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was this the greatest game you've ever seen?

yes
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6%
maybe, definitely one of the greatest
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41%
not really
7
21%
no, not even close
5
15%
sorry, i didn't watch it, wish i did.
3
9%
i didn't watch it and i don't care.
3
9%
 
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tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:33 am

ok so i tuned in after the 3rd inning and finished the game and i was thinking about it afterwards and i don't think i've seen a better baseball game in my life! and i don't really care about neither of those teams, but as a baseball fan, i don't think a baseball game could get any better than that one. i mean the game was won and lost on several different occasions but somehow managed to keep going on. a crazy rollercoaster of a game. and the good thing about it was even though it went 12 innings, it didn't feel like it dragged on forever like one of those NYY/BOS games.

have you seen a better game? (it has to be a game that you actually watched live)
i only started following baseball around 1995 but i think this is the game. at worst in the top 3.

and if you missed this game, man... you missed out bigtime. try to watch it sometime since this is a guaranteed instant classic.
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Re: tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby mweir145 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:46 am

If we are talking strictly tiebreaker games, the Rockies/Padres game 2 years ago was probably better.

If we are talking all of the games I've ever seen...not even close. Sure, it was an exciting baseball game, but it wasn't particularly well played or anything. Neither team is particularly good, and that always kind of taints it for me.
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Postby bigh0rt » Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:51 am

This goes right alongside the most recent WBC's Dominican Republic elimination game against the Netherlands as the best baseball games I watched all year in terms of excitement and fun.
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Re: tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:07 am

I haven't seen it yet but -

Best I've seen:
'01 world series game 7
The '04 Bos/NYY games with the walk offs.
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Re: tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:37 am

It was a fantastic game and a blast to watch just as a baseball fan. But I have to have some emotional connect to it for me to consider it one of the greatest games ever. I know that's probably unfair, but I'll never rank this game up there with Game 7 of the 2001 World Series or Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. The emotions from those games just come flooding back when I think about them or watch a highlight from them. That's what makes those great to me.

If the Yankees had been involved in this game then I might feel differently. It really was a great game. I just didn't really have a vested interest, no emotional attachment.
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Re: tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby mblax10 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:39 am

Don't get me wrong, last night was a great game but top 50 or 100 all-time. Nowhere near greatest ever. Just off the top of my head I can think of 15 better games:

91 WS Games 6 & 7
01 WS Games 4, 5 & 7
75 WS Game 6
86 WS Game 6
04 ALCS Games 4-6 (I don't even like the Yankees or Sox)
03 ALCS Game 7
05 NLDS HOU-ATL G4 18 inning
97 WS Game 7
93 WS Game 6
Kerry Wood 20K game

I just saw your "watched live comment," so take out 75 Fisk game & 86 Mets and add 05 NLCS Game 5 where Pujols ruined Lidge's life & 06 NLCS Game 7 with the Endy Chavez catch,
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Re: tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby Bloody Sox » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:50 am

Fantastic game from an entertainment perspective, maybe the best this year, but there were so many mistakes that it can't be considered one of the best games ever (Raburn/Granderson on the "triple", Granderson getting picked at 1st, Casilla having to go back and tag then getting thrown out at the plate, the slow ball up the middle by Tolbert that could/should have been a double play, etc.). I'm certainly glad I watched it.

Bronx said it best (aside from the damn 2003 ALCS Game 7 part :~( ) - not having an emotional attachment to the game or teams makes it hard for it to be "the best". Give me Games 4-5-6 of the 2004 ALCS any day.
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Re: tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:29 am

It was exciting but no where near the greatest game I've ever seen.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:40 am

One of the best games of the season for sure.
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Re: tigers/twins game 163: greatest game you've ever seen?

Postby Ender » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:42 am

I'm not much of a fan of either team and I didn't watch it so I picked didn't care. Adding to my indifference is the fact I think both of these teams are weaker than some teams that missed the playoffs like the Rays.
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