World Series Game Five and the possible end of baseball for four months

Unless the Cubs win today there will be no baseball games until March.

Go Cubs!

It’ll be on Fox at 8:00PM ET. The Cubbies ask LHP John Lester to keep their hopes alive, while the Indians hope RHP Trevor Bauer can win the clincher. Lester is 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA this postseason, while Bauer is 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA.

We’ll see.

  • HLKLA

    For the sake of their fans, I hope the hapless Cubs can win tonight.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      Me too.
      If the Indians are to win anyway, let them win on their own field and give the Cubs fans a chance to celebrate.
      We all got to see what a magical moment it was for LA to clinch the West at home. (Of course, that was the Hollywood ending with Vin’s home finale.)

    • WBBsAs

      I have nothing against the Cubbies, but they need to continue to embrace their tradition, which is part of baseball legend.

  • WBBsAs

    Cubbies off to a Cubbie start.

    • WBBsAs

      Quite rightly so.

  • WBBsAs

    I detest the fact that Fox uses the Series primarily to promote bad TV shows, and puts their “stars” in prime seating.

  • Cubs may be rallying here. One in, one on, no outs.

    • WBBsAs

      Disappointing. Not the Cubbies we know and love.

  • Nice job by Lester to get around that double. That second out was a ball, not a strike, though.

  • Indians not letting the Cubs and their fans relax.

    • Bob_in_Vegas

      And we think it’s never easy for the Dodgers (it usually isn’t!).

  • Joe Buck is not very good. He told us that the Indians’ Guyer had been red-hot. Guyer was 1 for 6 in the Series at the time.

    • WBBsAs

      He’s simply awful, but Fox broadcasts the Series primarily to show off the stars from their awful fall programming. That’s why they bought the Dodgers originally.

      • Smoltz is light-years better than McCarver as Buck’s partner, though.

        • WBBsAs

          Smoltz is competent. Buck’s a hack.

  • RBI

    I’m glad they won one at home.

    • WBBsAs

      I’m not, but a Yahoos win on Tuesday would be OK.

      • Bob_in_Vegas

        I am.
        And my Cowboys won in OT.

        • WBBsAs

          You went to a rodeo?

          • Bob_in_Vegas

            Football. American.
            Formerly the TV ratings monster, but I heard the Series game bet it by 32%. That seems awfully high, but I wouldn’t doubt the supremacy.

          • WBBsAs

            Oh, you meant handegg. You should’ve said so.

  • WBBsAs

    It’s Argentina v. Australia, streaming live from Monterrey (Nuevo León): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgj0_dBfrK4

    • John_from_Aus

      Go Aussies!

      • WBBsAs

        They’re rolling over the Argies – 11-1 in the fifth.

        • John_from_Aus

          to us I hope

          • WBBsAs

            15-3, Aussies. Argentina has little baseball tradition, though I’ve played a bit in a Buenos Aires recreational league that had some decent players. The Cuban and Japanese teams there were the best.

  • WBBsAs
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  • WBBsAs

    Ugly beginning for the Yahoos.

  • RBI

    Indians literally and figuratively dropping the ball in inning one. First time I’ve seen them struggle.

  • RBI

    Tomlin really fighting it. Error didn’t help one bit.

  • For those without television: Gameday

  • RBI

    Addison Russell grand salami. 7-0 Cubs. Whoa…

  • WBBsAs

    I hate to tune out early, but…

  • Game 7 seems likely.

  • HLKLA

    See you for game seven tomorrow night.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Wow — Chapman in the 7th again, with a 5-run lead??!!!!
    I can see using him to get out of the jam, but not to go to the end, with Game 7 looming.

  • Bob_in_Vegas

    Seriously — Chapman in the 9th with a 7-RUN LEAD and the possible injury?
    Perhaps the contingency manana is Lester and Lackey.

  • WBBsAs

    Incredibly dumb baserunning from Pérez.

  • Bob_Hendley

    At the risk of Cubbie fans becoming obnoxious, like what happened to Bosox fans, I go with them as representatives of the National League and the team that beat us (only World Champs could do that, right?)

    • WBBsAs

      Cubbie tradition is the most important issue on the docket here.

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