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LongLiveFisk
10-17-2005, 08:49 PM
Anyone else watching this? There's a guy sitting behind home plate wearing a Sox cap and jersey, waving! :bandance:

We're taking over the nation! :wink:

Anyway....game just started. No score yet.

The Racehorse
10-17-2005, 08:55 PM
Anyone else watching this? There's a guy sitting behind home plate wearing a Sox cap and jersey, waving! :bandance:

We're taking over the nation! :wink:

Anyway....game just started. No score yet.

Just watch how you use the word "Nation" :tongue: ...

I have the game on... here's hoping they beat the Holy CRAP out of each other. :gulp:

LongLiveFisk
10-17-2005, 08:58 PM
Just watch how you use the word "Nation" :tongue: ...

I have the game on... here's hoping they beat the Holy CRAP out of each other. :gulp:

Oh, trust me...I know we have an ARMY, not a NATION.

And I wouldn't want it any other way. :cool:

:churrosarmy:

The Racehorse
10-17-2005, 09:11 PM
Biggio delivers a two-out rbi single;

Cards 0 - 'Stros1

LongLiveFisk
10-17-2005, 09:16 PM
Hoo-boy...St Lou not off to a good start. Lot of baseball left in this one though.

cheeses_h_rice
10-17-2005, 09:40 PM
I'm rooting for the series to go 7 games, so let's go Cardinals.

Grudzielanek with the big two-RBI flare. At least one Cardinal batter hasn't forgotten how to hit in the clutch.

LongLiveFisk
10-17-2005, 09:56 PM
You never know...if this one can return to St Louis, anything can happen....go ahead, NL teams, beat on each other!! :D:

PeteWard
10-17-2005, 10:36 PM
This game is making me confident: Houston can't score off a pitcher with so-so stuff. I know Carpenter is good, but I think the Sox would have three or more by now.

LongLiveFisk
10-17-2005, 10:47 PM
This game is making me confident: Houston can't score off a pitcher with so-so stuff. I know Carpenter is good, but I think the Sox would have three or more by now.

There is a lot of talk about Houston's weak offense. That doesn't bode well for them at all if the Sox pitching staff keeps going the way it has been.

BUT.....let's go Cards!! :bandance:

Chips
10-17-2005, 10:50 PM
Lets go Cardinals.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-17-2005, 11:02 PM
STRETCH!!!!!!!


YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOAAAARRRRRDDDDDDDD

YYYYEEEESSSSS!!!

Chisox003
10-17-2005, 11:03 PM
This one's over folks.

Lidge will be ready and waiting.

World Series 2005: White Sox, Astros .... Neeeeeexxxxxxxttttt

PeteWard
10-17-2005, 11:06 PM
Clemens vs Buerhle for Game 1?

TheGipper
10-17-2005, 11:07 PM
can't wait to see what Paulie days with that short fense in Houston. I like the match up of the Whitesox and Houston. Granted their pitching is better than STL. but that lineup isn't as threatening. STL just ran into a great pitching staff and we know how great pitching beats great hitting most of the time. This should be a great World Series. Can't wait.

soxwon
10-17-2005, 11:07 PM
Is it foolish to worry about the Astro's?

Is there a chance they could beat us?

Will we be the favorites?

cheeses_h_rice
10-17-2005, 11:08 PM
I seriously worry how Aaron will negotiate that joke of a center field in Ten-Run Field, along with Houston's arsenal of great arms.

It'll be a battle, that's for sure.

Tragg
10-17-2005, 11:09 PM
My oldest friend is an Astros fan; we both started following baseball in 1967, so it's been a 38 year wait. Too bad it has to be in the same year.
ONe oddity - this is the only year in history that the Sox and Astros made the playoffs in the same year.

MRKARNO
10-17-2005, 11:10 PM
Konerko is going to go nuts with those Crawford boxes.

shoota II
10-17-2005, 11:10 PM
Walker dogged his run to first, assuming the Astros pitcher would field his hit cleanly. He didn't and was only able to throw him out because Walked DOGGED IT!

It's the ****ing playoffs Walker! RUN!

EDIT: And Fox hasn't shown a replay of it because they're protecting Walker. Disgusting.

SOecks
10-17-2005, 11:11 PM
It will be a very dramatic series IMO and I can't wait for it to start. I hope every game is 2-1 or 3-2 and bet it will end up that way. This is going to be a lot of fun. I can't wait until Saturday.

batmanZoSo
10-17-2005, 11:12 PM
Houston's about to make this one official up 4-2 in the 8th.

Talk about new blood. Let's get it on.

Hokiesox
10-17-2005, 11:12 PM
Is it foolish to worry about the Astro's?

Is there a chance they could beat us?

Will we be the favorites?

I wish we weren't, but after our pitching performance...how could we not be favorites?

I heard some stat that the 'stros were 2-high number with RISP. I hope their bats continue doing nothing.

whitesoxfan
10-17-2005, 11:14 PM
Konerko is going to go nuts with those Crawford boxes.

yep thats exactly what I was thinking when Berkman just barely made it over the LF fence. Routine flys just get out of this park, in both LF and RF. Yes we are going to be facing some pretty tough pitching, but I believe Konerko and the rest of our guys will be able to put up more of a fight then the Cardinals have in this series.

PeteWard
10-17-2005, 11:15 PM
Looks like the Cards are going to go quietly into the night.

