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      The home team fans are at home, these games no longer matter, and it’s probably better for the team to lose than it is to win.  It must be December in Washington.  Welcome to week 15!
       
      Redskins Inactive: 
      Colt McCoy  
      Trey Quinn 
      Quinton Dunbar  
      Josh Harvey-Clemons  
      Ross Pierschbacher  
      Brandon Scherff  
      Caleb Wilson  
       
      Eagles Inactive: 
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      Nelson Agholor 
      Jordan Howard  
      Shareef Miller 
      Lane Johnson  
      Sua Opeta  
      Derek Barnet
       
      There are two camps for Redskins fans at this time of year.  Those that want to tank and those that want to win.  If this describes you, I want you to know something important. You’re wrong.  You should probably feel bad about it too, but that’s your business.  The right way to go about this, is simply to embrace the double think.  
       
      Before and after the game it’s perfectly reasonable to acknowledge that losing has its advantages.  It does and it is undeniable.  Afterall we could be talking about the difference between Chase Young being in a Redskins uniform, or not.  What we need for that to happen is simple.  Redskins lose out.  Giants beat the Dolphins and Redskins.  Dolphins beat the Bengals.  All of these things are perfectly reasonable outcomes.  We’re that close to having an elite pass rusher.   
       
      Before that happens, we have a game to play.  It is in this moment that we should embrace the other side of our demented double think.  While the game is being played, especially against a division opponent, fans should want their team to do well.  Assuming they have a soul and any decency.  There is just no way that I can root for the Eagles to beat the Redskins during a game.  If you are the type of fan that does this, I hope you find someone that can fix what has broken inside of you.   
       
      Pregame Prediction:  Redskins 23 – Eagles 30  
      More interesting game we are missing because we are still watching the Redskins:  Packers – Bears  
      Things I am snacking on:  Brownie.   
      Number of colons used:  Six.  (so far)  
       
      Check back for updates.  I’m going to wander around the room for a while and stretch my legs to get away from a certain well-known ESPN Eagle fan’s boring conversations that my ear phones aren’t blocking out entirely.
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2019 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION Washington Nationals Thread (Strasburg has re-signed, 7 yrs $245m))

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Just now, Riggo#44 said:

 

I honestly feel the same way about Suero. I love his mid-90s cutter.

 

Yeah, I remember saying earlier in the year that he was one of our most talented relievers. He just doesn't have the arm to pitch every night with any degree of consistency.

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4 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

I honestly feel the same way about Suero. I love his mid-90s cutter.

 

i don't trust the goatee

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14 minutes ago, Bacon said:

 

Yeah, I remember saying earlier in the year that he was one of our most talented relievers. He just doesn't have the arm to pitch every night with any degree of consistency.

 

I think he gets away from his cutter too quickly. He gets into trouble with his 2ndard stuff. He has a 3.10 FIP, 10.2 K/9. He has the stuff, just needs to put it together.

 

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Question about calculating our magic number:

 

Does it drop twice if BOTH the Brewers and Cubs lose, or only once? 

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1 minute ago, Bacon said:

Question about calculating our magic number:

 

Does it drop twice if BOTH the Brewers and Cubs lose, or only once? 

 

Just once. We need the Cubs to continue to lose. I don't really care about Home Field in the WC. It's proven to be no advantage at all.

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Just now, CRobi21 said:

Cubs are in a downward spiral. I think we're in the clear.

 

If the Nats go 3-6 in their last 9. Cubs would have to go 6-1.

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19 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

Just once. We need the Cubs to continue to lose. I don't really care about Home Field in the WC. It's proven to be no advantage at all.

 

Thank you. I see now that the magic number only relates to the team and one other at a given time. Basically, whoever it is that could feasibly keep them out. 

 

So, tomorrow we're seeking to get it down to 3. Currently, there are approximately 16 opportunities for that number to drop 5 times. 

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That's why I kept preaching calm when some of you were about to throw yourselves off the ledge.  The odds were ever in our favor.

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9 hours ago, Forehead said:

That's why I kept preaching calm when some of you were about to throw yourselves off the ledge.  The odds were ever in our favor.

Exactly. Also the Cubs just aren't that good and I still think the Brewers are due a bit of a down spiral, although their schedule may not allow it...until we ether them in the Wild Card game. Which like riggo said, makes no difference to me whether its at home or away. In fact, looking at our postseason history, I'd prefer it be away anyway.

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38 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

Exactly. Also the Cubs just aren't that good and I still think the Brewers are due a bit of a down spiral, although their schedule may not allow it...until we ether them in the Wild Card game. Which like riggo said, makes no difference to me whether its at home or away. In fact, looking at our postseason history, I'd prefer it be away anyway.

 

While they're not winning teams the Reds are pesky--they can pitch. And they have to play in Colorado, which is the worst place to play baseball.

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36 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

it would be so nice to clinch a playoff spot while playing that dude

 

Need a few front row RF line folks with signs offering to buy Bryce playoff tickets. 

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Bo Porter talking pregame about adjusting from coach to analyst, watching games in the studio and reacting to decisions being made:

 

"We sit here in the studio and see the moves we make and I'm like "Noooooooooo"."  

 

Davey probably not going anywhere with the run we've made, but I wouldn't mind Bo Porter getting an opportunity.

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36 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

Davey probably not going anywhere with the run we've made, but I wouldn't mind Bo Porter getting an opportunity.

 

He's had 2 stints as manager that didn't go well. 3rd base coach though

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7 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

He's had 2 stints as manager that didn't go well. 3rd base coach though

 

Maybe the "Noooo" was from Sendlys decisions...

 

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Suero on 3 consecutive days is going exactly as we might think

davey gotta delegate bullpen decisions to someone else in the postseason

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Why did we pitch Suero three games in a row?

 

Have we learned nothing in 5 months?

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