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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karina said...

I've been miserable the whole day. I just could tune in the Aguilas game and forget about this.

But I can't because I read and read to convince myself the Rangers are going to win this one.

:(

rbnlaw said...

HATE HATE HATE HATE

Go Rangers!!

(cries)

Spanky said...

I saw that! HaHa

Josh S. said...

Everybody keeps blaming Broxton for the home field thing, but Furcal also had a hand, er, glove in it.

But really, BLAME BRIAN MCCANN.

MeanieBreanie said...

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NicJ said...

bengie molina for world series MVP!!!

Either way bengie gets a ring.

karina said...

The good guys:

Andrus SS
Young 3B
Hamilton CF
Guerrero RF
Cruz LF
Kinsler 2B
Molina C
Moreland 1B
Lee P

karina said...

Those Giants fans are lovely:

@darrenrovell Guy just had a sign "GIANTS FAN NEEDS TX." Obviously not aware it could read "Texas" instead of "Tickets"

charmers, right?

karina said...

just in case, a kitty AND a puppy are going to die if a Giants fan wears "Beat LA" gear, during this WS.

Mr. Customer said...

At least they're playing a team without a consecutive "L" and "A" in their name, like Philadelphia and Atlanta.

Though I'm sure some nincompoop will eventually try Dallas, which is just sad.

Dusty Baker said...

Fucking HHAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!!!!!!!!

Cant even type it hurts so much. It hates so much.

If I was any more consumed by my hate i'd turn into Gollem.

Mr. Customer said...

We must not let the Jintses get their grubby handses on The Precioussss.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MCC Update: One person said "Beat TexLAs." Another said "Beat daLAs"(sic). Creativity points go to the gentlemen who posted "beat noLAn ryan's team."

Mr. Customer said...

Yup, that's just sad. Texlas is downright ridonkulous.

Seriously, screw you guys.

Mr. Customer said...

Surly level off the fucking charts.

Spanky said...

Bye,Bye, kitty and puppy.


*starts digging a hole*

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It's funny because they're morons.

Mr. Customer said...

Funny thing is, the rest of my day was fine. The whole of my hate is committed to this one narrow channel of loathing.

karen said...

HATE and SURLINESS on board.

Go Rangers!! Deny the Evil ones.

el montanero said...

Surly. It's what's for dinner tonight. HATE! FUCKIN' HATE! BEAT FRISCO!!!

Fred's Brim said...

they can all burn in a boiling pot of Pat Burrell's semen
and then eat it

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I FUCKING HATE THIS FUCKING GIANTS TEAM

Mr. Customer said...

Better dig it deep, Spanks. We're just seeing the tip of the iceberg of stupidity.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Of course the game wouldn't start at 4:30. How could I believe FOX would actually learn something from the years past?

Fred's Brim said...

cheers for Bengie

who do they think they are? Cards fans?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

They're not my Giants.

Fred's Brim said...

Bochy runs like he's gotta get to the can

el montanero said...

Seriously, I could give a rat's ass about the Gnats when the Dodgers are in the playoffs. They're the last thing on my mind, and no one here would ever mention them or try to work in "Giants SUCK" into a playoff mantra. We just wanna beat whoever we're playing. They really have a hard-on for us.

karen said...

FUCK YOU JOHN LEGEND

Spanky said...

Thought I wouldn't, Mr.C. I know whats about to happen up in here.

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa



*loses fucking mind*

Mr. Customer said...

@EM

Giant fans' Dodger chubby. Do not want.

Fred's Brim said...

agreed, el m
It's a lot like the Yanks and Sox, except without us being the devil like the other three

Fred's Brim said...

haha karen bringing the heat early!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

They are obsessed with us. Them and their strange fixation on Russell Martin.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"This is the World Series on FOX! I'm unabashed Dodger-hater Joe Buck, and with me is perpetual moron Tim McCarver."

"I don't know if I turned the hotel stove off, Joe."

