Nationals Win Game 7, (6-2)

thavoice

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Didn't really care who won, but watched more of this WS than likely the last 10-15 combined.

Was happy to see a Bryce Harper-less Natinals team win it though! Love it when greed takes a player elsewhere from a successful to a crappy team, and then the old team does well!

Ha.
 

Red14

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Congrats to the Nationals, heck of a series. I realize there's alot of angst pointed at Harper, but honestly, the Nationals don't win a world series if they sign Harper. They used alot of that money to sign veterans and build depth. That depth helps you win. There were several players that could had been MVP. Strasberg, Rendon, Kendrick and Corbin come to mind.
 

Raymo

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Finally the baseball season is over,almost November and how many really care...BAM!
 

wolves82

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It's sad when someone's life is so empty that they go into a thread just to declare that they have no interest in it. Trolls gotta troll, I guess. BAM!

Anyway, I had no rooting interest, but enjoyed the parts of the playoffs and Series that I watched. Some observations:
- They need to start the games at 7pm when there is no West Coast team in the Series. Baseball's core fan group is guys like me in their 50's and older, and they should be targeting kids too. Neither group can stay up for the ends of these games.
- TV ratings at a historic low, 4 of the games made the top 10 all-time lowest rated WS games in history
- Juan Soto is incredible, for a kid just turning 21
- Adam Eaton is a way better player all-around player than I thought previously
- The Astros core young group is unmatched and they will win 100+ games again next year, even if they lose Cole. Assuming good health, of course.
- And of course, it's always nice to see young females bare their breasts to try to distract a pitcher.
 

thavoice

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IT was rated that low?
WOw.

I wonder if baseball is just oversaturated that by the time the WS comes around only the two cities involved care to watch, and I Could see Washington not caring much.

We are inundated with baseball from day one through the WS that I think with it being so readily available many get tired of it. Back in the day when only a handful of Reds games were on TV, the post season and WS was a must see because you just didnt get to see much MLB on tv.
Now...…...we are flooded.
 

Raymo

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Another troll for you,hats off to the half dozen players that didn't March up to the WhiteHouse...BAM!
 

Red14

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It's sad when someone's life is so empty that they go into a thread just to declare that they have no interest in it. Trolls gotta troll, I guess. BAM!

Anyway, I had no rooting interest, but enjoyed the parts of the playoffs and Series that I watched. Some observations:
- They need to start the games at 7pm when there is no West Coast team in the Series. Baseball's core fan group is guys like me in their 50's and older, and they should be targeting kids too. Neither group can stay up for the ends of these games.
- TV ratings at a historic low, 4 of the games made the top 10 all-time lowest rated WS games in history
- Juan Soto is incredible, for a kid just turning 21
- Adam Eaton is a way better player all-around player than I thought previously
- The Astros core young group is unmatched and they will win 100+ games again next year, even if they lose Cole. Assuming good health, of course.
- And of course, it's always nice to see young females bare their breasts to try to distract a pitcher.
I thought it was one of the better world series we had in quite some time. Both teams had momentum, both teams could had won the series.

I don't think we'll ever see baseball move up the food chain. Unfortunately the younger generation just won't sit and watch baseball. There are too many other things to do/ watch on TV and sadly we have less and less youngsters play baseball in their youth, so that tears away at the game.

The main problem with playoff TV baseball isn't the start time, it's again the pace of play. Umpires have rules in place to keep the game moving and simply do not choose to enforce them. There's way too many times during this offseason where a pitcher is allowed to take 30-45 seconds between pitches. Simply does not have to be that way. People will watch a 3 hour baseball game, not 4 hours. Games that start at 8PM should easily be over by 11. Cut one 30 second commercial out between half innings and that also saves 10+ minutes.

Adam Eaton is to the Nats what Ben Zobrist was to the Cubs. You need a solid grinder on every team that's not a superstar, but just a good, solid baseball player. Those guys help you win titles.

Astros are kind of in the same spot as the Cubs in '16. They have a young core of position players, but as we know, come postseason, it's all about pitching. Is Verlander about done and can they replace what Cole does for them? The Cubs have not figured it out again since '16.
 
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