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thomas35forever
10-28-2011, 01:14 AM
Since the other thread is approaching 500 posts, I think there needs to be a new one for the final game of the season. This should (hopefully) be a classic.

DSpivack
10-28-2011, 01:15 AM
Carpenter vs Harrison, Rangers have their work cut out for them.

I'm stoked to watch the first WS Game 7 since 2002.

doublem23
10-28-2011, 01:39 AM
I don't see how it can live up to the hype, but I know what I'll be doing at the Halloween party I am going to tomorrow

:bandance:

thomas35forever
10-28-2011, 01:52 AM
I don't see how it can live up to the hype, but I know what I'll be doing at the Halloween party I am going to tomorrow

:bandance:
Same here. And dressed as Stan Marsh to boot.

Soxman219
10-28-2011, 02:00 AM
Hopefully the game ends before 10:30 PM. Halloween Block Party to go to.

Fenway
10-28-2011, 03:09 AM
Been a very strange series....

Texas may very well have their own Game 6 horror nightmare.....unless

cards press box
10-28-2011, 03:40 AM
The Cardinals: (a) became the first team in MLB history to score in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th innings in a World Series game, (b) fought back from two runs deficits in the 9th and 10th innings, (c) were down to the last strike of their season in two different innings and (d) have Chris Carpenter on the mound for Game 7 with three days rest.

I really like the Cardinals' chances tomorrow night.

Falstaff
10-28-2011, 03:56 AM
Yes I have like the Cards from beginning of series, sometimes it just seems like
its a certain team's destiny to be champs. I will go out on another limb and predict that Edwin Jackson will be on the mound in relief role for the final winning out. No "I" in team, but there is a "win" in Edwin.

Fenway
10-28-2011, 04:04 AM
The Cardinals: (a) became the first team in MLB history to score in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th innings in a World Series game, (b) fought back from two runs deficits in the 9th and 10th innings, (c) were down to the last strike of their season in two different innings and (d) have Chris Carpenter on the mound for Game 7 with three days rest.

I really like the Cardinals' chances tomorrow night.

History has shown Game 7 at home is not a slam dunk.....but

I have been on the losing side of Game 6 --- Nolan Ryan looked liked he was going to die.

I am an AL fan so go Texas.

Zakath
10-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Home team has won the last 8 World Series Game 7's, with the Cardinals starting the string in 1982. The last team to win a Game 7 on the road was the Pirates in 1979, who actually won the last 2 games in Baltimore to win their (currently) last World Series.

g0g0
10-28-2011, 08:30 AM
Get it done Texas! Great series but you deserve to win one. I just hope their pitching shows up tonight.

pythons007
10-28-2011, 09:12 AM
http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_image/5d/5d2f45482c03d6d9b2499e6f890aee3e/the_story_of_the_cardinals_fan_who_returned_freese s_homer.jpg

David Freese's homer was caught by a Cards fan and his dumbass friend. Look at this dip**** who wore a Cubs shirt to a Cardinal World Series game. Cubs fans are morons.

TheOldRoman
10-28-2011, 10:59 AM
History has shown Game 7 at home is not a slam dunk.....but I just counted it up, and the home team is 20-15 in game 7, although no road team has won since the Pirates in 1979. It's crazy to think that the road team had a winning record prior to that year.

I will he happy with whoever wins at this point, I'm just hoping for another great game. Still, I'm envisioning a 4-1 Cardianls win where the Rangers get 4 hits. Either that or the Rangers come out furious and score 12, removing all doubt early. So basically, I have no clue.

vinny
10-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Really, I have no idea what to expect tonight, except that either St. Louis or Texas will win. But I'm pulling for the Rangers.

soltrain21
10-28-2011, 12:42 PM
It better not be closing in on five hours again like last night. It would also be nice to see less errors and closers who get the job done.

wassagstdu
10-28-2011, 12:42 PM
Watching Holiday in game 6 (timid in the outfield, boneheaded on the bases, no guts (a bruised pinkie? Napoli practically twisted his foot off and wouldn't leave the game)) I thought Holiday would be perfect for the Sox -- the kind of player KW goes after.

shes
10-28-2011, 12:45 PM
How great would it be if the Cards won and Freese stole the MVP from Pujols?

kittle42
10-28-2011, 01:07 PM
no guts

Chicago Tough!

