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Monday Nitro - June 8, 1998

Monday Nitro #140
Date: June 8, 1998
Location: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Commentators: Larry Zbyszko, Bobby Heenan, Tony Schiavone, Mike Tenay

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

We're at the last Nitro before the Great American Bash and we have a new co-main event for Sunday of Sting vs. Giant for the tag titles. It's hard to say what we're going to get tonight as almost everything is set, meaning we've got a three hour commercial for a show that doesn't sound all that interesting in the first place. Let's get to it.


We open with Michael Buffer doing his Are You Ready schtick. Instead of a big match though, he's introducing Hogan and Bischoff for the opening promo. They have a special guest with them though as Dennis Rodman is back. Bischoff sucks up to Hogan and Hollywood brags about having Rodzilla back with him. He dares Piper and Savage to come out here for a fight right now. Rodman gets the mic and says hey a lot and sucks up to the Detroit fans since he used to play for the Pistons. Bischoff tells the fans to bite him and Hogan brags about how awesome the Black and White are. Not much to see here.

We look at Sting joining the Wolfpack because we haven't seen it in a few minutes.

Opening sequence.

Nitro Girls.

The announcers talk about the power struggle for a few minutes as is their custom.

We get some interviews Mike conducted with fans on Sting joining the Red and Black. I don't think the main event of Starrcade got this much attention.

Here's the Wolfpack with something to say. Nash, the hometown boy, sucks up to the Detroit crowd before praising Luger to sign Sting up and then get DDP to team with him on Thunder. Kev talks about being ready to walk out of the business about five years ago because he couldn't get a break, but DDP believed in him. That being said, now DDP needs to make a decision.

The Wolfpack has had a vote and it was nearly unanimous (apparently Savage voted no in a nice bit of continuity): they want him in the Wolfpack. Two years ago Page decided to not go Black and White and that was the right call. Tonight though he can make the right call and join the Dream Team. This brings Nash to Hogan but the mic stops working. Hogan's voice comes from the technical area where the Black and White are watching the show. Rodman is allowed to set off some pyro and turn off the lights to get rid of the Wolfpack.

Konnan interviews JJ Dillon in the back and asks him to prevent the Black and White from doing anything else tonight. JJ says that it's the Wolfpack's problem, not WCW's.

Yuji Nagata vs. Jerry Flynn

Flynn gets in some kicks to the ribs and pounds away in the corner but misses a running kick, sending him out to the floor in a heap. Back in and a high collar suplex gets two for Nagata but Jerry comes back with a snap suplex of his own as the announcers talk about anything but this match. A leg lock gets Nagata nowhere so Flynn comes back with a DDT for two. Yuji comes back with a jumping kick to the face but Flynn hits a kick to Nagata's head to even it up. Tony talks about some announcement we'll get on Thunder as Jerry goes after Sonny Onoo, allowing Nagata to put on the Nagata Lock for the win.

Rating: D. I'm really tired of these karate showdowns because there's nothing to any of these characters other than they like to kick people. Neither guy here is interesting in the slightest and it's really questionable to have this as the first match in over half an hour. Is it any wonder why no one stuck around to watch these shows when Raw came on?

Here's Jericho with an envelope and something to say. It's a registered letter from Ted Turner himself. The letter says that Jericho has asked Turner to look at the Cruiserweight Title loss. Turner praises him for tenacity and thinks Jericho has a lot of the same traits Turner himself had. After reviewing the tapes from Slamboree, it has been determined that Dean Malenko should not be the champion. However, Jericho's incessant whining has sickened Turner, so the decision stands. Signed, Uncle Ted Turner.

We see Luger recruiting Page to the Wolfpack from Thunder.

Reese/Horace vs. Van Hammer/Juventud Guerrera

Hammer and Reese get us going but everyone comes in before too long. A double clothesline puts the Flock members down and Juvy hits a springboard seated senton to take Reese down. Juvy pounds away with right hands to send Reese to the floor before hitting a big dive, only to be caught in midair. Hammer dives on top of both of them to put Reese down so the good guys can stand tall. Well kind of tall in Juvy's case.

We really get started with Hammer vs. Horace and Hulk's nephew taking Hammer down with a Samoan drop. A running clothesline crushes Hammer in the corner and it's off to an arm wringer. Horace wraps up the arm but gets caught in a cobra clutch slam, allowing for the hot tag off to Guerrera. A slingshot legdrop keeps Horace down but he gets up a big boot in the corner to put Juvy down.

