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Title: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 10, 2017, 05:50:38 PM
We already have two teams into the League Championship Series (or "semi-finals" as I call them), and I'm surprised there's no thread for the Major League Baseball postseason. Perhaps it's because the Cubs hype is gone now that they have claimed a World Series after a century? Anyway, if the Indians manage to beat the Yankees and the Cubs do so with the Nationals I'd be definitely rooting for the American League side in the World Series, as the Indians have now the longest World Series drought and the Astros have never won one.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: 74/171FAN on October 10, 2017, 06:11:21 PM
The Cubs hype is not gone if they eliminate the Nationals, which I hope happens as a Braves fan.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Alps on October 10, 2017, 08:11:30 PM
Root for the AL anyway!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: ET21 on October 11, 2017, 08:38:08 AM
Root for the AL anyway!

AL > NL ;)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: tchafe1978 on October 11, 2017, 04:07:43 PM
I'm rooting for whoever plays the Cubs and Yankees. As of right now, that's the Indians and Nationals. I'm predicting the World Series will be the Indians over the Dodgers in 7.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: triplemultiplex on October 11, 2017, 05:06:43 PM
I'm rooting for whoever plays the Cubs and Yankees.

This.

Sometimes its more fun to root against a team than to root for a team.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Alps on October 11, 2017, 05:56:37 PM
I'm rooting for whoever plays the Cubs and Yankees.

This.

Sometimes its more fun to root against a team than to root for a team.
That just means your team is sad.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: ET21 on October 12, 2017, 08:54:26 AM
I'm rooting for whoever plays the Cubs and Yankees.

This.

Sometimes its more fun to root against a team than to root for a team.
That just means your team is sad.

Not necessarily. There are certain teams that everyone hates, even if you're just a fan of the sport in general.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 12, 2017, 10:52:52 AM
I'm rooting for a Cubs/Dodgers NLCS so that there could be a rematch of the two teams from my first two hometowns! (Even after I moved to L.A., I still remained loyal to the Cubs, and that hasn't changed since I moved to Seattle.)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on October 12, 2017, 11:12:15 AM
I'm pretty disappointed that the Yankees beat Cleveland.  I though Cleveland/Houston would have been the best series for the ALCS.

I'm also hoping the Nat's triumph over the Cubs.  The Nat's are due.  It's a near 50 year old franchise and its never even won a pennant.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: oscar on October 12, 2017, 11:49:26 AM
I'm rooting for whoever plays the Cubs and Yankees.

This.

Sometimes its more fun to root against a team than to root for a team.
That just means your team is sad.

Or it just means you're a negative person.

In pro football, the teams I most strongly root against are in different divisions from the ones I most strongly root for, and some on my root-against list are already out of playoff contention. With my team, the Carolina Panthers, I weakly root against its division rivals, unless the Panthers fall out of playoff contention (like early in the 2016 season) or lock up their division, in which case I don't bother.

For MLB, it's ritual hatred of the Yankees (not that I was a big fan of the Indians). But I was impressed with how they came back and put away the Indians, and hope they don't pull that off against the Astros. In the NL, I'm rooting for the Nats, but even if they beat the Cubs tonight, I'm not optimistic about how they'll fare against the Dodgers.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Alps on October 12, 2017, 09:12:16 PM
I'm pretty disappointed that the Yankees beat Cleveland.  I though Cleveland/Houston would have been the best series for the ALCS.

I'm also hoping the Nat's triumph over the Cubs.  The Nat's are due.  It's a near 50 year old franchise and its never even won a pennant.
The MLB was hoping for the Yankees. How many Cleveland and Houston fans do you know? Now you have Yankees vs. Yankees haters. Keeps the whole country interested. Definitely the best series for the ALCS. The Cubs are also better for the World Series from that perspective.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 13, 2017, 09:36:08 AM
Prepare to be disappointed, Nats fans! It'll be Cubs vs. Dodgers for the second year in a row. Also, Yankees vs. Astros should be one worth watching.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: inkyatari on October 13, 2017, 09:51:33 AM
Why did our (The Cubs) pitching try so hard to lose the game last night?

