Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tim McCarver Previews The World Series

Hola baseball fans and casual sports fans who dress comfortably and only watch the biggest sporting events, Tim McCarver here to preview the 2011 World Series. It’s going to be an EPIC battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the representative from the American League. I know you are as excited as I am and are looking forward to this clash of baseball titans.

The most important thing that each team needs to focus on is scoring more runs than the other team. I don’t have the statistics handy, but I’m guessing the team that scores the most runs is much more likely to win. Also, good pitching beats good hitting unless good hitting results in more runs scored.

Each team will need to minimize mistakes and maximize non-mistakes. Also, play conversely and don’t take chances unless you know the risk from taking a chance is zero, you can go for it. Always remember that fundamentals are fundamental to baseball. And just about any other sport too. Except the NBA, where it’s all about individual play. But, you can’t go one-on-one in baseball unless you’re the pitcher or the hitter.

Also, it’s very important for both teams to realize four of the seven games will be played in shadow of the Getaway Arch at night, and the temperatures will be falling into the 30s. Sometimes, baseball players get cold when the temperatures drop dramatically. They’ll need to guard against that and make sure they aren’t impervious to weather. And, there is a chance of light drizzle and if not, dew often forms on grass in cold weather. When things like this happen, sometimes the field gets wet.

Even more importantly each team has to be patient and take what the pitcher gives you. It’s not necessary to hit a home run every single at bat. Remember that a walk is as good as a hit. And a walk and a stolen base is as good as a double. A walk, stolen base and then a two-base error is as good as a solo homerun!

As the old saying goes “there’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Of course, you should be careful because cats have claws and bad tempers. Point is, two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left. Even though we all know the shortest and quickest way from A to B is a direct line, sometimes you have to make three right turns around Q to get back to B. But, when you do that, don’t forget to step on J on your way back, or you’ll be called out.

And now let me talk about the key players to watch on each team. For the Cardinals, it’s all about catcher Yadier Molina. He basically controls the game from behind the plate, calling the pitches and setting the defense. Watch him as he uses his catcher’s mitt like a glove. He’s really a defensive weapon.

For the Rangers, I think third baseman Adrian Beltre is the man. Adrian is as smooth as cotton over at third and possesses a real rifle for an arm. Luckily for him, he lives in a state where carrying a concealed handgun is legal. Pair that up with his ability to get hot in a heartbeat at the plate and you have a guy who could dominate this series.

There you go folks! I hope you enjoy the 2011 Fall Classic. Game one is tom … what? Oh damn. Game one has already been played? Well, that’s okay. Enjoy the rest of the series.

For I’m With Stupid, I’m with Tim McCarver.


In other news, our Wednesday Show Prep show was pretty much non-stop hilarity. We talked most about Tuesday night’s GOP Debate in Vegas. But, we also hit on Susan Sarandon’s amazing boobs calling the Pope a “Nazi” and Carson Palmer being traded to the Raiders. And, then some time where we talk about just whatever. It was a really good show that flowed nicely. We would appreciate it very much if you listened and told all your friends about us!

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I'm With Stupid said...

Make fun of McCarver all you want...That man knew how to catch a strike from Steve Carlton, and seriously...? How many catchers can catch a ball after the batter swings and misses? Uh-huh. I think I have made my point.


Mai Yang said...

waaaaah. no idea about this thing. hehe
but thank you for dropping at mines :)

Mike said...

'fundamentals are fundamental'

This is fundamentaly true except for rudimetary fundamentalism on a primal basis of cardinal profoundness.

Anonymous said...

We all knew already the pope was a Nazi. :P

A Beer for the Shower said...

I'm from Colorado, and unfortunately all we have is the Rockies. I guess I'm just trying to excuse my general dis-amusement with baseball. Can you blame me?

I'm With Stupid said...

Mai: That's okay. You kind of have to be a baseball fan to know who Tim is. But, thanks for visiting!


I'm With Stupid said...

Mike: Another astute observation.


I'm With Stupid said...

Pesos: A "former" Nazi. That apparently matters. ;-)


I'm With Stupid said...

Beer: The only baseball team I follow is the Cardinals. And I don't even follow them that closely.


Hasidic Plumber said...

Well, considering i'm from Argentina, i wasn't much into baseball (as you might have guessed). Then i started dating my GF, she is from Venezuela. We've been together for almost 4 years. Apparently baseball is pretty big there, so i had no choice but to learn about it, then i started watching baseball with my in-laws. I really like it now. I'm not a baseball freak, but i enjoy watching a game every now and then on ESPN, especially if i'm drinking, there is no way to watch long games without drinking.
I don't even know why would you be interested in that, but that's how i got into baseball.
As for the World Series, i root for the Rangers, mostly because of the amount of venezuelan players there hahahaha