World Series poll

Who you got and how long?


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YTF

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Voted Sox in 6. The Dodgers have a good offense with a flexible roster and so do the Sox. I think it comes down to the pitching staffs on both teams and right now I'll take ours over their's, belly button ring and all. Seriously, it would be nice to see a healthy Chris Sale on the mound, but If this pitching staff can keep on keeping on for 10 more days I like our chances. Dave Roberts, thanks for your service, but bidness is bidness.
 

BlackJack

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Oct 11, 2007
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Sox in 6.

Split in the first two games, Sox take 2 of 3 in LA, and wrap things up handily in game 6 at home.
 

DJnVa

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Interesting that the Keys to the Game is going for LA.

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Dec 28, 2015
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Sox in 6. Don't they have some great record against National League teams in recent years? I think the AL is the superior league. Anyone know which league has won more interleague games in the last year or two? .
 

Al Zarilla

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Dec 8, 2005
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San Andreas Fault

Ribeye

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I voted Sox in 7. I'm hoping to get tickets to game 4 and therefore would love it to be a sweep. But this Dodger team took the Astros to 7 games last year, and short of a Yu Darvish meltdown could have been WS champions.
 

Max Venerable

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Feb 27, 2002
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So only 8 out of 200ish respondants so far are picking LA to win this. Meanwhile, I think most official odds I've seen are more like 60/40 on this one...

Granted this is a Red Sox message board, but still seems like a bit of overconfidence.
 

Ferm Sheller

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So only 8 out of 200ish respondants so far are picking LA to win this. Meanwhile, I think most official odds I've seen are more like 60/40 on this one...

Granted this is a Red Sox message board, but still seems like a bit of overconfidence.
Well, we’re a bunch of individuals who are almost all Red Sox fans, as you say. It’s not like we all got together as a group and unanimously concluded that the Dodgers only have an 8 in 200ish shot of winning.
 

Jordu

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Apr 30, 2003
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Oh yeah, but wasn’t Scollay Square like one border of the combat zone?
Nope. Scollay Square was where Government Center is now. When Scollay Square was bulldozed in the days of urban renewal, the adult entertainment district reformed in Chinatown and became known as the Combat Zone.

My Navy vet dad used to say all that was left of Scollay Square were his tattoos.
 

bankshot1

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Feb 12, 2003
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So only 8 out of 200ish respondants so far are picking LA to win this. Meanwhile, I think most official odds I've seen are more like 60/40 on this one...

Granted this is a Red Sox message board, but still seems like a bit of overconfidence.
If the Dodgers score one (1) run top of the 1st in Game 1, check the game thread for over-reaction and panic

Death, taxes...
 

Al Zarilla

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Nope. Scollay Square was where Government Center is now. When Scollay Square was bulldozed in the days of urban renewal, the adult entertainment district reformed in Chinatown and became known as the Combat Zone.

My Navy vet dad used to say all that was left of Scollay Square were his tattoos.
OK, been gone from Boston for quite a few years now.
 

Spelunker

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OK, been gone from Boston for quite a few years now.
Unless you've even older than I thought, you haven't been gone longer than Scolley Sq became Government Center (the very early 60s) or since the Combat Zone was lower Downtown Crossing (the mid/late 60s, and basically killed off by the 90s).
 

DJnVa

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So only 8 out of 200ish respondants so far are picking LA to win this. Meanwhile, I think most official odds I've seen are more like 60/40 on this one...

Granted this is a Red Sox message board, but still seems like a bit of overconfidence.

Math! How does it work?

You realize the difference between the numbers here and us also understanding that LA has a decent shot right?

Like, if I was the only vote and picked the Sox so the results said 100% Red Sox, that doesn't mean I think LA has a 0% chance...
 

Savin Hillbilly

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Jul 10, 2007
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The wrong side of the bridge....
Math! How does it work?

You realize the difference between the numbers here and us also understanding that LA has a decent shot right?

Like, if I was the only vote and picked the Sox so the results said 100% Red Sox, that doesn't mean I think LA has a 0% chance...
It's even possible, in principle, that if you asked each of us to name the probability of the Sox winning, and averaged the results, you'd get an answer less than 60%. I doubt that would actually happen, but the answer would almost certainly be much closer to 60% than 96%.
 

soxin6

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So only 8 out of 200ish respondants so far are picking LA to win this. Meanwhile, I think most official odds I've seen are more like 60/40 on this one...

Granted this is a Red Sox message board, but still seems like a bit of overconfidence.
Every Dodger fan I know, and I am surrounded by the in SoCal, has picked the Dodgers to win easily. Consider your sources.
 

Max Power

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It's even possible, in principle, that if you asked each of us to name the probability of the Sox winning, and averaged the results, you'd get an answer less than 60%. I doubt that would actually happen, but the answer would almost certainly be much closer to 60% than 96%.
Is that true? We're all working from the same information. If the weather forecast said there was a 20% chance of rain today and you asked 100 people who knew that forecast if they thought it was going to rain, almost everyone would say it was not. But it wouldn't be surprising if it did.
 

Savin Hillbilly

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Is that true? We're all working from the same information. If the weather forecast said there was a 20% chance of rain today and you asked 100 people who knew that forecast if they thought it was going to rain, almost everyone would say it was not. But it wouldn't be surprising if it did.
I'm not sure what point you're making.

In the post DrewDawg and I were responding to, you conflated two different things: the percentage of sample respondents who thought the Sox would win, and their collective perception of the probability of the Sox winning.

Imagine you asked two groups of 20 people to name the probability of the Sox winning, in terms of 50/50 odds.

In one group, all 20 say the Sox have a 55/45 chance of winning.

In the other group, 12 pick the Sox, 8 pick the Dodgers -- but the ones picking the Dodgers have them at 55/45, and the ones picking the Sox all have them at 90/10.

By the logic of your earlier post, the first group is overconfident, and the second is not. I'm sure you can see the problem there.
 

DJnVa

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Yeah, it's similar to seeing an MVP vote that doesn't appear close in votes--that doesn't mean it the players are really that far apart.

Say Mookie wins in a landslide and gets all the first place votes. That doesn't necessarily mean that Mookie was worlds better than Trout. Each person voting for Mookie first might have thought it was a close race, but you gotta pick 1 first.

And it's more pronounced in this case, because it's a biased room.
 

ledsox

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And the numbers in that gif. Sox won in '13, Dodgers, 30 years ago.
Sox in 6.
 

FinanceAdvice

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I'm in majority for a change, Sox in 6! Am I the only one here who senses an anti-Red Sox phenomenon on MLB.com?? They first went by position and had Dodgers winning 7 of 9, 10 positions and then ended by saying Dodgers in 7
 

cheekydave

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Sox in 6. And I just realized how long ago I moved, because...what??? There is no combat zone anymore? Did they move anywhere, or are they gone? Where do the hookers work now, or are they gone too??