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Red Sox Live Blog: Sox Win World Series
CBS Boston ^ | October 31, 2013 | Michael Hurley

Posted on 10/31/2013 3:25:32 AM PDT by Biggirl

Final, 6-1 Red Sox: It’s all over. The Boston Red Sox are world champions.

David Ortiz had a World Series like few others, hitting .688 and driving in six, and was named the MVP of the series.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; redsox; worldseries

1 posted on 10/31/2013 3:25:33 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

One of the worst Series ever. Wonder what the ratings were.


2 posted on 10/31/2013 3:32:50 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

huh?


3 posted on 10/31/2013 3:40:38 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: txrefugee
"Ratings"
.. no doubt, 0'Blahblah (& his noxious DeathCARE plans) are much, much better.
*insert pic here*
"we don't need no stinkin' *insert object/commentaries here*....

4 posted on 10/31/2013 3:41:52 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: txrefugee
One of the worst Series ever. Wonder what the ratings were.

Running in the area of 14-15 million viewers...the rest of the population (300 million) ignored it. Outside of Boston (spit) and St. Louis, no one seemed interested.

5 posted on 10/31/2013 3:49:07 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: Biggirl

Despise the sox, but like many of the players. Congrats to Big Popi.


6 posted on 10/31/2013 3:53:22 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: All

A byproduct of there being so many levels of playoffs is that nobody but the fans in two cities are interested by the end. Everyone else is baseballed out by then. Same goes for hockey and basketball, IMO. That is what makes the super bowl and the NFL so special. Single games matter so much more.


7 posted on 10/31/2013 3:54:52 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: txrefugee

....Rather, one of the best, how MLB ought to be played.


8 posted on 10/31/2013 4:00:33 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: newnhdad
I'm a Sox fan, and I couldn't sit through all the games. OK, part of it was nerves, but I can't remember the last time I watched non-Sox play-off games.

But I won't miss a single NFL playoff game. Not even the wildcard games.

9 posted on 10/31/2013 4:00:39 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: newnhdad

Even for the NFL and NHL there are playoff games that do lead to the championship round.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 4:02:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Congrats to the Boston Red Sox!


11 posted on 10/31/2013 4:03:20 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: txrefugee
One of the worst Series ever.

I hear you...I'm in soviet Red Hampshire, and felt no inclination whatsoever to watch...St. Louis Cardinals/Sodomite Sox? Yawn.

12 posted on 10/31/2013 4:06:38 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: Biggirl

Good, now that boring stuff won’t be on all the time. The problem with baseball is that it is boring and if you miss one game there will be a few thousand others right after it.
Now we can move on to the 20,000 hockey and basketball games that will fill the tv time.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 4:10:11 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Biggirl
Even for the NFL and NHL there are playoff games that do lead to the championship round.

Baseball has a 162 game season, so there should be no need for a playoff round if you keep the number of teams reasonable and the schedule equitable (NO INTERLEAGUE PLAY).
14 posted on 10/31/2013 4:15:21 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: txrefugee

Are you kidding? I’ve never seen such consistently excellent pitching by both sides. The defensive plays alone made this a memorable series.

Sorry your team didn’t get there but sour grapes make for a poor whine.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 4:19:47 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Biggirl
The pitchers from both sides were throwing the ball rather hard.

It appears that on the whole, pitchers are throwing the ball faster than they used to.

Used to be a rarity to see a 95mph fastball, now it appears that multiple pitchers can go that high and I even saw some 97mph fastballs in this Series.

How is it that pitchers are able to throw the ball faster and faster?

16 posted on 10/31/2013 4:26:57 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: who knows what evil?

Sodomites? Really?


17 posted on 10/31/2013 4:33:53 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: SamAdams76
Pretty well played series - some great defense and some blunders - Home runs and some good pitching - I wanted STL to win but Boston outplayed them. As for the RADAR GUN’s I believe there are fast ones and slow ones- I think they use the fast ones - they add a few MPH for the theater of it all. Baseball can be boring for those who never played the game I suppose the playoff and world series is exciting to many so I don't know why some people bash it, but then I don't care for Soccer.
18 posted on 10/31/2013 4:34:49 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Biggirl
"....one of the best, how MLB ought to be played."

