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Dstl1
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"2020 World Series Post"


          

aaaaargh...as much as I'm pulling for my dude Randy and the Rays...the Dodgers are SO complete. If they get em...it's gonna go long. Rays in 7.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Rays in 6
Oct 20th 2020
1
NL foe life
Oct 20th 2020
2
Dodgers in 5.....Kershaw wins games 1 and 5 and gets that monkey...
Oct 20th 2020
3
one down for Klutchshaw
Oct 20th 2020
12
Glasnow vs. Kershaw....LFG!!!
Oct 20th 2020
4
Cody still on...tough
Oct 20th 2020
5
atta boy, Kev... 2-1 Dodgers
Oct 20th 2020
6
Mookie!! That man is something else
Oct 20th 2020
7
Kicked Glasgow's ass outta there
Oct 20th 2020
8
Second ranked player in win shares in MLB
Oct 20th 2020
9
I’m rooting for Kershaw because he has been vocal on BLM and stood...
Oct 20th 2020
10
I didn’t realize Mark Prior was the pitching coach for the Dodgers
Oct 20th 2020
11
Cash has been quick to yank guys, recently...
Oct 21st 2020
13
BLACK!!!
Oct 21st 2020
14
Snell dealing and Tampa diggin into that bullpen
Oct 21st 2020
15
that lineup got to him...they usually do
Oct 21st 2020
16
Dodgers' bullpen on that Self Destruction
Oct 21st 2020
17
Gettin Jiggy Wit It...these dudes can ALL hurt you
Oct 21st 2020
18
I didn't wanna panic after Game 1...
Oct 22nd 2020
19
Jeff Passan wrote a cool article on Brand Lowe...
Oct 22nd 2020
20
Man, if he can get back on track then we're in good shape...
Oct 22nd 2020
21
Snell vs. 4th/5th pitchers and bullpen
Oct 22nd 2020
22
Morton has been the most dominant pitcher of this PS
Oct 22nd 2020
23
Not Tonight (c) - Lil Kim
Oct 23rd 2020
26
      RE: Not Tonight (c) - Lil Kim
Oct 24th 2020
30
Jeremy Schapp had a nice piece on ESPN about how Mookie Betts...
Oct 23rd 2020
24
The declining numbers of African Americans
Oct 23rd 2020
25
there are other cultural factors and Doug Glanville spoke on that
Oct 23rd 2020
27
      I’m stating how it started.
Oct 24th 2020
33
           There are bigger issues than all that, it’s not a coincidence that the...
Oct 24th 2020
40
                I could see if other sports didn’t grow
Oct 25th 2020
48
                     You still don’t get it.
Oct 25th 2020
49
Didn’t know Kenley Jansen was from Curaçao
Oct 23rd 2020
28
Doug is really dope...gonna try to find that piece
Oct 24th 2020
32
Walker Buehler was pure filth tonight
Oct 23rd 2020
29
Straight up ace shit
Oct 24th 2020
31
Justin Turner...highly decorated
Oct 24th 2020
34
Go easy, Mookie
Oct 24th 2020
35
Randy Arozarena needs some help
Oct 24th 2020
36
Brandon Lowe with the help!!
Oct 24th 2020
37
Smh, stop running ourselves out of innings
Oct 24th 2020
38
Baez. Fuck.
Oct 24th 2020
39
I guess outfielders don’t dive for balls anymore
Oct 24th 2020
41
I feel like Taylor would’ve had that
Oct 24th 2020
42
Fuck
Oct 24th 2020
43
Wow...Rays absolutely had to have that one.
Oct 24th 2020
44
And now instead of 3-1 LAD, it's series tied at 2.
Oct 24th 2020
45
      And the team that scored the most runs won the game.
Oct 25th 2020
47
one of the best world series games i've ever seen
Oct 25th 2020
46
And I feel asleep in the 8th. :(
Oct 25th 2020
50
      we old.
Oct 25th 2020
60
Can’t slide, can’t run the bases, can’t bunt
Oct 25th 2020
51
What do ya'll think the chances are Kershaw chokes again tonight?
Oct 25th 2020
52
he's got this
Oct 25th 2020
53
He’s pitched well all playoffs
Oct 25th 2020
54
and that's the problem Roberts needs to avoid
Oct 25th 2020
55
      He’s 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA this year
Oct 25th 2020
56
           we'll see if Roberts figured that out
Oct 25th 2020
57
                I’d be curious what his numbers would be...
Oct 25th 2020
58
                it's both their faults
Oct 25th 2020
63
                He figured it out.
Oct 25th 2020
79
lacks endurance. Isn’t an innings workhorse.
Oct 25th 2020
59
      It’s the 7th inning where he’s had some playoff struggles
Oct 25th 2020
61
      yep...usually 3rd time through
Oct 25th 2020
62
      third most inning pitched in MLB since 2010
Oct 25th 2020
64
           He isn’t a PO workhorse.
Oct 25th 2020
66
                maybe he should take PEDs like Pettitte to improve his recovery time
Oct 27th 2020
91
Glasnow is frustrating to watch...
Oct 25th 2020
65
all facts.
Oct 25th 2020
68
If he could throw that 84mph buckler, consistently...he’d be devastati...
Oct 25th 2020
69
Smh stop running into outs!!
Oct 25th 2020