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 01:11 PM
Chicago Tough!

Seriously. It's the goddamn World Series; if Holliday could have played, he would have.

voodoochile
10-28-2011, 01:53 PM
It better not be closing in on five hours again like last night. It would also be nice to see less errors and closers who get the job done.

Oh no... a game 7 with tons of drama, comebacks, heroes and goats... What will we do? WHAT WILL WE DO!?!??!??!

:D:

voodoochile
10-28-2011, 01:56 PM
http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_image/5d/5d2f45482c03d6d9b2499e6f890aee3e/the_story_of_the_cardinals_fan_who_returned_freese s_homer.jpg

David Freese's homer was caught by a Cards fan and his dumbass friend. Look at this dip**** who wore a Cubs shirt to a Cardinal World Series game. Cubs fans are morons.

I'm more thinking the guy who gave it back for a signed bat might be dumber. I mean it's the "right thing to do" but that ball is worth $250K minimum. If the Cardinal's win tonight the price might go to $1M in a few years easy.

I agree it would be tough to refuse to return it, but I'd ask for more than a bat. That guy just won the lottery and he's handing over the ticket for a case of beer...

TommyJohn
10-28-2011, 02:04 PM
I'm more thinking the guy who gave it back for a signed bat might be dumber. I mean it's the "right thing to do" but that ball is worth $250K minimum. If the Cardinal's win tonight the price might go to $1M in a few years easy.

I agree it would be tough to refuse to return it, but I'd ask for more than a bat. That guy just won the lottery and he's handing over the ticket for a case of beer...

For some people, there are more important things things than money. Like what, I don't know.

SOXPHILE
10-28-2011, 02:12 PM
Watching Holiday in game 6 (timid in the outfield, boneheaded on the bases, no guts (a bruised pinkie? Napoli practically twisted his foot off and wouldn't leave the game)) I thought Holiday would be perfect for the Sox -- the kind of player KW goes after.

Holiday, I believe, had injured that finger/hand earlier towards the end of the regular seaon, like a pulled tendon or something ? He could barely grip a bat without intense pain. I think he re-injured it during his boneheaded move of getting picked off third base. So, while I think he had a case of baseball stupid-itis last night by both getting picked off AND not knowing how to call for and catch a fairly routing flyball, I would not say or imply he was soft or something, or just had a "bruised pinkie" when he came out of the game.

soltrain21
10-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Oh no... a game 7 with tons of drama, comebacks, heroes and goats... What will we do? WHAT WILL WE DO!?!??!??!

:D:

Hey! That longer game made me work until 1:30 last night! I don't even want to be working my normal amount of time!

Luckily I'm out of here in two weeks.

doublem23
10-28-2011, 02:34 PM
Watching Holiday in game 6 (timid in the outfield, boneheaded on the bases, no guts (a bruised pinkie? Napoli practically twisted his foot off and wouldn't leave the game)) I thought Holiday would be perfect for the Sox -- the kind of player KW goes after.

He was pulled because he had to go get X-Rays on his hand to make sure it wasn't broken. I'm not sure if you've ever played baseball, but you need your hands. Kind of a lot actually.

voodoochile
10-28-2011, 02:47 PM
For some people, there are more important things things than money. Like what, I don't know.

I agree and like I said the fan in me would want to do the right thing, but man it would be hard to walk away from a new house or the chance to retire young. That guy's in his 20's or early 30's from the looks of things. Maybe he's already wealthy or making enough coin where he doesn't need it but if not that's a huge hit to take...

Fenway
10-28-2011, 02:56 PM
Texas joins the 1986 Red Sox as being so so close. Like Boston they do have another chance...but

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377713_2447585901729_1014362077_32773729_601223762 _n.jpg

https://s-hphotos-iad1.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/380135_2447585621722_1014362077_32773728_698575147 _n.jpg

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 03:23 PM
I agree and like I said the fan in me would want to do the right thing, but man it would be hard to walk away from a new house or the chance to retire young. That guy's in his 20's or early 30's from the looks of things. Maybe he's already wealthy or making enough coin where he doesn't need it but if not that's a huge hit to take...

"Maybe if I had been wanting for money, it'd be different," Huyette said. "But I make a good living. I wasn't going to hold the country hostage for the ball.

