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Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:17 AM

Our last great hope- The Phillies

Please beat the cheaters.

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Reply Our last great hope- The Phillies (Original post)
Casady1 Oct 2022 OP
MarineCombatEngineer Oct 2022 #1
PCIntern Oct 2022 #2
Pachamama Oct 2022 #4
flakey_foont Oct 2022 #5
PCIntern Oct 2022 #6
First Speaker Oct 2022 #22
PCIntern Oct 2022 #29
underpants Oct 2022 #3
iluvtennis Oct 2022 #7
RussBLib Oct 2022 #12
Paladin Oct 2022 #24
Casady1 Oct 2022 #36
discocrisco01 Oct 2022 #8
gratuitous Oct 2022 #9
CapnSteve Oct 2022 #10
tekriter Oct 2022 #11
Scottie Mom Oct 2022 #16
CCExile Oct 2022 #20
Scottie Mom Oct 2022 #21
RussBLib Oct 2022 #25
Scottie Mom Oct 2022 #30
Tommy Carcetti Oct 2022 #13
jaxexpat Oct 2022 #14
Casady1 Oct 2022 #37
Scottie Mom Oct 2022 #15
bpj62 Oct 2022 #17
ChazII Oct 2022 #18
CCExile Oct 2022 #19
Casady1 Oct 2022 #38
CCExile Oct 29 #43
world wide wally Oct 2022 #23
mbusby Oct 2022 #26
Casady1 Oct 2022 #40
mbusby Oct 2022 #42
Brother Buzz Oct 29 #45
Brother Buzz Oct 29 #47
maxsolomon Oct 2022 #27
Initech Oct 2022 #28
Scottie Mom Oct 2022 #31
Initech Oct 2022 #32
Scottie Mom Oct 2022 #34
electric_blue68 Oct 2022 #33
budkin Oct 2022 #35
KentuckyWoman Oct 2022 #39
dsp3000 Oct 2022 #41
electric_blue68 Oct 29 #44
Polybius Oct 29 #46

Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:20 AM

1. That's my sentiment exactly. nt

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:28 AM

2. As a LIFELONG Phillies Fan,

Wearing a classic Red Phillies jacket at work today, I’m with ya 100%.

I’m so old I remember the 23 game losing streak in 1961 and my family joke is That my parents separated when I was six, the Phillies collapsed in 1964 when I was 11… I got over the first trauma but never got over the second. 1980 was redemption and 2008 was remarkable.

I bleed Phillies Red.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:32 AM

4. +100000



Became a Phillies Fan in College in Philly….

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:36 AM

5. Same wave length

I was also 11 in 1964 when the Phils collapsed, and remember the 1961 losing streak...
lived in South Jersey back then.. 1964, that 10 game losing streak, just completely shattered me. and the 1980 WS win was indeed
redemption... cried like a baby when they won.


Go Phils!!!

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Response to flakey_foont (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:55 AM

6. Absolutely!!!

The Philadelphia Fanbase is one of the most loyal and vocal in the country, without question. Yesterday on the pregame show, or maybe the post game show, I think it was Frank Thomas who said that in these older northeastern cities these fan bases are deep.

And for you non-Philadelphian’s, I want you to know that the only time Philadelphia fans boo our own players is when they feel that the individual is not trying as hard as he or she should be.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:59 AM

22. I used to go to Connie Mack Stadium all the time in the 60s...

...when we lived in Swarthmore. I saw Aaron, Mays, F Robby, Koufax, Clemente, you name 'em. And, yes, Dick Allen, who was as talented as any of them, though he didn't always utilize it as well. I will insist to my dying day that Johnny Callison's arm was every bit as good as Clemente's...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #22)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 11:15 AM

29. Poor Johnny Callison...

What a sad life after baseball. Selling cars in Broad St at Kutner Buick and tending bar. He passed away some time ago and his wife died somewhat recently and other than a death notice, I didn’t see any press about her.

