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This'll be your catch-all thread for Major League Baseball playoffs discussion, predictions, Cardinals-related complaints, etc. :)

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SHOULD WIN FOR THE SAKE OF BASEBALL PURITY:

Royals, Nationals, Pirates, A's, Orioles.

COULD WIN AND NOT BE A TOTAL DISASTER:

Tigers, Angels, Dodgers

edit: CAN WIN BUT IT'S BEEN DONE AND IS TIRESOME:

Giants

IF THEY WON, ALL GRACE WILL FALL AND SATAN WILL REIGN AGAIN:

Cardinals

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Glad to see the Royals make it to the postseason. Always had a soft spot for them after seeing my first MLB games in KC.

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HAIL SATAN!

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Hoping for anyone other than the Cardinals or Tigers to win it all, which means a 2006 World Series rematch is all but guaranteed.

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I'm an Orioles fan so of course I want them to win. If not them, then I'd want the Royals. In the NL, I hope the Pirates win. The rest of the NL teams can play to scoreless ties for all I care.

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Well in that case MAY SATAN REIGN FOREVER!

Just really looking for some good ol' October baseball. Let the games and drama begin!

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SHOULD WIN FOR THE SAKE OF BASEBALL PURITY:

Royals, Nationals, Pirates, A's, Orioles.

COULD WIN AND NOT BE A TOTAL DISASTER:

Tigers, Angels, Dodgers

IF THEY WON, ALL GRACE WILL FALL AND SATAN WILL REIGN AGAIN:

Cardinals

I love my Cardinals and Satan won't reign again

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Hoping for anyone other than the Cardinals or Tigers to win it all, which means a 2006 World Series rematch is all but guaranteed.

I echo everything said here.

Though would LOVE to see the Nats do something. Drew Storen is my fave.

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SHOULD WIN FOR THE SAKE OF BASEBALL PURITY:

Royals, Nationals, Pirates, A's, Orioles.

COULD WIN AND NOT BE A TOTAL DISASTER:

Tigers, Angels, Dodgers

IF THEY WON, ALL GRACE WILL FALL AND SATAN WILL REIGN AGAIN:

Cardinals

I love my Cardinals and Satan won't reign again

I don't...I don't understand. Are you saying they're not good enough to win the world series? Are you taking my religious statement literally? Are there horse socks? Is anyone listening to me?

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Edit: transplanted this post, and it's really important: I never realized that the mothership has a picture of the entire Cardinals roster on their logos page!

Cardinals-new-alterante-2013-front-and-b

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SHOULD WIN FOR THE SAKE OF BASEBALL PURITY:

Royals, Nationals, Pirates, A's, Orioles.

COULD WIN AND NOT BE A TOTAL DISASTER:

Tigers, Angels, Dodgers

IF THEY WON, ALL GRACE WILL FALL AND SATAN WILL REIGN AGAIN:

Cardinals

Forget the Giants at your own peril :P

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Updated my post, that was a close one!

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Hoping the Nationals will end the DC sports curse. I hate that I have such a vivid memory of the Redskins last Super Bowl win back in 1991. I was just six years old then. I'm pushing 30 now.

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Tier 1:

The "I'll Be Merrily As Hell If I Die The Day After The Clincher From A Head-On Car Collision, Because I Saw One World Series Title In My Lifetime."

Los Angeles Dodgers

Tier 2:

The "I'll Be Most Happy For Fans Of These Teams In The Event My Team Doesn't Win It."

Kansas City Royals

Baltimore Orioles

Pittsburgh Pirates

Tier 3:

The "Meh, Not Really Bothered By These Teams Winning It, But Here's To 2015."

Anaheim Angels

Washington Nationals

Tier 4:

The "Whoopie, You Guys Finally Won Once In Your Runs, Now Quit With The Whole Possum Act In Future Postseasons, Please."

Oakland Athletics

Detroit Tigers

Tier 5:

The "Teams Satan Has Sent From The Ashy Shores Of The River Styx To Unleash Nightmarish Hell To The Hatred Of 1,000 Burning Suns Singing 'Highway To Hell'."

San Francisco Giants

St. Louis Cardinals

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Edit: transplanted this post, and it's really important: I never realized that the mothership has a picture of the entire Cardinals roster on their logos page!

Cardinals-new-alterante-2013-front-and-b

Baseball isn't about having a bunch of notable personalities. It's about playing unselfish ball for the betterment of the team. The fact that they all feel interchangeable just proves that the Cardinals are doing it the right way.

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Edit: transplanted this post, and it's really important: I never realized that the mothership has a picture of the entire Cardinals roster on their logos page!

Cardinals-new-alterante-2013-front-and-b

Baseball isn't about having a bunch of notable personalities. It's about playing unselfish ball for the betterment of the team. The fact that they all feel interchangeable just proves that the Cardinals are doing it the right way.

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edit: Update on why your team is a pestilence on this earth

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Who I want to win from most to least

1. Giants (Of course!)

2. A's (Not all Giants fans hate the A's)

3. Royals

4. Pirates

5. Nationals (For Matt Williams)

6. Orioles

7. Tigers

8. Cardinals

There is no 9

Burn in Hell

10a. Angels

10b. Dodgers

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I'll wait a few days before polluting everybody with my long-winded, condescending predictions and analysis. For now, I'm just glad I can finally venture back into this thread and it's not been desecrated with crownking and PhantomDreamer nonsense. That's the biggest reason I just GTFO from the prior thread.

Anyway, here's my preference list, from least wanting to most "wanting".

10) St. Louis
9) San Francisco
8) Anaheim
7) Baltimore
6) Los Angeles
5) Detroit
4) Pittsburgh
3) Kansas City
2) Washington
1) Oakland

I'm driven by my own narratives. I've made my feelings about the current playoff system very clear by now. Anybody who honestly thinks that the games being played on Tuesday in KC or Wednesday in Pittsburgh are playoff games are dopes. I hate the best-of-5 LDS. I hate that Bud Selig found, perhaps, the only thing more ridiculous than a best-of-5 LDS and added that to the "playoff" format. Can't wait until this hypocritical crook is gone from the sport.

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Because I know this would come up - no, the Cardinals aren't last on my list because "lol someone hates the cards". It's entirely because I've seen two Cardinals teams in the last calendar decade enter the playoffs with underwhelming regular season results then go on to win the World Series. The 2014 Cardinals were an underwhelming team. I couldn't care to see St. Louis pull the hat trick in this department. If the two Cardinals titles of the past decade were from years like 2004, 2005, or 2013, when they won 97-105 games, I wouldn't complain at all about them. 83 wins and 91 wins (or 90, with regard to 2014) is an entirely different discussion.

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