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Old 10-01-2014, 07:43 AM
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Congrats to KC and Pittsburg I wonder what the ratings for the World Series will be.
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KC was at 16-1 and Pittsburgh 14-1 to win the World Series prior to winning the Wild Card Playoffs games. The Dodgers and Angels are both at 5-1. I don't think much has changed because of one win.

It was great for the Royals fans to have a post season game after so many years and it was especially great for them that they won. But I wouldn't bet the farm on either the Royals or the Pirates going much further.

These additional wildcard playoff games only serve to make more money for MLB and the teams by allowing four more teams who have little chance of going anywhere to have one more game. Of course the Red Sox won the WS in 2004 as a Wild Card team, but they had a better record than two of the first place teams in the league. In fact, they had the third best record in all of baseball which is why it's good to have a wild card team.

In the case of the Pirates and Giants, they were ties so I think that additional game was a good thing. One more team is not bad when that team is close, but I am concerned that they're going to keep expanding the playoffs until we have a bunch of team that shouldn't be there. Of course the weather conditions prevent baseball from extending the season much longer so maybe that will never be a problem.

I'd love to see the teams seeded according to their record by the way with no regard for whether or not they won their division by the way. Same with football. I don't like to see a team with a much better record having the home field advantage simply because they were in a weaker division. It's happened too many times.
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I have been to a lot of baseball games, but never one with that much emotion and excitement - not even close. The Royals are simply not a team that comes back from four down late in a game like that. In fact they scored the fewest runs of any AL team this year and won most of their games with good starting pitching and an exceptional bullpen and some timely, if weak hitting. The atmosphere last night was more like a college football rivalry game than ML baseball. This town is on a sports high right now with the Chiefs beating the Pats on Monday night and the Royals win last night. KC deserves a little success.
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What a game!!!! An instant classic!

I thought the Giants would win, because their starting pitcher had a great track record for the playoffs!

He pitched a shutout. Giants 8 Pirates 0.
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Yippee!!! I can't lose.

My beloved Royals playing my hometown team. I definitely want the Royals to win but won't be heartbroken if SF did.

So, anyone want to meet up some place to watch the Series? I really don't know the sports bars around here but definitely want to see it on a big screen.
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Yippee!!! I can't lose.

My beloved Royals playing my hometown team. I definitely want the Royals to win but won't be heartbroken if SF did.

So, anyone want to meet up some place to watch the Series? I really don't know the sports bars around here but definitely want to see it on a big screen.
My wife's sister lives and works in K.C. and her son lives and works in San Fran, so she can't lose either. She will have mixed feelings but it won't be a *major* loss either way. Let me check with her and I'll see what she'd like to do. I'll watch this post for locations as today is our 3rd-week anniversary of becoming frogs so I have limited knowledge regarding local spots.
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Go Royals!!!

I don't have a dog in this fight, but 29 years is a long time, between championships.
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And their last series was great. Everything you could ask for, plus they beat the Cards!
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