World Series Game One, Cardinals at Tigers

DMZ · October 21, 2006 at 4:09 pm · Filed Under Game Threads, General baseball 

As Kool-Aid Man says, “Oh yeah!”

SS-R David “The Golden Retriever” Eckstein (also: The Ignitor)
DH-L Duncan
1B-R Pujols
CF-L Edmonds
3B-R Rolen
RF-R Encarnacion
2B-R Belliard
C-R Y Molina
LF-R Taguchi TONY LA RUSSA = GENIUS!!!!oneone!!

CF-L Granderson
LF-R Monroe
2B-R Polanco
RF-R Ordonez
1B-B Guillen (1b? I wonder who’s at short)
C-R Rodriguez
DH-L Casey (Casey at DH? what?)
3B-R Inge
SS-“B” Santiago

Yes, the Tigers are playing Carlos Guillen at first, the guy we traded him for at short, and Sean Casey is their DH. Wooow.

I wonder if this is a case of Leyland trying to out-LaRussa LaRussa. “Think you’re a genius, huh, like making weird moves, huh, well I made some weird moves in the ALCS and this one… heh heh heh… you’re not going to believe what I’ll do to play a good defensive third baseman.”

I’ve got some beer, some snacks… actually, I note that my snack stockpile is clearly inadequate for a World Series game and requires reinforcements. Excuse me for a minute.


103 Responses to “World Series Game One, Cardinals at Tigers”

  1. mln on October 21st, 2006 10:44 pm

    Shocking all the pundits, the Cardinals take the first game of the World Series. I wonder if it is too late to place a wager on them to win it all. I bet you could have gotten sweet odds on the Cardinals in Las Vegas before the series started. It’s still early, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did win the title.

  2. DMZ on October 21st, 2006 10:58 pm

    Well, Cardinals are now quoted at +190, the Tigers at -230. That’s a little surprising considering the Cardinals are up one already. That’s got to be an old line.

  3. msb on October 22nd, 2006 8:37 am

    and just in from ‘no,duh’ magazine:

    Next stop for Trammell: Chicago, where he is about to be tapped as Lou Piniella’s bench coach with the Cubs. According to sources, Trammell had been approached by a couple of other clubs about a coaching position, but was given a full-court press by Piniella after “Sweet Lou’s” longtime bench coach John McLaren declined to join him in Chicago, instead choosing to return to Seattle as bench coach for Mariners manager Mike Hargrove.

    McLaren was given what sources called “a really nice contract” by Seattle and, although all the principals are denying it, he’s now in line to replace Hargrove at the first sign of faltering by the Mariners next season. “The bottom line is Mac wants to manage and he needed to sever the cord with Lou,” said a source familiar with the situation. “The people in Seattle all like him and he’s probably got a better chance of managing there than he would if he’d followed Lou again to Chicago.”

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