Link (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/The-story-of-the-Cardinals-fan-who-returned-Free?urn=mlb-wp25597).

thomas35forever
10-28-2011, 04:27 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111027&content_id=25813872&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
Holliday is out tonight. What a potential opportunity for the rookie sent to take his spot.

doublem23
10-28-2011, 04:46 PM
Ryan Theriot is batting lead-off in Game 7 of arguably the greatest World Series ever.

This sport makes no damn sense.

vinny
10-28-2011, 04:53 PM
Roger Angell's Game 6 scorecard:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/sportingscene/roger-angell-ws-scorecard-expand.jpeg

DSpivack
10-28-2011, 05:00 PM
Ryan Theriot is batting lead-off in Game 7 of arguably the greatest World Series ever.

This sport makes no damn sense.

Greatest WS ever? I think of it as just the best since 2001.

jdm2662
10-28-2011, 05:09 PM
Ryan Theriot is batting lead-off in Game 7 of arguably the greatest World Series ever.

This sport makes no damn sense.

He was losing playing time to Nick Punto, too. Baseball rules.

delben91
10-28-2011, 05:10 PM
I agree and like I said the fan in me would want to do the right thing, but man it would be hard to walk away from a new house or the chance to retire young. That guy's in his 20's or early 30's from the looks of things. Maybe he's already wealthy or making enough coin where he doesn't need it but if not that's a huge hit to take...

Link (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/The-story-of-the-Cardinals-fan-who-returned-Free?urn=mlb-wp25597).

I also like the line he has about his buddy in the Cubs shirt...


"He didn't tell me he was going to wear that shirt before we came," Huyette cracked. "This is ridiculous."

doublem23
10-28-2011, 08:08 PM
Dumb mistake #1

thomas35forever
10-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Dumb mistake #1
No one will talk about that now. Rangers now up 2-0.

DirtySox
10-28-2011, 08:11 PM
Good start. I hope Carp gets tattooed.

manders_01
10-28-2011, 08:14 PM
Can someone give a recap of what happened? I didn't tune in on time. :redface:

doublem23
10-28-2011, 08:14 PM
No one will talk about that now. Rangers now up 2-0.

If Texas loses by 1 run, I have a feeling people will talk about it

doublem23
10-28-2011, 08:16 PM
Can someone give a recap of what happened? I didn't tune in on time. :redface:

Kinsler lead off with a single and on the 1st pitch to Andrus, Elvis dropped the bat like he was going to bunt but pulled it back. Meanwhile, at 1st, Kinsler took a monster secondary lead but as he planted to try and go back to the bag, he slipped an was easily picked off by Molina.

ode to veeck
10-28-2011, 08:17 PM
AJ called it inthe pre-game sayinh the only time Carpenter started on 3 days rest he got hammered ... and he barely gets through the 1st

thomas35forever
10-28-2011, 08:27 PM
You-know-who has tied it with a double.

doublem23
10-28-2011, 08:27 PM
Just out of curiosity, when was the last time the same guy won LCS and World Series MVP?

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 08:29 PM
Great play by Hamilton. I don't think that Harrison will be out there for the second.

manders_01
10-28-2011, 08:29 PM
Kinsler lead off with a single and on the 1st pitch to Andrus, Elvis dropped the bat like he was going to bunt but pulled it back. Meanwhile, at 1st, Kinsler took a monster secondary lead but as he planted to try and go back to the bag, he slipped an was easily picked off by Molina.

LOL Thanks, but I meant how TX scored two runs. :D: And now I just missed how the Cards scored. Damnit!

doublem23
10-28-2011, 08:31 PM
LOL Thanks, but I meant how TX scored two runs. :D: And now I just missed how the Cards scored. Damnit!

Haven't you learned to not turn away with these teams yet?

BTW, that was a really bad ass Google commercial.

manders_01
10-28-2011, 08:32 PM
Haven't you learned to not turn away with these teams yet?

BTW, that was a really bad ass Google commercial.

Confession...watching online. Computer hates me. :D:

DSpivack
10-28-2011, 08:41 PM
Just out of curiosity, when was the last time the same guy won LCS and World Series MVP?

Just looked it up.

Cole Hamels, 2008.

DSpivack
10-28-2011, 09:04 PM
HR Allen Craig, Cardinals lead.

