Matt and Hobbes podcast reviewing every ROH show from the beginning can now be found on Place 2 Be Nation. Episode 5 is up now. You can find now every episode on their Soundcloud playlist or as part of the Pro Wrestling Only iTunes and RSS feeds.
I hope you’ll continue to follow them in their location. I enjoyed helping them get started and I know they’ll continue to do good work.
Hobbes and Matt are back to discuss the second ever Ring of Honor show, The Round Robin Challenge. They run down the entire card, including a legendary main event, as well as all of the backstage wackiness. Take a trip down memory lane, and learn a whole bunch of juicy information about Hobbes in the process. Also, we challenge round robins to a fight. It’s people fist-fighting birds, so check it out!
Todd Martin, Alan Counihan.
NWO, Y2J, WON HOF.
A show so check it out.
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18: Jumping Bomb Angles Number 2
17: Labor Day Cesaro Section
16: Bank Teller
15: Jumping Bomb Angles
14: Booyaka Booyaka 519
12: Assed Reigns
11: E! BOLA
10: Shoots and Ladders
9: Dean Dogless
8: 30 Talk
7: Royal Pains with Matt Feuerstein
6: Survivor Queries
5: The Biggest Parody of the Summer
4: New York Meets
3: Dwarf Tosser
2: State of the Union of People You Oughta Respect, Shane
1: Survivors Guilt
2 runs, 1 run, 2 runs. That’s not going to work. Two more home runs, which are great, but no one on for them again.
postseason home runs
1 run homerun 10 (Fowler, Schwarber, Castro, Rizzo, Fowler, Rizzo, Schwarber, Schwarber, Schwarber, Soler)
2 run homerun 4 (Schwarber, Soler, Bryant, Soler)
3 run homerun 1 (Baez)
Some of that is just luck of when are people getting up. Some of it’s just people not getting on, especially on the bottom of the order. There’s also a lack of ability to get free baserunners this time aorund.
BB per game
3 NLCS1 (1 IBB)
There were bad defensive plays, but it was also a matter of time before those showed up. Soler isn’t a good outfielder, Schawber isn’t an outfielder, and they had been doing well to not have it happen so far. They also were there to help the offense, and they were the offense. They were a net positive last night, it’s everyone else who’s a problem.
One more chance. Again, it feels like the Cubs still have at least a shot if they could win one of these two game and they’ve got one more shot. Matz is not at the level of the guys they’ve faced before. This isn’t over unless everyone gives up. It feels like maybe the fans have given up, but not so much the players.
thoughts I had as this game was going on
1: the carriage is turning back to a pumpkin awful quickly
2: I wonder if tickets for Game 5 have dropped in price? (A bit! Hmmm.)
3: the great Tommy La Stella is 0 for 7 with 3Ks in the playoffs.
4: Starlin Castro went from never playing SS even as a backup to being the guy finishing out every game at SS. I’m going to miss him next season.
5: Everyone’s talking about the pitchers giving up 4 runs. They’ve given up 4 runs before. It’s more you’re not going to win games scoring 2 and 1 runs.
6: Really, the power covered up the problems with not getting enough base runners; six home runs in one game only producing eight runs is kind of not good in a way.
7: The silver lining to going down 3-0 in a series is seeing the Kitchen Sink game, with the Cubs trying crazily to win game 4 at any cost. Lester coming back on short rest is in play. Three inning starter is in play. Fernando Rodney starting and batting fifth is in play. Just having Jason Hammel pitch six innings probably not in play.
8: That might also happen in this game. The Cubs dipped into the bullpen in Game 2, but everyone’s probably as rested and ready to go as they can be. Hendricks will be pulled at the first sign of trouble. Rondon hasn’t pitched in a week, so he’s going to be in at some point tonight. This’ll probably look a lot like Game 4 of NLDS; it’s all about the offense scratching something out.
9: if the Cubs can find a way to win one of the next two games, then Lester and Arrieta come up again and maybe they’ll find a way to be better, and anything is possible in a game 7. I don’t feel like it’s over even with a loss tonight.