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17 Oct 2015 00:15

Amsterhammer wrote:
the delgados wrote:
Alpe d'Huez wrote:Go Cubs!


I'm all for the Cubs winning the World Series. But not this year.
I do not want to see a Blue Jays-Cubs match-up. The part of my heart that bleeds would be pulling for the Cubs.


No, it has to be this year.

Well, in the 1985 movie "Back to the Future" they go to Oct 21 2015, and in that movie the Cubs won the World Series. So you are correct. They have to win this year. Weird huh!

Besides, Cubs are overdue having not won since what, 1908?
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17 Oct 2015 03:34

Go Cubs!

(For the love of all that is aero, get something done this year!)

Sincerely, a Mariner.
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21 Oct 2015 16:47

I have to admit the Mets have played just stellar. They look like a much better team than the NY fans (and media) gave them credit for all year.

The Royals were something yesterday. Very consistent bats. But if you watched both big HRs by Zobrist and Rios, there was simply way too much spin on Dickey's knuckleball. Despite some good late summer starts, he's just not the same pitcher he was a couple years ago.

Presuming KC takes care of Toronto and the Mets finish off the Cubs, the WS should be a real showcase of power hitting versus great pitching. Maybe even youth versus experience too.
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21 Oct 2015 19:23

Alpe d'Huez wrote:I have to admit the Mets have played just stellar. They look like a much better team than the NY fans (and media) gave them credit for all year.


That's because they weren't this good all season. They exploded after the All Star break with all their new signings all firing on all cylinders, while the Nats blew out their season during 10 days in August. The way they have played since their miracle transformation has indeed been stellar, but before that they were the same old Mets.

If, as looks sadly likely, they send the Cubs home, I will be supporting them in the WS since I've got nothing with KC.
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21 Oct 2015 21:23

As one who listens to NY media, believe me, up until the last week of the season there were plenty of people talking about how the Mets would fail. It must be all the years of misery, coupled with a majority of Yankee fans. That's all I can figure.

I do agree thought that once they got Cespedes, that completely changed everything. All of a sudden, everyone could hit.
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22 Oct 2015 00:00

Geaux Goat!
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28 Oct 2015 01:29

Way to go FOX Sports for their outage during game 1 of the World Series
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28 Oct 2015 01:38

on3m@n@rmy wrote:Way to go FOX Sports for their outage during game 1 of the World Series


My stream went down, then came back as MLB International. First inside the park WS homer since 1929.
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28 Oct 2015 14:02

I'd be curious to know what percentage of baseball fans east of the Appalachians (or even Mississippi) stayed up until after 1am to watch the game? Why does MLB insist on having games late at night? Just because of "prime time"? Does prime time extend until long after most people go to bed? I know they didn't anticipate the outage, but games routinely go into extra innings. And if we go back just a few short years to St. Louis in 2011 some of those games were well over four hours as well. So why is MLB insistent on playing the games late at night. And while I'm at it, why is MLB so adverse to day games in the playoffs as well? People adjust, especially in the world of the DVR and live streaming. And with the series now stretching into November, what's the temperature going to be in New York late at night? I'm sure the players, and fans, just love that. It was plenty chilly last night here in CT. And few here in the Northeast will forget Halloween postponed, then canceled three years ago due to snow.
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28 Oct 2015 16:01

I am in the NY Metro area and I fell asleep twice during the extra innings. After the second time, the game was over and ESPN was busy pumping the NBA.
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29 Oct 2015 11:49

Does this Royals team remind anyone else of the 2002 Angels, with their relentless at bats?
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31 Oct 2015 14:47

I have to wonder if with the first pitch last night Syndergard saved the Mets, or at least revived them. I imagine a lot of people over the age of about 40 will understand. And many old-school pitchers, along the likes of Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, Roger Clemens, etc. probably looked at it with admiration.

But I'm not so sure such a strategy won't backfire. It may have threw the Royals off their game, but that won't last, will it?
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31 Oct 2015 19:11

Alpe d'Huez wrote:I have to wonder if with the first pitch last night Syndergard saved the Mets, or at least revived them. I imagine a lot of people over the age of about 40 will understand. And many old-school pitchers, along the likes of Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, Roger Clemens, etc. probably looked at it with admiration.

But I'm not so sure such a strategy won't backfire. It may have threw the Royals off their game, but that won't last, will it?


I'm relatively new to my appreciation of baseball and honestly thought the pitch was a case of rookie nerves. But I'm probably wrong.
After watching the Jays lose in six agonizing games, I'm gonna say no--it won't last.
The Royals are relentless at the plate. They're not going to let one errant throw knock them off their game.
Kinda sad to see a former Jays prospect take the mound and throw to another former Jays prospect in game 3 of the World Series.
We gave up both prospects for RA. Sigh.
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31 Oct 2015 19:49

Alpe d'Huez wrote:I have to wonder if with the first pitch last night Syndergard saved the Mets, or at least revived them. I imagine a lot of people over the age of about 40 will understand. And many old-school pitchers, along the likes of Nolan Ryan, Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale, Roger Clemens, etc. probably looked at it with admiration.

But I'm not so sure such a strategy won't backfire. It may have threw the Royals off their game, but that won't last, will it?

A little old school from a guy born in the mid '90s.

I remember Munson calling for a "brush" in the first inning because they brushed him in the ninth inning of the previous game, but I've never seen a first pitch statement like that in the WS.
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01 Nov 2015 13:05

3-1 KC. It aint over till its over, but I can't see KC dropping this now.
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02 Nov 2015 14:45

Done deal. Way to go KC Royals.
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02 Nov 2015 18:23

Great win for the Royals. After last year's loss to the Giants and their Cinderella season done, plus losing key pitchers, they knew how to win, and did it.

This also has to be extra gratifying for some old time Royals fans. For many years rival Cardinal fans have quipped that the Royals got lucky in 1985 when a horrible call went against St. Louis at the most crucial time of Game 6. Though Brett Saberhagen and the Royals did cement things in game 7, it still left this little bit of doubt in some minds. This win gave absolutely no doubt. A great championship for a great team and organization
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03 Nov 2015 21:43

Alpe d'Huez wrote:Great win for the Royals. After last year's loss to the Giants and their Cinderella season done, plus losing key pitchers, they knew how to win, and did it.

This also has to be extra gratifying for some old time Royals fans. For many years rival Cardinal fans have quipped that the Royals got lucky in 1985 when a horrible call went against St. Louis at the most crucial time of Game 6. Though Brett Saberhagen and the Royals did cement things in game 7, it still left this little bit of doubt in some minds. This win gave absolutely no doubt. A great championship for a great team and organization


I've read about the call that went against the Cardinals, and it reminds me of what I dislike about baseball--i.e. instant reply, or lack thereof.
MLB came to their senses by instituting some aspects of plays that can be challenged. But why not go all the way and allow a manager three chances per game to challenge a strike/ball?
I mean, strike/ball calls are the most important part of the game; not worrying whether a ball cleared the fence.
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05 Sep 2016 17:38

Which team are you guys rooting for this year?
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05 Oct 2016 12:32

Probably a lot of unhappy Orioles fans today.
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