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The 1984 Leon Durham Gatorade play was the precursor for the (ex-Cub) Bill Buckner 1986 world series gaff and gave credence to the ex-Cub factor and drove Mike Royko and me to drink.
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A Pessimist sees the glass as half empty; A Cub Fan wonders when it's gonna spill.
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I really liked Royko's columns.
He is a legend.
When the Daily News closed, Royko worked for its allied morning newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1984, Rupert Murdoch, for whom Royko said he would never work, bought the Sun-Times. Royko commented that "No self-respecting fish would want to be wrapped in a Murdoch paper", and "[H]is goal is not quality journalism. His goal is vast power for Rupert Murdoch, political power"
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... Go As ...
Crap.
Ditto.
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... Go As ...
Crap.
Ditto.
Whew. Now Cheatos 2-1.
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... Go As then NYY > Miami in the WS.
:o :lol: 1-2, 1-2 & 0-2. Crap, baseball sucks.
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... Go As then NYY > Miami in the WS.
Go Evil Empire!
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... Go As then NYY > Miami in the WS.
Go Evil Empire!
I'd be ok with an Evil Empire Dodgers World Series.

Classic.
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I'd be ok with an Evil Empire Dodgers World Series.

Classic.
Works for me. I'd root for NYY, but LAD is now my 2nd choice.
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Yanks-Dodgers. Classic.
If it happens, they ought to play at least one game with throwback uniforms.

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Yanks-Dodgers. Classic....
Dammit. Go Dodgers. :sleepy:
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Yanks-Dodgers. Classic....
Dammit. Go Dodgers. :sleepy:
From first hand experience, Chapman is not the guy I want with the playoffs on the line.
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From first hand experience, Chapman is not the guy I want with the playoffs on the line.
Idk, it was just one run and that came on the 10th! pitch of the at bat. He had a 1.01 ERA with the Cubs, and has a 2.25 career ERA. Maybe it was your batters that let him down? :P
https://www.espn.com/mlb/player/stats/_ ... is-chapman

ATL and the LAD are both 5-0 in the playoffs. That undefeated streak ends tonight for one of them.
Running World Series odds

NL: Dodgers 54.8%, Braves 15%

AL: Rays 21.3%, Astros 8.9%
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Damn, I think I might have to root for the Dodgers and the Rays.

No evil empire, Stros are the big cheaters, Fish haven't been forgiven for 2003 as well as this year, Padres still sting from 84.

California has had a rough go, they deserve some love and I used to live in Sarasota plus the Ray's are sort of Black Sheep which I can relate to.
The Houston Astros are headed to another ALCS. How angry should you be?

In the 1970s, influential psychologist Paul Ekman identified six basic emotions experienced in all human cultures. I'm not sure if he studied sports fans, but I'm guessing you had one of the following six reactions to the Houston Astros beating the Oakland Athletics on Thursday and moving on to the American League Championship Series:

1. Happiness....

2. Surprise....

3. Disgust. You're a baseball fan and you don't like what the Astros did and feel their 2017 title is forever tainted and you certainly didn't want them to advance. You don't really like the expanded playoffs. You don't feel good about it, but you'll keep watching. Plus, it will be fun to have a team to root against in the ALCS.

4. Anger. Everything about the Astros already makes you sick. You didn't think the punishment was severe enough. They soiled the game. The Astros advancing makes you sweaty, you don't want to talk to anyone, and you vow to drink White Claw and watch "Seinfeld" reruns until spring training starts. You definitely aren't going to watch the ALCS.

5. Fear. You can't believe a sub-.500 team will reach the World Series. Maybe it's time to just give up sports altogether and finally read "Heart of Darkness," which you skipped in high school English class and just skimmed the CliffsNotes version.

6. Sadness....

Three reasons to root against the Astros in the ALCS:

1. They were cheaters....

2. They finished 29-31 in the regular season, outscoring their opponents by just four runs....

3. You're a Dodgers fan and the thought of losing another World Series to the Astros is unbearable.

Reasons to root for the Astros: ...

9. You rooted for the Stormtroopers....
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ATL and the LAD are both 5-0 in the playoffs. That undefeated streak ends tonight for one of them.
Running World Series odds

NL: Dodgers 54.8%, Braves 15%

AL: Rays 21.3%, Astros 8.9%
:thumbup:
Good game through 8, 1-1. Dodgers choke in the top of the 9th, 5-1 ATL. I guess I'll watch Brees vs the LA Traitors, 27-27 OT after the Traitors bounced a 50 yd walkoff FG off the upright.
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Ugh, ATL 6-0 after 5.
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Ugh, ATL 6-0 after 5.
It's 2020.
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Damn.
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It's 2020.
ATL 0, LAD 12 . . . middle of the 2nd! 4 homers, including a grand slam. :wtf: I thought I was hallucinating when I turned on the TV.
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SS Corey Seager is 3 for 3 and a triple away from hitting for the cycle. 15-0, Top 3rd, 2 outs, Dodgers on 1st and 2nd. I've added 2 runs while posting this. :lol:
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SS Corey Seager is 3 for 3 and a triple away from hitting for the cycle. 15-0, Top 3rd, 2 outs, Dodgers on 1st and 2nd. I've added 2 runs while posting this. :lol:
Holy Moley! Just tuned in. Benches being emptied early.
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Shit.

Freakin Stros.
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