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2012-10-22 11:50:11 PM  
Don't they play like a best of 13 or something?
 
2012-10-22 11:53:02 PM  
About 5 more minutes and they were going to need scuba gear
 
2012-10-22 11:53:35 PM  
This IS a repeat from 1951
 
2012-10-23 12:01:21 AM  
God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.
 
2012-10-23 12:02:56 AM  
So... Brian Wilson is out all season, Lincecum loses 15 games with a 5.18 ERA, their top hitter gets busted and is out the last 50 games, and they face an elimination game on the road with all hopes on Barry Zito.  Baseball is weird, man.
 
2012-10-23 12:04:08 AM  

The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.


I have nothing to add to this.
 
2012-10-23 12:08:04 AM  

Staffist: The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.

I have nothing to add to this.


I do.
 
2012-10-23 12:17:25 AM  
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
 
2012-10-23 12:20:21 AM  
First time I've seen the champagne celebration in the clubhouse less wet than the celebration on the field. 
 
2012-10-23 12:24:02 AM  

Cyberluddite: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!


 
2012-10-23 12:26:03 AM  
Stephania Bell is going to be so insufferable.
 
2012-10-23 12:27:39 AM  

GAT_00:
I do.


/pointing tiny souvenir bat to next season
 
2012-10-23 12:27:46 AM  
THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT. THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT. THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT. THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT AGAIN!

FTFSUBBY

Fear the beard.
 
2012-10-23 02:39:24 AM  

The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.


Dude, this was a transition team. New manager, new talent on the field. And yet they made a good run for the Series.

So San Fran Giants deserves to go on, and congrats to them from this St. Louis fan. It was hard earned.
 
2012-10-23 02:40:44 AM  

Peaceboy: So... Brian Wilson is out all season, Lincecum loses 15 games with a 5.18 ERA, their top hitter gets busted and is out the last 50 games, and they face an elimination game on the road with all hopes on Barry Zito.  Baseball is weird, man.


And the hit that drives the final nail in the coffin is a once-in-a-lifetime-freak-exploding-bat-swing by hunter freaking pence, a swing that actually hits the ball 3 times in the same motion, by multiple fragments of the disintigrating bat, producing a physics defying, knuckling hit that jukes the shortstop into running the wrong way.

Have you ever, as a kid, wished you could stop time, run down onto the field, and make little changes, then run back to your seat and watch the game unfold in amazing ways that benefit your team, and leave everyone else baffled and amazed at their luck? I think someone was doing that tonight for the giants.

But seriously, the baseball gods cracked down hard on the cards after Halliday's slide, as sincere and classy and apologetic as he was after the fact.

So - should the giants activate Melky for the series?
 
2012-10-23 02:41:20 AM  

GAT_00: Staffist: The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.

I have nothing to add to this.

I do.


I'm astonished MLB hasn't pulled that. They're in danger of people being exposed in a convenient way to one of the great historic moments in the game.
 
2012-10-23 02:41:21 AM  
threadjack. the giants are going to attempt to sign josh hamilton in the offseason
 
2012-10-23 02:41:25 AM  
Given the way I expected this season to go...I'm satisfied with the outcome.

Having said that.

Holy crap that was the worst I've seen my boys play in a long, long time. Pitching collapsed, suddenly no infielder wanted to touch a ball in play and it was just easier to take strike 3 than it was to SWING AT AN X AND 2 PITCH IN THE POURING RAIN IN THE TOP OF THE 9TH OF THE END OF YOUR SEASON!

*deep breath*

Go Tigers!
 
2012-10-23 02:47:17 AM  
My favorite tidbit about the Shot Heard 'Round the World is that Mays was on-deck, and was so focused on his presumedly imminent plate appearance, that he was the last one on the team to realize what had happened.
 
2012-10-23 02:48:15 AM  
Congrats to the San Francisco Baseball Giants on winning the NL title, but I'm mandated by fate to root for the Detroit Yankee-Slayers come Wednesday. :P

Good luck, and may the best team win! :-)
 
2012-10-23 02:54:40 AM  

The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.


TEM, I like you, but anything that frustrates you makes me happy.
 
2012-10-23 02:55:16 AM  

Captain Steroid: San Francisco Baseball Giants


The Ny Mets are my favorite squadron
 
2012-10-23 02:56:12 AM  

thegod082: GAT_00: Staffist: The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.

I have nothing to add to this.

I do.

I'm astonished MLB hasn't pulled that. They're in danger of people being exposed in a convenient way to one of the great historic moments in the game.


Yeah if there is one thing MLB hates, it's history
 
2012-10-23 02:56:31 AM  

thegod082: GAT_00: Staffist: The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.

I have nothing to add to this.

I do.

I'm astonished MLB hasn't pulled that. They're in danger of people being exposed in a convenient way to one of the great historic moments in the game.


Are you suggesting that YouTube user mojobros may not have the express written consent of Major League Baseball?
 
2012-10-23 02:57:16 AM  

The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.


I keep wanting to ask Dusty and the Reds the same question.
 
2012-10-23 02:58:32 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: thegod082: GAT_00: Staffist: The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.

I have nothing to add to this.

I do.

I'm astonished MLB hasn't pulled that. They're in danger of people being exposed in a convenient way to one of the great historic moments in the game.

Are you suggesting that YouTube user mojobros may not have the express written consent of Major League Baseball?


I believe he received implied oral consent. Or so the legend goes...
 
2012-10-23 03:02:53 AM  
Who won the pennant?
 
2012-10-23 03:04:14 AM  
Counted out when Wilson went down.
Counted out when Lincecum all but disappeared.
Counted out when Casilla got blown up.
Counted out when Melky got suspended.
Counted out after losing the first two at home against the Reds.
Counted out after going down 3-1 to the Cardinals.

Bring on the Tigers. Bring on the Triple Crown winner and the Prince. Bring on Justin farking Verlander and yes you have to say his name with "farking" included. And bring on the haters.

The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series for the second time in three seasons.

fark. YEAH.
 
2012-10-23 03:04:43 AM  
i798.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-23 03:09:52 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: This IS a repeat from 1951


Or from the 1970's .... ala M*A*S*H .
anyhow- good luck battery chucks, i guess. I hope both teams go back and forth and the WS goes to seven and then I wont have to hear about either team for about 3 weeks until they start handing out awards.

