Category Archive: World Series

Nov 02

And Then There Were None

In the days to come we can discuss the Mets season. By all measures, it was remarkable. As the disappointment of giving away a World Series fades, as all the blunders and bad decisions are turned over and examined like clues from a Sherlock Holmes story written by Roger Angell, we’ll grow deaf to the …

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Oct 29

Ventura, Hosmer: Game 6 Super Fun!

To put last night’s Kansas City beat down of San Francisco into perspective, since 1903 there have been 66 games where either team has scored 10+ runs. Of those games, 18 ended with a team winning by 10 or more, and only seven of those games resulted in a shutout. KC probably remembers the last …

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Oct 27

More Bumgarner Superlatives

Sometimes you have to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher, recognizing brilliance for what it is. A complete game shutout. Eight strikeouts. Four hits allowed. Madison Bumgarner has owned the 2014 playoffs, and on Sunday night he owned the Kansas City Royals too. So what’s new? He’s now tossed sixteen innings against these Royals, …

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Oct 26

Yusmeiro Petit, the Legend Grows

Yusmeiro Petit can probably take this off now. I remember watching Yusmeiro Petit pitch against the Yankees last year when I had this random thought that “hey, this guy isn’t so freaking bad.” I hadn’t been paying attention to him in San Francisco that season. There really wasn’t a need. After three rough years in …

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Oct 25

Royals Defense, Bullpen Do Things Again

It takes a cruel man to fill out a lineup card with the likes of Alex Gordon, Jarrod Dyson, and Lorenzo Cain positioned in the expansive AT&T Park outfield. Does Nori Aoki make this catch in the second, possibly saving a run, or this sliding grab in the first off of Buster Posey’s bat? Who …

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Oct 20

Bad Teams, Great Baseball

This past Friday, David Schoenfield on ESPN published an article that pointed out that this World Series features two teams with the fourth lowest combined wins in Series history. He even goes on to say that as far as quality of teams, this Series might just be one of the worst matchups ever. It was …

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