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Who would you rather face in the World Series?

Yankees
16 (76.2%)
Astros
5 (23.8%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: October 21, 2019, 07:22:28 PM

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Offline RobDibblesGhost

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ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Topic Start: October 12, 2019, 07:22:28 PM »
Okay, I think this a good time to bring this up although this is obviously hypothetical since nothing is final yet. Looking ahead, if the Nats advance, would you rather face the Yankees or the Astros? I haven’t really followed either team but I will watch as much of I can of their series and hope it goes seven games. I know the Astros had a little bit of tougher time in the DS but they have an incredible rotation.

It’s gonna be a good week of baseball!

Offline spidernat

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #1: October 12, 2019, 07:22:52 PM »
:doh:



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Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #2: October 12, 2019, 07:26:26 PM »
If we get there, definitely the Yankees because their pitching isn’t as good.  I think they’re the team we can beat. But if we make it and lose, I could stomach losing to the best team in baseball (Houston).

Plus, with a WSH v. NYY World Series we’d be subjected to songs from that crappy musical “Damn Yankees.” :spaz:

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #3: October 12, 2019, 07:29:55 PM »
:doh:



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You don’t believe in jinxes...

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #4: October 12, 2019, 07:30:37 PM »
If we get there, definitely the Yankees because their pitching isn’t as good.  I think they’re the team we can beat. But if we make it and lose, I could stomach losing to the best team in baseball (Houston).

Plus, with a WSH v. NYY World Series we’d be subjected to songs from that crappy musical “Damn Yankees.” :spaz:


Offline spidernat

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #5: October 12, 2019, 07:32:43 PM »
You don’t believe in jinxes...



It's not about a jinx. It just seems out of line to do it when the current series hasn't even changed cities.

Offline DCFan

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #6: October 12, 2019, 07:34:35 PM »
It's not about a jinx. It just seems out of line to do it when the current series hasn't even changed cities.

Half these guys haven’t even adjusted to Corbin coming in and now they’re supposed to pick the next opponent. :crackup:

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #7: October 12, 2019, 07:41:57 PM »
Yankees and it isn't close. I want no part of the Verlander/Cole monster.

Offline van lingle mungo

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #8: October 12, 2019, 07:48:37 PM »
Seems premature but ok....I'll bite. Gimme the Yankees and another NY/WASH World Series, 95 years after the last time we hoisted a flag. And because it's so easy to hate the Yankees.

Offline Greg_SRT

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #9: October 12, 2019, 07:58:59 PM »
Doesn’t matter.

Offline tomterp

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #10: October 12, 2019, 08:28:17 PM »
:doh:



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What's the matter, afraid of the jinx fairy?

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #11: October 12, 2019, 08:29:56 PM »
You don’t believe in jinxes...

I'm very worried about Spider, that's twice tonight he's gotten all weak in the knees about jinxes. He used to be a stalwart against the silliness, but look at him now, I really do wonder.    :poke:

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #12: October 12, 2019, 08:30:39 PM »
If it's the 'stros, Spring Training is going to be weird.

Okay, I think this a good time to bring this up although this is obviously hypothetical since nothing is final yet. Looking ahead, if the Nats advance, would you rather face the Yankees or the Astros? I haven’t really followed either team but I will watch as much of I can of their series and hope it goes seven games. I know the Astros had a little bit of tougher time in the DS but they have an incredible rotation.

It’s gonna be a good week of baseball!

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #13: October 12, 2019, 08:31:55 PM »

Offline spidernat

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #14: October 12, 2019, 08:43:47 PM »
What's the matter, afraid of the jinx fairy?



freak no, it just seems odd to bring this up when the series is not over. It's smug to assume this series is over and at the same time it's asking because the OP wants to know which is the least path of resistance so the smug Nats can face the weaker of the two teams. :lmao:



that's twice tonight he's gotten all weak in the knees about jinxes.



:wtf:

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #15: October 12, 2019, 08:46:16 PM »
I would like discussion of the ALCS. Can we just change the title to “ALCS:Yankees vs. Astros”?

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #16: October 12, 2019, 08:50:26 PM »
out of town scoreboard

Offline tomterp

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« Reply #17: October 12, 2019, 08:50:41 PM »


freak no, it just seems odd to bring this up when the series is not over. It's smug to assume this series is over and at the same time it's asking because the OP wants to know which is the least path of resistance so the smug Nats can face the weaker of the two teams. :lmao:





:wtf:

Well, I think people ARE thinking a bit ahead, so it's honest in that sense.  For example, I've got to buy tickets to the WS for my group well ahead of knowing the outcome, just as I did for the WC, NLDS, and NLCS.  So of COURSE I'm looking ahead. 

And I voted for the Yankees, because, well, they're the Yankees and I'd rather beat them.  Maybe Zimm can walk them off again like 2006.    :hysterical:

I follow the AL so little I couldn't even tell you who the better team is. 

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Yankees or Astros?
« Reply #18: October 12, 2019, 08:54:31 PM »
The Astros. The Astros are the better team.

Offline van lingle mungo

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #19: October 12, 2019, 09:30:39 PM »
Don't like the idea of playing in their funky bandbox where a pop-up can result in a home run.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #20: October 12, 2019, 09:41:21 PM »
Playing the Yankees would jack up ticket prices so that normal fans would be less likely to be able to attend.

Offline Minty Fresh

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #21: October 12, 2019, 09:45:07 PM »
Gleyber Torres is becoming a huge star.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #22: October 12, 2019, 10:52:41 PM »
Warming up Chapman in a 5-0 game?

Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #23: October 13, 2019, 01:20:18 AM »
The Astros. The Astros are the better team.

The team that wins is the better team.

They both have fairly even records.  Both had top-heavy divisions with weak teams outside of the top two.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: ALCS: Yankees-Astros
« Reply #24: October 13, 2019, 08:09:26 PM »
The better team doesn’t always win. You can argue that we don’t know how good the Yankees are because of injuries, but baseball is random.