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AdamJoshua
10-25-2016, 08:12 PM
I have to go with Tito over Theo the Rat. I believe there are 8 people in the World Series that played for or were management for the Red Sox.

icehog3
10-25-2016, 08:49 PM
I'll take the Cubs to win it in Cleveland.

AdamJoshua
10-25-2016, 09:22 PM
Alright if you lose we're putting the utilities in your name. :tu

AdamJoshua
10-25-2016, 10:48 PM
Tito is 9-0 in World Series games... how crazy is that?

icehog3
10-26-2016, 12:04 AM
Alright if you lose we're putting the utilities in your name. :tu

DISH TV and open window air conditioning it is! ;s

Dave128
10-26-2016, 09:35 AM
Cubs.

Porch Dweller
10-26-2016, 10:29 AM
Go Cubs! My grandfather was a life-long, die-hard Cubs fan. He passed 22 years ago but it would still be nice to see the Cubbies get one for him.

jonumberone
10-26-2016, 10:41 AM
I'm rooting for the Indians. I have nothing against the cubs, but the curse of the billy goat is baseball lore. It's endured for 100+ years and I'd like to see it last a 100 more.
I'm saying this as a MLB fan not a Yankee fan, but when the Red Sox won the series, it was a bad day for baseball. The game lost something.
I'm sure Sox fans will disagree, but after winning 3 world series since 04, they're just like all the other fans. There's nothing special about being a Sox fan anymore.
The breaking of the curse will only be a footnote in the history of the game, but the curses themselves are what take on a life of their own, and live on through the generations of fans.
Think about this, right now in Boston there are teenagers who have no idea what it's like to suffer as a Sox fan. That's crazy to me.

billybarue
10-26-2016, 10:59 AM
I'm rooting for the Indians. I have nothing against the cubs, but the curse of the billy goat is baseball lore. It's endured for 100+ years and I'd like to see it last a 100 more.
I'm saying this as a MLB fan not a Yankee fan, but when the Red Sox won the series, it was a bad day for baseball. The game lost something.
I'm sure Sox fans will disagree, but after winning 3 world series since 04, they're just like all the other fans. There's nothing special about being a Sox fan anymore.
The breaking of the curse will only be a footnote in the history of the game, but the curses themselves are what take on a life of their own, and live on through the generations of fans.
Think about this, right now in Boston there are teenagers who have no idea what it's like to suffer as a Sox fan. That's crazy to me.

That's a fantastic perspective. All my relatives are from Western, MA and I spent every summer up there in the early to mid 70's and suffered with them. Until I discovered who Brooks Robinson was. Growing up outside of DC, and having lost the Senators, made becoming an Orioles fan easy - and gave me twice the enmity for the Yankees!

What you say makes a lot of sense for tradition, rivalry, folklore, statistics, drama, etc etc, but --- nothing ever stays the same. Go Cubs.

Start a new curse/tradition - Big Papi's jersey really is buried somewhere under the new Yankee stadium - I'm sure of it!!!!! Those same same teenagers in Boston you speak of don't even knew who the "Bambino" was - much less he had the power to curse a whole city. For real fans, like yourself, there will always be reverence and knowledge of the game that will preserve what it means for this country.

Porch Dweller
10-26-2016, 11:34 AM
Think about this, right now in Boston there are teenagers who have no idea what it's like to suffer as a Sox fan. That's crazy to me.
As a Red Sox fan since I was 10 years old, let me say this: I'm fine with that. :D

AdamJoshua
10-26-2016, 12:08 PM
My favorite Red Sox fan sayings from yesteryear "You're ruinin' mah summah" and "The Red Sawx killed my grandfatha now they are coming for me!"

My mom didn't get to see them win it but I did and a lot of other long suffering fans, that being said I still want the Indians to win it all, not a fan of Theo after the contracts he handed out and then blew town leaving the mess for someone else.

jonumberone
10-27-2016, 05:46 AM
What you say makes a lot of sense for tradition, rivalry, folklore, statistics, drama, etc etc, but --- nothing ever stays the same. Go Cubs.

