Open Thread: World Series Game Two

Berkman, Wood, Vazquez qualify as Type-B free agents
Banuelos hit around in Peoria
Barry once hit .362/.609/.812 with 232 walks and 41 strikeouts in a single season. True story. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

What did you all think of last night’s game? I thought it was pretty exciting actually, at least until the Giants started to pull away at the end. Though watching Vlad Guerrero play defense in rightfield bordered on hilarious and unwatchable. Knocking around Cliff Lee is no small feat, but San Fran’s hacktastic approach might not work so well against C.J. Wilson since he throws so many pitches out of the zone. Matt Cain is the better pitch on paper, but he might get outdone in this one because his teammates kinda suck.

Anyway, here’s your thread for the game. If you’re too heartbroken over the Yankees not being in the Fall Classic and can’t bear to watch, then go ahead and talk about something else then. Anything goes. Enjoy.

Oh, one small site note: We did some rearranging, and the commenting guidelines are now a pull-down from the “About” button in the nav bar above (under the street sign). Read them if you haven’t, or refresh your memory if you already have.

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Berkman, Wood, Vazquez qualify as Type-B free agents
Banuelos hit around in Peoria
  • FIPster Doofus

    “Though watching Vlad Guerrero play defense in rightfield bordered on hilarious and unwatchable.”

    http://img87.imageshack.us/img.....947149.gif

    • Kiko Jones

      Marcus Thames is in the World Series?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

    If you’re bored, I’m doing a livechat, about whatever…

    http://www.puristbleedspinstri.....francisco/

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

    Due to my self-imposed media ban from the time the Yankees lost until after my Terrifyingly Enormous Exam this morning, I never got to say thank you to the writers here and all the commenters who made this season awesome, so…thank you all.

    • Eirias

      What was your exam in? Ditto on the terribly enormous exam this morning.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Oh, one small site note: We did some rearranging, and the commenting guidelines are now a pull-down from the “About” button in the nav bar above (under the street sign).

    Hiding the commenting bill of rights under bureaucratic subterfuge?

    You’re only further tarnishing the already damaged credibility of this socialist blog, Axisa.

    • Esteban

      The Death Panels are coming next, forreals.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Read them if you haven’t, or refresh your memory if you already have.

        5. Keep comments on topic. Every day during the regular season, we will host a Game Thread. In that thread, feel free to discuss the Yanks, the news of the day, what’s happening in the game, etc. For the rest of the posts, do your best to keep comments related to the topic at hand…

        10. Do not post the same comment in multiple threads. If you post something just before a game thread is closed, feel free to repeat it in the spillover thread, but do not abuse the privilege. Any repeat comments will be deleted, and if you continue to repost comments you’ll be banned.

        I’m looking at you, newly returned mryankee. Consider yourself refreshed as to the guidelines.

    • Jerome S

      Admittedly, it’s not a bill of rights… it’s more or less a step down from “You can do anything on the internet!” to “You can do anything except these things for which you will be banned and eternally damned to hell.”

  • Esteban

    Who’s about to start watching The Wire?

    This guy is and he’s pretty excited because he hasn’t seen it yet.

    • candyforstalin

      why bother having commenting guidelines when this is allowed?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Open thread, baby. International waters. Tyson-Secretariat I.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Don’t forget the monkey knife fights.

        • candyforstalin

          anyone who hasn’t seen the wire shouldn’t be allowed to comment.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Some of us ain’t got the HBO’s, yo. It’s hard out here for a pimp.

          • Esteban

            I apologize mr(s) candyforstalin for not having watched The Wire while it was being aired. I hope at some point in the distant future I regain some small part of the very little credibility I had.

  • Sheepmeister

    So if you had a choice, would rather have:

    7 World Series titles, 2 other pennants and 1 ALCS appearance in a 10 year period

    or

    1 World Series title every 10 years with the 2 extra pennants and ALCS appearance scattered throughout the 70 years of your life.

    Basically this is dynasty vs. “random” titles with mediocrity to ALDS exits every other year.

