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Nationals vs. Astros - The World Series

Washington in 7
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Washington in 5
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Washington in 4
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Houston in 4
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Houston in 5
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Houston in 6
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Houston in 7
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Total Members Voted: 3

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


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bankshot1

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Re: American League
« Reply #1035 on: October 29, 2018, 07:29:02 PM »

Another interesting factoid, while the Sox had home field advantage through-out the post-season, 1) they did not need it 2) they played more games on the road ( 8 ) than they did at home (6), and 3) played better on the road 7-1, than they did at home going 4-2.

That is kind of amazing given how good the Ys, Astros and Dodgers were.
 
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Re: American League
« Reply #1036 on: October 29, 2018, 10:13:01 PM »

so Koach, or anyone with an opinion,

how would you generally rank  the '18 Sox season relative to other teams since '69, in terms of dominant seasons?

in the discussion, or a fluke to be iggied?

Meaningless discussion.

Then again, you're still getting your ass kicked, and gave yet to figure out why .

No one outside Beanfarttown gives a flying fuck.

Richie.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1037 on: October 29, 2018, 10:30:23 PM »

so Koach, or anyone with an opinion,

how would you generally rank  the '18 Sox season relative to other teams since '69, in terms of dominant seasons?

in the discussion, or a fluke to be iggied?

Meaningless discussion.

Then again, you're still getting your ass kicked, and gave yet to figure out why .

No one outside Beanfarttown gives a flying fuck.

Richie.

Troll Seeing that you are ill equipped to participate in a conversation about baseball history, I understand why you feel threatened by it and labeled it "menaingless" However I supplied a link to an article and quote from the NY Times regarding the subject, if you want a primer on the topic, you might want to read it.

If not that's fine, as I've had other discussions on the subject elsewhere, so feel free to shit in your pants, drool uncontollably, and otherwise occupy your time as you generally do here.

No one expects you to conribute anything of value here.

SSDD
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 10:32:08 PM by bankshot1 »
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Re: American League
« Reply #1038 on: October 29, 2018, 11:11:55 PM »

so Koach, or anyone with an opinion,

how would you generally rank  the '18 Sox season relative to other teams since '69, in terms of dominant seasons?

in the discussion, or a fluke to be iggied?

It's a fluke until they do it again, but no reason to ignore them.

I think this has to be in the discussion because the playoffs/Series make it impossible to ignore. Had they gone the way of the Mariners' 116 win season or so many others of the top winning seasons, then you look and shrug, but they didn't.

The 7-1 road record through the post-season, which you already noted, is striking. Listening to the LA players and the national press, "going back to LA" was going to solve all the Dodgers' problems caused by the cold, just as going back to NY was going to fix things for the Yankees. (I don't remember hearing that about Houston.)

The success in the post season despite Chris Sale's relatively poor performances is another of the issues. The hitters against top pitcher after top pitcher, whether starter or reliever, with rare exceptions, stuck out - as did the team's success with several top hitters suddenly not producing.

Whatever the bumps were, the team dominated overall.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1039 on: October 29, 2018, 11:49:32 PM »

https://www.mlb.com/news/2018-red-sox-stack-up-to-1998-yankees/c-299967748

The argument in favor of the 1998 Yankees as the best of the era is hard to counter, IMO.
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« Reply #1040 on: October 29, 2018, 11:51:43 PM »

Whether they can do it again, IMO might not be the measure of  historic "greatness".

The Sox have won the AL East 3 years in a row, so they had a base of "very good" in place. This year with a team record 108 reg season wins, brought it to  another level, while the post-season domination, layered another still. There just aren't that many teams in the play-off era that have had this type of dominating season. But what really set it apart was the dominant post-season, against 3 very strong teams, 

As you noted the Mariners with the record 116 wins crapped out against the Yankees, but we have the '98 Yankees wih 114 wins and a dominating post-sseason, the '75-76 Reds (76 in particular, the Reds were undefeated in the post-season), the '70 Orioles (who only one 1 WS, and could have won 3). The '86 Mets (108 wins) are there, but their post-season was not really dominant (picking nits).

In any case, there are just a small handful of teams since '69, almost 50 years, that have had type of season as the Sox did this year.

And fwiw I love to see them do it again.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1041 on: October 30, 2018, 12:01:26 AM »

https://www.mlb.com/news/2018-red-sox-stack-up-to-1998-yankees/c-299967748

The argument in favor of the 1998 Yankees as the best of the era is hard to counter, IMO.

Its about impossible to comp different era teams, but the '70 O's might have been better than either.

But as the article concludes the Sox historic greatness and inclusion among greatest baseball tems is undeniable,

except of course for an idiotic pathetic troll who knows shit from shinola about the game or its history.

heh
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Re: American League
« Reply #1042 on: October 30, 2018, 09:14:15 AM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #1043 on: October 30, 2018, 11:49:08 AM »

so Koach, or anyone with an opinion,

how would you generally rank  the '18 Sox season relative to other teams since '69, in terms of dominant seasons?

in the discussion, or a fluke to be iggied?

