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Title: 2019 World Series
Post by: MunsonT45 on September 26, 2019, 08:03 PM
Well this section seams pretty dead, but any predictions? Im going with Houston once again. They are a better team then they were in 2017. They have, by far, the best starting pitching. Offense is amazing. They look like the complete team.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Cheese on September 26, 2019, 09:45 PM
Well this section seams pretty dead, but any predictions? Im going with Houston once again. They are a better team then they were in 2017. They have, by far, the best starting pitching. Offense is amazing. They look like the complete team.

That’s funny...going with Houston...heck you come from Houston. I’ve never seen a Red Sox fan cheer for the Yankees.  [poke]

I’m still trying to locate the channel the Twins are broadcast on cable TV...
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on September 27, 2019, 12:12 AM
Go Astros!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: kevinculle on September 27, 2019, 08:33 AM
Those of us in Metro Detroit long ago gave up any dreams of post-season glory...our chant:

First round draft pick!
First round draft pick!
First round draft pick!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on September 27, 2019, 08:44 AM
Not baseball related, but I'm a NY Jets fan. I'm quite familiar with that chant......
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on September 28, 2019, 11:17 AM
Not baseball related, but I'm a NY Jets fan. I'm quite familiar with that chant......

My son is a long-suffering Jets/Mets/Knicks fan  [crying] , so here in our house we hear all the pessimism that can go along with a pro sports team LOL.

My Nats   [smile] did squeak in with the WC.  I used to say I didn't like the WC format, but now I've decided to change my opinion.  [big grin]

I do think that MLB should change the playoff format so WC series are at least three games. Single-game format in baseball is no good, in my opinion.

Not sure about making a prediction, but as always, I hope the WS goes to the NL.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on September 28, 2019, 12:05 PM
Not baseball related, but I'm a NY Jets fan. I'm quite familiar with that chant......

My son is a long-suffering Jets/Mets/Knicks fan  [crying] , so here in our house we hear all the pessimism that can go along with a pro sports team LOL.

My Nats   [smile] did squeak in with the WC.  I used to say I didn't like the WC format, but now I've decided to change my opinion.  [big grin]

I do think that MLB should change the playoff format so WC series are at least three games. Single-game format in baseball is no good, in my opinion.

Not sure about making a prediction, but as always, I hope the WS goes to the NL.

Your son and I have a lot in common, but I'll add the Rangers for hockey in there lol. Going back to baseball, I'm all about the national league. Not a fan, at all, of the DH.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on September 28, 2019, 12:34 PM
Peter,  Yes, the Rangers are on his list of grievances, as well.  [big grin]

As for college sports, he finally got some results because his UVA teams recently won the National Championship in baseball and basketball.

I keep trying to tell him that he can't have it all with his sports teams.  He often listens to Dad's advice, but not on this topic LOL .

DH, a terrible thing. [mad] And the no-pitch IBB, also bad.  [mad]   I  don't like the limit on mound visits and all the speed-up-the-game changes.  All that stuff is part of the game as far as I am concerned and if there is a good crew in the booth calling the game, then I think it's all part of  the theater of baseball.  [smile]

Also, we need some more Earl Weavers to provide quality manager ejections for entertainment value.  [big grin]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: neth27 on September 28, 2019, 02:52 PM
What is it?  [big grin]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on September 28, 2019, 03:00 PM
You lost me at UVA - I'm a Hokies fan along with the Wolfpack lol. Funny you mention the crew in the booth - the Mets had a game broadcast on Youtube a few weeks back. Maybe I'm partial (and used to) Keith & Gary on SNY, but the Youtube broadcast was just AWFUL.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on October 07, 2019, 07:47 PM
Peter, I think Gary/Keith/Ron are the best in the business in the booth for TV.

I'm now with the Nats/Dodgers game, biting my nails and hoping for a Game 5 !!

