Oct
28

Open Thread: World Series Game Seven

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How crazy was that game last night? One of the best I’ve ever seen, hands down. The whole series in general has been one of the best I’ve ever seen, I’d probably put it right behind the 2001 World Series (the outcome sucked, but holy cow was it entertaining). I was too young to really appreciate the 1986 or 1991 World Series. We can only hope tonight’s game is half as good as last night’s. Yay baseball!

Anyway, here is your thread for the night. Game Seven starts at 8pm ET and can be seen on FOX, and there are no other local sports teams in action. No excuse for not watching now. Talk about the game or anything else you want here. Enjoy.

(video of Gary Thorne’s great call (“Hello Game Seven! Goodbye Home Run!”) via ESPN Front Row)

Categories : Open Thread
  • Brian S.

    Sharks-Red Wings tonight.

    • jayd808

      Exactly. I don’t get the enthusiasm for any of this.

      Yay Baseball?!!! You’re a few heat shields short of reentry Rocket Dan.

  • Kevin

    If the Cards win tonight..we’ll have to listen to baseball punidits and fans talk about how the Cardinals have won it twice in five years while the Yanks only won once with less money blah blah.
    On the other hand, Texas winning and NOlan Ryan will be a champion again..yuck.

  • Daniel

    Entertaining Series yes, but dont you think the quality of play has been sub-par for a world series?

    • Billion$Bullpen

      yup

  • Greg

    That sucked

  • S

    how much would the cards chances of winning be if they had a healthy Wainwright?

  • U Thant

    Can someone give a good reason why Gary Thorn is not the FOX play-by-play guy? And no, nepotism is not a good reason.

  • Greg

    Carpenter seems up immediately

  • The Big City of Dreams

    *antlers*

  • Greg

    Carpenter looks awful

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Not good

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Berkman is a statue out there

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Chris Carpenter has come out really flat…

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Freese has to be taking here…

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

    This game would kill me if I was a Cardinals or Rangers fan.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      This entire series would be a killer.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        It kills me the Yankees aren’t here.

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    The good news is… nothing in this game will surprise anyone.

    • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

      See Freese doubled. Not remotely shocked.

  • Greg

    Here we go again!

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

    This series man.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Freese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    David Freese, the St Louis kid.

  • Sarah

    David Freese is all sorts of adorable and awesome.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    This dude is just unconscious at the plate right now…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CJ Wilson will earn or lose $20M depending on how good of a LOOGY he is tonight…

    /Buster Olney’d

  • FIPster Doofus

    David Freese is both beyond baseball and written in the stars.

  • S

    WS 2011 championship motto “We didn’t win because we were good, we won cause we just sucked the least”

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I hate that music teacher. I’ve been trying to pitch a virtual perfect game for years…

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I had AJ Burnett pitch a perfect game in 2k9 against the Marlins…

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

        I threw one with Randy Johnson (on Opening Day!) in MVP 2005, and also threw one with a computer generated player I recruited in MVP 2006 NCAA Baseball.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Furthest I’ve gotten was the 9th inning against the Blue Jays with Andy Pettitte at the Sky Dome.

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

    I’ve been playing baseball video games my entire life, and I’ve thrown TWO perfect games. That no talent ass clown knows nothing about the game and wins a million bucks in two weeks? Fuck him.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Pretty much my exact feelings. Plus, he thinks Bill Hall is good.

      • David N

        Yeah, seriously. What the hell is up with that?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      +1 and the fact that he bought the game with the sole intention of winning the million dollars, using Roy Halladay against the Astros, and googled how to get Bill Hall(!!!) out makes it all the more ridiculous.

    • S

      Amen, but you gotta admit it is funny

  • FIPster Doofus

    Bill Hall #feared

  • Greg

    Pen has to be warming. He doesn not look good.

  • Sarah

    Is EJax a better choice at this point?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Idk, I’d never trust EJax in a big spot, unless I absolutely had to.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He lacks Carpenter’s veteran presents.

      • Sarah

        This is true. And TLR loves him some veteran presents.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    How is someone like Jerry Layne umpiring game 7 of the world series? Do they not remember his disaster in the ALDS?