Meaningless discussion.

Then again, you're still getting your ass kicked, and gave yet to figure out why .

No one outside Beanfarttown gives a flying fuck.

Richie.

Troll Seeing that you are ill equipped to participate in a conversation about baseball history, I understand why you feel threatened by it and labeled it "menaingless" However I supplied a link to an article and quote from the NY Times regarding the subject, if you want a primer on the topic, you might want to read it.

If not that's fine, as I've had other discussions on the subject elsewhere, so feel free to shit in your pants, drool uncontollably, and otherwise occupy your time as you generally do here.

No one expects you to conribute anything of value here.

SSDD

Sorry, Richie. You're still losing.

Worst baseball season ever. Homers and Ks, horrible officiating, and snoozeball in between. Attendance down a commish committed to ensuring highest payrolls win, and a guy whose in morality is in question, in an era of sports betting being legalized, and a sport whose leaders now think all it needs is rule changes.

It's a meaningless and hollow victory in a downwardly spiraling era of the game.
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« Reply #1044 on: October 30, 2018, 11:59:52 AM »

World Series sucked: The fifth and deciding game of the World Series delivered big numbers Sunday for Fox, but the series as a whole was the least-watched in several years.

The Boston Red Sox' victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded a 12.3 rating in metered-market households, easily the best of the series thus far. It was down slightly, however, from Game 5 in 2017 (12.8), as has been the case for the prior four games. It averaged 17.64 million viewers for the network, off about 7 percent from a year ago.

This year's World Series, despite featuring teams from two top-10 media markets, was the least-watched since 2014, averaging 14.33 million viewers. That's down 23 percent year over year and ahead of only the 2014 (13.93 million over five games) and 2012 World Series (12.64 million) this decade.


Per Hollywood Reporter
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Re: American League
« Reply #1045 on: October 30, 2018, 12:15:38 PM »

so Koach, or anyone with an opinion,

how would you generally rank  the '18 Sox season relative to other teams since '69, in terms of dominant seasons?

in the discussion, or a fluke to be iggied?

Meaningless discussion.

Then again, you're still getting your ass kicked, and gave yet to figure out why .

No one outside Beanfarttown gives a flying fuck.

Richie.

Troll Seeing that you are ill equipped to participate in a conversation about baseball history, I understand why you feel threatened by it and labeled it "menaingless" However I supplied a link to an article and quote from the NY Times regarding the subject, if you want a primer on the topic, you might want to read it.

If not that's fine, as I've had other discussions on the subject elsewhere, so feel free to shit in your pants, drool uncontollably, and otherwise occupy your time as you generally do here.

No one expects you to conribute anything of value here.

SSDD

Sorry, Richie. You're still losing.

Worst baseball season ever. Homers and Ks, horrible officiating, and snoozeball in between. Attendance down a commish committed to ensuring highest payrolls win, and a guy whose in morality is in question, in an era of sports betting being legalized, and a sport whose leaders now think all it needs is rule changes.

It's a meaningless and hollow victory in a downwardly spiraling era of the game.

The tears of the troll.

heh

One of the reasons the sox were so enjoyable was the way they played the game.

Speed, great defense, hit and run, solid and at imes dominant pitching, timely hitting, and the long-ball,

the Sox were truly 2-out assassins.

They were an exciting and a fun team to watch.

And troll I don't particularly care if you watched or not.

Though I suspect you did through your tears and anger and envy

LOLOLOL.

But as posted several times already, given your cluelessness, no one expects you to contribute anything of value, so at least you're consistent in that regard.

But your insistence on leaving your tears, feces and urine...

you really should learn how to wipe

anywhere.

SSDD

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Re: American League
« Reply #1046 on: October 30, 2018, 03:55:02 PM »

Get help. You're still losing.

Every post of yours insures another defeat.
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bankshot1

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« Reply #1047 on: October 30, 2018, 04:08:44 PM »

Get help. You're still losing.

Every post of yours insures another defeat.

Every post insures my exposure to you an indecent dumb-fuck stalker.

that's it. But as Elba understands you're close to useless except as a punching bag.

And I don't need help, I need a buyer.

Unfortunately, I've owned you, hammy and pigday, the trifecta of indecent troll for years, and I can't drum up one willing buyer, or even a renter for the vast empty space between your shit-filled ears.

Its definitely a buyers market for dumb and indecent (explains Trump in '16) but it seems no one wants additional exposure to an amoral stupid and shit-stained asshole like you. 

I may have to cut the the price again and throw in a Sox World Series T.

heh
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« Reply #1048 on: October 30, 2018, 04:24:48 PM »

With apologies to Arlo Guthrie

Flyin' in from Los Angeles
Bringin' in the Series trophy

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/10/30/card-games-cucumber-slices-and-lots-selfies-were-red-sox-charter-flight-home/q1cmsQrkcAu2R5aocloseL/story.html

lot of in-flght pics as the WCBRS winged it back to Boston.
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« Reply #1049 on: October 30, 2018, 05:08:43 PM »

Btw, some ae calling this World Series the death of baseball.
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