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  1. Goat?

    Yeah, get in line behind Matt Holliday.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — October 28, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

  2. Freese made two series-saving swings in consecutive at bat. If anything surprised me, it was that his WPA did not go over 1.

    Comment by Kampfer — October 28, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

  3. Title should read:

    Freese Ascends From Goat to GOAT

    Comment by Keith — October 28, 2011 @ 4:04 pm


    Comment by Jay — October 28, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  5. Triple, not double

    Comment by Mike D — October 28, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

  6. That’s a good one

    Comment by Sean — October 28, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

  7. That should be 37 or 39 outs, rather than 33. There were 36 outs when Freese hit his home run.

    Comment by gabriel — October 28, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

  8. Freese Ascends From NLCS MVP to World Series MVP in one post season.

    Comment by Joe — October 29, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

  9. OK, firstly, let me stress that as a DC native, I harbor no ill will or resentment to the fine people of Arlington, Texas, who were merely the recipients of a (nearly) Major League baseball team. Nor do I curse the memory of Bob Short, who absconded with my (lousy, but) beloved Senators just four decades ago.
    And, secondly, Karma has nothing to do with the fact that current Washington National, Tyler Clippard, won the 2011 All Star game, giving home field to the St. Louis Cardinals, and ultimately, the World Series Championship, despite being down to their last strike, twice, TWICE, in game 6. But, if I was strapped to a chair, and good Governor Rick Perry was set to plug it in, I still wouldn’t root for the Texas Rangers.

    Comment by Born in DC — October 29, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

  10. Then again, if he had just hit a home run, Kirk Gibson-style, instead of a triple, the game would have been won right there. And if he hadn’t goofed an easy pop-up earlier in the game, the triple would’ve been enough to win it.

    I’ll admit I wasn’t able to watch the whole Series, but I’m not convinced Freese was more valuable than Berkman.

    Comment by Jon L. — October 30, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

  11. Berkman had a great series, but those two hits alone were enough to cement Freese’s MVP status, and the 2-run double in the bottom of the 1st of game 7 to stop the Rangers’ momentum was just the icing on the cake. The MVP of the WS goes not just to the guy with the best stats but to the man with the most indelible moment(s) that define the series. It had to be Freese.

    Comment by Trotter76 — October 31, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

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