I'm always a little sad when we come to the end of the baseball season.
Also, I'm laying down a marker that I WILL NOT stay up until 1am watching the World Series of Poker. I WILL NOT stay up until 1am watching the World Series of Poker. Of course it isn't on 12-1, so that will help.
As long as Freddy Sanchez is in the game, I will remain unconvinced that amphetamine testing is effective.
With George Bush and Nolan Ryan sitting in the front row each game, where is Chuck Greenberg sitting? He was the actually money behind this summer's bid, right?
Congrats to the Freaking Freaks on keeping their website up during a shoutout during the World Series. Or perhaps that is just an indication of how poor the ratings are for this series.
Charles Komanoff shot me an e-mail about my note from last night about all of the DP's the Giants have turned. The Dodgers turned ten in the 1955 WS while beating the Yankees. Irv Noren filled in for an injured Mickey Mantle for four of the games and had perhaps the worst World Series ever put up a 1 for 16 with five GIDP's.
I won't have game 5 WPA until tomorrow morning, but so far the WPA leaders for the series are for the batters.
| name_common | wpb |
| Mitch Moreland | 0.258 |
| Andres Torres | 0.189 |
| Edgar Renteria | 0.147 |
| Freddy Sanchez | 0.129 |
| Aubrey Huff | 0.126 |
| name_common | wpb |
| Matt Cain | 0.495 |
| Madison Bumgarner | 0.477 |
| Colby Lewis | 0.269 |
| C.J. Wilson | 0.145 |
| Alexi Ogando | 0.095 |
| Neftali Feliz | 0.083 |
I'm guessing if Lincecum wins tonight he's the MVP.
"Posey is standing just a few feet from his mentor." I'm not quite sure how much mentoring Bengie Molina did for Posey this year. They were in San Francisco together for about a month this year.
Last consecutive shutouts in the World Series was in 1966 when the Orioles ended the 1966 WS with three straight shutouts.
Lead owner of the Giants Bill Neukom made his money as the lead counsel for MicroSoft. Started with them when they had 12 employees and stayed with them for quite a long time.
So is Zach Grafnakakalakis playing the same role in Due Date as in the Hangover and Bored to Death or does he have no range?
I feel like I should say something about Renteria, but I've got nothing. OK, here's one. Renteria is the third oldest SS to homer in a World Series. Teh Jeter is #1. Who's #2?
Neftali Feliz for six outs or more....but, but, he never does that?!
"You've got to walk Renteria and pitch to Rowand there." Are they really saying that Renteria is too dangerous to pitch to? Four home runs all year and you really are concerned about him?
Just about a third bad baserunning play by Kinsler there nearly picked off first.
Does McCarver realize that the Huff bunt had no impact on the run scoring in the seventh inning? If Huff, say strikes out. Then Burrell strikes out for two outs and Renteria's home run scores the runners from first and second.
"And Bruce Bochy was six months old when the Giants last won the World Series." And he vowed then and there to win the next one as their manager.
"I don't agree with taking out Lincecum here. He is just at 101 pitches." Tangotiger is yelling at Tim McCarver right now about how the starter is much less effective the 4th time through the lineup.
Congrats Giants. Let's hope the offseason goes quickly.
And now my major pet peeve. Let's cover up the ultra-classy giants jerseys with $10 t-shirts to schill for MLB. Do the players get a cut of that? Is that why they wear them? I guess I just need to let it go.
I always get a kick of how the players congregate on the field and the coaches all hug in the dugout.
Nice interview of Bruce Bochy there.