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Nationals vs. Astros - The World Series

Washington in 7
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Washington in 6
- 2 (66.7%)
Washington in 5
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Washington in 4
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Houston in 4
- 0 (0%)
Houston in 5
- 1 (33.3%)
Houston in 6
- 0 (0%)
Houston in 7
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 3

Voting closed: October 23, 2019, 02:00:10 PM


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Re: American League
« Reply #240 on: August 15, 2018, 12:28:53 AM »

Who said that?
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Re: American League
« Reply #241 on: August 15, 2018, 12:48:49 AM »

Sparks fly in LA

Hundley and Puig ejected
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Re: American League
« Reply #242 on: August 15, 2018, 01:22:32 AM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #243 on: August 15, 2018, 01:21:14 PM »

Scherzer is close to "Pedro in his prime" territory.

Scherzer's is probably my favorite non-Sox pitcher.

A related article in yesterdays Globe


https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2018/08/14/chris-sale-measuring-peak-pedro-and-two-other-overlooked-red-sox-stats/GzIbiuIxxzjqPAE8XyQnWL/story.html

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Re: American League
« Reply #244 on: August 15, 2018, 03:34:43 PM »

https://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/08/latest_2018_world_series_odds_red_sox_overwhelming.html

Boston the big favorite to win it all.

But in the playoffs, pressure to wrap up a monster season becomes too great for some teams.

Either they win it all, or we find out who this year's version of Grady Little will be.

Vince Velasquez tries out his mound skills in a big games for the Utes tonight. He hits well, too. Which is what they need. Wilson Ramos reports for duty.

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Re: American League
« Reply #245 on: August 15, 2018, 04:39:19 PM »

heh

persistence.

Off the top of my head, I think the '60 Yankees or '69 Orioles may have been the best pennant winners (edit--I saw) not to win their respective World Series.
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Re: American League
« Reply #246 on: August 15, 2018, 04:43:03 PM »

54 Indians?
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« Reply #247 on: August 15, 2018, 04:48:02 PM »

I meant to include "I saw"

but 111 wins and getting swept in the Series would have to be head of the Grady Little Division.
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Re: American League
« Reply #248 on: August 15, 2018, 04:57:42 PM »

BETTS out of the lineup tonight
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Re: American League
« Reply #249 on: August 15, 2018, 05:20:45 PM »

1995 Indians?
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Re: American League
« Reply #250 on: August 15, 2018, 05:58:49 PM »


 2011 Phillies?
 2015 Cardinals?
2008 Angels?
2004 Yankees? 2003 Giants and the 2003 Braves?
2002 A'? 2001 Mariners? 1998 Astros? 1988 Mets? 1976 and 1977 Phillies?

1995 Indians?

2008 Patriots?


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Re: American League
« Reply #251 on: August 15, 2018, 06:29:04 PM »

I remember the good old days when the words "pennant winner" was widely understood to mean league champ.

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Re: American League
« Reply #252 on: August 15, 2018, 06:31:19 PM »

I remember the good old days when the words "pennant winner" was widely understood to mean league champ.
That's how I read it and why I didn't mention the 2001 Mariners.
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« Reply #253 on: August 15, 2018, 06:39:55 PM »

I remember the good old days when the words "pennant winner" was widely understood to mean league champ.
That's how I read it and why I didn't mention the 2001 Mariners.

Exactly, they did not win the AL pennant in '01.

I expected you and most others here understood the gist and didn't see the need to spell it out or dumb it down.

But the troll got to mention Grady Little and the '08 Pats, so he's happy but clueless.
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« Reply #254 on: August 15, 2018, 06:42:00 PM »

I remember the good old days when the words "pennant winner" was widely understood to mean league champ.
1995 Indians. 100 wins in 144 games. Shut down in the World.Series by umpires deliberately expanding the strike.zones for Maddux and Glavine just to spite me
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