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I doubt I'll ever see the Redskins or Wizards win a title in my lifetime. This is incredible.
Georgia native here, so I know exactly how you feel. I mean the Braves only won in 1995, but oh sweet lord did it feel good..

I'll probably be dead when Hawks or the Falcons win one.
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We'll probably never see a team be down in an elimination game FOUR different times and win it all.
We probably will if we watch the raging, tempestuous tumult that was the 2012 San Francisco Giants' postseason run.

If memory serves that GIANTS team won all six of their October baseball elimination games.

Granted none of those elimination games were in the World Series itself as the GIANTS swept the quintuple-checkmarked-by-Joe-Buck-and-Tim-McCarver Detroit Tigers out of said World Series.

Not that any of us around here would be revisiting that experience periodically as soothing self-medication for dealing with the stubborn madness of the world.


Was rooting for the Washington Nationals and cheered when, while running on the treadmill on one wing of the redwoods-ensconced residence dwelling during both of the final games, they turned the tide in dramatic fashion!

The trolling of Bryce Harper has been hilarious, too.

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Parade was today. Now? Time to open up that checkbook.


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Parade was today. Now? Time to open up that checkbook.

Hypothetical: You can only sign Rendon or Strasburg. Who do you sign?

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Hypothetical: You can only sign Rendon or Strasburg. Who do you sign?
If I had to pick one, I'd probably say Strasburg. Last year's run and the season as a whole is such a crazy revelation of what he can be when he's not injured so much and I feel like pitching is always the more important thing in baseball. Plus with Scherzer only having 2 years left on his deal and possibly coming toward the tail end of his career (don't know about his back and neck going forward if we make another run) it would be nice to have another ace at the helm for 5-6 years.

Rendon is someone I really don't wanna see go though. He's such a great all around hitter. Not just a power guy, ya know? If he leaves though I would be alright with Josh Donaldson as a consolation prize on a 1 or 2 year deal.

Nats have a lot to figure out this offseason. They currently have no starters at 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
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@CamillePunk ; @scrilla ; @MillionDollarProns ; @THE LAST OF THE RED HOT REPPERS ; @FitChi ; @TKOK ;
@Dub ; and MrMr (with his demeanor mocking the decision ) inquired on my wall to see what I thought of the GIANTS' bringing in Gabe Kapler as the new manager to replace CERTIFIED GENIUS HALL OF FAME MANAGER AND WISEST OSTENSIBLE WINO IN CALIFORNIA BRUCE BOCHY WHO I WISELY NEVER ONCE CRITICIZED BECAUSE HE WAS AND WILL FOREVER BE INFALLIBLE.

Honestly, the Kapler signing is illustrative of the era in which we find ourselves. The Major League Baseball Field Manager who calls all of the shots and enjoys a wide berth and leaves a sort of indelible signature demonstrative of autonomy is presently a fast-dying breed. Even the last of the "marquee celebrity managers" like Joe Maddon just so happens to someone with one foot in the new school of front office-engineered sabermetrics steering the good ship in sturdy, conservative fashion, and one foot in the old school of managerial hunches and personal theories. Humorously Maddon and the Chicago Cubs front office clashed in disruptive, deleterious fashion. Before long Maddon will be considered "too old-school" outside of the truly-desperate entities in Major League Baseball such as Dub's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Disneyland, who are the one team responsible for possessing the talents of and whose front office are at least cognizant of the reality that will be a generationally-defining superstar player for only so long. This is where Michael Caine comes in and, after an early July 2020 confrontation between Arte Moreno, Billy Eppler and Maddon sends Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman to the mean tweets of MLB, delivers a long monologue about how Moreno and the Angels front office, in their desperation, turned to a man they did not understand.

Long story short: Kapler is the on-field proxy for the GIANTS' President of Baseball Operations FARHAN ZAIDI. Kapler will be allowed his position so long as he pleases Zaidi. You know who else is a proxy for Zaidi? New GIANTS General Manager Scott Harris. Admittedly, Harris is someone who is more than capable of carrying his own views to the proverbial table within the organization's inner sanctum. Harris is sharp as obsidian, and almost overqualified to be Zaidi's surrogate dealing with myriad quotidian General Manager duties on behalf of the GIANTS.

Kapler is a different story, but as underwhelming as the hiring is, said underwhelming quality is hardly unsuspected.

The GIANTS, after being the old-schooliest old school team out there in so many ways for so many years, with a grizzled, mumbling field manager who belonged in a 1950s Hollywood baseball comedy-drama, have embraced the new school. Kapler's hiring represents said hug. For good and ill. For richer or poorer.

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Trout AL MVP and Bellinger NL MVP.

This is Trout's 3rd MVP and he was probably supposed to win more than that. What's going to happen when Trout is in a good lineup and on a good team?

Somehow Gerrit Cole didn't win the Cy Young. Not that JV wasn't great, but Cole was objectively better.
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Trout AL MVP and Bellinger NL MVP.

This is Trout's 3rd MVP and he was probably supposed to win more than that. What's going to happen when Trout is in a good lineup and on a good team?

Somehow Gerrit Cole didn't win the Cy Young. Not that JV wasn't great, but Cole was objectively better.

Yeah, I am shocked that Cole didn't win. Obviously Verlander doesn't suck, I just think he is the weaker of the two overall this season. Cole was unreal, while Verlander got beat up pretty good in a few games.

I wish Trout would come to the Yankees.
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Verlander was straight up better than Cole in the regular season.

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Yeah, I am shocked that Cole didn't win. Obviously Verlander doesn't suck, I just think he is the weaker of the two overall this season. Cole was unreal, while Verlander got beat up pretty good in a few games.

I wish Trout would come to the Yankees.
it's unlikely Trout ever plays for anyone but the Angels.

However, NYY might sign Cole or Strasburg. I'd rather have Cole, but Strasburg is great too.
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