Well, it should not take too much for me to develop a healthy hatred for a team from Texas.

SOecks
10-17-2005, 11:17 PM
I don't know. This Houston team is a tough one for me to hate. I'm actually a pretty big fan of most of the players (until they play the White Sox). They came back from a terrible first couple months and scrapped their way to the WS after nobody gave them a chance. Much like our Sox. I respect what they've done a ton.

shoota II
10-17-2005, 11:17 PM
yep thats exactly what I was thinking when Berkman just barely made it over the LF fence. Routine flys just get out of this park, in both LF and RF. Yes we are going to be facing some pretty tough pitching, but I believe Konerko and the rest of our guys will be able to put up more of a fight then the Cardinals have in this series.

I hope so. I can see Tadahito and Crede getting their jollies on those boxes as well as Konerko.

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:18 PM
Wayne Hagin on KMOX (doing its last Cardinal game?) just pointed out that the last time the Cardinals lost four in a row was the Boston sweep of them last year.

StepsInSC
10-17-2005, 11:19 PM
Game ain't over yet. I'm cheering for the Cards - the longer this series the better.

PeteWard
10-17-2005, 11:29 PM
I don't know. This Houston team is a tough one for me to hate. I'm actually a pretty big fan of most of the players (until they play the White Sox). They came back from a terrible first couple months and scrapped their way to the WS after nobody gave them a chance. Much like our Sox. I respect what they've done a ton.

Yeah I know, but there is Clemens, one of the biggest jerks in sports and there is garner's mustache.

Chrisaway
10-17-2005, 11:29 PM
Looks like the Astros are our new enemy. 2 more outs.

Professor
10-17-2005, 11:31 PM
One more, and it's Houston.

Bucky F. Dent
10-17-2005, 11:32 PM
This kid Lidge scares me. Looks like Gossage out there. Same number, same heat, and everything

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:32 PM
Single by Eckstein, Redbirds still alive.

Taliesinrk
10-17-2005, 11:34 PM
This kid Lidge scares me. Looks like Gossage out there. Same number, same heat, and everything

I was scared of K-rod too....

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:35 PM
BB to Edmonds, and Big Bad Albert is up.:o:

forrestg
10-17-2005, 11:35 PM
I was watching the game and a thought occurred to me the Cardinals and the astros are playing their 24th game against each other. The sox haven't played the stros since? I believe the world series will be more of a pitchers dual than what this series has had to offer because neither has any idea except what is on video and what is learned from the scouts at the games.. What do you think the sox are doing during this week to keep an edge on their opponents? I believe that our pitching staff will fare very well against their staff and I believe that our hitters are stack up nicely against the stros? But we haven't seen their live pitching and they haven't seen ours............:bandance:

Professor
10-17-2005, 11:36 PM
They are making it exciting! I hope Pujols comes through. I want them to tire each other out.

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:36 PM
:hawk
One time, Albert...

Chips
10-17-2005, 11:36 PM
Two on for Pujols. Hes swinging for a jack I think.

Mr. White Sox
10-17-2005, 11:37 PM
:putitontheboard:

Dibbs
10-17-2005, 11:37 PM
wow

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:37 PM
WAY BACK!!!!!!

:putitontheboard

And Milo Hamilton is ready to commit suicide.

batmanZoSo
10-17-2005, 11:37 PM
Uh oh.

Pujols has other plans.

Let this series be long and painful! :supernana: :supernana:

edit: who else just knew that was gonna happen when he stepped in?

Chips
10-17-2005, 11:38 PM
5-4. 3 Run Jack. Yes

Professor
10-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Wow!

samram
10-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Well, that changes things a bit. Nice hanging slider from Lidge there.

knocko94
10-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Albert Pujols says Hold Your Horses.

HUGE homerun, Cards lead.

credefan24
10-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Mr. Pujols thinks otherwise. Geez.. That thing is STILL going.

Hitmen77
10-17-2005, 11:38 PM
can't wait to see what Paulie days with that short fense in Houston. I like the match up of the Whitesox and Houston. Granted their pitching is better than STL. but that lineup isn't as threatening. STL just ran into a great pitching staff and we know how great pitching beats great hitting most of the time. This should be a great World Series. Can't wait.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.....Looks like someone jumped the gun on this post.:redface:

Chips
10-17-2005, 11:39 PM
That's why he is the MVP.

Blob
10-17-2005, 11:39 PM
Albert, who else! Wow he is good.


Let's extend the series! Get them good and worn down.

PeteWard
10-17-2005, 11:39 PM
Incredible!:o: :o: :o:


One strike away! If the Cards hold, Busch will be rocking. But that's a big "if".

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:39 PM
This is eerily reminicent of the Boston-California ALCS back in '86. Donnie Moore had the Angels one strike away from the pennant before Dave Henderson took him deep.

Brian26
10-17-2005, 11:39 PM
UNBELIEVABLE!

Bucky F. Dent
10-17-2005, 11:39 PM
ooooops. Like I said, Pujols scares me.:D:

bahn1225
10-17-2005, 11:40 PM
I'll give you a reason to dislike Houston; their manager.

Brian26
10-17-2005, 11:40 PM
Give all the credit in the world to Edmonds there for being patient and drawing that walk.

