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OMNICHATTER! for the 2019 World Series

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM | 1681 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1601. bunyon Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:50 PM (#5897152)
Congratulations nats fans.
   1602. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:50 PM (#5897153)
Congrats Nats fans
   1603. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:50 PM (#5897154)
Congrats Nats fans.
   1604. Zach Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:50 PM (#5897155)
Wow, congrats Nats.
   1605. Lassus Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:50 PM (#5897156)
NL wins.

Take that, AL bitches.
   1606. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:50 PM (#5897157)
Congrats Nats!
   1607. Due to the leadership of Zonk... Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897158)
Yowza.

Congrats Nats fans.... enjoy it.

I’m happy for Davey.
   1608. puck Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897159)
That seemed like a huge upset, but the Nats blew through the playoffs.
   1609. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897160)
Seven road wins in a row!!!! Baseball is awesome and unpredictable and I love it. Happy for Zimmerman, Strasburg, Gomes, Scherzer, etc.
   1610. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897161)
HOW WILL THE NATIONALS WIN TODAY?!
   1611. Mr Dashwood Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897162)
YES! I can't believe this!
   1612. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897163)
Bote, Samaurai, Esoteric...and even JoeyB!...enjoy the moment
   1613. Zach Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897164)
Tough to see the thousand yard stares in the losers' dugout.
   1614. Bote Man Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:51 PM (#5897165)
THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS HAVE WON THE 2019 WORLD SERIES!!!
   1615. O Tempura, O Morays ('Spos) Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5897166)
1593
That would be me.
   1616. PreservedFish Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5897167)
Congrats Nats fans. What an extraordinary run!
   1617. QLE Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5897168)
Congratulations to the Nationals fans, both here and elsewhere.
   1618. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5897169)
Pretty cool. Good times for Nats fans.
   1619. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5897170)
Well, when you daydream about your team winning game 7 of the world series, them doing it while you are on a plane desperately refreshing twitter and BBTF is not the ideal scenario, but I gotta tell ya it's way ####### better than losing game 7 of the world series while you are on a plane!
   1620. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:52 PM (#5897171)
Is that a Ferrari on the field?
   1621. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:53 PM (#5897172)
I just don't know how you can make decisions that lead to Will Harris being the losing pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series, short of it being the 13th inning.
   1622. Meatwad Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:53 PM (#5897173)
Congrats nats fans. You killed the bullpen myth
   1623. Srul Itza At Home Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:54 PM (#5897174)
Wow

After the first two games, it was Nats all the way

After the next three, the Stros were unstoppable.

And now this.


You cannot script stuff like this, it would be rejected out of hand.
   1624. PreservedFish Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:54 PM (#5897175)
I just don't know how you can make decisions that lead to Will Harris being the losing pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series, short of it being the 13th inning.


He had a 300 ERA+ this year!
   1625. puck Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:55 PM (#5897176)
I just don't know how you can make decisions that lead to Will Harris being the losing pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series, short of it being the 13th inning.


The only thing I have is Hinch has been riding that guy in the middle innings. He was pretty good until the last two games.
   1626. PreservedFish Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:55 PM (#5897177)
When did fans throwing beer become a thing? Seems like a really unpleasant tradition.
   1627. greenback slays lewks Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:55 PM (#5897178)
And the curse of Pete Kozma has been lifted.

But #### Pete Kozma anyway.
   1628. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:55 PM (#5897179)
Baseball is, as always, weird as hell.
Congrats Nats peoples.
   1629. Howie Menckel Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:55 PM (#5897180)
special congrats to all the Nats fans here - we felt your anguish, so we'll take a tiny, tiny dollop of your joy.

fear not, you'll never notice it missing!
   1630. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:57 PM (#5897182)
Is Bryce Harper happy for the Nationals?

That's a clown question, bro.
   1631. Tin Angel Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:57 PM (#5897183)
Baseball is awesome.
   1632. Hey - you and Tommy Lasorda...I hate Tommy Lasorda Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:58 PM (#5897184)
MVP? Rendon?, Soto?, Eaton.??, Strasburg?
   1633. bunyon Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:58 PM (#5897185)
And before midnight.

   1634. Baldrick Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:58 PM (#5897186)
Wasn't the most exciting series game to game, but I think it'll stay with me for a long time. So many wild storylines running through it.

