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Well, that was pretty awful.

Stayed up last night to listen to Game Six of the World Series after accounting class. Good God, what a mess...there was plenty of action, but from the level of skill exhibited by both teams, I could easily have mistaken it for a Prairie League game. There were five errors, twelve walks, a bunch of other boners, misplays and dumb crap in the field as well as on the base paths; several times, the Rangers took the lead, and every time they did, their bullpen coughed a couple of runs up to keep the Cardinals in the game. So annoying.

You can make the argument that playing the game in 53-degree weather didn't help, and I would totally agree, but short of assassinating Bud Selig and reorganizing MLB into four eight-team conferences so that we can get everything done by mid-October instead of dragging things out until Halloween this is what post-season play is going to be like, and there's just no help for it. Well, I suppose MLB could start doing what the NFL does and start holding the World Series at a neutral field, preferably either indoors or with a roof overhead.

Still, on to game seven tonight. Go Rangers!



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Oct. 29th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
I gave up on baseball last century, in the year of the strike; but I recall a joke from the period when I still followed it.

Q ) What do (whatever team most recently pissed you off) and Michael Jackson have in common?

A ) Wearing one glove for no reason.
Oct. 29th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that pretty much summed it up.
Oct. 30th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
in post game analysis it was pointed up that a lot of the walks are deliberate, that the Rangers were working to "pitch around" key Cardinals, and that it backfired as shown by an analysis of how many of the RBIs were those intentionally walked guys.

Baseball is not my game, but I can see how a strategy like that could work, or backfire, depending on a lot of stuff.

Game 6 was INSANE by the way - for someone who is not a baseball guy looking for the details, most exciting baseball game I have ever heard in my life (heard the last half or so in the car)
Oct. 30th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Maybe so, but it seemed that a lot of pitchers for both teams couldn't find the strike zone with any consistency.

You should try and find the videos for Game 6 of the '91 Series. Now THAT was a ball game. :)
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