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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:53 AM

Nationals win first World Series title, storming back on Astros in Game 7, 6-2

Source: Washington Post

Suddenly, it was all over, and the blue-jerseyed visitors were spilling and screaming out of every corner of Minute Maid Park — from their dugout along the third base line, the bullpen in left field, the expanse of outfield, all four corners of the diamond — and converging upon the joyous pile of humanity forming near the center. Once the Washington Nationals had no more giant mountains to climb, they took the small dirt hill of the pitcher’s mound, and they hugged and bounced.

With one more comeback win, at the end of a comeback season for the ages, the Nationals were World Series champions. A 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 7 on Wednesday night sealed it, delivering the first baseball title for the nation’s capital since Walter Johnson’s Senators won their only one in 1924.

Having existed for the better part of five months as a decided underdog — their odds of winning the World Series back on May 24, when they were 19-31, were 1.5 percent — the Nationals had come to live for the daily fight for their lives. And now, the fight was over.

Seventh-inning home runs by Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick, the former an MVP-caliber third baseman possibly playing his last game in a Nationals uniform, the latter a 36-year-old veteran in the deepest autumn of his career, turned a slim deficit into a slim lead for the Nationals. A tacked-on run in the eighth and two more in the ninth provided some breathing room.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/10/30/world-series-nationals-astros-game-seven/

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Reply Nationals win first World Series title, storming back on Astros in Game 7, 6-2 (Original post)
alp227 Oct 31 OP
sheshe2 Oct 31 #1
BlueMTexpat Oct 31 #11
lastlib Oct 31 #2
NurseJackie Oct 31 #13
OKNancy Oct 31 #14
cstanleytech Oct 31 #3
sheshe2 Oct 31 #4
SunSeeker Oct 31 #6
sheshe2 Oct 31 #7
SunSeeker Oct 31 #8
sheshe2 Oct 31 #10
Ilsa Oct 31 #15
cstanleytech Oct 31 #22
modrepub Oct 31 #12
RockRaven Oct 31 #5
rpannier Oct 31 #9
FakeNoose Oct 31 #17
honest.abe Oct 31 #21
mcar Oct 31 #16
Yavin4 Oct 31 #18
yellowcanine Oct 31 #19
Aristus Oct 31 #20
StevieM Nov 1 #24
Aristus Nov 1 #27
Blue_Tires Nov 1 #23
dware Nov 1 #25
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 1 #26
RussBLib Nov 1 #28
maddogesq Nov 1 #29
GoneOffShore Nov 2 #30

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:03 AM

1. Well that will burn donnies butt.

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Yaaaaah!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:38 AM

11. He certainly can't call

the Nats "losers!"

I'm so happy for the Nats!

I'm taking this as an omen for good things to happen in 2020!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:09 AM

2. Great Series!

Neither team won a home game! (A World Series first!)

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Response to lastlib (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:55 AM

13. Lots of celebrating in my neighborhood last night!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:19 AM

14. thank you for posting this

I just couldn't make it to the end. LOL fell asleep in the 7th inning.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:10 AM

3. I wonder if Trump will invite them to the White House or if he will behave like an petulant manchild

over the reception he got at the game with all the boos and chants of lock him up.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:37 AM

4. My vote it for petulant manchild.

Thanks to Rorey for posting the image .

This is him. He looks to be in severe pain and agony and I feel nothing for him. He has made us all suffer with his greed. By his order he has caged babies, separated families and they are lost now because of the inept asses that he hired to run the agencies. He has shat on our Constitution and our flag.




https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212638269

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:56 AM

6. LOL. That's a great gif!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:17 AM

7. Dayum.

The man looks like he is having melt down.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:19 AM

8. Looks like he has cotton mouth.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:35 AM

10. Well ...

Guess his staff found the best place for his 'Depends' to try to stem his diarrhea of the mouth, Eeeew.

Gotta go!

Nite, hun.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:28 AM

15. A normal adult with a typical ego could handle it.

Sure, anyone could get their feelings hurt, but wouldn't show it, probably smiling their way through it.

The narcissist can't bear it. It crushes him, and it shows with his pained expression.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:17 PM

22. Looks like he nearly had a complete meltdown there.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:36 AM

12. Probably will say something about the ratings

and I have no idea how many people watched but if its like most sporting events, there were probably less eye balls on the TV than in years past.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:43 AM

5. Maybe it is just me, but I think it is sort of interesting,

in a totally-not-meaningful-of-anything-but-interesting-nonetheless sort of way, that the road team won every single game in a full seven-game series.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:22 AM

9. I thought about that as well

And the answer is never -- until now
Though there had been three series before this year when the visitors won the first 5

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:21 AM

17. Yes I think it's one for the history books

Nobody won a game for their hometown fans, who were all paying $500+ per ticket to see them win.

I was glad to see the game turn around for the Nationals in the 7th inning. Up to that point Zack Greinke pitched brilliantly for the Astros. But he gave up a home run in the 7th and he got pulled, and everything unraveled for the Astros.



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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:06 AM

21. Indeed. Also intriguing is that the Nationals won eight playoff/world series road games in a row.

2 in LA
2 in St Louis
4 in Houston

Certainly another all time record. Crazy!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:18 AM

16. So exciting!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:41 AM

18. Eat it Frank Luntz!!

How's that for accountability!!!!!

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:40 AM

19. Yes, and now to real accountability, IMPEACH!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:51 AM

20. Leaving my Seattle Mariners as the only MLB team never to win a World Series pennant.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 04:37 PM

24. I think you mean the only team to never play in the World Series.

The San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Milwaukee Brewers have never won a won a World Series either.

The Padres played in the World Series in 1984 and 1998. The Rockies played in the 2007 World Series. The Rangers played in the 2010 and 2011 World Series. The Rays played in the 2008 World Series. And the Brewers were the AL team in the 1982 World Series, but have since switched to the NL.

The Mariners were heavily favored in 2001, as I am guessing you know, but wound up losing to the Yankees in the ALCS.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 05:12 PM

27. Thank you.

I goofed...

I'll never forget the post-season in 1995. The M's came so close to winning the pennant. I was doing a play at the time, and I remember everyone backstage with a radio to their ear, trying to catch the ends of pivotal games. And then the sudden let-down at the end...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 04:12 PM

23. I've seen a lot of things before

but I've never seen anything like this...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 04:46 PM

25. The best World Series to be played

with the 2002 World Series of the LA Angels vs the SF Giants being second.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 04:58 PM

26. I love the Astros and this loss was really painful

But the Nationals are a classy team too.

And their Trump booing fans are the best!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 06:49 PM

28. Congrats to the Nats

Share the wealth!

I'm an Astros fan and I could not watch. All is forgiven for those wonderful Nats fans booing the Pres and chanting "Lock Him Up!" I have a feeling that the Houston crowd would not have done that.

Goodbye Cole.

Congrats to the Nats!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 08:04 PM

29. So many former Tigers on both teams:

Astros have JV.

Mats have Mad Max, Sanchez and Rodney.

Now all 4 have rings.

My home team loves to give away the store.🙁⚾️

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:32 PM

30. Congrats to the Nats!

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