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24 minutes ago, The Chiksrara Special said:

Wait what? I haven't been following lately

The Brewers and Cubs and the Rockies and Dodgers both tied. So both games will play out to determine who wins the Central and West, and the two losers get the wildcard spots. 

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Yeah, it's actually a pretty cool set up. I can remember this happening for one division title, but I don't think I remember it happening for two in the same season. I'm sure it has, as I have an awful memory, but I can't remember it anyway. :lol: 

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Yup. Gotta go all out for this one, and then if you still lose, gotta go all out in the next one. 

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The West game is especially fun because the loser has to immediately travel to another team's stadium. Especially Colorado who are on the road against LA, if they lose they then have to fly to Chicago or Milwaukee.

And this is the first time there have been 2 game 163s on the same day I believe.

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Either Colorado wins their first division title, or LA goes six straight.

I just think it's funny everyone talks about how LA spends so much money, but we're here and Sam Francisco spent $22mil more to sit at home.

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3 hours ago, Busch Luck Fale said:

The Brewers closed out the regular season winning eight in a row with a 20-7 record since September 1st and 28-10 record over the final six weeks.

I have really liked Milwaukee since the offseason when they made multiple savvy moves. I don't know if I trust them in a 7 game series against someone like LA, but man they really could do it.

My initial hunch heading into October is an Astros repeat, but playoff baseball is so unpredictable.

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2 hours ago, Meacxico said:

Better them than Boston.

 

Boston's probably not going to make the World Series.  The bullpen gonna get blown up.

 

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8 hours ago, The Chiksrara Special said:

I hate the Brewers so much :( If we win tomorrow who do we play?

Right back to playing the Brewers again since the Wild Card team plays the division champion that lands in the top seed.

I fully expect to hear people advocating for the seeding to change after this year because you can potentially have the best two records in the NL having to play in the first round and in the AL the #2 seed Astros are playing a team with a worse record than the Wild Card winner.

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There are moments where this Braves team reminds me of the '15 Royals team.  Not a lot of nationally known names, but can stand up to everyone...not from Boston.

The quintessential Atlanta sports team :shifty: 

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15 hours ago, Lowerdeck said:

 

Boston's probably not going to make the World Series.  The bullpen gonna get blown up.

 

Hate to say it, but I agree. The Astros could very well repeat as AL champs. But if they do, I hope they lose to whichever NL team they face.

(The Red Sox are the only AL team in the playoffs that I'd be for in the WS. I'm wearing a Red Sox shirt as I'm typing this, in fact.)

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33 minutes ago, GhostMachine said:

Hate to say it, but I agree. The Astros could very well repeat as AL champs. But if they do, I hope they lose to whichever NL team they face.

(The Red Sox are the only AL team in the playoffs that I'd be for in the WS. I'm wearing a Red Sox shirt as I'm typing this, in fact.)

You spelled “Yankees” incorrectly, my good friend. Perhaps a stroke have you did?

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"Yankees" is spelled "S-H-I-T-H-E-A-D-S". And why are you typing like Yoda?

Seriously, the jokes about me being a Yankees fan have gotten old. 

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Nobody is joking, big cat. We're in this together. 

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Yeah, Lester and Freeland both are dominating tonight. Still a lot to go, though, and I doubt Freeland is going to go further than six, maybe seven. 

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It took him 3 batters to settle in and since then Lester has just been lights out.

This really comes down to the Rockies pen I think, because Lester is going 8.

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