I hear ya' Biggirl - thought is was a great series between two "Classic" franchises.

19 posted on 10/31/2013 4:38:09 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Vermont Lt

Yep...the Sox (and several other teams) support and promote a program known as ‘It Gets Better’. Their time would be better spent rescuing teens from that lifestyle. Instead, they encourage it.


20 posted on 10/31/2013 4:43:00 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: Biggirl

yea, but by the “championship round” arrives, there are at least four more games and by that time, most observers are either bored out of their heads or just indifferent to the outcome. The NFL is championship or go home. In order to get to that point in any other US professional sport (not talking soccer but real sports) you have to play at least three games in the championship round with the 4th being the must win game.

It’s almost as if the first 60 games are practice and the season starts in mid June. Same with NHL and NBA. The games don’t really start to get interesting until February/March and then the real season starts with the “playoffs” that end some time in June. Baseball is turning into this.


21 posted on 10/31/2013 4:45:03 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: who knows what evil?

...forgot to mention that ‘It Gets Better’ was founded by radical sodomite extremist Dan (spits on doorknobs) Savage and his ‘husband’...


22 posted on 10/31/2013 4:46:56 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: Biggirl

The Kingdom of Mumbles is happy today —


23 posted on 10/31/2013 4:57:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

The Kingdom of Mumbles is happy today —

...?


24 posted on 10/31/2013 5:19:17 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
-Sigmund Freud

I like to keep politics out of my sports, if at all possible. Most cities are liberal-run cesspools, so disliking a team because of the politics of its host city simply makes no sense. EVERY single team in America has something about the host city to not like. Name any city, and I’ll point it out. Still, if that was my criteria for liking/disliking a team I’d like NONE of them in ANY Sport.

If we conservatives are better-learned and think more logically than the LIV emos, then local politics shouldn’t matter.

I like well-played sports, and this was a well-played series.

As in any championship competition, fans of the opposing teams will be more interested than those with teams who lost.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 5:41:30 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Biggirl
1) As a diehard Rays fan, I have to hand it to the Bosox; they played well all season long, and they earned the championship. (And everything inside me is screaming at me not to say that.)

2) I agree that the postseason is much too long: one-and-done for the wild card, best-of-three for division and championship (which emulates the three-game series on which baseball schedules are based), and then the Series. Begin the regular season the first day of spring, end it the first day of fall, and the World Series would be at the beginning of October where it belongs.

3) OTOH, to all those who complain about the long boring baseball season, baseball differs from other sports. The other big sports (football, basketball, hockey) live or die by the spectacle, but baseball is a habit, like daily devotions or the morning coffee, and (like daily devotions) if you don't get into the habit when you are young, you will never get into the habit, nor understand those who do.

26 posted on 10/31/2013 5:47:14 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: IrishBrigade

Mumbles — the Mayor of Boston, the Capitol of Ireland


27 posted on 10/31/2013 5:49:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: who knows what evil?

Well, you sure missed some spectacular pitching.

God plays baseball...I’d like to think.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 6:14:08 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: muir_redwoods

>>Are you kidding? I’ve never seen such consistently excellent pitching by both sides. The defensive plays alone made this a memorable series. Sorry your team didn’t get there but sour grapes make for a poor whine.

Agreed thought Wacha last night was not the same Wacha as game 2. Some great defensive plays, offensive explosions, some tight games, unusual moments etc. Yeah I’m a Sox fan but would say just about the same thing if I were on the losing end. And it was fun to sit down and watch (or listen to) the series...just like the New York Yankees :)


29 posted on 10/31/2013 6:26:09 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: who knows what evil?
Obviously, you are not a baseball fan.

