Wednesday, October 27, 2010

World Series Game 1 Thread (4.30p)

Cliff Lee (3-0, 0.75) vs. Tim Lincecum (2-1, 1.93).

COMMENTS: That Keith Law guy over at ESPN.com might be on to something when he concludes that "pitching will be the difference" in this World Series. No. Shit. And Game 1 features the postseason matchup of the century (that is, now that we've gotten Lincecum's two duels with the equally talented Roy Halladay out of the way).

This series may be a network's nightmare (NYY-PHI would have had the #1 and #5 markets with a combined population of 25M; instead, we've got the #4 and #13 markets with a combined population of 10M and change), a true baseball fan's dream, and a barber's anxiety. But it's also going to be the vehicle that gives the San Francisco Giants, this year's Team of Destiny (TM), what is almost certain to be the franchise's first World Series title.

(Not that we're not trying to offer alternatives.)

Giants get home field advantage, ironically enough thanks to one of our own. On the flipside, the 4:30p start time may mean that the Giants reprise the NLCS and fall short of a full house. All I know is, I'll be watching. And if you're a Dodger fan, I know you will be too.

Thanks to Nic J for the image!

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Spanky said...

that would have scored a run. Damn

karen said...

Timmeh taking a beating =)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Almost there!

karina said...

"Santangelo hears the sounds of everyone around him talking baseball round the clock, and it reminds him of his days playing winter ball in Latin America, where life was one big obsession with baseball.

"You might as well be in Maracaibo or San Pedro de Macoris," he said, "because that's how much this city loves baseball right now."

how you dare...we love baseball way much more than those people in SF

Spanky said...

One run at a time

Dusty Baker said...

Timmeh dropped his glove like a lil bitch.

MR. F said...

GO RANGERS!

HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE

karen said...

Karina--He sang the National Anthem

karina said...

@karen wearing Giants gear?

Matthew said...

THIS torture crap needs to go too! Unless they blow it in 6 or 7 games and Cliff Lee gets his revenge for tonight. THAT WOULD BE THE GREATEST TORTURE OF THEM ALL S.F. FANS!

karen said...

Karina--I don't think so, to be honest, I was so mad at him that I didn't watch.

Dusty Baker said...

Can we just go ahead and sacrifice a Son?

Spanky said...

Got 2 and in the pen.


Fuck the gnats

Spanky said...

I said that earlier in the sacrifice thread,Dusty.

MeanieBreanie said...

All Dusty wants to do is killKillKILL
our sons included :(

MR. F said...

FUCK THE GIANTS

Dusty Baker said...

I also want to hate Hate HATE and drink Drink DRINK!!!

karina said...

@karen well, I happened to adore John Legend but as we speak, I'm deleting his music from my iPod. A fallen hero.

@Spanky @Dusty I can forgive the 'shot heard around the world and et al, but if a Son is sacrificed, heaven and hell won't know rage and hate like mine.

Spanky said...

FUCK YOU SUCK AND MCCARVER

MR. F said...

@Karina, I love how you have your priorities straight!

Spanky said...

@ karina

I offered myself as a sub offering yesterday but no one listened. Fuck it. Too bad. killKillKILL!

Josh S. said...

OGANDO!

karen said...

Funny, but now that I hate Joe Buck, he's not nearly as cute as he used to be.

Josh S. said...

Oh, Karen.

Karen, Karen, Karen...

Dusty Baker said...

Dear lord, Karen.

I need another beer Beer BEER.

MeanieBreanie said...

@Karen
The Buck thing is something else we have in common. The first time I ever saw him I thought he was easy on the eyes. He opened his mouth and that hate began to grow and continues to grow to this day.

MeanieBreanie said...

^the hate

Spanky said...

*scratches crotch*

*spits*

Mr. Customer said...

I don't even know what to say to that…

karina said...

@Mr F hahaha, thanks :)

@Spanky I don't want you to be sacrificed

STOOPID GIANTS I HATE YOU

Spanky said...

One run at a time

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"Top of the seventh, with the Giants leading 8-4, and I cannot tell you how happy I am that they are winning. I mean, this just brightens my whole day. It's really quite joyous. I think I'll have some steak and lobster later on company dime, I'm this happy."

"Batters should only swing at pitches inside the strike zone."

"You bet, Tim. You bet."

Spanky said...

One run at a time

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

This could be going better.

Spanky said...

5 runs 6 outs. We can do this.

karina said...

We can't boo Tony Bennet, can we?

karen said...

Oh no, I have to hate Tony Bennett now.

MR. F said...

FUCK YOU TONY BENNETT!

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn that Tony Bennett.

karina said...

I can't hate Tony Bennett, but I can hate the Giants more.

karina said...

I'm supposed to be a lover, not a hater

(cries)

MeanieBreanie said...

Two scenarios here:
1)Tonight's game is really going to piss Texas off and they are going to come back with a vengeance.
2) They roll over and die.

Which one do you think I'm betting on?

karen said...

Karina--That's ok, I'll hate him for both of us

Spanky said...

HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE
HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE
HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE

Spanky said...

Is that a trick question, Meanie.

Spanky said...

^?

karen said...

Man, they're really rubbing this Tony Bennett shit in

MeanieBreanie said...

@Spank
No tricks just reality.

karina said...

@karen that's what sistahs are for! thanks

Spanky said...

FUCK YOU ROMO!

Hit this fool

Dusty Baker said...

Let's sacrifice Tony Bennett!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Fucking Kinsler, you moron.

Spanky said...

Fucking Idiot

karina said...

Rangers, for the record: you can't run bases like Matt Kemp does.

(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

That wasn't a good play by Huff; rather it was a really dumb one by Kinsler.

MeanieBreanie said...

Things continue to go from bad to worse :(

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Quit chucking my wood!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Rangers better be able to replicate that ALCS magic they brandished so mightily against New York.

Spanky said...

5 runs 3 outs. We can do this.



(cries)

MR. F said...

FUCK THE GIANTS

Spanky said...

Dumb

MeanieBreanie said...

Rangers have been playing like the Rangers of old.

(cries)

Spanky said...

FUCK THE GNATS!

Dusty Baker said...

What are these strange "runs" you speak of? -- B. Bochy

MR. F said...

FUCK THE GIANTS

Mr. Customer said...

Balls.

Dusty Baker said...

I quit. Good night. Er, bad night.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Balls indeed.

Spanky said...

Frisco won't score in another game. Watch.

NicJ said...

i bet the gints wont score ten more runs total for the rest of the series.

karen said...

Spank & Nic--From your mouths to Gods ears

MR. F said...

So it was written, so it shall be done.

MR. F said...

P.S. FUCK THE GNATS

Spanky said...

This game calls for a massive re-thinking of my avatar mojo. I will have to bring out the big guns. I just wished I knew what the fuck they are.


(cries)

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, I'm not too pleased right now.

Josh S. said...

I finally have TV again.

I wish it was still broken.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'd much rather have Philly winning right now.

karen said...

I have to keep reminding myself that this is just 1 game. We'll come back tomorrow.

If it doesn't rain :(

Josh S. said...

If there's one thing I know for a fact that the baseball gods hate, it's NL West teams running up the score.

Spanky said...

I hope for an injury.

Spanky said...

A Frisco injury.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

No new SVU or LOLA, so I'm free to watch Modern Family at least.

karen said...

Spank--Maybe Brian Wilson will get hurt

Spanky said...

@ karen

That is the kind of optimism we need.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Steve Lyons thinks hitting a homer here would derail the Rangers' chances of coming back.

Spanky said...

USE UP HIS PITCHES!
USE UP HIS PITCHES!

MeanieBreanie said...

That sucks!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

They'll be back tomorrow.

karen said...

That was painful.

Spanky said...

The Ladies Choice tomorrow. You gals better bring the extra mojo.

Josh S. said...

Hmmm. All this tells me is that Rangers pitching had an off night. 7 against the Giants is normally PLENTY.

MR. F said...

The Rangers won't quit, and the Giants used up all their luck today.

FUCK THE GIANTS HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE

Mr. Customer said...

Bollocks.

Josh S. said...

NO CLOSEUPS OF FREDDY PLEASE KTHXBAI

karen said...

Spanky--I'll be here and I'll be packing the HATE

Spanky said...

hateHateHATE

MeanieBreanie said...

After tonight I'm outta here for a while except for the occasional drive-by. Carry the flames of Giant hate.

GO RANGERS!

MR. F said...

AHHH MB, where are you going?

Spanky said...

Have a good time and we will carry your HATE load,MB.

karen said...

Meanie--We will miss you here, but don't worry about the HATE factor!

MeanieBreanie said...

Mr. F - off to New Orleans for a while
Spank, Karen, Mr. F
Thanks for carrying the torch.

I will miss you all and will catch up soon.

Josh S. said...

The Giants' 11 runs equal their total runs scored in the LDS. (They scored 14 total in the LCS.)

In a losing effort, the Rangers' 7 runs are tied for the third most runs they've scored IN A SINGLE GAME in the postseason.

This was as flukey as they come.

Spanky said...

I feel like MegaShit.

Paul said...

As if last year wasnt bad enough, being 10 minutes from Chavez Ravine while the Fall Classic was being played in Philly. This year I sit in the belly of the beast. Dante was right the deepest circle hell is a cold motherfucker.

I sat in a dark corner with a whiskey and a scowl and my dirt bags baseball hat mixed with my wrinkled suit and beer stained tie.

Paid the waitress with my Dodger card because I am too numb to be ashamed. She brought another paddys on the house and said "so cal baseball will be back". I managed a smile and then a scream of giants snatched it away.

Someone get me out of this town.

MR. F said...

At least the waitress was nice.

Paul said...

She is an Angel fan Mr. F.

Still At this mental state I will take anything as a good omen and a free drink is always that.

Steve Sax said...

Well, that sucked.

Spanky said...

Aww Yeah! It is on tonight.

FUCK YOU FRISCO!

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