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Game 113: Passionate Tigers, Meet The O-Dog | 34 comments | Create New Account
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Jordan - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 09:39 PM EDT (#125194) #
Do not trade that man.
the mick - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 09:48 PM EDT (#125195) #
Amen. Gotta love the way this team battles.
NDG - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 09:52 PM EDT (#125196) #
I agree, I know Hudson is supposedly "a big trading chip", but he needs to stay. He's still young, fantastic defensively, and marketable (far more than any other Jay).
fozzy - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:03 PM EDT (#125197) #
whoa, when was the last time Rob Faulds has done a Sportsnet telecast? He's doing the Sportsnetnews cast after the game with Mike Toth.

Good to hear him calling the highlights from the Jays game. I don't care what others say, I thoroughly enjoyed his work.
Dave Till - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:03 PM EDT (#125198) #
What Jordan said.
Mark - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:10 PM EDT (#125199) #
I hoped Faulds would throw in a "What do ya think about that" after O-dog's homer. Once again Rob Faulds dissapointed.
westcoast dude - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:20 PM EDT (#125200) #
The ninth was a game within a game. The leadoff walk died at third after a balk but the top of the frame needed 23 pitches. A well deserved win for Speier; evens his record at 2-2 and his era at 2.2.
Grimlock - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:26 PM EDT (#125201) #
Faulds can often be seen doing the Rogers preview stuff on channel 1, and he's filled in for Bob McCowan on Prime Time Sports a number of times, which can, of course, also be seen on Sportsnet.

Hey, anyone else notice the hot Asian chick who often sits in the In The Action seats behind home plate? She's always in the second row! Gotta love HD...

Anyways, good win tonight.
jaysfan - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:30 PM EDT (#125202) #
The Jays bullpen has been outstanding this season. How many times has the bullpen kept the game close when the Jays were behind so they could come back. Every great team has to have a great bullpen, and if the Jays can keep this group intact they'll be in great shape in years to come. Chulk, Frasor, Spier, Schoenweis, Walker, and Batista have all been great at different times this year.
Named For Hank - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:31 PM EDT (#125203) #
I was surprised by how good Faulds was as a host trying to keep a conversation going on Prime Time when he was filling in.

I know Hudson is supposedly "a big trading chip" ...

Thing is, he's only a trading chip to us who speculate about that kind of thing. Ricciardi has said over and over and over again that he's integral to the team and that he won't be traded. Sure, they have too many guys for too few positions, and logically you could get a whole lot for Hudson, but logic is all the "trade Hudson" movement has going for it.

They ain't gonna do it. Unless they're getting back something insane... but even then, I don't think they're gonna do it.

Grimlock, do you mean the in-game hostess for the In The Action seats, or someone else? The Rogers HD broadcasts are a thing of beauty.
rtcaino - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:32 PM EDT (#125204) #
Grimlock: I noticed that too. But lacking HD I couldn't tell if she was hot or not.
Rich - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:49 PM EDT (#125205) #
Bullpen sports a 3.70 ERA - 8th in the league. Starters are at 4.27 (5th).

I think the difference between this year's pen and the previous few is the depth. For the first time in ages the team actually has 5 reasonably reliable, consistent relievers. Only Speier has really been lights out, but Chulk and Batista have been solid, and Frasor and SS have pitched respectably too. Kudos to Gibbons for doing such a good job handling them too; he's done far better than Tosca with the pen despite the fact that the bullpen is 4th in the league in innings.
Useless Tyler - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:49 PM EDT (#125206) #
Awesome cheer club meeting despite low turnout.

The 500 level was actually rather noisy - though an extended wave will the game was TIED was rather maddening.

However, perhaps the best timed comment of the year for me:

Hudson up to bat, Dingman pitching.

"Maybe the dingman ate your baby!"
"Hudson - the dingman ate your baby - hit a homerun!"

And we all know what happened next.

Yours truly is now 4-0 when scoring games, all of which have been close ones.

And I know none of this makes logical sense - but damnit that's what being a clueless fan is all about!
Ron - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 10:56 PM EDT (#125207) #
I'll be the 3rd person in this thread that loves watching the Jays on Sportsnet HD.