"That's good stuff, Tim."

Spanky said...

I gotta go pick up the sedatives.

karen said...

Gnats fans have that deer in the headlights look. They've all fried their brains. They are like rats in a maze and LA is their fucking cheese.

Mr. Customer said...

Yeah, I don't get the Russ thing, either. IIRC, he did walk those fuckers off a couple of times, but it's not like the Manny thing, which I totally understood (loathed, but understood)

Fred's Brim said...

You are a terrible parent if you let your child be a Giants fan. They should put your kid in foster care and put you in jail for endangering your child's welfare like that

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

The Marlins have fans?

MR. F said...

One of my co-workers is SUCH a douche. Oh well. It just fuels the hate.

HATE HATE HATE HATE

Josh S. said...

My DVR's still broken. No World Series for me until the UVerse guy gets here.

karen said...

Maybe they'll have an earthquake

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

First pitch thrown at 4:59, 29 minutes after the announced start time.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Andrus is incredible.

karen said...

Elvis in da house!

Fred's Brim said...

@karen
I read that as "LA is fucking their cheese"

oh yeah baby, fucking their cheese,
alllll night long

Mr. Customer said...

I hereby decree that Pat Burrell shall only be referred to as a "Left Fielder" in quotes. Air quotes are also required if you should feel the need to say it aloud.

Fred's Brim said...

that was no strike, you bum!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Go Vladdy!

Fred's Brim said...

woohoo Vlade!!!

Fred's Brim said...

fuck his cheese!

Mr. Customer said...

@FB

"Fucking their cheese"

Dude, you know that shit is probably Roquefort. You'll never get rid of the smell.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Take that, voodoo magic!

Mr. Customer said...

Oh, hells yes. one-nil for the forces of good!

Fred's Brim said...

@Mr C I'll just borrow some of their patchouli oil to drown it out

Fred's Brim said...

huh? what the hell?

karen said...

GREAT DEFENSE TIMMEH

Fred's Brim said...

that
was
awesome

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK THEIR UJTD

Fred's Brim said...

a couple too many pulls of the sour diesel methinks....

Fred's Brim said...

and the SOB gets out of it

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"Bottom of the first, 1-0 Rangers after Vlad Guerrero's RBI-single. Cliff Lee will come to the mound to pitch for the Rangers. Have I mentioned that I loathe the Dodgers? What a vile, dreadful organization that I have no qualms expressing my distaste for."

"There are three outs in an inning, Joe."

"That's right, Tim."

Fred's Brim said...

they need to put McCarver out to the pasture where CBS sent Billy Packer

Spanky said...

What's thr haps ,peeps? Are we losing already. Oh wait...this ain't the Doyers.

Josh S. said...

If you squint, the Rangers kinda look like the Dodgers.

NicJ said...

Vladimir still has a arm.

Wow

Fred's Brim said...

dad anybody else see Moreland kind of push the ump when he made the fair sign on that wimpy double by SANchez?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

TOOTBLAN!

Fred's Brim said...

nice work sanCHEZ

Spanky said...

Fuck you Pubey!

NicJ said...

The devil is wearing his Nike hyperdunks tonight.

Spanky said...

What's wrong Timmeh? Not high enough.

NicJ said...

Still catching up on the GT. Did anyone notice that Lincecum had a WS Patch put on his ratty old hat?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Double-Lee good!

NicJ said...

Fuck yes!!

Fred's Brim said...

CLIFFY!

Bengie you fat goober, run!!

Spanky said...

Do the Claw!

Fred's Brim said...

@Nic I bet Timmy didn't even notice

Josh S. said...

I know it's still early, but the Rangers seem to be ace-proof. They've knocked around Price, CC, Hughes, Burnett, and now Timmeh.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I wouldn't exactly call Burnett an ace.

NicJ said...

SF really likes to make posters.

Fred's Brim said...

it was like Bengie was running backwards on that one

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Hooray for bad throws!

