October 29, 2014

World Series game 7

I'm watching the last game of the World Series on the web:

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It's actually a very pleasant way to watch it, because I don't have to put up with any of the garbage that real TV tosses in. I just get the game action, including each pitch as it's tossed.

UPDATE: Pressure!

KC (home team) behind by 1. Bottom of the 9th and two men are already out, and Gordon is at bat. He singles to center and the fielder has an error and he takes 3rd.

And you want to think the next batter isn't feeling it? Unfortunately, he popped out to 3rd base, so the Giants won the game (3-2) and the series (4-3).

I've read people complaining that neither team was really the best in their league. Maybe not, but they gave us a real nailbiter of a series.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Entertainment at 06:19 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 I'm quite sad about the result, and have some mild gripes about a playoff format that allows one pitcher to dominate the way Madison Bumgartner did (three wins in nine days) as opposed to needing a full team and pitching staff like you do in the regular season.

That being said, wow, MadBum was a frickin' beast this series and the Giants rightly deserve their World Series victory. 

Next year, Chicago.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 29, 2014 07:55 PM (jGQR+)

2

It doesn't always work that way. The Red Sox were in the World Series in 1975 and Luis Tiant won three games for them.

Unfortunately, they lost all four of the others.

(I was a fan of Tiant; he pitched for the Portland Beavers in triple-A when I was a kid.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 29, 2014 09:13 PM (+rSRq)

3

I started watching the game a little after Bumgarner took over for the Giants, and one thing I noticed was that he didn't walk anyone. No walks in 5 innings is quite remarkable.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 29, 2014 09:18 PM (+rSRq)

4 The '75 world series was just a smidge before I became a fan of the sport... I was seven, after all..., but it's best known for the Game 6 Carlton Fisk home run.  MLB Network declared that game to be the best of all time. 

They're wrong, of course.  The real best game of all time is Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.  But it's a good one.

It looks like Tiant got two wins in '75, but started three (Games 1, 4 and 6).  Two complete games, one of them a shutout.  Not too darn shabby, that.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 29, 2014 10:00 PM (jGQR+)

5 That was my last year of college and I watched it in the dorm common room with a lot of other guys.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at October 29, 2014 10:09 PM (+rSRq)

6 Musta been a blast... When the Cubs are in the playoffs, I get too involved in the games to want to be around other people.  Too tense... it's like poking an angry cat.

Posted by: Wonderduck at October 29, 2014 10:48 PM (jGQR+)

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