    • JAG

      Does the dynasty thing preclude the possibility of other titles? B/c watching a dynasty unfold is pretty much the best thing a fan can enjoy, but living in the afteryears watching the team that was once so great toil in obscurity/mediocrity forever after would be agony.

  • Carlosologist

    The Giants are winning this World Series for the Yankees. We’ve played a big role in the construction of both sides.

  • Adam B

    Ben Sheets and Brandon Webb are free agents no? could be good on a 1 year deal.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Sheets is contemplating retirement after his latest injury, no?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

      Stay awwwwaaaaaaayy

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I think I’ve heard Sheets might hang ‘em up. Not really too bullish on Webb, shoulder injuries aren’t good, look at what the Nationals got out of Wang this year – and I thought that was a reasonable risk too.

    • Kit

      I’m pretty sure Ben Sheets had a severe arm/shoulder injury last season, so that might not be the best idea.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Isn’t Mark Prior also a free agent?

    • Big Stein

      let Boston have them.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Boston would have seven aces if it were to sign Webb and Sheets. That would just be unfair. I mean, why even play the 2011 season?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          They’d have 14 aces.

          Once Casey Kelly gets added to the 40-man next June-ish, his seven aces all by himself count towards the total as well.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Great point. We’re screwed.

          • Sweet Dick Willie
            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              It’s all a ruse. He’s playing possum.

              There’s no such thing as Scotchtoberfest.

          • dan

            kelly that guy is already better than walter johnson……………………………………..

  • Big Stein

    What Barry could have done in Yankee Stadium (as opposed to Candlestick) and with batters protecting him.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Barry only had 14 plate appearances in Yankee Stadium (all in YS2, obviously).

      His line: .571/.786/1.000. No, I did not make that up.

      • Carlosologist

        The scary part: He could have sustained that line.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          His BABIP: .750.

          • Carlosologist

            Well, maybe only the insane SLG.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              No, I think Barry Bonds could actually sustain a .750 BABIP. He’s the one guy who could do it.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Mariano Rivera, however, struck him out swinging in his one appearance against him. Andy Pettitte struck him out in the 2001 All-Star Game.

        I never fail of saying this.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          and by “fail” I mean “tire” WTF? I fail a lot.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        14 PAs, however:

        Game 1: 2-3 with two singles and a walk
        Game 2: 2-4 with a single, a walk, and a home run
        Game 3: 0-0 with four walks

        Wouldn’t that make his BABIP .400, not .750?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I didn’t calculate it myself, I’m just citing B-R.com.

          • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

            Fair enough–I think they are wrong. Home runs don’t go into BABIP. Two singles and three outs is .400

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              No, they’re right.

              In his first game he had 4 PAs with a walk, two singles, and a strikeout. That’s only two PAs with that ended with a ball in play, and they were both hits.

              In his second game, he had 5 PAs with a walk, a single, a homer, a strikeout, and a flyout. That’s only two PAs that ended with a ball in play, and he had a hit in one of them.

              In the third game, he was walked 4 times and hit by a pitch. No balls in play.

              That’s three singles and a flyout in four plate appearances that ended with a ball in play. That’s .750.

              • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

                Yeesh, you’re right. It’s been a long day.

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

          Game 3 he was 0-0 with four walks and a HBP…I thought I missed a PA in there somewhere.

      • Thomas Tu

        I know Barry didn’t want to sign in 1993, but did we have a chance to sign him afterwards? I’m not sure how his contract with the Giants worked.

  • kunaldo

    holy F barry.

  • pete

    If one were to watch a highlight reel of all of Bonds’s plate appearances that season, would it have gotten boring? I don’t think so.

  • JerseyDutch

    Can’t decide if I want to watch the game on TV or just follow the score on MLB.com whilst watching The Office UK. Decisions, decisions…

    • Kit

      At least you have the choice of watching the game. Some of us aren’t so lucky.

      • JerseyDutch

        Those knuckleheads haven’t resolved the issue yet?

        • Kit

          Nope. :(

  • Poopy Pants

    Why is Ozzie doing an english broadcast?