LAKERS, BABY !
/or something
 
2012-10-23 03:24:43 AM  

Anarchangel: Counted out when Wilson went down.
Counted out when Lincecum all but disappeared.
Counted out when Casilla got blown up.
Counted out when Melky got suspended.
Counted out after losing the first two at home against the Reds.
Counted out after going down 3-1 to the Cardinals.

Bring on the Tigers. Bring on the Triple Crown winner and the Prince. Bring on Justin farking Verlander and yes you have to say his name with "farking" included. And bring on the haters.

The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series for the second time in three seasons.

fark. YEAH.


What could the Giants possibly do for an encore? Lose the first three games to the Tigers then sweep games 4, 5, 6, 7????
 
2012-10-23 03:25:16 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: thegod082: GAT_00: Staffist: The English Major: God.
Dammit.
HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

So now I gotta root for the Giants. Thanks, Cardinals. Goddamned awful these last three games.

I have nothing to add to this.

I do.

I'm astonished MLB hasn't pulled that. They're in danger of people being exposed in a convenient way to one of the great historic moments in the game.

Yeah if there is one thing MLB hates, it's history


Then why can't you put MLB clips on Youtube? That's my point.
 
2012-10-23 03:26:40 AM  
I was rooting for the Boston Red-trousers but hey ho.
 
2012-10-23 03:28:16 AM  
Grats Giants. Looking forward to this series!
 
2012-10-23 03:28:20 AM  
Earlier in the evening, somebody walked through the room, glanced up at the TV and said, "Oh, wow, the Giants are winning by a touchdown."
 
2012-10-23 03:30:33 AM  
Tigers have a lot to fear. Giants mercilessly stomped the Cards 9-0 and 6-1 yesterday and the adrenaline is still rushing. Did the Tigers peak too soon?
 
2012-10-23 03:33:54 AM  
Oh, I'm afraid the Justin Verlander will be quite operational when your friends arrive.
 
2012-10-23 03:39:36 AM  
samsspam.files.wordpress.com
We really laid down and died these past two games.
 
2012-10-23 04:27:16 AM  
First-ever Giants-Indians Series. Awesome
 
2012-10-23 04:27:51 AM  

zerkalo: First-ever Giants-Indians Series. Awesome


Giants-Tigers. Sorry. Beer
 
2012-10-23 04:39:42 AM  
But on Thursday mikaloyd told me it was tigers vs cards, done deal.
 
2012-10-23 04:45:28 AM  

Kevin72:
What could the Giants possibly do for an encore? Lose the first three games to the Tigers then sweep games 4, 5, 6, 7????


Yes. Because that's how Giants tortureball works.

Got my tickets for Game 1 all squared away the instant that last out happened. Same section I was in for Game 1 in 2010.

And no, do not activate Melky. We've been doing fine without him and that last thing we need is another steroids scandal. Keep him riding the pine, give him the ring, and trade him away next season for whatever we can get.
 
2012-10-23 04:53:40 AM  
The Cards fans I've come into contact with in Missouri are livid. Nearly everyone I know is calling for new mangement and threatening boycotting the team. Stupid bandwagoners
 
2012-10-23 05:46:16 AM  

zerkalo: zerkalo: First-ever Giants-Indians Series. Awesome

Giants-Tigers. Sorry. Beer


i1105.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-23 06:02:40 AM  
www.mash4077tv.com

I knew he shouldn't have trusted that Lebanese clerk!
 
2012-10-23 06:11:18 AM  
Really insane the rain. I actually expected a lightning strike. Just weird.

/ wanted A's, take Giants
 
2012-10-23 06:52:10 AM  

Kevin72: Tigers have a lot to fear


So do the Giants. I don't recall them sweeping the Yankees. :D
 
2012-10-23 07:06:51 AM  
Note to Cardinals....learn to keep playing until you WIN, don't just assume that that last game just falls into your lap.
 
2012-10-23 07:19:53 AM  
Seriously, this is just amazing to watch. fark the triple hit - his bat nearly put itself back together again by the time he finished swinging.

Only Hunter Pence.
 
2012-10-23 07:31:44 AM  
Congrats to the Giants. You definitely earned it.


/Cards fan
 
2012-10-23 07:51:05 AM  

sports-logos-screensavers.com
RIP Cardinals

 
2012-10-23 08:21:53 AM  

Anarchangel: Seriously, this is just amazing to watch. fark the triple hit - his bat nearly put itself back together again by the time he finished swinging.

Only Hunter Pence.


One of the crazier things I've seen in a season with a lot of crazy things.

Knowing the pitch and location gives a middle infielder the chance to cheat a little, but hitting the ball three times kind of screws up that theory. I had no idea why he broke to his right until they showed the replay.
 
2012-10-23 08:24:34 AM  
Time for 2013 prediction
NL East: Washington
NL Central: Reds
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Cards: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
Cubs still working on their second century of fultility
 
2012-10-23 08:35:38 AM  
I hate the cards and i hate the giants, so go Tigers! (specially since they killed the yankees)
 
2012-10-23 09:00:46 AM  
i1247.photobucket.com

Bring it biatchES!
 
2012-10-23 09:07:21 AM  
I guess I'm a giants fan now or something.
 
2012-10-23 09:11:12 AM  

Anarchangel: Counted out when Wilson went down.
Counted out when Lincecum all but disappeared.
Counted out when Casilla got blown up.
Counted out when Melky got suspended.
Counted out after losing the first two at home against the Reds.
Counted out after going down 3-1 to the Cardinals.

Bring on the Tigers. Bring on the Triple Crown winner and the Prince. Bring on Justin farking Verlander and yes you have to say his name with "farking" included. And bring on the haters.

The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series for the second time in three seasons.

fark. YEAH.


Don't you mean Justin "I'm farking Kate Upton and you're not" Verlander?
 
2012-10-23 09:16:56 AM  
I bet they're tired.

/Go Tigers!
 
2012-10-23 09:23:02 AM  

Peaceboy: ***snip***

Baseball is weird, man.


dpegb9ebondhq.cloudfront.net 

Brewers blow 29 saves and still win 83 games after trading their best pitcher.

