Playoffs, Baby!

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SFGate:

In the end, it didn’t matter how it happened or where it happened. Just that it happened.

Thanks to an event occurring 2,000 miles away, the Giants clinched a National League wild-card spot 6½ hours before Yusmeiro Petit threw Thursday’s first pitch. It wasn’t the preferred route to the postseason, but it got the Giants to October baseball nonetheless.


They still have a long way to go if they want to win another world championship ring. Fist they will have to win a do-or-die wildcard game. Then they will have to win a divisional series. After that comes the National League championship series. If they survive that they will have to face the winner of the American League championship in the World Series.

They have done it before, except the last two times they won the NL west and didn’t have to play a wildcard game.

In Major League Baseball ten teams enter the playoffs each year, and nine of those teams lose their last game. That other team gets to celebrate being the champs.

If you like reality television it doesn’t get any better than the playoffs. The hottest team wins it all. Sometimes the hottest team is also the best team, but sometimes it’s the team that stumbled ass-first into the post-season.

It really doesn’t matter how you get there, it’s what you do when you arrive.

GO GIANTS!!!


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102 Responses to Playoffs, Baby!

  1. The Klown says:

    Confession: As banged-up and struggling as the Giants have been since the June Swoon hit, I’m not feeling particularly optimistic about their chances this year.

    But they’re in the playoffs.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Congrats on your team making the playoffs, I just wish the NYY’s could have made it for Jeter’s last hurrah.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        honkity honk honk

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy says:

        Indeed – congratulations on the Giants, but yeah – sure wish the Yanks had some offense this year so we could see Jeter play just a bit longer. I cannot imagine the Yankees without him…

        Anyway – congrats on your team, Klown!

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile over at the JV Team Obama …. I guess they forgot it was a racist Dem governor that tried to block them. Just too easy for the twitchy pile on 🙂 http://twitchy.com/2014/09/25/democrats-forgot-one-small-detail-while-remembering-the-little-rock-nine/

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Bottom line, literally, it was an Anti-Bush movement after all.

  4. HELENK3 says:

    since my Phillies are out of it, I will join you in rooting for your Giants.

    • Lulu says:

      Because she didn’t go to Harvard.

      • Lulu says:

        And I want to know how different this is as compared to RFK Jr (et al) wanting people who disagree with him on “climate change” being put in jail? Just how many degrees of brutality separate them? I don’t think there is any separation at all and I think this is why they are not very weirded out by IS fanaticism and don’t seem to be in a big hurry to stamp them out.

    • leslie says:

      Until they can prove ISIS is a republican movement, they aren’t gonna protest anything.
      #WaronWomen is, only a Republican action doncha know.

  5. lildoggy4u says:

    Looks like Obama and team are trying to rally the troops. Just received an email offering a FREE sticker with Obama’s picture on it. Yea, just what everybody wants. Its actually from the DCCC. Guess I could put it on dart board or something.

    blank —

    We wanted to say thank you to our supporters (you guys!) for being part of our campaign to defeat Boehner’s Tea Party Republicans.

    As a token of our appreciation we’re giving away as many “Proud Obama Voter” stickers as we can before supplies run out.

    Just click here and we’ll send you a FREE “Proud Obama Voter” sticker in the mail >>

    • HELENK3 says:

      seems that sticker should go on the wall of shame

    • DeniseVB says:

      Targeting clueless/lofo supporters who still like free stuff? Those who click will be email bombed for their GOTV efforts. Boehner’s Tea Party Republicans is laughable.

    • Somebody says:

      Yes Denise Boehner’s Tea Party is very laughable, but I’m sure quite effective with their target audience.
      I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I see an Obama bumper sticker on a car I have to work hard to control my road rage. I’ve been known to purposely park really close to such cars so they can’t open the driver’s door and I might have cut a few off on the interstate. I don’t go that far all the time, the car I parked really close to I know who owns it and I know they were heavily involved in the Obama camp in 2008 and 2012. Usually I’m just not as courteous to bumper stickered “Obama drivers”. I won’t let them over and things like that. I kind of have the attitude that they’re probably a danger on the highway because of their utter stupidity. I know that’s completely childish of me…….hangs her head in shame.

    • Anthony says:

      Can it be applied to headstones?

      Hundreds of thousands of DEM voters want to know…

  6. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140512/CAREERS/305120014

    military drawdown

    are the backtrack bunch for or against jihadists? they talk the talk but actions speak louder then words

  7. Somebody says:

    Check out the 5 year plan map of ISIS, except now they prefer just IS.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2674736/ISIS-militants-declare-formation-caliphate-Syria-Iraq-demand-Muslims-world-swear-allegiance.html
    Helen’s link above to hotair says Russia is set to join the coalition. If you take a look at this map you clearly see it would be in their best interest to stamp out IS now rather than later.

    • Lulu says:

      Yep. They are going to arm (re-arm) Syria, the Kurds and do airstrikes in Iraq. And probably bring in Iran. Bronco will be even more irrelevant if that is possible. Eleventy dimensional chess versus hop-scotch. Geopolitics versus race baiting.

      • Somebody says:

        Did you see that Russia didn’t consult at all with the US? They talked to Iraq, but ignored the US. You’re correct about Obama and crew, they are so out of their league.