    • JerseyDutch

      I hear he’s not any more intelligible in Spanish.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

    I’m only just beginning to appreciate how good Bonds really was

  • Big Stein

    Hannah Storm bring’n da mad slutty

    http://deadspin.com/5674919/th.....slutty-lol

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

      Why is it any time a woman wears anything that shows even a tad of skin she’s automatically a slut?

      • Big Stein

        can you post some examples

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I’m with Rebecca. The constant criticism of Storm’s wardrobe smacks of a sexist double standard.

        We men have it easy, our uniforms are cookie-cutter banal.

        • Benjamin Kanacki

          Women can dress professionally just as easy as men can. The fact that some women choose not to is not an excuse.

          The problem is that women who dress more provocatively get the most attention, so more and more women choose to discard professionalism for ratings. Which isn’t wrong, but it is unfortunate—both that men objectify women and that women ignore professionalism because of that.

      • Esteban

        Yea, clothing does prove something one way or the other in terms of promiscuity, but on the other hand: If you want to be known as a ‘professional’ reporter, is ‘skin’ appropriate? Would it be ok for a male reporter to show skin

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Would it be ok for a male reporter to show skin?

          We’ll never really know, because we’ve created a male/female professional dress culture that makes this test case virtually impossible.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

          But guys don’t have to worry about it because it’s socially acceptable for them to wear short sleeves or an open collar (except at, say, goldman sachs)

          • Benjamin Kanacki

            So because males don’t have to worry about it, that means women are given a pass on professionalism?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Because males don’t have to worry about it, it means they have a far different degree of difficulty and should consider that before they pop off at the mouth about a woman’s wardrobe being unprofessional.

              It’s like a rich person complaining about how a poor person spends their money. Bitch, you’re rich; shit is easy for you.

              • Benjamin Kanacki

                If something as simple as dressing oneself is too difficult, then maybe that person should reconsider their chosen field.

                And poor people generally spend their money unwisely, which is what has led them to be poor in the first place. And poor people bitch about how the rich spend their money far more often than the other way around. And most people who are well off worked very hard to get to where they are. Shit definitely wasn’t always easy for them, and certainly isn’t enjoyable for them now with people shitting on them for being successful.

                But the bottom line is that dressing professionally is not terribly difficult for a man or a woman. I work with plenty of women who are able to attire themselves appropriately. Just because she may not think that professional dress is the most fashionable choice doesn’t mean it’s difficult for her to do so. Use common sense. A diving neckline or a super-short skirt are probably best saved for Margarita Mondays after work at Chili’s.

                • Big Stein

                  marie antoinette just called, she wants her cake back.

        • Kit

          That’s not even the point. In terms of attire, women have a lot more choices than men do, and most of those choices include showing skin. Of course, she could wear slacks and a button down with a vest or something that covers her up completely, but using that “would it be okay for a male reporter to show skin,” is kind of a ridiculous argument. I kind of saw the video in the link and it’s a little blurry, but it looks like she was wearing a dress of an appropriate length and some long boots that covered up a good portion of her legs. If she was in a mini skirt and a shirt six sizes too small, I wouldn’t say anything, but she’s not working in an office, she’s at a basketball game as a reporter.

          • Kit

            I meant, I wouldn’t say anything in regards to the argument that she’s not properly dressed. Wasn’t clear on that, sorry.

          • Esteban

            http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_N0KH.....m+long.JPG

            When’s the last time a male sportcenter anchor wore anything close to that? They all wear suits (on top at least), not open collared polo shirts.

            • Kit

              I agree that it’s inappropriate, but it’s the double standard in the media. She’s addressing the demographic sports are directed to–men. It’s for ratings, it’s for attention, it’s to get people talking. As a woman, I don’t dress like that, professionally or casually. My parents would probably be the first people to tell me I look like a street walker if I did, but obviously, it’s a ploy because her target audience is men.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                It’s not just the double standard in the media, it’s the double standard in dress in general.

                I don’t find what Storm was wearing there particularly inappropriate in any way, it’s just a feminine top.

                Whatever.

