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PSA Comments of the Day 10/21/15: October Weirdball

For the first time ever a true position player pitched in a postseason game. Making that news all that better, it came from a Yankees division rival. Oh and Daniel Murphy homered. Again.

Pitcher is technically a position right? What's the big deal???
Pitcher is technically a position right? What's the big deal???
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You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Greg had come up with a plan to take me down, but his plan failed. See Greg actually met the minimum age requirement to enter the Triwizard Tournament, but instead of entering his own name he entered mine and alas I was chosen. What he didn't know is I'm actually pretty skilled on a broomstick and I was able to get past the first challenge with relative ease....and now I have a golden egg or tomorrow's breakfast. In the meantime, I was able to get my basilisk to stare at Greg's eyes through a puddle, and he's currently in the hospital wing waiting for the baby mandrakes to come about and rescue him. So let's talk about Quidditc---oh right, muggles. Let's talk about baseball!

In the ALCS, the Royals laid a thumping on the Blue Jays by virtue of a 14-2 score and in doing so, took a 3-1 series lead. Kansas City is just one victory away from going to the World Series in back-to-back years, and forcing Toronto to go back to watching the Maple Leafs. There were a few highlights in this game (from an outsider's point of view), you can choose which was your favorite. Was it that the Royals scored 14 runs on the Jays and gave them a taste of their own "score all the runs against you" medicine? Was it when you remembered that Toronto traded Noah Syndergaard and Travis d'Arnaud for R.A. Dickey who couldn't make it through the second inning? Or (and my favorite) was it when Cliff Pennington, infielder, pitched 1/3 of an inning and allowed 2 hits to finish the ninth inning? So many choices!

In the NLCS the following has become not a ridiculous thing to say: "water is wet, fire is hot, and Daniel Murphy hit a home run." And the fact that that's not ridiculous, is absolutely ridiculous. Daniel Murphy hit another home run in last night's game to give the Mets an, at the time, 2-1 lead. It doesn't make sense how good he's been, because he's not this good, however he's setting himself up for a big pay day, and not of the candy bar variety. Anyway, behind another deGrominating performance by Jacob deGrom, the Mets have a 3-0 lead in the NLCS. Can the Cubs become the first (yeah you heard me) team to come back from a 3 game deficit to fulfill the McFly Prophecy? Or are the Mets World Series bound? Find out next time on NLCS!

Comments of the Day

Somewhat disappointingly, the comments never came. Could be because it's the off-season. Probably just because I said this and somehow stopped them before they started. I now know my superpower.

GIF of the Day

Since Kirkland opened up shop yesterday, we can keep it open another day I guess.

Behind every successful Greg Bird, there's a strong Greg Bird. GREG BIRD!

Honorable Mod Mention

Greg wins for the picture he used in yesterday's CotD thread.

Fun Questions

  • What is your favorite scripted comedy show? (This excludes sketch comedy shows, talk shows, and things of that variety...oh and variety shows!)
  • Who is the worst fictional character of all time? Why?

Song of the Day

Who Wants to Live Forever by Queen

It's Queen Week on Pinstripe Alley and since there are so many great songs to choose from, I'll choose one that was used by my high school's rock opera performance of Dracula.

Feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. The ALCS and NLCS both continue today, and both could end today. If you don't want to talk about baseball because the Yankees aren't playing, you could pretty much pick a topic at will. Last night's episodes of The Flash or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. orrrr we can just talk about that Star Wars trailer again!