World Series Open Thread

Let’s go, Astros!

Mostly, I want to see a great game, like the last in this series.

Open thread — for all topics!

ETA: Well!

Personally, I think KFC and McDonalds have a better shot at ending the Trump nightmare than Mueller does. But kettle corn all around!

61 replies
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    No Drought No More says:

    Wow. The curse of all curses. I almost.. I was going to say I almost feel bad for good hearted Dodger fans, but that would be a lie. So good, and go Astros.

    It’s a strange world indeed when I cheer on any team from Texas..

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    Mary G says:

    Go Dodgers!

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    Thru the Looking Glass... says:

    Whoa… just found this at CNN:

    Exclusive: First charges filed in Mueller investigation

    That could explain the frenzied Trump overdrive this week…

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    Schlemazel says:

    I didn’t care until I saw that picture of inhuman monsters in Doger uniforms. GO STROS!

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    raven says:

    Go Blue!

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Thru the Looking Glass…:
    We are at the airport. 9:40 flight currently delayed till 6:00. They have cnn on and I saw that but blessedly no sound. Came here to find out what charges

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    Baud says:

    Exclusive: First charges filed in Mueller investigation

    I need to skidaddle.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    McCullers has the longest strings hanging off his glove. Never noticed that before.

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    cokane says:

    damn, monday could be yuge

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Schlemazel: Sealed.

    ETA: As raven (more attentive and engaged than I) already answered.

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    tobie says:

    @Schlemazel: No name released yet. My bet is the first indictment is Flynn. Anyone else want to play this game?

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    @Thru the Looking Glass…:

    That could explain the frenzied Trump overdrive this week…

    Interesting, because people have been predicting more or less this, and the regular doom-and-gloom crowd has responded as expected.

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    Mary G says:

    Whoa, whomever is charged can be taken into custody starting Monday, per CNN.— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) October 28, 2017

    Dibs on Manafort.

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    jl says:

    @Baud: It’s a drunk in public charge, then? Or aggressive panhandling? How did you know that?

    Edit: did Mueller give you a chance to explain those were Baud 2020! rallies?

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    Schlemazel says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    Daughter played fast pitch softball. They faced a pitcher with 2 long laces on her glove. Daughter’s coach made her cut them off they distracted batters

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    Schlemazel says:

    Read that on the link but thanks

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    Thru the Looking Glass... says:

    @Schlemazel: One has to wonder… w/ all the ridiculous spin and trash talking coming out of some quarters the last few days, is there any chance Mueller sped things up, just to make it that much harder for Trump to fire him and shit can the whole show?

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    @Schlemazel: Think of Vin Scully and Rachel Robinson(Jackie’s widow), that’ll make it better. That’s what I do.

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    Waratah says:

    Go Astros!

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    Baud says:

    @jl: Public indecency.

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    Schlemazel says:

    I said Manafort, his sleaze seemed to turn up earlier than the others

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    jl says:

    Probably a dumb question, but all all those Dodger babes Kim Kardashian? That pic seems like sports ball curse bait, to me.
    I am so out of it on celebrity who’s who that Kim K is the only one I recognize.
    Are they all Kardashian lady celebs of some kind?

    Re Mueller, a lawyer friend of mine who is familiar with white collar crime investigations, told me early in the summer that the show should get under way in public around Halloween, so looks like his estimate was about right.

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    @Baud: Is that what they picked up jl for?

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    Thru the Looking Glass... says:

    @Roger Moore: @Roger Moore:

    Interesting, because people have been predicting more or less this, and the regular doom-and-gloom crowd has responded as expected.

    Hard not to notice it… so much bs flying around in the air these days it looks like pig shit has indeed learned to fly… I tend to ignore most of it… what I really want to see is someone in custody… a nice perp walk on the evening news… and it looks like we just might get it Monday…

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    jl says:

    @Baud: ” Public indecency. ”

    Oh, Baud 2020! fundraiser, then. Guess I missed it.

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    jl says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: No. I dropped out of the Baud! effort until he runs through the Baud 2016! beer and gets some fresh stuff.

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    Schlemazel says:

    I was leaning that way but UGH

    BTW, my favorite Scully moment came from his days doing NFL for CBS. Vikings were up by a score an had the ball with a couple minutes left. Vin:”All that is left is for the Vikings to eat out the clock!”

    Sure, he just jumbled eat up and run out but I liked the image

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    raven says:

    Any word on EF?

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    @Schlemazel: My neighbor used to listen to Dodger games on the radio and I’d here “It’s time for Dodger baseball”.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    Fuck Houston. Go Dodgers!

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    raven says:

    Rut Roh!

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    Once Cleveland went down, I had no real interest in anything that happened after, other than hoping that the Yankees would lose. I was mildly leaning toward the Dodgers, but after seeing that the Kardashians (is that who those women are? I think they’re Kardashians, or Kardashian-related lifeforms) are Dodger fans, I might have to root for the Astros.

