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Last visit: September 14, 2014

BoKnows has posted 168 links and 1317 comments to SportsFilter and 14 links and 492 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Card Trick: Rout sends St. Louis to World Series: It's a common scene in October and one that's becoming a habit for a Cardinals team that is making its fourth World Series appearance since 2004. "Coming back here and doing it in front of our home fans, we gave them another game to watch at Busch Stadium. Seeing that confetti on the field, getting that big platform out there, getting that trophy presented in front of our home fans, that's a special moment," Adam Wainwright said. At the end of the day, the Cardinals are winners. And they don't appear likely to go into a slump any time soon. The more you see the Cards play, the more you get the picture. This is a winning organization. Other teams may have higher payrolls or higher profiles. This team is the NL's best once more. These were the Cards that we were used to seeing: Hitters working deep counts, coming up with two-strike hits, a relentless, grinding attack that finally broke the will, if not the spirit, of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in a 9-0 victory on Friday night. Carlos Beltran: "Thank God I got the opportunity to play with this team. There's a lot of winners on this ballclub."

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 04:32 PM on October 19 - 4 comments

The Wizard of Koz: From a six-run hole, the Cardinals emerged with a 9-7 victory in a win-or-go home National League Division Series Game 5 on Friday night. It was the largest comeback in a winner-take-all game in postseason history.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 08:55 PM on October 13 - 2 comments

"The At-Home Experience,": A Samsung 51-inch, plasma HD television and three top-grain leather theater seats delivered from Best Buy. Add in the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Max package for $299.95, + $120.00 for food and beverages or 10 home games. You decide.

posted by BoKnows to football at 01:00 PM on September 06 - 22 comments

Why All of Your Fantasy Baseball Picks SUCK: Joey Votto: hit below his career average last year and saw his strikeouts increase to a career high for the fourth consecutive season with 129. In spring training heís hit .214 with Ks close to every other at-bat. Buy high on this guy! Worst of all: Joey Votto is Canadian. Do you want a Canadian on your baseball team. Of course not. Hanley Ramirez: Intangibles arenít a measured fantasy stat, but players who actually try tend to put up better fantasy numbers.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 09:50 PM on March 30 - 1 comment

Worst to First: Ranking all 30 MLB Uniforms: Thankfully, the 1970s and '80s are over, so there are no truly awful uniforms anymore. Mostly what we have are the great and classic followed by an almost interchangeable array of fine but bland. (Plus a bonus interview with Torii Hunter giving us his rules and regulations for wearing team jerseys! And... the baseball card of the week!)

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 12:01 AM on March 07 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Colts Owner Irsay Suspended 6 Games for DUI

.....said owners, coaches and team executives "must be held to a higher standard than players."

Not hard, considering the bar has been set so low at times.

posted by BoKnows at 10:40 PM on September 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I guess that depends on the measure of 'ordinary activities'. But I get what you're saying.

I wonder if she fully understands that the potential damage to her arm may restrict movement as it applies to her favorite sport - basketball. LLWS dominance or future WNBA? Can a 13-year-old make that decision?

Or, she was convinced everything would be okay, because her coach really wants to win.

posted by BoKnows at 06:50 PM on August 11

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

To those that don't think Ward should have been out of the car, this is what they do in a caution. And they also call out the clown that put him in the wall. That's racing.

I think Ward should've stayed in the car. And now I think more drivers will choose to do just that. Fight in the pits, or the infield, or the trailer lot. Whatever. But fighting and/or posturing on the track during a race just sounds like a terrible idea overall.

Plus, culture of the sport to point at the car or no, Ward should not have been walking into oncoming traffic and bears at least some responsibility in his own death.

If it is in fact the culture, then it was only a matter of time before two egos caused an incident like this. Hopefully the governing body of the sport will change the 'culture', and make racing about racing, and not about getting out of your car and pointing/yelling at other drivers on the track.

posted by BoKnows at 01:43 PM on August 11

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

dyams, if that's what happened, I agree completely, he should be held as accountable as possible.

