Game 7 Drunk-Blog/Open Thread


What makes a great championship game?

Some would say the two best teams slugging it out for number one. Those games are fun but often don’t live up to their billing.

I think the best championship games are the ones that aren’t supposed to be close. One team heavily favored and the other team seemingly there by accident. The experts arguing, not over who will win but how much they will win by.

In 1988 the Oakland A’s had two Cy Young candidates as starting pitchers, a dominating closing pitcher and the “Bash Brothers” (aka Mark McGuire and Jose Canseco) smacking the crap out of baseballs. The Dodgers had one great pitcher (Orel Hershiser) and an injured clean-up hitter who could barely walk. They didn’t have a single all-star on the team.

The Dodgers won it in five games.

My favorite memory from that series wasn’t Kirk Gibson’s pinch-hit walk-off home run in game one. It was Mickey Hatcher’s two homers. Hatcher wasn’t on anyone’s roster when the season began but the Dodger’s picked him up after one of their starters got injured. He was only playing because Gibson was too hurt to start.

Hatcher had hit only one home run all year. He hit two in the series. When he hit the first he sprinted around the bases at full speed. Joe Garagiola noted, “He ran in like they thought they were going to take it off the scoreboard!

Game 7 is for all the marbles and starts in ten minutes.


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31 Responses to Game 7 Drunk-Blog/Open Thread

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Base hit
    Caught stealing
    walk
    RBI double
    RBI double
    strike out
    ground out

    Rangers 2-0

  2. soupcity says:

    Engraving Freese’s name on MVP trophy now. This has been a great series. Go Cards!

  3. myiq2xu says:

    Ground out
    fly out
    walk
    walk
    full count
    2 RBI double
    Fly out at the wall

    Tie game after one

  4. myiq2xu says:

    Base hit
    fielder’s choice
    bunt
    walk
    ground out

    tie game

  5. myiq2xu says:

    Base hit
    double play
    strike out

    tied 2-2 after 2

  6. DandyTiger says:

    This game, well, and the whole series, would cause me serious medical trauma if I really liked either team. As it is, he’s a hell of a lot of fun. Go…. well, I think cards. Yea. I think.

  7. myiq2xu says:

    ground out
    strike out
    hit by pitch
    fly out

    still tied

  8. myiq2xu says:

    Fly out
    home run
    ground out
    line out

    Cards lead 3-2

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Strike out
    ground out
    strike out

    Cards 3-2

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Ground out
    base hit
    base hit
    ground out, runners at 2nd and 3rd
    fly out

    Cards 3-2

  11. DandyTiger says:

    Jeebus

  12. myiq2xu says:

    Base hit
    bunt
    pop foul
    strike out

    Cards 3-2

  13. HELENK says:

    it is not the PHILLIES so it really does not count,
    I would like to see the Rangers win so that backtrack would have to invite the team that Bush used be part owner of to the white house and congratulate them.

  14. DandyTiger says:

    My head exploded. I can’t take it….

  15. myiq2xu says:

    I just came to.

    Who won?

  16. WMCB says:

    Glad I didn’t watch. In other news, Herman Cain is going to dance, make love, and fix snacks for the Highlander marathon. Because everyone needs toucan stubs.

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