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RuthW

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Originally posted by Og, King of Bashan:
So is anyone going to take a game off of the Dodgers or can we just crown their @$$'s right now?

The Cubs did take one, which made me sad. But now I'm posting in the middle of the third inning in game 5: Dodgers are up 7-0. [Yipee] The WS starts Tuesday!
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Prester John
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Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for U.S. Steel.
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Looks like I’m pulling for the Dodgers. [Frown]

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RuthW

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Yeah, I'd root for any team playing the Yankees, especially a California team. (On sale at Fenway: t-shirts that read, "My favorite teams are the Red Sox and whoever is playing the Yankees.")

Maybe the Astros will stage a comeback? That would be lovely. And as Hedgehog has pointed out with his list of droughts, they're due.

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Barnabas62
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The Dodgers have been great in the play-offs. And the best WS would certainly be Dodgers-Astros. Now that could be a close series. If it happens, I think the awesome Verlander is very likely to win two for the Astros. But I fancy the Dodgers to take that series 4-2 or 4-3.

And if it's against the Yankees, I think the Dodgers win easily.

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sharkshooter

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quote:
Originally posted by RuthW:
The WS starts Tuesday!

and the Yankees are no where in sight. [Smile]

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RuthW

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Thoughts on how this will go? I'm picking the Dodgers in 7.
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Hedgehog

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I find myself unable to make any prediction. The playoffs actually functioned properly for a change, and we have a World Series between what are the two best teams in baseball. AS far as I am concerned, it is a coin flip on how it will go.

[ 24. October 2017, 19:41: Message edited by: Hedgehog ]

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Og, King of Bashan

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I'm having a hard time picking my team.

The first World Series I ever watched was '88, the last time the Dodgers were in it. I was rooting for the Dodgers, my dad was rooting for the A's, and I still rub it in every time we are both present when they show the Gibson game 1 home run. Plus, as I said, I'm enjoying watching Yasiel Puig acting like a big kid out there.

On the other hand, my Facebook feed seems to be mostly pro-Astros. A number of friends live in LA, and I don't think one of them has mentioned the Dodgers all season. Plus I'm glad they brought back the old logo a few years ago.

I'd go with the Dodgers as the NL team, but the Astros still don't feel like an AL team to me.

I guess I'll just have to watch and enjoy until something pulls me one way or the other.

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Og, King of Bashan

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Checked the score when I got home from choir last night, 3-1 Dodgers in the 8th, and went to bed, in an attempt to shorten the duration of a cold.

Apparently that was a bad decision?

With the previously untouchable Dodgers bullpen looking mortal for the first time in a while, we got a series!

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Barnabas62
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My prediction for the first two games was 1-1, which I thought would be one for Kershaw, one for Verlander. In the end the hitherto great Dodgers bullpen managed to lose one unexpectedly. I still think the Dodgers will win the WS 4-2 or 4-3. But it has all the makings of a great, close, series. More later nights for me!

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I'm afraid that the manager may have played it too clever by half by putting pitchers in and out until there was no one left for extra innings. The bull pen is splendid but it isn't bottomless.

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RuthW

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And it wasn't splendid the other night either!
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Lyda*Rose

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Well, yeah...

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Barnabas62
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Great win by the Dodgers; Bellinger out of the slump. And Kershaw v Keuchel up next again. Game 5 looks like the key.

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I'm very pleased the Series is level. 3-1 is tough for the trailing team but both have wins on the road, which (I suppose) gives the Dodgers an advantage.

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Barnabas62
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Rollercoaster game 5. Both starter pitchers are done, Dodgers led 4-0, then it became 4-4, then 7-4 to Dodgers, now 7-7! And we're at the bottom of the 4th! Wow!

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Barnabas62
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And the rollercoaster continued until the 10th. Wild game. Dodgers now up against it.

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RuthW

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The Sunday game was insane. Just nuts.

quote:
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Thoughts on how this will go? I'm picking the Dodgers in 7.

So -- there will be a seventh game. Please please please let me be 100% right!
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Barnabas62
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Ouch, RuthW. There's a mountain to climb now.

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RuthW

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Darvish chased in the second inning and 10 men left on base.

[Waterworks] [Waterworks] [Waterworks] [Waterworks] [Waterworks] [Waterworks] [Waterworks]

Nothing to do but read Roger Angell and dream of mid-February, when pitchers and catchers will report.

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Barnabas62
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After watching Darvish in Game 3, I did wonder if the Dodgers should have made the bull pen the starting pitcher. From memory, the D-backs did that.

But leaving all those runners on base was a killer. Particularly in the first inning.

It was a great WS up to Game 7, deserved a closer finish than that. Congrats Astros.

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