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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NDRed View Post
    that bad a team going to the world series, amazing
    I take my hat off to them. Like you said, they're going to the world series.

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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    I think watching the Cardinals go to the series makes me hate the Reds even more for their West Coast Choke job this season.

    Seriously - if they go .500 on that end of the season West Coast trip - it could be the Reds & Tigers in the World Series.

    Way to fold up guys.

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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    What's a little disappointing is looking over in the AL at the quality of some of the teams that didn't come that close to making the playoffs. The Blue Jays, Red Zox, White Sox, and Angels were probably all better than any team that made the playoffs in the NL, except a healthy Mets team.
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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    What's a little disappointing is looking over in the AL at the quality of some of the teams that didn't come that close to making the playoffs. The Blue Jays, Red Zox, White Sox, and Angels were probably all better than any team that made the playoffs in the NL, except a healthy Mets team.
    You could even exclude the Mets from that group. When you're pinning your season hopes on the fact that Steve Trachsel & Oliver Perez don't soil themselves on national television, you're not a good baseball team.

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    I think the Cards win shows the importance of the bullpen in post-season. Kinney, Flores, Wainright. These young relievers were the difference in this series, shutting down the Mets in games 5 and 7.

    Three good starters and a nasty bullpen and you are in good shape for the post-season (if you get there). Cards, with all their flaws and problems, are well set up for a short series.

    And LaRussa did a good job using these guys. I couldn't believe he let the lefty face David Wright in the eighth inning, but he struck Wright out.

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    It's really odd. How did the AL become so much better than the NL?

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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

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    It's really odd. How did the AL become so much better than the NL?
    Survival of the fittest. The Yankees and the Red Sox forced the rest of the AL to either improve or just go away.
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Yadier Molina is a goon and I hate the Cardinals.

    I am seriously thinking that I may have to take a couple of years off from baseball. I get so invested in teams beyond even the two I really love. And lately it seems like nothing I want to happen ever does.
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    Yadier Molina is a goon and I hate the Cardinals.

    I am seriously thinking that I may have to take a couple of years off from baseball. I get so invested in teams beyond even the two I really love. And lately it seems like nothing I want to happen ever does.
    I've been a huge Bengals fan my whole life. Nothing EVER goes right for the Bengals. The one good season they have is ruined by a major knee injury and the Steelers win the Super Bowl. Talk about feeling cursed
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    Here's a fun little tidbit for you.

    A friend of mine is a t-shirt designer who works for a company in Brooklyn. They happen to be the company that does the shirts for MLB -- a lot smaller company than you might expect for such a thing.

    In situations such as this, where the series can go either way, they have to prepare the shirts for both teams. Not all hundreds of thousands of them ready to sell -- they have people back at the warehouse ready to go and work all night for that -- but quite enough. You'll notice, of course, that the teams have the shirts on the second after the game ends. Well, both sets of shirts are at the stadium ready to go and heavily guarded.

    The shirts that aren't used? They are immediately taken away -- police-escorted, I believe -- to be destroyed. And they are all destroyed; not one escapes. This is like life and death for them. I BEGGED him to fritter away a Yankees shirt for me at the 2004 ALCS, and he refused; he swore that they would find out somehow and he would never work again.

    So all those Mets shirts were all ready to go, and by this time -- almost an hour after the game, I think -- I'd venture to guess they've already been destroyed.
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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Here's a fun little tidbit for you.

    A friend of mine is a t-shirt designer who works for a company in Brooklyn. They happen to be the company that does the shirts for MLB -- a lot smaller company than you might expect for such a thing.

    In situations such as this, where the series can go either way, they have to prepare the shirts for both teams. Not all hundreds of thousands of them ready to sell -- they have people back at the warehouse ready to go and work all night for that -- but quite enough. You'll notice, of course, that the teams have the shirts on the second after the game ends. Well, both sets of shirts are at the stadium ready to go and heavily guarded.

    The shirts that aren't used? They are immediately taken away -- police-escorted, I believe -- to be destroyed. And they are all destroyed; not one escapes. This is like life and death for them. I BEGGED him to fritter away a Yankees shirt for me at the 2004 ALCS, and he refused; he swore that they would find out somehow and he would never work again.

