Thursday Night Open Thread


I was talking to someone recently about the best World Series we’ve seen, and I said 2001 even though the Yankees lost. Frankly, the Yankees had no business winning that series — they were outscored 37-14 (!) in the seven games — yet they had a lead with two outs to go in Game Seven. It took two dramatic game-tying homers (like the one you see above) to make that series interesting and they’re part of the reason why it was so exciting. That series was insane. Took bad the outcome couldn’t be different.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Red Sox and Cardinals are playing Game Two of this year’s World Series at 8pm on FOX (John Lackey vs. Michael Wacha), and the Thursday NFL Game is the Panthers at the Buccaneers. Yuck. The Devils and Rangers are both playing as well. Talk about any of those games and more. Go nuts.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. nsalem says:

    We outscored Pittsburgh 56-27 in 1960 and also lost.

  2. lee says:

    nice award there for Mariano, but WTF is it with having the ceremony at Fenway?????? sheez, give it to him next year at NYS, or at least just wait until game three at St. Louis. sheez…..

  3. WhittakerWalt says:

    Not gonna miss Buck and McCarver.

    Why does McCarver think it’s “creative” that Pedroia caught a ball that was basically hit right at him? It was a decent play, but not exactly ESPY-worthy.

  4. WhittakerWalt says:

    Stephen Drew is making a lot of plays that Jeter never would. Just putting that out there.

  5. Wheels says:

    Ugh, Ortiz.

  6. nycsportzfan says:

    Breslow..lol I love that both these games are known for bad news bears type plays by Kozma and now Breslow and the idiot ump who got the Kozma call wrong to begin with. What a joke World Series.

  7. SDB says:

    Hey, maybe there is a god!

  8. lee says:

    Beltran’s price may be going up.

  9. ropeadope says:

    Even Steven

  10. mustang says:

    Beltran is just ridiculous 2 for 4 with a 2 out RBI to seal the deal with hurt ribs.

    Post-Season Machine.

  11. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    Should Boston lose, it would remind me of the 2001 world series. two clubs representing cities still coping from horrible tragedy (Boston bombings and 9/11) falling just short to a dominant club from the NL.

    Boston Strong.

  12. I'm a looser baby so why don't you kill me? says:

    It’s been posted that Luis Gonzalez’ flare yet roided up single is proof that there is no god and I’m inclined to agree. I still cannot fathom how we didn’t win the WS after 9/11. So close, so much catharsis, and yet still not the perfect ending that we deserved god dammit.

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