Tragg
10-17-2005, 11:41 PM
That is why I want the Astros to win (and other reasons) ----we can handle national league pitching over 7 games. But that guy is unbelievable.

MrRoboto83
10-17-2005, 11:41 PM
ooooops. Like I said, Pujols scares me.:D:



That was awesome, did you see all the mouths open and hands on everyones head in Houston!!

WikdChiSoxFan
10-17-2005, 11:41 PM
it's anyone's series now...talk about a potential momentum swing...


how the heck did lidge make a mistake like that!?!?

forrestg
10-17-2005, 11:42 PM
Premature exclamation...... but these teams will have played 24 games after tonite. They should know each other very well. We don't know either and they don't know us...........

PeteWard
10-17-2005, 11:42 PM
I sudenly want the Astros in 7 because I really like Mr Lidge!!!! :cool:

4th Gen. Sox Fan
10-17-2005, 11:42 PM
That ball was crushed

samram
10-17-2005, 11:42 PM
Is that appearances in three straight games for Lidge? If so, it goes to show why one should never underestimate how important rest for the bullpen is.

WikdChiSoxFan
10-17-2005, 11:42 PM
Give all the credit in the world to Edmonds there for being patient and drawing that walk.

save some for eckstien...battled to the end and squeeked one through the left side

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:43 PM
I'll give you a reason to dislike Houston; their manager.

:garner
Who me????

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:43 PM
Another great play by Albert sliding to the bag to get the out.

JUribe1989
10-17-2005, 11:43 PM
Pujols is an ungodly force that can not be reckoned with.

I can't believe he just did that.

Lidge has been so shaky and it is finally exposed.

batmanZoSo
10-17-2005, 11:44 PM
What a dagger in the heart of Houston. We might have just witnessed Dave Henderson '86 part II. The Cards might win the pennant now. In fact, I'm gonna say they will, what the hell. :cool:

Professor
10-17-2005, 11:44 PM
[QUOTE=WikdChiSoxFan]it's anyone's series now...talk about a potential momentum swing...
QUOTE]

Indeed.

D. TODD
10-17-2005, 11:44 PM
WOW! Puljols snatching a world series birth out of hands of Houston, for the time being at least.

batmanZoSo
10-17-2005, 11:44 PM
Is that appearances in three straight games for Lidge? If so, it goes to show why one should never underestimate how important rest for the bullpen is.

:ozzie
It's paramount, mang..

WikdChiSoxFan
10-17-2005, 11:44 PM
did molina just take a bouncer in the sack?

cheeses_h_rice
10-17-2005, 11:44 PM
The only words to describe that monster blast by Pujols are

HOLY ****ING ****.

:bandance::supernana::bandance::supernana:

Chrisaway
10-17-2005, 11:45 PM
Looks like the Astros are our new enemy. 2 more outs.I stand corrected.

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:45 PM
The only words to describe that monster blast by Pujols are

HOLY ****ING ****.

:bandance::supernana::bandance::supernana:


At the Old Comiskey, that probalby would have been a roof shot.

FarWestChicago
10-17-2005, 11:45 PM
Note to anybody. Never walk somebody to get to Pujols. :redneck

Chisox003
10-17-2005, 11:46 PM
This one's over folks.

Lidge will be ready and waiting.

World Series 2005: White Sox, Astros .... Neeeeeexxxxxxxttttt
Well I gladly eat my crow.

Then again, who knows what the Astros can do with 2 outs left...

I know we'd all love to see this thing go 7, so let's go Cards!

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:46 PM
3U, one more out to go!

Bum
10-17-2005, 11:47 PM
Note to anybody. Never walk somebody to get to Pujols. :redneck
They should've just walked Pujols too (the Bonds treatment).

Professor
10-17-2005, 11:47 PM
Burke has been key for the Stros in the playoffs thus far...

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:47 PM
Somewhere, Jack Buck is saying "THAT'S A WINNER!"

JUribe1989
10-17-2005, 11:47 PM
I feel awful for Astro fans. They were 1 pitch away and they have to go back to St. Louis now. Lidge just did what Shingo did to us on April 7. I don't know how I could ever forget this game if I were an Astro fan. The Cardinals and their fans have been to the World Series. I was really hoping it would be us and the Astros. Maybe they can put it away in Game 6 with Oswalt going.

mbwhitesox
10-17-2005, 11:47 PM
Pujols is unbeliavble! Astros thought they had this thing won. This has gotta be a crushing loss for them, and now they gotta go into St. Louis and try to close it out?

St. Louis has ALL the momentum now and I think they will win the last 2 games.

WikdChiSoxFan
10-17-2005, 11:47 PM
the audio behind that pujols bomb is hysterical... sounds like a nation of zombies...unable to form sentences and what not...


what the heck am i talking about...

...i find it funny though...

...i hope i never sound like that

batmanZoSo
10-17-2005, 11:48 PM
Back to St. Louis.

Banix12
10-17-2005, 11:49 PM
And the series continues. Bad for the Astros, Good for the Cardinals, and Great for the White Sox as they rest up again, waiting for an opponent.

Tragg
10-17-2005, 11:49 PM
I would be in a coma right now if that happened to the Sox.

It will take some major guts for the Astros to come back.

beckett21
10-17-2005, 11:50 PM
Isn't October baseball fun? :smile:

samram
10-17-2005, 11:50 PM
Isn't October baseball fun? :smile:

There's nothing like it.

oeo
10-17-2005, 11:50 PM
WOW! :o:

What a shot and now the Cards take all the momentum to St. Louis.

