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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:22 PM
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Well...congratulations to the Astros.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:23 PM by GOPisEvil
:cry:

Yet ANOTHER disappointing end to a promising season.

Edit - it's getting goddamn old seeing other teams party on the Busch Stadium Field.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:24 PM
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1. well if you want....
You can always support the UT LONGHORNS! Because, well, we're kickin' ass this year and all. Just sayin'


:P
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. They can kiss my Aggie ass, too.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:25 PM by GOPisEvil
:P

I ain't no front-runner, either.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #2
6. damn it! you live in AUSTIN
You can't be an Aggie forever! lol
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:30 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. Fuck that!
I'll NEVER be a Longhorn fan. Ever.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #6
17. Self Delete
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:17 PM by Sandpiper
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:32 PM
Response to Reply #6
74. No kidding. You'd think he'd have given it up when he learned to read.
:rofl:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #74
77. I could have gone to UT,
but I already had a high school diploma. :P
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:40 PM
Response to Reply #77
83. At least you can spell UT. That seems beyond most Aggies.
If you know what I mean...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:41 PM
Response to Reply #83
85. Yeah...that always seemed a bit juvenile to me.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:44 PM
Response to Reply #85
88. I had a friend from high school who went to A&M
He did that for every time I saw him. I just thought he was saying it wrong, so sometimes I'd correct him, other times I'd let it go. It took me about two years to realize he was saying it backwards on purpose. He always thought I was playing along.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #1
7. They will never be #1 this year
The Trojans will see to that. :P
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:29 PM
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9. grrrrrrrr
are we betting tonight?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #7
75. No sex threads!
Especially when they are just wrong. :P
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:26 PM
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3. Like I said
The Cardinals are the New Braves. Winning seasons ending with a major choke, year after year.

I am glad to see a team make it who has never been. I am not an Astros fan by any stretch, but I will pull for them based on it being their first, the fact that a Cubs supporter cannot pull for the White Sox, and those shitty calls in the ALCS. :-)

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:32 PM
Response to Reply #3
12. The Cards won the Series in 1982...since then...
1985, 1987, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005...
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:35 PM
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15. I remember '82
And NOTHING since.

My Dodgers only have '81 and '88 in my lifetime. And the Mariners await their first.

And the Cubs have everyone else's 'curse' beat. 1908! With no Series since 1946.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #15
18. Yeah...I can console myself with the fact that at least I'm not a Cubs fan
:D
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #18
21. It builds character!
I only thank gawd that my #1 NL team has won a few Series, although 1988 and the miracle of Kirk Gibson seems like a dream now. :D

The Cubs are my romantic underdog team. It's fun to root for them the every so many years they actually make the playoffs. :D
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:55 PM
Response to Reply #18
93. Or a Rangers fan. At least the Cubs can claim to be respected.
When I first started watching the Rangers, they played in a stadium that would have embarrassed the Express. I remember going to games where I was the only one in my area. I could have talked to the players and there wouldn't have been crowd noise to interfere with it. The outfielders claimed they could evesdrop on conversations in the stands behind them. Home run balls sometimes hit the stands with a loud clang and were never found by the kids who scrambled over to the vacant outfield section to look for them.

I once told a baseball fan who lived in Fort Worth that I was going to a Rangers game. He didn't know they existed. He was a big baseball fan, too, he had gone to college in Atlanta, and eventually moved to St Louis just because he liked the team (and because of a once in a lifetime job offer, but he had two of those, and chose based on who had the better baseball team).
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:06 PM
Response to Reply #15
43. I Remember....
1980, My beloved 'Stros losing to the Phillies.
1983, the heartbreak of losing the ALCS 3-1 versus the Baltimore Orioles.
1986, The heartbreak of that 16-inning game my beloved 'Stros lost to the Mets.
1993, The heartbreak of losing in the Division Series to the Blue Jays.
2000, Another loss in the Division Series for my beloved White Sox.
2003, Damn near dying a thousand deaths of disappointment, thinking the cubs would be the first Chicago team to win a pennant in my lifetime. Intolerable. As a south Sider by birth, that woulda killed my pride, God bless you, Steve Bartman!
2004, Going back to St. Louis, up 3-2 in the NLCS, sitting in a training room at cingular wireless...NONE of us were paying attention in class, every one of us had our cell phones out and were getting real-time feed of the 'Stros game...we were winning in Game 6, and then the loss...and then game 7...heartbreak!