Oakland makes the playoffs and takes the Tigers to 5 games despite using a rotation of only rookies.

At least the Cubs and Astros didn't do anything to shake our faith in them.
 
2012-10-23 09:31:37 AM  
A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.
 
2012-10-23 09:32:52 AM  

ChrisDe: Anarchangel: Seriously, this is just amazing to watch. fark the triple hit - his bat nearly put itself back together again by the time he finished swinging.

Only Hunter Pence.

One of the crazier things I've seen in a season with a lot of crazy things.

Knowing the pitch and location gives a middle infielder the chance to cheat a little, but hitting the ball three times kind of screws up that theory. I had no idea why he broke to his right until they showed the replay.


When I first saw it I would have called it an error. It looked like a pretty standard play except he broke the wrong way. But then seeing the slow motion replay with the multiple hits and the wonky flight path, I can't blame the shortstop. I hope the Giants sweep the Tigers, just to change up the pace. I will definitely root for them after their last two series.
 
2012-10-23 09:34:21 AM  

dave2198: A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.


All which would have been moot with out MLB changing the playoff setup
 
2012-10-23 09:37:38 AM  
It's so weird to see an article talking about someone named Romo winning and taking a team into the championship.
 
2012-10-23 09:44:05 AM  
Looking forward to a great fall classic GO TIGERS!!!!!
 
2012-10-23 09:45:42 AM  

Anarchangel: Seriously, this is just amazing to watch. fark the triple hit - his bat nearly put itself back together again by the time he finished swinging.

Only Hunter Pence.*


*offer not valid if playing for the Houston Astros
 
2012-10-23 09:46:16 AM  

Anarchangel: Seriously, this is just amazing to watch. fark the triple hit - his bat nearly put itself back together again by the time he finished swinging.

Only Hunter Pence.


On the one hand, I dislike him greatly, on the other he helped take out the Cards, on the third he still looks like a freaky spider when he runs. I'll call it a wash.
 
2012-10-23 09:46:46 AM  

mikelepage: [www.mash4077tv.com image 480x360]. 

I knew he shouldn't have trusted that Lebanese clerk!


....aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnd, leaving satisfied.

/MASH - the original time-locked war series
 
2012-10-23 09:46:59 AM  
RIP Mike in San Diego
 
2012-10-23 09:59:43 AM  

violentsalvation: [i798.photobucket.com image 192x134]


It's the "Hulk Hands" that tie the toothless/fumanchu ensemble together & really make it work!
 
2012-10-23 10:13:35 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: Dude, this was a transition team. New manager, new talent on the field. And yet they made a good run for the Series.


True, but it's frustrating as hell when you're one win away from a not bad year being a great year (with a good shot at it being a farking incredible year)... and you can't get that one win in three tries.

The season was better than we had any right to expect but I would just have preferred the team to look even remotely competitive in games 5, 6, and 7. Or at least game 7. For a team that had no quit in them against the Nats, they sure found a fark ton of it over the weekend.

Congrats to the Giants. Your defense was absolutely amazing and your hitting timely. Good luck against Detroit... you'll need it, but given how you played the Cardinals, you've got not one thing to be ashamed of if you don't win it all.
 
2012-10-23 10:25:15 AM  

IMDWalrus: Kevin72: Tigers have a lot to fear

So do the Giants. I don't recall them sweeping the Yankees. :D


LOL!

/lol
 
2012-10-23 11:03:23 AM  

dave2198: A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.


But you can go the other way with that, too. Not that I don't respect the Cards for maximizing their potential and playing two outstanding series, but without Bud's push to expand THIS year (No, we can't wait!), without the controversial call in Atlanta, and without the San Francisco Giants themselves... Yeah.
 
2012-10-23 11:20:36 AM  
My Giants (thank you very little Billy Crystal) actually pulled it out. Too bad they are already in an 0-3 hole against a well-rested Tigers squad.

There can only be one...

VERLANDER
 
2012-10-23 11:23:59 AM  
Congrats to the Giants - they deserve every bit of this Series run. As a Cards fan, I can at least say they defended their title with honor, it was a good run, but whatever magic potion they were using obviously had an expiration date of last week.
 
2012-10-23 11:28:17 AM  

funk_soul_bubby: Not that I don't respect the Cards for maximizing their potential and playing two outstanding series, but without Bud's push to expand THIS year (No, we can't wait!), without the controversial call in Atlanta, and without the San Francisco Giants themselves... Yeah.


You play to the rules that exist. If we'd go back to the old two division format going directly into the LCS, there's a ton of teams that would have had pretty good runs that were no longer even making the playoffs.

Moreover, that controversial call in ATL didn't change a thing; argue momentum all you want, the Braves still managed to lose the game. You can even argue that the catch would have been made had the ump kept his mouth shut and stayed out of the damn way. Arguing what ifs in sports is a fruitless endeavor.

All we can look at is what actually happened. No more, no less.

lakrfool: Too bad they are already in an 0-3 hole against a well-rested Tigers squad.


Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.
 
2012-10-23 11:41:11 AM  
lakrfool: Too bad they are already in an 0-3 hole against a well-rested Tigers squad.

Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.


Verlander.
 
2012-10-23 11:50:05 AM  

The English Major: HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!


You would be surprised but it is possible to blow it almost twice.
 
2012-10-23 11:50:59 AM  

akula: Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.


That might affect the hitters, but pitchers spend a week scratching their balls all the time. Big difference between 2006 and 2012 is the Tigers' starting rotation. Even it it takes a couple games to wake up the bats, the pitching can keep Detroit in it.
 
2012-10-23 11:54:07 AM  

akula: All we can look at is what actually happened. No more, no less.


Fair enough, but you're never going to make me like Bud.
 
2012-10-23 11:58:35 AM  
Yankees get rolled, and the Cardinals get the long, slow painfully embarrassing death.

Maybe God really does listen.....
 
2012-10-23 12:01:13 PM  

pgh9fan: Time for 2013 prediction
NL East: Washington
NL Central: Reds
NL West: Dodgers
NL Wild Cards: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
Cubs still working on their second century of fultility


While this year has proven that no one can predict division winners accurately, I don't think Philadelphia is going anywhere unless the ownership hires the HG Wells time machine guy as the GM.
 
