Riggo#44

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4 minutes ago, mammajamma said:

agreed on both paragraphs

 

ya ive seen some of the comments from Astros fans on some DC media tweets, and its not great... dont think they have humor in Houston. I think by the end of this series, we may not like the astros as much as we did before

 

I try to keep my feelings about teams and their fans separate, but it's nearly impossible sometimes. I actually find these particular Braves and Yankees teams quite likable, but their fans are something else.

 

The Redskins are a putrid barge toxifying everything it touches, but somehow their hardcore fans are largely terrific people. I like to think that being a Redskins fan prepares you for the disappointments of life. Meanwhile, you occasionally get a perfect synthesis of **** like the Eagles and their fans. Those are the least conflicting scenarios.

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10 hours ago, mammajamma said:

Just realized we have to listen to Joe buck. I cant wait to witness his meltdown when he sees Soto's nutgrab for the first time

 

It's going to be unbearable.  Great reason to mute the TV and turn up the radio.  

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5 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

 

 

What a loser that guy is to do that and you know he probably has issues himself.  Stay classy Astros.

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3 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

Osuna of course has some domestic violence troubles in his past...

Super yikes... add more evidence to my previous statement that we won't like the Astros anymore after this is all over

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5 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

Osuna of course has some domestic violence troubles in his past...

The mask inevitably slips at some point and these creepy losers end up telling on themselves.  I'm sure he'll pretend he's a victim later.  

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I wouldn't worry too much about longer suffering Astros fans.  There hasn't been much for them to be happy about over the years, and they're suddenly really good.  Bandwagon fans might be an issue.

 

Think of the Red Sox.  No one really hated their fans, besides the Yankees, prior to 2004.  They were a long suffering fanbase.  A few trophies turned them into dicks.

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1 hour ago, Forehead said:

I wouldn't worry too much about longer suffering Astros fans.  There hasn't been much for them to be happy about over the years, and they're suddenly really good.  Bandwagon fans might be an issue.

 

Think of the Red Sox.  No one really hated their fans, besides the Yankees, prior to 2004.  They were a long suffering fanbase.  A few trophies turned them into dicks.

 

It's usually the bandwagon fans that are the issue. I don't have a problem with bandwagoners, per se, I am a bandwagon Caps fan, I'll follow them loosely during the season, then more intently during the playoffs. However, most bandwagon fans need to "prove" themselves, and just hop on to talk ****.

 

Look at Cubs fans. They went from Loveable Losers to Arrogant Douchebags in a heartbeat. Most long-suffering Cubs fans I know aren't that way. They just hate the Cardinals and more specifically, Yadi Molina.

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1 minute ago, SkinsHokieFan said:

I want this team to win so much that we turn into the hated arrogant bunch. 

 

WAAAAAAAYYYY ahead of you!

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15 minutes ago, SkinsHokieFan said:

I want this team to win so much that we turn into the hated arrogant bunch. 

 

Its soooooooo much fun :)

 

 

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Goal for the first two games is the same as against LAD: win one at their place. 

 

I feel better about game 2 with Stras vs Verlander fwiw... just remember that if we lose tonight it's not the end of the series, but it does make game 2 a must-win. 

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13 hours ago, mammajamma said:

 

ya ive seen some of the comments from Astros fans on some DC media tweets, and its not great... dont think they have humor in Houston. I think by the end of this series, we may not like the astros as much as we did before

 

You'd think with the sky high obesity rates in Houston, we'd encounter a bunch of jolly fat people

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Nats in 6.

 

World Series MVP: Stephen Strasburg

 

Bold prediction: One of our home wins will be a walk off homer.

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14 hours ago, Bacon said:

Wish I could say that I've liked bantering with Astros fans this weekend, but a lot of them have been arrogant and humorless on DC sports social media. The Astros are great, but their fans are dickish for whatever reason. Braves fans are a lot more fun. 

 

Too much of an escalation to go straight to the Hurricane Harvey jokes?

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2 hours ago, SkinsHokieFan said:

I want this team to win so much that we turn into the hated arrogant bunch. 

 

I went to private school. 

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54 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

Nats in 6.

 

World Series MVP: Stephen Strasburg

 

Bold prediction: One of our home wins will be a walk off homer.

 

Zimmerman off Osuna. 

 

Good guys win. 

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15 hours ago, -JB- said:

 

”That is a DISGUSTING act by Randy Moss.” 

 

Joe Buck is the biggest clown ever for that ****.  **** him.

 

That video is always the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Joe Buck. If that's disgusting, he's going to have a breakdown when they start dancing after HRs, and his head will literally explode when Juan grabs his balls the first time

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2 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

Not to jinx anything, but Gerrit Cole hasn't lost a game since May 25. He's due, right?

 

Yeah, I've just got to remind myself to breathe when he strikes out the side once or twice.  He struck out something like 325 batters this year, which is Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson type stuff.

 

Although in truth, that's probably not as impressive now.  Since we're in an era of baseball where things like launch angle is prioritized, and strikeouts are considered less harmful than hitting into a double play, I know K's are up across the board.  Pitchers today aren't dealing with a lineup of Tony Gwynn types.

 

I'm actually wondering is this might be an area where we're favored.  I can't remember where I read it, and I don't know if this was for the entire season or just the playoffs, but the Nats were the team with one of the lowest strikeout rates.  Meaning at least we make pitchers work for it.  Maybe that's the key is to just foul off a bunch and tire them out.  I know we had three guys over 200 but Cole and Verlander were both over 300, so they're clearly a bit more reliant on the K.

 

Looking for any angle.

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