Our pitching needs serious upgrades in the offseason. I'll be shocked if we get past LA
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: AsphaltPlanet on October 13, 2017, 10:35:36 AM
I'm pretty disappointed that the Yankees beat Cleveland.  I though Cleveland/Houston would have been the best series for the ALCS.

I'm also hoping the Nat's triumph over the Cubs.  The Nat's are due.  It's a near 50 year old franchise and its never even won a pennant.
The MLB was hoping for the Yankees. How many Cleveland and Houston fans do you know? Now you have Yankees vs. Yankees haters. Keeps the whole country interested. Definitely the best series for the ALCS. The Cubs are also better for the World Series from that perspective.

While I don't disagree with this sentiment, I'm not sure why my ALCS preferences would need to align with what would maximize ratings from the MLB's perspective.

Certainly I thought two 100-win teams would make for better baseball than only one vs. the wild card team.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: ET21 on October 13, 2017, 12:01:31 PM
Why did our (The Cubs) pitching try so hard to lose the game last night?

Our pitching needs serious upgrades in the offseason. I'll be shocked if we get past LA

John Lackey should be the first to go
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Alps on October 13, 2017, 06:04:29 PM
I'm pretty disappointed that the Yankees beat Cleveland.  I though Cleveland/Houston would have been the best series for the ALCS.

I'm also hoping the Nat's triumph over the Cubs.  The Nat's are due.  It's a near 50 year old franchise and its never even won a pennant.
The MLB was hoping for the Yankees. How many Cleveland and Houston fans do you know? Now you have Yankees vs. Yankees haters. Keeps the whole country interested. Definitely the best series for the ALCS. The Cubs are also better for the World Series from that perspective.

While I don't disagree with this sentiment, I'm not sure why my ALCS preferences would need to align with what would maximize ratings from the MLB's perspective.

Certainly I thought two 100-win teams would make for better baseball than only one vs. the wild card team.
Depends on your definition of "best".
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 14, 2017, 11:13:28 AM
Well, since my Red Sox put up another stellar postseason performance (enough to get John Farrell the axe), I will be rooting for ABY: A nyone But the Yankees.  Have a good friend that's an Astros fan, so I suppose I'll be pushing for them first, the Dodgers second because of Dave Roberts and his stolen base heard round the world in 04, then the Cubs (Lester, Lackey, Theo), and then the unmentionables.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: cabiness42 on October 14, 2017, 11:24:10 AM
Houston could become the first team to ever lose to both the White Sox and Cubs in the World Series.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 14, 2017, 11:27:24 AM
Houston could become the first team to ever lose to both the White Sox and Cubs in the World Series.

They'd also become the first team to represent both the AL and the NL in the World Series.  I'm looking at you, Milwaukee.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 14, 2017, 02:50:33 PM
Well, since my Red Sox put up another stellar postseason performance (enough to get John Farrell the axe), I will be rooting for ABY: A nyone But the Yankees.  Have a good friend that's an Astros fan, so I suppose I'll be pushing for them first, the Dodgers second because of Dave Roberts and his stolen base heard round the world in 04, then the Cubs (Lester, Lackey, Theo), and then the unmentionables.

I'd root for the Yankees if necessary, something unlikely for the time being. At least there's no team in the MLB named "F"C [sic] Barcelona :bigass:.

However I'm rooting for the Astros to win the World Series, now that the Indians are gone.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: DTComposer on October 14, 2017, 09:53:35 PM
I wonder if this is the first playoffs where the final four teams represent the four largest cities (not metros) in the USA (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston)?

