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@Disgruntled Goat @BIah I wonder who starts the bullpen game...?  I guess it doesn't matter.  Probably start someone who can go more than one inning.  Which means Frias (hopefully not), Wright, or maybe one of the new guys like Coulombe.

And let Bootie close it out on the mound.  :)

3 minutes ago on Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

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@Jacopo (How is this a bad plan!) @Dave! (Or Justin Turner, Maybe) @DBrim Mike is almost never wrong.  And as we can see, on the rare occasion when he IS wrong, he has the grace to admit it.  Mike is cool.

6 minutes ago on Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

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@BIah I was hoping they would do exactly this.  It's the best of the available choices.

Still not sure whether to buy tickets to Sunday's game.

8 minutes ago on Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

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Wind direction is important at Wrigley.  Home plate faces northeast.  Forecast for tonight is winds from the northeast, so they're blowing in.  Forecast for tomorrow is winds from the south, so they're blowing out to left, good for righty batters.  Good luck with that, Clayton.

2 hours, 21 minutes ago on Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

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@BluESQ It was JUST ONE GAME.

2 hours, 34 minutes ago on Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

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Looking forward to going to the game tonight.  And tomorrow night.  Weather looks perfect.  Also perfect for Sunday.  Chance of rain on Saturday.

2 hours, 35 minutes ago on Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

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@Technogit As long as we clinch the division too, I don't care.

2 hours, 36 minutes ago on Dodgers do annual rookie ‘dress up’, fans react like idiots

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@Purple Drank @DBrim @Bull Doggy Dogg If you assume that the rotation stays the same, then Frias would pitch the first game, assuming Ryu isn't back.  It's possible that DM could flip the rotation with whoever starting Sunday in Chicago, and Haren pitching Monday vs SF.

17 hours, 57 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P @nsxtasy @Purple Drank It's because of the reason YOU state - going to the WC game is a do-or-die situation for that team, and one that the division winner can avoid.

18 hours ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P @nsxtasy I get it - you don't like it because you think the Dodgers will have the head-to-head advantage.  But if SF wins 2 out of 3 in LA, they will have head-to-head advantage.  In which case what you think is stupid, would work to the Dodgers advantage.

18 hours, 1 minute ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P @Purple Drank @nsxtasy >> Which head-to-head should be used for, slash, has been used for since 1995.

It was used 1995-2012, the years when there was only one WC team per league.  The rules changed with the introduction of the second WC team in 2013.

18 hours, 2 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P BTW, if you need "proof" to see that that's the rules, they're shown under the "Tiebreaker Scenarios" in the Postseason Picture they show on MLB every day: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/95075010/postseason-picture-for-wednesday-sept-17

And they show a more detailed explanation of all the tiebreaker rules at: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/59527184/playoff-tiebreaker-rules

18 hours, 3 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P @nsxtasy I think it's fucking ridiculous that there is a playoff game.  I think the tiebreaker should go to the team whose local fans weren't able to watch them on television all year.  :)

18 hours, 7 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P @nsxtasy And this is the first time you've ever heard of a MLB rule that you don't like.

18 hours, 8 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P And that's the difference between being a wild card team and a division winner.

18 hours, 8 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P Well, it's a do-or-die situation if you have to play an extra round in the playoff and the loser goes home.

18 hours, 9 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@Purple Drank @P_F_P @nsxtasy @Matt Kemp's Bath Towel Correct.  With the old structure (only one WC team in each league), there was no difference between going to the LDS as a division winner, and going to the LDS as a wild card team.  Except for home field advantage, which is minor enough that they let tiebreakers determine that.

18 hours, 10 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P @nsxtasy @Matt Kemp's Bath Towel That's correct.

The reason they changed the rule (with the introduction of the second wild card team last year) is that there is such a huge difference between going to the LDS as a division winner, vs going to the WC game first.  And they didn't want to leave it up to tiebreakers.

18 hours, 11 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@P_F_P @Purple Drank Head to head record does NOT determine the division winner.  If there is a tie, then they play game 163.

18 hours, 13 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@Matt Kemp's Bath Towel @P_F_P Tiebreaker cannot be used to win the division. A tie would force a game 163 of the season to determine the division winner.

18 hours, 14 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@GinFizzBear @Jeremy_N I will be there too!!!  I have tickets for Thursday and Friday.  Haven't yet decided about Saturday or Friasday.

18 hours, 39 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@Turner_for_Treasury @DBrim Yes, head-to-head is used to determine which of two WC teams gets home field for the WC game, and which of two division winners gets home field for the LDS and LCS.  It is not used to determine which team is a WC team or a division champ.

18 hours, 42 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@InsideThePark (Navy Pier) Any rule penalizes somebody.  And some would say there should be a penalty for failing to win your division outright.

18 hours, 44 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@Lance Uppercut @InsideThePark (Navy Pier) Correct.  The rules were different then.  They changed the rules when they created two WC teams and a WC game, since there's a much bigger difference now between being a division winner and being a WC team.

18 hours, 45 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@jWerthfan @wilhud bubbles > chemistry > grit

18 hours, 46 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@Turner_for_Treasury Tiebreakers (like head-to-head) are only used to determine seeding for home field advantage, not used to determine who is or isn't a division winner or who is or isn't a wild card team.

18 hours, 48 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@Turner_for_Treasury If there is a tie for the division title, they play a playoff game to determine who wins the division and who is the WC.

18 hours, 49 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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>> a real question about whether Frias gets another shot to start when his turn comes around next week.

His next turn would be on Sunday, in Chicago.  Can't wait!

18 hours, 50 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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>> The magic number might go down.

Well, a magic number can never go up, so there's that.

18 hours, 52 minutes ago on Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Carlos Frias Makes Terrible, Terrible History

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@LASports96 @randomguido It's a good thing idiots still repeat the lie that there was ever a "Joc for Lester" or "Joc for Price" trade on the table.

21 hours, 59 minutes ago on Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 17, 2014: Darwin Barney, Leadoff Hitter

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@Purple Drank @Disgruntled Goat @Mike Petriello If he went over there, would they stop making Dodger fans change out of their Dodger gear at their games?

1 day, 18 hours ago on Dodgers Recall Daniel Coulombe, Who Is A Living Human Being

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@OCDodger Is Coulombe from Corona?  :)

1 day, 18 hours ago on Dodgers Recall Daniel Coulombe, Who Is A Living Human Being

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@OCDodger Now you have to tell us how to pronounce Corona.  :)

1 day, 18 hours ago on Dodgers Recall Daniel Coulombe, Who Is A Living Human Being

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>> Short lefty reliever

Short = 5'11"

1 day, 18 hours ago on Dodgers Recall Daniel Coulombe, Who Is A Living Human Being

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>> unless you are Coulombe, in which case, hi

LOL!  Mike is a funny guy.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Dodgers Recall Daniel Coulombe, Who Is A Living Human Being

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I want to read a new topic about Daniel Coulombe.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Paco Rodriguez and Carlos Frias should make postseason roster

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@potato (2014 MSTY: Newcomer of the Year) Soon to join Albuquerque as former homes of Dodgers AAA teams.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Paco Rodriguez and Carlos Frias should make postseason roster

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@Utility Man I don't think Chattanooga is under contract for next year, is it?

1 day, 19 hours ago on Paco Rodriguez and Carlos Frias should make postseason roster

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@Lobo We're running out of uniform numbers in the sixties.

1 day, 20 hours ago on Paco Rodriguez and Carlos Frias should make postseason roster

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