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October 15, 2003

Marlins advance to World Series.: In the night's second 9-6 win, the Marlins edge out Chicago at Wrigley to advance to their second World Series in 10 years.

posted by jerseygirl to baseball at 10:35 PM - 31 comments

I'm sorry Cubbies. I was pulling for you, your fans and Chicago. Good on Florida though. In other news, Steve Bartman has just volunteered to be China's second man in space.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:37 PM on October 15

Funny, looks like it's only 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth at this point (although your post might be accurate in a few more minutes).

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 10:37 PM on October 15

Yeah, OK, Bako flied out. Now it's over.

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 10:39 PM on October 15

The baby Jebus is crying and I'd be there myself if it weren't for a 6 pack of Yuengling and AC/DC's "Powerage" cranked to 11.

posted by NoMich at 10:40 PM on October 15

You know, Bartman didn't lose this series for the Cubs. The Cubs lost three games without any Bartman involvement and, even in the Bartman game, they allowed eight runs to score. Eight. Still, it is easier to place the blame on some poor schlub than to admit that the Marlins just outplayed a beloved team. Don't get me wrong, I was rooting for the Cubs. I believe that they could win it all. Next year. Next year.

posted by Joey Michaels at 10:41 PM on October 15

Nope, he didn't lose it for them. He will be blamed though, unfortunately... as previously chatted up in the other thread. Man, the older lady with the red hair and the white Cubs hat crying... Ugh. I am so sad for Chicago right now.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:44 PM on October 15

WHOOOO!!!!!! That's all I got....

posted by bcb2k2 at 10:45 PM on October 15

congrats bcb2k2! it's got to be a thrill. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 10:46 PM on October 15

Wow, I didn't know we had a Marlins fan in the house! Congrats bcb2k2, at least someone here is happy tonight about that game, but I'm sad to see the Cubs not make it. Good on your team for actually winning 3 in a row like that, with two against Prior and Wood. Not unlike my own New England Patriots in football, it's sort of an unwritten fan rule that once your team wins a championship, you have no right to expect or demand another for a good decade or two at least (though it's always welcome). The Marlins are "double-dipping" having won the whole enchilada only 6 years ago. Hey, for all we know the Marlins are starting as a franchise that will one day be known as the Yankees of the 21st century. It'd be vastly preferable to the current model, that's for sure. :) The Cubs, and their fans, needed this more than the Marlins; it was heartbreaking to see those fans tearing up in the stands after that last out was recorded. And for the Cubs to lose in that fashion... for them, it must have felt like we Sox fans did during that '86 series, when you're so close only to have the most improbable assortment of errors, bloop hits, and freak plays snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

posted by hincandenza at 10:59 PM on October 15

Hey, for all we know the Marlins are starting as a franchise that will one day be known as the Yankees of the 21st century. Oh man...don't tease me like that! ;-) Good series from the Cubs. I gotta admit, I was pretty worried having to go back to Chicago to face Prior and Wood, but my guys pulled through. They deserve this. Extreme props to Jack McKeon too. He knew just the right buttons...

posted by bcb2k2 at 11:04 PM on October 15

I was rooting for Florida...Well I'm a disgruntled Reds fan rooting for McKeon, but close enough. Burn in hell Barry Larkin, burn in hell (and take that whiney Griffey with ya)!

posted by mick at 11:12 PM on October 15

Who was that sad looking guy they kept showing in the front row?

posted by Smackfu at 11:23 PM on October 15

Extreme props to Jack McKeon too. Heh heh, the first time i read that i saw, "Extreme POOPS to Jack McKeon too."

posted by StarFucker at 11:32 PM on October 15

That woman in the white Cubs hat they showed crying woulda gotten to me, had I not been on such a high from the win. Guess us Marlins fans are pretty lucky relative to a lot of teams. Got one in 97, then a few years of grade-a suck, now we got a chance again!

posted by bcb2k2 at 11:32 PM on October 15

Who was that sad looking guy they kept showing in the front row? I think that was the Marlins' owner, thinking, "Don't gloat. Don't gloat. Don't gloat...OK, now I can gloat."