In any case, I was trained to dislike the Dodgers, so here's hoping for a 29th year of futility for them.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 16, 2017, 09:45:58 AM
I wonder if this is the first playoffs where the final four teams represent the four largest cities (not metros) in the USA (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston)?
I believe so.

As a Chicagoan, I was raised to hate all things New York, and so far, so good for the Astros being up 2-0 on the Yankees. And here's to the Cubs turning things around at Wrigley after digging an 0-2 hole against the Dodgers.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Buck87 on October 16, 2017, 10:08:53 AM
I wonder if this is the first playoffs where the final four teams represent the four largest cities (not metros) in the USA (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston)?

It is. And it even worked out as if they were seeded by population: 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: cabiness42 on October 16, 2017, 12:39:16 PM
I wonder if this is the first playoffs where the final four teams represent the four largest cities (not metros) in the USA (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston)?

Hasn't happened since Houston became the 4th largest city in 1990:

Houston doesn't have a hockey team so we can rule out that sport automatically
Quick scan of AFC/NFC Championshp games shows no year that all four cities advanced that far
The only Chicago/NY meeting in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals was 1993 and the Western Finals that year was not Houston/LA

Now, I haven't gone back to pre-1990 when Philly was the 4th largest city to see if the NY-LA-Chicago-Philly combination shows up anywhere.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 16, 2017, 02:36:32 PM

Now, I haven't gone back to pre-1990 when Philly was the 4th largest city to see if the NY-LA-Chicago-Philly combination shows up anywhere.

There was the 1980 Stanley Cup finals when the Philadelphia Flyers lost against the NY Islanders.

Too bad then the WHA Houston Aeros had disseapeared before the WHA-NHL merger, imagine what might have been...
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: triplemultiplex on October 16, 2017, 03:54:36 PM
They'd also become the first team to represent both the AL and the NL in the World Series.  I'm looking at you, Milwaukee.

Grrr.... I know!
Of course Houston can only be the first team to win the WS from both leagues.  (Fuck you, St. Louis.)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Takumi on October 16, 2017, 04:37:28 PM
They'd also become the first team to represent both the AL and the NL in the World Series.  I'm looking at you, Milwaukee.

Grrr.... I know!
Of course Houston can only be the first team to win the WS from both leagues.  (Fuck you, St. Louis.)
No, the Astros lost in their only WS appearance in the NL in 2005.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: KeithE4Phx on October 16, 2017, 05:12:47 PM
Of course Houston can only be the first team to win the WS from both leagues.

The Astros got their bats handed to them by the White Sox in 2005, in a 4-game sweep.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 16, 2017, 05:47:04 PM
Grrr.... I know!
Of course Houston can only be the first team to win the WS from both leagues.  (Fuck you, St. Louis.)

I'm rooting for the Astros because they have never won the World Series. I always go with the team that has the longest championship drought (And at least the Cubs managed to win it all last year after a century). However if they and the Cubs make to the World Series (Something unlikely as Cubs are 0-2 down against Dodgers) I predict the Astros will become the first team to lose it against both Chicago teams :bigass:.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: davewiecking on October 16, 2017, 07:57:31 PM
For those not aware, the Nats and Astros opened a combined spring training complex earlier this year in Palm Beach, FL. For at least the past half decade, my Nats have been telling me that this is the year they'll win it all. It is now my hope that next spring, the Nats have to go to work for 6 weeks by passing under a big sign proclaiming "Spring Home of the World Series Champions".
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: triplemultiplex on October 17, 2017, 02:33:42 PM
Why did I think Houston won a WS in like the 80's?  Derp!
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: cabiness42 on October 18, 2017, 09:09:12 AM
Why did I think Houston won a WS in like the 80's?  Derp!

They got within a few outs of getting there in 1986 but the Mets beat them and then Boston.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 18, 2017, 09:49:46 AM
Well, the Cubs are back to their old losing ways, as the Dodgers have pushed them to the brink of elimination.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 18, 2017, 09:57:11 AM
Why did I think Houston won a WS in like the 80's?  Derp!

