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2020-10-30 9:58:25 AM  
Screw the Asterisks.
 
2020-10-30 10:18:02 AM  
Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.
 
2020-10-30 10:23:33 AM  

iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.


It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.
 
2020-10-30 10:31:34 AM  

iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.


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2020-10-30 10:32:05 AM  

iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.



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Pitchers pitch better when the other team doesn't implement a complex signals-stealing scheme.
News at 11.
 
2020-10-30 10:42:32 AM  
as a dodger fan, the astros can go fark themselves for needing to cheat to win

as a baseball fan, the astros can go fark themselves for sullying what would've been considered one of the best world series ever because they felt they needed to cheat to win.

regardless, go fark yourselves, astros.
 
2020-10-30 11:17:33 AM  
So the reason Dodgers didn't win the World Series until now was that every other team in baseball was cheating from 1989 through 2019?
 
2020-10-30 11:39:52 AM  
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2020-10-30 11:52:02 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.

It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.


There were two very interesting anomalies in the 2019 World Series:

1) all 4 Nats victories were away games
2) the Astros' hitters got WORSE as the night wore on when it's usually the opposite

This leads me to believe that, though the Nats would never admit it, that they KNEW  Houston was stealing signs in their ballpark, and after a few innings, switched to a new set of signs  that made the Astros swing on the wrong pitches
 
2020-10-30 12:10:41 PM  

Cyberluddite: So the reason Dodgers didn't win the World Series until now was that every other team in baseball was cheating from 1989 through 2019?


To be fair, a few of those seasons they were dogshiat, and no amount of sign stealing would have made them any better.  But to answer your question, yes, of course!  All teams were cheating against the Dodgers.  Phillies in '08 and '09.  The Cardinals, of course, because they cheat the right way.  The Cubs definitely cheated in 2016, how else can you explain left fielders dropping balls, Kershaw bonking Game 6, and allowing Adrian Gonzalez to do anything more than move one base at a time on a hit?  And it's documented proof that the Sox cheated in '18.  Nats last year, too, because they're DC insiders, living in the swamp.  They probably wire-tapped the Dodgers dugout, because that's what you do in DC.
 
2020-10-30 12:26:37 PM  

Magorn: DoBeDoBeDo: iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.

It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.

There were two very interesting anomalies in the 2019 World Series:

1) all 4 Nats victories were away games
2) the Astros' hitters got WORSE as the night wore on when it's usually the opposite

This leads me to believe that, though the Nats would never admit it, that they KNEW  Houston was stealing signs in their ballpark, and after a few innings, switched to a new set of signs  that made the Astros swing on the wrong pitches


If the Nats had 4 victories, shouldn't they have won? I think that's a bigger scandal and no one is talking about it!
 
2020-10-30 12:38:20 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.


Soooo... if no one cheats the average MLB batting average is less than .200?

Whatever.
 
2020-10-30 12:39:41 PM  

Rip_Rufus: Magorn: DoBeDoBeDo: iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.

It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.

There were two very interesting anomalies in the 2019 World Series:

1) all 4 Nats victories were away games
2) the Astros' hitters got WORSE as the night wore on when it's usually the opposite

This leads me to believe that, though the Nats would never admit it, that they KNEW  Houston was stealing signs in their ballpark, and after a few innings, switched to a new set of signs  that made the Astros swing on the wrong pitches

If the Nats had 4 victories, shouldn't they have won? I think that's a bigger scandal and no one is talking about it!


They did.   Astros won in 2017.  Nats beat the Astros last year (the visiting team won every game).  What that could mean is that the Astros were the better team, but at home they relied too much on the pitch relay system and the Nats beat them by switching up signs.  The Astros probably would have won if they had dropped the system
 
2020-10-30 12:50:53 PM  

iamskibibitz: DoBeDoBeDo: It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.

Soooo... if no one cheats the average MLB batting average is less than .200?

Whatever.


