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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #105 on: November 01, 2021, 12:53:57 PM »
You mean game 6.

Yes, I do.  :P Houston's Game 6 starter hasn't been determined yet, but Dusty Baker has said it will most likely be Luis Garcia.

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« Reply #106 on: November 01, 2021, 02:27:41 PM »
The CBS Sports app confirms it will be Garcia.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #107 on: November 02, 2021, 12:59:55 PM »
Ehire Adrianza has been given paternity leave and will be replaced on the Braves roster with Johan Camargo. Not that it will make any difference come what may tonight as they are a combined 2-14 in the postseason.
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« Reply #108 on: November 02, 2021, 02:33:51 PM »
With one's luck, he'll probably hit a couple HRs which could end up being the difference between winning tonight and losing to force a Game 7
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« Reply #109 on: November 02, 2021, 10:50:12 PM »
Right now it's 7-0 Atlanta in the seventh with Soler and Freeman going deep. Max Fried goes 6 and was stellar.  Nobody here in Atlanta breathes easy until out no. 27 is recorded.
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« Reply #110 on: November 02, 2021, 11:33:21 PM »
Atlanta?  You can breathe.  After heartbreak one way or another over the past quarter century and then some, for the first time in 26 years, the Atlanta Braves have won the Fall Classic & are your 2021 World Series Champions!

The series wasn't great over all, to be honest, but there was an ounce of competition.  The Astros had their moments on offense, while Atlanta had their defensive moments, especially in Game 6.  When Atlanta turned hot offensively, it was pretty much curtains for Houston
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« Reply #111 on: November 02, 2021, 11:33:30 PM »
The Atlanta Braves are your 2021 World Champions.

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« Reply #112 on: November 02, 2021, 11:53:18 PM »
Jorge Soler is named Series MVP.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #113 on: November 03, 2021, 01:06:01 AM »
Over the past 8 MLB seasons from 2014 to 2021, there has been a different champion every year. 2014 Giants, 2015 Royals, 2016 Cubs, 2017 Astros, 2018 Red Sox, 2019 Nationals, 2020 Dodgers, and 2021 Braves. Baseball has definitely had parity in recent years. 
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #114 on: November 03, 2021, 03:33:24 AM »
Fast numbers: Atlanta is the first team to win the World Series  with the fewest regular season wins since 2006 (St. Louis, 83). They are also the second team to win a World Series with a losing record at the All-Star break (44-45) since the 1964 Cardinals (39-40).

Atlanta out-homered Houston, 11-2.
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« Reply #115 on: November 03, 2021, 11:54:43 AM »
I remember reading something similar as it relates to the parity of the NFL.  The bid difference was that it was related to the runner up (NFC sent several different teams to the Superbowl from 2001-2007, and then against from 2008-2013; 2014-2020).  Turned out there were some repeat teams over the past 20 years, but comparing it to a period where the AFC sent teams headlined by Big Ben, Peyton Manning, and Brady led to several saying that someone different came from the other league or conference.

Anyway, itís always nice to see someone like Atlanta win.  Not that I hate the Dodgers, Red Sox, Yankees, or Cubs, but I donít think Atlanta is as wealthy.  Anyway, they went and spent at the trade deadline whereas other teams would punt to the following season.  Reminded me of Kansas City over half a decade ago.  Itís nice to see someone different win it as opposed to the same team winning year after year, or every other year.

Of course, from those teams between 2014-2021, several of them were part of the Fall Classic & were close to winning more than one in the mentioned timeframe
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2021, 02:47:21 PM »
The celebratory parade will be held Friday in Atlanta and Cobb County (northwest of Atlanta proper), where Truist Park is located.
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #117 on: November 05, 2021, 12:17:59 PM »
Apparently, the Toronto Blue Jays fans are kvetching about the Braves victory. Their conventional wisdom is that the Blue Jays won three games more in the regular season (91 to Atlanta's 88) yet finishing fourth in the AL East, and Toronto won all six regular season games over Atlanta.

That's as may be, but everyone in the playoffs is 0-0 when it starts. Atlanta got hot when it counted. Toronto simply couldn't overcome the other teams down the stretch.
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« Reply #118 on: November 05, 2021, 01:25:00 PM »
To be fair to Toronto, they're playing in a much more difficult division than Atlanta.  I can see why they're upset about it.  However, pretty much each season, everyone knows or should know that there isn't one big division full of 30 teams.  You need to know the structure for MLB.

That being said, it's still not Atlanta's fault or problem that Toronto couldn't win their division.  The goal in sports and other competitive activities is the win, period.  While no one's winning every game in Baseball, you need to win enough to where you qualify for the postseason (and in the NL West's case, a series off the top).  It may be tougher for one team over the other, but the writing is on the wall prior to the conclusion of the season
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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #119 on: November 05, 2021, 04:07:36 PM »
Assuming 10 playoff teams, I would have the 5 best records by league make the playoffs and seed them in their league strictly according to overall record. That wouldn't have affected Atlanta Atlanta vs Toronto though since Toronto is in the A.L. and Atlanta is in the N.L.
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.