Who do you like in the World Series?
I have a soft spot for the Sox and their Curse of the Bambino, but then again they did break the curse in 2004 and sweep the Cards.
And I like St. Louis, too, so maybe it's time for the Cards to even the score.
Either way, I probably won't be watching, but will see the highlights and read about it in the paper. And here, of course.
The Cards are 2nd the Yankees in how many times they've been to the World Series (sorry no link).
Who has the cuter players?
Either team have any possible gay players that have been speculated about?
The Cardinals know how to win under pressure, against the odds. I think they'll take it.
I'm a Yankees fan, but believe it or not, I hope Boston wins. I, like many Yankee fans, dont hate the Red Sox. We just feel sorry for them.
Sox, please! I miss Boston.
Boston Red Sox and boston fans in general have way surpassed Yankee fans in their obnoxiousness. Constantly posting on fB when they are a t a game. WHO THE FUCK CARES. It's like they have nothing else going on in the city except sports and they take it WAY too seriously. UGH.
I want whichever team forgoes the Series beard crap. I hate facial hair, and this particularly manly affectation of not shaving during the Series is annoying as all hell.
Of course, probably none of them avoid it, so I'd have to go with Boston since they have naturally beardless Japanese players.
[quote]Boston Red Sox and boston fans in general have way surpassed Yankee fans in their obnoxiousness.
And what are we? Chopped liver?
I'm a Mizzou grad from KC and I'm loving the fact that Missouri is kicking ass on multiple fields.
kcguy? How about you?
Fuck em both. May there be an earthquake that swallows them both by the busload.
Definitely the Cards!!
Go Red Sox! They're young, they're cute, they're talented, they're full of heart and they don't live in the Bible Belt. What's not to love?
The Cards!! (They offered my dad a contract way back when, so I will always cheer for them.)
I just want Dustin Pedroia's meaty cock in my mangina!
"I just want Dustin Pedroia's meaty cock in my mangina!"
I want Jacoby Ellsbury's meaty cock in my mangina! Pedroia is fugly to me.
Boston's gonna slay y'all! ALL you h8ers will have to have SEVERAL seats.
Rooting for Sox. St. Louis people are snooty enough already without having another thing to brag about.
Victim of St. Louis Cold Shoulder
Unfortunately, the national audience will most likely see little of Daniel Nava during this World Series, since the Red Sox have several players who can cover left field.
In my opinion, Daniel is the cutest member of the Red Sox this season.
"Sean Saves The World will have bettet ratings."
Give up on R8, R27.
Mizzou is University of Missouri-Columbia.
r32, I am going to take a guess that R28 was being facetious.
For better or for worse, "World" Series Games are fading as is MLB. They are so last century.
R19 trying to act like a dude is funny.
I'm not emotionally into this and am not following the series.
Game 1 of the World Series last night not only saw a win by the Boston Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals but also for Fox who were easily No. 1 with a 4.1/11 rating and 13.73 million viewers.
The Fenway Park match-up Wednesday between the 2004 World Series competitors hit a home run for the network with a 28% rise in fast nationals from last year’s all-time low of 3.2/9, which went up to 3.6/10 in the final numbers.
With big audience draws like the Red Sox and the Cardinals, this year’s Game 1 also rose 25% in fast national viewership to 13.73 million over 2012’s 11.0 million, which went up to 12.2 in the final numbers.
Those numbers are pathetic in comparison to how it used to be...or even the Super Bowl.
"Those numbers are pathetic in comparison to how it used to be."
Those ratings are better than 99% of the stuff on tv right now. But according to the datalounge if an event gets 14 million viewers it's doing worse than Sean Saves the World.
Boston kicking ass!
Game #1 of any World Series always scores good ratings, due to the pomp of the opening ceremony, the introductions, etc.
Which players on the two teams have huge, round butts?
Does anyone here think that Boston pitcher Jon Lester had vaseline in his glove for last night's game? I read somewhere, a long time ago, that Orel Hersheiser used hair gel.
BOSTON (AP) — With the Boston Red Sox back in the World Series, television ratings jumped for the opener.
Boston's 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals drew an 8.6 national rating, a 14 share and 14.4 million viewers, Nielsen Media Research said Thursday.
The rating was up 13 percent from the 7.6/12 for San Francisco's 8-3 victory over Detroit last year, which was a record low for a World Series opener. Wednesday night's game was seen by 14.4 million viewers, an 18 percent increase from 12.2 million last year and the most-watched Series opener since the Giants' 11-7 win over Texas in 2010 was seen by 15 million.
Wednesday's game peaked with 16.9 million viewers during the second inning, when the Red Sox scored twice and took a 5-0 lead.
The rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a program, and the share is the percentage tuned to a broadcast among the TV households with sets on at the time.
I hope Carlos Beltran (Cardinals) is actually ready to play tonight and not doing the same thing Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers) did in the National League Championship Series -- play with a fractured rib.
Wonder if the Cards' Michael Wacha can pitch the team to victory over the Sox tonight. The Cardinals last World Series victory over Boston came in 1967. St. Louis has lost five straight World Series game to Boston since then.
Glad the Cards won last night and tied up the series.
MLB must be happy, too, now that thewy're going to at least five games.
When it comes to badass hot guys, St. Louis wins! Carlos Beltran, Yadier Molina, David Freese (!!!), and neophyte Wacha...and so on and so forth.
And of course there's Matheny, who is a total badass all by himself.
What's to argue?
R56, what kind of potato-snogging, slough-diving child of recent uneducated immigrants are you?
Boston, the center of Puritanism, race hate, community anger, and provincial pettifogging is NOT Athens.
"Boston, the center of Puritanism, race hate, community anger, and provincial pettifogging is NOT Athens."
The center of Puritanism? Yeah, 300+ years ago.
Who the hell would single out Boston for lacking "culture" instead of St. Louis?!
Is R61 a bitter New Yorker? Yankees FLOPPED, boo, and you will deal.
To the person who complained about the Caedinals uniforms. Recently ESPN named the Cards as having the best uniform of any pro sport.
Massachusetts was the first state to legalise gay marriage.
"To the person who complained about the Caedinals uniforms. Recently ESPN named the Cards as having the best uniform of any pro sport."
That says more about the warped standards of the ESPN viewers than anything.
Their uniforms are childish and silly, like something a pre-schooler would wear.
Who knew Claire was a Cards fan?
Did the Cardinals's pitcher Joe Kelly ping for anyone? I found him cute and want him to bat for our team.
Here's a vid of him dancing.
"Did the Cardinals's pitcher Joe Kelly ping for anyone? I found him cute and want him to bat for our team."
Why does he wear glasses to pitch, but not when he bats?
Mam made us a Boston cream pie in honour of the Sox. It's a cake, not a pie. What's up with that?
The Red Sox win Game 4 by a score of 4-2.
That's two games apiece.
So this series is going to at least six games. Nice.
I like colorful baseball players. It's part of the charm of the game. But those Ozark Mountain beards on some of the Sox players are weirding me out. Is there a history behind them? I am in the hated Brooklyn, New York and we don't hear much good about the Red Sox around here. If any Sox fan can illuminate or educate it would be greatly appreciated. I'm really enjoying this Series. Quirky plays and bizarre errors are skirting on the edge of Twilight Zone territory. Is the dreaded Curse trying to make a come back?
Both teams making stupid mistakes. I want to see the Red Sox lose in a game 7 on a bad throw from home to third base. It would also be cool if another century-long curse was hoisted on them.
This is a clever article from Psychology Today, R72, describing the psychology behind the beard.