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
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.
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