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2021 MLB playoffs - Watch other teams play
« Topic Start: October 03, 2021, 08:05:22 PM »
Wild card features teams that rank, in order of WS championships, 1st (NYY 27), 2nd (StL 11), 3rd (BOS 9, tied with As), and 6th (LAD - 7).  Giants are 5th at 8 World Series wins.  White Sox and Braves have won 3 each.  At the other end, the Rays and Brewers have never won, and the Astros have never won honestly.

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Re: 2021 MLB playoffs - Watch other teams play
« Reply #1: October 04, 2021, 11:20:48 AM »
Post your predictions if you got 'em:

AL:
Yankees over Red Sox

Astros over White Sox
Yankees over Rays

Yankees over Astros

NL:
Dodgers over Cards

Brewers over Braves
Dodgers over Giants

Dodgers over Brewers

WS:
Dodgers over Yankees

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Re: 2021 MLB playoffs - Watch other teams play
« Reply #2: October 04, 2021, 12:00:54 PM »
Yankees/Dodgers in the WS - it's been a hot minute since that last happened. 

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Re: 2021 MLB playoffs - Watch other teams play
« Reply #3: October 04, 2021, 02:20:44 PM »
Dusty Baker vs Tony La Russa in an ALDS battle of septuagenarians. Several White Sox and Astros players were not yet born the first time that those two managed against each other.

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Re: 2021 MLB playoffs - Watch other teams play
« Reply #4: October 04, 2021, 02:25:02 PM »
Pullin' for Rusty to get a ring as a manager...

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« Reply #5: October 04, 2021, 04:08:51 PM »
Pullin' for Rusty to get a ring as a manager...

Same

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« Reply #6: October 04, 2021, 04:25:00 PM »
Pullin' for Rusty to get a ring as a manager...
Hard time rooting for the cheaters.

I’m rooting for the Brewers in the NL and Rays or White Sox in the AL.

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« Reply #7: October 04, 2021, 04:35:10 PM »
I'm rooting for anyone who can beat Houston, StL, Barves. 

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« Reply #8: October 04, 2021, 04:42:41 PM »
Hard time rooting for the cheaters.


Pre-dates Rusty, and there are only 4 cheaters left on the roster...

I will say it will be tough to root against my hometown Sox regardless of who they are playing.  My mother would not be happy if I did...

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« Reply #9: October 04, 2021, 04:51:52 PM »
I'm on the Rays train.

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« Reply #10: October 04, 2021, 05:11:42 PM »
Same

that's a big "no" for me, simply because it's the Astros.

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« Reply #11: October 04, 2021, 05:13:38 PM »
that's a big "no" for me, simply because it's the Astros.
Told my friend I can’t root for the Yankees because of Cole. He said he wasn’t a cheater. I said when you drive the getaway car you are still charged with the bank robbery.

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« Reply #12: October 04, 2021, 05:14:42 PM »
I'm on the Rays train.
Tampa. City of Champions.

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« Reply #13: October 04, 2021, 05:22:18 PM »
I want to see the Dodgers lose in the Wild card just for the LOLs

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« Reply #14: October 04, 2021, 05:25:00 PM »
In the AL, I'm going with the Sox.  White Sox, that is.  I can't stand rooting for LaRussa's team, but they have some wow high end talent.

As for the bracket, Red Sox over NYY in WC, White Sox over Astros and Rays over Red Sox in the ALDS, then White Sox for the AL pennant and World Series.

In the NL, Cards over LAD in the WC, Giants over Cards and Brewers over Barves in the NLDS, Brewers for the NL pennant.

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« Reply #15: October 04, 2021, 05:38:22 PM »
I want to see the Dodgers lose in the Wild card just for the LOLs
Me too. The talking heads will be outraged. Whereas if a team like the Nats lost despite a big win advantage they would say it was fun.

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« Reply #16: October 04, 2021, 05:49:44 PM »
Joe West will be behind the plate in the NL wild card game. What a joke. Good luck Max.

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« Reply #17: October 05, 2021, 10:08:32 AM »
My predictions:

AL: Boston wins wild card.

Rays over Red Sox
White Sox over Astros

Rays over White Sox

NL:
St. Louis wind wild card

Giants over Cards
Braves over Brewers

Giants over Braves

World Series
Rays win


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« Reply #18: October 05, 2021, 01:22:44 PM »
I'm really curious to see how Max comes out.   I know everyone expects a lights out 7-8 inning game out of him, and he's certainly capable of it, but he's been a bit hit or miss in big games.

He had a fine postseason in 2019, but game 4 against the Dodgers was the only must win game he came out and dominated deep into the game.   Game 2 against St Louis is really the only other postseason game I remember him going deep in.   His other playoff starts have all been middling or worse.   

We've seen him go through dominant periods like he did in Aug/Sept this year, but often seems to burn himself out and struggle a bit coming off those hot streaks.   Maybe he peaked too soon this year or maybe an extra couple days rest might get him going.   He also tends to be a little too over-amped in these big games.   He's best when he comes out dialed at 8 and build up to 10 as he goes, and even when he turns it up to 11 when he needs it.   It doesn't go so well when he comes out set to 13.


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« Reply #19: October 05, 2021, 02:10:11 PM »

Yanks over Sawx: 5-4

Cards over Doyers:  7-3

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Sox over 'Stros in 6 games

Rays over Yanks in 5 games

Cards over Giantes in 7 games

Barves over Brew Crew in 7 games

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Rays over Sox in 5 games

Cards over Barves in 6 games

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Cards over Rays in 6 games

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Re: 2021 MLB playoffs - Watch other teams play
« Reply #20: October 05, 2021, 02:29:52 PM »
Yanks over Sawx: 5-4

Cards over Doyers:  7-3

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Sox over 'Stros in 6 games

Rays over Yanks in 5 games

Cards over Giantes in 7 games

Barves over Brew Crew in 7 games

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Rays over Sox in 5 games

Cards over Barves in 6 games

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Cards over Rays in 6 games


I always suspected VAR = Bob Carpenter. This confirms it. :)

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« Reply #21: October 05, 2021, 02:31:33 PM »


Cards over Doyers:  7-3

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So you are expecting Max to give up 3-run HRs rather than solo shots?  :hysterical:

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Re: 2021 MLB playoffs - Watch other teams play
« Reply #22: October 05, 2021, 02:33:41 PM »
No JD Martinez for Boston tonight.

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« Reply #23: October 05, 2021, 02:43:11 PM »
No JD Martinez for Boston tonight.
The odds just jumped a bit.  Cole has not been good lately. 

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« Reply #24: October 05, 2021, 03:18:42 PM »
Cards over Dodgers
Giants over Cards
Brewers over Braves
Brewers over Giants

Red Sox over Yankees
Rays over Red Sox
Astros over White Sox
Rays over Astros

Brewers over Rays