Spanky said...

Damn BenMo is fucking slow

karen said...

Holy Shit Benjie, I thought you were going to die between 3rd and home

Fred's Brim said...

how did he score on that? Juan Pierre could have thrown him out with Scott Podsednick's arm

NicJ said...

Hopefully Ross falls back to earth.

NicJ said...

Did anyone else wince on that Cody Ross fly ball?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Damn you, voodoo magic.

Steve Sax said...

Edited the post to add NicJ's image!

Steve Sax said...

Uribe Ks to end the second inning. 2-0 Texas

Steve Sax said...

wow, we went to the cheese references for a second there. which we know is a bad path for this lactose-intolerant, bad-pun crew...

Spanky said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!


HATEHATEHATE

Fred's Brim said...

fire in the cove?

Fred's Brim said...

and it's pretty clear Buck loves the Giants

Spanky said...

Barry Bonds,PED.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Please, Torres barely moved out of the way.

Spanky said...

Come on Lee. If your going to hit someone,hit'em in the head.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Blegh.

Fred's Brim said...

Casey would have had that

Spanky said...

Where the fuck was the left fielder playing? Stockton.

NicJ said...

Oh yeah Sanchez is red hot.

His first double was a fucking bloop.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Another overhyped pitching matchup fails to live up to expectations. What is this, five now?

NicJ said...

How do they keep doing this?

Josh S. said...

I meant Pettitte earlier, for the record.

NicJ said...

How are all these defensive swings turning into hits?

MR. F said...

FUCK

Fred's Brim said...

fuck this gimp

Fred's Brim said...

go put the ballgag back in, chump

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I still would not consider Pettitte to be an ace.

Spanky said...

Sit your fucking ass down Patty

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

STFD ROSS

Spanky said...

Don't cry asshole.

karen said...

What is up with Joe Suck's ass kissing of the gnats? Oh, I get it, "My enemy's enemy is my friend".

Fred's Brim said...

way to clear the pitcher

Fred's Brim said...

a Chad Ogea reference!

Spanky said...

Joe Suck does sound excited for the Gnats. I've never noticed before.



*hits mute button*

Fred's Brim said...

was that a The Jerk reference from Joe Suck?

Fred's Brim said...

I think he said "he hates these cameras" when Uribe fouled one straight back at the cameras

Spanky said...

Maybe the statlickers will make up a stat on foul balls hit. On second thought, I'm pretty sure they have one already.

Spanky said...

^stat category

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"Welcome back, it's the fifth inning here in San Francisco, with the score tied at two apiece. Y'know, I really wish I could be calling football right now. This game is so boring. If you had told me I'd be calling a game between San Francisco and a Dallas-area team, I would have sworn it would be football. Jeez, this is dull."

"Pitchers have to throw strikes if they want to win."

"Thank you, Tim."

Spanky said...

@ Czar

daLAs

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Ken Rosenthal must have worked hard on that Urkel costume.

Spanky said...

Canada Dry You Suck!

MeanieBreanie said...

PLEASE, somebody do us all a favor and take Joe Buck out.

Spanky said...

Wash and brush your hair, Timmeh!

Spanky said...

Hello MeanieBreanie

MeanieBreanie said...

Hello Spanky and gang.

Fred's Brim said...

Suck almost cheered on that one

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

fuck

Josh S. said...

FUUUUUUUUUCK.

Spanky said...

FUCK!

karen said...

Suck's having an orgasm on that gnat score.

MeanieBreanie said...

FUCK these MOTHERFUCKING GIANTS!
Come on Texas show some pride.

Mr. Customer said...

FUCK!

karen said...

Hey Sista!

NicJ said...

Cliff Lee's price just dropped to dodger affordability.

Spanky said...

Was Timmeh winking at Cliff Lee?

MeanieBreanie said...

Hey Karen, right back at ya :~)

Mr. Customer said...

God damn, I coulda walked home faster.

Now I'm presented with this turd?!