The big man beating begins with Horace pounding away before hooking a reverse chinlock. Juvy fights up again and snaps off a quick hurricanrana before countering a belly to back superplex into a crossbody. There's the real hot tag off to Van Hammer who cleans house but regular clotheslines don't do much damage to Reese. A middle rope clothesline finally takes him down and a Cactus Clothesline puts Horace to the floor. Not that it matters though as Reese hits a chokebomb on Guerrera for the pin.

Rating: D+. Nothing special here but at least there's a story going on here. Juvy needs to get the win in the showdown with Reese but having him lose in a tag match like this is ok. The match wasn't all that good but it was a huge step up over the battle of the karate guys from earlier.

The Black and White has a party with some good looking women. Hogan promises a new member of the team soon and talks about how Skinny Legs Nash isn't getting away with all those powerbombs Hogan had to pay for.

Hour #2 begins with a riveting interview with JJ Dillon. He reiterates that Luger and DDP aren't tag champions because Giant had no authority to pick a partner to defend the titles. Sunday it's Sting vs. Giant for both belts and the winner gets to pick his partner.

Eddie Guerrero vs. Scott Putski

Putski is a good example of a guy with a great look with almost nothing else to back it up. Guerrero runs into a hard shoulder to start but takes Scott down with a drop toehold. An elbow to the face sets up an abdominal stretch by Eddie as you can feel the ratings battle slipping away. Putski fights out and hits a scary looking release German suplex, dropping Eddie down on his shoulder. A short powerbomb puts Eddie down as Tony shills the big announcement on Thunder again. Eddie escapes a gorilla press and dropkicks the knee out but here's Chavo for the DQ without actually doing anything.

Rating: D+. Believe it or not this might have been the match of the night so far. Putski wasn't doing anything of note but he was throwing Eddie around pretty nicely. He would have been a good candidate to throw into a tag team as a silent enforcer. Eddie was his usual smooth self.

Chavo punches Scott out as Eddie bails. The nephew shouts at Eddie to come back because he needs his uncle.

Nash and Konnan, with the latter in different clothes than he was in earlier, say they've got some money from the 5,000 Wolfpack t-shirts they sold tonight so they can pay Hogan back now. The money is in a Swiss bank account down there. Down where you ask? Both guys laugh before they can answer.

Bischoff and Giant are at the tech area again because we haven't heard enough from the NWO tonight. Apparently Giant hasn't eaten in four days so he'll eat Sting on Sunday like the chicken he is. Somehow this took two and a half minutes.

Here are Rude, Hennig and Konnan in his fourth appearance in ninety minutes. Rude cuts a heel promo on Goldberg but Konnan does his usual deal to get the crowd back on the Red and Black's side. Rude and Hennig just don't fit with the Wolfpack at all.

Chris Benoit vs. Booker T

Match #6 in the best of seven series for the TV Title shot on Sunday with Booker trailing 3-2. Feeling out process to start until with Booker taking it to the mat, only to have Benoit take over with a hammerlock. Booker counters into one of his own before lifting Benoit into the air into a kind of pumphandle slam. A spinning kick to the face puts Benoit down again and the Canadian bails to the floor.

Back in and Booker hooks another armbar as Heenan talks about Booker having more video equipment to watch tapes than Bob Crane (star of Hogan's Heroes, eventually became a sex addict who made hundreds of sex tapes). Benoit fights up and hits a knee to the ribs to send Booker out to the floor. The Canadian gets two off an elbow to the face and a snap suplex for the same.

A belly to back suplex gets the same and the Swan Dive connects, but Benoit might have injured his shoulder and can't cover. Cue Stevie Ray to give Booker a pep talk but his comeback is stopped with a German suplex for two. Booker comes back with a kick to the face and the sidewalk slam but Benoit fires off kicks in the corner to slow Booker down again. Not that it matters as Booker hooks a spinning sunset flip out of the corner for the pin to send up to a seventh match.

Rating: C+. This match is another instance of the same problem this entire series has had: the matches are still good but they're running out of things to do to each other. Still though, I can't imagine anything on the show topping what they did here. Thankfully there's just one match to go in the series though.

Benoit kicks Booker's leg out post match but Stevie runs him off.

Nitro Girls.

Nitro Party winner.

