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Old 10-01-2018, 11:11 AM
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It's baseball playoff time. Two tiebreaker games today, although it's considered game 163 rather than the playoffs.

Who you rooting for? Go Red Sox!
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:04 PM
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It's baseball playoff time. Two tiebreaker games today, although it's considered game 163 rather than the playoffs.

Who you rooting for? Go Red Sox!
Redsox, of course.

This has been quite a season for many teams. To have two game 163s is historic.

I don't have a lot of fond memories of game 163s.
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Brewers beat Cubs to take NL Central! We had the game on at work. The company profits probably dipped a bit.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:44 PM
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I've gotta stay loyal to the Tribe, even though I am more an October baseball fan these days. It gets much more exciting when every game, every inning matters.

I would be happy to see the Cubs win the NL pennant, being one of the few who was obligated to root against them the year they finally won it all, to make the Tribe the team who has gone the longest without a Championship.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:57 PM
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I'm a Cubs fan, but I don't see them getting very far in the playoffs this year. Their offense is weirdly inconsistent. And relief pitching is, well, not playoffs-worthy.

I'd love to be proven wrong, of course.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:29 AM
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Go Braves, but I fear it will be a short series.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:01 AM
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Going with the Brewers, Love to see new faces in the chase,
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:39 AM
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I'm a Cubs fan, but I don't see them getting very far in the playoffs this year. Their offense is weirdly inconsistent. And relief pitching is, well, not playoffs-worthy.

I'd love to be proven wrong, of course.
Same scenario with the Indians and to make matters worse, Kluber has actually been "human" at times this year.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:34 AM
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I'm a Cubs fan, but I don't see them getting very far in the playoffs this year. Their offense is weirdly inconsistent. And relief pitching is, well, not playoffs-worthy.

I'd love to be proven wrong, of course.
My thoughts exactly. If everyone plays up to his abilities the Cubs have a chance...but I guess you could say that about most teams. I also fear that Christian Yelich's superb offensive performance has wrapped up the MVP over Javy Baez. I'd love to be wrong about that one too, though Yelich is an outstanding player and certainly deserves to be honored.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:20 PM
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Red Sox finished with the undisputed best record in MLB this year, by a considerable margin.

But, they'll face the Yankees in the first round of playoffs. The Yanks are the #3 team in either league by a considerable margin and would have taken the Eastern Division in any normal year. Plus, they are an explosive team and could easily win the WS this year. If the Sox beat them...

They will likely face the Astros in the League Champion Series. The Astros are the #2 team in either league and are the defending World Series Champions.

The Sox trailed off a bit toward the end of the regular season. That may be partly due to them placing a higher priority on resting key players than on driving the win column. But still, they do have some weaknesses. Their bullpen has been a sore spot all season, and the offense has been strangely quiescent at times.

They'll need to really play their best to get past both the Yankees and the Astros. If they do that, the World Series itself may be something of an anticlimax.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:19 PM
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Yankees going with Severino for the Wild Card game. I think I'd start Happ instead.

Cubs tonight! I'm in Chicago now but won't be heading to the game.
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Yankees going with Severino for the Wild Card game. I think I'd start Happ instead.
I suspect they’re saving Happ for game one against the Red Sox. But to get there, they gotta get past the As. I find the As pretty scary.

If it turns out Redsox/Yankees, at least neither team needs to pore over scouting reports. They played 19 games this season.
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Extra innings on a school night...zzzzz....cmon Rockies, finish them!
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Red Sox finished with the undisputed best record in MLB this year, by a considerable margin.

But, they'll face the Yankees in the first round of playoffs. The Yanks are the #3 team in either league by a considerable margin and would have taken the Eastern Division in any normal year. Plus, they are an explosive team and could easily win the WS this year. If the Sox beat them...

They will likely face the Astros in the League Champion Series. The Astros are the #2 team in either league and are the defending World Series Champions.

The Sox trailed off a bit toward the end of the regular season. That may be partly due to them placing a higher priority on resting key players than on driving the win column. But still, they do have some weaknesses. Their bullpen has been a sore spot all season, and the offense has been strangely quiescent at times.

They'll need to really play their best to get past both the Yankees and the Astros. If they do that, the World Series itself may be something of an anticlimax.
Huh? How do you know the Sox are definitely playing the Yanks? There's the wild card game tomorrow first.
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Huh? How do you know the Sox are definitely playing the Yanks? There's the wild card game tomorrow first.
OK, I'm jumping the gun, but I think it's long odds that the Yanks will beat Oakland.
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