Series! (2000s)


Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Avatar ScarletNumbers says:

    I promise I’m not rubbing it in, but I remember listening to the last game of the NLDS between the Marlins and the Giants on the radio while I was driving around the southern tier of New York.

    For the first time in postseason history, a series ended with the potential tying run thrown out at the plate, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

    That series inspired this epic rant by Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo on WFAN and YES, who is a Giants fan.Report

  2. Avatar ScarletNumbers says:

    the Cards and Cardinals 1-1

    The Phils and Cardinals 1-1, you mean.Report

  3. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    The Pale Hose made it to the Series due, in part, to A.J. Pierzynski’s famous steal of first. This was probably one of the worst blown calls in baseball post-season history.

    I remember watching the Sox-‘Stros series with my son, 9 at the time, who is a huge Sox fan and telling him he could stay up as late as he could on school nights because he might never see another one in his lifetime. Due to baseball’s insistence on night games and really long between innings breaks he seldom made it to the end of a game. This is definitely not the way to breed the next generation of fans.

    The way the Sox are playing these days I may be more right in my 2005 prediction that I care to be.Report

  4. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    You know something’s in the air when the Series MVP is David Eckstein.

    IIRC, Eckstein was also a big part of that winning Angels team in ’02.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      Eckstein had a career year in 2002, playing brilliant defense and having by far his best offensive year ever. He was almost as valuable as MVP Miguel Tejada, whom I presume got it because the A’s had such a great year, though not nearly as valuable as ARod and Jim Thome, who were stuck on awful teams. By 2006, he was a good, but not great SS, who could get on base reasonably well but had no speed and no power.Report