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Calling All Baseball Fans

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by John L., Sep 29, 2011.

  1. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    Well last night was a great night for baseball. Tons of dramatic finishes and peaked interest all around in the final games of the season. Personally, I'm a Yankees fan so watching the Red Sox blow it in the 9th was pure enjoyment for me...even if that meant my Yankees gave up a 7-run lead with their AAA pitchers.

    So what are your thoughts on the finish to the 2011 regular season? Is your team playoff bound or are they sitting out? What did you guys think of the Red Sox and Braves blowing it in the end?
     
  2. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    World Series: Phillies vs. Rangers
    Winner: Phillies in 6
    MVP: Cliff Lee or Hunter Pence

    Why the Phillies?
    Tale of the tape:
    Home Field Advantage: Yes
    Wins: 102 wins (franchise record)
    Runs allowed: 529 (best in the league)
    Run differential; +184 (second best in the league/first among teams that do not use a DH)
    Pitching:
    Starters: 2.86 ERA (best since 1985)
    4 10-game winners (Oswalt came up short at 9)

    The offense Hunter Pence added after the trade makes the Phillies unstoppable. They clinched home field through the playoffs early and could start resting starters.
     
  3. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    Phillies look good, definitely look like the favs to win it all but we all know how favorites can turn out. I think if we get passed Verlander in Game 1 we have a good shot at taking the series. Their rotation isn't that great behind him (other than Fister). I personally would much rather see an '09 rematch.
     
  4. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    Let's go Rays!
     
  5. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    Phillies spotted the Cards 3 runs on the first three batters (S, W, & HR), then came back to stomp the life out of them. Halladay blew through 21 straight batters.

    Too bad NYY rained out. Want the Yanks to win so that the Rangers break them.

    Big scare for the Rangers starting out. Falling behind 2 games in a 5 game series is almost always a death sentence.
     
  6. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Brewers will win the World Series.

    Some point in my lifetime I'll witness the rebirth of the Dodgers.
     
  7. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    RANGERS BABY!!!
     
  8. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    A Rangers vs Cardinals would an awesome World Series.
     
  9. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    I think MLB will disagree. They're already pissed at the LCS ratings. But if I want anyone to win it at this point I would want the Brewers to win it because they have some extreme energy and passion going right now. I also like Morgan he is crazy lol.
     
  10. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    LCS ratings?
     
  11. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    It's a shame that the most interesting baseball matchups are rarely the ones that draw the most ratings.

    But I don't care, last year's World Series was one of the best I've seen in a while.
     
  12. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    League Championship Series? You know, the ALCS and NLCS. Most people say LCS when they are talking about both.
     
  13. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    Never heard that term used before. Interesting.
     
  14. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    They've had the LCS since 1969... I'm kind of surprised you've never heard of it before.
     
  15. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    Rangers all the way.....
     
  16. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    They got a great shot so long as their offense stays hot. Wasn't so much tonight. Now all Detroit needs is another home win and they're right back in it.

    Right now, I'd have to say the Cards are going to win the NL. If they pull out a win tomorrow with Carpenter, I think it's a done deal.
     
  17. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    I've heard of ALCS and NLCS. Just never heard/read/saw someone just use the letters LCS.
     
  18. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Well, it's pretty common. As noted, it usually just implies the second round of the playoffs, regardless of league.
     
  19. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    Go Rangers!
     
  20. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    was it the world series or something?
    or just a good game in general?
     

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