67
Finally gave dude some runs
Oct 25th 2020
70
He is starting to get rattled.
Oct 25th 2020
71
“Rattled”, Lol. You stay with the pedestrian hot takes
Oct 25th 2020
72
      RE: “Rattled”, Lol. You stay with the pedestrian hot takes
Oct 25th 2020
73
           a rattled pitcher wouldn’t have stepped off and gotten the out
Oct 25th 2020
74
                What is wrong with you?
Oct 25th 2020
76
                     Rattled means shook, scared, flustered
Oct 25th 2020
77
Why in the fock would you try to steal home plate
Oct 25th 2020
75
Smart move by the manger.
Oct 25th 2020
78
He got 2 quick and easy outs in the 6th
Oct 25th 2020
80
      You’re a homer. Don’t understand fair criticism
Oct 25th 2020
81
      Yeah LOTS of contact on that pop up huh?
Oct 25th 2020
82
      The move was good in case hes needed in a Game 7
Oct 26th 2020
88
Dustin May was killing shit. That was a Strange pitching change.
Oct 25th 2020
83
yup. Stupid move
Oct 25th 2020
84
      That could have ended badly.
Oct 25th 2020
85
Gut check W!!! Kaptain Klutchshaw came through again!
Oct 25th 2020
86
Good strategic baseball game.
Oct 25th 2020
87
Kershaw's throw out at the plate when they tried steal home was a great....
Oct 26th 2020
89
it really was. Smoltz gave him his props and said how it wasn't an easy
Oct 26th 2020
90
Mike Axisa sees it:
Oct 27th 2020
92
RE: Kershaw's throw out at the plate when they tried steal home was a gr...
Oct 27th 2020
93
CUBAN BARRY BONDS
Oct 27th 2020
94
Ravishing Randy...pitch to him at your own peril
Oct 27th 2020
95
so glad the Cardinals traded that bum...smh
Oct 27th 2020
100
      man I'm so mad at that, and we kept Harrison Bader, I wonder why
Oct 27th 2020
101
           the pitcher we got for him is supposed to be an absolute stud...we’ll ...
Oct 27th 2020
107
Kev having a real decent World Series
Oct 27th 2020
96
There IS no tomorrow (c)Apollo Creed/Dave Roberts
Oct 27th 2020
97
Tony Onsolin
Oct 27th 2020
98
Snell missing ALL the bats, but 1 run isn't gonna hold up...
Oct 27th 2020
99
taking him out *now* tho? don't know about that one
Oct 27th 2020
102
      Shades of the Astros last year.
Oct 27th 2020
103
      Damn...and they promptly take the lead
Oct 27th 2020
104
Snell was pissed and he has every right to be...
Oct 27th 2020
105
Yeah but he was lights out last game and got tagged in the 6th
Oct 27th 2020
106
      I know these dudes go by the numbers, bu damn...
Oct 27th 2020
110
Urias or Jansen
Oct 27th 2020
108
Urias
Oct 27th 2020
109
      I hope so too
Oct 27th 2020
112
welp
Oct 27th 2020
111
Betts is so clutch
Oct 27th 2020
113
      just a complete baseball player...every attribute you’d want...he’s ...
Oct 27th 2020
116
           The epitome of a five tool player
Oct 27th 2020
117
Mookie!
Oct 27th 2020
114
Once the dodgers get a lead, they are swinging for the
Oct 27th 2020
115
Congratulations, Los Angeles Dodgers.
Oct 27th 2020
118
Magic got 2 rings in 2020
Oct 27th 2020
119
Congrats Dodgers.
Oct 27th 2020
120
Damn Turner got a positive covid test during the game can’t even celeb...
Oct 27th 2020
121
I heard he was out there celebrating with them, without a mask
Oct 28th 2020
124
yeah he was all the way out there
Oct 28th 2020
125
there you go. Good show, Doyers. Rams next?
Oct 27th 2020
122
Wasn’t nearly as nervous as I would’ve normally been late
Oct 27th 2020
123
Manfred gotta lay off the sauce: https://twitter.com/bushleague101/statu...
Oct 28th 2020
126
Wait, he doesn’t always talk like that?
Oct 28th 2020
127
      Oh shit I legit didn’t know that :/
Oct 28th 2020
128
           Oh, I don’t know....I was just guessing
Oct 28th 2020
129
Props to the Dodgers...
Oct 28th 2020
130
If Tampa had somehow come back and won, how would Turner's covid...
Oct 28th 2020
131
Damn.
Oct 28th 2020
132
They might’ve delayed it a few days and waited on new tests
Oct 28th 2020
133
      we've all seen how they play with the "rules" in sports, they probably.....
Oct 28th 2020
135
           they got 2 positive tests from him during the game
Oct 28th 2020
136
                if they follow the "rules" nobody that team should be able to get on a.....
Oct 28th 2020
138
they'd play game 7 tonight, cross their fingers and hope for the best
Oct 28th 2020
134
Justin Turner's selfish World Series celebration is a symptom of a much ...
Oct 28th 2020
137

Marbles
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1. "Rays in 6"
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Our quest to be Titletown continues...