Sport nag in 1964 did quite a profile on Johnny and his wife…they were a very attractive couple from Bakersfield, CA.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:29 AM

3. I'm rooting for them for sure

Very interesting team to watch. Hate the Astros too.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:56 AM

7. Astros are you indeed cheaters. Rooting for Phillies. n/t

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 08:56 AM

12. Give it a rest

That was 5 years ago. Gonna hold a grudge forever? No one has been beating trash cans since then. The Astros keep winning regardless. At least half the players from that 2017 year are not even on the club now. But go ahead, you can persist on them being cheaters if it makes you happy. Funny how this reminds me of Trump and his relentless "I was cheated!" bullshit.

And remember, the Red Sox and Yankees were also cheating in somewhat similar fashion, yet only Houston gets singled out. Whatever.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 10:18 AM

24. +1000.

If you've got proof of Astros cheating currently going on, let's see it. Otherwise, grab some beers and watch the Series games without the accusations.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 01:32 PM

36. Everyone of the players involved

should have been suspended for a year. Prove me wrong.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 08:05 AM

8. Vin Scully Would Definitely Agree Especially After 2017 Debacle

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 08:26 AM

9. No . . . There is another

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 08:41 AM

10. Go ahead and hate us...

...we have our brooms ready to sweep the Phillies.

or more on point (paraphrase of MLK):

"Hate us, and we will still love you. Send your hooded perpetrators in the dark of the night to kill us, and we will still love you. We will meet your physical force with soul force, and we shall so wear you down with our love that our victory will be a double victory - we will win you as well. Love is the most durable power in the world."

Hate, really?

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 08:48 AM

11. Well, as a Cardinals fan since six months before I was born...

…during the season I’m not a big fan of the Phillies.

BUT! As a National Leaguer, I’m all for Philly in the series!

Full disclosure - when the Astros won the series a few years ago, I was really pleased. A long-suffering fan base, finally winning the Series! Then we found out about the cheating.

Screw them now and forever!

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Response to tekriter (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:28 AM

16. Exactly!

Once a cheater, always a cheater!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:54 AM

20. How many current Astros played in that cheating season?

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Response to CCExile (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:59 AM

21. Don't know and don't care. EOM

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Response to Scottie Mom (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 10:38 AM

25. Don't confuse me with facts! Nt

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #25)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 12:01 PM

30. OK.

Let me know when you are up to it!

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:04 AM

13. I like Dusty Baker though and think he's due a ring.

And as an Orioles fan, love to see Trey Mancini get a ring.

Plus 2017 feels like ions ago at this point.

That said I have no problems with the Phillies winning either.

As long as it wasn’t the Yankees. That’s all I cared about.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:22 AM

14. As a natural born Kentuckian....

I can't say I have much use for baseball. It's nearly impossible to dribble.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 01:33 PM

37. Use a Spalding

rubber ball.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:27 AM

15. Go, Phillies!!!

Beat Houston!!!!

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:33 AM

17. Nationals fan here.

We did beat the cheaters in 2019. I happen to like Dusty Baker and I cannot in good faith root for the Phillies as I have seen thier fans in action and they are obnoxious and poorly behaved.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:34 AM

18. ABTY

Anybody but the Yankees.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:51 AM

19. Are you saying the Astros cheated THIS year?

In all of the years of professional baseball, do you think any other teams have never cheated, or that they just didn't get caught?

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Response to CCExile (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 01:35 PM

38. Irrelevant

whether anyone else cheated. Every player involved should have been suspended for a year just like the manager.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 29, 2022, 01:16 PM

43. Remember, though, it IS only a game.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 10:06 AM

23. I grew up about one mile from Comiskey Park in Chicago and have been a

lifelong White Sox fan. I have only rooted for the Yankees two times in my entire life. Once was after 9/11 because I felt that the city could use a lift. The second time was this year (the Yankees lost both times). I might add that I always default to the American League team when faced with a choice, but not this time. I guess the Astros are just a team I love to hate.
Go Phillies.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 10:43 AM

26. I have lived in a Houston suburb for almost 70 years...

...back when Houston had only a minor league team, the Houston Colt 45s in the 1950s. They started out in the National league and then moved over to the American league in the 2000s. Those involved in the scandal were fired, almost all the way up to the top. If you think that they are still cheating then prove it. Telling someone who now plays for the Astros that they are cheating is a good way to loose some teeth.