                • Kit

                  I mean inappropriate for the camera. It doesn’t look right for a reporter to be sitting in front of a camera with a plaid top. It’s fine in like a talk show but it’s not work attire for a reporter in a studio. I’m not saying she needs a garbage bag or a nun’s dress, but that it doesn’t look right for a professional reporter in front of a camera. If she was at a game reporting, I’d see no harm in that at all.

              • Big Stein

                nothing wrong in dressing sexy

                http://jezebel.com/assets/imag.....594_10.jpg

                a pair of sexy pumps and a cocktail dress never hurt anyone.

            • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

              does this count?

              • Kit

                I laughed a little. And yeah, there’s just no way in hell that’s even remotely work appropriate.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  Craig Sager’s inappropriateness >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hannah Storm’s inappropriateness

                  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

                    Bozo the clown could switch places with Sager for one game and nobody would know.

                    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                      If Hannah Storm shows a little skin, it doesn’t make me not pay attention to what she’s actually reporting on.

                      I can’t not notice Craig Sager making his wardrobe the center of attention, though. He’s actually detracting from his reporting with his ridiculously loud suits and ties.

        • Esteban

          Oh and I meant to say doesn’t prove something one way or the other>

      • Murakami

        ummm…tedious, cliched phallocentrism?

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    So if the Giants win the WS, I think their bandwagon fans will be only slightly less obnoxious than post-2004 Red Sox bandwagon fans. ZOMG SO FUN!!! GIANTS BASEBALL, TORTURE!!!!! LICNECEUM IS HAWT.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      If the Giants win the world series, I am growing my facial hair out to Brian Wilson-like epicness.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        Of course, that would take about 5 years of not shaving to happen =[

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Do what Youkilis does: just go find some nice roadkill and hot-glue-gun it to your face.

      • Kit

        I hope you’re married, then, ’cause it’s super atrocious. The only reason I like him is because of what he looked like before the beard.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

          I’m 18, I ain’t no MacCauley Culkin.

          • Kit

            Then I recommend not growing the beard. It’s for your own good, son.

      • Big Stein

        When exactly did Brian Wilson join the Taliban?

        http://cache.boston.com/resize.....4/539w.jpg

    • Josh Z.

      Which of course, will be only slightly less annoying than this comment.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Ouch?

  • Carlosologist

    So if the Giants take Game 2 will everyone STFU about Texas and how awesome they are?

    • Kit

      I hope so. I’m really tired of the Rangers.

      • Kiko Jones

        This.

  • Thomas Tu

    Barry Bonds is still my favorite non-Yankee MLB player of all time.

    I like him more than any other Yankee sans Gehrig and DiMaggio.

    • Carlosologist

      Cosign on this. The Giants became my favorite team when I discovered Barry Bonds and his amazing stats.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        Whoa whoa whoa whoa. You mean the steroid allegations aren’t driving younger fans away from the game in droves?

        • Carlosologist

          My opinion on steroids: I could care less. You still have to go out and play the game. Also, aren’t people attracted to home run hitters? If it puts asses in the seats, it’s all fair game.

      • Esteban

        2nd favorite team right?

        • Carlosologist

          Obviously. Yankees come before everything (except women).

          • Thomas Tu

            Concurred.

          • Esteban

            Sounds about right.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

            At least I know where I rank in the scheme of things

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              It would help if you dress mad slutty lol whatevs

            • Carlosologist

              My mental ranking of things:

              Women
              Yankees
              Food
              Giants
              Breathing
              Personal hygiene
              Daily exercise
              Schoolwork

              • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy

                Those are going to have to change eventually. Enjoy it for now.

                Once you’re in college, you’re going to have to pretty much reverse that list if you want to be successful.

                • Carlosologist

                  Good point. I’m enjoying this for as long as I possibly can.

                • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

                  I have to say, in college, women are still up near the top.

                  • Mattchu12

                    I have to say, before, during, and after college, Women are still on the top.

              • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

                Where’s Winning?

                Remember, Breathing’s first, Winning’s second.

                • thurdonpaul

                  ietc

            • candyforstalin

              if i could only turn back the clock to when god and her were born. he had it right.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      As a kid/teen, I collected Bonds cards for years before he broke the record. I have a binder with nearly 100 cards of his. Just a terrifying presence at the plate. Still one of my faves.

