2020 MLB Playoffs Thread

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Oct 18, 2020 9:02 AM
posted by Laley23

I think you’re wrong. Deshields could be that missing link of veteran presence that takes them over the top.


Veteran presence over Mr. October....ballsy


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 8:05 PM

WS game is in Texas. Are they all going to be? Is this their version of the bubble? 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 8:07 PM

Yeah, all in Arlington afaik. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 10:07 PM

Watching Mookie run the bases and play defense after watching the Reds do those things for 62 games....QUITE the gap

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Oct 20, 2020 10:22 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

WS game is in Texas. Are they all going to be? Is this their version of the bubble? 

They’ve been in a bubble since I think Wild Card round. AL in San Diego and NL in Arlington. WS is Arlington.


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Oct 20, 2020 11:58 PM

I haven’t paid attention since the Reds went out (obviously)

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Wed, Oct 21, 2020 1:52 PM

Free advice to TB: When your starter struggles to get through the fourth, throwing a lot of pitches and giving up a two-run bomb, maybe don't bring him back out for the fifth. Especially considering the Series has off days, unlike the rest of the playoffs this year, so you don't exactly have to worry about overworking your bullpen.

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 5:15 PM

Plus, Tampa never lets their starters go deep

Al Bundy Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 22, 2020 4:57 PM

Game 1 was the lowest rated World Series game of all time.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Oct 22, 2020 9:03 PM
posted by Al Bundy

Game 1 was the lowest rated World Series game of all time.

Game 7 of NLCS was higher rated than any NBA Finals game


Al Bundy Senior Member
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Fri, Oct 23, 2020 5:08 PM
posted by Ironman92

Game 7 of NLCS was higher rated than any NBA Finals game


Both sports seem to be struggling with ratings. There was a time when I never missed a baseball playoff game, except for some day games if I was at school/work, and I watched a lot of basketball playoff games. I've watched very little baseball since the Indians have been eliminated, and I have hardly watched any basketball at all this postseason.

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 10:05 PM

NBA got killed by NFL and basically every other sport being back. 

MLB, well, they have been fucking up their sport for years. Just another year of dwindling ratings

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Sat, Oct 24, 2020 11:17 AM

I'm kind of the exception on MLB, being an older guy who barely pays attention where we're the primary group that's still watching. I find much irony that the way the game should be played according to the advanced statistics makes the game far less interesting to watch.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sun, Oct 25, 2020 2:37 PM

End of last night's game basically justified this entire season. All sorts of insanity all happening at once.

33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Oct 25, 2020 10:22 PM

Dave Roberts appears to be on the precipice of over-managing again. Kershaw has been really good tonight, but he has May warming. For me, this is Kershaw thru the 7th unless he gets 2 aboard.

Gardens35 Senior Member
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Sun, Oct 25, 2020 10:30 PM

No matter if he's safe or out I like to see the straight steal of home.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Oct 25, 2020 10:59 PM
posted by Laley23

Dave Roberts appears to be on the precipice of over-managing again. Kershaw has been really good tonight, but he has May warming. For me, this is Kershaw thru the 7th unless he gets 2 aboard.

I like May after them having seen Kershaw 2-3x....very different. He’ll have to locate some but his 101 wildish near the zone looks a lot different than lefty Kersgaw


33,369 posts 117 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Oct 25, 2020 11:06 PM
posted by Ironman92

I like May after them having seen Kershaw 2-3x....very different. He’ll have to locate some but his 101 wildish near the zone looks a lot different than lefty Kersgaw

I like May too, but I don't agree with the decision even if it works out (has so far). Unless the plan is Kershaw for an innign or 2 on Game 7.
Al Bundy Senior Member
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Mon, Oct 26, 2020 12:59 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

I'm kind of the exception on MLB, being an older guy who barely pays attention where we're the primary group that's still watching. I find much irony that the way the game should be played according to the advanced statistics makes the game far less interesting to watch.

I can remember baseball back to the late 70s, and I agree with you. I think that it is a combination of smaller stadiums and analytics that have turned it into a game of too many homeruns and strikeouts. Runners like Rickey and Coleman were fun to watch and put so much pressure on the defense.

With that said, what I have watched of the World Series has been entertaining. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Oct 27, 2020 7:47 PM

So Dave Roberts is up 3-2 in the series...has lost last two World Series and is pitching Gonsolin who is 0-2 with a 9.3 era this postseason.


You don’t want game 7 with an underdog.

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