Royals vs Giants-WS Game 1

Who do you think wins?

  • Royals

    Votes: 79 49.7%
  • Giants

    Votes: 80 50.3%

  • Total voters
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rembrat

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Raul Ibanez is surprisingly genuine and well spoken. It's too bad he had to wear a Yankee jersey.
 

gaelgirl

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The Giants got a couple there, but they really needed to get more. That was a prime chance to really try to put this game out of reach. The Royals will fight until the end. I won't be comfortable unless the Giants have a really huge lead. Like 15 runs. Especially since we have inconsistent MadBum tonight. 
 

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gaelgirl said:
The Giants got a couple there, but they really needed to get more. That was a prime chance to really try to put this game out of reach. The Royals will fight until the end. I won't be comfortable unless the Giants have a really huge lead. Like 15 runs. Especially since we have inconsistent MadBum tonight. 
 
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Sox fans are going to hate Shields if he signs here. HATE him.
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Count me in on the "I hate James Shields" bandwagon. On a Pierzynski level. He comes up small consistently. Please Ben run away from him fast.
 

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Not only is Harold an idjit, but he has to make a point on top of everyone elses' points.
 
Short man's syndrome
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong get, but did he ask when was the last time we saw Panda bat left handed, only to be shown a clip of Panda batting lefty in the first inning? I was in the other room and didn't quite catch it.
 

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Bumgarner's 67-mile curveball, the one he used to strike out Moustakas? That's new. Threw literally one pitch all season that was around that speed, in June. And now he's unveiled a new pitch for the World Series. Because that's what you do, I guess. 
 

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gaelgirl said:
Bumgarner's 67-mile curveball, the one he used to strike out Moustakas? That's new. Threw literally one pitch all season that was around that speed, in June. And now he's unveiled a new pitch for the World Series. Because that's what you do, I guess. 
 
Didn't he throw a similar curve to Perez earlier in the game? But yeah, pretty strange to mess around with a new pitch in a game like this.
 

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Game 1 starters agajnst Giants in 10 games going back to 2010 (if this holds) are 0-8, 7.25 ERA.
 

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Start calling him the Big Cat (yeah, there was a Kitty Kaat) or something now too. Except for that horrendous throw in the Nats game, Bumgarner is fielding his position like a real (non-Jeter) gold glover. 
 

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Al Zarilla said:
Start calling him the Big Cat (yeah, there was a Kitty Kaat) or something now too. Except for that horrendous throw in the Nats game, Bumgarner is fielding his position like a real (non-Jeter) gold glover. 
 
Andres Galaraga was the Big Cat
 
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Pablo Sandoval really is kinda like a poor man's David Ortiz, isn't he?
 

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That was one of the better versions of GBA I've heard -- only a little improvisation with the tune, and plenty of power.
 

gaelgirl

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rodderick said:
 
Didn't he throw a similar curve to Perez earlier in the game? But yeah, pretty strange to mess around with a new pitch in a game like this.
He did. I meant new this game, not necessarily new in that at-bat. But, yes. Crazy.
 

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Slightly OT, but that "stand up to cancer" thing from last year, where mastercard was donating, what, a few millon bucks? That's chump change for research. Figure 350 grand overhead and salary for a PhD researcher per year. Maybe 100k a year makes it to the researcher's salary.
 

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nvalvo said:
I like how many guys on these teams have matching haircuts. 
 
Hunter Pence has the best hair I've seen since Boromir.
 
MentalDisabldLst said:
Pablo Sandoval really is kinda like a poor man's David Ortiz, isn't he?
 
I'm thinking he's more like Prince Fielder gone to pot. He's visibly quicker than the average player, though -- some athletic talents just can't be taught.
 

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Sprowl said:
That was one of the better versions of GBA I've heard -- only a little improvisation with the tune, and plenty of power.
Retired petty officer Generald Wilson sang earlier in the playoffs. I remember thinking he looked like a guy it would be fun to go bowling with.

Far as I'm concerned if we have to have the song in every single game, just let Generald do them all. He can be the national GBA singer.
 

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gaelgirl said:
Bumgarner's 67-mile curveball, the one he used to strike out Moustakas? That's new. Threw literally one pitch all season that was around that speed, in June. And now he's unveiled a new pitch for the World Series. Because that's what you do, I guess. 
 
Madison is ready for his closeup in 2015. This guy has been pitching like Beckett 2007 and Lester 2013.