Found October 06, 2012 on
St. Louis Cardinals
The feeling I have today could be aptly characterized as a hangover. Not the kind of hangover you get the morning after enjoying a few too many adult beverages. No, this is more like the hangover you might experience if you were to wake up face down in a pool of your own bodily fluids, after being drugged, beaten, robbed and dumped half-naked in a dark alley the night before.
A hangover, like the popular movie of the same name, best describes the bewilderment I experienced this morning as I tried to piece together what in the name of all that is holy just happened last night.
What’s that you ask? Why yes, I did attend the first ever circus stunt MLB Wild Card game at Turner Field! Good guess!
Deciding a 162-game season with a 1-game “play in” makes even more sense to me now than it did on Opening Day! Hooray, MLB execs!
Before anyone hurls a sour grapes accusation in my direction, you should know that I’ve been quite consistent on this matter.
A while back, the fine folks at the Na...
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Chipper Jones is not just a baseball player, but a psychic as well. On Sept. 21, Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Consititution his feelings on potentially playing in a one-game playoff to determine who plays in the Division Series and who goes home. "I think it's more fair from a standpoint that anything can happen in one game -- a blown call by an umpire, a bad day at the...
Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones did not end his career the way he wanted as his team was eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Friday night in the one-game National League Wild Card playoff. Instead of leading the Braves to a World Series title, he went 1-for-5 and committed a costly error in his final game as a major leaguer. Still, the 40-year-old third baseman is...
In a game that will be remembered for a very long time, a terrible call by an umpire and the fans' unruly reaction will overshadow Chipper Jones' last game and of the awful Braves' defense that threw the game away. Jones, who will end up in Cooperstown in a half a dozen years, was part of his team's problem in this Wild Card game with the Cardinals.The Braves, perhaps...
ATLANTA While ballpark debris and half-empty aluminum beer bottles littered Turner Field's stage, umpire Sam Holbrook stood resolute in his split-second decision.
He never second-guessed: Not when he worried for his safety "Yeah, when cans are flying past your head, yeah, you worry a little bit." not when he and his fellow umpires huddled together near the pitcher...
The Atlanta Braves played their NL wild-card playoff game at Turner Field under protest after fans littered the field with trash over a disputed infield fly call that led to a 19-minute delay.
Trailing 6-3 in the eighth inning Friday, the Braves appeared to catch a break when a fly ball to short left field dropped between St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma and left fielder Matt Holliday...
The first wild card matchup on Friday will start at 5:07 PM, and will pit the 94-68 Atlanta Braves against the defending World Champion and 88-74 St Louis Cardinals. The game will be in Atlanta, in front of 50,000 screaming, tomahawk chopping Atlanta fans, where the Braves are 48-33 this season (including 12-3 in September). The Braves seem to be the favorite coming into the game...
ATLANTA (AP) -- David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason touch. Chipper Jones and the Braves kept throwing the ball away. And the Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap.
They said anything could happen in baseball's first wild-card playoff.
Boy, did it ever.
In a game protested by the Braves, Matt Holliday homered and the defending...
ATLANTA -- An improbable eighth-inning infield-fly ruling brought down the wrath of a sellout crowd and a torrent of empty water bottles and not-so-empty beer cans. But after the 19-minute delay Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild card game. Chipper Jones' throwing error in the fourth inning gave the Cardinals...
Umpire Sam Holbrook took his sweet ole time to call the 'infield fly rule' on Andrelton Simmons pop somewhere in the middle of left field during yesterday's Cardinals / Braves game. Braves manager...
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The first wild card one-game playoff showdown in Major League Baseball history was held up for about 20 minutes on Oct. 5 when the hometown Atlanta Brave fans showered Turner Field with debris. The fans were reacting to a perceived blown call by the umpires in the eighth inning that may have helped the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Braves 6-3.
I don't do a lot of posts that don't involve the Mets primarily, and I'm not sure I'll make it a habit. But I got some things on my mind regarding Friday's Cardinals/Braves lunacy, so off we go. (But first off, don't forget that I'm giving away a super-sweet Mets DVD collection. Click that link before you read any of the following nonsense.)Now first off...