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2012-10-23 07:51:05 AM
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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
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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
 
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