2012-10-23 12:11:48 PM  

H31N0US: The English Major: HOW DO YOU BLOW A TWO GAME LEAD?!

You would be surprised but it is possible to blow it almost twice.


Explain that to my wife.
 
2012-10-23 12:12:47 PM  

The Muthaship: Yankees get rolled, and the Cardinals get the long, slow painfully embarrassing death.

Maybe God really does listen.....


You sound like a Cubs fan.
 
2012-10-23 12:16:24 PM  
I'm wearing my Matt Cain jersey at work today. One of the Cards fans at work came up to me and said, "I knew you'd wear that today." The other one is avoiding me.
 
2012-10-23 12:27:41 PM  

Cagey B: While this year has proven that no one can predict division winners accurately, I don't think Philadelphia is going anywhere unless the ownership hires the HG Wells time machine guy as the GM.


There's actually a Philly sports column today saying that if the Yankees are (as rumored) willing to pay almost all of A-Rod's salary to make him go away (hint: no, they're not), then the Phillies should immediately inquire about it, because of the black hole at third base. Since, you know, they already haven't had enough of an under-performing, over-paid, aging, injury-prone guy playing 3B.

Sadly enough, given Amaro's penchant for aging stars who are only part-time players anymore, I can't say he'd never consider it.
 
2012-10-23 12:29:00 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: dave2198: A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.

All which would have been moot with out MLB changing the playoff setup


So? Is that the Cardinals' fault?

If the Cardinals are so horrible, why couldn't Atlant beat them? Or Washington?

Maybe those teams didn't belong in the playoffs, if they couldn't beat such a horrible team?
 
2012-10-23 12:30:02 PM  

mjohnson71: The Muthaship: Yankees get rolled, and the Cardinals get the long, slow painfully embarrassing death.

Maybe God really does listen.....

You sound like a Cubs fan.


It's even worse than that.
 
2012-10-23 12:31:04 PM  

ignatius_crumbcake: akula: Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.

That might affect the hitters, but pitchers spend a week scratching their balls all the time. Big difference between 2006 and 2012 is the Tigers' starting rotation. Even it it takes a couple games to wake up the bats, the pitching can keep Detroit in it.


Actually, some pitchers don't hold up too well. They pretty consistently pitch with 4 or 5 days rest. And some pitchers have difficulties with breaks longer than that (and Verlander will be going on 7 days rest tomorrow), routine is often pretty big for them. Plus you are going into the home of an extremely hot team after giving your guys a week to get over their sweep. There is a reason there is a debate over whether it is better to be rested or not, and I believe some teams do better in different situations and we shall see what the Tigers and Giants do. But I am not giving the Tigers a big advantage for being rested.

And considering the Tigers output against the Yankees, their hitters better get in it pretty fast.
 
2012-10-23 12:32:17 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: dave2198: A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.

But you can go the other way with that, too. Not that I don't respect the Cards for maximizing their potential and playing two outstanding series, but without Bud's push to expand THIS year (No, we can't wait!), without the controversial call in Atlanta, and without the San Francisco Giants themselves... Yeah.


Again, is that the Cardinals' fault?

If the Nationals and Braves were more "deserving" of being in the playoffs, why couldn't they bea the Cardinals? Isn't the point of the playoffs to determine the best team? If you can't beat a team who barely snuck into the playoffs, do you deserve to be there?
 
2012-10-23 12:35:56 PM  

CraicBaby: I'm wearing my Matt Cain jersey at work today. One of the Cards fans at work came up to me and said, "I knew you'd wear that today." The other one is avoiding me.


Oh, the poor sport who threw at the opposing team when up 7-0?

Good choice.
 
2012-10-23 12:36:03 PM  

dave2198: Mid_mo_mad_man: dave2198: A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.

All which would have been moot with out MLB changing the playoff setup

So? Is that the Cardinals' fault?

If the Cardinals are so horrible, why couldn't Atlant beat them? Or Washington?

Maybe those teams didn't belong in the playoffs, if they couldn't beat such a horrible team?


there is no need to pay attention to midmomadman. all you need to know about him is he was probably beating off into his royal's snuggie all night. you should have nothing but pity for him for having to cheer for that perennial loser.
 
2012-10-23 12:36:50 PM  

Joe_diGriz: Cagey B: While this year has proven that no one can predict division winners accurately, I don't think Philadelphia is going anywhere unless the ownership hires the HG Wells time machine guy as the GM.

There's actually a Philly sports column today saying that if the Yankees are (as rumored) willing to pay almost all of A-Rod's salary to make him go away (hint: no, they're not), then the Phillies should immediately inquire about it, because of the black hole at third base. Since, you know, they already haven't had enough of an under-performing, over-paid, aging, injury-prone guy playing 3B.

Sadly enough, given Amaro's penchant for aging stars who are only part-time players anymore, I can't say he'd never consider it.


If you can have A-Rod only play about half the games in the regular season and keep him ready to go for the playoffs he could be a solid addition. But I would definitely be looking to a young team wanting veteran help to put them over the top with experience going all the way being a big advantage. Such a player could be a boon for a team like the Orioles or Nationals. You may also have some teams looking at him as a way to put butts in seats. Of course this assumes the team can overcome the bad PR side of him and get the Yankees to pay enough of his salary and to have something to trade. As much as the Yanks would like to dump him right now, they need to find the right price.
 
2012-10-23 12:39:39 PM  

dave2198: Oh, the poor sport who threw at the opposing team when up 7-0?

Good choice.


That's the stuff. Whine for me, Cardinals fan.
 
2012-10-23 12:47:10 PM  

dywed88: Joe_diGriz: Cagey B: While this year has proven that no one can predict division winners accurately, I don't think Philadelphia is going anywhere unless the ownership hires the HG Wells time machine guy as the GM.

There's actually a Philly sports column today saying that if the Yankees are (as rumored) willing to pay almost all of A-Rod's salary to make him go away (hint: no, they're not), then the Phillies should immediately inquire about it, because of the black hole at third base. Since, you know, they already haven't had enough of an under-performing, over-paid, aging, injury-prone guy playing 3B.

Sadly enough, given Amaro's penchant for aging stars who are only part-time players anymore, I can't say he'd never consider it.

