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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.70
Or, since Game One is already in the books, just a World Series thread.

I had the Tigers in six before tonight, but uh oh.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad


    I had the Tigers in six before tonight, but uh oh.


As did I. Pandaval was a little unconscious tonight, right? Did any of the other three (only Reggie, Albert and the Babe and now Sandoval have hit three dingers in a WS game) do it in their first three ABs in a series? He only had three ABs in the last WS the Gigantes were in.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by Big Bad


      I had the Tigers in six before tonight, but uh oh.


    As did I. Pandaval was a little unconscious tonight, right? Did any of the other three (only Reggie, Albert and the Babe and now Sandoval have hit three dingers in a WS game) do it in their first three ABs in a series? He only had three ABs in the last WS the Gigantes were in.
Reggie Jackson walked in his first PA. (On four pitches, too. I didn't know that was part of the "Reggie hit three home runs with three swings" story.)

Babe Ruth walked in his third and fifth PA.

Albert Pujols grounded out in his first PA, and singled in his second and his third. (This made Pujols the only person to have an out in a World Series game where they hit three home runs. Clearly, he sucks.)

So the way you phrased it (referring to ABs), yes, Reggie did it too. But if we're talking PAs, no, Pablo is the first to hit home runs in his first three trips to the plate.



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They said on the radio this morning that Ruth and Sandoval were the only ones to get a chance to come to the plate and try for their 4th HR in the game.



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I'm really kind of shocked at the lack of activity in the Baseball forum, considering that these playoffs have been the most exciting we've had in years. It's everything we could possibly want!

There always seems to be some random B or C-level guy that just goes unconscious during the postseason. Never would have had Scutaro as that guy. He's just insane!

Tigers in a tough 7!

(edited by It's False on 25.10.12 1248)


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I think it has to do with the no real rivalries in these games. There is no Cards/Cubs or Yankee/Sox. Yankees/Orioles was an excellent series which people seem to forget about in favor of burying the Yankees when their best hitter went down in Game 1. I would like to be the first one to congratulate the Giants on winning the World Series.



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    Originally posted by lotjx
    Yankees/Orioles was an excellent series which people seem to forget about in favor of burying the Yankees when their best hitter went down in Game 1.

Not sure what you're talking about. Cano played the whole series.

Oh God, you're referring to Jeter aren't you? The dude with the 791 OPS?



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.50
    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by lotjx
      Yankees/Orioles was an excellent series which people seem to forget about in favor of burying the Yankees when their best hitter went down in Game 1.

    Not sure what you're talking about. Cano played the whole series.

    Oh God, you're referring to Jeter aren't you? The dude with the 791 OPS?


He had the one of best batting average in the playoffs til he got hurt.



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That stadium was insane before the first homer. Tonight, they might be right fearsome.



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    Originally posted by It's False
    I'm really kind of shocked at the lack of activity in the Baseball forum, considering that these playoffs have been the most exciting we've had in years. It's everything we could possibly want!


The teams I hate the most (three of them) were in the playoffs along with a couple teams I kinda like. Fortunately, two of the teams I kinda like made it to the end. I wasn't willing to jinx it for the El Gigantes. I believe I talked smack before the Rangers lost so convincingly.



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    Originally posted by lotjx
      Originally posted by spf
        Originally posted by lotjx
        Yankees/Orioles was an excellent series which people seem to forget about in favor of burying the Yankees when their best hitter went down in Game 1.

      Not sure what you're talking about. Cano played the whole series.

      Oh God, you're referring to Jeter aren't you? The dude with the 791 OPS?


    He had the one of best batting average in the playoffs til he got hurt.

In 6 games Jeter accumulated 14 total bases. The fact that in a 6 game sample he was able to get one more slap hit than usual doesn't mean that his disappearance was a bigger factor than the real good hitters in the lineup deciding to take October off.

And if we're going to give credence to small sample sizes, then the Yanks would have been better off if Jeter had been injured from the outset, since Eduardo Nunez put up a line of 333/333/1167 in place of Jeter.

(edited by spf on 25.10.12 2240)


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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.55
This is not the most exciting baseball postseason in years. It is not even the most exciting postseason in the past one year.

The ALCS was a sweep, the NLCS went seven but was a series full of boring blowouts. The final weeks of the regular season were exciting, but I think this postseason has been pretty boring unless you have a team you're rooting for pretty hard.
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    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by lotjx
        Originally posted by spf
          Originally posted by lotjx
          Yankees/Orioles was an excellent series which people seem to forget about in favor of burying the Yankees when their best hitter went down in Game 1.

        Not sure what you're talking about. Cano played the whole series.

        Oh God, you're referring to Jeter aren't you? The dude with the 791 OPS?