Congrats, Nats fans!
   1635. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:58 PM (#5897187)
Congratulations to all Nationals fans - being a fan of team that wins the World Series is one of the sweetest things in life, and I'm always glad when the fans of a team that has never won get to experience that feeling. Enjoy it. The best part is yet to come. Tomorrow morning, you'll wake up from your sleep. Your head will begin to clear - and one thought will overflow into your mind. MY TEAM WON THE WORLD SERIES!!! And then you'll realize that it isn't just a dream. It's real...
   1636. Tin Angel Posted: October 30, 2019 at 11:58 PM (#5897188)
MVP has to be Rendon.
   1637. Mr Dashwood Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:02 AM (#5897189)
And the curse of Pete Kozma has been lifted.

If this were Twitter, I would heart this post.
   1638. Mr Dashwood Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:04 AM (#5897191)
I am very happy for Charlie Slowes, who had to put up with some dire teams in his broadcasting career. He worked for the bad Devil Rays for a time, before joining the Natioanals in the inaugural season and then through those bad Bowden teams.
   1639. Joey B. Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:05 AM (#5897192)
Hats off to the Astros, easily the toughest team we faced all year.

Worth the wait baby!!!
   1640. puck Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:06 AM (#5897193)
Going through the 2019 Dodgers and 2019 Astros--pretty damn good!
   1641. Itchy Row Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:12 AM (#5897195)
Yeah, well, the Nats are in trouble when this series goes back to Washington.
   1642. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:12 AM (#5897196)
The Nationals were in 5 postseason elimination games, trailed in all 5, quite late in some cases, yet won all 5. That’s not likely to be done again anytime soon.
   1643. QLE Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:12 AM (#5897197)
Strasburg as the World Series MVP.
   1644. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:13 AM (#5897198)
Strasburg MVP
   1645. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:14 AM (#5897199)
When did the WS MVP award get named for Mays, who hit .239 with 0 HR and 6 RBI in four World Series?
   1646. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:14 AM (#5897200)
The Nationals were in 5 postseason elimination games, trailed in all 5, quite late in some cases, yet won all 5.
This really was a miracle season for them. Sheesh.
   1647. puck Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:15 AM (#5897201)
Mid-engine corvette.
   1648. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:16 AM (#5897203)
Yep, Strasburg gets the MVP. I would've given it to Rendon who made some out-of-this-world diving catches, great throws, hit some dingerzzz. But Stras is deserving. I just can't get upset about subjective awards.

So, when's game time tomorrrow???
   1649. Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:22 AM (#5897204)
October 26, 2005: Astros lose decisive #WorldSeries game in Houston, winning run scored by Willie Harris
October 30, 2019: Astros lose decisive #WorldSeries game in Houston, winning run given up by Will Harris
   1650. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:22 AM (#5897205)
And alas, the Boston Red Sox are no longer the defending World Series Champs.

But very happy to concede to a Nats team that just never gave up, ever. It was amazing.

   1651. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:23 AM (#5897206)
I just don't know how you can make decisions that lead to Will Harris being the losing pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series, short of it being the 13th inning.

I'm reminded of Dave Roberts making/not making key pitching decisions that led to the Nats clobbering them in L.A.

I'm telling you, whoever said it here first was right: the Nationals had some kind of mojo working as the season wore on and it just kept building up stronger and stronger to this W.S. victory tonight.
   1652. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:26 AM (#5897208)
Julia Morales @JuliaMorales
AJ Hinch said he wasn’t going to pitch Gerrit Cole unless they had a lead and were going to win. He was planning on having him closing the game out if they got to that point.

Welp. The old "can't win a game when you never get the lead" trap.
   1653. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:32 AM (#5897210)
Not to rain on anybody's parade, but the Wash radio call of the final out and celebration.......ugh. Kind of cringed listening to that. (fair disclosure: not familiar with the PBP guy). Happy for the Nats nevertheless.
   1654. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:32 AM (#5897211)
Hunter Atkins @HunterAtkins35
Gerrit Cole, an impending free agent, was resistant to talk after Game 7.

“I’m not an employee of the team,” he said to an Astros spokesperson. “I guess as a representative of myself...” Then he spoke.


Wow. You could hear a giant sucking sound as he fled Houston.
   1655. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:37 AM (#5897213)
Not to rain on anybody's parade, but the Wash radio call of the final out and celebration.......ugh. Kind of cringed listening to that. (fair disclosure: not familiar with the PBP guy). Happy for the Nats nevertheless.

