Tag:postseason
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:25 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Derek Holland does Will Ferrell doing Harry Caray

By C. Trent Rosecrans

So much for reverence… in the World Series we now get bad impressions of Will Ferrell as Harry Caray from Rangers pitcher Derek Holland. But hey, anything that keeps Tim McCarver from talking can't be all bad.

Still, it was pretty not good -- even though he appears to be getting a lot of mileage out of it. Holland was the in-game guest of McCarver and Joe Buck, as the two regurgitated a tidbit they'd read in a tweet or blog post in the last 12 hours in some sort of Chirs Farley Show interview stylings.

Here's Holland channelling Ferrell:

Holland was 11 when Caray died, but does have a dog named "Wrigley" so perhaps he has actually heard Caray call a game. He also closed out his inning of national television doing a bad impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Even if his Caray and Schwarzenegger skills are a little subpar, his Ron Washington is pretty entertaining. Check it out:

The one thing Holland has done has solidified his future as a go-to guy for broadcasts -- and the next postseason without the Rangers, expect to see him employed, even with the creeper mustache. But hey, the mustache is still better than A.J. Pierzynski's highlights. That said, Rich Little's job is safe.

For the record, here's the real Caray:

 
And here's what Holland -- and Ryan Dempster (video), Johnny Bench and tons of others do -- is actually imitating:

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Posted on: September 29, 2011 12:38 am
Edited on: October 28, 2011 11:27 pm
 

2011 baseball postseason schedule

World Series (Best of 7)
Result Home team in CAPS
Game 1 10/19: ST. LOUIS 3, Texas 2 -- Recap | Snyder | Knobler  Series 1-0 Cardinals
Game 2 10/20: Texas 2, ST. LOUIS 1 -- Recap | Snyder | Miller  Series 1-1
Game 3 10/22: St. Louis 16, TEXAS 7 -- Recap | Snyder | Knobler  Series 2-1 Cardinals
Game 4 10/23: TEXAS 4, St. Louis 0 -- Recap | Snyder | Miller  Series 2-2
Game 5 10/24: TEXAS 4, St. Louis 2 -- Recap | Snyder | Knobler  Series 3-2 Rangers
Game 6 10/27: ST. LOUIS 10, Texas 9 -- Recap | Snyder | Knobler  Series 3-3
Game 7* 10/28: ST. LOUIS 6, Texas 2 -- Recap | Snyder | Miller  Series 4-3 Cardinals
American League Division Series (Best of 5)
Game Result Home team in CAPS
Game 1 NEW YORK 9, Detroit 3
Recap | Analysis | Knobler
Game 2 Detroit 5, NEW YORK 3
Recap | Analysis | Knobler
Game 3 DETROIT 5, New York 4
Recap | Analysis | Miller
Game 4 New York 10, DETROIT 1
Recap | Analysis | Miller
Game 5 Detroit 3, NEW YORK 2
Recap | Analysis | Knobler
 
National League Division Series (Best of 5)
Game Result Home team in CAPS
Game 1 PHILADELPHIA 11, St. Louis 6
Recap | Analysis | Snyder
Game 2 St. Louis 5, PHILADELPHIA 4
Recap | Analysis | Brunell
Game 3 Philadelphia 3, ST. LOUIS 2
RecapAnalysis | Knobler
Game 4 ST. LOUIS 5, Philadelphia 3
Recap | Analysis | Knobler
Game 5 St. Louis 1, PHILADELPHIA 0
Recap | Analysis | Knobler
American League Division Series (Best of 5)
Game Result Home team in CAPS
Game 1 Tampa Bay 9, TEXAS 0
Recap | Analysis | Miller
Game 2 TEXAS 8, Tampa Bay 6
Recap | Analysis | Miller
Game 3 Texas 4, TAMPA BAY 3
Recap | Analysis | Knobler
Game 4 Texas 4, TAMPA BAY 3
Recap | Analysis | Brunell
 Series Rangers win series 3-1
 
National League Division Series (Best of 5)
Game Result Home team in CAPS
Game 1 MILWAUKEE 4, Arizona 1
Recap | Analysis | Rosecrans
Game 2 MILWAUKEE 9, Arizona 4
Recap | Analysis | Rosecrans
Game 3 ARIZONA 8, Milwaukee 1
Recap | Analysis | Rosecrans
Game 4 ARIZONA 10, Milwaukee 6
Recap | Analysis | Rosecrans
Game 5 MILWAUKEE 3, Arizona 2
Recap | Analysis | Miller
American League Championship Series (Best of 7)
Game Result Home team in CAPS
Game 1 TEXAS 3, Detroit 2
Recap | Brunell | Knobler
Game 2 TEXAS 7, Detroit 3
Recap | Brunell | Knobler
Game 3 DETROIT 5, Texas 2
Recap | Brunell | Knobler
Game 4 Texas 7, DETROIT 3
Recap | Brunell | Knobler
Game 5 DETROIT 7, Texas 5
Recap | Brunell | Knobler
Game 6 TEXAS 15, Detroit 5
Recap | Brunell | Knobler
Series Rangers win, 4-2
Brunell | Knobler
 
National League Championship Series (Best of 7)
Cardinals, Brewers
Game Result Home team in CAPS
Game 1 MILWAUKEE 9, St. Louis 6
Recap | Rosecrans | Miller
Game 2 St. Louis 12, MILWAUKEE 3
Recap | Rosecrans | Miller
Game 3 ST. LOUIS 4, Milwaukee 3
Recap | Rosecrans | Miller
Game 4 Milwaukee 4, ST. LOUIS 2
Recap | Rosecrans | Miller
Game 5 ST. LOUIS 7, Milwaukee 1
Recap | Rosecrans | Miller
Game 6 St. Louis 12, MILWAUKEE 6
Recap | Rosecrans | Miller
Series Cardinals win 4-2
 
For more postseason coverage.

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Posted on: April 21, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Selig expects expanded playoffs in 2012

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Bud SeligCommissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that he expects the baseball playoffs to go from eight teams to 10 in time for the 2012 season.

Selig has previously said he supports expanded playoffs, but speaking with the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday, he said he expects it to be a reality.

"I would say we're moving to expanding the playoffs, but there's a myriad of details to work out," Selig said. "Ten is a fair number."

Selig said there would be two wild card teams and those two teams would meet before facing facing division winners.

"The more we've talked about it, I think we're moving inexorably to that," Selig said.

The biggest decision is how many games the new wild card round would be and how long the others teams would have to sit.

I don't really see any good reason other than trying to get more money out of its postseason television contracts.

The question then becomes just how many games you play -- do the wild card teams play a one-and-done? Is that enough after a 162-game season? Does that put the teams at a disadvantage in the next round having burned its best pitcher, presumably for that game, while then getting ready for a best-of-five in the Divisional Series?

If you have a three-game wild card round, how far does that push back the Divisional Series and is that fair for those team waiting around for so long? And when does the World Series start and end? November?

The longer the games are pushed back, the more weather becomes a factor more than it needs to be in baseball.

As much as anything, it feels wrong. Of course, I didn't like the Wild Card when it was announced, so I could be wrong.

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