I recently got a Big Screen LCD TV and I'm blown away by HD Baseball. I have a hard time watching baseball without HD and a big screen now.

BTW I can't seem to get the Jays HD on TSN. While I have a Sportsnet HD channel, there's no such channel for TSN HD. Anybody know how to get TSN HD?
Named For Hank - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 11:05 PM EDT (#125209) #
It'll depend on your cable / satellite provider. We're with StarChoice and I don't think that TSN HD is currently available through them.

Anyways, I'd call your provider.
Ron - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 11:15 PM EDT (#125210) #
I get my television service through Shaw so I thought maybe Rogers just didn't include the sports competition in their service.

Gerry - Wednesday, August 10 2005 @ 11:18 PM EDT (#125211) #

- the Jays have put in a couiple of waiver claims on catchers to backup Zaun, but no luck
- It takes no talent to hustle (re: Hinske)
- In September they will call up catching (Quiroz) and bullpen (Gaudin, Rosario) help. Jackson will not be called up, they don't want to put him on the 40 man before his time. It is doubtful that anyone not on the 40 man will be called up (Barker). Note the names are my guesses.
greenfrog - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 12:19 AM EDT (#125212) #
I was at the RC with my Dad tonight. Great game. Although the stadium wasn't full (about 24000), the atmosphere was good--the crowd was enthusiastic, relaxed, and there was a decent wave in the late innings. And no one cheering for the road team...

One move I didn't agree with was pinch-hitting Hinske for Hill in the 8th inning. I just didn't see any real advantage, apart from setting up a righty-lefty matchup (and giving the pine-riding Hinske an AB). Hill was looking fine at the plate after banging out a double earlier in the game.

There was some nice D by the Jays--Koskie, Hudson, and Rios all made nice plays.
smcs - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 12:21 AM EDT (#125213) #
i was at the game tonight, a very good game.
A couple things I noticed were:
-Hinske not hustling in the 8th
-Wells convinving the fans to throw back Young's Homerun

A couple of questions:
-What was the deal with Guillen in the 5th? Was it Batter Interference?
-Why did the umpires conference in the 6th or the 8th (I can't remember exactly but I know that Hillenbrand was up next)?
-What did Speier do to deserve the balk?
Magpie - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 01:12 AM EDT (#125215) #
A couple of questions:

-What was the deal with Guillen in the 5th? Was it Batter Interference?
-Why did the umpires conference in the 6th or the 8th (I can't remember exactly but I know that Hillenbrand was up next)?
-What did Speier do to deserve the balk?

Guillen ran inside the foul line - the batter has a corridor he's supposed to stay within on his way to first. Guillen was clearly on the inside half of the line, which forced Chacin to throw very wide of Hillenbrand, who couldn't quite stay on the bag. However, home plate umpire Tim McClelland saw it very clearly and the Tigers didn't even argue that much.

The conference seemed to be about the roof, which wasn't completely closed - there was a little opening above left field, which was shut tight after the confab.

Speier seemed to get his feet tangled up, and wrong-footed himself as he stepped off the mound. It was a balk of clumsiness, but you can't do anything to deceive the runner.

Chuck - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 07:05 AM EDT (#125217) #
A Halladay update, which I presume will get a thread of its own today.
Named For Hank - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 08:05 AM EDT (#125218) #
That's not-so-great news about the Doc.

Did anyone else notice Hillenbrand's massive bear-hug for Hudson at home plate after Hudson's homer last night?
VBF - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 08:50 AM EDT (#125219) #
Guillen: Aw shucks, why'd the ump have to call me on that, one.

Trammel: We were beaten by the best, boy.

Great game. On the side, bauxites at the chat have decided to market Eric Hinske. Advertisements, posters, demonstrations, and informercials will be made. Hopefully, we can find a buyer.
Maldoff - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 08:53 AM EDT (#125220) #
Well, that's a great win and sets us up for at least a split fo the 4 game series. With Bonderman on the mound today against Downs, I think a split is looking likely.
rtcaino - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 09:01 AM EDT (#125221) #
Ya that was some bear hug. He didn't want to let go!

