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Cards score 4 in 9th, beat Nats 9-7, reach NLCS
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Posted on 10/13/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT by chessplayer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Carlos Beltran and the never-give-up St. Louis Cardinals began their latest comeback celebration quietly, plucking cans of beer from a blue bin that was hurriedly wheeled from the home to the visiting clubhouse in the middle of the ninth inning.

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I couldn't believe what I was seeing last night. When it was 6-0 I was loving it. Not because I like the Nationals, but because I HATE the Cardinals. Down to 2 outs and 2 strikes in the top of the 9th and the Nationals couldn't hang on. What a collapse.
1 posted on 10/13/2012 9:24:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
What a collapse.

Just ask the Rangers. Maybe it's a Washington 'curse'.

2 posted on 10/13/2012 9:26:34 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: chessplayer

The Cards thinking is simple: try to make something of all 27 outs, every game.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 9:29:21 AM PDT by lurk
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To: chessplayer

This will be added to the depressing Washington sports lore history. Haven’t felt this bad since Clint Longley took Cowboys to a Thanksgiving day win against the Redskins - and that was 40 years ago ...


4 posted on 10/13/2012 9:31:49 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: chessplayer

This will be added to the depressing Washington sports lore history. Haven’t felt this bad since Clint Longley took Cowboys to a Thanksgiving day win against the Redskins - and that was 40 years ago ...


5 posted on 10/13/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: chessplayer

...also in Europe for a few months; but a huge, lifelong Cardinals fan. I followed it online. I had to take my wife to the airport early this morning, and it was 6-1 (Nats) when I awoke and hit the Cardinals’ website, then 6-3 as we were leaving the hotel. When I got back form the airport, the Redbirds were up 9-7 in the bottom of the 9th! Absolutely amazing! Beltran had a huge series - but how about Descalso and Kozma!


6 posted on 10/13/2012 9:38:24 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: chessplayer

Stan the Man 9is awesome!! No WAY the coulda done it without him.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 9:39:40 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: chessplayer

Congrats to the Cards and their fans, a really gritty team. I followed the Nats this year, and they pretty much man-handled the Nats in that series even though it went 5 games. Back end position players really came through for the Cards, an epic performance.

Freegards


8 posted on 10/13/2012 9:43:18 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: who knows what evil?

Yeah, tell me about a Washington curse. I’ve been a Redskins fan since 1969. Had a really good run but since Snyder took over the team went to pot - title wise - but I guess financially they are doing great. Had hope for them this year with the rookie RG3 but there’s always next year.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 9:43:29 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: 11th_VA

I felt sorry for the fans. They must have been shellshocked.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 9:44:15 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Axelrod Tweet:

@davidaxelrod: At Nats game..they came our of the gates like Joe Biden! 6-0 in the third!

LOL!


11 posted on 10/13/2012 9:44:43 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: chessplayer

Drew Storen broke my heart!!!


12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:46:46 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: chessplayer
I felt sorry for the fans. They must have been shellshocked.

As a lifelong Caps, Skins, and Bullets(!!!) fan, I am neither shellshocked nor surprised. Rooting for DC teams is like hoping California will swing Republican. But this was the worst moment in DC sports that I can remember. And hungover, to boot.
13 posted on 10/13/2012 9:51:54 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: chessplayer
I don't care about either one but the "Nats" deserved to lose after leaving that pitcher in after loading the bases, allowing 4 walks one being a score...AND no one in the bullpen warming up.

If I'm the Giants watching that game I would see that the Cards didn't win it as much as the Nats beat themselves trying to sit on a lead.

The Nats were either stupid or arrogant.

14 posted on 10/13/2012 9:52:30 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: chessplayer

Tiger fan here but I watched the game and gotta say that it was a great comeback for the Redbirds.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer
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16 posted on 10/13/2012 10:12:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

...still smarting from the ‘68 loss. I was in grade school and made and lost the first bet of my life ($.50 with a classmate) on the Cards when they were up 3-1.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 10:14:54 AM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: lewislynn

On Thursday Justin Verlander manhandled the A’s in Oakland with a complete game shutout. In that series he matched at least 2 MLB postseason records and set one of his own. I think it was the fewest pitches (122) in a complete game shutout in a postseason championship game.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 10:21:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: who knows what evil?

ah yes. The Washington Curse. The Texas Rangers were originally the Washington Senators. Could be...........


