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The 109th World Series

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 20, 2013

The 2 teams with the best records are facing off in the 2013 World Series and that doesn’t happen too often anymore. Once again, the two highest payroll teams will not be facing off in the World Series.  Arguably the 3 best offenses (Boston, Detroit and St Louis) were in both Championship Series. Due to that, the pitching has to be considered MORE outrageous than it appeared to be. Seven of the 10 playoff teams had team playoff ERA’s of 3.63 or less. That’s absurd. For Detroit to have a 2.81 team ERA with that horrendous bullpen speaks loudly to how dominant their starting pitching was this post season….

And with that, I bid you adieu for a few days. Twin will take over the Monday thread with his contest details. Please forward all picks to him (not me). His email address is

michael.scott2@mchsi.com

 

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  1. Nipper said, on October 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Finally the Word Series appears deep into the football season. At least the teams come from two baseball towns. These people care deeply about their teams and perhaps the ratings will not decline too much for the rest of us.

  2. Bozo said, on October 20, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Congrats to the Sox and Cards in getting to the “I don’t care which of you Fucks wins the World Series”.

    Hey, what about a shout out for Tulane football? The Green Wave have a kid QB and even with a hurt wing led them to an OT win in the Super Dome. I think I’ve heard the kid’s name before, Montana? That name does sound kind of familiar. Tulane, Tulane, Tulane.

  3. Macdog said, on October 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Congrats to Boston manager John Farrell, a local Jersey guy who took the Red Sox from last place to the World Series (although this may be more a case of the previous manager taking the Sox from contenders to last place). For you, Flav: Farrell went to high school about a mile from Monmouth Park.

  4. willedav said, on October 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

    On a football note, potential *good read*: The National Forgotten League by Dan Daly about early days of pro football starting in ’20s and ’30s (pre 69 merger). Wild outrageous stuff about pro game…20-30 man rosters of guys who played the entire game, some without helmets.
    Entire book is anecdotal, about standouts and oddballs, notable achievements and pratfalls. Such as, star running back signed out of Notre Dame when he was thrown out for being married. Turns out the guy had such a big contract and was making so much more than teammates that they refused to block for him and he left the only game he ever played in 2nd quarter. Also Sid Luckman, famous QB for Halas’ Bears, whose dad was a NY mobster convicted of murdering brother in law and who died in Sing Sing prison.

    Bozo, nice column in today’s Chron about Montana junior, his journey to get to Tulane and play in the Superdome where dad repeatedly thrashed the Saints, and a nice pic of mom and dad congratulating the kid from the stands, where they attend every game.

    • Bozo said, on October 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

      willie, I knew I’d heard that name somewhere before, I’ll check out the Gate.There was also a nice article in the Times Picayune (nola.com) yesterday (?) where they talk about Curtis Johnson (a WR coach with the Saints) and how he turned the program around.

  5. salty said, on October 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

    No pitch count in football. QB from WSU completed 58 in 89 attempts.

  6. twinfan1 said, on October 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

    contest participants, don’t forget the tie breaker with your pick- your pick should include your winning team, how many games it will take them and the tie breaker- total runs scored in the series ( that’s the ‘total total’, runs scored by both teams, not each team, not your team.)
    so your email should look like this example-
    boston-6-48

    picks go to michael.scott2@mchsi.com. craig says he’s taking off for a few days so i may not get your pick if you send it to him. you have until 1 pm pacific on october 23 to have your picks in. good luck.

    • Flavor said, on October 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      I’ll forward anything to you that I get

      • twinfan1 said, on October 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

        thanks, wasn’t sure if you’d be around. beautiful weather to get away from civilzation.

  7. zumiee said, on October 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I think Harbaugh loses people a little when he’s screaming at officials. The team is up 24-0 and he’s having a fit about a missed call.

    • salty said, on October 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      I’m not sure who he looses. I personally love the intensity and never let up attitude. Hopefully it rubs off on the players. Easy to get complacent up 24 points.

    • twinfan1 said, on October 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      he could lose *himself* -talk about tightly wound. this morning he threw a red flag at the waitress cuz his eggs were over-medium…he lost the challenge, both yolks oozed freely…

      • salty said, on October 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm

        Ha ha.

  8. salty said, on October 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    From a cubbie fan on then World Series matchup.
    “So it’s the self-righteous (Cards) playing the full-of- themselves, broadcasted by the pompous.”

    • twinfan1 said, on October 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      i took a look at a few polls on the most annoying fans. red sox fans always rank up there with the philly fans, we don’t fare too well either, we’re whiners. my unofficial consensus from a cursory search:
      1. ny yankees- just because
      2. philly- they hate everything
      3. red sox- they invade other stadiums like a swarm of inebriated locusts
      4. giants- would we like some cheese with that whine?
      5. st. louis- will move to the top with another title.

      note: generally the fans of successful teams get trashed the most. if the team doesn’t rebound on the field next year, we’ll be hated less. i think we’ll take the hatred.

  9. Flavor said, on October 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Harbaugh loses the refs when he acts like a fool. If I’m a ref I certainly am not gonna do any favors for a lunatic and I have zero respect for the lunatic to give him a call if it’s close. In some of those ref shots they can clearly be seen smiling and nodding like, “Ok, ok, thank you very much, goodbye….asshole.”
    Respect goes a long way in life, it doesn’t matter the venue. Harbaugh shows the refs zero respect…..

    • twinfan1 said, on October 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      i’m going to be at st. helena hospital most of tomorrow, so if it’s alright with you. i’d like to post my world series thread this evening.

  10. twinfan1 said, on October 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    new thread


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