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8 hours ago, Alex Houston said:

Man, Brewers fans are going to be so pissed when the Cubs soundly beat the Rockies tonight and then come back to win a tough 5 game series versus them in the NLDS. But hey, they got their tiebreaker moment at Wrigley so that's something.

 

Do we even have any Brewer fans here on the boards? I can't think of anyone who considers themselves a fan who posts here regularly.

 

On a second note, this NL playoff situation is kind of tough to read. I was thinking the Dodgers were going to come out of the weaker league again, but with the tightness between the two Central teams, I got a feeling whoever comes out of that series is going to take the series. Don't know why, cause I have limited knowledge on the Dodgers and their lineup, but it's just the feeling I get.

 

Eh. Go Astros I guess. 

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6 hours ago, Alex Houston said:

Also who is this younger Marlins man ripoff and why is he sitting next to a guy in a Red Sox jersey? 

 

That's still Marlins Man, he just grew a beard.

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14 hours ago, Alex Houston said:

Also who is this younger Marlins man ripoff and why is he sitting next to a guy in a Red Sox jersey? I've also seen a Mariners jersey in the crowd. The hell is going on in Lakeview tonight?

Now everyone wants to be [insert team name] Man. 

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Did my eyes deceive me or did I catch a guy in a Red Sox jacket and, more importantly, visor?

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23 hours ago, Digby said:

 

I hear you and agree, but the blind squirrels find nuts sometimes, and we can separate trolling from justified trepidation. This Red Sox team has blown it in the playoffs twice before, and has a very iffy record against playoff teams this season, and the pitchers have nothing nice to hang their hats on. Maybe Cora managing and Martinez bashing will get them over the hump, maybe they'll return to a more positive mean, but I don't think bracing for a rough impact is out of nowhere in this case.

 

The Red Sox OTOH might have a better shot against Oakland given their less-than-reliable pitching

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On 10/2/2018 at 1:49 PM, Alex Houston said:

Man, Brewers fans are going to be so pissed when the Cubs soundly beat the Rockies tonight and then come back to win a tough 5 game series versus them in the NLDS. But hey, they got their tiebreaker moment at Wrigley so that's something.

 

Do we even have any Brewer fans here on the boards? I can't think of anyone who considers themselves a fan who posts here regularly.

 

oh no no no hahahahaha

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A's losing to the Yankees in the playoffs is a time honored tradition. What's that 0 for 4 now. 1981, 2000, 2001, 2018. 

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I thought this randomly while tuning in for an inning last night: I'm surprised Oakland, or some Oakland based artist, has never tried to produce shirts with Fonzi on a motorcycle, decked out in A's gear. Sure, it's a little conceptual and on the nose, but if I was an A's fan, I'd definitely get one. 

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I’ve thought that. It’s just too dad jokey. 

 

I remember few years ago at a Halloween party a guy came dressed in full Fonz getup with an A’s logo emblazoned on the jacket. Instead of being funny, it just came across as some weird convoluted nerd :censored:. He had to explain the gag to at least 80% of the people there who had absolutely no idea who “The Fonzy” was. If there’s ever anything out there that kills a joke and ALWAYS makes you look like a huge nerd, it’s having to constantly explain it. 

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23 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

I’ve thought that. It’s just too dad jokey. 

 

I remember few years ago at a Halloween party a guy came dressed in full Fonz getup with an A’s logo emblazoned on the jacket. Instead of being funny, it just came across as some weird convoluted nerd :censored:. He had to explain the gag to at least 80% of the people there who had absolutely no idea who “The Fonzy” was. If there’s ever anything out there that kills a joke and ALWAYS makes you look like a huge nerd, it’s having to constantly explain it. 

 

That surprises me considering he's like one of the Top 10 most iconic TV characters in the last 50 years. Like if you had to try and name a character that would be widely known to most people, Fonzi would've been one of my Top 5 guesses. 

 

Additionally, you're totally right on the dad joke/nerd joke angle, but you have to own it, yknow? Maybe this is just the way I see as a nerd and eventual dad, but I'm becoming more comfortable with embracing my awkwardness. "I'm not cool?" Good. I never was and I don't intend to be now. 

 

Now going back to the topic at hand, it's really crazy that the Brewers were walking a tightrope and nearly blew another great pitching performance because Blackmon's hit was juuuuuuust a bit outside in the Top of the 9th. If the Cinderellas north of the border want to make a serious run at whoever emerges from the AL thunderdome, they have got to get that bullpen on lockdown.  

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Oh yeah absolutely. I’m basically Tom Prichard from that Geico commercial at this point. I was also fathered by the absolute KING of the dad joke. I’d be disrespecting him greatly if I didn’t at least try to continue that legacy.

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