        • Lulu says:

          Why bother consulting with Obama? He doesn’t bother consulting with anyone including Congress or allies except the Saudi’s. His fake campaign against ISIS is basically over because Putin has snatched it away from him while he is dithering with global warming and replacing Holder. Bronco wouldn’t listen to the Pentagon but Putin did. What a fool.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Well if they prefer IS that settles it. It’s ISIS from here on out.

  8. mothy67 says:

    It has begun. Beheading in OK Drudge has headline cannot copy link

  9. lyn says:

    Our esteemed media laps dogs probably will consider the OK beheading “a local story.”

  10. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/09/n-y-man-indicted-helping-isis-gov-steps-security/

    backtrack bunch say Iraq terror warning not credible but then there is this story

    • cynic says:

      This story deserves a lot more attention. Someone tries to start a fire, someone has self-inflicted knife wounds, and the media is all over it, EARLY on stating that the injuries were self-inflicted. They also said that it wasn’t a terrorist attack.

      • Somebody says:

        I read that the self inflicted knife wounds supposedly were that the guy cut his own throat. I wish they’d give some indication as to what contractor he worked for. We know a lot of the contractors working on the nextgen system.

        A fire in the basement could seriously damage the operations of the facility. I think I’ll pass on the hows and whys, but if this fire was set intentionally it was set where it was by someone with knowledge.

        My husband worked in an identical facility to this one in Chicago, in fact the enroute center buildings are all identical. This one is Chicago enroute or ZAU, my husband worked at Jacksonville enroute or ZJX.

        It must have been a pretty bad fire for them to evacuate. There was an unintentional fire in the basement of my husband’s facility and they didn’t evacuate the control room. They evacuated support staff, but not the controllers. They made the controllers continue to work while the small town volunteer fire department responded to the fire, with eventual back up from full time fire fighters. Maybe in hindsight they decided to revamp their fire plans should such a thing occur again.

        It’s possible that the two events are unrelated. The FAA is going through long past due, major modernization. Most of that work, hell pretty much all of that work is contracted out. There are national contractors for the systems, but there is quite often also a need to do contruction type work, which is done by local contractors. Again without going into details, it’s quite possible for an unintentional fire to have started like what happened at my husband’s facility several years ago.

    • Somebody says:

      Yes we know several people that work there or have worked there, but at this point we don’t anything more than what has been reported in the news.

        • Somebody says:

          WTF? There’s a waiting list for controllers wanting to transfer to Hawaii. This guy is supposedly a contract worker and he’s from Naperville which is adjacent to Aurora. The cost of living is high in Hawaii so maybe that’s why he didn’t want to move? The FAA pays a locality pay stipend to compensate, but maybe the contractor he works for doesn’t?
          It seems to me there were better ways to try and find a resolution, what a moron. He doesn’t have to worry about going to Hawaii now. I wonder if there is a federal prison near Aurora?

          • cynic says:

            I’m telling you, something just isn’t adding up. First of all, anymore, the newspeople are soooo anxious to release names. This time, nope. Then, you see a picture of his vehicle being hauled away, and it’s totally covered up! Can’t see the license plate, make of vehicle, etc. Weird.

  11. The Klown says:

    VDH:

    Barack Obama’s address to the U.N. General Assembly was so insubstantial, so full of airy platitudes, and so adulterated with the gaseous clichés of bankrupt internationalism and progressive bromides that I thought at any minute he might just float away.

  12. mothy67 says:

    Please explain to me why this is a “bias incident” and not a hate crime.

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/09/25/baltimore-county-police-investigating-bias-incident/

  13. 49erDweet says:

    If only there were some type of opportunities in this country for citizens to take official steps, or so.ething…..http://t.co/FzK2i6nyv3.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    Uh-Oh warning to 2016 Perry supporters. Would scoff this off as libsh*t, but it’s the righty Washington Examiner…..http://washingtonexaminer.com/audit-perry-fund-misused-200-million/article/2553995

    Not that our Federal Government misuses funds, no, not at all. /snork

    • 49erDweet says:

      Several commenters at GP nail it by comparing progs with Islamists.
      They are two separate but complementary belief systems. Each believes dissenters have no rights and need to be eliminated by any means with which they can get away. They’ve been at war with us for years, but we’re too involved with parsing performances on DWTS to notice.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Team TCH Friday Night Cultural Notice…..Tonight on PBS (9pm est) you’ll get to see for free what I spent $250 to see last March….Sweeney Todd….at the Lincoln Center. Enjoy. You’re welcome 😀

  16. HELENK3 says:

    THIS IS SCARY AS HELL

    http://moonbattery.com/?p=50771

    as part of his sentencing Dinesh D’Souza forced to undergo therapy

    • 49erDweet says:

      And this shows “they” are better organized and more committed – at this moment – than “US”.

    • lyn says:

      If Muslims were at the press conference, then the beheading wasn’t workplace violence. It was terrorism and hate. Yeah, “Islam teaches peace,” according to our dumbass president. Tell that to Colleen Hufford’s family.

  17. Somebody says:

    Apparently the WH and POTUS have no comment on the beheading in OK. If only the victim was a black thug then maybe they’d give a shit. I’m sure next we’ll hear it’s just a local story.

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