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MLB Playoffs 2009: The World Series Thread

Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:13 am

After the Yankees won the series against the Angels 4:2, we can finally begin the fall classic this Wednesday.

The Philadelphia Phillies (4:1) will face the New York Yankees (4:2) this time, and my hope is that the Phillies will win the World Series 4:1 or 4:2. As long as the Yankees don't win, any series result is fine by me.  mischievous 

I do wonder what the pitching duels will be. I guess for Game 1 it could be perhaps Cole Hamels or Pedro Martínez vs CC Sabathia.
 
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:16 am

Ah, nothing like a back yard World Series!! Go Phillies!!

Who woulda thought that they'd winn the World Series... and then be back the next season to potentially (and hopefully) repeat as champs?!!  hyper 
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:17 am



Quoting LTU932 (Thread starter):
I do wonder what the pitching duels will be. I guess for Game 1 it could be perhaps Cole Hamels or Pedro Martínez vs CC Sabathia.

Cliff Lee will be going for the Phils in Game 1 vs. CC. That's going to be a heck of a matchup.

I'm not going to worry about the WS yet - I'll be enjoying the win tonight. It feels damn good.

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Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:20 am



Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
I'm not going to worry about the WS yet - I'll be enjoying the win tonight. It feels damn good.

Enjoy it. The Yanks were close to a déjà vu experience if you didn't win this one. Otherwise, people would have started talking about a Red Sox curse.  Wink
 
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:23 am

Four to go now to bring the World Series trophy back home for the 27th time.
 
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:45 am



Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
Cliff Lee will be going for the Phils in Game 1

That's all I needed to know - the Phillies are going to be ready  Smile Cole Hamels didn't have a great performance last game, but hopefully he'll bounce back. We'll need everything in our arsenal to take down the Yankees...
 
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Quoting Mir (Reply 2):
I'm not going to worry about the WS yet

- Well, I wanted a "Freeway Series," and both the SOCaL teams lost in the playoffs.  banghead  So, well the NHL has started and the NBA is around the corner.  bouncy  When do pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training?  hyper 

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Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:35 am

I've been hoping for a Phillies vs. Yankees matchup in the world series since I was a kid. The Phillies have a strong team and if our pitching holds together we're going to fare well. I'm chalking up a third WS championship for the Phils.
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Quoting LTU932 (Thread starter):
As long as the Yankees don't win, any series result is fine by me.

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Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:18 pm

Hamels has lost it. The only way the Phillies will win is if Lee goes 3 times, and Pedro throws twice.
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:34 pm

me too...im not watching the WS this year and i dun really care who wins it...god my Angels got on the failboat  Sad
 
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Seeing the Bronx Bitches get their hopes shattered by the lesser city to the south will bring satisfaction to millions of Americans  bouncy 

The Phillies have solid pitching, and fared well against NYY in interleague play this year. Everyone knows how good their offense is so that goes without saying. Their ability to win on the road is also a major strength - both of these teams were unbeatable at home in the regular season so it's really going to be a test of who can hold up best in the other guy's park.

Who would've thought the Phils would ever be the titleholder for the best two-season postseason record in NL history???
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:35 pm

Phillies already won it this year right?  Wink I'm calling it going to be 4:2 Phillies.

On other news that may affect the first game, as well as other games this week. Looks like SEPTA employees want to go on strike later this week. They always want to get their way somehow someway.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/...al_news/Septa_Strike_Vote_10_25_09
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:04 pm



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 11):
Seeing the Bronx Bitches get their hopes shattered by the lesser city to the south will bring satisfaction to millions of Americans

I agree!!

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 11):
The Phillies have solid pitching, and fared well against NYY in interleague play this year. Everyone knows how good their offense is so that goes without saying. Their ability to win on the road is also a major strength - both of these teams were unbeatable at home in the regular season so it's really going to be a test of who can hold up best in the other guy's park.

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Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 11):
Who would've thought the Phils would ever be the titleholder for the best two-season postseason record in NL history???

That's exactly what I posted above!! This city is going to go in-SANE if/when the Phillies are hoisting yet another WS Trophy!!

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 12):
Looks like SEPTA employees want to go on strike later this week. They always want to get their way somehow someway.

I know, I have been hearing that for the past week or so and it's really nausiating!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:56 pm

Interestingly enough, the Giants will be playing the Eagles during the WS, and the Knicks will be playing the 76ers.

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Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 6):
Well, I wanted a "Freeway Series," and both the SOCaL teams lost in the playoffs.

Well, this year's series has already been referred to as the "Turnpike Series" (opposite ends of the New Jersey Turnpike) by one or two local sportscasters.

