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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #135 on: October 18, 2019, 04:02:47 AM »
Houston is now a game away from dancing with Washington.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #136 on: October 18, 2019, 10:09:28 PM »
The Yankees will play Game 6 in Houston.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #137 on: October 20, 2019, 12:50:14 AM »
After a wild 9th inning, the Houston Astros have won their 2nd A.L. pennant in the last 3 years. D.J. Lemahieu hit a game tying home run in the top of the 9th, only to be bested by Jose Altuve's pennant winning home run in the bottom of the 9th.

A tip of the cap to Altuve as well as to Michael Brantley for that awesome defensive play in the 7th.

Chapman, meanwhile, is a postseason choker. He blew game 7 of the 2016 World Series and the Cubs won anyway and tonight he cost the Yankees a chance to play game 7.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #138 on: October 20, 2019, 01:18:13 AM »
Should be some great pitching in the World Series.  Verlander/Cole for Houston and Scherzer/Strasburg for Washington. 

My pick:  Houston in 7

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #139 on: October 20, 2019, 01:54:25 AM »
Thank HEAVENS my Astros have denied those Yankee$ a shot at a 28th championship!

Interesting little factoid: this elimination of the Yankees means this is the first decade since the 1910s that they have not won the American League. That's how good they've been since they acquired Babe Ruth from the Red Sox in 1920.

I think this World Series goes the full 7 games, and I'm gonna be loyal to my hometown Astros and pick them to win. But the Nationals will certainly give them all they've got and make it potentially one of the great World Series in recent memory maybe.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #140 on: October 20, 2019, 05:45:49 AM »
And I hope FOX (even though I know they still use the football theme for postseason baseball) probably wants 7 games too, given that both teams have owned and operated stations in their markets. That was the case in 2017 when it went the full 7 games. This year, who knows.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #141 on: October 20, 2019, 08:21:26 AM »
I've been hearing the Series will be a yawnfest simply because markets #1 and 2 (Yankees and Dodgers) aren't in it. Markets #7 and 8 are. But they don't know anything we or Fox doesn't.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #142 on: October 20, 2019, 08:47:11 AM »
I say it is going to be the Nationals in 6. That is my prediction anyway. Sometimes I go for the underdog.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #143 on: October 20, 2019, 09:15:39 AM »
I thought Dave Robertsí pitching management was bad.

Iíll go Astros in six.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #144 on: October 21, 2019, 04:44:15 PM »
I'm predicting that the Series will go the full seven, and the Nationals come out on top, continuing the trend of the visitors winning the deciding game of the Fall Classic (we saw the Giants win in 2014, the Cubs in 2016 and the Astros in 2017).

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #145 on: October 23, 2019, 12:43:51 AM »
Washington takes game 1. A 5-4 decision with Juan Soto coming up large. Scherzer fans seven.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #146 on: October 23, 2019, 12:42:52 PM »
David Ross is the next Cubs manager.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #147 on: October 24, 2019, 02:14:56 AM »
Welp, see you in 2020, Minute Maid Park.
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

The following pricing games should be retired because there's no way or no easy way to make them fair: Spelling Bee, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Pass the Buck, Let em Roll.

The following retired pricing games should be revived: $uper $aver, Give or Keep, Buy or Sell, Hurdles, Bump, Penny Ante, Credit Card, On the Spot, Split Decision, Add em Up, Walk of Fame, Barker's Markers.

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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #148 on: October 24, 2019, 02:44:34 AM »
Not counting out Houston just yet. In 1996, the Yankees were down 2 games to 0 to Atlanta (who outscored the Yanks 16-1 in those two games) then swept the next four to take the series. Unless the Astros' starters are just completely shell-shocked now, anything can still happen.
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Re: 2019 MLB Season
« Reply #149 on: October 24, 2019, 08:27:52 AM »
Ratings: while game 1 drew some 12 million estimated viewers, it was off 11% from last year.  WTTG, the Fox affiliate in Washington, must be all smiles right now with their local overnights even if Houston had higher (27.1 in Houston, 23.1 in Washington).
"The opposite of 'pro' is 'con,' that fact is clearly seen...if 'progress' means to move ahead, then what does 'Congress' mean?" --Nipsey Russell