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Old 10-22-2012, 10:47 PM
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Giants-Tigers. Should be entertaining. Hope San Fran takes it to those douchebags.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:50 PM
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Eh...sadly have to go with Detroit in this one. Can't cheer for the BALCO Bombers
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:11 PM
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Eh...sadly have to go with Detroit in this one. Can't cheer for the BALCO Bombers
No team in the majors hit fewer home runs than the Giants this year, and it really wasn't close.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:18 PM
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No team in the majors hit fewer home runs than the Giants this year, and it really wasn't close.
I don't care about that. The organization pretty much openly welcomed PEDs into their locker room for too long
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:19 PM
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No team in the majors hit fewer home runs than the Giants this year, and it really wasn't close.
103; Tigers hit 92 just at home.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:23 PM
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No team in the majors hit fewer home runs than the Giants this year, and it really wasn't close.
True. Giants only hit 103 HR's vs. 163 for Detroit. (Yankees led the majors with 245.) Giants, however, did lead the majors in triples (57), while the Tigers were 4th (39).

Giants actually hit better for average over the season than the Tigers (.269 vs. .268) despite playing in the NL. Tigers made up for that with a team ERA of 3.75 vs. 3.68 for the Giants, despite playing in the AL.

Giants seem to be better at stringing hits together to produce runs, and while their starters aren't quite as strong as the Tigers, they make up for it with a much better bullpen. The longer the series goes, the more I believe it favors the Giants.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:45 PM
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True. Giants only hit 103 HR's vs. 163 for Detroit. (Yankees led the majors with 245.) Giants, however, did lead the majors in triples (57), while the Tigers were 4th (39).

Giants actually hit better for average over the season than the Tigers (.269 vs. .268) despite playing in the NL. Tigers made up for that with a team ERA of 3.75 vs. 3.68 for the Giants, despite playing in the AL.

Giants seem to be better at stringing hits together to produce runs, and while their starters aren't quite as strong as the Tigers, they make up for it with a much better bullpen. The longer the series goes, the more I believe it favors the Giants.
I can't believe that. If they want to, the Tigers can have Verlander go games 1, 4 and 7.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:41 AM
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Giants actually hit better for average over the season than the Tigers (.269 vs. .268) despite playing in the NL. Tigers made up for that with a team ERA of 3.75 vs. 3.68 for the Giants, despite playing in the AL.

Giants seem to be better at stringing hits together to produce runs, and while their starters aren't quite as strong as the Tigers, they make up for it with a much better bullpen. The longer the series goes, the more I believe it favors the Giants.
Also, Barry Zito,Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain each had an RBI in their last LCS starts.

GO GIANTS!!

I think the Giants take it in 6.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:54 PM
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Wednesday and Thursday in San Francisco, Saturday-Monday in Detroit, next Wednesday (Halloween) and Thursday back in San Francisco.

Despite the fact that these two are among the "original eight" in each of their leagues, they have never met in the World Series.

Giants in their 19th World Series (most by any NL team), Tigers in their 11th. Giants are 6-12 in their previous 18, Tigers 4-6 in their previous 10.

Remember that the Giants have home field due to the All-Star Game, mostly because Verlander got pounded in the first inning of that game, where a number of Giants had a big hand in that pounding. Usually it ends up that the All-Star Game is won or lost by players that won't even make the playoffs.
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I'm just glad to see the Giants put a ****ing stake through the hearts of the St. Louis rally squirrels once and for all.

I won't root for the Tigers in the series, but I won't root against them either. I think Detroit takes it in 5.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:59 PM
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Cain and Verlander were the All-Star starters. When was the last time both All-Star starters pitched in the World Series in the same year?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:32 AM
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I'm just glad to see the Giants put a ****ing stake through the hearts of the St. Louis rally squirrels once and for all.

I won't root for the Tigers in the series, but I won't root against them either. I think Detroit takes it in 5.
Hell yeah.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:38 AM
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I'm going for our Central Division. Tigers in 6.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:05 PM
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I'm going for our Central Division. Tigers in 6.
So we can argue that the AL Central is the strongest division in baseball, and that the World Series would have been won by the White Sox if not for the greatness of the Tigers outplaying them in a fierce struggle between two baseball titans.

If I'm a kid, and a bully spends six months beating me up on the playground, I don't wish him well. Of course, it means nothing who you support. It has no effect on who will win. The players don't care. It's not like you are going to run into Tigers fans who will welcome you on the bandwagon after supporting a bunch of losers all season. Maybe swallowing your pride would come with free drinks.

I like the Giants. I like the way they play baseball, strong pitching and defense, not swinging for the fences etc. But even if the Cardinals had won the NLCS, I wouldn't get a good feeling about seeing the Tigers win. Really, from a neutral perspective, there are more feel-good stories associated with the Giants than with the Tigers, although it's been months since anyone on the Tigers has been accused of a hate crime.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:23 PM
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Wednesday and Thursday in San Francisco, Saturday-Monday in Detroit, next Wednesday (Halloween) and Thursday back in San Francisco.

Despite the fact that these two are among the "original eight" in each of their leagues, they have never met in the World Series.

Giants in their 19th World Series (most by any NL team), Tigers in their 11th. Giants are 6-12 in their previous 18, Tigers 4-6 in their previous 10.

Remember that the Giants have home field due to the All-Star Game, mostly because Verlander got pounded in the first inning of that game, where a number of Giants had a big hand in that pounding. Usually it ends up that the All-Star Game is won or lost by players that won't even make the playoffs.
It looks like the Giants broke a 3-way tie of most World Series appearances by an NL team. The Cardinals and Dodgers also have appeared in 18 WS. So, either way this year, the winner of the NLCS was going to make their 19th World Series appearances.

Oh, and as far as the 16 original franchises go, the White Sox are tied with Cleveland for dead last in appearance with only 5.

The Flubs have had 10 appearances, but of course their last appearance was almost 70 years ago.
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