Poll-ALCS Game 7 Good v Evil the poll

Who do you want to win ALCS Game 7?


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bankshot1

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Does it ever rain in San Diego-I mean torrentially, biblically, because if there was ever a year or a series for an end of times rain delay this series in 2020 seems to fit the bill.

Although on the bright side the MFYs aren't playing.


Normally I wouldn't root for either the Astro's or Rays as the Astro's are low-life buzzer wearing , bang the trash-can slowly and loudly cheaters and the Rays have become a hated division rival that play in a trash-can. But as the Astros have knotted the series at 3-3, I asked myself, so who's it going to be Bankshot? Who are you rooting for tonight?

I could cop to indifference, but that seems to skirt an inner conflict.

The conflict in making a decision, as it were, is I feel, and I suspect other Sox fans might feel the same way, is that we feel like we have sole ownership of the intangible benefit of the "only team to have come back from being down 0-3 in the MLB post-season". Every time some MLB, NBA, NHL team goes into the darkness of a no-hope 0-3 abyss, we get the gift that keeps on giving as ESPN, Fox, TNT, TBS, ABC, NBC, remind the nation of the glorious '04 ALCS and those 4 very improbable and unique consecutive wins hanging from a cliff as the MFY stomped on our knuckles as we held on for 1-more game.

There is some pride involved here, and my knuckles are still a little sore.

Yes I'm a greedy, needy child at heart.

I don't want to share, at least not with the cheatin' Astros.

But I don't want to root for the Rays.

But tonight I will.

How about you?
 
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StuckOnYouk

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I don't get all up-in-arms about Houston. To me, they knocked out the Yankees in prior years and that's all that matters to me. I live in CT and it's 50-50. Unless you live in CT (or NY - gulp), you don't really understand. The ends justify the means IMO.

Now, on the flip side I love that we own the 3-0 comeback. So a part of me does not want Houston to pull it off.

And yet my Yankees friends are obsessed with hating on Houston, so I love to watch their misery after what they put me through prior to '04. and Houston winning tonight would annoy them to no end.

I'm so torn.

I'll root for Springer I guess because I just cant decide. And hope he's batting leadoff for us in 2021. Count me in the pathetic "undecided" grouping.

I do love that Bregman had the team watch the Sox 30 for 30.
 

DrBlinky

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Although the Rays are division rivals, they're Maddon-less now which lowers the hatred level for me. I've been going for the Rays in this series from the beginning due to the Astro's recent past, and Cash has some Sox lineage. (And I'm also petty enough to want to hold on to the "only team down 3-0" thing.). Go Rays.
 

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I want to continue seeing the Sox own the “only MLB team to come back from 0-3” stat so I guess it’s the Rays. That and the lack of Maddon as mentioned above helps tip the scales.

I wanted to vote for the team with no apostrophe in their name but apparently that team doesn’t exist.
 

Archer1979

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Rooting for the Rays. Watching the Astros lose Game 7 after coming back 3 - 0 will be like watching Lucy yank the football away from Charlie Brown.

Then its on to rooting for the NL team in the World Series. I'm not THAT big of a person to wish success on a division rival.
 

InsideTheParker

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I voted for the Ray's, but I was just guessing what of the Rays I was voting for. Their pitching? Their defense? Their low payroll? Their manager?
Anyway, Geaux, Rays!
 

Al Zarilla

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Does it ever rain in San Diego-I mean torrentially, biblically, because if there was ever a year or a series for an end of times rain delay this series in 2020 seems to fit the bill.

Although on the bright side the MFYs aren't playing.


Normally I wouldn't root for either the Astro's or Rays as the Astro's are low-life buzzer wearing , bang the trash-can slowly and loudly cheaters and the Rays have become a hated division rival that play in a trash-can. But as the Astros have knotted the series at 3-3, I asked myself, so who's it going to be Bankshot? Who are you rooting for tonight?

I could cop to indifference, but that seems to skirt an inner conflict.

The conflict in making a decision, as it were, is I feel, and I suspect other Sox fans might feel the same way, is that we feel like we have sole ownership of the intangible benefit of the "only team to have come back from being down 0-3 in the MLB post-season". Every time some MLB, NBA, NHL team goes into the darkness of a no-hope 0-3 abyss, we get the gift that keeps on giving as ESPN, Fox, TNT, TBS, ABC, NBC, remind the nation of the glorious '04 ALCS and those 4 very improbable and unique consecutive wins hanging from a cliff as the MFY stomped on our knuckles as we held on for 1-more game.

There is some pride involved here, and my knuckles are still a little sore.

Yes I'm a greedy, needy child at heart.

