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    As of yesterday, the Yankees are 17 and 22. This makes me happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    As of yesterday, the Yankees are 17 and 22. This makes me happy.


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    It makes me happy that the Dodgers are not in first place, but sad that the Red Sox can't follow them there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyUte View Post
    It makes me happy that the Dodgers are not in first place, but sad that the Red Sox can't follow them there.
    You cannot hurt me with these vicious statements.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Going to Giants/Rockies tomorrow. Anyone heard of this Bumgarner guy?
    Rockies will send him to the showers by the third inning.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eldiente View Post
    Rockies will send him to the showers by the third inning.



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    I watched part of this game. MLB should never be played at elevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Rooting guide to the playoffs:

    Blue Jays vs Rangers. Why would I root for one of these teams? One is a canadian team in the American national pastime, and the other is the rangers. I would say Prince Fielder is enough to push the balance towards the Rangers, but he's done. Booo!

    Red Sox vs Indians. BOOO! How is a fan supposed to enjoy these playoffs at all? Sox are the most annoying team in baseball, and Cleveland is better as a city when its teams stink.

    Dodgers vs Nats. Finally a team to root for. The Nats should be every fan's team this postseason.

    Giants/Mets vs Cubs. The Cubs are in danger of becoming the new Red Sox. Baseball desperately needs the Cubbies to remain lovable losers. If Chicago wins, there are no ongoing plots left for baseball to talk about. The Giants win every even year, so it probably doesn't matter.

    In order then: Nats, Mets, Dodgers, Jays, Rangers, Giants, Indians, Cubs, Red Sox.
    Wrong. Although you are correct that there are very few likeable teams in these playoffs, but here is the proper rooting guide: Jays, Indians, Rangers, Nats, Giants, Cubs, BoSox, Mets, Dodgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    When did they last win?

    Rangers - Never
    Nats - Never
    Cubs - 1908
    Indians - 1948
    Dodgers - 1988
    Blue Jays - 1993
    Red Sox - 2013
    Giants - 2014

    3/4 of the teams have not won the series in this century.
    Sounds like the Giants are the most deserving. LET'S Go Giants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Ugh, this is just lousy.

    On the one hand, Cleveland fans went from fine to insufferable in just a few months with their non-stop 3-1 "jokes". The irony of them blowing a lead would be great against any other team. Unfortunately, cubs fans are already insufferable and undeserving. This is a lose lose situation.

    I guess you just have to ignore the fans and root for the more likable team. So, go Indians.
    you want one of your biggest divisional rivals to win?

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    I have a lot more friends who are Cubs fans than Indians fans so I am rooting for the Cubs.
    Last edited by LA Ute; 11-01-2016 at 09:38 PM.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    The Cubs are just supposed to lose. It's just how it works. The Cubs winning would feel like Seattle Ute lauding Joseph Smith for his accomplishments as God's true prophet of the restoration.

    Plus, you have to cheer for any small payroll team over a huge market beast like the Cubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    The Cubs are just supposed to lose. It's just how it works. The Cubs winning would feel like Seattle Ute lauding Joseph Smith for his accomplishments as God's true prophet of the restoration.

    Plus, you have to cheer for any small payroll team over a huge market beast like the Cubs.

    I read a tongue-in-cheek story the other night that mlb wants the Cubs to lose so they can maintain the stratospheric tv ratings for years to come. If the Cubs win, the ratings will go back in the toilet immediately.

    P.S. I dont want to hear another hypocritical comment from another Angels or Dodgers fan about rooting for the small payroll team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    I read a tongue-in-cheek story the other night that mlb wants the Cubs to lose so they can maintain the stratospheric tv ratings for years to come. If the Cubs win, the ratings will go back in the toilet immediately.

    P.S. I dont want to hear another hypocritical comment from another Angels or Dodgers fan about rooting for the small payroll team.
    I'm a Braves fan, and they have a pretty small payroll. I support the Angels as the local team whose games I take my kids to, but they're not near the top of my list of favorite teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I have a lot more friends who are Cubs fans than Indians fans so I am rooting for the Cubs.
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    Myfriendshavesimilarloyalties.That'swhyI'mrootingf ortheIndians!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Well, this is pretty great. Tied in the ninth of game seven.
    The attempted bunt was a coaching error.


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    The attempted bunt was a coaching error.


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    As Joe Buck said, every move Maddon has made tonight has backfired.

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    That game almost made me a baseball fan.


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    All you asshole Cub-haters can suck it and move on to bullying the cursed Seattle Mariners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    That HR was the biggest moment baseball has seen in a while. Too bad it will be forgotten.

    Pretty darn funny that Cleveland blew a 3-1 lead. The city deserves that.
    The irony is the Cavs came down from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Championship. It was great to see Lebron going nuts. By the time he's done....GOAT. There, I said it.
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