MLB Winter Meetings: Phillies content without making a splash, Rob Thomson didn’t watch the World Series, and MLB Rule 5 Draft update
MLB Winter Meetings are underway in Nashville, Tennessee and I have a few updates for…
The Texas Rangers are World Series champions for the first time in the franchise’s 63-season history after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 last night to secure the title in Game 5.
The Diamondbacks trailed 1-0 last night going into the ninth inning before a full blown meltdown happened with closer Paul Sewald allowing three straight hits to begin the inning.
The third single was botched by center fielder Alek Thomas that allowed the Rangers to score two runs to increase their lead to 3-0.
Rangers’ Marcus Semien crushed a 2-run home run three batters later and just like that the Rangers were crowned the 2023 World Champions of baseball.
Well that’s a fucking shame, right?
Eh. Not really, actually. In my humble opinion, it was well deserved.
Alek Thomas is the bozo who thought it would be a smart idea to plant a D-Backs flag at Citizens Bank Park after Arizona beat the Phillies in the NLCS.
The Arizona Diamondbacks resident tough guy Alek Thomas went .238/.238/.286 (5-for-21) in the World Series. Damn shame (not really).
As for Zac Gallen, who “trolled” Phillies’ fans on Twitter after posting a miserable 0-2 record with a 7.36 ERA in the NLCS, he followed up that by going 0-2 again in the World Series.
Note: Don’t even start with the “Zac Gallen pitched six no-hit innings last night” because no one gives a shit now. That’s about as important as Trea Turner batting .500 through the first 11 games of the postseason before completely shitting the bed when it mattered most.
Zac Gallen went 0-4 while coughing up 13 ER and 5 home runs in the NLCS and World Series, posting a miserable 5.24 ERA.
That’s horrible and really, just like Alek Thomas, it couldn’t have happened to a better person.
Snakes aren’t alive anymore, are they? Didn’t think so.
Sure, maybe I’m just a little pissed off because the Phillies lost in embarrassing fashion to such a bad baseball team but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to follow up and point out how big of losers the D-Backs are as well.
Snakes are DEAD. RING IT.