    • Sarah

      They don’t care.

    • David N

      If you’re talking about Game 3 NYY/DET, that was Gerry Davis, not Jerry Layne.

      I had the same thought until I looked it up.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        You’re right…my mistake.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Is it just me or does Kinsler get picked off A LOT? If I remember correctly he got picked of a couple time last year in the ALCS. I think he was Kerry Wood’s favorite target when he went on his pick off spree last year.

    • Sarah

      I feel like you may be onto something here, but cannot confirm. The local TX media would have you believe he runs the bases perfectly.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Kerry Wood did pick him off twice. Once in game 1, and once in game 5.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Pastadivingandrus is getting to be as fun as Pastadivingpedroia.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I was really hoping to see some to the Carpenter trash talk I’ve been hearing so much about.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Hughe Jackman is the man.

  • mbonzo

    Holy shit Craig.

  • Greg

    Allen Craig has done it again!

  • David N

    Why wasn’t Craig bunting? You have to play small ball in the World Series!

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

    Effin’ Allen Craig man.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Tex catches that…

    • Greg

      And that one.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    OT: what happened to Marcus Thames? I know he was injured after he was signed, but what happens now? Is he just released, or what?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Was he signed to a multiyear deal? I don’t recall.

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

      He becomes a free agent like everyone else.

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

    Big Carp really settled down.

    • Greg

      He’s at 63 pitches through 4 innings.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    How did Atlanta agree to that trade and then not sign Tex to a long term deal? I still don’t understand.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Slow doesn’t even begin to explain the speed of Yadier Molina.

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

    Gotta pinch-hit here. Too good an opportunity to pass up.

    • David N

      Disagree. You’ve got the lead, and Carp is more trustworthy than most of your bullpen.

    • Greg

      If it were the fifth or sixth I would agree with you. Its tough

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

    That bunt was so dumb. Inexcusably dumb.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      NL baseball is spreading like the plague

    • Greg

      Yes it was. In presight and in hindsight. Moreso in hindsight.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Indeed.

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

    Go Big Carp!

  • Greg

    Scott Feldman is now in for Harrison

  • Nhat

    At least Russa is not conservative, he remove Furcal and Schumaker from the top, perhaps he read this RAP. I am still upset that Girad did not move up Posada and inserted Montero for Martin.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      /beating a dead horse’d

      • Sarah

        I especially like that he’s referring to “Girad.” Who is Girad? Is he Girardi’s doppelganger?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        A horse that is beaten hundreds of times a day unfortunately. Such as the ‘narrative’ horse. Poor lad.

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

    Huh, Jon Daniels is from Queens. I had no idea.

  • Pat D

    I know I’m a few innings behind on this, but when you call Michael Young “one of the best players in franchise history,” well, that says a great deal about how shitty your franchise has been.

  • Kevin

    And you thought Girardi liked giving away outs for free. WHy would you keep bunting when you’re up in the count?

  • David N

    Wow, 3 blown saves in one game for the Rangers bullpen last night. That’s ugly.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It’s really only 2; Ogando’s 6th inning bases loaded walk was counted as a blown save.

      • Kevin

        Nelson Cruz is being made a goat when it’s really Feliz’s fault.

        • The Big City of Dreams

          Hopefully they don’t label him the new Bill Buckner

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

    Heh, CC’s twitter acct got hacked: http://twitter.com/#!/CC_Sabat.....6129512448

  • Greg

    Big opportunity for the Cards

  • David N

    Actually, Joe Buck, Berkman had a pretty damn good postseason last year. I’d say he made an impact.

    • Billion$Bullpen

      What you expect Joe Buck to actually be correct when he blabs something?

  • Sarah

    Are they going to IBB Freese?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’d consider it at least…this guy has been so good.

    • Greg

      Yes they are.

  • Sarah

    If Feldman walks Yadi…

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’m kind of laughing.. I’ve been rooting for the Cardinals anyway just cause I hate the Antlers and Claw.

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

    And that’s why you don’t walk the bases loaded. Molina’s OBP > Freese’s AVG.

  • Greg

    Walked him

  • Greg

    Remember in our game with Jerry Layne, CC wasnt getting that pitch either.

