Silent Wind of Doom

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  1. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Son of a WHORE!!! They did it! THEY MADE THE HARRIDGE TROPHY THE REVERSE OF THE SUCKY NEW GILES TROPHY. Actually, no. They didn't even do that. They made it the same exact trophy, but with a different logo on it!
  2. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Well, I think the difference in tone for the team before the dynasty years and the switch to "New York, New York" can be summed up in the fact that this was the song that played after victories. It's hard to think of them like that, when they're still, in most people's minds "The Man".
  3. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    It's the ghosts. I was hoping that the Cubs could've come back. Would have gotten that monkey off our back. Plus, they would have done it to Dave Roberts. It's their second new trophy in two years. They had a trophy that got passed around like the Stanley Cup, replaced it with some wonky version, and now this Backyard Baseball looking crap? And they kept the name and have yet to actually acknowledge the change. They better not be changing the American League trophy to the same thing with the pennant going the opposite direction. Leage the Harridge Trophy alone!
  4. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

  5. MLB Changes 2017

    I'd see them modernizing the old style like the Jays did, with their catcher wearing the pinwheel helmet like Mauer wears for the Twins.
  6. MLB Changes 2017

    There were three Orioles. An NL franchise, an AL franchise that was taking advantage of the absence and left to become the Yankees, and the current franchise. The thing about the Expos is that, for lack of a better phrasing as I sit here tired late at night, they've become a meme. That and they're forever associated with a sport in the market and a loss due to unfortunate circumstances. They're baseball's version of the Sonics/Hornets, Browns, or Whalers/Jets/Nordiques. If you put the sport back in that market, I feel like it would have to be the Expos. Of course it's an identity that's uniquely of a different time, but it's also so ingrained as Montreal Baseball. It's the first team ever outside of the US. It's Canada's first team. The Habs took their mascot and honor their retired numbers.
  7. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    They get Keuchel at home tomorrow. That doesn't make me feel any better, though.
  8. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I remember 2001. Two shut-down pitchers can completely lock down the series. If we can't win against Keuchel and Verlander, then we've already lost, no matter how the other games go. I'm happy, but I don't feel safe at all yet.
  9. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Like, in the league now, or period? I had a long list before I thought of that. A lot of the hated guys are out of the game now, huh? Is Braun still playing?
  10. MLB Changes 2017

    In 1869 the Cincinnati Red Stockings were the first ever professional baseball team. They disbanded in 1871, a chunk of their members and executives forming the Boston Red Stockings, who became the Braves. Another team formed in 1875 and lasted for five years until they got kicked out of the American Association for selling beer and playing on Sundays. The current Reds replaced them and eventually moved over to the NL in 1890. The current Reds claim that history, though, and like to call themselves the oldest team. Did they ever modernize for the new 15 star pattern?
  11. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    I was perfectly up for a Dodgers win. Then tonight when Puig walked in the night I found out their home run sound was airhorns. I'm rethinking everything. No one tell him there's a Uniform thread! Or a Mets fan. Weren't you the guys who were the reason our long-suffering legend who played through the worst period in team history only to make the playoffs in his final years didn't get his chance at the World Series? I'd remember hearing stories of Chicago transplants and local NL teams doing Spring Training or having Minor League teams there, but looking it up apparently five AL teams protested having to schedule "more games outside their time zone". Dunno who they'd be, but while Colorado was already in Mountain Time while Arizona would be the first ones in the AL.
  12. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    You sound like the Indians subreddit.
  13. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    "Logic" told me this series was gonna be a swift and painless death. "Logic" told me the Dodgers would get drubbed. I still fear Houston, though. I was sitting back, watching that series, hoping Boston would win if the Yankees won, and would lose if the Yankees lost.
  14. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    Is there a term for five strikeouts in a game? I nominate "Platinum Haberdashery".
  15. 2017 MLB Postseason Thread

    You can't predict baseball, Susan.