Some have even referred to it as the Liberty Series (Bell vs. Statue).

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 12):
Looks like SEPTA employees want to go on strike later this week. They always want to get their way somehow someway.

If one remembers last year's parade; even a fully-operational SEPTA laid a big-time egg operations-wise. It couldn't handle the added masses. I wound up driving to/from work that day because I didn't want to get stuck or stranded. Mass transit is one area where Philly will ALWAYS be 3rd rate when compared to those of New York, DC and/or Boston; but that's another topic for another thread.

Quoting Mir (Reply 14):
Interestingly enough, the Giants will be playing the Eagles during the WS, and the Knicks will be playing the 76ers.

While I knew about the upcoming Eagles-Giants game; I did not know about the upcoming Knicks-76ers game.

Turnpike Series; it seems like this upcoming weekend will be more like Turnpike Sports.
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Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 15):
If one remembers last year's parade; even a fully-operational SEPTA laid a big-time egg operations-wise. It couldn't handle the added masses. I wound up driving to/from work that day because I didn't want to get stuck or stranded.

I remember hearing about that huge mess last year.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 15):
Mass transit is one area where Philly will ALWAYS be 3rd rate when compared to those of New York, DC and/or Boston; but that's another topic for another thread.

Tell me about it!

I keep hearing that the Yankees are going to win. I seriously hope that they do not. 1) I am pro-Pennsylvania and 2) I have always hated the Yankees...
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Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 16):
I seriously hope that they do not. 1) I am pro-Pennsylvania and 2) I have always hated the Yankees...

Living in the Philly area for over 19 years AND growing up in Red Sox territory prior to that; one can pretty much guess which team I'm rooting for to win this series.
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Quoting Mir (Reply 14):
Interestingly enough, the Giants will be playing the Eagles during the WS, and the Knicks will be playing the 76ers.

Only downside is that the game is at MSG. At least that might give the Knicks a slightly better chance of winning.

Here's to New York reminding Philly of which city is superior this weekend on all fronts! Go Yanks, Go Giants and Go Knicks!
 
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Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:28 pm

I was just reading that Pedro will start for the Phillies in Game 2 and will face AJ Burnett. Andy Petitte will pitch Game 3, and it's still TBD for the Phils.
 
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Over 400 million was spent in the offseason (Thats about 1/2 a billion) If the Yankees don't win the World Series heads are gonna roll and you can bet people are getting fired.

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Woohoo! So far the Phillies are leading 2:0 against the Yanks and CC Sabathia.
 
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):
Woohoo! So far the Phillies are leading 2:0 against the Yanks and CC Sabathia

Let us hope, that continues, but you can never count those suckers out.
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Game 1 goes to the Phillies 6-1. Sabathia was good (only gave up two runs, the bullpen imploded for the rest), but Cliff Lee was better, which isn't all that surprising. All you can do is tip your hat and come back the next day when Pedro goes up against Burnett. The Yankees tend to do well against Pedro, so we'll see how that goes.

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Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 22):
Let us hope, that continues, but you can never count those suckers out.

And the hits just keep on coming...

PHI 6:1 NYY

So much for ALCS MVP CC Sabathia, because the Phillies are now leading the series 1:0!  bigthumbsup 
 
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I really just dont wanna see the jankees buy a world series.
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Quoting ATCtower (Reply 25):
I really just dont wanna see the jankees buy a world series.

Don't worry, Cliff Lee can take care of that...

I'm loving it, especially all those idiots who were telling me last October that the Phillies were a one hit wonder.
 
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Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:29 am

As usual for a game pitched by Pedro, the Yankees find a way to win Game 2, 3-1. AJ was phenomenal, and the Yankees got to Pedro just enough with homers by Tex and Matsui. Series moves to Philly tied 1-1.

Quoting ATCtower (Reply 25):
I really just dont wanna see the jankees buy a world series.

Oh, not this crap again.  Yeah sure

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Quoting Mir (Reply 27):
Series moves to Philly tied 1-1.

Doesn't matter. At least then the Phillies can win the series at home again (déjà vu anyone?).  Wink
 
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 28):
At least then the Phillies can win the series at home again

Well, that's not going to happen, now that the Yankees took Game 3 8-5, and lead the series 2-1. Good showing by the offense, and Pettite did well enough (including a little self-help with an RBI single) to hold the Phillies down (with the exception of Werth, whose second shot is just now coming back to earth).

CC vs. Blanton later today.

EDIT: Shortchanged the Phils a run on the score - corrected.

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Quoting Mir (Reply 27):
Oh, not this crap again. Yeah sure

Agreed. Since both sides have declared that the inequalities in baseball allow certain teams a great advantage, there is no point in any additional debate.
 
