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09:00 PM on 10/22/12 
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Giants in 1.
09:01 PM on 10/22/12 
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Do it for Scutaro!
09:48 PM on 10/22/12 
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Too bad Verlander won't be matched up with Cain for Game 1, he did so well the last time they both started the same game.

Verlander vs Zito! A 98 mph fastball against an 86 mph fastball. Haha
11:50 AM on 10/23/12 
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if the tigers win, over the past 25 years, sports with the most different champions...
MLB: 16
NHL: 16
college football: 15 (aP/bcs)
colelge basketball: 15
NFL: 13
NBA: 8

what does this prove? not much...other than the nba sucks (that's right, i threw a jab at the nba in the world series thread)

Yeah, and in baseball, it's so rare that a team wins back to back titles. Compare that to the NBA who seems to have a dynasty every decade or so. Gotta love baseball for that reason.
11:53 AM on 10/23/12 
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I don't understand why so many more people seem to be rooting for San Francisco than Detroit when the Giants won the WS two years ago and the Tigers haven't won one in almost thirty years. Also how can you not like Justin Verlander?

That's why you root for a good series either way. If we break it down to individuals, one could make the argument for guys like Marco Scutaro and Ryan Vogelsong (whose story over the past few years is nothing short of incredible) as two players that can be easily likable as well.

I think either way, there are going to be players getting rings that definitely deserve them. And if Verlander doesn't get a ring this time, I think it's fair to say that this won't be his last go-around in the World Series (hopefully, at least).
02:44 PM on 10/23/12 
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To lay it all out on table haha, I also feel bad for Tigers fans because we beat them pretty badly in 2006 and they're a franchise that (for whatever reason) I like to see do well. So that's part of my personal motivation for rooting for them.

Fair enough.

This is coming from a die-hard Giants fan: if the Tigers beat the Giants, I will sleep fine at night. Maybe 2010 is still fresh in my mind, but I feel like winning the NL Pennant made this a successful season for SF and it'll only be icing on the cake to win it all (of course, I'll root hard for them to do it). But at the same time, from a baseball fan standpoint, I remember how good 2010 made me feel and I'd be happy to see Detroit fans (and I do have a couple Tigers fans in my classes) experience the same if the Tigers win this year.

I just hope for a good series. No sweeps! Let's go 7!
11:12 PM on 10/23/12 
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Yeah man I feel you 100%. As a Cards fan this year, my team had a whole lot to prove obviously, and everything past winning that playoff game with the Braves was icing in my book. So likewise, as disheartening as it was to watch us fall apart in y'all's hands, I'm not losing any sleep over this season. We made another great run after losing a Hall of Fame shoo-in manager and slugger, with our ace being hurt most of the season, as well as our best hitter from 2011 hurt. I'll take it.

Yeah man! But I have a feeling Detroit might make short work of you guys like the Yanks if they get rolling, sorry.

It'll be the same recipe as against the Cards: Giants win one in SF, win one in Detroit, and then it's back to SF for games 6 and 7. :)
11:14 PM on 10/23/12 
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Yeah, I am just saying that the tigers are pretty hot as well

Sure had a lot of time to cool off though...

Also, I don't consider sweeping the Yankees as hot. No one was hitting, and Jeter was clearly the heart and soul of that team. Let's also not forget how the A's almost eliminated them, especially with how bad Valverde is.
11:41 PM on 10/23/12 
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Top: 1992 - 5 year old Brandon Crawford watches the Giants play what he fears to be their final game ever in San Francisco with a deal pending that would move the team to Florida.

Bottom: 2012 - 25 year old Brandon Crawford, now the starting shortstop for the San Francisco Giants, embracing Angel Pagan after the Giants clinch the NL Pennant.

Stuff like this is what baseball is all about.
12:09 PM on 10/24/12 
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Okay. Sweeping a 95 win team doesnt make you hot? Their pitching was hot and their bats did what they needed to. The A's did take them to 7, but umm.. didn't the Giants go to the max in BOTH of their series? Cmon.

Wasn't necessarily arguing the Giants were hotter. I just don't really see the whole "Oh well the Tigers are clearly the hotter team" as a valid argument here.

Yanks sure didn't look like a 95 win team against the Tigers. Maybe that's because the Tigers were playing a team without Jeter and with A-Rod, Swisher, and Granderson all splitting time on the bench.
06:19 PM on 10/24/12 
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I'm fine with Pandoval.
06:39 PM on 10/24/12 
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If Zito can rbi single off Verlander, I can truly do anything with my life . Wow.
06:40 PM on 10/24/12 
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Barry Manilow? Wow Tim........
10:37 PM on 10/24/12 
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Agreed. I understand why everyone is freaking out, but it's just one game. If they were expecting another sweep, they were delusional. If something similar happens tomorrow, then I would start to be worried.

After how well SF played against the Cards when their backs were up against the wall, I don't know how anyone could predict Tigers in 4.

Tigers will rebound, I'm sure, but I think tonight proves to everyone calling "Tigers in 4" or Tigers in 5" that this is going to be a lengthy series.
10:39 PM on 10/24/12 
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Sandoval tonight was certainly the greatest World Series performance by any Giant ever, SF or NY. No matter how this series ends, it must have been one hell of an unforgettable experience to be there live.

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