Hogan and Hart are in the sky box again so Hollywood can make gay jokes about Konnan. We get a pretty awesome Randy Savage impression from Hogan as he brings in Liz. Apparently she's a gift to Bret and is no longer with Savage. Ok then.

We look at the end of the Booker vs. Benoit movie again with Tony actually praising Benoit's heel actions. That's new at least.

TV Title: Fit Finlay vs. Norman Smiley

Finlay grabs a headlock and a cravate to start but Smiley hiptosses him down and scores with a dropkick. Finlay comes back with a rake to the eyes and takes Smiley down into a Crippler Crossface. Back up and a running forearm puts Smiley on the apron for some shots to the chest. The fans do the wave and the announcers actually call it. Finlay puts on an armbar for a bit before planting Norman with the tombstone to retain.

Rating: D. The announcers spent more time talking about the wave, the announcement on Thunder, Booker vs. Benoit, or ANYTHING else they could come up with besides the match. Could it be because Finlay is clearly just a placeholder for the winner of the series and Smiley had no chance at all here? I'm sure this match had fans glued to their sets instead of watching whatever Austin was doing to McMahon at this point.

Hour #3 begins.

Here's Tony in the ring for something actually interesting: a Sting interview, which I believe is the first one in over a year. Sting says Giant is fat and talks about how he beat up big guys like him at the first Great American Bash. He recommends Giant loses some weight and take a shower before Sting wins both belts on Sunday. This was nothing.

Back from a break with Tony still in the ring for even more talking. This time it's Piper who compares himself to Barry Sanders and promises to hit Hogan and Hart in the head so much that they'll feel like they just got out of a Red Wings' game. Piper makes jokes about Karl Malone beating Dennis Rodman in the NBA playoffs and says Savage is from a test tube. This draws out Macho who will fight Piper after the tag match on Sunday.

Piper says they'll fight in Baltimore but Savage wants to do it tonight. Hart and Hogan (appearance #5 tonight) pop up at the tech area again and apparently Liz is a present for Eric, who doesn't need Viagra. Eric kisses Liz as Bret cracks jokes about Savage and Piper. Savage says he's over Liz but not Piper and there's a right hand to the Scot. Piper punches Savage back, sending him to the floor. This ran nearly ten minutes whereas Sting got about three.

The announcers talk. Again.

We recap Jericho's tour of Washington DC last week as well as Jericho showing the 1934 NWA rule book to Malenko on Thunder.

Cruiserweight Title: Disco Inferno vs. Dean Malenko

Dean stomps him down in the corner to start and gets two off a powerslam. Disco comes back with a clothesline and an elbow drop for two but Dean puts him back down with a leg lariat. The Cloverleaf retains the title with ease.

More Nitro Girls, this time in pink.

The Black and White, including Hogan (#6) are with the girls in the lounge again to run down the Wolfpack some more before introducing a video of Hogan's newest movie.

Video of Hogan (#7) and Steiner on a movie set where they run into Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed from the Rocky movies).

Back to the lounge for Hogan to talk about how awesome an actor Scott Steiner is going to be.

Video on Goldberg.

US Title: Goldberg vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Chavo requested this match and says “be very very quiet. I'm hunting Goldbergs.” Chavo dives at Goldberg and is easily sent lying across the ring. A kind of fallaway slam puts Chavo down again and there's a gorilla press into a powerslam for good measure. Eddie is cheering on the stage as Goldberg hits the two move combo to become 99-0.

Here's the Wolfpack (appearance #5 for Konnan tonight) to offer Page a spot on the team. Page comes to the stage where Tony asks him for his decision. DDP talks about the talent he sees in the ring and says he can't believe what he's about to do. Before he can say what he's going to do, Hogan (appearance #8) and Rodman come up behind and blast him with chairs. Sting and the Wolfpack chase the NWO off to end the show.

Overall Rating: N. As in NWO, because that's all this show was about. This was a really good example of something WCW was horrible about: putting FAR too much of the focus on one idea instead of spreading the show around. Hogan was on TV in 8 (arguably 9) different segments in about two hours and twenty minutes of total air time. The guy has reached new levels of overexposure and we're to the point that I just don't care about what he's doing at all.