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Quoting Continental (Reply 30):
the inequalities in baseball allow certain teams a great advantage

There is a certain amount of truth to that, but once you get the teams that can make it to the playoffs, it's a lot more about who has a cohesive 25 rather than salary. If it were all about salary, the Yankees wouldn't be looking at a "drought" of championships - they've gone out in the first round a lot in past years because they didn't play like a team. Chemistry is not something that can be bought - baseball history, particularly in recent years, is littered with very expensive teams that flopped. You have to get the right sort of players, and while I'll admit that being able to outbid other teams for those players is helpful, it's still not a guarantee that you'll make the right moves. Just ask the Yankees how Randy Johnson, Kevin Brown and Carl Pavano worked out for them.

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Quoting Mir (Reply 29):
Well, that's not going to happen, now that the Yankees took Game 3 8-5, and lead the series 2-1. Good showing by the offense, and Pettite did well enough (including a little self-help with an RBI single) to hold the Phillies down (with the exception of Werth, whose second shot is just now coming back to earth).

Somehow I think it was Cole Hamels who blew it today. Plus the Phillies's offence should have capitalised even more on the slump Petitte went through in the second inning because apart from Jayson Werth, they became too complacent IMO. In the end though, the Yankees (particularly A-Rod, Swisher, Matsui and Petitte with his RBI single) were the more aggressive team last night, though I am still not sure whether A-Rod's homerun was indeed legit, though it does look like it. IMO they should have turned the call into a ground rule double because that camera interfered somewhat, but I admit that the call could have gone either way, especially considering how bad the umpiring has been throughout the whole postseason.
 
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 32):
Somehow I think it was Cole Hamels who blew it today.

Sure, he wasn't great, but it's not like he was facing the Pirates - the Yankees have a good lineup, and they capitalized on his mistakes. They deserve some credit.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 32):
Plus the Phillies's offence should have capitalised even more on the slump Petitte went through in the second inning because apart from Jayson Werth, they became too complacent IMO.

Again, it's not like they were facing the third starter for the Pirates - this is Andy Petitte we're talking about, and he has a history of pitching really well in the postseason. I didn't see a whole lot of complacency in the Phillies last night at the plate - Andy was just on his game apart from that second inning.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 32):
IMO they should have turned the call into a ground rule double because that camera interfered somewhat

In order for it to be interference, the path of the ball would have to have been redirected when the ball was still in play, like when a fan reaches over and pulls a ball that would have been off the wall into the stands. The camera, like the fans, is out of play. But unlike the fans, the camera is fixed where it is, so it obviously can't reach down and grab the ball. Thus, it can't interfere with anything. The call was correct.

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Quoting ATCtower (Reply 25):
I really just dont wanna see the jankees buy a world series.

This argument always makes me laugh.

When the Yankees win, the argument is "They bought another championship".
When the Yankees lose, the argument becomes "See. Money doesn't buy championships".

It gets old. Team chemistry is as much, if not more important than having players with talent. To quote Herb Brooks from Miracle, "All-star teams fail because they rely solely on the individual's talent. The Soviets win because they take that talent and use it inside a system that's designed for the betterment of the team. My goal is to beat 'em at their own game." The Yankees have finally figured out how to get their all-stars to play as a team. That's why they're in the World Series.

Anyway, I'm glad the Yankees are up 2-1 but this series is a long way from and Philadelphia is an excellent team. I hope the Yanks win at least one more in Philly and can come home up 3 games to 2. At least by winning one game in Philadelphia, the Yanks have guaranteed that the Series will come back to New York.
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http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...0&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

MLB and FOX have acted on the camera issue. Now the camera has been moved by a few inches. And the Yankees will stay with the same offensive lineup as yesterday. Only (obvious) change is that instead of Pettitte, CC Sabathia is batting 9th.

As for the Phillies, I hope Blanton can repeat what he did last WS, by hitting another homerun.  

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http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...4&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Even though I am still hoping that the Phillies win the WS, and I'm really pissed that they're losing 4:2 in the bottom of the sixth, let me just say this: Those who say that the Yankees get favoured by bad calls from the umpires, think again. Apparently, Ryan Howard has scored a run without touching the plate.  Wow!

That home plate umpire must have been really blind to not have noticed, regardless of whether Howard would have been Safe or Out.
 
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 36):
That home plate umpire must have been really blind to not have noticed, regardless of whether Howard would have been Safe or Out.

