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(Kansas City)   Further proof of American League superiority: The Royals sweep the Cardinals in St. Louis, the first time the Redbirds have been swept in 24 series   (kansascity.com) divider line 37
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2008-06-20 02:30:49 PM
Apparently, the Indians didn't get the memo
 
2008-06-20 02:31:25 PM
It was so bad that the only AL team to be swept just fired their manager and hired the one they fired over a decade ago.
 
2008-06-20 02:32:15 PM
Subby, see Rockies v. Cleveland
 
2008-06-20 02:36:31 PM
Rockies are creeping back to being a top twenty team again.
 
2008-06-20 02:36:37 PM
I'd love to say I'm really proud of my Royals.

I'm not.

/Go Twins!
 
2008-06-20 02:36:39 PM
Mosey: It was so bad that the only AL team to be swept just fired their manager and hired the one they fired over a decade ago.

The Indians hired Mike Hargrove?
 
2008-06-20 02:39:11 PM
I've sworn them off already this year, having witnessed multiple five and six run leads blown in the last few innings. However, this five game win streak has piqued my interest. They'll win a couple more, I'll get excited again, and then they'll crush my hopes with another 12 game skid full of one ridiculous loss after another. Disregarding the St. Louis series, the Royals have been abysmal at fundamental baseball, situational hitting, etc. I don't see that changing.
 
2008-06-20 02:39:47 PM
margarine of error: Subby, see Rockies v. Cleveland

Thanks for pointing out one series featuring two terrible teams.

You do realize that only 5 NL teams have a winning record in interleague play right?

Including a second place Rays team sweeping your best team, the Cubs.

NL, you have been dominated again.
 
2008-06-20 02:40:06 PM
I would like to personally thank Mike Aviles for putting Tony Peña Jr. out of our collective misery.

Billy B ... return soon from Omaha, and please bring your rake with you this time.
 
2008-06-20 02:41:19 PM
With Pujols, Wainright and half the pitching staff on the DL and Molina out the whole series thanks to his extreme headbanging.

And they lost each game by an average of 1.67 runs.

Wow, subby. I bow at your level of fail. Didn't think it was possible.
 
2008-06-20 02:42:33 PM
The Indians hired Mike Hargrove?

Doh, I thought the Rockies lost on Friday.

+1 FAIL for me.
 
2008-06-20 02:46:21 PM
peterstork670

Wow, subbyCardinals. I bow at your level of fail. Didn't think it was possible.

FTFY.

/Not subby
//Just sayin'
 
2008-06-20 02:48:49 PM
Vertical_vorticity: peterstork670

Wow, subbyCardinals. I bow at your level of fail. Didn't think it was possible.

FTFY.

/Not subby
//Just sayin'


Unless subby was missing a quarter of his/her brain like the Cards were their roster, subby's fail is greater.
 
2008-06-20 02:53:54 PM
Greatest fail ever - Todd Worrell's inability to get to first quick enough to force Jorge Orta out at first, which, as any one in St. Louis will tell you, is the reason the Royals won the '85 series.

/yes, it's still talked about

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2008-06-20 02:54:13 PM
Thanks KC, now that Rays sweep of the Cubs doesn't hurt so bad. Though I never thought I'd see the day that the Rays and Royals both swept top-tier opponents at the same time. Wtf.
 
2008-06-20 02:57:47 PM
MizzouGuy: Greatest fail ever - Todd Worrell's inability to get to first quick enough to force Jorge Orta out at first, which, as any one in St. Louis will tell you, is the reason the Royals won the '85 series.

/yes, it's still talked about


1985 Game 7: Legitimate Cardinals fail.

Cards fans who blame Dekinger puzzle me. THEY HAD ALL OF GAME SEVEN TO WIN IT.

Sillies. Good teams don't let the umps beat them.

/or the Royals
//oops
 
2008-06-20 02:58:29 PM
Subby: first time the Redbirds have been swept in 24 series

As long as we're not counting that pesky 2004 World Series.
 
2008-06-20 03:01:45 PM
MizzouGuy:

/yes, it's still talked about


I've got two friends, brothers-in-law, actually. Jeff roots for The Royals, Bub's a Cardinal fan. A few years back, Jeff attended one of those rubber-chicken civic club luncheouns where Don Denkinger was speaking. He got Bub a birthday present that day...a baseball signed like this: "Dear Bubba, Sorry, Don Denkinger". Laughed my ass off when I saw it.
 
2008-06-20 03:04:49 PM
Royals shoulda taken the switch to the NL offer a few years ago.
 
2008-06-20 03:16:56 PM
Big deal.

"Their big gun, Albert Pujols, is sidelined by a strained calf. They're also missing catcher Yadier Molina. And their rotation is a mess."
 
