Here’s to a (thus far) fulfilling Giants-free playoffs

Game-Fives? Yes. Grand slams? A ton. Watching the Yankees and their dipshit fans sent home packing? Indeedilly-do!

So far it has been a pretty decent playoffs. The games have been entertaining and most of the winning clubs have been pretty tolerable. If we can’t watch the Giants, at least we get to see some palatable clubs duke it out for the title.

And tonight the Cardinals can really make things fun if they can take down the Fillies. If Chris Carpenter can live up to his billing, St Louis could take game five in Philly and provide us with plenty of wonderful camera shots of obnoxious filly fans in tears.

Of course, there is a downside to this. If St Louis can’t get it done, the Phills have a pretty clear path to the title. They are by far the best club on paper left in the playoffs, though Justin Verlander seems to have a knack for evening things out in a playoff series.

This Sunday? Niners-Bucs and the ever-looming threat of the post-upset hangover. This could be a statement game where the Niners move to 4-1 and show everyone they are the least-shitty team in this year’s NFC West. It could also be another game where they come out flat, get embarrassed at home and show everyone they’re still the 21st century 49ers that have kept the local liquor store racket comfortably in the black.

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39 Responses to Here’s to a (thus far) fulfilling Giants-free playoffs

  1. lasttraintoyuma says:

    The Tigers are pretty damn good. I still believe the Phillies are overrated, despite their record. If they can even make it to the big show, Halladay gets neutralized by Verlander and Lee has been pretty mediocre in the playoffs. Oswalt has been terrible. It would come down to whether Hamels can shut down a very good Detroit lineup and if Scherzer / Fister can step up their game. They had good moments vs. the Yanks, anyway. The thing that strikes me about Detroit is the fact that they have Avila, one of the best hitting catchers in the league this year, hitting 8th, generally. How do you match up with that? As much as I hate the Phillies, I think Phillies/Tigers would be great. Especially if the Tigers could beat them in a tense game 7.

  2. Chico says:

    I haven’t been watching as much of the playoffs (been busy studying different places to live) but that game last night was fun to watch, especially A-rod choking when it matters, Haha! I don’t like St Louis or Philly but I do respect Cardinals fans WAY more than Philly fans (the worst in the league both MLB and the NFL) so go Cards! As for the Niners, if we win this weekend I think we have a great shot at the division, Seattle isn’t that good, Arizona can’t seen to win close games and the Rams are winless.

    PS: I had a Philly cheese steak for lunch so I hope I didn’t jinx the Cards.

  3. shaman138 says:

    I’d still love to see a Brewers/Tigers World Series….but the Brewers still have to get by the Douche-Backs, who caught fire in AZ. And the Tigers still have to get by TX…not an easy feat. A Phillies/Rangers WS would essentially be unwatchable. Speaking of potentially unwatchable, I’ll need to stock up at the liquor store early on Sunday morning because the Raiders will likely be forcing me to drink in the morning. A virtually non-existent defensive back-field against Matt Schaub in Houston? Uh-oh, pass me the booze. And SF better not be looking past Tampa…or else it will be another collapse against the NFC South. If they pull off the win, the road to the NFC West title will be as smooth as silk.

  4. xoot says:

    Az’s really duking it out today. I also would like to see the Brewers and the Tigers in the WS. But the intensity of the games has been great. Clearly, whoever moves on deserves it.

  5. Del Mar Dennis says:

    Why for the world of me Gibby didn’t bunt AFTER the safety squeeze, I’ll never know. You gotta get that GW run over to third w/ 1 out in the 9th. You’re not playing big inning, you’re playing to go up 3-2 and bring in your closer in the bottom half. Poor managerial decision, I say.

  6. JDR says:

    Dropped third strike by the Card. This is always how this shit starts….

  7. xoot says:

    Didn’t it look like Howard ripped his Achilles trying to get going? He definitely was hurt. Still — what a fine game tonight. Isn’t this a great first round of the PS? Intense, fierce baseball.

  8. Nipper says:

    The final AB and he gets injured like that? Damn that’s lousy.

  9. shaman138 says:

    Looks like Wayne is trolling on the Raiders blogs now, gloating over Al’s passing. What a pathetic sack of shit.

  10. shaman138 says:

    Tigers still hanging in there….after only five hours and two rain delays in the bottom of the 7th….

  11. Chico says:

    7-3 niners.

  12. Nipper says:

    RAIDERS and NINERS!

  13. Chico says:

    Ugly… “freedom fries”!

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