C.J. Wilson (40.50 ERA)? Hmm, probably Joba Chamberlain (108.00 ERA). Can anyone top that?
Ácbéamoffered a few names: Hunter Strickland is 8.53 over 6 1/3 IP in 7 appearances.
For a pitcher with a larger sample size, hard to beat James Shields’ 6.12 over 25 IP. (Wilson 2/3 IP, Chamberlain 1/3 IP)
Wilson and Chamerlain’s ERA are inflated due to hellaciously bad outings (and not even a full inning pitched), but at least Shield and Strickland are in the World Series. How bad of a postseason can you really have when you are in the World Series?
Any other contenders I should add for consideration?
If you’ve been watching the postseason there’s a good chance you’ve been annoyed by the “announcing.” It turns out that fans all across the nation have had their fair share of eye rolling moments this October. Cast your vote, which announcer is more annoying? And no, Shooty Babitt isn’t an option.
I take baseball and hydration very seriously, therefore I comprised a list of World Series drinking game rules. There are more elaborate “games” out there but the beauty of mine is the simplicity. Grab your gallon of water and enjoy.
Version 1: Drink whenever 2012, 2010 or 1985 are mentioned (this is possibly the only rule you’ll need, but I’ll provide additional rules just in case you need them)
Someone says “wild card”
You wonder how Joe Buck is employed
The Royals steal a base (twice if it’s Billy Butler)
“29 years” is mentioned
There is a close up of Hunter Pence’s eyes
Tim Hudson’s time with the A’s is mentioned
You see an adult in a panda hat
Someone says “sweep” or “swept”
You think Bruce Bochy looks like a human “grumpy cat”
There’s another Viagra commercial
Derek Jeter comes up
The “Buster Posey/Catcher Rule” is mentioned or discussed
Announcers mention or discuss that the Royals won 89 games and/or the Giants winning 88
Additional suggested rules:
@TheKings_SlayerEvery time the Giants score a run without needing a hit, kill your drink. Of water.
@amoscaret for each Royals walk and for each Giants K take a sip.
@itsthemizzarktake a shot every time they mention the 8th inning of the WC game against the A’s.
@DEgan4Baseball Any reference to “Wild Card World Series” or anytime they show a sign that says “Party like it’s 1985” drink your “water”
While many of us are still angry, disappointed or grieving from a painful loss to end our season, let us look back at the positive moments. Yes, the season didn’t end how any of us would have wanted but there were plenty of great moments this season. While I ponder my personal favorites, I’d love to hear yours. What were the highlights, your favorite games or memories? How many games did you make it to? Feel free to leave a comment here, or reach out to me on Twitter.
Hi everyone, I’m Jennifer Trumpp and this is my new personal blog. I am a fan first and foremost, and a writer second. I’ve been an A’s fan as long as I can remember. My parents are both A’s fans and I grew up loving all things green and gold. That green collar love has continued throughout my life and I am now a staff writer at SwinginAs.com (you can find my personal page here). I also make guest appearances on the Swingin’ A’s podcasts. My Swingin’ A’s articles discuss trades, trade rumors, analysis, game previews…etc. This blog will hopefully be more fan oriented. This blog is where I hope to discuss everything from the joys and stresses of being an A’s fan, personal stories, adventures at the Coliseum, various ballparks, Arizona Fall League, Spring Training and beyond. Feel free to find me on Twitter, where you’ll see that I’m almost perpetually talking about the A’s, baseball or sports in general. Baseball, and the A’s especially, are my biggest passion.