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:51 PM
Isn't October baseball fun? :smile:

Not right now if you're an Astro fan.

CubsfansareDRUNK
10-17-2005, 11:52 PM
i love how so many people are quoting themselves in this thread

Unregistered
10-17-2005, 11:52 PM
I feel awful for Astro fans. They were 1 pitch away and they have to go back to St. Louis now. Lidge just did what Shingo did to us on April 7. I don't know how I could ever forget this game if I were an Astro fan. The Cardinals and their fans have been to the World Series. I was really hoping it would be us and the Astros. Maybe they can put it away in Game 6 with Oswalt going.
They have a 3-2 lead with Oswalt and Clemens due. I think they still have quite an edge. I just realized that St. Louis, namely Albert Pujols scares me a lot more than the Astros (and that was before his home run), so I'm rooting for Houston to advance to the Series and lose in 5 to the Sox.

mike squires
10-17-2005, 11:52 PM
I honestly don't know who I want to play this series. I think St. Louis will draw more excitment and interest from the sports world...I want to play the best team, bottom line...

MrRoboto83
10-17-2005, 11:52 PM
I would be in a coma right now if that happened to the Sox.

It will take some major guts for the Astros to come back.

THe Astros are still in the driver seat up 3-2. Oswalt on the mound Wednesday.

Although the Cards are going to be hard to beat

Chips
10-17-2005, 11:53 PM
How about the speechless looks on the Houston crowd and the dejected Brad Lidge. The Cardinals had a look of relief on their faces when the high fived each other after the W. Go Cardinals.

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:53 PM
I think we can stop Pujols. And if not, we can stop Edmonds and Sanders.

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:54 PM
THe Astros are still in the driver seat up 3-2. Oswalt on the mound Wednesday.

Although the Cards are going to be hard to beat

Houston was in this situation last season and lost both games.

MrRoboto83
10-17-2005, 11:54 PM
I think we can stop Pujols. And if not, we can stop Edmonds and Sanders.

We shut down Big Papi and Manny, also Vlad and Garrett

D. TODD
10-17-2005, 11:54 PM
I'm hoping it goes 7 with back to back extra inning games to tax the arms of whoever wins.

cheeses_h_rice
10-17-2005, 11:55 PM
Man, just think of what's going through the Astros players' and fans' minds right now: They were one out away from their first World Series appearance in their entire franchise history. A little seeing-eye single by Eckstein, then the walk of Edmonds, then the Pujols blast. All 3 needed to take place for the Cardinals to take the lead, and Pujols hit one of the clutchest homers you'll ever see in the postseason. And he hit it VERY far. MERCY.

Houston just lost home field advantage, and has to go to one of the most home-advantageous stadiums in all of baseball, in its final days as a ballpark. And they did it with their stud closer on the mound.

I can't imagine that being anything other than completely discouraging. Makes me very relieved the Sox closed out the Angels in 5. You never know with this whole momentum thing.

Viva Medias B's
10-17-2005, 11:55 PM
This isn't the first time Pujols burned Houston this year. I was at a July game at Busch Stadium when Pujols hit a walk off home run off them.

WikdChiSoxFan
10-17-2005, 11:56 PM
We shut down Big Papi and Manny, also Vlad and Garrett

don't you mean Red Sox and Angels...we owned all... I think we can do well against either team...

Tragg
10-17-2005, 11:56 PM
THe Astros are still in the driver seat up 3-2. Oswalt on the mound Wednesday.

Although the Cards are going to be hard to beat

On paper, perhaps, but psychologically, no way are the Astros in the drivers' seat. I was also impressed (and suprised really) as to how the cards didn't go looney when Albert hit the shot.
Plus, Lidge has pitched a lot of games in a row.

chidonez
10-17-2005, 11:58 PM
Holy cr*p, that was amazing. I flipped to the game just in time for the last inning. Down to the last strike even...

MrRoboto83
10-17-2005, 11:58 PM
On paper, perhaps, but pschologically, no way are the Astros in the drivers' seat. I was also impressed (and suprised really) as to how the cards didn't go looney when Albert hit the shot.
Plus, Lidge has pitched a lot of games in a row.

I agree, I guess they are in taking care of business mode or shocked themselves.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-17-2005, 11:59 PM
That was awful. I am a big Astros fan and had my heart broken in 1980 and last year. I hate LaRussa and if you thought Scioscia was a crybaby you haven't seen nothing until we face that mother****ing ********ing **** of a piece of **** lawyer scumbag.

Corlose 15
10-18-2005, 12:01 AM
Holy cow did Pujols crush that ball!:o: :o: :o:


The way the Houston crowd reacted was amazing. From as loud as can be to deathly quiet in a second. Wow. One strike away from the world series, what a punch in the gut.

MRKARNO
10-18-2005, 12:01 AM
On paper, perhaps, but psychologically, no way are the Astros in the drivers' seat. I was also impressed (and suprised really) as to how the cards didn't go looney when Albert hit the shot.
Plus, Lidge has pitched a lot of games in a row.