  

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2. "NL foe life"
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3. "Dodgers in 5.....Kershaw wins games 1 and 5 and gets that monkey..."
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off his back.

  

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12. "one down for Klutchshaw"
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4. "Glasnow vs. Kershaw....LFG!!!"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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5. "Cody still on...tough"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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6. "atta boy, Kev... 2-1 Dodgers"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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7. "Mookie!! That man is something else "
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8. "Kicked Glasgow's ass outta there"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
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9. "Second ranked player in win shares in MLB"
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Mookie Betts. He can play all aspects of the game, and is such a throwback player to players like Rickey Henderson, Kenny Lofton, Kirby Puckett, etc.

And he did a perfect Petey at the plate.


  

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10. "I’m rooting for Kershaw because he has been vocal on BLM and stood..."
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with Mookie when they sat out

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11. "I didn’t realize Mark Prior was the pitching coach for the Dodgers"
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https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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13. "Cash has been quick to yank guys, recently..."
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but, went with Tyler way too long. The Dodgers are too damn good...they had dude mastered by that 5th inning.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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14. "BLACK!!!"
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15. "Snell dealing and Tampa diggin into that bullpen"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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16. "that lineup got to him...they usually do"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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17. "Dodgers' bullpen on that Self Destruction"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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18. "Gettin Jiggy Wit It...these dudes can ALL hurt you"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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19. "I didn't wanna panic after Game 1..."
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The Rays got slapped around a little bit by the Dodgers. But that was just 1 game. I didn't wanna ring any alarms. If we got beat up like that again in game 2, then I would have been worried.

But we looked straight last night. Some of the bats that have been cold, finally warmed up. We managed to take homefield advantage from them and we're still right in the mix.

I hope we can keep the offense moving. I feel like we need to score first & keep the pressure on LA.

  

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20. "Jeff Passan wrote a cool article on Brand Lowe..."
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https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30165527/world-series-2020-how-brandon-lowe-got-swing-straightened-exactly-right

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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21. "Man, if he can get back on track then we're in good shape..."
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Thanks for that article.

  

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22. "Snell vs. 4th/5th pitchers and bullpen"
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That was a good matchup for Tampa.

Game 3 is a big one. Strong starters on the mound for both teams.

  

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23. "Morton has been the most dominant pitcher of this PS"
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and is slowly becoming the most dominant PS pitcher in the history of baseball.

He is two postseason wins away from tying Bob Gibson’s record for most consecutive post season wins.

  

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26. "Not Tonight (c) - Lil Kim"
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30. "RE: Not Tonight (c) - Lil Kim"
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Ahhhaha

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24. "Jeremy Schapp had a nice piece on ESPN about how Mookie Betts..."
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is the only African American on either team and overall declining numbers in MLB. Doug Glanville was on there and dropped some gems.

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https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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25. "The declining numbers of African Americans "
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playing baseball is due to African Americans no longer being interested in the game. Baseball used to be the number 1 sport in Black America, going all the way back to the negro leagues.

That all changed when Michael Jordan came into the NBA. Kids no longer wanted to play strikeout or little league. They wanted to be like Mike, and it just went down hill from there.

As a kid, the only thing we cared about was baseball and playing little league all summer long. Now African Americans kids just care about basketball, and playing AAU all year around, followed up by football.


You could also throw hip hop in there as well. Kids started to focus on breakdancing, rhyming and djing over the summer. There were just so many new forms of recreation and expression that didn’t exist prior to the 80s....baseball had and has too many things to compete with in the African Americans community.

  

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27. "there are other cultural factors and Doug Glanville spoke on that"
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"Stay out the dark, cause if I catch you when the sun is down..."
https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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allStah
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33. "I’m stating how it started."
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When the Michael Jordan’s, Dr.js, Magic Johnsons, the LL CooL Js, Run DMCs ,
Kool Moe Dees,etc, became the celebrities and hit fame, that is what kids started to
follow in the black communities.

The path to making millions and billions and becoming a celebrity was/is a lot quicker with basketball and football. That is what was being promoted on TV...Magic with the cons converse , Mike with the Jordan’s, the hip hop videos. Baseball took a huge backseat, because baseball players weren’t and aren’t marketed like that.

And the growth of basketball summer leagues and AAU in the 80s had kids leaving the diamond during the summer as well.

Just too much competition.

Look at the countries that Latin baseball players come from : Cuba, DR, Puerto Rico, Venezuela. Baseball is the number 1 sport, and really has no competition from any other sport. We all know that soccer is the number 1 sport in most Latin countries, and in those countries, like Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, etc, there are no baseball players coming from there. And if they are not playing soccer in those countries, they are playing basketball...A lot of nba players are from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, etc.

