Jump to content


2017 World Series thread


  • Please log in to reply
121 replies to this topic

Poll: 2017 World Series (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do you think will win the 2017 World Series?

  1. Houston Astros (3 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. Los Angeles Dodgers (3 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Not sure (6 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

Who do you want to win the 2017 World Series?

  1. Houston Astros (8 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. Los Angeles Dodgers (3 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Don't care (1 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 laughedatbytime

laughedatbytime

    Twin City Cub Fan

  • Members *
  • 69602 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:suburban Minneapolis
  • Interests:women's Uggs, trying to compensate for my small hands, buying gifts for the equipment staff, smashing certain cell phones, that dreamy Judge Berman

Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:52 PM

Above are two polls...who do you think will win, and who do you want to win?

For me, I think the Astros will win, despite the fact that I want them to win.     I think the Astros have a deeper lineup and they can match the Dodgers starters, and they have good bullpen depth (it's surprising to me that Hinch has lost so much faith in Devenski.)  

But I wouldn't give them more than about a 55% chance to do it (maybe not even more than 51%).   I think (and hope) it will be a good exciting series.

Sponsored Post

#2 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 53725 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:38 PM

Had to go with not sure, as these teams are a great matchup.  

Go Dodgers!

#3 HemiBeers

HemiBeers

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3764 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:kalamazoo, mi
  • Interests:playfully annoying on the verge of inappropriate.

Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:16 AM

Evenly matched series and both teams haven't had a championship for years (or never in the case of the Astros). I'm routing for the Astros since they've never tasted a championship and that area of the country could use some lifting of spirits after the hurricane.

As a huge fan of irony, it would be nice for Verlander to finally get a championship with his new team that he couldn't pick up after years with the Tigers.

Edited by HemiBeers, 23 October 2017 - 07:17 AM.


#4 edhunter

edhunter

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1719 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.

#5 HemiBeers

HemiBeers

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3764 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:kalamazoo, mi
  • Interests:playfully annoying on the verge of inappropriate.

Posted 23 October 2017 - 11:21 AM

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.
Yankees haven't been in the World Series since 2009. So I think it's safe to say the network execs have adapted by now.

#6 edhunter

edhunter

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1719 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:05 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.
Yankees haven't been in the World Series since 2009. So I think it's safe to say the network execs have adapted by now.

That doesn't mean they didn't have a big, throbbing boner at the possibility of thrm there. No one outside Houston cares about Houston. A lot of folks don't even realize they're in the American League now.

#7 Fordgalaxy

Fordgalaxy

    The Professor

  • Members *
  • 3728 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:10 PM

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.
Yankees haven't been in the World Series since 2009. So I think it's safe to say the network execs have adapted by now.

That doesn't mean they didn't have a big, throbbing boner at the possibility of thrm there. No one outside Houston cares about Houston. A lot of folks don't even realize they're in the American League now.
And no one but Yankee fans care about them but a lot more not Yankee fans want them to lose than care about Houston winning.

#8 HemiBeers

HemiBeers

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3764 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:kalamazoo, mi
  • Interests:playfully annoying on the verge of inappropriate.

Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:55 PM

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.
Yankees haven't been in the World Series since 2009. So I think it's safe to say the network execs have adapted by now.

That doesn't mean they didn't have a big, throbbing boner at the possibility of thrm there. No one outside Houston cares about Houston. A lot of folks don't even realize they're in the American League now.
No one outside of New York cares about New York.

#9 edhunter

edhunter

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1719 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:07 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.
Yankees haven't been in the World Series since 2009. So I think it's safe to say the network execs have adapted by now.

That doesn't mean they didn't have a big, throbbing boner at the possibility of thrm there. No one outside Houston cares about Houston. A lot of folks don't even realize they're in the American League now.
No one outside of New York cares about New York.

You keep right on believing that...

#10 HemiBeers

HemiBeers

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3764 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:kalamazoo, mi
  • Interests:playfully annoying on the verge of inappropriate.

Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:35 PM

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 02:07 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.
Yankees haven't been in the World Series since 2009. So I think it's safe to say the network execs have adapted by now.

That doesn't mean they didn't have a big, throbbing boner at the possibility of thrm there. No one outside Houston cares about Houston. A lot of folks don't even realize they're in the American League now.
No one outside of New York cares about New York.

You keep right on believing that...
The two highest world series tv ratings since 2004 didn't involve the Yankees. Cub/Indians in 2016 and Red Sox/Cards in 2004.

https://en.wikipedia...evision_ratings

Going back to 1984, the top 5 highest rated series didn't involve the Yankees (per link).

Apparently the baseball world doesn't revolve around the Yankees.

Edited by HemiBeers, 23 October 2017 - 02:38 PM.


#11 Fordgalaxy

Fordgalaxy

    The Professor

  • Members *
  • 3728 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:45 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 02:35 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 02:07 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 23 October 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

View Postedhunter, on 23 October 2017 - 07:23 AM, said:

Are they even still having a World Series this year? After my Yanks lost all the network execs committed mass suicide.
Yankees haven't been in the World Series since 2009. So I think it's safe to say the network execs have adapted by now.

