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(Major League Baseball)   The Playoff schedule has been set. LDS games start on Oct 1st, World Series starts on Wed Oct 22nd, with the Cubs on the road vs an AL team   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 66
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2008-09-16 04:55:17 PM
On the East coast or West coast, subby?
 
2008-09-16 04:59:50 PM
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, subby. The more you say it, the more I want to believe it.
 
2008-09-16 05:01:46 PM
who are the Latter Day Saints playing? the Buddhists? that would be great because if their pitcher plunks you, you get total consciousness, which is sweet
 
2008-09-16 05:02:06 PM
I want to believe.
 
2008-09-16 05:03:59 PM
Nah. The Cubs / AL Champ series' AL games will be moved to Milwaukee at the last minute because of poor planning on the AL team's part.
 
2008-09-16 05:10:15 PM
Nice try, aquigleymitter.
 
2008-09-16 05:12:44 PM
I won't talk about it until it happens.
 
2008-09-16 05:15:38 PM
Sweet! I'll be in Vegas for the start of the NLDS
 
2008-09-16 05:19:10 PM
Yes, the Cubs are going to the playoffs. Do I have to list all of their playoff failures since 1908 again? The Cubs have not had a problem making the playoffs- the've done so essentially at the same rate as any other team.

Its what they've done IN the playoffs that is a historical failure of epic proportions.

I understand the excitement and all- being the best team in the *cough* worst *cough* league. But this whole Cubs World Series stuff is very likely to come back and bite you all.

//1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1984, 1989, 1998, 2003, 2007...
 
2008-09-16 05:22:59 PM
downstairs: But this whole Cubs World Series stuff is very likely to come back and bite you all.

Thank you, kind sir, for making sure that we don't get too excited. Watching sports should be about restraint and keeping perspective. We almost got enthusiastic there. Good thing you are around to help us in our time of need.
 
2008-09-16 05:26:24 PM
BKITU: Nice try, aquigleymitter.

NOT ME
 
2008-09-16 05:27:09 PM
downstairs: //1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1984, 1989, 1998, 2003, 2007...

you forgot SHUT UP
 
2008-09-16 05:39:50 PM
Good thing the dome on Wrigley Field will make playing games in the late October/early November weather a breeze.

/Still can't believe Minnesota's building an outdoor stadium
 
2008-09-16 05:51:23 PM
aquigley: BKITU: Nice try, aquigleymitter.

NOT ME


i139.photobucket.com

Book it. Done.
 
2008-09-16 06:13:39 PM
LDS?
The Mormons play baseball?
 
2008-09-16 06:22:55 PM
The Cubs have not had a problem making the playoffs- the've done so essentially at the same rate as any other team.


Maybe not so bad until 1945, but only 6 appearances in the last 63 years is pretty poor, downstairs.

Hell, the Mets have 6 appearance since 62, not good at all, but far better proportionally than the Cubs.
 
2008-09-16 06:39:56 PM
dillenger69: LDS?
The Mormons play baseball?


When your immediate family can field a starting nine plus the rest of a rotation and your bullpen, baseball is a natural pastime.
 
2008-09-16 07:18:07 PM
So it will be on the SOuth Side of Chicago (yeah right, It's be nice though)
 
2008-09-16 07:42:39 PM
This is great! Cause then they will win the series at home!
 
2008-09-16 07:43:38 PM
Cruel cruel fate about to douse the flames of hope from the hearts of another generation of Cubs fans.
 
2008-09-16 07:44:19 PM
Bufu: The Cubs have not had a problem making the playoffs- the've done so essentially at the same rate as any other team.


Maybe not so bad until 1945, but only 6 appearances in the last 63 years is pretty poor, downstairs.

Hell, the Mets have 6 appearance since 62, not good at all, but far better proportionally than the Cubs.


Just to make my Mets look better, it's 7

69, 73, 86, 88, 99, 00, 06.
 
2008-09-16 07:47:58 PM
If I were the Cubs owner I woul allow an entire herd of goats graze on Wrigley field before the playoffs. Just in case.
 
2008-09-16 07:48:47 PM
In fact I would have a damned goat in the owners box too.
 
2008-09-16 07:54:50 PM
mikaloyd: In fact I would have a damned goat in the owners box too.

[insert goat-farking joke here]
[insert obligatory Ron Santo reference here]

I AM SO FUNNY!
 
2008-09-16 07:55:58 PM
...too much LDS.
 