Not that I care at all, but Tim McCarver mentioned that Hugh Jackman interrupted his one-man show 3 times to give the score of the World Series game last night, including announcing that there would be a Game 7. So, I was curious, and looked up the show. They have one show on thursdays that starts at 8pm. The game last night ended just after midnight ET. :scratch:

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 09:14 PM
Well I thought Carpenter looked really shaky in the first two innings but he appears to have settled in. Texas has to be careful because if they keep having CJ Wilson warming up and sitting down they won't be able to use him again later.

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 09:40 PM
I don't get why the hell Andrus was bunting Kinsler over to second when Carpenter is struggling to find the zone. If they wanted to bunt him over to third, fine. But second?

DSpivack
10-28-2011, 09:44 PM
I don't get why the hell Andrus was bunting Kinsler over to second when Carpenter is struggling to find the zone. If they wanted to bunt him over to third, fine. But second?

Reading on twitter, you're not the only one questioning that. Plenty of sportswriters thought that move odd, as well as Dale Murphy.

manders_01
10-28-2011, 09:54 PM
LOL Nolan Ryan looks pissed!

EDIT: Mrs. Nolan Ryan looks really pissed off too!

Brian26
10-28-2011, 09:56 PM
Wow, probably a strike. Cards got a break.

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 09:57 PM
Is it just me or is Carpenter getting more of the outside corner than anyone on Texas?

Frater Perdurabo
10-28-2011, 10:02 PM
3 walks and 2 HBP. Rangers are crapping this away....

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 10:05 PM
Carpenter is getting WAY more on the outside corner than ANYONE on Texas.

ode to veeck
10-28-2011, 10:08 PM
Cards doing it with the leather while Tejas pitching implodes

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 10:12 PM
Cards doing it with the leather while Tejas pitching implodes

It would still be a one run game if Texas had the same zone Carpenter has.

Bob Roarman
10-28-2011, 10:20 PM
Didn't know Hawk Harrelson posted here.

vinny
10-28-2011, 10:21 PM
Carpenter out, Rhodes in, for just one batter, then probably Dotel.

OK Rangers, here's your chance. Light him up.

Brian26
10-28-2011, 10:33 PM
Six outs away.

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 10:33 PM
I can't believe the Cardinals are going to pull this off.

russ99
10-28-2011, 10:34 PM
Oh, do tell... :D:

russ99
10-28-2011, 10:34 PM
I can't believe the Cardinals are going to pull this off.

Ain't over yet...

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 10:35 PM
I can't believe the Cardinals are going to pull this off.

Well the Rangers have one more chance with Hamilton, Young, and Napoli coming up in the eighth.

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 10:35 PM
Ain't over yet...

Well the Rangers have one more chance with Hamilton, Young, and Napoli coming up in the eighth.

It's called a jinx!

DSpivack
10-28-2011, 10:46 PM
I can't believe the Cardinals are going to pull this off.

They might end up being the worst World Series winner since... the Cardinals.

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 10:56 PM
They might end up being the worst World Series winner since... the Cardinals.

:thumbsup:

Brian26
10-28-2011, 10:58 PM
They might end up being the worst World Series winner since... the Cardinals.

The lineup looks weak top to bottom, and I really can't figure out how they're this close with the pitching they have. Yet, somehow, they haven't done it cheaply. They pulled off one of the greatest September comebacks ever and have gone through the best teams in the three playoff rounds. They're bad on paper, but at the same time they're great on the field.

DSpivack
10-28-2011, 11:02 PM
The lineup looks weak top to bottom, and I really can't figure out how they're this close with the pitching they have. Yet, somehow, they haven't done it cheaply. They pulled off one of the greatest September comebacks ever and have gone through the best teams in the three playoff rounds. They're bad on paper, but at the same time they're great on the field.

True, and the 2006 team was a year removed from winning 100 games, they just had a lot of injuries.

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 11:03 PM
I hate/love baseball.

Brian26
10-28-2011, 11:07 PM
I can't believe LaRussa would bring Motte in again. I'd get Edwin Jackson up before Motte.

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 11:10 PM
It's going to be hard to St. Louis to blow this.

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 11:10 PM
But the good news is that this will drive Cub fans nuts.

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 11:12 PM
But the good news is that this will drive Cub fans nuts.

They're too busy building their Theo Epstein shrines to notice there are actual games being played.

