WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES

I received this today from MLB and was fascinated by the comments.  I especially enjoyed the words from Kirk Gibson and Ron Darling. I thought I’d share with all of you… 

“WHAT THEY’RE SAYING” ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES HEADING INTO GAME SEVEN

21.1 million viewers tuned in to watch Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, an 11-inning classic.  Celebrities, media, players, legends, and baseball personalities have been commenting through social media and in interviews on last night’s game, which at its peak, had nearly one-third of TVs on in America tuned to the game and 80% of TVs on in St. Louis and Dallas.  Social media was also buzzing last night, with five World Series-related topics trending worldwide at various points throughout the night.

Coverage of the 37th World Series Game 7 in history (among best-of-seven series) begins tonight at 7:30pm ET on FOX.  It will be the 38th game of the 2011 Postseason (out of a possible 41), tied with 2003 for the most games required to crown a World Series champion.

Here is What They’re Saying:
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“There may have been other all-time great games that were better played from start to finish, but none that had as many twists and turns and on-the-brink moments as this one did. The combination of heroics, gaffes, debatable decisions and late-inning dramatics in front of a delirious hometown crowd puts this on the short list of the most memorable games I’ve ever seen.” – MLB Network’s Bob Costas

“Last night’s game was awful, then it was thrilling, then implausible, then impossible.  It reminded me of Game 6 in the 1986 WS and an earlier seesaw game that ended with the same 10-9 score: Game 7 of the 1960 World Series.” – John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball

“Boy that was exciting. I always say it ain’t over til it’s over, but that one should’ve been over a while ago.” – Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra

“I was watching last night and I’m just so happy for the game of baseball. My moment became very vivid again and it reminds us all why we should never give up. Hopefully there’s more to follow tonight.” – Two-time World Series champion and D-backs manager Kirk Gibson

“It was edge-of-your-seat exciting. Just when you thought it was over twice, down to the last pitch, the Cardinals came back. It definitely makes you remember the stress and the excitement of it and at the same time, how nerve wracking it was for both sides because it was a see-saw battle late in the game.” – 2001 World Series champion Luis Gonzalez

“Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy!” – Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith

“On the ‘almost anniversary’ of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals had their moment by the Mississippi.  There were no villains last night, no Bill Buckners, just a bunch of guys who have decided for the last two months that they are going to win every time they are declared done.  Last night’s game was a standing ovation to the eternal game of baseball.” – Ron Darling, SNY/TBS Baseball Analyst

“This was the greatest game I’ve ever seen in my life. We’ve never seen anything like this before. There were two runs in the ninth, followed by two runs in the tenth, and finished with a walkoff. I’ve played in some exciting games before, but this tops it. – MLB Network’s Kevin Millar

“It was ugly early, but it was fantastic late, and because of all the drama, it was one of the greatest games I’ve ever seen. The only thing I can compare it to is when the Yankees came back against the Diamondbacks’ Byung-Hyum Kim in the 2001 World Series.” – MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds

“Game 6 of the World Series had more twists and turns than a Quentin Tarantino movie.  It also showed that you don’t necessarily need the Yankees, Red Sox nor Phillies in the Fall Classic to create such compelling drama.  And now the Cardinals and Rangers have provided baseball fans with the two most earth-shattering words in sports, “GAME SEVEN”!!” – Chris Rose, Host MLB on FOX/Host MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk”

“All I can say is that in baseball you have never seen it all.” – Frank Thomas, MLB.com Analyst

“At first I thought I was watching an ear-biting tired Holyfield-Tyson rematch, then I ended up with an Ali-Frazier thriller.” – Doug Glanville, ESPN Baseball Analyst

“It was one of those games the next day people are asking each other, ‘Did you stay up and see that game?’ And, ‘How many people did you wake up to finish watching the game?’“ – Nomar Garciaparra, ESPN Baseball Analyst

“That’s the beauty of baseball- you can’t take a knee and run the clock out- you can’t foul the worst free throw shooter on the other team- you’ve got to get all the outs- that’s why I love this game!” – Aaron Boone, ESPN Baseball Analyst

PLAYER TWEETS:

“Not much to say but thanks everybody. Like I said though… unfinished business. One more. #worldseries #totalteamwin“ – Cardinals 3B David Freese (at 3:15am CT)

“1 Game Series………this is October baseball….. #WorldSeries“ – Phillies CF Shane Victorino

“This is why baseball is the greatest sport ever!!!! #game7 who’s ready? #WorldSeries“ – Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero

“Ummmm, when is Freese’s statue being built??? #wow #unreal #bestgameofhislife“ – Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista

“Is this real life??? #omg #clutch“ – Bautista (during 10th inning)

“Oh my god this is crazy” – Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (after Freese game-tying hit in 9th)

“Baseball = greatest sport eva!!!” – Three-time World Series champion Curt Schilling (during 10th inning)

“And that’s why you play baseball for moments like these! #WorldSeries #walkoff“ – Rockies CF Dexter Fowler

“This is why baseball is the greatest game in the world” – Royals 1B Eric Hosmer

“HOLY COW!!!!! That just happened! Baseball is amazing!” – Yankees P Joba Chamberlain, after Freese game-tying hit in 9th

“Wow, what a game last night. I will gladly sacrifice a few hrs of sleep staying up watching that.” – Pirates pitcher Daniel McCutchen

“Que juego! World series game 6 was intense. Quien piensan ustedes que va a ganar? Who do u guys think will win?” – Yankees 2B Robinson Cano

“What a game! What a series! Thanks to both teams. See you tomorrow night. Oh…way to swing it Mr. ‘Freeze’. Congrats. #WorldSeries“ – Seven-time All-Star Dale Murphy

“WOW. Unbelievable game 6. Definitely worth staying up for!” – Yankees P David Robertson

“OMG hahahah wow” – Rays 3B Evan Longoria (during 10th inning)

“Wow!!!!! What a game!!!!!” – Angels OF Torii Hunter (during 10th inning)
TWEETS FROM CELEBRITIES AND NON-BASEBALL FIGURES

“CARDS WIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Chris Daughtry, Musician and Game 7 National Anthem singer

“That was the kind of game that would have made a baseball fan out of a non-fan. #WorldSeries“ – actress Alyssa Milano
 
“Even though the Rangers didn’t win… That was hands down one of the greatest/most entertaining baseball games I’ve ever seen.” – Music artist Nick Jonas

“DAM just landed in china! Can’t believe I missed a great game like dat!”“WAY 2GO CARDS!!!#FLYBIRDSFLY 1mo” – Nelly, Recording Artist

“Big bummer that my Rangers didn’t win it tonight but I have to say that Freese did a great job ….even though he’s a Cardinal and we’re gonna beat him tomorrow :) WE’LL WIN IT TOMORROW RANGERS!!!” – Kelly Clarkson, Recording Artist, Texas Native

“One of the best baseball games you will EVER see!! Unbelievable. I only hope game 7 tomorrow night is half as good as this one. #worldseries“ – Nick Lachey

“Amazing World Series game tonight !!! Can’t wait for game 7. May the best team win !!!” – Billy Ray Cyrus, Musician

“Tom, but we had MUCH more DRAMA! “@tompapa: @greggrunberg it’s just like when we played at #MLB AllStar Game!” – Exchange between actor/comedians Tom Papa and Greg Grunberg, who both played in the 2011 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

“You’re missing some good baseball if you’re not watching the World Series right now.” – Actor Donald Faison

“Best baseball game I ever seen in my life wow I still can’t believe it” – Boston Celtics F Paul Pierce

“This is the best baseball game I’ve ever seen.” – Miami Heat F Chris Bosh

“Hell of a baseball game we have here! Wow” – Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald

“Anybody watching the World Series?! Woah” – Marisa Miller, Victoria’s Secret Model

“Can’t help but be happy for Josh Hamilton..” – Erin Andrews, ESPN Correspondent (following 10th inning HR)

“Holy baseballs! #worldseries“ – Tom Papa, Actor/Comedian

“This is good freaken baseball people! -BW #worldseries #gocards“ – The Fray, Rock Band

“Furcal is so talented… Incredible! Are the #Rangers gonna finish it tonight? -I hope so! Go #Rangers @MLBONFOX @MLB #WorldSeries“ – Jennie Finch, Olympic Softball Pitcher

“Wow what a game this is!!!” – Miami Dolphins RB Reggie Bush

“@MLB What an unbelievable game tonight! Are you kidding me?! As an avid baseball fan, I am blown away!” – Bret Michaels, Musician

“Let’s go Cardinals Let’s GO!!! *CLAP CLAP* @MarucciSports“ – “I still LOVE Nick’s Reds, but you can’t deny the run the Cards have had & this amazing game. Plus, I want them to beat Texas!”- Vanessa Minnillo, TV Personality

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