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post #51 of 224
I don’t know why Dusty keeps getting chances, nice guy syndrome maybe.

A Cubs -Yankees World Series would be ratings gold.
post #52 of 224
As much as Dusty likes fishing I don't know why he keeps beating his head up against the wall.
post #53 of 224
Thread Starter 

Alright, Cubs. Just do what you did last year. End the scourge.

post #54 of 224
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Pedro Martinez cracking me up on the postgame talking about Dusty's press conference.

 

"Boy did he sound tired and sad!"

post #55 of 224
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Wait, what?

 

post #56 of 224

How does shit like that just come out of people's mouths?  People will say it's misspeak or whatever, but you have to say that shit on the regular to blurt it out on air.

post #57 of 224
Pedro is the Hispanic Larry David.
post #58 of 224
I don't even understand the context he was saying it.

Still not over how crazy that game was. I'm sure the Dodgers will be heavy favs with their pitching lined up but these Cubs just find a way. No home runs in any of the 3 wins, sub .200 BA, and a shaky bullpen and they still beat the Nats.
post #59 of 224
It’s destiny, the Cubs are once again destined to win.
post #60 of 224
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Originally Posted by Anyawatchin Angel View Post

I don't even understand the context he was saying it.

Still not over how crazy that game was. I'm sure the Dodgers will be heavy favs with their pitching lined up but these Cubs just find a way. No home runs in any of the 3 wins, sub .200 BA, and a shaky bullpen and they still beat the Nats.

Not to mention the Nats threw 3 dominating pitching performances. 2 of which the Cubs somehow won, and the game they should of won they lost in the 8th. What a crazy series.

The 5th inning cracked me up. Bryzzo made all three outs and KB had two of them. You can't even script this shit.
post #61 of 224

Dave Roberts dodged a bullet tonight, deciding to pinch-hit for Kershaw in the 5th inning after the Dodgers had just tied the game. The pinch hitter grounded out to end the inning and Dodgers took the lead the following inning. If the Dodgers lose, that move would have been seriously questioned. 

post #62 of 224

I dunno... with Kershaw's history of running out of gas after 6 innings in the playoffs, I like the move.

post #63 of 224
That was the right call. As a Cubs fan I wanted him to stay in.
Edited by cccc - 10/15/17 at 6:41am
post #64 of 224

Dammit, Cubs

post #65 of 224
Cubs look overmatched. I know we’re not there yet but Houston v LA is looking more like a real possibility, would have figured one of these would have been knocked out .
post #66 of 224
Yup. Cubs look overmatched. We will see if they put up a fight at home for the next two games.
post #67 of 224

This Yanks team is starting to feel like those late 90's teams.  A mix of vets and young guys.  I love how Todd Frazier has morphed into Scott Brosius and Brett Gardner is Paul O'Neill.  And it feels like they can't lose at home.  Having said that, tomorrow is going to be their toughest game of the season.  Keuchel absolutely owns the Yanks.  If they beat the Astros tomorrow I think they're going to the Series because they are beating Verlander on Friday.  

post #68 of 224

At this point I think the best Series to ask for would be Yankees/Dodgers. First time since 1981, West Coast v. East Coast, 2 of the most historic teams in Baseball, Great mix of young players,  and it would be totally impossible for most of the country to figure out who they'd root for. 

post #69 of 224
I'd rather see the Astros. Amazing young talent.
post #70 of 224
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Yup. Cubs look overmatched. We will see if they put up a fight at home for the next two games.
They are just hitting like shit. Pros on local tv said Dodgers aren't doing anything special. Cub hitters are swinging any missing and balls in the zone while also expanding it. Cubs could have easily had the first 2 games. There for the taking. Frustrating to watch.
post #71 of 224
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I'd rather see the Astros. Amazing young talent.

