Game 7 of the 2014 World Series was a thriller.
Bumgarner dominated. Affeldt was terrific. Gordon nearly pulled off the comeback and the Chevy Guy might be a viral marketing prank.
Lots to talk about regarding the last game of the year on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Bumgarner and Hunter Pence had the highest WOWS total.
Bumgarner and Lorenzo Cain had the highest WOO total.
Well, Game 6 was a bust.
The Royals blew out the Giants early and handily.
Now it is all on the line tonight. The last game of the season. Game 7. Who will be associated with this game and the year forever more?
It is the end of the baseball season forecasted on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Tonight is Game 6 of the World Series.
Those words can bring up so many different memories. Who will be the Reggie Jackson, Carlton Fisk, Don Denkinger, Bill Buckner, Kirby Puckett, Joe Carter, Tom Glavine, Josh Beckett, David Freese or Nelson Cruz of the night?
Meanwhile I all but beg Joe Maddon to take over the Dodgers.
It could be a memorable night that is previewed on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Last night’s game was so strange that I feel like we saw 3 different games.
It was like a Tarantino film. I am not convinced it was shown in chronological order.
It is the Game 4 of the World Series episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Yusmeiro Petit, Hunter Pence and Salvador Perez all owned October and the World Series last night.
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Okay..It has been a trying month here at the MLB Reports..Damaged electronics, power outages, I moved (while working every single day) – and all of this in the eye of the Postseason. But we are finally 100% back, and all systems at go.
First off, I wanted to acknowledge Sully for his incredible work on his 20 minute daily podcast, and his ironman streak for a couple of different things.
Sully has done a brand new podcast every day for 732 days straight. That is incredible to say the least. We are ecstatic to have partnered with him for all but about 3 months of that time. If you don’t currently listening to it, you are missing out.
Paul Sullivan “Sully” is a walking historical book on the game of baseball, but he presents it in a way that anyone can be a fan of the game.
My girlfriend can even easily spend 20 minutes a day downloading his show on Soundcloud, because he makes it easy to follow – and entertaining.
He doesn’t beat you over the head with stats and spends a lot of time telling stories on the narrative, or just his personal views.. It is a gift to be able to translate the game to any specter of age or gender in audio fashion for 20 minutes a day.
Subscribe to The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Another thing Sully does, is watch every single game of the 2430 game regular season schedule, and all of the playoffs.
At the completion of the 2014 Postseason, he will have listed a daily MVP for the AL and NL Games for 2 years straight as well.
Much like his podcast, he posts these articles every day there was baseball the previous day of action.
You are talking about 200+ more posts per year. The guy doesn’t miss a day. That kind of devotion is and will become even more legendary as the season’s pile up.
Thank you Sully, looking forward to many more years of featuring your work on our website.
So because Paul Sullivan does these baseball posts every day, we are guaranteed at least an article of the Daily MVP, and also his podcast.
For those of you who have been lucky enough to become a follower, spread the word out there so we can make this daily show a huge paying gig for Sully one day. Read the rest of this entry
I had never been to a World Series game in my life.
Neither had my dad, a lifelong Giants fan.
We went to Game 3 of the World Series together. I tried my best to share the experience of being at the game last night
It is fathers and son episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
I needed a new Giants hat for Game 3 of the World Series, which your pal Sully will be attending. So I went to the Giants dugout store and picked out a winner.
Afterwards I had some thoughts about Game 2 and maybe not using Hunter Strickland any more.
Plus, I did NOT get this ugly hat!
It is a going shopping episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Omar Infante, Kelvin Herrera and Gregor Blanco all Owned the World Series and October
Every team that made the playoffs has heart
Every team that made the playoffs has desire.
Every team that made the playoffs has a sense of camaraderie.
At this point at the eve of the World Series, making predictions is futile. It is all coming down to chance.
It is a recorded in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
I credit the recent success of the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants to my wife.
Plus some people are already trashing this World Series match up. We have had some dud World Series before. Give the Giants and Royals some credit.
It is a thank the Mrs. episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Why do the Royals remind me of The Cosby Show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
It makes sense to me.
It is a stopping and starting episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Ho hum… another mind boggling, jaw dropping, heart stopping, head scratching historic playoff game in 2014.
Travis Ishikawa joins an elite crew…
And Mike Matheny might have managed himself right out of St. Louis.
It is a night of baseball I will never forget and I celebrate on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Fox Sports 1 did some creative work in their broadcast of the NLCS last night. It shows that maybe some different thinking can be used in showing baseball as MLB embraces the digital age.
It is a thinking outside of the Idiot Box episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
The Royals outslugged the Orioles?
The Orioles outran the Royals?
