Found October 24, 2012 on
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The new playoff format was supposed to prevent this.
Remember what so many of us said? Because of the new wild-card game, the top seeds in each league would face a weakened opponent in the first round and thus enjoy an easier route to the World Series.
In Year 1, the Fall Classic will feature a pair of No. 3 seeds, Detroit and San Francisco.
To put it another way, the Tigers and Giants had the lowest win totals among the division champions in each league.
If the brackets had held, we would be at Nationals Park right now, anticipating the first Washington-New York World Series since 1933. Instead, the Orioles (as the No. 2 wild card) bloodied the Yankees in a division series that included 12- and 13-inning games, leaving New York vulnerable to Detroit's sweep in the ALCS. The Nationals -- with the best record in baseball -- didn't survive a five-game encounter with St. Louis, the other No. 2 wild card.
That noise you hear in the distance is laughter from the baseb...
BEST OF MAXIM
There are a few things that absolutely require commentary. Perfect games. Miracle comebacks. Winning the pennant. These are all things that merit at the very least a passing mention. Tonight falls under this umbrella of “Holy mother of Christ how can you not say something about this?”
American Hero and NLCS MVP, Marco Scutaro (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
I’m going to be honest...
A funny moment occurred during the FOX telecast of Game 1 of the 2012 World Series when baseball analyst Tim McCarver confused a reference to Barry Bonds with a reference to Barry Manilow. Popout It happened in the fourth inning after San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito hit a single to drive in a run, and the crowd at AT&T Park began chanting "Barry! Barry!"...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Seven years later, it was the same result for Justin Verlander. The Detroit Tigers right-hander lasted just four innings and took the loss Wednesday night as the San Francisco Giants rolled to an 8-3 victory behind Pablo Sandoval's three home runs in Game 1 of the World Series at AT&T Park. Two of Sandoval's three home runs came off Verlander as he...
Barry Zito, the suddenly now relevant lefty, will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants tomorrow night. Manager Bruce Bochy opted with Zito, who turned that abysmal contract and in turn his career around this year. Alex Rodriguez should take note.
Zito’s outing in a 5-0 victory on Friday night in Game 5 of the NL championship series at Busch Stadium was down right stellar...
With the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander getting most of the Detroit News these days, I thought I would throw in a little fun segmant for you all.
If there is one thing that you can count on in life, it’s the complete foolishness and utter stupidity of a “Duechebag“. They are not only foolish, but also predictable. If you need to set you watch just run out and grab your...
Pablo Sandoval won a World Series ring in 2010, but not the way he wanted to. That was the year his weight ballooned while his playing time shrank. He appeared in only one game of that Fall Classic against the Texas Rangers -- and went 0-for-3.
After Tuesday, he's no longer looking for his first World Series hit.
An overweight afterthought in 2010, Sandoval needed only one...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Albert Pujols … and the Kung Fu Panda. Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs, tying a World Series record held by Ruth, Jackson and Pujols to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. Sandoval homered in each of his first three at-bats, including two off Tigers...
The San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Lions 8-3 in Game 1 of the World Series last night. But the headline coming from the game was Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval tying a World Series record by hitting three home runs.
Sandoval went 4-4, driving in 4 runs and basically putting the Giants on his back for the Game 1 win. And just in case you didn’t catch the record tying...
“Justin Verlander and Doug Fister won’t be wasted.”
“Pablo Sandoval is the most recognizable home run threat, and he only hit 25.”
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So who wrote those, I don’t know, less than accurate predictions? Some jerk.
Here we are, down to the final series. The Detroit Tigers. The San Francisco Giants. Who’s going to win?
George Bowles: First off, I feel I need to say I don’t know what the hell happened to the Cardinals but the wheels fell off really quickly as they couldn’t win one of three games vs a team that was not real good. I wouldn’t go so far to say that they “choked”, but...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rallying from the brink of elimination in consecutive playoffs series, San Francisco celebrated a second National League pennant in three seasons with a 9-0 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the NLCS on Monday night. The Giants rallied from a three-games-to-one deficit to eliminate the Cardinals, and had won three straight to oust the Reds after...
There will be a new World Series Champion this season as the San Francisco Giants eliminated the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NLCS Monday night.
Now the newly crowned National League Champion Giants have a Wednesday date with the Detroit Tigers to kick off the World Series.
After falling behind in the NLCS, the Giants rallied to come back and beat the Cardinals becoming...
There is something about the style and the look of that old “D” that has been across the chests of Detroit Tigers’ players for generations. It’s a thing of beauty. The reality of the Tigers going to the World Series did not actually set in after the final out of the American League Championship Series was recorded. Actually, it finally hit me when I purchased a new Tigers...