Comments on: Post-Season Game 6 – 2 Out RBI In 9th Inning When Trailing This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: The Original Jimbo Fri, 28 Oct 2011 21:20:53 +0000 @24

Wow, for all the years I've watched and followed baseball, I was always under the impression that if an out was recorded via a tag, runners that crossed the plate prior to the tag would be runs. I guess it's so rare to happen at first base that I had never heard the rule was different there.

By: Lawrence Azrin Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:55:33 +0000 This is why we watch a baseball game till it's actually over (invoke the famous Yogi-ism here...)

By: John Autin Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:11:40 +0000 @23, Tim: " if the Cards were 'down to their last strike' in the ninth inning, how do you explain the eight strikes that were thrown after that point!"

Tim, I explain it by the fact that they did not use up that last strike until they had tied the game. When a batter with 2 strikes reached base, they earned more strikes to use.

If I'm "down to my last dollar," it doesn't mean that's the last dollar I'll ever see in this lifetime. It's understood that the rules allow me to acquire more dollars.

I don't see any problem with the phrase. Its meaning cannot possibly be confused by anyone familiar with the basic structure of baseball.

Question: If there are 2 strikes and the pitch comes right down the heart of the plate and is fouled off, would you object to the statement that "the pitcher threw a strike"?

By: Evan Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:03:12 +0000 @28,

I missed that one, but I did hear Joe Buck twice suggest that Garcia would most likely be the pinch hitter in the 10th before someone whispered in his earpiece that he had started the game. McCarver and Buck are obsessed with the idea that Garcia is a good hitting pitcher - they've mentioned it 5 or 6 times this series. The numbers don't back this up, and Lohse and Jackson are clearly superior hitters.

By: Stu B Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:01:07 +0000 @26: "For one night, lets forget all the stats, who wins game 7, forget the Cards, the Rangers, Pujols, Hamilton… that’s why we all watch this game."

Sounds familiar. You're welcome for the quote I posted a couple of hours prior in no. 21.

By: stan cook Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:36:23 +0000 Correct me if I remember this incorrectly. When Craig was up in the bottom of the ninth, McCarver said, "he has good power to right". After Craig fanned and Freese tripled to right, did McCarver say, "We said he had good power to right"

By: Thomas Court Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:16:16 +0000 @26

That was truly touching Duke... That was a great post.

I am a Yankee fan... and I am glad you could share with the joy that winning that game brought us.

I feel bad for Texas... because of how close they were last night.

Remember Doris Kearns Goodwin's daughter telling her after game 6, "Don't worry Mom. There's always game 7. But Doris knew the outcome of that game even before it happened.

I feel the same way about the game tonight for Texas.

I hope I am wrong...
I hope...

By: dukeofflatbush Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:56:09 +0000 @ 2, I was at that game, my only series game.
I am not a Yankee fan, but a life long New Yorker, and I have to say, baseball or no baseball, it ranks up there as the best moments of my life.
I was in the bleachers and it felt as if the foundation was crumbling.
It was exactly what the city of New York needed in the most trying of times.
50,000 people screaming everypitch, I swear the new stadium was built in part to the structural damage done that night.
Although Paul ONiel didn’t do much, it was to be his last game at the stadium and eveytime he came up, the crowd figured it would be his last in pinstripes at the stadium, but due to extra innings, he got two additional atbats. He comes, or used to come out to the Who’s Baba O’Reily, and I swear it brought tears to all 10,000 eyes. I am not into god, but I prayed he’d get a hit, but it was not to be. Every time I hear Baba O’Reily I get goosebumps thinking of that game.
It was as close to a magical experience as one could have.
I envy those who stuck it out in St Louis last night. It was magic on TV, it must of been other-wordly in person.
A few days after the game, my then girlfriend was delivering her doctoral thesis at the New School, which consisted of reading ten poems. Although she had selected 10 poems months before the reading, she surprised everyone by reading 6 poems about that game. She was only a casual fan and couldn’t care about the Yankees, but that was testament to the power of this game.
Taking nothing away from the Cardinals and their fans, but the 2001 series was made so special because Sept 11th was still fresh and there was such a feeling of doom and gloom in the city. It was as if baseball knew what everyone needed. I can only imagine those that were there last night.
Baba O’reily still sends me to that night.
A few of my Girls poems about that game went on to be published, but unless you were there, they don’t really have the same effect.
For one night, lets forget all the stats, who wins game 7, forget the Cards, the Rangers, Pujols, Hamilton… that’s why we all watch this game.

I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

By: DaveZ Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:23:24 +0000 @18..."gutless display of pitching incompetence for the ages."
Wow, tell us how you really feel! Holy schnikies!

By: DaveZ Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:22:28 +0000 @20...come on Jimbo...regarding Pujols, learn basic baseball rules.