World Series Game Two, Cardinals at Tigers

DMZ · October 22, 2006 at 3:49 pm · Filed Under Game Threads, General baseball 

Jeff Weaver versus Kenny Rogers. What crazy lineup will Leyland run out tonight? Will the Cardinals be dominated by a left-hander, or will LaRussa find the right buttons to push?

Tony LaRussa, incidentally, makes an extended appearance in “The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball“. Pre-order now.

SS-R David Eckstein
DH-B SCOTT SPIEZIO!!! featuring Jenn Pankratz
1B-R Pujols
3B-R Rolen
RF-R Encarnacion
CF-L Edmonds
LF-R P. Wilson
C-R Y Molina
2B-B Miles

That is insane. I don’t understand that lineup at all. Why would you do that? Oh well, LaRussa’s a genius, I’m sure Miles will go 4-4 with 2 SB or something ridiculous and make us look awful.

CF-L Granderson
LF-R Monroe
2B-R Polanco
RF-R Ordonez
1B-B Guillen
C-R Rodriguez
DH-L Casey
3B-R Inge
SS-“B” Santiago

Again with that lineup. Huh.


129 Responses to “World Series Game Two, Cardinals at Tigers”

  1. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:06 pm

    100: Sorry, I’m being unclear. I’m referring to his entire postseason performance, not just this start.

  2. LB on October 22nd, 2006 8:07 pm

    #101: And if you’re Leyland, you’re doing the Cardinals a favor to bring in Todd Jones in the 9th.

    But he will.

  3. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:08 pm


  4. DMZ on October 22nd, 2006 8:11 pm

    Todd Jones, Closer. Hee hee hee.

  5. MattThompson on October 22nd, 2006 8:15 pm

    If there were any justice, it would be Rodney or (better) Zumaya out there for three quick outs in the ninth.

    Of course, one can argue that LaRussa’s invention, 20 years ago, of the modern 9th-inning only and inevitably closer was all part of a master plan to get Todd Jones on the mound in precisely this situation.

  6. DMZ on October 22nd, 2006 8:20 pm

    Because LaRussa’s a supergenius– of course!

  7. MattThompson on October 22nd, 2006 8:23 pm

    See, see?!? It’s working!

  8. LB on October 22nd, 2006 8:23 pm

    Todd Jones. Gulp.

  9. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:23 pm

    Kenny Rogers is probably shitting himself right now.

  10. marbledog on October 22nd, 2006 8:25 pm

    Kenny earned that W.

    I love a tied series.

  11. dw on October 22nd, 2006 8:25 pm

    And now, it’s a best-of-5. And McCarver will start calling it a “short series.”

    Leyland is the luckiest SOB on this planet right now.

  12. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:32 pm

    Good Lord Eric Byrnes, have some dignity and cut your hair.

  13. joser on October 22nd, 2006 8:34 pm

    Or just brush it. I’ve seen homeless people with a better sense of personal grooming. If you saw him standing anywhere near a schoolground, wouldn’t you call the cops?

  14. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:36 pm

    I have had this debate with a couple of my friends before, and we were unable to come to a decision, so I wondered if the fine folks here can help me out: is Jeannie Zelasko attractive?

  15. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:37 pm

    113: He’s clean shaven, so probably not. But I might if he had one of those ungroomed hornets’ nest for a beard.

  16. BobbyRoberto on October 22nd, 2006 8:39 pm

    Jeannie Zelasko? Meh.

    How does “supergenius” Tony LaRussa let Yadier Molina hit in that situation? Has he not seen Molina’s crappy hitting all-season long? Where’s Chris Duncan?

  17. JI on October 22nd, 2006 8:44 pm

    Good Lord, how could LaRussa not send up Duncan or Rodriguez at the end???

  18. David J. Corcoran I on October 22nd, 2006 8:45 pm

    Jeannie Zelasko is too old.

  19. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:47 pm

    116: I could see where it might be difficult to pinch hit for Molina in that situation. After all, it was Molina who put the Cardinals in the World Series with a ninth inning home run in Game Seven of the NLCS. I’m not saying I don’t agree with you, but I just see why LaRussa wouldn’t pinch hit for him.

  20. pablothegreat on October 22nd, 2006 8:49 pm

    118: So is Heather Locklear.

  21. David J. Corcoran I on October 22nd, 2006 9:00 pm

    yeah, but Heather Locklear is hot, so that doesn’t count.

  22. David J. Corcoran I on October 22nd, 2006 9:00 pm

    That should have read

    “yeah, but Heather Locklear is an extreme outlier, so that doesn’t count”

  23. mln on October 22nd, 2006 10:07 pm

    One of the hottest sports media personalities has to be the lovely Erin Andrews.

  24. JI on October 22nd, 2006 10:10 pm

    is Jeannie Zelasko attractive?

    Not in high-def she’s not– actually, come to think of it, not in standard-def either.

    You notice in HD that her nose and forehead appear to not quite “match up” with the rest of her face, like she’s an ailen from Star Trek…

  25. pablothegreat on October 23rd, 2006 1:07 am

    It looks like that little brown spot on Kenny Rogers hand is turning into HandGate, as photos of his pitching hand from the ALCS also reveal a brown spot on the same part of his pitching hand as tonight. In this photo that I’ve linked, on the left is Kenny Rogers from tonight, and on the right is Game 3 of the ALCS.

  26. msb on October 23rd, 2006 8:31 am

    I was just thinking as I paged down that I’d missed a fine, entertaining thread, and then Corco & the Coach got into their, um,

    #66- yes, Sean Casey is possibly the nicest guy in baseball.

    #112- sadly, I’m betting that very expensive hairdressers give Eric that tousled look– the one that during the season he achieves simply by sweating under his baseball cap.

    #114- Jeannie would look more attractive if Fox didn’t keep trying to give her The Fox Look. Go back to the short haircut, and select a more flattering makeup… it would make a big difference.

    um, baseball. Good game!

  27. Mr. Egaas on October 23rd, 2006 11:02 am

    Kramer: Rogers can’t sell chicken around here, we got chicken places on every block.
    Jerry: He is the gambler.

  28. Karen on October 23rd, 2006 3:59 pm

    Re: the goop on Kenny Rogers’ hand… (interesting pictures, pablothegreat!)

    I’ve managed to get that stuff all over my hands, too, when a player gave me his broken batting practice bat. It ain’t rosin…

  29. tyler on October 25th, 2006 1:57 am

    thank you for the tatoo replay. cant get enough.

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