Tag Archives: World’s Serious

All Hail Madison Bumgarner, the 21st Century Cy Young

From our One for the Ages desk You have to go back over a century to match what San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner did last night: Win two World Series games and pitch more than three innings in a third. … Continue reading

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Coakley Took More of a Beating Than the Giants Last Night

The hardworking staff is guessing that most of you splendid readers didn’t spend much time watching the Kansas City Royals pummel the San Francisco Giants last night, as the Jints pounded the ball into the ground(out) for seven innings against the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Treat: Madison Bumgarner Spins a Classic

From our One for the Ages desk Last night the hardwatching staff witnessed (with roughly 17 other baseball lovers) the masterly complete-game shutout San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner laid on the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch (Again)!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first … Continue reading

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Let Timmy Pitch!

The Tim Lincecum Freeze-Out is getting a bit tiresome, yeah? First, some statistics (via the San Jose Mercury News): 24 of 25 Players on the [San Francisco] Giants’ Division Series and NLCS rosters who appeared in a game in those … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Jason Gay Totally Gets Boston

Among the many joys of reading the Wall Street Journal (A-hed, Arena, Weekend Edition) is columnist Jason Gay. And among his many talents is an uncanny knack for capturing the Boston state of mind. Two recent exhibits. October 21 piece on … Continue reading

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Dan Shaughnessy Jinx Goes National

The hardreading staff at Two-Daily Town asked this question two weeks ago. Now the D.C. set is wondering the same thing. Before last night’s World’s Serious Game 2, Politico’s Playbook posted this: SPORTS BLINK – SHAUGHNESSY JINX? Boston Globe A1, “Red … Continue reading

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Yankee Double-Headline In NYT

From our Pinstripe Compare ‘n’ Contrast desk Call it Yankee tradition vs. Yankee contrition. First, the sad news, from Sunday’s New York Times: Bob Turley, Pitcher With a Blazing Fastball, Dies at 82 Bob Turley, a Cy Young-winning, right-handed pitcher … Continue reading

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The Skunk At The Yanks’ Garden Party

Mr. September is back. Yes yes – the Yankees beat the Orioles 7-2 last night, but no thanks to Alex Rodriguez, who once again proved he’s not up to the post-season challenge, despite telling the Daily News the other day … Continue reading

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A World’s Serious (St. Louzarus Edition)

The St. Louis Cardinals are officially The Undead of Major League Baseball, having risen from the grave in both the regular season and the postseason. Seriously (so to speak), was that a great World Series or what? Tight (except for the … Continue reading

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