The Royals have home field advantage after winning their FOURTH extra inning post season game?
How about instead of trying to predict this post season, we just let it unfold whatever way it does. Nobody has been able to predict it yet!
I recorded today’s podcast while driving past every ballpark the Giants have called home in San Francisco.
It is going with the flow episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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I am not going to preview this from an analyst angle because our “Lead Podcast Personality” Paul Francis Sullivan ‘AKA Sully’ does a brilliant 20 minute podcast that he does daily, and he has described this matchup beautifully.
I will post the podcast at the end of the article.
Instead, I am looking at this series as a professional handicapper sense.
I have to give the nod to the Giants for value on this one. If you go down the rosters, the St. Louis franchise is a smidge better on the talent level, however how can you bet against San Francisco when they have won 8 straight playoff series from 2010 – 2014.
The Giants have also won 4 of 5 games in this year’s playoff. Read the rest of this entry
The Cardinals and the Giants are meeting in the NLCS again, and a lot of people are not happy with that match up.
Perhaps if the 2012 NLCS featured an iconic moment, walk off homer or thrilling Game 7, this would be considered a welcomed rematch between two terrific recent champions.
It is an NLCS preview episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It is safe to say that the Royals are happy to be here. Just “Here” keeps changing. Just happy to be a Wild Card team means just happy to be in the ALCS.
Think your team is building for the World Series at the trade deadline? Think again
That and more on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
I recorded today’s podcast from the center field bleachers of PetCo Park in San Diego California, home of the Padres.
That’s right, I was in the ONLY Southern California baseball stadium not hosting a playoff game today.
I discussed the underrated misery of San Diego fans, the predictability of the Tigers’ bullpen failure, the insanity of the Royals playoff games and my love for a Quadruple Header in baseball today.
It is a Staying Classy in San Diego episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
You want to make a lot of money? Take my predictions for the playoffs, bet against ALL of them and make a fortune.
The Giants shutout the Pirates and at least one Bay Area team gets to move forward.
Meanwhile I talk pronunciations, Division Series and wishing that the Chronicle’s Sporting Green was printed on green paper again.
It is a throw your predictions away episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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No time to rest for the tired and weary. After an emotional, and jaw dropping game for the Royals on Tuesday night, they will fly to Anaheim to meet the top seeded Los Angeles Angels in the LDS Round.
You have to realize that Mike Scioscia is running the gauntlet on the running prowess of Kansas City even as we speak,
There will be no 2 – 3 or extra jackrabbit’s for the Royals squad, who were definitely aided by a lax Roster enforcement for Wild Card play, and also by the early game injury to Geovany Soto.
Chris Iannetta and Hank Conger will have to be ready for the speed demon club, that features several guys who can swipe bags on a whim.
If there is one thing going for Kansas City right now it is rhythm of repetition having played on Tuesday, while the Halo’s have been licking their chops in Orange County all week at the beach.
The Angels clinched so early, it would have been about 15 days since they have played a meaningful game in Game #1. Read the rest of this entry
The Royals and A’s opened the post season with one of the wildest and craziest and for Oakland fans heartbreaking game in recent years.
Right after the game, I walked out of The Dutch Goose in Menlo Park and recorded my thoughts and emotions. Some negative but a lot more positive.
It is a “Break your heart” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It is the Post Season!!!! I make my picks for the playoffs.
And why should Fox want a Dodgers – A’s World Series?
All that and more on this post season kick off episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
A positively bonkers eve to the final (scheduled) regular season game leaves more questions than answers.
Tomorrow could be even crazier and realistic scenarios have as many as three additional games being played on Monday.
Things are getting odd and I’m recording a podcast in my garage.
It is a tin foil hat crazy episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
Even this bitter Red Sox fan has to admit that Derek Jeter‘s finale in New York was pretty cool.
The narrative of the last at bat was perfect, even if the build up to it was obnoxious.
WFAN’s Jason Keidel joins the podcast to discuss Jeter, narratives of baseball and what is next.
Jeter-mania has infiltrated The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
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The Giants can clinch their third post season berth under Bruce Bochy today. Hopefully San Francisco fans can truly appreciate what a remarkable run their team has had.
Chances are it won’t last much longer.
It is a City by the Bay episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
There is a possibility that Derek Jeter‘s final game at Yankee Stadium could get rained out. That is hilarious.
That and Wild Card scenarios on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
It is a better late than never episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are a scary team heading into the post season. Not because of momentum (which is meaningless, especially with a one game playoff) but because of which players are healthy, strong and playing at a high level.
It is a raise the Jolly Roger episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Baseball can adapt not only to the digital age but learn the lessons that the movie industry eventually learned about home video.