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AND? Go to the bottom. WHY? FUN! all the way down!
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SAN FRAN LHP MADISON BUMGARTNER & BUSTER POSEY
CELEBRATE GAME 7
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Date Recaps Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 21 SF 7, KC 1 video
Gm 2 Oct. 22 KC 7, SF 2 video
Gm 3 Oct. 24 KC 3, SF 2 video
Gm 4 Oct. 25 SF 11, KC 4 video
Gm 5 Oct. 26 SF 5, KC 0 video
Gm 6 Oct. 28 KC 10, SF 0 video
Gm 7 Oct. 29 SF 3, KC 2 video

COMPLETE WORLD SERIES GAME 7 COVERAGE

 

Gear up to celebrate the Royals’ AL pennant

:( WHAT HAPPENED?

GAME 7. SAN FRAN 3 KANSAS CITY 2

SAY MORE DETAILS? CLICK OUT ROYALS.COM GAME WRITE-UP

KANSAS CITY — GAME 7.  There’s nothing like Game 7 in October. It’s sort of a  magical time in baseball. You don’t even have to be addicted to baseball to get excited watching a contest like this.  It’s when the game is at it’s best — every pitch, every hit, every decision is huge.  Baseball starts with 29 teams and plays 162 games to get to this game. WOWee! I’m getting chills!

In Kansas City, Royals icon George Brett started 2014 Game 7 telling them, “Let’s party like it’s 1985!” You’re right all of Kansas City has been saying those same words all week, but coming from Brett. . .

Kauffman Stadium was packed. The Royals fought “tooth and nail” in this Game 7, but “just fell short.”

Game 7 was a lot like Game 1. LHP Madison Bumgarner ruled again with his Postseason ERA of 0.26. Not the starting pitcher, but he still controlled the game. Five scoreless innings. MADBUM pitched fifth – ninth innings. Bumgarner even closed.  It was an amazing display of pitching to watch!

DID YOU KNOW????? Starting pitchers for this clincher were the oldest Game 7 match-up in baseball history. File away that baseball nugget. You might be tested on it later! ;)

Be proud, Kansas City, Missouri. This was a good Wild Card Series. A powerful MADBUM just got in the way.

INSTANT REPLAY LIVES IN POSTSEASON! A Game 7 SF double play was challenged. SF won the challenge. KC’s game might have suffered. Just desserts?? Hey – Instant Replay should have been around in ’85. 

1985 – Watch it again, if you dare!

ALLS I CAN SAY ABOUT ALL THIS IS. . . .BBQ! You’ll always have that yummy Kansas City BBQ.  Rub it liberally all over your ouchy. Maybe it will help. Burp!

 

RELIEF. . . .A MARE MOMENT -

ST. LOUIS — 2014 Fall Classic was much, much easier for this rabid Cardinals fan to watch.  Yeah, I wanted the Royals to beat those Giants — but it didn’t control my life (like a St. Louis Cardinal Worlds Series does).  No screaming (which my family & neighbors appreciated), no nervously rocking on the sofa.  Much more enjoyable baseball.  Yawn! I even caught myself dosing off at times. Lo Siento KC!

Royals Manager, Ned Yost, relaxed me too.  He was awesome every time he talked to the press. Thank you, Ed! You are one of the reasons the Royals got to play baseball on this stage.

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FROM: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

TO: YOU!
   
www.cardinals.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 27, 2014

 

MIKE MATHNEY STATEMENT ON OSCAR TAVERAS

“I was asked last night to give some words regarding the tragic death of Oscar Taveras, but I just simply couldn’t.

First of all, it felt like a bad dream that could not be real, and when reality kicked in, my words didn’t even seem to make sense.  To say this is a horrible loss of a life ended too soon would be an understatement.  To talk about the potential of his abilities seemed to be untimely.  All I wanted to do was get the guys together and be with our baseball family.  I know the hurt that comes along with buying into the brotherhood of a baseball team.  That hurt is just as powerful as the joys that come with this life. Not to say it is even close to the depth of pain his true family is going through, but the pain itself is just as real. The ache is deep because the relationships were deep, and forged through time and trials.

To the many fans who have already reached out with condolences, and to the many more who are in mourning, thank you for taking these players in, like they are one of your own.  This level of care is what sets our fans apart.

In my opinion, the word “love” is the most misused, and misunderstood word in the English language.  It is not popular for men to use this word, and even less popular for athletes.  But, there is not a more accurate word for how a group of men share a deep and genuine concern for each other.  We loved Oscar, and he loved us.  That is what a team does, that is what a family does. You will be missed, Oscar.”

 

 

-STL-

Now I call this “officially” plugged in, don’t you? 
Lo siento.
 
