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2015 MLB Season Thread with Postseason Discussion

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That wasn't Doc Brown. That was the random guy collecting money for the clock tower.

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Marty got greedy. He didn't need the almanac. He could've gone back to 1985 and set a few bucks aside every week from his paycheck. And then in 2015, he makes a large wager on the Cubs (100 to 1 shot) winning the World Series and wham-o, he's rich. Maybe not Biff-in-1985A rich, but certainly rich enough that he could retire from Mr. Fujitsu's company.

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Yeah, but learning about the car accident with Flea would've changed his job position anyway. Who's to say he wouldn't have been rich anyway?

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Ah, a very good point. Because he took the almanac and screwed up the past, he avoided the car accident that killed his music career. I hadn't considered that. I guess I need to watch all three movies again and update my notes.

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Dodgers finaly become a solid defensive team and will still get screwed by STL in the NLCS.

Too bad the infield is projected to be a couple of old, rusted bolts.

Won't matter anyway, the Giants/Cardinals/Yankees/Red Sox conglomerate will win the World Series again to the disgust of the majority of America.

Do people really hate the Giants? I guess most people hate repetition but personally I'd love to see a undeniable modern dynasty/back-to-back NL WS Champs.

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No, only dbad does. We've all (well, all of us except for the pragmatic Mr. Gitlin) pretty much have just agreed to ignore him.

Ah, a very good point. Because he took the almanac and screwed up the past, he avoided the car accident that killed his music career. I hadn't considered that. I guess I need to watch all three movies again and update my notes.

Yeah, as much as I love the BTTF movies, there are definitely some continuity issues between the three films. It's like there are times where they basically try to stick strictly to the butterfly effect, and other times where they just ignore it completely. And they definitely had some big cop out moments when doc would say "No don't do that! It'll rip the space time continuum and destroy the entire universe!" Like, really, what does he know? He was wrong like 75% of the time in those movies!

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Rangers could be better than people think. Not great by any means but they had a historic amount of injuries. That's extremely unlikely to happen again. They'll break even and win 85 games, out of the playoffs

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So most people think Miami will do well? I know they've brought in some big pieces this offseason, I'm wondering if that'll work out or be a dud like in previous years.

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I'd love for that to happen, but you can't get into the playoffs without a pitching staff.

Red Sox have a little to prove again... Orioles have lost players... Yankees are lols... & the Rays are about to drown.

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Dodgers finaly become a solid defensive team and will still get screwed by STL in the NLCS.

Too bad the infield is projected to be a couple of old, rusted bolts.

Won't matter anyway, the Giants/Cardinals/Yankees/Red Sox conglomerate will win the World Series again to the disgust of the majority of America.

Do people really hate the Giants? I guess most people hate repetition but personally I'd love to see a undeniable modern dynasty/back-to-back NL WS Champs.

I don't hate the Giants. While one could label them a heritage team, they aren't a glamour team. Never have been for me.

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Dodgers finaly become a solid defensive team and will still get screwed by STL in the NLCS.

Too bad the infield is projected to be a couple of old, rusted bolts.

Won't matter anyway, the Giants/Cardinals/Yankees/Red Sox conglomerate will win the World Series again to the disgust of the majority of America.

Do people really hate the Giants? I guess most people hate repetition but personally I'd love to see a undeniable modern dynasty/back-to-back NL WS Champs.

I don't hate the Giants. While one could label them a heritage team, they aren't a glamour team. Never have been for me.

I haven't been a fan of theirs for years. The Giants are in the division with the Diamondbacks and that soured my hate for them. Sweeping my favorite team the Tigers in the World Series in 2012 and the nail in the coffin was last year with the Royals.

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Dodgers finaly become a solid defensive team and will still get screwed by STL in the NLCS.

Too bad the infield is projected to be a couple of old, rusted bolts.

Won't matter anyway, the Giants/Cardinals/Yankees/Red Sox conglomerate will win the World Series again to the disgust of the majority of America.

Do people really hate the Giants? I guess most people hate repetition but personally I'd love to see a undeniable modern dynasty/back-to-back NL WS Champs.

I don't hate the Giants. While one could label them a heritage team, they aren't a glamour team. Never have been for me.
I haven't been a fan of theirs for years. The Giants are in the division with the Diamondbacks and that soured my hate for them. Sweeping my favorite team the Tigers in the World Series in 2012 and the nail in the coffin was last year with the Royals.

It's not even the detestabilty factor for San Francisco (the Cardinals and Red Sox are much more so here), as much more as the general baseball community has fatigue with what they've done over the last five seasons. They've taken a page out of the NY Giants and LA Kings playbook, in that they backdoor their way to a postseason because of a generous playoff structure and/or come close to elimination before turning on the jets and to the dismay of many...only to not even compete in non-title winning years. It's these qualities which irritate so many people from what the Giants have done.

Most people wouldn't have gotten ticked off at the Giants winning last year if it were their 1st in a long time. But we've all seen their schtick before and when it was time for a new, refreshing world champion to come to be (Royals), Bumgarner and the rest of San Francisco said, "the hell with them; we'll take what's rightfully ours!!!"

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Yeah, except that it actually was.

Pretty much, like them or hate them, they earned their right to be called World Champions

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Yeah, except that it actually was.

Pretty much, like them or hate them, they earned their right to be called World Champions

It's funny. On paper, the Royals had everything at hand going into Game 7. Playing in front of their home fans with the knowledge of home teams winning World Series Game 7s since 1979, with Bumgarner having already pitched a complete shutout two days earlier. But at the end of the day, with all things equal to start the game, San Francisco proved to be the better team in the ultimate situation.

Still, at least have them contend in years when they don't win it all (for say, odd years) for this to be a full-blown dynasty at their disposal. It's one thing to have a run like last season; it's another when they've become the Eli-Giants of Major League Baseball.

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The Cubs will disappoint.

Depends on your expectations.

Well fate (or Back to the Future 2) has them as contenders this year!

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Dodgers finaly become a solid defensive team and will still get screwed by STL in the NLCS.

Too bad the infield is projected to be a couple of old, rusted bolts.

Won't matter anyway, the Giants/Cardinals/Yankees/Red Sox conglomerate will win the World Series again to the disgust of the majority of America.

Do people really hate the Giants? I guess most people hate repetition but personally I'd love to see a undeniable modern dynasty/back-to-back NL WS Champs.

I don't hate the Giants. While one could label them a heritage team, they aren't a glamour team. Never have been for me.
I haven't been a fan of theirs for years. The Giants are in the division with the Diamondbacks and that soured my hate for them. Sweeping my favorite team the Tigers in the World Series in 2012 and the nail in the coffin was last year with the Royals.
It's not even the detestabilty factor for San Francisco (the Cardinals and Red Sox are much more so here), as much more as the general baseball community has fatigue with what they've done over the last five seasons. They've taken a page out of the NY Giants and LA Kings playbook, in that they backdoor their way to a postseason because of a generous playoff structure and/or come close to elimination before turning on the jets and to the dismay of many...only to not even compete in non-title winning years. It's these qualities which irritate so many people from what the Giants have done.

Most people wouldn't have gotten ticked off at the Giants winning last year if it were their 1st in a long time. But we've all seen their schtick before and when it was time for a new, refreshing world champion to come to be (Royals), Bumgarner and the rest of San Francisco said, "the hell with them; we'll take what's rightfully ours!!!"

Before the next time they win it, I'll make sure the Giants get your written permission first.

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The Giants won their division in 10 and 12. Not exactly the backdoor. In general I'd reserve my disdain for the powerhouse regular season teams that collapse in the postseason.

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