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Baseball—World Series-Open Thread: Game 7 ~ Winner Takes All

posted at 7:16 pm on October 28, 2011 by

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 pageSlide on up there and enjoy the game.

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Please, make it as exciting as last night.

Go RANGERS!

cozmo on October 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Is there an over-under for total runs. Two so far.
Are people following this game on another HAir thread?

GaltBlvnAtty on October 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Yeah, but this is a nicer neighborhood.

cozmo on October 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I like this real estate better

Hi Rovin, Hi Cosmo, Hi GaltBlvnAtty

Go Cards!!!

Knucklehead on October 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Both teams fast out of the blocks, now pacing each other.

GaltBlvnAtty on October 28, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Just great! Wife at a meeting, daughter at her first school dance and me alone with the big screen…no distractions.

They programmed so many things to record it turns off the game. Now I have to find it on the radio. Talk about massive suckage!

cozmo on October 28, 2011 at 9:08 PM

GaltBlvnAtty on October 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Over and under is 7.5 (I think) for this game.

I like this real estate better

Thanks Knuc

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 9:12 PM

cozmo on October 28, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Push the over-ride button Coz….show them who’s boss.

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 9:14 PM

….show them who’s boss.

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I tried that…once.

I am such a wuss when it comes to women.

cozmo on October 28, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Should the coach, who knows his players’ capabilities, have had Cruz a couple of steps further back in that situation?

GaltBlvnAtty on October 28, 2011 at 9:19 PM

I am such a wuss when it comes to women.

cozmo on October 28, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Yeah, but we love ya when you go after the nutballs.

Where’s Bevo77 been?

Knucklehead on October 28, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Ya think Freese has made up for his error last night?

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM

I think he took care of that last night.

GaltBlvnAtty on October 28, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Wow, that was respect for a hot hitter…..what happens next……could be history

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Crap! 8 more minutes ’til I get TV back.

Where’s Bevo77 been?

Knucklehead on October 28, 2011 at 9:34 PM

Cut stevo a little slack, he started to wise up there at the end.

cozmo on October 28, 2011 at 9:55 PM

The Rangers can’t afford to give up precious runs like this.

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 10:04 PM

I’m sick

44Magnum on October 28, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Are we having fun yet?

Knucklehead on October 28, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Don’t rub it in yet my friend……remember what almost happened last night.

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 10:52 PM

I think I hear the fat lady warming up!

Knucklehead on October 28, 2011 at 11:21 PM

How many times can you say “comeback” or the cardiac Cards”

Great series. Rangers were well deserved foes in one of the greatest WS in many years. I really do hope they win one some day soon, cause they bring their hearts to every game. Many thanks to my fellow commenters.

Rovin on October 28, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Congratulations to the Rangers and all Ranger fans for making this one of the best “Heartland” World Series ever.

The Rangers may have lost but America won this one.

Yay for the Heartland, God Bless America and thanks to Rovin and all my HA buddies for making this the best World Series ever!

Knucklehead on October 28, 2011 at 11:46 PM