They got within a few outs of getting there in 1986 but the Mets beat them and then Boston.

No.  The Red Sox won that World Series 3 games to 4 :)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: inkyatari on October 18, 2017, 10:03:34 AM
Well, the Cubs are back to their old losing ways, as the Dodgers have pushed them to the brink of elimination.

Our pitching sucks, and our bats have gone cold.

Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 19, 2017, 10:11:57 AM
Well, the Cubs are back to their old losing ways, as the Dodgers have pushed them to the brink of elimination.

Our pitching sucks, and our bats have gone cold.


Perish the thought, the Cubs have prevented a Dodgers sweep, and who knows, they might become the second team to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the LCS. Of course, somebody named Epstein oversaw the first instance of that, with the '04 Red Sox.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: inkyatari on October 19, 2017, 02:53:20 PM
Well, the Cubs are back to their old losing ways, as the Dodgers have pushed them to the brink of elimination.

Our pitching sucks, and our bats have gone cold.


Perish the thought, the Cubs have prevented a Dodgers sweep, and who knows, they might become the second team to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the LCS. Of course, somebody named Epstein oversaw the first instance of that, with the '04 Red Sox.

I certainly hope that the Cubs can make it to the WS again, but with two games in LA....  I dunno.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Flint1979 on October 19, 2017, 04:57:39 PM
As a White Sox fan no way could I ever root for the Cubs. I'm rooting for the Astros, hopefully they take games 6 and 7 at home.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Takumi on October 19, 2017, 05:17:42 PM
As an Orioles fan, I can’t root for the Yankees, and the Astros’ bullpen woes in the ALCS are giving me some serious schadenfreude about their lowball offer for Zach Britton at the trade deadline. So go NL, I guess.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 19, 2017, 05:39:24 PM
I'll be rooting for the National League side, regardless if it's the Dodgers or the Cubs, if Yankees make it to the World Series. I had released a statement denying the Curse of Rocky Colavito only for the Indians to be out already at the Division Series.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Alps on October 19, 2017, 11:43:28 PM
As a White Sox fan no way could I ever root for the Cubs. I'm rooting for the Astros, hopefully they take games 6 and 7 at home.
I knew you were a White Sox fan because you tried to suggest Chicago likes the Bears more than the Cubs. Sorry to you and the 12,000 other Sox fans.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Flint1979 on October 19, 2017, 11:48:51 PM
As a White Sox fan no way could I ever root for the Cubs. I'm rooting for the Astros, hopefully they take games 6 and 7 at home.
I knew you were a White Sox fan because you tried to suggest Chicago likes the Bears more than the Cubs. Sorry to you and the 12,000 other Sox fans.
I'm in Chicago all the time the Bears own that town and right about now the Blackhawks come in second Cubs might be third

SAMSUNG-SM-J727A

Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Alps on October 19, 2017, 11:52:24 PM
As a White Sox fan no way could I ever root for the Cubs. I'm rooting for the Astros, hopefully they take games 6 and 7 at home.
I knew you were a White Sox fan because you tried to suggest Chicago likes the Bears more than the Cubs. Sorry to you and the 12,000 other Sox fans.
I'm in Chicago all the time the Bears own that town and right about now the Blackhawks come in second Cubs might be third

SAMSUNG-SM-J727A


:-D I'm gonna ask a few other people.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: KeithE4Phx on October 20, 2017, 12:01:25 AM
As a White Sox fan no way could I ever root for the Cubs. I'm rooting for the Astros, hopefully they take games 6 and 7 at home.

I knew you were a White Sox fan because you tried to suggest Chicago likes the Bears more than the Cubs. Sorry to you and the 12,000 other Sox fans.

