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Old 10-29-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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MLB 2014-15: It's Time for the HOT STOVE

The San Francisco Giants won the 2014 World Series about an hour ago. Carry on.

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Fuck the Giants.
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The stove has already started burning hot hot hot over in Chicago.
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Maddon, Lester and Shields....would the Cubs cross the 80 win plateau??
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the stove has frozen over in Toronto... like my heart
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Fuck the Giants.
I don't get this line of thought.

Is it simply because they're good that you don't like them? That they "win too often" or something silly like that?

This is a dynasty built around largely home grown players and quality pitching, as opposed to the teams that spend the most money. You'd think it would give somebody like you a boner that they are so good.
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For me it's because they've had a lot of insufferable players, from Brian Wilson to Aubrey Huff to Jonathan Sanchez to Buster Posey (he seems to have picked up the Jorge Posada/Yadi Molina knack for being the "catcher who whines constantly") to Cody fucking Ross. I just don't like them, even if most of those players haven't been around for a while. I actually like the Cardinals more, despite their generally horrible fanbase.
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The stove has already started burning hot hot hot over in Chicago.
If Maddon can't win the Cubbies a title, they're fucked forever.
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Fuck the Giants.
That's right, fuck the Giants and their 3 WS titles in 5 years. Then fuck the Mariners and their 0 WS titles in 37 years. Have a little dignity tourist.
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For me it's because they've had a lot of insufferable players, from Brian Wilson to Aubrey Huff to Jonathan Sanchez to Buster Posey (he seems to have picked up the Jorge Posada/Yadi Molina knack for being the "catcher who whines constantly") to Cody fucking Ross. I just don't like them, even if most of those players haven't been around for a while. I actually like the Cardinals more, despite their generally horrible fanbase.
This year's version seems pretty likeable to me as a neutral fan. All those guys you mentioned are gone aside from Posey, who doesn't bother me much.

Plus now Jake Peavy can buy a cable car to go alongside his duck boat.
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This year's team is more the residual effect of those other guys getting to be part of a "dynasty" conversation.
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So we're currently in the midst of a very long discussion on Facebook over whether or not Gordon should have been sent home on the last hit.

I say no, he would have been out by 20 feet. What do you all think?


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I think he'd have only been out by 15 feet, and it would have been an embarassing way to end the World Series for the Royals. Only chance he scores there is if there's just a horrific throw to the plate.
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Travis and I debated that until long after the game was over and it no longer even mattered, but I'm sticking to my guns, I think it would've been a play at the plate, but the kind where it was obvious he didn't stand much of a chance, outside of an overthrow, and I just don't think it's worth the risk. Were I a fan of the team, I'd be much more upset with Perez whiffing at some insanely HIGH pitches.
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So we're currently in the midst of a very long discussion on Facebook over whether or not Gordon should have been sent home on the last hit.

I say no, he would have been out by 20 feet. What do you all think?

I would have held him at third as well.
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I don't get this line of thought.

Is it simply because they're good that you don't like them? That they "win too often" or something silly like that?

This is a dynasty built around largely home grown players and quality pitching, as opposed to the teams that spend the most money. You'd think it would give somebody like you a boner that they are so good.
My opinion: dynasties are boring. Doesn't matter the team or sport and it's nothing personal. The fact that an NBA team nearly pulled a 3peat is why that league is far from a favorite of mine, despite loving the sport itself.

I wouldn't say "fuck the Giants," they didn't do anything wrong, but still

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Game was over anyway, they weren't getting two hits off of Bumgarner swinging for the fences on every pitch (some of those swings were terribly desperate). Might as well end the game with some drama and push their luck as far as it could go.

The way that specific play went, the ball would have been dropped at home anyway.
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I don't get this line of thought.

Is it simply because they're good that you don't like them? That they "win too often" or something silly like that?

This is a dynasty built around largely home grown players and quality pitching, as opposed to the teams that spend the most money. You'd think it would give somebody like you a boner that they are so good.
They haven't been that good though. 436-374 in the last 5 years with an average run differential of only +33 runs per year. They've just gotten very lucky multiple times. That's not a dynasty. Also, I hate Michael Morse and Matt Cain.
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