Start a new curse/tradition - Big Papi's jersey really is buried somewhere under the new Yankee stadium - I'm sure of it!!!!! Those same same teenagers in Boston you speak of don't even knew who the "Bambino" was - much less he had the power to curse a whole city. For real fans, like yourself, there will always be reverence and knowledge of the game that will preserve what it means for this country.

As a Red Sox fan since I was 10 years old, let me say this: I'm fine with that. :D

Fair enough. I was just offering my position and the reasoning behind it.

As for the curse of the Big Papi jersey, that talisman has already been found and removed from the new stadium. Couple that with the fact that the Yankees have already won a championship in the new building. I'm not saying the Yankees can't have a curse, but it's going to have to be different than the curse of the Big Papi Jersey. :D

mahtofire14
10-27-2016, 06:01 AM
Cleveland all the way. Was very confident about my pick and then last night happened. Still going with the Tribe in 6.

mahtofire14
10-27-2016, 06:03 AM
I'm rooting for the Indians. I have nothing against the cubs, but the curse of the billy goat is baseball lore. It's endured for 100+ years and I'd like to see it last a 100 more.
I'm saying this as a MLB fan not a Yankee fan, but when the Red Sox won the series, it was a bad day for baseball. The game lost something.
I'm sure Sox fans will disagree, but after winning 3 world series since 04, they're just like all the other fans. There's nothing special about being a Sox fan anymore.
The breaking of the curse will only be a footnote in the history of the game, but the curses themselves are what take on a life of their own, and live on through the generations of fans.
Think about this, right now in Boston there are teenagers who have no idea what it's like to suffer as a Sox fan. That's crazy to me.

Dom I completely agree with this. Would turn the Cubs into just another team.

Zeavran1
10-27-2016, 06:33 AM
I'm a National League fan so go Cubs.

icehog3
10-27-2016, 09:48 AM
Let's start a new curse.

Cleveland can have the Curse of the Schwarber. :D

jonumberone
11-02-2016, 08:01 AM
Game 7! :banger

Dux
11-02-2016, 09:34 AM
I'll take the Cubs to win it in Cleveland.

I agree! Rooting for them to win it all

billybarue
11-02-2016, 10:55 AM
The Cubs had to win the way they did last night to gain confidence to go against Kluber tonight. If the Cubs squeaked by last night with a 1 run win in a low scoring game that would not have been enough momentum going into game 7. It appears the Cubs bats are back. I say Cubs win game seven ---- 6 to 3.

dijit
11-02-2016, 12:28 PM
Cubs cant hit the curve but I am rooting for them anyway. Maybe Joboo is too.

yourchoice
11-02-2016, 02:47 PM
I have nothing against the cubs, but the curse of the billy goat is baseball lore. It's endured for 100+ years and I'd like to see it last a 100 more.


Interesting perspective Dom, but FWIW the curse of the billy goat is "only" 71 years old. wiki link (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_Billy_Goat)

I have to say though, I like the idea of a Yankee's curse! Maybe a Steinbrenner curse - no WS titles since his passing.

As for the series, I've watched all 6 games so far. It's been great baseball. I said before series started, Cubs in 7, and I'll stick with that but am fine with either team winning. Just hoping for a great game 7....that's over by 1am! :)

Flynnster
11-02-2016, 03:40 PM
I'm in Vegas right now for SEMA and can't wait to head to Casa Fuente to watch this game.

I've got no idea who is going to win it, but I'm guessing it's going to be amazing baseball.

yourchoice
11-02-2016, 10:35 PM
What a game so far! Watching it while very much enjoying my last 05 Espy. A worthy cigar for a worthy game!

dman4505
11-03-2016, 02:16 AM
Tonight's game was epic
CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!!