      • Xstar7

        I have a Barry Bonds autographed baseball that I got as a gift.

  • Carlosologist

    Nice bowtie Rosenthal.

    • Avi

      He must be hanging out with that Sager guy. Not good for one’s style.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    The Rangers look like the Yankees in the ALCS with these pathetic at-bats.

    • Carlosologist

      But they scored runs last night. That’s something we couldn’t do for 44 innings in the ALCS.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      I don’t think Cain gets as much credit as he deserves, probably because he’s second-fiddle to Lincecum, but he’s filthy nasty.

      • Carlosologist

        Meh, Cain’s an alright pitcher, but he wouldn’t be anything higher than a number 3 starter in the AL. He’s a product of AT&T Park. Look at his HR/FB rate and then look at his FB%. Yikes.

        • FIPster Doofus

          FIP-wise, Cain was better on the road than at home from 2007-09.

          • Carlosologist

            I was looking at xFIP, but I find that if find the average of FIP and xFIP, you can get a better idea of how the pitcher should pitch*.

            *This is a very raw method. It isn’t adjusted for park and league or anything.

            • FIPster Doofus

              The problem with using xFIP in Cain’s case is that it’s always extremely high for him, yet he somehow manages to defy it. Cain gives up a ton of fly balls, but not that many go for homers. You can’t just attribute that to spacious AT&T Park either, as Cain hasn’t exactly surrendered a ton of HRs on the road compared to home. He has actually allowed three more in San Fran in his career, albeit in 85 fewer innings.

              • FIPster Doofus

                *85 more innings

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        57-62 for his career (despite a 3.45 ERA) doesn’t help either. He doesn’t know how to win!!

        • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

          I think having an offense like the Yankees–or any non-SF offense, really–scoring runs for him instead of the Giants would make the W/L record a lot different.

          • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

            Of course it would. Cain’s poor W/L (never mind the cause of it) is still why he is consistently overlooked.

  • cano is the bro

    Cain doesn’t look like he has eyes, he looks like a demon or something

    • FIPster Doofus

      I think his face looks downright cherubic.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        He looks like an adorable version of AJ Burnett.

        • Kit

          I told my best friend yesterday that I thought Cain looked like AJ’s younger brother and she told me I was insane.

  • Avi

    This is boring.
    I say the Yanks and Phillies get together and play a seven game series.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Yanks and Phillies playing each other in October? Like that would ever happen.

  • Thomas Tu

    Shoulda signed Bonds after his first contract with the Giants ended. sigh.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Could you imagine all the Yankee-haters and their roid chants if we’d had Bonds and Giambi and Clemens?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        AND WHAT IF WE HAD HIRED SANDY ALDERSON?!??!?!? OH, THE HORROR!!!!!!!

        /IanO’Connor’d

        • Thomas Tu

          Well. Would we still have gotten Giambi had we signed Bonds?

          Who knows. Who knows…

          • Carlosologist

            I still think we should have gotten Manny, but alas…

            • Xstar7

              If we had gotten Manny we wouldn’t have gotten A-Rod because there wouldn’t have the need for another slugger who happened to play at a position that was already taken by Derek Jeter.

  • JerseyDutch

    Tonight is the pitching duel?

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Letttttttsss gooo Giants

    • Carlosologist

      +1

  • Carlosologist

    Man, that was literally an inch away from a homer.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Are the Sox still paying Renteria?

  • All Star Carl

    AHNdrews
    SAN-chez

    I want to shoot myself.

  • mike c

    matt cain is awesome

  • FIPster Doofus

    Big Daddy Cain is killing it

  • Carlosologist

    Now the Rangers know what it feels like to be BABIP’s bitch.

    • mike c

      or get dominated by a superior pitcher

    • FIPster Doofus

      My thoughts exactly.

    • Jose the Satirist

      The night is still young.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I don’t mind the Rangers at all but I smirk so hard at their failure in this series, so far.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Magician

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    Can we loan Mariano Rivera to the Giants for the week?

