A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO

S-ADI-01






ST-GC
   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
Astros Advance to World Series with Game 7
WIN over Yankees

Houston Chronicle, by Jake Kaplan

Original Article

Posted By:hpmatt, 10/22/2017 8:28:55

As he tracked the ball through the air, Jose Altuve clung to his bat with his right hand. He ran most of the way down the first-base line this way until he was sure he had hit a home run, at which point he flipped his bat by the nearby coaches´ box. The heroes were many in the 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees that punched the Astros´ ticket to only their second World Series in 56 seasons Saturday night at a raucous Minute Maid Park. Charlie Morton recorded the first 15 outs, Lance McCullers Jr. the last 12.

Comments:
YES! Been so so long since this first happened! I was just a kid in when my dad almost earned a divorce giving my Mom tickets to one of those games in Judge Hoffeinz’ Astrodome. He had given the real ones to business clients and gave Mom Xerox copies....

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 10/22/2017 8:50:43     (No. 11425746)


Houston is certainly not the team the TV folks wanted to see win the series as World Series TV ratings East of the Mississippi will take a hit, but who cares about those guys ...

GO ASTROS !!


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    45 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/22/2017 9:00:45     (No. 11425752)

Enjoyed the game, but didn´t stay to watch the clubhouse interviews. Were we spared the obligatory, semi-drunken "These guys. I tell ya. Theeeeese guys" from any of the Astros?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


   

 

    
R-LU-C1-New-Sek
R-LU-C1-New-Sek
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: patchy groundfog, 10/22/2017 9:11:17     (No. 11425763)

The media were openly rooting for a Dodgers-Yankees series so they could lazily trot out footage from the Reggie Jackson days and sit back and count NY/LA ad revenue. Now they have to work, promote and live in the present day. Poor dears. Bonus: no Joe Girardi press conference psychodramas.

You can take the Astros out of the National League but the NL DNA is still there...they hustle, run, jump and otherwise play with great energy instead of sitting on their haunches waiting to smack a home run. If you hadn´t seen Altuve play you would be forgiven for refusing to believe someone his size would be AL MVP material and be his team´s bell cow.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 10/22/2017 9:54:26     (No. 11425820)

I grew up in NY, a Yankee fan. Have lived in Texas for 20 years now. I was going to be pleased no matter the winner. The Astros have their work cut out for them in LA.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: happywarrior, 10/22/2017 9:58:23     (No. 11425824)

Joe Buck and John Smoltz were certainly NOT rooting for the Yankees. Their noses were so far up the Asstros rears I´m surprised they could even commentate the game.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/22/2017 10:34:42     (No. 11425865)

Except for calling a game in which the Yankees were lacklustre (and lost) and the Astros were bright, sharp and played very well, we didn’t see any commentator bias. Which is rare in sports.

Not a fan of Joe Buck in the past, I’ve come to enjoy his real calling of the game and commentary as opposed to the inane chitchat so many others indulge in. My criteria: Could a blind person watch the game and know what was happening? In too many cases, the answer would be No.

One couldn’t help but catch the Astros’ enthusiasm. The Yankees were as drab as their gray uniforms.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Avikingman, 10/22/2017 11:55:33     (No. 11425933)

It would be good if Buck, Smoltz and the legion of sportscasters, would just shut up.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: hotcorner, 10/22/2017 11:58:57     (No. 11425938)

This should be a good series with a bunch of great kids. And none of the New York BS.

Now, if we could only get Vin Scully to replace Joe Buck for all seven games. That would be a real treat. But I suppose we will have to suffer with the horrible, yap-yap Buck.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/22/2017 12:25:24 PM     (No. 11425969)

Re #8, wouldn’t that be marvelous? Vin Scully was one of a kind. A solo operator who didn’t need a stooge in the booth with him. I would say he’s forgotten more about baseball than these guys will ever know, but I don’t believe he has forgotten a thing. His archival mind is awesome and his anecdotes never bore.

And Vin is a really good guy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/22/2017 1:20:44 PM     (No. 11426024)

Don´t keep up with baseball the way I used to. But when on Earth did Houston end up in the American League? They were in the National League for decades. Next thing you know Canada will be part of Europe. Man´s best friend will be a cat. Did Obama have anything to do with this?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 10/22/2017 1:25:54 PM     (No. 11426030)

Please beat the Dodgers, Astros.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/22/2017 3:12:26 PM     (No. 11426138)

Go, Dodgers!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


   

 

Lock-17


 

Post Reply   Close thread 925973




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "hpmatt"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "hpmatt"



