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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    He's a Cubs fan.
    We arent sure why now that they've won. Its not as cool anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrinCDXX View Post
    For those that are counting, that makes 13 straight playoff losses for the Twins. 10 of them to the Yankees.
    That's hard to do but then again it is a Minnesota team.

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    Re: MLB 2017: Playoffs, World Series, and Off-season.

    A World Series between Houston and Washington would give us a first-time winner for sure.

    It seems a little weird to me in general across all the professional sports how a franchise's history moves around with the team as it moves from city to city, especially when a new team then opens up in the old team's home town, or vice versa. So while the Washington Senators are no more, the Washington Nationals carry the Montreal Expos' history with them? The Atlanta Braves carry the Milwaukee Braves history?

    I wonder if there is an exception for the Browns in football? Baltimore Colts --> Indianapolis Colts, okay; but old Cleveland Browns --> Baltimore Ravens? or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    I wonder if there is an exception for the Browns in football? Baltimore Colts --> Indianapolis Colts, okay; but old Cleveland Browns --> Baltimore Ravens? or not?
    There is an exception for the Browns -- TNG gets the old history. The move was contingent on Cleveland receiving a new team and keeping its history. There was quite big folderol (sp?) about it at the time, and the deal forestalled a lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    He's a Cubs fan.
    And a Twins fan (Twins are my #1). These teams are carryover when you could have one team from each league before the interleague play crap started.

    F NYY, btw.
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    blech to the Diamondbacks. Two teams I was rooting for already eliminated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    blech to the Diamondbacks. Two teams I was rooting for already eliminated.
    Sure Greinke is annoying, but what else do you dislike about the DBacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF_Gophers View Post
    Sure Greinke is annoying, but what else do you dislike about the DBacks?
    Greinke is the one guy I LIKE. It's mostly their fans and Bob Brenly that annoy me, plus I don't actively like any of them besides Greinke, and I do like a bunch of the Rockies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    A World Series between Houston and Washington would give us a first-time winner for sure.

    It seems a little weird to me in general across all the professional sports how a franchise's history moves around with the team as it moves from city to city, especially when a new team then opens up in the old team's home town, or vice versa. So while the Washington Senators are no more, the Washington Nationals carry the Montreal Expos' history with them? The Atlanta Braves carry the Milwaukee Braves history?

    I wonder if there is an exception for the Browns in football? Baltimore Colts --> Indianapolis Colts, okay; but old Cleveland Browns --> Baltimore Ravens? or not?
    The NBA has a couple interesting cases. When the Hornets changed to the Pelicans and the Bobcats went to the Hornets, the Pelicans returned all pre-New Orleans history to Charlotte, effectively making them a 2003 expansion team.

    And I believe the Thunder and future Seattle team (whenever that happens) will share pre-Thunder Sonics history.

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    The Winnipeg Jets have a conflicting history also. They're the Thrashers, and Thrashers are franchise record holders, yet they embrace the Original Jets history, and share it with Phoenix (who for the longest time, held onto their WPG history with a death grip).

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    The Winnipeg Jets have a conflicting history also. They're the Thrashers, and Thrashers are franchise record holders, yet they embrace the Original Jets history, and share it with Phoenix (who for the longest time, held onto their WPG history with a death grip).
    In what way do they share it? Who flies Bobby Hull's jersey? Both? That would be weird.

    I believe the city and its fans should own the history. The franchise is just some rich as-shat.
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    In what way do they share it? Who flies Bobby Hull's jersey? Both? That would be weird.

    I believe the city and its fans should own the history. The franchise is just some rich as-shat.
    The boys in the bars in small wheat towns scattered across southern Manitoba would tell stories of Bobby Hull sightings as he visited farms and auctions looking at Hereford bulls. And some stops at local watering holes, of course. He was a god to those folks, mostly because of his skills and Hollywood charisma, but showing up at the Mallard Inn for drinks and farm talk really sealed the deal.

    Might have been all lies--never saw the guy myself.

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    2 DS games, 2 loathsome fanbases unhappy. Very nice.
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    Indians forgot how to play baseball in the 1st so far.

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    In what way do they share it? Who flies Bobby Hull's jersey? Both? That would be weird.

    I believe the city and its fans should own the history. The franchise is just some rich as-shat.
    The saddest one is the Nordiques fans losing their team and those players promptly winning a Stanley Cup a year later.
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    Hawk Harrelson is retiring!
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    Lindor with a slam to bring it back to 8-7. This Cleveland team just doesn't stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
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    And you can put it on the board. Yes!!!!!!

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    And you can put it on the board. Yes!!!!!!
    ....still doing 20 home games next year, so that doesn't count.
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