  • David N

    That take took balls.

  • BK2ATL

    Ump blew that call. It was a strike.

    • David N

      If he’s consistent (and it seems like he has been in not giving the outside corner, but I don’t have anything hard to back that up), doesn’t really matter.

      • BK2ATL

        It’s not a consistent strike zone tonight. But, that was directly over the corner of the plate, knee high. One of those “perfect” pitches. The ump just blew it.

        It was funny how McCaraver was running his mouth….until the replays. Then he shut up. His partner pretty much conceded that the umpire missed it.

        • David N

          Yeah, I’m not sure about the consistency any more after seeing this past inning.

          But I still say that I’d rather have a consistent ump with a flawed zone than a guy who will call a pitch on the corner one way in one spot and another way in another spot. My mind always goes back to the Berkman at-bat in Game 2 LDS last year. Yeah, the pitch was on the corner, but the umpire hadn’t been calling the inside corner a strike all night – that wasn’t the time to start.

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

      Russell Martin gets that called a strike because he can actually frame pitches.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So if CJ:

    gives up a hit -10M
    gives up a slam -20M
    gets a K +15M
    gets an out +7M
    walks in another run -13M

    • David N

      Let’s call it -15M on the HBP.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      hit batter -15M

    • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

      What about a HBP?

  • Greg

    3 walks (1 intentional) and a hit by pitch

    • Greg

      Mske that 2 HBPs

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

    My goodness.

  • Greg

    He hit him!

  • Pat D

    CJ Wilson just cost himself about $7 million with that pitch.

    /Olney’d

  • Sarah

    It might be written in the stars for the Cardinals.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      But that’s 1,000,000 miles away which is why it’s taken so long for us to see.

      • Sarah

        Good point.

  • BK2ATL

    Ummm no Wilson in the Bronx please.

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    To think, the Rangers were one strike away from winning the World Series TWICE last night.

    • Greg

      Rangers had chances to close it last night and failed. Now it’s the Cardinals’ turn to try.

    • Kevin

      that is going to haunt those players for years to come.

  • Sarah

    CJ Wilson is the new Sergio Mitre for the Yankees next fall? As long as he’s cheap…

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Not sure if serious…

      • Sarah

        Not serious.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

          Whew. So hard to tell these days.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            C’mon Wilson compared to Mitre? That’s kinda obvious.

            • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

              Have you seen some of the comments around here lately?

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Not really but yeah they can get crazy. But Sergio Mitre and his suckiness in comparison to CJ Wilson just has to be in jest. I mean I hate the thought of CJ Wilson coming here but at least he’s had a couple of productive seasons.

  • Greg

    That would have been out

    • David N

      It would have been off the top of the wall, maybe it bounces out, maybe it bounces back. Big catch regardless.

      • Greg

        Given the Rangers luck it probably would have bounced back.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Nice Catch.

  • Greg

    And once again Allen Craig makes another big play, this time with the glove.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    While I agree that 2001 was probably a better world series (I was only five at the time), don’t you think that this might be the better overall season? IMO, 2011 is the most entertaining season I’ve watched… but then again, I’m only 15.

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

      2001 was pretty epic. The Yankees had no business having a lead in the ninth inning of Game Seven, Arizona outplayed them the entire series.

  • Karl Krawfid

    All 3 Molina bros can have 2 world series rings after tonight.

    Bengie got one with the Rangers when the Giants won.

    Bengie and Jose were both on the 2002 Angels.

    Jose was on the 2009 Yanks.

    Yadi can get 2 with the Cards.

    Crazy.

    • Greg

      Figure this. 3 Molinas in a row will get a ring.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Guess Gus Molina didn’t help us this year :(

        (I know he’s not related)

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      They are like the poster family for the American dream.

  • Greg

    Rangers staff has issued 40 walks in this Series.

    Breaks the ’97 Marlins record for most all time.

  • Sarah

    CJ Wilson could be nice looking if he ditched the ridiculous facial hair and bathed.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Nobody should be introduced to a razor before Derek Holland’s sorry excuse for a mustache.

