US Major League Baseball


#21

I thought winning 3 World Series titles in the last 12 or 13 years (or so) put an end to the Babe Ruth “curse”?


#22

T’was never a curse to begin with imo.

It may have made sense to get rid of the Babe at the time though, as he was supposed to be an almighty prick - if drinkin’ , hoorin’ and fightin’ are your measure of a man and not his batting…ahem…average. :laughing:


#23

Do you reckon the Billy Goat curse was a real curse then? One of the best sports stories ever IMO.

I was finding the present Cubs team likeable. Then they let Rizzo throw a pitch at the end of a game for the craic, bit disrespectful really. Although it is hard not to like watching players like Javy Baez


#24

Ah, the Cubs have always done things purely for the craic. It’s why they’ve won fcuk all for so long. (Recent success aside obvs.)


#25

Apparently Joe Maddon does stuff like that just to keep the morale up in the squad, it was a game they were getting well beaten in and it got the crowd going. When you have 160 odd games no harm doing something like that once in a while! Would like to see a Cubs v Red Sox world series this year, 2 old school stadiums and would be a decent match up too


#26

Oh dear


#27

Couldn’t sit through a baseball game on the tv .
Like watching paint dry , i imagine its really something you have to see in the flesh to appreciate it . As well as been sozzled & full to the gill of hotdogs .


#28

God bless 'Murica ! :us_outlying_islands: :hotdog: :hamburger: :beer:

Don’t you dare diss my President now.

Yes. Being there in the flesh helps to experience the magic, more so than in other sports imo.


#29

Sat and watched the Phillies last night, they were paying homage to their team of 08 that won the World Series, they then went on to beat Miami 5-1 for the 2nd game on the trot. Going well this year, anybody have a clue would they be in the running for the WS again? Haven’t watched enough baseball this year to have even a wild guess!


#30

I think the Phillies won’t be far off a playoff spot. They’re top of a slightly weaker division at the moment.

Red Sox the number one side at the min in my view, nearly had a collapse v the Yankees just now. Kimbrell came in to close a 4-0 lead and after starting so strongly with back to back strike outs in the 9th he gave up 2 doubles in a row and it was 4-1. Next thing we had bases loaded, 2 out and top of the 9th, the stuff dreams are made of. I thought it was written in the stars for a walk off grand slam. Thankfully NY came up short this time. Finished 4-1. The Red Sox are beginning to put some daylight between them and NY


#31

Red Sox would still have had their 9th innings batting if the Yankees got their GS, yeah?


#32

Oh sorry you are correct sir. Mixing my bottoms with my tops