2017 MLB Season

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  1. Shadowlight

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    Just to follow up on this story, Below is an article on this all around ******* and lousy baseball player. The term useless jerk comes to mind.
    http://www.breitbart.com/sports/201...sed-police-arrest-pointing-gun-delivery-girl/
     
  2. celticdb15

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    Game 7 tonight fellas!
     
  3. Riggins44

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    Geez, Darvish really screwed the pooch. Dodgers down 5-0 in the second. At least they have a long time to come back.
     
  4. Westside

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    Damn. Dodgers gotta just chip back.
     
  5. Carolina Speed

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    They've had their chances. Now they have another one with two on and no outs! Let's see what happens?
     
  6. ramicackle

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    How about that Astros pitching staff? Pretty good huh? Peacock has been impressive. And meanwhile we have Kershaw hitting as Roberts must be planning on pitching him at least two more innings...would have been better off starting Kershaw in hindsight.
     
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  7. Heretic

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    Yeah, the almost all-White Astro's pitching staff was stellar. That, along with the Astro's White Manager outclassing the Dodger's mixed Manager, ended up being the difference.
     
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  8. Westside

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    I am not feeling too bad. The Astros did not field one affelet. Not one. They were comprised of whites and Hispanics(some of the mystery meat types). Springer is Hispanic, father is from Panama and mother from Puerto Rico, who was the dagger. Great series. The mistake was letting Darvish start. There is always next year, the Dodgers are young and white.
     
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  9. ramicackle

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    It should be noted that the Astros' Charlie Morton threw 10 1/3 innings in this World Series and only surrendered 2 earned runs - an ERA of 1.74. He was the winning pitcher for game 7. ...an impressive performance.

    I'm most impressed with the Astros' pitching - they held the Dodgers to a .200 batting average in the series (only 46 hits in 230 at-bats). This was the key to the whole series.

    The Dodgers' Yu Darvish threw 3 1/3 innings in the series while giving up 8 earned runs for an ERA of 21.60 - simply dreadful. Darvish gets the most blame in my opinion. Fun fact: George Springer was 3 for 4 against Darvish with 2 2B and 1 HR - his only out was a line-out.

    The Dodgers' Alex Wood threw 7 2/3 innings in the series and gave up only 1 earned run for an ERA of 1.17. Wood would have been a better choice to start game 7 as he had 3 days rest and was lights-out as the game 4 starter. Too bad we couldn't have seen a Wood/Kershaw beginning to game 7.

    Hindsight is 20/20, but it would have made more sense for Roberts to approach the series with a 3 man rotation of 1) Kershaw 2) Hill 3) Wood with Kershaw starting games 1, 4, and 7. Darvish should have been used as long relief or as a bridge before Maeda/Morrow/Jansen. After Darvish had his first poor performance in game 4 Roberts should have switched into the 3 man rotation.
     
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  10. Riggins44

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    Maybe Roberts started Darvish because he wanted to make the rotation more diverse? That would be my guess.
     
  11. PHillisFan

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    Springer and his family. I am guessing he identifies as black.


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    Quadroons Correa and his hero A-Rod.



    Correa and his fiancee who looks like a white hispanic former Miss Texas.
    Say goodbye to her perfect genes.


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    I think the team to root for is the Cubs moving forward. White Manager and great young talent in Rizzo, Bryant, Schwarber, Happ and Almora. Russell and Baez are only a supporting cast. Besides, they might get Bryce Harper. Harper and Bryant are BFF's.
     
  12. Shadowlight

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    The teams were pretty even I will grant you that. I thought the Astros had a more versatile batting line up but the Dodgers had a slightly better starting staff and a much better and deeper bullpen. Last night was a nightmare. The young over eager Dodger hitters were swatting at curve balls way out of the strike zone and Bellinger, who has great talent, in particular was awful although Turner had a poor WS as well. That said the MAIN reason they LOST this WS was Manager Dave Roberts. Didn't they take notes from the Yankees/Astros game 7 where guys like Judge were swinging away at bad sucker pitches. You know a little pep talk before the game to be PATIENT. Cripes these guys were trying to hit launch pad Home Runs. If anyone has ever gambled you can relate to the times when you get in one of those losing streaks and it just continues to swirl downward. That was Roberts the entire WS. He coughed up game 2 by panicking and putting his closer in an inning in advance something he hadn't resorted to all season long and it cost them that important game. His handling of the pitching staff was atrocious and it was the Astros who came back from deficits to win not the Dodgers unless you count the one run they made up in the 6th game. Roberts somehow mangled their deep bullpen during these Astro come backs.
    Roberts was so clueless that the Astros from what I hear were stealing the signs from Darvish ( George Springer was sitting on that sucker for a Home Run) and he didn't pick up on it. Why did he pitch the erratic Darvish in the crucial game in the first place and why such a late hook? Do or die game no time to wait around to see if a pitcher can work his way out of it. Hell if he was going to pitch Kershaw for three or four innings anyway why not have him start instead? And there is much more.
    This did not play out like most had hoped. The idea was for the great Kershaw to come back in game 7 and finally get vindicated either in relief or a mini start. But Roberts let the game get so out of hand Kershaw was reduced to meaningless mop up time while the Astros and my least favorite player on that team Springer came through. Another of too many unhappy sports moments this year.
     
  13. Don Wassall

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    The Dodgers seem like a young team, hopefully they and the Cubs and Nationals will remain serious contenders for a while.
     
  14. celticdb15

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    Dodgers were too boom or bust with homers. Couldn't score without the long ball .
     

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