And with African American fans and players growing in hockey and soccer ...I just don’t see black kids going back to baseball. Kyler Murray ,Patrick Mahomes,and Russell Wilson got drafted to play baseball....and both passed on it to go play football.

  

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40. "There are bigger issues than all that, it’s not a coincidence that the..."
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decline in blacks in MLB coincide with the decline of the black family, the “war on drugs” etc.

More than any other sport baseball is a game that’s passed down from father to son.

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48. "I could see if other sports didn’t grow "
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because kids are introduced to sports through male figures. However, the demographics of African American athletes grew in other sports while baseball numbers dwindled.

https://sabr.org/bioproj/topic/baseball-demographics-1947-2016/

The black demographics in baseball plateaued in the 1970s, while Football and Basketball numbers increased. Black kids just flipped sports

AFL-NFL merged to create the Super Bowl in the 70s. ABA-NBA merged creating mega stars like George Gervin and Dr.j. Kids wanting to go see them play at Rucker Park in the summer time instead of playing baseball.

Baseball had zero competition in the 40s,50s,60s...

So for me 3 factors pulled kids away

- football and basketball becoming more popular and entertaining
- the birth of hip hop in the black community in the late 70s
- crack cocaine era pulling kids into the streets to make easy money

I’m also willing to throw in the arcade and video game explosion of the late 70s and 80s as well. Kids wanting to hang out at the arcade during the summer, and staying at home playing Atari, Nitendo, etc.

So there isn’t just one factor, but so many factors across the board that pushed baseball to the back in the black community.



  

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49. "You still don’t get it."
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________________________________________
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28. "Didn’t know Kenley Jansen was from Curaçao "
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Made me google it. Technically have David Price, but he opted out this season.

Feels like we just had Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins, Andrew Toles...

  

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32. "Doug is really dope...gonna try to find that piece"
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29. "Walker Buehler was pure filth tonight "
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I feel good that if this thing goes 7, he’ll be that game 7 starter.

Game 4 is HUGE. Urias has been outstanding this year....last year too, it was just out of the bullpen.

Sentimental side of me really wants to see Kershaw win it and Jansen close it in game 5. Career Dodgers and the best at their positions for a time.

  

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31. "Straight up ace shit"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
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34. "Justin Turner...highly decorated "
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
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35. "Go easy, Mookie"
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36. "Randy Arozarena needs some help"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
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37. "Brandon Lowe with the help!!"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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38. "Smh, stop running ourselves out of innings "
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That’s twice, though Muncy’s was a tough break.

  

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39. "Baez. Fuck."
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41. "I guess outfielders don’t dive for balls anymore "
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________________________________________
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42. "I feel like Taylor would’ve had that"
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If he was in LF with Bellinger in CF.

  

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43. "Fuck"
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44. "Wow...Rays absolutely had to have that one."
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
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45. "And now instead of 3-1 LAD, it's series tied at 2. "
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Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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47. "And the team that scored the most runs won the game."
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<----- Long Live The King

  

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46. "one of the best world series games i've ever seen"
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50. "And I feel asleep in the 8th. :("
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60. "we old. "
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51. "Can’t slide, can’t run the bases, can’t bunt"
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Fuck this beer league shit.

  

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52. "What do ya'll think the chances are Kershaw chokes again tonight?"
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He pitched pretty good Game 1, but his playoff rep obviously still looms

Meanwhile Glasnow has it in him to be unhittable, though def hasn't shown it in the playoffs.



  

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53. "he's got this"
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54. "He’s pitched well all playoffs"
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Majority of his “chokes” where when they pitched him on short rest or brought him out of the bullpen, or left him in too long. Or when Houston was cheating.

  

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55. "and that's the problem Roberts needs to avoid"
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even now, LA fans are clamoring that Kershaw win the decisive game or get the last out as a redemption fantasy

Roberts needs to treat him as the guy who has a 4.22 ERA in the postseason. not Clayton Kershaw the Hall of Famer.

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56. "He’s 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA this year"
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Because they’ve used him like “normal” and not like he’s some magical “bail us out” robot.

Just use him like you would all year. I’d expect him to be fine. Hopefully the bullpen will be better than last night.

And hopefully we won’t just hand Tampa multiple outs(running the bases dumb and bunting rockets at the 3rd baseman smh), especially if they’re struggling to get us out.

  

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57. "we'll see if Roberts figured that out"
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Kershaw is definitely a mediocre postseason pitcher (it's fact -- 183 innings and 4.22 ERA is not the fault of all the managers he's had)

so I guess I agree -- treat him like a regular pitcher and PULL HIS ASS when he starts sucking

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58. "I’d be curious what his numbers would be..."
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if you took out the relief appearances and short rest starts.

And ignore that Houston rocked him in Houston when they were cheating, but couldn’t touch him in Dodger Stadium.

I read somewhere that an extraordinarily high number of his runners inherited by relievers have scored too. Like way over league average.

