MLB 2018 - Hope for a 7-game WS so they'll play on Halloween


#842

Big coastal media markets, the folks at FOX must be very happy with the World Series matchup. Those of us in the flyover middle have no rooting interest left. I guess if nothing better is on I might watch a game or two.

Oh well, it could have been worse…could be the Yankees.


#843

Boston is no better than the Yankees now Of course, the Dodgers are no better either. :)


#844

I’m rooting for the earthquake


#845

The guy who is in charge of that is of two minds:


#846

Two massive market teams with nearly unlimited resources? I’ll skip the WS year. Zero interest.


#847

The Brooklyn Robins (so named after then-manager Wilbert Robinson; after “Uncle Robbie” left as manager in 1931, they became known as the Dodgers again and forevermore) wore checked uniforms in the only meeting of these two franchises in a World Series, in 1916.


#848

I guess I’m rooting for the Boston Not-Dodgers, sort of. Though mostly I’ll be dealing with it by not watching.


#849

As a Dodger fan who has had to watch the Giants win three times in the recent past I will be rooting for the Dodgers so that Giant fans can STFU, at least for a little while. :)


#850

It’s OK. This guy called it.


#851

I’ve been enjoying the annual tradition of 1988 memes, though. I’d hate for that to end.


#852

As a Giants fan, I’m rooting for the Dodgers because the DH is icky and bad.


#853

So true. And I always found myself rooting for the Giants because so many of my friends are Giant fans.


#854

The earliest you could expect that would be 2020 (and 3 in a row would be more impressive than 3 in 5 years). I’m rooting against the Dodgers because the phrase “5 times consecutive NL West champs” is a lot more fun when it implies “without winning a single World Series”.

I am resigned to an eventual Dodgers WS win. All that TV money (from keeping the Dodgers off local TV…) is bound to pay off some time.

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#855

Considering the alternative, I suppose I’d rather see the Dodgers win. If for no other reason, Kershaw deserves one. Too bad jerks like Puig and Machado would win too.


#856

Surely those Seattle numbers are a misprint.


#857

Actually I think it is now “6 times NL West Champs”. :)


#858

#859

You’d think that the Dodgers could figure out that maybe, just maybe, they should consider giving him more rest during the playoffs.


#860

Shhh!!!


#861

Game 3 might not end until Halloween.