On top of that, there was barely any wrestling at all on this show and the only stuff we got was decent at its very best. I mean, Booker vs. Benoit was a fine match, but it's literally the sixth time they've done the match in two weeks. Of the other six matches, two were under three minutes, one was a karate off, one was a squash, another featured Ivan Putski and the last was a decent match featuring the Flock B-Team. Is it really any shock that Nitro hasn't won a ratings night since April? Absolutely awful show this week with the NWO just crushing everything in their sight.


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Comments

  1. Homer Simpson: You're Darryl Strawberry!

    Darryl Strawberry: Yes.

    Homer Simpson: You play right field.

    Darryl Strawberry: Yes.

    Homer Simpson: I play right field too.

    Darryl Strawberry: So?

    Homer Simpson: Well, are you better than me?

    Darryl Strawberry: Well, I've never met you, but... yes.

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  2. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    World Serious, man. I hope that it's like the good ol' days when fans would run out onto the field and tear the place down. There's nothing I love more than post-championship riot stories.

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  3. As a neutral I just want a game 7 and don't care too much who wins. Having said that, hate to say it but I'm thinking it's all over tonight.

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  4. Agreed. I don't care either way but I would love to see a game 7.

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  5. Same, except tomorrow's Halloween and I'm going to be busy no matter what happens tonight.

    Still I hope the Cards win tonight and tomorrow.

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  6. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Anti-Red Sox sentiments normally preclude a downvote. But I'm feeling good about it, so...meh.

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  7. I'm a Jays fan, so after the Farrell stuff I can't cheer for Boston.

    If it makes you feel any better my mild support for the Cards still makes me feel kind of dirty.

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  8. I havent bet a WS game until tonight, primarily because ive been killing the nfl the past few weeks amd didnt want to fuck with that, but also because I have NO feel on this series at all.

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  9. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Probably downvoted because Darryl Strawberry was driving the car that Vince Coleman threw firecrackers out of, nearly taking some kid's eye out.

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  10. Between that and Saberhagen firing a squirt gun filled with bleach at a reporter in the clubhouse, that Mets team was absolutely insane.

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  11. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Cocaine is a helluva drug

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  12. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    GO TEAM!!!

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  13. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    surprised wwe hasn't booked the INSTA-FEUD of cena vs orton (st.louis vs.boston)


    unification, no less


    IT'S RIGHT THERE

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  14. Im rooting for "player" myself

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  15. Your_Favourite_LoserOctober 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    he/she/it's the best!

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  16. Lackey doesn't have it tonight. They are hitting him hard

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  17. Matt Adams sucks

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  18. I was at Game 5 on Monday night. The best part? Not having to listen to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver

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  19. I haven't heard them once since I learned that if you unplug the front center speaker, you get all the crowd sounds / stadium noise without any of the commentary. It's the best tv trick ever.

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  20. Nets vs cavs on nba TV is getting really good right now for those who care. Bynum looks good too.

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  21. How are Pierce and KG looking!

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  22. Yea, I felt guilty watching that instead of the WS.

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  23. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    So if the Cards and the Sox are tied after nine innings in Game 7, does the World Series trophy go in abeyance? This could lead to an 8 team tournament.

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  24. Cardinals blowing a lot of opportunities

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  25. Lackey looks like that fucking intense neighbor everyone has and is somewhat convinced has been to jail/beats his wife. He fucking exudes intensity

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  26. Piggers are #1. Piggers are going all the way this year.

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  27. No, HHH just awards himself the World Series champion

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  28. KG is looking sharp and has that silky smooth stroke still. Bynum was completely dominating brook Lopez but I guess he's on a minute limit for now. I didn't even expect him to play

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  29. The final game of the tournament will be Yankees / Pirates, and Bud Selig will hit Andrew McCutchen in the leg with a baseball bat before he comes up to bat in the 9th inning because the Yankees winning is what's best for business.

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  30. I can't wait to see how he looks / plays when the Sox exercise his 'you got hurt, now you have to play one season for us at the league minimum' option.

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  31. I just assume it's downvoted because it has no place here other than the baseball similarity. And even then, the episode was about softball.


    Well, it was either for that or because I have the most eminently punchable face since Mike Mizanin.

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  32. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    The dude divorced his wife while she was undergoing cancer treatments. Cooold ass honky.

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  33. Hell bludgeon John Henry with a tv ccamera while drinking a Pabst Blue ribbon

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  34. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Yup. FACT.