      • Sarah

        I think that one can just be ripped off. With scotch tape.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          hahaha touche.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    TLR should be slapped if he brings Authur Rhohdes in.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      One more out

  • Pat D

    Posnanski ran a Twitter poll asking for best player in Rangers franchise history.

    Old Hoss Radbourn replied, “Woodrow F. Call.”

    Epic win.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So, if the Cards hold on, who gets the MVP? It has to be either Berkman or Freese, right? Could we see 2 MVPs maybe?

    ***I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY IF THIS ENDS UP BEING A JINX***

    • mbonzo

      Freese, no doubt from me.

    • Pat D

      No, you can only have co-MVP’s when the Yankees are on the losing end of the equation.

      • Kevin

        Schilling feels the same way. He should have been the sole MVP according to him.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yes, either Berkman or Freese. Now stop being silly and asking questions like that.

      No excuse me I’ve gotta go get my pimp hand strong for TLR…

  • Sarah

    More bunts!

  • mbonzo

    Here comes that great bullpen.

  • Sarah

    Why no Scrabble?

  • Greg

    Washington wastes Chavez to bring up Torrealba.

    • Pat D

      Good managers know how to waste players as well as outs.

  • Greg

    Scrabble will face Hamilton whenever the time comes.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “Now the Rangers are trailing by 3 where the bunt is a good play” – McCarver

    • Chen Meng Wang

      He’s such a good announcer, and such a good baseball mind…

  • Chen Meng Wang

    To me the bunt even for a hit when your down by three and there’s already one out is a bad move. Especially when your a guy with some power.

    • Greg

      And he has been hot in this series.

  • Sarah

    Scrabble might some day be a starter? Or is Buck making crap up?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      If I had any idea how to actually spell his name i’d go look up his minor league stats on baseball-reference to see if he was ever a starter…but there’s a reason his nickname is Scrabble.

      • David N

        Was a starter for two years with Toronto – 11 games in 2009 and 12 in 2010 (plus two bullpen appearances). Was a starter in the minors as well.

      • Sarah

        You mean you can’t type Scrabble into the Baseball Reference search and find him? Try it.

      • Pat D

        He started almost exclusively the last two years, and was used only as a reliever this year.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Really? It’s probably just selective memory but I remember him coming out of the bullpen against the Yankees a couple times while with the Jays.

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

        You can type “Scrabble” right into the search to get him. Common nicknames work. A-Rod, Fat Elvis, Big Papi, they all work. You can also type “Marc Rz” and it’ll get you there.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Never knew that…very good to know…

    • David N

      Is the Pope catholic?

      • Pat D

        To be fair, that is a gray area.

        What we do know is that he’s a Nazi.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Wow haha, i didn’t realize how much this website’s sense of humor meshed with mine. Cause I legit burst out laughing as I read this, Idk I thought it was slightly more reserved here.

  • Pat D

    My mother is rooting for the Rangers because she doesn’t like the National League.

    I mean, I don’t either, but she seems to have forgotten that these Rangers beat the Yankees last year in the ALCS.

    Plus, I mean, we’re Democrats, so, ya know…

    • Sarah

      I had this exact conversation with a friend and fellow Yankee fan on FB the other day. He said he has been known to root for the Red Sox in the World Series because he doesn’t like NL baseball. I countered that was unacceptable and to learn to like NL baseball.

      • David N

        It is NEVER acceptable to pull for the Red Sox in the World Series. Ever. Even if they’re playing the Phillies (the appropriate action in that scenario is to take a sudden interest in cricket).

        • Sarah

          I know! You can see why I was trying to fix this as soon as I learned of it!

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Before the season my best friend(who is a Met fan) and I said if the “experts” are right and it’s a Sox Philly World Series we were just going to pretend that there was no World Series and hoped to hell we’d have football to be interested in.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            As soon as all the “experts” said it, that erased the possibility.

        • Pat D

          My dad rooted for the Red Sox in 1986.

          Quite frankly, I think that was understandable. That Mets team was so easily hateable, especially when you’re a Yankees fan.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            I was not alive in 1986, so I don’t know how valid my opinion is but I would have rooted for the Mets. Simply because when it comes down to it, they were playing the Red Sox. THE RED SOX.