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 11:16 PM
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/elton+john/rocket+man_10099416.html

manders_01
10-28-2011, 11:26 PM
Congratulations to the Cardinals and their fans. Man, Rangers, did you totally **** the bed or what?!?

Lip Man 1
10-28-2011, 11:27 PM
Congrats to the Cardinals.

Man LaRussa is some kind of manager to win it in 06 with a team barely above .500 and to do it again in 11 one strike away from getting beat. (To say nothing of being 9 1/2 out around Labor Day...)

One could only wonder 'what if' if Harrelson hadn't fired him in 86.

Lip

hi im skot
10-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Congrats to the Cardinals.

Man LaRussa is some kind of manager to win it in 06 with a team barely above .500 and to do it again in 11 one strike away from getting beat. (To say nothing of being 9 1/2 out around Labor Day...)

One could only wonder 'what if' if Harrelson hadn't fired him in 86.

Lip

Well, beer probably wouldn't be allowed in the Sox clubhouse, for one.

http://jocksbehindbars.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/tony-larussa-mugshot.jpg

tstrike2000
10-28-2011, 11:30 PM
Congratulations to the Cardinals and their fans. Man, Rangers, did you totally **** the bed or what?!?

Yeah, Ranger pitching pitching really fell off the map this series, particularly Ogando and Feliz. Congrats to the Cardinals, pretty amazing run that lasted the better part of two months.

soxnut1018
10-28-2011, 11:33 PM
Well at least Edwin Jackson gets a ring.

happydude
10-28-2011, 11:35 PM
Rangers fans may choose to scapegoat the home plate umpire for this loss but the fact is their bullpen simply failed to come through in this series. Losing two years in a row conjures up Buffalo Bills comparisons...

manders_01
10-28-2011, 11:35 PM
Well at least Edwin Jackson gets a ring.

:thumbsup:

Brian26
10-28-2011, 11:38 PM
God, if Marmol doesn't blow that game, none of this ever happens.

:rolling:

TommyJohn
10-28-2011, 11:38 PM
Once again, the ex-White Sox Factor comes through. They could not lose. It was pre-destined, pre-ordained, pre-set, and pre-anything. God, I'm great. I'm now to the point where Ron Berler looks humble and lovable compared to me. Bow before my greatness, you unimportant nothings.

mahagga73
10-28-2011, 11:38 PM
http://l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/editorial_image/5d/5d2f45482c03d6d9b2499e6f890aee3e/the_story_of_the_cardinals_fan_who_returned_freese s_homer.jpg

David Freese's homer was caught by a Cards fan and his dumbass friend. Look at this dip**** who wore a Cubs shirt to a Cardinal World Series game. Cubs fans are morons.
LOL.Only a Cub's fan wouldn't be embarrassed to wear a shirt like that to an event nobody remembers them ever being in.

manders_01
10-28-2011, 11:39 PM
And TLR digs at the Cubs fans just a smidge more! :rolling:

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 11:39 PM
Rangers fans may choose to scapegoat the home plate umpire for this loss but the fact is their bullpen simply failed to come through in this series. Losing two years in a row conjures up Buffalo Bills comparisons...

Yep, the plate umpire was a bit off (though the zone got better once Carpenter left the game) but even with that the Rangers would have still lost. Their bullpen just imploded.

On a side note, I don't like Chris Rose. Fox's broadcasting team is just awful.

Danielgosox38
10-28-2011, 11:39 PM
Both my teams have now won a combined total of 3 World Series the past 6 years. I am one happy Sox and Cards fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!':bandance:

WhiteSox5187
10-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Does Bud Selig honestly need to look at a sheet to remember to say this stuff? He can make any event, no matter how exciting, seem beyond dull.

mahagga73
10-28-2011, 11:46 PM
Congrats to the Cardinals.

Man LaRussa is some kind of manager to win it in 06 with a team barely above .500 and to do it again in 11 one strike away from getting beat. (To say nothing of being 9 1/2 out around Labor Day...)

One could only wonder 'what if' if Harrelson hadn't fired him in 86.

Lip
Believe it or not all I hear from Cardinals fans are complaints,he overmanages,blah blah blah,2 WStitles in 5 years with less than overwhelming talent says different.

Viva Medias B's
10-28-2011, 11:55 PM
Listening to the KMOX feed, and I think they're playing "Don't Stop Believing" at Busch. Oh the memories!

