OT: Blues Fans of the 2013 World Series

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  1. Celtic Note

    Celtic Note Living the dream

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    Since this subject has taken up a lot of space in our other OT thread and because it is a STL team involved, we will have a thread solely devoted to it.

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    Thank indoor living for the suggestion.
     
  2. Vladys Gumption

    Vladys Gumption Colt55

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    Woot! Thanks Celtic. I'm so freaking excited for this. I desperately wanted to get to one of the home games, but for 400 bucks a pop for standing room only, my broke ass college self can't afford it.
     
  3. Colt 55

    Colt 55 RIP Oscar and Jose

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    Beltran is getting that ring. I have no doubts about the outcome of this series, Cards in 6.
     
  4. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Blues Brothers

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    Sweet!

    There isn't a Blues game Wednesday or Thursday so I figured we'd all be watching the World Series. I think this is going to be a great series. I can't wait.
     
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    542365 Schwartz Be With You

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    I'm very excited about this series. I hope Craig can be the RBI machine he was in the regular season. We sorely missed his bat in the middle of the lineup. Pitching needs to be good, and we need to play better defense than we did at times last series. Kozma needs to be in every game. Descalso's slightly better offense doesn't even come close to the affect that Kozma has on the game defensively. I don't care if he strikes out every AB, we need him in the field. He's basically a designated fielder at times.
     
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  6. Vladys Gumption

    Vladys Gumption Colt55

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    Descalso never should have been starting to begin with. His modest offensive improvement over Kozma isn't nearly worth the huge defensive difference. Especially with Craig back as the DH.
     
  7. bluemandan

    bluemandan Ya Ma Goo!

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    I have an eight pound pork butt in the slow cooker right now for Wednesday. I'll pull it out after with tomorrow then pull it Wednesday before the game. I am so pumped for these games. I hope Craig can actually contribute after his time off. Don't know much about the Red Sox this season to be honest. It'll be great times.
     
  8. STLomacneko

    STLomacneko Winter is Coming

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    Huge Red Sox fan here, they were picked to finish either last or fourth, instead they won the American League East. But not only that the won more regular season games then any other team AL or NL. Their deep farm system has really made the difference, and not being afraid to pull the trigger on a young player when the move was necessary. Bogartes, Iggy, Bradley Jr. have all helped big despite spending most of their seasons in Pawtucket, and our starting rotation and bullpen has been amazing all year, with Buchholz, Peavy & Uehara being clutch. The Red Sox earned their 3rd trip to the World Series in 9 years (they won the first two), to rematch the team they played those 9 years ago back in 2004. Super stoked!!
     
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    The Cardinals are the better team here, but the first game is going to be the toughest. Lester has been great and we struggle against very average lefties.

    As much as our hitting has struggled in general recently, the Sox have been worse over their CS.
     
  10. STL Blues Fan

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    The Cardinals andd Red Sox both have the same record of 97-65
     
  11. KirkOut

    KirkOut EveryoneOut

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    That is interesting. Does anybody know how homefield advantage would be determined for this situation in the pre- 'dumb meaningful all star game' era? Can't really use head to head record, maybe run differential?
     
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    It had alternated between the Leagues, NL got it in odd years and the AL in even years. So our first 3 WS appearances since the rule change it didn't make a difference.

    As imperfect as the alternating system was, it is vastly preferable to the All Star game being used.
     
  13. KirkOut

    KirkOut EveryoneOut

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    Wow that's right it's been so long I forgot. Reminded me of the walk-off game 7 hit by Gonzalez in 2001, a series where I'm pretty sure the Yankees should have had HFA if it were determined by regular season record.
     
  14. TheOrganist

    TheOrganist Don't Call Him Alex

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    I'm glad we're playing the Sox. Would love some revenge from '04. I was at Game 4 and I won't forget the 30K Boston fans taking over Busch and Jimmy Fallon running on to the field for the end of that crappy movie and their *****y fake Johnny Damon beards.

    Ya...bring it on beantown.
     
  15. Meatwagon

    Meatwagon Blues=Overrated

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    This is going to be a great series. I would strongly consider starting Sugar Shane Robinson over Jon Jay right now. Jay just looks lost at the plate and even worse in the outfield. I'm not sure what happened over the last few weeks, but he was awful in the NLCS. This might end up being the best Cards lineup since '04

    Carpenter
    Beltran
    Holliday
    Craig
    Adams
    Molina
    Freese
    Jay/Robinson
    Kozma

    That's a damn solid lineup!

    I like the Birds to win in 6 and celebrate on the Boston field this year, and return the favor from '04! Lets go Cards!
     
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    I am looking forward to this series. Would prefer to see Chambers on the roster over Wong though. Chambers has some experience, and I dont even remember Wong getting a hit since week with the team.
     
  17. Vladys Gumption

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    Wong at least swings at the ball. Chambers just sits there and watches strike three time after time. Wong also plays the more premium position. Plus, he's actually a better baserunner than Chambers. He reads pitchers well and makes good reads off the bat. He a legit base stealing threat. Chambers is fast, but he's not as good as a base stealer. Plus, Robinson is much more likely to play in the outfield over Chambers. He didn't have much of a spot.
     
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    Confirmed lineups for tonight...

    Carpenter 2B
    Beltran RF
    Holliday LF
    Craig DH
    Molina C
    Freese 3B
    Adams 1B
    Robinson CF
    Kozma SS

    Ellsbury CF
    Victorino RF
    Pedroia 2B
    Ortiz DH
    Napoli 1B
    Gomes LF
    Bogaerts 3B
    Drew SS
    Ross C
     
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    542365 Schwartz Be With You

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    Two hours until first pitch!
     
  20. Vladys Gumption

    Vladys Gumption Colt55

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    Thank god.
     
  21. TheOrganist

    TheOrganist Don't Call Him Alex

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    I thought Saltalamacchia kills right handed pitching?

    Craig's addition makes our lineup look deeper than Boston's.

    And that's in addition to our deeper bullpen and better top of the rotation.

    Like our chances.
     
  22. Alklha

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    Had to go back and watch some of this today...



    4:10:16 is where the fun begins.
     
  23. Daley Tarasenkshow

    Daley Tarasenkshow Schennsational

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    So good seeing Craig back.
     
  24. Vladys Gumption

    Vladys Gumption Colt55

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    Beltran and Craig both had good rips on pitches to hit but they just missed. Good sign that Craig was being aggressive though.
     
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    Wow. Massive, massive break.

    Or not after a meeting. It is the right decision, I hate that method though. A guy is 10' away and he defers to other umpires who have significantly worse views? Well you shouldn't be out there.
     

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