Baseball—World Series-Open Thread: Game 7 ~ Winner Takes All
posted at 7:16 pm on October 28, 2011 by Rovin
Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals ~~~ Game 7
Game time, 8:05 (EST) 5:05 (PST)
What could possibly take the place of last night’s game of the century? Baseball purest might like to see a pitching duel with some great defensive plays and NO ERRORS, but Fox would be delighted to have a game just like last nights thriller. Allahpundit did a fine recap on the game and asked “was it the one of the best games—ever”? Well, no it wasn’t. The best game was game #5 last year when the Giants won the World Series for the first time since moving out to the west coast. Giant’s fans will tell you blowing the Phillys out of the water and then disposing of the Rangers (with superior pitching) ended a life-time of frustration and torture. Yes, yes, but that was last year you say. Giants fans will tell you they’re still celebrating.
Do we really need another “Buckner” or the latest goat Nelson Cruz (according to some sportswriters and spoiled fans). Tom Verducci at SI wrote a full column on Cruz’s “misplay” of the ball that tied the game in the ninth, but I think it is unfair to put the full blame on one man. It just doesn’t work that way in a team sport.
Updates and comments welcome……….
Update: AP’s got an open thread up on the main page. Slide on up there and enjoy the game.