Game 7 Open Thread

Late, we know, but better nate than lever.

Just one thought: Would this game be even more exciting if the Cardinals didn’t have the advantage of a tenth player behind home plate wearing a black jacket?

We mean, first he hands out two free runs to the Cards by calling an obvious strike a “ball” and then, when the exact same pitch is used against Napoli, it’s suddenly a strike? Oh and that “strike” against Hamilton that wasn’t even in the same zip code as home plate? We’re surprised that he didn’t manage to call one of Carpenter’s pickoff throws to first a strike.

Carryon.

Post Game Recap: In the end, it thankfully didn’t matter. The best team clearly won and they deserved every bit of it. Their drive, their offense and their pitching were nothing short of marvelous to behold, even as a fan of the other team.

The Rangers lost this series because none of the things that had paved the road to the World Series were there when it counted. Our bats were cold and our defense sucked donkey balls. The dreaded Rangers Bullpen never showed up for work, instead we got a series of clusterfarks nowhere more clearly on display than in Game 6 where we had it for the taking no less than twice, only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Couple this with the Cardinals being on fire, never once giving in no matter what the odds and fighting with every fiber of their beings to stay in the game and we got the outcome that every baseball fan in the world deserves: A nail-biting World Series with some truly awesome baseball on display finished off with the win going to the clearly deserving team.

Yes, it hurts to be a Rangers fan tonight, but on the upside this season proves to any doubters that 2010 was no “fluke” and that the Texas Rangers will be the team to watch in 2012.

Thanks for the ride, Rangers, once again, and to the Cards: Congrats. You earned it.

Thatisall.

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JakeTheSnake
JakeTheSnake
October 28, 2011 21:42

I’ve had the horrible feelin’ in my gut all day that, the way they lost last night, there’d be no way to pull it off tonight. Seems to be coming true.

October 28, 2011 21:42

Uh Oh, I have a feeling that if the Rangers lose the Imperial Dungeon Game Room will be very busy tonight…

:em06: :em06: :em06:

October 28, 2011 21:45

Reminds me of a Johnny Carson joke:

Q: Who are the latest volunteers for duty in Afghanistan?
A: The 1980 Russian Olympic Hockey team

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
October 28, 2011 22:02

it’s the pitching man, Texas pitchers are folding like a bad hand of Texas Hold’em.

oh and the ump is of the suck

:em08:

readerjp
readerjp
October 28, 2011 22:05

Since it’s open thread, there is more Gorebull Warming on the way. A big snowstorm due to hit tomorrow, snowtober, up to 12″ further north. Where is Al Gore? Maybe he’s at the Occupy Wall St. protest. Today the FDNY and NYPD went into the park and seized all generator and gas canisters. I hope they freeze their asses off… Read more »

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
October 28, 2011 22:07

readerjp says:

Since it’s open thread, there is more Gorebull Warming on the way. A big snowstorm due to hit tomorrow, snowtober, up to 12? further north.

Gods way of testing the resolve of the occupy whatever street puppets

Lockpick
Lockpick
October 28, 2011 22:09

Actually, I think the ump did call one of the pickoff throws a strike. I had to turn off the game in the bottom of the 7th. It is giving me nose bleeds.

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper
October 28, 2011 22:19

Gods way of holding auditions for testing the resolve of the occupy whatever street puppets…

(It’s only the end of October)

Sir Fresh Sign
Sir Fresh Sign
October 28, 2011 22:20

Darn, read that Michael Moore was at the Occupy Oakland site today speaking to the hippies.. how cool would that have been to get over there and get a photo with him while i was wearing my Anti Idiotarian Rottweiler T shirt?!? Of course, unlike those at the rally, i had to work. Plus i rarely if ever set foot… Read more »

LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
October 28, 2011 22:24

There ya go… Come on up to VICTORY LAND and have a White Castle on me!! :em01: :em07:

LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
October 28, 2011 22:25

I’ll even throw in some Ted Drewes’ Frozen Custard for dessert… :em01:

Tallulah
Tallulah
October 28, 2011 23:18

DANG. I was hoping the Texans would win.

OT, but did y’all see the Occupy Oakland jackass who was injured was a coke addict who founded a website called “IHATETHEMARINECORPS.COM”?

http://patdollard.com/2011/10/disgraced-iraq-war-veteran-cocain-addict-injured-at-ows-oakland-is-founder-of-ihatethemarinecorp-com-website/

Meanwhile, here in NYC, we’re expecting snow tonight and a Nor’easter tomorrow (rubs hands gleefully….)

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts
October 28, 2011 23:19

Before this scrap started, I watched the ALCS and expected the Rangers to feast on us after the rocky inconsistent season we had. They certainly looked better on paper going in. But when the last frame is staring you in the face, all that matters is who blinks. That charity run walk in and Pujols getting beaned make this bitter… Read more »

LC LucysDaddy--Imperial Tire Warranty Expert
LC LucysDaddy--Imperial Tire Warranty Expert
October 29, 2011 02:22

Don’t start making travel plans for next October just yet, Sire. The road to the AL pennant still goes through the Bronx. The Yankees will be ready. And with possibly no CJ Wilson, your trek just got a whole lot harder.

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous
October 29, 2011 02:42

The Yankees will be ready. And with possibly no CJ Wilson, your trek just got a whole lot harder. Any team (including Texas) that even thinks about giving Clusterfuck Jackass anywhere near the money he’s wanting, based on this year’s playoff performance, has got shit for brains. This d-bag is no better than a number-three starter in a quality rotation.… Read more »

Greywolf
Greywolf
October 29, 2011 03:46

As a recently-minted Rangers fan (I got in when they made it to the ALCS this year), I have to say that the single most descriptive statistic displayed on the TV screen during this World Series Game 7 was this: In all of the seven-game World Series contests, the Texas Rangers had walked more batters (41) than any team in… Read more »

LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
LC FORGER - Monster Hunter
October 29, 2011 08:58

His Imperial Vileness sez – I’d been looking for a CO for the Texas Rangers’ upcoming deployment to the most frozen, uninhabitable hellhole of a planet on the Outer Rim, but now I need look no further. Bring a parka. Happy to get volunteered, Sir….. (sotto voce – “Shit!! Dumbass, when you gonna learn to keep your trap shut around… Read more »

Alan K. Henderson
Alan K. Henderson
October 29, 2011 12:11

Utter collapse after the first inning. David Koresh showed more life.

LC Darth Scoundrel
LC Darth Scoundrel
October 29, 2011 12:15

Sorry pound-mates, I’ve been a Cardinals fan since I was a wee tot. Several of the legendary Cardinals came through my hometown on their way to the big leagues (Ozzie Smith being one of the more notable ones). In fact, my hometown high-school mascot is the Cardinals, and I bleed crimson and black. It doesn’t happen often, but when the… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
October 29, 2011 12:48

open thread When Government Knows No Limitation: New DOJ Rules Allow More Intrusive Searches I was once told by someone involved in a federal investigation not to let any identified federal law enforcement officer into your house without: a) a warrant and b) your lawyer present. At the time, this notion seemed a bit less than cooperative. Shouldn’t law-abiding citizens… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
October 29, 2011 13:07

Since this is an open thread, does anyone know why BC is such an infrequent poster lately?? Is he OK??

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts
October 29, 2011 13:14

There’s no sense in doing any photoshopping when Mikey Moore and Roseann can’t get any uglier. :em05:

October 29, 2011 22:03

A little something to cheer up the Emperor: ‘Good Samaritan’ Who Shot Mpls Robber Won’t Be Charged No charges will be filed against the “Good Samaritan” who shot and killed a robber two weeks ago in the parking lot of a Cub Foods store in Minneapolis. That word today from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. But the sister of the… Read more »

LC Random Numbers
LC Random Numbers
October 29, 2011 23:49

Well, I just got through some post-Rangers catharsis by watching the Stars exorcise New Jersey, so I’m over baseball till spring.

LC Random Numbers
LC Random Numbers
October 29, 2011 23:51

LC Light29ID @ #:
If dead goblins don’t cheer His Majesty up, we are all doomed.

LC Xystus
LC Xystus
October 30, 2011 02:50

LC Gladiator

But for now, as I asked before, who do you call when 9-1-1 is the criminal?

His Viciousness might approve of “calling” 1911.

LC FX Phillips
LC FX Phillips
October 30, 2011 10:57

The Rangers lose in seven games and the empire goes dark for two days? Come on it was just baseball game. An important baseball game but a game none the less. When the Phillies bats went silent in early October I was bummed but not to the point of muteness. And they were picked to win it all. A major… Read more »

rickn8or
rickn8or
October 30, 2011 15:16

1LC Gunsniper says:

Gods way of holding auditions for testing the resolve of the occupy whatever street puppets…
(It’s only the end of October)

Never mind this October, where are those assholes gonna be late next October, early November?

Standing between you and the polling places maybe?

Or would that be too much to ask for?

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
October 31, 2011 09:04

Well this figures and it proves what I’ve always said. The left is a bunch of racist Jew haters. Whenever you hear a leftist say anything against bankers or the rich, just stop them and say , “you mean Jews, right?” This is why they side with anti American radical muslims, socialists and now why armed white neo nazis are… Read more »

Physics Geek
Physics Geek
November 1, 2011 09:06

Some writer on ESPN a couple of years ago penned an article about the “get off the mats and heartbreaking losses”. His point was that teams who won games they had no business winning usually went on to win the series and teams that lost games they had no business losing usually went on to, well, lose. After the double… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
November 4, 2011 20:10

Was President Barack Obama too busy watching the “Operation Repo” marathon or something else last Friday night? When KMOX host Charlie Brennan asked now-retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa how the traditional call of congratulations from the White House went, La Russa suddenly realized that…it never happened. “That’s a good point, I hadn’t really even thought about that,”… Read more »