EDIT: On the field, I think Mike Claiborne just told TRL to get "all lathered up."

PKalltheway
10-28-2011, 11:57 PM
Congrats to the Cardinals.

Man LaRussa is some kind of manager to win it in 06 with a team barely above .500 and to do it again in 11 one strike away from getting beat. (To say nothing of being 9 1/2 out around Labor Day...)

One could only wonder 'what if' if Harrelson hadn't fired him in 86.

Lip
We'll never know. Perhaps he could have done some nice things, or he may have been fired by 1988 anyway. Oh well, that's just speculation.

mahagga73
10-29-2011, 12:01 AM
This was the first series La Russa managed that went past 5 games.A's were beat in 5 by the Dodgers,4 by the Reds,won against the Giants in 5.Cards were swept by the Red Sox,beat Detroit in 5.That's pretty amazing.

TommyJohn
10-29-2011, 12:02 AM
EDIT: On the field, I think Mike Claiborne just told TRL to get "all lathered up."

Tony RaLussa?

TommyJohn
10-29-2011, 12:03 AM
Two ****ty Cardinals teams win World Series in 5 years. Meanwhile the White Sox manage only one in six. I'm bitter.

Viva Medias B's
10-29-2011, 12:05 AM
A.J. was great on Fox this series. He just showed off his Sox ring.

mahagga73
10-29-2011, 12:08 AM
Two ****ty Cardinals teams win World Series in 5 years. Meanwhile the White Sox manage only one in six. I'm bitter.
I got a feeling we are going all the way next year and make it 2 in a row

TheOldRoman
10-29-2011, 12:09 AM
Two ****ty Cardinals teams win World Series in 5 years. Meanwhile the White Sox manage only one in six. I'm bitter.The 2006 team was decimated by injuries for a good portion of the year. They were a team that when healthy had won 105 and 100 games the previous two years. Their record was bad, but they got all their players healthy at the end of the year and won it all. This year's Cardinals team wasn't a powerhouse all season, but they only really had a bad three-week stretch to put them in the situation to need the huge comeback. This was a good team.

TommyJohn
10-29-2011, 12:12 AM
The 2006 team was decimated by injuries for a good portion of the year. They were a team that when healthy had won 105 and 100 games the previous two years. Their record was bad, but they got all their players healthy at the end of the year and won it all. This year's Cardinals team wasn't a powerhouse all season, but they only really had a bad three-week stretch to put them in the situation to need the huge comeback. This was a good team.

Bah. Being bitter is better.

Viva Medias B's
10-29-2011, 12:13 AM
The 2006 team was decimated by injuries for a good portion of the year. They were a team that when healthy had won 105 and 100 games the previous two years. Their record was bad, but they got all their players healthy at the end of the year and won it all. This year's Cardinals team wasn't a powerhouse all season, but they only really had a bad three-week stretch to put them in the situation to need the huge comeback. This was a good team.

Two ****ty Cardinals teams win World Series in 5 years. Meanwhile the White Sox manage only one in six. I'm bitter.

But if you peak at the perfect time, that does not matter has the Redbirds have proven.

Viva Medias B's
10-29-2011, 12:18 AM
Tony RaLussa?

Yep.

manders_01
10-29-2011, 12:32 AM
Tony RaLussa?

Total Request Live, duh! :redneck

cheezheadsoxfan
10-29-2011, 12:38 AM
I was asleep after a long day and magically woke up for the
9th. Exciting WS. Not a huge fan of LaRussia personally, but he can manage a ball club. Also, glad to see trophy go to a real baseball town; football will always be first in Texas. Sort of like up here in Cheddar land.

cub killer
10-29-2011, 01:52 AM
But if you peak at the perfect time, that does not matter as the Redbirds have proven.

And the 03 Marlins, 07 Rockies.

So the 86 carmines are no longer alone as the only team to be 1 strike away, yet lose the WS. Will it take 18 more years for TX to finally reverse the Curse of [insert witty curse-reason here]? I was gonna say the Curse of Robin V., but that joke is a bit worn out. I'm sure some sportswriter somewhere has concocted a curse to explain TX's 50 year drought.

But which loss hurt worse? The BoSox had Boggs crying in a towel as the 1986 WS sputtered to a close. Their drought was a tad longer at the time. But some could say TX's loss was worse because they were 1 strike away twice, in 2 different innings. Some will say it's better to be put out of your misery ASAP, as the Mets to Boston right there in the 10th.