If you can have A-Rod only play about half the games in the regular season and keep him ready to go for the playoffs he could be a solid addition. But I would definitely be looking to a young team wanting veteran help to put them over the top with experience going all the way being a big advantage. Such a player could be a boon for a team like the Orioles or Nationals. You may also have some teams looking at him as a way to put butts in seats. Of course this assumes the team can overcome the bad PR side of him and get the Yankees to pay enough of his salary and to have something to trade. As much as the Yanks would like to dump him right now, they need to find the right price.


Two things about 13:
-Cashman has already said he still considers him to be "an above average 3B" and that while "he'll pick up the phone if someone calls" any deal is "highly unlikely"
-13 has a no-trade and he's already said there's no chance of him waiving it
 
2012-10-23 12:47:33 PM  

dave2198: the poor sport who threw at the opposing team when up 7-0?


That was obviously unintentional and you should know that. If Cain wanted to 'retaliate' there would be a bruise with baseball seams in the center of Holliday's back. There was no 'retaliation' for that slide; the Giants didn't go there. They say the best revenge is living well and winning the pennant and Scutaro getting the series MVP award is living well.
 
2012-10-23 12:47:35 PM  

The Muthaship: That's the stuff. Whine for me, Cardinals fan.



welp, they're the best fans in baseball.

*handjob gesture*
 
2012-10-23 12:48:59 PM  
This was the only thing that could have warmed my heart after the Reds blew a two game lead.
 
2012-10-23 12:49:11 PM  
Nice job Giants. Now beat Detroit and all will be right with the world.
 
2012-10-23 12:49:45 PM  

dave2198: funk_soul_bubby: dave2198: ***snip***
If the Nationals and Braves were more "deserving" of being in the playoffs, why couldn't they bea the Cardinals? Isn't the point of the playoffs to determine the best team? If you can't beat a team who barely snuck into the playoffs, do you deserve to be there?


It takes 162 games, and sometimes 163, to determine the best team in the regular season, but it only takes 11 to determine the best team in the playoffs. Do you really think that the "best" team always wins in the playoffs?

//I am not saying the playoffs are not awesome or worthwhile, just that they rarely identify the "best" team.
 
2012-10-23 12:58:39 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The Cards fans I've come into contact with in Missouri are livid. Nearly everyone I know is calling for new mangement and threatening boycotting the team. Stupid bandwagoners


Dude, just stop.

MOST Cardinals fans realize that this was a transition year for the team and we were within 1 game of the WORLD FARKIN SERIES.

We also realize that several of the young arms got a SHIATTON of high leverage experience. Trevor Rosenthal - STUD, Shelby Miller - STUD, Joe Kelly - STUD, all got experience this year that takes multiple seasons.

Think of this rotation for next year - Wainright, Carpenter, Lynn, Kelly, & Westbrook / Rosenthal

Pitching wins Championships and the Cards are stacked for the foreseeable future.

Put me in the Congrats on the NLCS pennant, Giants. We'll see ya next year

JC
 
2012-10-23 12:58:55 PM  

rickythepenguin: The Muthaship: That's the stuff. Whine for me, Cardinals fan.


welp, they're the best fans in baseball.

*handjob gesture*


Let me keep guessing: Royals fan?
 
2012-10-23 01:02:54 PM  

mjohnson71: Let me keep guessing: Royals fan?


No, Snakes (SHUT UP!!!!)

It is just how you cant reference the Cardinals without genuflecting, with the "best fans in baseball" addendum.
 
2012-10-23 01:06:12 PM  

monkwich: dave2198: Mid_mo_mad_man: dave2198: A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.

All which would have been moot with out MLB changing the playoff setup

So? Is that the Cardinals' fault?

If the Cardinals are so horrible, why couldn't Atlant beat them? Or Washington?

Maybe those teams didn't belong in the playoffs, if they couldn't beat such a horrible team?

there is no need to pay attention to midmomadman. all you need to know about him is he was probably beating off into his royal's snuggie all night. you should have nothing but pity for him for having to cheer for that perennial loser.


Two things One I don't have to root for anyone I choose to root for who
I do. Cards fans are one of the many reasons to hate the team. Smug rude a-holes who mostly would drop the team if I had one bad year. Number two I didn't make knuckle babies last night. Your sister put her mouth to good use
 
2012-10-23 01:12:34 PM  

Phil Ken Sebben: It's so weird to see an article talking about someone named Romo winning and taking a team into the championship.


What about Enrique Romo of the '79 World Champion Pirates?
 
2012-10-23 01:18:38 PM  
I have it on good authority that the Tigers win in 5. In Detroit. On my birthday.

/hella party, this one!
 
2012-10-23 01:22:36 PM  

lakrfool: lakrfool: Too bad they are already in an 0-3 hole against a well-rested Tigers squad.

Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.

Verlander.


Verlander was on the 2006 team that lost the World Series.
 
2012-10-23 01:24:02 PM  

Anarchangel: Seriously, this is just amazing to watch. fark the triple hit - his bat nearly put itself back together again by the time he finished swinging.

Only Hunter Pence.


Thanks for that .GIF. Awesome.

Not only does the bat seem to reassemble itself - watch the spin of the ball change THREE TIMES during the hit.

I would not be surprised if some physics majors get snapped up by bat manufacturers trying to see if they can make a bat do something like that intentionally.

Also, this could only happen to hunter freaking pence - whos arm seems to act as weirdly as that bat every time he throws the ball. I think the best description Ive heard is that he throws "like the last guy picked for a softball team" yet he is weirdly effective.

This guy has no fundamentals. He doesn't care.
 
2012-10-23 01:27:50 PM  
Also... One bat fragment seems determined to impale pence in the heart - it even changes direction in the attempt.

/everything looks sinister in super slow mo, I suppose
 
2012-10-23 01:30:01 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: monkwich: dave2198: Mid_mo_mad_man: dave2198: A little perspective is in order...

The Cardinals lost their top 2 hitters from last year due to either free agency or injury, lost their best pitcher for almost the entire season, losttheir Hall of Fame-bound manager, and lost their longtime pitching coach, and STILL were onegame away from getting to the World Series again.

So... yeah.

All which would have been moot with out MLB changing the playoff setup

So? Is that the Cardinals' fault?

If the Cardinals are so horrible, why couldn't Atlant beat them? Or Washington?

