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doublem23
10-10-2013, 03:07 PM
Surprised this hasn't been made yet, at any rate, the schedule is as follows:

Game 1 - at St. Louis - Friday, October 11
Game 2 - at St. Louis - Saturday, October 12
Game 3 - at Los Angeles - Monday, October 14
Game 4 - at Los Angeles - Tuesday, October 15
Game 5 - at Los Angeles - Wednesday, October 16
Game 6 - at St. Louis - Friday, October 18
Game 7 - at St. Louis - Saturday, October 19

I am digging the new condensed play-off series, but still hate the 2-3-2 format.

happydude
10-10-2013, 04:00 PM
The Dodgers have their pitching set up favorably and I'll be pulling hard for them but I everytime I pick against the Cardinals they win so I'm picking them in the hope that this pattern of opposite results holds. Completely moronic with no established scientific, spiritual, or karmic basis for support? Absolutely. But I gotta do something.

HomeFish
10-10-2013, 06:22 PM
I'll be cheering for Juan Uribe to win his third ring.

ChiSoxGal85
10-10-2013, 06:27 PM
I actually would like to see the Dodgers win, but I think the Cardinals will.

I need to go find that article or tweet I saw this morning - something like 17 of the Cardinals' roster were prospects brought up through their system? That sounds almost unbelievable to me.

vinny
10-11-2013, 01:36 PM
Let the Cardinal hatefest begin:

http://deadspin.com/why-your-cardinals-suck-1443513646

ChiSoxFann
10-11-2013, 01:58 PM
I actually like both of these teams (the opposite in the AL since I can't stand Det or Bos), but I'm leaning Cardinals. Whoever wins I hope they go on to win the World Series.

And let me just say how jealous I am of the Cardinals organization. They're everything I wish the White Sox would be. Through injuries and stars leaving in free agency they just keep getting to the post season and keep winning.

DSpivack
10-11-2013, 03:15 PM
I actually like both of these teams (the opposite in the AL since I can't stand Det or Bos), but I'm leaning Cardinals. Whoever wins I hope they go on to win the World Series.

And let me just say how jealous I am of the Cardinals organization. They're everything I wish the White Sox would be. Through injuries and stars leaving in free agency they just keep getting to the post season and keep winning.

I like the Cardinals and grew up going to one or two Cards games each summer, and am rather indifferent towards the Dodgers. That said, I'd like to see a Dodgers-Tigers World Series, as I think LA-Detroit would have some good pitching matchups.

doublem23
10-11-2013, 03:16 PM
Something about the way the Dodgers play has drawn me to them, much more than the rest of the remaining field in either league, they feel almost like that very talented but perpetually drunk softball team at your park league. You never have any idea which team is going to show up, one night they're all business, the next night, half the team is plastered, it makes for great drama. I never have any idea what Yasiel Puig is going to do, Juan Uribe is the kind of guy who will look absolutely miserable all night and then crush a monster home run with the game on the line... They're just more colorful than the rest of the league. The Cardinals seem to have the likability of a 25-man crew of murderous Terminator robots just out to kill everything with no soul. So I am pulling for Los Angeles.

DSpivack
10-11-2013, 05:08 PM
Something about the way the Dodgers play has drawn me to them, much more than the rest of the remaining field in either league, they feel almost like that very talented but perpetually drunk softball team at your park league. You never have any idea which team is going to show up, one night they're all business, the next night, half the team is plastered, it makes for great drama. I never have any idea what Yasiel Puig is going to do, Juan Uribe is the kind of guy who will look absolutely miserable all night and then crush a monster home run with the game on the line... They're just more colorful than the rest of the league. The Cardinals seem to have the likability of a 25-man crew of murderous Terminator robots just out to kill everything with no soul. So I am pulling for Los Angeles.

I just want to see Kershaw, Ryu and Greinke take on Verlander, Scherzer and Sanchez.

Zakath
10-11-2013, 09:05 PM
Another one I would have picked meteor for.

The lesser of two evils, however, and the team that simply won't die no matter how many stakes you drive through their hearts, I have to go with the Cardinals.

First time in forever I can remember not really having a team that I could at least respect left at this stage.

BleacherBandit
10-12-2013, 04:18 PM
Let the Cardinal hatefest begin:

http://deadspin.com/why-your-cardinals-suck-1443513646

"[Cardinals Fans] are a horrible family staring at a Norman Rockwell painting of itself" Brilliant.

hoosiersoxfan
10-12-2013, 06:30 PM
Cardinals win games 1 and 2 against Greinke and Kershaw. Wainwright goes in game 3 for St. Louis. Dodgers are in trouble.

