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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 7:49pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


The World Series is underway, and unless I am mistaken, this is the first Fall Classic in which I have spent significant time in both parks that will host the series.

I have great memories of Fenway Park when I lived in Boston. I had lost interest and stopped following baseball when I moved there, but I lived pretty close to the park and could hear the roar of the crowd on a regular basis, so I would go over with my friends frequently

Then I moved to Los Angeles and slowly became a Dodgers fan just by following the team - I have consistently watched them on TV, listened on radio, and I go to a handful of games each year. Now that the Expo Line is up and running, I take the train and have a grand time.

So even though I love the city of Boston, the team is a bunch of strangers to me. I'm for the Dodgers all the way - these are the guys I have been following all tear. Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Cody Bellinger, Clayton Kershaw, Chris Taylor, and the amazing return of Matt Kemp. These are the guys I have followed all year.

I'm not sold on Manny Machado yet - I should be grateful since we likely wouldn't be in Boston tonight without him, but his lack of sportsmanship rubs me the wrong way. Even Puig didn't pull nonsense like this. Machado is still so new to the team that I don't even think of him as True Dodger Blue.

So, in conclusion....

GO DODGERS!!!!

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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 7:53pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I don't care who wins.  I'm just glad the Brewers aren't in it.
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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 10:34pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I'm a Red Sox fan, but my parents are Dodgers fans and are both in their 70's. So while I obviously would prefer Boston to win, I'm good, either way.

(Long explanation, but I'm also a Reds and Cubs fan.)


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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 5:08am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I was thinking this is a win-win series for Tim.

Like Kevin said...anybody but the Brewers
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 1:50pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply



You're right. Bob - it is a win-win for me as there is a part of me that melts when I see Fenway Park. When I see the Citgo sign over the Green Monster, I imagine Kenmore Square - but not the bland, sanitized Kenmore Square of today. Instead I think of the trashy one from the late 1980s that had Deli Haus, Pizza Pad, and Nemo's. Most people think of gas when they see a Citgo sign - I think greasy pizza!

I am going to chalk up the Dodger's game one loss to the weather - not because I think it was actually a factor in their loss, but because I blamed everything that ever went wrong in Boston to the weather. It was a youthful and convenient way of not accepting responsibility. Didn't pass that test? Well if it didn't snow so much I would have aced it!!




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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 6:14pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I live in LA but I'm from Boston so it's definitely win-win here.  However my hometown will always be my team and I'm so pulling for the BoSox.  
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 7:25pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I grew up in New Jersey and have been a Yankees fan forever. However, Iíll always pull for the AL East and though it may be sacrilege, Iím rooting for the BoSox. They are such an exciting team, and are going to be good for a long, long time.
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 11:40pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

As much as I hate the Yankees, I thought the "YANKEES SUCK!" chant during game one was crass.


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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 8:20am | IP Logged | 9 post reply



Damn weather!!



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Posted: 25 October 2018 at 11:17am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I once looked into why the World Series was called what it was. I found this interesting:

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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 27 October 2018 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 11 post reply



Game 3 started on Friday and finished early today on both US coasts as the Dodgers won the longest World Series game in history at a staggering 18 innings.  Burly, chubby Max Muncy drove a walk-off homer and trotted into Dodgers history.  If anyone was to do it, I thought it would be Justin Turner!

Iím glad we got an ďAccidental Double HeaderĒ - I had to work last night and was missing the game, so I missed Walker Buehlerís great start.  But I was able to get home and see the equivalent of another game!

Iím getting an unusual amount of questions from family and friends about who I am rooting for, which is surprising to me because the Dodgers have been a constant to me for as long as I have been in Los Angeles.  So I just want to take a moment for this recitation:

I pledge allegiance
To the Dodgers
Of the united ravines of Chavez Ravine
And one team, for which it stands
Under Roberts
With Puig, and Jansen for all






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Posted: 27 October 2018 at 3:25pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I made thru the 14th before I conked out!
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Posted: 27 October 2018 at 3:42pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I am a Dodgers fan going back to the mid 70's.

My wife is a Red Sox fan.

I'm doomed either way :-) 
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Posted: 27 October 2018 at 4:22pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Yeah, I zonked about the same time, Doug!  
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Posted: 28 October 2018 at 7:35am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I'm a New Yorker (not a Yankee fan) and I grew up in the Yaz-Pudge era, so I'm still utterly stunned how completely the Sox have exorcised the Curse of the Bambino over the past 15 years.
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Posted: 28 October 2018 at 9:25pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Congratulations to the Red Sox.
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Posted: 29 October 2018 at 12:48am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

It feels great but I wish I could tell my younger self who got his heart stomped by so many Sox disappointments in the 70s and 80s that better days would eventually come.   Boston dominated the early 20th century then went about 100 years before winning again.  Hope history doesn't repeat!
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Posted: 29 October 2018 at 1:41am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

In a perfect world, the curse would now be on the Yankees. 

(Honestly, during game 3, I gave up caring about who won around the 12th. Just wanted it to be over.)
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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 29 October 2018 at 8:41am | IP Logged | 19 post reply



The Red Sox did an amazing job - a well deserved win.  



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