• What A Game!

    Posted by on November 3rd, 2016 · Comments (8)

    The 10 best World Series Game Seven contests just may be 2016, 2014, 2001, 1997, 1991, 1962, 1960, 1946, 1926, and 1924. In terms of grabbing national attention, for sundry reasons, you could slice the list down to 2016, 2001, 1991 and 1960 as the top four – with TV coverage giving them an assist. Picking which one of these four is the best Game Seven ever would be difficult. One thing to note is that the home team won in 1960, 1991 and 2001 – and that was not the case in 2016. This adds the element of the winning team still needing to get 3 outs to win, compared to walking off with the victory. Perhaps this additional degree of difficulty makes 2016 stand out a bit more?

    Comments on What A Game!

    1. Raf
      November 3rd, 2016 | 1:25 pm

      Davis’ HR was like Chávez’s catch in the 2006 NLCS. Or Ibañez’s HR in the 2012 ALCS. Had the home team pulled it off, that’s all we would hear about.

    2. KPOcala
      November 6th, 2016 | 5:15 pm

      So Steve, any thoughts on what the Yankees could, or should do during this off-season? Would you back the “truck up” for Chris Sales, for instance (IMO, HELL NO)? If you were the GM would you try getting creative, or would you stand-pat for 2018? Time for the “Kettle” to get stirred! :)

    3. November 8th, 2016 | 10:32 am

      Look at what the Cubs did. They developed position players and then went out and acquired a pitching staff. It’s the same as what the Yankees did when they went out and got Cone, Wells, Clemens, El Duque, etc.

      I am a big believer in developing position players, and maybe you get lucky with a pitcher or two, and then you go out and get experienced proven pitchers through trades, etc.

      That said, the timing has to be right and it has to be the right pitcher(s).

      The Yankees OF is still a mess. Who’s on first? And, Headley and Castro are not exactly strong players.

      I don’t think it’s time yet for the Yankees.

    4. redbug
      November 8th, 2016 | 7:02 pm

      Pags!

      According to Jon Heyman:

      “After choosing not to bring back hitting coach Barry Bonds for a second season, the Marlins will instead replace him with Mike Pagliarulo.”

    5. KPOcala
      November 9th, 2016 | 4:20 am

      @ Steve L.: Totally agree with your “read”.

    6. KPOcala
      November 9th, 2016 | 4:24 am

      @ redbug:Pags will always be a favorite of mine. Maybe it’s because he was the first decent third-baseman after Nettles. If I remember correctly he had a pretty nasty injury (elbow?), and was good for only a few years. I like the way he “carried” himself.

    7. November 9th, 2016 | 3:45 pm

      redbug wrote:

      Pags!

      According to Jon Heyman:

      “After choosing not to bring back hitting coach Barry Bonds for a second season, the Marlins will instead replace him with Mike Pagliarulo.”

      He can thank a half dozen years as Donnie’s teammate for that gig.

    8. Evan3457
      November 17th, 2016 | 8:29 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Look at what the Cubs did. They developed position players and then went out and acquired a pitching staff. It’s the same as what the Yankees did when they went out and got Cone, Wells, Clemens, El Duque, etc.
      I am a big believer in developing position players, and maybe you get lucky with a pitcher or two, and then you go out and get experienced proven pitchers through trades, etc.
      That said, the timing has to be right and it has to be the right pitcher(s).
      The Yankees OF is still a mess. Who’s on first? And, Headley and Castro are not exactly strong players.
      I don’t think it’s time yet for the Yankees.

      Agreed. Move the prospects through the system.
      2018-2019 off-season is the time to strike.

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