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Lee
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I think it stinks that the Dodgers and Giants have to play already. I don't know how they seed things anymore but it seems like Milwaukee and Atlanta shouldn't be playing when two 100 win teams are playing each other but hey, I am not the commish.

I liked it better when there were just four teams. Ya know, before the TV factor came into play. 😉 

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Topic starter Posted : October 7, 2021 9:31 am
Lee
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So I am kinda watching the White Sux game and it had taken an hour and a half to play three innings. Fascinating.

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2021 3:45 pm
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Perfect corporate sponsorship opportunity for the Red Sox/Astros series....

Cheetos.

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Posted : October 12, 2021 7:59 pm
PorkchopBob
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Ugh, Braves and Sux upset the Crew and Rays. Hader, the best closer in the league, picks the wrong time to give up a homer. At least they didn't get shut out in game 4 - games 2 and 3 were painful to watch. Someone needs to put out an APB on Yelich.

Still, it was a fun Brewers season, I just wish the Brewers hadn't taken their foot off the gas once the NL Central was locked up. Small market MLB teams are always going to have a harder go of it, but it was nice seeing them make some moves to make a run of it.

I was talking to a Rays fan yesterday (they exist) and he was crestfallen. Not just the upset to a bitter division rival after a great season, but that the owner would float the idea of moving to Montreal before the post-season even began.

Astros versus Sux means it's the battle of the sign-stealers. Should be a huge home field advantage for both teams.

Giants-Dodgers is probably the true WS this postseason. But I think I'm done with baseball until next Spring...

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Posted : October 13, 2021 10:51 am
Lee
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I'm looking at the schedule for the National League Championship. Everything is TBD. I think they are playing Saturday and Sunday in California but we don't don't know where. Times are also TBD but I would guess they are at night. I wonder if the Braves are already in California because if the team with the best record has home field Atlanta will go to either San Fran or L.A. They won't even know where to go until tomorrow night. Strange...

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2021 11:29 am
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Posted by: @lee

I'm looking at the schedule for the National League Championship. Everything is TBD. I think they are playing Saturday and Sunday in California but we don't don't know where. Times are also TBD but I would guess they are at night. I wonder if the Braves are already in California because if the team with the best record has home field Atlanta will go to either San Fran or L.A. They won't even know where to go until tomorrow night. Strange...

 

 

Actually the Braves could host the first two games if LA beats SF. As a wild card the Dodgers cannot have home field advantage. I believe if they reach the Series then LA's overall seasonal record comes back into play. 

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Posted : October 13, 2021 11:50 am
Lee
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@oldcoot 

Yeah I forgot about that. Makes no sense to me but that is how it works. A team with 20 fewer wins can have home field. Like the NFL I think. Gotta win your division.

 

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2021 11:58 am
Lee
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Well the Braves get home field. Makes no sense to me. 

Tough for the Giants but they seem to have handled it well. There is no way in hell that guy swung at that pitch but in fairness to the umpire he has to make a split second call while the rest of the world can watch reply after replay. Speaking of, I imagine that will be reviewable soon.

I have no rooting interest in the rest of the playoffs other than seeing Boston lose. Sorry Stephen. If I had to bet on a team I think I would take L.A. The Boston/Houston series is going to be interesting due to the whole cheating sideline. Heck, Houston should bring A.J. Hinch back. 😛 

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Topic starter Posted : October 15, 2021 9:59 am
PorkchopBob
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It all makes sense to me. Sometimes the two best teams are in the same League, sometimes they are in the same division - just the way the chips fall. At least they played each other in the post season.

If the Dodgers are the best team and they defeated the 2nd best team in MLB, then the WS is theirs to lose. But you never know how a team is going to match up, or if a team is going to get hot. I can't stand the sux and the braves, and houston are still a bunch of cheaters to me, so, well, I don't really care I guess.

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Posted : October 15, 2021 10:29 am
Lee
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@porkchopbob 

Well I think you have eliminated three of the four. 😉 

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Topic starter Posted : October 15, 2021 10:43 am
Stephen
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who needs Clayton, LA has Scherzer, Hamels, Price, Buhler, Urias….

as great as SF is, imo Dodgiz would beat them in a playoff series

Just a Boston fan, checking in*

what happened to Hamels - know I read somewhere that they signed him

 

yes now it’s the cheating fraudulent Sox & Astros, that’s how they got this far blah blah….good for laughs/get a life folks

 

Gmen should feel cheated on that blown third-strike call - same Schildt, he didn’t deserve to be fired -

ChiSox had good year & did the right thing bringing back LaRussa - he & Dusty Baker, 72, were the oldest-ever managers in postseason

Boston Strong baby, all the way*

*just having my fun w/some tongue-in-cheek reminders for all the Sawx fans here 

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Posted : October 15, 2021 2:23 pm
Lee
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Watching the pre game for the Boston/Houston series and their fans. It reminds me of how much I dislike the Red Sux. 😉 

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Topic starter Posted : October 20, 2021 4:56 pm
Lee
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And we get to listen to the annoying Joe Buck and the militant anti vaccination John Smoltz who can't even get into the FOX studio. Hmm...

