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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2011, 07:47:33 PM »
We're a week into the season, and things aren't looking the way they were supposed to. My beloved Indians are actually playing really well, apart from the first two games, and I'm a lot more confident in the prediction I made a while back that they'd be over .500 this year. Also, Boston being winless is awesome.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2011, 07:26:12 PM »
With tonight's win (on a walk-off grand slam by Carlos Santana) the Indians now have the most wins in April of any team in franchise history. I knew they'd be better this year, but this is insane. I keep thinking it's going to end, but it just keeps on going.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2012, 06:03:53 PM »
The MLB season starts tonight (not counting the A's-Mariners series in Japan), and my Indians open tomorrow. I can't help but get excited, even though they're probably going to suck and I've got two other sports teams playing right now that are actually good. My roommates and I are watching Major League right now to psyche ourselves up, and we'll see how long that excitement lasts.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2012, 06:31:42 PM »
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2014, 03:13:16 PM »
So, yeah, four years later...

I was really pissed at the Dolans for being cheap bastards who were too stupid to take a deal where their best pitcher was giving them a significant hometown discount, and still am, but I just watched the movie Major League and now I'm pumped for the season to start. If Masterson walks at the end of the year, we have to, in the words of Jake Taylor, win the whole fucking thing while we've still got him.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2014, 03:42:35 PM »
My primary team is the Toronto Blue Jays as they're the sole Canadian team and I have fond memories of their back-to-back World Series in the early 90's.  However I go to Seattle Mariners games every year since they're the team within driving distance so they've turned into my second team by proxy.

Here's how to sum up their upcoming seasons:

Jays - going with the same team that sucked last season in the vain hope that the only reason they sucked was due to a catastrophe of injuries and slumps.

M's - Signed Robinson Cano... and absolutely no one else.

Either team making the playoffs would only be possible if their handful of good players had historically great seasons to make up for the deadweight plaguing both lineups.  Though if you had the M's pitching staff and the Jays' position players you would have a contending team.

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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2014, 03:52:41 PM »
It was a tad disappointing last season seeing my hometown team lose in the World Series, but then again, I still have clear and fresh memories of the miracle World Series run against the Rangers. I wasn't feeling really greedy for the Cards to win so soon again.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #57 on: October 10, 2016, 06:59:09 PM »
So it's my Indians vs. Shaymin's Blue Jays in the American League Championship series, both getting there via sweeps, both in series most people picked them to lose. If you notice any added tension between the mods in the next week, it probably stems from that.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #58 on: October 10, 2016, 07:19:59 PM »
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2016, 10:23:58 PM »
I'd really like to see the Cubs win myself and that would be my main choice. But right behind them are the Jays so I'm with Shaymin in the ALCS battle. And boo-yah! Cubs just tied it up as I was typing this! Get that sweep!

Last year, both Cubs and Jays made it to their League Championship series and both failed to win and make the World Series. Cubs improved this year but both are playing like they've got unfinished business and know they can get to the World Series. We'll see what happens but I'm hoping at least one or the other can actually make it this year.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2016, 10:59:08 PM »
What a shock, Khushrenada takes the side opposite me. He's just too predictable.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2016, 11:53:22 PM »
Ah, nuts. Cubs lost this one. No sweep for them. Only way I'm rooting for the Indians is if they are facing the Giants in the World Series.

What a shock, Khushrenada takes the side opposite me. He's just too predictable.

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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2016, 09:35:35 AM »
Cubs are through. Kind of hoping the Dodgers make it through as well. That way, I won't be in to root for the Indians no matter who they play or who advances.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2016, 05:45:29 PM »
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2016, 06:20:47 PM »
Pfft, I've never gotten into the glorified cricket clone.
Maybe this could be a new project for you isanolord? Try to get me to try baseball?

Root for the Chicago Cubs everyday or you'll be banned for a month for every day you don't support and cheer them on.

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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2016, 07:09:33 PM »
why cubs? that's not very intimidating... why not bears?
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2016, 09:44:22 PM »
Because Chicago Bears had already been taken by the NFL and so they wanted a name to reference that team and since they were the newer team, they took the name Cubs to show their youth and affiliation to Chicago. ;)

Plus, cubs are cute. Don't you want to take a little bear cub and squeeze him tight with all that soft fur and play with it as it explores the world with its youthful curiosity?


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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2016, 05:16:38 PM »
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2016, 08:47:51 PM »
I'm rooting for Washington to come back and win this game against Los Angeles because I want the AL team to be cheered by the casuals in the World Series. That seems... weird.
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« Reply #69 on: October 13, 2016, 10:00:01 PM »
I'm rooting for Washington to come back and win this game against Los Angeles because I want the AL team to be cheered by the casuals in the World Series. That seems... weird.

Not sure what you meant by casuals cheering but it is not to be. The Brooklyn LA Dodgers are on to the next round. Really looking forward to both championship series this year.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2016, 11:06:58 PM »
I think he meant people with no stake in it would root for the Jays or Indians over the Nationals, but not the Dodgers (and especially not the Cubs).
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #71 on: October 14, 2016, 03:18:35 PM »
So I realize that the most recent champ of the final four teams is the Jays who last won 23 years ago.  So this year a new group of fans will get to celebrate a World Series no matter what with no Yankees, Red Sox, Cardinals or Giants in sight.  That's very cool.

Though I'm a Jays fan and I suppose this tidbit would make them the least deserving team.  Both the Jays and Dodgers have won World Series titles in my lifetime which is not the case for Cleveland and Chicago.  The Indians have not even done it in my father's lifetime and the Cubs haven't in my grandfather's.  I think it's pretty obvious which teams are going to have more sympathy from neutral fans.  Of course if it came down to Cubs/Indians wouldn't that be a little lame, that in order to end the suffering for one fanbase their team will have to crush the hopes of another long suffering fanbase?

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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #72 on: October 14, 2016, 04:17:45 PM »
The Cubs and Indians are the two teams that have gone the longest without winning a World Series out of all of them, not just among the ones still left standing.
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Re: The Major League Baseball Thread: insanolord vs. Shaymin
« Reply #73 on: October 14, 2016, 04:57:22 PM »
Stupid injury power rankings, baseball edition:

1) Glenallen Hill injures himself after waking up from a spider nightmare

2) Joel Zumaya misses a playoff series due to a repetitive stress injury caused by excessive Guitar Hero

3) Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer has to wait two days to pitch because of a finger injury from fixing a drone.
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« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2016, 05:37:01 PM »
Not the first time Bauer's gotten himself into trouble with those things.
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