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  • Houston Astros

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  • Los Angeles Dodgers

    1 16.67%
  • N,Y. Yankees

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  • Minnesota Twins

    1 16.67%
  • Oakland A's

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  • Atlanta Braves

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  • Tampa Bay Rays

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  • Washington Nationals

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  • St. Louis Cardinals

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  • Milwaukee Brewers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
    Could be worse, being a Dodgers fan...7 years straight making the post-season, only getting to the WS twice and losing both times. Win 106 games then lose in impressive fashion to the Wild Card team in the first round. Look like the best team in the MLB during the regular season then stink and choke in the post-season, it’s like death and taxes.
    Dem bums. There is always next year.

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    The managers still in it are Boone, Shildt, Cash, Hinch, and Martinez.

    I have no preferred team, so I am rooting against the Nationals so that the World Series is played between teams with managers who have one-syllable last names.
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    Apparently, Dave Roberts didn't want to risk going to another World Series and lose three in a row. He made the only decision he could to insure defeat: he put Clayton Kershaw into the game. Kershaw may be an excellent regular season pitcher but he's a post-season dud.
    "Because I couldn't go for three." _ Woody Hayes, when asked why he went for a two point conversation against Michigan with his team ahead 48-14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piru View Post
    The managers still in it are Boone, Shildt, Cash, Hinch, and Martinez.

    I have no preferred team, so I am rooting against the Nationals so that the World Series is played between teams with managers who have one-syllable last names.
    Can’t Root for the Cards(unless they are playing the Dodgers), same for the Yankees. I like Houston, but generally root for the National League team(unless it’s the Dodgers).

    So I guess my order of preferred winner right now is.
    1) Nationals
    2) Astros
    3) Rays
    4) Cards
    5) Yanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester Arthur View Post
    Apparently, Dave Roberts didn't want to risk going to another World Series and lose three in a row. He made the only decision he could to insure defeat: he put Clayton Kershaw into the game. Kershaw may be an excellent regular season pitcher but he's a post-season dud.
    Maybe so, but that doesn’t explain how after the second inning the Dodger bats all went to sleep. Last I checked neither Roberts or Kershaw swung a bat.

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    Roberts has a history degree. He is writing his own history with the Dodgers and it isn't good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piru View Post
    Roberts has a history degree. He is writing his own history with the Dodgers and it isn't good.
    It’s the same history as every other Dodger manager since they last won a WS in 1988. They have gone to the post-season 13 times since and lost everyone of them, it’s been going on long before Roberts showed up. Me thinks if Roberts was managing any other team they’d win, Dodgers just don’t have it in their DNA.

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    Astros 6.Rays 1.

    Its Houston vs N.Y.Y.

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    Nice series by the Rays, but Garrit Cole was just too much of a hurdle. That man is a beast of a starting pitcher.

    We got the two best records going in the AL and two of the worst records in the NL, just goes to show anything can happen in the post-season.

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    Back to predicting results in the playoffs based on intimidation factor of team names:

    NLCS:

    Nationals v. Cardinals:

    Making the Nationals "Nats" like I did for the Dodgers series would be two easy. A cardinal easily eats a gnat. Accordingly, I have to be creative with the Cardinals this time.

    Whether the Nationals are the "national" team of the U.S.A., a team that plays in a national capital, or nationals of some country - it is unlikely that there would be any serious conflict between them and a red bird.

    But, if the Cardinals are not birds but instead cardinals of the Roman Catholic church, some conflict might arise with nationalist types.

    The Church has lost its clout, cardinals elected Francis as Pope, and nationalism is rising worldwide.

    NATIONALS

    ALCS:

    Yankees v Astros

    A colonial Yankee carried a musket and was more often than not skilled in guerilla warfare.

    An astronaut has to wear a bulky suit and is better equipped for Star Wars than The Patriot.

    YANKEES
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