Sep 29, 2011 at 7:59 am #1279951
Any one watch or even hear of the end to baseball's regular season? Absolutely nuts! Catastrophic collapse for the Red Sox after they spent so much money to end the season like that. And the Braves didn't fare much better, any thoughts or fans that can't show their faces today?Sep 29, 2011 at 10:18 am #1784812
@simauliusLocale: Bohemian Alps
The best part is the hockey season begins. I need a fast moving game after watching too many 9-inning disappointments over the length of the season.Sep 29, 2011 at 10:29 am #1784818
Yep, that was a pretty amazing way to end the season. Boston must be devastated. One strike away from winning, then end up losing and moments later Rays win with walk off HR in extras after coming back from a 7-0 deficit in the 8th inning. Pretty crazy.
I thought the tampa bay crowd was pretty weak though. I watched the highlights and after they won the crowd cheered a bit, but then was just kind of standing around. In just about any other stadium the place would be going absolutely nuts all night long.
As a Mets fan, I was quite pleased with the outcome. Braves get eliminated and Boston makes the 2007 Mets collapse not seem quite as bad.Sep 29, 2011 at 11:37 am #1784839
I'm a Boston fan through and through, heart break is nothing new. It would have been nice to see them make the play offs but we all know Philly is going to right to the world series without much opposition. They deserve it and theyll keep another one away from the Yankees. That's a win, isn't it?Sep 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm #1785011
Pretty amazing end to the season. Wow!
Amazing to see The Red Sux and Braves give up such huge leads in Sept. That said, I am a Giants fan and I am bummed that they could not muster much offense and/or deal with all their injuries.
GO Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!Sep 30, 2011 at 7:13 am #1785151
@benwoodLocale: flatlands of MO
As a royals fan, i'm so far away from post-season I don't even know what it looks like. At least they weren't last.
Anyhow, yeah quite surprising endings from those two. That's hard disappointment. As a royals fan, I like my disappointment to run throughout the whole season, with only a glimmer of hope now and then. I was lucky enough to be front row watching the royals beat detroit 10-2 last week. (that was said glimmer of hope).
But I have to be with you ^
I'd love to see detroit go all the way, they have the opportunity. Plus I loathe the yanks….Sep 30, 2011 at 7:54 am #1785156
Pretty happy with the Rangers.Sep 30, 2011 at 9:42 am #1785193
Yeah, as a giants fan, it was not pretty to see that offense but I'm happy that the yankees will be coming up against verlander (to be AL cy young winner), and like others here i'm pretty sure the phils will steamroll right through to the world series.Sep 30, 2011 at 10:07 am #1785199
Worst case scenario for me is another yankees/phillies world series. There's really no good outcome in that one and probably the only time I will ever root for the yankees.Sep 30, 2011 at 10:10 am #1785200
Finally, a chaff thread that actually pertains to this site. After all, Boston and Atlanta certainly proved to be a bunch of lightweights, eh?Sep 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm #1785280
Best single day of baseball I can remember. The season on the line, teams on the brink, certain victory squelched, certain defeat suddenly reversed and the brutal end to one of the most epic meltdowns in baseball history.
Ken, we've talked baseball before. Sorry about your Giants and GO TIGERS! I've got my tickets for game 4 (if no sweeps) with my son. Mid-60s and sunny. Doesn't get better.Sep 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm #1785346
yeah we have talked baseball!
Lucky for me I was in the Sierras for the big meltdown my Giants did against The D Backs in Sept.
Oh well, 2012 should be a better season if injuries don't rear its ugly self!Sep 30, 2011 at 6:36 pm #1785366
@thefatboyLocale: St. Louis
>> …we all know Philly is going to right to the world series without much opposition.
I'm hoping you're wrong on that. Go Cards!
This was one of the most gut-wrenching seasons I can remember for Cards fans. I'm still in disbelief that they stunk it up so bad in August, then came back with a September to Remember. They are certainly peaking at the right time. I'm hoping they can carry that energy straight through Philly. If they can, I think they'll own The Brewers/D-Backs winner.
I have a lot of family in New York City. A Cards/Yankees World Series would be awesome!
>> Worst case scenario for me is another Yankees/Phillies world series.
Agreed! That's when I root for meteor showers.Sep 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm #1785388
IMHO the Giants didn't "fail"; they only lost four fewer games than last season with a pathetic offense. If anything, they overachieved.
But who cares? Go Sharks!Oct 1, 2011 at 6:56 am #1785472
Jeffery, and The Giants were in contention until the last week. The injuries of Posey and F. Sanchez for the year, as well as Sandoval missing 6 weeks really hurt them. I am hoping for a great 2012. Go Sharks!Oct 1, 2011 at 7:03 am #1785474
– -K.T.- –Participant
I wonder how many non sports fans have looked at this thread because they thought the discussion was about the end of the regular hiking season?
I can recognize a game when I see one going on. Other than that I'm in the dark.Oct 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm #1785617
haha Ken, I thought the same thing when I saw the title……
Baseball is a huge passion of mine. It really makes backpacking hard for me during the summer. I am strange!Oct 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm #1785627
No white trailrunners after labor day and no white belts ever. Used to be able to do this. Glacier was great -but no buses.Oct 2, 2011 at 7:31 pm #1785934
@benwoodLocale: flatlands of MO
Ken, I'm trying to get a handle on you….
1. UL backpacker
2. Punk rock lovin'
3. Big baseball fan
the pieces don't add up yet!
btw, i do have a soft spot for the giants since my best friend growing up was a huge giants fan during the days of will clark. I seemed to always have a few giants shirts hanging around the house. ahhh… baseball.Oct 3, 2011 at 7:14 am #1786058
Ben, I am a complicated person :)Oct 4, 2011 at 8:47 am #1786481
I wonder if Beltran will stick around? If he doesn't, that will be a huge blow since they gave up their top pitching prospect and he was injured a significant amount of time he was in SF. There were positives about the season, pablo definitely got his swing back and raked when he wasn't injured, Beltran hit well was he wasn't down for the count, and to be quite honest, to have a team so full of misfits and cast offs still in contention in the last week of the season, that's a win in my book. It just sucks they couldn't capture the energy that the team did last year and ride it to the World Series; there was just something magical (for lack of a better word) about the postseason last year. Hopefully with buster and freddy back they'll be able to shore up the anemic offense that plagued this season!Oct 4, 2011 at 9:24 am #1786504
Evan, from what I understand The Giants will be targeting locking up their young pitchers to deals ie Cain. Timmy has two years left and does not want a Zito-esque contract. But I feel he will remain a Giant for a long time. As for Beltran, Sabean has been noted in the press that they are targeting a certain hitter and that after they take care of signing pitchers that they will go after that hitter. The hint is that it will be Beltran. Sabean also mentioned that payroll will stay the same or will rise if they sign their target. I have heard some rumblings of signing Co Co Crisp as well as Jimmy Rollins. CC Sabathia is his buddy and he has mentioned that Rollins who is a FA after the season wants to come home and play..he is a native of Oakland. Sandoval, Posey and F. Sanchez make a nice trio, add a bat like Beltran as well as a resurgent Huff (one can hope right?) then their order starts to look rather interesting. Just score 4 runs or more and The Giants are unbeatable….We shall see.
Nice to see The Tigers handing it to the Yanks!!!!!!!Oct 4, 2011 at 10:24 am #1786539
Seeing Verlander dominate last night was a sight to see, at one point I think he threw 101 in the 8th. I remember reading about most of what you said; pitching is the prime target for the offseason, that Rollins is a possible target, Beltran might stay around, and that timmy's contract will be up soon. I can't imagine another city that would be so accepting of timmy and his … how do you say… habits? haha. Nate the great was also injured a majority of this past season and he seemed to be coming into his own batting wise. Also, if Brandon Belt can up his average, he has the power to be a dangerous hitter; he and Pablo would make quite the dynamic duo as a giraffe and a panda! Vogelsong was a nice surprise this year while I was shocked to see J Sanchez to do so poorly and to be competing for the 5th spot in the rotation come spring training. Alas, we can still take solace in the fact that Brian Wilson has the greatest beard man has ever seen. :)Oct 4, 2011 at 11:32 am #1786568
Verlander is a freak. Very few I've ever seen could throw 101mph, but to do it 110 pitches into the game is RIDICULOUS! Anyone see Aroldis Chapman hit 105mph on the gun last year?
Cubs fan here. I know, I know. There's always next year.
RyanOct 4, 2011 at 11:55 am #1786579
Ryan as a Giants fan I can understand the misery. Though 2010 took care of it. Now I want MORE
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