Rays hit .216 for the series https://www.baseball-reference.com/pos​tseason/2020_WS.shtml
Rays average for the year was .238 https://www.baseball-reference.com/lea​gues/MLB/2020.shtml

It's the World Series so they were, in theory, facing the best or one of the best pitching staffs in the opposing league.  They batted just off average for them, they were also about dead middle for the year in team batting average, so the Dodgers staff is better than a team of average hitters when no one is cheating.
 
2020-10-30 1:07:28 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Rip_Rufus: Magorn: DoBeDoBeDo: iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.

It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.

There were two very interesting anomalies in the 2019 World Series:

1) all 4 Nats victories were away games
2) the Astros' hitters got WORSE as the night wore on when it's usually the opposite

This leads me to believe that, though the Nats would never admit it, that they KNEW  Houston was stealing signs in their ballpark, and after a few innings, switched to a new set of signs  that made the Astros swing on the wrong pitches

If the Nats had 4 victories, shouldn't they have won? I think that's a bigger scandal and no one is talking about it!

They did.   Astros won in 2017.  Nats beat the Astros last year (the visiting team won every game).  What that could mean is that the Astros were the better team, but at home they relied too much on the pitch relay system and the Nats beat them by switching up signs.  The Astros probably would have won if they had dropped the system


Damn...2020 has been a decade long and I honestly thought the astros cheated to win it last year.
 
2020-10-30 1:35:32 PM  

Rip_Rufus: DoBeDoBeDo: Rip_Rufus: Magorn: DoBeDoBeDo: iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.

It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.

There were two very interesting anomalies in the 2019 World Series:

1) all 4 Nats victories were away games
2) the Astros' hitters got WORSE as the night wore on when it's usually the opposite

This leads me to believe that, though the Nats would never admit it, that they KNEW  Houston was stealing signs in their ballpark, and after a few innings, switched to a new set of signs  that made the Astros swing on the wrong pitches

If the Nats had 4 victories, shouldn't they have won? I think that's a bigger scandal and no one is talking about it!

They did.   Astros won in 2017.  Nats beat the Astros last year (the visiting team won every game).  What that could mean is that the Astros were the better team, but at home they relied too much on the pitch relay system and the Nats beat them by switching up signs.  The Astros probably would have won if they had dropped the system

Damn...2020 has been a decade long and I honestly thought the astros cheated to win it last year.


It's been crazy right?  Probably thrown off in that the accusations came to light last year.   Which may have come up if the Nats figured out they were using a system, or were tipped off and were able to counter it, which would have proven them allegations correct.
 
2020-10-30 1:56:01 PM  
Fark the Astros*
 
2020-10-30 2:25:09 PM  

Rip_Rufus: Magorn: DoBeDoBeDo: iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.

It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.

There were two very interesting anomalies in the 2019 World Series:

1) all 4 Nats victories were away games
2) the Astros' hitters got WORSE as the night wore on when it's usually the opposite

This leads me to believe that, though the Nats would never admit it, that they KNEW  Houston was stealing signs in their ballpark, and after a few innings, switched to a new set of signs  that made the Astros swing on the wrong pitches

If the Nats had 4 victories, shouldn't they have won? I think that's a bigger scandal and no one is talking about it!


The Nats DID win
 
2020-10-30 2:35:13 PM  

Magorn: Rip_Rufus: Magorn: DoBeDoBeDo: iamskibibitz: Naw. It's easier to win when the other team (minus one player) is collectively hitting well below .200 for the Series.

It's almost as if the game is touch harder when you don't have an idea of what pitch is coming.

There were two very interesting anomalies in the 2019 World Series:

1) all 4 Nats victories were away games
2) the Astros' hitters got WORSE as the night wore on when it's usually the opposite

This leads me to believe that, though the Nats would never admit it, that they KNEW  Houston was stealing signs in their ballpark, and after a few innings, switched to a new set of signs  that made the Astros swing on the wrong pitches

If the Nats had 4 victories, shouldn't they have won? I think that's a bigger scandal and no one is talking about it!

The Nats DID win


My idiocy has already been pointed out upthread. But thanks for reminding me.
 
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