The MLB Thread:

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276 TotemicHero23rd Oct 2013 09:09:51 PM from the next level
277 CombatC12223rd Oct 2013 09:30:22 PM from The Frozen Icebox
Yeah, that was ugly. Somehow Wainwright just hasn't pitched all that well since the NLDS. Still, it's only one game. Wacha's going tomorrow, and he's been absolutely incredible so far. Take that game, and suddenly it's a five game series with three games in St. Louis and two in Boston.
That was beautiful was what it was.

a few more games like that and I can drink the delicious tears of my rl cardinals fan friends for mon ths.
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279 CombatC12223rd Oct 2013 10:42:02 PM from The Frozen Icebox
So are you a Red Sox fan or just a Cardinals hater?
280 Jhimmibhob24th Oct 2013 06:50:52 AM from Where the tea is sweet, and the cornbread ain't , Relationship Status: My own grandpa
I'm torn. On one hand, I'm usually an unreconstructed National Leaguer, and seldom fail to pull for their representative in the Series.

On the other hand: we Braves fans have suffered far more from the Cardinals than the Sox (the '82 NLCS still stings). And despite their two recent world championships, the Red Sox had a pretty awful 8.5 decades of WS failures; the universe still probably owes them to some degree. So looks as if I'll be pulling for Boston over the next week+.
"She was the kind of dame they write similes about." —Pterodactyl Jones
281 CombatC12224th Oct 2013 07:18:21 AM from The Frozen Icebox
Not gonna lie, all other things being neutral, lately the Cardinals have fit all the criteria of a team I would normally hate. They've been dominating their division for years and keep making deep playoff runs at the expense of likable underdog teams like the Nationals and Pirates. But they're my team. I've been a diehard fan for years, and it's fun to see at least one of the teams I like be genuinely dominant. In St. Louis, the Blues always seem promising but have yet to take that next step, and I've basically stopped following the Rams seeing as I've decided I'm not that big of an NFL fan, and they're probably moving back to LA soon anyway. And up here in my adoptive home state, following just about any sport, pro or college, feels like an exercise in masochism (not that that stops me; someday my Gophers will get that axe back from Wisconsin...)
282 CombatC12224th Oct 2013 08:46:29 PM from The Frozen Icebox
And that, oddly enough, was Boston's first World Series loss since Game 7 way back in 1986. Interesting measure of both their curse era futility and their modern era dominance right there.
I'm neither.

But given I live in missouri, I've grown a deep, abiding, absolutely all-consuming hatred for Cardinals fans.

Some of them are the single most condescending, self-righteous braggarts you will ever meet. And god forbid if they lose a game. Those kind of fans have ruined any chance of me ever taking any pleasure in hearing the Cardinals won a game/

edited 24th Oct '13 8:48:53 PM by midgetsnowman

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284 CombatC12225th Oct 2013 03:28:53 AM from The Frozen Icebox
Well... sorry you feel that way. Not all of us are like that, or at least I try not to be.
I know not all of them are. I just have the luck to know some of the kind who when the Royals beat them one game, we got treated to them posting entire facebook posts about how statistically superior the Cardinals are.
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Definitely not a weirdo
I guess there aren't as many irritating Red Sox fans there as there are here then.
287 CombatC12225th Oct 2013 01:37:26 PM from The Frozen Icebox
Meh, any sufficiently large and passionate fanbase is bound to have at least a few irritating people in it. I think that goes for any team, any sport, hell, anything that has fans.

For whatever it's worth though, it seems that most of the people where I am are content to completely ignore the World Series and talk about the Vikings, even though they've been terrible this year.
288 CombatC12230th Oct 2013 10:07:39 PM from The Frozen Icebox
Well, disappointing end to the season for me, but I can hardly say the same for the season as a whole. Kinda cool though that the Red Sox clinched their first World Series at home since 1918.

...And now begins the long, cold wait for Spring Training 2014.
289 Jhimmibhob31st Oct 2013 06:09:40 AM from Where the tea is sweet, and the cornbread ain't , Relationship Status: My own grandpa
And the horse trading, free-agent signings, and arbitration drama.
"She was the kind of dame they write similes about." —Pterodactyl Jones
290 CombatC12231st Oct 2013 11:39:40 AM from The Frozen Icebox
I just remembered the All Star Game is going to be up here next year as well. I doubt I'll be lucky enough to get to go, but it'll still be a treat. Target Field is such a great new ballpark.

edited 31st Oct '13 11:40:15 AM by CombatC122

291 TotemicHero31st Oct 2013 02:12:41 PM from the next level
And just for retrospective fun, here's are SI's World Series predictions.

Six out of seven people picked the Cardinals to win it. [lol]
292 Joesolo5th Nov 2013 07:20:29 PM , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
I'm happy just because yankee fans are probably pissed off. [lol]
293 CombatC1225th Nov 2013 08:21:05 PM from The Frozen Icebox
Meh, I thought it was enough that the Yankees missed the playoffs. If an AL team had to win this year, I would've preferred to see a team like the Tigers take it. Although I guess the whole Boston recovery angle made for a good story too.
In an interesting bit of news out of Missouri, apparently the Red Sox took out a full page ad in the St Louis Post Dispatch thanking the Cardinals for a great world series matchup and hoping to see them again next year at the world series for a rematch,.
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295 CombatC1225th Nov 2013 09:51:43 PM from The Frozen Icebox
I actually hadn't heard about that. Classy move by the Red Sox organization for sure.
Yeah, apparently even the team owners signed it and all, so it was a really nice move.

edited 5th Nov '13 10:00:01 PM by midgetsnowman

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297 TotemicHero26th Dec 2013 05:30:57 AM from the next level
Now, why can't more young minor leaguers be as smart about building their careers as this guy? (For every one guy who makes it to the majors, there are three who don't.)
298 TotemicHero10th Mar 2014 08:03:16 PM from the next level
299 TotemicHero11th Mar 2014 11:20:53 AM from the next level
Sorry for double-post, but I'm crossposting this where relevant: White House petition to make MLB opening day a national holiday.

I personally think the MLB baseball season is too long to have a specific focus on one day, especially compared to other sports. (There would be a better chance getting the Super Bowl made into a national holiday.)
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Season has already started. What are your thoughts?

Also, 300th post. This, is, SPARTA! (Cliche meme is cliche)

edited 21st Apr '14 3:58:30 PM by DynamiteNinja

I used to wonder what friendship could be, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

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