***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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Lol, these upsets happen every day in baseball. What a ridiculous headline.
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ultimately this is why the Astros need to finish with the best record in the American League. So potential ALCS games 6 and 7 are at MMP...where the good guys get the last at-bat.

a home run prone closer in Yankee Stadium is a disaster waiting to happen
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checking in with the AL Central...

the Indians won 3 of 4 in their showdown series with the Twins. Both teams tied for 1st place.

the Tribe have the Red Sox and Yankees this week. Minnesota plays at the Brewers and Rangers
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Frok said:

Lol, these upsets happen every day in baseball. What a ridiculous headline.
the story backs up the claim in the headline. but the article is about gambling odds for the game, and not (as you correctly point out) that good teams lose to bad teams all the time.
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The article is spot on. Did you even read it?
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When someone is referring to upsets they aren't speaking in gambling odds. They are referring to highly improbable outcomes. Yesterday's outcome was not highly improbable.
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Frok said:

When someone is referring to upsets they aren't speaking in gambling odds. They are referring to highly improbable outcomes. Yesterday's outcome was not highly improbable.
the article is specifically talking about gambling odds.

And I've never heard anyone define "upset" as "highly improbable outcome"
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The strike that did what two world wars and a great depression couldn't, cancel a World Series, began 25 years ago today. I still have my 1994 wall calendar with the Braves @ Astros mid-September series written on it...was shaping up to be an important one.

Doesn't seem possible it's been a quarter century now.
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Bonfired said:

The strike that did what two world wars and a great depression couldn't, cancel a World Series, began 25 years ago today. I still have my 1994 wall calendar with the Braves @ Astros mid-September series written on it...was shaping up to be an important one.

Doesn't seem possible it's been a quarter century now.


I'm still pissed we didn't get to see what Bagwell's final numbers would've looked like.
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Frok said:

When someone is referring to upsets they aren't speaking in gambling odds. They are referring to highly improbable outcomes. Yesterday's outcome was not highly improbable.

Getting a little out over your skis now, huh doc?
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He had just broken his hand, so I'm not sure he would have played many more regular season games.
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3B Paul 97 said:

He had just broken his hand, so I'm not sure he would have played many more regular season games.


This. Bagwell likely does not win MVP that year had strike not happened because might have missed rest of season because of broken hand.
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That's right. I couldn't remember if that was one of the years he broke his hand or not. Good points
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Apparently rain is expected tonight. Steve Sparks on the radio saying the forecast is "brutal" on the radio just now.

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Yankees have a chance to grab a 1 game lead today with a double header vs Baltimore.
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I am pretty sure I still have the official 94 world series baseball floating around somewhere as well.
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Jeff Bagwell is the only person who benefitted from the strike. Would not have won the mvp and winning the mvp bolstered his hall of fame candidacy.
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Must be the pine tar on the bats.
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expresswrittenconsent said:

Frok said:

When someone is referring to upsets they aren't speaking in gambling odds. They are referring to highly improbable outcomes. Yesterday's outcome was not highly improbable.

Getting a little out over your skis now, huh doc?


I guess so. I concede
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bearkatag15 said:

Apparently rain is expected tonight. Steve Sparks on the radio saying the forecast is "brutal" on the radio just now.


I am going to assume that means no game tonight. Which means a probable double header tomorrow or Wed. With no upcomming off days, I guess we will bring up a sixth starter either for the double header or next time through the rotation, to keep everyone on normal rest.
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Can someone remind me why our interleague "rivalry" switched from the Rockies to the Diamondbacks for 2020?
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CFTXAG10 said:




The last 2 series of the season should be very big
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July 4th game in the nations capital
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Mr.Ackar07 said:

CFTXAG10 said:


Can someone remind me why our interleague "rivalry" switched from the Rockies to the Diamondbacks for 2020?

Probably because I just moved to Denver.

But according to Wikipedia the DBacks replaces the Rangers as our rival in 2017.
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I like that we're at Minn in August. Tired of playing up there in April.
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I think a trip up to Minneapolis for that weekend may be in store for the Milkman and Milkmaid
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Frok said:

When someone is referring to upsets they aren't speaking in gambling odds. They are referring to highly improbable outcomes. Yesterday's outcome was not highly improbable.

As far as baseball games go (with heavy underdogs winning far more often than in other sports), yesterday's outcome was still as improbable as they get.
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Yea that's the thing. Was the Orioles beating us improbable in the grand scheme of things? Not necessarily. Was it improbable relative to all other baseball games that have been played in the last 100 years? Absolutely.
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Wasn't it the Dodgers one year?
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Deluxe said:

I like that we're at Minn in August. Tired of playing up there in April.


You're f'ing telling me! I finally get a weekend series AND mid summer Minnesota weather for the Stros