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Miz Kriss
Mar 17, 2009

It's only an avatar if the Cubs get swept.


Welcome to the beginning of the end, my friends. Weíve waited 162 163 games and most of the postseason to get here, but letís take a look at the last time the Red Sox and the Dodgers faced each other in the World Series. The Dodgers werenít even in LA yet!



Last time these two teams met in the Fall Classic, Boston prevailed in winning their second straight title and what would end up being 3 in 4 years. They were carried in part by a 14-inning, 1-run performance from their young lefty hurler.



It was too much for the Dodgers, and despite their dapper uniforms, they went down in 5.





(Iím making a request for more old time baseball photos. Thanks bawfuls for grabbing all of the photos and facts for the OP)

Fast forward to this year, and hereís what weíre looking at going into this series.

Boston dominated the AL East, winning 108 games. Los Angeles, however, needed 163 to win 92. Some would say the latter are underdogs.






If you don't have a horse in this race, or you donít absolute hate either team with every fiber of your being, it should still be an interesting time. Letís have a great series!

Series Schedule: (All times in Eastern)

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MrMojok
Jan 27, 2011



I like this underdog Thang

Popete
Oct 6, 2009

This will make sure you don't suggest to the KDz
That he should grow greens instead of crushing on MCs

Grimey Drawer

My good friend Puig is playing in this game, sure hope he does well.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

Squall
Mar 10, 2010

"...whatever."

Wait, why did the Red Sox use Braves Field as their home field for the 1916 World Series?

Also, go Dodgers I guess.

e: Looking up the 1915 World Series, apparently they used Braves Field in the 1915/1916 WS because of its higher seating capacity. That makes sense.

Squall fucked around with this message at Oct 23, 2018 around 22:59

Zigmidge
May 12, 2002

Exsqueeze me, why the sour face? I'm here to lemon aid you. Let's juice it.

So stoked!! All my baseball pals hate me for cheering on someone else in the AL East!!

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009



Squall posted:

Wait, why did the Red Sox use Braves Field as their home field for the 1916 World Series?

Also, go Dodgers I guess.
Because it held ~10,000 more people than Fenway, and in that era gate receipts were the primary revenue source by a wide margin. In 1916 television didn't exist, and the first baseball radio broadcast was still 5 years away.

MrMojok
Jan 27, 2011



Itís loving pouring at Fenway right now. Lightning too

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009



get your poo poo together, dumb east coast city!

SilvergunSuperman
Aug 6, 2010



Anyone give me 10-1 Puig does something so unsportsmanlike a 70 year old writer strokes out frothing?

Traxis
Jul 2, 2006



SilvergunSuperman posted:

Anyone give me 10-1 Puig does something so unsportsmanlike a 70 year old writer strokes out frothing?

Does it count if it is a Peter Gammons tweet which is indistinguishable from a stroke?

Shimrra Jamaane
Aug 9, 2007

"Are you telling me that the Patriots swarm has gone rogue, Ted?"
"... It's worse than that."


I just hope we get a good series because I have a sinking feeling that the Red Sox are going to just win in 5.

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark



let's go Dodgers, don't embarrass yourselves and get swept or lose in 5

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009



My boy Rod has the token Dodgers pick

UZR IS BULLSHIT
Jan 25, 2004


what time is actual first pitch?

bawfuls
Oct 28, 2009



5:09

Caseman
Mar 21, 2006

OONTZ stomp OONTZ stomp OONTZ stomp OONTZ stomp

Let's go Sox. Hope it's a good series.

howe_sam
Mar 7, 2013

Creepy little garbage eaters

Oh nice, a moment of silence for John Martin.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



lazer targeting baseball's core demographic

Caseman
Mar 21, 2006

OONTZ stomp OONTZ stomp OONTZ stomp OONTZ stomp

James Taylor: Still Alive.

Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

I appreciate James Taylor for doing the "hurry it up" hand motion.

Vernacular
Nov 29, 2004



I have to leave halfway through so hoping the game is effectively decided by then (ideally in favor of the Dodgers)

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011



lol i honestly can't believe they got billy five aces to record that promo

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark



I want Kershaw to win a ring

Vernacular
Nov 29, 2004



There is no escape from The Smoltz

Zyla
Jan 30, 2009

ho[meowww]ner


world series post

InsensitiveSeaBass
Apr 1, 2008

You're entering a realm which is unusual. Maybe it's magic, or contains some kind of monster... The second one. Prepare to enter The Scary Door.

Nap Ghost

Tiny Tubesteak Tom posted:

lol i honestly can't believe they got billy five aces to record that promo

I like that they had to use c1980's Raiders highlights to show Los Angeles' football greatness.

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011



i guess the radar is showing all clear on the horizon because on my way home from work 15 minutes ago, the lightning was so god drat bright it looked like daytime for a few seconds at a time

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark



also I loving despise this narrative that the Red Sox are going up against a big bad villain in LA

Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

Carlosologist posted:

also I loving despise this narrative that the Red Sox are going up against a big bad villain in LA

scrappy underdogs the boston red sox

Various Meat Products
Oct 1, 2003



Fun Shoe

joe buck pls die asap tia

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011



Carlosologist posted:

also I loving despise this narrative that the Red Sox are going up against a big bad villain in LA

yeah this weird fetish of pretending it's 2004 again every time the sox do good in the playoffs is pretty lame just objectively speaking.

mono
Jul 18, 2003

It's toe-tapping-ly tragic!


Was that Little Pete in the crowd?

Teddybear
May 16, 2009

Look! A Samus doll!
It's soooo cute!


Lipstick Apathy

I missed it-- did they show Yaz throwing out the first pitch? If not, I hope they do at some point.

Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

Khris Sale

cheesetriangles
Jan 5, 2011



Boston is a scrappy up and comer.

Endless Trash
Aug 12, 2007



L G ??? V? 40 ThinQ???

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011



FrensaGeran posted:

L G ??? V? 40 ThinQ???

they just keep adding suffixes to their latest phones and hoping nobody will notice

Vernacular
Nov 29, 2004



lol that RISP batting average

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Serisothikos
Dec 4, 2004

Unlimited Pasta Pass

Just a reminder that no one who isn't otherwise obligated to should ever root for a Boston team

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