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The Jays have just swept the Tigers, now bring on Cleveland. If I were a Yankee fan of the Jays I would say this. Be afraid be very afraid, we could go all the way. :)
 
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The Jays have just swept the Tigers, now bring on Cleveland. If I were a Yankee fan of the Jays I would say this. Be afraid be very afraid, we could go all the way. :)

Yankees currently stuffing The Braves 16-5 top of the 7th.
 

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Cubs pitcher Jake arieta made his first career no hitter with only one base on balls are the Cubs won 2-0 to end a 4 game losing streak.
 

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Finished 20-6 to The Yankees.

Stephen Drew went 4-4 and is over .200 now
Branden Pinder the pitcher got his first major league hit.

Atlanta - the gateway to Yankees' world series parades. 1996, 1999, 2000 (Jeter ASG MVP in Atlanta and WS MVP) 2009.
 
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Cubs pitcher Jake arieta made his first career no hitter with only one base on balls are the Cubs won 2-0 to end a 4 game losing streak.

Second no hitter against The Dodgers in a week or so.
 

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Atlanta - the gateway to Yankees' world series parades. 1996, 1999, 2000 (Jeter ASG MVP in Atlanta and WS MVP) 2009.

I'm no great fan of the Braves, but they've always been good at rebuilding and that is what they are doing now.
A couple more seasons and they'll be back in the race.
 
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Dodgers beat The Giants 5-4 in 14 innings, in the first of a three game set at Dodger Stadium.
 
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Grienke and Kershaw to start the last 2 games of the series. Giants need a split to stay in the hunt.

Bumgarner goes against Grienke so expect another tight one.
 

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Bad loss to the Indians last night in the series opener but noted the Yankees lost too.....................
 

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Good outing from RA last night keeps the Jays on track.

The loser in the AL East race is pretty much guaranteed a wild card, and I'd make them favourites in a one game match up with either the Rangers or the Twins. Angels have truly gone south for near on a month now, can they get back on track before it's too late?
 

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The loser in the AL East race is pretty much guaranteed a wild card, and I'd make them favourites in a one game match up with either the Rangers or the Twins. Angels have truly gone south for near on a month now, can they get back on track before it's too late?

Not sure who would take the mound. My choice would be Eovaldi.
 

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Is that a four-game sweep for the Brewers over the Pirates? Shame, I was hoping Pittsburgh could push the Cardinals for first place.
 

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Is that a four-game sweep for the Brewers over the Pirates? Shame, I was hoping Pittsburgh could push the Cardinals for first place.

Pirates v Cubs as a wild-card one game play-off will be well worth watching.
I'll be rooting for the Pirates.
 

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Good home stand from the Jays (7-2), but starting today on the road against Boston (3) and the Yankees (4). The outcome of these games could well define the Jays season
 

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Good home stand from the Jays (7-2), but starting today on the road against Boston (3) and the Yankees (4). The outcome of these games could well define the Jays season

Think both teams will be wildcard at worst.
 

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Mets come from 6 runs down to defeat the Nationals 8-7 in the battle for the NL East.

It still seems like the 3 best sides in the National League are all in the Central division. The Chicago Cubs may only be a wildcard this season, but next year they will likely have acquired some strong starting pitching via the free agent market to complement their talented young position players: Addison Russell, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant. All in all, I'd say it's bad news if you are the Cincinnatti Reds or the Milwaukee Brewers.
 

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Looks like the Blue Jays is walking away with a win in the 1st game of todays double header....3 runs in T11th due to walks.
 

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Everything that can go wrong for the Yankees is. At least it is a better season than the Pox and not a win or bust season like the Jays.
 
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You know the season's coming to an end when the standings include the magic numbers.
 

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You know the season's coming to an end when the standings include the magic numbers.

Mets number is 12.
Yoenis Cespedes is hitting home runs at such an alarming rate, I'm worried he might be taking something illegal. If he kept it up over a full season, he'd hit 60+ homers.
Of course, it goes without saying that the Wilpons will fail to sign him to a permanent deal once the season is over.
 

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Pirates have closed the gap on a faltering Cardinals side to only 3 games.

Barring embarrassing end of season collapses, we pretty much know who the NL post-season sides will be, it's just a question of which of the Cards and Pirates will meet the Cubs in a one-off play-off game.
Mets, Dodgers, Cards, Pirates, Cubs.

AL: Blue Jays, Royals, and then the AL West has tightened up so one from Astros, Rangers, Angels.
wild card from: Yankees, Rangers, Twins, Angels, or the Astros if they fail to hold on to their lead.
Texas Rangers have been much improved since the All-Star break, though they've cooled off a bit in the past week, the opposite is true of the Angels.
 

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Yankees legend and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passes away
10 World Series wins as a player plus three as a coach
Caught a perfect game (the only one in the World Series)
18 All Star appearances
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RIP
 
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Yankees legend and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passes away
10 World Series wins as a player plus three as a coach
Caught a perfect game (the only one in the World Series)
18 All Star appearances
3 AL MVPs
RIP

He once said "you should always go to other peoples funerals as they might not come to yours"!
 

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He once said "you should always go to other peoples funerals as they might not come to yours"!

1. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
2. “It’s deja vu all over again.”
3. “I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.”
4. “Never answer an anonymous letter.”
5. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”
6. “You can observe a lot by watching.”
7. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
8. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”
9. “It gets late early out here.”
10. “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”
11. “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”
12. “Pair up in threes.”
13. “Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.”
14. “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
15. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”
16. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
17. “Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.”
18. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”
19. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”
20. “I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won 25 games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.”
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21. “I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”
22. “I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.”
23. “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”
24. “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”
25. “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”
26. “I never said most of the things I said.”
27. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”
28. “I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”
29. “I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I’d never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field.”
30. “So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”
31. “Take it with a grin of salt.”
32. (On the 1973 Mets) “We were overwhelming underdogs.”
33. “The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”
34. “You should always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”
35. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it"

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I wonder if any fans go every game home and away ? They play 4 times a week don't they ?
 

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The usual is six games a week, day off usually Monday or Thursday.

Mets magic number is down to five now, they really are not playing well.
As it stands, Dodgers have home field advantage over the Mets, though they do have four games to come against their bogey side, the Giants.
NL Championship game should be between winners of Dodgers v Mets on the one hand and Cardinals v winnners of Cubs/Pirates.
 

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Really ? thats bonkers . Is it regionalised ?

You find that teams will play three or four games against the same opponents consecutively.

162 game regular season over about six so months
 

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Some teams have a large 'away' support but that's mainly down to them having relocated to the host city. There isn't really a massive culture of doing road games but fans will do it on occasion and combine it with a trip away.

The most away fans I've ever seen at a game I've actually been at was the Red Sox at LA a few years back. There must've been 2,000 Boston fans there though it's difficult to tell because there's obviously no segregation.


I was watching a Chicago Cubs game on TV a couple of Fridays ago and the stadium was parked with Texas Longhorns college football fans who'd travelled from Texas to see the Longhorns play at the nearby-ish Notre Dame the next day.
 

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