Rangers vs Cardinals, Game 6
Being a possible elimination game, I figured the fall classic is finally worthy of a thread of its own. Who ya got?
Have the game on mute while listening to the Michigan hockey game. I don't really care who wins. Texas beat the Tigers so I don't want them to be successful, but I hate the Cardinals as well.
Going Texas all the way. It was explained to me that the Tigers Cardinals series used to be just as heated as the Michigan Ohio State rivalry so naturally I hate the Cardinals.
Which time? Like, uhh, the 3 times in the last 50 years? I'm a Cardinals fan, and obviously a Michigan fan, and lived in Michigan when the Cardinals won in 2006, and I can't quite get my head around this. From the Cardinals side, and even hearing people talk about 1968, I don't think I'd use the word "heated." Denny McClain was a 30 game winner, Gibson pitched 1, 4 and 7 and lost 7, and then...2006- wasn't much conflict in that series at all that I can recall, so...where is this coming from?
Yeah, that looked pretty bad, but he seems to be alright.
Defense is not going to win tonight's game.
You're right about that. Rangers definitely have the upper hand in defense, but both teams have been having problems today. Although I did get a good laugh out of the Matt Holliday bobble.
Even bigger laugh with the freeze error.
This is a brutal game to watch
can kiss my ass. Worthless turd of a human being.
Another dropped pop-up?!?! Unbelievable. I feel like I'm watching little league..
I got St. Louis! Lets go Cards.
But I really like the way that Fox does baseball. I also like Joe Buck and Tim McCarver very much.
But ... do Joe Buck and Tim McCarver do St. Louis games during the regular season? Or has that ended? Is this a situation in which the Cardinals' 'home' tv guys are doing the national broadcast?
[edit. - D'oh! Joe Buck hasn't done Cards' home games since '08. Thank you, uh, Wikipedia...]
You are the only person alive who likes Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. They are the worst announcing team in sports. I've been a Section 1 disciple for a long time but this revelation has got me seriously thinking.
in the attempt to assassinate me after I declared Gus Johnson to be one of the worst announcers in the business.
It's so funny; I seem to be such an outlier in my broadcasting tastes.
I don't care for mccarver. I don't mind Buck tho. I enjoyed frankona during the the ALCS. It was nice to have a manager prospective , plus he was not trying to be pc the whole game.
I usually root for the AL anyway but I'm pulling for Texas big time simply because I can't stand the Cards.
I also can't stand the Cards, but I'm from Dallas too so it''s not a difficult decision. Go Rangers!
I hate Texas.
Well, Texas hates you.
baseball history. This Cardinals team wouldn't have even sniffed the playoffs under the two division format.
Thee Tigers wouldn't have made it either though
I love St. Louis. Not giving up on them!
One of the worst baseball games I have ever seen. So many errors and walking on runs. Hard to watch. But I can't take my eyes off being the potential last game.
That pickoff could have saved the game for Texas
Should have scored a run if Holliday didn't get picked off
Yeah, that pickoff was huge.
Plus, it took Holliday--a good hitter--out of the game with a "bruised pinky finger".
Back to back jacks! Can't stand the Cardinals either.
You guys are sick of LaRussa? I live in WI and root for the Brewers, Imagine having to play like 20 games against him every year...And have to lose to him in the NLCS.
I'm in Chicago so I know what you mean except for the whole losing to them in the NLCS haha.
Back to back homers by Beltre and Cruz!!!
Nelson Cruz's ties Barry Bond's record for home runs in a postseason with 8. Amazing.
Series MVP Napoli, Cruz, Beltre?
Right now thinking Napoli hitting .357 with 2 hr and 10 RBI
Napoli for sure, he's made too many big plays this series to not deserve it.
You aren't allowed to say god damn on national tv are you? Because I think fox probably should have aired that clip of Larussa without audio.
I feel all alone with the Cards. My Whole family and the blog is against St. Louis. My dad won't let me hear the end of it if they end up losing.
Awwwwww, poor guy. It's not looking too good for you.
It's rough when you back the losing team. At least you still have Michigan...
You're not alone.
Lifelong Cards fan here who was born and raised in the StL.
It's not looking good for us at this point, but I will have a hard time being too disappointed even if we can't come back because of the great run we have had the past couple months.
At the beginning of Sept we were dead in the water.
Then, to not only make the playoffs but to knock off the Phillies and Brewers on our way to another pennant? Wow!
Losing will always stiing, but the way the Cardinals finished this season has made me as proud as ever to root for that organization.
With that being said, let's get a 9th inning comeback and then win it in 7!!!
And of course, Go Blue!
How cool was that?
I wonder how many on this blog knew whether Stan Musial was still alive?
Thought he was dead for sure. Was pleased to see he isn't.
The Cards just don't die
Wow. Let's go to extras.
cards can suck it
I'll say this for the Cards. They have a lot of fight.
This has been a great series.
Berkman is unbelievable.
Down to their last strike twice and still tie it up
but, there's no reason the Texas outfield should have been that deep.