Maybe those teams didn't belong in the playoffs, if they couldn't beat such a horrible team?

there is no need to pay attention to midmomadman. all you need to know about him is he was probably beating off into his royal's snuggie all night. you should have nothing but pity for him for having to cheer for that perennial loser.

Two things One I don't have to root for anyone I choose to root for who
I do. Cards fans are one of the many reasons to hate the team. Smug rude a-holes who mostly would drop the team if I had one bad year. Number two I didn't make knuckle babies last night. Your sister put her mouth to good use


my sister, what a saint. she always did have a soft spot for the mentally disabled.
 
2012-10-23 01:30:38 PM  

SlagginOff: Verlander was on the 2006 team that lost the World Series.


Verlander was a different pitcher then.

Maybe he should have said Cabrera. Or Prince. Or Scherzer. or Jackson.
 
2012-10-23 01:40:09 PM  

Twitch Boy: Oh, I'm afraid the Justin Verlander will be quite operational when your friends arrive.


You remember how that ended, right?

Tigers = Death Star
Giants = Wedge Antilles
 
2012-10-23 02:05:53 PM  

SlagginOff: lakrfool: lakrfool: Too bad they are already in an 0-3 hole against a well-rested Tigers squad.

Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.

Verlander.

Verlander was on the 2006 team that lost the World Series.


The fact that he was a rookie then might be slightly relevant to the discussion. There's a bit of difference between him then and him now.
 
2012-10-23 02:05:56 PM  

SlagginOff: lakrfool: lakrfool: Too bad they are already in an 0-3 hole against a well-rested Tigers squad.

Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.

Verlander.

Verlander was on the 2006 team that lost the World Series.


As a rookie. Times have changed somewhat.
 
2012-10-23 02:07:11 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Twitch Boy: Oh, I'm afraid the Justin Verlander will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

You remember how that ended, right?

Tigers = Death Star
Giants = Alderaan


FTFY
 
2012-10-23 02:47:38 PM  
Wait, I'm confused, I thought the Death Star that is the Yankees already imploded.
 
2012-10-23 02:47:38 PM  

KokoBWare: but whatever magic potion they were using obviously had an expiration date of last week.


This is where I'd post a picture of a dead squirrel with tire tracks on its back.
 
2012-10-23 02:50:49 PM  

dave2198: If the Nationals and Braves were more "deserving" of being in the playoffs, why couldn't they bea the Cardinals? Isn't the point of the playoffs to determine the best team? If you can't beat a team who barely snuck into the playoffs, do you deserve to be there?


I'm curious ... did the Astros win, or even sweep, any three-game series this year?
 
2012-10-23 03:22:54 PM  

The Muthaship: dave2198: Oh, the poor sport who threw at the opposing team when up 7-0?

Good choice.

That's the stuff. Whine for me, Cardinals fan.


After reading a number of Dave2198's posts in this thread, I have him favorited as Cardinal whiner in angry red.
 
2012-10-23 03:24:15 PM  

PluckYew: Cardinal whiner


Watch out for the redundancy police;)
 
2012-10-23 03:41:25 PM  
That cheap motherfarker Halliday deserves nothing less. Enjoy your vacation scumbag! Hopefully somebody Kerrigans your ass during the break.
 
2012-10-23 03:58:48 PM  

Slow To Return: I'm curious ... did the Astros win, or even sweep, any three-game series this year?


They won 3 out of 4 in Sept against - no surprise - the Phillies, when the latter team was actually attempting to pretend it was a real contender.
 
2012-10-23 04:00:40 PM  

meanmutton: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Twitch Boy: Oh, I'm afraid the Justin Verlander will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

You remember how that ended, right?

Tigers = Death Star
Giants = Luke Sywalker

FTFY


FTFY
 
2012-10-23 04:04:11 PM  
I like how all the Tigers fanboys in this thread are so incredibly confident not only that the Tigers are going to win, but that the only question is whether it'll be over in 4 games or if the Giants will somehow manage to pull out a win and stretch it out to 5. And this is about a team that finished the season with more wins than exactly zero of the teams that made the postseason, including the wild card teams, and yet they can't lose, right?

Yes, Justin Verlander is probably the best pitcher in the game right now--no argument there. Yes, the Tigers are peaking at the right time. But the outcome is still far from certain. As a Giants fan, though, I love the overconfidence. It's worked out so well for the other teams this postseason.
 
2012-10-23 04:12:54 PM  

jedzz: meanmutton: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Twitch Boy: Oh, I'm afraid the Justin Verlander will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

You remember how that ended, right?

Tigers = Princess Leia
Giants = Luke Skywalker

FTFY

FTFY


ftfy
 
2012-10-23 04:15:55 PM  

monkwich: jedzz: meanmutton: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Twitch Boy: Oh, I'm afraid the Justin Verlander will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

You remember how that ended, right?

Tigers = Princess Leia
Giants = Cocaine

FTFY

FTFY

ftfy


FTFY
 
2012-10-23 04:24:03 PM  

ignatius_crumbcake: akula: Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.

That might affect the hitters, but pitchers spend a week scratching their balls all the time. Big difference between 2006 and 2012 is the Tigers' starting rotation. Even it it takes a couple games to wake up the bats, the pitching can keep Detroit in it.


media.mlive.com

You serious, hombre?
 
2012-10-23 04:44:12 PM  

roc6783: dave2198: funk_soul_bubby: dave2198: ***snip***
If the Nationals and Braves were more "deserving" of being in the playoffs, why couldn't they bea the Cardinals? Isn't the point of the playoffs to determine the best team? If you can't beat a team who barely snuck into the playoffs, do you deserve to be there?

It takes 162 games, and sometimes 163, to determine the best team in the regular season, but it only takes 11 to determine the best team in the playoffs. Do you really think that the "best" team always wins in the playoffs?

//I am not saying the playoffs are not awesome or worthwhile, just that they rarely identify the "best" team.


Do you think World Series-caliber teams should be able to beat bad teams in a 5- or 7-game series?
 
2012-10-23 04:46:04 PM  

Cyberluddite: I like how all the Tigers fanboys in this thread are so incredibly confident not only that the Tigers are going to win, but that the only question is whether it'll be over in 4 games or if the Giants will somehow manage to pull out a win and stretch it out to 5. And this is about a team that finished the season with more wins than exactly zero of the teams that made the postseason, including the wild card teams, and yet they can't lose, right?

