sportscentr

Game 5 by the Numbers

sportscentr:

Allen Craig minor league stolen bases: 14 (in 517 games)

Allen Craig stolen bases major league stolen bases: 5 (119 games)

Allen Craig post-season stolen base attempts before tonight: 0

Allen Craig stolen base attempts tonight: 2

Years since a player was thrown out stealing twice in one World Series game: 56

Times Albert Pujols was batting when Allen Craig was thrown out: 2

Number of home runs Albert Pujols hit two nights ago: 3

Chance that Allen Craig scores from second base on a home run: 100%

Chance that Allen Craig scores from first base on a home run: 100%

Number of times Tony La Russa has changed relievers to get the platoon advantage: 287,000 (approximation)

Increase in Mike Napoli’s OPS vs. left-handed pitchers: 113 points

Number of St. Louis pitchers in the eighth inning: 4

Number of working phones in the St. Louis bullpen: 0

Likelihood that a person would confuse the names “Motte” and “Lynn” over the phone: 2%

siphotos
siphotos:

The White Sox hired Robin Ventura to be their new manager. Let’s hope his tenure is more successful than this 1993 fight against Nolan Ryan in which Chicago’s new skipper was punched six times by the 46-year old before teammates came to his rescue. (AP)
VIDEO: David Wells on White Sox decision to hire VenturaSI VAULT: It’s a season of bench-clearing brawls (8.16.93)

siphotos:

The White Sox hired Robin Ventura to be their new manager. Let’s hope his tenure is more successful than this 1993 fight against Nolan Ryan in which Chicago’s new skipper was punched six times by the 46-year old before teammates came to his rescue. (AP)

VIDEO: David Wells on White Sox decision to hire Ventura
SI VAULT: It’s a season of bench-clearing brawls (8.16.93)

sportsnetny:

“I brush that off as fans being fans. You can’t control 50,000 people and what they’re going to do. There were some people that were spitting off the balcony on the family section and things like that, and that’s kind of weak, but what can you do? Some people get a little alcohol in them and act inappropriate. I know it’s been made into a big deal, but that’s really all it is, just two or three or four people just acting like fools. There’s always going to be a couple goofballs in the crowd that think they have a right to do that stuff.” - Cliff Lee
The Big Lead - NYPost
(Kristen Lee’s comments here)

sportsnetny:

“I brush that off as fans being fans. You can’t control 50,000 people and what they’re going to do. There were some people that were spitting off the balcony on the family section and things like that, and that’s kind of weak, but what can you do? Some people get a little alcohol in them and act inappropriate. I know it’s been made into a big deal, but that’s really all it is, just two or three or four people just acting like fools. There’s always going to be a couple goofballs in the crowd that think they have a right to do that stuff.” - Cliff Lee

The Big Lead - NYPost

(Kristen Lee’s comments here)