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Old October 9 2013, 07:47 AM   #736
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^ Getting a bit ahead of yourself aren't you?
Ha! Yeah, my bad. Hit C instead of D.
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Old October 9 2013, 12:11 PM   #737
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One of the teams I was actively rooting against (the Braves) got eliminated already. So once the Red Sox suffer a similar fate, I will have no dog in this fight.
I'm a life long Yankees fan, but I don't hate the Red Sox.





I do have a problem with their bleeding heart fans though. What a bunch of anti-capitalist hypocrites.

"The Yankees payroll"....

Boy, I wish they would have signed Choke Rod...
Something I'd like to see is A-Roid cashiered out of baseball altogether.
that would be asking too much I'm afraid.
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Old October 9 2013, 03:27 PM   #738
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Yes! Red Sox just won the ALCS!
Good, Jar Jar just jinxed the Red Sox!
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Old October 9 2013, 03:34 PM   #739
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^ Hope springs eternal.
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Old October 9 2013, 04:43 PM   #740
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On the plus side, though, because the Sox won in 4 games, they get a little more rest, and can reset the roster. The As/Tigers game still has to play, and they're burning through their best starters right now trying to survive. With luck, winner of that will roll into Fenway on Saturday a little worn down and having to throw their #3 starter in game 1.

Definitely gotta play the games and whatnot, but as far as how it's setting up, you have to like it as a Red Sox fan...
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Old October 9 2013, 10:11 PM   #741
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My Yankees signed Girardi.

4 years.

I think this is a good thing.

$4 million per season plus bonuses

Good for him.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...w-york-yankees
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Old October 9 2013, 10:42 PM   #742
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Damn it!

See you guys in another 86 years.
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Old October 9 2013, 11:54 PM   #743
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Jar Jar Binks wrote: View Post
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Yes! Red Sox just won the ALCS!
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Damn it!

See you guys in another 86 years.
This is how sympathetic I am as a Cub fan in a 100+ year and counting drought.
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Old October 10 2013, 01:09 AM   #744
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If the ALCS is Red Sox / Athletics, I predict they'll call it: Battle of the Beards.
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Old October 10 2013, 03:49 AM   #745
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And the Cardinals move on to the NLCS.
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Old October 10 2013, 05:00 AM   #746
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I'm glad the Pirates got some taste of the playoffs. There should be no shame in getting this far and not winning. The Pirates worked hard to get where they got. They should be proud of that.
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Old October 10 2013, 07:32 AM   #747
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I'm glad the Pirates got some taste of the playoffs. There should be no shame in getting this far and not winning. The Pirates worked hard to get where they got. They should be proud of that.
I can speak authoritatively here... right after the playoff loss... it hurts more than not even being close to the playoffs. Dashed hopes are more painful than never having any. You begin to soften up by November though and grow more fond of the season.
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Old October 10 2013, 10:05 PM   #748
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I'm glad the Pirates got some taste of the playoffs. There should be no shame in getting this far and not winning. The Pirates worked hard to get where they got. They should be proud of that.
As much as you have to give the Cards kudos for being a model of consistency, I am disappointed we will see them yet again in the NLCS. It just further precipitates my theory that the NBA and MLB are a waste of time because 95% of the time, it is the same handful of teams at the end.
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Old October 10 2013, 10:55 PM   #749
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Hmm...

14 times has someone won back to back (or a couple times, 3-peat) championships. Only twice in the last 30 or so years. In that same span, 20 different franchises have won at least once. Even some of the ones we currently think of as terrible. 7 different teams in the past 10 years, with only the Red Sox, Cardinals, and Giants winning twice in that period.

With more money in the game, teams are locking up young stars before free agency, and it's getting about as balanced as baseball is going to get. With so much money in revenue, teams are only cheap because they WANT to be at this point. Marlins, for example, get more in revenue sharing than their entire roster. So before they sell a single ticket or hot dog, they're in the black. Of course, they are a disgrace because of that, but hey, it's on the owner.

Anyway, i think your statement USED to be somewhat more true, but not as much anymore. Some of the old standbys make a run every year, but there's always a few newcomers in the mix. And we're likely looking at a Yankee 'dark period', so might be a chance for a few more mystery teams to jump in. Can't fix incompetent management, though, so some teams will just always suck until that's fixed...
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Old October 11 2013, 12:19 AM   #750
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Hmm...

14 times has someone won back to back (or a couple times, 3-peat) championships. Only twice in the last 30 or so years. In that same span, 20 different franchises have won at least once. Even some of the ones we currently think of as terrible. 7 different teams in the past 10 years, with only the Red Sox, Cardinals, and Giants winning twice in that period.

With more money in the game, teams are locking up young stars before free agency, and it's getting about as balanced as baseball is going to get. With so much money in revenue, teams are only cheap because they WANT to be at this point. Marlins, for example, get more in revenue sharing than their entire roster. So before they sell a single ticket or hot dog, they're in the black. Of course, they are a disgrace because of that, but hey, it's on the owner.

Anyway, i think your statement USED to be somewhat more true, but not as much anymore. Some of the old standbys make a run every year, but there's always a few newcomers in the mix. And we're likely looking at a Yankee 'dark period', so might be a chance for a few more mystery teams to jump in. Can't fix incompetent management, though, so some teams will just always suck until that's fixed...
Agreed, I think baseball is as good as its going to get with regards to parity especially if you look at some of the payrolls that ended up in the playoffs this year. I struggle with the NBA at times because once a dominant team emerges, they can be tough to unseat at times which is why we have seen multiple dynasty type teams in the last 20 years or so. (Bulls, Lakers, Spurs and current Miami team)
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