Yes, Justin Verlander is probably the best pitcher in the game right now--no argument there. Yes, the Tigers are peaking at the right time. But the outcome is still far from certain. As a Giants fan, though, I love the overconfidence. It's worked out so well for the other teams this postseason.
"STOP BEING CONFIDENT WHEN ONLY WE'RE ALLOWED TO!"


But anyways, yes, this series might come down to whether JV excels or buckles in the first game, even if the Tigers win it. If they see he's flustered, the Giants lineup could be extra motivated for the next starter and not let up. But t
 
2012-10-23 04:47:01 PM  

Cyberluddite: I like how all the Tigers fanboys in this thread are so incredibly confident not only that the Tigers are going to win, but that the only question is whether it'll be over in 4 games or if the Giants will somehow manage to pull out a win and stretch it out to 5. And this is about a team that finished the season with more wins than exactly zero of the teams that made the postseason, including the wild card teams, and yet they can't lose, right?

Yes, Justin Verlander is probably the best pitcher in the game right now--no argument there. Yes, the Tigers are peaking at the right time. But the outcome is still far from certain. As a Giants fan, though, I love the overconfidence. It's worked out so well for the other teams this postseason.


Didn't see anyone really making any predictions; mainly just some amusing comments about Star Wars and the normal kind of "my team is better than your team, nah, nah" stuff that fans of both teams were doing.

Also, in what was does fan overconfidence have anything at all to do with how players play on the field?
 
2012-10-23 04:47:44 PM  

dave2198: roc6783: dave2198: funk_soul_bubby: dave2198: ***snip***

Do you think World Series-caliber teams should be able to beat bad teams in a 5- or 7-game series?


Do you think bad teams can't beat World Series-caliber teams in a 5 or 7 game series?
 
2012-10-23 04:50:00 PM  
But then again, what if the Tigers' batting lineup also starts off hungry and doesn't look back?

In summary: let's anticipate Game 1 for now and wait.
 
2012-10-23 04:54:57 PM  

mc_madness: ignatius_crumbcake: akula: Being well rested going into a major playoff series is not necessarily a mark in a team's favor. In '06 the Tigers went from a short LCS into the WS with plenty of rest and lost in 5 games to a Cardinals team that played all seven in the NLCS. There's other instances where a team that had to fight for their very playoff lives right down to the wire smacked the hell out of a team that's done nothing but scratch their balls for a week.

That might affect the hitters, but pitchers spend a week scratching their balls all the time. Big difference between 2006 and 2012 is the Tigers' starting rotation. Even it it takes a couple games to wake up the bats, the pitching can keep Detroit in it.

[media.mlive.com image 380x271]

You serious, hombre?


The gentleman you showed is not part of the starting rotation.
 
2012-10-23 04:58:28 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: "STOP BEING CONFIDENT WHEN ONLY WE'RE ALLOWED TO!"


I'm not confident. I think the odds are that the Tigers will win the series--with Verlander starting 2 of the first 5 games, the Giants are probably looking at coming back home to S.F. for Game 6, optimistically, down 2 games to 3. But then again, I wasn't optimistic that they were going to beat the Reds or the Cards either, and we all know what happened there.

Either way, though, I'd never suggest that this series is a sure bet to go one way or the other. If I were a Tigers fan, I'd be a bit more confident about my team's chances, but I sure as hell wouldn't suggest that it's a near certainty that the Tigers will win. I'd say it's about a 60/40 chance in the Tigers' favor. (Actually, I was a Tigers fan when I was little, because I was born in Detroit though we moved out west when I was little--but I've been a Giants fan since about age 7. I do still have a place in my heart for the Tigers, though, and would be rooting for them against any NL team other than the Giants.)
 
2012-10-23 04:59:40 PM  

roc6783: dave2198: roc6783: dave2198: funk_soul_bubby: dave2198: ***snip***

Do you think World Series-caliber teams should be able to beat bad teams in a 5- or 7-game series?

Do you think bad teams can't beat World Series-caliber teams in a 5 or 7 game series?


If a team won the World Series just the year before, are they a bad team?
 
2012-10-23 05:20:13 PM  

Cyberluddite: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: "STOP BEING CONFIDENT WHEN ONLY WE'RE ALLOWED TO!"

I'm not confident. I think the odds are that the Tigers will win the series--with Verlander starting 2 of the first 5 games, the Giants are probably looking at coming back home to S.F. for Game 6, optimistically, down 2 games to 3. But then again, I wasn't optimistic that they were going to beat the Reds or the Cards either, and we all know what happened there.

Either way, though, I'd never suggest that this series is a sure bet to go one way or the other. If I were a Tigers fan, I'd be a bit more confident about my team's chances, but I sure as hell wouldn't suggest that it's a near certainty that the Tigers will win. I'd say it's about a 60/40 chance in the Tigers' favor. (Actually, I was a Tigers fan when I was little, because I was born in Detroit though we moved out west when I was little--but I've been a Giants fan since about age 7. I do still have a place in my heart for the Tigers, though, and would be rooting for them against any NL team other than the Giants.)


Sorry, I only meant to snark the first paragraph. What I meant further down my post was that if the Giants' batters come out like it's game 7 all over, whether Verlander gets moody bummed instead of "fark's sake Justin, resolve this now" pissed might bode well for SF against the next starter's motivation and so on. Especially if Detroit's batting stays diminished like earlier in the CS.
 
2012-10-23 05:22:35 PM  

dave2198: roc6783: dave2198: roc6783: dave2198: funk_soul_bubby: dave2198: ***snip***

Do you think World Series-caliber teams should be able to beat bad teams in a 5- or 7-game series?

Do you think bad teams can't beat World Series-caliber teams in a 5 or 7 game series?

If a team won the World Series just the year before, are they a bad team?


I have no idea what your getting at so let me lay it out as simply as possible. Playoffs are fun, exciting, and worthwhile, but they are not the "best" way to determine who is the "best" team in a particular league. Any MLB team can beat any other MLB team in one 5 or 7 game series. Over a longer period, better teams will win more often because they are better, but the playoffs do not account for that, they are one series and done.

