Category: World Series

Bruce Bochy: Second World Series Ring Validated the First One

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The San Francisco Giants never seemed to be the favorite to win the World Series during last season or during their remarkable postseason run, but they found a way to get it done. Now, as spring training begins, Giants manager Bruce Bochy can reflect on winning a second title in ...

Jim Leyland Reflects On 2012 And The World Series, Discusses What The Tigers Will Be Looking For In Free Agency

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Detroit Tigers fell flat on their faces in the World Series, but the team is still quite stacked and manager Jim Leyland is officially back after signing a one-year contract extension earlier this week. The veteran bench boss is confident that his team can bounce back, but he still ...

Bruce Bochy Pushes All The Right Buttons As Giants Win Second World Series In Three Years

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

It's astonishing to think the San Francisco Giants were down 0-2 in the NLDS, having to win three straight road games in the first year of a new playoff format, and this team went on the run they did to win a World Series title. The Giants had to overcome a ...

“Lovable, Chubby” Pablo Sandoval Impresses Reggie Jackson With His Game 1 Performance

Friday, October 26th, 2012

There are only two people on Earth other than Pablo Sandoval who know what he felt like Wednesday night when he hit three home runs in Game 1 of the World Series. One of them is Albert Pujols and the other is Reggie Jackson, who says Sandoval's three-homer World Series ...

Lance Berkman on the Cardinals Replacing Albert Pujols with Carlos Beltran: “We Haven’t Lost Anything”

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals haven't missed a beat despite losing the best player in the game and their future Hall of Fame manager in the offseason. They're tied with the Dodgers atop the National League, two full games ahead of their pace from 2011. Lance Berkman joined ...

Derek Holland Refuses to Call This Season a Failure Despite a World Series Loss

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Some folks prescribe to the theory that if a team doesn't win a championship, that the season was a total loss. Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is not one of those folks. Asked if the season was lost when the Rangers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games, ...

Dirk Nowitzki is Happy to Throw Out the First Pitch, But Really Would Not Have Cared Either Way

Friday, October 21st, 2011

With the World Series and the NBA lockout both a part of this week's big sports news, I guess it wasn't entirely a shock that Dirk Nowitzki could become a player in all of it. That said, I didn't really see him becoming one of the bigger stories of the ...

Texas Rangers’ C.J. Wilson: Starting Pitching Will Be the Deciding Factor in the World Series

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Everybody's talking about the big bats and offensive firepower heading into the World Series. If anybody needed a reminder as to what the Texas Rangers could do, they put up a nine-run inning and 15 runs overall in clinching the American League pennant. As for the St. Louis Cardinals, they ...

Ryan Howard Says Phillies are Best Team on Paper, Now They Must Prove Why

Friday, March 4th, 2011

After putting together one of the most prolific pitching rotations in Major League Baseball's recent history, the Philadelphia Phillies are the odds-on favorites to win the World Series. Adding that pitching prowess to an already potent lineup has earned them that honor. It's getting closer and closer to the time that ...

If the Phillies’ Starting Four are The Beatles, Which Wife is Yoko Ono?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

The Philadelphia Phillies new top four starting pitchers have been called a lot of things in the past few days, but this is the first time I've heard them equated to The Beatles. And it came from teammate Chase Utley no less. In case you've been living in a bunker, the ...