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The 2021 World Series will be the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2021 season. The 117th edition of the World Series, it will be a best-of-seven playoff played between the National League (NL) champion Atlanta Braves and the American League (AL) champion Houston Astros. The series is scheduled to begin on October 26, with a potential seventh game scheduled for November 3. It will be the first World Series since 2014 to have no #1 seeded team from either leagues.

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This is the second World Series to feature two franchises that have previously met in either a Division Series (contested since 1995) or a League Championship Series (contested since 1969), the other being the 2017 World Series between the Astros and Dodgers.[citation needed]

This World Series marks the first time that both managers are over 65 years of age.[3] It is also the first World Series to be played between two teams located in the Southern United States.[citation needed] It is also the first time that the runner ups of the LCS the previous season met in the World Series the following season.
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Unfortunately it will be broadcast on Fox... I will hold my nose...

2021 World Series
KTVU-DT - 2.1 Tue, 10/26, 5:00 PM 3 hrs
"Game 1: Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros from Minute Maid Park"
10/26/2021, Sports, Major League Baseball, Mlb American League, Mlb Game, Mlb Interleague Games, Mlb National League
Atlanta eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series to reach the World Series for the first time since 1999; Houston appears in the World Series for the third time in five seasons and won the championship in 2017.

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Recap Game 1:

Braves beat Astros, 6-2. Braves' Morton pitches heroically after getting his fibula broken by a batted ball, retires from series in second inning.

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Game 2:

Astros leading 5-1 by end of 3rd inning. Braves might lose this one. We'll see.

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Game 3, back in Atlanta:

Braves are clawing their way back.

Score by 4th inning: Braves 1, Astros 0.

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Bottom of the eighth, score still 1-0, Braves. Two out, and Darnell hits a homer. Score now 2-0.

It's up to the Astros to see if they can score in the top of the ninth.

Good game no matter what happens!

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Astros fail to score in top of ninth.

Game over, 2-0, Atlanta.

Good game!

The Braves play the next two games at home in Atlanta, if I'm not mistaken. With the home field advantage, they just could win this series.

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Braves throw 2-hitter, blank Astros 2-0 for 2-1 Series lead
ATLANTA -- — Rookie right-hander Ian Anderson and the Braves' bullpen took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Austin Riley and Travis d'Arnaud drove in runs and Atlanta beat the Houston Astros 2-0 Friday night to grab a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

Anderson and four relievers combined on a two-hitter.

Pinch-hitter Aledmys Díaz blooped a single leading off the eighth against reliever Tyler Matzek that dropped in front of left fielder Eddie Rosario, just 232 feet from home plate, for Houston's first hit.

Alex Bregman grounded a single through the wide-open right side of a shifted infield leading off the ninth against closer Will Smith, who remained perfect in five save chances this postseason.
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On a related subject, I confess to being a bit surprised by the faked American Indian chanting by the Braves' fans in Friday's game. I can see why American Indian groups are offended by it. It basically belittles their culture, which has zip to do with major league sports. Against the backdrop of the effective genocide of the native peoples of the Americas by European invaders, it's pretty disgusting. The least the teams that borrow such trappings could pay a hefty price to the tribes they have so offended. But we all know that won't happen unless the teams are forced. And I would consider that the remaining tribes would be deeply offended by the thought that their heritage could be bought in such a fashion.

Perhaps some sports team should dress up in priestly regalia and the crowd can chant Christmas carols during games? How would that go down?

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Ulysses wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:26 am

Perhaps some sports team should dress up in priestly regalia and the crowd can chant Christmas carols during games? How would that go down?
I dunno, but we could ask the bunch of teams named things like Friars, Padres, Angels, Demon Deacons, Battling Bishops, Saints what if anything they chant. I think the Friars and Padres should use a Gregorian-based chant.


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Don't let's forget the sanctimonious Puritanical zealots.

They come in so many flavors: Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Anglican, etc... ad infinitum.

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Man, you know its a dull Series when we're talking about obnoxious fans instead of the game play.
Actually I think it's been a fairly interesting series.

Close games (except for #2), and all.

Of course it would be even better if the SF Giants were in it, but maybe next year.

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Game 4, 10-30-21, in Atlanta again. By end of 1st inning, Astros lead 1-0.

If the Braves manage to win this one, and the next game on Sunday, they win the series.

We'll see!

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Hmm.

Interesting that some here are more inclined to talk about Trump than baseball.

Go figure.

Maybe they have a crush on him?

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Both teams fail to score in 2nd inning. Score still 1-0, Astros.

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Solo home run Altuve (Astro) in 4th inning. Score now 2-0 Astros.

Bottom of sixth, Braves return to score a run, and another runner is declared safe at 2nd upon review.

Atlanta just might have a chance today.

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Braves leave the bases loaded, but it's now a 2-1 ball game.

On to the 7th inning.

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By the end of the 7th, Atlanta scores to runs to take the lead, 3-2. On to the eighth.

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