    So all those Mets shirts were all ready to go, and by this time -- almost an hour after the game, I think -- I'd venture to guess they've already been destroyed.
    I was in Boston the day after the Red Sox lost game seven of the 1986 World Series. I bought, at a reduced price, a tee shirt that read "Boston Red Sox: 1986 World Champions."
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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

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    I was in Boston the day after the Red Sox lost game seven of the 1986 World Series. I bought, at a reduced price, a tee shirt that read "Boston Red Sox: 1986 World Champions."
    I hope you saved it, I bet that's worth some dough. They would never let that happen now. Shows how different marketing and money are these days.
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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    I congratulate the Cardinals (and their fans).

    I've never been a fan of NY teams. I loved watching the last couple of innings, and all those NY fans with hands folded praying to the heavens.

    Anything can happen in a short series.... and it just did. The two best teams (record-wise) are out of the post-season.

    Games (championships) are won on the field.

    Say what you want about how/why the Cards advanced.... solid pitching, clutch/timely hitting, whatever.

    To me, it was another post-season where pitching wins, and also with unlikely heroes, as the so-called "superstars" in both dugouts didn't exactly have great post-seasons. And maybe that is because the opposition was so worried about those stars that they took their eyes off the rest of the roster, that also can burn you very quickly and easily.

    And it all came down to one of the players that helped get the Mets there - Carlos Beltran. And he waited till then to have one of his worst A/Bs of the season.... down by 2 runs, bases loaded, 2 outs, and a shot at the WS in the balance....this is basically it.... and this idiot was up there LOOKING FOR a walk. And I say that because after the Card's Duncan's visits the mound to settle Wainwright down, this kid does just that! He was throwing strikes and mixing it up. And Beltran was up there acting like he wasn't even intending on swinging. Simply terrible A/B!

    But we Red fans saw those types of A/Bs alot this year ourselves.

    Beltran was the epitome of the Met's choke job.

    Card's deserved to win because, well, they simply did.

    And if somehow our Reds had managed to squeak into the post-season with a slightly above .500 record, and then, for whatever reasons, put it together, got hot, played good ball, and made it to the WS.... I don't think some of you who are complaining that the Cards don't deserve to be there, would have been saying the same about our Reds. You'd have been rootin' them on big time, and ENJOYING it.
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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Here's a fun little tidbit for you.

    A friend of mine is a t-shirt designer who works for a company in Brooklyn. They happen to be the company that does the shirts for MLB -- a lot smaller company than you might expect for such a thing.

    In situations such as this, where the series can go either way, they have to prepare the shirts for both teams. Not all hundreds of thousands of them ready to sell -- they have people back at the warehouse ready to go and work all night for that -- but quite enough. You'll notice, of course, that the teams have the shirts on the second after the game ends. Well, both sets of shirts are at the stadium ready to go and heavily guarded.

    The shirts that aren't used? They are immediately taken away -- police-escorted, I believe -- to be destroyed. And they are all destroyed; not one escapes. This is like life and death for them. I BEGGED him to fritter away a Yankees shirt for me at the 2004 ALCS, and he refused; he swore that they would find out somehow and he would never work again.

    So all those Mets shirts were all ready to go, and by this time -- almost an hour after the game, I think -- I'd venture to guess they've already been destroyed.
    Sometimes they get donated to third-world countries and people who need clothing could care less that the Buffalo Bills never won a Super Bowl.

    I think I read that in a Sporting News a few years ago about how a guy on a medical overseas trip ran into people wearing Bills' Super Bowl Champion t-shirts.

    Oh, by the way, go Tigers.
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    Re: NLCS game 7 thread

    Great ballgame last night. I enjoyed it. The way those 0's kept rolling up on the scoreboard, it was a little reminiscent of the '90 Twins-Braves game 7. Clutch pitching.

    I've got no problem with the Cardinals winning. They've gotten hot at the right time (just like the Tigers). They won the games on the field, so they deserve to be there.

    If the Mets had won, Chavez's catch would have been one for the ages. That was a truly phenomenal play. The catch rescued Willie Randolph from joining the Grady Little "pull the pitcher now you moron" club.

    I don't remember Suppan being that good during the season. I remember him as being just another guy pitcher.

    And I think Beltran was surprised by how directly Wainwright went after him.

    Actually, there were an awful lot of AB's last night that reminded me of the Reds. No situational hitting, everyone swinging from the heels. I guess statistically speaking it produces runs, but its maddening baseball to watch.
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