Who apparently forgot to get on the plane to NYC. Maybe they'll show up back in Houston. 

post #72 of 224
Thread Starter 

Even being a good seven hours away, there's still phony baloney Dodger fans everywhere today. Just horrendous.

post #73 of 224

And I may have to root for the Yankees... this is really the darkest timeline.

post #74 of 224
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And I may have to root for the Yankees... this is really the darkest timeline.
What’s wrong with the Astros?

Loving game 7. Knew Verlander would have been a great pick up.
post #75 of 224
I’d be really surprised if the Yankees win this game. And don’t hand the Series to the Dodgers just yet, National League was down this year except the Dodgers, so I think the American League team will give them a hell of Series.
post #76 of 224
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I’d be really surprised if the Yankees win this game. And don’t hand the Series to the Dodgers just yet, National League was down this year except the Dodgers, so I think the American League team will give them a hell of Series.

Don't you jinx me HB.
post #77 of 224
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What’s wrong with the Astros?

Loving game 7. Knew Verlander would have been a great pick up.

 

At the time they had lost three in a row (badly), and were the Astros.

 

I mean, normally I'd dislike any Texas team, but Houston is blue and the state may turn blue soon, and they're not the (ick) Rangers, and the town could use a win right now, so what the hell... Go Houston!

post #78 of 224
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At the time they had lost three in a row (badly), and were the Astros.

I mean, normally I'd dislike any Texas team, but Houston is blue and the state may turn blue soon, and they're not the (ick) Rangers, and the town could use a win right now, so what the hell... Go Houston!

As a casual Mets fan who moved down to Houston from NY at a time when the Astros were sucking hard, this is a hoot. The Astros are an easy team to root for even if they weren't up against the Empire. I'm not a big sports guy, but I'm generally "fuck the Yankees."
post #79 of 224

First team to ever win pennants in both leagues.

post #80 of 224
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First team to ever win pennants in both leagues.

Pretty, pretty... pretty good.
post #81 of 224
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First team to ever win pennants in both leagues.

Good catch! I honestly don't see the Astros getting by LA.
post #82 of 224
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Good catch! I honestly don't see the Astros getting by LA.
They barely beat the Cubs who had the worst hitting postseason ever plus the Cubs walked everyone. Astros can hit and have 2 stud aces they can pitch in 4 games.
post #83 of 224
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They barely beat the Cubs who had the worst hitting postseason ever plus the Cubs walked everyone. Astros can hit and have 2 stud aces they can pitch in 4 games.

 

post #84 of 224
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They barely beat the Cubs who had the worst hitting postseason ever plus the Cubs walked everyone. Astros can hit and have 2 stud aces they can pitch in 4 games.

Barely beat the Cubs? I don't even know how to respond to that. Cubs were beaten in every category. Hitting, pitching, BP. I can't think of a single stat which leaves you to believe they barely beat us? And they did it without Seager.

Dodgers haven't broken a sweat yet in the Playoffs.
post #85 of 224

Yeah, I'm no fan of the Dodgers (other than the historic fact that they were the first team in the Majors to integrate baseball with a Black player) but they look really formidable right now. Not sure how,  "they barely beat the Cubs" ?? The only game Chicago won, they had to fight for.

 

And I thinkl Kershaw is starting to put the ghosts of playoffs past behind him, he stunk in his early playoff career, but more recently he's been just as dominate in the post-season as he's been in the regualr season. It's funny that the Dodgers are so good, have a massive payroll (might be the biggest if I'm not mistaken) and other than Kershaw really don't have another superstar on that team. They have a lot of really good players, but no one you can say is an outright super star. 

 

I like Verlander tonight, but I think the Dodgers will win in 6. 

post #86 of 224

Dodgers may have the largest payroll in baseball (I think), but about half of it seems to be dead fucking contracts like Adrian Gonzalez or Carl Crawford.  

post #87 of 224
I remember Darren Driefort back in the day who blew his arm out and they still were paying him for years.
post #88 of 224
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I remember Darren Driefort back in the day who blew his arm out and they still were paying him for years.

