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#41 Vanimal46

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:37 AM

If I squint, I don't mind the Dodgers making it out of the NL. It has been a long time coming for them. 

My only hope left, and it looks like for several others here, is rooting for Houston. 

Watching Aaron Judge at the plate annoys me. It's like he's out there playing slow pitch softball when others are playing a real baseball game. Every single time he's upper cutting the hell out of that ball and swinging out of his shoes. 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

I'd be less unhappy seeing the Dodgers in the series than seeing the Cubs there. But if the Yankees get in I'll want both teams to lose.
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hernandez hitting three HRs last night was sort of neat...until it presented the announcer crew with an opportunity to remind me of Adam ******* Kennedy.

 

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

 

Hernandez hitting three HRs last night was sort of neat...until it presented the announcer crew with an opportunity to remind me of Adam ******* Kennedy.

Yep. I googled it to confirm that my memory was accurate. Not a good memory.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:37 PM

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:32 AM

29 curveballs by McCullers to finish the game. It's a curveball league now, good to see Falvey had started that shift last year.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:14 AM

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Concur.

I saw somewhere Yankees-Dodgers referred to as a "Make America Great Again World Series."
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:16 AM

I have no animosity toward the Dodgers. As Vanimal said, it's been a long time for them. Also when the Dozier to Dodgers trade thread was going last off-season several of their fans logged in here and offered the viewpoint from LA, which was helpful and interesting.

And like spinowner said about the Red Sox, my attitude is now that the Cubs have broken the curse and are a monster-money powerhouse, I'm not all that fond of them anymore.

 

And how can you watch Altuve and not be at least kind of an Astros fan?

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:41 AM

Thank goodness. Although I was pretty annoyed the game wasn't on regular Fox. Game 7 of the ALCS doesn't make it to network prime time?

I made it halfway through a Yankees fan-writer's rationalizing piece on the Ringer, proclaiming this is the advent of the next Dynasty and Yankees fans are fine because they would have been happy just making the playoffs.

Then I had to clean the puke off my keyboard.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

Concur.
I saw somewhere Yankees-Dodgers referred to as a "Make America Great Again World Series."


Oh barf. Seriously. Ugh. What a thing to read on a Sunday morning.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:23 AM

I have no animosity toward the Dodgers. As Vanimal said, it's been a long time for them. Also when the Dozier to Dodgers trade thread was going last off-season several of their fans logged in here and offered the viewpoint from LA, which was helpful and interesting.
And like spinowner said about the Red Sox, my attitude is now that the Cubs have broken the curse and are a monster-money powerhouse, I'm not all that fond of them anymore.

And how can you watch Altuve and not be at least kind of an Astros fan?

Omg ... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Altuve! I am going to cheer on the Astros to the end of this!

And McCullers ... wow ... that was an amazing game for him ... just wow.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:18 PM

 

Omg ... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Altuve! I am going to cheer on the Astros to the end of this!

And McCullers ... wow ... that was an amazing game for him ... just wow.

I work with several Dodger fans and I told them up front I'd root for Houston if they made it to the Series and root for the Dodgers if New York made the series.

 

Funny thing is, I also told several of the same people a few months ago that I'd like to see a Houston/LA series.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

 

A Dodgers - Yankees world series, #1 payroll vs #2 payroll, probably isn't ideal for baseball, even though both teams are compelling in their own ways.

 

This is exactly what the money men want: two biggest TV markets engaged, high ratings, bigger contract next time. 

 

The people who run baseball really only value teams like the Twins as novelties to fill up the schedule and make sure that the Yankees and Red Sox (or Dodgers and Cubs) don't have to play each other every game.

It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:19 PM

This is exactly what the money men want: two biggest TV markets engaged, high ratings, bigger contract next time.

The people who run baseball really only value teams like the Twins as novelties to fill up the schedule and make sure that the Yankees and Red Sox (or Dodgers and Cubs) don't have to play each other every game.


I agree that Fox would want LA and NY, but the national broadcast rights make up a significantly smaller portion of league revenue compared to nfl and nba, and it really won't make munch of a difference in the next round of negotiations.

It is good to mlbs bottom line to have NY and LA in the hunt each year, and they'll have their wish I suspect.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

 

This is exactly what the money men want: two biggest TV markets engaged, high ratings, bigger contract next time. 

 

Houston is currently the fourth-largest metropolis in the country, and soon will pass Chicago for third. The networks were totally fine with any of the final four teams.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:30 PM

 

Houston is currently the fourth-largest metropolis in the country, and soon will pass Chicago for third. The networks were totally fine with any of the final four teams.

 

True, but I don't think that the media market is anywhere close to NY or LA. Plus (having lived in Houston for 10 years) baseball is an afterthought in Texas. Football rules.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

 

True, but I don't think that the media market is anywhere close to NY or LA. Plus (having lived in Houston for 10 years) baseball is an afterthought in Texas. Football rules.

No doubt. But also keep in mind that two teams split each of the top three markets and Houston has only the Astros.

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