WS Game 3 Thoughts

October 22nd, 2011 by Jane Heller

Actually, I don’t have many thoughts – just these, in no particular order of importance:

What a stupid fan who threw that ball on the field and interrupted play. Jeez.

With all due respect to the serviceman who sang “God Bless America” tonight, I really prefer it without the “American Idol” trills. I don’t need the “and the homeemememememememe of the braaaaaaaave.”

The Rangers must be wondering how it’s possible that they’re not the ones scoring all those runs.

It would be refreshing if FOX/MLB would advertise to women instead of just giving us commercials for cars and Viagra.

Albert Pujols reminds me of Bluto in the Popeye cartoons.

Is it spring training yet?

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5 Responses to “WS Game 3 Thoughts”

  1. YankeeCase says:

    Wow! Albert Pujols is a beast! Set a couple World Series records…

    You know, I’ve felt like Pujols will either end up back with St. Louis or go to the Cubs (or some other big market team) but at the risk of sounding like one of those annoying, entitled Yankee fans….. (and i say this sorta half joking) Can we get this guy to play right field for us?!?! lol!

    He’s played left field before, and I don’t know how much of a liability he’d really be playing right field for us.

    I know, I know. It’s being greedy. And he’s settled into being a first baseman. And playing right field isn’t easy, I know. And a second strong starting pitcher is what’s needed.

    ………………….but damn! Pinstripes would suit him well! lol What an amazing lineup that would be! (sigh, most likely only in a video game) You know you’re going to start hearing the call to get him here. Cashman (if he comes back) has pulled a few miracles before, but I doubt this would ever be reality. But one can dream, right?

    http://yankeecase.mlblogs.com/

  2. Yank33ss says:

    I’ve read your blog for ages but never posted until now. I’ve been fantasizing about bringing Pujols to the Yankees for years (before we signed Tex). I know you love Texeira, but imagine if the Yankees signed Pujols and made a trade for King Felix involving a package headed by Tex? (The Yankees would probably have to eat part of his contract to make it appealing to the Mariners). I can’t see any Yankee fan not taking that deal!

  3. Leo says:

    Case, it sure is nice to dream, isn’t it? I’ve always thought about how beastly our lineup would be if we signed Pujols. The man is REALLY good. His numbers speak for themselves. Although reality always sinks in that he won’t (damn Teixeira, prove you were worthy of that contract). Although it may not be worth it anyway with the contract he would command as the best player in the league right now. Not to say he won’t be good going forward but he’s going to get older so I expect a decline to happen down the road. The Cards got the best years already from him in his prime. And the guy before me, I’ve also always wanted Felix as well once he proved he was a stud but the extension the Mariners gave him kinda ruined that. If he isn’t traded for, then maybe we can just wait out the extension to sign him. He’ll still be pretty young.

    As for the game, Jane, as someone who wants this WS to be as competitive as possible, I enjoyed the first 2 games much more. Carpenters sliding to first to get an out (highlight reel play but very dangerous!) and Garcia/Lewis in a pitchers duel were among the best moments so far. But it was fun watching both teams mash and Albert in good company with our own legends Ruth and Reggie. The selfish fan in me is glad he didn’t pass them though! If anyone breaks that record, hopefully it’s a future Yankee.

  4. Jane Heller says:

    You’re half joking, YankeeCase? I’m betting you’re 100% not joking. lol. And we’re all entitled Yankee fans, so no need to apologize here. Yes, Pujols is a beast. At least now that he’s no longer 0-for-6 and now that he doesn’t let that ball from Game 2 flick off his glove allowing a crucial Rangers run to score. He had an amazing game with a prodigious display of power. But I say he’ll stay in St. Louis where he’s comfortable and the cornerstone of their franchise. They won’t let him go to the Cubs, although I can certainly see Theo going for it. I don’t see him coming to the big spenders in the AL (Yankees will stay with Tex, Red Sox have Gonzalez, Angels have Morales once he’s healthy) and I don’t see him going to teams that don’t compete (Nationals, Orioles). But yes, one can dream! As for playing right field, as I wrote in a previous post, my fantasy would have been Nelson Cruz. He’s an excellent fielder on top of hitting the crap out of the ball.

    Thanks for posting, Yank33ss. Good to know you’ve been reading and enjoying the blog. I do love Tex, mostly because he’s a stand-up guy in the clubhouse and because he’s played an absolutely stellar first base for us and we needed that after the Giambi years. He saves so many runs (and the other infielders so many errors). That said, he’s a very streaky hitter and is fairly one dimensional – there’s that big sweeping upper cut in his swing and not much else (although he does take his walks). Maybe there’s a reason he’s been traded often; teams get frustrated with his production. Don’t know. But I don’t see the Yankees trading him, even if we do pay some of his contract. King Felix, on the other hand, seems ripe for the Mariners to trade since they need some pop in their lineup. Cashman dangled Montero before; could happen again.

    Yes, the first two games of this WS were tight and competitive, Leo, and last night was a blowout. Just shows how varied a sport baseball is. I see more offense to come in the warm weather in Arlington – maybe a 20-18 score! I agree about Pujols not breaking the record held by two Yankees. And The Babe did it twice!

  5. Uncle Mike says:

    As of right now, Teixeira and Pujols have exactly as many World Series rings — and unlike Pujols, Teix has never been on the losing side of a World Series. And Teix is a better fielder. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with wanting a healthy Albert Pujols — after all, he will go down as the greatest offensive player of his generation, barring a pharmaceutical revelation. But we don’t need him. And even if we wanted him, the price (in players as well as in money) would be too high.