Game 6 of the MLB World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers was amazing. Twice the Rangers were one strike away from winning the ring and twice they blew leads and eventually lost on a walk-off home run from David Freese in the 11th inning.â†µ
With all the dramatics, this game was immediately touted as one of the best ever in World Series history.â†µ
Not a chance. I'll leave it to baseball historians to find better examples, but you can't call a game with five total errors a "great game".â†µ
Both sides were horrible on defense, including the hero, David Freese, who dropped a routine flyball of his head. Rangers star Nelson Cruz misplayed a ball over his head that should have won the game and errors and missed opportunities on defense were major factors in key runs.â†µ
You can understand bad relief pitching, as painful it is to see normally reliable guys fail, but there's no excuse for sloppy defense and both sides were guilty.â†µ
Dramatic game, yes. Great game, no.