He has had his struggles he’s had to own, but a lot of it has been him being asked to do things that nobody else is asked to do, and bad luck. Hopefully he shuts that narrative up tonight.

  

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63. "it's both their faults"
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>Kershaw is definitely a mediocre postseason pitcher (it's
>fact -- 183 innings and 4.22 ERA is not the fault of all the
>managers he's had)

Kershaw has had struggles in the postseason and his managers have mismanaged it. they said on the broadcast last night his career postseason ERA in the 7th inning and on is over 7 (think they said it's under 3 in the first 6 innings), Yet before they repeatedly pitched him into the 7th and on and left him in when he was struggling, started him on short rest, and brought him in from the bullpen to detrimental effect. They've done a better job managing his outings this postseason and he's responded accordingly.


>so I guess I agree -- treat him like a regular pitcher and
>PULL HIS ASS when he starts sucking

pretty much.


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79. "He figured it out."
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59. "lacks endurance. Isn’t an innings workhorse."
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So blame the managers. Stats have already proven that Kershaw falls apart from
the 6th inning on up.

Crazy thing is that baseball introduced Sabermetrics but some of these teams just disregard it.

I remember one game where kershaw blew off the manager to come out. It’s like dude you suck once the game hits the sixth inning....yank him, period. Managers need to be more like Pat Riley.

  

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61. "It’s the 7th inning where he’s had some playoff struggles"
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I wouldn’t expect you to get the facts right on it though, lol.

  

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62. "yep...usually 3rd time through"
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64. "third most inning pitched in MLB since 2010"
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>So blame the managers. Stats have already proven that Kershaw
>falls apart from
>the 6th inning on up.

7th inning and up in the postseason.


>I remember one game where kershaw blew off the manager to come
>out. It’s like dude you suck once the game hits the sixth
>inning....yank him, period. Managers need to be more like Pat
>Riley.

right, that's on the manger.


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66. "He isn’t a PO workhorse."
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He isn’t a Andy Petite, Madbum, or an Orel Hershiser. If he can’t locate that slider in the PO, he gets nervous. So he starts to go to the fastball and gets rocked. ...Chris Sale gets into the same type of trouble when his slider isn’t working, but he has an 100 mph fastball to get out of jams.

I would give him a mandatory 6 inning schedule, bring in middle relief for 2-3innings, then go to my closer. I’ve seen the manager wait until he gets into serious trouble to yank him...bases are often juiced, putting pressure on the next picture.

His PO pitching is too weak to push anything past 6or 7 innings...I don’t care how lights he is.

  

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91. "maybe he should take PEDs like Pettitte to improve his recovery time"
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>He isn’t a Andy Petite, Madbum, or an Orel Hershiser. If he

Tommy rode Orel to a championship and his arm was shot after age 30 as a result.

>can’t locate that slider in the PO, he gets nervous. So he
>starts to go to the fastball and gets rocked. ...Chris Sale
>gets into the same type of trouble when his slider isn’t
>working, but he has an 100 mph fastball to get out of jams.

Sale has a career 5.76 postseason ERA.


>I would give him a mandatory 6 inning schedule, bring in
>middle relief for 2-3innings, then go to my closer. I’ve
>seen the manager wait until he gets into serious trouble to
>yank him...bases are often juiced, putting pressure on the
>next picture.

yeah we all agree on this.


>His PO pitching is too weak to push anything past 6or 7
>innings...I don’t care how lights he is.

he closed out Milwaukee in the WC with 8 shutout innings + 13Ks. If he's rolling he can still go 7-8 innings. But generally speaking 6 innings, which is pretty standard in today's game even for #1 starters.


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65. "Glasnow is frustrating to watch..."
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he's right out of central casting, for a right hand, power pitcher. He can overpower any hitter in the league, but he misses so many curve ball setups. It's like he's trying to overthrow the curve, instead if locating it. The Dodgers will beat his ass, if all he can throw is fastballs. Also...he and Zunino seem to have shitty communication.

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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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68. "all facts. "
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>he's right out of central casting, for a right hand, power
>pitcher. He can overpower any hitter in the league, but he
>misses so many curve ball setups. It's like he's trying to
>overthrow the curve, instead if locating it. The Dodgers will
>beat his ass, if all he can throw is fastballs. Also...he and
>Zunino seem to have shitty communication.

  

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69. "If he could throw that 84mph buckler, consistently...he’d be devastati..."
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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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67. "Smh stop running into outs!!"
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This pitcher sucks and can’t get people out! Stop doing it for him! Same story as yesterday. Another horrific slide.

  

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70. "Finally gave dude some runs"
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71. "He is starting to get rattled."
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Especially with a runner on base. 0 outs

  

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72. "“Rattled”, Lol. You stay with the pedestrian hot takes "
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His slider is some shit tonight, that’s the problem. “Rattled”...smh.

  

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73. "RE: “Rattled”, Lol. You stay with the pedestrian hot takes "
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He gave up 2 runs.

