Sunday, October 12, 2008

Post-NLCS Game 3 Thread: It Is On

DODGERS 7, PHILLIES 2

top photo by Kevork Djansezian/AP
bottom photo by Orel/SoSG

8 comments:

Steve Sax said...

Who took the bottom photo? There's no credit listed!

Joey said...

So I think Charlie Manual doesn't know the names of half of our team. In his post-game press conference he referred to Furcal as "Fucal" and Dewitt as "the second baseman."

Orel said...

I'd list a credit, but I don't want to embarrass Jon SooHoo and Jill Weisleder.

Steve Sax said...

According to this MLB story (which is confusingly written as of now and I'm sure will be edited soon), an NLCS has been 2-1 17 times in history. In 13 of those occasions, the team with the 2 wins has gone on to win the series.

That leaves four times in which the team with the one win has come back to win the series. In three of those four comeback-win series, the series has gone all the way to seven games.

Steve Sax said...

Joey, to be fair, late in the season most Dodger fans didn't know who the second baseman was, either.

Steve Sax said...

But hopefully, that's locker-room posting material to charge up Blake DeWitt...

Steve Sax said...

Orel, I think their jobs are safe. Nice shot, however--not too shabby!

Orel said...

Jayson Stark:

"In the history of best-of-seven series, 35 teams have come back to win after being down 2-1. But just one (of 31) has roared back to win after tumbling into that 3-0 canyon. You can ask Joe Torre to tell you the story of that one some time."