This ALCS and World Series were some of the best, as far as evenly matched teams in the last several years. Several of the games were won or lost because of one good or bad play. Many were very even pitchers duels between the best in baseball.

The other major story for the Sox is they were in LAST place in in the AL East in 2012. They went from last to first in one season. Their Manager, a former pitching coach, was a master at getting the pitch count up on opposing pitchers. Also, there were only 4 Red Sox players: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellesbury and John Lester that were on the team the last time they won in 2007. The rest of the team were all new. Several were in AA and AAA a year or two ago.

30 posted on 10/31/2013 6:29:15 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: shelterguy

” 20,000 hockey and basketball games that will fill the tv time.”

Great sports for those with a short attention span.

.


31 posted on 10/31/2013 6:32:13 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: raccoonradio

The scary thing is Wacha is a rookie. Hitters ten or fifteen years from now will be dreading him. St Louis needs to sign him to a long contract.


32 posted on 10/31/2013 6:53:53 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Biggirl

Actually, IMHO...this was a great series, for a number of different reasons. First, the St. Louis Cardinals & the Boston Red Sox are both NL/Al “Legacy’ teams. Having been a die hard Brooklyn Dodger fan...I truly know what that means. The history of both ball clubs is rich, historical and lengthy.

And....it was a fitting scenerio, taking place at Feway Park, in Boston, MA where the city suffered a devastating “terrorist attack” last spring. The team and the city, itself bonded...and that made the WS game so much more the fabric and strength fo the America Republic!!! Kudos to both teams for their strong showing of American values and patriotism.

And......the really great news from the deep “Blue” political state of MA and the city of Boston......is that the enemy of the American Republic, failed, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama stayed away from the game...even though he tangled up auto traffic around the city!!! He stayed away from Fenway Park because he knew well, he would be massively booed and jeered, had he set foot in the ballpark!!!

And.....further, the Obama trip, at taxpayer expense, to Boston was a total flop...with Obama being booed and scorned at his very lighty attended political charade. No one with half a brain has any desire to see or hear thia would be destroyer of these United States of America!!!

Big Congrats to both the Red Sox & Cardinals for a great and needed WS that reconfirmed why the USA is the greatest country in the world!!! And....it would even be better if POTUS, Obama was forced to resign or impeached!!!


33 posted on 10/31/2013 6:53:56 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Yes...

>>even though he tangled up auto traffic around the city!!! He stayed away from Fenway Park because he knew well, he would be massively booed and jeered, had he set foot in the ballpark!!!
And.....further, the Obama trip, at taxpayer expense, to Boston was a total flop...with Obama being booed and scorned at his very lighty attended political charade. No one with half a brain has any desire to see or hear thia would be destroyer of these United States of America!!!


Comments by a facebook friend of mine:
>>”Hey. Here’s a great idea. Lets shut down the pike eastbound right when people are trying to get home. Brilliant! [Why?] Presidential motorcade was what I heard. It took me 40 minutes to work my way off the pike and back to work and then head west to get on 495. In all I left work at 6:30pm and got home at 9:10pm (counting 20 minutes to grab a sandwich on the way). Was NOT happy that I had to miss the first hour of game 6.”


34 posted on 10/31/2013 7:15:14 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: onedoug
Well, you sure missed some spectacular pitching.

Didn't miss a thing.

God plays baseball...I’d like to think.

Right.

35 posted on 10/31/2013 7:28:04 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: woodbutcher1963
Obviously, you are not a baseball fan.

I love how Red Englanders leap to conclusions when they find someone that won't worship at the altar of their beloved sports franchises.

I'm certainly not a fan of any sports organization that would 'get in bed' (so to speak) with Dan Savage...one of the most despicable human beings on the planet. All in the name of 'tolerance'.

36 posted on 10/31/2013 7:35:58 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: who knows what evil?

Savage’s sociopathic inclinations are well-known and it is deplorable that MLB is associating with him. But I will not let him win by ruining baseball for me.


37 posted on 10/31/2013 8:08:33 AM PDT by darkangel82
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