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St.Louis Cardinals & the Boston Red Socks going to the World Series.....!!!

by Rick Dennington
posted 10-20-2013 07:14 PM


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#1 posted 10-20-2013 08:21 PM

Nostalgia:

I loved………and now miss………. teams like the Lakers with Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, etc…….. and the Celtics with Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson, Robert Parish, Danny Ainge, etc.

And, I miss the old Boston Red Sox – “The Big Red Machine” of the mid-70’s

What a greet team. Coached by Sparky Anderson with a great starting line-up of Pete (Mr. Charlie Hustle), Rose, Morgan, Pérez, Concepción, Foster, Griffey, and Gerónimo.

Should be a good Series. I hope it is.

Best. Bruce.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#2 posted 10-21-2013 12:00 AM

rick,always been a braves fan.but i’ve always liked the cards,i think they are a classy organization.the best of fortune to them.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 10-21-2013 12:52 AM

right on, Mr C+!!!!
Man, that grand slam in the 6th inning put them right on top in the 6th game of the series. Shane Victorino… who is this guy?? WTG Sox!!!
I am pained, though to watch the game and not see my favorite players from recent years, now most notably Kevin Youkilis, Johnny Damon, and Josh Beckett. But, no doubt this team makes it happen!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 01:30 AM

This is the first time since 1999 that the world series is between the two teams with the best regular-season record in their league. Coincidentally, they have the same record: 97 wins and 65 losses.

It should be a great series.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 01:59 AM

diehard sox fan and super excited, but OP did you forget 2004..”ground ball stapped by foulke. underhands to first and the red sox are world champions for the first time in 86 years. Can you believe it?”

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 02:20 AM

Yeah. I’m from the St. Louis area and I sure remember losing to the Red Sox in 2004, but I also remember winning the series in ‘82, ‘06, and ‘11 and intend to have to remember winning in 2013. I always resent the little attention that is given the Cardinals every year. We’re a small market, we never get attention from the media, we never get the good time slots for games, we have a relatively small payroll, we have an inordinate number of our players who were drafted by the cardinals, yet we rival other teams for numbers of pennants and championships won. Go Cards. Who needs Pujols.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 02:46 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys…..

I have to admit that I did not see the game in ‘99, or even the one in ‘04….I didn’t start watching the Cardinals, and whoever they played till ‘05…..I’m not familiar with the AL league much at all…..Only the teams that the Cards have played since they started playing the “inner-league “teams a few years ago…...But since then, I hardly miss a game…..I prolly watch 120-140 games a year…...One thing I’ve noticed over the years…..the Cards don’t go out too much for drafting players beyond their own farm teams, especially from the Memphis Redbirds….But when they get players like Carlos Beltran, it’s well worth it to do so…...That’s right…..Who needs Pujols..?..They gave him $265 million for a 10 year contract…..He’s 32 now, and he ain’t producing for the Angels…..They can keep him…..We got some big bats on the team…..!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 03:08 AM

Actually…...I got into watching baseball quite by accident…..I was looking for something to watch one night, and nothing but junk was on, except a baseball game….It was the Cardinals, and whoever thye were playing(?).I’ve been watching them ever since….So about 8 years is all….But I try to never miss a game when they play…....It’s funny how players come and go, but the game never changes…..!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#9 posted 10-21-2013 04:35 AM

Go Cards!

I watched Gibson play, was in the stands when Lou stole #105, saw a Forsch no-hitter and loved Whiteyball in the ‘80s. Hated the ‘04 sweep by the Sox, want no repeat. Here we go, Cards and October baseball go together!!

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#10 posted 10-21-2013 02:08 PM

I think you’ll find the cards played the tigers in 68 wish it was a rematch of those teams, Tigers won. The cards won in 46 + 67 the sox won in 2004.

-- Tom southern MI

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#11 posted 10-21-2013 02:18 PM

BIRDS!!! Looking forward to a Red Socks stomping…

-- Dan

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#12 posted 10-21-2013 04:54 PM

This should be a hard-fought battle between these two….I predict the Cards in 6…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#13 posted 10-24-2013 02:11 AM

Not too good here guys!

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#14 posted 10-24-2013 02:19 AM

Ouch, some baserunners but not getting any in.