posted by kirkaracha at 11:43 PM on October 15

I think that was the Marlins' owner, thinking, "Don't gloat. Don't gloat. Don't gloat...OK, now I can gloat." Or, thinking "Don't pass out. Don't pass out. Let the game just end, and don't pass out."

posted by bcb2k2 at 11:49 PM on October 15

This all falls on the team. But still, poor Steve.

posted by insomnyuk at 01:47 AM on October 16

If the Yankees get to the Series, I'm not going to have anyone to cheer for: Yankees: automatic hate for them as Blue Jay fan, plus I don't want to hear how they "bought" another World Series Marlins: I can not and will not cheer for the team that is owned by Jeff Loria. He fucked over the Expos and then abandoned them. He is scum and shall not get my cheer. Therefore, I'm left hoping for the Red Sox. But there is something so mystical about their "curse". But since the Cubbies had theirs extended, I think it's time for the Red Sox to finally win it all. And they probably won't...

posted by grum@work at 06:48 AM on October 16

I blame Billy Corgan. *flashback, last night* g/f, hangs up phone: We're not really watching baseball, are we? me: Billy Corgan is singing take me out to the ballgame in one more out. g/f: Oh, shit, we're watching this One of the oddest sights ever. Of course, the Marlins scored two runs after that conversation happened. I know he's a native Chicagoan, but really.....Billy Corgan?

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:51 AM on October 16

Wow - add another chapter to the sures. I thought that after Cabrera hit that homer of Wood it didn't look good - then Wood hit his own and I thought the game would be the classic 'curse cure' game that all would remember. Then, like the bible says, 'Thou shalt findith a way for the Cubs to lose.' Ah well - go Sox I guess. This should be another classic game tonight.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:02 AM on October 16

Wasn't it true also that the last time Corgan sang they lost too? Just something I heard through the grapevine, didn't know if it was true or not. Sorry Cubbies, that was such a shame. I thought after Wood and Alou went yard, it was in the cards. But Florida is a resilient squad. Kudos to McKeon. That team is something. Hopefully Loria won't do to this franchise what Wayne did after 1997. Let's Go Sox!

posted by rosey8810 at 09:03 AM on October 16

Didn't McKeon used to be the Cubs' GM?

posted by billsaysthis at 12:40 PM on October 16

Sad day for Cubs fans for sure but on the bright side what Dusty did for the team (and fans) is give them hope. They've gone from a team with essentially little or no chance of making it to the playoffs, to a team that was one win away from making it to the WS. That's gotta count for something.

posted by JohnSFO at 12:59 PM on October 16

I believe McKeon was the Padres GM in 1984 when San Diego knocked off the Cubbies in the playoffs.

posted by rosey8810 at 01:21 PM on October 16

Marlins: I can not and will not cheer for the team that is owned by Jeff Loria. He fucked over the Expos and then abandoned them. He is scum and shall not get my cheer. Right on, grum. More people need to realize that Loria almost killed baseball in Montreal, and that he needs to pay for this, not win a World Series. I won't be watching a Yankees-Marlins WS.

posted by qbert72 at 01:29 PM on October 16

John - it only counts if they can do it again next year. With that rotation, I say they can - but they need better arms in the pen and a hitter or two. They have a least 2 or 3 automatic outs in that line-up.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:31 PM on October 16

True Weedy, I agree. I guess my point was that in previous years it was semi-laughable to consider the cubbies as playoff contenders; after this season that's changed. 'Course you're right they do need a better bullpen... BTW, nice nickname :)

posted by JohnSFO at 02:31 PM on October 16

Yeah - I agree, they always seemed to come from nowhere, threaten to win, lose; and then go back to nowhere for six or seven years until they repeat the exercise. I think they have the youth and talent in the rotation to start reversing that trend and contend every year. Thanks - the nick has been mine since University.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:14 PM on October 16

If Dusty doesn't wear out those young arms.

posted by Bryant at 04:28 PM on October 16

As a longtime SF Giants fan I wonder if maybe Dusty has some sort of game 6 curse going on...

posted by JohnSFO at 04:31 PM on October 16

I don't think the Cubs will get to a World Series until Baker learns how to manage pitchers. Riding Prior and Wood into the ground in the NLCS was criminal.

posted by rcade at 04:59 PM on October 16

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