Certainly bad news on the Doc front. I hope Arnsberg is being overly conservative when he says, "Hopefully, this thing subsides and he's going to be able to toe that slab here before the year is over"

I had a bad feeling when it was reported that he was ahead of schedule. I just felt they should play it safe instead of rushing back a broken bone.

On even worse news, I just got back from my Docís office and I need surgery on my left shoulder after I dislocated it on Sunday. It wonít be for a while, but Iíve never gone under the knife, any words of wisdom??

rtcaino - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 09:12 AM EDT (#125222) #
Maybe we can get Hinske a sitcom or something. Perhaps give him a hot wife.

I wonder what that would look like. Hmmm, perhaps something like this:
huckamaniac - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 09:44 AM EDT (#125223) #
Faulds seems to do a mish mash of different things for the Rogers Empire. I'm pretty sure I've heard him on the Fan morning show filling in for people people on vacation, and he did that thing with John Daly in Niagara Falls. I believe that in the last NHL he was the Habs play-by-play man for sportsnet. On the radio the other day I hear Jerry Howarth wish Jody Vance good luck, is she leaving sportsnet?
DrJohnEvans - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 09:55 AM EDT (#125224) #
Thanks for the explanation, Magpie. I was wondering what exactly had happened myself.

I was in 524 tonight. I'm 4-0 this season, all with lefties pitching: Sox and Cards gems from Lilly, and a couple of good Chacin outings. I'm scared to go to another game this year just in case a last-minute starter switch is made and I end up watching a right-hander.

And yeah, I can't believe that 3-3 wave either. I blame the 200 outfield seats. If they don't participate, the wave dies on the first go-round.
VBF - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 09:56 AM EDT (#125225) #
If we lose another hot SportsNet chick to NESN again, I quit.
VBF - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 09:57 AM EDT (#125226) #
Faulds also does curling IIRC. He's the Frank Menechino of Rogers.
Four Seamer - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 10:02 AM EDT (#125227) #
Breathe easy, VBF, your resignation papers will not be required. Jodie popped into the booth with Jerry and Warren a couple of weekends ago, I think. She mentioned that she was exploring other opportunities - specifically, she indicated that she would like to do something on the Food Network. She and her husband just bought a house; I don't think she has any plans to pull up stakes and join Hazel in Beantown.

And in listing Rob Faulds' resume, you missed his most important contribution. Are you guys trying to tell me you've never enjoyed Rob Faulds call a good curling game on RSN with Marilyn Bodogh and Ed Luckowich? For shame, gentlemen. Marilyn especially is enough to drive a man to drink, but Rob has a good feel for the game and is well suited to the sport. Curiously, he has never asked what I think about an in-off takeout to prevent the steal.
Rick - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 10:38 AM EDT (#125230) #
I have to say, I used to be anti-wave too, but I'm slowly coming around. I still don't really participate, but I don't roll my eyes as it comes around anymore. I just don't think its indicative that people aren't into the game. It seems more of a case of people just enjoying themselves at a ball game, and it gets people making noise.

I certainly don't think its indicative that the fans don't understand the game, or that it reflects poorly on Toronto fans. I was at a game in Fenway this year, where there was a wave in the later innings and the Red Sox were only down by 1 (.

By the way, there did seem to be a few Tigers fans from Detroit there, but they seemed fairly quiet. The hotels and lower bowl seemed packed because of this. I was actually sitting beside someone from Detroit who made me laugh when I heard him remark to his significant other that canadian fans are so nice because they didn't all swarm on one guy who tried to catch a foul ball, but let him make the catch and get the ball even after he dropped it.
BallGuy - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 04:38 PM EDT (#125272) #
Jody Vance has left Sportsnet according to William Houston in the Globe. I think he said she quit. That's ok with me, never liked her, too smirky.
gv27 - Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 05:54 PM EDT (#125289) #
For what it's worth, the girl serving drinks in the action seats is well-aware of the TV time she has received. Her most loyal customer? Geddy Lee. As he once suggested:

"And the men who hold high places, must be the ones' who start...

Sorry, never mind.
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