NLCS Giants Vs Cardinals Game Thread

Who do you want to win?

  • STL

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • SF

    Votes: 79 65.3%
  • meteor

    Votes: 34 28.1%

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soxhop411

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I also hate Fox for having a majority of these games on FS1 which I do not get and I am not able to get it on MLB.tv... I hope they at least put the clinching games on Fox.... 
 

MakMan44

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Of the pair, I guess the Giants for the Peavy connection. 
 

54thMA

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Glad to see Peavy get back there, maybe he'll be the new Don Baylor.  Pulling for the Giants, my second favorite team behind the Red Sox.
 

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I'm sure the baseball itself will be thrilling, but these 2 teams on this stage AGAIN.... ugh. I find the ALCS way more intriguing.

But I guess go Giants because of Peavy. Also AJP shouldn't be in the World Series.
 

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Agreed on the boredom of the same teams. Especially the Cards. I just hate that team in many ways. So I'm rooting hard for the Giants.
 

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I like Peavy and hate AJP but one of my best friends is a Cards fan so I'm rooting for the Redbirds.   
 
(I might be secretly rooting for KC come the Series because it's been so long since they last won it.  I always root for the team with the longest drought if the Sox are not involved.  But I fear the Orioles are getting to the Series so it won't be an issue.)
 

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Where's the "meteor" option for the first question?
 

soxhop411

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Yeah, I was looking for that or Carrington event Solar Flare, maybe False Flag ISIS attack.  The sensible fans who want them both to lose should have their perspective represented, too.
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Remagellan said:
I like Peavy and hate AJP but one of my best friends is a Cards fan so I'm rooting for the Redbirds.   
 
(I might be secretly rooting for KC come the Series because it's been so long since they last won it.  I always root for the team with the longest drought if the Sox are not involved.  But I fear the Orioles are getting to the Series so it won't be an issue.)
The Orioles have the longest drought of the four remaining teams...or did I not understand that was your point?
 

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The Orioles have the longest drought of the four remaining teams...or did I not understand that was your point?
 
Yes, but BUCK.  There are always other factors to consider.  The Braves were defending champions in 1996 and the MFYs hadn't won in almost 20 years but if you think I was happy watching Wade Boggs celebrating in pinstripes on a horse, either you're not paying attention or you have the most apt handle on SoSH.  
 
I can't ever remember rooting for another AL East team in the playoffs.    I also never root for teams that eliminate us in the playoffs unless they're playing the MFYs in some later round.  The only exception was the 2005 White Sox, and that was because their fans had experienced a drought even longer than the ones we suffered through, and after 2004 I was feeling magnanimous.
 
Plus, and I may be presumptive here, but I think the Royals have a special place in the hearts of Sox fans whose fandom goes back to the 70's because for a while the Royals were the next line of defense in trying to stop the Evil Empire from marching to another title.  
 
I mean what Sox fan doesn't get a warm feeling from this:
 
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBVd0UcTQwo[/media]
 
In any language, it's a way of life: DIE MFY SCUM DIE! 
 

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Is this a city thing, a Cardinals thing, or both?

Because while I have no desire to live in St Louis, the best baseball development in my lifetime is the Red Sox becoming more like the Cardinals. And the more like the Cardinals they become, the better.

I understand why they are hated. Half the baseball world would give their left nut for Molina. The half that wouldn't would give their right nut for Matheny as their manager. For the next 20 years.

I just can't get a Pittsburgh Steelers level of hatred up for these guys. Even though my National League team is the Nationals. I want my teams to be just like them.
 

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You might want the team constructed and run the same way. I think it's mostly this "greatest fans in baseball" thing. Ask Kolten Wong about that one. This thin veneer of "humble" Midwesterners and their quaint appreciation of America's past time. :barf:
 
We can crow that Sox fans are the best, but we're also almost universally self admitted assholes. Years of pain have brought us an introspective cynicism that fans of teams like the Cards and the Yankees lack. People hate the Red Sox but at least we can acknowledge why (and then tell them to fuck off).
 
So fuck Cards fans and by extension, fuck the Cardinals.
 

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Remagellan said:
I mean what Sox fan doesn't get a warm feeling from this:
 
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBVd0UcTQwo[/media]
 
In any language, it's a way of life: DIE MFY SCUM DIE! 
 

I love how it took Brett an hour and a half to round the bases after hitting that bomb
 

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54thMA said:
 
I love how it took Brett an hour and a half to round the bases after hitting that bomb
My thought exactly. David Price should take note. That trot made Papi look like he sprints around the bases.
 

