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2011 World Series Thread

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QUOTE (fathom @ Oct 17, 2011 -> 11:48 AM)
Pujols was talking about how awful the clubhouse was prior to that trade. He said all the new relievers helped loosen it up.

 

Team Rasmus has to be stewing.

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Yeah, short of getting caught with the powder again or getting Hamilton re-hooked, it'd be crazy to fire a manager for taking this type of team to the Series 2 years in a row.

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QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Oct 17, 2011 -> 12:02 PM)
Yeah, short of getting caught with the powder again or getting Hamilton re-hooked, it'd be crazy to fire a manager for taking this type of team to the Series 2 years in a row.

 

especially in a non-Yankees/Red Sox town.

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I was asking because I noticed some of the more knowledgable baseball people here at ST would mention that Washington makes a lot of WTF decisions, but yeah, getting to the WS twice in a row means you're doing something right and he shouldn't get fired.

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QUOTE (MexSoxFan#1 @ Oct 17, 2011 -> 03:21 PM)
I was asking because I noticed some of the more knowledgable baseball people here at ST would mention that Washington makes a lot of WTF decisions, but yeah, getting to the WS twice in a row means you're doing something right and he shouldn't get fired.

I said it for Ozzie...a lot of the "WTF" decisions a guy makes have a background to them. "Sure this pitcher got in trouble and gave up a couple runs but he's a kid and we're gonna need him down the stretch". "Yeah, I bunted there, but I knew that my closer was hungover so I wanted to give my starter a lead early." You get the idea.

 

Only fair way to really evaluate a manager is in aggregate. What does his team look like coming into the season and how do they perform based on that standard.

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Rangers should take this series rather easily based on talent. But the Cardinals were 10 1/2 games out of wildcard contention as late as August 28th. Now they're in the World Series. So I expect them to fluke/luck their way to another title. Ala 2006.

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QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Oct 18, 2011 -> 12:10 PM)
Rangers should take this series rather easily based on talent. But the Cardinals were 10 1/2 games out of wildcard contention as late as August 28th. Now they're in the World Series. So I expect them to fluke/luck their way to another title. Ala 2006.

 

They did sneak their way into the playoffs, but this team is still way better than that 2006 squad of jokers. They won 90 games, and would have won several more if they didn't start the season with Ryan Franklin as closer. The bullpen was so awful in the first half, it's amazing they stayed within 10.5 games.

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The Rasmus effect. Cards got a lot better when they unloaded Rasmus. And Edwin Jackson pitched good enough to get them the wildcard.

 

I think that Cards will win in 6 or 7 games. Starting pitching has sucked for about everybody this postseason. Could be a lot of slugfests which isn't bad. Dotel and Jackson, ex-White Sox players on the Cards.

 

Michael Young is the guy on the Rangers that Ozzie always loved. Thought that Young would wind up on the White Sox but maybe Kenny did have the same amount of Younglove.

 

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ESPNStatsInfo ESPN Stats & Info

C.J. Wilson & Chris Carpenter start in Game 1 for #Rangers & #Cardinals. Winning team in Game 1 has won 7 of last 8 WS

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STL has the edge in game 1 at home field and Carpenter pitching. No DH. CJ Wilson has been very hittable in the playoffs so far. Both teams though have solid offensive lineups.

 

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QUOTE (sunofgold @ Oct 19, 2011 -> 01:05 PM)
STL has the edge in game 1 at home field and Carpenter pitching. No DH. CJ Wilson has been very hittable in the playoffs so far. Both teams though have solid offensive lineups.

Carp has been hittable in the playoffs outside of 1 godly game.

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Weather not looking promising for tonight.

 

Wouldn't baseball be better if they just lopped off about 20 games and finshed in the middle of October? Not going to happen, but I think the product would be better.

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Rangers' #WorldSeries Game 1 lineup: Kinsler 2B, Andrus SS, Hamilton CF, Young 1B, Beltre 3B, Cruz RF, Napoli C, Murphy LF, Wilson P

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jaysonst Jayson Stark

Full #Cardinals lineup: Furcal, Jay, Pujols, Holliday, Berkman, Freese, Molina, Punto, Carpenter.

 

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QUOTE (LittleHurt05 @ Oct 19, 2011 -> 05:45 PM)
Game 7 of the 2001 WS on ESPN Classic right now, DBacks up, bottom of the 9th

 

I don't have access to a TV. Let me know how it ends!

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QUOTE (Milkman delivers @ Oct 19, 2011 -> 05:50 PM)
I don't have access to a TV. Let me know how it ends!

 

The Evil Empire goes down!!!! Rejoice!!!

 

Looking at the Diamondbacks roater, man, they literally were nothing but Schilling, Johnson, & Luis Gonzalez's steroids. The rest of lineup was old & washed up, and the names of the other pitchers barely deserve to be mentioned.

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You're telling me Erubiel Durazo isn't a household name?!

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QUOTE (Cali @ Oct 19, 2011 -> 08:23 PM)
You're telling me Erubiel Durazo isn't a household name?!

 

Wow, one of those names I haven't heard or even thought of in 10 years.

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