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Old October 12th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #241
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I thought it was 116-46 for the Ms.

But, in any event, you're correct re baseball regular season. That said, I really thought the Indians had a team that was really built for the POST-season. They have starting arms out the ass, a very good bullpen and were the best defensive team in the league.

As good as the Yankees were in relief, they stayed in the series on the strength of Tanaka and then Severino. I underestimated then Yankees rotation and I didn't see a game where the Indians give up SIX unearned runs.

Yankees are going to be really good. Indians aren't going anywhere (they may lose Santana, but otherwise I think the roster is fairly set). Astros are also set for a few years, though they could use another starter long-term. Some pretty good teams in the AL.

Also, I enjoyed watching Judge play all year and the HR Derby was jaw-dropping. My son loves him (and Sanchez). But, wow, he can't hit a fucking curve ball. Or come close. Jobu unkind.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:03 AM   #242
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Nate Silver had a formula he thought was good to project teams likely to win in the postseason when he was still writing for BP. The formula he had was called secret sauce, it was basically rested on defense and bullpen and I think starters. Based on prior data it seemingly had predictive value. A few years later, he wrote a column saying to disregard that secret sauce formula, the succeeding years bludgeoned the data and it more or less said it's kind of blind luck.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:07 AM   #243
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Yep. Yeah, I should be clear -- my take on what is or isn't good in the post-season is so very 2005. Heh.

The difference between a "really" good team and "good" team in MLB is roughly 10-12 wins over a 162 game season. 100-62 vs 88-74. Or, roughly 10-6 vs 9-7 for every 16 games.

In a 5-games series? Shit.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 02:06 PM   #244
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Matt Dery sure is crying over Cleveland's choke job last night.

Oh yes Matt Dery, last I heard he was calling High School Basketball, up in northern Oakland County.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 03:33 PM   #245
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Verlander will be on one extra day of rest in Game 6 tonight, win or go golfing.
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Old October 20th, 2017, 04:03 PM   #246
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Old October 20th, 2017, 11:35 PM   #247
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24 consecutive innings of scoreless baseball in closout games.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 06:46 AM   #248
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Fake news! He got dinged in the close out game in the previous series. As a starter it's true though.

The trade just keeps getting worse.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 11:25 AM   #249
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Oh yes, sorry - as a starter
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Old October 25th, 2017, 09:56 PM   #250
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I like Puig's fire on that muff.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 09:56 PM   #251
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That sounds wrong. I still mean it, though.
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Old October 30th, 2017, 12:30 AM   #252
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12-12 in the bottom of the 10th
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Old October 30th, 2017, 12:59 AM   #253
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13- 12 Houston JV up next! Game 6 for all the marbles JV!
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Old November 1st, 2017, 11:33 AM   #254
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Well that sucked. No chance for JV to get a ring now. And I hate the Dodgers

Going off memory

Last 9 WS game 7s home team 8-1

Last game 7s playoffs Home team 14-2
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Old November 1st, 2017, 11:39 AM   #255
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Well, the last two WS Game 7s were in 2014 and 2016, so you may want to consult your memory.
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Old November 1st, 2017, 02:47 PM   #256
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Old November 1st, 2017, 11:49 PM   #257
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JV gets his ring and he earned it. Reminds me of Dominik Hasek finally getting his ring after being traded from the Sabres (to trim salary) to the Red Wings.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 04:27 PM   #258
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Sad news. Roy Halladay dies in a plane crash today at age 40.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 04:33 PM   #259
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Shocking news. Hate to hear that.
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