Busch stadium was 1 strike away from being destroyed. Now, it lives to see at least one more game. Advantage: St. Louis

ShoelessJoeS
10-18-2005, 12:01 AM
All I can say is, wow...Pujols....:o:

beckett21
10-18-2005, 12:02 AM
That was awful. I am a big Astros fan and had my heart broken in 1980 and last year. I hate LaRussa and if you thought Scioscia was a crybaby you haven't seen nothing until we face that mother****ing ********ing **** of a piece of **** lawyer scumbag.

Tell us how you really feel. :redneck

Tough loss for sure.

Hendu
10-18-2005, 12:03 AM
After watching the Astros in the post-season, the lesson for Sox pitching: When you're in Houston, throw Berkman nothing but inside off-speed stuff. His big homers are all opposite field line drives.

TornLabrum
10-18-2005, 12:03 AM
The more these two teams play each other, the better for us. (See Angels, Los Angeles, of Anaheim, in Orange County, Near Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.)

GeauxSox
10-18-2005, 12:05 AM
Last time I saw a ball hit like that was this guy:

http://www.floridacapitalnews.com/springtraining/images/020312luzinski.jpg

Unregistered
10-18-2005, 12:06 AM
Who's the Cards' radio guy? The link for the audio of Pujols' homer is on the front page of MLB.com (http://www.mlb.com) with the guy announcing and he's terrible. He sounds like it's his first day on the job. Really makes me sad to see Rooney go...

MRKARNO
10-18-2005, 12:09 AM
Who's the Cards' radio guy? The link for the audio of Pujols' homer is on the front page of MLB.com (http://www.mlb.com) with the guy announcing and he's terrible. He sounds like it's his first day on the job. Really makes me sad to see Rooney go...

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/mike_shannon.jpg

"GET UP BABY! GET UP!"

Tragg
10-18-2005, 12:09 AM
Last time I saw a ball hit like that was this guy:

http://www.floridacapitalnews.com/springtraining/images/020312luzinski.jpg

Except I don't think he lifted the bat off his shoulders in the 83 playoffs.

MRKARNO
10-18-2005, 12:12 AM
See this is why baseball is the best sport. This could not have happened in any other team sport. Yogi said it best, "It ain't over 'til it's over."

Palehose13
10-18-2005, 12:13 AM
That was awful. I am a big Astros fan and had my heart broken in 1980 and last year. I hate LaRussa and if you thought Scioscia was a crybaby you haven't seen nothing until we face that mother****ing ********ing **** of a piece of **** lawyer scumbag.

Ah hem...I think we know about La Russa.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/4images/details.php?image_id=56

Unregistered
10-18-2005, 12:14 AM
http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/mike_shannon.jpg
"Swingblahahaha and there it is baby! Albert Pujols comes through with the hit... and the Redbirds lead this baby 5-4. What'd I tell you folks? David Eckstein the man. This could be a crushing blow, a crushing blow to the Houston club. Albert Pujols... you talk about a most valuable player... how's that... baby."

:?:

Tragg
10-18-2005, 12:16 AM
Shannon has the strangest voice and style of any PBP man. Aside from the homerism aspects (and who are we to talk), it's interesting.

Viva Medias B's
10-18-2005, 12:17 AM
Who's the Cards' radio guy? The link for the audio of Pujols' homer is on the front page of MLB.com (http://www.mlb.com/) with the guy announcing and he's terrible. He sounds like it's his first day on the job. Really makes me sad to see Rooney go...

If Rooney goes to St. Louis, that "Cards' radio guy" would become his partner. The main voice of the Cardinals on radio is Mike Shannon.

Unregistered
10-18-2005, 12:18 AM
Shannon has the strangest voice and style of any PBP man. Aside from the homerism aspects (and who are we to talk), it's interesting.In that call, he just kinda sounded like a drunk fan who was given the opportunity to do pbp for a game - kinda like when the Sox tried that awful experiment with the secondary audio that gave fans a chance to call games.

GeauxSox
10-18-2005, 12:20 AM
Except I don't think he lifted the bat off his shoulders in the 83 playoffs.

I only remember good things today. I have only happy thoughts. :D:

All are forgiven. Except Bevington, possibly Thigpen, Foulke and Koch.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-18-2005, 12:21 AM
Ah hem...I think we know about La Russa.

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/4images/details.php?image_id=56

If there was a WSI when he was here you would here a lot more about him.

His BALCO squad lost 2 of 3 World Series as heavy favorites (against the Dodgers and Reds) and of course was crushed as an underdog. He was terrible with our pitching staff (Ozzie is much better with the staff knowing when to take a pitcher out). I was glad Hawk dumped LaRussa and I would like nothing better than to beat him like a drum come World Series time.

I don't like cursing on the boads but I knew there are filters and I just wanted to get it off my chest and let White Sox fans know what Astro fans feel like.

I don't think facing either team or any additional games will help the White Sox. I think we will beat either - we would be a bigger favorite against Houston - I don't know what the odds would be against St. Louis.

I respect Houston's pitching but their hitting stinks. St. Louis is banged up - Walker may not return (the poster bashing him for not running out the play may not have realized this but if this were the regular season he would be out at least a week and if not on the DL), Sanders is banged up and they miss their key set up man (Reyes).

I think the White Sox will win in 5 or 6 regardless.

The only thing I am worrying about is my Season Ticket order going through making me a season ticket holder for the first time since Comiskey Park in the 1980s.