            • Pat D

              Yea, it was definitely a “you had to be there” situation to understand it.

              That Red Sox team wasn’t so filled with assholes and douchebags, despite the presence of Clemens and Jim Rice and Bob Stanley (who just sucked, as he proved in Game 6).

              That Mets team was filled with young hot-dog types (Straw, Doc, HoJo, Kevin Mitchell, Roger McDowell), d-bag vets like Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez and Ray Knight, annoying pitchers like El Sid and Jesse Orosco, and an out and out degenerate called Lenny Dykstra.

              • Pat D

                Jeez, and I left out guys like Wally Backman and Ron Darling.

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

    Cardinals are in the same spot the Rangers were in last night. Six outs to get, up three runs.

    • Kevin

      Only they have a bullpen that IS better than Texas’s..period.

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

        Glad you said period. I had some doubt.

  • mbonzo

    Berkman seems to be getting all sorts of luck out there.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    lol wtf

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Hahaha, god if that wasn’t a ball then Berkman is out by a good ten yards.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow, the Rangers are averaging just under six walks per game. That is just terrible.

  • Greg

    Insurance for the Cards!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    This one just might be over.

  • Sarah

    Oh Yadi. You RBI stat padder.

  • Pat D

    OK, we have to start calling that the Nolan Ryan Face.

  • swishers fauxhawk
  • Virgil Earp

    For the life of me I’ll never figure out why we let a guy like Big Puma go in favor of Nick Swisher. Berkman has put Swisher to shame this postseason and we certainly could have used him protecting Robbie Cano.

    • Kevin

      Because we don’t have a crystal ball and he liked the NL better.

    • mbonzo

      Because Swisher OPS’d almost .100 points higher than Berkman last year, for cheaper, and better fielding.

    • Sarah

      Have you seen Berkman in RF? Ouch.

    • David N

      Yeah, but who really saw this year coming from Berkman? Decent postseason aside, he looked done last year.

    • Pat D

      Good ‘un.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Swisher is younger, better defensively, and has a better upside than Berkman, who seemed to be on the downside of his career when he came to NY. Plus He didn’t want to stay.

    • Grit for Brains

      Seeing as when the Yanks traded for him, he waived his ntc on the condition that his option would NOT be picked up, he probably didn’t want to return to the Bronx…but yea, he was a beast this year.

    • S

      It was the same reason why we got him to waive his NTC, the Yanks promised Berkman that they wouldn’t tender an offer for him.

    • pat

      Lol. Berkman hit .248/.368/.413 last year including .255.358/.349 with the Yankees. Hahahahaha

  • Greg

    Questionable move here

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

    Take the name off the back of the jersey, and I’d swear that was Joba pitching for the Cardinals right now.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Joba with a full lumberjack beard.

    • David N

      Damn, complete with the inning-ending fist pump, too.

      If Joba comes back like that, I’ll be happy.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I was kind of hoping for a game like last night tonight…

    • Greg

      It took almost 100 years of WS to have a game like last night.

    • David N

      You might have to wait a while for one of those….

      • Chen Meng Wang

        In my life I’ve been lucky enough to see some crazy baseball games…2001 games 3,4,7…2003 game 7…last night just to name a few lol

  • David N

    11 (10 currently) vs. 27. Ah, those numbers are music to my ears.

  • David N

    That is a LOT of defensive changes….

  • David N

    And there’s the sad Nolan Ryan face.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    At least Nelson Cruz will always get free beers in St. Louis.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Congrats to the St. Louis Cardinals…11 World Series. You’re almost there ;)

    • Chen Meng Wang

      only 16 to go.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Congrats Cards

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    YCPB.

  • David N

    Not going to lie, I’m pretty jealous of Cardinals fans right now.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      It’s only natural.

  • mbonzo

    Awesome, Freese for MVP.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      No question.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    How about them Cards. Seriously.

    • Greg

      It was meant to be.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Also, I wonder how Colby feels…

    • Sarah

      Written in the stars.

  • BK2ATL

    Congrats to the Cards!!!!

    Now onto the Hot Stove!!!

