Cubs v Indians

Analysis: true

http://theweek.com/articles/657174/2016-world-series-already-perfect

I tell ya, whatever one wants to say about baseball as an anachronism and, ya know…. a white peoples’ anachronism in these diverse times….  Baseball is popular, and for baseball a lot of thing go right these days.

Let’s face it, baseball is superior to football amirite.

The Ricketts… cuz I was wondering, who was it that hired Theo and the other stat heads that made the Cubs awesome

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_S._Ricketts

Boy, in 2009 $ the Cubs were $875M.  Seems very cheap now.

I see a big key to these teams’ success in their relief monsters.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/andrew-miller-aroldis-chapman-playing-key-roles-world-series-article-1.2843504

It’s my contention Chapman is probably the hardest thrower we’ve seen, ever, by a little.  It’s probably right to guess that Nolan Ryan had seasons, pre—radar, where he sat at 102. Chapman is probably a tick faster.  Chapman also superficially appears to have the longest leg to torso ratio of any human ever.  He’s tall anyway, but much of it is stork legs.  As a thrower I compare him to a freak of nature like Randy Johnson.

Andrew Miller throws what, a mere 97.  I was looking up his bbref, guy doesn’t give up any hits.  I haven’t seen him cuz we don’t have ESPN.  He’s left handed, I’m guessing he’s got a Steve Carlton type slider that does a fractal edge change of directions.

Advantage: Cubs

There’s a lot of poseur-ism in Cubs fandom but they do deserve to win.  It’s not like they are the Yankees.  Good team, they’d seem to have the edge on talent.

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One thought on “Cubs v Indians

  1. pm1956

    I am looking forward to this world series. I am sort of rooting for the Cubbies, out of residual National League Central loyalty, but…I have always hated the Cubs. Or, perhaps more accurately, i have always enjoyed beating the Cubs (and then bringing up Ernie Broglio).

    Cleveland Indians do nothing for me either way. Probably i will end up rooting for whoever makes the most spectacular plays.

    (I have an idea that we might well come to think of the Cubs as a modern day version of the Yankees….and that worries me)

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