Steve Perry Is Pissed, And Other Giants-Royals World Series Game 7 Fun Facts
Journey frontman Steve Perry was not particularly pleased with this signage at Game 6 on Tuesday: Perry traveled all the way to Kansas City to watch his Giants get clobbered 10-0 to force Game 7 tonight. On top of that, he gets disrespected via this sign.
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) October 29, 2014
As you know, Perry's Don't Stop Believ'n and Lights have become staples during Giants' post-season games -- he's been in the stands at AT&T Park lip-syncing the tunes since SF's World Series run in 2010. But ... has Garth Brooks turned up at Kauffman Stadium? Well, kind of.
Brooks played in spring training for the Royals in 2004, and actually got a hit off of Mike Myers. This was following earlier spring training stints with the Padres and Mets.
Our research shows that Garth Brooks is NOT > than Journey. But are the Royals > than the Giants? Let's take a look at the statistics and little-known facts behind the last Major League Baseball game of the season.
☛ The last time a road team has won a World Series Game 7? That would be 1979 (Pittsburgh Pirates).
☛ Pirates' Willie Stargell was 39 in 1979. Today ...
At 39 years, 107 days Tim Hudson is the oldest pitcher ever to start Game 7 of the #WorldSeries
— Adnan Virk, ESPN (@adnanESPN) October 29, 2014
☛ Will the Giants start Madison Bumgarner on short rest? No, says Bruce Bochy. MadBum would most likely be used out of the bullpen, however, if things go sour for starter Tim Hudson. But how long could he go?
“Maybe 200?” Bumgarner said when asked how many pitches he might be able to throw in a hypothetical relief appearance. “As long as you’re getting outs. I don’t know, I feel like pitch counts are overrated, so, whatever’s working and getting outs.”
☛ James Shields, the Royals starter in Games 1 and 5, would likewise be ready for relief duty, says Ned Yost.
☛ This could be the first World Series to be decided by brisket.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 29, 2014
☛ Danny Tanner, bitches.
San Francisco Giants bringing in their secret weapon... pic.twitter.com/s8VJGj1Q9C
— Happy Gilmore (@_Happy_Gilmore) October 29, 2014
☛ While no road team has won a Game 7 in 35 years, the Giants have won their past five elimination games on the road and their past seven elimination games total. According to McCovey Chronicles, in those seven games they've outscored their opponents 44-9.
☛ Brett Saberhagen, who won a ring with the Royals in '85, will throw out the first pitch.
☛ Tonight's lineups.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) October 29, 2014
☛ According to BovadaLV, the Royals are 7/5 favorites tonight.
☛ Uh oh. Time to worry, Kansas City.
Resounding 10-zip statement win for Royals. Like 'em to win G7, even if Bumgarner pitches out of pen. Meant to be.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 29, 2014
☛ In case you were wondering who Manny Pacquiao is rooting for:
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) October 29, 2014
☛ Enjoy your final night of Hunter Pence signs, America.
— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) October 23, 2014
— 41 Action News (@41ActionNews) October 29, 2014
— KCMO Public Library (@KCLibrary) October 25, 2014
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