And now, FINALLY...2005...Santa has come for me!
The first time in my entire lifetime that either of my beloved favorite teams have won a pennant, AND THEY DO IT IN THE SAME YEAR!!

What a wonderful conundrum this World Series will be for me. My two favorite teams in all the world are up against each other for the World Championship!! Whod'a thunk it??!?

Dear God, I gotta root for a seven game Series, and for the seventh game to go into extra innings. In the end, having been a Sox fan longer, I gotta pull for the Sox here, but I'm gonna be just as happy if the 'Stros win this!

Andy Rodzilsky, this one's for you!
Monty Stratton, this one's for you!
Shoeless Joe, this one's for you!
J. R. Richard, this one's for you!

Houston, we have a pennant!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #3
16. This is one life long South Side Chicago Cub fan that is pulling
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:36 PM by mohinoaklawnillinois
for the Sox.

As for those so-called shitty calls, they are part and parcel of baseball. After all St. Louis got a pretty shitty call tonight.

GO SOX!!!!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #16
19. I don't mind shitty calls
It was the ump's WEAKNESS in resolve by waffling.

If you're going to make a shitty call, have some balls and stick by it. I have never seen such weak-ass waffling by umps in my life.

Fuck the southside. Nuke the sorry place.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #19
28. Obviously, you're not a native Chicagoan, Zomby
As for nuking the South Side, my late beloved father always referred to Southern California as the "land of the fruits and the nuts".

And here's hoping your beloved USC Trojans lose. Talk about shitty calls, the one they got last Saturday against Notre Dame with 5 seconds left on the clock, ranks up there as well. And there were only 5 seconds left on the clock when the ball went out of bounds, not 7.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #28
29. Would you like some cheese with that Whine?
The Golden Homers lost because they gave up a 60 yard play on 4th and 9.

They have no one to blame but themselves.
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:01 PM
Response to Reply #29
36. Yes, you are correct, but don't mess with anyone from
the South Side of Chicago. I didn't appreciate Mr. Woof's comment about "nuking" it.

As for whining, I love the poll about the World Series that is presently in the Lounge.

Why is it that just because there's no team from either coast in the Series this year, that it seems to have less value?

Talk about whiners!!!
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #36
41. Oh jesus christ on a crutch!
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:59 PM by ZombyWoof
I am laughing my ass off that you took that comment seriously. :rofl:
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #41
76. Nuke the sorry place
and take out your beloved Ellen with it???
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #76
80. Hell no
And you damn well know I wasn't serious. :-)
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:47 PM
Response to Reply #80
91. Well, at least take me away
to sunny California before you drop the bomb.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:55 PM
Response to Reply #91
94. Naw
I am too lazy to bother anyone. :-)

You're safe! :D
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #36
46. Hey, I've got nothing against Chicago
I think it's a great city.

And I'll be pulling for the Sox against the Houston Enrons if it makes you feel any better.


Notre Dame can bite me, but they're not from Chicago now are they?
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:10 PM
Response to Reply #46
49. I like Chicago
But it amazes me that an OBVIOUS sports thread trash talk JOKE about "nuking" was taken SERIOUSLY.

The 'fruits and nuts' thing MAY have been funny, if it wasn't so shopworn. :-)

:spray:
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #49
58. Why don't you go sip a latte
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:16 PM by Sandpiper
With your pinky extended, you Birkenstock wearing treehugger you!

Oh wait, that's the Northern California stereotype.


;-)
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:19 PM
Response to Reply #58
64. Or a Seattle one!
:D

Native San Diegan here, coming at ya from El Lay. B-)
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:02 PM
Response to Reply #29
37. What do we know?
We're just fruits and nuts. ;-)

He forgot the flakes. You can't stereotype us without the flakes! :D
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:19 PM
Response to Reply #37
61. I'd say I'm more nut than fruit
And you?