SOXPHILE
10-13-2013, 12:19 PM
Cardinals have always been my 2nd favorite team after the Sox, so go Redbirds. Even as a little kid, I always hated the Dodgers too. Thes two teams are about as polar opposite for me in my love/hatred of teams as the Sox and Cubs are.

#1swisher
10-13-2013, 12:58 PM
Jon Morosi

My column on the history-making rookies of the Cardinals pitching staff: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/nlcs-game-2-cardinals-rookie-pitchers-stymie-dodgers-michael-wacha-kevin-siegrist-carlos-martinez-trevor-rosenthal-101213 (http://t.co/gjk7rhVZhM) @FOXSports1 (https://twitter.com/FOXSports1)

happydude
10-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Cardinals win games 1 and 2 against Greinke and Kershaw. Wainwright goes in game 3 for St. Louis. Dodgers are in trouble.

They really are. Their inability to produce with RISP is a painful reminder of more familiar Sox woes. Puig is absolutely killing them; he's 0-10 with 6 strikeouts in this series and ALWAYS seems to come up with guys on base. The Cardinals, save for Beltran, haven't been much better but they haven't needed to be. The pitching in this series has been excellent..

SoxSpeed22
10-14-2013, 10:07 PM
Everyone who had Hyun-Jin Ryu outdueling Adam Wainwright, raise your hand.
Yeah I didn't think so.

StillMissOzzie
10-14-2013, 11:00 PM
Cardinals win games 1 and 2 against Greinke and Kershaw. Wainwright goes in game 3 for St. Louis. Dodgers are in trouble.

They really are. Their inability to produce with RISP is a painful reminder of more familiar Sox woes. Puig is absolutely killing them; he's 0-10 with 6 strikeouts in this series and ALWAYS seems to come up with guys on base. The Cardinals, save for Beltran, haven't been much better but they haven't needed to be. The pitching in this series has been excellent..

It's like you two are reading my mind. Grienke and Kershaw both pitched great, but an anemic Dodger offense had them departing St Louis with two losses. Saturday's game reminded me of so many Sox games this year. The Dodgers had men on 2nd and 3rd with no out, and after a popup and intentional walk, the bases loaded with one out, and could not score a run.

So now, back in LA, the Dodgers turn the tables by dropping the Cards' ace, Wainright (sp?) to get back in the series now down 2-1.

SMO
:gulp:

doublem23
10-15-2013, 09:19 AM
http://mit.zenfs.com/121/2013/10/mascot101513.jpg

SoxSpeed22
10-15-2013, 09:57 AM
When did Ted become a Dodgers fan?

#1swisher
10-15-2013, 02:51 PM
MLB ‏@MLB (https://twitter.com/MLB)[/URL]

Currently filming at Dodger Stadium: A [URL="https://twitter.com/funnyordie"]@funnyordie (https://twitter.com/MLB/status/390202219645005824)-@MLB (https://twitter.com/MLB).com skit featuring Charley Steiner and Jack Morris. pic.twitter.com/5w1jeOqv5k (http://t.co/5w1jeOqv5k)

kobo
10-15-2013, 03:35 PM
With all the crying by the Cardinals last night after LA's win I hope the Dodgers take the next 3.

chisoxjtrain
10-15-2013, 03:52 PM
This was pretty funny: http://deadspin.com/why-dont-the-st-louis-cardinals-respect-the-game-1445679050

#1swisher
10-15-2013, 06:59 PM
7:00 TBS

Game 4 Cardinals at Dodgers

Lynn v Nolasco

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/15/nlcs-game-4-cardinals-dodgers-lineups/

Moment of silence, R.I.P. Wally Bell
The umpires for this Game 4 wearing a WB patch on their uniform. (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NLCS&src=hash)

Brian26
10-18-2013, 08:54 PM
The Cardinals are all over Kershaw tonight. If they win it tonight, they will have beat the best. It's nice when things work out like that. They deserve it.

TomC727
10-18-2013, 09:23 PM
Watching this Cardinal team is very entertaining. I hope they win it all.

Soxman219
10-18-2013, 09:30 PM
Looks like the Cards will be back in the WS for the 4th time this decade

happydude
10-18-2013, 11:38 PM
I can't stand the Cardinals but you gotta give credit where credit is due and when they get to the playoffs they don't **** around. They're not going to lose; you're going to have to beat them.

That 11 pitch at bat to Carpenter in the third was the beginning of the end for Kershaw. When a guy like that is getting repeatedly fouled off on pitches a batter would normally miss you know he doesn't have his good stuff that game.