2016 World Series Game 1 Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
11:16
Yeah, that's a silver lining.
This game meant a lot more to CLE than CHC. If the Cubs won this one, was going to be tough for CLE to win series.
The Hamburglar
11:16
Any scenario you'd use Miller tomorrow? Lets say Indians up 1 in the 8th, LH batter up. Could you bring him in for 1 batter?
Dave Cameron
11:16
Yeah, he'll be a Schwarber or Rizzo specialist tomorrow.
Paul Swydan
11:16
I wonder -- do you try to throw Shaw in the 9th to save Allen for Game 2, or is that being too cute?
It's probably too cute.
Stephen
11:17
I would
Uncle Jimbo
11:17
Too cute.
Paul G.
11:17
WIN NOW!
JC
11:17
Don't mess around in the World Series, I think
Tom
11:17
Definitely not the way Tito has managed these playoffs
peachesnnuts
11:17
Man I know the percentages aren't that different, but I don't think you get cute in the world series
Adam
11:17
Depends if they score here
Bork jr
11:17
If they don't win, waste Miller for nothing. Toooo cute
tz
11:17
Too cute. You don't mess around on the 3 games Kluber starts.
5 Run Homer
11:17
Maddon would throw in Shaw
hurricanexyz
11:18
no good reliever is shot after working one inning, right? being able to go back-to-back days is a key qualification to be a reliever
Danny
11:18
Can we get a Carson playoff chat again? I know Carson doesn't add a ton of analytical value (like say Jeff/Dave/August/Paul) but man...I bet he's the favorite staff member of a lot of daily FG readers, myself included. Please a) don't ever get rid of him and b) let him know he's wanted, even though he probably can't tell me the name of the Indians catcher.
Dave Cameron
11:18
Sunday.
Paul Swydan
11:18
First of all, that's insulting to Carson to say I add more analytical value than he does. Second, he is chatting. :-)
peachesnnuts
11:19
Ironic to mention Carson's lack of baseball aptitude on a Kluber day...
Russ
11:19
Dave, to your point on the podcast about the Cubs possibly replacing Schwarber via "injury" after game 2... Have those odds changed at all after tonight?
Dave Cameron
11:19
Yeah he's not going anywhere now.
The Hamburglar
11:19
Carson was a big early supporter of Mookie too, right?
Paul Swydan
11:20
He was. Carson's article in the THT Annual this year is a review of his first Fringe Five class in 2013. Mookie is on the list.
Dock Ellis
11:20
Before we get to the 9th, can I just say thank you to Dave, Paul, and everyone else for chatting? Living in a house as the only baseball fan, you all make this series much more enjoyable. Thanks internet friends!
Dave Cameron
11:20
Thanks for joining us!
Paul Swydan
11:20
Absolutely. These chats help me ignore the announcers. Which makes them the best.
tz
11:21
How about Ramirez? Seems like a perfect Carson find.
Mark
11:21
Going back to the question of players who've won WS rings with different teams in consecutive years. Jack Morris (Min 91/Tor 92)
Dave Cameron
11:21
Ramirez, Blackmon, Betts... Carson has hit on some hitters. But he's been really good with pitchers. Kluber, Garrett Richards, Hendricks, Jose de Leon, Junior Guerra...
Paul Swydan
11:22
Yeah. Kluber actually pre-dates the Fringe Five!
The Hamburglar
11:22
What makes him so good at finding pitchers?
Russ
11:23
I'd pay top dollar to have Smoltz, Maddux, and Glavine call a game together without Joe Buck in the booth.
Dave Cameron
11:23
He just looks for guys who throw strikes and miss bats. That is most of pitching.
Paul Swydan
11:23
Oh that's a super interesting idea.
anonymous
11:24
Maddux was my favorite player as a kid, but he would be a real FCC liability with a live mic
Ghost of Gred Madduxes Past
11:25
Glavine, surprisingly, isn't that great in the booth, but maybe he's just being dragged down by the Chip Caray and Joe Simpson. Smoltz is quite good. I bet Maddux would be too.
Paul Swydan
11:26
Yes but I think the idea is that they would be better together because they're longtime friends. The problem with a 3-man booth in general is that the people don't know each other. That's why the NBA's Breen-Van Gundy-Jackson booth is so great - they all worked together on the Knicks for years before being broadcast partners.
In a 3-man booth, knowing when to talk is the most important thing, because it sounds objectively bad when the broadcasters talk over each other.
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