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  35. Stayed home sick today and caught XXX:state of the union...I don't think I'm breaking new ground by saying wow what a piece of shit that movie is. I definitely saw the one with vin diesel back in the day but never caught the sequel until I was laying in bed sick today.

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  36. Games in the Japan Series end in a tie after 12 innings without a winner. A team must win four games to win the Series, so it has taken eight games in the past, and in theory, could go on forever.

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  37. Mike and mike always play a fozzy bear soundbite "Waccha Waccha" when they talk about thos dude. All I can think about when I hear his name now

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  38. I am rooting for the Cards, just to mess with TNA.

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  39. Wow man. That is cold. Cant say im surprised though.

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  40. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Ice Cube replacing Vin Diesel is like Woody Allen replacing Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry.

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  41. I'd pay Imax 3D prices to see Woody Allen starring in a movie as Dirty Harry.

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  42. Kyrie is looking nasty. He looks like derrick rose against the nets now

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  43. Who started the first play off beard? Some hockey team?

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  44. This Silverado ad is fucking atrocious

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  45. I didnt think Kyrie was athlethic enough to be a star coming out. He definitely proved me wrong.

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  46. Switch to SAP, they haven't used any spanish announcers and you get the same effect.

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  47. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    "Go ahead. Make my day...or week, or something...I dunno. I'm just so confused right now. I don't even know if I loaded this gun today; my grandson has a Bar Mitzvah, and I don't know what to get him as a gift. I'm just in a place right now, where I don't even know if I want to do this anymore. Anyway, you would be doing me a huge favor right now, if you just made my day."

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  48. Bjorn Borg not shaving his beard-during Wimbledon inspired some dudes on the 4 peat islanders is what I heard

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  49. The 1980 Islanders, copying Bjorn Borg's habit of not shaving during Wimbledon.

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  50. See, it'd be the best stunt casting ever!

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  51. Ah, right, that works too.

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  52. Lol I swear I wrote that before I saw your post

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  53. I have no idea how that happened. Your post appeared right after mine finished up.

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  54. I dislike both teams (I'm a Brewers and Rays fan so you can guess why), but this has been an exciting and close series. Just hoping for a game 7.

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  55. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    It's almost like....destiny. You two should so hook up and have beautiful kids.

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  56. Yeah I didn't expect him to be a franchise player. If bynum plays a full schedule for them they are gonna win 50 games

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  57. I fail to see how the Yankees winning wouldn't be the best thing for baseball, America and the world.

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  58. Do any people drink crown royal?

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  59. I have a friend who drinks it just cause he likes the purple and gold bags it comes in.

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  60. This series desperately need America's Team, the New York Yankees.

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  61. I actually wouldn't have minded that happening this year or last year, if only to see Old Man Ichiro get a WS ring.

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  62. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    More like Team America. They could fuck shit up.

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  63. I hate the Yankees and I would've marked out if Selig's last act of commissioner was handing A-Rod the WS trophy.... or beating him over the head with the trophy. Either one.

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  64. I think I'm going to shave mine off tommorow and then grow it back for Movember

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  65. "Captain America" Derek Sanderson Jeter would have hit a homerun in that spot

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  66. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Two words for you: Chad Curtis.

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  67. I vote "beating him over the head with the trophy."

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  68. He had a good Game 3 in the 1999 Series.

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  69. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    He must had visions of a young Miley Cyrus in his head that day.

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  70. If baseball were wrestling, Selig would totally have a goon squad of ex-roiders. Canseco! Clemens! Bonds!. But now their muscles are all natural... or so Bud claims.

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  71. I miss the Braves being on TBS. Their announcers (Skip Caray, Joe Simpson, Pete Van Wieren and Don Sutton) were soooooo over the top, such homers, they made the Braves so easy to hate.

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  72. A church version of Miley

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  73. Cleveland vs Brooklyn getting real good now and the bases are loaded. Dope

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  74. McGwire! Sosa! Manny Rameriz! A-Rod!

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  75. Wooooooowwwwwww victorino

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  76. You know, if St. Louis REALLY had "the best fans in baseball," they wouldn't have lost the Browns to Baltimore.

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  77. Ohhhhh shit Jason terry in da house

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  78. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Seeing Ichiro everyday was a treat, except the final few seasons. That dude always swung at stuff in the dirt.

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  79. I'm just so leary of fucking a stranger in the ass. It only there was a more delicate way to put it?