Given that both Cubs and Sox fans also cheer for the Bears, I'd say that the Bears own Chicago, and have since Walter Payton first put on #34, if not before. Yes, even while they stink/stank/stunk up Soldier Field over the years, and the Bulls got 6 rings in the '90s and the Blackhawks got 3 in this decade.  I left Chicago a long time ago, but my feeling is that it's still primarily a Bears town. 

The Flubs are a regional team from the north side who wins once every 100 years or so.  The Sox are still a few years away, but IMNSHO will be back in the Series before the Flubs are.  :bigass:
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: ET21 on October 20, 2017, 08:17:52 AM
As a White Sox fan no way could I ever root for the Cubs. I'm rooting for the Astros, hopefully they take games 6 and 7 at home.
I knew you were a White Sox fan because you tried to suggest Chicago likes the Bears more than the Cubs. Sorry to you and the 12,000 other Sox fans.
I'm in Chicago all the time the Bears own that town and right about now the Blackhawks come in second Cubs might be third

SAMSUNG-SM-J727A

Blackhawks are the hottest ticket in town, cause you know, they're actually can sustain success, Cubs 2nd, Bulls/Bears tied for 3rd, Sox 4th  ;-)
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: cabiness42 on October 20, 2017, 08:39:10 AM
Within a 30 mile radius of Chicago, there are far more Bears fans than Cubs fans.  Get out past 30 miles, and it quickly flips the other way.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: inkyatari on October 20, 2017, 08:50:24 AM
I heard that the commissioner cancelled all games for the rest of the season.

seriously, I posted in a Cubs facebook group something about the loss and how I figured we lose, but how the loss was embarrassing, and some other fan said I wasn't a real Cubs fan and that I should go root for the dodgers.  Fuck that noise.  I REALLY hate other Cubs fans that say such and such isn't a true fan if they don't agree with them 100%  It's fucking bullshit.  I was a pallbearer at my grandfathers funeral. He was buried wearing his favorite Cubs shirt.  I watched many games with him when I was a kid.  Don't fucking call me a bandwagoner because I express my frustration with my team.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: ET21 on October 20, 2017, 09:17:33 AM
I heard that the commissioner cancelled all games for the rest of the season.

seriously, I posted in a Cubs facebook group something about the loss and how I figured we lose, but how the loss was embarrassing, and some other fan said I wasn't a real Cubs fan and that I should go root for the dodgers.  Fuck that noise.  I REALLY hate other Cubs fans that say such and such isn't a true fan if they don't agree with them 100%  It's fucking bullshit.  I was a pallbearer at my grandfathers funeral. He was buried wearing his favorite Cubs shirt.  I watched many games with him when I was a kid.  Don't fucking call me a bandwagoner because I express my frustration with my team.

Sounds like he was someone who jumped on last year and barely knows anything from the team before 2016
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 20, 2017, 10:03:06 AM
Okay, the Cubs are out so they won't win a second World Series in a row and then wait 108 years for the next one. It's down to the Astros to decide wether I'm rooting for them or the Dodgers in the World Series (Since I'm with all those who hate the Yankees).
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 20, 2017, 10:04:29 AM
I heard that the commissioner cancelled all games for the rest of the season.

seriously, I posted in a Cubs facebook group something about the loss and how I figured we lose, but how the loss was embarrassing, and some other fan said I wasn't a real Cubs fan and that I should go root for the dodgers.  Fuck that noise.  I REALLY hate other Cubs fans that say such and such isn't a true fan if they don't agree with them 100%  It's fucking bullshit.  I was a pallbearer at my grandfathers funeral. He was buried wearing his favorite Cubs shirt.  I watched many games with him when I was a kid.  Don't fucking call me a bandwagoner because I express my frustration with my team.