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Topic starter Posted : October 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Stephen
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There he was - doing the tomahawk chop

& no one is tearing Donald Trump a new ***hole

"look at him, hating on Indians like that!"

"the racist tyrant - he persecutes children!"

& on from there

that's what would've been all over the internet if he were still president

In that way it's a relief his not being re-elected

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it speaks volumes

no protests about the Braves name at the WS

read about PETA recently - now they're getting into the act

they (I think them) want the name of "bullpen" to be changed to "an armbarn," calling bullpen cruel - why or to whom, they don't say

am not making it up

or the INdians - seems Tribe is being sued over the name change - by a roller derby team in Cleveland, already named the Guardians

meanwhile, what will WFT become??????

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let's go Sox - wait til next year - we played well this year

Braves are playing well, the chops will really be tomahawking with joy if they win tonite in Atlanta

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Posted : October 31, 2021 12:23 pm
Lee
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@stephen 

Did you see Jerry Remy passed away? He was a decent if not solid infielder. I never knew he was sick. That's sad. I have The MLB Network and they always use the local commentators so I have been listening to him call Red Sux games when they are on for some time. The guy knew the game.

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Topic starter Posted : October 31, 2021 4:25 pm
Stephen
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Yeah Lee, was just going to add that to my post. He'd been battling cancer for quite a spell, & had had difficulty with his son. His passing is sad indeed, & RIP, Remdawg

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Posted : October 31, 2021 4:39 pm
Lee
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Congratulations to the Braves! I didn't think they had a chance in the late summer but good for them. Although it is November, I always find it sad when baseball season ends. Spring training will be here before we know it! 😀 

 

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Topic starter Posted : November 3, 2021 4:03 pm
Lee
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So the lockout starts. This is troubling. I think of how bad 1994/1995 was and I certainly hope it doesn't come to that. Honestly, how much money do people need? 

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Topic starter Posted : December 2, 2021 9:14 am
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@lee 

Ask the top 1% who own half the wealth in this country.

When it comes to money it is never enough

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Posted : December 2, 2021 10:16 am
PorkchopBob
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The sides don't sound as far apart as 1994. I'm just hoping the league abandons the 14-team playoffs. They already mucked it up with the WC play-in. Expaning the playoffs dilutes the sport, there's a reason they play 162 games. But all leagues care about is TV money, so they probably won't. And if the NFL is any example, players (who come and go and don't want to miss a payday window) don't have as much bargaining power as owners.

I've always thought MLB needs a salary cap, it might helps prevent trade deadline fire sales.

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Posted : December 2, 2021 10:30 am
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@porkchopbob 

JMO the genie is out of the bottle when it comes to more playoff teams. Too late to go back now. It does keep the interest of fans though for teams still in the hunt, Even though we lost to the Sox I thought the AL East wildcard race was exciting with 3 teams in the hunt until the last few days.

I agree there is a need for a salary cap but players will never agree to that I think.

I have not been keeping track so what are the major issues this time?

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Posted : December 2, 2021 10:41 am
PorkchopBob
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@bill_graham 

Here are the basics: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/32754352/everything-need-know-mlb-looming-lockout

I agree, there's no going back on playoffs. More games means more revenue for owners. More fans still watching their teams, but sometimes more means less. I like a Sept division race, too, but I think Sept will be less interesting if all three teams fighting for the division are practically guaranteed a playoff spot.

There's also talk about a 1st round bye for the top spot, which seems counter-productive. It's not like football where you appreciate a 2-week break to get your body healthy - if you're hitting streak or pitching lights out you don't want a 2-week break from reps.

The NBA first round playoffs used to be a quick 5-game series. Then they expanded it to 7 games and spread the games out over the course of 2+ weeks to make sure each game could be televised. That's great that every fan gets to watch their team, but now they have added an additional play-in. Holy crap, it's a lot of basketball, a month of playoffs before you even get oto the second round. I'm probably in the minority, but it actually made me watch less playoff basketball. But I'm sure kids who don't know the difference don't care, their team is in.

I just wonder when it gets stretched too thin. Athletes' bodies can only take so much for so long.

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Posted : December 2, 2021 11:00 am
Lee
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I hate the thought of MLB expanding the playoff field. You dilute the season. Is anyone here old enough to remember when only TWO teams went to the playoffs? They expanded the field to four teams in I think 1969. That's what I grew up with and I think that was perfect. With the addition of more teams I think they are diluting the product. I understand it is all about money but as big of a fan as I am of baseball I don't know how much I would really care about extended rounds.

Is it going to look like the NHL or the NBA where seemingly all teams get into the playoffs?

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