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Fozzie Bear was my favorite Muppet until I saw this somewhat creepy photo.
St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher Michael Wacha has basically been dominant in the playoffs thus far, and it seems like the fans of the team have already taken to him.
A Cardinals fan showed up at a bar near Busch Stadium wearing this outfit in support of Wacha (whose name sounds identical to Fozzie’s “Wocha Wocha” catchphrase) before Game 3 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Not bad for his first season in the big leagues.
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Rookie Michael Wacha kept pitching like a postseason ace and John Lackey matched him, leaving the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox scoreless through three innings Thursday night in Game 2 of the World Series.
A day after the Red Sox romped past the sloppy Cardinals 8-1, this one was tight at the start as Boston tried for its 10th straight Series win and a commanding lead....
BOSTON -- Just when it seemed Michael Wacha had cracked, the St. Louis Cardinals began scooting around the bases and tied the World Series.
Wacha beat John Lackey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, and this time it was the Cardinals' turn to take advantage of sloppy fielding as St. Louis topped the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Thursday night to even the Series at a game...
Michael Wacha won again in October and the St. Louis Cardinals
got just enough help from Boston, beating the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday
night to tie the World Series at 1-all.
Some leftover notes from the past few days:
-In preparing for our Game 2 broadcast, I spoke with Rob Childress, Michael Wacha's coach at Texas A&M. Childress said Wacha's character and work ethic exceed even his talent and credited those traits to the right-hander's parents, Karen and Tom, whom Erin Andrews interviewed during the game.
The Wachas lived in Iowa City...
The St. Louis Cardinals rode the arm of pitcher Michael Wacha to tie the World Series at 1-1. This fan dressed up like Fozzy Bear to celebrate the big win.
Stopping the Boston momentum was the most important job the Cardinals had to do entering game two. And all things considered, there was no better man available to do the job than Michael Wacha. The rookie continued his sensational October run, but this time all the breaks did not fall to him, and finally the odds caught up.
For the Cardinals, the early series stakes couldn’t be...
Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to Paul DePodesta who rationalized why he passed on Michael Wacha and selected Gavin Cecchini with the 12th selection of the 2012 Draft.
“Our guys liked Wacha a lot in 2012 — one of the top college pitchers on the board,” Mets VP of player development and amateur scouting told The Post on Friday.
But the Mets also liked their organizational...
In game two of the World Series, the Boston Red Sox with John Lackey faced the St. Louis Cardinals with, the NLCS MVP, Michael Wacha.
Wacha and Lackey would both start off with three shut-out innings. Until the top of the 4th, where Matt Holliday tripled to center field. Following a Matt Adams line out, Yadier Molina grounded out and Matt Holliday scored. 1-0 St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals did exactly what they needed to do in Game Two of the World Series--they came away with a win, but they didn't really do it all on their own. They did get the kind of performances they needed from stars like pitchers Michael Wacha and reliever Carlos Martinez, but the Cardinals should thanks the Red Sox for this one.
Let the rest of the baseball world be surprised to see rookie pitchers dominating for the Cardinals. Around St. Louis, we've been watching it since April.
Heck, Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez and Trevor Rosenthal combined to shut out the Dodgers in the clincher of the NL Championship Series just last Friday.
Now what was surprising about the Cardinals' 4-2 victory in...
St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox Thursday night 4-2 to even up the World Series at 1-1. Pitcher Michael Wacha only allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. Carlos Beltran showed no signs of being hurt as he was 2 for 4 with an RBI. John Lackey didn't pitch badly in his first World Series appearance since his Game 7 win in 2002. He gave up three runs...
In anticipation of Game 3 of the World Series, I wake up to this on my newsstand:
Oh good. I was starting to feel bad for the tabloids of New York, deprived of the opportunity to pick on the Mets for a month. It must have been killing them. Okay, let me get comfortable for this one:
Michael Wacha, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler?
Three people who have never been in...
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Sloppy defense and uncharacteristically poor bullpen relief combined to rob Red Sox fans of what would have been another stirring David Ortiz-inspired comeback win (a two-run opposite field blast off Michael Wacha to give Boston a 2-1, 7th inning lead). But two stupid errors on one play—preceded by an unchallenged double steal and walk—pushed St...
It sure must be a nice problem to have – too much quality pitching. Danny Knobler at CBS Sports wrote yesterday the St. Louis Cardinals, who are currently leading the Boston Red Sox 2-1 in World Series, will potentially have the unique issue of having more pitchers than they know what to do with. The Toronto Blue Jays are in desperate need of arms for 2014 so could they attempt...