I don't want to share, at least not with the cheatin' Astros.

But I don't want to root for the Rays.

But tonight I will.

How about you?
If anything, biblical droughts are continuing in California, from Crescent City to San Diego. There is another kind of natural disaster that occurs in CA, for which I hope you don't pine, especially since I'm like 5 miles from the San Andreas Fault. All about me. Actually, earthquakes are very rare in San Diego, so it’s all up to the Rays.
 

Wallball Tingle

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Houston just 'cause a friend of mine is a big fan. And it wouldn't be the worst to have the two biggest division rivals as the butt of the joke.
 

mauidano

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The Rays are a feel good story with the low payroll and very few "big names". Houston has Altuve and Correra. So yeah, go Rays.
 

E5 Yaz

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The most obnoxious baseball fan I know is an Astros fan. He's also my boss.

Go Rays
 

mikeford

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The only appropriate champ for this fake season is the illegitimate Astros

I am not rooting for them but I assume they will win.
 

bankshot1

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I was going to pas's on thi's censu's, but will reasses's after redres's of the linguistic's tresspas's
Sorry staz I tried to redres's the polls use of inappropriate apostrophe's but the f'ing thing is unforgiving. My gues's is its to keep the sanctity of the vote and for example, not change vote's for Biden to vote's for Trump.

My brain-fart's will live on.
 
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Pandemonium67

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Keeping the Sox unique as comeback kings takes precedence over all else, and I feel gratitude toward them for getting the 2020 Yankee Elimination Day festivities under way. Add in the cheating ways of the assholestros, and this is a no-brainer.
 

nvalvo

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The Rays are awesome, you guys, especially when they aren't playing in that godawful ballpark.

In fact, now that I think about it, it would be amazing and kind of hilarious if they won their first title in a year when none of the games would be played at Tropicana.
 

Jungleland

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I have a funny relationship with divisional hatred. Obviously I despise the Yankees. Even moreso, there's no limit to the amount of on-field futility that I'd like to see befall the Jets. But when not playing the Rays or O's or Bills or competing with them directly for a playoff spot - I'm indifferent to them at worst, even kind of like them a little in a general fan of the sport kind of way.

Very glad the Rays won last night and from here out I'll be rooting for them if they get the Dodgers without question.
 

InsideTheParker

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Question: why do so many of us want the Dodgers to lose, despite the presence on the team of three of our beloved former players?
I know in my case it's a prejudice against Big Money, which I have felt uncomfortable about with the Red Sox, but overlooked because of regional loyalty. Why do others feel that way?
 

greek_gawd_of_walks

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Question: why do so many of us want the Dodgers to lose, despite the presence on the team of three of our beloved former players?
I know in my case it's a prejudice against Big Money, which I have felt uncomfortable about with the Red Sox, but overlooked because of regional loyalty. Why do others feel that way?
For me, it has a lot to do with seeing the city of Los Angeles get two championships in the span of three weeks, more or less. I'll always root for Mookie, and maybe even want to see him hoist the Commissioner's Trophy in Dodger blue, but definitely don't want to see it this year.

May be a dumb reason, but seeing that city get multiple championships in such quick succession would be too much to bear, especially in 2020.
 

bankshot1

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Question: why do so many of us want the Dodgers to lose, despite the presence on the team of three of our beloved former players?
I know in my case it's a prejudice against Big Money, which I have felt uncomfortable about with the Red Sox, but overlooked because of regional loyalty. Why do others feel that way?
I think its an "LA" thing and not a Dodger thing.
And our (Boston fans) recent history and perspective had most of us rooting against the Lakers in the bubble (and some of us have hated that team for decades) . And within the past 2 years, we saw our teams defeat the Rams in the '18 SB, and the Dodgers in the '18 WS.

BEAT LA

is contagious
 

brandonchristensen

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I would feel no emotion if the Rays won the World Series. I feel similarly with the Braves.

I would however feel mild disgust if the Astros won, and a little annoyance if the Dodgers win.

Thus - I’m rooting for Braves and Rays.
 
May be a dumb reason, but seeing that city get multiple championships in such quick succession would be too much to bear, especially in 2020.
Would you be bothered by the Lightning and Rays winning in quick succession? I mean, it's really only fair for the Braves to win the World Series at this point, isn't it? (Isn't it? ISN'T IT???)
 

dhellers

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I think its an "LA" thing and not a Dodger thing.
And our (Boston fans) recent history and perspective had most of us rooting against the Lakers in the bubble (and some of us have hated that team for decades) . And within the past 2 years, we saw our teams defeat the Rams in the '18 SB, and the Dodgers in the '18 WS.

BEAT LA

is contagious
This!