October 23, 2012 |
The San Francisco Giants will take on the Detroit Tigers in the World Series this year, and Times baseball columnist Bill Shaikin, Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna will discuss the upcoming Fall Classic today at 11:30 in a Google+ Hangout. As Shaikin wrote on the heels of the Giants winning Game 7 of the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday: "You say the San Francisco Giants might have to be pretty crazy lucky to beat Justin Verlander . You might be right, but you haven't seen pretty crazy lucky until you see the ball Hunter Pence hit on Monday.
October 23, 2012
The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. The San Francisco Giants came back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. So now that we know who is in the World Series, it's time to debate who will win it all -- the well-rested Tigers or the battle-tested Giants. Writers from around Tribune Co. will offer their predictions. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Peter Schmuck, Baltimore Sun The San Francisco Giants certainly have shown tremendous resilience, fending off a St. Louis Cardinals team that seemed born to be the wild-card world champion, but that seven-game NLCS is going to cost them in the World Series.
October 29, 2012 |
Top that, Jack Black. We know who the best Kung Fu Panda is. San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was named the 2012 World Series MVP after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night, and was presented the trophy in an emotional ceremony you can watch above. Sandoval, who became the fourth person in baseball history to hit three home runs in one World Series game when he went deep three times in Game 1, .500 with three homers, a double and four RBIs in 16 World Series at-bats.
October 23, 2013 |
The World Series, which begins Wednesday at Fenway Park, will pit the Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals in a battle for the Major League Baseball championship. The on-the-field rivalry has inspired a face-off off the field -- between the two cities' major orchestras. In a video released online Wednesday, brass musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony engage in a humorous musical showdown that includes an appearance by legendary conductor Seiji Ozawa, who holds the title of music director laureate for the Boston orchestra.
October 31, 2013 |
The Boston Red Sox were not the only winners when they triumphed over the St. Louis Cardinals in Wednesday's Game 6 of the World Series to score baseball's biggest prize and the world champion crown. The other big winner was Fox, which broadcast the Fall Classic. The finale pulled in 19.2 million viewers, registering as the highest-rated baseball game since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. The audience for the game, which will be remembered as the moment when the Red Sox won the series for the first time in 95 years, far surpassed the massive viewing average of 14.4 million total viewers that tuned on the previous showdown Monday.
October 29, 2012 |
The Detroit Tigers won't be the only ones eager to forget the World Series. The San Francisco Giants sweep of the Tigers in the Fall Classic may have been great news for the City by the Bay but it was bad news for Fox. According to Nielsen, an average of about 12.7 million viewers watched the 2012 World Series, which makes it the least watched on record. The previous low for a World Series was in 2008, when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays in five games. That series averaged 13.6 million viewers.