The Fix Is In Redux

Man, it looks like the Tigers are trying to lose this thing. Verlander tosses an easy throw into left, giving up a lead earned after a drop on an easy fly by Chris Duncan. The Cards are now up 3-2. This is the worst postseason series I have ever witnessed, bar none. Did the Yankees actually drop 4 in a row to this bunch? Brings to mind the classic Dukakis-Bush presidential debate sketch on SNL, with Jon Lovitz, as Dukakis, looking aside to the camera: “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy.” Yeah.

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  • Another error from Chris Duncan. They’d be better off with Lupus out there.
    Is Jeff Weaver seriously winning this game right now. JEFF FRIGGIN’ WEAVER.
    Wow. A generous (blind? insane? paid off?) scorer takes away Duncan’s error on the play. Are they playing this thing in St. Louis or Wonderland?

    YF October 27, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • …i for one am going to follow the advice of my sf friends and cry myself to sleep tonight…i deserve to be miserable…not only did the yankees lose to a team that now looks like a “little league team” [terminology used by one sf on this site], who is losing to a [gulp] inferior nl wild card team no less, but the winning pitcher in the clincher looks like it’s going to be a guy that the yankees and fans so callously rejected just a few short years ago, simply because he couldn’t pitch effectively…imagine that…i should be ashamed of myself for having allegiance to such a loser franchise…oh the humiliation of it all…maybe next year the yanks will finish last in the al east and i won’t have to go through this gut-wrenching october anxiety…or, the tigers will turn it around and i’ll get a reprieve…

    dc October 27, 2006, 11:15 pm
  • At least Casey attempted to make it interesting. But there’s one to the pitcher. 2 out, man on 2nd, down by 2. Last out.

    Devine October 27, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • 2 on, 2 out. Inge coming up.

    Devine October 27, 2006, 11:24 pm
  • It’s 83 wins and a World Series title for St. Louis.

    Devine October 27, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Unbelievable.
    What gives? In the last four games, the Tigers looked like a team that lost a record number of games a few years ago. Oh wait…
    Congrats to the Cardinals and their fans. How ironic that the year they win 105 games they get swept in the World Series and the year they win a mere 83 games they go all the way with relative ease. This is a crazy, crazy sport.
    Let the hot stove commence!

    mouse October 28, 2006, 12:38 am
  • …what’s really crazy is that the cards actually took a division title with those 83 wins…i just read that the cards are the 7th different champion in the past 7 years…i think that’s cool…

    dc October 28, 2006, 8:26 am
  • I think neither team wanted the World Series win this year. How else to explain this pathetic, pathetic display of basbeall on what is supposed to be the game’s grandest stage?

    Paul SF October 28, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • “The Tigers are who we thought they were! They ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!!! And we let them off the hook!!!”
    – Overhead at Joe Torre’s press conference

    yankeemonkey October 28, 2006, 5:36 pm
  • LOL, ym. Nice…

    Paul SF October 28, 2006, 5:41 pm
  • The Sox, in the difficult AL East, in the tougher AL, won as many games as the Cardinals. I guess you go to the offseason with the champion you have, not the champion you want…

    SF October 28, 2006, 6:30 pm
  • …or, the al east and al in general wasn’t as tough as we wanted to believe…or, it’s more important to be hot than good in the post season…[i had to get than one in again]…

    dc October 29, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • I think this year is an anomaly. It is very rare in baseball that a team as bad as the Cards makes it this far, wins it all. Them’s the breaks. One day I hope the Sox win 83 games and the World Series as well, so no complaints here, in anticipation of that possibility.

    SF October 29, 2006, 4:51 pm
  • …ain’t gonna happen…first of all, and i know it sickens you sox fans to hear me give your team credit when it is due, but you will consistently win more than 83 games, but you will also consistently finish in 2nd or 3rd meaning the wild card is your destiny…but considering the post season has become nothing more than a “tournament” where wild cards have an equal chance if they get hot, you could have a worse destiny…

    dc October 29, 2006, 6:46 pm

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