Sounds like he was someone who jumped on last year and barely knows anything from the team before 2016

Just like many Yankee bandwagon jumpers who have suddenly come crawling out of the woodwork like termites for the first time in 7 years think baseball didn't exist before 1996, and that the Yankee hat is a fashion accessory more than a symbol of their favorite team.  These are the ones with a sense of entitlement that the World Series title is always theirs, and for them not to win is to have it stolen from them.  They know who Derek Jeter or Aaron Judge is, but ask them who Babe Ruth or Yogi Berra was, and they'll tell you that one was a chocolatier who created a famous candy bar and the other lives in Jellystone Park.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 20, 2017, 10:11:49 AM
I'll just have to wait to see who I'll be rooting for in the World Series, now that my Cubs have been eliminated. If the Yankees win, I'll pick the Dodgers, since I used to live in L.A. many years back, but if the Astros come back to win the ALCS, then I'm definitely pulling for them.

I heard that the commissioner cancelled all games for the rest of the season.

seriously, I posted in a Cubs facebook group something about the loss and how I figured we lose, but how the loss was embarrassing, and some other fan said I wasn't a real Cubs fan and that I should go root for the dodgers.  Fuck that noise.  I REALLY hate other Cubs fans that say such and such isn't a true fan if they don't agree with them 100%  It's fucking bullshit.  I was a pallbearer at my grandfathers funeral. He was buried wearing his favorite Cubs shirt.  I watched many games with him when I was a kid.  Don't fucking call me a bandwagoner because I express my frustration with my team.

Sounds like he was someone who jumped on last year and barely knows anything from the team before 2016

Just like many Yankee bandwagon jumpers who have suddenly come crawling out of the woodwork like termites for the first time in 7 years think baseball didn't exist before 1996, and that the Yankee hat is a fashion accessory more than a symbol of their favorite team.  These are the ones with a sense of entitlement that the World Series title is always theirs, and for them not to win is to have it stolen from them.  They know who Derek Jeter or Aaron Judge is, but ask them who Babe Ruth or Yogi Berra was, and they'll tell you that one was a chocolatier who created a famous candy bar and the other lives in Jellystone Park.
Much like the Patriots fans who think the Super Bowl has only been around since 2002, who know Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski but not Drew Bledsoe or Bill Parcells, and think their team has the right to every Lombardi trophy (adding that any time they don't win it, they've been robbed).
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 20, 2017, 10:25:12 AM
I'll just have to wait to see who I'll be rooting for in the World Series, now that my Cubs have been eliminated. If the Yankees win, I'll pick the Dodgers, since I used to live in L.A. many years back, but if the Astros come back to win the ALCS, then I'm definitely pulling for them.

I heard that the commissioner cancelled all games for the rest of the season.

seriously, I posted in a Cubs facebook group something about the loss and how I figured we lose, but how the loss was embarrassing, and some other fan said I wasn't a real Cubs fan and that I should go root for the dodgers.  Fuck that noise.  I REALLY hate other Cubs fans that say such and such isn't a true fan if they don't agree with them 100%  It's fucking bullshit.  I was a pallbearer at my grandfathers funeral. He was buried wearing his favorite Cubs shirt.  I watched many games with him when I was a kid.  Don't fucking call me a bandwagoner because I express my frustration with my team.

Sounds like he was someone who jumped on last year and barely knows anything from the team before 2016

Just like many Yankee bandwagon jumpers who have suddenly come crawling out of the woodwork like termites for the first time in 7 years think baseball didn't exist before 1996, and that the Yankee hat is a fashion accessory more than a symbol of their favorite team.  These are the ones with a sense of entitlement that the World Series title is always theirs, and for them not to win is to have it stolen from them.  They know who Derek Jeter or Aaron Judge is, but ask them who Babe Ruth or Yogi Berra was, and they'll tell you that one was a chocolatier who created a famous candy bar and the other lives in Jellystone Park.
Much like the Patriots fans who think the Super Bowl has only been around since 2002, who know Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski but not Drew Bledsoe or Bill Parcells, and think their team has the right to every Lombardi trophy (adding that any time they don't win it, they've been robbed).