The question that I keep trying to answer is: Why was he in this race at all? I'm not a NASCAR fan at all, so there may be a simple answer I'm just not aware of. But to an outsider it seems that he has no real need to prove himself on that track. Is this the equivalent of Kobe Bryant showing up at some streetball court just for shits?

posted by BoKnows at 05:12 PM on August 10

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race

Huh. Seems to me there was a little extra throttle right before impact. And also a little fishtail. Could it be that Tony either A) didn't see Ward until it was too late, and tried to maneuver the car as best as he could to avoid the collision, or B) he saw Ward and tried to 'show-off' his driving skills and miscalculated?

All that said, Ward getting out of the car was a terrible idea and is a no-no for this very reason.

posted by BoKnows at 03:06 PM on August 10

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 1

Colorado in 6

St. Louis in 7

Anaheim in 5 +1

LA in 6 +1

Boston in 6 +1

TB in 6

Pittsburgh in 6 +2

New York in 5 +1

Total: 6 points

posted by BoKnows at 05:04 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Jeff Francouer

posted by BoKnows at 04:48 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I was denied a spot in our Fantasy Hockey playoffs last night when Dallas' Jordie Benn stopped an empty net point-blank shot by Winnipeg's Andrew Ladd late in the third. I didn't even need a goal. A single shot on goal would have sufficed.

I'm in the fantasy playoffs! Sheesh. That was close. Man am I lucky! I'm never going to quit sports ever!

Beat the next closest guy with a win % of .517 to .514. Sure do feel bad for whoever that is.

posted by BoKnows at 07:23 PM on March 17

Sacre Bleu! Los Angeles Lakers Run Out of Players

Here's one.

posted by BoKnows at 09:55 PM on February 08

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

I saw her on another video when Batista won the Royal Rumble.

posted by BoKnows at 06:38 PM on February 05

Seattle Wins Super Bowl 0x30

So I missed the game. Anyone know the score?

posted by BoKnows at 09:03 PM on February 03

Did Mike Tomlin Do That on Purpose?

At least he didn't do anything stupid, like spill a drink.

posted by BoKnows at 05:02 PM on November 29

Red Sox win the World Series.

What a crazy series. An obstruction call to win a game. A game ending pick off. Ortiz hitting everything. The Cardinals abandoning their offensive approach to winning games. Really, really good pitching all around. Ortiz hitting everything. Beltran robbing a grand slam. Pedroia's stab on the obstruction play. Wacha dominant until game 6 of WS. Gomes 3-run shot. Ortiz. Gold Glovers, Waino and Yadi letting a ball drop between them.

While the officiating was complex at times, I thought the series was called fairly and most importantly - correctly.

I was hoping for more Molina v. Baserunner matchups. I think it's time to shave. I would've stopped pitching to Ortiz in game 3. Having 3 games in the NL prevents Napoli from batting next and you can roll the dice on the walk. It's the World Series - fuck pitch counts. I <3 AL managers in NL parks. I watched the series on BT Sports - I hope I never have to hear Rick Sutcliffe ever again. But I guess that's what I said about McCarver last year.

All in all, a great ending to the season. This to me was a classic World Series pairing which I want to see again and again. But next time, I want to change the ending a little.

posted by BoKnows at 01:20 AM on October 31

Cards Win Game 3 Through Game-Ending Obstruction Call

And how many times do you see that called?

Rarely. No question. But based on the unavoidable (pun intended) offseason discussion, we may see it called much more. Or not at all.

....unless the SS appeared to make a special effort after the slide to delay the runner

But that's exactly not the rule. Intent and/or special effort does not matter. And I think that's the hard part to understand. Why don't we see this rule called more often? Because it rarely happens. But that doesn't make it less than a rule.

Anyway, it was only GM3. Lots more to be played. Good luck to all, fans of both teams. I believe these are the two teams that deserve to be in this series. Win or lose, I freaking love this game.

posted by BoKnows at 07:25 PM on October 27

Cards Win Game 3 Through Game-Ending Obstruction Call

The other point I think that needs to be thrown in: When this play occurs at 2nd base - because of a baserunner stealing from 1st, and a shortstop trying to apply a tag (that went into center) - would this still be such a discussion? Or would it just be acknowledged that the runner moves to 3rd?

If not, then I don't see how a rule change is needed. If the anger or question of the rule only occurs by fans in big games (read: WS GM3), then it's just sour grapes.

posted by BoKnows at 06:41 PM on October 27