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#15 posted 10-24-2013 03:00 AM

Looking good here…......so far.

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#16 posted 10-24-2013 03:48 AM

Wow…..I can’t believe how bad the Cards played tonight…Looked like a bunch of high schoolers…..

Too many errors…...too many missed chances for base runners….But….it’s only the first game…...

The Cards are not a team that just goes away….Lester was great…...Wainwright was poor…..!!!!!!

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#17 posted 10-24-2013 03:52 AM

Who can possibly replace the GIANTS of baseball who will leave soon or have already left.?

Th great game announcers and hosts…...

Joe Garagiola

Harry Carey

Vince Sculley (when he retires)

I am really going to miss Tim Mc Carver.

28 consecutive Would Series as as the announcer.

Mc Carver is so good, he doesn’t even need a color man to add to the dialog or provide the stats. Mc Carver has it all.

Mc Carver adds sooo much to a game… with his understanding of the game. his historical recollections of past but similar and relevant events. His ability to express to us dummy’s nuances of the game we would not have heard nor understood.

I am really going to miss him.

Costas would be a good choice….........but he is probably already life-committed to projects that are already carved out for him.

Any thoughts on who should replace Mc Carver next year…. and onto the future ????

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#18 posted 10-24-2013 10:55 PM

The Cards got their a&%^s handed to them last night….They played awful….

It was reported today that Lester was cheating….Some sort of “substance” in his glove….Not by the Cardinals…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#19 posted 10-24-2013 11:19 PM

The accusation does come from the Cardinals’ organization. Cardinals’ minor league pitcher Tyler Melling made it on Twitter.

I’m not sure, but I think that Twitter checks the veracity of everything before allowing it to be published :).

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#20 posted 10-25-2013 01:27 AM

Apparently it turned out to be something to help him with his grip and although maybe jot strictly allowed, it is accepted by everyone. In cold weather it is allowed and preferred by hitters that the pitcher have control of the ball.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#21 posted 10-25-2013 01:30 AM

Tighter game tonight thusfar. Good baseball.

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#22 posted 10-25-2013 02:02 AM

The Redbirds are looking sharper tonight…...Good pitching on both sides….Wacha is bringing it tonight,as is Lackey…...Redbirds on top 1-0 so far…....Go Birds…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#23 posted 10-25-2013 02:31 AM

This is a great game tonight. The Cards just took the lead. This is how the Falll Classic should be played.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#24 posted 10-25-2013 02:39 AM

Boston human too. Errors for Cards in Game 1, Boston in Game 2.

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#25 posted 10-25-2013 03:05 AM

This is better.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#26 posted 10-25-2013 03:06 AM

Young guns duking it out with Boston bullpen.

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#27 posted 10-25-2013 03:16 AM

Huzzah! Cards Win!

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#28 posted 10-25-2013 03:33 AM

, Yes…...Now that looks like how the Cards normanly play ball…..!!!!.....Now let’s go to St.Louis and finsih them off…..Wacha was great, and the relievers were excellent….....One note:

Pitchers are NOT allowed to use kind of a substance to enhance their pitching…..They can lick their fingers, and /or wipe them off, or blow into their hands to warm them, BEFORE they get on the rubber…..That is the rule….....Even in cold weather, it is not allowed….....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#29 posted 10-25-2013 03:38 AM

The Series will continue with game 3 back in St. Louis on Saturday night at 7:07 on Fox…..On to victory…...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#30 posted 10-25-2013 03:46 AM

Sport ball is fantastic. The best part is when the outfielder makes a touchdown. I too am a Detroit Cardinals fan. They are the best at sport ball. They’re quarter back really gets the sport juices flowing. I sure hope they win the Cup of Ultimate Bestness.

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#31 posted 10-25-2013 04:09 AM

Wish I had a ticket…

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#32 posted 10-25-2013 06:32 AM

Go Cards!

I was a Cub fan when I lived near Chicago and the rivalry between the Cubs and Cards always got the blood moving. But, as usual, the Cubs are out so go Cards. That team has colorful history … but so do the Red Sox!

