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This is October: 2014 MLB Postseason Thread

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Just kinda numb at this point. If anything it makes the Reds loss in 2012 sting less because for whatever reason you can't beat the Giants in the playoffs. They've won 9 straight playoff series, plus a wildcard game. That's absurd. Next year they'll win 78 games.

I'm happy Tim Hudson gets a ring, at least.

The Royals were a ton of fun this postseason. I watched most of their games from the wildcard up until tonight. I'm bummed it's over. I keep drawing this parallel: 2014 Kansas City Royals = 2006 Edmonton Oilers. I hope the Royals stick around for a while.

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This has been an absolutely fantastic run. Somehow, this one was the best one yet. Even I thought they were cooked after that sweep by the Padres, yet they somehow found a way. Again. Man, I really love the San Francisco Giants.

Congrats to KC on an amazing year. They should be nothing but proud of what they accomplished. It stings, but you'll be back. Probably before the Giants, even! :P

I'm so freaking happy right now.

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It's amazing how things have changed. Giants fans have gone from snakebitten to sploiled.

The team I once called Cubs Lite has now become invincible when they get past the regular season finish line.

Hell, I remember thinking back in 2003- AKA the last time the Giants left October empty-handed- that this team was never gonna win the big one.

And if anyone saw the 10th Inning of the Ken Burns baseball documentary, they did a feature on the 2002 heartbreak. At the time, I truly felt this team was gonna always fall short.

A decade later, they don't lose when it counts.

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Congrats to the Royals on an incredible year. Piss on the Giants.

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...I think the guy who really deserves more credit is Buster Posey. He calls a game better than anyone in the game...

We should have the world's most annoying argument right now about how actually that's Yadier Molina.

Just kidding.

Not about it being Yadi, just about the fact that we should actually argue over it. ;)

No need to argue, Yadi is the best.

And what a :censored:ty ending to this season

Dodgers need to win a couple of rings in a hurry, canĀ“t just let their fans see their biggest rivals win again and again.

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Seahawks. Kings. Spurs. Giants.

2014 in sports for me personally has sucked out loud save for FSU finally dethroning the SEC

2015 can't get here fast enough

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When Perez was up with two outs in the 9th and a runner on 3d I was so hoping he'd drop a bunt just like Jake Taylor in Major League. Would have been priceless.

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I honestly had no idea that this team could have achieved this. These Giants went on an absolutely wild run this season, with all sorts of crazy ups and downs. These guys had 2 1/2 months of the season where they just looked completely dead in the water, but they somehow found a way to fight their way to a World Series title. Out of the three series, this one was easily the most exciting and nerve-wracking, and I loved all of it. Nice work, you lovely San Francisco Giants!!!!

Also, huge congrats to the Royals. They bested incredibly tough competition in the AL playoffs, and restored playoff baseball to Kansas City. I'm sure they'll be back sooner than later, and I can't wait to see them back in the series!

All in all, I think my feelings can best be summed up in this gif:

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I'm really happy right now.

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Two wildcard teams, two sub 90 win teams. Giants win it yet again. 3 in 5 years. Ho-Hum. I wonder what the anemic TV ratings will be for this World Series. 6 Division races all for nothing. Mediocrity is once again rewarded. And thus the decline of our once great and proud nation continues.

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Is Tim Lincecum a thing anymore? I only watched a couple innings in the WS this year, but I didn't even hear his name mentioned. Wasn't he a star during their first run?

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He was the emergency long man out of the bullpen and barely used. Probably wouldn't have done as badly as, say, Peavy or Strickland but oh well.

Wasn't he a star during their first run?

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So the Cubs have Joe Maddon coaching and Theo Epstein running things. They can't be this bad much longer, can they?

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So the Cubs have Joe Maddon coaching and Theo Epstein running things. They can't be this bad much longer, can they?

They will find a way to Cub it.

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Two wildcard teams, two sub 90 win teams. Giants win it yet again. 3 in 5 years. Ho-Hum. I wonder what the anemic TV ratings will be for this World Series. 6 Division races all for nothing. Mediocrity is once again rewarded. And thus the decline of our once great and proud nation continues.

I love your posts.

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Nightmare come true. Thanks for ruining baseball, San Francisco and St. Louis.

*waits for incoming death threats from Giants and Cardinals fans*

Ridiculous hyperbole topped off with attacking a strawman. Nice.

I'm surprised you haven't yet blamed the Cardinals for losing to the Giants, because if the Cards were in the series, Taveras wouldn't have been in that car and also Royals would have won the championship.

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Congrats to the Giants, I guess. I neither like or hate them. It means nothing, but if they are to be considered a dynasty, they've got to be the most underwhelming dynasty in sports history.

It was such a strange World Series. Neither of these teams were great. The teams which we thought were great going into the playoffs did instant faceplants. The Giants had one great starter, a pretty good bullpen, and a few really-good-but-not-great hitters. The Royals had incredible defense and a great bullpen. But most of these teams' lineups were underwhelming and most of their rotations sucked. I've never seen so many fringe-rotation starters in a WS, and I've never seen teams pull starters in the first four innings so many times in a WS. It was just strange watching this. The Giants won solely because of Bumgarner, and he was obviously incredible. And I guess his performance is really the only thing to take away from this series. He's a really good pitcher, but better pitchers than he (Kershaw and Wainwright) got bombed early in the playoffs. I've seen all-time greats, hall-of-famers who were far better than Bumgarner pitch and win in the World Series, but nobody's ever done what he did. Baseball might be the one sport which can least be influenced by one great player, yet Bumgarner had the best postseason of all time and pretty much single-handedly won the title for San Francisco. Unbelievable.

I feel bad for Royals fans, but it was good to see them be relevant for once in my life. They have a bright future, but I think everyone knows that they're not going to be back here next year. I think Yost's management did ultimately cost them a title, but I point back to his bullpen management in game 4. I know they have some really good pitching talent coming up, but they sorely need some power in their lineup. They'll likely jettison Butler this offseason, but there's no solid free agents to be had for that spot. And really, there are no great powerhitting DH's left, with the exception of Boston's DH(gh). I think if Hosmer and Moustakas develop more, the Royals can get back in a few years and be a championship contender for a long time. But without more offense, they're going to be living on a razor's edge where everything has to go right for them to win it all. Nearly everything did go right for them this postseason, but they still weren't able to win.

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Nightmare come true. Thanks for ruining baseball, San Francisco and St. Louis.

*waits for incoming death threats from Giants and Cardinals fans*

Ridiculous hyperbole topped off with attacking a strawman. Nice.

I'm surprised you haven't yet blamed the Cardinals for losing to the Giants, because if the Cards were in the series, Taveras wouldn't have been in that car and also Royals would have won the championship.

You know, i thougt about cards coach Maheney not using Taveras enough, had he used him more Vs. SF, cards might have won and he still would be alive, crazy to think how things could have worked out :wacko::blink:

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