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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.


“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
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   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)
   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:

   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 drives a crooked hoss 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.

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