The Stl clinching crowds were loud in 06 and tonite, but neither compare to the game 7 1982 crowd. Busch II was ROCKIN. I don't think MLB crowds have gotten as loud as they used to last century. No clinching crowds in recent memory have been as ruckus as Shea Stadium in game 7 of 1986 or Yankee Stadium in 1996. I'll never forget entire Shea Stadium chanting "we will rock you!" as they closed out Boston on that Monday nite. That just doesn't happen anymore. What happened, have fans gotten dull? You'd expect a fanbase as strong as Stl's to raise the roof 1982-style, but it still didn't live up to Sutter's strikeout. Oh well.

soxnut1018
10-29-2011, 01:56 AM
The Stl clinching crowds were loud in 06 and tonite, but neither compare to the game 7 1982 crowd. Busch II was ROCKIN. I don't think MLB crowds have gotten as loud as they used to last century. No clinching crowds in recent memory have been as ruckus as Shea Stadium in game 7 of 1986 or Yankee Stadium in 1996. I'll never forget entire Shea Stadium chanting "we will rock you!" as they closed out Boston on that Monday nite. That just doesn't happen anymore. What happened, have fans gotten dull? You'd expect a fanbase as strong as Stl's to raise the roof 1982-style, but it still didn't live up to Sutter's strikeout. Oh well.

You obviously weren't at the Blackout game.

Hendu
10-29-2011, 02:12 AM
Believe it or not all I hear from Cardinals fans are complaints,he overmanages,blah blah blah,2 WStitles in 5 years with less than overwhelming talent says different.

Could you imagine how much we'd be complaining if he was our manager? I respect the hell out of the guy, but he lucked out in that miracle comeback game. Some of the worst managing you'll ever see in that big of a game.

I'm just happy that we finally have another heartbreak/failure franchise. It makes baseball more interesting. I have a feeling the Rangers will be back for another shot sooner rather than later...but you never know.

cub killer
10-29-2011, 02:12 AM
You obviously weren't at the Blackout game.
I wasn't, I was at the bar formerly known as Puffer's on Halsted. You're right, Comiskey was rockin as much as any sports venue possibly can. But I was talkin about WS clinching games.
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In this thread: http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=130669 , not a single person predicted the Cardinals to beat the Phillies in the LDS, much less go all the way. Almost all predicted a Philly sweep, only 1 or 2 said St. Louis would at least win 1 game.

Frater Perdurabo
10-29-2011, 07:42 AM
This was the first series La Russa managed that went past 5 games.A's were beat in 5 by the Dodgers,4 by the Reds,won against the Giants in 5.Cards were swept by the Red Sox,beat Detroit in 5.That's pretty amazing.

The Athletics swept the Giants in 89. It did not go 5 games.

vinny
10-29-2011, 07:59 AM
Do the coaches get rings too? Because if that ******* McGwire comes away from this with some WS jewelry I am seriously pissed off. His presence on the Cardinal bench and TLR's see-hear-speak no evil attitude (not to mention running interference for McGwire since his hiring) is the primary reason I was rooting for the Rangers to take the Series.

doublem23
10-29-2011, 09:14 AM
Do the coaches get rings too? Because if that ******* McGwire comes away from this with some WS jewelry I am seriously pissed off. His presence on the Cardinal bench and TLR's see-hear-speak no evil attitude (not to mention running interference for McGwire since his hiring) is the primary reason I was rooting for the Rangers to take the Series.

I'm sure he will

jdm2662
10-29-2011, 10:01 AM
Believe it or not all I hear from Cardinals fans are complaints,he overmanages,blah blah blah,2 WStitles in 5 years with less than overwhelming talent says different.

I was in St. Louis in September. My friend confirmed this. If you thought people disliked Ozzie the last couple of years, it doesn't compare to the displeasure LaRussa gets. He felt he was a pretty good manager, but a grade A assphat.

jdm2662
10-29-2011, 10:02 AM
Congrats to the Cardinals.

Man LaRussa is some kind of manager to win it in 06 with a team barely above .500 and to do it again in 11 one strike away from getting beat. (To say nothing of being 9 1/2 out around Labor Day...)

One could only wonder 'what if' if Harrelson hadn't fired him in 86.

