Archive | October 2013

Red Sox advance to ALCS, end Rays season

ST. PETERSBURG — Perhaps Tampa Bay’s luck, after winning four straight elimination games, ran out.

Or maybe the talent and cohesiveness Boston displayed throughout the season proved to be too much.

Whatever the reason, the Rays’ season came to a close on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox rallied to win Game 4 of their American League Division Series 3-1, the clincher in a best-of-five series that the Red Sox also won 3-1. Read More…

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Zimmer hopes to make one more memory

ST. PETERSBURG – After experiencing it 19 times in his more than 60 years in professional baseball, the chills still come to Don Zimmer.

Naturally, the October weather is considerably calmer as the seasons are in full flux, but at the few ballparks that are still lucky enough to have baseball still going on, there is an unmatched electricity.

“These kind of games never get old,” Zimmer said. Read More…

Price tweet creates nerd inquisition

ST. PETERSBURG – Tampa Bay ace David Price has often been a hot topic on the social media website Twitter, allowing him to interact with fans about everything from his dog to his outings.

On Saturday night as the Rays left Boston in a 2-0 hole – fresh off a start that saw the defending Cy Young Award winner surrender seven runs in seven innings – Price learned the hard way that sometimes the micro messages of 140 characters have repercussions.

The left-hander tweeted, regarding criticism from TBS studio analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci: “Dirk Hayhurst…COULDNT hack it…Tom Verducci wasn’t even a water boy in high school…but yet they can still bash a player…SAVE IT NERDS” Read More…

MLB Postseason Predictions

I won’t go too deep into my reasoning here, but here are my postseason predictions for the MLB Playoffs. It’s a crapshoot anyways so here goes:

AL:

Wildcard:
Tampa Bay def. Cleveland

ALDS:
Boston def. Tampa Bay
Detroit def. Oakland

ALCS:
Detroit def. Boston

 

NL:

Wildcard:
Pittsburgh def. Cincinnati

NLDS:
Pittsburgh def. St. Louis
Atlanta def. Los Angeles Dodgers

NLCS:
Atlanta def. Pittsburgh

 

World Series:
Detroit def. Atlanta

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