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  1. 02 Nov '10 02:47
    Hats off to the Giants. Beat Texas like a drum and claimed a well deserved win! Texas was a worthy opponent with plenty of weapons. No small feat to make Texas look bad in every facet of the game! Well deserved WS win!
  2. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    02 Nov '10 06:55
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Hats off to the Giants. Beat Texas like a drum and claimed a well deserved win! Texas was a worthy opponent with plenty of weapons. No small feat to make Texas look bad in every facet of the game! Well deserved WS win!
    ... as well as the fact that the Giants waited a lifetime

    to break the spell of defeat with this 2010 Victory!
  3. 02 Nov '10 13:20
    Well deserved win by the Giants.

    Overall this Series has been a bit disappointing. The performances from Lincecum, Cain, Wilson and Bumgarner were incredible but I really found the drama and excitement that the World Series typically brings to be lacking in this finale. it's a shame the antlers and claws didn't show up to play.
  4. 02 Nov '10 13:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Well deserved win by the Giants.

    Overall this Series has been a bit disappointing. The performances from Lincecum, Cain, Wilson and Bumgarner were incredible but I really found the drama and excitement that the World Series typically brings to be lacking in this finale. it's a shame the antlers and claws didn't show up to play.
    I heard that it was the second lesat watched World Series in World Series history. Ratings were simply abysmal.
  5. 02 Nov '10 14:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    I heard that it was the second lesat watched World Series in World Series history. Ratings were simply abysmal.
    When it comes to sports, ratings don't really concern me. Baseball will be around regardless of what the ratings. The only people who should really care about ratings, when it comes to sports, are advertisers and television executives. Obviously a World Series without a so-called big market team is not going to draw as many viewers as a Yankees-Phillies series. As a fan, that's irrelevant to me enjoying the sport.
  6. 02 Nov '10 23:20
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Well deserved win by the Giants.

    Overall this Series has been a bit disappointing. The performances from Lincecum, Cain, Wilson and Bumgarner were incredible but I really found the drama and excitement that the World Series typically brings to be lacking in this finale. it's a shame the antlers and claws didn't show up to play.
    It is a shame, but I disagree they failed to show up to play. They were simply outplayed by one of the toughest slate of starting pitchers I've seen in a while!
  7. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    03 Nov '10 01:01
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    It is a shame, but I disagree they failed to show up to play. They were simply outplayed by one of the toughest slate of starting pitchers I've seen in a while!
    I agree, to shut down the best hitting team in the Majors the way they did.. I think they said Texas was only shut out 4 times all year, and to do it twice in the WS..
  8. 03 Nov '10 01:41
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    I agree, to shut down the best hitting team in the Majors the way they did.. I think they said Texas was only shut out 4 times all year, and to do it twice in the WS..
    ONe only has to marvel at being soundly beaten. NO excuses, no shame. To play and lose by being totally outplayed is nothing short of remrakable. Good pitching is always great, and when good hitters are unable to solve the riddle one has to watch in awe. Specially when one considers how they manhandled Yankees pitching, no small feat. Seeing what Giants did to Phillies' hitters I thought Rangers were in for a wild ride. I applaud Bochy and his crew, players and marvelous fans. Giants is full of characters, all likeable and not terribly full of themselves as athletes are prone to be. I am happy for the great city of San Fran! Rangers will be back!
  9. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    03 Nov '10 06:42
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    ONe only has to marvel at being soundly beaten. NO excuses, no shame. To play and lose by being totally outplayed is nothing short of remrakable. Good pitching is always great, and when good hitters are unable to solve the riddle one has to watch in awe. Specially when one considers how they manhandled Yankees pitching, no small feat. Seeing what Giants ...[text shortened]... s as athletes are prone to be. I am happy for the great city of San Fran! Rangers will be back!
    Seemingly the Marlins gave up a good guy, Cody Ross.. He had quite a lot to do with the damage and play against Texas!
  10. Subscriber SmookieP
    Lead, Follow, or..
    03 Nov '10 06:43
    So much for the cream of the crop, Rays, Yanks, etc.. NL all the way!
  11. 03 Nov '10 11:54
    Originally posted by SmookieP
    Seemingly the Marlins gave up a good guy, Cody Ross.. He had quite a lot to do with the damage and play against Texas!
    Being dumped seems to light quite the fire in good players. As stated above, I don't mind losing to a group of obviously great guys who were considered dark horses. What Texas and other AL teams need to study is how to land four top aces on your pitching staff instead of only one. I was most impressed by Cain.
  12. 03 Nov '10 13:02
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    What Texas and other AL teams need to study is how to land four top aces on your pitching staff instead of only one. I was most impressed by Cain.
    All four starting pitchers on the Giants were drafted by the team and brought through the organization. That's very rare and an incredible feat.
  13. 03 Nov '10 23:00
    Originally posted by darvlay
    All four starting pitchers on the Giants were drafted by the team and brought through the organization. That's very rare and an incredible feat.
    Wow! I had no idea at all. That is beyond impressive. We need their GM to teach ours how to do that! I also admire their bullpen, especially Brian Wilson and think Romo is also quite good as well as Sanchez. It may be a dynasty in the making. I also like that they seem to be real goofball type characters. I hope Texas grooms Feliz to be the next Mo, but think they might rotate him into being a starter first.
  14. Standard member ua41
    Sharp Edge
    06 Nov '10 00:47
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Wow! I had no idea at all. That is beyond impressive. We need their GM to teach ours how to do that! I also admire their bullpen, especially Brian Wilson and think Romo is also quite good as well as Sanchez. It may be a dynasty in the making. I also like that they seem to be real goofball type characters. I hope Texas grooms Feliz to be the next Mo, but think they might rotate him into being a starter first.
    Sanchez wasn't too hot this post season. If I recall correctly, he was pulled within 3 innings in a game against the Phillies. He was also the pitcher in our losing game in the world series (but this was also the first Texas home game so there was a lot involved there).

    Wilson was pretty great postseason, 0.00 era!
    Bumgarner did fantastic on the fourth game. I think he didn't finish it because he was getting tired on the 8th inning (started to get a bit sloppy and slow), and probably made the right choice to maintain a shutout.
  15. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    06 Nov '10 02:13
    CA > TX