Cowboys fans always think the Lombardi Trophy is theirs to lose, and that the world revolves around their team.  You'll only hear from many of them come playoff time, but they run away the second they get knocked out of the playoffs, which has become a common occurrence since 1996. 

Sure there are many Pats bandwagon jumpers, but I can remember in 1990 sitting in a nearly empty Foxboro Stadium watching a 1-15 team full of no-names  (Marc Wilson at QB) with fans who talked more about the Lisa Olson/Zeke Mowatt incident than the play of the team.  25 years ago, they almost moved to St. Louis before Kraft bought the team.  I wonder what alternate history would be like if Brady's tuck call was upheld.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Rothman on October 20, 2017, 10:42:32 AM
Living in western MA during those bleak years for the Pats after Super Bowl XX, all I can say is that you couldn't pay anyone enough to be a Pats fan back then.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: jp the roadgeek on October 21, 2017, 11:29:08 PM
And let me be the first to wish you and yours a very happy Yankee Elimination Day :nod: :clap: :cheers: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 22, 2017, 10:13:54 AM
Great! The Astros have earned my rooting rights for the World Series. They have never won the Fall Classic since they started playing as the Colt .45s in 1962, adopting their current name in 1965.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Takumi on October 22, 2017, 11:26:22 AM
Dodgers in 6.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: tdindy88 on October 22, 2017, 08:42:58 PM
Surprised that no one's pointed this out yet, but this year will be an I-10 World Series, just as last year was I-90.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 23, 2017, 09:46:33 AM
Great! The Astros have earned my rooting rights for the World Series. They have never won the Fall Classic since they started playing as the Colt .45s in 1962, adopting their current name in 1965.
In addition, they were 0-4 in 2005, when they lost to the White Sox (the team I could never root for as a diehard Cubs fan). So this time around, I hope that the Astros can get at least a win or two against the Dodgers.

And let me be the first to wish you and yours a very happy Yankee Elimination Day :nod: :clap: :cheers: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Also, here's to Houston being the first city to ever represent the NL and AL in the World Series. Anytime a New York team loses in the postseason is a good day for me.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: mrsman on October 23, 2017, 09:21:42 PM
Surprised that no one's pointed this out yet, but this year will be an I-10 World Series, just as last year was I-90.

There are two world series teams.  One team represents the city that is full of victims of Harvey.

And the other team is the Houston Astros. :-D
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Takumi on October 24, 2017, 09:17:19 AM
Surprised that no one's pointed this out yet, but this year will be an I-10 World Series, just as last year was I-90.

There are two world series teams.  One team represents the city that is full of victims of Harvey.

And the other team is the Houston Astros. :-D
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Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on October 26, 2017, 10:37:06 AM
Guess what? The Astros finally won a World Series game, with the most suspenseful Game 2 ever that went into extra innings (11, to be exact). And they ended a five-game losing streak in the championship round (of course, dating back to 2005).
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: ET21 on October 26, 2017, 02:32:59 PM
Guess what? The Astros finally won a World Series game, with the most suspenseful Game 2 ever that went into extra innings (11, to be exact). And they ended a five-game losing streak in the championship round (of course, dating back to 2005).

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Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on October 26, 2017, 05:55:22 PM
Guess what? The Astros finally won a World Series game, with the most suspenseful Game 2 ever that went into extra innings (11, to be exact). And they ended a five-game losing streak in the championship round (of course, dating back to 2005).

Go Astros, go! Now that they have won a World Series game, they should win the whole thing.
They know who Derek Jeter or Aaron Judge is, but ask them who Babe Ruth or Yogi Berra was, and they'll tell you that one was a chocolatier who created a famous candy bar and the other lives in Jellystone Park.

