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  1. Give Bochy credit for getting Zito out of there early even with a lead.

    And, also, it’s clear that the amount of runs the Giants scored yesterday is directly attributable to his decision to bench Belt. That’s the key to winning the series.

    Comment by chuckb — October 11, 2012 @ 10:33 am

  2. This Lincecum chick is cute. She would look nice with pig-tails.

    Comment by Jack — October 11, 2012 @ 10:35 am

  3. Umm… I think it’s a dude. But it is hard to tell. He has been throwing like a girl this year though.

    Comment by Everdiso — October 11, 2012 @ 10:36 am

  4. Wait, the Reds have a below average offense?

    Comment by Uncle Randy — October 11, 2012 @ 10:48 am

  5. Yeah I guess they do actually, thats a surprise

    Comment by Uncle Randy — October 11, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  6. Phillies fans did this lame joke in 2010…

    Comment by obsessivegiantscompulsive — October 11, 2012 @ 11:05 am

  7. Yay for casual sexism!

    Comment by DavidCEisen — October 11, 2012 @ 11:15 am

  8. If I were Bochy I’d leave Lincecum in the pen for now. Less opportunity to get inside his own head if he doesn’t have a set date circled when he knows he’s going to pitch next, plus w/Bumgarner showing signs of fatigue the Giants are likely to have a need for him out of the pen not only when Zito is starting. I think he could remain quite a weapon that way.

    Comment by ElJimador — October 11, 2012 @ 11:29 am

  9. Yeah, I was surprised by that as well.

    It’s gotta be Dusty’s Cairo-love!

    Comment by chuckb — October 11, 2012 @ 11:46 am

  10. They’re below average in terms of wRC+. But compared to other NL teams it becomes a lot closer. The Dbacks have the 6th highest wRC+ in the NL with 94, and the Reds are 9th with…93. So there’s not a huge gap between the 6th best offence and the 10th best offence (92).

    It was definitely surprising to hear they were below average, but then I don’t follow the NL that closely.

    Comment by Mark — October 11, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  11. I think if he’s allowed to pitch 3-5 innings from the pen, and come back two days later, yeah that could definitely be a valuable weapon.

    Comment by Matthias — October 11, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

  12. And Racism too. Notice the haters never call Andrew McCutchen a girl due to his long, flowing hair. Apparently only white guys with beautiful flowing locks are called “little girls”.

    Comment by Everdiso — October 11, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

  13. You should not make hurtful statements like that. You could make her little feelings ouchy!

    Comment by everdiso — October 11, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

  14. That joke was shit but how the fuck was that homophobia?

    Comment by qat — October 11, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

  15. 1. You can’t be racist against white people. That isn’t how racism works.

    2. Lincecum isn’t a white guy, he’s biracial. (He’s half Filipino.)

    3. Implying that long hair is feminine, which is bad, is almost inconceivably stupid, on multiple levels. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    Comment by thirteenthirteen — October 11, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

  16. Racism is only when caucasian people hate on any other kind of people. It is not racism if you hate caucasian people because of their race. You need to get that straight.

    Comment by 1313 — October 11, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

  17. If Tim tried to apply for a job at my company with his hair like that, they wouldn’t even give him an interview. If society is as sensitive as you seem to think it should be, why can’t I grow my hair out and get tattoos everywhere and demand that nobody ever make fun of me so my little feelings don’t get hurt? Not that he ever needs a normal job, but I don’t get why people get bent out of shape over a comment, but have no backbone to demand that a person’s hair style never be held against them in any other realm. If most men grew their hair like that they would be fired, but if a person even makes a joke about a baseball player we get indignant.

    Comment by MolokaiRose — October 11, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

  18. Whoa, the Road Mariners would be the sixth-best offense in the NL by wRC+. That’s unexpected.

    (Yes, I know the Mariners don’t have pitchers hitting, but they have Brendan Ryan and that’s pretty much the same thing.)

    Comment by ThirteenOfTwo — October 11, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

  19. Cause your company is a dick, apparently. There are plenty of places to work where they wouldn’t care.

    Comment by Tim — October 11, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  20. Bochy does come out of this series looking good. Very lucky, sure, but reactive to situations.

    The other guy made the one managerial decision which hurt the most, starting Mike Leake in Game 4. That was the call that I’ll remember from this playoff pair. The Reds should have gone all out to win Game 4, but they just didn’t get up for it at any level. They’ll be a team to watch next year. But they’ll still have to beat their manager as well as the other team.

    Comment by Balthazar — October 12, 2012 @ 1:57 am

  21. White males are the most oppressed people in America. I know this because Glen Beck told me so.

    Bashing White males is now becoming a favored past-time in this once great country

    We White Males are mistreated and made fun mercilessly. It’s not fair. Can somebody pass me a tissue. Sob.

    Comment by Oppressed White Male — October 12, 2012 @ 11:23 am

  22. Are you sure you’re not me? Your name is similar, and you’re comment sounds like it came straight from my brain.
    Dusty Baker is the one thing that keeps me from rooting for the Reds, now that I am stuck in Cincinnati.

    Comment by Baltar — October 12, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  23. Pitching exclusively out of the stretch works well for some guys. At some point in the season, Yu Darvish started doing this, and it works for him.

    Comment by Andy — October 12, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

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