Thanks for the well wishes.

The "voice" of the Washington Nationals is Charlie Slowes, who immediately prior (like 3 DAYS) to their inaugural 2005 season was hired away from the Tampa Bay Rays who were on the verge of moving on from him anyway, I think. He had previously called Bullets/Wizards basketball games in the late 1980s/early 1990s so he had some familiarity among fans in the area. I recently learned that D.C. native Phil Wood pushed for the Nats to hire him.

He's an acquired taste, to be sure. He tends to elaborate descriptions a little too much sometimes, but he's much better than most, probably in the 85th percentile if that has any meaning.

His sidekick, Dave Jageler, joined the team in 2006 from New England (Pawtucket??) and is a very astute in-game analyst of what's going on and why and sometimes calls things before they happen.

Charlie has been really straining his pipes lately and we were wondering if he would make it to the end of the Series.

Anyway, I'm recording all this nonsense to carry me through the dead of Winter.
   1656. Howie Menckel Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:37 AM (#5897214)
ESPN Stats & Info
@ESPNStatsInfo
·
27m
The Nationals are the 2nd team in MLB history to win the World Series after being at least 12 games below .500 during the regular season (1914 Braves).

They are also the 1st team in MLB history to win 3 winner-take-all games in a single postseason.

................

ESPN Stats & Info
@ESPNStatsInfo
·
19m
Stephen Strasburg is the first No. 1 overall pick to ever win World Series MVP, and just the third top-2 pick to win the award.

Strasburg is the 3rd pitcher in MLB history to win five games in a single postseason and the first to do it without a loss.


.............

San Diego State - represent!

GoAztecs
@GoAztecs
· 16m
For the first time in history, out of the four major professional leagues, Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Strasburg are the first players from the same university to be named postseason MVP in the same season. #GoAztecs
   1657. Howie Menckel Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:42 AM (#5897215)
ESPN Stats & Info
@ESPNStatsInfo
·
40m
The Nationals defeat the Astros 6-2 in Game 7 to win their 1st World Series in franchise history.

Washington was 10-0 in games started by Max Scherzer & Stephen Strasburg during the playoffs, the best team record in games started by any duo in a single postseason in MLB history.
   1658. Raoul Duke Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:46 AM (#5897217)
I said to my best friend when the playoffs started that, of the Nats got out of the wild card, no one wanted any part of them. However, I did not expect this. :-)

Congratulations to the Nats, their fans, and a bunch of guys on that team that finally got a ring. Bravo zulu.
   1659. Kurt Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:46 AM (#5897219)
What kind of odds could you have gotten - in March, in May, August, whatever - on Daniel Hudson closing out game seven of the World Series?
   1660. Zach Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:47 AM (#5897220)
“I’m not an employee of the team,” he said to an Astros spokesperson. “I guess as a representative of myself...” Then he spoke.

That's cold.
   1661. Red Voodooin Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:51 AM (#5897222)
Cole was available but Hinch didn't want to use him unless they were leading and not as early as the 7th.

Makes no sense.
   1662. Itchy Row Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:55 AM (#5897223)
Well ####. Baseball is over for a while now.
   1663. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 31, 2019 at 01:27 AM (#5897227)
Spring Training tickets are on sale. Pitchers & catchers report in ~ 100 days.
   1664. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 01:35 AM (#5897229)
I know I'm going to wake up tomorrow (today)...sad that there's no baseball today. Or the next day. Or the next day.

But there's a WORLD SERIES parade in our Nation's Capital on Saturday!

Oh, and the Washington Nationals are the first team to win every road game to win the World Series. I think that's "historic".
   1665. Esoteric Posted: October 31, 2019 at 01:50 AM (#5897233)
I'll just say this and spare you the BS: this is the greatest sports moment of my life. This is the one thing I had been truly hoping for, for a very long time. And that the Nats earned against the best (arguably one of the best there ever has been!) in SEVEN GAMES meant that much more.

Baseball is the best. I'd have said this even if the Nats had lost, but yup, no doubt it's easier to say it right now.
   1666. Howie Menckel Posted: October 31, 2019 at 02:11 AM (#5897235)

too soon?
:)

Ben Fawkes
@BFawkesESPN
·
5m
The Houston Astros open as the 4-1 favorites to win the 2020 World Series at Caesars Sportsbook.

Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees: 5-1
Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves: 10-1
   1667. Mike A Posted: October 31, 2019 at 02:12 AM (#5897236)
As a Braves fan, I just want to be magnanimous in defeat and say congrats to the division runner-up Nats. /slightly bitter

Seriously, enjoy it. I still remember 1995 like it was yesterday. Unless you're an Alabama/Patriot fan, you don't get these very often.
   1668. Tony S Posted: October 31, 2019 at 05:57 AM (#5897247)
Congratulations to the Nats. They deserved to win. Hope they can keep Rendon.
   1669. Howie Menckel Posted: October 31, 2019 at 09:49 AM (#5897295)
too soon
:)
   1670. SoSH U at work Posted: October 31, 2019 at 09:55 AM (#5897300)
Oh, and the Washington Nationals are the first team to win every road game to win the World Series. I think that's "historic".


Not only that. The first champ to lose every home game.

Oh, and congrats Eso. And Needham and Guapo, where ever they may be.



   1671. Kurt Posted: October 31, 2019 at 10:45 AM (#5897328)
Plenty of teams won every road game to win the WS. 2012 Giants, 2007 Red Sox, 2005 White Sox, 1998 Yankees, 1990 Reds...
   1672. Howie Menckel Posted: October 31, 2019 at 10:52 AM (#5897341)
Sarah Langs
@SlangsOnSports
Worst win pct in MLB through May 23, 2019:

Orioles: .300
Marlins: .340
Royals: .347
Nationals: .380 **
Tigers: .383

...........................

[2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to Nats: "Hold my beer."]
   1673. JustDan Posted: October 31, 2019 at 10:57 AM (#5897348)
Plenty of teams won every road game to win the WS. 2012 Giants, 2007 Red Sox, 2005 White Sox, 1998 Yankees, 1990 Reds...
Yeah, I believe that should read 4 road games.

I am truly ecstatic... I don't think my heart could take any more of these games!
   1674. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM (#5897407)
Worst win pct in MLB through May 23, 2019:

Orioles: .300
Marlins: .340
Royals: .347
Nationals: .380 **
Tigers: .383


On July 4th, 1914, the Boston Braves were in last place, 15 games behind the Giants. They wound up winning the pennant by 10.5 games and sweeping the defending champion A's in the World Series. They weren't called The Miracle Braves for nothing.
   1675. Howie Menckel Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:03 PM (#5897408)
this was the 2014 Tigers rotation - Scherzer, Verlander, Porcello, AnSanchez, and Price - for the stretch run and postseason.

I wonder if any of those guys had success anywhere else.
   1676. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:12 PM (#5897420)
I can't argue with Stras (or Rendon) for MVP but Kendrick had a ridiculously heroic postseason with late, game saving home runs in elimination games of both the NLDS and WS, and was also NLCS mvp. I think he'll be remembered here a while.
   1677. bunyon Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:34 PM (#5897442)
There really wasn't an MVP. There were three or four guys (on each team) without whom it's a five game series. Strasburg is fine. Could have been any of the others you all mentioned.
   1678. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 01:12 PM (#5897457)
And Needham and Guapo, where ever they may be.

Chris can be found on Twitter these days.
   1679. Howie Menckel Posted: October 31, 2019 at 01:30 PM (#5897466)
enjoy it. I still remember 1995 like it was yesterday. Unless you're an Alabama/Patriot fan, you don't get these very often.

true that.

I still have my 1986 Game 7 ticket stub, and did not realize I would spend the next 33 years in the wilderness.
   1680. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 01:42 PM (#5897476)
Shameless Plug: His Most Reverend St. Barry Svrluga, Thomas Boswell, and others who have covered the Nationals contributed to a book documenting the experience in words and photos. It's due out in late November. I pre-ordered mine just now, as have a number of my fellow Nats fans.

Link: Triumph Books, "Fight to the Finish"

In other news, I am getting precisely nothing done for work today.
   1681. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2019 at 01:50 PM (#5897479)
BillShanks @BillShanks
The Braves drafted Anthony Rendon out of high school in 2008.

Atlanta's scouts begged ownership for extra money to sign the 27th rounder. It was not approved.

Big mistake.


That'll leave a mark!
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