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  80. I think Ichiro has the biggest "what the hell was he swinging at?" percentage of any truly great player. But then he does something like that crazy like that evasion at home in the playoffs last year.

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  81. I've decided Boston vs. St. Louis is for the U.S. Championship. The winner of this series will play the real world's champion New York Yankees in the real World Series.

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  82. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Pedroia won a Gold Glove yesterday. A GOLD FUCKING GLOVE!

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  83. It looks like Tristan Thompson has finally gotten good

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  84. Its about time

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  85. I would love to watch/contribute to this, but perfectly legal legitimate TV channels don't seem to give a fuck about baseball

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  86. Lackey is in the zone

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  87. Oooooooo brutal John friese

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  88. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    I am disappointed in your entrance this evening. It's like the equivalent of an in-screen promo.

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  89. Mike brown has him playing defense too. He's hit every rotation on time and scored 18 pts

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  90. I have been barred from the building!

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  91. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    I expect you to be on a Zamboni by the end of the thread.

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  92. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Welcome to the World Series Stephen Drew. Expect to get a 15 mil/year contract next season.

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  93. You don't have a tv with an antenna? Its on free tv you know.

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  94. Omg you gotta be kidding me. Nash is sitting out tonight's game? What did he even play 20 minutes last night?

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  95. No antenna... I honestly don't know why networks don't livestram everything for that very reason (it being free)

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  96. Kyrie Irving...NBA superstar and this cavs team is going to the playoffs

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  97. He has a bad knee or a bad foot or something. Without the Phoenix voodoo doctors he might be done

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  98. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    I expect to hear about the city of Boston being in flames tonight. Cars flipped over....street lights hanging on the ground, and about 500,000 arrests.

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  99. I'll drive a semi up to the comment box and then do nothing. Instant main eventer!

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  100. Wow Miami lost to the 76ers??? They're trying to lose and still won!

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  101. It's Boston winning the World Series on the night before Halloween. I'd be disappointed in anything less than fire and brimstone coming down from the skies, rivers and seas boiling, forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, and mass hysteria.

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  102. They were probably all fired up about the Iverson press conference.

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  103. Yea, NBC did that for the Stanley Cup finals games that were on Network tv last year, was pretty awesome. This is my antenna, best tv antenna I've ever bought:

    http://amzn.com/B004QK7HI8

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  104. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a cards rally and a Halloween-game 7

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  105. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Yeah. I would be happy with a stolen police car.

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  106. 76ers might not even reach 15 wins

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  107. http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?matchid=228852&part=sports

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  108. Fyi its crunch time on NBA TV 93 91 with 30 seconds

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  109. Thanks, you may want to delete that though, Scott doesn't like us posting streaming links

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  110. Michael Carter-Williams dropped 22 and added 12 assists. A good night for my fantasy team

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  111. I didn't all I posted was oops

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  112. I was clearly just mentioning it for future reference

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  113. i never really realized how much bats bend before super slo-mo, kind of awesome to see.

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  114. I'm trying to delude myself into thinking that the Red Sox are the Midnight Express and the Cardinals decided to play Ricky Morton for the first 4 innings.

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  115. Jesus... it seems I have missed some stuff... how did they plate 5?

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  116. 3 run-double by Victorino last inning, homer by Drew this inning and single that scored someone just now

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  117. Miami is the best at whatever they try to do.

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  118. This is starting to get ugly

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  119. I should really get this homework assignment on "Howl" done :P

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  120. I'm starting to cue up Halloween movies on Netflix.

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  121. Let us know how that works out for you

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  122. "I saw the best teams of my generation destroyed by Boston, starving hysterical naked"

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  123. Wow amare stoudmire is only going to be a part time player?

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  124. If I could do that over again, I should've gone with "Boston! Beards! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars!
    Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in St. Louis! Old men
    weeping in the parks! Boston! Boston! Nightmare of Boston!"

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  125. Baseball makes me feel old... they just talked about his "35" year old arm as if he were ready for social security... I am 35 mother fucker!

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  126. How big would a beltran hr be right now. He's been a big time Play off hitter historically

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  127. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    A random exploding baseball would make blow outs more entertaining.

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  128. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    We would be near retirement for crying out loud.

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  129. Sadly that is not the case in my current career.

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  130. Yeah... only time a game like this is exciting is if it is "your" team... a beatdown in a championship winning game is very stress relieving.