I will check back in with you end of Nov with the UVA-VPI game.  [big grin]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 07, 2019, 07:50 PM
Peter, I think Gary/Keith/Ron are the best in the business in the booth for TV.

I'm now with the Nats/Dodgers game, biting my nails and hoping for a Game 5 !!

I will check back in with you end of Nov with the UVA-VPI game.  [big grin]
Not to Jynx anything but whomever wins the lad stl series will go to the series imo. This is the only series I'm actually paying attention to.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on October 07, 2019, 07:59 PM
I watched Cards-Braves today, have to know our future opponents ( being optimistic  [big grin] )
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 07, 2019, 08:03 PM
Definitely rooting for the cards in that series. Great game today.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: aloysius on October 07, 2019, 09:43 PM
WORLD Series?  What other nations are competing?
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: DeformedTree on October 07, 2019, 10:49 PM
What other nations are competing?

Canada*

*They didn't make the playoffs.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on October 20, 2019, 02:01 AM
Come on down @Rob Z - Our Astros pulled it off! The juice box will have its lid closed tight Tuesday night and we will be loud and ready for a great series against your Nats. Here’s to a great series with some unbelievable pitching from both teams. I can’t wait. May the best team win!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 20, 2019, 03:35 AM
Following....
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on October 20, 2019, 04:19 PM
Hey Alan

I was, and continue to be, stunned that the Nats made it this far.   [eek] Everyone in the area who was howling for the manager's head when the team was in the doldrums has conveniently forgotten  about how they had written the team off LOL. I guess that's the way it goes with every team's fans.

The Astros look good, very good. I am hoping for a good and competitive Series and will be watching every AB.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on October 20, 2019, 05:22 PM
Me too! I am a bit old school when it comes to baseball so I love a good pitchers duel. This should be good! Good luck!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Dusty.Tools on October 20, 2019, 10:11 PM
What other nations are competing?

:)


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Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on October 30, 2019, 12:02 AM
Hey Alan, how are you doing buddy? I've been a nervous wreck this entire Series !  [eek] No matter how this turns out, I am glad that the Nats didn't get blown out in four games, and that it went to seven for a good, exciting series.

I hope Max is able to pitch tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 30, 2019, 12:04 AM
Max said he's ready. Who would have thought it's home field disadvantage lol. Great series nonetheless.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on October 30, 2019, 12:09 AM
Hey Peter,  I hope he will be. I could see him stalking around the bullpen like a caged animal LOL.  Let's hope he pitches a great game.  Also, I lament that this might be the last we see of Rendon and Stras in Nats uniforms.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 30, 2019, 12:10 AM
Both those guys put on a masterclass tonight. Really masterful. Stepped up when their team needed them.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Cheese on October 30, 2019, 12:23 AM
Just got done watching the game...terrible call at first base. The New York head honcho ump needs to have his Festools removed from his possession...that'll learn him.  [smile]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 30, 2019, 06:37 AM
@Cheese while I didn't like the call, I agreed with it. It was close, but if the runner got more to the right side of the line it would have been ok.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on October 30, 2019, 09:27 AM
@Rob Z - I feel like these games are aging me in dog years! Well game 7 tonight! It has been a great, crazy, up and down series. Good luck!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 30, 2019, 09:29 AM
Win or lose, I'm looking forward to stealing a taco today at Taco Bell!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on October 30, 2019, 10:09 PM
It’s the middle of the 6th and my team is leading 2-0 so why do I feel like I need a Cardiologist and a Psychiatrist on call right now! OMG this is stressful!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on October 30, 2019, 10:35 PM
Wow! Now 2-3, not sure my heart is strong enough for this!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Cheese on October 30, 2019, 10:47 PM
Well I’d suggest that if your heart isn’t healthy enough to withstand the constant changing dimensions of the ever changing architecture of our society, then bail and bail early.

Me... I’m good to go......... xxxx
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on October 30, 2019, 11:12 PM
Alan, I am now going in to floor pacing mode.  [eek] My extreme level of concentration now hopefully will help our boys in the pen close this one out !  [scared]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on October 30, 2019, 11:15 PM
By “architecture of our society” clearly you mean baseball😊. I can take it, it’s just painful.

