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Ladies and gentlemen, meet Carlos Beltran......

...AKA the Alex Rodriguez of the National League. How can you strike out looking -- LOOKING!!! -- in a situation like that???? Two outs, bottom of the 9th, your team down two runs, bases loaded and he stands there watching strike 3 whizz by???

I'm a Yankee fan but I'm also a Willie Randolph fan and his team should have pulled that one out. Oh well, on to the World Series where I'll be rooting -- against all odds and common sense -- for the Cardinals.

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i saw the ending

In reply to: Ladies and gentlemen, meet Carlos Beltran......

and still dont beleave he watched it.

but as ive never played real baseball i guess he froze ?

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He was fooled, he was sitting on fastball

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and the pitcher came with a curve. To me it was a gutsy pitch. 2 out in the bottom of the 9th bases loaded and a full count on Beltran. I think anybody watching thought he was coming with heat cause he had to throw a strike. Pitcher went curve ball and got it in there and Beltran had no chance.

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It wasn't a full count, it was a 3-pitch strikeout

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That curveball came on an 0-2 pitch. There was no excuse for not taking a hack at it, even just to foul it off and keep the at-bat going.

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that's what I get for flipping channels

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I'd have bet money it was a full count too.

He should have been looking for the curve then.

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Even on a full count....

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....in that particular situation he should have been trying to make contact with pretty much anything other than a wild pitch. He shouldn't have been sitting on anything.

I guess it's situations like that that bring out someone's lack of experience in postseason play. A single would have tied the game.

Oh well, I'm not a Met fan anyway. It's just a shame to see a season end because of one poorly executed at-bat.

The Cards really don't have a prayer against the Tigers, but strange things have been happening throughout this postseason so who knows.

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there's no doubt it was up to him

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to protect the plate and he has no excuse it just looked like he was fooled.

Thank you Mets for crashing and burning.

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And Willie Randolph gets no blame

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for being so rigid he never uses a squezee play? Not in the season or the play offs. And what a stupid move using Floyd to pinch hit! Also the man who got the Mets to game seven has the same name Carlos Beltran!

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You're right about him pinch-hitting Floyd

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I don't know the Mets' roster that well but according to the announcers there were a couple of guys on the bench who knew how to bunt, which is what the Mets could have used at that point. There were no outs and all they had to do was move the runners over and hopefully (with the next batter) tie the game up. And did they have any other outfielders they could have used rather than Shawn Green, who contributed nothing and made all kinds of blunders?

The Mets do get credit for making it to game 7 at all without three of their starting pitchers.

Beltran's a very good player but that at-bat showed off his lack of postseason experience IMO.

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oh and

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C'MON TIGERS!

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Hoping for a quick sweep...

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I don't care which team. The season is way too long as it is.

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Too long?

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Yes it is. Would love to see 145 game season, no domes, no astro turf, no National Leauge

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And AAA teams ...

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... fielded by revenue sharing Sad

Evie Happy

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No National League, LOL

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Somehow I don't see that happening. Happily, astroturf has all but disappeared. Only a few ballparks still have artificial turf and they've mostly switched to the new kind that looks (and supposedly plays) more like real grass.

I think retractable domes make sense in some places, e.g. Toronto and Minnesota where it's quite cold until well into the season, and would make sense in some places that don't currently have them, like Florida where it rains quite a lot. Some domes are just awful though. The one in Minnesota is quite notorious because it's off-white or something close to it and it's hard to track fly balls.

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Can you get a hit off a major leauge pitcher

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3 out of 10 at bats?

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If I could.....

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...(and if I was a lot younger) I'd be making the kind of money he makes to do that. Two of the three strikes in that at-bat were called. I remember a great at-bat by Paul O'Neill (vs. the Mets in the 2000 World Series) in which he fought off pitch after pitch, reaching out to foul them off, until he drew a walk (I think it was a 10 or 11-pitch at-bat). It made the difference in the game and it wasn't a do-or-die at-bat like this was. Beltran just didn't approach it the right way.

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