Well, I know who Yogi Berra was, as I've read about him as his Yogiisms :sombrero:. However my favorite Yankee player of all times is Lou Gehrig. Mainly because the Spanish running community got its own version of him recently.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: triplemultiplex on October 30, 2017, 04:10:20 PM
What a Game 5!  Thoroughly entertaining for the baseball fan without a horse in the race (and a late bed time ;) )
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Post by: epzik8 on October 30, 2017, 04:16:54 PM
I don't know who to root for in the World Series.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: cabiness42 on November 02, 2017, 09:28:25 AM
So both of Houston's appearances in the World Series ended in a victory for the American League.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Henry on November 02, 2017, 10:12:02 AM
After what Houston had gone through with Hurricane Harvey, that city definitely deserved to celebrate a championship. The Astros have their first championship since the Rockets went back-to-back two decades ago, and their World Series win so much more than made up for their dud the first time around.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: cabiness42 on November 02, 2017, 11:26:03 AM
After what Houston had gone through with Hurricane Harvey, that city definitely deserved to celebrate a championship. The Astros have their first championship since the Rockets went back-to-back two decades ago, and their World Series win so much more than made up for their dud the first time around.

Their first time around wasn't so much a dud as they just ran into one of the best teams of all time.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Alps on November 03, 2017, 12:46:12 AM
After what Houston had gone through with Hurricane Harvey, that city definitely deserved to celebrate a championship. The Astros have their first championship since the Rockets went back-to-back two decades ago, and their World Series win so much more than made up for their dud the first time around.
They said that about New York and 9/11. Life isn't always fairy tales, and again the Yankees come out on the short end. I know, I can't complain.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: rlb2024 on November 03, 2017, 01:11:58 AM
Also, here's to Houston being the first city to ever represent the NL and AL in the World Series. Anytime a New York team loses in the postseason is a good day for me.
Didn't Milwaukee represent the NL (with the Braves in 1957 and 1958) and the AL (with the Brewers in 1982) in the World Series?  Granted they were separate teams, but the same city.
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Post by: Flint1979 on November 03, 2017, 10:15:17 AM
Also, here's to Houston being the first city to ever represent the NL and AL in the World Series. Anytime a New York team loses in the postseason is a good day for me.
Didn't Milwaukee represent the NL (with the Braves in 1957 and 1958) and the AL (with the Brewers in 1982) in the World Series?  Granted they were separate teams, but the same city.
Henry did say city not team.

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Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Takumi on November 03, 2017, 10:34:54 AM
Also, here's to Houston being the first city to ever represent the NL and AL in the World Series. Anytime a New York team loses in the postseason is a good day for me.
Didn't Milwaukee represent the NL (with the Braves in 1957 and 1958) and the AL (with the Brewers in 1982) in the World Series?  Granted they were separate teams, but the same city.
Henry did say city not team.
If we’re going to be that pedantic, Chicago was the first city to have both NL and AL representation, in 1906.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Flint1979 on November 03, 2017, 10:59:04 AM
Also, here's to Houston being the first city to ever represent the NL and AL in the World Series. Anytime a New York team loses in the postseason is a good day for me.
Didn't Milwaukee represent the NL (with the Braves in 1957 and 1958) and the AL (with the Brewers in 1982) in the World Series?  Granted they were separate teams, but the same city.
Henry did say city not team.
If we’re going to be that pedantic, Chicago was the first city to have both NL and AL representation, in 1906.

Agree with that. Houston is probably the first team to go to the World Series as an AL team and NL team. All the other one's from the same city have been different teams.
Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: ET21 on November 03, 2017, 12:39:13 PM
They could've had a great distinction of winning a World Series in both AL and NL...

But they kinda got swept in the NL World Series try  :bigass: :bigass:

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Title: Re: 2017 MLB Postseason
Post by: Flint1979 on November 08, 2017, 07:00:02 AM
They could've had a great distinction of winning a World Series in both AL and NL...

But they kinda got swept in the NL World Series try  :bigass: :bigass:

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Loved that team that swept them in 2005. Go Sox

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