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Response to mbusby (Reply #26)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 01:37 PM

40. The players

should have been suspended. Also, did the Astro's give up the trophy? Only 2 people were punished the manager and the GM.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #40)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 07:08 PM

42. That's water under the bridge....

...get over it.

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #40)

Sat Oct 29, 2022, 01:34 PM

45. There is zero cheating with Dusty Baker at the helm

Dusty Baker's integrity was a significant reason he was hired. Baker's incentive was the final chance to grab the brass ring (World Series championship)

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Response to Casady1 (Reply #40)

Sat Oct 29, 2022, 01:44 PM

47. There is zero cheating with Dusty Baker at the helm

Dusty Baker's integrity was a significant reason he was hired. Baker's incentive was the final chance to grab the brass ring (World Series championship)

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 10:43 AM

27. I always root for the underdog.

The Astros are very very good. They made mincemeat of the AL - 2 sweeps.

It will make me smile if the Phillies win. Doesn't mean I'll watch a single inning because good pitching, like baseball itself, is boring.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 10:48 AM

28. I'm an Angels fan and I will be rooting for the Phillies!

Hell the Phillies have two former Angels on the team - Syndergaard and Marsh. So there is that. And I've long hated the Astros, especially since the cheating scandal. I would love to see the Angels there and the Astros tossed in the dumpster!

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Response to Initech (Reply #28)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 12:03 PM

31. Live in L.A. County and I am a huge Dodgers and Angels fan.

Feel just like you do.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Reply #31)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 12:19 PM

32. Right now as a lifelong Angels fan, I feel like this is the closest I'll get to the WS for a while.

Fuck Arte Moreno.

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Response to Initech (Reply #32)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 12:24 PM

34. I love Trout and Ohtani.

I have watched Trout personally go to kiddos at the games and interact with them, give them baseballs. The look on their faces -- priceless. Hard to watch the Dodgers and the Angels with MLB TV blackouts. No Spectrum where I live and I have DishTV which does not have the LA Sports Net station.

Love all my L.A. teams...most of all, however, I am a baseball fan and into UCLA basketball and football. Go Bruins!!!!

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 12:23 PM

33. Well, this Yankee Fan isn't too happy right now, though I'm even more of a Met's Fan. However...

I grew up in Washington Hgts so it was easy to become a Yankees fan since The Mets were not yet a thing.
Then after several years (and my mom taught to often look at, and route for the underdog) of Mad Magazine mercilessly trashing The Mets I began to cheer them on.

And why? Besides being NYC'r - have you ever been to a NYC Ticker Tape Parade?!!!
Fabulous, fun, great energy!!!



Anyway I have a sweet spot in my heart for several other cities; Including Phillidephia. 👍 So I'll be cheering them on. 🏟️🔔🚟

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 12:27 PM

35. My best friend is a Phillies fan and my brother-in-law is an Astros fan

As a Mets fan I can't openly root for the Phillies but I'll be happy for either one.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 01:35 PM

39. They are playing like a team possessed.

I hope they stay hot all the way to a series win.

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 24, 2022, 01:45 PM

41. I grew up watching the Phillies suck from 1993 to 2006.

Got hooked as a kid watching them go to the world series in 1993 and lose, and then watched them religiously till I got older and started having more responsibilities... actually watched alot less of their games in the last 5 years as i've been much busier but i am pumped for this!!!

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2022, 01:20 PM

44. Go Phillies!...

Since neither my Mets, nor The Yankees won; I like the City of Phillidephia (have visited) so I'm rooting for them. 🙂👍

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Response to Casady1 (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2022, 01:42 PM

46. I loath both teams

Yankees-Padres would have been fantastic.

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