I am also not saying the regular season is the best way to determine either as different teams have different schedules. There is no perfect way, yet.
 
2012-10-23 05:54:25 PM  

The Muthaship: monkwich: jedzz: meanmutton: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Twitch Boy: Oh, I'm afraid the Justin Verlander will be quite operational when your friends arrive.

You remember how that ended, right?

Tigers = Princess Leia
Giants = Cocaine

YFTF

YFTF

yftf

YFTF


YFTF
 
2012-10-23 06:42:54 PM  
Perfect! A thread full of Baseball fans! Can someone please tell me if there is a reason most Baseball movies stop with the team winning the Pennant. Some do show more, but why do so many Baseball films end before the World Series?
 
2012-10-23 06:45:04 PM  

wildsnowllama: Perfect! A thread full of Baseball fans! Can someone please tell me if there is a reason most Baseball movies stop with the team winning the Pennant. Some do show more, but why do so many Baseball films end before the World Series?


The audience can only stay awake so long.
 
2012-10-23 06:55:34 PM  

The Muthaship: wildsnowllama: Perfect! A thread full of Baseball fans! Can someone please tell me if there is a reason most Baseball movies stop with the team winning the Pennant. Some do show more, but why do so many Baseball films end before the World Series?

The audience can only stay awake so long.


I'd take offense if it wasn't true.
 
2012-10-23 06:59:03 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-23 07:25:09 PM  

Cyberluddite: I like how all the Tigers fanboys in this thread are so incredibly confident not only that the Tigers are going to win, but that the only question is whether it'll be over in 4 games or if the Giants will somehow manage to pull out a win and stretch it out to 5. And this is about a team that finished the season with more wins than exactly zero of the teams that made the postseason, including the wild card teams, and yet they can't lose, right?

Yes, Justin Verlander is probably the best pitcher in the game right now--no argument there. Yes, the Tigers are peaking at the right time. But the outcome is still far from certain. As a Giants fan, though, I love the overconfidence. It's worked out so well for the other teams this postseason.


Tigers fanboys may be some of the worst in all of professional sports. I'm not a Giants fan and would have liked to see someone win that hasn't won recently, but I'm definitely pulling for your boys. I'd much prefer to see a visitable world-class city win the Series than a rotting cesspool of filth and douchebags.
 
2012-10-23 08:52:37 PM  

mikelepage: [www.mash4077tv.com image 480x360]. 

I knew he shouldn't have trusted that Lebanese clerk!


funny thing is they own most of the gas stations in Dearborn, Michigan
 
2012-10-23 09:11:25 PM  

SlagginOff: Tigers fanboys may be some of the worst in all of professional sports. I'm not a Giants fan and would have liked to see someone win that hasn't won recently, but I'm definitely pulling for your boys. I'd much prefer to see a visitable world-class city win the Series than a rotting cesspool of filth and douchebags.


Tigers fans are bad? You weren't in the Bay Area during the whole Barry thing, were you?

And rotting cesspool... you're never been to San Francisco, have you? And the City has no douchebags? Ever hang out in the Mission with the hipsters?
 
2012-10-23 09:40:07 PM  

SlagginOff: Cyberluddite: I like how all the Tigers fanboys in this thread are so incredibly confident not only that the Tigers are going to win, but that the only question is whether it'll be over in 4 games or if the Giants will somehow manage to pull out a win and stretch it out to 5. And this is about a team that finished the season with more wins than exactly zero of the teams that made the postseason, including the wild card teams, and yet they can't lose, right?

Yes, Justin Verlander is probably the best pitcher in the game right now--no argument there. Yes, the Tigers are peaking at the right time. But the outcome is still far from certain. As a Giants fan, though, I love the overconfidence. It's worked out so well for the other teams this postseason.

Tigers fanboys may be some of the worst in all of professional sports. I'm not a Giants fan and would have liked to see someone win that hasn't won recently, but I'm definitely pulling for your boys. I'd much prefer to see a visitable world-class city win the Series than a rotting cesspool of filth and douchebags.


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2012-10-23 11:17:46 PM  

invictus2: mikelepage: [www.mash4077tv.com image 480x360]. 

I knew he shouldn't have trusted that Lebanese clerk!

funny thing is they own most of the gas stations in Dearborn, Michigan


And the Chaldeans monopolize the dollar stores...
 
2012-10-23 11:27:17 PM  

legion_of_doo: Tigers fans are bad? You weren't in the Bay Area during the whole Barry thing, were you?

And rotting cesspool... you're never been to San Francisco, have you? And the City has no douchebags? Ever hang out in the Mission with the hipsters?


It's not even worth it. The dude's girlfriend banged a guy from Detroit or something, cause he goes out of his way to shiat up threads about anything related to the area.
 
2012-10-24 12:07:39 AM  

legion_of_doo: SlagginOff: Tigers fanboys may be some of the worst in all of professional sports. I'm not a Giants fan and would have liked to see someone win that hasn't won recently, but I'm definitely pulling for your boys. I'd much prefer to see a visitable world-class city win the Series than a rotting cesspool of filth and douchebags.

Tigers fans are bad? You weren't in the Bay Area during the whole Barry thing, were you?

And rotting cesspool... you're never been to San Francisco, have you? And the City has no douchebags? Ever hang out in the Mission with the hipsters?


San Francisco has some shiatty areas, yes. But it's overall a great city and a good time.

Detroit is just one giant shiatty area. Big difference.

ignatius_crumbcake: l

It's not even worth it. The dude's girlfriend banged a guy from Detroit or something, cause he goes out of his way to shiat up threads about anything related to the area.


Nah. My girlfriend may be a pretty big slut I think she hates Detroit more than I do. She would never stoop so low. But keep on going with your armchair psychology, it's very enlightening.
 
2012-10-24 12:33:07 PM  
Thanks for letting us know about SlagginOff. Can't stand dickheads like that, with no actual knowledge of Detroit, spouting off about how it's a cesspool and how he would never deign the area with his royal presence.

I'm wearing my 2006 AL Champs ring, I'm gonna be ordering my 2012 AL Champs ring as soon as it's available, and hopefully I can add a 2012 World Series Championship ring to that. It's actually kinda great to be in Detroit now.
 
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