And the following inning he gave up two walks, runners on first and third.

Rays messed up the inning by trying to steal home. But they had him rattled that inning but blew it. Could come back to hurt the rays. They could have easily scored a couple of runs but did stupid base running.

  

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74. "a rattled pitcher wouldn’t have stepped off and gotten the out"
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He would’ve went through with the pitch or balked and given up the run. Someone struggling for a stretch doesn’t mean he’s rattled. And I agree that was a big play and a huge help for Kershaw. But he handled it perfectly once he noticed it.

  

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76. "What is wrong with you?"
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Rattled means struggling.. or in a jam..that’s all it means.

It just simple means he was in trouble. And the rays let him off the hook by playing dumb Baseball. But he was definitely rattled that inning ( in trouble)

Let’s not get into semantics.

  

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77. "Rattled means shook, scared, flustered"
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Should be noted that he settled in after putting the first two on and got a pop out and strike out, and the Rays saw it slipping away and got desperate enough to try that.

  

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75. "Why in the fock would you try to steal home plate"
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with two outs and runners on base, and still early in the game?

You got a pitcher struggling in the inning, you got the momentum ....all they had to
Do was continue to work him. He had already walked two batters in the inning.

That was bad baseball. Wrong time for a squeeze play .

  

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78. "Smart move by the manger."
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Pulled him in the sixth as his command and location started missing, and hitters were getting some pop. He wasn’t super sharp...

Pitched 5 2/3 innings.

Pulled him to prevent the choke.

Who is the red head kid? He looks strong


  

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80. "He got 2 quick and easy outs in the 6th"
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After a 1-2-3 5th. You don’t even pay attention.

he had a rough start but hung in there and persevered and got better as he went. Solid start.

May is a top prospect who came up midway through last year and was a starter all regular season this year.

  

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81. "You’re a homer. Don’t understand fair criticism "
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John smoltz was stating all night even as he was being taken out, That Clayton didn’t have his best stuff, and was not locating his pitches. He got the 2 outs but clearly you could see the batters making good contact, and it was just a matter of time ...plus factor in the previous inning where he was struggling.

It was a smart move, because his command was clearly on a downtrend. So the proactive move prevented another choke....Take him out in the 6th in the PO, should always be the move.

I have no horse in the race. I’m just an American league guy.

  

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82. "Yeah LOTS of contact on that pop up huh?"
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He didn’t have his best stuff tonight but the 5th and 6th were his easiest innings.

Regardless....solid start, he did his job, and he’s been good the entire playoffs this year.

  

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88. "The move was good in case hes needed in a Game 7"
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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83. "Dustin May was killing shit. That was a Strange pitching change. "
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I like his command and confidence.


Now the dodgers can’t make another change until he faces 3 batters. Crazy move

Rays got a little life here.

  

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84. "yup. Stupid move"
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85. "That could have ended badly. "
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surprised rays didn’t send both runners for a double steal with one out.



But I guess it wouldn’t hard enough like trying to steal home plate...

  

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86. "Gut check W!!! Kaptain Klutchshaw came through again!"
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4-1 in the 2020 postseason!

  

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87. "Good strategic baseball game."
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Rays had some chances, but couldn’t break through, and made some bad decisions. They didn’t capitalize when they had Kershaw in a jam.

Dodgers sustained and didn’t make mistakes. These types of games are decided by the managers ..questionable pitching change, but they survived.

I still think this goes 7 games, but Rays have to play smarter.

  

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89. "Kershaw's throw out at the plate when they tried steal home was a great...."
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play that he is not getting enough credit for.

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90. "it really was. Smoltz gave him his props and said how it wasn't an easy"
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play to make with Kershaw watching the runner at 1st and the runner playing it cool not reacting when Margot broke for home so Margot got a big jump and Kershaw had to keep presence of mind and step off the rubber before throwing home or it would've been a balk. great play and shows how locked in mentally Kershaw really is.


<----- Long Live The King

  

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92. "Mike Axisa sees it:"
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https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/world-series-rays-manuel-margot-thrown-out-trying-to-steal-home-vs-dodgers-clayton-kershaw-in-game-5/

Steals of home are chaotic and Kershaw did a great job not balking there. He stepped off and threw home. Lots of times you'll see pitchers, even veterans like Kershaw, panic and fling the ball to the plate, and wind up balking the run in. Kershaw (and Barnes) had to be perfect there and they were.


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93. "RE: Kershaw's throw out at the plate when they tried steal home was a gr..."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0ZfJuwGN2E

  

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94. "CUBAN BARRY BONDS"
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<----- Long Live The King

  

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95. "Ravishing Randy...pitch to him at your own peril"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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100. "so glad the Cardinals traded that bum...smh"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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101. "man I'm so mad at that, and we kept Harrison Bader, I wonder why"
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,

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https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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107. "the pitcher we got for him is supposed to be an absolute stud...we’ll ..."
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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96. "Kev having a real decent World Series"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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97. "There IS no tomorrow (c)Apollo Creed/Dave Roberts"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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98. "Tony Onsolin "
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I left out the G, cuz the G ain’t in him.

