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Re: 2021 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2021, 12:42:04 AM »
For the first time in 22 years , the Braves will be in the World Series.  The 2000 Yankees will remain MLB's last repeat World Series Championship team.

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« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2021, 03:37:29 AM »
Gee, could there be something to that video game simulation?? Probably not since it had Atlanta winning the NLCS over San Francisco and the WS over Boston. Should be an interesting series coming up.

Listening to the KNX stream and the Dodger faithful kvetching. ("They ran out of pitchers," "All that money and yadda yadda"). Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was more genteel, saying Atlanta simply outplayed his team.
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« Reply #77 on: October 24, 2021, 12:27:25 PM »
The Astros are posted as 10:1 to win the Series. The money line opened at -150 but has since dropped to -145.
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« Reply #78 on: October 24, 2021, 08:53:19 PM »
I hope the Braves win it all!!!!!   :)

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« Reply #79 on: October 24, 2021, 11:56:24 PM »
I think a lot of people are hoping Atlanta wins.  Though there are some that want to see Houston win so that Dusty Baker can finally get his.  Still amazing to win a pennant in both leagues.  Several people still will pull for Atlanta, but out of the last four teams, they were probably the "least polarizing"
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« Reply #80 on: Yesterday at 08:14:55 PM »
I may not care too much for the Astros, but I wouldn't wish Ron "I can do anything I want!" Kulpa on them. A pretty low blow letting him work this World Series.

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« Reply #81 on: Today at 03:08:20 AM »
Of note, the current collective bargaining agreement ends at midnight December 1. So unless some wheeling and dealing is done, there will be a work stoppage in MLB starting December 2.

On the Series front, Astros P Lance McCullers is doubtful, having suffered a strain in the divisional series.
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« Reply #82 on: Today at 03:15:06 AM »
There is a very tough lesson for both the San Francisco Giants AND the Los Angeles Dodgers to learn from this postseason:

107 wins for the Giants and 106 for the Dodgers were fantastic in the regular season.   It means diddly squat for the postseason.   Interesting that those teams got knocked out before the World Series.   

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« Reply #83 on: Today at 09:21:46 AM »
There is a very tough lesson for both the San Francisco Giants AND the Los Angeles Dodgers to learn from this postseason:

107 wins for the Giants and 106 for the Dodgers were fantastic in the regular season.   It means diddly squat for the postseason.   Interesting that those teams got knocked out before the World Series.   


I think I may have to disagree with this here.  I don't think there's anything San Francisco and Los Angeles have to learn from this postseason (that they didn't already know).  Especially the latter (at least prior to last year).  At the end of the day, it's just lousy luck in a league full of professionals.  Atlanta didn't win as much, but they didn't need to.  As long as they got in, anything could happen.

That's just my opinion.  I don't think it's a big deal.  For what it's worth, the Dodgers and Giants are two of only 9 teams out of 30 that have won the title in the past 12 years.  Both played each other early due to the structure of the playoffs; someone wasn't going to survive to the NLCS.  SF may have survived against Atlanta had they not blown their lead against a banged up Dodgers team.

I do agree that 100+ wins is meaningless and/or overrated if you don't win the title or at least get to the World Series.  I just think that no one would be surprised if they fall short.  Nothing's guaranteed.  The 2015 NL side of the postseason was the most brutal with the Top three teams in terms of wins coming from the same division (and this was when the All Star Game rule was still active & the AL winning that year's game)
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