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ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — October 2 (Playoffs, Wildcard Round):

ChabDog’s MLB Update– October 2 (Playoffs, Wildcard Round):

  • Marlins rip the Cubbies a new one after Kipnis whiffs, and Yu-lose-again Darvish goes down once again in the playoffs in somewhat spectacular fashion somewhere in the vicinity of the Great Lakes … ala the Edmund Fitzgerald. #Cubs #Marlns
  • No stammering by Stammen and his other pitcher-by-committee members, who hold the Cardinals to 4 tiny hits, and SD’s superior offense does the rest. Justice served with this result; the Padres had the much better year, and they deserve to move on. #Padres #Cardinals
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — October 1 (Playoffs, Wildcard Round):

ChabDog’s MLB Update (Playoffs, Wildcard Round):

  • No no, … Willpower Myers, ferocious Fernando and the rest of the sacrilegious Padres won’t be satisfied with the status quo and letting the greedy Cardinals gobble up yet another playoff win. San Diego wins a slugfest and takes this mini-series to the fabled rubber game. Go Pads!!!!
  • Dodgers end the drama with Brewers without any fanfare, but with a message sent by Clayton that opposing hitters beware. And the addition of Mookie Betts has many wagering that smart money for the WCS title resides with the Dodgers. #Brewers #Dodgers
  • Not ready for playoff time Reds get their walking papers … too bad they didn’t bet to many walks from the Brave pitchers. #Braves #Brewers
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 30 (Playoffs, Wildcard Round):

ChabDog’s MLB Update (Playoffs, Wildcard Round)::

  • Don’t tell these Yankees that biting the Hand that feeds meatballs to them at the plate is a bad idea. Cleveland blows it in the 9th and loses 10-9 in all-important Game 2. #Indians #Yankees
  • Leave it to the mature Redbirds to bring Paddack and the young, impertinent Pads behind the woodshed for a severe paddling. #Padres #Cardinals
  • Hunter kills all the Jays he can find with his Grand Salami in the 2nd inning. Tampa Bay makes Toronto go away for good. #Rays #BlueJays
  • In Game 2, the formerly aimless A’s get an A for waking up to their alarm clock. But have they shut the panic button off with today’s reversal of fortune. #WhiteSox #Athletics
  • Jeter’s cleaters make the strong point that the Central Division Champion Cubs have a real fight on their hands. What happened to you guys tonight, Rizzo? Hope you weren’t thinking about the next round a bit prematurely. #Marlins #Cubs
  • They may play at Target, not Busch, but the off-target Twinkies are indeed folding like a House of Cards. #Astros #Twins
  • Fittingly, Braves rely on Freeman to free themselves from the shackles of the surprisingly resilient Reds. #Reds #Braves
  • Dodgers threw the double-up Brew Crew in the Ravine and then had the baseball gall to laugh about it. #Dodgers #Brewers
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 29 (Playoffs, Wildcard Round):

ChabDog’s MLB Update — September 29 (Playoffs, Wildcard Round):
  • Split personality Twins retreat into their habitual playoff bunker with a particularly muted response when push comes to shove in Game 1. Congrats to the Astros, who seem to have forgotten their protracted mediocrity for at least one game. #Astros #Twins
  • No surprise as it’s choke time in Oakland. Another sparkling regular season is about to relegated to the dust bin of history. #WhiteSox #Athletics
  • Did Shane’s dreams of a Cy Young just get flushed down the drain when he got creamed by the cranked up Yankes. More second season slippage for the Indians. #Indians #Yankees
  • Ace Snell casts a wicked spell over the comatose Rays, and man up at the plate with Manny Margot. #BlueJays #Rays
Categories: MLB

On the Lashana Tovah CDST Show (Part 1): (click twice for too buku)

