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Title: 2018 World Series
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 19, 2018, 12:00:40 AM
WELCOME TO SOXTOBAH!!  :clap: :awesomeface:   Beat the Yankees , and an impressive showing taking 3 in Houston against the defending champs.  And now we wait: will it be a rematch of the 1916 Series, or a former AL East matchup? 
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: kevinb1994 on October 19, 2018, 12:46:17 AM
WELCOME TO SOXTOBAH!!  :clap: :awesomeface:   Beat the Yankees , and an impressive showing taking 3 in Houston against the defending champs.  And now we wait: will it be a rematch of the 1916 Series, or a former AL East matchup?

I’m betting all on a rematch of the 1916 Series. Don’t think a simple AL East matchup is gonna cut it for this year.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: tchafe1978 on October 19, 2018, 04:46:13 PM
I betting on a Brewers-Red Sox series. Brewers win games 6 and 7 over the Dodgers, you heard it here first. Go Brew Crew!
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jon daly on October 19, 2018, 08:11:48 PM
I am a Sox fan, but gladdens me most is that this won't be Houston representing the AL AND Milwaukee representing the NL. That wouldn't seem right to me.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 23, 2018, 05:36:02 PM
Okay, the World Series start tonight. It's Red Sox against Dodgers, so I don't have a clear favorite.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 23, 2018, 05:38:28 PM
Okay, the World Series start tonight. It's Red Sox against Dodgers, so I don't have a clear favorite.


If you love/hate Liverpool FC, they are owned by Fenway Sports Group, the owners of the Red Sox.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Alps on October 23, 2018, 10:13:59 PM
Okay, the World Series start tonight. It's Red Sox against Dodgers, so I don't have a clear favorite.


If you love/hate Liverpool FC, they are owned by Fenway Sports Group, the owners of the Red Sox.
I now hate Liverpool FC. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 23, 2018, 10:23:15 PM
Okay, the World Series start tonight. It's Red Sox against Dodgers, so I don't have a clear favorite.


If you love/hate Liverpool FC, they are owned by Fenway Sports Group, the owners of the Red Sox.
I now hate Liverpool FC. Thanks!

Lebron owns 2% of the team as well.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Henry on October 24, 2018, 09:11:53 AM
Since I used to live in L.A., I'm going with the Dodgers. It's a bit strange to see Boston and L.A. play for a championship in something other than basketball (remember all those Celtics-Lakers Finals?). Also, Super Bowl XXXVI gets an asterisk, because the Patriots are actually based in Foxborough (approximately 30 miles outside Boston), and the Rams were based in St. Louis at the time.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: 02 Park Ave on October 24, 2018, 09:38:53 AM
Since I used to live in L.A., I'm going with the Dodgers. It's a bit strange to see Boston and L.A. play for a championship in something other than basketball (remember all those Celtics-Lakers Finals?). Also, Super Bowl XXXVI gets an asterisk, because the Patriots are actually based in Foxborough (approximately 30 miles outside Boston), and the Rams were based in St. Louis at the time.

If the Rams could move back to LA, perhaps the Arizona Cardinals could move back to Chicago.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: kevinb1994 on October 24, 2018, 10:03:18 AM
Since I used to live in L.A., I'm going with the Dodgers. It's a bit strange to see Boston and L.A. play for a championship in something other than basketball (remember all those Celtics-Lakers Finals?). Also, Super Bowl XXXVI gets an asterisk, because the Patriots are actually based in Foxborough (approximately 30 miles outside Boston), and the Rams were based in St. Louis at the time.

If the Rams could move back to LA, perhaps the Arizona Cardinals could move back to Chicago.

Believe it or not the Rams were originally based in Cleveland. Also the Cardinals were originally known as the Racine Normals.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 24, 2018, 10:15:47 AM
Since I used to live in L.A., I'm going with the Dodgers. It's a bit strange to see Boston and L.A. play for a championship in something other than basketball (remember all those Celtics-Lakers Finals?). Also, Super Bowl XXXVI gets an asterisk, because the Patriots are actually based in Foxborough (approximately 30 miles outside Boston), and the Rams were based in St. Louis at the time.

If the Rams could move back to LA, perhaps the Arizona Cardinals could move back to Chicago.

Believe it or not the Rams were originally based in Cleveland. Also the Cardinals were originally known as the Racine Normals.

But then you'd have to have the Bears move back to Decatur and the Lions would have to move back to Portsmouth, OH.  Portsmouth would then replace Green Bay as the smallest city in professional sports (pop. 20k)
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: kevinb1994 on October 24, 2018, 10:22:51 AM
Since I used to live in L.A., I'm going with the Dodgers. It's a bit strange to see Boston and L.A. play for a championship in something other than basketball (remember all those Celtics-Lakers Finals?). Also, Super Bowl XXXVI gets an asterisk, because the Patriots are actually based in Foxborough (approximately 30 miles outside Boston), and the Rams were based in St. Louis at the time.