That doesn't mean they didn't have a big, throbbing boner at the possibility of thrm there. No one outside Houston cares about Houston. A lot of folks don't even realize they're in the American League now.
No one outside of New York cares about New York.

You keep right on believing that...
The two highest world series tv ratings since 2004 didn't involve the Yankees. Cub/Indians in 2016 and Red Sox/Cards in 2004.

https://en.wikipedia...evision_ratings

Going back to 1984, the top 5 highest rated series didn't involve the Yankees (per link).

Apparently the baseball world doesn't revolve around the Yankees.
And nor does the rest of the world revolve around NYC, but try telling just about anyone from there that without getting yelled at or punched.

#12 Principled Man

Principled Man

    Mathematical Porn Star

  • Members *
  • 10273 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Western Wisconsin
  • Interests:Rush
    The Green Bay Packers
    The Milwaukee Brewers
    Monty Python
    Cincinnati Chili
    Refreshing Beverages
    Golf, bowling, and Blu-ray
    TRAVEL
    Getting Slim & Trim
    And everything astronomical, cosmological, whatever can be measured in light-years.....out there in that Great Big Magnificent Universe!!

Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

This old Reds fan goes way back to the NL West Division of the 70's, when the Reds and Dodgers were arch-enemies, with the Astros always bringing up the rear in that division.

GO HOUSTON!!  SWEEP DEM DASTARDLY DODGERS!!

#13 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 53725 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:Comical conies

Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:34 AM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 23 October 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

This old Reds fan goes way back to the NL West Division of the 70's, when the Reds and Dodgers were arch-enemies, with the Astros always bringing up the rear in that division.

GO HOUSTON!!  SWEEP DEM DASTARDLY DODGERS!!
This was one hell of a team...

Posted Image

#14 HemiBeers

HemiBeers

    The Professor

  • Members
  • 3764 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:kalamazoo, mi
  • Interests:playfully annoying on the verge of inappropriate.

Posted 24 October 2017 - 02:42 PM

View Postgoose, on 24 October 2017 - 12:34 AM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 23 October 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

This old Reds fan goes way back to the NL West Division of the 70's, when the Reds and Dodgers were arch-enemies, with the Astros always bringing up the rear in that division.

GO HOUSTON!!  SWEEP DEM DASTARDLY DODGERS!!
This was one hell of a team...

Posted Image
...and that's one hell of a picture.

#15 pjbear05

pjbear05

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1588 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Interests:Beer and music.

Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:31 PM

Dodgers to win,  don't care, and everybody loses with Joseph Francis Buck.

#16 laughedatbytime

laughedatbytime

    Twin City Cub Fan

  • Members *
  • 69602 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:suburban Minneapolis
  • Interests:women's Uggs, trying to compensate for my small hands, buying gifts for the equipment staff, smashing certain cell phones, that dreamy Judge Berman

Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:42 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 24 October 2017 - 02:42 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 24 October 2017 - 12:34 AM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 23 October 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

This old Reds fan goes way back to the NL West Division of the 70's, when the Reds and Dodgers were arch-enemies, with the Astros always bringing up the rear in that division.

GO HOUSTON!!  SWEEP DEM DASTARDLY DODGERS!!
This was one hell of a team...

Posted Image
...and that's one hell of a picture.
My uncle was VP in charge of International Banking at Cincinnati Bank and Trust during the heyday of the Big Red Machine.   He had to entertain clients at the game in their skybox at Riverfront.    That must have been frustrating, to have one of the most powerful offenses in baseball history in your presence, and not be able to see them that much.

#17 laughedatbytime

laughedatbytime

    Twin City Cub Fan

  • Members *
  • 69602 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:suburban Minneapolis
  • Interests:women's Uggs, trying to compensate for my small hands, buying gifts for the equipment staff, smashing certain cell phones, that dreamy Judge Berman

Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:19 PM

The fly ball revolution meets the World Series.   1 Dodger hitter in and it's 1-0 LA...

#18 laughedatbytime

laughedatbytime

    Twin City Cub Fan

  • Members *
  • 69602 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:suburban Minneapolis
  • Interests:women's Uggs, trying to compensate for my small hands, buying gifts for the equipment staff, smashing certain cell phones, that dreamy Judge Berman

Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

Larry King is still alive!

#19 laughedatbytime

laughedatbytime

    Twin City Cub Fan

  • Members *
  • 69602 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:suburban Minneapolis
  • Interests:women's Uggs, trying to compensate for my small hands, buying gifts for the equipment staff, smashing certain cell phones, that dreamy Judge Berman

Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:00 PM

Bregman ties it with a leadoff shot in the 4th.

#20 Pressure/Hopenosis

Pressure/Hopenosis

    The Seeker

  • Members *
  • 231 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern Michigan
  • Interests:Family, music, sports, outdoors, photography and lots of other cool stuff I forgot to mention...

Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 24 October 2017 - 07:55 PM, said:

Larry King is still alive!
Oh, I thought that was an extra from the walking dead...




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users