On the Lashana Tovah CDST Show (Part 1):
— Reflections on the High Holy days
— It was 1973 … the year of the Yom Kippur War
— Hindsight is 2020 … but when they look back on this mess they will still be incredulous
— Ok, let’s all be quiet and Notre Dame enjoy its cupcake in South Florida … and too bad one won’t be In The Navy this year
— Anybody notice that nobody’s clambering for the return of the Pac 16….imagine that
— Frank introduces us to the song that was the Russian National Anthem before the Russian National Anthem (“Give up all your possessions…”)
— Why Presidents like to exercise their powers to the bitter end of their terms
— ChabDog’s stream of consciousness summation of yesterday’s CFAA action, including Miami taking down Louisville, NC St. surviving a Wake (barely), and a very sluggish OK State.
— Since when did Jimmy Johnson cultivate the Martha Ford look. Has me thinking about Thanksgiving and those gizzard necks.
— Darn if those hopeless Browns take little initiate to stop the deadly backdoor cover.
— Tank is the center of attention of Barstool Pro Football Show, and gets squeezes out of a sticky situation with Prime Time. (“There’s no way he can get in the chair. No way.”)
— Stevie Wonder meets the Angry Mets Fan in a weird rendition of “Back-door Cover”
— Some us just refuse to believe that the winner of this year’s Cup is written in the Stars.
— Putting $10 on it is just not that taxing.
— Mike Francesca … the original mush
— Fleming’s true confessions — a very reliable NBA reverse barometer… picking the Pacers to beat the Heat (anytime), picking the Bucks and the Heat at exactly the wrong times, and getting the winners of the Celtics/Raptors and Celtics/Heat almost completely mixed up. Frank, please, bet on the Lakers
— If you ask me, Tyler’s no hero.
— King James rules the entire ESPN Fun Zone… na na na .. na na na
— An abridged history of 3-1 playoff comebacks … 2 times in the same playoffs
— A cheerful reminder about who single-Camdedly outscored the Dolphins
— One great rant begets another … and we turn to This is 40.
— “That is not how we talk to each other in this house.” “I hate everything.”
— The perils of having a real open-door policy
— Telling your boss where to go and how to get there is definitely a bad strategy for keeping a job
— Guess who’s burning the oil with Frankie Midnight… Neon Deon
— Is Miami a level jumper? Buffalo had better beware.
— Why Rod Rust was such a bust … as a head coach.
— Understanding what parts of former Jags are sprinkled generously around the rest of the league
— Time for the referee to intervene and enforce a modicum of airtime ethics
— The final Confrontation between NY Metro Area and Saugus/Springfield
— “You’re rude, crude and lewd.” Who said that?
— “Texas outright winners over the Ravens?” Did I hear that right?


ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 18 (click twice for a super Super Bowl promo):

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Brave Fried makes sure that the Mets were suitably fried on a very bad Friday for the home team. #Braves #Mets
  • A’s silence the G-men, but what about the critics who’ve patted themselves on the back with the numerous early exits in the playoffs? That does open up a can of worms for a more experienced, cohesive group, marked by strong pitching, very capable coaching, and a talented everyday lineup consisting of Davis, Semien, Canha and a number of others with a can-do attitude. #Athletics #Giants
  • In an already mind numbingly painful season, the Yankees gleefully erase a 4-run deficit in the final innings, and then rip the Red Sox hearts out in the top of the 12. No I don’t think this can get any worse. #Yankees #RedSox
  • If the season ended today … THE REDS WOULD BE IN THE PLAYOFFS… what else could you possibly expect with 2020 hindsight? #Reds #Whitesox
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 11 (click for a wish list from ChabDog and Well-read Productions):

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Lefty Lowe lowers the boom on the rancid Red Sox, who were also sickened by Snelling salts. #RedSox #Rays
  • After a surprising good start, Miami’s MIA in the NL East, while Philly’s filling the void. #Phillies #Marlins
  • Mets hitters somehow mete out more punishment than remotely necessary in support of their often support-starved ace, Jacob deGrom. #Mets #BlueJays
  • PIrates go to KC and become, what else, a Royal flop. #Pirates #Royals
  • O’s continue to pay the price for Jeffrey Maier… yes thoughts of him still trigger Yankee ire. #Orioles #Yankees
  • A’s clean up on Texas pitchers’ big mistakes, home on the Rangers’ range. #Athletics #Rangers
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 10 (click for sound):

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Singer pitches like a rock star, while KC goes from Central Division patsy to powerhouse in home invasion of Cleveland. #Royals #Indians
  • No dilly dallying for Dalbec, who continues to make his rounds of the bases … supporting a surprise Red Sox revival against the 1st place Rays. #RedSox #Rays
  • SF proponents might still have you believe they’re holding their own … after all they still above .500 (barely). Let’s get real, these guys look like they’re barely holding on to a micro-fiber of relevance in the Western Div. playoff chase, and today’s beat down in San Diego was case in point. The Pads used just about every reliever on their staff to subjugate the incredibly shrinking Giants, while DH Onus has been happily infected with the ding dong bug. The end result is another game gained on the fat and happy Dodgers. Time for the Blue Boys to take a look in their rear view mirror. #Giants #Padres
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 9 (click for sound):