    • Boy Jorge

      That Wilson fella is doing quite well.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      No. Mo is ours. Mo is not for loaning. >:(

      (And Wilson ain’t too shabby himself)

    • Xstar7

      The Giants can get by with beard-man.

  • mike c

    LOL at the dallas reporter getting a taste of SF while he visits the ballpark
    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/spo.....oPlay=true

    • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

      Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Carlosologist

    I’m being completely honest here. I want CJ Wilson’s sideburns.

    • Kit

      As a member of the CJ Wilson is really fucking hot club, I’d like to say that his sideburns are actually the worst thing about him.

      • BigDavey88

        Something tells me you’re not a fan of any type of facial hair.

        No wonder you love the Yankees!

  • yungsta

    They were once the NY Giants and I’ve met people who actually followed them out there. I’ve known people here who still call them the Jints.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Fun Fact: Angel Berroa played with John McGraw.

      Sincerely,
      PeteAbe

    • mike c

      the nets are going to call themselves the brooklyn dodgers when they move there

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        They wish.

        • mike c

          i would have also accepted ‘the nots’

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            The Brooklyn Comrades

            • mike c

              aka the nyets

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder
        • mike c

          yeah there’s one of those brooklyn nets jerseys hanging on the wall in junior’s on flatbush, not a good look

        • pat

          The best part of that article..

          Prokhorov has been a bit more cavalier about the issue, once suggesting to reporters that he could rename the team after his girlfriend, except that would mean he’d have to change the team’s name often.

          HAHAHAH

          • Xstar7

            Well at least he’s honest.

  • Carlosologist

    What a play by Schierholtz. Nice range.

  • yungsta

    Yankees: oh crap, we forgot to buy the Series this year! (palm meet face)

  • Esteban

    Renteria, you gotta catch that bro

  • Leo in Houston

    Ya can’t walk Elvis. That will burn you.

  • Big Stein

    Cain didn’t tip his hat. bad etiquette.

    • Leo in Houston

      Whew dodged bullet

  • Esteban

    Ugh Bieber’s a Rangers fan?

    • FIPster Doofus

      He was wearing a Giants hat and a Rangers jacket.

      • Carlosologist

        coughtoolcough

      • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy

        Goes both ways.

  • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy
    • JerseyDutch

      This! Is! Friscooooo!

  • Carlosologist

    Where was this Derek Holland in the ALCS?

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      11 straight balls before a strike. Impressive.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Mike Maddux is easily the most annoying pitching coach in baseball.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    10 straight balls??? this is epic

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      11!

    • Carlosologist

      11 straight.

  • Leo in Houston

    3-0

  • Esteban

    Where was this Derek Holland

  • Leo in Houston

    Take 2

  • Boy Jorge

    Talk about “shitting the bed”

  • pat

    WTF why couldn’t he shit the bed like this against us?

  • Carlosologist

    Nolan Ryan must have seen flashes of his young career during that 1 strike, 12 ball performance.

  • Jon in CUO

    I’ve never seen that before. Where was Washington’s hook?

  • Leo in Houston

    Wear it Uribe

  • Carlosologist

    I wanna know where this Rangers pen was in the ALCS.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    wow

  • pat

    This is so fucking awesome.

    • Carlosologist

      I agree. If it were me, I’d start making doodles in the batter’s box.

  • Leo in Houston

    Nollie needs to stay calm. Already had one heart surg

  • Boy Jorge

    That mound must stink, with all the shitting going on out there, this half inning. Poor Wilson.

  • pat

    I’d like to know what Jon Daniels did in Colorado as an intern in 2001 to warrant being hired as the assistant director of baseball operations for Texas the very next season. That’s freaking nuts.

  • Carlosologist

    When was the last time there were three consecutive bases loaded walks?

  • Leo in Houston

    If you don’t swing you walk Rent

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Strikes are overrated.

  • CBean

    I’m probably enjoying this Ranger bullpen collapse too much.

  • Esteban

    So what’s the MSM storyline gonna be?

    • Zanath

      They’re going to jump on the Giants bandwagon until there is cause to jump off of it.

