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2013 World Series


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#1 nickalero99

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:54 PM

The Cardinals were many people's favorites in this series, but I just watched these Red Sox defy what "should" have happened in pitcher matchups to beat a team with likely the best starting pitching in baseball.

First couple innings they are already back at it with the assist of an error and Wainright is looking quite shaky. Last to WS champs?

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:05 PM

Wish Hunter could have pulled out the same thing Beltran just did.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:10 PM

Wish Hunter could have pulled out the same thing Beltran just did.

The ball he hit just now looked alot better hit than the one VS Det. I thought it was clearing the bullpens.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:16 PM

Agreed but it's downright frigid weather for baseball right now in Boston. Not going to see a whole lot of carry.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

As horrible as it seems for the neutral spectator, I think the Red Sox will get to Wacha in game two.

And then they just have to beat Joe Kelly and Lance Lynn to sweep them.

Unless Waino can come back on short rest for Game 4.
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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:02 AM

If the Red Sox win, I would like to see them do it in Fenway.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:04 AM

Boston's rotation might be a slight mess now, but honestly there wouldn't be much drop off from Buccholz to Doubront. St.Louis hit .238 vs lefties (vs .280 against righties) in the regular season. Vs Lester (and honestly, as a whole) St.Louis looked lost at the plate. Buccholz has been leaving so many pitches up in the zone, that the only real bad thing about his injury is that Peavy might be set up to pitch a game 7. He has been pretty poor in the playoffs over his career, all though he did pitch well vs Tampa. I think if there was a game 7, the Sox would just use Peavy for minimal innings and then Doubront the second he got into trouble.

That's all a bit future thinking though. If the Red Sox win tonight, this series is close to over. I'm normally fairly pessimistic just because if I'm wrong, I'm happy, but if the Sox win tonight I see this series as over. I think Lester is going to win game 5 single handedly. Boston will miss not having one of Papi/Napoli in St.Louis, but this has the looks of a 5 game series if they win tonight.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:06 PM

Lester caught with substance in his glove? After Bucholtz "caught" earlier in the year?

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:58 PM

Lester caught with substance in his glove? After Bucholtz "caught" earlier in the year?

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I also don't believe it was just rosin. Looks like Ecto Cooler, or that slime from You Can't Do That on Television.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:56 PM

Wacha wastes no time on the mound..

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:02 PM

Back, back, back, back....GONE
Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7......

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

Back, back, back, back....GONE


Another Pappi home run that wouldn't be a home run any where else.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:52 AM


Back, back, back, back....GONE


Another Pappi home run that wouldn't be a home run any where else.


Right. He's a bum who only hits them at Fenway, and is a complete fabrication of that field.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:54 AM

Cards showed their resolve last night. If the Sox had finished off that game, I don't think the series would have made it past 5. Good win for them for sure. Wacha/Martinez/Rosenthal were filthy.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

Back, back, back, back....GONE


Is Pappi sitting the next three games?

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:59 PM


Back, back, back, back....GONE


Is Pappi sitting the next three games?


No, he is likely going to start Game 3 at first.
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:06 PM



Back, back, back, back....GONE


Is Pappi sitting the next three games?


No, he is likely going to start Game 3 at first.


Yeah, heard they cannot take his bat out of the lineup and Napoli will sit. At least game 3.
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

So we were having a discussion about the fans, the "Red Sox Nation"...what I also call the "Back Bay Distressed Nation" for the number of distressed hats you see in crowd shots, and this isnt really a knock on them as much as it is a knock on what baseball has become.

When I was growing up and even into my 20's, a baseball game was part of a narrative of a 162-game season, but at the core of that single event was the game itself. It seems these days, that baseball because of new stadiums in great downtown "scene" locations has become 81 home "events" and it attracts less and less seamheads, but more of the people who want a popular scene, but the problem is that the price to attends what to a baseball fan is just 1 of 162, has been driven hard by the "demand" for those who are going to a different event.

So just speaking to your own hometowns, are there any of these teams, stadiums, events that its solely about baseball and the team? When I think around the league, what I see on TV, etc...the one that pops out in my mind are the A's.
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 03:08 PM

I can't speak for other cities, but as you mentioned, Oakland still caters to the casual baseball fan. Might be due to the lesser known product they put on the field, even though they're in the playoffs more often than not but it is very enjoyable, seats available anywhere at a reasonable price, seat prices have gone up yearly, but not enough to keep the working class at home. Field level, directly behind home plate, those seats you see during every pitch from the center field cam are $40, bleacher seats are still only $9 per game. Food prices have gone up a tic, but looking at what is offered, well worth it IMO. We tend to bring most of our own food and drinks, no cans, no glass, but Tupperware is allowed..
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:24 PM




Back, back, back, back....GONE


Is Pappi sitting the next three games?


No, he is likely going to start Game 3 at first.


Yeah, heard they cannot take his bat out of the lineup and Napoli will sit. At least game 3.


Of all the Sox bats, the last one I'd want to remove from the lineup is Napoli's. If I was managing the team, I'd put Papi at 1B and Napoli behind the dish. Let Ross ride the pine.
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