If the Rams could move back to LA, perhaps the Arizona Cardinals could move back to Chicago.

Believe it or not the Rams were originally based in Cleveland. Also the Cardinals were originally known as the Racine Normals.

But then you'd have to have the Bears move back to Decatur and the Lions would have to move back to Portsmouth, OH.  Portsmouth would then replace Green Bay as the smallest city in professional sports (pop. 20k)

The Bears, when they were originally based in Decatur, were named the Staleys. The Lions were named the Portsmouth Spartans when they were originally based there.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jon daly on October 24, 2018, 11:43:27 AM
Bring the Providence Steamrollers!
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Alps on October 24, 2018, 11:49:35 AM
Dayton Triangles all the way.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: kevinb1994 on October 24, 2018, 12:21:16 PM
And the Columbus Panhandles, named after the Panhandle Route shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Buck87 on October 27, 2018, 11:51:51 PM
Game 3 was the longest game in WS history for both innings and time

and now in game 4 Boston was down 4-0 but has roared back to take a 9-4 lead
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 28, 2018, 02:05:38 AM
And the Sox take it 9-6 after some more anxious Kimbrel moments.  Now 1 win away from a title.

And lest us forget the Hartford Blues.  Lasted all of 1 NFL season (1926) and went 3-7.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: kurumi on October 28, 2018, 02:28:25 AM
Let us not forget the Hartford Dark Blues, a charter member of the National League in 1876. Their 47-21 regular season record was better percentage-wise than the Red Sox in 2018.

They moved to Brooklyn in 1877 and became the Brooklyn Hartfords, a naming tradition that sadly did not catch on. (Go Sacramento KansasCitys! Go Carolina Hartfords!). After one season there, they disbanded.

The team's owner, and the first president of the NL, was a guy named Morgan G. Bulkeley. He was a mayor, a Senator, and a governor, as well as president of Aetna Life Insurance Company; and (back on topic), there's a bridge on I-84 named after him.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jon daly on October 28, 2018, 07:44:10 AM
Before the National League, there was the National Association. The Dark Blues were members, as were (briefly) the New Haven Elm Citys and the Middletown Mansfields.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 28, 2018, 08:04:26 AM
I guess if the Dodgers lost again, there'll be another Downfall parody clip where Hitler is angry about the Dodgers loss. ;)

One guy have another theory about why the Dodgers hadn't won a World Series since 1988. That or the Cubs gived them the Billy Goat curse to the Dodgers. ;)
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: 1 on October 28, 2018, 10:14:04 AM
If the Red Sox win, it would be first time that a team won the World Series twice exactly 100 years apart.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: renegade on October 28, 2018, 11:14:51 PM
... and it looks like that's about to happen.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on October 28, 2018, 11:51:57 PM
If the Red Sox win, it would be first time that a team won the World Series twice exactly 100 years apart.

Good luck to the Reds next year.

They’ll need a lot of it.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 28, 2018, 11:56:48 PM
So what bridge are we naming after Steve Pearce in Boston????

SOX ARE THE CHAMPS!!!!! :spin: :clap: :bigass: :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 29, 2018, 07:39:17 AM
As I previously mentionned, there's now a short Downfall parody clip about the Dodgers loss.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Henry on October 29, 2018, 09:20:12 AM
First time since 2011 that the same team lost two consecutive World Series...as well as the first NL team since 1992 to do so.

Isn't it funny how fortunes can be reversed in the 21st century, with the Red Sox, White Sox and my beloved Cubs breaking their curses? Who would've guessed that the Red Sox would have more championships than the Yankees, or that the Giants would win (2010, 2012 and 2014) before the Dodgers did?

If the Red Sox win, it would be first time that a team won the World Series twice exactly 100 years apart.

Good luck to the Reds next year.

They’ll need a lot of it.

You can bet on the 2023 Yankees to do the same thing :rofl:
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: inkyatari on October 29, 2018, 10:02:49 AM
Part of me wanted to see the Dodgers win, part of me wanted to see the Red Sox win, all of me wanted to see the brewers choke.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: dvferyance on November 26, 2018, 06:31:48 PM
At least it did not drag into Turkey Day month this year.
Title: Re: 2018 World Series
Post by: Henry on November 27, 2018, 11:56:58 AM
At least it did not drag into Turkey Day month this year.
And I hope it never goes that late again.