By Broman6015 1 Comments
I'm not exactly sure whats come over me but over the past week or so I've just gone a little over the top with the wiki here on Giant Bomb. To put it into perspective, a week ago I had only 22 wiki points, and I've been using this site since day 1 more than 2 years ago. As of this writing, I now has 1,888 points. How did this happen? I suspect it had a lot to do with the fact that sports is a bit under represented here on Giant Bomb. And when I say under represented, I mean non-fucking existent. OK, fine, their is that totally alright baseball quicklook, but other than that...zip.
And really thats totally fine. I get what the guys are trying to do here. They'd rather cover the games they feel is relevant to them and their audience, and the fact that they've been given that freedom is just rad. The very least I can do then is provide my own knowledge when it comes to sports to anyone that might actually be interested. While I don't expect many people to actually read my edits, it does sort of feel like its all about the points for me. So here is what I've done so far:
- Created and edited the Florida Marlins page.
- Added a ton of new info to the Ken Griffey Jr page.
- Created those sweet, fresh, team ranking tables for MLB 10: The show and MLB 09: The Show
- Adjusted the formating for the NBA, and NFL pages (the teams section)
- Additional info for Alex Rodriguez, and the Atlanta Braves
I know there is a bit more, but thats just off the top of my head. I'm going to do as much as I can, and I suspect at some point I'm going to run a little dry with all this, but I'm surprisingly enjoying myself, and its been an absolute pleasure to see just what a kick-ass system those Whiskey Media guys have created. What I plan to do is to try and make most of my edits from here on out more video game related. While I'm totally into the Marlins, that page has little actual video game relevance. At what point does Giant Bomb just become Wikipedia? I'm working on it.
EDIT: Decided to cut out a good chunk of the Florida Marlins page. There was just a lot of unessacry information in there. I don't mean to pad points, so here is the info I took out:
1997 Season - First World Series Title
The Florida Marlins 1997 season was off to a rough start despite having acquired top league players such as 3rd baseman Bobby Bonilla, outfielder Moises Alou, pitchers Alex Fernandez and Livan Hernandez, and new manager Jim Leyland. However the team would prevail to win the wild card and ensure their entrance into the post season with a 92-71 season record, finishing 2nd to the Atlanta Braves who went on to win more than 100 games that year.
The Marlins first opponent in the National League Division series was the San Francisco Giants , winners of the National Leagues Western Division. The Marlins would take the first 2 games in south Florida, and then go onto win game 3 to take the series in San Francisco and advance to the National League Championship Series against division rival Atlanta Braves .
The Marlins would defeat the Braves in 6 games to win the National League pennant for the first time in franchise history. Pitcher Livan Hernandez was named the NLCS MVP, winning 2 games in the series with a 15 strikeout performance in game 5.
The Marlins would then face the American League Champion Cleveland Indians in the World Series. The series would go the full 7 game span, with the Marlins taking games 1, 3, 5, and 7, and the Indians winning games 2, 4, and 6.
In game 7 Indians closer Jose Mesa went into the bottom of the 9th with a 2-1 lead when the Marlins tied the game in their final at bat to take the game into extra innings. The winning hit would come off the bat of shortstop Edgar Renteria in the bottom of the 11th inning, who hit a line drive over pitcher Charles Nagy that allowed Craig Counsell to score from 3rd. Livan Hernandez was named the World Series MVP, and the Marlins set the record for youngest baseball team to win the World Series in only 5 years, a record that was later beaten in 2001 when the Arizona Diamondbacks won in only 4 years.
2003 Season - Second World Series Title
Being a much younger team than their earlier years, 2003 saw the rise of younger talent such as Miguel Cabrera, Josh Beckett, Derek Lee, Mike Lowell, and Brad Penny. The team was led my manager Jack McKeon, who joined the team after the all-star break, and led the Marlins to a 91-72 finish and another wild card win.
For the second time the Marlins would face the Giants in the Division Series. The Marlins would go onto win the series 3 games to 1, a series that ended with outfielder Jeff Conine throwing out Giants first baseman J.T. Snow at the plate.
The Marlins would again advance to the NLCS to face the Chicago Cubs , a series filled with drama and controversy. In game 6, down 3-0 in the 8th inning, Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo hit a foul ball towards the stands that would result in a fan reaching over the barricade in fan interference. After this play, the Marlins went on to score 8 runs in the inning and win the game to force game 7. The Marlins would go onto win the series and face the Yankees in the World Series.
The 2003 World Series opened in New York and would last 6 games, with the Marlins coming out on top 3 games to 2 to capture their second world title, 5 years after their first. Josh Beckett would win the MVP award after pitching a complete game in game 6 and record the final out of the series; a short ground ball hit by Yankee catcher Jorge Posada.