  

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99. "Snell missing ALL the bats, but 1 run isn't gonna hold up..."
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against these dudes.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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102. "taking him out *now* tho? don't know about that one"
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That said, it is Betts

  

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103. "Shades of the Astros last year."
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104. "Damn...and they promptly take the lead"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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105. "Snell was pissed and he has every right to be..."
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https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1321277660153192454?s=19

when I threw the rifle in the river,
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106. "Yeah but he was lights out last game and got tagged in the 6th"
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If Cash leaves him in and it happens again he was gonna get roasted for that as well. It was a hard choice tbh, I only wouldve left him in based on the Dodgers still looking baffled but i totally get taking him out.
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110. "I know these dudes go by the numbers, bu damn..."
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dude was not even working hard.

when I threw the rifle in the river,
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108. "Urias or Jansen"
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Does Roberts continue to ride out Urias until he gets into trouble or does Roberts bring in Jansen for a clean inning?

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109. "Urias"
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112. "I hope so too"
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It's a little different now that the Dodgers are up 2 rather than 1.

But why go against what's working?

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111. "welp"
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when I threw the rifle in the river,
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113. "Betts is so clutch"
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116. "just a complete baseball player...every attribute you’d want...he’s ..."
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117. "The epitome of a five tool player"
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<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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114. "Mookie!"
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________________________________________
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115. "Once the dodgers get a lead, they are swinging for the "
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fences.

  

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118. "Congratulations, Los Angeles Dodgers. "
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Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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119. "Magic got 2 rings in 2020"
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120. "Congrats Dodgers."
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Hopefully, Betts can influence black athletes to stick with baseball when they get drafted. He is what Russell Wilson, Mahomes, and Murray would/could have been had they stayed with baseball.

  

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121. "Damn Turner got a positive covid test during the game can’t even celeb..."
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124. "I heard he was out there celebrating with them, without a mask"
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If true, that's just stupid beyond words.

I just hope they have the sense to keep him away from Vin Scully and LaSorda.

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125. "yeah he was all the way out there"
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https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/1321319728808382465

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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122. "there you go. Good show, Doyers. Rams next?"
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123. "Wasn’t nearly as nervous as I would’ve normally been late"
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Urias has been that good. Amazing!!

  

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126. "Manfred gotta lay off the sauce: https://twitter.com/bushleague101/statu..."
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https://twitter.com/bushleague101/status/1321310224205053953?s=21

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127. "Wait, he doesn’t always talk like that?"
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I assumed he had a stuttering problem or something, and I’d just never really heard him talk so I didn’t know.

  

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128. "Oh shit I legit didn’t know that :/"
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129. "Oh, I don’t know....I was just guessing "
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I’ve never heard him talk I don’t think.

  

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130. "Props to the Dodgers..."
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They're a machine. Kershaw is unreal, Betts is the future and Seager & Turner murdered us.

The focus is gonna be on Cash pulling Snell. I think I might have left him in to make it thru the meat of LA's lineup. The kid had been lights out. And to be honest, there were a few other big mistakes that hurt our chances throughout this series. And our bats just got cold, especially with cats on base.

But I'm proud of this team, man. We were a legit power this season. This was a fun season and really helpful for us being locked up in the house due to the pandemic.

In my wildest dreams, we would win the World Series and a flood of money would somehow flow into Tampa, enough to build a dope-ass, covered stadium on this side of the bay (and near my crib too) and put that asinine Montreal idea to bed.

But in real life, I'm just curious to see how we look whenever the next opening day is. #RaysUp

  

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131. "If Tampa had somehow come back and won, how would Turner's covid..."
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positive test have affected Game 7?

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https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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132. "Damn."
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If he was chillin' with it in the dugout, he could have infected several other teammates. They wouldn't have been able to play in game 7, right?

On the real, I wouldn't have wanted that to be how it went down.

  

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133. "They might’ve delayed it a few days and waited on new tests"
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> If he was chillin' with it in the dugout, he could have
>infected several other teammates. They wouldn't have been able
>to play in game 7, right?
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but at that point you have to finish the season I’d think.

  

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135. "we've all seen how they play with the "rules" in sports, they probably....."
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would've came back and said it was a "false positive" and kept it moving

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136. "they got 2 positive tests from him during the game"
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>would've came back and said it was a "false positive" and
>kept it moving

first test came back early in game, they expedited the second test and that also came back positive in the 7th inning so they pulled him. Would’ve been tough to keep that quiet

  

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138. "if they follow the "rules" nobody that team should be able to get on a....."
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plane and fly back to LA unless its a charter the rules may be different.

