Tag Archive: World Series

Oct 23

Giants blow past Cardinals in Game 7 of NLCS to advance to World Series


The Giants have faced elimination six different times this postseason. Yet they are still standing. Game 7 of the NLCS wasn’t much of a contest, as the Giants topped the Cardinals 9-0 at AT&T Park in San Francisco this evening to win the National League pennant and advance to the World Series against the Tigers. …

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Oct 22

Ryan Vogelsong pitches Giants past Cards and into a Game 7

St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants - Game Six

The Giants got to Chris Carpenter early and took advantage of one of the best performances of Ryan Vogelsong‘s career to win 6-1 in Sunday night’s Game 6 and send the NLCS to a decisive Game 7 on Monday. Vogelsong retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced and struck out a career-high nine …

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Oct 12

CC Sabathia goes nine as Yankees beat Orioles, move on to ALCS


Just as Justin Verlander pitched the Tigers past the A’s, CC Sabathia proved to be the dominant presence as the Yankees beat the Orioles 3-1 in Friday’s decisive Game 5 and advanced to the ALCS. Sabathia, coming off a win in Game 1 in which he nearly went the distance, did go nine this time …

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Apr 13

Exclusive: Craig Counsell Interview with Brian Geraghty


Craig Counsell Spent 15 years in the League on 5 different teams. Counsell was both the highest-rated 2nd baseman and the highest-rated 3rd baseman over the period from 2002 to 2008. He has the distinction of having been on base for the last two times that the World Series ended in a walk-off hit, and …

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Mar 27

This Year’s Detroit Tigers May Bring First World Series Title Since 1984


My dad and I were not always Yankees fans. In the past blogs I had written that my favorite teams when I first started watching baseball were the Montreal Expos(because of Gary Carter) and my American League team was the Detroit Tigers (because of Lance Parrish). As a 7-year-old kid playing baseball, our team name …

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Oct 31

I Hate Sports


To those of you who have followed my blog posts here at Rumors and Rants for the last four years or however long it has been, thanks. However, I am pretty sure I may be done here, because I hate sports now.

Maybe there’s still time for me to get into Broadway musicals or something as my hobby/vocation/entire life. You know, something that may provide me with an actual reward for all the time and effort I put into it. [...]

Oct 28

That’s Game! That’s Game! That’s Game!


In arguably the greatest (or most bizarre) World Series game of all time, David Freese (0-3 at the time), with one strike away from walking back to the dugout while the opposing team (the Texas Rangers) celebrates their first World Series title, hit a deep shot that knocked in Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman. In extra innings, he hit a solo jack that gave the Cardinals the win and forced a game 7.

That’s game, that’s game, that’s game. [...]

Oct 28

World Series Game 6: David Freese, Cardinals Pull Off Win For The Ages


Oct 28, 2011 – You have to understand my situation, here. I started writing this recap when the Cardinals were trailing the Rangers 7-4 in the seventh inning, and it looked like the Rangers were going to win their first-ever World Series. Even when the Cardinals threatened in the eighth, I kept on working through, because what were the odds that the Rangers would give it away? What were the odds that Neftali Feliz [...]

Oct 26

2011 World Series Game 6 Preview: Time, TV Schedule, Pitchers And More

World Series Giants Rangers Baseball

The World Series returns to Busch Stadium on Wednesday with the Texas Rangers needing just one more win against the St. Louis Cardinals to secure their first world championship. The Rangers have never been this close to baseball immortality, but instead of looking at their place in history, they remain focused on the present. “We’ve done …

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Oct 25

“The Stack” 10-25-11


It’s a rather small “stack” of news today, but there is a lot of good stuff so let’s see what made “the stack”:

1. Cardinals blunders help Rangers take 3-2 series lead.

Dare I say that one of the “cardinal” rules in the playoffs in baseball, especially the World Series is that everyone should be on the same page. Clearly last night, the Cardinals were not. Whether it was the failed hit and run between Albert Pujols and Allen Craig [...]

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