Never forget, they hate SoCal cause they ain't SoCal.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:21 PM
Response to Reply #61
66. I am half-nut, half-flake
Easily.

Wisdom in your words, my friend. Pure wisdom, born of sunshine and palm-treed vistas. B-)
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:00 PM
Response to Reply #28
33. It doesn't matter
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:58 PM by ZombyWoof
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38. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #38
40. No flames in my pity thread dammit! It's all about me, me!!!!
:P
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #40
44. My goodness, LOL!
:rofl:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:08 PM
Response to Reply #44
47. Start your own damn flame war thread!
:rofl:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:11 PM
Response to Reply #47
52. Goddammit
We're the QUARTET (or whatever) and we MUST hijack each other's threads!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:13 PM
Response to Reply #52
54. LOL!!!
This is true. I put myself and my self-pity above the Quadad. :spank:

Flame away. :P
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:14 PM
Response to Reply #54
55. Should I pick on Texas?
:P Golf, maybe?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #55
56. Make fun of my mac and cheese too!
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:54 PM
Response to Reply #33
92. SoCal is.....different.
I visited LA for a week. My first impression was "Bladerunner makes more sense."
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:58 PM
Response to Reply #92
96. Bladerunner is for weenies!
;-)

Of course, without L.A., Bladerunner wouldn't exist. :bounce:
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:00 AM
Response to Reply #96
98. You say that like it's a good thing
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:03 AM
Response to Reply #98
100. It IS!
:P

It ain't for the timid! All this sunshine makes us HAPPY.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:34 PM
Response to Reply #3
78. Hard to understand-- La Russa was so different with the As.
Always clinching those ALCSs when he had the best team in baseball.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:36 PM
Response to Reply #78
79. How many world series' did he win? 1.
He gets too tightly wound in the playoffs and that translates to his team sometimes. And...we WERE in the world series last year...barely.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:39 PM
Response to Reply #79
81. That was a joke. He always choked with the As, too.
Although there are some who say that he doesn't choke, that his teams just over-achieve so that they always advance beyond their ability.

Can't buy that with Pujols, Eckstein and Edmunds on his team, though.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:41 PM
Response to Reply #81
84. Ooooohhhhh...
....yeah, this was a really good team this year. Much more solid pitching and good offense and defense. There's a reason they won 100 games. Then...poof!
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:46 PM
Response to Reply #84
89. I thought they would win, to be honest. I didn't think the Astros had a
chance. Fifteen games under five hundred, and they go to the Series. Frickin' amazing.

Are you from St. Louis or something, that you never liked the Astros?
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:39 PM
Response to Reply #78
82. And losing to less powerful teams
The '88 Dodgers were supposed to be swept. So were the '90 Reds. Yet... *poof* to the A's.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:26 PM
Response to Original message
4. Thank you
I won't gloat.
:hi:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:27 PM
Response to Original message
5. Don't worry
There will be no more celebrations at Busch, because it's closing for a new stadium, right?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #5
11. Let's implode that fucker right now.
x(
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:28 PM
Response to Original message
8. ASTROS IN 4!!!!
To paraphrase a Family Guy quote: "The White Sox can kiss the fattest part of my ass."
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:34 PM
Response to Original message
13. Thanks!
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:35 PM by Reciprocity
I know how hard that can be because us Astros fans have always been in your shoes.
May next year be beter than this one for you all.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:35 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. Eh...200 + wins over the last 2 years and we've got bupkus to show for it.
I'm just disgusted. x(
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:40 PM
Response to Reply #14
20. Hey, at least the Cardinals have been to the World Series and
won a few.

My Cubs haven't won a Series since 1908 and haven't won a pennant since 1945.

I know how bad it feels to lose, believe me...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:43 PM
Response to Reply #20
22. I know...it just sucks when your team has been the best in baseball
for the last two years and haven't won jack crap.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #22
57. Doesn't Suck As Bad As
Waiting, respectively, 34 and 20 years for your favorite teams to win their first pennants in your entire lifetime!!