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    jl says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: ‘Lush’ has usually characterized a Baud campaign public indecency episode.

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    Mary G says:

    OK, East Coast people, just because you see Kardashians wearing brand-new jerseys and holding balls does not mean they are fans. No Dodger has worn #2 for a long time and they were probably filling time on their reality show. They date rappers and basketball players.

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    p.a. says:

    a) how many series had both teams from west of the Mississippi?
    b) how would you classify the Twins, Browns and Cardinals? By stadium locations over time?

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    Schlemazel says:

    Great voice and one of the last of the good announcers that understood you were listening to the game not them

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    Mary G says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: @Schlemazel: You nailed it. These bozos with Joe Buck who are constantly saying what they did in their career are so annoying.

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    raven says:

    @Mary G: Easy there.

    John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967), nicknamed “Smoltzie”[1] and “Marmaduke,”[2] is an American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves. An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz was part of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers, along with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series. He won the National League (NL) Cy Young Award in 1996 after posting a record of 24–8, equaling the most victories by an NL pitcher since 1972. Though predominantly known as a starter, Smoltz was converted to a reliever in 2001 after his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and spent four years as the team’s closer before returning to a starting role. In 2002, he set the NL record with 55 saves and became only the second pitcher in history (joining Dennis Eckersley) to record both a 20-win season and a 50-save season. He is the only pitcher in major league history to record both 200 wins and 150 saves.

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    @Mary G: 2 was Tommy Lasorda’s number; it was retired 20 yrs. ago.

    To hell w/ Houston & all its teams & “owners”.

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    Let’s see… 1944. 1966. 1974. 1987, 88 and 89. 2002. I think that’s it.

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    p.a. says:

    @Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (Formerly Mumphrey, et al.): 1985, 2010, ‘11, ‘14 also. 44 is a good find, ‘65 was Dodgers over Twins; ‘66 O’s and F. Robinson’s Triple Crown, but (here’s my east cost bias) does the Mississippi flow through St. L or is the city completely west of it? If through, where have the stadia been? Same for Minneapolis/St. Paul: where were the ballparks?

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    Mary G says:

    @raven: I didn’t mean Smoltz, I was thinking of somebody from a prior year.

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    raven says:

    @Mary G: I’m glad,

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    No Drought No More says:

    “Nodding to critics who contend that the movie industry hasn’t done enough to fight sexual harassment, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that it would be establishing a “code of conduct” for its members”.

    The Motion Picture Academy would be well advised to study the founding charter of the Bloggers Ethics Academy, which addressed that issue in it’s typically ethical way. Of course.

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    Annnnnnnd Joe Buck sucks up to ass-groper/grabber G.H.W. Bush. Repugnant & disgusting. Both of them.

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    Jackie says:

    Nothing like watching breaking news and WS on PIP 🤗 Go Houston!!! Go Mueller!!!

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    Mary G says:

    Dodgers get two back, go blue!

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    jonas says:

    Well…it’s gotta be either Manafort or Flynn. Question is, did Mueller flip one on the other. And given how Trumpworld and the Wingnut Wurlitzer have gone completely ballistic over the Steele Dossier this week, I wonder to what extent the indictment relies on it and essentially confirms it as a solid piece of intelligence.

    My guess is, an awful lot.

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    Texasboyshaun says:

    @M. Bouffant: My city was just flooded under 51” of water, people are still homeless, and I’m dealing with PTSD from Harvey. Go Astros, and GFY.

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    Texasboyshaun says:

    Also final score is 5-3, Astros winning. Now I can go to bed!

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    @Texasboyshaun: Stop building in flood zones & bayous then. Have you people down there stopped this sort of crap yet?

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    Texasboyshaun says:

    @M. Bouffant: “you people”? Idk where you live but every place is going to have natural disasters. Florida has hurricanes and California is constantly on fire. We don’t attack other Americans on where they live. Did it ever occur to you that maybe people are just effing poor and can’t just choose where to live? That’s my family’s situation. And oh my gosh grab your pearls because an athlete made a gesture that might be perceived as racist…I hope that you also got the vapors with Schilling, Vick, and other assorted trash when their sins came to light. But yeah, eff Houston because it’s a blue city in a shitty red state. We deserve to die in the floods, right? I’d call you a sanctimonious self-righteous prick, but that would be an insult to pricks. Have a good night sleep on your fainting couch.

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    Texasboyshaun says:

    @M. Bouffant: and btw jackass, that athlete is Cuban and defected here 3 years ago. But he plays for Houston so of course we must all be ignorant rednecks like him.

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    @Texasboyshaun: Maybe if he wasn’t surrounded w/ hicks he would have learned not to be such a jerk.

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    Ruckus says:

    @M. Bouffant:
    Were you out of school the day they taught how to win friends and influence people?

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