Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fist Pump Friday: Pennant Edition

The World Series is set for a rematch of the 2004 series that saw the Boston Red Sox end an 86-year drought in a 4-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. It is clear that the best two teams in baseball face off on Wednesday night so there should be a lot of good reactions, after all, it is the Fall Classic. So with both the Sox and the Cards clinching their respective pennants this weekend, there were some great celebrations in the process. Here's a look at some of the best from both game 6's in a special edition of #FistPumpFriday.

The "we're starting a rally" fist pump

The "we're losing this game over my dead body" fist pump

The "I choose Division II" fist pump

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fist Pump Friday: LCS Edition

As the League Championship Series' games dwindle in number, the pressure mounts with each moment. And with the pressure, so to does the intensity of the celebrations, namely the fist pumps. Not all of these are technically fist pumps but they are in the ballpark. So without further ado, here is the first full edition of #FistPumpFriday.

 The "scored an early run, let's keep it going" fist pump

 The "one game closer to winning the pennant" fist pump

 The "I'll show you 'Mickey Mouse stuff'" fist pump

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fist Pump Friday: Tuesday Edition

There has certainly been a lot of emotion displayed from players this postseason, and I love it! But some of it is rubbing teams the wrong way, even though it seems like a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Wherever you stand on players' celebrations, you have to love the intensity of these games and the drama they are providing. For a sport that is routinely, and lazily I might add, called boring, emotionless, et al, this is just what the doctor ordered. Teams play all summer long and when six months of work comes down to one pitch, sometimes player's are victims of the moment. With that said, I am introducing a new segment that pays tribute to the emotion of the postseason. I wanted to wait three days before debuting #FistPumpFriday,  but given what happened on this day in baseball history 25 years ago, it feels appropriate. So without further ado, I give you the ultimate fist pump.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Baseball Strong

WOW has baseball been great lately! I'm finally over the sting of my Cleveland Indians early exit from the playoffs so I can remove the emotion from the games and just watch and enjoy. But really the emotion doesn't go away. I mean, I still have goosebumps! So even if you don't have a rooting interest in the playoffs, you can root for great baseball, and if that's the case, you are going to bed happy. And if you want more, how about some fist pumps!

Through only two games, the ALCS has lived up to its billing, providing some great dramatics already with a near no-hitter in Game 1, and then of course there was Sunday night. Despite losing a chance to steal a pair at Fenway, The Tigers have been really good and their pitching has been just outstanding. Aside from last night's 8th inning sucker punch, they have been just lights out. Going back to Game 5 of the ALDS with Oakland, Tiger hurlers have struck out 46 hitters (35 in the ALCS) put up goose eggs in 23 consecutive innings before Dustin Pedroia doubled in a run in the 6th inning.