10/15 - ALCS vs Houston. Game 1.

54thMA

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It's getting simpler the further we get into this.

We need four one game winning streaks over the next seven games. It starts Friday night!!!

Welcome to the 2021 American League Championship Series. Population: YOU!
I hope you're fully stocked on Cheezits, this puppy is probably going 7, or maybe the Red Sox will win it in 5.

We'll see.
 

E5 Yaz

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I take exception to the last one, if we can’t find any and all ways to make juvenile attacks on the opposition then what do we have left? I need my tribalism fix.
I'm all for Red Sox tribalism and bashing opponents. I just wish people were more creative about how they go about it.

I always find it funny/sad/ironic when I see a post in the vein of "Eat Shit, (Player)" in a game thread. One of the reasons I suspect there is/was a SoSH age limit is to limit the amount of that sort of posting.
 

budcrew08

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I'm not sure how to feel about a typo of mine from nearly a decade ago becoming a running gag of this length.
Typos get a life of their own in real life too. I think I remember a thread on here called Varitek “Ted” and when I talk about him to my wife, that’s all I ever call him.
 

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I hope you're fully stocked on Cheezits, this puppy is probably going 7, or maybe the Red Sox will win it in 5.

We'll see.

Locked and loaded. It's no coincidence that I grabbed and opened up a box just before the walk-off the other night... either that or loading the dishwasher.

Definitely not bumping the pool filter.
 

Archer1979

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Locked and loaded. It's no coincidence that I grabbed and opened up a box just before the walk-off the other night... either that or loading the dishwasher.

Definitely not bumping the pool filter.
This was a great reminder by the way... my wife and I are heading to the Cape this weekend. I'll need to add a box to our "take to the Cape" pile (nestled between some fake ferns my wife bought at TJ Maxx and the new bottle of Pina Colada mix).
 

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I'm all for Red Sox tribalism and bashing opponents. I just wish people were more creative about how they go about it.

I always find it funny/sad/ironic when I see a post in the vein of "Eat Shit, (Player)" in a game thread. One of the reasons I suspect there is/was a SoSH age limit is to limit the amount of that sort of posting.
Eat shit E5 Yaz.
 

Mystic Merlin

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I'm all for Red Sox tribalism and bashing opponents. I just wish people were more creative about how they go about it.

I always find it funny/sad/ironic when I see a post in the vein of "Eat Shit, (Player)" in a game thread. One of the reasons I suspect there is/was a SoSH age limit is to limit the amount of that sort of posting.
Fair enough! Upping one’s game is never a bad goal.
 

54thMA

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Locked and loaded. It's no coincidence that I grabbed and opened up a box just before the walk-off the other night... either that or loading the dishwasher.

Definitely not bumping the pool filter.
We're riding your Cheezits mojo all the way to another WS title............and be careful of your neighbors cat in the back yard, we don't want you having any accidents.
 

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We're riding your Cheezits mojo all the way to another WS title............and be careful of your neighbors cat in the back yard, we don't want you having any accidents.
Neighbor's cat has been neutralized. The cat is alive, well, and living off the moles/voles/mice around here. We just surrendered and closed the pool.
 

chrisfont9

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Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over. The chances are you'll get off with life. If you're a good girl, you'll be out in 20 years. I'll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I'll always remember you.

I'll have some rotten nights after I've sent you over, but that'll pass.

https://clip.cafe/the-maltese-falcon-1941/i-hope-dont-hang-you/
I'm as big a Bogart fan as anyone my age has a right to be, but that movie is kind of a mess.
 

Pandemonium67

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This series will parallel the Pats-Texans game. The team from Houston will start well and open a lead that looks unbeatable (as SoSHers curse and gripe), but the New England team will eventually take control, chip away, and ultimately bleed the opposition out.

Cora plays the role of BB of course. The Mac Jones role is handled by Houck, Pivetta and Whitlock. Chris Sales is Devin McCourty. Hunter Henry is Hunter Renfroe, and Jacobi Meyer is Kike Hernandez. You can figure out the rest.
 

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only if you try to follow it as a plot. as an exercise in style and persona, it's terrific
... but it's a gold mine of baseball-relevant quotations.

For big messes, I prefer the Big Sleep (but it has no Astors).
It has some wonderful style but there is zero reason why Bogart would be in love with Mary Astor, so it always seemed annoying to me. I'm with Sprowl, the Big Sleep is a classier mess. If Chandler wrote it, I don't care if there is an ending.
 

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Game 1 is a confirmed 8:07 pm start on Friday. Game 2 time is depending on whether the NLCS starts in Atlanta or SF.
So Game 1 is basicaly out because of Shabat for me. I may at some point glance at a TV that someone has "left on".

Let's see about Game 2.

This Sox team has helped inmenesely in returning me to normal life after losing my father. It's amazing how a sports team can do this and hard to understand for non fans.

Go Sox.
 
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AlNipper49

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We are the favorites in this series if Chris Sale is the Chris Sale version of Chris Sale. I’m excited to see which way the baseball gods play this one.
 

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The cradle of the game.
This 3 day break seems unusually long.

MLB should have scheduled some sort of mid-Postseason festivities for Sox fans. A Stantonian Home Run Derby or Popcorn Eating Contest would have been welcome diversions.
 

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This 3 day break seems unusually long.

MLB should have scheduled some sort of mid-Postseason festivities for Sox fans. A Stantonian Home Run Derby or Popcorn Eating Contest would have been welcome diversions.
Would have been just one ... but the Red Sox had the audacity to close out the Rays in four

And I vote for popcorn