2008-09-16 07:56:23 PM
Just to be fair, the Cubs have the same number of post season appearance since 1960 as the Padres do.

Yes, the Padres...
 
2008-09-16 08:01:27 PM
The Brewers are under the "Dane Cook Curse" so don't count on them making the playoffs
 
2008-09-16 08:01:31 PM
mikaloyd :If I were the Cubs owner I woul allow an entire herd of goats graze on Wrigley field before the playoffs. Just in case.

No more pandering trying to reverse that curse. It's time to spite it. I'd serve goat-meat sandwiches at every game, hang the goat in effigy, blow up the Billy Goat Tavern, and organize a mass-sh*tting on Billy Sianis' grave.
 
2008-09-16 08:02:13 PM
leucotios: Just to be fair, the Cubs have the same number of post season appearance since 1960 as the Padres do.

Yes, the Padres...


1984, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006

Yup.

Difference being, the Padres at least reached the World Series in two of those years, and in the first one beat the Cubs in the NLCS after being down 0-2 in a best-of-five format.

The Cubs haven't been to the World Series since my grandparents were children. And I'm 35 years old.
 
2008-09-16 08:03:00 PM
ass2mouth :
The Brewers are under the "Dane Cook Curse" so don't count on them making the playoffs

They're all speaking common observations loudly and obnoxiously in an attempt to be funny?
 
2008-09-16 08:09:53 PM
Cubs will bite the big one in the NLCS against the Phils.
 
2008-09-16 08:25:02 PM
I don't know if it's more annoying to watch the game tonight with inevitable sense that the Brewers are going to blow yet another game or having to listen to my downstairs neighbor yell and clap every time the Cubs do something even remotely well.

and here we go, already 1-0
 
2008-09-16 08:32:04 PM
It's like none of you people have ever read a Greek tragedy in your whole lives.
 
2008-09-16 08:33:36 PM
"I don't know why more men don't play baseball..."
"Mormons don't play baseball? I know they can't dance"

/Cheers
 
2008-09-16 08:35:33 PM
John Nash: I don't know if it's more annoying to watch the game tonight with inevitable sense that the Brewers are going to blow yet another game or having to listen to my downstairs neighbor yell and clap every time the Cubs do something even remotely well.

and here we go, already 1-0


I have a White Sox fan above me so I feel your pain. You've never felt true bloodlust until you've heard "He gone!" shouted five or six times a night.
 
2008-09-16 08:41:17 PM
albo: who are the Latter Day Saints playing? the Buddhists? that would be great because if their pitcher plunks you, you get total consciousness, which is sweet

I didn't even know the Mormons had a team.
 
2008-09-16 08:46:02 PM
Mordechai: I have a White Sox fan above me so I feel your pain. You've never felt true bloodlust until you've heard "He gone!" shouted five or six times a night.

And lo the Great Bird spake, "thou mayst put it on the board, yea."

;)
 
2008-09-16 08:53:29 PM
Cubs going to series= LARF!
 
2008-09-16 08:58:24 PM
Game thread!

Red Sox up 1-0, top of the 7th.
 
2008-09-16 09:02:42 PM
"Starting the World Series in the middle of the week, when television viewership is historically higher, provides more fans with the opportunity to watch the games," Bob DuPuy, MLB's president and chief operating officer, said last year when the changes were announced.

Viewership isn't higher when the games run 4:15 and end at 12:30 in the morning, idiot.

However, if an LCS were to end in a four-game sweep, an AL team could have as many as seven days off before the beginning of the World Series, while an NL team could sit for as many as eight days. That's exactly what happened last year to the NL-champion Rockies, who swept the Diamondbacks in an NLCS that ended on Oct. 15. Meanwhile, the eventual World Series-winning Red Sox fell behind, 3-1, in the ALCS and needed seven games to vanquish the Indians in a series that ended on Oct. 21.

The World Series began in Fenway Park on Oct. 24, meaning the Rockies, working out in Denver through sleet and snow, had eight off days before playing again. They were swept by Boston, which won its second World Series in four years.


And what a memorable and crisply-played Series it was, so let's schedule it that way again! Idiots.

In both Championship Series, there's again an off day between Games 4 and 5 in the same city just in case there's inclement weather. That change was a reaction to what happened in the 2006 Mets-Cardinals NLCS, when both travel days were lost because of rain.

Game 1 was postponed for a day in New York, having a ripple effect on the second game of the series and wiping out the first travel day. When Game 4 in St. Louis was also washed out, there was no travel day prior to the climatic Game 6 at Shea Stadium.