    Pujols signs….where?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Pujols stays in St. Louis, Fielder goes to the Nationals, or maybe Miami, CJ comes to NY or Texas, EJax goes to the other.

      • mbonzo

        Pujols to the Cardinals
        Fielder to the Cubs
        CJ to the Blue Jays
        Ejax to the Red Sox
        Darvish to the Yanks

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          I think the Cubs get CJ.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Pujols re-signs.

      • BK2ATL

        I’m not sure that the Cards meet Pujols’ number. And he’s truly earned his next contract. He deserves to be paid.

        I’m thinking, if not STL, then Chicago Cubs, LA Angels, and Toronto.

        Washington could make the splash, to team Pujols with that young squad in need of a true leader. Florida doesn’t have the money, but Ozzie would love to make that splash teaming Pujols with Hanley and LoMo, and that young starting rotation. I don’t see why Pujols would entertain these, but you never know with baseball.

        One last thing, 3 years in a row, Cliff Lee’s team doesn’t win the WS, after going into the postseason as the overall favorite. Bad luck maybe? But on 3 separate teams?

  • Pat D

    Flipped to the BYU/TCU football game which is being played in Cowboys Stadium. Seeing a bunch of Rangers fans looking sad and hugging and crying.

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I feel good.

    • Sarah

      It is going to be a dark day at my office on Monday.

      • Pat D

        I would like to make a tasteless comment here, but I don’t wanna be a total douchebag.

        • Sarah

          Consider it implied.

      • David N

        Enjoy it.

  • David N

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a Texas-sized choke job.

  • karma

    this is karma for the death of that rangers fan

    • Greg

      Shut up please. Its meant to be a celebration.

    • pat

      How is this karma for a terribly tragic accidental fall?

      • karma

        b/c their stadium is shit?

        • Sarah

          What is wrong with you? Go away.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    TLR’s reaction was hysterical it looked like he got struck by
    lightning or shot while the ball was in the air.

  • Pat D

    Ron Washington joins a group populated by Hughie Jennings, Wilbert Robinson, Charlie Grimm, Joe Cronin, Burt Shotton, Charlie Dressen, Al Lopez, Yogi Berra and Mike Hargrove.

    • karma

      its back to drugs for that scumbag.

      • Pat D

        You’ve got some issues.

  • Sarah

    Does Wash lose his job this off-season?

    • karma

      i hope he expires.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Back to back trips to the WS no they can’t fire him.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Selig visibly reading a congratulatory speech off the script. #lol

    • David N

      Fail.

  • Greg

    Freese is the MVP.

  • S

    Can Selig retire please, or get lost in the mall when he goes on his morning walk.

  • Sarah

    Wait, Freese gets a car too? I think he can afford to buy his own car.

    • mbonzo

      That car is probably worth $115K, Freese probably makes $350K for the last 3 years after taxes. He could probably afford it, but thats still a lot of money for him.

  • David N

    Now I don’t have to watch Ron Washington dancing like he’s desperate for a bathroom. Life is good.

  • pat

    David Freese. Probably getting laid tonight.

  • karma

    watching all 7 games of this series proved to me that God exists.

    • karma

      i can sleep better now knowing that the right team won. also i hope all of rangers execs die a horrible death. i would do it myself if i didnt have kids.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Are you okay?

        • karma

          yes, i was reminded of that fan dying and posted my feelings. please understand, i’m bipolar.

  • David N

    Standing by for the “Hitler finds out the Rangers choked away the World Series” video.

  • RANGERS CHOKE

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    • nytexasrangersfan

      Fuck you.

  • Sarah

    Ron Washington “We didn’t give them anything, they beat us.” Well, except today you gave them two runs.

  • special kid

    thanks both teams !

    • axisa420

      THIS KID AGAIN! Axisa- DO YOUR THING!

      • HE, ALL KNOWING OBSERVER

        who made you boss?

  • BK2ATL

    If anyone’s up, stumbled across a link to Yu Darvish pitching live right now in the JPL.

    http://www.justin.tv/asdfg585#/w/1981656384/2

    I see what the hype’s about.

  • I am not the droids you’re looking for…

    I’ve become a full on Texas/Nolan Ryan hater. So I am happy. Fuck them.