19 posted on 10/13/2012 10:21:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: who knows what evil?

ah yes. The Washington Curse. The Texas Rangers were originally the Washington Senators. Could be...........


20 posted on 10/13/2012 10:22:17 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nhwingut

Good analogy for Romney overtaking and stomping Barry in october and november after being “down” all summer.


21 posted on 10/13/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: 11th_VA
That 3-2 pitch to Freese(the one at the bottom of the strike zone)rattled Storen...but bottom-line, he just didn't make enough good pitches that inning...and the Cardinals seem to capitalize more than any other team when they smell panic.

Lose La Russa, Duncan, Pujols...and Adam Wainwright gives up 6 runs in 3 innings?...for the second year in a row they're down to their final strike, twice, and they find a way pull it out?...amazing ball club.

(or maybe "spooky" is a better word).

Yankee(mystic) vs. Cardinal(magic)...with a potential deciding game 6 on Halloween...MLB is probably already filming the promo.

22 posted on 10/13/2012 10:25:24 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: epluribus_2
being “down” all summer.

Tigers were the same way. They went something like 48 games without winning more than 2 in a row. They even fell to 3d place at least once.
23 posted on 10/13/2012 10:25:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer
This Angels fan does not have a horse in this race. However I am glad the Nationals will not have a chance of being in the World Series for one reason......

I expect The Kenyan would have tried to use it to his advantage just days before the election.

Fearless, popular, I'm-just-like-you leader throwing out the first pitch etc.

Apologies to Chris Wallace and all Nats. fans out there.

24 posted on 10/13/2012 10:32:07 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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I think Mitt Romney should use the opportunity to make an appearance at the Tiger/Yankee game when the series comes to Detroit.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes but that is confounded by the Minnesota Twins (also once the Washington Senators) having won two World Series and also don’t forget the Senators won the World Series in 1924.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT by xp38
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To: chessplayer
Don' be hatin'. Join the smart people. Cardinals ROCK!


27 posted on 10/13/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: chessplayer

As a Cubs fan I must hate the Cardinals with a passion, but I’m glad they beat the Nats. They were not a mature team and by the end of the season they showed that. They started to get cocky and believe the hype. The Cardinals don’t do that, they just play and never quit. At this point though I think I want to see a Tigers-Giants WS.


28 posted on 10/13/2012 10:44:38 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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In the middle of August I predicted the Tigers would win the World Series.....although still hoping for my beloved Angels would come from behind and overtake the Rangers and the As. and make it to the play-offs.

I'd like to see Ichiro get a WS ring.

Tigers/Yankees should be a good match up.

29 posted on 10/13/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: chessplayer

Poor Charles Krauthammer will be crushed.....


30 posted on 10/13/2012 10:58:44 AM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: New Jersey Realist
I’ve been a Redskins fan since 1969.

1969? You must remember the good 'ol days when it was considered a good game by Redskin fans if Dallas would beat them by less than three touchdowns... :-)

31 posted on 10/13/2012 10:58:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Chipper
At this point though I think I want to see a Tigers-Giants WS.
I'm NYC born/raised and old enough to have rooted for the Giants when they were still in NYC - I still do.
I'm also a Yankee fan and looking forward to a NY/SF World Series ... last time was in '62 ... time for revenge.

32 posted on 10/13/2012 11:04:31 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: chessplayer

Horrible night for baseball

This was one season where lack of playoff experience really counted.

1st the Orioles. It was clear they were so intimidated by the Yankees it was pathetic. Everytime the Orioles got someone on base the next batters up would be so nervous and eager they swing at anything.

Anytime an Oriole batter got 2 strikes, the Skankee pitcher would just throw a low curve ball 3 feet out of the strikezone and the Oriole batter would always swing and strike out.

If the Orioles and Nationals fought the hard fight and just lost out to the better playing team that would be one thing, but instead it was clear both just weren’t really for prime time and they embarrassed themselves. Hope neither one is around next year.


33 posted on 10/13/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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i blame the manager for poor management of pitchers. Storen ... 26 pitches on THUR and 33 more on FRI ... fatigue?

Did the pre-2004 Red Sox re-incarnate as the Nationals?


34 posted on 10/13/2012 11:12:56 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: 11th_VA

I was a fanatical Skins fan back then, and I remember that game like it was yesterday.