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  131. To hell with this game:


    THE SIXERS JUST BEAT THE FUCKING CHAMPS!

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  132. The most expensive part-time player since Vin Baker

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  133. BELIEVE IN THE CLAXTON SHIELD

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  134. Holy shit is Michael carter Williams the best player ever???? 22 pts 12 assists 9 steals 7 rebounds and they beat the heat??!!!! Holy shit what a debut

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  135. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Man, this thread died a premature death. I guess i should conribute to the A+ player thread.

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  136. I drafted him in fantasy

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  137. This game is no longer compelling. Sox seem to have it wrapped up

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  138. STL just couldnt hold their end of the deal

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  139. Im back, just to watch the Sox celebrate at home

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  140. Yea. WTF. Shitty ass Evam Turner balled out also

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  141. Since I only know you guys from the Bod, its annoyning looking at the fantasy basketball page without a name reference

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  142. Grady Little moment

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  143. Until the Grady Little moment just now

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  144. I wanted that to lead to a home run so badly... anything to justify my decision to keep watching this game.

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  145. And we have a game again

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  146. I still think they score a couple here

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  147. Pretty sure that was in the 7th with two outs also.

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  148. I think you are right

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  149. The Cardinals have trained me to expect a squander in practically any situation.



    Bases loaded, two outs? They can squander this, no problem.

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  150. Man, sox fans will lose their collective shit if these runs get in.

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  151. Aaron boone to the plate...

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  152. I am the Uncoordinated Caucasians

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  153. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    It was the 8th. As a Sox fan, it will always be remembered. But it doesn't sting anymore.

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  154. Threadjack:

    Brooke Tessmacher just put up a new twerk video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9K23FIqj9E

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  155. I feel like this is a rick roll or some shit

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  156. I clicked that link just to make sure that it wasn't a rick roll, so I could heroically warn others if it was.

    Yes, that's the ticket.

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  157. You are a team player

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  158. I wouldnt kid about Tessmacher

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  159. You are a good man, I am sorry I doubted you

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  160. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    That old guy can finally die!

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  161. Its okay.Now, have a viewing of a comp video that some wonderful person made of Brooke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRJrMoTQPpg

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  162. I haven't paid much attention the last couple of years... but is Papi much skinnier than he used to be?

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  163. He was having lots of leg/ankle problems and lost some of his muscle in order to try to avoid them.

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  164. Just say it. PEDs!

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  165. It was fun for the Red Sox to beat the Yankees and win the World Series in 2004. Now it's getting ridiculous.

    I can't believe how lucky Boston has been ever since 2001. Even the Celtics and Bruins got into the mix.

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  166. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    I think this crowd turned John Lackey face tonight.

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  167. As usual, the Red Sox have to buy their championships. They can't win them like the Yankees do.

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  168. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 30, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    You're about as delusional as George Steinbrenner trading Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps

    I mean that with all due respect of course.

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  169. Haha he is pretty unlikeable but he pitched great

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  170. I would hope MLB's drug testing are legit, as opposed to that other entity in Stamford

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  171. It was a joke

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  172. Rosenthal and erin Andrews are pretty awful interviews

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  173. Andrews is the worst.

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  174. Her questions are really ridiculous

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  175. They can't even be qualified as questions. "So this is the first time the Red Sox have clinched the world series at home since 1918. What do you have to say about that?"


    How are you supposed to answer something like that???

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  176. "Well, uh, it's new for everybody then!"

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  177. Where are all the sexy curvy Irish girls in Boston?? Camera isn't showing enough lol

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  178. I don't know who has the more scripted questions/answers. "Legit" sports or WWE

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  179. If you don't post this in the other thread, I will.

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  180. Sucks to be Bobby V right now

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  181. Then the answer to my question is "No... and don't quote the fucking Miz asshole"

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  182. Huzzah, Boston! (And memo to Brian_Bayless: I may end up divorced tonight thanks to that Tessmacher video.)

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  183. Thats not good

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  184. BOS beat STL flat-out. Doesn't help when inept hitting makes BOS pedestrian starting pitching look like Old Hoss Radbourn. Welp, back to loving Boston and hating this shithole.

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  185. I wonder how many hungover people will show up to work tomorrow here in Massachusetts and how many others will call out sick?

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  186. BOOM. Love the bags.

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  187. Blurnsball rules should take effect after a point.

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