Oh, boo farking hoo. There was all kinds of rain in the '75 Series and it was some of the best postseason baseball ever.

And an 11-year-old could actually stay up to watch it.

Do those suits at MLB even remember they used to have 11-year-old fans?

--

Now, when I am king of baseball:

1) First, and not that this has anything to to with the Series, but we feed Jeffrey Loria to ravenous hogs, just on general principles.

2) Game 1 of the World Series is a day game, as is Game 3.

2a) No game is starting later than 7:30 Eastern time.

3) None of this two days off crap between the end of the LCS and the start of the Series.

4) And more LCS/LDS day games, too. It sure as hell doesn't hurt the NCAAs any when they start their tournament at noon on Thursday.
 
2008-09-16 09:21:16 PM
Oh good.

Carl Crawford comes back first thing in October.

/Prays nightly to baby jesums and all his baby kittens for a Rays in / Boston out playoff scenario
 
2008-09-16 09:42:26 PM
Hahahahaha.....Subby your wet dreams are amusing.
 
2008-09-16 09:51:24 PM
stupid mets!
and delgado just lost the MVP
I just saw him swings and misses strike 3 which
is a pass ball, and stands waits to get tagged out?
sweeeet fielder HR!
2-3!
 
2008-09-16 09:53:31 PM
anyone else realize the Angel fans are reserved,
enjoying the season,,,,, no multi posts like redsux fans
 
2008-09-16 10:17:59 PM
Just wait till next year.
i369.photobucket.com
Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, Steroid Free Since 1992, Don't Believe Me Look At Our Record
 
2008-09-16 10:29:10 PM
I calling a Dodger/Angel World Series. You heard it here first...and probably the last time too.
 
2008-09-16 10:32:12 PM
prince again!
3-4
 
2008-09-16 10:33:01 PM
Ipag: I calling a Dodger/Angel World Series. You heard it here first...and probably the last time too.

The Dodgers won't make it out of the first round.

Unless Lasorda puts on a uniform and becomes Torre's new Zimmer.

Then there's a dynasty for a few years.

But that will never happen.
 
2008-09-16 10:39:46 PM
Gulper Eel: "Starting the World Series in the middle of the week, when television viewership is historically higher, provides more fans with the opportunity to watch the games," Bob DuPuy, MLB's president and chief operating officer, said last year when the changes were announced.

Viewership isn't higher when the games run 4:15 and end at 12:30 in the morning, idiot.

However, if an LCS were to end in a four-game sweep, an AL team could have as many as seven days off before the beginning of the World Series, while an NL team could sit for as many as eight days. That's exactly what happened last year to the NL-champion Rockies, who swept the Diamondbacks in an NLCS that ended on Oct. 15. Meanwhile, the eventual World Series-winning Red Sox fell behind, 3-1, in the ALCS and needed seven games to vanquish the Indians in a series that ended on Oct. 21.

The World Series began in Fenway Park on Oct. 24, meaning the Rockies, working out in Denver through sleet and snow, had eight off days before playing again. They were swept by Boston, which won its second World Series in four years.

And what a memorable and crisply-played Series it was, so let's schedule it that way again! Idiots.

In both Championship Series, there's again an off day between Games 4 and 5 in the same city just in case there's inclement weather. That change was a reaction to what happened in the 2006 Mets-Cardinals NLCS, when both travel days were lost because of rain.

Game 1 was postponed for a day in New York, having a ripple effect on the second game of the series and wiping out the first travel day. When Game 4 in St. Louis was also washed out, there was no travel day prior to the climatic Game 6 at Shea Stadium.

Oh, boo farking hoo. There was all kinds of rain in the '75 Series and it was some of the best postseason baseball ever.

And an 11-year-old could actually stay up to watch it.

Do those suits at MLB even remember they used to have 11-year-old fans?

--

Now, when I am king of baseball:

1) First, and not that this has anything to to with the Series, but we feed Jeffrey Loria to ravenous hogs, just on general principles.

2) Game 1 of the World Series is a day game, as is Game 3.

2a) No game is starting later than 7:30 Eastern time.

3) None of this two days off crap between the end of the LCS and the start of the Series.

4) And more LCS/LDS day games, too. It sure as hell doesn't hurt the NCAAs any when they start their tournament at noon on Thursday.


Newsletter, etc.
 
2008-09-16 10:49:53 PM
Just ordered my tix to the ALDS today.
 
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