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  1. Fearsome Forehand

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    That was a GREAT game! 10-9 in 11 innings. Walk off 425+? foot blast on a 3-2 count by the home town kid from St Louis, Dave Freese.
     
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  2. Big_Dangerous

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    **** David Freese.

    That is all.
     
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    I feel your pain, but you have to give the guy his due. He hit a 2 run triple an inning or two before to keep them in it. The HR he hit woukl have been a dinger in the Polo Grounds.

    Not over yet for the Rangers. Still have to play game 7. Could go either way.
     
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  4. r2473

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    You mean someone besides me is watching baseball?
     
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  5. Big_Dangerous

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    I won't give him his due because I hate the Cardinals so much. Also the Rangers could not have played those extra innings any worse... Dumb decision after dumb decision...
     
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  6. Fearsome Forehand

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    Cardinals were always my team since I was a little kid. Suffered a lot as a result. I also like the NY Rangers and the Lions; I'm a masochist. :)

    Free agency ruined baseball IMHO. I can't name 3 guys on the Cardinals.

    I tuned in the game after watching the Suck Hurricanes lose to UVA at home.:evil:
     
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  7. Big_Dangerous

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    Been watching baseball for a long time.

    Was a big Astros fan in Highschool when they were actually relevant, but now I can't even say I'm a fan.

    I'm just disappointed because the Cardinals win it all back in 2006, Pujols has a ring and so does Carp and Molina. This has to be the Rangers time. They've never won a World Series in franchise history.
     
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    Cesar Cedeno. Doug Rader, JR Richards, etc. :)

    The Rangers have a long history. They were the "new" Washington Senators before they were the Rangers. Ted Williams was the manager. Franchise is about 50 years old so they are overdue.

    Game 7 is a toss up so you might well get your wish.
     
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  10. Seth

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    What a great World Series. Heck, what a great season!
     
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  11. pabletion

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    Great game yesterday.... not a baseball fan at all, but love the postseason when interesting things are happening, i.e., Yankees-Redsocks, either one of them making it to the WS, or Cards being in the WS. I had a brief attempt to be a Cards fan as a kid when Ozzie Smith and McGee were on their last seasons (I think?), my older brother liked baseball and was a fan, ergo, I was a "fan".

    Gotta say the Cardinals were pretty lucky, although Freese was amazing, they've been playing very crappy offense leaving too many runners in scoring position, specially game 5, which they could've won... left 12 runners on base!

    Yesterday, that Freese triple, I thought the Series was over... was a great hit, but the fielder I think misjudged it a little.

    Great game, had a bit of everything, lots of nerves from both teams and great guts by the Cardinals who fought and also took advantage of the situations.

    Hopefully tonight game 7 will be one for the books.
     
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  12. jamesblakefan#1

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    I don't get this. Behind the Yankees, the Cards have the 2nd most WS wins and appearances. But I guess every sports team has it's 'suffering' fans, you'll probably even find 'suffering' Yankees fans somewhere, lol. :)
     
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  13. Fearsome Forehand

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    See the 68 and 85 Series for details. The fact they won a few WS in the 30's and 40's didn't do much for me. When I was an avid fan, they downright sucked. Even the WS they won post war were all 7 game series, I believe. Always torture. I would much prefer 4 games sweeps.

    The Cards are an old franchise. Going back to the latter 19th century. They should be among the leaders in championships. Although that rule doesn't apply to the NY Rangers or the Lions. :)
     
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  14. r2473

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    I don't know how old you are FF, but the Cards have been pretty darn good the last 30 years. Just had a 8 year stretch between 88-95 when they didn't make it into the post season.

    For me, suffering would be more like the cubs or brewers or.......well, pretty much any team besides the yankees and the braves (who suffered only because they couldn't win it all except for one year despite having the best team so many of those years).

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  15. Kevin T

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    Great game. I don't really care who wins, though I'm slightly pulling for Texas since they've never won it. Hamilton hitting that homer could've been such a moment of redemption (not that he needs a WS for that)...former crackhead wins Game 6 with a bomb. Bummer.
     
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  16. jswinf

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    The Cardinals have been my fall-back favorite lately, but when I was a tiny child I got used to:

    1964--WS win over Yankees :)

    1967--WS win over Red Sox :)

    1968--WS loss to Tigers :cry:

    And I had my 2-year old son watching for:

    1982--WS win over Brewers.

    Looking forward to tonight. You Ranger fans, try to chill.
     
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  17. r2473

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    It was a great game for the fans with a lot of excitement.

    But a "great game"? "Greatest game in World Series history"? I don't know. My "greatest game" wouldn't include 5 errors for starters.
     
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  18. Fearsome Forehand

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    Cardinals were the team of destiny this year. Sort of like 1964 when there were no divisions/playoffs just the pennant. The were 11 games behind the Phillies in late August, 6 1/2 game out with 12 games left, won the pennant and beat the Yankees in the WS.

    This year they lucked into the wildcard spot, 3 games out with 5 games left, beat all the good teams in the playoffs, and came from 2 runs down in the 9th or later twice in this series.

    Texas has a great team but sometimes the stars all line up for the other guys.
     
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  19. kimbahpnam

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    after game 6, i didn't doubt the cards would win it. i was rooting for texas and i like ron washington.

    at least we can all enjoy the first picture espn put up after the game was over on the front page. notice the guy eating some Motte butt

    [​IMG]
     
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    HAHAHAHAHHA! that made me laugh out loud (<< LOL)

    BTW, how's that silicone feeling inside the Pure Storm handles?
     
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    it's got nice pop with a HL balance as well as being not too stiff.
     
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  22. jamesblakefan#1

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    Just think, if Atlanta had gotten 1 more out or one more hit against Philly, Stl may not have even made the playoffs. Stl should send some flowers to Atlanta for choking on the last day of the season.

    Gotta say that this Texas team will never win the WS since they couldn't win this one. Choke jobs usually don't bounce back well - see Cubs of 03, Giants of 02, off of my head.
     
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  23. Fearsome Forehand

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    Found out a week ago that Bob Forsch, who was the ace of the Cards staff in the mid to latter 1970's, died suddenly at age 61. He had some sort of aneurysm and that was that. He threw out the first pitch in game 7 of the World Series; less than a week later it was game over for Bob.

    Bob threw two no nos with the Cards. He and his brother Ken were the only two brothers who threw no hitters in the majors. As well, they are pretty high on the sibling win list behind the Niekros and the Perrys, etc.

    Anyway, if you are a Cardinals fan, you probably remember Bob Forsch.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Forsch
     
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