Reni
10-18-2005, 12:22 AM
holy ****......that was amazing

Viva Medias B's
10-18-2005, 12:23 AM
http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/mike_shannon.jpg
"There's a stee-rike call to Burke..."

Actually, I like Mike Shannon. He was Jack Buck's partner in the KMOX-AM (1120) radio booth and became No. 1 upon Buck's death. Shannon is not the best PBPer, but he's decent. He also owns a nice bar/restaruant (http://www.shannonsteak.com/home/home.htm) in St. Louis a few blocks from Busch Stadium. After Friday and Saturday night games, he does his Cardinal postgame show from the restaurant on KMOX. I presume that will continue next season when the Cards will be on KTRS-AM (550)

JimEdmonds15
10-18-2005, 12:23 AM
http://x10.putfile.com/10/28923195797.jpg

Wait a minute.. I think I was seeing things or did our closer pitch 2 no hit innings and get the win? OMG.. That's a bigger shock to me!

He didnt even give me a heart attack tonight.. ***.. Maybe this was a big win :bandance:

Reni
10-18-2005, 12:24 AM
Hi Jim Edmonds 15!! I know.....Isringhausen didn't give up a hit!!?! WOW!

SouthSide_HitMen
10-18-2005, 12:26 AM
http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/images/team/broadcasters/mike_shannon.jpg
"There's a stee-rike call to Burke..."

Actually, I like Mike Shannon. He was Jack Buck's partner in the KMOX radio booth and became No. 1 upon Buck's death. Shannon is not the best PBPer, but he's decent. He also owns a nice bar/restaruant (http://www.shannonsteak.com/home/home.htm) in St. Louis a few blocks from Busch Stadium. After Friday and Saturday night games, he does his Cardinal postgame show from the restaurant on KMOX.

I like him as well. I liked him better with Buck of course but he is a good announcer. I like Farmer as well (though Rooney more) and I liked Piersall and Caray so too each his own.

The best announcer hands down is Pat Foley. The best Stadium Announcer is a tie between the retired Harvey Wittenberg and Gene Honda.

MrRoboto83
10-18-2005, 12:26 AM
The only thing I am worrying about is my Season Ticket order going through making me a season ticket holder for the first time since Comiskey Park in the 1980s.

Hey we could be sitting close to one another in the series man, I hope they call tomorrow!!

Viva Medias B's
10-18-2005, 12:28 AM
I wonder what Milo Hamilton's call of the Pujols HR was like. I bet it was priceless. I did not hear the call but when the HR was hit, I said that Hamilton is probably ready to commit suicide.

Unregistered
10-18-2005, 12:29 AM
As usual, another lame-ass headline from MLB:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=3392

brewcrew/chisox
10-18-2005, 12:34 AM
Who's the Cards' radio guy? The link for the audio of Pujols' homer is on the front page of MLB.com (http://www.mlb.com) with the guy announcing and he's terrible. He sounds like it's his first day on the job. Really makes me sad to see Rooney go...


Well, that's 30 seconds I'll never get back. I'm dumber for having heard it.

GeauxSox
10-18-2005, 12:34 AM
I wonder what Milo Hamilton's call of the Pujols HR was like. I bet it was priceless. I did not hear the call but when the HR was hit, I said that Hamilton is probably ready to commit suicide.

You can hear it on mlb.com. (http://www.mlb.com)

NWSox
10-18-2005, 12:41 AM
It just continues to be the Sox year. One more start for Oswalt and, maybe Clemens, more action for an overworked Lidge. Damaged Astros psyche. And if the Cards win, advantage Sox - superior pitching will neutralize their offense.

JimEdmonds15
10-18-2005, 12:46 AM
Wow on the postgame Walker said he glanced over at the Houston dugout and saw them celebrating.. Appears to have ticked the Cards off.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051018/capt.hta13910180351.nlcs_astros_cardinals_hta139.j pg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051018/capt.hta14010180355.nlcs_cardinals_astros_hta140.j pg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051018/capt.hta14110180358.nlcs_cardinals_astros_hta141.j pg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051018/capt.hta14310180404.nlcs_astros_cardinals_hta143.j pg

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051018/i/r752227659.jpg

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20051018/capt.hta14910180423.nlcs_astros_cardinals_hta149.j pg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20051018/capt.hta14710180415.nlcs_cardinals_astros_hta147.j pg

SoxSpeed22
10-18-2005, 12:49 AM
That gopherball was not a very good pitch. Very similar to the 2 homers that Paulie got off Lackey and Santana.

elrod
10-18-2005, 01:19 AM
One of the worst hanging sliders you'll ever see. I don't understand why they even pitched to him. You had a banged-up Reggie Sanders next. Make him beat you, not Pujols.

peeonwrigley
10-18-2005, 01:51 AM
One of the worst hanging sliders you'll ever see. I don't understand why they even pitched to him. You had a banged-up Reggie Sanders next. Make him beat you, not Pujols.

That's what I was thinking. The reason I thought it was over is because I was thinking Pujols is the winning - not tying, but winning - run, there's no way they'll throw to him. Wrong.

And he did not miss. That was an absolute 100% bomb. HR Derby distance.

Tragg
10-18-2005, 01:53 AM
Most pitchers through a few bad pitches in a game. Trouble with PUjols is that he misses fewer bad pitches than most and when he hits them, he makes them count more than most.