  • Carlosologist

    Is Renteria World Series MVP?

    /too early, probably

  • JerseyDutch

    I thought the Giants weren’t supposed to have much of an offense.

  • Leo in Houston

    Dogs chasing cars, pros putting for pars and pitchers throwing fours. See you in Texas.

  • tom

    Well, the Rangers bullpen is living up to everything we thought it would be against the Yankees. Too bad, except for one inning, our guys couldn’t make it happen.

    So, based on last night’s game, should we now expect a 3-4 run Ranger rally in the 9th?

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    epic epic epic meltdown

    • Carlosologist

      This is a historic meltdown.

  • Carlosologist

    AHAHAHAHAHA

    Keep piling it on Giants.

  • JerseyDutch

    Can we officially call this one a laffer?

  • cano is the bro

    this is hilarious, hey texas. Karma is a bitch

  • Leo in Houston

    Giants need one in Texas

  • Zanath

    I think the Giants have surpassed their run total for the entire postseason.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    This is fucking hilarious.

  • Zanath

    So now Giants bullpen is going to give up like five runs, right?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Man, Girardi never woulda let this shit happen. He’d have emptied his bullpen and gone to all his A-relievers, even Mo, with the off day tomorrow. But let’s complain about the binder.

    • pat

      And Joe Torre would have left Scott Proctor out the entire time.

      • rek4gehrig

        Proctor? I forgot all about him but u r right. Joe would’ve left him in to suffer

    • Big Stein

      oddly, Ron-Ron will likely be manager of the year.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    I could not stop laughing that entire inning. Call me a bitter bitch but schadenfreude is fucking delicious.

    • Zanath

      I enjoyed that inning way too much.

  • Carlosologist

    The Rangers have regressed big time.

  • pat

    Juan Uribe is a lot more agile than I thought. That was a pretty nice play.

    • FIPster Doofus

      His career UZR is +39.2. Uribe is a fairly adept fielder.

      • pat

        He certainly is. I can honestly say I’ve never, ever, paid much attention to him.

    • Big Stein

      he’s a free agent this offseason, maybe Cash should sign him.

  • All Star Carl

    Rangers look old.

    Michael Young, no range a third.

    Outfield defense is terrible. Hamilton and Cruz looked lost.

    • pat

      If I’m using the transitive property correctly, then the Giants would have made us look positively decrepit?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        by the transitive property of suck the Twins/Reds World Series would have destroyed all our televisions with how awful it would have been

        • pat

          Hahah. I also beleive the transitive property of suck is how STD’s are spread!

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            AHAHAHAH

            Transitive Property of Postseason Suck, I should’ve said. ;)

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      icwudt

  • Carlosologist

    Send this bitch back to Arlington. I want to see the Giants sweep.

  • Zanath

    Look at these grinders! Even down 9-0 still working the count!

    /MSM

  • rek4gehrig

    Giants = good pitching

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Every
    single
    one

    of the Giants’ runs in this WS has come with two outs. ALL OF THEM.

    • FIPster Doofus

      All 20? That’s batshit insane. Wow.

    • Carlosologist

      That’s impressive. 20 two out runs? Crazy shit.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      bah, it turns out this isn’t true. Should’ve fact-checked instead of just repeating what I saw RTed in Twitter sob sob.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    why couldn’t we have pitched batter? such a poopy-shoot

  • FIPster Doofus

    Colby Lewis hasn’t gotten rocked in a while. Saturday sounds like a good day for it.

  • Big Stein

    Gotta feelin Lee starts on Sunday.

    And this complete collapse makes it harder for Texas to keep Lee.

  • Murakami

    LOL. Looks like we wore out the Yee-Haws.

  • pat

    Seems like Texas won their World Series in the ALCS.

  • dan

    mr. lee has to get that ring with us.

  • dan

    any chance of getting rags for p………….ing coach?!

  • Kyle

    Does Cliff Lee=Marian Hossa? Going to the Championship game three times in a row with two different teams, before winning it in his third year with yet another team?

  • rek4gehrig

    Washington was visbly PISSED during postgame interview. I smiled.