@Rob Z - I think I have put on 5,000 steps since the 6th. My dogs, don’t know what to think.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on October 31, 2019, 12:05 AM
@Rob Z - Congratulations to you and all of the Nats fans here! They played great baseball and deserved to win. They beat us the same way that we beat the Dodgers in 17’, with great pitching, power hitting and relentless opportunistic and timely hitting. BTW, Anthony Rendon is from Houston, he went to Lamar HS, which is about ten minutes from Minute Maid Park and he was also a star at Rice which is also minutes from the ballpark. Good for him and the Nats!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on October 31, 2019, 12:20 AM
Hey Alan.  Thanks  [smile], oh my, that was grueling to watch.  After that low point earlier in the season, I was just thrilled to make the WC game!

Some seasons, I manage to watch or listen (radio) to every game in the season.  So, after a couple thousand games this is pretty sweet.  [smile]

Speaking of Rendon, I am afraid the Nats won't be able to entice him to stay and this is the last we've seen of him in a Nats uniform.

Back to reality tomorrow !  [cool]

Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on October 31, 2019, 10:29 AM
Amazing series - not just for the fans of both teams, but to anyone who loves baseball. Both teams deserved to be there and put on an amazing series.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on February 06, 2020, 01:43 AM
Alan, Peter, you guys still around here?  [smile] It's almost that time again !  [drooling]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on February 06, 2020, 02:07 AM
50 days....
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on February 06, 2020, 09:53 AM
Oh yeah, I’m still here. Hard to get excited about the season this year after this cheating scandal. It’s going to be a rough, hard to watch year this year.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on February 06, 2020, 10:05 AM
Oh yeah, I’m still here. Hard to get excited about the season this year after this cheating scandal. It’s going to be a rough, hard to watch year this year.

@Alanbach I'm a Mets fan. We HAD a manager....
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on February 06, 2020, 02:02 PM
Alan,  you're right, it has taken a bit of the shine off the diamond (sorry, bad pun  [embarassed] ).  I hope none of the Nats will be  implicated in any of this stuff.

Peter, as you might guess, I got an earful from my son about the Mets dealio.  [scared] [big grin]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: PeterJJames13 on February 06, 2020, 02:20 PM
Alan,  you're right, it has taken a bit of the shine off the diamond (sorry, bad pun  [embarassed] ).  I hope none of the Nats will be  implicated in any of this stuff.

Peter, as you might guess, I got an earful from my son about the Mets dealio.  [scared] [big grin]
Terrible choice as manager. The Mets ownership doesn't need another "yes" man. I understand Beltran had to go, but there WERE options out there...
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on February 06, 2020, 02:46 PM
Yeah, it’s a BIG mess!
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on February 16, 2020, 07:24 PM
Alan, I just read that the Astros hired Dusty Baker and he's already moaning and groaning about his players getting beaned.  LOL the Drama continues ! [scared] [blink] [wink]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on February 16, 2020, 11:25 PM
As I said it’s going to be a tough year. Not that we don’t deserve it but we are going to get abused regularly in every park we visit. I doubt that getting plunked a few times is going to be the worst of it. It’s going to be really ugly for a while. Dusty better get some cheese with his whine, he’s going to need it.
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Rob Z on May 31, 2020, 05:48 PM
Hey Alan and Peter

Things aren't looking so good, are they?  I wonder if the players and owners can figure out a way to get some baseball on the field.  I can do without any of the major sports and even college sports, but no MLB is gonna be a real existential crisis for me !  [scared] [eek] [blink] [crying]
Title: Re: 2019 World Series
Post by: Alanbach on May 31, 2020, 09:21 PM
And then, I believe it is next season that the CBA expires so it looks like they now have two monster negotiations in a row to deal with. They better get on the stick (pun intended).