Shit. How many fucking pennants do your Cardinals have since 1971? Sorry, but I have no fucking sympathy for you.

I was born in 1971. On the South side of Chicago.
Been a White Sox fan all my life, grew up in Comiskey Park. My dad was a personal friend of Bill Veeck, and I actually got to be in the fabled Bard's Room, once...back in the old Comiskey.

And now, for the first time in my lifetime, the World Series is coming to comiskey!! (Fuck U.S. Cellular, I will NEVER call it "U.S. Cellular Field" it will ALWAYS be Comiskey to me!!)

In 1985, my family moved to Texas, and I adopted the Astros as my new hometown team, retaining allegiance to my beloved White Sox, as well.

Twenty years a fan of the Astros, I remember days in the Astrodome, and, yes, Enron Field, too. Never been there when it was called Minute Maid Park, but I prefer that name to Enron.
But, damn!!

FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE FOR EITHER OF MY FAVORITE TEAMS TO WIN PENNANTS....AND THEY BOTH DO IT IN THE SAME FUCKING YEAR!!

What a conundrum for me for the World Series, I gotta almost root for a TIE!!

Like I said earlier, I'm now rooting for a seven-game World Series, the seventh game into extra innings, and the Sox winning. I have to...sorry, Houston, but I have been a White sox fan longer.

But, if Houston wins, I'll still be damn happy! No matter what now, a team I love will win the World Championship!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:20 PM
Response to Reply #57
65. I'm not asking for your sympathy.
My disappointment is here and now.

Enjoy your good fortune.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #65
68. Well, Thank You
But it pisses me OFF to hear fans of constantly-winning teams piss and moan when their team doesn't make it.
Goddamn, I waited all my life for this! In my lifetime, however, your Cardinals have won...what, SEVEN fucking pennants??

Pisses me off and reminds me of Yankee fans who think a trip to the World Series is their divine right!

goddamn, you got seven to my one! (Well, two, now, since both my teams have won in the same year) but, shit, gimme a break...I've suffered far longer than you.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:28 PM
Response to Reply #68
69. I'm not comparing histories. I am upset tonight.
This year is what matters.

I don't think my team has a divine right to anything. However, we had the best record all year, and I'm upset that we lost. That's it. What happened in 19fucking82 has no bearing. 2005 is on my mind right now. Just because my team had success in the past doesn't dimish the disappointment I feel right now.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:29 PM
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72. Well, I Was Disappointed Two Nights Ago.
One strike away, and Pujuols had to fuck it up for me!
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:44 PM
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23. Hey my poor Stros have never been to the show .
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:45 PM
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25. I know...I just wish they'd have picked another team to beat.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 10:45 PM by GOPisEvil
Edit - Just like the Red Sox. Good for them, but why'd they have to beat MY team? x(
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:58 PM
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32. Me too, but them's the breaks.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:04 PM
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42. OMG I know how you feel
I'd have been happy for the Red Sox if they HADN'T BEATEN THE CARDINALS!!

x(
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:45 PM
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24. This is the first time I've been in a state hosting a World Series.
And the way things look for the Mariners, it could be the last time for a while. :(

Sorry about your Cards. Neil's happy, though. :pals:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:46 PM
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27. Meh...
...enjoy your celebration. ;)

I'll be in the corner puking. :P
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SaintLouisBlues Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:45 PM
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26. Congrats to Houston
Represent the National League well.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:56 PM
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30. Well, Now
Last year, you got to celebrate while I cried.
congrats to you guys for a hell of a season, but damn, Santa Claus finally came for me!!

This one's for you, J.R. Richard!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:58 PM
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31. Enjoy it.
At least I have the Spurs that don't disappoint me. :eyes:
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:19 PM
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62. Amen. I was thinking of him when we got the last out.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:00 PM
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34. And in its last year, too
It'll be demolished soon now. :cry: I was hoping we'd have one more title for the old stadium... sigh.

I can't bring myself to replace the avatar until tomorrow.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:01 PM
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35. New Busch will be better than that Enron Field dump anyway, dammit.
:P
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:03 PM
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39. Maybe... we can ring in the new stadium with a World Series!
That's it! We're just waiting for next year!