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#33 posted 10-25-2013 11:47 AM

Rick, my answer about the substance was taken from a quote by JC Corcoran, a St. Louis reporter. He talked to Jim Edmonds, Joe Magraine and others and they all told him. That even though a substance is not technically allowed players and managers agree to allow it to avoid players players getting injured by wild pitches. The article suggested it was one of the unwritten rules of baseball.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#34 posted 10-26-2013 10:41 PM

Ok…...Game # 3 tonight…..The Redbirds are home, and are going to put the “whoop” on the Sox tonight..

I predict the Birds will win by 5…......Any takers…..???? The series is tied 1-1….....!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#35 posted 10-26-2013 10:51 PM

I think a Birds Win is a Fine Idea! My brother is there. Go Cardinals!

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#36 posted 10-26-2013 10:57 PM

Smitty,

It should make fro an exciting game tonight….I’m glad I’m not there….I’ve been there before, and I’ll have the best seat in the house tonight…... in my easy chair in front of a 73” screen…..Where’s the popcorn..?

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#37 posted 10-26-2013 11:45 PM

Go Red Birds!!!
I’m actually a NY Mets fan, but when they aren’t in it (which is most times)....
I’m a National League’r all the way (as they play real baseball)!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#38 posted 10-26-2013 11:46 PM

^ I like the way both you guys think. :-)

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#39 posted 10-27-2013 12:19 AM

Every now and then I come up with a good idea…...Not often, but evey now and then…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#40 posted 10-27-2013 12:34 AM

Go CARDS!!!!

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#41 posted 10-27-2013 03:15 AM

Finally home to watch. Been at 2 Halloween things, but they just took the lead back as we walked in the door. Let’s hold on this time and maybe get some insurance runs.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#42 posted 10-27-2013 03:38 AM

Well it looks like I am in the minority here, but GO SOX! Watching the game right now been a fun one either way it goes. If we have to lose the WS, I wouldn’t mind losing to StL. Should be a fun rest of the series.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#43 posted 10-27-2013 03:45 AM

Dang it!

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#44 posted 10-27-2013 04:32 AM

Wow…...What a bizarre ending to a game…...I’ve never seen that happen in all the years I’ve watched the Cards…..an obstruction call…...by the home plate umpire…..But a win is a win…...5-4…..On to the next game tomorrow night, and go for the kill….........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#45 posted 10-27-2013 05:45 AM

Totally bizarre is right. A win on an infield D-P ball. Wow…

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#46 posted 10-27-2013 12:04 PM

The Cards win it on a walk-off-questionable -technicality!

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#47 posted 10-27-2013 01:48 PM

It was odd, and you kinda hate to see a game end like that, but we have to leave it up to the umps to make the calls…..In this instance, it was the correct call, according to the rules…....They got it right…..!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#48 posted 10-27-2013 02:07 PM

My son & I made our 1st trip to St. Louis this year to see the Cardinals play, what a great experience & what a well run organization. We took the stadium tour and stayed at the Westin across the street from Busch-there couldn’t be better accommodations.

CPlusWoodworker – in your 1st post you mentioned the Red Sox were the Big Red machine of the 1970’s…that was actually the Cincinnati Reds of the 1970’s managed by Sparky Anderson. You went on to name many players of the Reds. If you wanted to name some of the mid-70’s Red Sox it would have been; Yastrzemski, Rice, Lynn, Fisk, Lee, Tiant, Remy, Scott, Evans, Burleson, Hobson, etc….

Bill in MI

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#49 posted 10-27-2013 03:21 PM

I heard from a friend of mine who is an ump, not major league but an ump. He said the call was correct. He said the ump has discretion whether to award the base. Any time a ball is overthrown like that at 3rd base, it’s a given that the runner will score. The only thing that prevented him scoring was the interference. I will say it was not the way I wanted to see it nor do I think it was intentional, but as Rick said, it’s up to the umps to make the calls. Looking forward to game 4.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#50 posted 10-28-2013 05:20 AM

Well heck….......The Cards are just gonna have to work harder after that 4-2 loss tonight…..The series is tied 2-2….Sure was hoping they wouldn’t have to go back to Boston, but it might look that way…One more game in St.Louis….Even if they win tomorrow night, they still gotta go back…....I’ll never understand playing 6-7 games to determine a winner…..I think 2 out of 3 takes it….Whichever team wins 2, that’s it…game over….

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