JimEdmonds15
10-18-2005, 01:55 AM
Didnt wanna post the vid here.. But feel free to check it out if ya want!

mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/topplays/archive10/05nlcs_gm5_slnhou_pujols_3runhr_350.wmv?ct1=mlb

Just put that link in whatever you want to play it in.. windows media player works!

:smile::smile::smile:

Tragg
10-18-2005, 01:56 AM
I wonder what Milo Hamilton's call of the Pujols HR was like. I bet it was priceless. I did not hear the call but when the HR was hit, I said that Hamilton is probably ready to commit suicide.

I heard his call when the Brave hit the grand slam in game 4 (which the astros subsequently won in 18).

Fly ball... down the X field line.....grand slam.
"Holy Toledo, Wrangler" only happens when astros do the hitting. He has that get quiet harrelson style when the opposition does good.

elrod
10-18-2005, 02:14 AM
Milo's voice was just stunned. Fly ball and a homer to left. Silence. Like Harrelson. But Milo sounded like he was in tears.

IowaSox1971
10-18-2005, 02:31 AM
This was such a crushing loss for the Astros that I would be surprised if they ended up winning the series. Think about it: The Cardinals had two outs, nobody on, trailed 4-2 and were down to their last strike. I'm sure the champagne was ready in the clubhouse, etc. That crowd was deflated and I'm sure the Astros are, too.

From a White Sox perspective, the bad thing is that if the Cardinals end up winning the series over Houston, they will have a huge momentum surge going into Chicago, because their situation had seemed so hopeless.

PeteWard
10-18-2005, 02:46 AM
Last time I saw a ball hit like that was this guy:

http://www.floridacapitalnews.com/springtraining/images/020312luzinski.jpg


Yeah but only when the score was something like 10-1. Go back about ten years earlier for a better, more clutch White Sox analogy to Pujols. Hint: He was also an ex-Phillie who wore glasses .

PeteWard
10-18-2005, 02:49 AM
This was such a crushing loss for the Astros that I would be surprised if they ended up winning the series. Think about it: The Cardinals had two outs, nobody on, trailed 4-2 and were down to their last strike. I'm sure the champagne was ready in the clubhouse, etc. That crowd was deflated and I'm sure the Astros are, too.

From a White Sox perspective, the bad thing is that if the Cardinals end up winning the series over Houston, they will have a huge momentum surge going into Chicago, because their situation had seemed so hopeless.

But vs. Oswalt and Clemens? Well, I still think you may be right but against those two StLou will have to work and their pitchers will have to be spot on.
Lidge has to be absolutely shot though.

JimEdmonds15
10-18-2005, 02:58 AM
But vs. Oswalt and Clemens? Well, I still think you may be right but against those two StLou will have to work and their pitchers will have to be spot on.
Lidge has to be absolutely shot though.

People that wanna continue to count the Cards out against those two.. Feel free too. They've beat em before. They arent unbeatable either. They beat Pettitte, Oswalt, and Clemens in a row earlier this year, I dont see why they cant now.. :redface: With that said it's gonna be hell! :redneck

ATXBMX
10-18-2005, 06:05 AM
At least they have Prior (Oswalt) and Wood (Clemens) going in games 6 and 7. There's no way they beat both!

Astros are done. They shouldn't have been celebrating before the last out.

Viva Medias B's
10-18-2005, 08:17 AM
I attended the July 15, 16, and 17 Cardinal games against Houston at Busch Stadium. They were all relatively close games and all Cardinal victories.

The 7/15 game (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050715&content_id=1132314&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home) had Pettitte and Mulder getting no decisions. It went 13 innings with Houston taking a 3-2 lead in the top of that inning. The Cardinals won it in the bottom of that inning with Pujols hitting a walk off two-run home run that went off the top of the wall and into the Houston bullpen.
The Saturday game on 7/16 (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050716&content_id=1133352&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home) featured Oswalt vs. Marquis with the Cardinals tatooing Oswalt for 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th en route to a 4-2 victory. The highlight was a Larry Walker three-run home run.

Sunday's finale on 7/17 (http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20050717&content_id=1134807&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home) was the much anticipated Clemens vs. Carpenter matchup. Clemens gave up three runs in the bottom of the 2nd, and St. Louis won the game 3-0.

elrod
10-18-2005, 09:22 AM
Clemens had a 1.32 ERA on the road this year. Oswalt had a 3.38 ERA on the road (which is much worse than his 2.52 ERA at home, actually). Neither are too shabby on the road.

Mulder was very solid at home though. (2.59 ERA) Morris was much worse at home (4.37 ERA) than away (3.87).

If they can keep their heads together after what happened last night, the Astros should be in good position to win either Wednesday or Thursday. I think Sanders is still, basically, useless at the plate after his injury. And Grudzielanek is still in a terrible slump that doesn't appear to be ready to break. Eckstein may be ready to break out. The big issue is Edmonds. If he continues to slump, OZ and Roger can go after him, pitch around Pujols, and get Sanders. There is no way they should let Pujols beat them again.

Jjav829
10-18-2005, 10:11 AM
Wow. Just wow. Albert Pujols is an absolute beast. Home runs don't get more clutch than that one.

The Cards suddenly have life again. I mean they were dead. The coroner was checking his watch to get a time of death for the St. Louis Cardinals 2005 season. And then Eckstein singled, Edmonds walked and BOOM! Cardinals win. Pretty amazing.

