Discussion in 'Columbus Blue Jackets' started by Double-Shift Lasse, Sep 21, 2017.
The Browns are actually favored on the road at Indy this weekend. Not sure if that says more about the Browns or the Colts.
Neither - in hindsight, says something about anyone who was unfortunate enough to choose to give the points!
Indians win 100!
Third time in Indians history (1954, 1995) and, interestingly, the first time they've done it in a 162-game season (schedule was only 154 games in 1954 and 1995 was shortened to 144 games by the strike). The 1996 team (99-63) was the closest in a 162-game season before this year.
Sweet. What a run...31-3. Now, get the pitching rotation lined up, use Kluber effectively in playoffs (i.e. no 3-day rest starts, just run them all out there as they have for this entire stretch), and let's see. Baseball in the playoffs is so unpredictable, but like the Indians chances with the rotation and pen.
I'm pretty excited to see Salazar getting back into form. Last year, the Indians didn't have Salazar OR Carrasco in the playoffs.
Miller looks to have shaken most of his rust off too, he was nasty a couple days ago
Well, the US national soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup, and quite frankly they didn't deserve to make it. I follow the Crew, and keep track of how the National team is doing, but I still just can't get all that excited about soccer. I guess U.S. soccer needs an overhaul. We'll see how that goes.
The overhaul is ongoing. Will just take a while to fix the damage Klinsmann did to domestic soccer development.
Will be interesting to see if the Indians make it past next year. Sounds like blowing playoff leads two years in a row has many of the fans about ready to give up on the team (not that it's been much of a baseball city anytime after man landed on the moon).
We’re you not around for 422 consecutive sellouts?
While I've got no idea what his "done after next year" means, this was 15+ years ago and attendance since then has been pretty lousy.
And the moon landing was half a century ago.
And much like the Indians attendance, manned moon exploration has been pretty lacking ever since.
Yeah, they pooped the bed, but they are still set up nicely for the future. The Central will be weak for the foreseeable future. They have some decisions to make this off-season, but most of their prime assets are under contract or are still under team control.
I am interested to see what happens with Brantley, Kipnis, and Santana. I don't think they will pick up Brantley's option. He has been great when healthy, but that has seldom been the case. I really do hope they keep Santana.
My concern is that the fans may weary of the Indians blowing big playoff leads and cause attendance to reach the point that the team moves or folds (likely along with the Athletics). Admittedly, this was written largely out of frustration. Maybe I should avoid posting until the day after a loss like that.
Even during the lean years, I don't remember hearing or seeing speculation about them moving or being contracted.
Contraction was never seriously mentioned. They nearly moved to New Orleans in the early 70s (even had a deal to split the 1972 season between Cleveland and New Orleans before Nick Mileti bought the team and got out of the contract) and a move to St. Petersburg was likely if the Gateway sin tax vote ddn't pass (thank you Larry Nance, Mark Price, and Brad Daugherty).
That's my usual policy with GDTs here. For other threads, I take out my frustration on the cliffjumpers.
And then there was the time in the late-80s when the owner wanted to move the team to Miami and tried to exercise an attendance-based escape clause in the lease to do so, but the team overcame the odds and won the division just to spite her...
Is anyone concerned about this being a bad sign for the Blue Jackets? Mostly thinking in terms of Columbus' discomfort with spending tax money on sports venues (or renovations thereof).
Not really. Completely different ownership/venue situations. Honestly, if anything it's probably good for the Jackets, the Crew moving would effectively burn a lot of bridges between Columbus/MLS.
yeah, if this goes through, I'm not just done with MLS, I'm done with the entire game of soccer.
**** this bull****.
Here we go again. Build us a new stadium downtown or we move. For various reasons, I find the timing of this very unfortunate.
Not one bit. The two teams are mutually exclusive.
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