U.S. Diplomat’s Resignation Signals
Wider Exodus From State Department
Foreign Policy, by Dan de Luce, Robbie Gramer    Original Article
Posted By: Hpmatt- 12/10/2017 12:30:19     Post Reply
An award-winning U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department has issued a scathing resignation letter, accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration of undercutting the State Department and damaging America’s influence in the world. Elizabeth Shackelford, who most recently served as a political officer based in Nairobi for the U.S. mission to Somalia, wrote to Tillerson that she reluctantly had decided to quit because the administration had abandoned human rights as a priority and shown disdain for the State Department’s diplomatic work,

Olympics: Lindsey Vonn injures back
in World Cup event
Yahoo! Sports, by Kevin Kaduk    Original Article
Posted By: hpmatt- 12/9/2017 11:01:38     Post Reply
Lindsey Vonn’s road to her final Olympics has encountered some trouble. The American skiing star was treated for a back injury after completing her World Cup Super-G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Saturday. Vonn went to the ground after crossing the finish line and observers said she was experiencing extreme pain. She was treated in a nearby house and later limped to a car without speaking to reporters.

The Real High Ground in the Moore Case
Don Surber, by Don Surber    Original Article
Posted By: hpmatt- 11/14/2017 10:33:56     Post Reply
Caitlin Flanagan at the Atlantic is horrified. The bill for defending Bill Clinton came in. The price is her silence as Judge Roy Moore stands accused of touching a 14-year-old girl back n the 1970s. Just like all the Hollywood apologists for Roman Polanski, Flanagan and her fellow feminists have absolutely no moral standing in this case.

Astros Advance to World Series with Game 7
WIN over Yankees
Houston Chronicle, by Jake Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: hpmatt- 10/22/2017 8:28:55     Post Reply
As he tracked the ball through the air, Jose Altuve clung to his bat with his right hand. He ran most of the way down the first-base line this way until he was sure he had hit a home run, at which point he flipped his bat by the nearby coaches´ box. The heroes were many in the 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees that punched the Astros´ ticket to only their second World Series in 56 seasons Saturday night at a raucous Minute Maid Park. Charlie Morton recorded the first 15 outs, Lance McCullers Jr. the last 12.

   

 

R-LJ
  


 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Maxine Waters to skip
Trump´s State of the Union

60 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Brandon Carter    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/13/2018 12:18:05 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Friday she will not attend President Trump’s first State of the Union address following his vulgar remarks aimed at Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. “Why would I take my time to go and sit and listen to a liar?” Waters said on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.” “Someone who lies in the face of facts, someone who can change their tune day in and day out. What does he have to say that I would be interested in?" (Snip) Waters is the third Democratic lawmaker to announce they won’t attend Trump’s address, which

Chelsea Manning ´files to
run for Senate in Maryland´

45 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/13/2018 2:35:32 PM     Post Reply
Chelsea Manning, the former US army soldier jailed for giving sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, has filed documents to run for the US Senate, the Washington Post reported. Ms Manning, a former intelligence expert previously known as Bradley Manning, was released from military prison in 2017 after Barack Obama waived her sentence. The 30-year-old would be taking on the incumbent Ben Cardin, a 74-year-old Democrat who has held the seat for more than a decade.Miss Manning was arrested in May 2010, while serving with the US army in Iraq, after she confessed to a computer hacker, Adrian Lamo, that she was

Steve Bannon suggests Trump´s lawyer
´took care´ of ´a hundred´ women
during the presidential campaign

42 replie(s)
Business Insider, by Eliza Relman    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 1/13/2018 11:26:04     Post Reply
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump´s former top strategist, alleged in journalist Michael Wolff´s tell-all book about the Trump White House that the president´s longtime attorney, Marc Kasowitz, "took care" of 100 women during the presidential campaign. "Look, Kasowitz has known [Trump] for twenty-five years. Kasowitz has gotten him out of all kinds of jams," Bannon reportedly said. "Kasowitz on the campaign — what did we have, a hundred women? Kasowitz took care of all of them."

Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to
help send 1,000 Dreamers to college

39 replie(s)
Fox Business, by Jade Scipioni    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/12/2018 2:32:22 PM     Post Reply
With his newly minted title as the world’s richest person, Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos announced on Friday that he is donating a piece of his $108 billion fortune to fund 1,000 college scholarships for “Dreamers.” TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for Dreamers, said Bezos donated $33 million in a scholarship grant—one of largest grants in the organization’s history—to give 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates who are part of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program the opportunity to go to college. “My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan,” Bezos

Limbaugh: Reaction to Trump ‘S**thole’ Remarks
‘Faux Rage,’ ‘Made Up’ for Cameras, Microphones

