Found October 29, 2011 on
What an amazing World Series champion -- one of the most unique in baseball history. You don't have to be a Cardinals fan to appreciate what they did (or, more importantly, how they did it).They came back from 10+ games behind at the end of August. They played a big role in "Game 162." They beat Roy Halladay in an elimination game. They played in that unreal Game 6 on Thursday night. The rain-out let Carpenter pitch in Game 7. They have the best player of the generation (yes, who might leave in a few weeks). They have a polarizing manager. They have a group of no-names and reclamation projects and hometown kids and mid-season trades. They have a World Series championship and the accompanying baseball immortality.More than anything -- and apologies in advance for the trite observation -- it reminds that just when you think sports can't get any more amazing, they do.College Football Saturday: LSU and Bama have a bye week to get ready for each other next week in the G...
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Roy Halladay + high school music teacher = SUCCESS. Pretty rough that they couldn't tell the guy how to say Doc's name though.
H/T to Hardball Talk. One of the best commercials ever.
(Left-Right)Back Row: Charlies Manuel, Ruben Amaro, Bea Arthur, & Roy HalladayFront Row: Joe Blanton, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, & Vance WorleyWith 5 straight NL East Division championships heading into the 2012 season, a 6th will be on the line and the above cast of characters will play a large role in that expected success. You've got the fearless leader- Fuqua, smug...
Earlier this season, one lucky gamer won a million dollars, courtesy of 2K Sports, when he became the first person to pitch a perfect game with MLB 2K11. It's a pretty awesome bounty for essentially doing something that people routinely shell out sixty bucks to do, so to say that it probably made that guy's year is an understatement.
The lucky winner, Brian Kingrey, a music...
It was still a charmed season for the oldest franchise in professional sports, and recognition should not be absent. The Phillies have six nominees (Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Vance Worley, Charlie Manuel, Ruben Amaro Jr. and Shane Victorino) for the 2011 Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards (GIBBYs).
Those searching for omens found one early. The first words
uttered within the Citizens Bank Ballpark following Roy Halladay's
first pitch of the postseason to the Cardinals' Rafael Furcal
I love baseball. So much so, that I don't need to be in front of a Phillies game to enjoy it, and I suspect that most fans are like that, too. During the course of a season, there are off days and rain delays, so you can't always watch Roy Halladay or Chase Utley. In that event, I'll plop down in front of the television and watch whatever game, or games, that happen to...