Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lance Berkman hates the ‘Mickey Mouse’ AL, but he’s picking Tigers over Giants

Says the man dressed as The Gallopin’ Gaucho.

jk

“If I’m handicapping this thing as a neutral observer, I’ve got the Tigers winning it, probably in five or six,” Berkman said, after his Cardinals lost to the Giants in Monday night’s Game 7 of the NLCS.

Berkman believes the Giants will be hurt because they had to use Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain on Sunday and Monday to win the final two games of the NLCS, and won’t be able to use them in Games 1 and 2 Wednesday and Thursday against the Tigers.

“I don’t see them overcoming not being able to have their rotation set up,” Berkman said. “I just think the Tigers have it set up perfectly. They’ll miss what in my opinion are their two best pitchers in the first two games, here in this park. Then when they pitch [in Detroit], they’ll be facing an American League lineup with a designated hitter.

“[Justin] Verlander and [Doug] Fister will benefit from pitching here. I’m an NL guy. I hope the National League team wins, but my head tells me it’s going to be tough for them.”

Berkman has spent all but three months of his career in the NL. He played three months for the Yankees in 2010.

“It only cemented my opinion that the AL is Mickey Mouse and the National League is real baseball,” he said. “I hate the DH, even though it might prolong my career.”

Repoz Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:13 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: goofy

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Traderdave Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:24 AM (#4280454)
WTF is that costume he's wearing???
   2. The District Attorney Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4280459)
Costume?
   3. dr. scott Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:31 AM (#4280462)
Bar game costume... Sumo wrestler. Two people put on these costumes and wage a sumo war in the middle of a bar. It works best if you are in your early 20's and drunk, as most bar games do.
   4. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:37 AM (#4280467)
Also popular mid-inning entertainment in the minors... hence the suit being at the park.
   5. Don Malcolm Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM (#4280477)
Two words--hmmm, actually one:

N'awlins.
   6. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:44 AM (#4280479)
A lot of my FB friends took the Giants' victory last night as an opportunity to declare the Detroit Tigers world champions. I, too, originally thought the Cardinals would provide a bigger challenge to Detroit, but the Giants are no slouches despite posting a lineup that would drum up a lot of "Who?" from casual AL fans.
   7. Justin T seeks a heterospecific consortship Posted: October 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM (#4280527)
If not for the pitching rotation being out of whack for the Giants, I would have considered them the favorite. Prejudice against softball teams, I guess.
   8. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4280545)
I am not going to bother picking against the Giants after last night. They have proved me wrong so far.
   9. jingoist Posted: October 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM (#4280547)
" but the Giants are no slouches despite posting a lineup that would drum up a lot of "Who?" from casual AL fans."

"Give yourself some credit judge, you're quite the slouch".
   10. Dave Spiwak Posted: October 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4280549)
Even Fatter Elvis.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Infinite Yost (Voxter)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(370 - 5:41pm, Apr 25)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(2662 - 5:40pm, Apr 25)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogOTP 2018 Apr 23: The Dominant-Sport Theory of American Politics
(712 - 5:37pm, Apr 25)
Last: Zonk, Genius of the Stables

NewsblogKyle Schwarber hits 2 homers in Cubs' win
(15 - 5:36pm, Apr 25)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogThere are lies, damn lies, and OMNICHATTER! for April 25, 2018.
(18 - 5:33pm, Apr 25)
Last: AT-AT at bat@AT&T

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Marlins voting thread
(15 - 5:31pm, Apr 25)
Last: Greg Pope

Gonfalon CubsRiding the Rails of Mediocrity
(24 - 4:50pm, Apr 25)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogRaissman: Mike Francesa returning to WFAN in the 3 pm - 7 pm time slot, sources tell News
(58 - 4:26pm, Apr 25)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogRonald Acuna being called up by Braves | MLB.com
(50 - 3:56pm, Apr 25)
Last: The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s

NewsblogThe unwritten rules of using a position player to pitch ... when you’re winning big
(81 - 3:48pm, Apr 25)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(1613 - 3:28pm, Apr 25)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-25-2018
(51 - 2:42pm, Apr 25)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogVIDEO: Rockies Announcers Sound Like Complete Idiots Talking About Javier Baez
(41 - 2:35pm, Apr 25)
Last: McCoy

Newsblog'Family' and sense of 'brotherhood' has Diamondbacks picking up right where they left off
(19 - 1:39pm, Apr 25)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogPujols' Age Revisted
(49 - 12:28pm, Apr 25)
Last: michaelplank has knowledgeable eyes

Page rendered in 0.1435 seconds
49 querie(s) executed