Here are nine links to what guys and gals with keyboards are saying about World Series Game Three.
• OK, I'm fine now: My team's in the World Series. Just time to hold serve. [The Newberg Report]
• For some reason, Lewis's command and strikeout stuff gives me the willies when I think of the Giants trying to hit it. So did Lee, Halladay, Hamels, Hudson, and Hanson, but this time I'm serious. [McCovey Chronicles]
• I don't have a problem with the series - it's still winnable, unless of course we go down 3-0 on Saturday. :( [RangersFans.com]
• The worry now is that the Giants will get too cocky, but with Bochy leading the way and out-managing every single man in his path, that isn't very likely. [Bay Area Sports Guy]
• Even ESPN doesn't care about the WS Matchup. [Baseball Time in Arlington]
• Still, as far as Sanchez is concerned, there will be minimal pressure, relatively, other than it is his first World Series and it will be in hostile environs. [Obsessive Giants Compulsive]
• Rangers executive Jim Sundberg played on a Kansas City team that came back from losing the first two at home in a World Series to defeat the Cardinals in seven games, winning the final three games of the series. [Home on the Rangers]
• When they talk about what veteran players can bring to a team in a pennant race and in the post season, look no farther than the 2010 performances of Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria. [The Giants Cove]
• What's the final gist of all these numbers? That this Series is far from over. Momentum is a funny thing in baseball, and Texas can take heart that just a single win drastically changes the negative math against them. And San Francisco? Keep in mind this study doesn't include seven other instances—and that's the leading team winning Game 3 and going on to close it out. Take the opportunity while it's front of you. [Real Clear Sports]
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