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Depraved Braves defile Florida’s fish, whose pitchers, including “I’ve got the yips in my hips” Yamamoto, get a bad case of the runs. 29 to be exact. #Braves #Marlins
  • Doesn’t it seem like the Rockies have been getting crushed by the Friars for a solid quarantine period…. this feels like 14 days.
  • The terrible Tigers should lose their stripes after this debacle … thankfully in front of zero fans in the Motor City. #Brewers #Tigers
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 8 (click for sound):

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Willpower Myers makes sure the crumbling Rockies remain mired in fourth place. #Rockies #Padres
  • Wacha gets rocked, as O’s mount a pretty fearsome attack behind Mountcastle. #Orioles #Mets
  • Punchless Yanks continue to go into the tank, and now find themselves marooned in third. #Yankees #BlueJays
  • Poor Pirates overjoyed to profit from Grandal’s largess. #PIrates #WhiteSox
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 4:

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Dead Sox salvage a win in Today’s double dip and avoid the worst bird mauling since those gulls picked at Tippi Hedrin’s forehead. #RedSox #BlueJays
  • Braves party hearty with 7 in 7 as they haze the dazed and confused Nationals. #Braves #Nats
  • Pirates play the part of divisional cellar dweller castaway, getting upstaged by Castillo on the mound and Castellanos at the plate. #Reds #Pirates
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 3:

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • No win today for Secret Ace Lance Lynn, who takes one on the chin against grinder Greinke. #Astros #Rangers
  • Mets jubilant after Pete’s meet and greet for Abreu in the bottom of the tenth. #Mets #Yankees
  • Buccos buck the losing trend … when Reynolds finally puts his weight into one … now Pirate fan is just waiting for him to hit his weight…#Pirates #Cubs
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 2:

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Votto espouses the Reds’ new, oft-repeated motto, there’s life after Armageddon. #Reds #Cardinals
  • Crocodile tears for the Pinstripers, who continue to lose their shirts against the upstart Rays. Better get the Yankees some collar stays. They’re lately looking sloppy. #Yankees #Rays
  • Suffice to say, by throwing Leyer, Kickham and Biggs the Red Sox were basically throwing the game to the powerful Braves. That might sound like a decent law firm, but it doesn’t pass muster as a 1-game rotation. #RedSox #Braves
  • Another unsightly loss for the ghastly Pirates, who have had no trouble elevating the sometimes studly Cubs to the status of world beaters. #Cubs #Pirates
  • Phillies continue to get their house in order, with improving pitching and some timely hitting, while the Nat bats have essentially disappeared from sight. That must be making Mad Max really mad. #Phillies #Nationals
  • Finally, courtesy of Conforto, the Mets grab a lead and don’t have to go through massive contortions to hold on to it. #Mets #Orioles
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — September 1:

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time … Reds get absolutely shredded at home by St. Louis. #Reds #Cardinals
  • Red Sox roll over and play dead in their own playpen, once it becomes clear that Atlanta’s Big O absolutely owned their pitchers. Ozuna is emerging as a major star, and the Braves have talent coming out of their ears.#Braves #RedSox
  • Yanks drive a tank named Tanaka over the intruders from TB who dare to infect their compound. #Yankees #Rays
Categories: MLB

ChabDog’s MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives — August 28:

ChabDog’s MLB Update:

  • Grand master of ceremonies Grandal grabs more headlines by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. #Royals #WhiteSox
  • Pirates are still scratching their heads, and asking, “Just who is the Gyorko guy?” #Pirates #Brewers
  • Oh what a night, … for Scherzy boy Max; as for the Bosox, the stock of loser Martin Perez has lately plummeted. #Nationals #RedSox
  • Padres rejoice the heart of their order is beating the opposition (huge games for Machado, Myers and Hosmer), and France is assuming a menacing batting stance. #Padres #Rockies
  • Cincy helps debunk the myth that the Cubs are invincible. #Cubs #Reds
Categories: MLB

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