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ALDS: Yankees versus Indians (Non-Yankees Fan Version)

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by LynnRice75, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

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    I'm still pissed Jackson didn't run to first when the celebration started. Would have brought the tying run to the plate.
     
  2. johnmd20

    johnmd20 voice of soccer Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I agree. That entire situation was odd.
     
  3. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

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    If you view this, you can see Frazier running in from 3B to get the ball out of Sanchez's back pocket to try to make the tag. I don't think Jackson ever backed out of the box, so he should have been able to run to first as the celebration started.

    https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/DL6KBLFW4AEiz5Z.mp4
     
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  4. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Member SoSH Member

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    Check your channel listings. I think hell's only channel is FS2.
     
  5. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

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    And they might even let you leave with it.
     
  6. Ford Frick's Asterisk

    Ford Frick's Asterisk Member SoSH Member

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    As a diehard Tribe fan for over 30 years, I assure you we are never convinced it's our year. We don't get a year. I'm convinced I'll die without it ever being our year. We exist to end 100+ year droughts for other teams, or to make sure fifth-year expansion teams get their year. Still, I was expecting a return trip to the World Series, or at least a respectable showing in the ALCS. This was 1996 all over again, but much worse, because in '96 the 100-loss teams I first fell in love with were still fresh in my memory, and they didn't have all the baggage they've accumulated over the past 20 years.

    I followed the team and the games daily, as always, yet it took a while to truly embrace the 2017 regular season, because reaching the ALCS was the bare minimum of expectations after last season and the poor excuse of this division known as the AL Central. That might sound fair weather, but there is nothing else left to accomplish… no "moral victories" to be had. And now it's the same thing for the next calendar year. The Indians have already won the 2018 AL Central… the Twins are the only other team in the division that will even try to win games next year, and they don't have the resources or time to fill half the holes in that godawful pitching staff. So the Indians will once again make us all endure 6 months and 162 games, just to hope they're healthy and playing their best at the end of it, before they invent an all new way to choke in October.

    Sorry in advance if I don't respond to replies to this… not sure how much I really want to talk baseball right now. My mood is changing by the minute today between disgust, humiliation, and just not giving a damn.

    (As for Chief Wahoo… I'm not sure a long-time Indians fan can discuss him rationally. I'm attached to the Chief, but also well aware of the inherent racism in it. In a perfect world, they'd have won the World Series, and then taken advantage of the situation to retire the Chief… because his demise is coming sooner or later anyway.)

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  7. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    You feel the same as we would feel if the Sox lost to the Angels in the 2004 ALDS. Most of us would have been done with the Sox
     
  8. jon abbey

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    Sorry, man. As someone who has never rooted for a NBA (Knicks) or NFL (Air Coryell Chargers, then Jets) champion, I at least have an idea how you feel.
     
  9. Lowrielicious

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    AJ Pierzynski , game 2, 2005 ALCS whitesox Angels.

    whitesox won the game when that run came around to score.
     
  10. Papo The Snow Tiger

    Papo The Snow Tiger lurker

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    Hang with'em Ford. This is exactly how I, and probably every other Red Sox fan, felt in October 2003. But one day when the Tribe eventually does win it all it will be one of the, if not the, happiest moments in your life.
     
  11. Sox and Rocks

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    I'm pretty sure it's ESPN in hell with the actual games blacked out. In other words, the only good part of ESPN is unviewable; it's simply sports center and hot takes.
     
  12. Sox and Rocks

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    I don't think this has been mentioned in this thread, but to me, Tito's biggest mistake was taking out kluber so early in game 5. He was pitching well other than against Didi, and going to the bullpen so early forced him to lengthen every reliever, which caught up to them in the 8th.
     
  13. crow216

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    He explained that decision really well in the postgame. Basically that his outs in the third weren't very good outs and he consistently watched his breaking ball get flatter and flatter from the 1st inning to the 3rd. Saw bad things coming. It made perfect sense and it was his best reliever who gave up the extra runs.
     
  14. Sox and Rocks

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    I hadn't heard this, so thanks, but Allen is not Cleveland's best reliever
     
  15. crow216

    crow216 Dragon Wangler SoSH Member

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    Okay best reliever in that spot? Allen pitches the 9th, he would have been pitching that inning whether Kluber threw 3 or 5 innings.
     
  16. jon abbey

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    Allen isn't CLE's best reliever, but Allen did have a career postseason ERA of 0.00 before that game, 13 straight scoreless appearances (18 innings) over the last two postseasons before Gardner got that hit.
     

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