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World Series: What they're saying

October 28, 2011 |  3:39 pm

Nomar1Trolling the social media for World Series comments:

Former pitcher Ron Darling, now an analyst on TBS: “On the 'almost anniversary' of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals had their moment by the Mississippi.  There were no villains last night, no Bill Buckners, just a bunch of guys who have decided for the last two months that they are going to win every time they are declared done." 

Former postseason hero Kevin Millar, now an analyst with MLB Network: “This was the greatest game I’ve ever seen in my life. We’ve never seen anything like this before. There were two runs in the ninth, followed by two runs in the tenth, and finished with a walkoff. I’ve played in some exciting games before, but this tops it. "

Fox TV commentator Chris Rose: “Game 6 of the World Series had more twists and turns than a Quentin Tarantino movie.  It also showed that you don't necessarily need the Yankees, Red Sox nor Phillies in the Fall Classic to create such compelling drama. 

Former All-Star slugger Frank Thomas: “All I can say is that in baseball you have never seen it all.” 

ESPN analyst and former Dodger Nomar Garciaparra: “It was one of those games the next day people are asking each other, 'Did you stay up and see that game?' And, 'How many people did you wake up to finish watching the game?'"
Former major leaguer Aaron Boone and ESPN analyst Aaron Boone: “That's the beauty of baseball- you can't take a knee and run the clock out- you can't foul the worst free throw shooter on the other team- you've got to get all the outs- that's why I love this game!”  

On Twitter:

"1 Game Series.........this is October baseball....." -- Phillies CF Shane Victorino

 "Ummmm, when is Freese's statue being built??? #wow #unreal #bestgameofhislife" -- Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista

“Is this real life??? #omg #clutch" -- Bautista (during 10th inning)

“And that's why you play baseball for moments like these! #WorldSeries #walkoff" -- Rockies CF Dexter Fowler

"HOLY COW!!!!! That just happened! Baseball is amazing!” -- Yankees P Joba Chamberlain, after Freese game-tying hit in 9th

“Wow, what a game last night. I will gladly sacrifice a few hrs of sleep staying up watching that.” -- Pirates pitcher Daniel McCutchen

“Wow!!!!! What a game!!!!!” -- Angels OF Torii Hunter (during 10th inning)


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-- Kevin Baxter in St. Louis

Photo: Former Dodgers shortstop Nomar Garciaparra in 2010. Credit: Steven Senne / Associated Press