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The first inning was wild.  The second was 2 more runs scored by Boston.  Before things got underway, I was thinking Boston in 6, but they have caught some early momentum that might carry them through for winning it all in 5.


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I still say the Cards in six, but I have to admit this is a big confidence fix for the Red Sox.

Pitching will tell in the end.


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As much as it pains me to do so, I'm pulling for the Sox.
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St. Louis is the greatest baseball city in America.

Boston is the second greatest baseball city in America.

My Cards will have their hands full with Boston.

Can't really stand Boston...


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Jeeze, outside of Beltran's great catch, what a wretched display of defense and a plethora of mishaps by the Cards.....they looked like little leaguers.  Very much out of character for them.  If Beltran is hurt and is not 100%, it doesn't look good for the Cards.
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The breads vs the birds......the first game was painful to watch.

Hopefully tonites game is a little more.....even.


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Comes on too late!

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Beltran is going to need to give the team a pep talk. Should be interesting. I suspect the Cardinals will have their act together for game 2.
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Go Astros!!!

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I'm a BoSox fan. My brother and father are Cards fans. If the Cards end up winning, better them than anyone else.

I think the BoSox will either sweep, or win in 7. It depends on the Cards pitching. I think the Detroit series was a big confidence booster for the Sox. Detroit's starters pitched as good as humanly possible, yet the Sox still prevailed. I could see it in the eyes of the Sox in last night's game... they got more and more confident because they were hitting again!!! If Wacha doesn't shut them down tonight, it could be a quick Series.


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Boston is the second greatest baseball city in America.

My Cards will have their hands full with Boston.

Can't really stand Boston...

Being from Missouri I have to side with St Louis, even after the game last night. We're about 125 miles north and everyone is still pumped up for the Red Birds here.
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Well, it is 1-1 now, and the Sox were the team looking like they had two left feet tonight.

I am still predicting the Cards, but it will probably be 7 games, no matter who wins.


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I don't like teams that wear red laundry.

Plus, I hate any team that plays in Boston. I hate any player that plays (or played) in Boston. They should all rot in hell - or at least at the bottom of the standings.
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I'm a national league fan, feeling that if you're going to bat you need to field also.

So, I'm pulling for St. Louis.

Regardless of who wins, at the end I hope we can all say it was a great series and we were all entertained.

Interesting games is what I'm hoping for.


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So, 'slinger, what did you think of the first two, vis a vis, entertaining??

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Yes, entertaining for sure.

Neither team won IMO but both lost due to errors.

Will Ortiz play in St. Louis?  He's amazing and fun to watch....


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Papi will make a rare appearance at first base and Napoli will be the first right-handed hitter off the bench.Definite disadvantage to the Sox without the DH. I lived in St.Louis for five years and Boston for five also. Love both teams and want to see it go seven games but I'm pulling more for the Sox this year. Amazing what both teams have accomplished.Red Sox come back after losing 93 games in '12. Cardinals lose Pujols, Berkman,Carpenter,Motte and are right back in it. Their young pitchers should carry them for years.
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Is he capable of reaching down for a ball in the dirt?
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That's a hard decision for the Sox to make.

Both Napoli and Ortiz are fun to watch....shame they have to sit one on the bench.


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Yeah, but it is more like real baseball.

Designated hitter is a cop out.  Maybe we should shorten baselines to 60 feet, or bring the fences in to 290 feet.  

Real baseball is one of the best games ever devised, and all the little proportions are perfect to test human capability, including teaching pitchers how to bunt and hit, or at least how not to hit into a double play every time.

The game is cheapened by the designated hitter, IMO.


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No argument from me, as I agree 100%....I don't care much for the DH rule myself.

This was the best game of the three so far, both teams played error free ball... So, the Cards win game three on an obstruction call in the bottom of the ninth.

A controversial call no doubt and sure to be debated again and again....especially if the Sox lose the series.

It was a very unusual ending to an otherwise great game.


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Yeah, but it is more like real baseball.

Designated hitter is a cop out.  Maybe we should shorten baselines to 60 feet, or bring the fences in to 290 feet.  

Real baseball is one of the best games ever devised, and all the little proportions are perfect to test human capability, including teaching pitchers how to bunt and hit, or at least how not to hit into a double play every time.

The game is cheapened by the designated hitter, IMO.

There's also the pure joy of watching a NL pitcher actually hit a home run. As a Nationals fan I can say the whole stadium stood up for Gonzales last summer when he hit his first career homerun. And the expression on his face was priceless.

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Yeah, but it is more like real baseball.
Designated hitter is a cop out.  
The game is cheapened by the designated hitter, IMO.

It's definitely a better game without the DH rule. I've always been a NL boy myself - love that Small Ball baseball.
MLB would be smart to treat steroid & HGH use like they do gambling - zero tolerance. I feel this would result in a much more entertaining game than the home-run derbies of Steroid Ball that has become so prevalent today.

Team wise, the team of my youth was the Expos but since they folded up & moved to DC, probably my favorite NL team is the Cards.  In the AL it's the Red Sox, so I plan on enjoying this year's series.
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If I must pick a team to watch, it's Boston.  I loved my time in New England and will move back there to retire.  Fenway is an amazing place to see a game.

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The AL does have the nicest parks.
No DH & natural grass - that's how baseball was meant to be played!
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I love the nostalgia that Fenway offers.  Maybe we'll see a world series at Wrigley field?

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Well, Game 3 was certainly entertaining, right down to the walk off stumble!

I think the umpire's call was correct, it really was obstruction and Craig would have scored fairly easily if he had not tripped over Middlebrook who was laying in the basepath.

But it was a great game before that, with the two Boston comebacks, and the decisions about pitchers at bat having a big part in the final outcome.

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Jim, where were you in New England?

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