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OSCAR TAVERAS 1992-2014

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SOSUA, DOMINICAN — Tuesday was Oscar Taveras’ Domican Republic funeral. Present from our Cardinal family were Manager Mike (Matheny), Mo (Mozeliak), Yadi (Molina) and good friend RHP Carlos Martinez.

“Oscar meant everything to Sosua.”  Over two thousand mourning villagers showed their love at Tuesday’s visitation. Click it out to read more….sniff! :(  

More from the Dominican funeral Monday. :(

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WHAT’S NEXT? WS GAME 7

WEDNESDAY! SAN FRAN @ K CITY.  7 PM…YES CST!

TV: FOX              RADIO: ESPN 101 FM

THERE’S STILL BASEBALL TO FOLLOW! 
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:) WHAT HAPPENED?

KANSAS CITY VS SAN FRANCISCO

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GAME 6. SAN FRAN 0 KANSAS CITY 10

CLICK OUT THE MLB.COM RECAP

Worlds Series Game 6′s have been very big over the years. Here are a few to remember. . .  

1985 – Game 6. . . .Cards faced the KC Royals & first base umpire Don Denkinger to lose. Click this out if you dare! Lost Series in 7 games.

2011  – Game 6. . . .Redbirds and David Freese came back (out of nowhere) to beat the Texas Rangers. Click this out it’s FUN! Won Series in 7 games.

2014  – Game 6. . . .Awww! A loyal Royals fan that had to leave Game 1 for the delivery brought the newborn to Game 5.  Ali’s first baseball game — a 10-0 “slaughter.”

KANSAS CITY — Let’s get 2014′s Game 6 started. Sniff! This Game 6 opened with a moment of silence to remember Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras who was killed Sunday. Baseball everywhere (not just STL) will miss this promising, young baseball superstar-in-training. KC hurler Yolando Ventura dedicated his game to good bud Taveras. The rookie dominated.

Kansas City had all the FUN! Tuesday night. To help out their young pitcher, KC offense was extremely active. The second inning was a “seven-run joy ride.” WOWee! The crowd noise was a constant frightening roar (at least scarey to SF!). So there!

Wednesday “All hands on deck” for Game 7. Everyone will be available – and that includes LHP Madison Bumgartner. Say you want to go? Tickets are pricey and tough to get.$2,000 behind home plate and $700 for a seat in the outfield. Standing room only will be $500. These pricey tickets are setting up for a huge game. Either a Kansas City first or a San Francisco third!

OMG! A Mare Moment — I think it’s about time for the KC Royals to win a Worlds Series title all on their own! Think? Duh!

The last time the Royals won the Worlds Series was in 1985 when they beat our Cardinals. The infamous Don Denkinger blown call at first. Cardinals’ fans thought about that call for a long time. Baseball is still talking about it!

I just got over that World Series craziness and can finally root for the Royals!

Go Royals!!

WHAT’S NEXT?

 

Date Air time First pitch Matchup Network
Gm 1 Oct. 21 SF 7, KC 1 video
Gm 2 Oct. 22 KC 7, SF 2 video
Gm 3 Oct. 24 KC 3, SF 2 video
Gm 4 Oct. 25 SF 11, KC 4 video
Gm 5 Oct. 26 SF 5, KC 0 video
Gm 6 Oct. 28 KC 10, SF 0 video
Gm 7 Oct. 29 7 ET 8:07 ET SF vs. KC FOX

COMPLETE WORLD SERIES GAME 6 COVERAGE

 

 

 

Gear up to celebrate the Royals’ AL pennant

 

“We’ll take any win possible right now. Close, blowout, it doesn’t matter,” Cain said. “We came out swinging and we definitely needed everyone in the lineup to step up. ‘Ace’ [Ventura] did an outstanding job on the bump. He went out there and he was lights-out. We need to swing the bats and have another outstanding outing from our starting pitcher tomorrow.”

And the roar that was shaking the stadium?

“Did you see that crowd? Our crowd was absolutely electric,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “It’s been like that for us. Our guys have really felt the energy coming from the stands and it just gives you a boost.”

These are some possible omens those Royals fans will enjoy knowing:

• The home team has won each of the last nine World Series Game 7s, dating back to 1982.

• The last road team to win a Game 7 was the 1979 Pirates against the Orioles. The 1975 Reds are the last road team to bounce back and win a Game 7 after not closing out a Series in Game 6 (vs. Red Sox).

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
TO: YOU!
   
www.cardinals.com

Waiting (patiently?) for scoop from Cardinals Communications 

Now I call this “officially” plugged in, don’t you? 
De nada!
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:( NOW HOW IMPORTANT IS BASEBALL, REALLY?

ST. LOUIS — Our Cardinals lost one of our own. Rookie protege Oscar Taveras was killed Sunday in a Dominican Republic automobile accident. Click out the cardinals.com story for more of the sad details.