Lip

You don't win without talent, no matter how good of a coach/manager you are. The Sox didn't exactly have much to speak of in the late 80s. My guess it that he eventually would leave before 1990 or get fired because it was a time for a change.

TommyJohn
10-29-2011, 11:16 AM
And the 03 Marlins, 07 Rockies.

So the 86 carmines are no longer alone as the only team to be 1 strike away, yet lose the WS. Will it take 18 more years for TX to finally reverse the Curse of [insert witty curse-reason here]? I was gonna say the Curse of Robin V., but that joke is a bit worn out. I'm sure some sportswriter somewhere has concocted a curse to explain TX's 50 year drought.




I was going to start a thread on this.

Let's invent a curse! Texas hasn't won in 50 years and they were one strike away twice-will we now see poems, plays, and literary lights moaning and groaning about how woeful and awful and cursed they are, and how there is something glorious and noble in their suffering?

The Curse of JFK-As we know, President Kennedy threw out the first ball before the first game in Senators/Rangers history. He was gunned down on a Dallas street two years later-so Texas is being punished forever forever and forever for killing JFK. (I know the Dallas Cowboys have won plenty of times, but I'm busy feeling sorry for myself-don't bother me with facts!)

The Curse of Jeff Burroughs-He was one of the first stars of the Rangers, then he left for free agency. The team has never been the same since. Again, do not bother me with facts. I'm trying to make money here, peasants.

The Curse of Ten Cent Beer Night-The Rangers were the competition that night in Cleveland. They're being punished for contributing to, oh, I don't know.

The Curse of Ted Williams-He was the first manager of the Rangers in 1972 after they moved from D.C. He brought his Boston curse over with him. So Texas and Boston are blood brothers!

The Curz of Cruz-Nelson Cruz should have made that play in the 9th in Game 6. Lynch him! Run him out of town! Treat him like the pariah he is!

The Curse of Robin Ventura-You think it's played out, but I don't. Ventura got the knuckle noogies, then put the scamoodies (ancient Italian curse) on Ryan. And what number is David Freese? Number 23, of course. It's Karma, bitches!

Lastly,

The Curse of (Pull something out of your ass, like Dan Shaughnessy or Dave Condon, and watch it grow beyond anything you dreamed thanks to people looking for excuses).

palehozenychicty
10-29-2011, 11:22 AM
The Cardinals seem to figure it out with a lot of scrap heaps time and time again. They do have Carpenter, Pujols, and Molina as a base. Perhaps Craig and Freese maintain their production, with Wainwright recovered for 2012. Their coaching staff is one of the game's best. Congrats to them.

The Rangers? Oy vey. They had this series won and are the better team on paper. They are thinking of putting Ogando and Feliz in the rotation. But the pen let them down again. They'll get one, I believe, in due time. They're peaking while the Eastern powers and Angels are aging. Interesting times in the AL right now.

A really entertaining World Series. See you in 2012! :D:

JB98
10-29-2011, 01:43 PM
I figured there was no way Game 7 could live up to Game 6. Ten years from now, everyone will remember Freese's game-tying triple and winning homer, while the details of Game 7 of this series will be mostly forgotten.

It was a terrific series and a terrific playoffs overall. From the last night of the regular season on, it was great theater.

thomas35forever
10-29-2011, 04:48 PM
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=MO_CDT&ref_pge=lst
This paper ripped off the '05 Tribune headline.

hi im skot
10-29-2011, 04:49 PM
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=MO_CDT&ref_pge=lst
This paper ripped off the '05 Tribune headline.

I'm sure this line has been used by some paper every year a team wins a championship.

ChiSoxGirl
10-29-2011, 11:23 PM
Do the coaches get rings too? Because if that ******* McGwire comes away from this with some WS jewelry I am seriously pissed off. His presence on the Cardinal bench and TLR's see-hear-speak no evil attitude (not to mention running interference for McGwire since his hiring) is the primary reason I was rooting for the Rangers to take the Series.

My friend who works in the Press Box at Busch Stadium gets a ring, so I'm sure their coaches will get them, too. Besides, our coaches got rings....

thomas35forever
10-30-2011, 12:47 AM
I'm sure this line has been used by some paper every year a team wins a championship.
Kind of like the "It's Ours" headline the Sun-Times printed after the Hawks won the Cup?