Sunday, October 21, 2012

Let's Face It, The Giants Are Going To The World Series

The Giants are 4-0 this season in elimination games, and like a roach that can't be killed, they keep surviving and living to play another day. And so we Dodgers fans might as well accept it now, that the Tigers will be playing the Giants in the World Series. Cardinals fans, get ready to be disappointed, tonight and tomorrow.

Just look at the facts:

  • Like in the NLDS, the Giants again faced a three-game hole in their series. But unlike the NLDS, the last two games are at home in their friendly short-porch confines. And they've already proven they could win three straight in Cincinnati; now that they've batted St. Louis back in Game 5, Games 6 and 7 at Phone Park should be a cakewalk.
  • How else to explain the Game 5 performance of Barry Zito, whose fastball is three seasons removed from any zip, yet flummoxed the red-hot Cardinals and stopped their two-game roll? Zito, who wasn't even good enough to make the Giants' 2010 postseason roster, stumbles into the 2012 playoffs and notches a postseason victory? The baseball gods are clearly smiling on the Giants.
  • Orange and black colors are a putrid combination normally, but one has to admit that as we get closer to Halloween, this combination becomes slightly more commonplace and thus a bit less offensive to the eye.
  • Ryan Vogelsong, Game 2 NLCS winner, takes the mound for Game 6. And then they've got their ace, Matt Cain, going in Game 7. That's nails.
  • Meanwhile, Chris Carpenter takes the mound for the Cards tonight. Carp lasted a pathetic four innings in Game 2, yielding five runs (two earned, with unearned runs due in part to his throwing error), and took the loss. He'll be toast tonight.
  • SF is 62-36 at night this year; St Louis is a mediocre 54-50 at night.
  • Accuscore / ESPN has St Louis as a slight favorite, with a 55% chance of a win. Which means it won't be at all surprising when the Giants win tonight.
  • Winning tonight would give the Giants all the momentum for Game 7, by the way. Which I will remind you is at home.
  • The Cardinals didn't get into town until Saturday afternoon, almost 12 hours after the Giants arrived in California. Commentators will always tell you how travel has such an impact on athletes' ability to play effectively. The Cardinals will be wiped.
  • The Giants will be riding a wave of emotion, according to the SF Comical.
  • And in kind, the San Francisco crowd will be fired up, what with the 49ers having already won this week, Stanford having dominated Cal in the Big Game, and nothing else to compete with this marquee matchup. Concession stands will be stocked with extra chardonnay.

Look, I've already come to terms with it. San Francisco is rolling on, to its second World Series in three years. This is an inevitability, and there's not a damn thing we Dodgers fans can do about it.

All we can do now is hope that the Tigers are rested.

51 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

This feels like something Nomo said two years ago that single-handedly propelled the Gnats to their WS win. Hopefully the reverse jinx will work.

karen said...

I got a really sick feeling in my tummy watching the last game. This little, tiny voice crept into my brain and said "Oh no, not again". But I REFUSE to buy into it. The Redbirds are still one up. Lets focus on that everyone. And maybe pray alot.

Orel said...

Don't forget the almighty Tigers will curl up into a little ball just in time for the World Series, like the Rangers did against the Giants in 2010.

Spank said...

The force is not strong with these ones.

FUCK THE GNATS!!!

Hideo Nomo said...

Yay! Paul can give Sax shit for two years!

NicJ said...

If they win we get to put a "*" on it. Two drug suspensions in one year.

Steve Sax said...

Fielder won't exactly be a little ball, but your point is taken.

Alex Cora said...

Reverse psychology! I love it!

MR.F said...

Yeah, I've already accepted it.

Steve Sax said...

Is this the GameThread, then?

Orel said...

Why not? #VogelSchlong

Orel said...

Holliday scratched with back tightness.

Orel said...

Back scratched with fingernails.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeah, the Cardinals have nothing going for them. It's as good as done.

Spank said...

Is this the GT because I'm ready to fuck shit up!!

FUCK THE GNATS!

Spank said...

Break Scutaro's leg!!

Spank said...

hateHateHATE!

Spank said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

1-0 shitbags from up north.

Spank said...

goddamnit

Spank said...

shit

Alex Cora said...

WTF? Cardinals are mailing this one in. When is game 7?

Spank said...

FUCK YOU CARPENTER

Paul said...

Hate and despair is not a good combo.

If the Cards win I'll stop giving Nomo and his black and orange fedora a bad time.

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Hideo Nomo said...

What in the fucking shit?

Spank said...

Let's Go Lakers!

Paul said...

Cards better still have some that shitty luck. I don't want to see Joe Buck cry.

Steve Sax said...

Fuck, my plane just landed and you spot the giants five runs? Noooooooooo

Steve Sax said...

Book the flights to Detroit. San Francisco is going.

karina said...

just said this in the wrong GT

BULLSHIT

*pardon my french*

karen said...

I just HATE this. There's enough wrong in the world without these orange and black grunts winning. We need to prepare for a game 7 and never give up. Remember...The enemy of my enemy is my friend. (Was that from a Godfather movie?) Anyway, maybe we need to start feeling the love for these stupid Cardinals. I know it's hard, but fake it.

Orel said...

Once again the Cards have shit the bed.

Hideo Nomo said...

This is what we get for rooting for the Cardinals.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Hipsters all across the Bay Area are feigning interest while sucking back their PBRs!

Steve Sax said...

I'm getting on another plane. You guys have this figured outby the time I land, ok?

karina said...

for better or worse, Sax.

*cries*

Steve Sax said...

Chris Carpenter sucks, btw.

Spank said...

Cardinals are driving Spank to soft drinking (7-up straight up).






(cries)

Cliff Beefpile said...

Yeah, hard to imagine these Shitbirds sacking up and stopping the Vagiants in a game 7.

karen said...

Well Spanky, I'm hitting the wine. I can't tell you all how much this disgusts my very sensitive self. I have HATED the gnats since the summer of '69 when I started following our Boys in Blue as an innocent 10 year old. I don't follow the American League very closley. Lets take a poll for my ignorance...Can the Tigers beat the hated ones???

Spank said...

I've hated the Gnats all my life. I remember an uncle gave me a plastic lifelike Gnat batting helmet for my Bday back in '81 and i burned that mofo in the backyard.The helmet that is.

hateHateHATE

I vote Tigers.

MR.F said...

BLARGHHHHHHHHHHH

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

This was a great precursor to your burning mattresses, no?

Dusty Baker said...

45

Paul said...

So let me get this right, I cheer for the cards to lose for the past two years including last and this post season and everyday in Sept and finally I need them to win and NOW they are going to choke???

I hate baseball.

rbnlaw said...

I am soooo tired of the #rally_____ bullshit?

Rally this, mothereffer!

Fred's Brim said...

another reason to hate the fucking Cards. they can go to hell

Spank said...

FUCK THE GNATS!
FUCK THE CARDS!
FUCK THE WORLD!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Surly level: fully observable only from orbit.

Cliff Beefpile said...

I'd like to offer up a special SUCK MY DICK to the asshole Reds and Nats for setting this all up. Fuck you both with a tire iron!

Tony P said...

Try living in Napa. You've never seen so many new orange/black t-shirts, jerseys, caps etc. And you've never seen so many brand new fans in any sport. giants "fans" are a running joke to those of us in blue who are unfortunate enough to be surrounded by these fucking zombies. Go Tigers.