NicJ said...

See this is why you root against the giants in the early rounds.

MR. F said...

FUCK

MR. F said...

This is why you ALWAYS root against the giants.

Spanky said...

Fuck the good guys. Get that shit outta here.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I'll be damned if A Martinez is proven right. WIN YOU BASTARD RANGERS, WIN.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

FUCK FUCK FUCK

Fred's Brim said...

christ

Spanky said...

GODDAMNITFUCKINGSHIT

NicJ said...

I need to watch something less futile.

What time is the clipper game?

karen said...

Cody Fucking Ross

Mr. Customer said...

I could not hate these guys any more.

MeanieBreanie said...

Nolan and Ruth do not look happy.

MR. F said...

FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS FUCK THE GIANTS

Spanky said...

WTF!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Lee will fit right in LA.

Fred's Brim said...

where's your ace now, Plaschke?

NicJ said...

Yeah this is way better than watching the Phillies in another world series.

MeanieBreanie said...

This is fucking ugly. I think I'm going to hurl.

karina said...

Epale everyone!

I just realized we need all the superstitions we can get.

karen said...

"The great left-hander has been knocked out". Fuck you, Joe Buck

Mr. Customer said...

Shit. I'm out.

NicJ said...

So, any ideas of what we can use as a comeback to Gints fans? The whole not having a WS seems like it's going to be outdated soon.

MeanieBreanie said...

Hello Karina, muster up all the good mojo that you can. We need it.

karen said...

Epale, Karina!

karina said...

I have hope and faith in the Texas Rangers.

Mr. Customer said...

I can't watch it go down like this.

karina said...

I have hope and faith in the Texas Rangers.

karen said...

Why does Timmeh keep winking at us??

Fred's Brim said...

Joe Buck, stop cheering

karina said...

bollocks :(

Spanky said...

*hangs head in disgust*

Fred's Brim said...

I don't understand baseball at all

MeanieBreanie said...

I'm afraid to ask, can this thing get any worse?
(CRIES)

NicJ said...

This makes me feel even worse about my crappy team.

karina said...

it ain't over 'till it's over

Mr. Customer said...

Quick someone tell me it's just one game.

NicJ said...

This is more over than Russell Martin's career as a dodger.

Josh S. said...

It's...

It's happening...

...and it's all my fault.

*sticks head in oven*

Spanky said...

I went with my dog but Ebonics made the error so I am going with the fishes

karina said...

@Mr C stay with me, BREATHE, repeat after me: it's just one game.

Spanky said...

stop the bleeding stop the bleeding stop the bleeding stop the bleeding stop th strikeout

Shaqfor3 said...

baseball is a bitch this year

karen said...

I have such an all consuming rage against the gnats that it's not healthy.

I'm breaking out the fucking Xanax.

MeanieBreanie said...

Joe Buck sounds like he is doing backflips. The more he opens his mouth the more I hate him.

Spanky said...

7 runs in 4 innings.Piece of cake.



(cries)

MeanieBreanie said...

Karen, I hope you have massive quantities. Please pass it around cuz it is sorely needed.

Surly factor: beyond measure

Josh S. said...

This is the first time the Giants have scored 8 runs in, like, ever, right?

Shaqfor3 said...

time to watch jeopardy

karen said...

Meanie--I have Xanax by the handful and I share =)

Fred's Brim said...

I am gonna skip the rest of the games I think. It can only help our chances my sanity

Steve Sax said...

Fuuuuuuuuck

NicJ said...

I think the rangers can beat the other Gints starters.

This is just awful though.

Steve Sax said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Spanky said...

Just remember that the Rangers lost the first game to the Yankmes and won 4 straight.

karina said...

Karen, what did John Legend do?

Spanky said...

One run at a time. We need grit up in dis bish.


fuck the gnats

Josh S. said...

*cough*2002*cough*

David said...

And of course, it's Bengie who brings in the run.

1 run down, 6 to go...

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