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  • Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Boone think best is yet to come

    07/04/2018 9:06:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 4, 2018 | Howie Kussoy
    Giancarlo Stanton has struck out more than ever, and thus, heard more boos than ever. But with roughly half the regular season remaining, the reigning NL MVP is right where he wants to be — and in position for another historic tear. Homering on back-to-back days for the third time this season, Stanton powered the Yankees to a 6-2 win over the Braves with his three-run shot Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
  • Repeat feat? Astros among contenders in '18

    11/03/2017 7:52:57 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    MLB.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Doug Miller
    As soon as the Astros closed out a stirring seven-game World Series by bringing home the first title in franchise history, the questions began. Can they do it again next year and become the first repeat World Series winner since the Yankees did it in 1999 and 2000? And what about those Yanks, by the way? Will they be good enough next season to beat this Astros team, which eliminated them in the American League Championship Series? And what about those oh-so-close Dodgers? Will they get it done in 2018?
  • Houston Astros Parade

    11/03/2017 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Terry Mross · 38 replies
    Self | 11/3/17 | Self
    750,000 plus in downtown Houston for the Astros. At the end when the National Anthem was played EVERY player held his hand, or hat, over his heart. Not one player knelt.
  • Astros' Evan Gattis: From a janitor in Dallas to World Series champion

    11/03/2017 1:38:19 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 22 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 11/3/17 | Landon Haaf
    Houston Astros catcher and designated hitter Evan Gattis’ journey to becoming a World Series champion is as unconventional as it is inspiring... A three-and-a-half-year personal journey took him to Colorado, where he flipped pizzas and worked as a ski lift operator, according to the New York Times. He then moved back to his home state, where he worked as a janitor for commercial cleaning company Jan-Pro in Dallas.
  • 2018 World Series odds: Astros 6-to-1 to repeat but Dodgers open as favorites

    11/01/2017 11:09:33 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/01/2017 | Mike Axisa
    Dodgers: 5/1, Astros: 6/1, Indians: 6/1, Nationals: 7/1 Yankees: 8/1, Red Sox: 10/1, Cubs: 10/1, Mets: 20/1 Diamondbacks: 20/1, Cardinals: 20/1, Rays: 30/1 Blue Jays: 30/1, Mariners: 30/1, Brewers: 30/1
  • Mysterious World Series gambler betting $14 million on Game 7 after winning on every game so far

    11/01/2017 2:51:38 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 38 replies
    SB Nation via MSN ^ | 11/1/17 | Jamed Dator
    A gambler out of Eastern Europe has already won big on the World Series, and he has no signs of stopping. Now he has over $14 million on the line for Game 7 and has left the gambling world wonder “how?”  This isn’t a case of a single gambler throwing down huge money on a single game. The bettor has won on all six World Series games so far — spread across multiple bookies — and let it ride after every single win. When the Dodgers won Game 6, he could have taken home over $14 million, but he let...
  • Vegas says it will be the Trolly Dodgers by a hair in Game 7

    10/31/2017 10:38:40 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 20 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 10/31/17
    Place your bets
  • Astros choke......may forfeit Game 7!!!

    10/31/2017 8:42:55 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 89 replies
    Embarassed to take the field I guess.
  • Astros going down tonight and then lose it all tomorrow night.

    10/31/2017 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 73 replies
    10/31/17
    They do not have what it takes and being in LA will wilt them. (BTW I have hated the Trolly Dodgers since their 4 game sweep of the Yanks in 1963)
  • Astros now have 62% chance of winning world series.

    10/29/2017 10:57:08 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 122 replies
    19/29/2017
    If Astros lose Game 6 then Dodgers will be favored to win Game 7 and the Series.
  • Dodgers Tie Up World Series As Game 4 Ratings Rise From 2016, Hits 5-Year High

    10/29/2017 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 29th, 2017 | by Dominic Patten
    For a baseball battle that was scoreless until the sixth inning, Game 4 of the 2017 World Series knock the drama out of the park in the end last night. When the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson delivered a three-run homer in the ninth inning, Game 4 went from grinder to jaw dropper at Minute Maid Park in Houston. A result that saw the Dodgers win 6-2 over the Houston Astros and break their two game losing streak to tie up the 2017 World Series 2-2. A result that led to celebrations in packed establishments all over L.A., more than...
  • Yuli Gurriel suspended five games, in 2018, for actions in World Series Game 3