35 posted on 10/13/2012 11:33:38 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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Did you know the Skins play Dallas again this year on Thanksgiving ??? I think EVERY Redskins fan remembers that game. I bet, if you were to ask, more people in DC know who Clint Longley was, than those in Dallas ...


36 posted on 10/13/2012 11:54:04 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: chessplayer

The Obama curse continues.


37 posted on 10/13/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: chessplayer

And I thought the Nate would win it all. Oh well ....


38 posted on 10/13/2012 12:02:53 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Nats. Stupid auto correct.


39 posted on 10/13/2012 12:04:01 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: oh8eleven; Churchillspirit

Great points. Most combinations of these teams has a great story. Giants-Yankees as an old-school NY rivalry. Tigers and Cards as a grudge match from 2006. Yankees and Ichiro getting a ring. Triple Crown winner adding a WS ring.


40 posted on 10/13/2012 12:12:13 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: chessplayer

Like Yogi said, “It’s never over until its over.” I feel bad for the Nats, but they’ll be back. And next time Strasburg will be pitching in the playoffs.


41 posted on 10/13/2012 12:12:32 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: who knows what evil?

I NEVER liked it when “America’s team” won by ANY score. Even though Staubach was a fellow ex-navy man (and a fine gentleman), I hated him and his team! Back then the NFC East was always a tough division - except for the Cardinals.

Vince Lombardi became coach of the Skins in 69 before he died a year later but he started the team on its way. They were good in the mid-late 70’s with George Allen and great in the 80’s with Gibbs; after that, not so much.

Now living in South Jersey, my son-in-law keeps trying to get me to like the Eagles. NO WAY!


42 posted on 10/13/2012 12:19:27 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: 11th_VA

I will bet money you are correct. I eventually stopped watching football because I got a little to rabid about it...began watching again in the early nineties after my family had moved up here to New England, but...I think I have a better perspective on it now...getting a few more years on will do that for a person!


43 posted on 10/13/2012 1:20:51 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: New Jersey Realist
Now living in South Jersey, my son-in-law keeps trying to get me to like the Eagles. NO WAY!

Exactly...'death before dishonor'.

(That 'America's Team' nonsense re: Cowboys still makes me barf to this day.)

44 posted on 10/13/2012 1:34:14 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Chipper
TIgers-Cards grudge goes all the way back to 1934.

Cards won Series, 4-3, but, in game 7 with Cards leading 9-0 in Detroit, Ducky Medwick hit a triple and, after a huge cloud of dust (NOBODY saw what actually happened), was accused by Owen, Tigers 3B, of spiking him. Minor dustup, but, when the Cards took the field in the next half-inning, the Detroit fans pelted Medwick in left field with everything not nailed down.

Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis was at that game, and, after two attempts to clear the field and resume play, called the two managers, Medwick, and Owen over to his box -- in full sight of the fans -- and held a drumhead court.

Medwick was ejected. The Tiger fans roared.

And the Tigers, thoroughly inspired by now, went on to lose game 7 by a score of 11-0.

The 1968 Series can be summed up in two sentences. Lou Brock didn't slide when he should have done in game 6, and Curt Flood slipped -- for the only time in his career -- when chasing an important fly ball in game 7, due to Busch Stadium's absolutely horrid (and badly maintained) turf. The following spring, just btw, Gussie Busch himself ordered the field replaced with the 3rd generation of AstroTurf, called something else by then (and made by Monsanto, a St. Louis-based company).

2006 was just the START of payback to Detroit: "hit it to the pitcher!" was the battle cry for the Cards, as Tiger pitching made (if I recall correctly) 7 fielding/throwing errors in just 5 games.

Your faithful baseball historian,
SAJ

45 posted on 10/13/2012 1:40:18 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ
Apologies: Lou Brock's non-slide occurred in game 5, not game 6.

Sorry for the typo.

46 posted on 10/13/2012 1:46:48 PM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Churchillspirit

I was surprised he didn’t force his way in to any of the games in DC.


As a Cards fan I am still pissed he ruined Stan’s moment at the 2009 All-Star game. They had a tribute to him planned until the bastard forced his way in so he could wear his White Sox jacket and throw his candy ass pitch.


47 posted on 10/13/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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To: chessplayer
" I felt sorry for the fans. They must have been shellshocked.

We're use to it ... :[

48 posted on 10/13/2012 3:53:02 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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