Even as a Yankees fan, I'll say that was a very close call, which the replay in slow motion made obvious, but not so obvious in real time (not like the 3rd base ump missing the tag-up or fair/foul ball calls in the ALDS and ALCS) It's just further evidence that it's time for instant replay on more than just home-runs in baseball though, as there have been some AWFUL calls this post-season.
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NYY 7:4 PHI

Now the Yanks are leading the series 3:1. I just hope Philly can turn this around and win it in 7, but I fear the Yanks may clinch the World Series tomorrow.
 
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What a win for the Yankees!  hyper 

Sabathia wasn't at his best, but he grinded it out and left the game in the 7thwith his team in the lead. Not much more you can ask for than that. Give the Phils credit for slowly clawing back to tie it in dramatic fashion in the 8th, but it was the 9th that really makes you think that this Yankees team is special. Damon's hit, his heads-up baserunning, and A-Rod and Posada putting the game out of reach before you could blink.

3-1 in the series now. The Phillies have their best going in Game 5, so it won't be easy, but you can smell the finish line in NYC.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 36):
That home plate umpire must have been really blind to not have noticed, regardless of whether Howard would have been Safe or Out.

He did notice. He never gave the safe sign until Posada threw down to 2nd to try and get Ibanez. Those sort of things happen, and I can't really argue the call. What baseball needs is a way to appeal that play, like they do when a runner leaves a base early on a tag-up. If the runner (Howard in this case) goes into the dugout, the catcher should be able to step on the plate, and the runner would be called out for not touching it.

You'll notice, though, that that's not the only bad call that's gone against the Yankees this series - recall Game 1, and Howard's non-catch that became a double play when there should have been no outs made whatsoever. That's not to say that I think the umpires are trying to hurt the Yanks, only that no team has been more of a beneficiary of bad calls than another this postseason.

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Quoting Mir (Reply 39):
You'll notice, though, that that's not the only bad call that's gone against the Yankees this series

Correction: It's not the only bad call that was made by the officials during the entire postseason and regardless of teams.  Wink
 
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Just delaying the inevitable...
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Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:20 am

Phillies won Game 5 by the score of 8-6. Lee wasn't in Game 1 form, but he was decent. Burnett just didn't have it. Biggest thing to take away from this as a Yankee fan is that the team made the Phillies earn it in the late innings. They just ran out of time in which to pull back into the lead.

So the Yankees can feed off of that as they now have two chances to win it at home. Not a bad position to be in.

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Quoting Mir (Reply 42):
Phillies won Game 5 by the score of 8-6. Lee wasn't in Game 1 form, but he was decent.

Nevertheless, thank you Cliff Lee! Though most of all, thank you Chase Utley! Should the Phillies win, I'd elect Chase Utley as this year's World Series MVP.
 
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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 43):
Though most of all, thank you Chase Utley

- As much as I hate to admit this, if the Phillies have any chance to win two in a row in Da Bronx is to have a loaded bat in the hands of Utley! Oh yeah, and a deep bull pen!

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Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 44):
if the Phillies have any chance to win two in a row in Da Bronx is to have a loaded bat in the hands of Utley! Oh yeah, and a deep bull pen!

Don't forget to add, home runs WHILE there are other base runners present. A single home run is nice, but a home run w/base runners is better. IMHO, that's been the main difference between the 2 teams at the moment.
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Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 45):
Don't forget to add, home runs WHILE there are other base runners present. A single home run is nice, but a home run w/base runners is better. IMHO, that's been the main difference between the 2 teams at the moment

- I will second that. Phillies have lost out on multiple opportunities!

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RE: MLB Playoffs 2009: The World Series Thread

Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:51 am

If Phillies win tonite, I think Manuel has to seriously think of starting Happ for Game 7 instead of Hamels.. he has sucked all season and post-season!! I like the Pettite / Martinez match-up... reminds me of the last 90's !!
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RE: MLB Playoffs 2009: The World Series Thread

Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:13 pm



Quoting Nkops (Reply 47):
I like the Pettite / Martinez match-up... reminds me of the last 90's !!

It's going to be a good one. I have to say that as a Yankee fan, to win a World Series would be sweet, but to win it at the expense of Pedro would be a heck of a lot of icing on that cake. Hope we get it done tonight.

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RE: MLB Playoffs 2009: The World Series Thread

Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:09 pm



Quoting Nkops (Reply 47):
If Phillies win tonite, I think Manuel has to seriously think of starting Happ for Game 7 instead of Hamels.

Agreed. Hamels has become too much of a liability this whole season and I would also propose JA Happ. As for his opponent, I don't think Girardi will mind having CC Sabathia pitch with only three days rest yet again. It did work for the Yanks in game 4, though the players almost blew it and the game turned from a win, to a no-decision for Sabathia.

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