      He had the one of best batting average in the playoffs til he got hurt.

    In 6 games Jeter accumulated 14 total bases. The fact that in a 6 game sample he was able to get one more slap hit than usual doesn't mean that his disappearance was a bigger factor than the real good hitters in the lineup deciding to take October off.

    And if we're going to give credence to small sample sizes, then the Yanks would have been better off if Jeter had been injured from the outset, since Eduardo Nunez put up a line of 333/333/1167 in place of Jeter.

    (edited by spf on 25.10.12 2240)

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Maybe next time Detroit gets a 3-0 lead in the ALCS, they'll throw a game or two just to ensure they don't have a long layoff until the Series. The Tigers' lineup is just completely ice-cold right now.



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Curious on what the ratings were for this 4 game sweep.





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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.85
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    Curious on what the ratings were for this 4 game sweep.


From what I read the other day, it was on pace to be the lowest rated series ever.

from sports media watch:



    Game 3 of the Giants/Tigers World Series drew a 7.2 overnight rating on FOX Saturday night, according to USA Today — down 3% from Cardinals/Rangers Game 3 last year (7.4), and down 5% from Giants/Rangers Game 3 in 2010 (7.6).

    The 7.2 overnight is easily the lowest of the Giants/Tigers series. Games 1 and 2 each drew an 8.8 overnight, the lowest ever for a non-Saturday World Series game.

    In addition, the 7.2 is the lowest overnight for any World Series game since Rays/Phillies Game 3 in 2008 (7.0). The 2008 game, which also aired on a Saturday night, did not begin until after 10 PM ET due to rain.

    Despite the low numbers, Game 3 suffered the smallest decline in overnights of this year’s series. Game 1 was down 8%, and Game 2 was down 12%.





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Its two hours after the game is over, and downtown San Francisco is still going wild. I'm loving it.
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(From USAToday)

World Series looks on track to be the lowest-rated ever


The seven lowest-rated World Series have come in the last seven years. And after Fox didn't get much help Saturday night, its World Series looks on track to be the lowest-rated ever.

Which is weird, as there aren't any obvious explanations for this Series to set that record. And that has to be troubling for Fox, which this month signed an eight-year extension for MLB TV rights that includes the World Series. MLB doubled its overall national TV money in also re-signing TBS and ESPN.

Good timing by MLB to get those checks guaranteed to be in the mail. Fox's Game 3 on Saturday drew a 7.2 overnight, translating to 7.2% of households in 56 urban markets -- down 3% from last year. Fox really needed a ratings boost, given its first two Series games averaged 7.7% of U.S. households -- the lowest ratings ever for for the first two games of a Series.

Yes, this Series didn't have an obvious TV star, like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox or Chicago Cubs. But it had seemed pretty mediagenic. The San Francisco Giants are from the USA's sixth-largest TV market and are known from winning the Series in 2010 and dramatically coming back to take this year's NLCS in a seventh game.

The Detroit Tigers are from the No. 11 market, but have a Triple Crown winner -- Miguel Cabrera -- and came into the Series as a giant-killer after sweeping the Yankees in the ALCS, which drew ratings on TBS that were up over last year. Although the Tigers were hardly Giant-killers in the second and third Series games -- the first Series team to be shut out back-to-back since 1966 -- at least they kept those games pretty close.

Forget theories about Hurricane Sandy-obsessed Easterners this weekend out grabbing batteries and toilet paper instead of watching TV sports. Notre Dame's win at Oklahoma on Saturday night drew a 5.9 overnight rating, which translates to 5.9% of households in the 56 urban markets measured for overnights -- the best overnight for Notre Dame on any network in six years. And Georgia upsetting Florida on CBS on Saturday drew a 4.7 overnight, up a healthy 21% from the game between the same teams last year.

MLB's regular-season local ratings have shown some strength. But when it comes to its postseason showcase, the Series could become a disappearing act.










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from smw:




    The four-game Giants/Tigers World Series averaged a 7.6 rating and 12.7 million viewers on FOX, down 24% in ratings and viewership from last year’s seven-game Cardinals/Rangers series (10.0, 16.6M), and down 10% and 11%, respectively, from the five-game Giants/Rangers series in 2010 (8.4, 14.3M).

    Compared to previous four-game averages for the World Series, Giants/Tigers declined by 7% in ratings and 6% in viewership from Cardinals/Rangers last year (8.3, 13.5M), and by 7% and 10%, respectively, from Giants/Rangers in 2010 (8.3, 14.1M).

    The Giants’ sweep ranks as the lowest rated and least-viewed World Series of all time. The previous lows were an 8.4 rating (2010 and 2008) and 13.6 million viewers (2008).








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