    10/28/2017 1:27:35 PM PDT · by granite · 84 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 10/28/2017 | Bill Shaikin
    Yuli Gurriel, one of the key hitters for the Houston Astros, was suspended for five games without pay at the start of the 2018 season after television cameras caught him making a gesture and mouthing a word with racial overtones during Friday’s game. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension at 1:05 p.m. PDT during a news conference in Houston after he met with Gurriel on Saturday before the Astros were to play the Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series. Gurriel also will have to undergo sensitivity training.
  • The Astros’ Alex Bregman Keeps Working at Hitting, Fielding and Spanish

    10/27/2017 4:38:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 27, 2017 | James Wagner
    LOS ANGELES — On his first day in the major leagues, in August 2016, Yuli Gurriel was understandably nervous. He was 32 and had defected six months earlier from Cuba to sign with the Houston Astros. Now, after 15 games in the minor leagues, he had been summoned to play at baseball’s highest level. At his locker before his debut, Gurriel heard a comforting language, but from an unexpected source. Alex Bregman, an Albuquerque native who played at Louisiana State, was speaking in Spanish. And he was talking to Gurriel. “It surprised me,” Gurriel said. “He said, ‘I played with...
  • World Series 2017: Astros on the Winning End of Wild Game 2

    10/25/2017 9:50:44 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 65 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/25/17 | BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and DAVID WALDSTEIN
    The Houston Astros refused to quit in Game 2 of the World Series, repeatedly rallying and scoring six runs from the eighth inning forward in a wild, 7-6 extra-innings victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that evened the World Series at one game apiece. The heroes were plentiful for the Astros, with Marwin Gonzalez homering to tie the game in the 9th, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa hitting solo home runs in the 10th to put Houston ahead briefly, and George Springer hitting a two-run homer in the 11th that put them on top to stay. The Dodgers counterpunched with...
  • NFL Lost 20% of Viewers, MLB Hits New High

    10/25/2017 8:00:13 AM PDT · by Vision Thing · 62 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/24/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    At this rate, a whole bunch of millionaire thugs will be kneeling as the IRS prepossess their mansions. Last year, the NFL lost about a million regular-season viewers versus the 2013 and 2014 seasons. It represented about a 6% fall-off ― enough to be easily noticed and maybe even cause a little concern, but it could be written off as a one-year blip. Last year's seepage has turned into a major break in the dam. The league is now down about three million viewers per game from 2013 and 2014. When the specific teams appearing, the scope of the telecast...
  • World Series 2017 [LIVE THREAD]

    10/24/2017 2:31:15 PM PDT · by Jolla · 1,374 replies
    Vanity | 10/24/2017 | Jolla
    World Series 2017 Houston Astros - American League Los Angeles Dodgers - National League Starts today at 508 PDT at Dodger Stadium and it will be HOT 103 3 hours before game time. Two good teams, both good pitching and good bull pens.
  • New Survey Shows MLB Beats NFL In Popularity Amid Anthem Protests

    10/24/2017 11:39:43 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2017 | Katie Jerkovich
    A survey out Monday by the Remington Research Group shows that Major League Baseball is the top sport right now among Americans as protests of the national anthem embroil the National Football League. The group conducted a public opinion phone survey of 1,211 people and found that more people are showing an interest in baseball and the upcoming championship series than the National Football League. Additinally, results show more Republicans right now favor the MLB, while more Democrats favor the NFL. The survey found that 60 percent of those interviewed viewed the MLB as favorable, with only 11 percent who...
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988.

    10/20/2017 12:31:03 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/19/2017 | Jay Cohen
    CHICAGO (AP) — Enrique Hernandez put a Hollywood ending on an LA story three decades in the making. Fueled by Hernandez's home run trilogy, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are finally going to the World Series. Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, Kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and Los Angeles ended the Chicago Cubs' title defense with an 11-1 victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night.
  • Epic Dodger collapse for World Series home field advantage

    09/21/2017 11:50:40 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9-21-17 | DFU
    Magic Johnson guaranteed World Series victory this year. He also supported Hillary
  • Why Does the Little League World Series Discriminate?

    08/17/2017 4:24:47 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 36 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Trevor Thomas
    While all sound-minded Americans await the start of college football season and the NFL, to tide us over, we are soon to have the awesome American pleasure of the Little League World Series (LLWS) to enjoy. The U.S. regionals—which determine the eight American teams (in addition to the eight international teams) in the LLWS—are complete. Today, August 17, the tournament to determine the 71st LLWS champion begins. Noticeably absent again this year: girls. Someone should write a memo. In 1974—of course, thanks to a ruling from a female judge—the Little League Federal Charter was amended to allow girls to play...