Archive | October, 2006

2006 World Series Champs

It was another night for the underdogs as the Cardinals came through to clinch their tenth World Series victory last night in game five. Billy Ray Cyrus started it off with a very accomplished rendition of the National Anthem (despite my scepticism!) and the Cards carried it on with a 4-2 victory. David Eckstein is […]

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2006 World Series Game Four

Game four was a cracker; the lead changed on several occasions and there was plenty of drama from great plays, bad plays and crazy plays. The Cards have taken a 3-1 lead which, while not insurmountable, makes them firm favourites to go on and to take the series. I’ve read all the reports and watched […]

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Game Four – Take two

Having talked-up Joel Zumaya only for him to have a nightmare in game three, raising the prospect of a rain-out last night was probably not a good idea. Fortunately for all concerned I don’t think Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter stood out in the rain and kept the crowds “happy” by singing a few […]

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Game Four (National Anthem) preview

As if game four of the World Series isn’t exciting enough on its own, the pre-game “entertainment” tonight should be a real treat. Tonight, for your listening pleasure, we get to hear a father-daughter duet of the U.S. National Anthem. It’s not Frank and Nancy Sinatra (although I’m sure with today’s technology they could overcome […]

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2006 World Series Game Three

Advantage Cardinals. St Louis took a 2-1 series lead over the Detroit Tigers through a combination of a great starting outing by Chris Carpenter and several Detroit mistakes. Perhaps focusing on Detroit is doing a disservice to Carpenter, but I feel their failings in game three could have a bigger impact on the rest of […]

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2006 World Series Game Two

Even this early in the series, it was a must-win game for the Tigers and they did just that. Behind a masterful performance from veteran Kenny Rogers, the Tigers tied up the series 1-1 before heading out to St Louis for the next three games. It’s still possible that the city of Detroit has seen […]

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2006 World Series Game One

Well there you go. Write off the Cardinals at your peril. Detroit may have the better all round team on paper, but some so-called experts have been writing about this series as though St Louis are a group of scrubs. Far from it. Two factors loom large over the result of game one, one big difference between the two teams heading into the game and […]

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2006 World Series preview

I doubt anybody predicted a Cardinals-Tigers World Series at the start of the season, although some may have picked St Louis as a NLCS winner due to their strong showing over the last several years.  It’s therefore funny how it is the Cardinals who are being written off before the series begins tonight. I’ve yet […]

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2006 NLCS Champions

The Cards-Mets series looked like it might go all the way to seven games even before the first pitch was thrown.  The series ultimately went down to the bottom of the ninth in game seven last night. Having just seen Yadier Molina break a 1-1 tie with a two-run shot in the top of the […]

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Hi-tech Baseball

There is a great article on MLB.com today all about the technology used to track pitches during a game.  This is the technology behind the brand new Enhanced Gameday service and taken advantage of on FOX’s coverage of the playoffs. I’m not the most technically-minded person but I guess this is a similar sort of […]

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