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View Poll Results: Who's your pick to win the 2013 World Series?
St. Louis Cardinals 50 74.63%
Boston Red Sox 17 25.37%
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:06 PM
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Yep. Team with smug fans vs. team with smug fans. Where's that big ****ing meteor?
I think any meteor carrying such limited damage that it wouldn't trigger events ending civilization as we know it could be put to better use. And neither fanbase in the World Series is the worst in baseball. Really, any fanbase exposed will give you reason to hate their team. There are people who hate the White Sox because of their fans.

I have no reason to hate the Cardinals because doing so would give me some common ground with Cubs fans. I don't care how smug Cardinals fans are. They don't play in the same league or division as the White Sox. If there are smug Cardinals fans who want to keep smug Cubs fans in their place, that alone seems an outstanding reason to root for the Cardinals.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:23 PM
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I think any meteor carrying such limited damage that it wouldn't trigger events ending civilization as we know it could be put to better use. And neither fanbase in the World Series is the worst in baseball. Really, any fanbase exposed will give you reason to hate their team. There are people who hate the White Sox because of their fans.

I have no reason to hate the Cardinals because doing so would give me some common ground with Cubs fans. I don't care how smug Cardinals fans are. They don't play in the same league or division as the White Sox. If there are smug Cardinals fans who want to keep smug Cubs fans in their place, that alone seems an outstanding reason to root for the Cardinals.
In an world where I could isolate my existence in life as a Sox fan, it would work. In reality, I can't do it. All my wife's family and former associates are from Missouri (and not the part that roots for the Royals) so I have already had my fill of Yadi-crushes, rally squirrels, and Wachtober.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:50 PM
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The Cardinals are arguably making Theo's "plan" more and more difficult to implement. Higher mountain for the Cubs to climb to overcome them.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:16 PM
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I'm not interested in seeing either team win. I'll probably sit this one out.
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This is probably the World Series match up I least wanted to see. I don't even care at this point.
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Yep. Team with smug fans vs. team with smug fans. Where's that big ****ing meteor?
You guys sum up my thoughts: the two teams I least wanted to see, a begrudging admiration for the Cardinals (Pujols departs and they miss him like a toothache), smug fans vs. smug fans. If it didn't stick in the Cubs' craw for the success of their "rival" I could not care less. But I will probably still watch. SMO
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:35 PM
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:55 PM
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This is probably the World Series match up I least wanted to see. I don't even care at this point.
I agree, which is a shame because this has been such an incredibly entertaining post season to this point, but I'm out, call me when Spring Training starts
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:56 PM
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So if the rosters were the same but the teams had different fan bases people would be more excited?
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:26 PM
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I dont mind the cardinals now with larussa gone.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:43 AM
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I dont mind the cardinals now with larussa gone.

As a longtime ( 1957) White Sox fan who has lived mostly in New England the last 50 years, I find the Red Sox fans when I go to Fenway to be overall polite, knowledgeable and very much into the game. Many sit in company seats since the Red Sox sell thousands of them. As I posted elsewhere, typical Fenway crowd is a husband/wife and 2 kids in the grandstand and college kids in the bleachers. Very safe neighborhood surrounding the ballpark. If you don't have free tickets, can be an expensive day.

Average WS ticket on Stub Hub was $1,400 and range was $500-$5000. Weather will be cold and damp tomorrow night.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:51 AM
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http://deadspin.com/man-buys-ticket-...-on-1449725376

Pretty cool story. Sucks for the guy that sold the ticket. Awesome for the guy that got the ticket.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:22 AM
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So if the rosters were the same but the teams had different fan bases people would be more excited?
Yeah, probably, sports is basically about rooting for pieces of laundry
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So if the rosters were the same but the teams had different fan bases people would be more excited?
Yes.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:34 AM
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Let's see... we have a team whose fans are obnoxious, self-centered "paragons of baseball history" vs. a team whose fans are annoying, self-righteous "protectors of baseball tradition." Please notify me when the offseason begins.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:58 AM
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Let's see... we have a team whose fans are obnoxious, self-centered "paragons of baseball history" vs. a team whose fans are annoying, self-righteous "protectors of baseball tradition." Please notify me when the offseason begins.
Yep. I'm only hoping the Cards win because I hate Boston.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:43 AM
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Should be a great series; both of these teams are relentless. Aren't these the two teams who won the most games this year, also? Any champion is a worthy champion but it will sit better with me than it did, for example, when the Cards won in 2006 after finishing only 5 games over .500.

I'm picking Boston and I'm hoping they win, mostly as the lesser of two evils. I'm tired of the beards and the "grittiness" but my anti-Cardinals days began even before LaRussa got there; no need to stop now.
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