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soxhop411 said:
I also hate Fox for having a majority of these games on FS1 which I do not get and I am not able to get it on MLB.tv... I hope they at least put the clinching games on Fox.... 
 
I can't remember the SoSH'er that passed this on, but get the ZenMate extension in Chrome--you can choose to have your connection mock-originate from the UK, which gets you an MLB.tv feed (you may have to pay like $3.99 or something for the playoffs--I thought I read that--but I've been going this route and haven't paid for anything yet).
 
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Fuck the fucking Cards so goddamn hard. I hope they all get the flu and spend the next three days vomiting. 
 
 
johnmd20 said:
Agreed on the boredom of the same teams. Especially the Cards. I just hate that team in many ways. So I'm rooting hard for the Giants.
 
 
uilnslcoap said:
Die asap, Cardinals. Glad we could do the job (again) last year.
 
Don't hate the playa, man, hate the game.
 
I wonder by how much the cards' odds of winning the World Series increase when the Red Sox are not in the playoffs. 
 

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Don't hate the playa, man, hate the game.
 
I wonder by how much the cards' odds of winning the World Series increase when the Red Sox are not in the playoffs. 
The bolded line gave me a smile.  :fonz:
 
Cards and Giants have two WS titles this century, so I feel threatened like Bankshot. However this is an ongoing thing and I feel good about the Red Sox chances of taking it back if one of those teams gets to three. Wouldn't have said anything like that before '04. Also had another thought: I've been happy the Sox haven't been in the WS along with the Giants. I like the Giants as a second team, so I'd have a "winner" either way, but I would fear them more than any other NL team. They are doing something since '10 that's almost like witchcraft or voodoo magic. Look at this year: Scutaro, Cain, Pagan and Morse lost for the year at various times. Belt misses a lot of games with a broken bone and then a concussion. Second base was a disaster until the rookie Panik saved them. These years, I would always just soon play anybody else. Now, Wainwright may not be right.
 
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/97864292/adam-wainwright-to-draw-start-for-cardinals-in-nlcs-game-1
 

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JohntheBaptist said:
 
I can't remember the SoSH'er that passed this on, but get the ZenMate extension in Chrome--you can choose to have your connection mock-originate from the UK, which gets you an MLB.tv feed (you may have to pay like $3.99 or something for the playoffs--I thought I read that--but I've been going this route and haven't paid for anything yet).
 
Also, the games are streaming through the Fox Sports Go website and Fox Sports Go app.  It's behind a subscriber log-in, so you'll need your own or a friends.
 

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More reasons:
 
The Cardinals have added A.J. Pierzynski to their NLCS roster.
 
 
That doesn't really matter since he would get a ring regardless if they won.  
 
If he's catching at any point instead of Molina, they are cooked, especially if they make it into the Series and play the Royals.  Every walk would be the equivalent of a triple.  (Well, maybe not the ones to Butler.) 
 

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So this is pretty cool:
 
 
During Game 1 of the NLCS, Fox Sports 1 will air a special analytics-driven second screen experience. Titled “NLCS on Fox Sports 1 Powered by JABO“, the game will be looked at from a different angle on this telecast over on Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports 1 MLB studio host Kevin Burkhardt will host the show, and will be joined by Fox Sports 1 MLB analysts Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski, Fox Sports senior baseball editor (and the man behind Just A Bit Outside, Fox’s baseball portal) Rob Neyer, and Padres manager Bud Black.
 
In a blog post last week, Neyer explained what the broadcast would entail. Essentially, it will be a double box format featuring the game in one box and the studio in the other. There will also be a plethora of graphics (which we’ve explored in detail before) used to further points and inform viewers, something I think will actually work out pretty well in this format. The studio panel willbreak down every facet of the game in excruciating detail, something that the commentary trio of Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, and Tom Verducci simply cannot do because of their responsibility of calling the game.
http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/details-released-foxs-saturday-jabo-telecast.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=details-released-foxs-saturday-jabo-telecast
 
Anyone who isn't in the mood to listen to Buck and Reynolds for a few hours (note: this is probably everyone) should check this out.
 

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I'm liking the Fox Sports 1 broadcast so far especially Kap and Neyer. I appreciate they've recognized that the usual telecast model might need to be changed. 
 

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jimbobim said:
I'm liking the Fox Sports 1 broadcast so far especially Kap and Neyer. I appreciate they've recognized that the usual telecast model might need to be changed. 
I like everything about it except for the double box. I don't need to see them watching the game on half the screen.