37 replie(s)
Breitbart Video, by Jeff Poor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2018 5:01:03 PM     Post Reply
Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh dismissed the reaction to the remarks reportedly made by President Donald Trump deeming some nations to be “shithole countries” during a meeting with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on immigration policy.Limbaugh called it “faux rage” and said much of it was an act for the cameras and microphone. “All I can tell you is I have been there,” Limbaugh said. “I have been in the midst of these kinds of firestorms, folks. And I can tell you this is all faux rage. It is faux anger. It is

   

 



 
Biden Reacts To Sh**hole
Comment: ‘We’re Better Than This’

36 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robert Donachie    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/12/2018 1:22:58 PM     Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned President Donald Trump for using derogatory language to describe African nations, saying that America should expect better from their president and that “we are better than this.” “It’s not how a president should speak. It’s not how a president should behave. Most of all, it’s not what a president should believe. We’re better than this.” Biden tweeted Friday. It’s not how a president should speak. It’s not how a president should behave. Most of all, it’s not what a president should believe. We’re better than this. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 12, 2018 The Washington Post reported

Obama: Fox News Followers ‘Are Living
on a Different Planet’ Than NPR Listeners

35 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Charles Russell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/12/2018 1:32:31 PM     Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama said during a just-released interview that people who watch Fox News are living on a "different planet" than those who listen to National Public Radio (NPR). Obama joined David Letterman in the first episode of the former late-night host´s new Netflix show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction." In the interview, which was released Friday but recorded in the fall, Obama talked about his personal life as well recent political and social issues. Letterman asked the former president about "hypothetical" situations in the United States, asking which circumstance would be most damaging to democracy. "Let´s just

´I was basically useless´: Barack Obama
describes ´sniveling´ after dropping Malia
off at Harvard and says she texts him
emoji hearts because he´s ´pathetic´

32 replie(s)
Daily Mail (UK), by Mary Kekatos    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/12/2018 9:04:35 PM     Post Reply
Former president Barack Obama said he was a wreck when he dropped his daughter Malia off at Harvard University. The 44th commander-in-chief discussed move-in day when he appeared as the first guest on David Letterman´s new Netflix talk show ´My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman´.Obama then described how he speaks with the 19-year-old regularly because he´s ´pathetic´.Letterman´s interview with Obama marked the former president´s first television talk show appearance since he left office in January 2017. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO (Photos/Video) ´It was like open-heart surgery man,´ Obama told Letterman of moving his oldest daughter into her

White House doctor: President
Trump is in ´excellent health´

31 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 1/12/2018 8:38:32 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump´s White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he´s mentally unfit. Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the examination "went exceptionally well. The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday." Trump spent about three hours at the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for the Friday afternoon checkup,

Trump lawyer arranged $130,000 payment
for porn star´s silence about alleged sexual
encounter with president: Report

30 replie(s)
Washington Examiner [DC], by Caitlin Yilek    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 1/13/2018 5:31:51     Post Reply
A lawyer for President Trump reportedly arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star just weeks before the 2016 presidential election to stay quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump. People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a payment to Stephanie Clifford in October 2016 during negotiations of a nondisclosure agreement. Clifford, 38, has told people privately that she had a sexual encounter with Trump after they met in July 2006 in Lake Tahoe. Trump married his wife, Melania, in 2005. Trump denied all allegations of

´He feels really bad´: Civil Defense employee
who sparked terror in Hawaii by accidentally
triggering ballistic MISSILE warning will be ´retrained´
say officials after thousands fled to bomb shelters

30 replie(s)
Daily Mail UK, by Keith Griffith and Jennifer Smith    Original Article
Posted By: ladydawgfan- 1/13/2018 11:38:16 PM     Post Reply
A Civil Defense employee is set to be retrained after a shocking blunder on Saturday morning, when a mistaken alert warning of an inbound ballistic missile sent thousands fleeing for shelter. The false alarm was caused by a Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who ´pushed the wrong buttons´ during an internal drill timed to coincide with a shift handover at 8.07am. The all-clear phone alert was not sent until 38 minutes later. Incredibly, officials said the employee who made the mistake wasn´t aware of it until mobile phones in the command center began displaying the alert. ´This guy feels bad,

Shock Video: Children Placed In Storm Drains
During Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

28 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/13/2018 3:04:00 PM     Post Reply
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, the government of Hawaii scared the populace with a text message to cellphone users alerting them to an incoming ballistic missile. The alert was reportedly repeated on television broadcasts. It turned out to be be bogus.Hawaii has been on edge this year over North Korea’s threats to nuke the United States that have been backed up by missile and nuclear bomb tests. (Photo) Hawaiian residents were panicking! It took 40 minutes to send out a second alert informing residents that it was a false alarm. WOW! (Tweet) Video from Hawaii shows young children being placed

   

Post Reply   Close thread 925973





Recommended Trending videos


Sek-Float


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS