Found October 24, 2012 on
Ah, the Fall Classic is finally here, and while we personally don’t give a damn which team wins—hey, that’s what happens when you’re an Indians supporter—as sports fans, we’re pretty stoked about the first pitch tonight.
As with any playoff series, it all comes down to matchup’s. In baseball however, there’s very few things that carry over from day-to-day. A guy could be scolding hot for three games, than pull an A-Rod and completely forget what a baseball looks like, so it’s even tougher figuring out who the hell might have the greatest effect.
But since it’s our job to write things like this (yes, we actually get paid for this), we’re taking a stab at the five biggest factors for the World Series between the Giants and Tigers. Gentlemen, play ball!
It’s going to be pretty interesting to see what the Game 1 starter brings to the table for the Giants tonight. After all, most people know he’s been crapped on by everyone in the world regarding his performance since signing
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Barry Zito is playing his part in this World Series, all right.
After years of being labeled baseball's most overpaid pitcher, Zito took the ball Wednesday night and thoroughly outshined reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers that sent the orange-crazed home fans into a Zito-fueled...
From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener. That's how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his career.
The resurgent left-hander will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he will go with Zito, who has turned around his career this year....
San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito has been selected as the starter for Wednesday's Game 1 of the World Series, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Tuesday. The Giants have won the last 13 starts for Zito, who went 15-8 with a 4.15 ERA. It marked the most victories and tied for the second-lowest ERA since he signed a $126 million six-year contract with the Giants in 2007...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Zito was a bystander two years ago when the Giants made history by winning its first World Series since moving to San Francisco from New York in 1958. Wednesday night, the left-hander will be the Giants' starting pitcher when they open the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and ace Justin Verlander at 8:07 p.m. ET at AT&T Park. The $126-million...
Yesterday’s game was all sorts of crazy, and I think that’s best illustrated by the fact that the following sentence is a perfectly valid, accurate arrangement of words: Barry Zito singled off Justin Verlander in the fourth inning to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in Game One of the World Series. Let’s see here…
Barry Zito started Game One of the World Series for the Giants...
Game 1 of the World Series looked a lot like Game 7 of the NLCS. The Giants played loose, put up a big number quick, and just hopped along, carefree, to the end (Peralta’s late homer made it look a lot closer than it was).
The story here is the momentum swing that comes out of this match-up. This should have gone Detroits way. They had it lined up with Verlander, but now its a...
The MLB has been great all season in supporting their ‘Welcome Back Veterans’ program, and on Thursday Marine Corporal Nicholas Kimmel threw out the ceremonial first pitch for World Series Game 2. Kimmel was a former high school baseball star at Moses Lake High School in Washington and lost both legs and his left arm in an explosion while on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan...
From the moment we discover sports as children, we dream of this kind of situation. I remember the night before little league games, not being able to sleep as I fantasized about hitting game winning HRs and being mobbed by teammates. I remember shooting hoops in the driveway before dinner, narrating a farcical playoff moment out loud as a attempted a turnaround jumper.
Justin Verlander does not have much of a history against the San Francisco Giants hitters that he'll see on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series. Continue reading →
4 games to go.
What a tremendous season:
AL Central Division Champs.
AL Division Series Champs.
Triple Crown Winner.
Perhaps another Cy Young winner.
But you know what? It’s not enough. The D deserves more. And we’re gonna get it.
Now, as I’m sure you have all see, there is an abundance of Tigers media out there right now. It’s starting...
Forget for one moment that Barry Bonds is the poster-child for PEDs. He is probably the most well-known San Francisco Giants player of all-time, outside of Willie Mays. Okay, now add back the whole steroids narrative. Barry Bonds is the … Continue reading →
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...
The World Series begins today...finally. The last series of the year has arrived, and in the next four to seven games, we're going to have our champion of baseball. We'll have a full preview of the series between the Tigers and Giants coming later today.
But what else have you missed today? After the Cardinals were eliminated on Monday evening, we posted their post-mortem...