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Old 09-02-2013, 09:49 PM
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Here we go...

The following teams are now officially eliminated from the division and wildcard races:

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Old 09-04-2013, 07:19 AM
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:20 PM
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Guess who's next...
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:09 PM
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Going to be close. Coming into the night, our magic number is 4, theirs is 5.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:36 PM
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Going to be close. Coming into the night, our magic number is 4, theirs is 5.
Scrubs - they gone!
Although the Sox may also be gone by the end of the day...

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Old 09-08-2013, 07:24 PM
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Time to get the golf clubs out.

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Scrubs - they gone!
Although the Sox may also be gone by the end of the day...

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105 straight eliminations. Unbelievable.
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105 straight eliminations. Unbelievable.
Didn't the Cubs lose Game 7 of the 1945 World Series?

Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if other major league teams go more than a century without winning a World Series, although the Indians are the only team I would expect could possibly do that in my lifetime.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:43 PM
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Didn't the Cubs lose Game 7 of the 1945 World Series?

Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if other major league teams go more than a century without winning a World Series, although the Indians are the only team I would expect could possibly do that in my lifetime.
Now that there are 30 teams, I agree that a century between World Series wins is likely to happen again.

The earliest any other team could match the Cubs' current 105-year mark is the Indians in 2053. After that, it would be the Rangers in 2066, the Astros in 2067, and the Brewers, Padres, and/or Nationals in 2074.

Of the original 16 teams, it took the Phillies the longest to win the World Series (1980). Before them were the Orioles/Browns (1966) and the Dodgers (1955).

What's more amazing IMO is the Cubs' nearly 70 years without a pennant. All but 2 of the 14 expansion franchises have won a pennant in the intervening time.
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Now that there are 30 teams, I agree that a century between World Series wins is likely to happen again.

The earliest any other team could match the Cubs' current 105-year mark is the Indians in 2053. After that, it would be the Rangers in 2066, the Astros in 2067, and the Brewers, Padres, and/or Nationals in 2074.

Of the original 16 teams, it took the Phillies the longest to win the World Series (1980). Before them were the Orioles/Browns (1966) and the Dodgers (1955).

What's more amazing IMO is the Cubs' nearly 70 years without a pennant. All but 2 of the 14 expansion franchises have won a pennant in the intervening time.
Thank you for understanding my point. The Indians haven't won the World Series since 1948, however. They lost four straight to the Giants in 1954.

The White Sox and Red Sox both went more than 85 years between World Series championships, and the more teams you add, the more levels to the postseason you add makes it more conceivable that teams could go a century between championships.
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The White Sox and Red Sox both went more than 85 years between World Series championships, and the more teams you add, the more levels to the postseason you add makes it more conceivable that teams could go a century between championships.
I think the more levels you add, the easier it is for teams to end their playoff drought. The toughest part of baseball is surviving the hellacious 162-game marathon. Adding extra playoffs allows more teams to qualify and then once you're in the postseason, anything goes.

The Red Sox, for instance, did not win their division either time they won the World Series. So without an expansion of the postseason, it's arguable that their World Series drought would still be alive today.
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Thank you for understanding my point. The Indians haven't won the World Series since 1948, however. They lost four straight to the Giants in 1954.

The White Sox and Red Sox both went more than 85 years between World Series championships, and the more teams you add, the more levels to the postseason you add makes it more conceivable that teams could go a century between championships.
Yeah, I was counting to the earliest date that they could possibly beat the Cubs current 105-year drought as opposed to simply the century mark.

The Indians are probably the only team that have a chance of beating the Cubs WS title drought in my lifetime.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:39 AM
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Another one bites the dust.

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:18 AM
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