2008-06-20 03:18:19 PM
Here's some more info on Game 6

#1) The throw to first was awful anyways
#2) Jack Clark allowed for a foul ball to land next to him
#3) Passed Ball by Porter
#4) Orta was out at third and didn't score
#5) Had Orta been called out at first, the inning would have continued

And some info on the series

The Cardinals hit .185 for the entire series (the only regulars to hit better than they did in the regular season were Landrum and Terry Pendleton).

So far, KC is 7-2 against three contending NL teams. And if KC hadn't went on that 12 game losing streak, then they would be much closer to .500 instead of being 11 out.

As long as Jose Guillen hits like he gives a damn and the pitching holds up, then all is well. Plus, Gload should be exiled to Siberia and Butler should return.
 
2008-06-20 03:19:49 PM
As for Albert.. perhaps it's a bad sign if your team just falls apart when one player gets hurt.

(You all could have prevented the dropoff from Molina by not signing Jason LaRue to a contract. Seriously, did any Cardinals bigwig notice that LaRue sucked in KC in 2007?)
 
2008-06-20 03:29:30 PM
RobbieFal: perhaps it's a bad sign if your team just falls apart when one player gets hurt.

what does it mean when half a dozen players are hurt?
 
2008-06-20 03:38:30 PM
buckeyebrain: Subby: first time the Redbirds have been swept in 24 series

As long as we're not counting that pesky 2004 World Series.


Well, since that was more than 24 series ago, yeah.

I'd go on about Baltimore's sweep of Houston, but it just doesn't seem that impressive right now.

/Still, it is nice to see a never say die attitude from the O's for once.
 
2008-06-20 03:51:33 PM
no pujols=no comparison
 
2008-06-20 03:52:29 PM
lolmadillo: A half dozen?

The only good players out this month on the DL were Pujols and Wainwright. Molina being out hurts since LaRue blows.

As for the other guys who are hurt, they've been out for the entire year, and the Cardinals haven't done all that bad so far.
 
2008-06-20 04:26:18 PM
lolmadillo: RobbieFal: perhaps it's a bad sign if your team just falls apart when one player gets hurt.

what does it mean when half a dozen players are hurt?


You get a sympathy card from the Rams.
 
2008-06-20 04:34:28 PM
steverockson: no pujols=no comparison

It was the Royals.
 
2008-06-20 07:15:05 PM
RobbieFal: As for Albert.. perhaps it's a bad sign if your team just falls apart when one player gets hurt.

He's not the only one. Yadi's out, too. He's a more valuable catcher than many in the media realize. Also, the current rotation of Lohse, Welleymeyer, Thompson, Looper, and Pineiro (I think that's the current 5, anyhow) is a little less than ideal. Especially when you're missing guys like Chris Carpenter, Mark Mulder, and Adam Wainwright.
 
2008-06-20 10:19:14 PM
06Wahoo: buckeyebrain: Subby: first time the Redbirds have been swept in 24 series

As long as we're not counting that pesky 2004 World Series.

Well, since that was more than 24 series ago, yeah.

I'd go on about Baltimore's sweep of Houston, but it just doesn't seem that impressive right now.

/Still, it is nice to see a never say die attitude from the O's for once.


You know what? I'm an idiot. I misread the original headline as "24 years". Sorry.
 
2008-06-20 10:34:38 PM
MizzouGuy: Greatest fail ever - Todd Worrell's inability to get to first quick enough to force Jorge Orta out at first, which, as any one in St. Louis will tell you, is the reason the Royals won the '85 series.

Funny, I thought it was the epic Redbird choke in Game 7 that gave the Royals the Series.

/He looked safe to me.
 
2008-06-20 11:36:07 PM
To all of you NL haters, please see the Cardinals-Red Sox box score tonight.


/5-4 Cardinals
//Booyah
///fark the American league
 
2008-06-21 12:15:08 AM
FuriousAnger: To all of you NL haters, please see the Cardinals-Red Sox box score tonight.

/5-4 Cardinals
//Booyah
///fark the American league


Bonus: Yadi and LaRue both w/ homers!

/word
//we've gotta have some friggin' pitching, though!
 
2008-06-21 01:16:25 AM
davedirt01: FuriousAnger: To all of you NL haters, please see the Cardinals-Red Sox box score tonight.

/5-4 Cardinals
//Booyah
///fark the American league

Bonus: Yadi and LaRue both w/ homers!

/word
//we've gotta have some friggin' pitching, though!


Pitching we have. Scoring four runs in three games against the Royals wastes that pitching.
 
2008-06-21 01:53:39 AM
Manny struck out AND hit into a double play with the bases loaded.

I guess that's just Manny being Manny...

I just wish we could move from being 3.5 games back.
 
2008-06-21 02:46:29 AM
The National League will always be the superior league, no matter what. The Designated Hitter was the worst thing to ever happen to baseball.

/Double Switch Hootah
//Go Rockies
 
2008-06-21 04:31:31 PM
lol the cardinals are making the red sox look like shiznit right now...

good thread
 
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