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Go N.L. Wild Card round winner!

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Well this one is off to a zany start.

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All Rise.

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All Rise.

Seriously, who agrees with many out there that say Aaron Judge is the biggest star in Baseball?

 

Tomorrow's Rockies/Diamondbacks game should be a classic.  

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Judge won't be as big a deal when he's hitting .250 with 32 homers instead of .285 with 50.  He's more likely the next Ryan Howard, than the next Babe Ruth.

 

Anyway as long as the Dodgers lose I'll be happy with whatever.

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I'm with Bailey. Eff the Dodgers.
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The power of the Dodgers, bringing us all together to root for them to lose (in the most painful way possible)!

 

I'm going with Kershaw blowing another game in the late innings. Nothing against him, but it's hilarious!

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Cubs gonna break some hearts. Let's do this!
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Nothing better than following Nick Swardson's Twitter feed as the Twins go down to the Yankees.
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Judge won't be as big a deal when he's hitting .250 with 32 homers instead of .285 with 50.  He's more likely the next Ryan Howard, than the next Babe Ruth.

 

 

Peak Ryan Howard was a monster and an MVP.  In fact, he finished in the top 10 of the MVP voting for 6 consecutive years.  I think I would take that.  But even he only had one year comparable to the numbers Judge put up this year. 

 

If Judge puts up 45 hrs, with a .400 OBP every year moving forward, sign me up. 

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What is every year moving forward?  For five or six years?  Sure, I could see that. 

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All the love for the Dodgers in this thread, too bad you guys don't live in the L.A. area, I see Dodger Blue everywhere I go.

 

Don't like the Dodgers myself, but Dave Roberts is one of the classiest guys in baseball. 

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What is every year moving forward?  For five or six years?  Sure, I could see that. 

 

IIRC, Howard suffered two major Achilles injuries later in his career that hastened his decline...and he wasn't the most fit guy to begin with.  Judge is built like the Terminator on steroids.  Injuries can happen to anyone, certainly, but Judge will always have that power.  He's 25 now so I could easily see 10 more years of peak production barring some crazy injury.  He obviously worked on his craft this past offseason, so if he maintains that level of commitment I don't see any reason why he can't continue doing what he's done this year.

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All the love for the Dodgers in this thread, too bad you guys don't live in the L.A. area, I see Dodger Blue everywhere I go.

 

Don't like the Dodgers myself, but Dave Roberts is one of the classiest guys in baseball. 

 

I can like Dave Roberts and still want the Dodgers to pratfall. 

 

I have no one to root for this year... so go Cleveland, I guess?

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Well, he's a 6'7 power hitter, so I don't see it as crazy that he could develop back issues or have problems with his feet down the road. A lot can go wrong in a guy that big.  But obviously I don't know what's gonna happen.  I'm just saying it seems more likely to me that he's not going to have 10-15 years of this level of production.  So many ballplayers that people think are going to be fixtures for 15 years don't last nearly that long at their top level of production.

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Dusty Baker just loves proving his doubters right. Down 1-0 and he pitches to Rizzo with a righty while having 4 lefties in the pen and first open. Glad he's on the other side now.
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Great win. Cubs found a way and Hendricks steps up yet again. Dude is nails.
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This loss could be the difference in who wins this Cubs/Nats series. That's a tough one to swallow for the Cubbies. 

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I'm still pissed off! Going in I'd take a split any day of the week, but man the 8th has been our downfall all year. That was frustrating. Any one else playing LF would've at least jumped for the damn ball.
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On to Cleveland.

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Thread Starter 

Guess Strasburg wasn't all that sick.

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Dusty saved from dusty-izing another playoff game by a rain out!

 

Now, what force of nature can prevent him from dusty-izing game 5?!? Earthquake? Asteroid? Nicholas Cage stealing his face?

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Who has a better chance to beat the Dodgers, Nats or Cubs? 

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Didi Gregorius makes Yankee fans Euphorius.

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That sounds like one of those unbearably annoying John Sterling lines. We don't need that shit.
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Who has a better chance to beat the Dodgers, Nats or Cubs? 

 

The Cubs. I really like Dusty. Rooted for him for years. But I don't trust him to make the right moves if they go onto the NLCS.

 

Of course if Nats win tomorrow I've totally got Dusty's back.

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That sounds like one of those unbearably annoying John Sterling lines. We don't need that shit.

 

It is and it's glorious.  Just like euphorius Gregorius.

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The Cubs. I really like Dusty. Rooted for him for years. But I don't trust him to make the right moves if they go onto the NLCS.

 

Of course if Nats win tomorrow I've totally got Dusty's back.

 

Absolutely. Nats may be a better team, but Madden v Dusty? Oof. If strategy were a prizefight, Dusty's corner would be throwing in the towel before they touched gloves.

 

And I -am- rooting for Dusty, even if it would scrap my Dusty Baker Theory of Regular Season Managers You Should Pinch-Manage for in the Post-Season (with bonus Andy Reid Corollary).

post #29 of 224
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Ouch. You gotta hit the cutoff man better than that.

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God the Dodgers are going to win the World Series, I can feel it.

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On to Houston.

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Major League in reverse there.
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On to Houston.

 

John Sterling and Belichick. Could you find more obnoxious people to quote?  I guess Trump is next?

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John Sterling and Belichick. Could you find more obnoxious people to quote?  I guess Trump is next?


​I'm guessing you suffer from high blood pressure.  

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 I guess Trump is next?

 

Yankees are going to build a wall around Houston?

 

Doesn't really apply.

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​I'm guessing you suffer from high blood pressure.  

 

I actually do!  But it's under control!

 

!

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Trump is never going to throw out the first pitch in any baseball game ever, is he? 

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That's why he likes golf so much.  The ball fits in his hand.

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Thread Starter 

Hard to blame all this on Dusty.

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Hard to blame all this on Dusty.
Intentionally walking Heyward with 2 out was a bad call. Guy hasn't had a clutch RBI with the Cubs in 2 years.
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Ugh, letting the limp-hitting catcher bat right there is such a Dusty move.

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Aaaauuuugh! And then he brought in the backup catcher the very NEXT INNING!

 

Meaning BOTH limp-hitting catchers will bat in the late innings of a do-or-die game.

 

I just got a chill imagining that Dusty never left the Giants.

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Eight straight non-limp-hitting catchers have reached base for the Nationals.

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Exciting game, at least.

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I honestly feel bad for the Nationals if they end up losing. Is their stadium built on top of an old Indian burial ground. ?
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Eh, the Nats are the team that gave away a postseason run to bench their star pitcher because he'd pitched too much... 

 

I'd say the only curse going on is the curse of poor management.

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Bryce Harper will play in a world series eventually.

 

I predict 2019 when he's playing for the Yankees. 

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Cubs

Dodgers

Yankees

Astros

 

MLB has to be pretty happy with this final four.  

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I have to root for the Cubs and Astros?

 

Man, did I pick the right time to change my avatar...

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Has to be Dusty's last chance at a title with the Nats. Probably his last chance ever. He should be done as a manager.
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