All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:00 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:57 am
Posts: 1645
Underground wrote:
Looks as if we will have a game 7, at the top of the 7th in game 6. I am not as picky about who wins as an exciting series. Coming down to a Game 7 nearly always qualifies as exciting in my mind.

I have headed the opposite direction of the Cardinal herd who hope our rival Cubbies lose. My harmonic resonance with the underdog compels me to hope a team who hasn't won in 108 years is able to satisfy fans who have not seen a championship during their lives.

I had been hoping one of the teams who has never won, Rangers or Nationals, would have a shot. Cleveland vs. Chicago seems a decent second best matchup.

I remember taking some consolation in knowing the Red Sox had ended a 97 year drought at the expense of the Cardinals.


Underdog?!?!

The whole freakin world is rooting for them and a good chunk say they should win. The underdogs are clearly the Indians.

If the Cubs do win, it will take away their entire identity. And that would be a tragic loss.

_________________
Scott Maynor GM Reno Zephyrs
Joined September 2010


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:18 pm 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:12 pm
Posts: 2160
It's a loss that we long time fans want .... definitely not tragic

_________________
Duane

all but one season .... PEBA

Even though we fell short against Duluth in 2026 ...
IL still RULES!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:50 pm 
Offline
Single-A
Single-A
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:18 am
Posts: 73
<Edit to avoid double posting:>
I find discussion of rare circumstances or plays interesting and informational in general.

Sometimes I think they go overboard regarding a series which has only 7 games at most every year. The grand sum total of historical World Series games is actually a very small relative sample size. In a small sample size, expecting the norm with a statistically consistent absence of oddities is somewhat unreasonable.

Here is my over-exaggerated example:
That's the first time ever in World Series history that a 39 year old catcher named Ross was unable to use his head to successfully block a pitch which ran far wild on the ricochet, having received the pitch from a pitcher named Lester, who had just relieved a pitcher, yet typically been utilized as a starter during the regular season, in a Game 7 occurring on a November 2nd that fell on a Wednesday, when the wind was blowing in at 14 mph, then later responded with a home run of his own.

Here is my sarcastic yet more appropriately framed example:
This is the only ever World Series Game 7 in 2016. As a result, every single event and circumstance is definitively unique.

The less qualifiers required, the more significant the event or circumstance.

More informative examples would be along these lines:
This is the most runners left stranded in a World Series or playoff game.
This is the largest come back in a playoff game.
That was the oldest player to hit a home run in World Series history.

<end Edit>

Zephyrs wrote:
Underdog?!?!


I should have clarified that I was referring to a long term historical organizational underdog, only respective to championships. :)

The team with the best regular season record could not be considered a current underdog. Quite the opposite actually.

_________________
David Barnett
London Underground


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:35 pm 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:15 pm
Posts: 2767
Location: Rochester, NY
:-o :-o :shock:

_________________
Dan DiVincenzo (GM, Arlington Bureaucrats)
Website Admin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:14 am 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:12 pm
Posts: 2160
OMG what a game
It had everything, including the end of a 108yr curse

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D
:chatter: :chatter: :chatter: :chatter: :chatter: :chatter:
:sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:
:wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

_________________
Duane

all but one season .... PEBA

Even though we fell short against Duluth in 2026 ...
IL still RULES!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:16 am 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:15 pm
Posts: 2767
Location: Rochester, NY
Congrats Cubs fans!

Condolences Indians fans

_________________
Dan DiVincenzo (GM, Arlington Bureaucrats)
Website Admin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:18 am 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:42 am
Posts: 2155
Wow. What a game. One of the all time great World Series. Congrats to both clubs! W

_________________
Patrick Hildreth
- La leña roja tarde pero llega

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:20 am 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:42 pm
Posts: 2364
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
What a game, and what a series!

_________________
Reg LeBlanc
General Manager, New Orleans Trendsetters
(2021 - present)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:08 am 
Offline
Single-A
Single-A
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:18 am
Posts: 73
Anybody seen any pigs flying, time travelers, or volcanoes cooling relative to a frozen hell?

_________________
David Barnett
London Underground


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:17 am 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:27 pm
Posts: 5992
Location: San Francisco
Awoke this morning... Still awaiting Armageddon...

_________________
Michael Topham, President Golden Entertainment & President-CEO of the Aurora Borealis
Image
2019, 2021, 2022, 2023 PEBA Champions


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:32 am 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:42 am
Posts: 2155
Heck I haven't even seen any flyin' W's

_________________
Patrick Hildreth
- La leña roja tarde pero llega

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:29 pm 
Offline
Hall of Famer
Hall of Famer
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:17 pm
Posts: 3007
Underground wrote:
Anybody seen any pigs flying, time travelers, or volcanoes cooling relative to a frozen hell?

I saw something more amazing... my wife was engrossed in a baseball game.

_________________
Frank Esselink
Amsterdam Lions/Connecticut Nutmeggers GM: 2013-2022


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:03 am 
Offline
Major Leaguer
Major Leaguer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:52 pm
Posts: 861
Location: West Coast United States of America
fhomess wrote:
Underground wrote:
Anybody seen any pigs flying, time travelers, or volcanoes cooling relative to a frozen hell?

I saw something more amazing... my wife was engrossed in a baseball game.



Holy flying cows.... mine too

_________________
RJ Ermola
Vice President and General Manager of Baseball Operations
Crystal Lake Sandgnats

*2024 PEBA Champions*


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2016 World Series
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:17 pm 
Offline
All-Star
All-Star
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:57 am
Posts: 1645
This is the best way to show my feelings about the World Series.

http://unsatisfying.tv/index.php

_________________
Scott Maynor GM Reno Zephyrs
Joined September 2010


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group