Dodgers specialized in those sorts of stupid decisions for years and years and years. 

post #89 of 224
The Dodgers only blew the Cubs out in 1 game. The other 4 were close. Considering the Cubs literally had the worst hitting performances in playoff history, no bullpen, and walked a crazy amount of Dodgers I would say it was very close. Cubs should not have been in any game.

Game 1 they led 2-0 after 4 and mounted no offense after.

Game 2 was tied at 1 after 8 that had 4 base runners.

2 games are that could have went the Cubs way but didn’t.

Game 3 was an easy dodger win.

Game 4. Cubs win getting 3 runs on 5 hit.

When I say the Dodger barely won this is what I mean. It could have easily been 2-2 or 3-1 Cubs. It’s not like the Dodgers were blowing the Cubs away. They were letting by they balls usually hit. They weren’t themselves all postseason. Add that to the lack of control pitching and you get a series loss.

The Astros have been hitting the ball in the postseason. They also have elite starters. The Astros aren’t going to let those pitches go by and they aren’t going to walk the pitcher with the bases loaded. That’s why I think the Astros win.
post #90 of 224
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The Dodgers only blew the Cubs out in 1 game. The other 4 were close. Considering the Cubs literally had the worst hitting performances in playoff history, no bullpen, and walked a crazy amount of Dodgers I would say it was very close. Cubs should not have been in any game.

Game 1 they led 2-0 after 4 and mounted no offense after.

Game 2 was tied at 1 after 8 that had 4 base runners.

2 games are that could have went the Cubs way but didn’t.

Game 3 was an easy dodger win.

Game 4. Cubs win getting 3 runs on 5 hit.

When I say the Dodger barely won this is what I mean. It could have easily been 2-2 or 3-1 Cubs. It’s not like the Dodgers were blowing the Cubs away. They were letting by they balls usually hit. They weren’t themselves all postseason. Add that to the lack of control pitching and you get a series loss.

 

 

If this year has shown us anything, it's how incredibly lucky the Cubs got last year.  Probably the luckiest World Series win in a long time.  Then again, after being punching bags for so long, probably deserved a little bit of it.  

 

I'd forgotten how fun it is to just post ridiculous things with no factual support when discussing sports.  

post #91 of 224
I posted facts. Worst case the Cubs could have been down 3-2 heading back to LA because of game 2. Despite historically bad hitting. But the historically bad hitting isn’t a fact, right?
post #92 of 224
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I posted facts. Worst case the Cubs could have been down 3-2 heading back to LA because of game 2. Despite historically bad hitting. But the historically bad hitting isn’t a fact, right?

 

The Cubs' FCF (Fortuitous Circumstances Factor) last year wasn't merely the highest in baseball, it was the highest all time.  FCF measures one run game, hitting in bad counts, home runs that clear the fence by less than five feet (or for the pitcher, are caught within five feet), and injuries.  The second highest FCF last year was 4291 (Texas Rangers).  The Cubs' score?  It's over 9000.

post #93 of 224
Thread Starter 

Whadya know? Dodger fan arrested. Who'da thunk?

post #94 of 224

Nah, Dodgers don't have fans. They have celebrities who want to be seen, and people who want to get drunk for $200.

post #95 of 224
Thread Starter 

Astros have a worse pen than the Giants. Lord.

post #96 of 224
Fucking hell, Giles.
post #97 of 224
Thread Starter 

Alright, let's try this again.

post #98 of 224
Who needs sleep anyway.
post #99 of 224

The Dodgers' bullpen strategy is funky as hell. In 11 innings, they used their entire pen. So they put a World Series game on their 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th-best pitchers, by design. Then had to use their 10th, 11th and 12th-best pitchers as well.

post #100 of 224
Whoever is replaying the video of the last hour is really getting on my nerves.
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