenge the Phillies 2010 NLCS Loss!!

      Of course, I doubt you guys want to do anythign for the Phils :)

  12. mungman69 - Oct 8, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Yea, the Reds couldn’t score in September but now their offense looks great. Go figure.

  13. kevinbnyc - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    The A’s and Giants are clearly suffering from the Curse of Bud-Selig-Not-Making-a-Decision-on-Whether-or-Not-the-A’s-Can-Move-to-San-Jose.

  14. deep64blue - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Sorry Craig your Brave’s homerism is showing, it was absolutely the correct call – watch the analysis Matthew linked to if you don’t believe me!

    • delawarephilliesfan - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM

      Yes, and Denkinger was absolutely correct in ’85…..and Golden Tate absolutely caught the ball

  15. massivedick - Oct 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Atlanta fans …. southern hick inbred trailer park trash … took over leadership from Arkansas

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