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Old 10-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #421
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Oh and just to clarify Keith's point, a single in Canadian football is not awarded for missing a field goal. In the CFL the end zones are 20 yards deep and the goal posts are still on the goal line. A single is awarded if a kicked ball remains in the end zone at the end of the play. This encourages returns which adds to the excitement of the game. It also has resulted in some of the craziest plays ever. The team on offense kicks the ball into the end zone and the receiving team kicks it back out followed by the offensive team kicking it back in, etc. Doesn't happen as much as it did in the old days but was very exciting to see a one point game come down to this kind of a play.
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Yes that sort of play was reminiscent of rugby. I thought the rain delay at 3-3 increased the excitement.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:05 PM   #423
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I've decided which team I'm going to (mildly) root for in the Series. But to avoid inflicting the "Cubs jinx" on them, I'll avoid saying which.

Regardless, I hope it's a great series!
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I'm normally an American League fan, but as a former NYer, I attended many games at Shea in the 60s. Lets go Mets!
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Baseball 2015

I know I said I hoped for some exciting baseball but holy cow.

Better restock the fridge and get refills on my heart meds before tonight's start.




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I know I said I hoped for some exciting baseball but holy cow.

Better restock the fridge and get refills on my heart meds before tonight's start.




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I slept through the commercials between the 10th,11th ,12th ,13th,14th innings.:sly: Never missed a play.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:08 PM   #428
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Sure got quiet around here.


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I buried my head in shame after the Cubbies got swept by the Mets in the NLCS. But after tonight's world series game 4, I can poke my head out again.

The series is still not over. Stranger things have happened.
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I buried my head in shame after the Cubbies got swept by the Mets in the NLCS. But after tonight's world series game 4, I can poke my head out again.

The series is still not over. Stranger things have happened.
IIRC both of these teams have come back from big deficits. So it's still anyone's series.

I know who I'm rooting for, not saying now, but I do hear fireworks going off outside.;
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I found a new (to me) place that makes killer pizza, which will be eaten for Game 5 tonight.

It's just the way I prefer, which I think is called "New York Style".

But! Don't read anything into that.
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Haven't paid much attention this year, but watched the game last night. Relief pitchers from the fifth inning on? But every one threw in the 90s!

Since when is the strike zone from the shins to the belt?

I think we'll be hearing about Conforto for years to come...
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Haven't paid much attention this year, but watched the game last night. Relief pitchers from the fifth inning on? But every one threw in the 90s!

Since when is the strike zone from the shins to the belt?

I think we'll be hearing about Conforto for years to come...
I hear you, about the HUGE strike zone expansion during the playoffs. My theory is the colder weather makes the umps want to hurry up and go in the dugout for some hot chocolate .
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I found a new (to me) place that makes killer pizza, which will be eaten for Game 5 tonight.

It's just the way I prefer, which I think is called "New York Style".

But! Don't read anything into that.
So we both want the series to go back to K.C. albeit for different reasons.
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Since when is the strike zone from the shins to the belt?
I've been wondering the same since the zone seems abnormally low.
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I remember thinking at the end of the day on opening day that KC would win it all. Right after they thrashed the White Sox 10-1.
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I remember thinking at the end of the day on opening day that KC would win it all. Right after they thrashed the White Sox 10-1.
KC proved all year that their late run to the pennant last year wasn't a fluke, but rather a talented young team with many players "breaking out" at almost the same time. They do pretty much all the little things right, and most of the big ones, too. They don't have a lot of power but they actually remind me of the St. Louis Cardinals of the 1980s, with speed, execution and defense.
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Wow KC just tied it up in top of ninth with some amazing base running. Have to feel for the Mets starter Harvey and the manager.
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The Royals are amazing the way they make contact slapping the ball around.
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They do make it a fun game don't they?
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