OH SHIT, I SOUND LIKE A CUBS FAN.

*kills self*

God, we ARE the new Braves. Fuck that. World Series in 2006 or DIE TRYING!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:07 PM
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45. I blame LaRussa. He's over-rated.
How many great teams has he managed that choked in the playoffs?

Sigh...I might try to make it up to a game in the new joint next year.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:10 PM
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50. LaRussa overmanages so horribly.
Are you from the STL area originally? I'm from downstate Illinois, which is evenly split between the blessed (Cardinals fans) and the heathens (Cubs fans). Fortunately, I was born blessed. :D I took in a few games this year, but I'm still bummed that we aren't going out with a Series. The new stadium looks like it'll be great, though, so I'm looking forward to checking it out.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:12 PM
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53. My dad's hometown is E. St. Louis.
I still have family in that general area. The Cardinals are the only team I've been a fan of since birth.

I haven't been to Busch in about 10 years. I'm looking forward to the new place.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:17 PM
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59. Hmmmmm
Well, for starters, I got a hate-on for LaRussa that goes back EIGHTEEN FUCKING YEARS!!

That bastard couldn't get it done for my White Sox in 1983!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:21 PM
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67. Oh, he didn't get it done ONCE for you?
He's been choking it in St. Louis for YEARS...
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:28 PM
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70. That's Right
1983 was our magic year. It shoulda been ours. And he fucked it up.

And it almost lead to what would have been disaster for me, had the Padres, God bless them, not come back in 1984, down 2-0 in the NLCS to win the next three and get that pennant away from the Cubs!

I couldn't have tolerated seeing the first chicago pennant of my lifetime going to the sCrubs...especially one year after getting so close, it woulda been like rubbing salt into my wounds.
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:08 PM
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48. Contain your enthusiasm
If it helps, I would have graciously welcomed the Cards to the South Side.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:10 PM
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51. Yeah, but not the drunken, scarlet-clad, knuckle-dragging fans?
;)

Yeah...so I'm bitter and disappointed. Sue me. :P
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:29 PM
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71. Only the sober knuckle-clad scarlet-dragging ones
Are you one of those?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:31 PM
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73. As I said before...I don't drink at ballgames.
Too expensive. So, I'd be sober.

I don't wear red shirts...I'm wearing my knuckles on my hands...
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:42 PM
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86. If you're sober
you are more than welcome in our fair city.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:44 PM
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87. I've visited in the semi-recent past.
2002, I guess now. 3 years ago. Some fellow DUers can vouch for my sobriety. Not my teetotalling...but I didn't get drunk in their presence. Ate lots of pizza though.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:18 PM
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60. You're from Texas
and bitching about St. Louis.

So confusing...
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:19 PM
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63. Dad's hometown: E. St. Louis. He passed this sickness on to me.
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:22 PM by GOPisEvil
I wasn't born in Texas, either.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:47 PM
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90. Well, for a variety of reasons, this thread made me feel better.
I'm still intensely disappointed, but I'm better.

Good night everyone! :hi:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:57 PM
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95. Are we clowns? Did we AMUSE you???
:+ :+
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:58 PM
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97. ....
:hug:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:01 AM
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99. As a Twins fan...
I will root for Chicago to win the World Series.

Didn't Dubya own part of the Astros at one point? I cannot root for them if he did.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:30 AM
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101. He owned the Rangers
But Poppy and Babs are apparently big Astros fans, as they were caught frenching nastily on camera at Enron *cough* I mean Minute Maid Park.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:32 AM
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102. I feel your pain
Can both teams lose the World Series?
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:37 AM
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103. Haha
That would be nice. Then again, a Sox victory would SO piss off Cubs fans, and as long as Cubs fans are pissed, I can salvage a silver lining :evilgrin:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:40 AM
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104. As a Twins fan I am inclined to pull more for the ashtrays...er Astros
But I really fucking hate Roger Clemens.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:50 AM
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105. "I really fucking hate Roger Clemens"
A- fuckin' - men.
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