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134. "they'd play game 7 tonight, cross their fingers and hope for the best"
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like MLB has done all fucking season

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137. "Justin Turner's selfish World Series celebration is a symptom of a much ..."
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Justin Turner's selfish World Series celebration is a symptom of a much larger problem
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Justin Turner's selfish World Series celebration is a symptom of a much larger problem

Jay BusbeeYahoo SportsOct 28, 2020, 10:24 AM
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You’d think baseball, of all sports, would know the dangers of celebrating before the final out is in the books. You’d think the Dodgers, just three days removed from one of the most wrenching last-second defeats in World Series history, would realize that a game’s not over just because you want it to be.

And yet baseball might have just managed to blow a 10-run, two-out, two-strike, bottom-of-the-ninth lead on COVID-19, all because Justin Turner had to get his picture with the World Series trophy after being pulled from the lineup in the 8th inning for testing positive.

I don’t know what it’s like to win a World Series, and probably neither do you. But here’s what we all do know: We know what it’s like to go months without hugging our distant loved ones. We know what it’s like to watch children wear cute little masks, unaware of how heartbreaking that is. We know what it’s like to stare, day after day, at the same walls, at the same computer screen. We know what it’s like to worry about the health of our older relatives, worry about the effects on kids kept out of school, worry about our jobs and our mental health. We know difficult times demand difficult choices.

So, yeah, when you see someone like Turner just casually flaunting the hard-and-fast, no-gray-area rules a billion-dollar industry put in place to preserve some sense of normalcy (yes, and financial solvency) — it doesn’t go over so well. You see Turner — a guy who, again, literally just tested positive for COVID-19 — happily partying mask-off among his teammates, the same way you see beachgoers or attendees at a rally mingling up cheek-to-cheek, and you want to rip your television off the wall.

Justin Turner (bottom, middle) celebrates with teammates after winning the World Series. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Justin Turner (bottom, middle) celebrates with teammates after winning the World Series. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Make no mistake: This isn’t about mask-shaming or pearl-clutching scare tactics about “what might happen if.” This is science. The dude had a positive test. This isn’t “acceptable risk.” This is willfully endangering others — and their kids, and their older relatives — in the midst of a new surge for a few minutes of celebration.

I know all the smug defenses — the almost-certain survival rate for someone in Turner’s demographic; the relatively low possibility of transmission in an open-air environment; the fact that he might have already infected teammates before the test results were known; the whole aw, come on, let ’em celebrate mindset. I also know that you only need to look as far as the Dodgers’ bullpen to see what COVID-19 can do to even healthy pro athletes.

Closer Kenley Jansen contracted COVID-19 prior to the start of the season, and it wracked him for two full weeks. "Recovering from COVID was tough," Jansen told ESPN this week. "You still feel side effects once in a while. Your body feels — I don't know, fighting it."

Turner is the focus here, but he’s not the scapegoat; he had plenty of enablers along the way. Baseball and the Dodgers have plenty to answer for here too. After a stumbling start with multiple infections across several teams, the cries of “Shut it down!” surged. But baseball found its footing and pressed on, and like the NBA and NHL, played for weeks on end — 58 straight days, until Turner — without a positive test. That’s an admirable testament — plus a healthy share of good luck — to the league and the players who sacrificed for a greater purpose.

But the league owes the Dodgers a fruit basket for winning Tuesday night. Had baseball adhered to its own guidelines, Game 7 would have likely been postponed, with many of Turner’s teammates potentially quarantined as well. A Game 6 victory prevented that public-relations nightmare, but couldn’t prevent the terrible optics of Turner sitting on the field, unmasked and grinning, amid dozens of teammates and team officials.

Team and league security officials apparently tried to stop Turner from rejoining his teammates, but he was determined to push through, regardless of what it meant for everyone around him. And, apparently, he had some accomplices willing to bend the rules on his behalf.

“We’re going to get him a picture, then get him off ,” one Dodgers official said, according to The Athletic. “We can’t deny him that. The guy is the heart and soul of the organization.”

This is the conflict that’s at the heart of the entire coronavirus response in America. We don’t want to deny ourselves any good times — the parties, the hangouts, the World Series celebrations — even if it means spreading the virus further, even if it just means extending the date when America returns to “normal” far past that of so many other countries that have curbed the virus’ spread.

Sure, anyone with a shred of empathy would feel bad for Turner, having to sit on a folding chair in some sterile Globe Life Stadium back room, watching his teammates celebrate one of their life’s highlights just a few feet away. But how many millions of Americans have missed out on celebrating less-televised — but no less meaningful — moments of their own? Birthdays, graduations, reunions, holidays — all sacrificed in the name of the greater good. I’d love to have a World Series-style dogpile with my extended family on Thanksgiving. But that’s not happening this year, not for me, probably not for you, and not for most Americans.

We’re all looking for pandemic solutions. In the absence of solutions, we’re looking for hope. And in the absence of hope, we’re looking for anyone to tell us relax, this isn’t really all that bad, regardless of whether they have any idea what they’re talking about. Turner and all the other Americans who continue to hang out in crowds, mingle up close in bars, attend crowded rallies and weddings and parties are in effect saying, “See? This is no big deal!”

If only that were the truth.

The World Series is done. The much larger, far more important battle isn’t even close to being over.


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