You know what? Taveras wasn’t even around long enough for me to assign him one of my silly, clever (?) nicknames.  What do you think — Tavs, Tavy, Big OT. IDK! I was working on it and toying with. . . .Oscar the Grouch(less). . . .because of his great promise and positive disposition. Bummer.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Taveras family. Cardinal Nation will miss you, Oscar.  

Remember Oscar Taveras in your own way.  Click it out.

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WHAT’S NEXT? WS GAME 6

TUESDAY! SAN FRAN @ K CITY.  7 PM…YES CST!

TV: FOX              RADIO: ESPN 101 FM

 THERE’S STILL BASEBALL TO FOLLOW!
 
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HOLA & WELCOME TO MLBVOICE.COM.God is Love so Expect Miracles! Let’s Pause & Pray on Monday: I pray that I may be kept from evil by the grace of God. Those quiet times with the Lord can give us that new life we want. Try it, you’ll like it! :)
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Date Air time First pitch Matchup Network
Gm 1 Oct. 21 SF 7, KC 1 video
Gm 2 Oct. 22 KC 7, SF 2 video
Gm 3 Oct. 24 KC 3, SF 2 video
Gm 4 Oct. 25 SF 11, KC 4 video
Gm 5 Oct. 26 SF 5, KC 0 video
Gm 6 Oct. 28 7:30 ET 8:07 ET SF vs. KC FOX
Gm 7* Oct. 29 7:30 ET 8:07 ET SF vs. KC FOX
*if necessary.

COMPLETE WORLD SERIES GAME 5 COVERAGE

 

Gear up to celebrate the Royals’ AL pennant

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

:( GAME 5 — KANSAS CITY 0 SAN FRAN 5

SAN FRANCISCO –Somebody’s got to stop them. No. . . .him.
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The Royals and RHP Jim Shields were outdueled by crafty Giants’ lefty, Madison Bumgartner. A CGSO. YES, in the Worlds Series. Really!
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It has been since 2003 @Yankee Stadium that a shutout, alone, has been a part of the Fall Classic. Whoa! MADBUM is like a pitching machine. The Royals could not get anything past that lefty. He was in total control.
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Yes.  If there is a Game 7, we will see him again. Madison Bumgartner will pitch.
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Woo hoo! This Series returns to the Midwest for Game 6. It’s time to take charge, Royals.
Be confident. You can do this!! :o
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WS BASEBALL REST OF THE WEEKEND?
:( GAME 4 – SATURDAY — KANSAS CITY 4 SAN FRAN 11  Click out Royals write-up. Ouch! Giants ended up stronger in this one.
:) GAME 3 – FRIDAY – KANSAS CITY 3 SAN FRAN 2 Click out Royals write-up. W means this Series goes back to KC! Yay!

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

KAUFFMAN STADIUM KANSAS CITY, MO. IS!

MONDAY – IT’S AN OFF/TRAVEL DAY & THAT’S OKAY! :)

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY – GAMES 6 & 7 @ 7 PM CST

TV: FOX RADIO: ESPN 101.1 FM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
TO: YOU!
   
www.cardinals.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 27, 2014

 

MIKE MATHNEY STATEMENT ON OSCAR TAVERAS

“I was asked last night to give some words regarding the tragic death of Oscar Taveras, but I just simply couldn’t.

 

First of all, it felt like a bad dream that could not be real, and when reality kicked in, my words didn’t even seem to make sense.  To say this is a horrible loss of a life ended too soon would be an understatement.  To talk about the potential of his abilities seemed to be untimely.  All I wanted to do was get the guys together and be with our baseball family.  I know the hurt that comes along with buying into the brotherhood of a baseball team.  That hurt is just as powerful as the joys that come with this life. Not to say it is even close to the depth of pain his true family is going through, but the pain itself is just as real. The ache is deep because the relationships were deep, and forged through time and trials.

 

To the many fans who have already reached out with condolences, and to the many more who are in mourning, thank you for taking these players in, like they are one of your own.  This level of care is what sets our fans apart.

 

In my opinion, the word “love” is the most misused, and misunderstood word in the English language.  It is not popular for men to use this word, and even less popular for athletes.  But, there is not a more accurate word for how a group of men share a deep and genuine concern for each other.  We loved Oscar, and he loved us.  That is what a team does, that is what a family does. You will be missed, Oscar.”

 

 

-STL-

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cardinals Sr. V.P./G.M. John Mozeliak will be available via conference call at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT today at which time the team also plans to have additional details on arrangements for Taveras.  The Cardinals will notify media with information on the Mozeliak conference call later today.

Now I call this “officially” plugged in, don’t you? 
Lo siento.

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