Don

icehog3
11-03-2016, 09:36 AM
For elderboy:

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! :wo :bx :wo :bx :wo :bx

bonjing
11-03-2016, 12:34 PM
Found this on another forum. For all the Cubbies fans out there, I never got to hear Harry Caray call a game but here you go, some nice editing by budwiser,

http://youtu.be/nApTGkLd2hs

AdamJoshua
11-03-2016, 12:38 PM
Good to see Lester and David Ross take home another ring, Lackey I can leave or take, he was part of the problem that blew up a great sox team (including part of the reason Tito was run out of town.... biggest mistake the Sox have made ever). Couple other sox on that team as well ... even though I'm not a theo fan I'm happy for the Cubs fans out there. Now the Cubs can do the RS parade on the water with the duck boats!

elderboy02
11-03-2016, 02:38 PM
For elderboy:

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! :wo :bx :wo :bx :wo

Congratulations Admiral :tu

jonumberone
11-03-2016, 04:19 PM
Interesting perspective Dom, but FWIW the curse of the billy goat is "only" 71 years old.

Joel, nobody likes a know it all! ;)


Great game last night. Congrats to the Cubbies and all their fans.

I had thought that if the Cubs got out in front early they would just keep on going and steamroll the Indians. I never saw them fighting back the way they did.
After the 2 runs score on the wild pitch, Ross comes out in the next inning and belts that homer. I thought the Indians were done right there.

Give John Smoltz credit. he knew Chapman was going to be fatigued due to the workload. He only said it about 2000 times over the last 2 nights.
We get it John, he's going to be tired. I wonder where his insight on fatigue was with Miller and Allen? They weren't sharp either.
Can't blame any of the 3 though They gave both managers everything they had and left it all out on the field.
Smoltz did do a great Job on the Davis home run in the 8th. Telling us that Davis was looking down and in, was the best call by an analyst that I remember since McCarver told us about the danger of bringing the infield in with Mo on the mound in 2001.

Give the Cubs credit, too. They didn't shrink after the Davis homer.
They came right back in the top of the 9th to give the Tribe some more.
That Lindor play to end the 9th was fantastic!! I don't know how he got to that ball, and after he got it, how he was able to get the out with Fowler running was amazing. Best defensive play in the WS since the Joe Panik double play, game 7, against the Royals.
I do think the rain hurt the home team and I thought Francona should've had Bauer start the inning after the delay. That's all woulda coulda shoulda.

Great game, great series. Can't really ask for more!

icehog3
11-03-2016, 05:00 PM
Thanks Dan. :tu

It was a great game for baseball, Dom, maybe a bit painful for the Tribe fans, but a great game even for them.

AdamJoshua
11-03-2016, 05:01 PM
Thanks Dan. :tu

It was a great game for baseball, Dom, maybe a bit painful for the Tribe fans, but a great game even for them.

Tito will have them right back there next year or at least in the hunt that's just what a fine coach he is.

AdamJoshua
11-03-2016, 05:13 PM
btw Back to the Future was only one year off, they had the Cubs finally winning in 2015.

AdamJoshua
11-03-2016, 05:54 PM
Y'all hear about the Cubs fan that got knocked out after getting into it with an Indians fan? He dared the guy to hit him and he got hit with a haymaker that put him out for quite a bit. When he came to he didn't want to press charges and or go to the hospital. I wonder if this is why...dude seems to have a big mouth and thinks he's a lot tougher than he actually is. :lr

The Chicago Cubs fan who was knocked out cold after Game 7 of the World Series was enough of a hothead recently to get arrested twice ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Alan Anderson was busted by Chicago cops Sept. 10th for the crimes of phone harassment and assault. Law enforcement sources say the alleged victim is Anderson's ex-girlfriend. According to docs, he allegedly called her 160 times and left a voicemail saying, "I am coming for you, I'm bringing brass knuckles for you."

He was arrested at a bar in Chicago. The case is being handled by the domestic violence unit in the prosecutor's office.

He was also busted in March for another misdemeanor case of harassing someone by phone.

kelmac07
11-03-2016, 05:56 PM
Great end to a nice season. Last nights game was one of the best I've seen in a long time. Congrats to the Cubs and their fans.

icehog3
11-04-2016, 09:32 AM
Adam watches TMZ. :)