I still think the Astros are the favorites to win this with Oswalt and Clemens going, but it's certainly a lot closer now than yesterday. It's not like Mulder and Morris are scrubs. They have the ability to lead the Cards to two wins. This could definitely help us if they go to a game 7.

Why can't Pujols be a White Sox? :D:

mjharrison72
10-18-2005, 10:27 AM
Wow. Just wow. Albert Pujols is an absolute beast. Home runs don't get more clutch than that one.

The Cards suddenly have life again. I mean they were dead. The coroner was checking his watch to get a time of death for the St. Louis Cardinals 2005 season. And then Eckstein singled, Edmonds walked and BOOM! Cardinals win. Pretty amazing.

I still think the Astros are the favorites to win this with Oswalt and Clemens going, but it's certainly a lot closer now than yesterday. It's not like Mulder and Morris are scrubs. They have the ability to lead the Cards to two wins. This could definitely help us if they go to a game 7.

Why can't Pujols be a White Sox? :D:
:hawk "Where's he gonna play?" :D:

Baby Fisk
10-18-2005, 10:31 AM
Houston? They dead. Go Cards!

Flight #24
10-18-2005, 10:53 AM
Albert Pujols is a bad bad man. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm afraid of him batting against anyone, even our pitchers. That said, walk him and deal with the rest of 'em. Even with 2 on and a 2-run lead, if I'm Phil Garner, no chance Pujols gets any opportunity to beat me.

Flight #24
10-18-2005, 10:54 AM
Why can't Pujols be a White Sox? :D:

We had Albert Pujols before there was Albert Pujols.
:hurt

beckett21
10-18-2005, 10:55 AM
Albert Pujols is a bad bad man. I'm not ashamed to say that I'm afraid of him batting against anyone, even our pitchers. That said, walk him and deal with the rest of 'em. Even with 2 on and a 2-run lead, if I'm Phil Garner, no chance Pujols gets any opportunity to beat me.

I think West said it best earlier in the thread. You give him the Bonds treatment. If that means walking him with the bases loaded, so be it. Let Reggie Sanders beat you.

Playoff baseball never ceases to amaze me. What a moment.

ja1022
10-18-2005, 12:42 PM
We had Albert Pujols before there was Albert Pujols.
:hurt

After Pujols' shot, my son asked me why the World Series bound American League Champion Chicago White Sox (nice, very nice) never get a Pujols, and I said the exact same thing. We must be pretty damn smart.

JimEdmonds15
10-18-2005, 01:22 PM
http://www.deweytv.com/audio/nlcs_astros.mp3

http://www.deweytv.com/audio/nlcs_fox.mp3

http://www.deweytv.com/audio/nlcs_spanish.mp3

http://www.deweytv.com/audio/NLCS_stlouis.mp3

http://www.deweytv.com/audio/nlcs_Espn.mp3

http://www.deweytv.com/audio/houston.jpg

http://www.deweytv.com/audio/post.jpg

:o:

Jjav829
10-18-2005, 02:31 PM
We had Albert Pujols before there was Albert Pujols.
:hurt

I knew someone would post this. :smile:

My point wasn't that we haven't had a player like Albert Pujols. I simply meant that I wish we had the real Albert Pujols. I love watching him play and he's probably one of the best people in baseball as well. Damn those Cardinals for locking him up long-term. :mad:

IowaSox1971
10-18-2005, 03:02 PM
Clemens had a 1.32 ERA on the road this year. Oswalt had a 3.38 ERA on the road (which is much worse than his 2.52 ERA at home, actually). Neither are too shabby on the road.

Mulder was very solid at home though. (2.59 ERA) Morris was much worse at home (4.37 ERA) than away (3.87).

If they can keep their heads together after what happened last night, the Astros should be in good position to win either Wednesday or Thursday. I think Sanders is still, basically, useless at the plate after his injury. And Grudzielanek is still in a terrible slump that doesn't appear to be ready to break. Eckstein may be ready to break out. The big issue is Edmonds. If he continues to slump, OZ and Roger can go after him, pitch around Pujols, and get Sanders. There is no way they should let Pujols beat them again.

Clemens and Oswalt are great pitchers, but momentum is a huge thing in playoff baseball. Once you have momentum, you can't let the other team get it, and that's exactly what the Astros did. Despite the Astros' Game 2 victory, Houston has had trouble winning in St. Louis in recent years, and it will be tough for them to eliminate the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. If the Astros couldn't eliminate them in Game 5, when EVERYTHING was going their way, how are they going to accomplish this in Busch Stadium? Look back at the 1986 ALCS, when the Angels lost Game 5 at home in similar fashion to the Red Sox. The series went back to Boston, and the Red Sox routed the Angels in both games at Fenway to take the pennant.

Flight #24
10-18-2005, 03:52 PM
I knew someone would post this. :smile:

My point wasn't that we haven't had a player like Albert Pujols. I simply meant that I wish we had the real Albert Pujols. I love watching him play and he's probably one of the best people in baseball as well. Damn those Cardinals for locking him up long-term. :mad:

[Hanger18]

Damn that Kenny Williams!!! If Jim Hendry ran the Sox, he'd trade Marte and Ozzie's least favorite kid for Pujols!

[Hangar18]

Just kidding big guy, you know I luvs ya!:smile: