2013 Major League Baseball: World Series- Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals

It's the 'roids.

Hunter should have caught that ball.

Leyland is getting senile. Making very questionable decisions. Totally blew that game pulling Scherzer.

CptDomano wrote:
Stele wrote:

Grand Slam in the bottom of the 8th to tie a 5-1 deficit. Got to be kidding me. :(

....Yeah. Yeah, I don't know what to say about that. That whole inning was just ridiculous. :(

Ridiculously awesome!

Much like the Johnny Football experience, I am wholly enjoying the Yasiel Puig experience. That triple was NUTS.

I can tell you, Cardinal fans really enjoyed the Yasiel Puig Experience themselves tonight.

Didn't take long for the narrative to return to talking about the Cardinal Way and how so many rookies played a huge role for the Cardinals.

Hoo man...That was a pretty rough game to watch as a Detroit fan. Soooo many mistakes during that game, starting with Fielder's inability to properly read the play and get his ass back to third, adding in a guy who has been crazy good defensively booting a double play ball, then finishing up with a reliever just putting up a meatball for Victorino to hit over the wall.

Honestly, I wasn't confident going into the series anyway, but to lose the game like they did just stings a bit more. Can't wait for the "Fire Leyland" talk to start up around these parts (meaning Michigan, not GWJ. Already realize the Tigers aren't fan favs around here anyway :lol:)

Not sure who I'm rooting for in the World Series now. Should be fun either way though

GO SOX!

CptDomano wrote:

Not sure who I'm rooting for in the World Series now. Should be fun either way though :D

Can they both lose?

If not... I guess go Cardinals. Because the Boston fans are just as annoying as the Yankees fans they love to hate. I used to have some sympathy that they hadn't won in forever, but since they did win, it's hard to tell the difference between a Boston and NY fan...

There is one good thing about this season wrapping up, though...

I won't have to listen to Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" anymore. How did this become the anthem for everything MLB related? I feel like they always use the song when doing a recap of a game for a promo. Also, seems like it's the theme song for MLB: The Show, too.

Stele wrote:

Can they both lose? :D

My sentiments exactly. I have some good books I can read instead of watching this World Series.

Oh man. Sox in the series again. Someone kill me...

I will admit, despite being a Sox fan, that I am not looking forward to seeing the bloody sock again nor a re-hash of all the angsty BS about pre-2004 history. Already got that in 2007 and it will be tiresome, I am sure. I will just skip most media until the games actually start.

Also, all fans are annoying to other teams' fans.

I'm just looking forward to more October baseball. I think the Red Sox make for an interesting match-up.

As annoying as Cardinal fans apparently are, it's still worth rooting for Carlos Beltran in his first World Series. The dude has been Mr. October for years, but still never got past the LCS. For as much as this season has been about Cardinal youth, Beltran was a great part of why this team has succeeded.

I hope they can keep him around, but I suspect someone will give a deal he can't refuse. I don't see the Cards offering him more than a one year deal. Maybe two if he rocks the WS.

Ugh, guess I'm routing fit the cardinals.

+1 to steele post

Fun quote by St. Louis beat writer, Joe Strauss, in regard to Boston's tendency to slow the game down.:

It’s taken the Cardinals six months plus three weeks to reach tonight’s World Series opener. Here’s hoping it won’t take quite that long to get to Game 2.
Jayhawker wrote:

Fun quote by St. Louis beat writer, Joe Strauss, in regard to Boston's tendency to slow the game down.:

It’s taken the Cardinals six months plus three weeks to reach tonight’s World Series opener. Here’s hoping it won’t take quite that long to get to Game 2.

One of the reasons I won't be watching this Series. Playoffs + Red Sox = 4 hour game-time.

I just added 3 hours to my record time for the games, just to be sure.

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Yellow gunky stuff on the inside of his glove?

Ok. I can believe that. Still doesn't explain away the 8 runs given up though.

Check the bats also!

jowner wrote:

Yellow gunky stuff on the inside of his glove?

Ok. I can believe that. Still doesn't explain away the 8 runs given up though.

Check the bats also! :P

Oh, believe me. Everybody in St. Louis knows that the Cards lost because of some pretty sloppy play. We're just rooting for Pac-Man to get the team back on track tonight.

Wacha, Wacha, Wacha!

Yeah there was a yahoo article about that today. "Everyone does it and the league ain't worried about it so Cards fans stop crying." was the jist of it.

Although I do remember Peralta getting suspended for it last year.

Much better night. Split in Boston means home field swings to St. Louis. Getting the DH was good for St. Louis, as they loved getting Craig and Adams in together. The lack of DH in the next three games really hurts Boston.

Feeling good, but there is a long ways to go.

Hate to win it on a play like that, but it was pretty blatant. I was yelling obstruction even before i saw Joyce pointing at the play.

But really, Boston was trying pretty hard to give that game away. No excuse for not walking Jay to load the bases there, as a play like that would have been two easy outs. And there was no way throwing down to third was a good idea. In the end, the Cards outhit Boston 12-6, and had zero errors to Boston's two. I feel like it was still a good win.

One more win, and worst case scenario, we get to throw Wacha one more time. There is a long ways to go, but I like how the series is shaping up.

As a neutral and not a baseball expert I was left scratching my head. That's really obstruction? Yikes.

Well that was an awkward way to lose.

It didn't go down like I assumed, but this was the home game I was most worried about. Lynn can be so good, but then have a meltdown inning.

Feel good about Waino's shot tonight, and both starters in 6 and 7 already having beaten Boston. Great series so far. Well, a great series with some pretty horrible defense, with some real gems mixed in.

I like the Sox' chances tonight as well. Lester has been quite good this season and very good in the post-season. Getting two in the Busch would be be great going back to Boston after dropping Game 2 there.

It would be nice to see a seven game WS. But only if the Sox win of course.

GO SOX!

The best sentiment I heard on local sports radio was that if Boston beats Wainright twice, they deserve to win the World Series. I don't feel like St. Louis is done, because Wacha can beat anyone. But having to win 2 on the road in one hell of a tall order. All i can hope for now is for Wacha to do his things, force a game seven, and then root on Joe Kelly to come up huge.

I hope you are right, actually (except the "Joe Kelly come up huge" part ). I would love to see a Game 7. Would not mind the Sox winning in six either, mind you, but there is nothing at all like a Game 7 of a World Series.

tboon wrote:

I hope you are right, actually (except the "Joe Kelly come up huge" part ). I would love to see a Game 7. Would not mind the Sox winning in six either, mind you, but there is nothing at all like a Game 7 of a World Series.

Besides having a ton of work this week I canceled my potential Halloween plans just incase.